Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Teebs - Estara [Brainfeeder Promo]

Recently put on the circuit via Flying Lotus' very own Brainfeeder-imprint is "Estara", the third full length album delivered by Mtendere Mandowa which is better known under the name of Teebs in electronic music circles who is serving a decent twelve track menu within 39 minutes runtime here, mostly based on misty, sweet atmospheres and blurred sound aesthetics which are built on top of beat arrangements ranging from deeper Electronica with a TripHop'ish twist to more tribalistic Post Garage / Future Garage cuts as to be found in "View Point". But no matter if laid back, lively or even fusing Post-PostRock with heavy, more distorted beats as in "Shoouuss Lullaby",  Teebs' music always seems to be cushy and well convenient due to its warm, embracing overall nature and floating feel that sometimes even reminisces of more shoegazing Indietronics provided by artists like Ulrich Schnauss and similar minded people.  Recommended for fans of these, those who love Scanner's 1997-released "Delivery" album on Earache plus - when it comes to tunes like "Piano Months" or "Piano Days" - also a good one to check if you're diggin' the Dub-influenced side of Ambient and Deep Listening Music. Favorite tune here: "NY Pt. 2 (feat. Prefuse 73)" due to its hollow, but uberly compressed bass drums providing a quite unique sound, abstract Phonk and an epicly cozy breakdown before the tune comes to an end.

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Preatures - Better Than It Ever Could Be



Straight up funkin Indie'n'Roll from the other side of the world. Australia's The Preatures are serving a killer with this one that's about to be stuck in your eardrums for quite a while...  for real!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Thomas Janitzky - Nothing Is Said ('Til The Artist Is Dead) [Arbeiten Und Nicht Verzweifeln 002]

The Leipzig-based imprint running under the name of Arbeiten Und Nicht Verzweifeln which roughly translates as "work and don't give way to despair" put its second 7" vinyl out on the circuit just recently and, with this, emphasizes its roots in the art scene with the serving of two songs that are not exactly bootlegs but more slightly manipulated originals, re-edits or whatever one might names these respectful reworks of Lou Reed's "Walk On The Wild Side" which is named "Transformered" here as well as a re-cut of Madonna's "4 Minutes" coming here as "4 Minutes 33 Seconds" paying homage to John Cage's legendary piece of silence. Whilst "Transformered" seems to be a bit sped up in comparison to the original song and playfully adapts the strange vary-pitch effect of shortly switching your vinyl deck from 33rpm to 45 and back which only happens as often as the phrase "wild side" appears in the lyrics the "4 Minutes 33 Seconds" slows down the buzzingly hectic appeal of  Mrs. Ciccone's original created with the help of Justin Timberlake which btw has quite a great video coming accomplishing the tunes appeal and turns it into quite a sexy tune for dancefloors on fire, jam-packed with a crowd feeling the groove and bouncing their bodies to and fro. And although there's no changes other than the change of speed to be found here Mr. Janitzky's recut seems to be more thrilling and functional than the original "4 Minutes". Well done, although I'm sure Madonna won't be amused to hear this.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Dr. NoiseM - Studio Works 3 [Dr NoiseM Tapes]

The still mysterious and anonymously working Dr. NoiseM recently unveiled the third issue of his so-called "Studio Works"-series and, instead of spreading sonic sheer terror with exploding Harsh Noize violence, it seems like the eleven tracks of this album go down a different alley when it comes to structural concepts. Especially tunes like the opening "Schizo" or the "Cortical Stimulator" are dealing with more structed, partly even rhythmic pulses and - when it comes to the last mentioned - with a style that could be described as SloMo Industrial Techno Core covered in whimpering feedbacks and layers of electromagnetic statics. Following up to this the two parts of "Gehirnwellen  Therapie" seem to be taken from the alienating and well-threatening score of some C category sci-fi flic due to their uberly cold, non-echoeing feel. With the eighth track going by the name of "Middle" - a dark'ish,frightening and subfrequency driven piece of muffled, more hollow quality with R2D2'esque bleeps and screeches - we've found one of the highlights of these 60+ minutes of experimental music before "Open The Door" unveils a sonic stampede and an ultimate overkill of sonic information pieces per split second being, without any doubt, the heaviest and most demanding track on "Studio Works 3". Another two to check out are "Pleasure" and "Self Burning" with their HeavyMetal approach, sounding like a heavily distorted feedback of an electric guitar that are surely about to attract long haired, leather wearing types as well.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fuck Art, Let's Dance! - We're Manicals! (Ira Atari Remix)



