Friday, December 09, 2016

baze.djunkiii Charts 12/2016

01. baze.djunkiii presents - Transmissions From The Underground Vol. 1 [Jahmoni Music]



Yes, here it is. baze.djunkiii's first official mixtape release in 12 years, since his latest split tape effort with the then NYC-based DarkJungle / Raggacore ambassador DJ Ripley on his very own imprint Intrauterin Tapes released back in 2004 to be more exact. Now he's picking up on the DarkJungle train again with the A-side of his "Transmissions From The Underground Vol. 1", fusing classic tunes from as far back as 1993 with modern amen terror whilst the flipside holds a lot of ravey darkness for all those loving their banging Hardcore to the max.

02. Coldcut - Only Heaven [Ahead Of Our Time]
See review for details....

03. Various Artists - Nervous Records 25 Years: Limited Collectors Edition [Nervous Records]
A no-brainer for every true House and Deep House connaisseur out there, this is. Printed as a limited edition on yellow vinyl this 2xLP features a wonderful selection of eight tracks picked from the vast Nervous Records catalogue of the past 25 years, including Nuyorican Soul's "The Nervous Track *Ballsy Mix" which is one of the most epic and beautiful BrokenHouse tunes ever produced as well as DJ Joe T. Vanilla featuring Csilla's "Play WithThe Voice *MAW In Your Face Mix" which has been on my personal want list ever since I heard it first back in 1995 on Phil Asher's "Nervous Encounters #1" mix album. More names to be dropped, if these two tunes are not enough: The Clubb Kids, Loni Clark, Kerri Chandler, Kim English and the Swing Kids. Must  have. Essential record.

04. Asfast / Kutin - Split [Ventil Records 003]
See review for details....



05. Phil Gerus - ...Tugboat Edits Volume 8 [Tugboat Edits]
Edits, edits, edits. We all know that these are quite a big thing these days and haven't  seen a decline in popularity over the past years but still most of them don't grab our attention in a way that we feel the need to add this to our vast collection of vinyl. But somehow this one made its way from the studio vaults of the Moscow-based producer Phil Gerus, weighing in a perfect fusion of Underground Disco - and some (No)Wave- / NuBeat-references when it comes to the banging A2 cut "Mistress Uniform" - and masterful editing skillz so this obviously limited and unofficial one is a must.

06. Zombie Zombie - Hyperspace [Versatile Records]
(Neo)Cosmic at its best is what is served via the latest Versatile Records 12" which features a bunch of three remixes for a Zombie Zombie track originally featured on their massive "Slow Futur" album. With Toulouse Low Trax catering a slow, spaced out and well psychedelic rework spanning the entire A-side of the vinyl we've got the main tune for hyperadvanced dancefloors and tripping ChillOut areas whilst the remixes catered by I:Cube and Gilb'r are more focused on the SlowHouse / NuDisco meets Dub as well as the Downtempo crowd.

07. Katapila - Trotro [Awesome Tapes From Africa]
Thrilling stuff from Africa, this is. Ten tracks written and produced by DJ Katapila who approaches traditional Ghanaan Ga music from an electronic viewpoint to cater what he describes as his very own vision of House music. Although we're still in doubt if the raw, fast paced electronic signatures combined with call-and-response techniques, party hyping chants and pitched vocal samples of DJ Katapila's young daughter can be really filed under the flag of House we defo see how this is working dancefloors for a reason and how this, maybe unwillingly, can be seen as related to hard hitting Chicago Basement tracks coming from labels like Dance Mania in the first half of the 90s. If this sounds appealing to you, especially check the tune "Ice-Inc" to be found on C1 for a good portion of untamed Broken Techno and Acid-influences.

08. LeRoy - Bambadea [Schamoni Musik Promo]
See review for details.... 

09. Ensemble Du Verre - Rooms [Batterie Records]
See review for details.... 

10. Jeffrey Roden - Threads Of A Prayer Volume 1 [Solaire Records Records]
See review for details....

Thursday, December 08, 2016

13.12.2016 baze.djunkiii @ Mojo Jazz Cafe / Hamburg

decks: baze.djunkiii [Intrauterin Recordings / Liquid Sky Berlin]

file under: Dub / Downtempo / /TripHop / Advanced HipHop / Freestyle

doors: 7 p.m.

