Skugge, Johan / Volume
Album: Volume   Collection:General
Artist:Skugge, Johan   Added:Feb 2005

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-02-27 Pull Date: 2005-05-01 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: Apr 24 Apr 3 Mar 27 Mar 13 Mar 6
Airplays: 1 1 1 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 22, 2009: lost and found
Bring Me on
4. Apr 17, 2005: Dancing in Outerspace
2. Aug 14, 2005: Dancing in Outer Space
5. Mar 31, 2005: Please Don't Stab Me
In House
3. Jul 17, 2005: Dancing in Outer Space
6. Mar 24, 2005: chapter 2.0: prague 1998-2004
Bring Me on

Album Review
Michael Rosen
Reviewed 2005-03-15
Very sleek minimal tech-house disc by Swedish producer Johan Skugge. Warm pusling click-y beats and interesting vox on a few tracks keep things interesting. The album is pretty homogenous on the whole though, so my track-by-track might not be very helpful, but all tracks are solid and worth playing. Play: 1, 3, 5

1) Rich full tech-house beat with lots of synths, bass-lines, and a distorted vocal track. 2) Thiner, more mellow track. Lots of dancing syncopated synths moving in and out. Very complex and layered. 3) Really thin, almost broken-beat bordering on the realm of John Arnold. Cool distorted vocals of a guy muttering something about “two feet underground”. 4) Hard, solid 4-4 bass with raunchy synth lines and high echo-y female vox. 5) Tech-house at its best: hypnotic and dark, but funky at the same time. The beat and synths are dark but the whole track is bathed in a warm sea of noise. 6) Bubbly bassline with choppy click and handclap beat. 7) Very similar to last cut. A little colder and more mechanical. 8) Thin punchy beats with a collage of synths. 9+10) More of the same, check them out. 10’s vox are pretty cheesy…
-Mike, i.e. The Professor

Track Listing
1. Bring Me on   6. In House
2. Csb   7. Implosion
3. Forevermen   8. Drop Lfo
4. Decadence   9. Set-Up
5. Volume   10. Silencio