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DJ Sprinkles: Where Dancefloors Stand Still | Full-length DJ Mix CD | Released 2013 | Japan: Mule Musiq, MMCD41
A CD compilation mixed the style of live recordings captured in the DJ Sprinkles' Deeperama Mix Series. All tracks were personally selected by Sprinkles (a.k.a. Terre Thaemlitz) for their frequent-play status in his DJ sets over the years. The title Where Dancefloors Stand Still is primarily a reference to the Japanese police's recent enforcement of longstanding-but-inactive 'fuzoku' laws that prohibit dancing. It is not uncommon for club staff to ask patrons not to dance. The title is also a reference to the stylistic stagnation of DJ Sprinkles' sets which continue to focus on records originally collected in the late '80s and early '90s, as well as the fact that many people complain they cannot dance to Sprinkles' sets because the tracks and mixing style are too slow and anti-climactic.Beams Records, February 2013:
「日本在住アーティスト、テーリ・テムリッツがDJスプリンクルス名義で初となるミックスCDを＜Mule Musiq＞からリリース！トラックを制作する上で彼のアイディアソースとなっている80年代後半〜90年代初頭のレアなハウスクラシックスを使用してのミックスCDは、今では手に入れることが難しい貴重な楽曲が多数収録されています。現在の風営法によるナイトクラブの規制に対する彼なりのレスポンスを提示しつつも、純粋にダンスミュージックの素晴らしさを体感できる楽曲に仕上げてしまうセンスはさすがの一言。恍惚感溢れるトラックに踊りださずにはいられない。」From Fact Magazine, January 24, 2013:
"Sometime sound artist, sometime house producer Terre Thaemlitz has taken aim at Japan's proscriptive ‘fukozu' legislation.
"Japan's anti-prostution ‘fuzoku' laws have had a substantial impact on the country's club culture: nightspots are typically subject to a 1am curfew, and restrictions are frequently placed on people dancing in clubs. In recent years, the Japanese government have policed the long-standing laws with redoubled zeal, putting further pressure on revellers.
"Japan resident Terre Thaemlitz has used the laws as a jump-off point for his latest mix CD as DJ Sprinkles, due on Tokyo label Mule Musiq. Where Dancefloors Stand Still promises to tackle the laws by reimagining the act of dancing as "a ritual in which dancers do rhythmic body painting that amalgamates the individual identity into a collective". As per the bulk of Thaemlitz's work as DJ Sprinkles, the session will lean towards deep house, with the likes of Trentemoller, Lectroluv, and My My all getting nods. More vintage sounds come courtesy of Sound Mechanix and Fingers Inc.
"Where Dancefloors Stand Still is Thaemlitz's first significant release since last year's fascinating Soulnessless project, a 30+ hour audiovisual project conceived and marketed as the first ever full-length mp3 album. He's since worked with Mark Fell on the Complete Spiral LP, a record of gentle damaged house in the Burrell Brothers mould."
Mix CD Track List
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DJ Sprinkles: Where Dancefloors Stand Still | Double Vinyl | Released 2013 | Japan: Mule Musiq, 158
Limited edition double-vinyl set of choice, original, unmixed tracks from the mix CD.
Vinyl Track List (Original and Unmixed)
A2. Fingers Inc.: Never No More Lonely
B1. Sound Mechanix: I Can't Forget
B2. Classic Man: Rapid Winds (75 MPH Mix)
B3. Gene Farris: Good Feeling
C1. Choo-Ables: Hard To Get (BT's Massive Groove)
C2. Understars: Forestfunk I (No DAMKKB Mix)
D1. Lectroluv: If We Try (Ambient Dub)
D2. Keys & Tronics Ensemble: Calypso of House (Paradise Version)
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