Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Monsieur Fleury & Dr Walker - Non Linear Reality Dub v1_1

Monday, October 20, 2014

Waschmaschinenfest 2K14 [LIMBS 001 Promo]



Our journey through the wicked world of weird audio tapes continues with the first release of the freshly founded LIMBS-label which is the new "Waschmaschinenfest 2K14" compilation, a C30 cassette based on Field Recordings of - well... - washers. Recorded, contributed and remixed - sic! - by artists like Xotox, Klonk, Low Entropy, Jasmina, Fgnugen, Aehm and Indesit we're introduced to quite a few different types of washers e.g. ones crafted by Bauknecht, Haier, Siwamat etc. and their typical, mechanic sound patterns as well as to dark'ish Drones, haunting athmospheres and cold, scampering experimental Tribe Tekno for underground soundsystems and chemically polluted teknival scapes. Quite interesting for collectors of conceptual releases - and washers.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Mike Skinner & Murkage - Tonga


Mike about to lounge a new bass-dedicated night in Dalston which will go by the name of TONGA and is all about an amalgamation of Jamaican Dub, UK Grime and Garage. Built with the help of DJ Klepto from Murkage this sweet mixtape reflects the sound of TONGA and it seems it's gonna be the new place to be - loads of amazing tunes squeezed into less than 40 minutes here. Don't miss if you're in Dalston.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Bullenfreunde 2K14 [Raketenbasis Haberlandstrasse 004 Promo]



We love tapes. We love weird music. And we love Noize, highly digital Noize and more experimentalisms when it comes to the quite mysterious "Bullenfreunde 2K14" tape which roughly translates as "Coppers' Friends 2K14" titlewise. Being released without any tracklist or further information about the many tracks origins we're confronted with the mentioned style, droning sub-frequency attacks, quirky lo-fi loops, phocked-up braindance which is kinda reminiscing to the very early, non Jungle-related, days of the still active Sozialistischer Plattenbau-imprint or things coming from the late 90s Leipzig tape underground that catered the needs of the headstrong with heavy Rhythm Industrial, 8bitCore, Doom Electronics and loads of things far more way out than just to be filed under the "leftfield" flag. And so does "Bullenfreund 2K14" whilst adding more musical variety with also taking care of Hardcore addicts, Bleep-heavy Breakcore, alien  swamp recordings and sci-fi machines switched to tilt mode. There's no way not to love this. Also check for a reason if  you've been a fan of the seemingly defunct Dhyana Records imprint back in the days or are a collector of - possibly very limited - obscure tape items in general.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

4ZZZ1 - Untitled EP 1.0 [Psychocandies 028]

Lo-Fi Distortion Techno? Broken 8bit Beat? Heavy banging underground sounds for the headstrong? If all of these styles seem well appealing to your musical preferences you are well recommended to check out this EP featuring a bunch of six tunes that are about to smash the last bit of sanity left on a heavily heaving dancefloor into bits and crumbling pieces within seconds. From the very first track onwards this 32 minutes tour de force is firing from all cylinders, starting off with a bouncy, crushed Psycho Techno piece for the headstrong, continuing the crazy rollercoaster ride with super giddy melody pieces laid out over militant, Hardcore hailing drumworks and metallic, dry, futuristic uber-bleeps whilst the third tune of six can be described as hammering distortion excess for those digging the most extreme borders of what might be filed under the flag of Broken Industrial Techno - or Rhythm Industrial with a technoid twist. Talking track number four we're still following the same path musically although the bassdrums seem to be even more compressed and harder hitting whilst echoes of psyched out Acid are providing a spiralling background of braincrashing sonic modulations, before things speed up a bit and we're greeted with Industrial Speedcore-references in the fifth of six untitled tracks when all of 4ZZZ1's machines run on full tilt mode whilst some rusty pin-joint is irregularly squealing off rhythm. Finally the closing track provides an ultraminimalist highspeed workout somewhat between Next Level Drum'n'Bass and supersonic, sterile Electro that could've well been created by the master of sci-fi sounds, the great Current Value himself, throughout an experimental studio workout. To be unleashed on October 28th - get this monster!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Israel-based Band Named 'A Cat' Obviously Can't Internet

Although we've stated clearly in our contact section that we're totally annoyed by bulk emails and newsletter spam plus that we're not interested in any kind of digital promo files this email from the Israel-based band A Cat just appeared in our postbox only recently.

