::Shir Khan presents Exploited::
CD of the month in DJ-MAG, MIXMAG! + Finest compilation of the year 2009 in DATATRANSMISSION, INHALE
Supported by Jackson&His Computer Band, DJ Feadz, Chloe, Grecoroman Soundsystem, Renaissance Man, DJ T, dOP, Fake Blood, Tomboy, Breakbot, Ruede Hagelstein.
Shir Khan leads a merry dance on the label’s first compilation. The first disc bolts a huge selection of the labels biggest tracks with current dancefloor anthems like Milanese’s ‘Sandman, Zomby’s ‘Strange Fruit’, Zombie Disco Squad’s ‘Vie!’ and Cobblestone Jazz’s ‘Duptruck’ for a massively varied and multi-facteted dancefloor experience. On the second unmixed disc he lays out the label finest prodcutions to date, including – among others – tracks from Lorenz Rhde ‘ A Little Something’, Siriusmo’s ‘Femusle’ and ‘Testliebe’, besides the SIS remix of Minimow’s ‘Bollyhouse’, Modeselektor’s remix of Siriusmo’s ‘Wow’ and Malente & Dex feat Bonde Do Role on ‘Bangkok’. It’s a restless roll through the more tropical climes of Berlin’s club scene.
DJ-Mag: “Musical hybrids are truly the flavour of today, but few have managed to capture the atmosphere of an unpredictable, mashed up DJ set on CD – until now. Shir Khan’s mix bottles the zeitgeist’s giddy thrills with plenty of style and substance.”
Mixmag: “Electro, eastern beats and quirky grooves both mixed and DJ-friendly.”
Clash: “With tracks by Adam Sky, Siriusmo and a whole host of other genius artists, into the Exploited melting pot go snake charmers and African tribesmen along with a strong dose of all things electro. Deliciously disjointed, this album proceeds to confuse and amaze, seamlessly cycling though jazz saxophones and bangra, never stopping the addictive beats and basslines. Get ready to feel used to enjoy exploitation.”
Bearded Magazine: “EXPLOITED is constantly mutating, reverberating with a thousand ideas per minute. You will hear: dense, fast-flowing electro-tinged hiphop, distorted, overdriven P-Funk-esque basslines, spaced-out spangly synths, what sounds like a ravey ‘Air on a G String’ and a funked-up take on Soho’s late 80s pop hit ‘Hippychick’. Not to mention lascivious sluttery meets Thai wailing, minimal, old-skool ravey techno, Mr Skruff-style trouser jazz, gruff ragga chat, wobbly monster basslines, tabla-and-flute excursions. Wildly eclectic and joyously funky, it will reassure you that, thank God, not everything’s gone Pete Tong.”