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Cassy: Panorama Bar 01

Berlin and minimalism is almost a cliché at this point but the truth is, Cassy pulls it off with flair on this satisfying mix.


Cassy

Panorama Bar 01

Label: Ostgut
US Release Date: 2006-09-12
UK Release Date: 2006-10-02
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For their first mix CD celebrating renowned German techno venue Panorama Bar, the Kompakt folks pulled in Cassy, a DJ whose masses of curly hair are in definite apposition to her proclivity for minimal house. Berlin and minimalism is almost a cliché at this point but the truth is, Cassy pulls it off with flair on this satisfying mix. Many of the tracks share a similar aesthetic -- an echoing sense of beats engulfed in an insurmountable space, though this doesn't necessarily mean the sounds themselves are bare-bones. D5's "Sides of Space" is incredibly full of stuff, a stuttering percussive sound near to the edge of the speakers, and all this outer space synth interplay much further back. NSI's "Clara Ghavami Extended" goes incredible -- a twittering synth sound and bass that's almost a heartbeat. Throughout, Cassy's professionalism is on full show: her own contribution echoes with a crunchy, growing only-to-midlevel beat, and her remix of "Bleepy Creep" by Yassin & Arne adds the disaffected female vocal thing that's swept commercial dance and electro (everyone from CSS to Tigarah to new MIA). The tenor of this music carries a strong cerebral element; but you'll find yourself nodding along appreciatively nonetheless.

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