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As probably for many labels, the annual Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is an integral part of the calendar of Comport Records. The crew will be helming their own party at the city's famous Paradiso Club
As probably for many labels, the annual Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) is an integral part of the calendar of Comport Records. The crew will be helming their own party at the city's famous Paradiso Club on Sunday, 19th October, and added to all that is the fact that they'll be celebrating the release of the Forget Me Not 2014 compilation on the night.
The premise of the 10-track LP is simple enough in that it sees the label round up a host of their most celebrated moments on a bumper package. Featuring a diverse cast of names and sounds that emphasise all that's great about the imprint, it kicks off with Animal Picnic's remix of Notize's ''Selb Sein''; a contemporary, disco-inspired gem that's hard not to fall head over heels with.
From this stage, we're treated to a bevvy of veritable delights, as label head Dansor turns in a really sterling effort on her throbbing interpretation of Monokino's ''Melissa''. Dark and driving, it sets the tone for what's in store with some panache. Jamie Funk's remix of Burst's ''Let Me Go On'' is as ominous as it comes on the release, while Notize's ''Beute'' sounds like Kraftwerk if they'd been dragged kicking and screaming into 2014.
Mikalogic's ''Zipporah'' is a white noise-laden affair that's notable for its unrelenting spiky synths and its mounds of acid. Francesco Robustelli & Milan Meyberg's Sleazy Eyes (Bouberg Wilson Remix) is, like Dansor's earlier effort, indebted to a moder melding of house and disco, and by the time the bassline is in full effect, you know you're on to a winner.
The last few tracks arrive thick and fast: Zohdy & Senna's ''Work That Zipper'' is an unashamed old-school track with echoes of vintage I-F, Mike Ravelli's interpretation of Marc Pollen's ''Crunchtime'' is literally, eh, alarming and Vlaer's remix of Zoe Xenia's ''Avoid the Void'' breathes new life into one of the label's most renowned works. Finally, Dansor crops up again, as her track, ''Feeling'' (ft. Saskia Laroo) is turned into a celestial gem by Von Smir. With something for all tastes apparent, this is a V/A that's sure to have you enthralled throughout.