Thursday, June 27, 2013

Legowelt at Melbourne Deepcast 093

Legowelt aka 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.

Go Hiyama at Pole Group Radio Show

Born in south Japan, Go Hiyama discovered techno music in 1994, when he got exposed to the sounds of such artists as YMO, Kraftwerk, Jeff Mills, Fumiya Tanaka and labels like Warp and Subvoice among others. In 1995, Go Hiyama decided that it was time to start making his own tracks. His thinking for minimalism isn’t reduced to just music, so his tracks are always built by very different ideas and music styles.
Several european artists like Oscar Mulero and James Ruskin have always supported his productions, releasing Go Hiyama’s material on his own labels Coda and Warm Up.
Go Hiyama has released over 30 original productions on many different labels like Perc Trax, Token, Audio Assault, Planet Rhythm and the already mentioned Coda and Warm Up. His demand is rapidly growing worldwide.

Aphex Twin @ Running Springs * Organic Underworld * California [20.09.1997]

Richard D. James, known by many as Aphex Twin, began his career in the mid 80's composing jungle, industrial, and ambient techno for the U.K. dance scene. He began creating music using custom synths and components. As his early album titles indicate, such as Analogue Bubblebath, he used analog synth equipment to create his sounds.
In the early 90's he shifted from doing dance-ish tunes to more abstract rhythms, using sampled sounds. While the fundamentals still remain in place, his new computer generated tunes have more depth and dimention. The 1996 release of "Richard D. James album" features entirely computer composed music. Songs range from graceful melodies backed by insane drum patterns, such as the "Girl/Boy Song", to raunchy jungle, such as "Peek 824545201", to his singing debut in soungs such as "Beetles" and "Milk Man." Many of Aphex Twin's early albums appeared under different names, such as Caustic Window and Polygon Window. While his early albums such as Analogue Bubblebath are no longer in print, Polygon Window is still available at many music stores worldwide. His best works really begin with the album Classics and Selected Ambient Works 85-92 (aka Vol. 1). These two albums are still available in North America on import, which means they'll be costly, but worth it. Classics explores his early analog tunes, many of which are jungle-ish. One of his most well known jungle style dance tracks is "Digeridoo" (track 1 on Classics). The album also features one of the most well known Aphex Twin tunes entitled "Analogue Bubblebath 1." Selected Ambient Works 85-92 is a collection of mellow ambient dance tracks. While I can't explain it in detail, it's worth checking out. Aphex Twin then released Selected Ambient Works Vol.2. While some praised this as "music for the new milennium" many thought Aphex Twin lost his touch. The album is a 2 disc set of abstract beats and sounds. Have you ever seen the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey"? Remember the sound the monolith made? This album is similar. Not exciting, but some enjoy it.
Following SAW2, Aphex Twin released two maxi-singles (4 maxi-singles overseas), entitled "On" and "Ventolin." On his currently one of Aphex Twin's most famous tracks. On is an ambient tune backed by analog drum beats. The On maxi singles feature some abstract (yet annoying) tracks, but On and its two remixes (by Reload and mu-ziq) are worth the price. Following On came the Ventolin maxi-single (which was divided in two for overseas release). Ventolin is 12 tracks of jungle and ambient-ish tunes, created using odd instruments such as a Casio drum synth. It's not for everyone, but interesting to say the least.
Aphex Twin blew away critics of his SAW2 album with the 1995 release of "... I care because you do." The album featured straight up jungle tracks, such as "Icct Hedral" and "COME ON YOU SLAGS!", ambient grooves, such as "MOOKID" and "Alberto Balsam", and tracks that were somewhere in between, such as "Start as you mean to go on." This album was hailed by many has his best work and recieved rave reviews.
Then came the release of the much awaited "Richard D. James album." This album was a bit of a change, as Aphex Twin chose to use computers almost exclusively to create his music. The tracks are all relatively short (about 3 minutes or so), but sweet. Some beautiful melodies grace the album, such as "4", "Girl/Boy Song", and "Fingerbib." There are no jungle tracks to speak of, but the majority lie somewhere in between jungle and ambient, laced with orchestral sounds. This album also marks the singing deput of Aphex Twin in the songs "Beetles" and "Milk Man." And ya know what? He's pretty good at it, too! It's a wonderful album that shouldn't be missed.
As Richard (Aphex Twin) has admitted, he will continue to use computers to create his future music. Expect interesting things in his future releases including more singing! He has also stated that he plans to release some older tracks, including THE FIRST TRACK HE EVER MADE!, under the old Caustic Window name sometime in the future.
Aphex Twin is a unique artist who somehow manages to walk the tightrope between jungle and ambient while still remaining cutting edge. He is an artist that has a cult following throughout the world, and it's clear why. He creates music that is unique and so different from anything available today.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Terrence Dixon livest at Metroplex Anniversary Detroit

