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ARTIST
TITLE
Back To Back
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
MOBILEE 001CD MOBILEE 001CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/7/2006

Founded in 2005 by Anja Schneider, the young label Mobilee is proud to present its first compilation, and first-ever CD release. Back To Back collects nine of the label's best tracks on one disc, giving the turntable-impaired their first encounter with a catalog that vinyl-lovers have quickly come to treasure; on disc two, Schneider delivers a seamless mix of eight exclusive in-house remixes, all commissioned especially for this release and unavailable anywhere before now. Schneider is a Berlin-based multitasker, a talented musician, a sought-after club DJ, a well-known radio personality and the perfect curator and mixer of this compilation. CD1 easily captures every facet of the label, from Sebo K's track -- a timeless, deep house gem recalling Carl Craig -- to Pan-Pot's fidgety "P.O. Box" and "Black Widow," which prove that there's more to minimal than simple clickety-clack. Tracks from Exercise One, Sleeper Thief and GummiHz round out the collection of corkscrewing grooves, along with both sides of Anja Schneider's "Lily of the Valley"/"Addicted" single. Also, Schneider and Sebo K's club smash "Rancho Relaxo" is here in all its ragged glory. CD2 finds Exercise One tackling Sebo K's "Horizons," who in turn reworks GummiHz's "Isolate." GummiHz takes a scalpel to Schneider's "Addicted," then she has her way with Daniel Stefanik's anthem "The Bells," and Stefanik does his magic on Exercise One's "Debaya." Letting out their own inner ravers, Pan-Pot take on "Rancho Relaxo," and, in the only cameo appearance here, Jesse Rose puts his chunky house signature on Pan-Pot's "Black Dog." Finally, Prosumer gets the upper hand on Sebo K, recreating the latter's "Moved" in Prosumer's own image. And you thought the dude was just a singer -- think again. "Think again" might as well be Mobilee's motto, for the way the label lays bare the skeleton of rave music -- and the way it amplifies Berlin minimal into something throbbing, overwhelming, all-consuming. Watch your back: Mobilee is coming up from behind, and Back to Back is the rearview image of the shape of rave to come.