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the minimal unfoundsound

unfoundsound is the netlabel spin-off of US-based found sound records. that means they get to tap from their pro roster that includes the likes of barem, seph and dot, as well as feature newer artists looking for distribution.

perhaps it’s because a number of artists hail from argentina, but this brand of minimal techno generally foregoes the more glacial aspects often found in europe in favour of a more techy dancefloor orientated sound.

i’ve been toying around with putting a mix together for archive.org and have finally got my act together. i’ve only touched the very surface of what this outfit has to offer, so feel free to go explore…

tracklisting

bonita mirada – doesnotcompute
intersection parallele – greg le roy
downstairs – seph
fridrill – barem
boomisland (drunk edit) – jamespatrick
sticky (omar salgado remix) – barem
yack – ditch
undo (jorge savoretti liquid planets remix) – barem
imagine – easy changes
obelysko – omar salgado
stay high – dot
breakfast with thorialanus (seth troxler mix) – ben parris
chris needs a nickname (seph remix) – ben parris
arrival – dot
fill in – dot
void – seph
new process – dot

take the step express to the cote d’azur

ok, a local plug, but then it isn’t everyday you come across voluble french chatting over french drum and bass. well, i can confirm there definitely isn’t much on the streets of mougins.

keeping things rough and ready with a strong link with reggae – hold on it’s even getting a tad poppy.

as i realised standing in a barn in the heart of oxfordshire listening to a guy chanting over the ‘tuff beats’ (as they say in hip hop connection) of one of the scratch perverts: i’m a sucker for those rhythmic verbal venerations.

anyway, that poppy bit was just a break – back to the heavily undulating synth and the odd film sample, oh so characteristic of the early jungle scene. ah…

go on then, grab your french dictionary and check out the december 06 mixtape.

or wimp out and just check out the website, or a bunch of dubplates.

chocolate industries

ok, at the bequest of thuggy, i went out and got myself something to wake up that dusty old vinyl sitting around… they’ve finally come up with a usb turntable that plugs straight into a home pc. time for old records to be new mp3’s.

did get me digging through and found an excellent leftfield hip/trip hop compilation from chocolate industries. something picked up in sf. definitely recommend that slice of cocoa history, but failing that, you can see what they’re up to these days:

check out the chocolate swim taster.

the highlight, if you like bollywood does east side, is the tight “wylin out” feat. mos def and diverse.