Back Up Vol. 01
Berlin's Sebo K opens the new DJ-mix series on Mobilee -- Back Up Vol. 01, the first installment in an ongoing series of mixed CDs from the Berlin label. Mobilee mainstay Sebo K is the man behind the mix, and with his successful releases on Mobilee, remixes on Pokerflat and his latest EP on Get Physical, he is in demand on the international dance scene. In its two dozen releases so far, Mobilee has earned a rep as one of minimal music's most forward-thinking labels, thanks to a consistently crystalline palette and an unwavering attention to the groove. But a deeper, housier impulse has lurked in the shadows, coming to the surface particularly in tracks like Sebo K's "Moved," featuring Prosumer, and that's the vibe that Sebo K explores on this compilation. Rich with resonant strings, pumping keys and unforgettable vocals, the mix deftly bridges the worlds of European techno and classic, Afro-American house music. With attention-grabbing cuts like Efdemin's "Just A Track," Ray Valioso's "Got The Strings" and Larry Heard Presents Mr. White's heartrending "The Sun Can't Compare" scattered throughout, the mix jumps from peak to emotional peak, using more psychotropic transitions like Minilogue's "Elephant Parade" or GummiHz's "Isolate (Sebo K Remix)" as wormholes to shuttle you through the depths. Back Up Vol. 01 confirms Sebo K's reputation as a selector of the first order, and it's just the beginning of what looks to be a very good year for him. Back up, get down, move forward: Sebo K is going places. Other artists include: Kerry Chandler, Sascha Dive, John Daly, Jimpster, Kevin Gorman, Alex Under, Pier Bucci, Samim, Marco Resmann, Ferrer & Sydenham Inc. and Amé.