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Queerifications & Ruins: Collected Remixes by DJ Sprinkles


Call it a new DJ Sprinkles album, call it a collection of his latest, most thrilling remixes -- whatever you name it: Queerifications & Ruins is a close meeting of 14 tracks that will lift your spirits. They all bring different elements into a natural flow with DJ Sprinkles' typical trippy sound signature: airy piano melodies, cool congas, echoed vocal samples, haunting chords, pounding bass lines, some hidden melancholy, some poetic spoken words as well as soft beatless ambient parts for your relaxation. Terre Thaemlitz, world-wide known and awarded writer, public speaker, multimedia producer, DJ, audio producer, and head honcho of the label Comatonse Recordings -- released under his deep house alias DJ Sprinkles the mix CD Where Dancefloors Stand Still (MUSIQ 041CD) -- a grooving house music critique on Japan's strange fuzoku law that currently is threatening Japanese clubs with a curfew. Now he spreads some timeless spiritual grooves with a collection of his own productions based on originals by artists like Kuniyuki, Ducktails, Matt Tolfrey, and Hard Ton. They are all deep as house can be and their spirit is rooted in the unique life story of the American in Japan that originally DJed in the heydays of the gay clubs of midtown Manhattan and New Jersey in the late '80s and early '90s -- a time when deep house began to take air. After the New York scene went world-wide and lost its family spirit, he embarked to Japan, where he held a three-year residency at Tokyo's Club Module from 2003-2006. In January 2009, he released his album Midtown 120 Blues (MUSIQ 009CD that was hailed as one of the most essential house albums of the last few years and was voted by Resident Advisor as the best album of the year. The 2CD Queerifications & Ruins now features almost all remixes he had done between 2010-2013. Four of the 14 reinterpretations are previously-unreleased. Two are done for the mysterious, former West-London, now Berlin-based acid house and new wave producer June, one for the queer Venice disco outsiders Hard Ton, and one for Corbie, a chilled-out newcomer from Vilnius, Lithuania. Epic reworks for such artists such as Area, Hardrock Striker, Jorge C, Oh, Yoko, Adultnapper, and Marco Bernardi have been released on such labels as Arma, Ojo De Apolo, Will Saul's Simple Records, Normal Cookie, Comatonse Recordings, and Mule Musiq. Some of them are hard to find on vinyl and now they are back on black wax and the CD edition features two more tracks full of wonderful off-kilter ideas.