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June 26, 2008

Gamal Kabar – The Filth [Poker Flat (White) Recordings]

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Gamal Kabar - The Filth [Poker Flat (White) Recordings]

Gamal Kabar – The Filth [Poker Flat (White) Recordings]

I bought this on Beatport the other night, but it seems to have been taken off shortly after. I think I managed to buy something that wasn’t intended to be available for purchase so soon.

The title cut The Filth is a killer track. Totally my favourite track right at this moment. Off-beat hats and ticks, a kick, and a truncated open hi-hat is the simplistic, solid, rigid, beat pattern moved along by a throbbing sub-bass, all creating a hypnotic, deep groove. Melodic type interest comes from a catchy little pattern of layered, stabbing, ripping, modulated, acidic synthetics, rising and falling in pitch, with the lines going against each other, and tripping in pitch during the beatless and bassless break-down, then the beats and bass kick back in. Yum! There are also some clever minimalistic effects bubbling away at the edges, just above the noise floor. It’s all so simple, yet so effective. I would have liked to have heard the top end sizzle of a 909 ride pattern add to the intensity later in the track, but perhaps that’s too old-school/formula these days. In saying all this, it’s a good track, it’s not the best track ever, but I think it works really well. It’s almost something you would expect to hear from the M_nus label/crew. I can’t wait to hear this out on a decent system.

This is the 4th white Poker Flat Recordings release. I have to admit I’ve been a little dissapointed with the last bunch of Poker Flat Recordings releases, and have not bought that many, a track here and there. Still yet to check out the Argy album properly though. I used to buy every Poker Flat Recordings release on vinyl without fail a few years back, it was my favourite label for a while there too. I’m still a big fan of Steve Bug DJ sets though.

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In a way The Filth reminds me a bit of DJ HMC – 6am [Undefined], with it’s repetitive, solid, sub-bass and beats, rigid backing, with a ripping acidic 303 sound on top. One of my all time favourite acid/techno tracks. I was very lucky to grow up in Adelaide’s techno scene in the early-mid 1990’s hearing DJ HMC regularly.

Speaking of music… some other tracks I’m enjoying at the moment…

Chic Miniature – Excandalo [Crosstown Rebels]
Subb-an – Moscow Fighting [Immigrant]
Lauhaus – Downunder [Intacto]
Andrew Technique – Dream On [Circle]
James Unk – Glitch Control (Paco Osuna Remix) [Lessizmore]
Einmusik & Stimming – Magdalena [Diynamic]
Stimming – Kleine Nachmusik [Buzzin’ Fly]
Dakar – I’ve Got That Feeling [Get Physical Music]
Tiger Stripes – Survivior [Get Physical Music]
Ripperton & Alex Attias – The Last Hour (Redshape Laser Mix) [Ann Aimee]
Ellen Allien & Apparat – Rotary [BPitch Control]
Alexi Delano & Tony Rohr – Run 0 [Plus 8]
Manuel Tur – Vabanque (Stimming Remix) [Freerange]
Joris Voorn – The Deep (Jimpster Remix) [Blank]

Quite a mix up of minimal/techno/tech-house and tech/deep-house sounds there. A couple of old/older releases too. Yes, quite a few Stimming works there, I really dig his productions.

I can’t believe I’ve only just come across that Survivior track, a catchy little number! Have heard that out a lot this year. One of those tracks that always sounded familiar, but never knew.

Yes, Tad… I know the I’ve Got That Feeling track has vocals, and I usually complain about vocals in tracks, but for some reason I really like this track.

1 Comment »

  1. And what a cheesy, lounge-singer vocal that Dakar track has!!! Like lounge-reggae or something. But nice track for all you older, easy-listening types.
    Have you checked out the Noze album? Now *that’s* vocal styling. 😉

    Comment by Tad — July 15, 2008 @ 8:40 am

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