Hey! We’re ‘A Cat’, Digi-Rock-Afro-Disco band based in Tel-Aviv, Israel.

VIDEO TIME! - Inside Out - LINK 
You can listen to the audio-only version on our Soundcloud.

Our new single, “Inside Out” expresses our appreciation to modern dance music and traditional west-african beats, wrapped in a the unique cooperation of the two video artists -  Shahar Levy (cut out animation) and Vadim MEchona (photography). You can download the song in WAV, or MP3. 

Please take notice that the song will be available for purchase on itunes, so these links are for your personal use only.

‘A Cat’ is composed of four unique musicians and electronic-craftsmen creating spacey tunes and based in Tel Aviv, Israel.

‘Disconnect’, our last single, is a dark wedding between grunge, and minimal techno - LINK

Hope you had fun listening, would like to hear from you if you did!

Scratches and purrs,
A Cat

Getting these kind of email junk is annoying for a reason and it should be pretty clear that we haven't been listening to any of their music but it's even more annoying if the mail is sent out as open CC bulk email to 161 people including label managers of Mad Decent and journos / bloggers from all over the place including We Are The Mascotte, Pitchfork, Nothing But Hope And Passion, The Guardian etc..
We reckon that these might be not so amused about the fact that their private contacts are now scattered all over the place and will be flooded with even more bulk mail in future times but mustn't it be pretty embarrassing for the band that all these people now are aware of the fact that the bands promo guy is too inapt to use email properly? So if that goes so terribly wrong it might give an idea about their use of musical instruments... 

But we'll take our time to go even deeper into a few remarkable details in this mailout.

Hey! We’re ‘A Cat’, Digi-Rock-Afro-Disco band based in Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Well, there's nothing wrong with being from Israel but it doesn't make you special at all. You're a band begging for an editors attention and referring to your provenance in the very first line does imply that there's nothing interesting to say about the band at all but "Hey, we're from Israel". You're stealing our time anyway so there's no heads up for that.
Plus: Digi-Rock-Afro-Disco. Seriously? Sounds like a kind of weird artsy fusion that takes influences from everywhere but doesn't go anywhere. And besides that does it seem to be a pretty clever idea to send this kind of music to a website that's mostly focusing on electronic music anyway? There've been exceptions and we've been writing about the likes of Sinkane and others but it's pretty obvious that you haven't been checking our website properly but just sent this email out into the blue to every email adress you could get hold of.  

VIDEO TIME! - Inside Out - LINK
You can listen to the audio-only version on our Soundcloud

There are a million music videos out there every day so having one is not a big deal. Soundcloud isn't that special either, especially if you don't link to your profile at this very point. And what about the mysterious Inside Out - a title or a description of the videos mood? You don't know but the mystery is solved later.

‘Disconnect’, our last single, is a dark wedding between grunge, and minimal techno - LINK

Uh, nice. More weird fusion music that might sound totally different to what the new single is about. Have you ever thought about how your possible fanbase - if you have any fans at all - might handle these rapid change?. Yes, life's a box of cookies they say and you'll never know what's the one you get next but fans expect things they can relate to, short: continuity. If you serve Indie today, Techno tomorrow and Opera in three months you're only making sure that you will lose more fans than you'll gain through your eclectic diversity.

Scratches and purrs...

Again. "Scratches and purrs..." Really? Is this like "welcome to the world of rainbow-pooping ponies" or do you want ppl to take you and your art seriously?

