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.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

baze.djunkiii & Uli Sigg - Telepathic Bubbleglitch #lsb_TV Special Pt.2

Monday, February 13, 2017

No More - Suicide Commando [Mannequin Records 065]

Re-released via Mannequin Records in 2015 and now repressed as a limited run of mint green vinyl in late 2016 is No More's legendary 12" single version of their massive (No)Wave / PostPunk smash hit "Suicide Commando" which was put out on the circuit via Wishbone Records back in 1984 and also featured the melancholy-infused "It Feels Like 1925" from 1982s EP "A Rose Is A Rose" as well as the at the time previously unreleased "Danse Macabre", a deep and spine-tingling take on the bands work that's still able to set today's Wave floors on fire when the track picks up pace throughout its second half. So if you haven't picked up a copy of "Suicide Commando" for your collection in the past here's another chance to get hold of an essential track that surely has been an influential cut for many musicians, bands and producers out there.

12" artwork on Instagram! 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Hainbach - New Misadventures In Field Recordings (Music Video)

Beautiful Ambient stuff coming from our Berlin-based mate Stefan Paul Goetsch a.k.a. Hainbach.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

baze.djunkiii & Uli Sigg - Telepathic Bubbleglitch #lsb_TV Special Pt.1

Friday, February 10, 2017

Depeche Mode - Where's The Revolution (Official Video)

The first video from the band's forthcoming album "Spirit" which is about to launch in mid-March. We're expecting big things after listening to this anthem.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Doon Kanda - Axolotl (Official Video)

Distorted Techno melancholia with a synth-driven Cosmic twist paired with the secret of life. Might be considered as graphic and well-disturbing content by some.

baze.djunkiii Chart Haul 02/2017

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Hecker - Credits

Talen from the forthcoming album "A Script For Machine Synthesis", to be released via Editions Mego on February 24th, 2k17.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Bogus Order - The Bullnose Step EP [Ahead Of Our Time 005]

Coming in only recently from the Ahead Of Our Time-camp was Bogus Order's "The Bullnose Step EP", the first release by Ninja Tune-founders and Coldcut-protagonists Jonathan More and Matt Black under this moniker in 25 years, a special occasion for which the duo even revived their classic imprint which can be seen as a predecessor to what Ninja Tune was to become later. With four tracks on this limited to 500 copies 12" the two brits lead us into a wonderful world of cinematic, most beautiful electronic freestyle music with the title track "Bullnose Step", redefine springy, frolicking TripHop for 2k17 with "Ex Voto", team up with the German electronic masters Air Liquide and their long-time vocal collaborator Mary S Applegate for "It's Up To You" which weighs in mysterious, dubbed-out vibes for highly advanced late night dancefloors and finally are even rocking Indie and BigBeat nights alike with rock-solid beats and massive guitar riffs to be found in the concluding tune "Flight". Defo a good and pretty diverse comeback this is. Check!

Monday, February 06, 2017

Charlie Cunningham - Minimum *live at St John's church in Hackney

An epic live take of one of the songs featured on Charlie Cunningham's recent album "Lines" which has been put on the circuit via Dumont Dumont in late January. Beautiful as beautiful can get.

Sunday, February 05, 2017

[aniYo kore] - Trancemission

Deep and well spaced out Late Nite Phonk touched by bits of (Neo)Cosmic stardust. Lovely.

Kid Koala feat. Emilíana Torrini - Collapser (Official Video)

How to define: fragility.

Saturday, February 04, 2017

baze.djunkiii Charts 02/2017

01. Peder Mannerfelt - Black Holes, Or How We Lost Solidarity [Hinge Finger]
What a killer, this one is! Peder Mannerfelt devastates dancefloors with four tracks, of which especially the opening tune "Cry To Your Soul" presents a new take on Industrial Rave through amalgamating abstract, Noize-induced Rhythm Industrial sequences, Broken Techno and super cheesy Happy Hardcore-piano lines which at first don't seem to fall in place just right but turn out to be one of the greatest and most unexpected anthems of our modern days. Another one to watch out for on this banger is "Clear Eyes, Full Heart" - a massive fusion of hard stomping Techno as well as basslines and samples taken from the darkest vaults of SpeedGarage, Niche and 4/4 bass music. Mayhem!