Mojo Jazz Cafe
Reeperbahn 1
Hamburg St. Pauli
Germany

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Ensemble Economique feat. Soft Metals - Blossoms In Red (Official Video)



Deep, touching and most beautiful Downtempo vs. Electronica meets clean and hyper-stylized cinematographic eroticism in this new video put on the circuit via the Denovali camp.

Dr. NoiseM - The CDr A-B-C: P [Dr. NoiseM Tapes]

The mysterious, yet highly active Dr. NoiseM has done it again and brings us another sequel of his ongoing album series 'The CDr A-B-C', this time part 'P' according to his approach to serve a full longplay piece for each and every letter of the alphabet. Having said this and reviewed not only all pieces of this series as well as nearly every single Dr. NoiseM release ever it's pretty much obvious for us where this journey will be going, but the question remains which part of the Dark Ambient spectrum will be explored and how Dr. NoiseM refines his work from album to album. With "The CDr A-B-C: P" we see an astoundingly calm and beautiful variation on the subject, catering a certain solemness as well as a sense of relief one sometimes experiences in fully untouched nature after a massive thunderstorm has come to an end. Therefore, and most naturally, inherent to the one-tracker spanning a total of 69 minutes is a very specific beauty that can be both described as postapocalyptic yet angelic, with haunted, non-verbal vocal layers appearing in the very background whilst blurred, yet clearly recognizable harmonic changes do cater the needs of classic Ambient lovers as well, even without fulfilling certain cliches or serving layers upon layers of sugary, melodic strings. Quite a calming piece, this one is - limited to 26 CD-r copies worldwide and therefore should soon to be regarded as a sought after item for a reason.

Monday, December 05, 2016

Manga Saint Hilare - Different Pattern Ft JME & Prez T *Syer B Remix



Heavy crimescene vibes in here whilst the tune is crossing over between Grime, HipHop and UK Urban. Defo a grower, this!

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Franz Kirmann - Hypertrance (Official Video)



Blurred, fractured and distorted Ambient, oldskool 3D animations and renderings as well as a whole lotta glitches - this video, produced by David Altweger, well provides what one is looking for on a sunday afternoon. Good stuff!

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Syer B - Tyrant Freestyle (Produced by Filthy Gears)



When Grime gets brutal. We want this out and available on vinyl!

Friday, December 02, 2016

Black Sun Empire & State of Mind ft. Virus Syndicate - Caterpillar



This is a still frame video only but no-one can deny that this tune is a massive banger. Agreed?

Sløtface - Empire Records [Propeller Recordings]

As we've already featured the title track of Sløtface's new EP named "Empire Records" on these pages a few weeks ago it's now about time to check out the full release which has been put on the circuit via Propeller Recordings on November 18th, 2k16. Opening the four track EP with "Bright Lights" the Norwegian band outfit presents its slightly more melancholic side, yet killing it with a sweet sing-a-long hookline and Pop-reminscing aspect they're looking for in all of their songs, "Empire Records" causes, as mentioned earlier, nothing but havoc on bouncy, bubbling Indie dancefloors, an attitude that's also inherent to "Take Me Dancing" which slightly gravitates more towards girly Pop Punk without necessarily falling into any cliche trap, despite showing absolute potential to enter mainstream radio rotation due to the songs absolute positivity. Finally Sløtface are closing this short, yet pithy release with "Fever Art", a sad, teenage breakup song for those who are looking for a little kitsch in their lives, shedding a tear whenever everythings falls in place at the end of their favorite movie. Defo a nice one, so we're curious about what the forthcoming album might add up the bands musical equation in 2k17.

EP artwork on Instagram!