Hey guys, sorry for using Cc, our mistake. We know its pretty annoying, and we'll make sure it won't happen again. TO CONTACT US PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS MAIL, send a message directly to EMAIL

After several complaints about sending the email as open CC to all of these people instead of using the BCC for bulk mail the band came back with another email that was meant as an apology but - again! - was sent out as open CC to all adressees although they "... know its pretty annoying, and we'll make sure it won't happen again" which has been the biggest #wtf moment of last weeks internet at all.  

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

9 Things To NOT Do When Emailing Music Blogs

Although these pages run a "Don't Email Us At All"-policy it seems like a good idea to reblog the following nine super important points from New Zealand's Dub Dot Dash for a reason. More info and a more recent example of how to spoil a bands reputation by sending stupid emails is about to follow very soon.

1. Add Bloggers to Your Mailing List Without Giving Them a Heads Up
I don’t know who you are, yet I’m suddenly on your mailing list and there’s no unsubscribe button. At least send an email to let me know you think I’ll like the music you plan on blasting out. It’s even worse when the email blast says things like “this song is different than what you heard last time“. “Last time”? I don’t even know who you are.

2. Buy Lists of Email Addresses
People compile lists of blog addresses they found on the internet and then sell them. To me, buying these lists is almost as shady as buying followers. Someone added my contact email to some Australian blog list, and now I get a ton of emails inviting me to shows in Australia. I’ve never even been to Australia. [I get this a lot -don't invite me to your showcase in London/New York/Austin without checking my location!]

3. CC Your Email Blasts
If you’re sending a press release to a bunch of blogs and CC all of us, I can see everyone else you sent the email to. BCC us. Otherwise, I’m going to look at the lists of email addresses and see what types of sites you grouped me with. If I don’t like them, I probably won’t listen to your music. 

4. Write Excessively Long Subject Lines
When you’re writing a subject line for your email remember that anything beyond 11 words will probably be cut off in the inbox view. 

5. Get the Blogger’s Name Wrong
If you’re cutting and pasting the body of the email into new messages and personalizing it, be sure and proofread. You might have forgotten to change the name of the blogger or the title of the blog. It’s not always the end of the world, but it could prevent you from getting your foot in the door. 

6. Only Send Links to Music
There’s a link to a SoundCloud track in this email, but that’s it. Why should I click this? Who are you? You don’t have to send an entire bio, but at least say hello and tell me what this link is. 

7. Be Overly Casual
I know this isn’t a job application or the New York Times, you can keep it casual when you send an email pitch to a blog. However, there is such a thing as being TOO casual, especially if you have no prior relationship with the blogger. Don’t unnecessarily throw in words like “shit” and “whatever”, it’s distracting. “I like to sample my guitar recordings as if they’re someone else’s records or whatever”“producing shit on my computer” 

8. Lie About How Much You Love the Blog
Bloggers can tell when you’re lying about being a devoted follower of their blog. “I’ve been following your blog, it’s great” is often followed by a link to music that sounds nothing like what I post. If you’re not going to do your research then don’t lie about it. If you really do like a blog, specify what you like about it. 

9. Spam Bloggers
One producer has everybody on his team emailing me every time he puts out a new remix, which is every week. I get four emails about the same song every week. I don’t even remember what this guy’s music sounds like, but I don’t like it. It’s okay to follow up a few times, but don’t be excessive."

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sascha Müller [Supersix Records Extra 026]