Native-Detroiter Terrence Dixon‘s longtime alliance with Godfather of Techno Juan Atkins has helped forge his own powerful sound in the world of minimal Techno. Dixon produced the two notable appearances as Population 1 on Metroplex and as Terrence Dixon on the majority of the Utensil label releases. Since his first "Live in Detroit" release in 1994 on Utensil, Dixon‘s presence has become well-established in the global Underground for having produced some of the deepest atmosphere in the genre. Significant outings in 1999 with Southern Germany‘s Background Records denote Dixon‘s broadening international horizons fanbase-wise, most recently including his production involvement in Juan Atkins‘ "Skynet" album from 1998 (Tresor 105).
In 2000, Terrence Dixon‘s exclusive album debut on Tresor entitled "From the Far Future" (March 2000) signaled the beginning of a strong new relationship between artist and label. Essentially variations of a concept, "From the Far Future" is delightfully warm with dreamlike excursions through Techno and House-based structures. Says Dixon himself, "'From The Far Future' is all about respecting those who came before me, respecting the art of pure Techno, taking bits and pieces of what's old and making it new once again." Past, Present and Future are interwoven within eleven-tracks, all compositionally unified but each able to stand alone when heard individually.
The 50-minute journey of "From the Far Future" is deep, smooth and organic; specifically designed to be flexible; understood in club settings and at home. Alternating rhythms throb to the forefront while floated in echoey synthesizer washes. Subtle traces of some of most ingenious profiles in the history of Electronic Music are hinted at, including Kraftwerk, Derrick May and Juan Atkins, bathing the listener in sensual nostalgia. Sublime. Look for the album‘s track „Running Time“ on Tresor Compilation Vol. 8 (Tresor.150).

[Video] The Black Dog at Electronic Supper Club TV

The Black Dog was founded by Ken Downie along with Ed Handley and Andy Turner. Regarded as legends by some, the group are pioneers who, along with acts like Autechre, Aphex Twin, µ-ziq and LFO, came to define the techno movement known as intelligent dance music (IDM) in the early 1990s. In 1989, The Black Dog was unable to find a label to back its releases and started its own, Black Dog Productions, which released four vinyl records. After a few vinyl EPs on General Production Recordings, The Black Dog released its first full-length album Bytes on Warp Records on 15 March 1993. The albums Temple of Transparent Balls (GPR) and Spanners (Warp) followed. The music was often produced under a number of different names, such as Close Up Over, Xeper, Atypic, I.A.O., Balil and the Discordian Popes. The group did numerous remixes, notably for Björk, with whom it collaborated on "'Sweet Intuition" and "Charlene". In 1995, Handley and Turner left to focus on Plaid but Downie continued working as The Black Dog on his own for a while, releasing the solo album Music for Adverts (and short films). With new management, and an increased vigour, Downie then teamed up with Steve 'Hotdog' Ash and Ross Knight ("thek1d"). Though they completed over a dozen critically acclaimed remixes during this period, only one album was ever released: Unsavoury Products featured the talents of Parisian beat poet Black Sifichi on vocals.

