Richard Riley Reinhold is one of the key figures in micro/minimal house, as a longtime journalist and gadfly, as a producer and DJ and as co-head of Trapez, one of the standard-bearing Cologne minimal labels. He's also compiled and mixed more than a half-dozen superb compilations of the sound, five of them for Trapez, of which Selection 5 may well be the best. Ranging from the slinky and funked-up (Sandiego's “Rogoredo,” Renato Figoli's “Le Stelle Sono Tante”) to the coyly playful (Nôze's “Kitchen,” UND's “Fox in the Box”) to jacking Chicago-house throwbacks (check the b-line of 3 Channels'”Close Up”), it's a consistently surprising, smart mix.
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