Programming/Unauthorized Procedure/Criminal Drug Evasion
Soul Control/Quarter Run (feat Alena Waters)
Flotation Device/Fear Or Laziness?
Laziness (feat Amp Fiddler)
Usually Suspected/The Quest (feat Amp Fiddler)
Second Chances (feat Monica Blaire)
Space Cowboys & The Interplanetary Gangster Edit
Review: Theo Parrish's masterful Sound Sculptures Vol 1 on triple LP format gets a timely repressing!! In total here there are 9 of the 27 tracks from the full double CD version but these still run the gamut of Theo's inimitable talents, from rough and tumble disco edits to saccharine soul, raw beatdown and leftfield esoterica. Be sure to check the Omar S- featuring "Synthetic Flemm" and long time Juno favourite "Flotation Device". If ever there was a selection of tracks that fully showcased the incredible breadth of production talent this man has, this is it. Not to be missed!
Review: "The Cry", John Beltran's 1997 album under the Placid Angles alias, remains one of his most beautiful, picturesque and well-rounded works. This belated sequel - the first Placid Angles outing since - is therefore hotly anticipated. It's wonderfully warm, melodic and atmospheric, with Beltran - a producer renowned for his ambient and techno works - expertly fusing elements of dreamy deep house, futurist Motor City techno, purist 1990s tech-house, early '90s IDM, rolling jungle/early D&B and intergalactic ambient techno. The result is a set of tracks so emotion-rich and evocative that you may want to marry it, or at least take it home to meet your parents. In a word: stunning.
Tornado Wallace - "Open Door" (Born Inna Tent mix)
Acid Pauli - "Release"
Don't DJ - "Southern Shore"
Daphne - "When You Love Someone" (Groove instrumental)
Vedagor - "Untitled II"
Second Language - "The Party" (Bluntman Deejay Mould Meditation)
Tiago - "Roy Brooks"
Karamika - "Ton 10"
The Sun God - "Ancient Echoes" (Tribute To Larry Heard)
Powder - "Gift"
Vertigo Inc - "The Water Margin"
K-LINE - "Saxopetu"
Powder - "New Tribe"
Kettenkarussell - "Just For A Second"
Jules Etienne - "Cuban Omelette"
Lord Of The Isles - "Your Smile"
Cos/Mes - "Forever"
Review: Given the label's status as the offshoot of a celebrated weekly radio show, it seems fitting that Beats In Space has finally launched a mix series. The first volume comes from Moko Shibata AKA Powder, a Japanese DJ/producer renowned for the undeniably cosmic and otherworldly nature of her productions and performances. "Powder In Space" takes this dreamy, intergalactic approach as a base, with Shibata beatmatching and blending her way through an eclectic but interconnected mix of yearning electronica, deep tropical grooves, dreamy experimentalism, soft-focus grooves, seductive deep house, jazzy rollers, elastic techno and oddball ambient. It's one hell of a journey.