Team Kitty-Yo

Team Kitty-Yo

     
 

Acting as an anniversary celebration for the Kitty-Yo label based out of Germany, Team Kitty-Yo is a varied but generally enjoyable collection of tracks -- previously released, new, and rare -- from many of its artists. In keeping with the label's general bent over time, while various approaches are showcased on Team Kitty-Yo, techno and electronic musicSee more details below

Overview

Acting as an anniversary celebration for the Kitty-Yo label based out of Germany, Team Kitty-Yo is a varied but generally enjoyable collection of tracks -- previously released, new, and rare -- from many of its artists. In keeping with the label's general bent over time, while various approaches are showcased on Team Kitty-Yo, techno and electronic music take up the lion's share, starting with "Wir Sind Nicht Romantiques," a sly new track from Sex in Dallas featuring a new female singer. If Kitty-Yo isn't coming up with surprises or a cutting edge per se, it does provide an enjoyable listen with its many artists, where the attraction lies in the small details on many songs rather than a massive surprise. So on the first disc, consisting mostly of new or previously unavailable songs, there's the melancholic string arrangement on Richard Davis' "Unrealistic or the Truth," any number of tracks that aim at a certain elegant sleaziness (as with Raz Ohara's "Hymn"), the restrained but still potent vocal sass of Rhythm King & Her Friends' "Fifteen," and -- perhaps most famously -- Gold Chains & Sue Cie's energetic, catchy "Crowd Control." Those songs that take a non-techno/dance path generally tend to the attractively downbeat, sometimes beautifully so, as with the late-night jazz/lounge grooves on Spyritual's "Offtune Soulseeds" and Kante's "Baron Samedi," or Maximilian Hecker's post-Radiohead/Coldplay piano-led "Help Me." The second disc cherry-picks from the label's back catalog, turning up a few relative obscurities such as Raz Ohara's cover of the Pixies' "Where Is My Mind?" and Rechenzentrum's "Planet Janet" -- not a cover of a Rocky Horror Picture Show song. One unreleased track also takes a bow from the redoubtable Tarwater -- "Doppelganger" is a bit of semi-Morricone twang mixed with low-key singing, not deathless but not unpleasant.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/15/2005
Label:
Kitty Yo
UPC:
5413356681420
catalogNumber:
4093

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Wir Sind Nicht Romantiques  -  Biladoll
  2. Unrealistic or the Truth  - Richard Davis
  3. Treat Him Like a Lady (Sometimes)
  4. Offtune Soulseeds  -  Spyritual
  5. Hymn
  6. Her Body Is Alive  -  Tarwater
  7. Help Me
  8. Going for the Gold
  9. Funk Limiter  -  Litwinenko
  10. Fifteen  -  Rhythm King & Her Friends
  11. Der See
  12. Crowd Control
  13. Appreciate  - Jay Haze
  14. Baron Samedi  -  Kante

Disc 2

  1. Gonzales  -  Laub
  2. Im Ersten Licht  -  Kante
  3. Get Paid  -  Rhythm King & Her Friends
  4. Hot Pink Hot Sex  -  Peaches & Gonzales
  5. Brooka Toira Noi
  6. Gonna Get off Right Away  -  Gonzales
  7. Danger  - Louie Austen
  8. Where Is My Mind
  9. Doppelgänger  -  Tarwater
  10. Lost in la Playa
  11. Planet Janet
  12. Testfeld

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Jimi Tenor   Composer
Maurice Fulton   Composer
Robert Lippok   Composer
Ronald Lippok   Composer,Producer
Stefan Schneider   Composer
Stefan Betke   Mastering
Vladislav Delay   Producer
Sebastian Vogel   Composer,Producer
Louie Austen   Composer
Bernd Jestram   Composer,Producer
Peter Thiessen   Composer
Jason Beck   Composer,Producer
Mario Neugebauer   Composer,Producer
Tuomo Puranen   Composer
Maximilian Hecker   Composer
Antye Greie-Fuchs   Composer
Guy Sternberg   Producer
Susan Costabile   Producer
Tobias Levin   Composer,Producer
Merrill Nisker   Composer,Producer
Richard Davis   Producer
Pauline Boudry   Composer,Producer
Sara John   Composer,Producer
Linda Wölfel   Producer
Mocky   Producer
Topher LaFata   Composer,Producer
Jay Haze   Composer,Producer
Christian Nikolaus Conrad   Composer,Producer
David Ducaruge   Composer,Producer
Mohini Geisweiller   Composer,Producer
Kurt Martini Jun   Composer,Producer
Litwinenko   Producer
Franz Pratsch   Composer,Producer
Patrick Rasmussen   Composer,Producer
Juha Tuukkanen   Composer,Producer
Mia VonMatt   Composer,Producer
Adrien Walter   Composer,Producer
Marc Weiser   Composer,Producer
Ilkka Mattila   Composer
Felix Müller   Composer,Producer

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