Live At Robert Johnson Vol. 3
This is the third volume in a 4-part CD compilation series celebrating the 10th anniversary of Frankfurt's Robert Johnson club. Volume 3 has been selected and mixed by Frenchman Ivan Smagghe. After Chloé's coy and sensible entry, and Prins Thomas' Norwegian diskomiks attack, Smagghe continues his reputation as a DJ with impeccable taste, an impressive record collection, and a sense for avant-garde sounds old and new. He has been part of acts such as Black Strobe, Volga Select, Kill The DJ, It's A Fine Line with Tim Paris and La Horse with Danton Eeprom. As a regular guest DJ at club nights and loft parties across the globe, you won't find any run-of-the-mill tracks here, latest crazes or hyped patterns, but quite a personal slice of Ivan Smagghe and what he likes to do in a club. His former project Black Strobe once described itself as the "dark side of disco, frozen Balearic, gay biker-house, boogie-trance, heavy electronica and soft-goth," which is quite an adept description of the music here. Postmodern rockabilly techno could be another one. You will find a Kruton remix next to the Wighnomy Bros., Swiss Nu-Yoricadiscotheque-music from In Flagranti, Seymour Bits and Röyskopp, all handled with care and mixed with an ear for the right action. Even the very last record of a DJ night is considered in the mix. After a brief pause and a breezy moment, Rheingold's new wave classic "Dreiklangsdimensionen" dulcifies your exit. Other artists include: Gary Beck, Two Banks Of Four, Eddie Zarook & Casio Casino, Entertainment, Holy Fuck, It's A Fine Line, Ryan Davis, Battant, Marc Houle, Loin Brothers, Mock & Toof, and Dark Day.