#nothingbutloveforiraatari - word.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Manga, Rival, Ghetts & Eyez - Uh Oh (Prod. By Lewi B) [Free Download]



Mental Grime - Lewi B on production serving stone cold beats again. Large up.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Warlock / Doro - Für Immer (Live Video)



This might come as a surprise to many but for some unexplainable reason this one has been stuck in my head for the last 24 hours or more. Guess I need to hunt down a vinyl version of it. That's what life as a vinyl addict is like.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Lisa Morgenstern - Amphibian (Official Video)



Lisa Morgenstern just unveiled her new music video less than 24 hours ago - this time it's the title track of her album debut "Amphibian" that is visualized by WieGlas. No further introduction needed, just a recommendation to all those fond of sweetest melancholia.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

baze.djunkiii Charts 04/2014

01. [aniYo kore] - Stinging Nettle / Butterflies [Empty Head Rich Heart Promo]
Amazing. Simple as that. So amazing that both tracks have seen video premieres on these pages as the first tracks ever. Missed out on that? Click and watch again.

"Stinging Nettle" video premiere.
"Butterflies" video premiere

02. Chez Damier - Classics [Mojuba G.O.D. 003]
For real House music lovers there's no way not to dig a good percentage of Chez Damier's production works and these four tracks underline this fact for a reason. Buy blindfolded.

03. Innershades - Toxic Trax [Stay Underground, It Pays 005]
Nothing but House Music at its very best. Sharp, unprocessed hi-hats everywhere, euphoria driven rave stabs like those to be found in "Dexter (87 Mix)", seductive melodies dreaming the night away like in "Lust" or the epic late night ecstasy caused by "Work That" - no matter where you look, this is House on a god tier level on side A. But even when flipping the wax and checking out the banging GhettoHouse aesthetics of  "Circuit", the morphed vocals and jackin' basslines of "Walk The Walk" or the final clap-induced thrill of the raw, uberly functional "Feel" you'll find this to be an absolutely flawless record. Recommended for a reason.

04. The Duke Of Juke - D.U.K.E. / Get Down [Ameise]
Associated with one of smallest vinyl manufacturing pressing plants of the world, Hamburg's Ameise, the label of the same name releases its fourth seven inch record on which the mysterious producer The Duke Of Juke fuses Trapstep with wobbly Dubstep Basslines and vary tempo beats on "D.U.K.E." whilst "Get Down" on the flip fully embraces the crime scene side of Juke with some stone cold Shotgun Phonk calling for lengs and body bags. This is serious.

05. Tostado / Dr. NoiseM [Dr. NoiseM Tapes]
See review for details...

06. Egotronic feat. Koljah / Grim104 feat. Testo [Audiolith Promo]
See review for details... 

07. Various Artists [E.A.R. 001]
Love it or hate it, take it or leave it. There's nothing in between these poles when it comes to this white, smoke-marbled four track 12" that serves some ultimately evil "when Acid meets Hardcore" madness created by four different artists. Dropping names we meet Coexsystems, Hammer Damage, Stak Etop and Toysfornoise on this one here - obviously a quadruple pack of producer fully bonkers, seriously drugged and most likely shade-loving for a reason, living in fucked up basements and spending the warm season attending illegal Teknivals happening in abandoned areas to be found in seedy parts of the former Eastern Block. You do even know what the word "Teknival" implies? Really? Actually that does mean that there's a proper chance you're about to like this one. Plus: it means you're nuts. 

