Monday, January 24, 2005

Get Physical

DJ T "Time Out (Random Factor Mix)" (Get Physical Music)

I think it is safe to say that last year Kompakt was the "It" label. Friends who don't ever listen to minimal techno and tech house were randomly asking me what I thought of the new Michael Mayer album. Maybe it was the saturation of magazine articles about the German label combined with the virtual blowjobs that Pitchfork gave the label on a regular basis. Regardless, Kompakt was hot last year and this year the new label of choice is the German "Get Physical Music" label. I can honestly say I haven't been so excited about the future of a house label than I am for GPM right now. The fusion of minimal house music and melodic techno, a healthy dose of the TB-303, and a tease of electro are the perfect ingredients. I will probably wear out all of my GPM 12"'s and the new LP by Booka Shade titled "Memento" hasn't left my car in weeks. The track I put up is a remix of DJ T's "Time Out" by another one of my favorite producers, Random Factor.

from Get Physical Music:
In 2002 Thomas Koch (aka DJ T) founded Get Physical Music together with a couple of friends. The Berlin based label is a collective, which consists of six people who have proved to be very dynamic in the electronic music scene for a long time. The dj-and producer-duo Patrick Bodmer and Philipp Jung as well as the three-headed team of producers Booka Shade (Walter Merzinger, Arno Kammermeier, Peter Hayo) have been active together for more than 10 years, whilst releasing projects on labels like R&S (Degeneration), Harthouse (Synesthasia), Touché (Booka Shade) and Tommy Boy (Oakland Stroke). Bodmer and Jung have become well-known as M.A.N.D.Y. most of all through their remixes.

It doesn't get much better than Get Physical!


Anonymous said...

that post is tops! Dish it to pitchfork.

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Anonymous said...

only 112 kbps !! sort it out..

Ben Silver said...

112 kb/s for a reason