Tuesday, November 07, 2006

King Unique and Mashtronic - Elektrik 02

I've been enjoying this two-disc mix a lot in the past month. The King Unique disc has been getting much more play than the Mashtronic one.

King Unique are an English duo (Matthew and Matt) who have been making music in the house, techno, and genres that fall in between there for quite a few years. I've enjoyed their singles a lot, especially Sugahigh. Their mixes are quite good too.

On their disc they travel through what everybody's calling minimal and electro house. It's a good mix, with lots of great tracks from 2005-6. There are plenty of great ones, but I'll point of Claude VonStroke's "Who's Afraid of Detroit?", Booka Shade's "In White Rooms", Kupon's "Zoom In", with Felix da Housecat's "Rocket Ride" layered on top, as the highlights. The mixing is well done, and their transitions between songs and different genres come easily.

I keep picking it up and listening to it again and again, so it must be good!

Mashtronic's disc is a different style, the sounds are a bit harsher and there are more breakbeats. They are an Australian trio, so it's not surprising that there's a preference for breaks. Still, it's well-mixed, just not in a musical style that appeals to me as much as King Unique's selection.