Thursday, December 01, 2016

3cloneB - The DS War EP [Psychocandies 048]

Put on the circuit via the Psychocandies-imprint only last week is the new digital three track single by 3cloneB going by the name of "The DS War EP" and featuring three tunes of the exact same name. Whilst "DS War Part 1" caters a menu of harsh'n'heavy, brutally distorted Slo-Mo Techno with hints of Acid we see "DS War Part 2" riding a similar vibe based on a foundation of minimalist Electro and squealing musical madness for those loving their underground MonoAcid to the max before "DS War Part 3" introduces a new stomping permutation of spiralling and well-psychedelic subaquatic Alien Techno to the scene that might well appeal to followers of Drexciyan tech outings for a reason. Good stuff.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

05.12.2016 baze.djunkiii @ Mojo Jazz Cafe / Hamburg

decks: baze.djunkiii [Intrauterin Recordings / Liquid Sky Berlin]

file under: Broken Beat / NuJazz / Broken House / (Nu)Soul / Freestyle

doors: 7 p.m.

Mojo Jazz Cafe
Reeperbahn 1
Hamburg St. Pauli
Germany

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Line Gøttsche - Omonia [Velvet Mode 001 Promo]

Released only recently on November 25th, 2k16 via the Velvet Mode-label is Line Gøttsche's new five track EP named "Omonia" - a 28 minutes debut on which the Copenhagen-based artist provides a captivating, yet tender, sparse and romantic view on cinematographic Pop music living by the delicate interplay of vocal beauty and timeless, emotional piano play that seems to be getting at us straight from a better, or maybe just more innocent, past in which a breakfast  at Tiffany's was all a girl would dream of and the soft downfall of rain on a lukewarm August afternoon was a reason to slowly dance and wiggle around on the pavement. A debut like an antidote to the crazy days we live in and therefore probably appealing to many who are looking for something that might be filed under the flag of 'new simplicity' some day.     

Broken Note - Nightcrawler



Darkest NeuroHop taken from the new Broken Note release, forthcoming on December 6th, 2k16 via MethLab Recordings. 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Coldcut - Only Heaven EP [Ahead Of Our Time Promo]

Released on November 25th, 2k16 is the "Only Heaven EP" by Jon More and Matt Black, Ninja Tune-founders and core members of the legendary, boundary-crossing duo Coldcut which is coming up with a bunch of five brand new tracks here, with three of them featuring Roots Manuva on vocal duties. As we've already introduced a preview to this EP with "Donald's Wig" only recently we're taking a closer look at the four other tracks on this piece, starting off with the title track "Only Heaven" that comes up with a great, crackly vintage feel taking us all back to Portishead's praised firstling "Dummy" - plus raps and a sweet, melancholia-inducing hookline of course, whilst the instrumental cut named "Creative" takes us to bass-heavy dancefloors drawing their energy from BrokenHouse, Future Garage, influences of Electronica and PostGarage - and epic breakdowns. Furthermore we see the "Dreamboats" roaming seas filled with sleepwalking HipHop skills and Future Soul-references by Gabor Roses and the final cut provides essential "Quality Control" in terms of a continuation of what the title has begun and therefore delivers another slomo, headnod anthem for all those living in the lightless hours of the day. Epic stuff, this is.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Stazma The Junglechrist - Noise & Acid *Stunt Remix



Rapid fire in this tune. Get ready for dancefloor warfare!

The 808 Hillbillys - Untitled 2 EP [Psychocandies 046]

Coming up with a new EP on the mainly Acid-focused Psychocandies imprint are the 808 Hillbillys which are presenting a bunch of three brand new, and of course untitled, tunes to all those discovering new music in the digital realm only. With "Untitled 1" the project gets down on a dry, slightly Tribal-infused Acid / Techno path reminiscent to Steve Stoll's work under his Datacloud alias on Probe Records back in 1992, "Untitled 2", a nearly 11 minutes effort,  is a more spaced out affair crossing over between gooey, acidic Ambient, 'troity flavours and deep Electro, catering great vibes for highly advanced dancefloors whilst the final cut "Untitled 3" sets all floors into bouncing motion after a few seconds due to its positive, uplifting and short-looped structure, spiralling sound movements and twisted, electroid rhythm patterns. This is good stuff.

