_Play: Unheard Underground 002

_Play: Unheard Underground 002

The "_Play" series gathers a range of unheard underground tracks, each with a short description and a Youtube video.

TRACK 1:

Canadian trio Cobblestone Jazz released this endlessly beautiful masterpiece a while ago. Pay attention to the slight changes in key every now and then. Watch out for 7:15min if you are looking for a subtle drop.

  • ArtistCobblestone Jazz
  • Track: Northern Lights
  • Genre: Minimal, House

TRACK 3:

Nicolas Jaar (A.A.L) samples Linton Kwesi Johnson's "If I Woz A Tap Natch Poet" in a deep and meaningful sounding house track. Keep your eyes open for Against All Logic releases.

  • ArtistAgainst All Logic (A.A.L)
  • Track: LKJ
  • Genre: House

TRACK 5:

Submerged in both rhythm and mystery, Abdulla Rashim’s shadowy aesthetic floats in balance with his uncompromising work. Wholly dedicated to his ideas and sound, Rashim’s quest for renewal and the importance of his craft has reflected well both internationally and locally, where he is praised alike. A listening ear and pure emotion is what his rhythms demand and what keeps him on top of his mission.
— Resident Advisor
  • ArtistAbdulla Rashim
  • Track: Weldiya 1
  • Genre: Techno

TRACK 7:

This one is for the house music fans. Every Youtube music-listening-and-procrastinating session ends up on some unheard house track with old school voice samples (CMYK, Hurfyd). This is one of those gems.

  • Artist: Liem
  • Track: If Only
  • Genre: House

TRACK 9:

My Giegling favourite Traumprinz has released a new vinyl only record!

  • Artist: Traumprinz
  • Track: Dyin' (Kasha's Bad Romance Short Mix) 
  • Genre: Techno

TRACK 10:

Because Traumprinz is my Giegling favourite, here is a track under one of his many aliases the "Prince of Denmark". 

  • ArtistPrince of Denmark
  • Track: Soulfood 
  • Genre: Techno

Album 2:  

This is one for the procrastinators and spliff heads. Listen to it if you like seriously brain-fuc*ing visuals and creepy 20's hotel-music like sounds. (Check out 46:00 min)

  • Artist: The Caretaker's
  • Genre: Experimental, Ambient
  • Tracklist: 
  1. ll You Are Going To Want To Do Is Get Back There
  2. Moments Of Sufficient Lucidity
  3. The Great Hidden Sea Of The Unconscious
  4. Libet's Delay
  5. I Feel As If Might Be Vanishing
  6. An Empty Bliss Beyond This World
  7. Bedded Deep In Long Term Memory
  8. A Relationship With The Sublime
  9. Mental Caverns Without Sunshine
  10. Pared Back To The Minimal
  11. Mental Caverns Without Sunshine
  12. An Empty Bliss Beyond This World
  13. Tiny Gradiations Of Loss
  14. Camaraderie At Arms Length
  15. The Sublime Is Disappointingly Elusive
  16. Fleeting Dreams
  17. The Story Is Lost

TRACK 4:

"Loveparade, Berlin,Trance and 90's" is all we need to introduce this classic.

  • ArtistDa Hool
  • Track: Meet Her At The Loveparade
  • Genre: Trance

TRACK 6:

Bryn Jones was not a practicing Muslim and never traveled to the Middle East. Since the Manchester native’s works were instrumental, most of the political statement was inherent in the packaging: witness titles such as Fatah Guerrilla, Return of Black September, Hebron Massacre, Vote Hezbollah, United States of Islam, and The Rape of Palestine. Jones’s output was so idiosyncratic and prolific that he would remix anything he was given to suit his purposes and recorded an album almost every week.
— Discogs.com
  • ArtistMuslimgauze
  • Track: Mullah Said
  • Genre: Ambient, Experimental

TRACK 8:

The remix starts with DJ Koze singing "Efdemin is homosexual". (But there is some meaningful stuff in this song as well)

What is about art that we give it so much importance? Artists are respected by the poor because what they do is an honest way to get out
of the slum using one’s sheer self as the
medium. The money earned is proof pure and
simple of the value of that individual... The Artist. The picture a mother’s son does in jail
hangs on her wall as proof that beauty is
possible even in the most wretched. And
this is a much different idea than the
fancier notion that art is a scam and a
rip-off. But you could never explain to
someone who uses God’s gift to enslave
that you have used God’s gift to be free.
— Voice sample in the track
  • Artist: Efdemin
  • Track: There Will Be Singing (DJ Koze Remix)
  • Genre: Techno

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