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  • Release Date 2005-05-17
  • Label Playhouse
  • Catalog PLAY112
What is this thing called »PHANTOMSPEISUNG«? one might ask... Especially the ones that didn't pay a lot attention while sitting in their physics lessons... well, it could be a delicious electro meal served by a certain masked comic figure with striped panties and a German shepherd dog, it could be the cool soundtrack for a brand new »old school« videogame and it could also be the name of a track from ROGER23's debut 12" for Playhouse... well, what do you think? But let us give you a short introduction to the man named Roger first. ROGER23, hailing from Saarbrücken, a town near the french border, where he co-runs the HARD WAX SAARBRÜCKEN branch of this famous Berlin record store, has been a DJ for a long long time who has played in a lot of clubs all over Europe and Germany. He's part of the SWAYZAK family since 1997 and a steady stalwart of their SWAYZAK SOUNDSYSTEM as a DJ since 3 years and has released his own productions on their 3 labels Swayzak Records, 240 Volts and Volt Musik. SWAYZAK's hit »IN THE CAR CRASH« also got the ROGER23 treatment on Berlin label K7! But back to the first track, baby:
»DIE PHANTOMSPEISUNG«! It's a stoic pulsating electro tech funk track with a synth line that drives you mad and cooks your brain the longer you'll hear it while dancing to these irresistible grooves. Drilling sounds like an asthmatic Darth Vader accompany this fascinating tune! Ain't that nice food for your ears and feet? On to the beautiful realms of relaxation with side b, which shows us another side of ROGER23's musicality. His moody rework of a STEB SLY track originally entitled »MIND DREAMS« featuring the sultry vocals of SHAWNA SULEK evokes those fascinating ambient dominated early 90ties when everyone was chillin' to the max! A song that will stay indeed in your dreams! Listening to »SUBDIRECTION« we'll find ourselves in a place where Jamaica meets the beautiful Saarland with a whole lot of excellent rimshot sounds, a subzero bassline, a banging bassdrum plus a truly capturing sound tapestry. It's a great electronic slow jam dub titbit! Hmm... yummy!
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