02. Robert Armani - Lumberyard Disco Traxx [Don't Recordings 033]
This is raw! A compilation of four hard hitting underground House tracks produced by Chicago-staple Robert Armani, dug up and remastered from the archives of the Dance Mania and ACV labels for ultimate dancefloor devastation. This is what we love, this is what we want.

03. Hainbach - Shrines [self-released tape]
See review for details...

04. DJ Earl - Open Your Eyes [Teklife Records 002]
What a killer album coming from Chicago's DJ Earl who's bringing us eight tracks of straight up Juke, produced in cooperation with the likes of Moondoctor, OPN, DJ Manny, DJ Taye and Suzi Analogue here. The opener "Smoking Reggie" directly beams us into the future, introducing a futuristic, super tense crime scene vibe, "Smoke Dat Green" comes across in a more relaxed, yet thrilling manner, "Lotta A$$" is as polyrhythmic as Juke can ever get and "Fukk It Up" caters quite a bit of Smokers Funk to buzzing dancefloor sessions. On the flip we've got "Rachett", another futuristic smokers anthem which brings in a killer synth melody, "Drumatic" is the blueprint of climactic peaktime drama on every Juke floor and defo the most ecstatic cut featured on "Open Your Eyes", "Let's Work" abuses a classic vocal sample well-known to all House music lovers to a great  effect and adds sweet bits of urban melancholia for late night sets and finally "All Inn" fuses deep, mystic vibes and complex melodic bits with a certain influence from the genres dark side to set all dancers in motion. Recommended.

05. Taso - New Start [Teklife Records 003]

The Teklife-crew is busy as ever, bringing us the vinyl album debut of their longtime member Taso who is working solo here as well as collaborating with the likes of DJ Rashad, DJ Earl, DJ Manny, Gant-Man and the whole posse. Especially the title track "New Start" sticks out here as it introduces halftime Juke with a very special approach to vocal abuse which evokes memories of the good old days of Jungle whilst "Don't Get Mad" brings in more of an original GhettoBass vibe, "Bussin" pay homage to the early days of Drum'n'Bass kind of, "Murda Bass" branches out into classic, bassheavy and surely bad ass Dubstep and "Da Capo Al Coda" focuses on a hyper dope, kinda Instrumental HipHop-beat to rock floors for a reason. Good stuff, this.

06. Olivia Louvel - Data Regina [Cat Werk Imprint 011]
See review for details...

07. Microtub - Bite Of The Orange [Sofa Music]
See review for details...

08. Bvdub - Yours Are Stories Of Sadness [Sound In Silence 034]
See review for details...

09. Splinter Orchestra - Mungo [Splitrec 027]
See review for details...

10. Muddersten - Karpatklokke [
Sofa Music]
See review for details... 

Friday, February 03, 2017

San Fermin - Bride (Official Audio)

Mesmerizing visuals and a fresh, dreamy take on Synth-driven IndiePop is what this first preview of San Fermin's upcoming, April 2k17-scheduled album "Belong" brings.

Drumcorps - Robot Future

This for sure is the most futuristic Drum'n'Bass tune we've come across in a while. A masterpiece crafted by our old mate Aaron Spectre under his Drumcorps moniker who seems to pick up on the cold and hyperclean vision of Drum'n'Bass once introduced by Current Value throughout his Position Chrome days. We love this.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Olivia Louvel - Data Regina [Cat Werk Imprint 011]

To be put on the circuit via her very own Cat Werk Imprint on February 8th, 2k17 is "Data Regina", the latest conceptual album effort by French-born and now UK-based artist and composer Olivia Louvel who is dealing with the historical fact that two queens, Mary Queen Of Scots and Elizabeth I, were reigning over England at the same time throughout the 16th century on this longplay piece. Based on this occurence and generally drawn to the life and poetic works of Mary Queen Of Scots Olivial Louvel creates a sonic story of seventeen chapters that can be described as a well-fascinating amalgamation of dramatic Electronica / Indietronica compositions, accompanied by tension-rising violins, tender piano bits and Olivia Louvels extraordinary vocal approach which fall together in a dreamy and magical way that can be best described as non-visual, audio based theatre, immediately conveying the listener to the far away past, reliving the time period in question through a modern electronic approach that is highly recommended to all Leftfield Pop connaisseurs for a reason. What a journey this is!

CD artwork on Instagram!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

04.02.2017 45/7 Vinyl Club @ Mojo Jazz Cafe / Hamburg

baze.djunkiii [Intrauterin Recordings / Liquid Sky Berlin]
Felox [45/7 Vinyl Club]

file under: 7" singles all night long!

doors: 9 p.m.