Friday, November 25, 2016

28.11.2016 baze.djunkiii @ Mojo Jazz Cafe / Hamburg

decks: baze.djunkiii [Intrauterin Recordings / Liquid Sky Berlin]

file under: TripHop / Downtempo / Balearic / Dub / Eclectic Freestyle

doors: 7 p.m.

Mojo Jazz Cafe
Reeperbahn 1
Hamburg St. Pauli
Germany

Dr. NoiseM - The CDr A-B-C: O [Dr. NoiseM Tapes]

From the vaults of the ever active, yet mysterious Dr. NoiseM comes the next sequel of the ongoing "The CDr A-B-C"-series which is a further continuation of his long-lasting journey into the realms of Dark- and Death Ambient. What starts on a deep, slightly unsettling, ritual tip with dark, ever shifting tonal waves is interrupted by cold, hissing layers and heavy, abrading sub frequencies after a short while, in parts reminiscent of giant, humonguos rocks being dragged over barren grounds, and slowly turns into an eerie, nerve-wrecking crescendo comprised of screaming ghosts and whimpering tortured souls that is blown over from a far distance. Minutes later throughout the course of the playtime of 68 minutes the crescendo has faded, dark, fast moving clouds are announcing a heavy storm passing by before (Neo)Cosmic-inspired synths arise ca. halfway through the album and dis- and reappear again to leave us exposed to the steady, ever repeating foundation this longplay piece began with: eternal darkness.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Hans P. Kjorstad og Rasmus Kjorstad - Pusinshi Ulla [Ta:Lik 148 Promo]

Incoming from the Norwegian label Ta:Lik a few weeks ago was "Pusinshi Ulla", the latest album effort created by the pair of brothers that is Hans P. Kjorstad and Rasmus Kjorstad, both studying at The Norwegian State Academy Of Music. Hailing from the village of Fron and equipped with a big love for the raw aspects of the countries original Folk music the pair is not only known for their excellent fiddle skills but have done a great deal of research about the Folk tradition of their hometown and the Gudbrandsdalen area in general, tracking down names and lines along which songs have been passed down from ancient days to now. With the eleven songs to be found on this album they're presenting what they've taken and inhaled from their research on and work with traditional Norwegian Folk whilst stripping away the often times romantic layers attached to the genre and present their raw and unpretentious vision and approach to the theme, both in quite eclectic sounding instrumentals like "Guri" or the more uplifting, rural and dancey "Springleik Etter Iver Storodden / Svasshøle II" as well as touching, emotional vocal tunes like "Filefjelleiken" which are fueled with ancient energy and immenseness that they provide a certain fascination even for those not familiar with any kind of Folk music at all, so this  album might be a good starting point for a longer exploration into what surely is a sonic terra incognita for many of y'all folks out there. And what's for sure is that Norway has some quite interesting stuff to offer in this field,  "Pusinshi Ulla" included.

Album artwork on Instagram! 


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Jeffrey Roden - Threads Of A Prayer Volume 1 [Solaire Records Promo]

What happens when a former session musician for the likes of Bo Diddley turns towards classically influenced musical minimalism after a period of working on ElectroJazz, Improv and large-scale bass compositions? Well, in the case of  Jeffrey Roden he ends up with a massive boxed double CD album plus extended booklet named "Threads Of A Prayer Volume 1" released on Solaire Records which is to be continued with a sequel in 2017. Opening the album with a series of "Twelve Prayers" the listener is immediately drawn into the world of ultraminimalist composition Jeffrey Roden's work has been revolving around in the past five+ years as we're thrown back on our own, being left with nothing but single sparse piano tones and plenty of space. Following up we've got a series of "Untitled 10 Pieces" which are following a similar path but seem to focus on a more chord-based, harmonic and melodic approach despite still living up to the promise of being ultimately sparse before "The Passing Of A King" provides minor key melancholia for late fall afternoons at the end of the fist CD. Going into the second part of the album "The Many Latitudes Of Grief" offer seven pieces written for an octet consisting of four strings, piano, timpani and trombone which all provide an, of course mininimalist, inward looking, yet sometimes tense and dramatic - this goes especially for "Two" and "Four" - variation of chamber music with a well score'esque, romantic quality whilst the two untitled string quartets following up to this series provide more of a panoramic attitude well informed by (Neo)Classical music. Finally, we see the last string quintet named "Leaves" stretch out over a stunning 35 minutes bringing on a long soothing flow of romanticism and beauty without coming even near to anything that could be put in the kitsch drawer. Excellent album, even for those who're not too fond of Classical or (Neo)Classical music at all. Get!

