Friday, March 24, 2017

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

The next sequel of Dr. NoiseM's ongoing series named "The CDr A-B-C" is episode 'T', a new 74 minutes one track album which is, as usual, limited to a print run of 26 copies only. Starting of on a quite unusual note for this series we're about to find slow, metallic sounding movements at the very beginning of this album, like subconscious hums from a gargantuan artificial intelligence in deepest hibernation. The dreams of this sleeping giant slowly calm down throughout the course of the album in which a more ambient'ish, in parts even heavenly, pace is taking over although we hear massive amounts of mass being shifted nearby before, at approx minute 32, the overall atmosphere of the soundscapes turns, entering a darker, surely Synth-/ Cosmic-influenced territory which evokes blurred memories of Vangelis' "Sorcerer" soundtrack which, of course, meets waves of grinding Noize floating through the sonic realm... still. Following this well-balanced path between Ambient synths and rough, untamed textures "The CDr A-B-C: T" drifts off into a deep sleep nirvana until the very end of the album is reached and our minds feel safe in a soothing rotation of calmative and perturbing soundcapes.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

2023: The Triptych Trailer 001

Another mysterious hint, a piece of the puzzle that might lead to a possible re-incarnation of The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu later this year. 

Dans Les Arbres - Phosphorescence [Hubro Music]

To be released via Hubro Music on March 31st, 2k17 is Dans Les Arbres new album effort named "Phosphorescence" in which we see the quartet consisting of Ivar Grydeland, Ingar Zach, Christian Wallumrød and Xavier Charles stretch out four compositions over the length of roughly 34 minutes total. With the opener "Sciure" they set the tone to a brooding, dark'ish variation of pulsating sub-heavy (Un)Ambient with layers of moanful motifs and a mood change towards melancholia-induced, yet eerie calmness around mid-track. The eleven minutes of "Flourescent" follow up with more dark tension whilst field recorded sounds are scarcely scattered over the course of the tune, low electronic pulses provide a heartbeat-resembling ebb and flow whilst minimalist use of piano, wind instruments and others create a Dark Jazz / Film Noir'esque atmosphere which would well serve the purpose of a score for an experimental short film shot in black and white in terms of aesthetics. Furthermore there's "Luminiscent", a composition surely in a happier, yet still melancholic place built from multiple layers of what seem to be sampled bells or bell-like sounds from various sources to a ruminant, partly even zen-like effect whilst the title track "Phosphorescent" follows a similar path soundwise but focuses on a slower, dreamlike variation playing around with sounds allover the full stereo field, adds hisses, prepared piano tones, gongs and seemingly ritualistic percussion bursts as well as plenty of room for sequential silence despite adding more and more layers to the deep, essentially thrilling overall soundscape. Great stuff.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Sascha Müller - Dentaku / Departure [Sascha Müller Music 1000019]

Put on the circuit only yesterday via his own label Sascha Müller Music is Sascha Müller's latest digital two track single containing the tunes "Dentaku" and "Departure". With "Dentaku" we see the artist explore territories of dry, hypnotic Techno beats, deep space signals and a modified, slightly Ska-reminiscing offbeat sequence catering a nice contrast to the tunes' more Industrial-like percussive elements whilst "Departure", the second tune on here, provides a little more groove on a well-minimalistic foundation and can be described as a sexy, yet quite tripped out and weird take on MinimalTechno in 2k17 for ketamine-soaked after-afterhours six stories deep in the deepest Berlin underground and beyond.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Jalen X Paypal X Jana - Take Control

A stone cold Juke banger, this.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Kiko Navarro - Everything Happens For A Reason [BBE Records Promo]

