Back To Back Vol. Two


Mobilee presents the second installment of its compilation and DJ mix series. Back To Back Vol. Two is a two-pronged probe at the heart of the Mobilee aesthetic: CD1 is an unmixed disc of essential selections from the label, all appearing for the first time on CD, while CD2 takes the listener on a DJ's guided tour of the catalog in its living, breathing, electrifying flux. If you still think of Mobilee as simply a "minimal" label, then CD1 should change your mind. Opening with Pan-Pot featuring Vicenzo's lush, piano-led "Faces," the disc presents the label at its most melodic. Most of the tracks are from 2008, but not all: Sebo K's now-classic "Too Hot" comes from the very first Mobilee 12", and is finally available for the vinyl-impaired. Other highlights include label-head Anja Schneider's liquid and hypnotic "Belize," Sleeper Thief's heart-rendingly deep "Cenotes," Marc Antona's caffeinated and off-kilter "One More Sugar," Marco Resmann's haunted "Gouache," and Jennifer Cardini's restrained (yet raving) "August In Paris." Rounding out this impeccable collection, are two exclusive tracks from GummiHz, presented here for the first time in any format. GummiHz -- aka London-based Alexander Tsotsos -- takes the reins on CD2, delivering a seductive mix of no fewer than 27 tracks from Mobilee's catalog, all re-edited and re-combined into a single session that positively ripples with energy. Some edits were made in Logic, but for spontaneity's sake, the mix was performed in real-time in Ableton Live. Even serious collectors of Mobilee have never heard these cuts played quite like this, making Back To Back Vol. Two an essential purchase for long-time fans and new listeners alike. If CD1 shows a more sensitive side of the label, CD2 presents Mobilee at its most muscular. Clockwork polyrhythms, spellbinding sequences, psychoactive leads, riveting riffs, and washes of background ambience swirl together into a streamlined groove machine. A very special mix, for a very special label. Other artists include: Exercise One, Duplex 100, Prosumer, Magda and Marcin Czubala.