The man / machine they call Sascha Müller is back again with another twelve strong selection of tracks, bundled as the 26th untitled album in an ongoing series released via his very own Supersix Records imprint. Opening with the surprisingly detailed "Klikklakk 2" which presents a more snare-focused, atmosphere-led experimental Techno approach we're taken straight back to the center of the dancefloor with the stereo-field exploring, mad percussive Tribal Techno storm named "Kongo Beatz" followed by a cold, merciless banger going by the name of "Machine 2" partly crossing over into HardTechno realms. With his "Mechanik Wardrobe" Mr. Müller presents a more floating, organic journey that might be influenced by classic ProtoTrance but works well within a context of, likesay, Intelligent Techno that doesn't sound mechanical at all whilst the pounding "Messure 2" delivers a melodic yet stomping amalgamation of Hardbag House and ClubTechno with few dubby elements. The following "Meta 2" isn't meta at all but more like a super solid, down-to-earth Techno tool sporting some really haunting, anti-groov'ish percussion elements and psyched synth movements. The same roughly goes for "Metaplex II" if one's taking out the anti-groove thing. More m's are to be found in "Microprocessor" which seems to be the most positive, possibly even jumpy Techno tune on this album, one that's - albeit quite stripped down - created to put a proper E'd up smile onto all the raving crews faces for a reason: spiralling Acid lines for life. Uptempo minimalism is to be found in a tune named "Minimal Terrorismus" which is minimal for sure, but - despite of some weird groove experiments - shows no evidence of terroristic activities at all. It's more that kind of tune that'll recharge a crowds battery due to the use of decent, kinda ravey stabs and ghostly sounds flickering in the back like candle lights. Coming up next is "Neostatic", a battering sonic warfare which is about to please even Hardcore lovers with its hard hitting drums and overwhelming bassride, followed by the stone cold, psycho Techno assault "Nuclearer Winter" which pays intense homage to the dark side of Motor City, spiralling its way through nearly seven lightless minutes of sonic tension. Finally the albums closing tune "NumLock II" even fools around with military style snare rolls on top of a banging beat foundation and is proper fodder for all DJ's sporting a straight up no bullshit attitude. Nice. 

Saturday, October 11, 2014

DJ Big Hank - We Gettin Bukk 15 *Hank Rx



Chicago Juke fo' real. Deep.

Friday, October 10, 2014

11.10.2014: Liquid Sky Berlin presentz #lsb_TV #24


24:00 - sunday morning 6 am central european time

broadcasted via ALEX Offener Kanal Berlin
tv + radio show + internet stream

featuring
Dr. Noise M
twin peetz
moolsaasa
sheldon drake
hendrik mokry
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stream will be here: www.alex-berlin.de/tv

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Mijk Van Dijk plays Brothers In Raw - Ach So (Live In Osaka, April 24th 1998)



Time for a flashback. Huge props to Mr Mijk Van Dijk for diggin' deep in his archives and uploading this gem.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Neel - Phobos *A/V Show Sample



Majestic Ambient and mysterious images - this is what we like. Deep.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

New Ira Atari EP To Come In Early November

News have it that the amazing Ira Atari is coming up with a new EP entitled "Heroes" via Audiolith Records on November 7th, 2014 - expect a tender bunch of five sweet songs easily to fall in love with, or to if one is listening to them in the right company.



Not featured on "Heroes" but still a great tune is Ira Atari's "Leave It" which is one of our favorite ItaloPop-songs of all time for a reason.


Friday, October 03, 2014

baze.djunkiii Charts 10/2014

01. ø - Syväys [Sähkö Recordings]
Partly a re-release this great Sähkö 12" once again proves that quality electronic music never grows old or out of fashion - no matter if tunes are new or, like here, produced long time ago throughout the period of 1995 to 1997. With the two tracks featured on the A-side - "Olematon" and "Uponnut" -, both of them already released on his "Atomit EP" back in 1995, Mika Vainio a.k.a. ø explores the realm of hypnotic, skeletal and ultraminimalist Electro as well as drone-heavy, reduced Electronica providing as much warmth and cosiness as a trip to outer space - without a space-suit. Flipping the 12" we'll find the formerly unreleased title track going even deeper in to the field of reduction and serving an epic trip of Glockenspiel and Sinewave Ambient built on single notes being slightly modulated before slowly fading away into abyssal silence. Deep.

02. Kalipo - Yaruto [Antime 010 Promo]
See review for details....

03. Dopplereffekt / Objekt - Hypnagogia [Leisure System Records 012]
I've always been a sucker for proper Electro and this one is one of the genres best 12"es I've come across in a while. Dopplereffekt's "Delta Wave" combines sharp, futuristic sound design with cold'ish, but still yearning and melancholia-touched string arrangements whilst Objekt's "Ganzfeld" speeds things up and delivers a subaquatic Detroit-reminiscing feel, string crescendoes and advanced rhythmic bleep wizzardry - a track well recommendable to lovers of DJ Stingray's unique musical vision.

