Ursula 1000

All Systems Are Go Go

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Loungecore DJ Ursula 1000 mixes a set of fun, though rather formulaic, collection of tracks for 18th Street Lounge. Over mid-tempo breaks and house rhythms, his tracks recycle the meatier parts of orchestral pop, easy listening, and instructional records for a post-ironic generation of musical horticulturists. Perhaps realizing how lightweight these grooves are, Ursula doesn't stick with the lounge sound throughout; in fact, parts of the album are surprisingly close to a turntablist record, with a bit of scratching as well as frequent breaks in the mix. Though the sound isn't as consciously "important" as more respected forms of music (like techno), All Systems Are Go-Go is a great mix album, thanks largely to great inclusions from producers all over the world: "Direct Drive" by ECD, "Margret Evening Fashion" by Le Hammond Inferno, and "Mr. Bongo" by Lemon are just three of the highlights.

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