Friday, June 29, 2012

Shapednoise at BlindSpot Radio Show 159

Born in Palermo 1/12/1989. He got into dance culture, and particularly electronic music when he was 12, with great excitement and satisfaction about expressing himself through music. He keeps cultivating this passion and in 2009 he moves to Milan for studing "Audio Engineering" at Sae Institute, and he begins to dedicate himself to production of techno music. In 2010, several travels to Berlin and the confidence of his friend Ascion, the first one to believe in his work, has been new motivating forces to keep on his first productions. He starts to crunk out his first releases, pretty much “canonical” techno, soon getting to the development of a very personal sound, orientated to experimental sound design with an industrial background. His works meet immediatly a great success among the insiders. One of the first to notice him is Pfirter, who at once will give Shapednoise a space in his label “Mindtrip”.  In june 2011, after finishing his studies, he moves to Berlin and starts working on “Repitch”, a new label founded together with Ascion and D.Carbone.
Repitch is definitely a label of dark tonalities. Shapednoise will take care of the experimentation of sounds turned towards a not so distant future, out of every musical logic, perfectly denoting the concept already defined by the other two Repitch, but undoubtely in a more extreme way.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Panabrite / Library Music Feature [Free Form Freakout]

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Panabrite “Cirrus” Illumination CS (Sicsic Tapes)
(Interview segment)
Serge Bulot “Echoes” Les légendes de Brocéliande (Sonimage) France, 1981
Piero Umiliani (as Zalla) “Attivita” Problemi D’Oggi (Liuto) Italy, 1974
Milpatte (aka Bernard Fevre) “Cirka” April Orchestra Vol. 47 (CBS Disques) France, 1982
Teddy Lasry “Chinese Connexion” Interpol (Sonimage) France, 1979
Roger Roger & Nino Nardini “Beyond the Clouds” Informatic 2000 (Crea Sound) France, 1982
(Interview segment)
Alessandro Alessandroni “Acquario” Biologia Marina (Rhombus) Italy, 1973
Roland Bocquet “Exotique” Robot Bleu (RCA Media) France, 1983
Vladimir Cosma “Pavane Spatiale” Insolite & Co. (PSI) France, 1969
Jean-Pierre Decerf & M. Baroty “Phantasm in the Night” Publipot (CAM) France, 1978
(Interview segment)
Panabrite “Camembert Symphony” Soft Terminal LP (Digitalis)
Panabrite “Wind Rider” Wind Rider CS (Tranquility Tapes)
Panabrite “Over Dunes” Omni Center CD-R (Sturmundrugs)

debbie - 007 mix [Don't Trust Humans]

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Xhin - Seed / Stroboscopic Artefacts
Sendai - Northeast / Time To Express
Kangding Ray - Mojave / Raster-Noton
Sawf - Unrhythm / Perc Trax
Moerbeck - Last Riot / Vault Series
Anstam - Carmichael / 50 Weapons
Untold - Motion the Dance / Hemlock
Debbie - Trixie / unreleased
Karenn - Chaste Down / Works The Long Nights
Altered Natives - The Claaart / Eye4Eye
Peter van Hoesen - Colony - Return of the Object / Time To Express
Northern Structures - Rotations / Sonic Groove
Hardrive - Deep Inside (Pearson Sound Refix) / Night Slugs
Ancient Methods - Else (Ugandan Methods Mix) / Ancient Methods
Boards of Canada - Chinook / Skam
Surgeon - Radiance / Dynamic Tension
Photek & Pinch - Acid Reign (Pinch's Dubplate Version) / Photek Productions
Boards of Canada - Basefree / Music70 (Warp)
Demdike Stare - Hashshashin Chant / Modern Love
Shed - RQ 170 / 50 Weapons
The Fear Ratio - Guv Three (Deadhand Mix) / Blueprint
Mathew Jonson - Cold Blooded (dBridge's No Love Mix) / Crosstown Rebels
ASC - Brainscan / Samurai Red Seal
Cujo - Northstar / Ninja Tune

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Øe at Electronic Explorations Podcast 204