Forthcoming via BBE Records on March 24th, 2k17 is Kiko Navarro's latest album effort entitled "Everything Happens For A Reason", a sixteen track longplay piece catering both the artists solo works as well as collaborational tunes created alongside vocalists and producers like DJ Spen, Boris Dlugosch, Paco Colombas, Isis 'Apache' Montero and many more. Opening with an epic string sequence and classic Latin House percussions we see "All Because Of You" immediately turning into a groovy BrokenBeat affair with large scale vocals by Julie McKnight, paving the way for things to come, for a journey between high quality, laid back lounging and a grooving, open minded dancefloor capable to deal with straight 4/4s as well as various Breakbeat variations, Afro-inspired / -influenced rhythm signatures and even jacking AcidHouse lines as the follow up "Twilight" seems to prove, a tune that seems to come across as a quite surprising second one but perfectly keeps up the positive vibe, not only due to serving more panoramic strings but moresoever due to its playful, organic DeepHouse piano lines. "Right On" pleases lovers of classic (Deep)House and caters heaploads of sweet'n'soulful vocals by Hanlei which, from our perspective, are a little too over the top although we love the tunes' bubbling 303 ornaments, "I Can Show You The Way" goes up a straight, early 90s ClubHouse alley spreading nothing but high end positivity, a path continued by the well-uplifting pads meet Acid variation on House music named "What We Need" which might be one of our favorite tunes on this album. "Black Is Black", a collaboration with Hamburg's own Boris Dlugosch, amalgamates a little more uptempo attitude with sugary, balearic vibes melodywise, the albums title track "Everything Happens For A Reason" introduces deep, all embracing bass warps, Detroit-orientated piano lines and mystic vocal backings whereas "Lo Siento" weighs in more of a dramatic Latin vibe although, for the second time up to this point, we'd be more likely to opt in for an instrumental version of the tune for a reason. Furthermore "La Cosa" takes the - now instrumental - Latin route again to a more stripped down and funkier effect that makes this tune another favorite of ours, "Ohashiah" caters more mystic background vocals and an uplifting, elastic synth motif for lively dancefloors, "Twi-Reprise" provides a cinematic Ambient score which allows the listener to take a deep, lovely breath for nearly three minutes before "Cranc" hypes peaktime crowds with a quite muscular take on pumping ChicagoHouse with loads of knob-tweaking modulations and a floating, slightly early Trance-reminiscing synth line. Looking at "Humanity" we find a series of free associations on a foundation of solid, deep ass bass heavy House music which brings joy to late night dancefloors and the so-called 'Orchestral Version' of "Sonando Contigo" seems to be more of an - well... - orchestral, melancholia-infused LatinPop tune at first before a pumping, yet playful 4/4 and brass stabs lead folks onto the dancefloor, although the very unique voice of female singer Concha Buika might not be everyones cup of tea for sure. Finally the "Painful Goodbye" is the musical equivalent of a hot, groovy summer night on a Balearic House tip before the Outro cut named "Adolescence" waves goodbye with a calm and peacefully floating Ambient / Downtempo variation of a playful kind. If you love your positive and mostly estival vibes in electronic and especially House music this release will defo be a valuable addition to your collection for sure.                

Album artwork on Instagram!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Sascha Müller - Acid Constructor EP [Psychocandies 051]

Released in late February as 051 of the Psychocandies imprint is Sascha Müller's "Acid Constructor EP", a digital three track single opened by its title track, taking speed limits for the artists work to new heights, fusing Hardcore Rave, Gabba and evil Acid terror to destroy dancefloors within seconds. Following up is "Every Fashion", speeding things up even more which finally results in a full on Gabba anthem for the headstrong before the final cut "Dirty Session" brings together a superdry Hardcore foundation, slightly out of sync breakbeats loops, wild cowbell excess and aggressive, repetetive cybermachine sounds for another dose of extra violence. Amazingly destructive, these tunes are. 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Raggamortis - Sleeping Giant E.P.

A free digital four track release from the Jigsore camp - crossing borders between Breakcore, DarkJungle and Drill'n'Bass in a fascinatingly atmospheric way.

Yvan Etienne - Feu [Aposiopese 010]

The second release coming in from the Aposiopese-label only recently is Yvan Etienne's 2014-released three track album entitled "Feu" which clearly seems to gravitate towards the imprint's noisier, more grinding side as one might easily get from the opener "Une Nuit", a track greeting the listener with a climaxing maelstrom of raw Noize developing into a more rhythmically filtered structure towards the tunes end. With "Delacharge", a 21 minutes spanning affair, Mr. Etienne explores a sonic world of harsh crackles and high frequency bleeps of modular nature - given that a Serge Modular, alongside Field Recordings and a (sic!) hurdy-gurdy is listed as one three possible sound sources. These crackles soon evolve into a sonic storm not unlike the sounds we came across on Restgeräusch's legendary Mille Plateaux-released album "Volume II - 2x 30min 30sec" back in 1997 before making way for a quivering high frequency sequence finally evolving into calmer, still roaring but yet postapocalyptic ambience which one might find himself exposed to after a heavy thunderstorm or - in this case - maybe even a nuclear attack given that the air still seems to be filled with irrational static signals echoing from a massive EMP shockwave. Finally "La Lueur" focuses on a buzzing, hecticly moving yet constant variation of Digital Noize suddenly breaking down into an array of what seem to be multiple altered and layered Field Recordings of vacuum cleaners, an orchestrated attack of metallic insects from outer space and finally a more ritualistic, electric Drone resembling an off-kilter amalgamation of tones generated by bagpipes and digeridoos well able to put the listener into a state of ecstatic, ritualistic trance after only a few minutes of droning along. And we're totally in for this!

