Beatscootin’ Groove Electro Sounds – CD Comp
Launched at Club Kooky in Sydney, the Groovescooter label’s debut compilation from 1999 featured original tracks from the cream of the Australian electronic scene at the time, including faTT deX (aTomiK-aL), UTE, The Hoong & I (DJ Abel el Toro & HJ Kim), FC Europa and The Blue Hour (aliases for Andy Rantzen of Itch-E and Scratch-E), The 5000 Fingers of Dr.T and Little Nobody vs E, plus remixes by General Electrik and Groovescooter/Society. Mixing everything from breaks and drum ‘n’ bass, to disco, house, techno and future-jazz, reviews were universally glowing.
“intoxicating“ 4/5 ” [3D World] • “pretty spesh… an excellent electro comp 4/5″ [Revolver] • “world class… cool” 9.5/10 [hEARd]
“Essential… ‘The Score’ is possibly the best piece of Australian electronica I’ve heard this year” [Zebra /Inpress] “ice cool” [Sydney Star Observer]
Nominated for Best Compilation in the 1999 3D Dance Music Awards (won by Freaky Loops), very limited copies of this former 2SER feature album are available directly from Groovescooter on CD or digitally.
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Compiled, produced by Georgie Zuzak & Paris Pompor at Groovescooter
Mastered by: Kathy Naunton, dB Mastering
Artwork: Antenna Media
Distribution: Creative Vibes
Front Cover Image: Jones Action Scooters’ then new ‘Arc Design’ Urban Scooter
” …’Beatscootin’ is.. a compilation of rather inspired chilled grooves, swanky electronica, and jazzy drum ‘n’ bass tracks… Cindii impresses with opening track ‘Aloha Daddy-O’, AtomiK-aL tweaks the funk on ‘Rok da Blok’ and Champagne (featuring Corrina) score full points for the reintroduction of vocals in a smooth and hip-shaking groove called ‘Reel’. Society do a noirish beat-mix of Mat White’s ‘Circle of Friends’, while Little Nobody vs E sample double-bass and brass choruses. They pitch these up against a moog bassline and a feel of melancholic angst and somehow come up breathing positivity. But the coup d’état here is rammed home by General Electrik, who wins new friends with his gorgeous remix of FC Europa’s track ‘The Score’ - it’s possibly the best piece of Australian electronica I’ve heard this year. Essential.” [Alec Mackenzie – Inpress/Zebra]
01 CINDII – Aloha Daddy-O 02 CUS 1 – Boogie Down Unk [Stars and Moon remix] 03 ATOMIK-AL (Fatt Dex) – Rok Da Blok 04 The 5000 FINGERS OF DR T – Groovin’ 05 FC EUROPA – The Score [General Electrik remix] 06 The HOONG & I – Keep A Rockn’ 07 ALIEN HEADSPACE – Tower Block 08 CHAMPAGNE feat Corrina Dolso – Reel 09 MR FINK – In The Centre 10 SOCIETY – Baconbag 11 MAT WHITE – Circle Of Friends [Society/Groovescooter remix] 12 LITTLE NOBODY vs E – Nobody Lives Here 13 The BLUE HOUR feat Yolanda Podolski – Music’s Goitn To Take You There 14 UTE – Outlines 15 DON MEERS – 4.30am