Saturday, September 29, 2007

One for All

Stuttgart based, Philpot is a great label, with lots of top grooves which seem to have evolved from the stop/start, subterranean Moodyman & Theo Parrish school of electronica, home to the ever excellent Soulphiction, Move D, A Made Up Sound (who's Sunday/Late Drive release is wonderful), The Mole, DJ Koze, Manmade Science & more. Manmade Science (aka Michel Baumann, who is one of the founding members of Philpot) released his album, 'One', right at the beginning of the year, and until now this remains one of the years highlights. The album is a combination of beautiful delicate, finely tweaked Jazz & Disco put through late night filters, plus a few dancefloor heavyweights. I get the feeling, though well received, this album really deserves more attention, especially in the fading lights of 2007 (alright, nearly then). 'Shadowchaser ' from the album is one of my favourites, it's kind of two songs in one, a bit of looped out Jazz & some heavy Disco action with excellent vocals... Brilliant stuff!!!

Manmade Science (featuring Mareike Nickel) - Shadowchaser (Soulphiction edit)

6 comments:

noteniasporque said...

love your blog

christopher keyz said...

thanks :)

matt said...

Love the Philpot stuff, and this one is particularly nice. It is a label that seems to get respect, but not a huge amount of mention. I guess there is a definite audience for this stuff, and I am definitely a member of it. Thanks again.

christopher keyz said...

Hey Matt, how are u? yeah agreed, im a member too. you could argue that some of their stuff is derivitive (spelling???) but there's a depth there too, and a slickness and well i just love the stuff whatever the case, great label :)

matt said...

Yeah, I could definitely see the complaint that they really lean quite heavily on the Moodymann/Theo P axis for their inspiration, but I guess my feeling is that it's an area that hasn't been completely overdone. Sure, sometimes it can go a bit far into mimicry (in fact I'm pretty sure the keys sampled in this very track were also used by Moodymann), but the genuineness and love for the music still comes through for me.

Anonymous said...

Motherflippin awesome track. Thanks chris.