DJ Linus – Fantasmagorique

Artist: DJ Linus
Title: Fantasmagorique
Cat No: Compo 0123-1 / Compo 0123-2
Format: 2-LP / CD / Download

Quotes: DJ Linus’ ‘Bar-B-Q’ is the perfect example of just why we’re going to have to eradicate ‘ruthless’ and ‘clinical’ from our dictonary of German cliches Muzik / …watch out for this independant label! Touch Magazine / real nice hypnotic House. Frontpage

Info: Another re-release from Compose Records, the elder house label sister of Compost. DJ Linus’ ”Soul Penetration” track has been stated a truly catchy deep house burner which left you no choice but to hum along and wouldn’t leave your eardrum all day. The ”Worldleague” track had people quoting “If Star Wars” would have been produced in 1998, it would have sounded like ”Worldleague”!” The discosounds of ”Rollercoaster” hurled you back to the 80ies. No wonder that back in early February of 1999 the vinyl of ”Soul Penetration” entered German Club Charts at 12 and German Dance Charts at 19. This re-released album is certain bullet-proof of DJ Linus’ musical diversity and smartass artwork –btw the couple are said to be his parents! DJ Linus is still among Germany’s most respected DJs and producers. Well known to many through his smasher “Bar-B-Q” (as on this album) which had been 12inch of the month in British Muzik magazine and as a regular Dj being featured in the playlists of Tony Humphries, Gusto, Armand Van Helden, Roger S., Kevin Saunderson, Hector Romero, Release The Pressure/Groove, Blues & Soul, DJ-Magazine Hype Charts, and in a lot of charts from other well known DJ- or house-stores. DJ Linus has been djing ever since 1987. His style is a rare mixture of underground, tech house, deep, dub, tribalish stuff. His favourite producers are Norma Jean Bell, Sandy Riviera, Mateo and Matos, Derrick Carter, DJ Spen, DJ Deep, Nick Holder. He had been a regular at former Heizkraftwerk club in Munich and has played at places like Planète in Rennes (France), and Ministry of Sound, London. He plays regurlarly not only in Germany, but in England and on the West Coast of the USA, too.

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