Desolat’s third edition of its Christmas sampler is a bumper tribute to a year of fine music, where undoubtly "Patio de Juegos" from Guti pinpointed the year and is arguably its best edition to date and in one of Desolat best years. With this many goodies included, mirroring an incredible year for Desolat, you won’t need to look under the tree for anything else!
Desolat assembled some stellar talents for this compilation, but even better, interstellar tracks starting with Desolat co-owner Martin Buttrich himself, who teams up with Davide Squillace on a power session of polished grooves and xylophonic frequencies; to the promising pairing of up & coming London DJ and producer Hector with Alexkid on a slice of finely observed and bittersweet deephouse. Rising talent Anthea, mostly known for tunes along with Alex Celler (Anthea & Celler) also makes an appearance, offering soul-drenched vocal shards on a heart-breaking experimental house tune by versatile Argentinean Guti, replete with addictive bassline. Reboot steps up with the sprawling and catchy 14 minute analogue jam that’s sure to slay dancefloors not only in the silly season. If all the tracks and artists listed before already made it juicy, Reboot's "Daddy" is one of those tracks that usually sticks like glue in the listeners memory and never leaves again, thankfully due to a variable "flute", it's like we're the snake and Reboot haves the power to enchant. Perfect tune.
Two tracks are aimed especially at those who like to throw shapes: straight outta NYC, following remarkable releases and remixes on Shelter’s Restricted and Un-Restricted Access, Yoruba or Simple Sound, Filsonik comes good on a shimmying jam with shades of Chicago house, while Funk E steps out of the shadows with an effervescent cut that plays with hip house and electro atmospheres. Meanwhile Danny Ocean returns after “Lights In My Dark World” with a thoroughly contemporary and elegant take on some of those sounds that made up the hey day of 90's techno. There’s plenty to celebrate round the Desolat offices, and 2012 looks set to be a corker.
After an excellent 2011, we can expect nothing less from Desolat!!
Even if lost in Christmas sweets, this is a release that deserved its proper space in minimaland suitcase. Highly recommended by its quality and variety of shakes and grooves!
Release Date (Vinyl): 05-12-2011
A1: Hector & Alexkid - Ontra
A2: Danny Ocean - Backstage
B1: Funk E - Goostep
B2: Filsonik - Tamur
C1: Reboot - Daddy
D1: Martin Buttrich & Davide Squilace - Mishima
D2: Guti feat. Anthea - Option One