Welcome to >Drumpoems Verse 2<, a selection of tracks created by Zurich's Drumpoet Community and compiled by label head-honchos Alex Dallas and Ron Shiller. Drawing heavily on the Alpine backdrop of their home city and its relaxed vibe, the artists have assembled a selection of exclusive tracks and one-off edits to reflect the rhythm of Zurich and it's cosmopolitan feel. Coming from the Compost stable and founded in 2006, the Drumpoet Community's initial aim was to remusicalise the cold and sometimes boring schemes of clubland, bringing sunshine and emotion back to the dancefloor. Essentially it's music with soul - but don't think vocals - it's about the depth of the electronic music, and how, when executed with the panache of this group of Zoorichans, it moves your body and soul.
Friends of the community were happy to lend a hand on the album, and so we find brand new tracks from Cavalier, The Lost Men, Langenberg, Quarion, Kawabata, Azuni, Hunch a previously unreleased track from DC and special Edits from Manuel Tur & Dplay, Soultourist and Crowdpleaser & Ly Sander. Influenced by the legendary Detroit and Chicago scenes, the Drumpoets give everything their own refreshingly original stamp and have already won plaudits from the likes of Jazzanova, Carl Craig, Will Saul, Loco Dice, Laurent Garnier, Todd Terje and Henrik Schwarz.
Not content with filling people's record boxes, Drumpoet's Alex Dallas also finds time to run Zukunft with Kalabrese, one of the most talked about underground clubs in Europe, and part of the reason for the city being hailed as 'the new Berlin' amongst clubbing cognoscenti.
1. Hunch - Took My Love
2. DC - Riot
3. The Lost Men - More Of That
4. Kawabata - Feelin It
5. Manuel Tur & Dplay - Deviate (Edit)
6. Soultourist - Fo-Eva (Edit)
7. John Daly - Lonely Beat
8. Azuni - Nightshifter
9. Johannes Lehner - Smart One
10. Cavalier - The Deeper You Get
11. Langenberg - Even Love
12. Quarion - I Found You On Facebook
13. Crowdpleaser & Ly Sander - Walking Home (Radio Edit)
(added: 2009-10-20 10:33:04 )