Chris Hobson - TKYCPN

" I’ve been wanting to put together a new mix for a while, but haven’t really had the right time / headspace to do so. I’m now traveling in Europe and I am currently in Copenhagen, a city I really appreciate. Being here and being reunited with PC was enough inspiration to make this new mix happen. It’s nothing fancy, just a collection of tracks I’ve been enjoying recently. The mix is perhaps a bit ‘lighter’ than what’s normal for me, but that’s fine… Hopefully it is something you can relax to and enjoy. " Chris SSG

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Obtane at Electric Deluxe Podcast 098

After years of accurate analysis on forms and structures of the electronic dance music, in a transitional and evolutionary path, Obtane’s music has took the shape of something that concerns him inwardly. The cold non-melodies and the crashing metal emerging from his productions are particularly linked to his dark interpretation of life and its phenomena. Literally obsessed by the “man-machine” concept, his music is a futuristic manifesto against human mediocrity and baseness. During his sets is as he felt a little cosmic avenger with a clear mission: raising human level through Techno. Far away from the concept “electronic music as entertainment”, he feels Techno as a lifestyle. For this reason, despite collecting and home-playing vinyls since 1995, he would “emerge” just a decade later, when electronic music culture has reached its highest levels and the audience is constantly acquiring knowledge, interest and curiosity to discover new horizons. Those horizons that still struggle to emerge in his country.  Obtane is highly influenced by Industrial music and Sci-Fi culture. His music combines neo-industrial shapes with cinematic and dreamlike structures: a perfect combination that creates an endless succession of violent moods and breaths from hell. Obtane pushes forward the audio content to the edge of the extreme and the insanity like a futuristic sculptor creating robotic models, ready to leave planet Earth.

T.Linder w/ Mad Alba * Detroit Techno Militia - The Grid - Episode8

Detroit Techno Militia is a record label and a street level DJ/Producer collective dedicated to preserving the legacy of true Detroit electronic music and its proliferation around the world. They take pride in contributing to a tradition that has deeply inspired electronic music aficionados the world over. Detroit Techno Militia soldiers work to maintain and preserve the significance of techno made in their native city, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The collective started as a group of like-minded individuals who have similar inspirations and beliefs regarding to Detroit Techno; where it comes from, where it is, and where it is going in the future. There are currently two united factions of elite DJs, Producers, and Live Performers. The DTM Home Team is made up of performers currently residing in the Detroit Metropolitan Area: T.Linder, Darkcube, DJ Seoul, Neil V., DJ Psycho, and Annix. DTM Recon:313 is made up of Techno Militia members residing in locales across the globe: The Mercenary (Belgium), Doc (New York, NY), Loner.9 (Charlotte, NC), Maxx T (France), Dimitri Pike (Germany), and Shawn Rudiman (Pittsburgh, PA).
In early 2007 Detroit Techno Militia formally launched their record label in a partnership with Cratesavers Muzik. After three very successful 12" vinyl EP releases, DTM001, DTM002, and DTM003, they amicably split with Cratesavers and took all of the responsibilities in-house. Their next two 12" vinyl EPs, DTM004, and DTM005 were independently released and distributed. Many of these releases have been charted and played by some of the biggest international names in techno music. DTM's music is regularly featured by legendary DJ, Dave Clarke on his radio show "White Noise" on the Dutch national radio station, 3VOOR12. Today, the Detroit Techno Militia continues to release music on their own vinyl label, their digital label: "DTM Digital", and other internationally distributed record labels.

"It's a battle for the soul of the music"

Rødhåd at Smoke Machine Podcast 084

Rødhåd has been socialized by Berlin's looptechno nights and always finds the perfect balance of timeless techno to lift the dancefloor higher and higher. His style is always deep, powerful and melancholic - from dubtechno to techno and back to house. A technological society, a mechanist present, an industrial era... long and dark nights, warehouses, cogeneration plants, noise.
Which kind of music matches the rhythm of Western civilization better than Rødhåds music?!

Svart1 at Svarionipremeditati Podcast#24 [Jihad]

We have the big pleasure to present on our podcast series a versatile producer who works in the fields of Ambient, Dark Ambient, Industrial, live-performance and visuals - Svart1 aka Raimondo Gaviano.

