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Disc 1
Disc 2
Play! 04 Live at Melbourne


The Play! series is one that has charted the career of an electronic music pioneer, while providing a snapshot of the varying nuances of performing at some of the world's most revered venues and locations. Oliver Huntemann has now spread his wings further afield and brings a sunshine-influenced mix from Down Under for the fourth edition. Spread over 2CDs, Play! 04 is an accurate representation of the music Oliver is currently playing at his DJ gigs, and the selection reminds us why he has remained relevant for nearly two decades. Recorded live, the balanced mix relays the natural energy of the dancefloor, while also indicating that the listening experience is in the hands of an artist who has a clear vision. Drawing on a range of labels, from the most established techno disseminators in Minus/Plus 8 and Ovum, right through to those representative of newer sounds in Dirtybird and Rekids, the mix demonstrates and merges the nuances of the contemporary electronic scene. Naturally, there are a handful of productions from his own Ideal Audio imprint, and there are also tracks from Oliver's production partner André Winter, and upcoming French producers Remain & Electric Rescue. Noteworthy highlights include the Sebastian Radlmeier track on CD1, the massive Mathew Jonson remix of VCMG and the more left-field sounds of Claude von Stroke & Eats Everything. Following a natural break in the set, CD2 quickly picks up where CD1 left off. The punishing top-line of his own "Delirium" fits brilliantly with the melody of Matador's newest offering. Patrice Bäumel's "Chase" provides some killer drum breaks, before Radio Slave delivers a soulful, bouncy beat. The mix finishes with the euphoric offers of Huntemann's "The End" -- a fantastic way to end this journey. Other artists include: Simian Mobile Disco, Nick Harris, Namito & Argenis Britto, Nico Lahs, Maetrik, Tony Rohr, Hobo, Alexi Delano, Brian Sanhaji, Steve Parker, Uto Karem and Quince.