04. Nu Yorican Soul - The Nervous Track [Nervous Records]



One of my favorite House tracks ever and an early 1993 prequel of what was to become known as Broken House later is now finally repressed. A good reason to pay respect to Nu Yorican Soul more than 20 years later for producing what I personally regard as one of the main House music masterpieces in the genres history.

05. Shapes 12:01 - Compiled by Robert Luis [Tru Thoughts]
This twelve track double vinyl has been released quite a while ago but still is a great overview on the vast variety of styles released via Tru Thoughts Recordings lately. From the deepest NeoSoul served by Nostalgia 77's "Sleepwalker" to positive House meets SynthFunk amalgamations to be found in Anchorsong's "Darkrum" via the uberly anthemic Dope Jazz ballad "Heroine" created by Freddie Cruger And Anthony Mills Are Wildcookie, a song stuck in my head not only for a great, seductive melody but also for dealing with the topic of heroine abuse amongst Jazz musicians throughout the genres heydays, there's nothing but quality to be found on this compilation album. More recommended tunes are created by the likes of Yannah Valdevit who seems to apply for providing the title song for a James Bond-movie to come with her epic "Gotta Keep Me Goin'", Zed Bias feat. Jenna G who are riding proper UK Garage vibes on "Fairplay (Zed Bias Oldskool Mix)",  Riz MC spitting his haunted rhymes in "All Of You" over beats reworked by Drum'n'Bass-ambassador dBridge and many more.  Proper collection.

06. Trennlinie Zwischen Gesten 3 [Trennlinie Zwischen Gesten]
Actually not a specific release in its original sense but a limited to ten -!!! - copies worldwide preview CDr given out to writers, bloggers and contributors that came alongside the recent issue of the Trennline Zwischen Gesten art- /dada-zine featuring a selection of tracks that will be released as a limited to 15 copies tape available via bandcamp only. Featuring a wide range of sounds from scripted field recordings, positive Rhythm Industrial, quirky electronics, Tekno and Dark Ambient provided by the likes of Kackegeruch, KENNEL KONTROL, Low Entropy, emptycuthere, aehm, Denny Engler, Kannee and Electronic Plaktime Pounder this one is not only a fine and super rare collectors item but also a view into the deepest vaults of the German electronic music underground of artists that only very view people might ever have heard of. Sweet.

07. Alojz Bouda - Synthesizer Sound [Opus]
This is one of these albums only true vinyl lovers might ever come across by chance - and so did I while being on a short bargain hunt at a Hamburg flea market lately. Originally purchased  for it's obscure cover only it turns out that Alojz Bouda seemed to be a true pioneer of the Slovakian synthesizer scene of the 70's and 80's , playing mostly, slightly cheesy, cover songs on instruments like the Yamaha CS 80, ARP 2600, Hohner D 6 and others used for quirky versions of "Singin' In The Rain" or "Yes, Sir, I Can Boogie" that were recorded on multitrack tapes but also creating compositions of his own like the strangely Cosmic and rhythmically clunky "Fish Eye" or the ecstatic "Focus" which are both featured on "Synthesizer Sound" alongside another self-composed piece named "Random" that is sporting loads of sci-fi bleeps and other formerly futuristic sounds for those who know. An interesting find for sure which seems to have been quite popular in Slovakia as it has been released in 1980 originally and repressed in 1981, 1982 and 1986.

  
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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Bloodgroup - Tracing Echoes Short Documentary


The members of amazing Icelandic band Bloodgroup talk about the inspiration they find in the wild nature of their homeland and share some childhood stories in this sweet documentary by Natalie Wallrapp. Enjoy.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Wiley - Flying *Remix Feat. J2K, Double-S, Maxsta & Chip



How the heck could we miss out on this one when it was released? Super massive and so is the original cut. #Grime for life.