08. Virgo Four - E-Series Part One [Chiwax 401]

House Music. Chitown business. Four tunes deep and sexy as fuck with hormone-fueled vocals, the occasional Acid reference and nothing but sweetest chords and melodies spilled allover the place. If you're digging DeepHouse for a reason, you're about to love this 12". Good to see that Virgo Four are on fire again after 25 years after their initial release back in 1989 and a 22 years period of silence in between. Lovely.

09. Egotronic - Die Natur Ist Dein Feind [Audiolith Promo]
See review for details... 

10. Scrimshire feat. Heidi Vogel - Everything You Say [Wahwah 45s]
Not that box fresh anymore but only recently added to my crates is this great fusion between Broken House and Future Garage that is the A-side with it's two reworks by LV Deep on which Heidi Vogel's vocals kinda pay homage to the legendary "We Are IE" when it comes to the overall feel and warm, embracing athmosphere although the beats are way more decent, swinging and perfectly crafted for late night lovers floors. On the flip Scrimshire's at the controls with a his so-called "Scrimshire Dub" version riding a syncopated riddim with a laid back feel breathing a proper West London vibe feel that's made for advanced dancefloors and echo connaisseurs. Sweet.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Wrangler - LA Spark [MemeTune Records Promo]

Scheduled for May 5th is "LA Spark", the new album of the triple-headed all star group named Wrangler consisting of Cabaret Voltaire's Stephen Mallinder, Phil Winter of Tunng and Ben Edwards a.k.a. Benge who is releasing this eight track piece via his very own label MemeTune Records. Together they're exploring a cold and clean field of Post-EBM / Industrial that's clearly referring to Mallinder's history in the beloved, legendary and groundbreaking Cabaret Voltaire but with a modernistic, more minimalistic twist that goes, maybe also due to recent recording techniques and technological progressions, way deeper than any CV release ever did. With essential core tracks like "Mus IIC" unveiling spiralling hypnosis appealing to Armchair and Intelligent Techno headz as well as to EBM lovers alike, the dry and dark, robotic vibe of "Space Ace" with its NuBeat bleeps and haunting vocal efforts and stripped down RoboPhonk of "Harder" and the tense isolationist, futuristic and uber-cold Ambient SciFi vibes transmitted from the closing tune ironically named "Peace& Love" "LA Spark" turns out to be one of the rarely appearing albums that are not to be missed for any reason. Absolutely great and timeless.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Fuck Art, Let's Dance! - Atlas [Audiolith Promo]

Put on the circuit only recently via Hamburg's Audiolith Records is the sophomore album of the hanseatic Indie outfit Fuck Art, Let's Dance! which is coming up with a dozen new tracks on "Atlas" as the longplay piece is entitled. Warming up your local club floor with the decent and dreamy title track before conquering hearts with the - kind of - anthemic first single "We're Manicals" that easily fuses intimate Pop moments with a slowly pumping electronic 4-2-the-floor foundation that does not fully cover the swathing haze of megrim that's to be felt even in more uptempo shots like "Deja-Vu",  the A-side's closing tune on the vinyl version and the first one that's firing from all cylinders and driving crowds mad with it's lo-fi'ish bass motif, driving electronic beats, sweetly seducting melody and shout along vocals. Turning the black vinyl to side B you'll find "Those Dancing Days" - the next tune that's made for... dancing. An easy one to guess, I guess, and with its aerial vibe an ideal song for Indie girls to fall in love on the dancefloor.  Following up is "Divided", a ballad reminiscing to cheesy, kitsch-covered 80s Plastic Pop with a more romantic vibe but at the same time serving a more intimate, bedroom feel for a reason. As "Atlas" progresses we see more deep and surely heartfelt IndiePop happening with tunes like "Sense" or the final cut "Talisman" tenderly kissing all fans goodnight. Actually not an album filled with obvious hits with the exception of "Deja-Vu" , but one that'll surely grow on all fans as time goes by.
 
