Radio silence continues, for the usual reasons -- work, parental visits, German lessons, the attempt to squeeze a little recreation into a rainy Berlin summer. But here's a Pitchfork review of Pepe Bradock's excellent Confiote de Bits: A Remix Collection, easily one of my favorite albums of the year, even if it is a collection of the French producer's remixes that stretches back a dozen years. (Best New Music, hell yes.) Not mentioned in the review is something Bradock told me by email after I'd filed -- that he's planning both a collection of his Atavisme singles and also an artist album of new material, hopefully by year's end. Color my breath bated.
Stay tuned for a mid-year roundup of sorts, some new mixes and the usual incidental views of Neukölln.