Friday, 27 November 2009

Various Artists lowdown


Just a quick lowdown of a few tracks I've been playing a lot recently.


Let's start from A Bridge Far Away. This is a new alias and totally new project of an old friend - Forensics. As a preview to his forthcoming album, he released two nice remixes of Drift featuring a beautiful and mesmerizing voice of Indi Kaur. The original makes me shiver and will be available on the  ABFA debut album Enchanted at the beginning of the next year (released on Methodology Recordings). Apart from Indi Kaur, the release will feature also star delta and Dusk Ensemble. Stay tuned for a review on my blog some time in the future!


First remix comes from Grievous Angel a 2-step, garage producer from Essex, whose mixes are among the best I've heard in any music style. He delivers what I expected of him. Another one is even better, a dubstep remix by Demon, who is part of Macabre unit crew.





A Bridge Far Away - Drift feat. Indi Kaur (Demon [Macabre Unit] remix)

Switching tempos, switching styles with DJ Dials. In my personal ranking Freaky Girl is absolutely at the h/h top. I've heard a few really great remixes, including the last one in the series, a dubstep refix by DJ Dials. Wicked!

Gucci Mane - Freaky Girl (DJ Dials Remix)

The next one is absolutely, frigging killing shit!! Gives me bannannas each time :) Props to boys from mixedbusiness.


Ill girl from Vancouver, lady power behind the mighty glitch-hop forum, Ill-Esha in a soulful, groovy glitch hop remix. Not only for the ladies!

Ill-Esha - Crunk Chevrolet

We move now closer to the center of the dancefloor and sweating bodies of skanking girls and boys. DJ Absurd aka MonstR - in a fast 'ugly ducklin' bassline roller.

DJ Absurd/MonstR -  Rubber Duck

Finally, a two very hot remixes coming from the remix compilation of "Sun People", originally released by Canadian Nicodemus.  Kush Arora, whose tribal, heavy step I've already covered some time on my blog, presents bashy bashy tribal bass banger around 132 bpm with santoor from the Original, a kind of American bow to uk funky, soca step and similar sound. Earthrise Soundsystem remix has a great, sunny oriental vibe. I'm a real sucker for such vocals. When traveling through Morocco, Tunisia or Egypt I've always tried to buy as many casettes (and recently CD's) as possible, they have such a rich musical culture and tradition. The entire album including remixes by e.g. Sabo, The Spy from Cairo, Tal M Klein, Christian Prommer, Pablo Sanchez, Adham Shaik, Tom B, The Pimps has been just released on ESL Music. Go check it!

Nickodemus - 2 Sips and Cup Remix

Nickodemus - Sun People (Earthside Soundsystem)

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Th'Mole - The Other Side live show on KVMR 89.5 FM radio


Th'Mole, a self-made, DIY producer, performer, vocalist, man-of-many-names and bringer of good news to good people, a guy who can teach you how to be cool and who escapes easy generalizations with his dirty hybrid of re-mixed and re-cycled soundz. Browse my blog for more stuff by this cool homie and in the meantime listen to a great 2-hour show in KVMR 89.5 FM radio from Nevada. Th'Mole speaks with the host of The Other Side show - Mikail Graham about his life, inspirations, music and horror movies and plays tons of his freaky music, very fresh material (I luv Unicorns! at the end is pure hilarious genius!!!), but also remixes from his adolescent years. The entire show was pure, uplifting fun and a great mood booster. Enjoy!



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Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Robot Koch - Gorom Sen video


robot koch - gorom sen from robot koch on Vimeo.

Robot Koch says on fb: "new video, i cut up some maya deren experimental film from the 30s. if you dont know her, you should check her out. this took a while to edit, but its fun too...cut and paste heaven and hell...." Great work indeed!!

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OV04 Raleigh Moncrief - Combed Over Chrome EP






I have so little time recently and I have fished so many good releases within the last few months, especially on the glitch-hop / future beat front, I decided to post them without proper reviews or with just a few sentences from me. Which I don't like, becasue being a compulsive writer I feel very unsatisfied to release my babies to the general public without some guidance as to what expect from the music pushed on my blog. But I'd like to avoid losing this music in the voids of the blogosphere.



Let's start the series with a free EP by Californian Raleigh Moncrief (a guy/duo/band - have no idea?) Combed Over Chrome EP. This is one of the best EP's by a new artist I've heard recently. The title track is properly glitchy and dirty and the synths are very, very nice, reminding me of HudMo, Joker mixed with wonky LuckyMe stuff. I like! Actually it encompasses a few specific sounds evoking a deja vu as if I have already heard this somewhere!? Space oddyssey of Ew tar tar and dirty yet beautiful, bass-heavy Quiet Please really work for me. As a teaser, watch the video to the most neon track of the entire release - Similes. Definitely an artist to watch in the future. More glitch-hop goodies coming tomorrow. Stay tuned!



Raleigh Moncrief - Quiet Please from obstructive vibrations on Vimeo.