 

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Donna Maya - Tell me what (Live Generated Music Series)



Entering the realms of Dub-influenced electronic live music here. Deep shit that's to be filed under the flag of Intelligent Techno for a reason.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra - Live On Planet Earth [Alien Transistor Promo]

What to expect from a live album recorded by a band project 18 members strong? Anyone without a clue is recommended to check out the "Live On Planet Earth" album by the pretty much unpredictable Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra due to be released on April 11th via Alien Transistor. Covering a total playing time of approximately 52 minutes within six recorded pieces only the orchestra - and it is one for real - explores a musical spectrum as wide as reaching from Ambient and (Neo)Classical field into lively, frolicking and partly Swing-influenced Cinematic Jazz for well busy, heavily climaxing short films shot in oldskool'ish black and white aesthetics that - although from a different planet in terms of music - might well appeal to those who've been digging Gelbart's latest album as well as the kitsch-induced romanticism of 50s film scores, lovers of Easy Listening as well as those craving for intense wild chases of oldskool spy flics which might've been an influence to the free and undeniably live approach of this mega band doing its very special thing right in front of a wowed audience directly reacting to the highly dynamic changes happening on stage. There's cheers and and applause but also awestruck silence when e.g. the fever'ish Voodoo Bossa of "Harmagedon" erupts from the very start and amoks through not less than 13 minutes of highly fueled freestyle craze with more than one twist of madness. And it's this twist that makes even classical music more accessible for those who've never dealt with it before but are finally are laughing their asses off to the well humorous "W. A. Mozart vs Random Generator " which is the acoustic counterpart to weird funny art school'ish silent movies. Sounds weird? It is. But pretty likeable and, due to this, recommended to those longing for something special and unique.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Kraftwerk live @ Rockpalast 1970



This has been all over the place throughout the past days but needs to be reblogged again due to being a historical document and a quite radical musical approach given the fact that this show happened back in 1970. Via Tanith .

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Egotronic - Die Natur Ist Dein Feind [Audiolith Promo]

It's been only a few days since we reviewed Egotronic's latest split-single effort which was released prior to the bands new album "Die Natur Ist Dein Feind" via Audiolith , introducing the bands new PunkRock-paved musical pathway to their audience with a brand new track that's not featured on the longplay vinyl. And talking the album in general it takes a bit until one gets used to the new Egotronic sound which changed radically but still naturally due to the re-adjustments made. Once known for serving heavily pounding, more often party-induced ElectroPunk the new sound is of a more melancholic kind with a Punk-induced PowerPop twist that's also influenced by echoes of NDW / New German Wave - especially have a closer look on the bassline and structure of "Ich Will Nicht Rein" for this - with lyrics depicting more an abstract state of mind and society felt by the groups mastermind Torsun Burkhardt instead of dealing with concrete themes and issues. If there's one meta-theme to describe the overall feel of "Die Natur Ist Dein Feind" which - quite astoundingly - doesn't feature one single song that fully correlates with the punchline-aesthetics and slogan'esque sing-a-long style the band has turned into a trademark art form throughout their years on the scene it might be the color grey associated with concrete Berlin walls of the cold war shaped by nuclear angst and the threats imminent throughout the 80s. To name "Die Natur Ist Dein Feind" as envisioning a society crestfallen would be a little too much but it's the deepest, most reflective, thought-provoking Egotronic album so far which might distract parts of their fan base for a reason but that's the price to be paid for advancement, progress and radical musical moves necessary. Some might be disappointed or surprised at least but if one takes the time to listen closely until the end there's no chance not to dig songs like the great Dackelblut-cover "Edwin Van Der Sar" or "Noch Nicht Vorbei" although they're not exactly what everyone might expect looking back at the bands greatest hits like "Raven Gegen Deutschland" or "Was Soll's?". Check out the video for "Noch Nicht Vorbei" and the huge 30 minute documentary feature below.



