artist: the !she.
release date: 10, 2002
distributed by: pp sales, hamburg
a01 serpentine maiden (supatone remix)
a02 sweet donnel hill
b01 rattling rowlph (feat . donovan spreck)
b02 meg (feat. stonerock vs. major major)
all tracks written & produced by me raabenstein except track b02 written & produced by stonerock, rearranged & additional programming by me raabenstein.
the!she. offers with orange an uptempo-ep, that much like a pin ball in lil´louis´ “french kiss” and herbie hancock´s “rockit”, doesn´t escape the box until the high score is topped. the wide variety of styles affords the berliner me raabenstein, head behind the!she, to keep the ball going until the free game rings.
the axis berlin/stuttgart rotates powerfully on this ep and starts with supatone´s remix of serpentine maiden. the stuttgart producer (soulphiction) and dj sets the tone with smart west-london beats, which have the ball rolling mixed with a relaxed dose of 80´s sequencing, followed by sweet donnel hill, an electro funk inspired scenario of a man named norman agonized by his mother. (the vocal samples of this psycho-anthem are by stuttgart word artist bob nagel) and the score keeps climbing with me raabenstein´s remix of rattling rowlph. the idle electro hop pumps around the suave lyrics of jamaican donovan spreck (stuttgart), lets your dogs out singing along and unravels your pinball wizard. bingo and the bonus is meg, an eccentric hymn to meg ryan. rubbed passionately into ears by major major, bedded in the roots-reggae riddim of berlin/stuttgart collaboration stonerock, gently re-arranged and crochet-worked with organ pipes by raabenstein.
frank blümel, dj valis, berlin, germany
innovative and varied.
tobi ettle, pauls musique, stuttgart, germany