Re: The Best Global Underground CD

Sasha - Ibiza, San Fran
Digweed - Hong Kong
Lavelle - Barcelona

Nubreed
Howells
Pappa

Some of my faves

Last edited by too far gone (Thursday Jun 2006 13:39:05)

It's only playing other people's records

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Digweed LA hands down IMO.

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I have heard quite a lot of GU CDs -but not all so perhaps I'm not best qualified to say which one is or isn't best. 

Have to say tho that Sasha's San Fran will always be a personal favourite of mine - it is a masterpiece - a work of art without question - easily overshaddowing Ibiza - and still brings back brilliant memories of backpacking for 18 months around asia/australia/states, as well as re-discovering that particular angle on mixing (Did anyone go to the launch of that CD - with Burridge and Richards aka Tyrant at The End/The Bomb? - fab!)

I love Digweed's Hong Kong!  It took me a while to get used to its strange hypnotic deep sound, but once I was hooked I was hooked!   That did me well in Asia too as well as making me really geared up to see him play at Bedrock.

However I was genuinely surprised and awestruck when I heard Nick Warren's Rekyavic (for the first time last week) and have to say CD1 has just become the soundtrack of my life.  It's very reminiscent of a progressive ambient breakbeat sound that Burridge, Richards and Will Duke (hugely unsung DJ - and God only knows what's happened to him) used to play on a Sunday night called Sneaky (very sneaky night and show) back around 1988 in a venue on Baker Street.

GU Reykjavik (24) is truly exceptional.  I've seen Warren play out a few times and have always loved his music with Way Out West and tunes he DJd at clubs - he's always been up there with the best easily.  Hearin him DJ at Twilo with Kleinburg has been one of my fave clubbing experiences.  But hearing this CD is different, and it's certainly redefined my view of Warren's potential.  I think he said it would be his last mix CD - well thankfully that didn't happen! That would have been a real shame because he has really regenerated possibilities for the GU line - but if that were true then it would serve as testimony to a rare and talented musician and DJ.  Simply: go out and buy it no questions asked.  I'm on my last day of holidays in Barcelona (is there anywhere really quite as beautiful and creative as this place - kicks London's arse for underground parties) and I've just had this CD playing all the time in between going out.


I love this quote from IDJ magazine (5/5):

" 'Reykjavik' is one of the strongest GU albums in recent times and is a move away from the two-CD club mix to a more experimental, fulfilling musical ride. Disc 2 goes down a sparkling progressive route with mesmerising, atmospherics and deep beats at it's core, with stand out tracks from Aural Imbalance, Vector and Starkid. Overall, this is a mix album that couldn't be boring if it tried. "

And this quote from DJ mag (4/5):

" Nick Warren and his audio account of GU's trip to Iceland is like England whipping Brazill five nil.
With quite stunning tracks from Avatar, Ulrich Schnauss and Yunx making way for minimal breakbeat from Justin Simmons and Burufunk, CD one is truly breathtaking adventure through a glacial paradise of nautical beats and blissed out ambience. Worth the dosh for CD one alone, don't miss it. "

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well among my favourites are sasha- involver, nick warren- budapest, sasha ibiza, john digweed - hong kong,

but my fav is probably the sample arrivals which is never off my ipod or far from my stereo.

oh and gu10 aint all that bad either.

"The night resembled nothing so much as the nose of a giant Labrador in excellent health: cold, black, and wet."

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Two way tie between Howells Miami & Tenaglia Athens for me.

I'm the Barron, I'm evil!

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Evil Doris wrote:

GU001 - Tony de Vit Tel Aviv

thaz pretty classy

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Sasha -San Francisco - wins by a mile

Oakenfold - New York - belter as well

smile

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Lavelle - Barcelona

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The Best Is Number 21 Deep Dish - Moscow

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And second best:     Darren Emerson - URUGUAY    !!!!!  Just listen  wink  !!!!

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Gu 13
Period

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SASHA SAN FRANCISCO!! is at no.1

Danny Howells Nubreed - excellent!

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has to be either hong kong/ibiza have to say la is after growing on me taught it was pants at the time gave it a good listen on a big system and have to say very good

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007 & 009 win by a mile.

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Theres only a few gu's i dont like but My fave has to be sasha 009 san fran DISK ONE.

STILL SOUNDS FRESH TODAY - TIMELESS!!!!!!!!!

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in no order 009, 013, 008 ,028, 019,006,027

satoshi tomiee's nubreed sanders too

danny howells 247

cant possibly choose  1 !!

we are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams............yet we are the movers and shakers of the world forever it seems..

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Sasha - Ibiza

Kleinenberg - Nubreed

These two are in a class of their own! IMO.

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digweeds dinner wrote:

Sander Kleinenberg Nu Breed is sublime  8)

Agree - that Mike Vandenberg - Spooky track is a blinder, although for me it's Danny Howells Nu Breed 2 all the way.

The Nu Breed series are all very good.

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GU 13
NO DIGGEDY
NO DOUBT

(esp disc 1, last 3 tunes....wowzer!)

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easily sasha san fran its head and shoulders above any other

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hello
Two babies walkin away from the car at once this must be together with your hat on.

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appointmentsetting wrote:

hello
Two babies walkin away from the car at once this must be together with your hat on.

hello

get out


Also 009, all the way

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013 followed by 009 for me

Love, peace and grease

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009 for me, as it put alot of fresh music in my mush at the tmie in a way no-one else has done before.... 013 is good, but heard alot of it from his EM's at the time.

Still love LA, Sydney and Hong Kong by the good man too... and even some Oakey ones!

Beef Jerky Time!

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Without doubt for me: GU #24 Nick Warren's Reykjavik !