21 December 2011

King Deluxe Presents: Year One comp

One of my favorite providers of fresh music in 2011, a Canadian based label King Deluxe celebrates one year with the release of Year One compilation (in two parts). It includes a few highlights of quite a fruitful 12 months along with new interpretations by forward-thinking beatshmiths from across the globe including Fancy Mike, Ghost Mutt, Alphabets Heaven, I.D., Subp Yao, Option Command, Muta, Vaetxh, Acre and others. Stylistically this release offers diverse and wide-ranging beatz aesthetics with producers freely experimenting with sound, often quite successfully. This is not your typical easy-listening, ump ump sub sub UKG, Dubstep or Future Garage ting. Which is good, cause at the moment I'm really fed up with all this UK* scene. These tracks require some effort on the part of the listener, but trust me - you will be rewarded in the end :) If I am to name a few higlights I'd include: a fantastic Subp Yao's remix of equally great Aether by I.D., Zack Christ's angry, off-kilter refix of Aleph's Sulphozinum or Ghost Mutt's uplifting remix of Alphabets Heaven's Woman.  Don't hesitate peeps, grab this nice package, you won't be disappointed.