Published Nov 16, 2007Munich, Germany's Permanent Vacation has made a slow build of itself since its inception back in 2006. Making an introduction with a well-received, self-titled mix comp, it then went on to follow with some much appreciated reissues and remixes of electro-samba-pop greats Antena, as well as the introduction to the modern age's disco queen Kathy Diamond. Well, the label has prepped a follow-up comp that not only succeeds the first instalment, but also gives a sneak peek at some current and forthcoming twelve-inches they're scheduling for the new year. Every good mix needs an anchor, and label founders/DJs Benjamin Fröhlich and Tom Bioly use hot cuts such as Glass Candy's whimsical Italo Disco classic in the making, "Rolling Down the Hills" demo (also featured on Italians Do It Better's amazing After Dark comp), Tomboy's flash disco single "Flamingo," and two Hot Chip remixes: their unlikely funk transformation of indie hero Stephen Malkmus' "Kindling For the Master" and universal contender for the year's best remix, their epic melancholy treatment of Junior Boys' "In the Morning." But the point of the comp is to introduce new artists, and Perm Vac have a few in store. Parker Lewis doesn't lose with "Coming Up For Air," a rumbling morsel of lively space disco, a Holy Ghost! remix of the founders' new project Only Fools and Horses (not featuring Del Boy) and their funk-infested pure disco track "Spectacle Wins," and what I feel are the two highlights: Zurich's Lexx and his new single "Axis Shift," a hypnotic piece of neo disco that could pass for instrumental !!!, and the head-to-head team up of Woolfy vs Projections for their burning balearic bliss out, "Absynth," a single of the year in my books.
The label has arranged for a slightly abridged version of the comp to be heard in full on the website, which you can hear by clicking here. You can also buy your copy by emailing [email protected]. As well, check out their MySpace page, to hear even more from the comp and its featured artists.