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Monday, 23 November 2009

GOUSEION - WE'RE IN HIGH SCHOOL (GRAINTABLE and WUNDERLITE REMIX) + VIDEO



I've become a fan of Run Riot Records since the very first moment I've heard the productions of their artists (check my review of their sick compilation Motion Sickness here). Thus, I'm really happy to post here two great remixes of Gouseion's track We're in High Scool.  The original mix comes from a wicked release by Gouseion on Run Riot Records in April this year - "More Friends for the Fire". Check it on Addictech.


Intensively glitched and heavy IDM original track received a very successful treatment from Portland's DJ and Producer - Graintable (part of the live project - Chip Chop), who added a fantastic 'flow' and spacey synths, thus creating a pretty infectious and tight little joint. Highly recommended!





Another artist from Run Riot Records roster, Wunderlite in his remix of the same track, pumped even more glitch into the original song and distorted the synths to the max. The final result differs substantially from graintable's refix, but shares one characteristic - it is equally good and highly recommended.   


GOUSEION - WE'RE IN HIGH SCHOOL (WUNDERLITE REMIX)


Finally, watch a video of Graintable performing We're in high school remix on his Akai. Ill!!!




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Friday, 20 November 2009

Jahcoozi @Obiekt Znaleziony in Warsaw, Poland 21 Nov 2009!!



Another great gig this Autumn in Poland! On Saturday (21 Nov 2009), Berlin club trio - Jahcoozi will take over Obiekt Znaleziony in Warsaw to celebrate the second birthday of the venue which has become a permanent feature on the cultural map of the capital city of Poland. Not only Jahcoozi will perform live, but also Robot Koch will play a special live set! I'm so stoked to see and meet them! I appeal to you, open-minded citizens of Warsaw - do come to Obiekt Znaleziony this Saturday, don't miss such a rare opportunity to experience two killing live performances at one take.


Apart from their original productions, Jahcoozi (as a group and individual members) have been avid collaborators on numerous projects with many artists across the globe, to mention just a few: Mochipet, King Cannibal, Sukh Knight, Tolcha, Missil. Expect a great show, full of energy and fantastic beats. I love Sasha Perrera's vocal, but most of all I'm a big fan of Robot Koch, the main man behind the project and for me personally the leading producer of electronic music scene at the moment. He has just dropped an amazing debut album Death Star Droid on his own label Robots Don't Sleep (check this site for free goodies from Robot Koch and some surprising arts). The best track from this album (IMHO) - Hard to Find was also featured on the recently released chart-breaking an-ten-nae's Acid Crunk vol. 2 compilation. This track occupied the first spot on the electronic music charts on beatport for a few weeks!!


Listen and BUY Robot Koch - Death Star Droid, it's worth every penny. Stay tuned for a review on my blog soon.


Listen to the latest releases by Jahcoozi:




JAHCOOZI - NAMEDROPPER from mother perera on Vimeo.

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Thursday, 19 November 2009

CLP - Strictly Confidential review



RELEASE OF THE MONTH - 9 out of 10***

Artist: CLP
Title: Strictly Confidential
Label: Sugarcane Recordings
Distributor: Various/Music Response/ Ingrooves
Released: 23 November 2009


1.CLP Designer feat. Rqm (Lazersword Mix)
2.Lando Kal feat Spoek Kites (Dub Mix)
3.CLP I'm So Trill feat. Spoek (Sweat X Vs Fs Green Mix)
4.CLP Superconfidential f. Tunde Olaniran (NicSarnoMix)
5.CLP Superconfidential f. Tunde Olaniran(TopBillinMix
6. CLP Putcha Handz Up f. Rayzaflo (CLP Street Version)
7. CLP Designer feat. Rqm (Lazersword Mix Instrumental)
8. CLP Superconfidential f. Tunde Olaniran (TopBillinMix lnstrumental)


Vinyl only:
9. CLP I’m So Trill feat Tunde Olaniran
10. CLP Superconfidential f. Tunde Olaniran





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Wednesday, 18 November 2009

[Re-posted - new link] DJ 0.000001 - RACIN' MUSIC (2009) - First Official Re-Release by Doktor Krank!!






There were some problems with the link. I added a new, working link. Enjoy



The music on my blog is never nice and easy but this Re-Release is rough, rough, rooouuughhhhhhh. This is 300th post on my blog - I can't think of a better way to celebrate!!



I'm stoked to announce the first official Doktor Krank's Re-Release of a mixed and remixed compilation Racin' Music by  DJ 0.000001 aka Th'Mole which was originally released on CD by Hectic Records, This naughty stuff is distributed in the digital format, FOR FREE !!!, by Doktor Krank in collaboration with Daly City Records and Chickenhead.


