Back To Back Vol. Five


Mobilee's Back To Back compilation series has been a staple part of the imprint's release schedule over the years. Originally started by Anja Schneider, it has since been presented by GummiHz, Miss Jools, and most recently, For the fifth installment, The long-time label member and leading artist Marcin Czubala is at the helm. In addition to being a compilation of some of their favorite Mobilee releases, the format of the Back To Back series is intended to give the curating artist a whole CD's-worth of creative space which they can use entirely in their own way. Naturally, this has paved the way for an interestingly diverse compilation series, each served with an individual twist. In this case, you are really getting your money's worth as CD2 is comprised of a whole album's worth of brand new material from Marcin Czubala. CD1 features a selection of Marcin Czubala's favorite recent and upcoming Mobilee releases, and he has had an impressive array to choose from. While selecting label hits from, Sebo K, and Pan-Pot, he also includes a track from Dan Curtin's album, Free, and a couple from the Hi Five Mobilee compilation by label guests and friends Vincenzo and Daniel Stefanik with Tripiando Los Colores. Upcoming releases from Anja Schneider and Miss Kittin also make the cut, so there is plenty to get through and the diversity certainly does justice to Mobilee's extensive output over the past year. On CD2, once again diversity is the key, as Marcin Czubala demonstrates the complete breadth of his musical talents with this collection of nine tracks, from dancefloor groovers to more ambient soundscapes, as well as classic pop cuts. Along the way, he invites other artists to join him including fellow countrymen Catz 'N' Dogz as well as Anthony Collins, Metrobox, Jozif, Affkt and Polish vocalist and producer Novika, all of whom bring their personal touch to the productions. The album as a whole also comes with a lot of genuine instrumental recordings and vocals, giving a welcome live touch to some of the tracks. Other artists include Rodriguez Jr. and Czubala & Hugo.