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State of e:motion: volume 9


State of e:motion: volume 9



various artists 2xCD

State of e:motionBrought to us by the EFA dance department at E:Motion is The State of Emotion Volume 9, a double disc, 39 track compilation, at the discounted price of $12.99, which spotlights each label they distribute in a high quality overview for the year 2001. Also included in this compilation is a booklet with selected back catalogue titles of all involved labels and the artists. CD 1 focuses in on downbeat, dub, house and soulful tunes while CD 2 concentrates on the minimal electronica, electro and experimental music.

Artists include:

(Disc one): The Dining Rooms, Ooze, Rhythm & Sound w/Tikiman, Noiseshaper, Ruby, Jimi Tenor, King Britt feat. Mark Bell, Atjazz, Korben Dallas, Louie Austen, Charles Webster, Tenth & Parker feat. Mark Kurphy, Joshua, Zuco 103, Süss Sauer

(Disc Two): Pole, Safety Scissors, Monolake, Kreidler, Sieg Uber Die Sonne, Beroshima, Supercruizer, Carl Craig, Glory B, Rawell, Markus Guentner, Acid Stout, Savvas Ysatis, Heiko Laux, Kirlian, Little Computer People, Fischerspooner, Andrea Parker, Si Begg Meets Neil Landstrumm, Marcin Czubala.

Here's a page with links to the labels EFA distributes: (EFA's links). I'm sure you'll find your very own faves, but my favorite tracks and label/artists included: Guidance with The Dining Room sampling Jim Carroll 'Pure & Easy' (D1,Tr1); PUU (a sublabel of Sähkö) with Jimi Tenor 'New World' (D1,Tr6); Mantis with Atjazz 'It's Complete' (D1,Tr8); Comfort with Korben Dallas 'Four Flavors' (D1,Tr9); Kitty-yo with Louie Austen 'Hoping (Herbert Mix)' (D1,Tr10); Peacefrog with Charles Webster 'I Understand You (Wamdue Remix)' (D1,Tr11); Eighteenth Street Lounge Music with Thunderball 'Vai Vai' (D2,Tr16); ~Scape with Pole 'Raum 3 Variation (feat. D. Meteo)' (D2,Tr1); Plug Research with Safety Scissors 'Before (less' (D2,Tr2); Müller with Beroshima 'Electronic Discussion (Hexquart Remix)' (D2,Tr6); Superstition with Supercruizer 'Parashooting (Dirk Diggler Remix)' (D2,Tr7); Planet E with Carl Craig 'The Climax (Basic Channel Reshape)' (D2,Tr8); Tresor with Savvas Ysatis 'The Bombshell' (D2,Tr13); and Quatermass with Andrea Parker 'Empty Words' (D2,Tr18).

Take a listen to this disc, play your faves, read the booklet and learn about the great music included herein, and recommended discs to seek out in or add to the Gullbuy.

Patrick R, December 4, 2001