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Peter Rauhofer
LIVE @ ROXY 3
(Star Sixty Nine)

Rauhofer, one of the founding DJs of the house style, here plays retro, the dominant theme in this seasonís house music, on a new two-CD set. The difference is that for this Austrian, retro means the styles associated with European dance music: atmospherics, Eurodisco, flirty-girl vocals, and acid ó materialism thatís a far cry from the gospel righteousness and bluesy moans on which classic Chicago house is based.

Rauhoferís set says no amens, but it does thrust itself up against (and maybe into) every part of your body in search of your funny bone, your pulse, your G-spot. He takes his time pressing his cushy textures and bulbous beats up on you, in a tempo that feels much more sluggish than the rush of classically soulful house music; echo-affected vocals aggravate the musicís push toward orgasm. Irresistible, too, are Rauhoferís overlay mixes, in which he frequently employs the intensification tactic (increase the volume as the second song kicks in) pioneered by Louie Vega ó and makes it work you whenever he wants it to. Best tracks: the Eurodisco-ish "C\Del * MP3," by Canadian trance DJ Marco V; William Umanaís throbby "The Enlightenment" and "Mind Games"; Lenny Mantuanoís girly version of Junior Carterís "Women Beat Their Men"; Rauhoferís sample-laden reworking of Madonnaís "Nobody Knows Me"; "Soundz," an acid track by the Idiots; and Jahkey Bís screamy, ecstatic "Heartattack." Best overlay: the back-and-forth beat-to-voice repartee that links "Heartattack" to Assaf Amdurskyís "Tribal Scream."

BY MICHAEL FREEDBERG


Issue Date: September 17 - 23, 2004
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