DJ 0.000001 aka Th'Mole is a really cool dude, releasing stuff on many 'fronts' for years, among others through Mochipet's Daly City Records. We invited him to Poland in Spring this year (and Mochipet a month earlier), you can watch some pictures and read a mini-rewiew of his show on my blog. This year, Th'Mole also released a really, really good record Greatest Hits, ha, ha, ha vol. 1 which I also covered on my blog, After coming across Th'Mole stuff, I have become instantly hooked on his his peculiar psych-hop vocal collages and introvert-turn-extrovert-on-stage style. You should really see this man perfoming live, a volcano of crazy energy shooting words with a speed of a machine gun to suddenly switch into a melancholic mood, which is particularly surreal when you have a guy dressed in pretty strange clothes in front of you.  
 
The music in DJ 0.000001's Racin' Music can be broadly described as ghettotech breakcore psych-hop with bmp going off the scale from time to time :) He has no mercy and  seems to be able to remix any piece of electronic music. Next to the current artists, like e.g. an underground sensation, Berlin-based ghettotech DJ Donna Summer, ultra fast happy hardcore of Foxdye (the track recently featured on a very good Motion Sickness compilation released by Run Riot records - again, read more on my blog about this record ), heavy metal remix of Chemical Brothers, electro-pop beats of LA's Captain Ahab, DJ 0.000001 throws in a daring remix of Gossip Perpetuo theme by a legend of electronic music - Jean Jacques Perrey, very nice refix of Supersonic anthem by all-female crew of JJ Fad or totally unexpected treatment of Enya's Orinoco Flow (definitely one of the higlights of this release). Uff, what is most important this electronic melting pot works in the end. Go download it and enjoy an unrestricted music imagination of DJ 0.000001. Doktor Krank highly recommends this release!!! 

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LOW END THEORY PODCAST VOL.9 DADDY KEV vs. DIBIASE




Vol.9 of the epic podcast series from the best club out there, i.e. LA's Low End Theory has just arrived. QUALITY as usual. This time it is a double feature by the head of Alpha Pup Records and the resident of LET - Daddy Kev vs. quite a versatile producer of future, swinging 8-bit hip-hop beats Dibiase.


First, kudos to Daddy Kev for a super cool sample of Rorschach from The Watchmen and f...g brain-smashing Simon Says Remix by Pharoahe Monch (Get the Fuck UP!!!). Boy, this track moves my ass hard each time I hear it. Apart from that, in his much-too-short section Daddy Kev mixes quite an eclectic stuff, on a more bouncy and bass-heavy tip like a new crunky electro shit from Lazer Sword - Jet Black and a few bombs with ultra low dubstep sub-bass. I LIKE!


I have already wrote about Dibise on my blog. Some time ago he released a split 7'' with Low Limit from Lazer Sword. Read my review here. Dibise's short section in this podcast is really awesome! Crunked up and pulsating with crazy, cut-up beats and vocals, ranging from low-key 8-bit synth solos to hip hop, and tons of samples thrown in, this mix delivers a really unique listening experience. Cop it now!  

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Monday, 16 November 2009

BLOGGERTRONIX MIX VOL. 5





BLOGGERTRONIX MIX - VOL.5 by Bloggertronix


Great mix from the Bloggertronix crew! Electro bop, cumbia, EDM, crunk and glitch served in a very uplifting and uber funky way. The mix flows like a spring rivulet on a sunny day stroll high in the mountains. Listening to it I felt like going for a walk, unfortunately at my work when I leave my cubicle my options are rather limited - toilet, canteen, smoking area, no rivulets, no mountains, no sun :(
The mix includes a few of my favorite tracks from the recent weeks: Robot Koch's tune from Death Star Droid, Sammy Bannana's remix of Kid Cudi song, mesmerizing Filewile anthem, Two Fingers,  El Zombie - Fauna in Dj Disque remix (most frequently played cumbia track on my SS in the car!), Siriusmo's crazy shit, Notic Nastic - well I will soon mention the entire tracklist. Grab it while it's hot! Highly recommended.

TRACKLIST AFTER THE JUMP

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Lot 49 competition - step up to win great prizes.


The British Lot 49, a techno / electro / breakbeat label run by Meat Katie, and releasing stuff by such artists as Dylan Rhymes, Elite Force, Lee Coombs,  announced a an exciting competition for new producers, with the chance to win a 3 single deal with a top label, inclusion on an exclusive compilation album and a host of prizes. The competition is to be judged by a panel of leading industry figures including Timo Maas, Orbital, D Ramirez, James Zabiela, Steve Mac, Meat Katie and Dylan Rhymes.



Now, it's your turn. Engage all your creative abilities, sit tight on your ass and submit a killing music to the judges hoping to get one of the following prizes:



TOP PRIZE
Lot49 Recordings 3 E.P. deal
All 10 titles from the Loopmasters ARTIST Series
All 24 titles from the Loopmasters ORIGIN Series
Soundcloud PRO Max yearly account http://soundcloud.com/pro
Ableton Live 8 software package (donated by Soundcloud) http://www.ableton.com/
*Also the winners EP will be mastered at the legendary Wired Masters in London by Kev Grainger
who has worked with the likes of Steve Angello, Bjork, Erick Morillo, Gilles Peterson and Gary Numan to name but a few.



