On Rotation

Staff picks from Legowelt, Kaan Duzarat, John Talabot, Elmore Judd, and more

By Ken Taylor

Oddball house from Legowelt, Kaan Duzarat, and John Talabot are just a few of the gems in today’s On Rotation segment, which compiles our expert team of merchandisers’ and editors’ favorite picks of the week.

Christine Kakaire

Merchandising Manager / Berlin

Kaan Duzarat – Where Did Heron Go [Pastamusik]
With his first EP for Munich’s Pastamusik, Turkish producer Kaan Duzarat has switched gears, slowing down to the glacial pace of beatdown house that I find irresistible. “Where Did Heron Go” is the right balance between trippy weirdness and warm grooves, and a remix by one-man-band Analog Roland Orchestra injects just the right amounts of panic and fluster.

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Matt Ferry

Merchandising Manager / Denver

John Talabot – When the Past Was Present (Pachanga Boys Remix) [Permanent Vacation]
Last summer I think I heard Pachanga Boys’ “Time” enough times to circle the earth nine times—if that makes sense—and I’m not sure what to think of their new album, We Are Really Sorry, other than, well, it’s weird. However, their latest remix of John Talabot’s “When the Past Was Present” is exactly the sunny vibe I’ve been waiting for the guys to crank out for the cooler months. Friendly, standard, slo-mo house ready for any dancefloor.

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Sean Lewis

Merchandising Manager / Los Angeles

Burial – Kindred [Hyperdub]
Burial is amazing! Very few producers can put this amount of emotion into their art and have it amplified when it comes out on the listener’s end. Surely, Burial is one of the few artists who is owed every bit of hype that he’s gotten, and possibly more. Can’t wait for the new release, “One/Two,” coming on the 15th.

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Ken Taylor

Beatport News Editor / San Francisco

Legowelt – The Paranormal Soul [Clone Jack for Daze Serie]
With the amount of music Danny Wolfers (aka Legowelt) releases, it’s astonishing that each new release holds something special for me time and time again. The Paranormal Soul follows suit as usual, with 12 bangin’, old-school-style Detroit electro, techno, and house jams. It’s definitely referential of music from a bygone era, but all the same, these warehouse-party tunes will prove themselves timeless. Love it.

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Dan Cole

General Manager of Merchandising & General Manager / Berlin

Elmore Judd/Bullion – Petrol Laughs EP [Honest Jons Records]
Elmore Judd has been getting a reputation for producing some of the most out-there art-funk, soul, and hip-hop around, so it almost seems appropriate that he teams up Bullion on this joint EP for Honest Jons. The EP features a wide range of experimental pop tracks with varying influences; stand-out tracks include the upbeat ’80s-styled “DevoEsk” and “Golden Goat”, a Zappa-style journey through funk and psychedelia.

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