Fabio Perletta (born July 31, 1984), also known in his recordings and performances as Øe, is a sound artist and graphic designer based in Roseto degli Abruzzi, Italy. He has a BA in Film Studies at the University of Rome La Sapienza, writing a thesis entitled “Electronic sound between cinema and contemporary forms of audiovisual”. In this work he referred to the works of Bill Viola, Ryoji Ikeda, Chris Cunningham and David Lynch, focusing on the most recent theories about human perception, as a result of Semir Zeki’s neuroaesthetics perspective. Fabio consequentially graduated with honors in Electronic Music at the Italian Institute for Music Technology (IITM), where he developed a multichannel (quadraphonic) sound environment that consists in an underwater landscape. His works include electronic music, video, art installations, graphic and sound design for exhibitions. Described as trascendental and breezy architectures, celestial humming and luminescent hypnosis, his music is aimed to research the beauty into imperfection. Widely influenced by physical phenomena, human perception and psychology, his sound focuses on representing and discovering the sound of the invisible, mixing asynchronous loops and microsounds. Perletta’s music marks an aesthetics formed of digital errors, sound fragments, fragile sound paths and abstract colours, revealing a contemplative way of experiencing new emotions in the digital era and the fragmentation of nature through technology.

Dj Stingray at Redbull Music Academy Radio

It is 3:47AM eastern standard time in Detroit, and Sherard Ingram is smoothing out the microscopic kinks in his latest composition. While the focus of his finessing would not be audible to the average ear, his consistent drive to weave a distinctive techno masterpiece is the thread that has captured the attention of alternative audiences worldwide. Whether he is sharing his unconventional techno offerings with crowds in Berlin, Madrid, Glasgow, Amsterdam, Paris, London or at home on U.S. soil; the deep and authentic roots of this electronic visionary’s music are undeniable.  For Ingram music and passion are interdependent. Nothing inspires him more than creating a sound experience that resonates so real, that it challenges social and cultural boundaries and moves people to explore perspectives beyond the mainstream. Ingram’s collaborations with electro pioneers such as Anthony Shakir, Kenny Dixon and Carl Craig has contributed to his solid presence in the world of techno music for close to two decades. 

Skudge live at Berghain [16.06.2012]

Machines do speak a language understood and appreciated by humans. Measured by the success of Skudge, an artistic duo that has delivered a lot in a very short time. Combining their inspiration and talent through wires and analogue equipment, they seem to always present something new - in a very faithful style. What remains most segnificant on their output through the main label Skudge Records, as well as their remix material present on a row of different labels, it must be their exceptional sense of loops and unexpected detail in their productions. Expect them to do what they do best - their own music on their own terms, meaning that wherever their journey brings to us and them, it will always be very tasteful.

Pfirter at Slash Dot Dash Podcast June 2012

Pfirter is one of the main icons of the electronic scene in South America. After more than a decade of a solid career, Juan Pablo has developed a very unique and personal style, mainly because of his very particular set, based on many subgenres of Techno. Pfirter is nowadays considered one of the argentinian djs with the biggest international projection, with releases on labels as CLR, Stockholm Ltd, Figure, Synewave and his own music plattform, MindTrip Music, among others. This records are played and charted by artists like Sven Vath, Richie Hawtin, Par Grindvik, Chris Liebing, Speedy J, Chris Fortier, Christian Smith, Xpansul, Joey Beltram, Kevin Gorman, Michael Mayer and many more. All of this, allows him to perform nowadays in the best clubs in Argentina and South America (Uruguay, Chile, Paraguay, Venezuela, Ecuador...). And he performs regularly in Europe, on clubs such as Berghain (Berlin), The End (London) or Club4 (Barcelona).