He generates it from field-recordings, synthezisers, guitar, dulcimer, pc or other interesting stuffs. He currently lives and works in Cagliari, Sardinia. Based in Cagliari, but with frequent international Svart1 is one of the few dark-ambient musicians that starting from Sardinia was able to have a gig in May 2009 in one of the most popular European club of industrial music, the "Gyari Club" of Budapest for "Hyperborea Festival" with well-know Scivias. Returned to his native Cagliari was guest of the two major festivals of electronic music and culture of Sardinia in 2009 "Music in touch" and 2010 "Signal Festival". In 2011 was in Zagreb, Croatia at "Tvornica Culture" guest for Art & Strategy and Miljenko Rajakovic (Tehom-Principia Automatica) and in March 2012 in Prague, Czech republique at "Cafe V Lese" guest of Arkham Productions with Czech groups Fuck Tv and SWF. It features several international collaborations in purely music and video (Sturmast, Scivias, Alice Angeletti, Nanako, Shattered Hand, Kenji Siratori, Dirk Geiger, Lisa Cervi, Svartsinn, Haus Arafna, Haate Kaate, Ilaria Pezone, Klangstabil, Lara Trevisan, Daina Dieva, Grauraum Hotaru Bay, Schattenspiel, Tehom) and mainly with italian artists like Roberto Belli, Claudio PRC, Saffronkeira, Uncodified, Noisedelik, Deison, Arnaldo Pontis, Gianluca Becuzzi,, Giulia Casula, Waves on Canvas, Compagnia di Danza Varitmes (2008-2011), Teatro Alkestis(2004-2008), Funivie Veloci (2007-2008). His sounds, nordic-style typically, are the result of a microcosm of dark and gloomy sound characterized by minimal movements between low evolutionary where used in a thunderous, metallic roar, shadowy presences that materialize sound, like the experience and the feeling of alienation between dark presence floating around the ears of the unconscious passenger. Starting from his collaboration with Sardinian dj and producer Claudio PRC his sounds began to evolve toward more rhythmic and minimal themes abandoning real musical instruments and working more on the technical aspects of music production as well as canceling or almost every improvisation and working using a rigid schematic audio-video approach.
After some net releases in 2009 he released with the German label "Skullline" a cd-r split "Spring Wind Brings water" with American neo-folk artist Shattered hand. On 2010 is his first professional cd-r with Romanian "Valse Sinistre" label "Non tutto ciò che tace è morto". The cd-r originally printed in only 100 copies is already in its third reprint, confirming the goodness of his dark debut. In 2011 is his first industrial-noise 60 copies tape release "Der Schnitter" for Transilvanian "Mask of the Slave" records. Also in 2012 his "Praha" live set was released in 30 copies for Bosnian label "Mrtvaja records". 2013 is his first 300 copies CD release "Satanische Helden " for German label "Industrial Culture", an intense mixture of dark brooding ambient, organic ritual and rhythmic-harsh industrial straight from the deep pits below.

As visual artist working with performance, videos, sounds and photography, Svart1 investigate the confrontation to otherness and its inter-thematic using nature beauty, social yokes, dominant/dominated relationships, codes and what happens to them out of their context; gender and its limits and ambiguities, issues of the double and of the multiple characters under a single skin, or yet the identity, status and image of humanity. A new decadent era.

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Muslimgauze - Druse (Pansonic rmx)
Zoviet France -This Moment Obscure
Rapoon - Waddi Haj
Abdulla Rashim - Asayita 2
Zoviet France - Le Mur Mur Nu
Muezzin chant- Berlin 2007 (Field recording)
Ness/Rasmus Hedlund - Verso Pohjois
Juho Kahilainen - Depressed City
Milton Bradley - Trapped In Eternity
Shifted - Chapter 69
Rrose - Bare Hand

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Friday, June 14, 2013

MTD liveset at Delta [26.01.2013]

Nicola Belligoli borns in Mantova in 1986. His name MTD derive from the words "method", as he wants to express with the style of one's own, his music method, his idea of techno. Constantly researching new sonorities to integrate in his productions and always devoted to experimental world. His "career" is marked to the launch of the label "Sonntag Morgen" together with Tracy (partner and friend since the youth), that permit him to introduce his music in the techno scene, in Italy and foreign. In reality, he starts some years before, with dates in his city and in some club of north Italy. Immediately after, he approaches with programs and instrumentations that join him in the productions world. Another important step was the inclusion of "Sonntag Morgen" in a label management that nowadays boasts notable consideration in the european techno scene, K1971. His production are rigorously techno, with dub, experimental and dark influences. His dj set is composed by four channel mixing, sometimes by loops
integrated with additional sounds with Maschine, so that he can further on personalize it every time. Although he is in favour of digital world, one of his biggest passions is and always will be the vinyl. In fact, still now his vinyls collection is increasing. At the moment, MTD is collaborating with a lot of labels well-known in the european techno scene.