14 FINALISTS
Inclusion on Lot49 Recordings “New Lot Compilation” for release early 2010
Soundcloud PRO Light yearly account http://soundcloud.com/pro
Any 3 titles from the Loopmasters ARTIST Series (excluding Deadmau5 Xfer)





HOW TO ENTER
1) Go to www.lot49.co.uk competition page and register with your email, artist name and country
2) Submit up to three separate tracks with them clearly labelled by artist and title in the following format [Artist_title.wav] to
The competition starts Nov 1st and ends Dec 1st.
No entries submitted after this date will be eligible.
The winner will be announced on the Lot49 website on December 14th 2009.

Listen to Meat Katie mix accompanying this competition:




COMPETITION SPONSORS






More info about Lot49:



Leading UK dance imprint Lot49 has carved out an enviable reputation as a forward thinking electronic label, enjoying success within Techno, Electro, Tech-house & Breakbeat genres, now label bosses Meat Katie & Dylan Rhymes are creating an opportunity for budding new artists to gain a fast track place to success in the industry. Over the past five years the label has released original material & remixes by the likes of Dubfire, Lutzenkirchen, AudioJack, Lee Coombs, Robbie Rivera, Marco Bailey, Vandal, Audiofly, Miles Dyson, D.Ramirez, Evil 9, Infusion, Bassbin Twins & Elite Force to name just a few. 2009 sees the doors open for new artists to try and gain a place amongst some of dance music’s leading players and to win a host of prizes at the same time via this exclusive competition to be judged by a panel of top DJ’s and producers.

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Sunday, 15 November 2009

DJ 0.000001 - RACIN' MUSIC (2009) - First Official Re-Release by Doktor Krank!!









The music on my blog is never nice and easy but this Re-Release is rough, rough, rooouuughhhhhhh. This is 300th post on my blog - I can't think of a better way to celebrate!!



I'm stoked to announce the first official Doktor Krank's Re-Release of a mixed and remixed compilation Racin' Music by  DJ 0.000001 aka Th'Mole which was originally released on CD by Hectic Records, This naughty stuff is distributed in the digital format, FOR FREE !!!, by Doktor Krank in collaboration with Daly City Records and Chickenhead.


DJ 0.000001 aka Th'Mole is a really cool dude, releasing stuff on many 'fronts' for years, among others through Mochipet's Daly City Records. We invited him to Poland in Spring this year (and Mochipet a month earlier), you can watch some pictures and read a mini-rewiew of his show on my blog. This year, Th'Mole also released a really, really good record Greatest Hits, ha, ha, ha vol. 1 which I also covered on my blog, After coming across Th'Mole stuff, I have become instantly hooked on his his peculiar psych-hop vocal collages and introvert-turn-extrovert-on-stage style. You should really see this man perfoming live, a volcano of crazy energy shooting words with a speed of a machine gun to suddenly switch into a melancholic mood, which is particularly surreal when you have a guy dressed in pretty strange clothes in front of you.  
 
The music in DJ 0.000001's Racin' Music can be broadly described as ghettotech breakcore psych-hop with bmp going off the scale from time to time :) He has no mercy and  seems to be able to remix any piece of electronic music. Next to the current artists, like e.g. an underground sensation, Berlin-based ghettotech DJ Donna Summer, ultra fast happy hardcore of Foxdye (the track recently featured on a very good Motion Sickness compilation released by Run Riot records - again, read more on my blog about this record ), heavy metal remix of Chemical Brothers, electro-pop beats of LA's Captain Ahab, DJ 0.000001 throws in a daring remix of Gossip Perpetuo theme by a legend of electronic music - Jean Jacques Perrey, very nice refix of Supersonic anthem by all-female crew of JJ Fad or totally unexpected treatment of Enya's Orinoco Flow (definitely one of the higlights of this release). Uff, what is most important this electronic melting pot works in the end. Go download it and enjoy an unrestricted music imagination of DJ 0.000001. Doktor Krank highly recommends this release!!! 

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Friday, 13 November 2009

Riva Starr : I was Drunk (The Cheerz Mox Michto Remix)

ABSOLUTELY F....G GENIAL VIDEO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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CRAIC.N.BASS - FRIDAY 13TH @ MURRAYS TOP FLOOR, DUBLIN, IRELAND



Yo, Dubliners. It's Friday 13th, great time to get scared by proper heavy bass and broken beat. On behalf of the Idle Gravity Slaves crew let me invite you to the new regular nite in Dub City, a double feature treat taking place tonite @ Murrays Top Floor (33/34 Upper O'Connel Street). And then regularly every Friday.


My brother (Boytek Smitchuk), who currently lives in Dublin, with the support of heavy-weight members of his crew will start chilling you from 6 p.m. just to prepare you for a 10 p.m. head-on dive into the deepest pits of heavy bass hell. You know you can't miss such an opportunity. You better remember this name and tell others that the notorious Dk Krank was the guy from whom you learnt about this new, successfull (I hope) regular event in your beautiful city. Roight??



