A1: Martin Buttrich - Roads A2: Livio & Roby - Rai Root B1: Guti & Audiofly - Speechless Theory 11 B2: Yaya - Talk To Your Heart C1: Loco Dice - Don’t Make Signal C2: Franck Roger - Egotrippin D1: Premiesku - Gajey D2: DJ Sneak - No Challenge
Christmas is a time for people to come together. In that tradition, Desolat celebrates a year packed full of music, with the second yearly Christmas label sampler: a showcase of inspiring heavyweights alongside fresh talent from two continents, wrapped up in a big shiny bow. While last year’s Christmas vinyl sampler was red, this year’s sampler will be blue: simply a beautiful sounding item in our favourite music format. All artists featured on the sampler have released music on Desolat previously: some as special guests, some as cherished label staples. Legendary Chicago producer DJ Sneak jumps into the fray with a contemporary salsa-kissed house jam at a strapping pace; taste-making French don Franck Roger similarly digs deeps with the agile burner “Egotrippin". Desolat’s taste for dancefloor atmospherics is further exemplified by Loco Dice’s stripped back and frisky track “Don’t Make Signal", and Martin Buttrich’s playful “Roads". Livio & Roby, Premiesku, Yaya and Guti & Audiofly also contribute their own takes on the Desolat sound: with crunchy, sample-flecked grooves aplenty. It’s been a watershed year for Desolat, with a super-wide variety of singles, remixes and long players by artists such as Pulshar, Ricardo Villalobos, Thomas Melchior, Marco Passarani and Der Räuber & Der Prinz: musical explorations of submarine-worthy proportions. We’re excited to see what 2011 will bring…Stay tuned!