Ku De Ta Volume 9: Bali Indonesia
  • Genre:Lounge
  • Released:29/01/2016
  • Label:Boudoir Musique
  • Price:$42.95
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Ku De Ta Volume 9: Bali Indonesia

Various Artists


KU DE TA Volume 9 is a sparkling collection of sounds gathered from across the globe, a sublime snapshot of our musical atmosphere, captured forever, like a moment in time.
New KU DE TA Musical Director ADRIAN GIORDANO has joined JIM BREESE in the selection of this latest seamless presentation.
Whilst expertly combined to represent the current state of play at KU DE TA we nevertheless aim for each album in the series to maintain a real sense of timelessness. The tracks chosen for today should transcend trend and go on to stand the test of time. As such, we’re as proud of the first volume, as we are of this latest beauty.

Volume 9 launches with a fresh version of a track that resonates massively with the bar, because, when Jim Breese first arrived in Bali in 2003 he carried an advance copy of CANTOMA’s self-titled debut album. It contained ‘PANDAJERO’ whose spine-tingling instrumental chill instantly wowed the ‘sunset moment’, and has continued to do so ever since. Imagine our joy at being able to launch with an amazing 2015 remix from Manchester’s RUF DUG, a version which coolly updates the majestic Balearic-inspired original - slowing matters a touch, adding choice keys, yet entirely retaining the musical integrity of the original... It’s a magical mood that’s maintained on the more uptempo ‘REEF’, a lush, 90s-style summer groove from fast-emerging Russian producer A VISION OF PANORAMA. It’s fulsome use of organic synths and drums create the perfect companion piece for a romantic, Rayban-clad, top-down, coastal car cruise…  ‘ARNOLD’S THEME’, from TOUCH SENSITIVE, of Australia’s Future Classic label and party organisation, is a less retro, yet similarly sun-blessed, slow-jam that also rides on gentle synths. Piercing keys and melodic pan pipe interludes provide the hooks…  We are then drawn into ‘DANGEROUS’ territory, as DJ PIPPI delivers an immensely pop-friendly piece that screams ‘monster hit’ from the very first hearing. There’s a warm and soothing groove, plus a sweet and lovely delivery of some delightfully pop-friendly lyrics by vocalist JL. The track has a surfeit of genuine Ibiza spirit, particularly of Pacha, where Pippi has the strongest and longest of associations, having first become resident DJ there in 1984…  Which is the opposite experience of Poland’s cool, but mysterious PTAKI.
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This deliberately low-profile duo specialise in the construction of intricate musical collages, the mesmerising ‘WARSAW' being a choice example of their gentle cruise-y style - looped, swirling elements gradually evolving to create a highly hypnotic piece... ‘HANGIN' ON A STRING', by New York's BING JI LING, is taken from his ‘Sunshine For Your Mind' album, an eclectic collection of 80s covers. However, it's a fabulous ‘LEXX RECONSTRUCTION', from Switzerland's Alex Storrer, which has switched the initial acoustic version into a thoroughly modern dance floor piece, superbly riding along on retro 808 drum machines. It's a real guilty pleasure that won't distract you from the much cherished Loose Ends original...  Album opener Phil Mison's CANTOMA reappear, but with a more contemporary production on the bouncy ‘JUST LANDED', in ‘REVERSO 68 REMIX' guise...  Russia's D-PULSE - a full electronic band from St Petersburg - deliver an uplifting ‘AT BUBBLE BAR' live performance cover version of AN-2's ‘LAZY SUN'... Then comes something extra special. Ever since ‘Coma Cat', in 2010, Hamburg hit-maker TENSNAKE, has been in major remix demand for his stylish Nu Disco work.

Yet it's a funked-up 2015 revamp - from enigmatic edit duo TIGER & WOODS - of his old ‘HOLDING BACK (MY LOVE)' smash, that really hits the spot here...  Similarly Crazy P member, HOT TODDY , provides the ‘wow factor' for OH YEAH, with his totally infectious ‘VOCAL REMIX' of ‘NOTHING BUT THE BEAT', transforming the acid jazziness and ‘real' instrumentation of the original from something ‘worthy' into a genuinely haunting and dramatic club smash, with hard hitting funky beats building gradually to hook you in, then, at half way, injecting some seriously hip-swishy disco grooviness...  JULIAN SANZA has remained true to his taste for uplifting and soulful Deep House, drawn from a time when the genre really WAS deep. The Argentine's sophisticated ‘CAN'T STOP THE FEELING' ticks all KU DE TA boxes; a really lovely, stressrelieving, wistful piece that acts like an enthralling aural massage...  PARADISICA's ‘AMORE' switches matters somewhat, thanks to a harder, stripped-back, punchy makeover from KU DE TA favourite PETE HERBERT, who displays an appreciation of early 90s Italo House, due in no small part to his use of M1 organ and piano stabs. The tough remix determinedly drives the album towards its powerful crescendo... 

The epic ‘FAVOURITE GAME' - in Ray Mang and Bill Brewster's ‘MANG DYNASTY VOCAL REMIX' version - is a mellowed yet mesmerising, end-of-night club anthem from legendary Manchester hip hop duo RAE & CHRISTIAN. Its melodic humming and sweetly delivered ‘dancing with you' refrain create a magnificently uplifting musical memory that will linger long into the night... and leave you wanting more, from Volume 10!

 


Track Listing

  • CANTOMA - PANDAJERO (RUF DUG REMIX) 4.56 
  • A VISION OF - PANORAMA REEF 3.49 
  • TOUCH SENSITIVE - ARNOLDÂS THEME 3.09 
  • DJ PIPPI & JL - DANGEROUS 6.39 
  • PTAKI - WARSAW 5.35 
  • BING JI LING - HANGINÂ ON A STRING (LEXX RECONSTRUCTION) 4.34 
  • CANTOMA - JUST LANDED (REVERSO 68 REMIX) 5.30 
  • D-PULSE - LAZY SUN (LIVE AT BUBBLE BAR) 7.18 
  • TENSNAKE - HOLDING BACK (MY LOVE) (TIGER & WOODS REMIX) 9.10 
  • OH YEAH - NOTHING BUT THE BEAT (HOT TODDY VOCAL MIX) 8.19 
  • JULIAN SANZA - CANÂT STOP THE FEELING 5.35 
  • PARADISICA - AMORE (PETE HERBERT REMIX) 5.56 
  • RAE & CHRISTIAN FEAT. JAKE EMLYN - FAVOURITE GAME (MANG DYNASTY VOCAL REMIX)9.08 

Total running time: 79:38

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