Brando Lupi liveset at Delta [24.11.2012]

Producer, musician, dj, photographer, Brando Lupi’s influences range anywhere from post industrial-rock, experimental electronic to modern classical. The Italian native has had a history working alongside a number of talented artists.
Brando’s releases have been picked up by the likes of Orange Groove, Kompakt, Samuvar, Dewtone Recordings, Mental Groove, Detune Records and Elettronica Romana. He has recently composed a score for the movie “La Solitudine Dei Numeri Primi”, distributed by Medusa,with the soundtrack signed by Mike Patton ,leader of Faith No More,and presented at the 67th Venice Film Festival. He currently resides in Rome, spreading experimental spiritual frequencies across the world.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

John Osborn - Sound of Thought 11

It was in 1993 in John’s home city London that he cut his techno teeth at early techno party’s such as Andrew Weatheralls’ Sabresonic and Steve Bicknells’ Lost. It was also at this time that he started to DJ.
John moved to Berlin in 1999, and it was here that his dj career started to intensify. John has now been djing for over 15 years and has crafted a deep dubby, house and techno style which has been turning heads and shaking asses on the international circuit. From his well documented sets at Berlin’s Panorama Bar to exquisite podcasts for Get The Curse, mmnmlssgs, Modyfier and Little White Earbuds, the world has woken up with his unique sound. In a time when artists rely heavily productions to steer their DJ careers, the power, groove and intensity of John’s DJ sets have allowed him to have won over the masses without releasing a million mediocre records. In Berlin John has been curating the successful TANSTAAFL NIGHTS and has invited artists such as Dj Qu, Patrice Scott, XDB, Keith Worthy, Adam Marshall, Steffi, Kassem Mosse, Iron Curtis, MCDE, Scuba, Eric Cloutier, Jonsson/Alter, Appleblim, 2562, Move D, Quarion, Anton Zap, The Analogue Cops, Frank Martiniq, Yossi Amoyal. John is also a resident at the Sub:stance Panorama Bar parties where he has crafted many magical sets, such as the last session back to back with SCB.
The party’s that John curates are based on the his recently launched record label TANSTAAFL RECORDS – run together with his partner October. This label is the first ever Bristol and Berlin based record label, showcasing each city’s rich musical heritage. October and John plan to release in late 2012 a new sub label named TANSTAAFL PLANETS with high profile releases from their circle of close artists and friends. TANSTAAFL’S first ever release has given John a underground smash with ‘Epoch4′ bouncing of the walls in clubs all over the world. In september 2012 John will release his second record on TANSTAAFL together with October and on the sub label John will share a split 12″ with Underground Quality’s Tazz. Also the Berlin Based label JackOff will be releasing a 12″ by John called Lords Of The last Days, with a remix from Quarion.

Ryuji Takeuchi dj Mix * TPS [30.05.2013]

Ryuji Takeuchi (Local Sound Network / LSN, HueHelix) was born in Osaka, and then first contacted with Electronic Music in the early 90s. In the late 90s, he moved to the United States, where he discovered Techno, House and Electro Music. As soon as he got back, he started to DJ at several locations and eventually learned to produce at the same time. After that, he released on such labels as: LK Rec, Arms, Mastertraxx, FK Rec, SWR, Innervate, I.CNTRL, Impact Mechanics, Silent Steps, GSR, Brood Audio, to name but a few.
In 2011, Ryuji started his own imprint called 'Local Sound Network / LSN' as a platform for new generation of electronic sound which following words can appropriately describe: driving,hypnotic, atmospheric, emotional, groovy, funky…
Also, Ryuji kicked off another brand new label called 'HueHelix / HHX' as a new platform, which discloses something new,only represented by HueHelix, together with Go Hiyama, Tomohiko Sagae and Kazuya Kawakami, in order to push quality music with global standard from where sun rises. In 2012, Ryuji launched 'Local Sound Network Digital Solutions / LSNDS' series in need of discovering and introducing wider range of electronic music, aiming at dropping unique audio output while it’s hot.