Saturday, March 29, 2014

Tostado / Dr. NoiseM [Dr. NoiseM Tapes]

Ready to hit down hard on all lovers of Noize and Harsh Experimental Electronics is the recent and third volume of the so-called "Hard Wire Tapes"-series which is put on the circuit as a limited edition of 15 tape copies only via Dr. NoiseM Tapes, leaving 158 seconds room on each side for the featured artists to express theirselves through heavy eruptions of audio material. Whilst Tostado fills this room with layers of sirens, processed human voices screaming in panic or overwhelming angst and unpredictable HarshNoize bursts adding another dimension to ongoing the sonic depiction of chaotic scenes happening in an urban environment we see Dr. NoiseM experimenting with sterile but buzzing electrical feedbacks, shunt faults and weird filter action going from time to time. This amalgamation is force-fused with sounds seemingly extracted from a uberly tilted pokey or a crashed Amiga game in the very end of this short piece before it - pretty abruptly - comes to a halt. If you're listening to music by Merzbow, Lasse Marhaug or The Haters when you start to wake up in the morning you'll like this for sure.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Imagine This - Freedom *Orphan Remix (Free Download)



When uber-dope Advanced HipHop meets DigiSoul and athmospheric, seductive bass from the deepest dungeons of the sonic ultraworld. Huge!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Egotronic feat. Koljah / Grim104 feat. Testo [Audiolith Promo]



Here it is. The next offering served by Audiolith's so called singles club series is another well recommendable 45rpm 7" vinyl piece, this time combining the raw and rugged new PunkRock-flavored sound of Egotronic who are, now transformed to classic band line up with real drums and guitars, dealing with the lately discovered rheumatism disease of vocalist Torsun Burkhardt who's well willing to fight this declaration of war by his very own body with the song "Kriegserklärung" on this one. StreetPunk vs. only a few electronic elements that  can be witnessed through the video featured in this post. On the flip we see some new faces popping up within the Audiolith roster - Grim104 feat. Testo. Rockin' some quite dope'ish, classic HipHop beats here, dissing the commercial side of German Rap in an undeniably creative way that speaks of intransic insanity and a deeply driven love for HipHop music in it's most purist form. No gangsterism or Hipster Rap included her.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Merky Ace @ BBC 1Xtra - 08-01-2013 (DJ Cameo UKG Show)



A little more than a year has gone since this show was up on BBC 1Xtra but Merky Ace is burning still - if you're in for the Grime you're about to love this one for sure.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Darkness Falls - Hazy (Official Video)



The Danish queens of PostWave are back and we defo do like that. Don't dare to call them DreamPop.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Farben & James DIN A4 - Farben presents James DIN A4 [faitiche 012 Promo]

Coming up next on Jan Jelinek's very own faitiche-Label is this conceptual ten track album which sees the label owner kinda curating the musical oeuvre of James DIN A4, picking ten of his personal favorites and using his very own Farben alias to weigh in here, speaking in terms of presentation. The result of this process at large can be described as a journey into hyper-detailed but still blurred, quavering MicroHouse realms with a friendly twist, adding layers and layers and layers of sound bits, using the discreet bassdrum and other percussive elements as canvas for a sonic collage that only by chance happens to be dancefloor friendly, kind of. But interestingly it's one of the three short'ish and beatless interludes -"Rettung" - that turns out to be the most fascinating piece on this album as it seems to work around the same parameters as Kostnice's 2005-released Dark Ambient / NeoClassical masterpiece "Finsterfelden" which is one of my personal alltime classics in this specific field. When it comes to more dancefloor-driven pieces on "Farben presents James DIN A4" it's the subaquatic House of "Krieghelm Hundewasser" that wins the race due to its quite seductively bubbling basslines and the dark'ish, late night BarJazz-like chords slowly emerging in the tracks second part, reminiscing about a very special kind of House sound established by a few Viennese producers like the Pulsinger / Tunakan collaborations throughout early TripHop and Downtempo years. Nice.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

baze.djunkiii presents Platinum Garage @ ByteFM ⁠[⁠19.06.2008 / 01.00 - 02.00 GMT+1⁠]