Album artwork on Instagram!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Big Narstie feat. Xaviour - They Don't Know (Official Video)

We heard a teaser of this in Big Narstie's latest 'Fire In The Booth'-session and the final result is a big one. Big up to the big man.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Andi Otto - Dharti Cash Puke (Official Video)

Hyperdigital Phonk at its best, garnished with little bits and bops of oriental vibes for an international network of urban glitchters. We totally approve of this.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

[aniYo kore] - More *Dubgun Remix (Official Video by GeLeucht)

A sweet and well dubbed out take on [aniYo kore]'s "More" which was originally released on bands 2013 album "Y".

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Notstandskomitee - The Golden Times (Album Teaser Video)

An epic teaser video and a very promising approach to hard hitting sounds in the soon to come return to the longplay circuit just announced by the Berlin-based project Notstandskomitee. Watch out!

Reliq - Rain No More

Is this the colourful, uplifting and world music-informed offspring of SeaPunk, VaporWave, House, Jazz  and BarFunk? "Life Prismic", the forthcoming Reliq album on Noble will answer this question on April 15th, 2k17.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

The Districts - Ordinary Day

A first preview on the forthcoming The Districts single which will be released as a 7" exclusive via Fat Possum Records on Record Store Day 2k17. This one's for the Indie lovers amongst the readers of these pages!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Jonas Kasper Jensen - Layers Of Bridges (Official Video)

Deep, slowly floating Ambient is to be found in this video which provides a first glimpse on Jonas Kasper Jensens forthcoming release on Clang, scheduled for April 14th, 2k17.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Little Hurricane - OTL

Coming straight outta San Diego, California are Little Hurricane which are about to unleash their forthcoming album "Same Sun Same Moon" via Mascot Records on April 14th, 2k17. And our expectations are high after this first preview!

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

baze.djunkiii Chart Haul 03/2017

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Herve Moire - Mirage De Loire [Aposiopese 008]

Incoming only recently from the France- / Belgium-based label Aposiopese was Herve Moire's 2012-released album "Mirage De Loire", a limited to 120 copies one track affair of 23 minutes total playtime. Based on a foundation of Field Recordings the artist made near the French river La Loire which are present throughout the first minutes of the album we see the one piece transform, evolve and mutate continually, starting out as a warm, embracing, yet well minimalistic Ambient tune with layers of organic sounds like flowing water and birds in the very background whilst elements of Clicks'n'Cuts and a more digital nature become more evident in a short droning sequence in which layered bells (or bell resembling sounds) and an ebb and flow of surface noises play a certain role. These bells vanish soon, only to give way to looped, repetetive bits of the original Field Recording again which are layered and layered, providing more of a white noise-y feel, are coming to an abrupt halt when a digital campfire is lit and are finally leading into mutations of digital Noize and Cold Ambient as well as more melodic, dreamlike Ambient sound sheets and  throughout the second part of the album. Thrilling and well-varied, this is.

Album artwork on Instagram!

[aniYo kore ] - Sinking Ship

A thrilling excursion into Ambient / Deep Listening music that comes as quite a surprise from the Dortmund-based band outfit we all know as [aniYo kore].

Monday, March 06, 2017

Sascha Müller - Dimension EP [SMSM 011]

Released on February 16th, 2k17 is Sascha Müller's latest digital three track single named the "Dimension EP" . With the opening title "Boogie Bar" the Meppen-based artist explores properly pumping Tech structures garnished with sharp hi-hats and jacking, Dancemania-reminiscing vocal sample bits and a raw, killer synth modulation whilst "Rooftop" brings back oldskool'ish vibes with the use of a fast paced, slightly distorted drum foundation and ecstatic percussion bits nicely contrasted by nervously hovering synth pads and a lively background motif catering both the Rave as well as the ClubTechno massive. Finally "The Ride" weighs in a slow, fever'ish Techno groove, Tribal-infused percussions with a quite hypnotic twist as well as looped surface noise and a psyched out, late night Rave attitude to keep crowds pumping at the very end of the night. Good stuff!