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Agusta Lecetta, 1926 [Voluntary Whores 016 Promo]

Another obscure and pretty rare - we're talking 34 hand-numbered copies only here - tape recording has been put on the circuit via the ever active Voluntary Whores-imprint just recently which, according to the information given on the sleeve, contains a duplication of a cassette of unknown origin that was found somewhere in the Toscana-area in 2013. Apart from the weird appearance of the tape with fake blood drenched absorbent gauze and an ampule with an unknown fluorescent yellow-green'ish substance that is defined as suicide potion on discogs it seems like this is one of the hardest-to-handle field recordings we've ever come across as most of it seems like a muffled real time recording of, well, torture. And we're not talking like fake film stuff here but a woman seesawing in between deadly terror, blackest despair and total fatigue on the A-side whilst only a few signs of life are to be found in the beginning of the B-side which is buzzing with grinding noises, breathing sounds - possibly pain-related , possibly panic-stricken - and indifferent rumbling able to light darkest thoughts about what the visual equivalent to these recordings might be, especially when things climax again towards the tapes very end. We don't want to know. This is disgusting. Period.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Astronomar - Gargoile *Massacooramaan Remix



The darkness is calling me. What a monster.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Boylan Teklife - All I Do 2014



#mademyday. Serious.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Future 3 - With And Without [Morr Music Promo]

After thirteen years of silence as a project "put on hold" according to its members Anders Remmer, Thomas Knak and Jesper Skaaning the Danish trio Future 3 is finally back on track with a new album in the first half of October 2014 which is about to see the light via the overall-appreciated Berlin-based Morr Music imprint. What they're catering in terms of music with the twelve tracks featured on their new longplayer named "With And Without" can be split in two halves - a concept that'll go along with the good old vinyl version of this one. The first five tracks represent the, well, more Pop-related side of Future 3 with five beautifully floating, slightly shoegazing Indietronica tunes with an innocent, possibly in a way campfire'esque twist for those who can imagine that within a context that's predominantly shaped by electronic instruments whilst the second part, starting from "Fair" onwards tends to head in the direction of playful Electronica and Ambient, informed by Dub-techniques and sweet'n'tiny grooves able to charm and wow every advanced or even avantgarde dancefloor through the simple presence of  their crystal clear sounds and flawless pulchritude alone as well as the stunning contrast between precisely shaped synth realms and hard-edged, raw basslines as they're to be found in "Trmbns" which is defo to be named as our favorite tune here although the heavenly ambience of its successor "Return" might be the bigger hit in ChillOut rooms for a reason. Anyway, we're in for the second part at this point in time but we're pretty sure chances are good that the more vocal-flavored tunes might grow on us as well.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

DJ Earl x DJ Taye - Kant You See



Pure XTC. Love the vocals and mesmerizing synth works. "Kant You See... It's Too Late" - bang.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sascha Müller [Sascha Müller Music 1000010]

Sascha Müller's endless journey through the realms of quality electronic music continues and once again he's serving another top notch long- or better midplay assault on one of his own labels. With "1000010" he's following up to the concept of his previous album release not to care about track names no more but to focus on musical content indeed which means, in this case, seven pieces of classic Techno partly melodic with a clear connection to the mighty motor city scene, partly - like in "No9" - bathing in bubbly Acid baths or serving tripping dry minimalisms with loads of percussive elements that could be filed under the flag of Future Tribal whilst reminiscing to legendary work like Plastikman's "Spastik" or "Spaz" and mixing these influences up with deepest DubTechno chords to a great, floating effect. Even heavily filter tweaking White Noise Techno with a raw bunker twist can be found here ("No12") providing the right soundtrack for illegal squat raves taking place in run down industrial estate areas whilst the final cut "No13" turns out to be a super stripped down, vocal FX  heavy piece for Techno purists only. Great work, again.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Goldie & The Heritage Orchestra - “Timeless (Sine Tempore)" Live at the Royal Festival Hall, London, on Sat 14th June 2014