Album artwork on Instagram!

Bardia Salour - Point Break (Official Video)


Bardia Salour - Point Break (Official Video) from 100 Schön TV on Vimeo.

Deep, dubbed out Techno from the Hamburg underground - nice one!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Reinier Van Houdt - Paths Of The Errant Gaze [Hallowground Promo]

Put on the circuit via the highly interesting Hallowground label on October 28th, 2k16 is Reinier Van Houdt's most recent longplay piece "Paths Of The Errant Gaze" in which the classically trained pianist who currently also plays with the legendary Apocalyptic Folk outfit Current 93 expands the borders of his work to a certain extent. In "Atopic Radio" he fuses dark, threatening soundscapes with cut-ups taken from various, random radio recordings and therefore explores territories roamed by great artists like Robin Rimbaud a.k.a. Scanner, "The Fabric Of Loss" is a deep, contemplative take on minor key Piano Ambient for cold winter nights which seamlessly transitions into the sound of the "Oprhic Asylum", piling up quite a bunch of off kilter wind instruments and horrifying, unidentifiable and surely goosebump-evoking sounds to a quite unsettling effect, before the "Vessel" leaves the shores to glide into the beauteous angelic postapocalysms of Total Ambient.  On the flipside we see "Gaussian Veils" slo-mo bass pulses meet sparse piano tones and mysterious vocals to re-define theatrical minimalism in a way that seems to be influenced by the artists work with Current 93, the epic 10+ minutes of "Transfinite Spectre" explore the cold, buzzing digital surface Noize of the cyberspace and all its dynamic, and sometimes even harsh and brutal, levels before the short skit named "Vapour" concludes this recommended album on a fragile, near acoustic piano tip. Nice one.

baze.djunkiii Chart Haul 11/2016


Monday, November 21, 2016

A Glow - Perfect (Official Video)



Jette Von Roth & Mijk Van Dijk are coming up with amazing, yet mysterious cinematography for "Perfect", the latest musical outing of their conjunctional project A Glow which is put on the circuit via their very own imprint Roter Punkt these days.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Spaceheads - Laughing Water [Electric Brass Records 006 Promo]

Scheduled for release on November 21st, 2k16 via Electric Brass Records is the new Spaceheads album named "Laughing Water" which sees the formerly trumpet and drums duo from the UK enhancing their sound after a history of more than 25 years with the arrival of their long time friend Vincent Bertholet on double bass. And this enhancement is an excellent one as the well-captivating album opening title track draws us out into the centre of the dancefloor, working out to a thrilling take on Dancefloor Jazz with a spy movie twist whilst the following "Dark Blue" goes a little deeper in terms of Jazz Noir based on complex drums as well as talking trumpet notes and "Be Calmed" serves an excellent menu of laid-back, melancholia-driven, high quality Bar Jazz accompanied by various random found sound samples which we'd defo could imagine being featured on the very first editions of the legendary "Future Sounds Of Jazz"-series back in the days. The "Quantum Shuffle" is about to please those loving their organic Dope Beats to the max, the "Octopus" waves its eight tentacles to a more tripping, slightly dubbed out musical outing and "Machine Molle", the only vocal tune on this longplay piece, weighs in a little bit of Bossa- meets AfroBeat-infused fire for all late night dancers out there. Furthermore "Pedalo Power" sets a well-suiting vibe for futuristic cocktail lounging lightyears beyond the earth's heliocentric orbit and the final cut "Aire De Rhone" provides the ultimate organic score to calm down and drift into blurry dreamlands after a busy day. This is good stuff. Trust me.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Kerbside Collection - Strawberry Fields *Sampology's In The Sunshine Remix



Taken from the recently released Legere Recordings 12" "Trash Or Treasure Remixed".