Mojo Jazz Cafe
Reeperbahn 1
Hamburg St. Pauli

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Riza - Rome (Prod. by RodiKeelos)

UK street music on fire - underground artist Riza is killing things once again...

Friday, January 27, 2017

Bvdub - Yours Are Stories Of Sadness [Sound In Silence 034]

Put on the circuit via the Greek imprint Sound In Silence only recently is "Yours Are Stories Of Sadness" by Bvdub, a well familiar artist for all fans of both Ambient and Techno which has been making waves for more than a decade now and has put out numerous releases on respected labels like Styrax, Southern Outpost, Millions Of Moments and many others ever since. On this album which is released as a limited, hand-numbered print run of 300 copies worldwide we see Bvdub catering a menu of nineteen untitled but consecutively numbered tracks which are, according to the accompanying press sheet, closely related and linked to a true story that happened back in 2012. With each tune the artist provides a new, harmonic take on Ambient music, based on soft, ethereal pads and partly infused by echoes of DubTechno like the opener "01" whilst other bits provide slightly moving synthesizers or beautiful, slow moving string and chord harmonies like those to be found in "03" which will be recognized as a blueprint of classical Ambient structures by every electronic music connaisseur for a reason. With "04" we come across some iridescent, yet slightly over the top synth fountains, "05" brings us a little bit of a buzz in terms of melodic movements whilst "06" introduces some sort of a solemn, inward looking attitude with a resemblance of multi-layered, reprocessed xylophone motifs. Furthermore "07" takes us back to the first half of the 90s in terms of the era's Ambient / ChillOut / Intelligent (beatless) Techno music, "10" weighs in a good amount of electronic melancholia and "11" provides more of pure Ambient beauty whilst amalgamating reverberating stabs with blurred background strings before "12" comes up with most calming, yet scenic chord repetitions and "15" provides a steady stream of sound accompanied by a slightly 80s resembling melody progression for all those in need of some ultra-relaxation which comes down to all of us really. And therefore everyone should own this album for a reason. There's no exceptions.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Microtub - Bite Of The Orange [Sofa Music Promo]

To be released via Sofa Music on February 10th, 2k17 is "Bite Of The Orange", the third album of the Microtub project which is comprised of the three tuba players Robin Hayward, Martin Taxt and Peder Simonsen. Together, the three musicians cater a approx. 26 minutes menu of three deep and droning compositions, creating spheres of hand- or better lung-crafted organic Ambient through their long and layered tuba tones, resonating with each other to a very calming effect which defo are a fascinating example of how Ambient music can be created without any electronic effects and components at all. Recommended!

Album artwork on Instagram!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Hainbach - Shrines [self-released tape]

Stefan Paul Goetsch a.k.a. Hainbach is back on track these days with a new, self-released tape album entitled "Shrines" - a fourteen track affair including the great tune "Miasmatic" which we've already featured on these pages in December 2k16. Largely focusing on his love for modular systems and intertwined, intricate and fragile melodic structures we see the Berlin-based artist explore musical realms somewhat in between Electronica, IDM and Ambient, heavily influenced by the playful, spaced out synth approach of Cosmic and (Neo)Cosmic music that sometimes even weighs in massive hit qualities for advanced and well-experienced dancefloor crowds whilst other pieces evoke memories of Plaid's all-embracing musical friendliness throughout their "Not For Threes"-era or are dabbling with a raw, slightly 'troity take on Electro which one could clearly imagine being released via imprints like Viewlexx, Clone or Bunker Den Hague - especially when one thinks of artists like Luke Eargoggle that have also been put on the circuit through the label last mentioned. This amalgamation of various influences on one album, combined with the limited print-run of only 50 copies world wide and a thrilling, highly detailed and multi-layered sound design is what makes "Shrines" a deep, captivating homelistening experience that is recommended to each and every electronic music connaisseur around. Get!

