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ARTIST
TITLE
Boogie Playground
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
GPM 004CD GPM 004CD
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RELEASE DATE
6/7/2011

This is Frankfurt/Berlin-based Thomas Koch's debut full-length release. DJ T., whose name first graced a record sleeve in 2000 as part of a collaboration with Steve Bug, is founder of the deephouse label Get Physical. On Boogie Playground, his passion-drenched, 13-track album, DJ T. allows his inimitable signature style to explore the scope of house. Drawing on elements and vibes from disco, funk and electro but also Chicago, Detroit, Italo and acid house, T. irreverently resurrects the spirit of his formative musical experiences between 1978-1992. Without pandering to prevalent aesthetics, DJ T. has carved his very own niche in the retro universe, but translates this into a framework of contemporary arrangements and sound design. The result: a huge range of different concepts and concoctions. On "Funk On You," Koch swirls funk, disco and Italo fragments into a very organic-sounding whole. "Dark Room" is a moody, minimal/new wave hybrid constantly in danger of drifting towards chaos. "Calling" rolls along on heavy sub bass sequences layered with hypnotic shreds of melody and vocals, while "Neon" balances forceful Chicago and playful neo-acid elements. Finally, "Rave D'amour," is a chopped-up delight with extremely crude liasons of broken beats to form a perfect old school rave chansonette.