Friday, June 15, 2012

A.Paul at Naked Lunch PODCAST #010

A.Paul was born in Lisbon, Portugal in November 1971, and his career started in 1986, although his first contact with music was made at a very early stage, mainly through the hands of his older sister that would regularly listen to disco, funk, and electro sounds in the 70's. From a music passionate mind, to a national celebrity, A.Paul is today one of the key players of the electronic music scene on a worldwide scale, both as a DJ and as a Producer. His taste, technique and originality made him earn the respect from his peers and most of all the love and devotion from his fans. At some point he felt the need to move on and search for new challenges. In 1996, he became part of the Illegal Records project as a techno import manager, was invited to be resident of the best club at that time Kremlin, and later founded his first labels, Squeeze Records and Onh.Cet, which were two relevant projects that helped define and polish his sound. By then he was also already playing quite a lot as free lancer, in a growing market. Portugal was at its peak, in terms of electronic music popularity and A.Paul was playing at one point every weekend on different parts of the country. It was inevitable that he would decide to stick to this option for his career, as opposed to be resident in a club, where he would be more limited in terms of music taste.  A.Paul was voted best Portuguese techno DJ in 2000, 2001, and 2002 by the readers of Dance Club, the main electronic music media vehicle in Portugal. A.Paul has never stopped investing and supporting the electronic music community particularly in techno. This is when A.Paul decides to start exploring the international market, due to the changes in the Portuguese scene.1994 to 2000 was monumental time after suffering from the huge decline in quality and quantity of events and musical culture. From the "Paradise Called Portugal" coined years before by international media, Portugal was now a place with a stagnated scene, and techno was probably the first genre to suffer. It was time for change, this crisis lead him to invest his time in a music production career, that was quiet for a few years due to the higher demand for DJ previously. 

Submerge // Enhanced Podcast Chicago Edition

When you think of techno in the millennium you think of a handful of artist; Submerge being one of them. It's no surprise that he has been one of the most talked about act in 2011. After his performance at Nature one, Camera Club, Fabrik, and Berghain, Submerge has become one of the most demanded act in techno. His music can be heard from some of the biggest acts in the business, including Dave Clarke, Adam beyer, Chris Leibing, Richie Hawtin, Submerge is producing for artist such as Japanese Star Ken Ishii, Luke Slater, The Advent and Alan Fitzpatrick. His MOte Evolver release for Luke Slater ranked top techno seller on Beatport over the past summer. Expect to see more of him this year

Black Smith Craft liveset at Resonance [02.03.2012]

Back in the Day, Tyler Smith aka ‘Black Smith Craft’ discovered the unique sound of acid house and was immediately captured by the hypnotic vibe that emanated from the music during the end of the 1980’s.
He found himself seduced & consumed by this wave of electronic music and fell in love with the German melodic trance style labels such as Eye-Q, Platipus and Superstition, as many of us did…
Having followed dance music in all its forms throughout the 1990’s he started DJ’ing and by the turn of the millennium he started to develop a taste for the more underground techno sound which was coming out of England, Germany & especially the Detroit sound of the time…
Tyler Smith had always wanted to be involved with radio broadcasts and this ambition kicked off in earnest when he started playing regularly on the ‘Tuesday Session’ show, broadcast on the very popular Campus FM (Villeneuve d’Ascq/France), which was run by Dmitri Pike of Mirage/Matrix/Subject Detroit fame.
Spurred on by the development of increased exposure through radio he started honing his skills in music production and the ‘Alphaground’ website was born. This brought about more exposure for his music mission and by 2004 Tyler was performing on a number of key profile dance music stations in France and Holland. During 2006 he launched ‘Interstate 94’ show with Erell Ranson & Pedro Cali for, which was dedicated to the sound of Detroit. This was quickly followed by the aptly named ‘B-Side Show’ which showcased the darker, offbeat & industrial sounds. Currently the main man is managing different shows playing classics from way back, Detroit & Birmingham tunes on, Emergence FM (Limoges/France), and

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

svreca at mnml ssgs mx fnl

This young Madrid-born DJ combines the coolest and most sophisticated electronica with the most abstract and complex techno, and sometimes his experimentation leads him towards the most unusual textures and rhythms for the dancefloor. In 2006 started his own label, Semantica Records.

