Poker Flat Recordings proudly presents it’s fourth label compilation and makes a strong musical statement. With an array of strong 12” releases in the last couple of months label headhoncho Steve Bug proved once more his A&R skills in the current season. Not few of the last singles turned out to be massive worldwide clubhits. Some of them are now included on “Poker Flat Volume Four”.
The lead takes John Tejada’s indestructible „Sweat (On The Walls)“ with the distinctive spoken vocals of Qzen closely followed by Steve Bug’s re-loved „Loverboy“. Heavily featured is one of the big discoveries of 2004, Guido Schneider who set dancefloors on fire all over the place with his remarkable minimal, but groovy productions. Not to be missed out is one of Poker Flat’s longtime artists Martin Landsky who is on here with his old-school monster „Fools“ as well as with „FM Safari“.
Acid-Techno man Jesper Dahlbäck teamed up with Alexi Delano for the Poker Flat project ADJD and their best tunes so far are on the album as well as the superb Prins Thomas mix of „(She’s) Heavy Metal“ by the one and only Märtini Brös. The French/German triptych Phonique, David Duriez & Phil Weeks contributes it’s „Altered Rock“. To round up the picture seminal Detroit Grand Pubahs are on with two tracks. On top no less than eight tracks have been exclusively produced for this double album! First on Steve Bug contributes “Bug In Your Brain”, a fabulous minimal-tech-whatever-house tune which does it’s name credit. More exclusives have been penned by one of NYC’s top producer Alexi Delano who also forms ADJD with Jesper Dahlbäck, Minimise’s Donnacha Costello, Poker Flat’s up and coming minimal wizard Guido Schneider, long time affiliate Vincenzo and Patrick Chardronnet from Stuttgart who teams up with Get Physical’s Afrilounge as well as Argy from London. Last, but not least Jeff Samuel contributes an exclusive track himself. On the second CD “Poker Flat Volume Four” features a superb bonus-mix by Jeff Samuel. Now Seattle based Samuel proved already his fine sense for music on the border of minimal funk, house-orientated groove and a technoid drive on his productions for Fabric, Trapez, Morris Audio, Kompakt, Lo-Fi Stereo, Poker Flat and others which made him the perfect choice to mix the annual Poker Flat album. His brilliant mix showcases and melts kicking TechHouse tunes with quirky minimal tracks and housey songs in a perfect flow. Altogether “Poker Flat Volume Four” is a huge package including 25 modern, state of the art songs in the field of techy & minimal House which is difficult to pigeonhole.