LATE ONE NIGHT
I don't usually devote much space on this blog to techno, but every now and then something comes along that feels so right I just have to share. These are two DJ mixes courtesy of The Black Dog, and for those who enjoyed their heady blend of mellow techno, ethno-organic sampling, electro flourishes, and overall moody ambience back in the mid 90's, this should be a happy reunion. Being that these are a) new, and b) in mixed form, it also shows a side of Black Dog that may be foreign to those of us who only knew them in the context of their studio material. Perhaps surprisingly, the abstract electronic ambience early into "Late One Night" opens into some serious party rockin dancefloor business towards the end. The "Chill Mix" makes good on its title. For all the boring mood music that ambient techno produced in the 90's, The Black Dog at its best proved the promise of techno[logy] in creating compelling ambient music infused with rhythmic inventiveness. Headphone business!The Black Dog - "Late One Night in 2005" mixThe Black Dog - "Chill Mix"