Deena Abdelwahed - Klabb V2

Deep, mysterious and bass driven electronics taken from Deena Abdelwahed's debut EP that's about to be released via Infine Music on March 8th, 2k17.

Saturday, March 04, 2017

11.03.2017 Mandalay House Sessions @ Mandalay / Hamburg

baze.djunkiii [Intrauterin Recordings]

file under: classic House music all night long

set time: 10 p.m.

Facebook event here - get locked!

Neuer Pferdemarkt 13
20359 Hamburg

Friday, March 03, 2017

baze.djunkiii Charts 03/2017

01. Dr. NoiseM - Perculator [Dr. NoiseM Tapes]
See review for details...

02. Dave Angel - Incoming EP Vol. 1 [Halocyan Records]
Dave Angel has been a staple in the electronic music scene throughout the past 25 years and still is able to provide thrilling dancefloor masterpieces up to this day. With the original version of "Portrait" featured on the A-side of this, of course cyan-coloured, 12" he's at his best amalgamating a soft-spoken, deep Techno vision and complex, intertwined melodies with a slightly melancholic, Detroit-influenced twist whilst adding a captivating bass motif to the equation which will be highly appreciated not only by global Techno crowds but also by rudebwoy junglists and SpeedGarage / Bassline House afficionados due to its well-addictive, overwhelming nature. On the flip we see Hackmann on remix duties, taking things up a more House-orientated alley and catering nice shimmering cascades of sparkling sounds as well as a playful, distinct main melody for grooving late night DJ sessions.

03. Asylum Seekers - Hardcore House EP [First Cask 013]
Seemingly repressed or at least re-appeared on the surface is Asylum Seeker's "Hardcore House EP" which originally was put on the circuit via the First Cask-imprint ten years ago. Similar to his release on B Rave Records in 2003 we see Mr. Ed DMX, the man behind the Asylum Seekers moniker, perfectly emulating the sound and feel of the early 90s UK Breakbeat / UK Hardcore scene on the EPs main tunes whilst adding a bit of a early Happy House flavour to others and providing nothing short of a sonic fest for all the real ravers out there. Defo a banger.

04. Bogus Order - The Bullnose Step EP [Ahead Of Our Time 005 Promo]
See review for details...

05. Dirty Harry - Luv Mode [Henry Street Music]
One great, yet dangerous thing about these days is the fact that the electronic music things has grown to a point and an age in which a lot of classic labels are repressing a bunch - or even loads - of their 90s releases which I've obviously missed out on due to my young age at that point in time. So now it's the time to restock on tunes like Dirty Harry's "Luv Mode" - one decent House / DeepHouse cut amongst four on this lovely reissue, all of which meant to play an essential role in future DJ-sets of mine as I've recently rediscovered my love for classic US House Music of approx. 20+ years ago.

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T2 - It's Over Now

One from the deeper and more soulful side of the Bassline House spectrum. Epic!

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Faultsz - Light Riddim

The No Hats No Hoods camp is still on fire - new Faultsz EP is due on March 20th, 2k17.

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Various Artists - Let's Go 50th [Psychocandies 050]

Yes, it happened. The ever active and mostly Acid-focused Psychocandies imprint has put out its 50th release these days and celebrates this fact with a sweet litte compilation including contributions from all the labels core artists. Opening is Sascha Müller with "Dolmetscher", a grinding Techno affair slightly informed by the original Detroit vision of MinimalTechno accompanied by a wild and jacking 303 line from the deepest underground vaults. Following up is "Intervall" by 3cloneB, a deep and floating exploration of spiralling AcidTrance in 2k17 incorporating some krautsy, Kraftwerk'esque chords and scattered, off-beat percussion bits for an extra thrill , 4ZZZ1's "Mr. Davis" pays homage to the MinimalFunk genre once invented by Steve Bug and his former Raw Elements label whilst providing a techier twist as well as warm fascinating pads being introduced mid-track and RU DEAD 42's "Co-Worker" comes across as a psyched-out MonoAcid tune piercing everyone's eardrums with hard-hitting layers of razor-sharp hi-hats and rides. Furthermore The 808 Hillbillys bring us "Endos", a complex and multilayered approach to tripping, both Detroit and IDM influenced Intelligent Techno going down the fast lane on a climaxing Acid trip whilst the concluding "La Magre" by Hexagon Industries is a heavy, highly compressed primetime banger for the most ecstatic of underground Acid raves ever and well recommended for all those holding long gone yet legendary labels like Labworks Germany in high regards still. Good stuff.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Hainbach - Bretterbude (Studio Session Video)