In anticipation of this friday's "Pure Garage And Silk" show in Hamburg here's 60 minutes of pure SpeedGarage, 4x4 and Niche once played live @ ByteFM.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Orcas - Yearling [Morr Music 128 Promo]

With their sophomore album "Yearling" scheduled for April, 4th the Orcas project of Benoit Pioulard and Rafael Anton Irisarri progressed from a duo into a quadruple pack of musicians as Martyn Heyne of Efterklang and Michael Lerner - also known as Telekinesis - entered the formation to participate in the groups musical vision that can be described and defined as a blurred, shoegazing version of intimate IndieFolk that's neither afraid of Ambient-driven spheres - see the introductionary "Petrichor" for this - or burly drummings accompanied by heavy distortion and feedback waves as well as twang guitars. If one listens closely one might even recognize that tender, acoustic tribute is paid to Boards Of Canada's legendary "Music Has The Right To Children" album in songs like the intimate "Half Light" whilst the bass induced "Selah" unveils a deep, possibly sub-aquatic Ambient feel for all those being in love with Deep Listening Music which, due to its slowly emerging beat structures, seems to be a perfect tune to get ChillOut floors into the groove. Listening to the first 90 seconds of "An Absolute" one might even think of Alt.Country-references before the soft shoegazing vocals do strike again and the follow-up "Filament" walks down a dark'ish, possibly even ritual'esque and defo Lynch-influenced alley with thudding drums and sacred athmospheres. Finally things come full circle with the closing "Tell" which, once again, is a meandering Ambient piece of cinematic qualities and approx. 9 minutes of total playtime, sending each and every listener into the land of dreams due to its varying, all embracing flow.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Emptyset - Recur [Raster-Noton 151 Promo]

Raster-Noton. Albeit having released a few occasional dancefloor suitable records throughout all its years on the circuit the label has always been standing strong as a firm reliable fortress in terms of releasing a steady string of records that, usually, went way beyond what the common understanding of music is, building and feeding a growing followship craving for what might be described as meta music  exploring and re-thinking the micro sounds of the digital age. So it makes perfect sense to see Emptyset's nine track album "Recur" appear on the label only recently as the duo of James Ginzburg and Paul Purgas have proven their refined sense for meta rhythms and musical abstractions with releases on labels like CLR, Subtext and Caravan Recordings. And although I've got to admit that none of their previous releases fully convinced me in the past listening to a full 35 minutes of buzzing, Industrial-flavored Rhythmic Noize and Electronica as well hissing Death Ambient - listen to "Absence" for the darkest Drone and processed Field Recording layers released in the past months! - featured on "Recur" whilst experiencing the detailed movements within the stereo field on cranked up headphones turns out to be quite a thrilling thing to do. Therefore, and given the fact that "Lens" balances between Ultra Slow Motion Dubstep and creepy, electric Illbient at its best, "Recur" can - at least from our point of view - be rated as the best longplay effort unleashed by Emptyset so far. Recommended for fans of Pan Sonic and all things related.

Monday, March 10, 2014

baze.djunkiii Charts 03/2014

01. Garnier - AF 0490 [Still Music Chicago]
Laurent Garnier a.k.a. Garnier is a true master of his craft and defo serving three bangers on this one. Whilst the trademark intro hihats of "Bang (The Underground Doesn't Stop)" reminisce about the still massive Trance classic "Age Of Love" stomping, highly fueled drums are marching floorward, a sampled and cut childs choir is doing its thing, piano stabs provide a quite on-point, uplifting feel, brushes go mad and things get a bit jazzy when it comes to short, well-elaborate moments of climax. On the flip "Boom (Chakolak)" serves huge 808 bassdrums and a stripped down Electro swing that perfectly suits into both GhettoTech / GhettoHouse as well as Future Garage / UK Funky sets with its skeletal approach and driving claps and snares that are about to drive punters mad. Buying two copies of this 12" for turntable tricks seems to be a considerable move when it comes to this tune. Finally "Beat (Da BoxX)" turns out to be a tense, heavyweight primetime slammer for all those addicted to the wild pitch movement and classic labels like Radikal Fear or the likes of bringing raw, untamed House music to those who know.