Friday, November 18, 2016

LeRoy - Bambadea [Schamoni Musik]

Scheduled for November 18th, 2016 on Munich's Schamoni Musik is LeRoy's sophomore album effort named "Bambadea" which is following up to the 2015-released debut "Skläsh".  And within a year things have changed rapidly in terms of music and therefore we see LeRoy drifting away from his slightly krautsy and sometimes uplifting attitude and going into a more bluesy, thoughtful direction - without playing the Blues, of course. "Quirly Stu" weighs in complex, highly compressed Downtempo / TripHop-influenced beats and layers of dreamy guitar improvisations, "Happened From The Void" serves inward looking Indietronics accompanied by layers of field recorded conversations and so does "Exposure", albeit evoking fond memories of a sound well popular in the early 2000s whilst "Advantage Of Nothing" fuses deep Electronics with broken Desert Blues abstractions and occasional vintage synth bleeps. On the flip we've got the "Coral Girl" dancing to a trippy subaquatic swing beat and Post-Hawaiian steel guitar twang, "Half The Way" amalgamates muscular beats with a psychedelic 60s motif, occasional Dub-echoes and distinct, post-campfire'esque, possibly red wine fueled, borderline dejected vocals before the title track "Bambadea" takes blurred out Indietronic Dub to a more stripped down level and the final cut "The Village" enters uptempo territories and caters the needs of those loving their experimental PostPunk / (No)Wave to bits. This, for sure, will be quite a surprise for all those who've discovered LeRoy through his firstling.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

22.11.2016 baze.djunkiii @ Mojo Jazz Cafe / Hamburg

decks: baze.djunkiii [Intrauterin Recordings / Liquid Sky Berlin]

file under: TripHop / Downtempo / Balearic / Dub / Eclectic Freestyle

doors: 9 p.m.

Mojo Jazz Cafe
Reeperbahn 1
Hamburg St. Pauli
Germany

Sascha Müller - At The Sunset [SMSM 007]



Out since November 10th, 2k16 is Sascha Müller's newest five track EP entitled "At The Sunset" on which the Meppen-based artist explores the more House-related side of his production work. With the opening tune "From Paris To Detroit" we're served a quite muscular, pumping tune sporting a raw, probably a little too present bassline and soft piano pads for extended terrace sessions, "Get The Man" gets down with the oldskool and rides a percussive, well-seductive Garage House wave we've all loved when popularized by labels like Nervous Records in 90s whilst the "Sunset Dance" brings back lovely filter works and a feeling of overwhelming joy and ecstacy for all die-hard House music lovers. Next up is a bit of "Jazzy Fuzz", a well pumping tune sporting a yearning, echoing trumpet line as main motif whilst the final cut "Low End" provides excellent, jazzy drum programming and deep layers of masterly crafted strings for all those who like to go deep without slowing down bpm-wise. Good stuff. 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Blueneck - Ghosts



When tender Electronics meet a fragile Indie attitude there are "Ghosts". The first tune taken from the forthcoming Blueneck album "The Outpost" scheduled for release via Denovali on November 25th, 2k16.

Monday, November 14, 2016

18.11.2016 baze.djunkiii guest mix @ vdren / Ems-Vechte-Welle 99.3FM

On November 18th, 2k16 the German radio station Ems-Vechte-Welle , transmitting in the Emsland region of Germany as well as streaming online, is about to air an exclusive experimental freestyle seven-track DJ mix by baze.djunkiii, covering a full spectrum from Folk-influenced electronics to Downtempo, Broken Beat and Juke.

