Today we have not one, but twenty reasons to celebrate! Episode #20 of Aka Tell´s Hangover Sessions brings, like every month, a personal review on club music in the last 30 days, merged into a 60 minutes dj-mix, to your mp3 player.
[find the whole article and the tracklist after the jump]
Yes, it is 2012, and yes, I have a Thomas Bangalter track in my mix. Because it is a classic and the TJR refix is very well done. Actually I would love, if all the Roulé releases would get at least a remaster, because I nearly have all the vinyls in my record collection. However, as often mentioned (and even more often criticized) nowadays dance records (and nearly every other kind of record) are mastered to maximum loudness and classic records just lose this loudness battle. And while here: I also would love to play some classic Detroit stuff again. At least the Concept Series was remastered some time ago. Why does not anyone try to re-release some of the great classics? And why do I write those lines knowing, that I will get tons of hate-mails for it by some purists? Believe me, I would put those Sync-Buttons from the new Pioneers right on your Technics decks, if I could.
John Roman delivers another technoid bomb with “Monitor” – the label is “Bad Life”, and it seems as their flair for good music lets them continue to release one great record after another. Maybe besides Petite Noir, I am really not into that stuff.
I recently saw Shinichi Osawa playing a great set in South Korea – I have to say that it was one of the few outstanding performances there – and I am very happy that his new release, together with Paul Chambers, is great as well. And the Mumbai Science remix it’s again – well, Mumbai Science quality.
Maxime Dangles´ releases were an integral part of my sets recently, and I also favor his new track “Golden Gate”. It is a bit dirtier than his recent ones, looking forward to hear it on a big sound system.
I am really into Audio Injection/Truncate´s music lately, and I am happy that I found more than one opportunity to play them, though they are as far away from electro-bangers as they possibly could. I get the feeling that people get more open minded concerning music, let´s hope I am not wrong.
Aka Tell´s Hangover Sessions is a monthly DJ-podcast. For one hour Aka spins the tracks that he loved most, that influenced him or about that he really had to say some words during the last few weeks. Every episode is accompanied by an article on discodemons.net in which he is disclosing thoughts, stories and anecdotes about that mix, the last month and DJing in general.
Aka Tell is a member of the electro house act A.G.Trio. Together with Andy Korg he heads the austrian electro house label Etage Noir Special. He has been active as a DJ for more than 10 years. Aka Tell lives in Vienna, Austria.
TRACKLIST HANGOVER SESSIONS #20
John Roman – Monitor
Shinichi Osawa & Paul Chambers – Singapore Swing (Mumbai Science Remix)
Blatta & Inesha – F1
Jon Rundell – Revival
SIS – Faces
Thomas Bangalter – Ventura (TJR Refix)
NEEDS – Mouse Dance (RoeVy Remix)
ZZT – ZZTMF (Clouds Remix)
Jordan & Santero – Birthday Boy (Jagerverb Remix)
Maxime Dangles – Golden Gate
Boys Noize – XTC
Baskerville – 3317 Paris
Asykan – Des Errus
Maetrik – To The Top
Surrender! – Locate (NAPT Remix)
Truncate – Bodega V1
Midland & Pariah – Untitled 2
Woo York – Void (Truncate Remix)