Some epic DubTechno coming from our man Hainbach here - large up!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Dog Unit - Stay With Me (Free Download)

This one's for all them Bassline House lovers out there - get it!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Dr. NoiseM - Perculator [Dr. NoiseM Tapes]

The ever active yet still mysterious producer Dr. NoiseM is back with a new cassette tape release these days and up to cater the needs of all fans of experimental electronics and collectors alike with this limited edition print run of only 35 copies worldwide. Opening the album with its title track "Perculator" the artist serves an excellent trip into fragile Ambient Electronica for highly advanced ChillOut floors which is, in parts, reminiscent of Nommo Ogo's most outstanding work on labels like Isolate Records whilst the following "Perculator Read" is a blueprint for ultraminimalist, beatless Deep Listening Music with a dark'ish twist and "Passing The Perculator" provides more spine-tingling thrills with a steady, near-silent background Drone and a stripped down, lo-fi'esque melodic motif that comes across like a transmission from an undisclosed location in deep space. On the flipside we'll find "Perculator To The End Part 1 & 2" rolled out over the course of nearly 20 minutes for each part, fusing Dark / Cold Ambient-resembling atmospheres and Industrial-influenced Electronica structures to a great result, making this the best album in this specific niche we've heard in 2k17 so far. Highly recommended.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Bug Vs. Earth - Snakes Vs. Rats

Kev Martin a.k.a The Bug teams up with Earth-founder Dylan Calrson to revive the dark, nerve wrecking Illbient genre for 2k17. We're totally in for this and do look forward to their forthcoming Ninja Tune-album "Concrete Desert" which is scheduled for vinyl release on May 5th.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Repeat Eater - Untitled_2

Quite a thrilling take on tripping, well-psychedelic Ambient structures. We like.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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

So here we go again with another episode of Dr.NoiseM's epic series named "The CDr A-B-C" which is closely but surely coming to an end in late summer, early fall of 2k17. In the "S"-sequel we see the artist provide a more Ambient-informed approach to his trademark soundscapes bordering both Deep Listening Music, Drone and Dark Ambient with only a few repetetive, dark'ish and threatening movements in the subfrequent spectrum whilst more melodic layers and tonal elements seem to build up around minute 13 ff. which, for some strange reason, do remind us of slowed down versions of the epic vocal melodies used in the intro sequence of RMB's Rave classic "Matisse". These elements stay present and evolve throughout the further course of this one track album, amalgamate with thunderous roars and drift over dead and burnt landscapes like severe, led-coloured clouds after a disastrous storm - a curtain of pure ponderosity and apocalyptic severity, slowly turning like a humongous maelstrom, yet still fascinating and braincell stimulating as things can get. Good stuff.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Jebroer - Me Gabber *DJ Paul Elstak & The BeatKrusher Remix (Official Video)

It's always fascinating to think about how Gabber is still a staple in the Netherland's pop and therefore also mainstream culture.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sascha Müller - 3 A.M. Here EP [SMSM 009]

The ever busy Meppen-based producer Sascha Müller hits the scene again with his new digital single named "3 A.M. Here EP" which contains three tracks aiming at the global (Tech)House- and related crowds. With "Beyond And Back" Mr. Müller is on a well-melodic tip, choosing slower gears as well as a dreamy bassline and close-to-kitsch melodic structures as his weapon of choice to set this years open air floors in motion, "Head Out" speeds things up a little and rocks dancefloors with raw, razor sharp hi-hats, a warm, highly seductive bassline motif, fuzzy pads, microsampled vocal madness and sweet, oldskool'ish disco licks before the final cut "Summer Party" introduces a playful, overwhelmingly friendly DiscoPhonk vibe to all real House Music afficionados out there. Sweetness.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

S.E.T.I. - The Guide Lockstars Of Astro Myrmex (Outtakes)

Previously unreleased Ambient / Deep Listening Music cuts of Andrew Lagowski's S.E.T.I. project, showcasing the early production stage of the late-2016 album "The Guide Lockstars Of Astro Myrmex". Great stuff, this!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Soley - Never Cry Moon

The first, and most beauteous, single taken from Soley's forthcoming album "Endless Summer" which is scheduled for release via Morr Music in May, 2k17.