Ken Ishii at Dommune, Tokyo [16.04.2013]

One of the most innovative and experimental composers who have made a mark on the International dance scene. Ken Ishii started making his version techno at a time when Japan was not yet at the crossroads where all things techno came together.
Already putting out tracks on the cult label R&S since ’94, Ken’s sound soon broke out of the confines of a specialist audience and took the world by storm, receiving support from world class artists such as Dave Clarke, Luke Slater, Thomas Schumacher and many more.He has since been touring Intensively throughout Europe, Asia and America. His fourthcoming album-Future In Light- will have his take on the sound of Detroit, showing the world the new sound of Ken Ishii.

DJ SaY at Only For Robots #047 [Never Trust a DJ]

Alessandro Ferranti aka Dj Say is a Disc Jockey since ’91 and Producer since ’93.
Say DJ mixes Ambient, Deep Techno, Electro and Acid.. a roman Braindance he likes to define as “electronic ritual dance”. He was active since the start of the underground scene in Italy and played in the first Rave parties of the 90s back to back with artists like Lory D, Luca Cucchetti, Paolo Zerla, Eugenio Passalacqua, Leo Anibaldi as well as others. He's been guest DJ in clubs located in Brighton, London, Winterthur, Rome and all over Italy.

Paul Mac - Addicted Podcast #19

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.

Abstract Division at CS Podcast 106

Abstract Division is a young and exciting collaboration between two veteran techno artists; Paul Boex and Dave Miller. Paul is label-boss of the respected Dynamic Reflection imprint, experienced DJ and producer, and the driving force behind the series of succesful Mental Evolution events in the Netherlands. Dave has earned his stripes through his longstanding career of (vinyl-only) DJ-sets, productions with Damian Keane and as part of the Audiosculpture collective. Combining their love of and keen ear for techno that stands out from the gray majority, Abstract Division knows how to surprise, teach and get people dancing their faces off all at once.

Conveying a characteristic sound that stems from a mutual background in Detroit, Berlin and Birmingham techno Abstract Division merges a basement vibe with a warehouse feel; drones and soundscapes meet straightforward uplifters in a way that simply makes sense. With well over twenty years of shared experience in playing out and producing tracks under their belt, Abstract Division knows their game and fits any bill perfectly. Getting a room in the right mood, building on an present vibe or tearing a club a new one; leave it to them to deliver on all occasions.

Abstract Division is actively putting out new material at the moment after having released their first lauded trilogy “Form and Function” containing original tracks and remixes by among others Norman Nodge, Mike Parker, Ben Sims and Delta Funktionen on Dynamic Reflection. They are set to release their “Relevance” EP on Labrynth shortly and more material, including a remix on Orbis Records is planned for the near future.

Dany Angelelli at Italiansgroove Radio Show #24

Born into a family of musicians, he approaches the world of DJing at the age of 13 years and after several years of hard work to define his mixing technique, Dany has playes for first time in a rave in 1992. Dany has gone through many experiences in the Roman scene… Insanity, Arisottontreno, Hypnosis, Bresaola, Kill the Rose, Global Event... 
In 2006, dany plays as warm up for Lory D every saturday night, stay on safe keep moving around the Roman underground scene in subsequent years. Only in 2010 began collaborating with various labels: Submoover Records, Luminar Records for last Trivmvirate Records under the pseudonym Alchemist.

Ashh Ist - Organic podcast series || Sabotage Krunch

Sgobba Giacomo aka JEMB aka Ashh Ist starts his experience as a DJ in Bologna in the early 90's through the radio experience of 'K Centrale Radio' and format KONTAINER (
The radio becomes an important professional experience for JemB, where he matures and refines his djing technique . The radio also became an important meeting point where JEMB can deal with a lot of djs, producers, promoters and where important collaborations and friendships were born.
Jemb gained his experience working together with labels such as Mixtophonico lab, [LED] Link Electronic Department, Italian Bassline rec., Afun rec and Tz records. He also shared the microphone with the Unzip Project (shape / Cocoricò club) and who will also attend the Street Rave in 2003 in Bologna. Thanks to these strong relationships, JEMB brings in the studios of 'K Centrale Radio' International Djs such as Norm Talley (Beatdownsound rec.), Khan (matador rec - playhouse rec.), Daniel Meteo (Meteo Sound), dj K Rock (Rephlex rec), Vladimir Ivkovic (Important rec), Amon Tobin (ninja tune), dj Food(ninja tune), Bad Company( B.C. Rec), Usual Suspect feat Mc.Verse (Hardware Renegade rec.), Cause 4 Concerne (C4C rec), Danilo Vigorito (orion), Wang Inc (sonig rec), Panacea (position Crome rec.) just to mention some. In addition to to these experience, Jemb worked closely with the LINK (, historical multicultural center of Bologna, where he enriched his musical training. Encouraged by Mauro Borella (H_uge), jemb in collaboration with Alessandro Merola(IRMA records), gave birth to the COOLER project. After this experiences, Jemb returns to his hometown, and thanks to the friendship of Vito Arpino (Arpino) and fabrizio Ippolito aka Doraemon, JEMB joins the collaborative project LAB080, active in the production of events and communication and dissemination of cross-cultural scene in South Italy.

