it has been too long since private gold has seen fit to unleash the audio dragon to dropkick our listening holes. but unleash they finally have, in the guise of ex-cologne enfant terrible, daso. daso is a longtime associate of the private gold family, and it was only a matter of time before he poked his head out of his new berlin cave to spray the landscape with some much needed fire
DISORDER VS DISASETR EP (J.CHOI RMX, BRUNO PRONSATO REMIX)
12" Vinyl D10.07.12
its time for class once again. students, take out your notepads, er, laptops. todays lesson is how to spin subtlety, emotion, and intelligence into slices of smooth groove. our coursework consists of the original of disorder vs. disaster on private gold.
DOUBLE EDGE SWORD (SAMMY D, JIN CHOI RMX) (COLOURED VINYL)
coloured 12" Vinyl D12.12.11
welcome to the employee canteen at the offices of private gold, would you like to have a seat take a load off, you ve been working too hard. the kitchen has prepared some very special dishes for you this time around.
with private golds newest offering the inimitable cologne producer martin beume has really taken a huge and achingly beautiful step in his songwriting and production. some might know him from releases with connaiseur or brut! records, but this record is miles higher… wisps of detail adorn each song like edible gold flake on a luscious chocolate ganache cake. synths flutter and glide like summer butterflies and even the percussion is precious and clean. this is not to say it is only good for home listening. lead off track solid rubber has a tough and sexy deep house sway with echoes of brazilian bossa nova laid over its more traditionalist chicago house and jazz. lsdeep, has the full dirt stomp necessary for a forbidden tryst, but sneaks in smart samples and emotional filter washes to add unexpected depth. at 105bpm, you might not expect wip catch to fucking groooooove the way it does, but trust me kids, things are getting slower as we are getting older. and it feels great. soaring orchestral strings married with perfectly cut vocal samples are sure to get the more adventurous djs hypnotizing dancefloors like musical svengalis. and when you thought it was all over, axel boman turns in an amazing remix in his instantly recognizable non-traditional style. this dude is a lothario. all hip shake and cooing come-ons, its a reduced house gem that slinks its way into your pants.
I AM JUST THE RAIN (TOLGA FIDAN RMX) (GOLDEN MARBLED VINYL)
coloured 12" Vinyl D10.05.11
with age comes maturity, or that is at least what one would normaly think. together the three men (jin choi, walker barnard & tolga fidan) associated with private golds second release, the >i m just the rain< ep, clock in at over 100 years… and yet this release is all thrusting crotches and wriggling teen lust man-booties. only kidding, the songs on this release are nothing if not mature. sure the aforementioned sex is there. in the cooing vocals, stompy bass and 60s psych of the contrapuntal guitar of the eponymous >i m just the rain< or in the jimmy edgar-like funk and grind of >revolution for the lovers<.
nice price deal !!! the album format, in the world of electronic dance music is most often a self-defeating gesture. there is, traditionally, little need for a long-players worth of club bangers and too often artists who try their hands awkwardly at variation and deeper meaning find they have too little experience and come up short, or even empty. not so with jin choi’s a thousand whales of love