Electric02 fondly handcrafted by KING UNIQUE & NUBREED on EQ Recordings

Melbourne based label, EQ, have unleashed a monster of their own making in the form of their latest compilation series, 'Electric'. The Disc 1 is an exceptionally exciting prospect, with dons of the decks'n'fx DJ sets, duo King Unique arriving as 'Electric's first international ambassadors. Meanwhile on the equally stirring Disc 2, Australian champions Nubreed are keeping the local vibes emotional current flowing.

EQ have ensured a surprise of tantalizing proportions. Firstly, 'Electric_02' will be showcased over two CDs, and the involvement has grown from a single DJ on the first 'Electric' to a combined total of six artists on 'Electric_02', with one being famed illustrator & cartoonist Neil Swaab who has been named as one of the top visual artists in the U.S. by Print Magazine, creating the cover-art. Electric 02 is set for release on October the 10th.

Whether it be King Unique's own productions, remixes or radio sets, no small part in their rise to prominence is due to one high quality project after another. To quote the boys, "While Matthew Roberts mixes these mash-ups off CDs, Matt Thomas uses Ableton to play FX, big whooshy sci-fi noises, vocals and stuttery-robo sounds over the top. Then the whole mix goes through a Pioneer EFX unit for further treatment. The result is pretty fat." But this is more than just fat; the end result is absolutely Electric! A far cry from their lauded Y4K breaks compilation of last year, here Nubreed are given the freedom to explore the more house orientated and electro sounds that the band members find equally interesting. And as anyone who has witnessed Danny Bonnici's Ableton assisted DJ sets in recent times would expect the results are nothing short of breathtaking.

Conceived in 2005 as an offshoot to EQ's world conquering 'Balance' series, in hindsight EQ relinquished all control upon handing the reigns to Gavin Keitel. The intention had been for 'Electric' to be a platform, upon which, up and coming DJs could make their debut on the international stage without the label's commitment to cutting edge, quality underground music wavering in the slightest. While Keitel fitted the bill perfectly, few could have imagined the full impact this electrically charged super-conductor would have on the series debut.
If the intention had been for 'Electric' to become EQs 'quiet achiever', the culmination of Keitel's vision and subsequent outpouring of support from all forms of the dance music media quashed this idea.

Disc 1:

01 Modelselektor_Ziq Zaq
02 Claude VonStroke_Who's Afraid of Detroit
03 Steve Bug_You Make Me Feel
04 Wighnomy Bros._Moppal Kiff
05 Kupon_Zoom Out
06 Booka Shade_Night Falls
07 Francois Dubois_I Try
08 Kupon_Zoom In + Felix Da Housecat_Rocket Ride
09 Anja Schneider & Sebo K_Rancho Relaxo
10 Sascha Funke_In Between Days
11 Booka Shade_In White Rooms
12 Thomas Schumacher_RedPurple
13 Akabu_Phuture Bound_(Ame remix)
14 Andrea Doria_Quantised Traffic
15 Extrawelt_Fernweh
16 Stephan Bodzin vs. Marc Romboy_Phobos

Disc 2:

01 Headland_Nitefall (Vance Musgrove remix)
02 Damon Joe & Olivier Giacomotto_Play
03 Milton Jackson_Tech No
04 James Harcourt_Audio Daemon
05 Danny Bonnici & Dan Mangan_Periwethal
06 Nubreed_Subtronic
07 Future Funk Squad_Audio Damage_(D. Ramirez remix)
08 Plump DJs_Electric Disco_(D. Ramirez remix)
09 Alex Kenji_Cyborg
10 Speculam_Backdoor
11 Muz & Mann_Panik
12 King Roc_Locomota
13 Sarah Mcleod_He Doesn't Love You_(Hook 'n' Sling remix)

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Electric02 fondly handcrafted by KING UNIQUE & NUBREED on EQ Recordings

September 18, 2006 at 11:31 PM CEST

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