Monday, 1 February 2010

Renaissance The Masters series - part 14 - Mixed by Dave Seaman

Apparently this will be Dave Seaman's last ever compilation, which I think is a shame. His mixes are top notch and the tune selection close to perfect.

But I can't help feeling that if this is the last, he was in a bit of a rush.

Like a lot of Renaissance mixes, this one took me a while to warm to and disc 1 is now a really welcome arrival when the iPod is on random playback. But as I've got the pod to play random ALBUMS, it means that disc 2 follows the excellent disc 1.

I mean disc 2 only lasts for an hour! What happened to the last bit? I just feel that disc 2 was a bit hurried and to be honest there's little on it which stands out, so I can't say which is my favourite tune. None really do it. But the artists who make up the track listing tell you I don't know what good music is...

But disc 1 is a far better experience and I wish disc 2 was as good. The real stand out tracks for me are the last 4:

Spooky - Outernebula
The Youngsters - The Phoenix
Fiol Lasse - Svedala
Jon Hopkins - Light Through The Veins (Ewan Pearson’s Downtown Lights Remix)

Disc 1 really builds nicely and ends like a proper journey.

So I am bit unhappy with Dave's last ever comp, but I would still recommend you by it. Disc 1 is worth the money on its own.

I just hope Dave comes back and does a few more comps and they are quality on every disc. Sorry Dave, you're a good bloke but this one is only 50% for me.

Disc 1
01. Four Tet - Swimmer
02. Ben Watt - Guinea Pig (Vocal Variation With Julia Biel) ((DJ Koze Remix))
03. Culoe De Song - The Bright Forest
04. Butch Feat. Julie - Soultan
05. Extrawelt - Mit Liese Der Auf Wiese
06. Andre Winter - Trauma c/w UNKLE - Heaven ((King Unique Acapella Remix))
07. Will Saul + Tam Cooper - Through The Smoke
08. Ian Pooley - Compact
09. Sahar Z + Audio Junkies - Beyond Detroit
10. Quivver - Sludge
11. Djuma Soundsystem - Bi Polar
12. Moby - Pale Horses (Gui Boratto’s Last Window Remix)
13. Triangle Feat. Joel Xavier - Three
14. Spooky - Outernebula
15. The Youngsters - The Phoenix
16. Fiol Lasse - Svedala
17. Jon Hopkins - Light Through The Veins (Ewan Pearson’s Downtown Lights Remix)

Disc 2
01. UNKLE - Hold My Hand (Innervisions Orchestra Dub Mix)
02. Guy J - Esperanza
03. Dave Seaman - Gobbledygook (Erphun Remix)
04. Agoria - Baboul Hair Cuttin (Radio Slave Remix)
05. Infusion - So Soon (King Unique Remix)
06. Jay Lumen - Morning Call
07. Nic Fanciulli & Steve Mac - 10%
08. Delphic - Counterpoint (Paul Woolford Remix)
09. Popof - Shades
10. Nick Muir - Fu Man Chew
11. Niko Fantin - Fire Games (Venue 44 Edit)
12. 16 Bit Lolita's - Gig On The Moon
13. Gregor Tresher - The Life Wire
14. Freeland - Mancry (Gui Boratto Remix)
15. Darko Esser - Teardrops