To get a taste of the type of entertainment you can expect at Craic.n.Bass listen to this mix by Boytek:



Craic 'n bass boys and girls!!!

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Thursday, 12 November 2009

Nasty Nasty - The Reef (incl. Slugabed remix)


Oh boy, this release will be huge. Jasper Reeder aka NastyNasty will soon release a single The Reef on Frite Nite, as a first step to his full-length Kingdom Come. This neon wonky banger is extremely hard to classify, but one thing is certain - it's dirty and big and has a huge effect on the listener (I hope). The package will also include smashing street bass remix by a young UK bad bowy - Slugabed.Cant wait to see this released. Listen!!

NastyNasty - The Reef by fritenite

NastyNasty - The Reef (Slugabed Remix) by fritenite

BONUS (Death Star Rap in Lorn remix):

And I Could Die Tonight (Lorn Remix) by fritenite

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JACKMASTER - 60 MINUTES OF DRESS 2 SWEAT (2007-2009)


I wrote about emergence of the new, fantastic label in the previous post. I mean Glasgow-based Numbers label which was established after merging of Wireleblock, Dress 2 Sweat and Stuffrecords. To celebrate the final Dress 2 Sweat release: BOK BOK / L-VIS 1990 - Night Slugs EP, Jackmaster mixed a special CD with highlights from the catalogue of Dress 2 Sweat covering the period of 2007 to 2009.
Great UK urban funky mix, merging like in a big devil's cauldron, 2-step, garage, bassline, juke house, hip-hop, glitch hop and a few other styles. Dress 2 Sweat will now contribute its unique style to the wealth and success of the new label - Numbers, which I am positive will be a real hit next year.




Tracklist:
Rod Lee – Let Me See What You Workin’ With Rustie Remix (DTS008)
Kazey + Bulldog – Ballin’ (DTS010)
Rod Lee – Oh Yeah (DTS011)
Kazey + Bulldog – Big Truck (DTS004)
Kazey + Bulldog – Big Truck Pt. II (DTS010)
DJ Tameil – I Get Money (DTS003)
L-vis 1990 – Playing With Knives (We almost released this)
Kazey + Bulldog – Sweet Harmony (DTS004)
Bok Bok – Ripe Banana (DTS012)
L-vis 1990 – Hide (DTS012)
Dikulous – You Know What To Doo (DTS001)
Kazey + Bulldog – Snap Yo Balti (DTS004)
DJ Tameil – Back That Thang Up (DTS003)
Kazey + Bulldog – Fo Da Real G’s DTS010)
Tactic – Can’t Juke Without Me (DTS-XXX)
Rod Lee – Understand (DTS002)
MOVES!!! – Promise (We almost released this)
Bok Bok – NNTF (DTS012)
Piddy Py – Prickly Rose (DTS007)
Piddy Py – Giggle Riddim (DTS007)
MOVES!!! – All Skate VIP w/ DZ Remix (Original mix appears on DTS009)
Rustie – Throw Some D’s (DTS001)
DJ Deeon – Like We Do (DTS006)
DJ Deeon – The Chase (Demo)
Pistol Pete – Knuck If You Buck (DTS001)
Rustie – Lean Wit It (DTS001)
DJ Deeon – Put It In Yo Mouth (DTS006)

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MARY ANNE HOBBS - BBC 1 EXPERIMENTAL - 11/05/09 CONNOISSEURS LABEL SHOWCASE


Mary Anne Hobbs – Experimental 2009 11 05 Soul Motive, Modern Love and Numbers [Hotfile]

Connoisseurs Label Showcase presenting three labels: Soul Motive from Bristol, Modern Love from Manchester and finally Numbers from Glasgow. The best Mary Anne Hobbs show in months. You know YOU WANT THIS BADLY!!!!!


Soul Motive is represented by very emotive and dreamy, exclusive mix from Eleven Tigers. Fantastic listening experience within Bristol’s dub-tech / IDM imaginarium, including Eleven Tigers original material as well as Perverelist and Hyetal tunes. I’m not a big fan of dub-tech myself but this piece of music is really, really ‘touching’. As sung by a female in one of the tracks by Eleven Tigers this mix is Driving my crazy driving my crazy… Eleven Tigers will release his new single in January 2010 with Perverelist remix on a flipside. Already in December, Soul Motive plans the new releases by Headhunter and Geom. Watch out!


Then comes another nice mix, this time from Manchester’s label – Modern Love, which was heavily rinsed by M.A.H. in her show in the past. Including only unreleased material by among others Claro Intelecto, Andy Stott, Andrea, Milli, Hate. This mix is also quite OK, although for me the weakest one out of the three presented.


