Build An Ark’s 2004 Maida Vale Session

As part of the Gilles Peterson Lost Tape Connection, here’s a Maida Vale session recorded by LA collective Build An Ark in September 2004.

If you happen to have a tracklist for the concert, please don’t be shy about leaving a comment!

In other Peterson news, watch a video and listen to his first show on BBC Radio 6.

JB Rose – It's Time

Record Sleeve

Record Sleeve

Seems like 2004’s Bitasweet release of the JB Rose track It’s Time was reissued recently. For a moment it looked like the first release on the Bugz in the Attic label in a long time. But no – nothing new here, but a good chance to get it if you missed it before.A1. It’s Time (main mix)
A2. It’s Time (Zed Bias mix)
B1. It’s Time (Zed Bias instrumental)
It’s time was produced by Alex Phountzi, with Kaidi Tatham adding his magic on the keys. The 12-inch can be purchased from Juno Records, though other stores might have it as well.

Domu – Discotech

Cover Artwork

Cover Artwork

While the rest of the world only got the 12″ with four tracks, Discotech was released in Japan (through Psychic Phenomena) as a full album – dispite the EP name. It’s been widely dubbed as Domu-does-Theo-Parrish album, which in my opinion applies to the production technique only. The trademark Domu sound is still there, though most of the tracks are more house oriented.

Of all Domu albums, Discotech feels most harmonius, the general mood of the music blends well from one track into another. I couldn’t repeat this for the Return of the Rogue album, which has good tracks, but felt more like a collection of rather unrelated tracks.

It’s very hard to get the CD four years after its release, but there are still some retailers that have it available (e.g. Tower Records Japan). Only recently a digital release has been put out, but it lacks the standout Nu Era remix of The Long Way Up, otherwise only to get on vinyl.

Earlier this year Discotech EP II was released, though it can hardly match the standard of either the first EP or the album.