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January 11, 2005

The Disco-Tech of ... D.J. Cosmo

various artists
label:: Yellow Records

DJ Cosmo has been centered in London for seven years now running her monthly DJ party night and label called Bitches Brew, but she used to host a radio show on WNYU, as well as DJ around New York before she moved.

DJ Cosmo is given the chance here to stretch out her selection to both the old classic disco-tech from the 70s and 80s and mix it up with some from the current crop.

Sascha Funke

title:: Forms & Shapes remixe
label:: Bpitch Control

Forms and Shapes is a track from Berlin electronic music artist Sascha Funke's Bravo full length.

This 12inch has the abum version plus remixes by Lawrence, Paul Kalkbrenner and Ellen Allien.

The Go! Team

title:: Ladyflash
label:: Memphis Industries

Ladyflash is a single form The Go! Team's Thunder, Lightning, Strike full length.

Their sound has a warmth that combines elements that don't seem like they would belong together: can you picture Fanny Pack mixed with Birdie?

The Projects

title:: Let's Get Static
label:: The Track And Field Organisation

The Projects debut album has a lively feel and interesting sound. This London band have songs that recall moments of Magazine, OMD, later period Wire, and, of course, Stereolab. But they have a younger, more vital sound, like labelmates Kicker had, or perhaps even like the late 90s phenomena Prolapse.

Trapez Selection 1

various artists
label:: Trapez Records

The Trapez label is a Cologne based offshoot label of Traum run by Triple R and Jacqueline Klein.

Selection 1 spotlights the underground Moscow electronic music scene by including tracks by Lazyfish, Yura Moorush, and a handful of Anton Kubikov's projects including SCSI-9, Snooker Boy and Multipliar.