02. Frederico Leocata - The Man From Another Place [Last Known Trajectory]
Skipping through the Electro shelves and crates of your local record store there's always that one single record that sticks out due to its special, unique look and when that happened throughout the last year or so it's most likely that this record was one released by the great imprint Last Known Trajectory that sports sealed silver foil packaging for each and every single one of the labels catalogue. Living up to this cold, quite futuristic design we see the Italian producer and audo-visual artist Frederico Leocata serving a bunch of five slow motion Electro tracks with a moody, threatening but still kind of listening or ambient'ish feel which could perfectly serve as soundtrack for scifi-classics like "The Andromeda Strain" or likeminded movie pieces. Deep as fuck and well recommended to all Electro headz out there.

03. Vince Watson - Planet Funk [Poker Flat Recordings 145 Promo]
Steve Bug's Poker Flat Recordings seems to be on a more technoid tip these days, serving some musical greatness coming straight from the desk of Bio-head Vince Watson who's about to take dancefloors by storm with the epic, thrilling, Detroit-infused melancholia spread by the title track, its overwhelmingly blue synth line and progressing stabs which are transferred into more stripped down, frolicking TechHouse realms by Berlin's Marco Resmann on the flip. Finally we see Vince Watson explore a kind of tribal'esque "Paradise" with the track of the same name serving late night strings of epic beauty and a warm ocean of organic bass falling together as a perfect example and blueprint of a style they once named Intelligent Techno.

04. Cybotron - Enter [Fantasy Records / Decision]
A seminal classic. The beginning of Electro. The prototype of Detroit Techno. Released 31 years ago and still relevant enough to be repressed on vinyl for the first time ever since its initial release back in 1983. If you love electronic music of any kind you'll need to buy and own this. There's no excuses.



05. Andy Ash - Workin E.P. [Dessous Recordings 118 Promo]
Dessous Recordings seems to re-adjust its musical focus a bit with this one that's turning away from the DeepHouse and introducing uplifting but still undeniably Detroit-influenced House music with the title track featured on the A-side whilst "Mind Flow" on B1 introduces itself as a classic late night groover with well known and loved female vox bits, classic bass tone movements, claps and sexy, longing string arrangements. Finally we see the B2 track "Release An Check Pt.1" providing deep, traditional vibes again, introducing vibrating chords and lively 303-movements accompanied by ecstatic breakdowns for those who know. Sweet one.

06. My Favorite Robot - Atomic Age Remixes [No. 19 044]
A massive triple bag of remixes for tracks taken off the latest My Favorite Robot album "Atomic Age" is provided by the likes of Jimmy Edgar, Mr G and Kate Simko here, covering the full spectrum from anthemic Techno with chrome synth hooks emerging from distortion filters and highly digital circuits, deep, epic bass perfectly balanced with what might be named as uber-functional Tribal Tech and finally a stripped-down, spring-flavored vision of high quality Romantic House tenderly pleasing all those who love to fall in love on the dancefloor.

07. Andrade - Madness E.P. [Dessous Recordings 119 Promo]
If you like your House music deep, intimate and kinda tool'ish this one might be well appealing to you as it embraces the term "late night groove" to the fullest. Albeit not the best or most thrilling Dessous Recordings release these three cuts provide some decent sweetness for all those jocks playing the very late or early morning hours before a long night slowly comes an end. 

