Gigolo Music Ltd 13


This is the 13th installment in DJ Hell's much-lauded and highly-anticipated annual selection of material from Gigolo artists, new and old. As two years have passed since the last edition, this overview is the perfect way to catch up with the latest activity from the Gigolo extended family -- including Snuff Crew, Christian Prommer, Douglas Greed and Skwerl -- as well as a glimpse ahead, packed with plenty of brand-new and unreleased material. And as usual, Hell has plucked a few golden oldies from his massive record library that predate the label's existence but show its knowledge of (and connection to) dance music history. Spread across two discs, Gigolo Music Ltd 13 showcases the unrelenting stylistic adventurousness -- from rough electro to polished tech-house to syncopated Latin rhythms and even disco Schlager -- that Gigolo stands for. Aside from his curatorial skills, Gigolo mastermind DJ Hell makes four appearances on the compilation, including a fresh "New Jack Swing Club Mix" of his 1995 Disko B hit "Eat More House," as well as his remixes for Prommer & Barck, Gilla and Tim Deluxe, whose "Transformation" kicks off CD1. The original version was released late in 2011 on Exile's own Get Human imprint. Elsewhere, Douglas Greed pokes fun at those who can't stand to hear "When A Man Sings On A Track" over his electro swagger, while B.D.I.'s "A Riot Of Chrome" has the kind of hypnotic bounce that could make Ron Hardy jack in the grave. Aside from these and other exclusive cuts, Disc 1 also includes tracks selected from the latest Gigolo 12" EPs from Hrdvsion, Skwerl and Gin Sling, never before released on CD, plus Danny Daze offering a slice of booty with "Ghetto Fab" -- a tune for those of you "wearin' more than one hairstyle at a time" -- as well as a welcome revisit of the 1990 classic "Hell Or Heaven" by L.U.D.O.. CD2 takes even more twists and turns, including Lenoir & Meriton's interstellar Italo expedition "Nuclear Body" as well as Christian Prommer's cover of Cesar Maravillas' "Chocopop Jazz." Balanced with these fresh exclusives are recent hits from Rampa & Re.You, Oliver Ton and DJ Koze (in the form of his remix for Makossa & Megablast), plus the breakthrough single from Swedish dance production duo SoundFactory, the Inner City-inspired pop gem "Understand This Groove," sounding as fresh now as it did back in 1992. Connecting the past, present and future of DJ culture, Gigolo Music 13 marks the latest chapter in the ongoing Gigolo story.