Various – Black Jukebox 05

Artist: Various
Title: Black Jukebox 05
Format: Vinyl + Digital
LC: 15799
Cat: BJ05
Released: 10-09-12

Shir Khan & Exploited reveal the fifth chapter of their infamous Black Jukebox series featuring James Silk, Patryk Molinari, Andre Crom and Darabi. Seems to be going from strength to strength this project, traversing the wide spectrum of ‘dancefloor’ music. This particular jaunt sees the crew concentrate on fresh new organic house music. James Silk’s “Can’t Wait” reminds of Daniel Wang without the grit or looseness. Its more mechanical, but the sound palette is intriguing, the hooks catchy but not obvious and the drums extremely well programmed and mixed. Slowly a well known boogie loop gets filtered into the blend and we’ll be seeing extreme jubilation on the floor when this drops. Patryk Molinari’s “No Dilemma” is loopy and almost slo-mo, but at a mid-tempo house speed, meaning your gonna see the more house orientated DJs making use of this one. It reeks of soul and sunshine though, with an infectious guitar lick coupled with heavy piano chords and a sublime female vocal chorus. Andre Crom takes a hugely recognized disco / rap bassline and speeds it up to a driving house beat, adds some emotive piano meanderings and rolls out a peaktime house belter of the highest order. Finally Darabi keeps things in-vogue by bringing us a boogie-inspired cut with thick chunky snares, a huge bassline and a gentle, west coast sway to proceedings. Radiant pads and a catch vocal refrain enveloping in warm Atlantic sunshine. With records like this it’s no wonder the Black Jukebox series and the Exploited label are fast becoming buy-on-sight and quick to disappear. Recommended!

Early Feedback.

Tensnake: Can’t wait! Did I say I am loving it? I AM LOVING THIS !

Miss Kittin: Swimming Pool Hits!

Tiga: James Silk!

Tiefschwarz: Thanx for the music***my fav…body dreamin.

SIS: body dreamin !!thx

Noir: Nice Gems here….

Joakim: Some of these could be useful!

Munk: Cool jams.

Chopstick: Darabi is by faaaaaaaaaaar the phattest one on this release!!! She keep it tight has some serious ballz.. well done!

DJ Yoda: This is dope.

Alex Barck: Jiggy!

Homework: Another cheeky batch, Love it!

2000 And One: nice bootleg trax!

Jesse Perez: “She Keep It Tight”, just the way I like it!

Kasper Bjoerke: Magical stuff inhere!! Cool release, as always!

Sinden: Tight party tracks – fuck i love this series ! ! ! full play from me.

Totally Enourmous Extinct Dinosaurs: Danke!

Feadz: It’s an ifinite fun formula you guys got out there !

Acid Pauli: Can’t wait to play it!

Waifs&Strays: love this release…cant wait to have fun with this…thanks

Round Table Knights: great as always! Super FUN!

Trickski: PARTY, PARTY, PARTAAAAY! Cant wait and Body Dreamin are killers.

Mercury: You’re keeping it tight brother….3 & 4 are the favs…thanxxxxxx

Dyed Soundorom: nice disco package.

Amine Edge: Bro i got the promo of exploited mini VA with andre, james, patryk… fucking hell so good !!!

Wild Kats: Can’t Wait for sure. Support!

Ruede Hagelstein: this is real fun to play!! “can’t wait” and “she keep it tight” in my playlist. thanks again

Tomas Barfod: I realised that one the few dj mailouts I always check is Exploited…thats a good sign…I never get disapointed.

Death On The Balcony: Nice groovy sampled based stuff here … Dancefloor tackle!