A tune that lasts forever. Loved the 12" of this tune from day dot. Discovered this version via Tanith.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Big Brother On Acid - Big Brother On Acid [Al Real On Musique Promo]

File under: bass from the wild side. What's scheduled for release via Al Real On Musique on October 28th as the same-titled debut of the Big Brother On Acid project is a challenge for those dealing with heavy bass music as this eleven-track assault is setting out to destroy P.A.'s and braincells whilst mashing up all kind of musical influences and psychedelisms, creating a wild sonic patchwork drawing heavily from Dubstep / Brostep but also from psyched out Dope Beats / Big Beat-producers like Depth Charge, experimental cut ups, Mutant Instrumental HipHop and sampling weirdest things like Easy Listening, FreeJazz and Ethnic Music on acid but, like it says in "It Was All Very Good" samplewise, "...no-one had a bad trip". But a very colourful and trippy one indeed that even refers to classic Trance elements in "Vandalism (BBOA Mix)" and deepest Balearic Dub in the following tune "Sunday Today" before mixing things up with EDM-like melody breakdowns. Due to its kinda wild musical mixture possibly not everyones cup of tea, but defo not a bad one if you're looking for spaced-out leftfield bass music that's willing to take a lot of risks. But some criticism appears - Big Brother On Acid should invest some time in figuring out how to program proper outros for tracks instead of cutting things off what seems mid-track at some points.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Embracing .gif-Culture

#scrt_brln tilt .gif animation created by baze.djunkiii

Thursday, September 11, 2014

baze.djunkiii Charts 09/2014

01. The Bug - Angels & Devils [Ninja Tune]
See review for details...

02. Rutger Zuydervelt - Stay Tuned [Baskaru 031 Promo]
See review for details... 

03. Waze & Odyssey - Ride My Junk [W&O Street Tracks]
Released in mid-2013 it seemed like I missed out on Waze & Odyssey's "Ride My Junk" initially but thanks to what seems to be a repress this two massive recuts by Chamboche and Squarehead caught my attention just now. Pumping, stab-heavy House music with a bit of a Future Garage-twist - best used in the second half of the night played out to an ecstatic, well sensitive audience to a huge effect. Niceness.

04. Vince Watson - Rock-It E.P.[Poker Flat Recordings 151 Promo]
Vince Watson's second EP on Poker Flat Recordings and once again the Bio-head takes things to a spiralling, technoid level with a classic Motor City-twist. Ecstatic, climaxing chord-works on "Rock-It", a more uplifting, playful vibe as well as epic synth constructions on "Sonar" and finally a stripped-down, positive warm up jam named "Feel-It (Instrumental)" make this one a good one for a reason.

05. Marco Resmann - 05:27 [Upon.You Records 083 Promo]
What a killer piece served by Marco Resmann on his very own imprint. "Spider Web" on the A-side comes up as a thrilling, futuristic and yet melodic TechHouse workout with a pretty mesmerizing synth line and ever evolving leads whilst "Time Factor" on B1 provides primetime brockouts by sending out heavy, isolated signals to the very heart of the dancefloor on top of a pumping but diffident drum set before 'troity synth complexity takes over and sends whole crowds to off-kilter heavens. Finally the title track - sporting, for those who know, a very personal name indeed - serves a tense, crime scene athmosphere, dark'ish, gnarly synth stabs and a shady, direful overall vibe that announces the advent of something big and unexpected. Watch your space.

06. Pascal Hetzel - Feel That Beat [UYX 002 Promo]

Pascal Hetzel's debut on the Berlin-based Upon.You Records whitelabel series UYX and at the same his very first solo 12" ever serves three tracks for those who love their TechHouse stripped down, functional and hypnotic. Especially the B1 tune "The Brut 909" sticks out on this one due to serving raw, unprocessed and rhythmically advanced beat structures for heaving late night floors and dark underground night outs whilst "Something Happens" on B2 brings on proper ClubTechno stabs and slightly bubbling Acid references. Nice.

