MARTINI BROS – The MB factor  

Ten years on from their first ever 12inch release on Steve Bug's historic Raw Elements imprint, the Martini Bros (aka Cle and Mike Vamp) are still causing waves across the electronic music community, with their unique ability to combine utterly funky, floor-melting electronic dance tracks, and a natural song-writing musical ability that often begs belief. This mix, or extended trip as they'd prefer it to be considered, is a real celebration of some of the songs and dancefloor experiments they have released to the world. Within these 19 mixed tracks you will find the complete spectrum of the Martini Bros' sonic addiction. It's playful, full of musical whim and joyful abandon, made up of classic Bros tracks, alongside 6 exclusive news cuts, and remixes by the likes of DJ Koze, Detroit Grand Pubahs, Robag Wruhme, Prins Tomas, and collaborations with Jacktronix and Mitte Karaoke. There are so many highlights and amazing mixing sequences in this just-over-an-hour-long journey that its hard to pick just a handful to highlight, but to begin with you can't go far wrong with the beautiful introduction of Chasing Ghosts, the classic track from the Lab Darkroom, or the seminal Love The Machines. As the mix begins to swirl us around its exhilarating roller-coaster ride more exciting peaks envelop us with light and sound. The Bros‘ brand new‚ Morphine Robot is cleverly mixed into Prins Tomas' glitterballing remix of She‘s Heavy Metal - full on neon rave music, conceived way before the boundaries of classifications. Yet more treats then arrive in the shape of new and exclusive tracks such as Hips Not Tired, a stunning new collaboration with Jacktronix, and Drone, the duo's new futuredisco tale of computer friendship. And onwards we are taken as more new tracks, Presets of My Mind and the overwhelming exclusive Strahlau, combined with some very special 2008 versions conclude this spectacular passage through time and music. This hard-to beat selection defines the Martini Bros perfectly and oozes non-stop quality, convention defying dance music. It's a testament to the type of relationship it takes for a pair of musicians to work together for so long, and so successfully, and with the wealth and absolute quality of the new material included here we‘re sure they'll see through another decade to keep on bringing the funk. Martini Bros celebrated the release of this 10th anniversary album with a very special Live Show at the Love Parade in Dortmund, Centrestage, Prime Time, for all the world to enjoy! Further plans also see the duo considering the possibilities of putting together a film with highlights from their unmissable live shows over the years... so keep propping up the bar and raise your glasses to the next installment.


review by: Poker Flat

p+c 2008.
Label: Poker Flat

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