Legowelt at KOTJ Radio Episode 33

Legowelt (real name Danny Wolfers) is a Dutch electronic musician who describes his musical style as "a hybrid form of slam jack combined with deep Chicago house, romantic ghetto technofunk and EuroHorror Soundtrack." Already a few years in the business Legowelt has released a dozen or so projects on various formats, most of them on vinyl released on Bunker records, an electronic music label based in The Hague. He has had some mainstream exposure with 'Disco Rout', originally released on a Ghostly International compilation but licensed by Cocoon Recordings for a full vinyl release, and subsequently voted track of the year 2002 by the German music magazine, Groove. Legowelt began producing music when in the early 1990s after he came in contact with the sounds of Detroit's Underground Resistance, Model 500, Blake Baxter (probably his all-time favourite producer) and Chicago heroes such as Farley Jackmaster Funk, Armando Gallop and Mr. Fingers. Later on this palette of influences grew with early µ-Ziq, Aphex Twin, Drexciya, various releases from the Irdial Discs label. He marks his major influence as 'Unit Moebius' after he heard them on the radio. He describes their sound as "a punky palette of RAW freaked out Lo-fi Chicago trax and deep detroit jams made with machines which were found next to the garbage can."It was a surprise to him when he later learnt that this music came out of The Hague, Holland, the very same city he lived in. He then later visited the Bunker Records office where he was taken under the wing of such musical mentors as I-f and Melvin White (aka pametex). 

Inigo Kennedy at CS Podcast 071

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bad sector - pierre 1902 [mdp6000-35]
plastikman - plasticity [minus100]
fabrizio lapiana - signals (edit select remix) [am010]
ben gibson - stereoscope [mrecltd010]
inigo kennedy - insist [unreleased]
max_m - the kidnapper bell (shifted remix) [mrecltd09]
cosmin trg - plaisir interdit [inertia-4]
dax j & chris stanford - programm (shifted mix) [etg001]
voidloss - the fifth book [sin015]
kill moda - winter sun [bd004]
machine gun militia - haters be mad hating lost in space riddim [cla014]
microvibez - black out (minilab remix) [jet030]
tim xavier - in a dog's year (mark broom remix 01) [ltd400010]
abstract division - shifted reality (ben sims remix) [dref010]
dasha rush - dark light blind [sgd1150]
thomas koner - firn [mpcd35]
i1 ambivalent - vilifiers and pretenders [bs005]
conrad van orton & vilix - coppergreen project [crs016]
inigo kennedy - sentinel four [asymp3021]
kereni - delphi [arch004]
developer - trade beliefs [semantica039]
back pack poets - objective g [edlx.019]
area forty_one - cumulonimbus [ann014]
surgeon - bad hands (roly vex'd remix) [dtr009]
secluded - dimension [etg002]
nx1 - nx1_02_004 [nx1_02]
inigo kennedy - nocturnal [asymp3021]

Paul Mac liveset at Berghain [19.05.2012]

After following the familiar UK path of Electro/Hip Hop/Acid House/Techno it has now been 24 years since Paul Mac started dj’ing and he has been producing for nearly 17, having recorded for over 50 labels including Sino, Theory , Ingoma, Kb Records Inc and Kanzleramt to name only a few and with nearly 140 release’s to his name its probably fair to call him a veteran of the scene. After over 20 years of playing with records Paul has now made the jump to Ableton this has opened a lot of new doors musically and has reinvigorated his passion for the music. As well as his normal solo performances the future will see more performances with Ben Sims as they finally bring the K.B Productions sound out of the studio and into the clubs, Mark Williams as the now infamous Sou Tai duo one of the more intense Techno performances on the circuit and finally as part of The Essex Rascals with Ben Sims, Tony Anderson and Mark Broom with more old school party influenced sets of Disco, Funk, Hip Hop and whatever else. Forthcoming this year see's an album on EPM with an all new live show plus releases on Stimulus and Theory as well as the much promised return of his Valmay alter ego.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Distant Memories at Italiansgroove Radio Show 11 Exclusive on

Michele Brunazzi aka Distant Memories aka Makaroni inc began his journey playing House Music in early '90, mainly NY and Chicago productions. He really was in that groove. Now, along with the evolution of European Club Music, influenced by Minimal, Detroit Techno and Dub sounds, his style did change too. Currently he is involved in several projects as "4-Dialogue" with Andrea Fiorito and dj Lillo, and "Lavatrice moon amour", meeting point between electronic music and visual art. His style is characterized by deep sonority, typical of Dub Music, mixed with House and Techno beats. 

