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“Admit it, deep inside you’ve always thought of BUSY P as Santa Claus to Ed Banger’s North Pole. And you knew DJ MEHDI was kind of the African cousin to the Whipping Father. Well, guess what? This winter they gathered their favourite newcomers, added a couple of old-timers, mixed them together and cooked the best holiday electronic dish. A brand new compilation of all fresh and unreleased music, down and up-tempo, love and dub-step, warm and cold-beats, and more international than Jesus. Just like the season.”
- Pedro Winter [http://busyp.coolcats.fr/2011/01/let-the-children-techno-4/]
Compilation CDs have had a rough couple of years. With MP3 mixes in abundance, it has seemed as if taking the time to properly curate (and license) a collection of songs is a losing proposition. That is, unless you’re ultra-hype French imprint Ed Banger, and your new mix, Let The Children Techno, has tons of new music by artists such as Flying Lotus, Busy P, Mr. Oizo, Cassius and more. You can stream the entire album, mixed by Busy P and DJ Mehdi, on MySpace. Just please don’t rip the tracks and try to play them out. Low quality streams are not meant for da club.
Just like disco and disco-house seem to have dominated much of ‘o9 and ’10, the next wave of retro sounds, acid house, seems like it’s going to get big again in 2011. Blame it on Boys Noize, the German superstar who been championing the beloved sound of the Roland TB-303 for more than a minute. Next year, he’ll be releasing a compilation of acid-inspired tracks, titled easily enough, Super Acid. Fave producers like Feadz, Erol Alkan and Siriusmo contributed track to the compilation, recreating the vintage sound using everything from original gear, to laptop emulators and even iPhone 303 application. Here’s a quick medley to preview the compilation that will have everyone jacking in 2011 like it’s 1988.
As a person who spends too much time "searching" for new music via what’s handed out for review, I appreciate a good mixtape that will 1) catch me up on what I'm missing 2) provide old stuff that escaped me. And one and two must intrigue me to search out more from each artist.