Top-5: Christian S

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Cologne-based member of Comeme empire Christian S shared some favorite records with us: there are contemporary deep electronica, dubby disco and reggae. Don’t miss his upcoming Six Million Bassdrums Later single out this month.

Prince Alla – Stone 7″ [2016, Iroko Records]
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For me Reggae is house music. This is King Tubby’s dub of a heavy, apocalyptic 70s roots reggae tune. Spiritual music – good for today. Bits and pieces, thunder and echo… Bought this two weeks ago at Hardwax in Berlin.

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Various ‎Artists – Watch How The People Dancing / Unity Sounds From The London Dancehall, 1986 – 1989 2xLP [2002, Honest Jon’s Records]
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80s digital dancehall style. From a time when a cheap Casio keyboard changed the game in Jamaica… I just love these sounds, the simplicity, the instrumentals. This compilation features the UK scene. Great songs plus versions and a good read too.

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The Other People Place – Lifestyles Of The Laptop Café 2xLP [2001, Warp]
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Drexcya is simply the best! People say that this album was made by James Stinson – one half of Drexcya. He died one year after the release. Rest in peace. No more words…

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Man Friday – Love Honey, Love Heartache 12″ [1986, Vinylmania]
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I always seek for those Disco Dub Versions. Claps, echoes, a lot of space and a solid beat. I could listen to this for days.

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John Cage, Joshua Pierce, Jay Clayton & The Paul Price Percussion Ensemble – John Cage LP [1978, Tomato]
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This record as a placeholder for everything else besides the road. Experimental music and “Neue Musik” in particularly. This is a great album (with a cover by Milton Glaser) featuring interpretations of John Cage composition from the 1940s and early 50s.
John Cage: “When I hear what we call music, it seems to me that someone is talking. And talking about his feelings or about his ideas, of relationships. But when I hear traffic, the sound of traffic here on sixth avenue for instance, I don’t have the feeling that anyone is talking, I have the feeling that a sound is acting, and I love the activity of sound”. Exciting times still ahead.

* this version of “A Room (1943) For Prepared Piano” on Youtube is from a different interpreter than on the album

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Follow Christian on Soundcloud and listen legendary podcast 46 he recorded for us with Inga Mauer back in winter 2015.

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