|Various Artists / Other Heights White Label 010|
|Album:||Other Heights White Label 010||Collection:||General|
|Add Date:||2012-10-21||Pull Date:||2012-12-23||Charts:||RPM/Electronica|
|Week Ending:||23 Dec||16 Dec||4 Nov||28 Oct|
|1.||Jun 27, 2013:||Schlepping Cobalt |
|4.||Oct 31, 2012:||All Techno All the Time |
|2.||Dec 18, 2012:||Clubbing Zeal |
|5.||Oct 22, 2012:||The Big Love Show |
Planet Router, Lost Signal
|3.||Dec 14, 2012:||Friday Freak Fest |
Lost Signal, 2qmt59, Planet Router
COLL: Other Heights White Label 010 Label: Other Heights|
Other Heights seems to be developing a solid reputation for introducing a lot of new and underground names in techno & tech-house. This massive compilation has so much good stuff in it that rivals the punch & intensity of all the big techno names in Europe. The collection itself has so much variety in it, from warehouse pounders, grinding acid, and creepy trippy brainy stuff. For my money, my favorites are:
1. Ambient intro that features a sort of steel-drum sound
2. Pure techno. Great buildup and a liquidy acid effect. Cymbals, pads, the works.
3. Nervous warble leads into an incredibly pounding techno track. Intense.
4. Creepy techno w/ a woodpecker-like percussive layer. Sounds like a Plastikman classic.
5. Punishing. Simply a techno banger. Excellent space-y break in the middle.
6. Acidic. Tweaked-out analog manipulations and a driving beat. Good stuff.
7. Stronger acid-techno that's nastily funky in its patterned programming.
8. Stripped-down to bare essentials. Jumpy beats & percussion, and a lazy piano.
9. Faster and higher energy, but decidedly retro with an old-style Detroit acid groove.
10. Brutal. Bordering on crushing industrial but the swirly female vox keeps it cool.
11. Reverbing fem vox, metallic percussion, disco-ish, not a heavy-hitter but light.
12. Warm, old-school, w/ throwbacks to Detroit, R&B-ish vox samples, a bit of acid.
13. Deep, stop-start broken-beats with gentle synths & light vocal samples