Album artwork on Instagram!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

baze.djunkiii Chart Haul 01/2017

Monday, January 23, 2017

Lagowski - Split Worm Bad Mix 1

It seems like Mr. Andrew Lagowski is cooking up something well-hypnotic in his lab there. And for some subconscious reasons this rough skit makes us think of both Psychick Warriors Ov Gaia as well as of Empirion.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sabz X Lewi B - Booky

Stone cold Grime instrumental from the UK underground. This is the kind of raw beats the genre is usually missing these days. We do approve of this.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Ghedalia Tazartes / Pawel Romanczuk / Andrzej Zaleski - Carp's Head [Monotype Records 018]

Released in November 2k16 on the surely remarkable Monotype Records label is "Carp's Head", a collaborational album effort created by the three artists Ghedalia Tazartes, Pawel Romanczuk and Andrzej Zaleski. Dealing with - according to the press release this is - the story of an 'elusive romantic magician personified by a carp-headed cat' the group creates a record thrilling, yet beyond strange featuring highly expressive - and expressionistic - vocal performances and what seems to be a backward played Tango in the opening tune "Dance Inverse", the subsequent "You'll Be Wise" seems to be indulging in the percussive pattern chronology of some obscure, ritualistic cult whereas the "Zither Song" weighs in an exaggerated take on ancient Folk music. The intense "Orient Calling" seemingly aims to emulate - hence the name - traditional Turkish or Arab music, "Wolves And Birds" flirts with an amalgamation of field recorded atmospheres and Dark Ambient combined with the inevitable vocals which surely are the cohesive, all embracing stylistic feature on this highly diverse longplay piece and the "Wild East Blues" fuses a, well..., bluesy harmonica melody with a feverish, organic TripHop-resemblance. Furthermore we see the yearning "Dobra Nasza" dabble with a somewhat ambient'ish feel whilst providing deepness beyond any possible categorization before introducing a slightly latin'esque, Bossa-infused vibe around 4:30 minutes, "The Far Horizon" brings more cult'ish vocalisms and evokes memories of ancient rituals performed in the damp jungle heat of yore, "The End Of The Western World" is dripping with heartfelt ultramelancholia and the final take "Wolves And Birds Part 2" picks up on the vibe of its prequel but comes across in a more looming, unsettling manner that  may - or may not - indicate that the end is nigh indeed. Intense!

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Sweet Release Of Death - The Sweet Release Of Death [Katzwijm Records / Subroutine Records]

Still catching up on last years promo mailouts it's time to take a closer look at The Sweet Release Of Death's self-titled album effort which was put on the circuit in fall 2k16 as a collaborational effort of Katzwijm Records and Subroutine Records. With their second album we see the Rotterdam-based triumvirate cater a desparate, greyscale menu of noisy, feedback driven (No)Wave / PostPunk that, atmosphere-wise this is, perfectly depicts the feel of a wasted youth in the 80s West Berlin, corralled by a concrete wall whilst being under siege by the imminent escalation of a nuclear war scenario. Fuse this feel with bits and bops of contemporary Indie and Garage here and there and you'll get quite a well fitting impression of what The Sweet Release Of Death's sophomore album is all about. One track to check: "Smutek", just because its intro sequence and syncopated structure kinda reminds us of the former Hamburg-based Goth- / Wave-band X-Mal Deutschland which he hold in high regards for a reason.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Tumido - Xaxim [Interstellar Records 040 Promo]

It's been more than two years since the Austrian trio Tumido released their album "Nomads" via Interstellar Records and now they've made a return in early November 2k16 with a sequel, taking one track - "Xaxim" - from the aforementioned album and coming up with a bunch of four remixes which are taking the original piece into new directions. Things start with a rework crafted by Nik Hummer who creates a long and buzzing, electric drone-resembling intro before introducing a looped and distorted electric guitar and deep, technoid 4/4s for a darker twist on the dancefloor whereas Stefan Nemeth focuses on a pitch black, repetetive, yet ever climaxing Electronica vs. grinding and desparate Industrial interpretation of "Xaxim" that may well compete with the most sluggish tunes ever produced by the likes of Pan Sonic or Ø.  Furthermore Buenoventura of Elektro Guzzi-fame weighs in a proper, well functional Techno interpretation with a slightly tribal'esque twist alongside beautiful Detroit-influenced string constructions and the final retake provided by Tumido themselves weighs in more of a crackly, organic Ambient vibe accompanied by deep bass pulses and widescreen panorama backings based on vintage synths and what seem to manipulated, subfrequent guitar drones. Good stuff, this!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Jstar ft. Ranking Joe - Bad Boy Stepping & Remixes

Some killer Reggae vibes in 'ere, brought to us by our man Jstar.  To be released on February 11th, 2k17!