Today JEMB,in collaboration with Gennaro Tosto aka Vonboot, works at the blog "Svarioni Premeditati”, a Bari/Italy based blog. Together they share their point of view about electronic music plugging mixes, livesets, podcasts and radioshows.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Alexander Robotnick - May 2013 Deep Mix

Alexander Robotnick has had a long and colorful history, including scoring films in the eighties and joining a world music troupe in the nineties, but he’s most celebrated for his pioneering electro tracks such as ‘Problèmes D'Amour’ from 1983. “When I first made the track, I was Italian and I didn’t speak English. I was a really provincial man from Italy,” Robotnick told Jonty Skrufff in 2005. “So I was aware of the quality of the track but I didn’t believe it would get successful at all.” It did, becoming one of the cult classics of the genre.
In the eighties, he composed sound-tracks for theatre and video, ambient music for fashion shows and soundtracks for films. In 1987 he turned to world music, founding the band ‘Music for Meditation’ with Indian flute player Boliwar Miranda, and later ‘The Third Planet’, which fused traditional music from Kurdistan, Algeria and India with modern sounds.
Fast forward twenty years and a younger generation of musicians revived Italo and electro, playing tribute to Robotnick in their mixes, and the result was that in 2001, Robotnick had a change of heart, putting aside ambient and world music to return to electro. First out of the block was the artist album ‘Oh no…Robotnick’ and the mix compilation ‘The Disco Tech of...Alexander Robotnick’ [2005], the success of which encouraged Robotnick to embark upon a rather belated new career as a DJ/live act. But it wasn’t quite a return to the old school: After years of hating vinyl, Robotnick bought a laptop and got back into the club act with Ableton Live and a unique DJ act/live show that’s been popular at nights throughout Europe, America and Japan.

The Zooloft Incantation - A series of words said as a magic spell or charm - mixed by Wasteyouth

This incantation took place during a ritual, where the following hymnals were read:
_Unvulnerable Prototypes
_Skulking In The Shadow
_Contextualised In Monochrome
_Looking Through A Mindscape
_Environmental Radiation Dose on the Moon
_The Incredible Tale Of Secret Journey Through Your Eyes
_The Dark Thoughts Of Fate's Manufacturer
_Analysis Of A Nihilist Who Wants To Become Famous
_Hypothesis Of Objects Construction On Natural Environments (Hidden Archive Remixes)
_A Sad Wandering Dreamer Trapped In Contemporary Memory Architectures

"Use your power and influence to help other people.
Never try to gain power for your own pleasure or supremacy.
Deceptions are everywhere but together we can defeat them.

We cannot be defeated by hanger or hatred!

We still try!"

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Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Redshape liveset at ARMA17, Moscow [20.04.2013]

We would tell you all about Redshape, but we don’t know who he actually is. He hides his real identity behind a red mask at all times, even wearing it onstage at his club dates around Europe, which of late there have been many. We do know the man behind the mask lives in Berlin, he does a rocking live act and he’s released half a dozen tracks over the last year or so on labels such as Delsin, Styrax Leaves and Music Man. We also can reveal he has studied a lot of old Detroit techno records: His sound is a new update on old school templates, and it’s getting a thorough rinsing by DJs as diverse as Laurent Garnier, Josh Wink, Âme and Cassy.
“I don’t prepare any details like breakdowns or mixes before I go on stage,” says Redshape. “My plan is to do a recordable jam session which is kinda organic and never really the same in any of its components while still sounding straight.”