Titel: Stiff Little Spinners Vol. 4
01. Gimmix â€“ Missy
02. Joney â€“ Itâ€™s Braining Schnaps And Frogs
03. Kalipo â€“ Perspicientia
04. Krink â€“ Talking
05. Rampue â€“ Una Bluna
06. Torsun TeichgrÃ¤ber â€“ De Plus En Plus Fort
After three super solid and well appreciated vinyl 12â€œ releases which were receiving nothing but love all over the place, have been played out on heavy rotation in clubs and at festivals and surely have been essential in shaping the relatively new Deep- / Slowhouse / (Neo)Cosmic offshoot that's not filed under a genre-defining flag yet but is partly described as consisting of â€žlove songs that accidentally turned into tracksâ€œ these days this series does not need no further introduction.
The Stiff Little Spinners brand has grown and gained recognition on the club circuit especially throughout the past twelve months and that's why we serve it's fourth issue in a special, well chosen context of joy and celebration.
Whilst the Audiolith mothership is turning 10 years in 2013, turning it's head into the next â€žTen Years From Nowâ€œ with a special anniversary sampler LP the vinyl edition of Stiff Little Spinners Volume 4 will be included as additional bonus 12â€œ for this sampler and is not to be sold seperately, introducing the labels more club-focused side to all its followers.
But now we're back to the music.
Starting the musical journey with Gimmix â€žMissyâ€œ it's pretty obvious why the trademark Stiff Little Spinners-sound goes way beyond the term of Deep- or SlowHouse as the use of tender vocal samples and heartwarming melodies with an uplifting twist on top of deepest basslines sparks nothing but innocent happiness.
Stepping forward we're running into Joney â€“ Hamburg's uber-active jack-of-all-trades who simply states â€žIt's Braining Schnaps And Frogsâ€œ with his excursion into stomping, sub-driven Techno House. Aware of Sheffield's Bleeps & Clonks he easily manages to keep the drums marching straight away whilst delicate strings tell a totally different tale, reminiscing about these few calm minutes before the sun sets. These opposite sides of the story easily fall into place for good, making this brain out a very special tune for special moments.
Next up is the great Kalipo with â€žPerspicientiaâ€œ and the Frittenbude-trained master of analogue gear surely knows what the lovers of this series call out for. This time he's on an ever evolving, innocently (Neo)Trance-induced tip, shifting through frolicking chords and organic basslines, building layers and layers of melodies, sounds and greatly processed vocal bits, slightly referring to Future Garage musically but thrilling every floor that's based on a decent four by four. Nothing but quality in here.
Stiff Little Spinners-mastermind Krink steps up to the circuit with his instant classic â€žTalkingâ€œ which is paying great respect to the early days of Chitown whilst keeping the sweet functionality and maximum dancefloor effect of stripped down House Music in mind. One of these rare tracks that's totally living up to the history of House in every little detail. But still â€žTalkingâ€œ is way more than a pure emulation of what has been once as the man they call Krink is breathing sex and soul and love and a vision with every micro-tone included in this masterpiece.
Another uncrowned master of sweetness in dance floor music is Rampue who is exploring slightly different realms here with shuffling beats, Spanish vibes and romantic Flamenco'esque guitars embedded in a synth heavy surrounding that feels no fear of vibing of on offbeat structures and Jazz standards. â€œUna Blunaâ€ is crossing borders and uniting the best of both musical worlds under one roof.
Finally Torsun TeichgrÃ¤ber gives us some kind of French goosebumps with his â€œDe Plus En Plus Fortâ€ - a lovely piano-driven affair based on highly intimate, uber-fragile female vocals that slowly are sucked in to a warm Acid (Not Acid)-flavored vision of (Tech) House that's second to none these days.
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