The mix is about to be a part of the weekly friday night show named "vdren" which is hosted by Manfred Reckers, also known for his musical outings under the guises eVADE and Duality Micro, and has been focusing on non-mainstream electronic music and beyond for several years now, growing into a staple for every true electronic music head in this specific region of the country.

baze.djunkiii for vdren tracklist:

1. Wyoming – Man / Machine Pt. II
2. Angels Dust – Slow Tapes
3. LeRoy – Quirly Stu
4. [aniYo kore] – Stinging Nettle
5. Black Jazz Chronicles – Snooky's Spirit
6. Dizz1 – Higher feat Frank Nitt (DJ Manny Remix)
7. DJ Rashad x DJ Earl – Wear Her Pussy Out

the full show tracklist can be found here after transmission.

transmission starts @ 22.03 CET+1

live stream link here!

If you're in the Emsland region get locked @ 95.2 FM / 99.3 FM.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Coldcut feat. Roses Gabor - Donald's Wig



Electronic bass music that's reminiscent of dancefloor crashing Indie - this is the new sound of sampling pioneers and Ninja Tune-founders known as Coldcut. We're up for that!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Sløtface - Empire Records



We see this causing havoc on your local Indie dancefloor and we're curious how the new Sløtface EP will sound like which is due for release via Propeller Recordings on November 18th, 2k16.

Sascha Müller [Supersix Records Extra 046]

Having received a massive package of releases from the man Sascha Müller himself only a few days ago it's about time to have a deeper look into one of his latest albums, the 46th musical outing on his very own imprint Supersix Records Extra. Going in hard with a bunch of 13 tracks the album opener "Feindkontakt" serves an array of super dry bassdrums as a solid foundation for minimalistic, nerve wrecking Techno stabs bringing in a pure body experience whilst the following "Metaplex" takes a totally different path and serves one of the dopest approaches to super organic, 303-infused TripHop / Downtempo we've heard in a quite a while. Next up is "Mr. Delete", a tune fusing stripped down Underground House with a darn funky Chicago House-bassline to a great effect, the "Oscillator Rhythm" accelerates down the fast lane and brings back driving Tribal Techno and seductive female vocal samples for a reason, "Pipp" serves highly distorted Techno with an Axis-reminiscing twist as well as dark, sweeping Rave signals and "Pixelstorm" rides a braincell crunching MonoAcid wave for those who can take it. Furthermore "Pounder (Technology Mix)" is, well..., thrilling, hard pounding Acid-fueled Techno for large arenas, the "Primitive Dancer" sets dancefloors on fire with a lively killer lo-fi motif crafted for primetime abuse and the subsequent "Reverse" takes us on a trip to a place where twisted, continous filter movements and cold, psyched out synth bass figures are falling together in a fascinating, yet minimalist way. "Rolltreppe", the track following up, turns out to be a totally childish, playful, Easy Listening interlude presumingly produced on old vintage synths or other quirky equipment, "Saigon" redefines HardRave through an amalgamation of grinding horror synths and anticyclical Acid patterns whilst  "Save The Music" is on a heavy destruction tip like a caterpillar on tilt mode, living up to the promise of its hard, Hardcore-reminiscing and hypercompressed drum terror before the final "Scan Process" fuses brutal distortion with quite a bunch of Tribal vibes to conclude this album as the most energetic peak time effort on this longplay piece. 

Friday, November 11, 2016

DJ Marcelle / Another Nice Mess - In The Wrong Direction [Jahmoni Music]

Recently released on Munich's one and only Jahmoni Music imprint is DJ Marcelle's first solo 10" release after a string of  vinyl megamix albums put on the circuit via Hans-Joachim Irmler's Klangbad label. Known for the reckless, genre-crossing attitude of her DJ mixes it's no surprise that her solo productions explore terrains beyond conventional club music as well and branch out into the unknown. With "To The Left" the Amsterdam-based artist comes up with a tune comprised of short, mechanical loops which might appeal to followers of genres like Rhythm Industrial, accompanied by a dark, brooding, near static bassline and intense, ghostly sample bits whilst the, also short-looped and sample-bearing, flipside tune "To The Right" enters territorities seemingly highly influenced by the adventurous, often Dancehall-reminiscing beat mayhem provided by the likes of DJ /Rupture or experimental, sound-clashing labels like the former Broklyn Beats. If these names do evoke fond memories you're well recommended to check this one out for sure.  