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Sunday, March 09, 2014

nitestylez.de Exclusive Premiere: [aniYo kore] - Butterflies (Official Video)

After the largely successful first ever video premiere on these pages presenting [aniYo kore]'s super great track and video "Stinging Nettle" in January announcing their new single to come we're proud to present the second track from that single which has been launched via EmptyHeadRichHeart as highly limited 7" pressing this weekend. Named "Butterflies" we see the band exploring ultimately stripped down, skeletal and beatless pathways just made of vocals and simple melodies of plain beauty, kinda reminiscing about intimate Folk and even methods of medieval minnesong that seem to be beamed into a 21st century studio on demand. Surprising and well wowing and so is the silhoutte technique using video that accompanies "Butterflies" - once again crafted by the Bløff art collective. Enjoy!

[aniYo kore] - Butterflies (Official Video) from [aniYo kore] on Vimeo.

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Sticker Love & World Domination Website Launch

Most of the regular readers of these pages have seen the occasional post entitled "Sticker Love & World Domination" popping up every now and then throughout the past years, introducing the latest shots of baze.djunkiii stickers sent in from somewhere around the globe - or next door. After the recent launch of the Streetart Daily page it is now time to provide a single, unique home for these specific baze.djunkiii-centric pictures that will be hosted on a separate page from now on that has been launched today and will be filled with a full picture archive of baze.djunkiii-related stickers that are literally spread all over the place. Find the new page at

www.stickerloveandworlddomination.com

Friday, March 07, 2014

Downliners Sekt - Silent Ascent [inFine Promo]

Finally, after being announced for a long time prior to this date, to be released on April 7th is "Silent Ascent", the label debut album for Downliners Sekt after two 12" releases on the eclectic inFine imprint. Once again meandering through their very own, precisely defined sonic realms incorporating Dubstep, Broken Techno, blurry PostStep-atmospheres and, that goes for most of the twelve tunes featured on "Silent Ascent", a vibe that will be appreciated by all followers of the so-called FutureGarage movement the Downliners' sound revolves around decent bass and a sparse, reduced but never minimalistic beat structure that, in all of its different layouts and variations, seems to be most suitable for very late night crowds longing for pure groove instead of having heavily twisted basslines and triple warped layers of multi-synth war nuking the dancefloor for hours. This one's for the more advanced headz out there that do appreciate the twisted MythStep-worlds provided by the legendary Shackleton, high quality DubTechno and producers like Deadbeat or even James Ruskin which are continually crossing borders between the straight 4/4 drums and more complex patterns. Three to check: "Eigers Dreams",  the sweet cinematic Ambient skit going by the name of "Reversal" and the tender, intimate "Etern" which seems to touched by somewhat medieval Folk textures in certain ways. Nice and well-varied.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Ryoji Ikeda - Supercodex [Raster Noton Promo]

Released via the great conceptually working Raster-Noton label Ryoji Ikeda recently unleashed his 20 tracks strong "Supercodex"-album - part three in a series of three albums and an uber-precise, highly digital affair consisting of super fast electronic pulses, digital chatters and dithers, abstracted rhythm signatures and machinegun attacks, danceable for mathematic minds only and, if at all, playable in a club context to those used to consume fragmented structures and sonic brutalism usually coming from those active in the fields of Breakcore, Speedcore and Rhythm Industrial. And although the brute force is not a part of the "Supercodex" concept at all I bet the majority of people out there will refer to listening to a full 60 minutes of sonic cut-ups and structural meta phonk of the more advanced kind as an act of torture for a reason. The steady high-speed mode of sonic on / sonic off-events which - like in "Supercodex 6" - is partly even spread over the whole stereo field might turn out to be nerve wrecking when listening to them in the wrong mood but if things are clicking this is the future of 25th century Braindance - and super great! Unfortunately not available on vinyl but recommended for those still sticking to the CD format which, given the digital 0-1-aesthetics of sound storage of the medium, might be regarded as the right and suitable medium for music of this abstract nature.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

A Large Yet Largely Undiscovered Voice In Bass Music - Jade H

Based in Essex, UK I stumbled across Jade H on Soundcloud just recently and totally feel loads of ppl should open their ears widely - this lady is able to rise if catching up with the right producers. Her voice could be adding largely to a shitload of tunes... Especially when she's singing I think there's loads of potential that defo needs to be exposed to the scene. Check her.