This week celebrates the 100th release of two of my favorite labels in the world. First, Poker Flat, the brain child of super producer Steve Bug, hits their milestone this month with a remix package of acid anthem “House of God.” The track, originally recorded in 1989, released in 91, was the first massive dropped by San Francisco’s D.H.S. (Dimensional Holofonic Sound). Personally, I’ve seen this song appear in sets across the globe, from DC to ol’ Praha, and the reaction that it gets never ceases to amaze me. The new release was originally dreamt up by Phonique, who had several remixes completed on it- but seeing an opportunity to make this release epic, Bug got D.H.S. involved to do a 20th anniversary mix and tapped Martin Landsky for a deeper more minimal look at it. This six tracker is available now on beatport.com and iTunes.
Get Physical Music also hits this milestone this week with GPM 100, a compilation featuring their brightest stars at the moment. Most notably, the founders of the label, Booka Shade and M.A.N.D.Y., team up for another masterpiece, this time entitled “Donut.” GPM has been dropping bombs since their inception and with this 100th release, they solidify their place as a cornerstone for the minimal/techno movement in all musics electronic. It is no wonder that this Berlin based label continues to put out dope tracks and that its artists seldom play to rooms that are not sold out. Getting my pick as one of the best labels out there (sorry Yoshitoshi), I’ve decided to post the link to this milestone comp. ENJOY.