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December 24, 2008

Merry Xmas & Happy New Year

Filed under: Clubbing & Gigs,General,Music — decoded_ @ 9:34 am

Wine Glass

Wishing you all a very Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!

Take care over the silly season!

Having some time off work now, I hope to have a chance to write up some more blog posts.

This year has really rushed by me. I would have liked to have posted up a lot more DJ mixes, but I seem to be being very slack on that front.

Quickly, a few things I got out to over the last couple of w/ends…

A Guy Called Gerald – Awesome! He performed a live set for more than three hours out of two laptops, using Reason software. Music was very proto-type, deep, minimal, analogue sounding techno. I loved it, some of the best techno music I’ve heard this year. Quite a variety of sounds/styles. Sounds similar to John Tejada, Joel Mull, Minilogue, Mathew Jonson, Steve Rachmad and early 90’s Detroit techno. Was nice to hear some elements of 808 State (he was a founding member) – Pacific State/Pacific 202, and of his classic track – Voodoo Ray. Some really nice ambient sections as well. I would love to see him play again.

Sammy Dee (Berlin, Perlon) – Friendly guy, nice Berlin style minimal/tech-house tracks! I only recognised a couple. Pitty he only played for just over an hour, before the back to back action with locals took over with all manner of sounds/styles. We didn’t have the time/energy to make it to Spice to see more of him play afterwards. Cool little party with friendly people, made some new friends.

Paco Osuna – Far from tight mixing every so often, bad timing of effects/loops, and not very interesting music (bangin’ techno for the first half, uninspiring minimal later), so I didn’t get much enjoyment out of it myself. Strange, as he was pretty good at the Minus party at Week12End in Berlin, July 2007, an off night for him perhaps? I’m guessing un-serviced vinyl decks are part to blame. Also at the same party… Audiofly (well, one of them) – Great to hear a peak time set of deeper music for a change. Nice minimal/tech-house tracks, a little tribal flavour, knew a few tracks, tight mixing, set didn’t really build towards anything though, but I enjoyed. More fun than the previous Lost Baggage party.

More soon…

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