07. Lou Reed - Metal Machine Music: First Full Instrumental Version Performed Live By Zeitkratzer [Zeitkratzer Productions Promo]
See review for details...

08. Trentemøller - Lost Reworks [In My Room Promo]
Trentemøller did it again. After his recent album "Lost" and the follow up "Lost Instrumentals"  the "Lost Reworks" piece unveils a new perspective on his latest longplay assault, catering a bunch of seven new remixes by the likes of Toydrum, Jenny Wilson, Unkwon, T.O.M. And His Computer as well as three reworks crafted by the man himself who seems to be on a musical journey towards ultimate DarkWave and GothRock terrains these days. Thrilling for sure, but even for die-hard fans three full on vinyl versions of one album might a bit over the top when it comes to terms of commercial exploitation.

09. Özlem Schonskuttel / Justine Falschsaur - Split [Raketenbasis Haberlandstrasse 003 Promo]
See review for details...

10. Littlebrutalravebastards Series Vol. 6 [Raketenbasis Haberlandstrasse 002 Promo]

See review for details...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Kalipo - Yaruto [Antime Promo]

Set for release on September 12th via the remarkable Antime-imprint is the debut longplay effort of Jakob Häglsperger a.k.a. Kalipo, a man of many synths - known not only for being part of the massive stage phenomenon they call Frittenbude and previous works under his Das Basslaster moniker but also for his highly praised contributions to Audiolith's Stiff Little Spinners-series where he started to shape his unique soundscapes somewhere in between Deep- and highly melodic Romantic House, super-thrilling Future Garage excursions with masterly chopped vocal works and massive anaologue killer basslines - see especially "Come" for this one - , chromatic TechHouse affairs like delivered in the albums title track as well as further excursions into lovely Ambient playgrounds that slowly evolve into epic spiralling uptempo dancefloor movements accompanied by angelic voices ("Get Rich") and pure ecstasy. Deepest joyful swing with a slightly melancholia driven twist is to be found in the sweet, late night Future Garage-workout "Take Care Of Your Paradise" whilst echoing PostJungle-elements and heavily chopped Breakbeats add a bit of extra flavour to the highly emotional, floating "Ganja" House and the playful, frolicking "Wilt" even features what seems like the steady rattle of an oldskool'ish computer keyboard in its intro sequence - a nice reference to the analogue nature of "Yaruto" which is defo one of the most recommendable albums released throughout the late summer / early fall of 2014. Nice one.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Mike Skinner - Not Cricket



#nextlevelgarage. ultimate #niceness.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Not A Playlist: baze.djunkiii experimental set 06.09.2014 @ LSB.TV #19

This list includes the records played in baze.djunkiii's Drone / Experimental / Noize set in  alphabetical order:

Anthony Child - Boys, School  Showers & Swimming Pools [Downwards 024]
Asmus Tietchens / Kouhei Matsunaga - Split [Important Records 334]
Crass - Reality Asylum / Shaved Women [Crass Records]
Diktat Der Maschine [Sozialistischer Plattenbau 003]
Flutwacht - Traumsplitter [The Tourette Tapes 008]
Gradient Communication [Lathe Cut 10"]
K.O.T. - Z [K.O.T.]
Peder Mannerfelt - Lines Describing Circles [Digitalis Industries 066]
Tarkatak [Drone Records 034]
TBC [Drone Records 037 Promo]
Wäldchengarten - Six Silver Bullets [KFI 004]
Ypasswdd Daemons - Traceroute_to_207.46.131.13 [Sozialistischer Plattenbau]

Saturday, September 06, 2014

06.09.2014 Liquid Sky Berlin presentz #lsb_TV #19


featuring:

adsx [liquid sky berlin]
baze.djunkiii [intrauterin recordings / liquid sky berlin]
dr walker [liquid sky berlin / lsb_tv]
mokry [lsb_tv]
sheldon drake

start: 00.00 GMT+1

drone / noize / triphop / dope beatz / experimental fkkd up music & visuals

TUNE IN HERE!