Review: Various – Body Language Vol 8 (Mixed by Modeselektor)
Title: Body Language Vol 8 – Mixed by Modeselektor
Label: Get Physical
Genre: Electro House
Format: CD, 2 x LP
Buy From: Juno Records
Get Physical’s long running Body Language Mix series has by and large stayed true to the house and techno leanings of the label’s artist output, so it’s a pleasing departure that they’ve handed the reins of the eighth volume to their Berlin neighbours and renowned bass monsters Modeselektor.
In what can be classed as a worthy successor to their 2007 Boogybytes mix, Modeselektor effortlessly slip between genres and tempos, throwing in some classic Psycho-sampling Busta Rhymes amidst the contemporary wonkstep of Joker and Rustie, ingeniously treating tracks like “Kick Drum” from Felix Da Housecat and Boyz Noise’s “Nerve” as tools to bridge between sub genres and finding the space to allow the ubiquitous indie techno crossover track that is Animal Collective’s “My Girls” the space to breath amidst a sea of crunchy bass.
Review: Tony Poland