Soundfront Underground Radio Program.
Soundfront Underground is a 2 hour electronic radio program which travels in available FM/internet airspace currently reaching 3 million listeners and growing. It is a public service for the global community with interviews of artists/DJ/Producers in each hour and a mix of a variety of dance music.
Sapphirecut is not a PR company and does not charge or discriminate on this show. A wide variety of sounds have been included to date from Ferry Corsten, James Holden, Steve Porter, Omid 16B, Chris Fortier, Frankie Bones, Infusion, Kirsty Hawkshaw, Tom Stefan, Gemini Wolf, Pole Folder, King Britt, John Bourke, The Kandywhales, Justin Paul, Saeed Younan, Murray Richardson, Behrouz, Solvent, Gavin Keitel, Geogg Gains, Pete Moss, Nigel Richards, etc ...it is about bringing the sound Together.
Week of 8/20/2007
1.Sapphirecut;Together(original Mix) Twistedamerica.com records
2.Markus Schulz ft. Andy Moor;Daydream from the featured album by Markus Schulz Progression released today
3.Jes;Heaven from her new Disconnect CD Black Hole Recordings
4.Rihanna;Don't Stop the Music(Solitaire's More Drama Remix Def Jam Island records
5.Summer Session ft. Tiff Lacey;By My Side(Signal Runners Fierce remix) from Ferry Corsten's Passport to the United States CD Ultra Records
6.Carlos Legaz vs.Spider ft. Beverly Jane;Angels(Original mix)Stereo Recordings www.stereo-productions.com
7.Moby;Lift Me Up(Mylo Mix) V2 records
8.Mind One;Hurt of Intention Flashover Records
9.Young Love;Find a New Way(Dave Aude Radioedit) Island records
10.Mike Koglin with Sasha;Enjoy the Gravy(James Zabiela Totally Turntable Mix) from Mike Koglin's VS CD www.noysmusic.com
11.Paul Oakenfold;Time of Your Life from Paul Oakenfold's Buunka CD
12.Chemical Brothers;Do It Again
13.Armin Van Buuren with Rank 1;This World Is Watching Armada records
14.dPen ft. Sapphirecut;Dirty Love(IB Vintage Remix)
15.Tattoo Detectives;Il Slato Furi(The Jump Off) Kezner's USO remix from Playloops get Into the Loop CD Playloop Records
1.Peter Bailey and Fauvrelle;Pushing Beats(Original Mix)Stereo Recordings www.stereo-productions.com
2.Jake Knights ft. Bente;Dreamdancer looking for release
3.Guy Gerber;Unfulfilled from the featured CD of the week Late Bloomers Cocoon records
4.Gabriel and Dresden ft. Jan Burton;Dangerous Power Organized Nature
5.Gareth Emery;Another World 5am records
6.iio;Is It Love(Nadia Ali)Made Records
7.Second Sun with Cedric Gervais;Halfway Love from Cedric Gervais's Experiment CD Ultra records
8.Loverush ft. Shelley Harland;Different World(Koishi and Hush Mix) Loverush UK records
9.Lady Sovereign ft. Missy Elliot;Love Me Or Hate Me(Friscia and Lambay Remix) Defjam records
10.Friscia and Lambay;Deep Into Your Soul Nervous Records
11.Dfuse and Mike Hiratzka;In Suspense(Vocal Mix) Lost Angeles Records
12.Majai;Lightwave (Mike Foyle Remix)www.myspace.com/majai
13.Joe T. Vanelli;Prelude(Optical Funk Remix)Stereo Recordings www.stereo-productions.com
Show from the Week of 8/20/2007
Late Bloomers... This seems to be a quite down-to-earth self-assessment of the Israeli Guy Gerber, who is after all releasing his productions since 2002. It is now difficult to form an objective opinion on this matter, especially looking from the label's point of view. Does a talented artist must have his breakthrough earlier? Or is the term of five years since his first release actually too short, compared to many others? Wherever he sees himself within the schedule of becoming an artist, we consider Guy Gerber to be THE newcomer par excellence of the last year, no matter if five years acceleration time can be entitled as 'new' or not – what counts is his unbelievable presence in sound and style and a musical aura that sounds like if 15 years of experience would be at the controls! Within this field, "Late Bloomers" is an impressive testimonial of talent - hypnotic and romantic at the same time - and intuition and more or less what one can name as "Techno in the year 2007".
