Monday, May 27, 2013

Xhin at Secret Thirteen Mix #72

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. Heavy rotation from the big boys like Speedy J, Luke Slater, Ben Klock and many more to mention. This will be yet again the beginning of an old new direction for him to explore and experiment sounds even deeper for his future releases. So what's new and exciting coming out of his bag? A long awaited 3rd album since his 2nd one entitled Greyscale for Meerestief is set to be released on Stroboscopic Artefacts some time in late 2011.

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Broadcast – Beautiful Hair [Warp Records, 2013]
  Lee Gamble – M25 Echo [Pan, 2012]
Nurse With Wound – Approaching Darkness Fish [United Dairies, 1996]
  Autechre – Recks On [Warp Records, 2013]
Loops Haunt – mun Rhul [Black Acre, 2012]
  Xhin – Them [Stroboscopic Artefacts, 2012]
  RYU – Iléktrik [Polydor, 1999]
DIR EN GREY – 輪郭 Eternal Slumber Mix (Remixed By Akira Yamaoka) [Firewall Div., 2012]
  Mouse On The Keys – Ouroboros [Machu Picchu Industries, 2009]
  TM404 – 202/303/303/303/808 [Kontra-Musik, 2013]
Popol Vuh – Nachts Schnee (Ambient Edit – Mika Vainio Remix) [SPV Recordings, 2011]
  The Haxan Cloak – Mara [Tri Angle, 2013]
  Point 7 – One Movie [Toytronic, 2009]
  Reel By Real – Glass [a.r.t.less, 2011]
The Tuss – Alspacka [Rephlex, 2007]
Mouse On The Keys – Forgotten Children [Machu Picchu Industries, 2009]
Venetian Snares – Walmer Side [Planet Mu, 2002]
Tao – Larvae [Language, 1997]
2Autechre – Basscadet (Bcdtmx) [Warp Records, 1994]
Photek – Trans 7 [Astralwerks, 1997]
Etp – Burn My Books, Cut My Flesh [Ante-Rasa, 2009]
Sunn O))) – Mocking Solemnity [Southern Lord, 2002]
Brambles – Unsayable [Serein, 2012]

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