As in a proper thriller, the real bomb awaits the listener at the end. The third mix has really blew my mind. This is the showcase mix for a new Glasgow label – Numbers which was created after converging Wireleblock, Stuffrecords and Dress 2 Seat. The mix includes tons of exclusive release for next year by e.g. Low Limit, Lando Kal, Rustie, Slugabed, Redinho, Ghosts on tape, Hudson Mohawke, Emvee, L-vis 1990, Taz Buckfaster, Deadboy. Fuck me! So many great artists on the fore-front of electronic music gathered in one place! If this is not the best label of 2010, I’ll be damned. Actually the first release in 2010 – Golden Shake EP will be by none other than our old homies: Low Limit and Lando Kal from Lazer Sword!!! followed by Redinho’s “Bare blip” and Taz Buckfuster’s stuff. Oh boy I can hardly wait. I am absolutely positive this will blow my mind. Numbers’ label launch party took place on 6 November 2009, with Lazer Sword live, and world debut of the new Rustie live show– this was the great party I’m sure. Just a few days before we had a chance to meet and see the Lazer Sword slaying the crowd here in Poland and adding Rustie to the bill is really too much, he he. I keep my fingers crossed for Numbers.

TRACKLIST AFTER THE JUMP

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Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Maybe Logic of 23


Hedonism is good, listening to music is even better, but there are of course other, more interesting things to do in your spare time. Therefore I will write about something completely different. This post was inspired by the recent manifestation of the power of Twenty-Three in my life. My kid started his 1st grade in the elementary school and I enrolled him to a school football team there. Each young player has been assigned the number which was then printed on t-shirts, shorts and all the team's clothes. Out of the forty available numbers my kid has been assigned the only proper one - 23!!! Ha ha ha, now he proudly wears the clothes bearing this number and his papa is uber happy that the cult of 23 has been transferred to the next generation :)


The phenomenon of 23 has been widely promoted by Robert Anton Wilson, great thinker and ultra consistent Rationalist, the alleged author of the Bible of Discordianism - Principia Discordia, and at the same time my favorite author and philosopher. Many people called him Pop-Philosopher, especially those who were 'offended' by his great skill of writing about very important and complex aspects of our life in an extremely funny and accessible way, very anti-academic, avoiding any pretense to be aloof or excessively intellectual. But I don't give a damn about them. I re-read his books all the time , just to fill up myself with positive energy and to become astonished for nth time with RAW's unwavaring confidence in the humanity and its collective wisdom. Pretty hard task looking at the current consensus reality and the path which our precious world follows at the moment. I highly recommend Illuminatus Trilogy, Historical Illuminatus Trilogy, his fantastic autobiography Cosmic Trigger, Prometheus Rising and Quantum Psychology. These books has really shaped my reality-tunnel, of course leaving its boundries flexible and pretty blur as through my conscious life since the silly teenage years, I've subscribed to the 'creed' nicely put into words by R.A.W.:


"Belief is the death of intelligence. As soon as one believes a doctrine of any sort, or assumes certitude, one stops thinking about that aspect of existence."

If only more people followed this rule, the world would be a much better place to live. Maybe. I can easily recognize the mechanisms which make people BELIEVE something so strong they forget or force themselves to forget about the complexity of the surrounding reality, but I cannot understand why intelligent people consciously choose to be closed within certain framework of artificially created paradigm, usually called Bible, Tora, Koran, Fundamental Science, Nationalism, Communism etc. etc. etc. I know that it is easier to live with some ideals, people are lazy in general and prefer to have guidalines bestowed on them than to carry out a difficult search for their own. But for fuck's sake, get a life (to use the famous phrase) - the reality is soooo complex and worth exploring and you have just ONE, let me repeat, ONE life to live. You can either spend it hating others who do not follow your reality tunnel, cringing with all your strength to one set of beliefs or open up to accomodate parts of other people's realities into your own, created and made by you and only you.  This may may not work, but it is definitely worth trying. Change the routine of your life, do something crazy, be kind to others and listen to them attentively, explore the multi-layers of reality, don't be stupid and feed your mind daily with perplexing concepts and ideas to avoid boredom and kick the ass of the robot sitting so comfortly inside you. As some other wiseman said: "Life is a vast preparation for something that never happens, yet one minute of a vision could turn all preparations into achievement". I encourage you try it at home!



Maybe Logic is the only sane logic in the long run. Forget about 100% certitude and solid truth - these things most probably do not exist at all, at all. I really encourage you to acquaint yourselves with Maybe Logic Documentary about Robert Anton Wilson's life and philosophy. You will definitely find there some crunchy mind food. Watch 3 parts and search for the rest on youtube or buy a DVD via Maybe Logic site.

You can also enroll to Maybe Logic Academy (yes!). The courses are run by e.g. Douglas Rushkoff, Philip H Farber, R.U.Sirious, Erik Davis, Lon Millo DuQuette, Peter Carrol, Antero Alli and their cover quite a broad range of mind-boggling topics.

Browse through very extensive library of RAW material on Deepleaf Productions (audiobooks, podcasts, books and much much more) or read Maybe Quarterly Magazine.

Sorry for the rant, but I couldn't resist myself . By the way, have you seen any Fnords lately?