With the first tracks on "Late Bloomers", Gerber already makes clear what this is all about. Excellent performance is the right name for this, and in some areas around the world it is now clear on which side the bread is buttered on. And brave he is, our Mr Gerber. Not only is he mixing House, Techno and Trance like nobody else - he is also producing with accordion sounds and basslines reminding of Queen's "Another One Bites The Dust" ("Unfulfilled") without any concern and thus showing his multiple influences from Carl Craig via Giorgio Moroder to Jean Michel Jarre. However, this all is "only" the prelude, because the first real climax of the CD is reached from track 5 on with Gerber's last 12" for Cocoon "Belly Dancing", immediately followed by last year's smash hit "Sea of Sand", a track which was not missing from the set of any Techno DJ or House DJ in 2006. Guy Gerber arranges the order of his tracks just like a DJ arranges his set in a club. He disposes the dancing crowd, starts with an impressive opening and some preparative tracks that succeed in not anticipating the climaxes still to come. After that, primetime follows with the two burners that now nobody can escape from. Those who were only slightly teetering along while standing at the bar must now enter the dancefloor and wave their arms wildly! Now the DJ can do with the crowd whatever he wants, he can send them right into space. And this is exactly what Gerber does in the second part of his CD. With "Persona Non Grata", he proves that he keeps his nerves. For sure, Guy is not the first artist to include some calmer sounds in a Techno or House album, but "Persona Non Grata" is nevertheless surprising. Influences from World Music, R'n'B and some extreme Dub alarm make the track not only an acoustic breather but a true acme of the album. The hypnotic mood of the piece literally beams the listener directly into the summer, alongside a swimming pool of his choice – Guy Gerber's answer to Club Tropicana. Alex Patterson and The Orb salute from beyond!
"Moody Samba" offers a total contrast, and is thus the next proof for Mr Gerber's versatility, without ever appearing random-like. Here, Guy Gerber opens another draw of his musical universe and all of a sudden he sounds like a remix of Aphex Twin's "Analogue Bubblebath". Electronic in its purest form and simply wicked! Those who still want more get it with "2 Birds One Stoned", the obligatory super trouper that is part of every Techno album. "2 Birds One Stoned" definitely lives up to its name – weird and energetic, with basslines that remind of the high times of giant Open Air raves in Northern England in the beginning of the Nineties, and which send us back into the times of R&S and "Belgian Bombs". Gerber again succeeds in keeping his very own handwriting and even working it out more precisely, although rave soundtrack ¸bervater Frank de Wulf peeks around the corner very clearly.
After the first part of the CD with its well-known and expected hits, and the surprises, breathers and re-emerging Techno madness in the second part, Gerber skillfully brings the listener down again with "Planetarium" and "Last Frequency". However, it's not the soft ambient parcel that is unpacked but rather the 'chilling – Berlin style' is celebrated. Some kind of Panorama Bar mid day feeling with sunbeams falling through the smoky and de-partied room, with dancers dancing to all kind of music between 100 and 160 bpm and are one with themselves and the world around. Simple minimal beats with distorted melody loops, hypnotically captivating like dramatic film soundtrack – exactly what we want in these moments, and why we cursed so many DJs a thousand times for taking out the steamhammer then. "Last Frequency" is taking another stab and reminds with its arpeggio lines of the good old Blade Runner soundtrack, only with a shuffled beat underneath, perfectly rounding off Gerber's "Best-of-Styles-and-Influences". House, Techno, Dub, Minimal, Soundtrack, Rave and Shuffle, you can find it all in here. In case you meet someone next week who completely missed the last 15 years of club history, just give him this CD and within a few moments, he will get a comprehensive impression of what has musically happened on the best "Four-To-The-Floors" around the world. We bow in awe, and we feel with those who don't understand this album or don't like it at all.