Xhin live at Lehmann Club, Stuttgart [26.05.2012]

Xhin (pronounced as "sheen") has been crafting ominous cuts of cutting-edge electronic music since 1997. Building a forte in sound design, he is best described as a sound futurist. His identical rhythmic structure and compositional techniques which incorporate elements of techno, tight sub bass, ambient and IDM delivers a hint of chaotic soundscape amidst artistry. A Singaporean by birth and residence, he independently released "Xycle", a self-promotional ep that made the industry to stand up to take notice, in early 2003. He then followed with his debut album, "Supersonicstate" the following year.  In 2006, his talent has been discovered by a German independent record label Meerestief. With a remix that he has done for Dublin's Five Green Circle's track entitled Ronan's BBQ has created a storm over Europe. Praised, supported and charted by heavy weights from the world of electronic music. Then in 2009, Xhin has found a new home. He joined Berlin's then new techno label, Stroboscopic Artefacts to release his dark, intense and experimental side of things. From the results of his new releases for the label, he has done it again. 

D. Carbone at Erratic Podcast 25

Davide Carbone better known as D. Carbone is a Techno producer since 2006. His sound come from the decay of society and evolves finding dub elements, deep drone and glitch sonority creating raw and industrial sounds. Carbone is one of the labelhead of -REPITCH Recordings- alongside Ascion and Shapednoise. Carbone worked with Ascion for years and will appear together again with other aliases as the last -Repitch-.

Suburban Knight liveset at 13 Years Tresor [12.03.2004]

James Pennington, also known as Suburban Knight, is an artist and DJ and Producer with Underground Resistance (UR), an independent record label based in Detroit, USA. Pennington pioneered the Detroit techno scene since the mid '80s with moody tracks like "The Art of Stalking" and "The Groove".With the rise of Detroit's second wave in the early 1990s, Pennington became a mentor for Mike Banks and the Underground Resistance crew. With Underground Resistance, he released the singles "Nocturbulous Behavior" and "Dark Energy". He also featured on the Submerge label compilation Depth Charge, Vol. 3, and produced tracks for Underground Resistance's 1998 full-length Interstellar Fugitive. James' Debut album 'My Sol Dark Direction' was released to critical acclaim including both classics and new, unreleased productions.

Forward Strategy Group @ Perc Trax podcast

Leeds & Edinburgh based duo Forward Strategy Group formed in 2008, and are seen as one of the most unique acts in techno today. Their lo-fi approach to modern techno & attention to textural detail has been one of the key inspirations for the new wave of industrial techno musicians. Patrick Walker is resident and co-promoter of Unseen in Edinburgh, bringing the finest acts in modern techno to the capital. Smear has been resident at Leeds' legendary Detatched & Future-Past club nights in for the past 3 years. FSG's work on their own label, and labels like Perc Trax and Stroboscopic Artefacts, not to mention their in-demand remix work for Zooloft, Bas Mooy, Perc & Justin Berkovi among others, has seen their records firmly planted at the front of many DJ's bags. Their new album Labour Division, their most diverse & accomplished work to date, has already garnered huge critical acclaim. Their turbulent live shows have earned them cult status in techno clubs throughout Europe & beyond, and their marathon DJ sets incorporate house, industrial, synthpop and experimental music, all woven seamlessly into their trademark sound.

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Uden - The cage / Soluxion Records Podcast #11

Aldo Di Nauta aka Uden was born on June 18 th 1986 in Ischitella (FG), Italy. His principal activity is DJ. At the age of 18 he went to live in Bologna. Impassioned for a long time to the most electronic sonorities and inspired by house's groove, he founds in Bologna the sound that currently proposes in his djsets: a mixture of deep, techno, minimal and dub, also influenced by artists as Alhek, Scalameriya, Perc, Sasha Carassi, Stimming, Burial, Markantonio, Dubit, Adam Beyer, Marcel Dettman and Labels as Genesa, Stroboscopic Artefacts, Drumcode, Sleaze, Phobiq, Analytic Trail. However, Uden is fascinated by Netlabels's world and he plays a lot of tracks in Creative Commons license. During the permanence in the north Italy there was born a lot of collaborations with clubs and staffes, and the greatest satisfaction is the realization of SOLUXION Movement, a project that involve four chins prepared to make electronic music their winning weapon. These four brains are Dubit, SanthiAgo, BlackSun and Uden.