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Monday, 9 November 2009

Mary Anne Hobbs - Experimantal - Modeselektor, Machine Drum, Lorn, Daedelus


I have not posted M.A.H. Experimental for a while, but now she had such a series of killing shows YOU MUST NOT MISS that you can expect the full coverage on my blog.  Let's start from two shows aired in October.




First the show including exclusive mixes by Modeselektor and Machine Drum. Berlin-based duo Modeselektor explores very diverse regions of electronic music in their mix, which is actually more laidback and dreamy offering than their usual, famous live sets. But the real winner of this show for me is a a prolific New Yorker, Machine Drum's set. He will soon launch a regular club night with Lazer Sword, Mike Slott (Lucky Me), Jimmy Edgar in NYC- OMG what a f...g collection of forward thinking artists!! New Yorkers watch out. The mix is full of originals and remixes by the man, including my fave remix - neon acid remix of Gucci Sweatshirt by Lazer Sword, and also a track Mux Mool who is another of my favorite artists hailing from US. You can download Machine Drum's full-length "Want to 1 2" from iTunes, and expect a physical release of this album early 2010 (along with some other goodies on which he collaborated). Definitely, one of the most underrated releases out there!!!




Another great show was aired a week earlier. On 22 October 2009 MAH featured exclusive mixes by Daedalus and Lorn. West Coast par excellance with two eccentric artists. Daedalus probably needs no introduction as he is tirelessly releasing great chunks of weird IDM, experimental electronic music and touring across the world. He has actually visited Poland a few times, the last time just a few weeks ago, unfortunately I did not manage to go there :( The mix featured in this show was origingally recorded and aired in the spring when MAH released an entire series of West Coast oriented stuff.
Lorn is a pretty mysterious guy producing absolutely outstanding and mind-bending music, check the review of his eerie and beautiful EP Grief Machine by your humble narrator on glitch.fm. As an introduction of Lorn read an excerpt from my feature: "Lorn has recently joined the mighty Brainfeeder. He's just posted a few beat-rap tracks (feat. Notorious B.I.G, Mobb Deep). Wake up, fucked up is my personal best in this set. Check it to see how diverse Lorn's sound is. His brrap edits push hip-hop genre to a totally different level and once again prove that glitch-hop (lazer bass, brap) is the genre of the future. As opposed to classic hip-hop, in the case of glitch-hop, acacapellas seem to be just a booster to amazing beats and bleeps churned out by the big community of fantastic producers hailing from US. Lorn is definitely in the fore-front of this movement."

TRACKLIST AFTER THE JUMP

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Sunday, 8 November 2009

MAGIK JOHNSON - STAND UP EP (POTTY MOUTH MUSIC 029)




I normallly do not cover house music on my blog, but from time to time I succumb to the guilty pleasure of simple, pumping beat which reminds me a bit of all yesterday parties. Well, I AM the party animal, and I love dancing my ass off, actually to any kind of music that moves my mind and limbs. Sometimes I don't need any sophistication but just pure rhythm. And this is exactly the case with the new EP "Stand UP" by Magik Johnson hailing from New Zealand (originally born in UK and relocated to NZ 10 years ago).This is yet another interesting release from Potty Mouth Music. I'm not an expert in this particular style, but the title track of this EP - Stand Up, is the best house track I've heard in a while. The uptempo, pumping beat and infectious, twisted synths along with the well chosen voice samples will guarantee a packed dancefloor in the club at the peak of the night. This release is worth buying if just for this track alone. "Make You See" is a more laidback, tribal offering with a rolling grove. Nothing fancy but again pay attention to the pretty diverse synth work.  "The Boy Blew" is a strange mixture of the acid-like bassline made in roland tb 303 and classic jazz (or should I write acid-jazz). Calverton did a really good job in his remix of "The Boy Blew", breaking the beat, cutting up vocals and adding fidget house bassline - I can easily imagine this track being heavily rinsed by DJ's. Another highlight of this release.


Magik Jonson's Stand Up EP is available exclusively at BEATPORT (till 2 December 200)9, and after that date at other stores.


MAGIK JOHNSON - STAND UP EP (tracks in 128kbps)

MAGIK JOHNSON - BEATPORT - TOP TEN (NOV 2009)
1 Matias Aguayo / Walter Neff / Original / Kompakt
2 Fake Blood / I Think I like It / Original / Music Response Rec
3 Drums of Death / Got Yr Thing / Jesse Rose / Greco-Roman
4 Magik Johnson / Make You See / Original / Potty Mouth
5 Edu K / Avec Bon Bons / Original / Anabatic
6 Calvertron vs Itchy Feet / Dwarf Porn / Magik Johnson Remix / Potty Mouth
7 Crookers / Put Your Hands On Me / Solo Remix / Southern Fried
8 Claude VonStroke / Vocal Chords / Original / Dirty Bird
9 Mowgli / Nu Skool / Original / DeadFish
10 Gucci Vump / Sha! Shtil! / L-Vis 1990 / Sound Pellagrino



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Friday, 6 November 2009

Foreign Beggars VS Rouge A Levres - Hit That Gash [DJ Prime Cuts Itchy Naan Re-Rub]




Foreign Beggars VS Rouge A Levres - Hit That Gash [DJ Prime Cuts Itchy Naan Re-Rub] by fabric

Great remix of dope Foreign Beggars joint by DJ Primecuts from the mighty Scratch Perverts crew. The wobble hits low and sub-bass will tear f...g holes in your ears. Gash gash gash ... I can never have enough of this killing bassline!! Catch Scratch Perverts as the hosts of their annual Beatdown session at Fabric on Friday 13th along with Andy C, Benga and Sinden. Yeah, a proper date to drop such bombs on the dancefloor.