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Geir Sundstøl - Langen Ro [Hubro Music]

Put on the circuit via Hubro Music on October 28th, 2k16 is Geir Sundstøl's second solo album "Langen Ro", following up to his 2015-released debut "Furulund" which finally came about after Geir Sundstøl was involved in way more than 200 - !!! - albums prior to that, being the dedicated session musician he is. Focusing on his own ideas and creativity here we see the artist pan out a set of eight tunes falling together as a psychedelia inducing, mostly instrumental mosaic incorporating elements of Folk and twangy Desert Blues, Ambient and some bits and bops of seemingly ritual temple music, maybe of Buddhist or at least South East Asian descent, whilst tunes like "Los" or "Baris" even evoke memories of laid back Hawaiian steel guitar music. This said, it's understood that 'real' instruments - and mainly the very distinct guitar -  are the most prominent asset here, with drums being rare and electronics, especially synths, playing only a subsidiary role in the creation of a gentle musical flow that, on the one hand, is carving out a niche of its own whilst, on the other, is perfectly working as unostentatious background music for long, hot and lazy summer days.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Cut Worms - Lumbar Fist [Opa Loka Records]

Another fresh one on Opa Loka Records is Richard Van Kruysdijk's solo project Cut Worms which is coming up with its longplay debut these days. Weighing in seven tracks spread out over an hours playtime the opener "Tangent Folio" takes us on a trip into slowly evolving, partly drone'ish Ambient landscapes of a calming, contemplative nature and lays the foundation for what is to follow in "Stone Ether" - a tune of similar, yet slightly darker and more intense nature, evoking memories of grey, leaden clouds pushed through the open skies by a storm that has not reached its absolute peak yet. With "Halo Ginseng" - that title, though... - the overall atmosphere gravitates towards a more friendly spectrum and might be described as Ambient equivalent of hanging out on a warm and lazy summers day, doing nothing, "Seance Drop" serves eerie minimalisms in a world of eternal gridlock where the horizon's silver lining is just pale and nearly invisible whilst "Crabby Plasma" brings in the ultimate quietude in providing a steady, wave-resembling ebb and flow of sonic pulses. Furthermore the "Drum Sloth", like all tunes on this well-recommended album, stays away from any drums at all but caters beautiful cascades of Ambient motifs instead before the Drone-heavy, mostly static and non-evolutionary nature of "Slow Binging", a tune that evokes memories of Aube's classic "Deglaze" album, concludes what is to be referred to as nothing less than a great debut effort. Get!

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Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Adrian Corker - The Have-Nots OST [SN Variations Promo]

Scheduled for release on November 25th, 2k16 via SN Variations is Adrian Corker's original soundtrack for Florian Hoffmeister's most recent movie effort named "The Have-Nots". And although we do not have access to the film to evaluate how well the music complements the cinematography it's safe to say that Adrian Corker's work, mainly based around a classical string quartet, is going to appeal to an audience much broader than collectors of scores / soundtracks only, due to its inherent romanticism and tender, oftentimes intimate and melancholia-inducing nature that caters to the needs of those loving their (Neo)Classical music from the heart but also manages to deliver more experimental sequences, like the ones to be found in the short skit named "Supermarket" or the subsequent "Squaring The Circle VS 2", for followers of contemporary music and organic Ambient which, at some point, is even spread out over a deep and dancefloor friendly foundation of 4/4 drums or turns into tense, eerie and more like nerve-wrecking, outerworldly soundscapes in "Charged (Rushing Rework By Jack Wyllie)", a tune that also would be a great choice to accompany an old Hitchcock flic for a reason. Defo a good listen on a cold winter's day.

Mel G x Dev79 x Sideswipe - Neva Eva (Free Download)



Another massive Juke banger poppin' up on the free DL circuit. This one's got soul!

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Christopher Chaplin - Lucius Agatho (Video by Francisco Bassim)



A quite intense video for a track taken off Christopher Chaplin's most recent album "Je Suis Le Tenebreux".