March 11, 2003
title:: Liaisons Dangereuses
label:: Hit Thing
Hit Thing did a wonderful thing by reissuing this rare 1981 album. Liaisons Dangereuses fit well in the current electroclash / EBM / New Beat environment.
Liaisons Dangereuses were part of the German avante-garde - more art than dance. They shared an aestehetic with Christian Death, but there are electronics instead of guitars, and female background vocals.
title:: Retro (+ Bonus disc)
label:: London Records
The original idea for a New Order box set was to include everything they had recorded in one box and call it Recycle. This idea was soon scrapped because a box set like that would be 20 cds.
So that there would be a box set at all, the idea for this set was put together - have 4 friends of New Order put together 4 different cds to represent the 4 different aspects of New Order. New Order added a 5th "bonus disc" of rarities in the first 3000 box sets.
2 many dj's pt.5
label:: WaxedSoul Records
This is truly the mix that will never leave you bored - and will keep you guessing about what is coming next - kind of like taking your entire playlist and shuffling it for a minute on each tip.
What I love about the Soulwax mixes is the way they combine groups that have influenced each other back to back - as well as digging up some lost gems. It's a music lesson that you can groove, rock out, and enjoy.