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CARDOPUSHER - NOVEMBER MIX FOR MR.GASPAROV


CARDOPUSHER - NOVEMBER MIX FOR MR.GASPAROV

Low frequency journey through deep bass, dub-tech structures and pretty diverse music territories from one of the most talented producers (definitely one of my favorites) - Cardopusher. Born in Caracas, Venezuela he currently lives in Barcelona. I'm a big fan of his music and e.g. "Melody Moon Dub" was easily among top-5 dubstep / lazer bass tunes of 2008 in my private ranking. The array of labels which released his stuff includes Hyperdub, True Tiger, Ad Noiseam, Offroad Recordings, Stockout. The mix includes a ton of his own joints and remixes - in particular Stockout stuff is amazing. I already wrote some time ago about this release on my blog. Besides - Synkro, Scuba and Venezuelan posse, i.e. Pacheko and Pocz. Food for the mind rather than body, but definitely a quality treat.

Read an interview with Cardopusher on the Mr. Gasparov blog

TRACKLIST AFTER THE JUMP

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Thursday, 5 November 2009

Late Night Videos!

This one is super nice and laidback. Infectious!



We speed up a bit. Hyphee step by Mochi!! YEAHHHHH



Finally a 1 a.m. dancefloor bomb from CLP

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I had a dream..


Well, I'm becoming monothematic recently, but WTF? why shouldn't Eye from time to time :)  After the recent Lazer Sword's gig I dug out some old shit from my blog. It's pretty bad writing skills and silly bombastic littke piece, but I had a lot of fun writing this. Enjoy:


"Fuck the corporation! (or should I say thank you). Yesterday, I was about to write a crazy, psychedelic post to commemorate the Fifth Annual LiveJournal Rabbit Hole Day on 27th January 2009. Instead I had to stay overtime translating some boring corpo mumbo-jumbo, which totally drained me of creative energy. Going early to bed I wished I had at least some strange dream to relate in my blog the Day After the Event. Well, as it turned out my wish was fulfilled.


That night I had a dream … very vivid dream … of thousands of people united on the dancefloor, blacks and whites dancing back to back, girls in tight outfits and mini-skirts smiling to rudebwoys, with 16K sound system speakers throbbing with heavy bass. I felt my spirit rising and looked at the Dj booth and saw …. Flying Lotus who was, well… flying over the decks wearing a pair of big, dark wings. I though WTF? I was even more surprised when he lifted a record from his crate. It seemed to weigh 10kg and was at least 5 times bigger than a typical wax vinyl. He show this ‘cult object’ to the public and everybody applauded, I could even read the track title – My Dick (Dr. Girlfriend Trashy Vocal Remix). It was not a typical Flying Lotus jazzy track but quite a funny electro, I thought I heard the phrase “We’ve got dicks like Jesus” repeated over and over again??


I did not have time to digest the entire scene, when suddenly another of my favorite Dj’s – Starkey, appeared on the stage out of nowhere with biiiiiiiig splif in his mouth kicking Flying Lotus out and the entire scene with a huge record shown to the applauding audience was repeated, this time it was a track called - Jesus was a B-boy. Holy Shit, I thought! Where am I? Was it some satanic dance ritual or was my subconscious guilt from my catholic upbringing manifesting itself in the form of this hedonistic pandemonium? Actually, the music was quite cheesy and groovy and when I finally cooled a bit and decided to enter the dancefloor I spotted a guy in a funny hat reminding of Aleister Crowley’s famous photo raving like mad and handing in the other ravers some strange-looking cassettes with "Phone is Tapped (And I don't care)" written all over them with black marker. He approached me and I finally recognized him, it was Zomby!! I wanted to say something, but he simply gave me a cassette and said “When you wake up dreamer, I want you to convey the message to the world – this music will be big again, man. Believe me. We have to find our roots! Rave ON! Keep it real!” And he ran to the doors, I tried to follow him and at the doors to the venue I bumped into two guys looking bored to death. Fuck me! It was LL and Lando Kal from Lazer Sword! They told me something like “Hey you, do not run, these clowns are just warming up the congregation before our show. We will tear this place down. No flash shall be spared! HAIL SATAN!” My jaw dropped, I stood there speechless and suddenly their faces disappeared in a puff of smoke and I heard 'beep-beep-beepy'. This was an alarm in my mobile, I woke up. Wow, the champion of the dream I had!


I wonder what would Sigmund Freud say about this?"

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