Thursday, September 17, 2020

Lee - Kindred *Mause's Breakbeat Bonanza Remix

That's quite a beautiful, warm and playful Electro / Breakbeat fusion there. Lovely.

Faction - The End Of Tel Aviv Redux [False Industries 030 Promo]

Put out on the circuit via False Industries on September 11th, 2k20 is "The End Of Tel Aviv Redux", a re-imagined, remastered and reworked version of the 2004 Neo Ouija-released album "The End Of Tel Aviv" crafted and created by Faction, a duo comprised by now False Industries mastermind Yair Etziony and his production partner Rani. Revisiting their seminal album which sparked the rise of an experimental, yet kinda short-lived Electronica micro-scene in Israel after its initial release, carefully tweaking the aesthetics and revamping the albums tracklist with the addition of previously unreleased versions and tracks as well the total removal of songs previously featured on the initial version Faction are taking us back to the warm and welcoming IDM / Electronica sound of the early 2000s from the very first cut "Inside Out" onwards, providing a well familiar, cozy and comforting feel with their soft, ever morphing pads and melodies as well as masterly shaped and sculpted digital beat structures which personally evoke memories of our long-defunct, yet long running radio show "Die Nachtschwestern" on FSK / Hamburg as well as loads of musically wonderful nights spent at the former local hotspot for experimental electronic music named Astrastube around the time this album was originally released. Further recommendations: the deep, somewhat dubbed out minimalism of "Cutter's Way", the touching, emotional melancholia of "An Old Outland" as well as the soft, crystalline yet advanced dancefloor-focused swing of "Heavy Clouds" and the haunting, spatial (Dark)Ambient exercise of the concluding cut that is "Empty Beacon" just to name a few. Essential goodness.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Ronnie Herel presents Neo Soul Sessions Vol. 1 [BBE Music]

Scheduled for release via BBE Music on October 9th, 2k20 is Ronnie Herel's very first compilation for the label in which the long standing DJ, radio presenter and industry professional whose career harks back into the 80s presents a selection of thirteen fusion cuts dubbed as and subsumed under the flag of what he defines as HipHop Soul. Think mostly boom-bap beats, a raw, slightly vintage-infused feel, killer samples and oldskool references catered by the likes of Omar featuring Leon Ware, Children Of Zeus, Moods feat. Damon Trueitt with their most swinging "Slow Down", Terri Walker feat. Floacist who deliver the most classic Soul / R'n'B cut on this compilation, production staple DJ Jazzy Jeff who is bringing on two dancefloor fillers with "For Da Love Of Da Game" and "My Soul Ain't For Same" alongside massive modernist surprises like Etta Bond's "Come Over" which is built upon a combination of beats in rewind and sparse, ethereal, highly futuristic synth tones alongside intense, emotional FutureSoul storytelling or Foreign Exchange's hyperchromatic "Shelter" which is a synth driven fest for those enjoying the polished production aesthetics of acts like Throwing Shade or Darq E Freaker and quite a few more high class acts to discover. One to enjoy with a loved one for a reason. Or two.

User11508366478 - Night EP [User Recordings 006 Promo]

The next one released on the buzzing User Recordings label is the "Night EP" which is the label debut for User11508366478. With the opening cut "Nightcrawler" the anonymous producer explores a sonic realm of ever remodulated, raw and well oldskool flavored ToolTechno with a tripped out twist whilst "No10_A18" takes on super dry, hounded and stripped down Techno from an angle including filtered, slightly psychotic Tribal-infused percussions for a second cut.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

JStar - Maneater

This is the bootleg version / re-fix you didn't know you'd need in your life. Jstar is on a mad ting with this tune.

Jubatus - What's This EP [Oriente B2B Medellin Promo]

Fresh on the circuit via Colombia's Oriente B2B Medellin label is Jubatus' digital single dubbed the "What's This EP". Whilst the original cut comes in as a dry, banging and psyched out Techno mover sporting mechanical background percussions and a well distinct vocal sample alongside large scale bassline action and epic, somewhat HardTrance-reminiscing peak time modulations the subsequent 'El Atalaya Style Remix' is focusing on a rapid fire full on rave attitude for laserdomes whereas the concluding 'Sascha Müller Hard Remix' presents an overly distorted, heavily grinding HardTechno / HardTek take on the original tune which is about resonate with both Schranz lovers, HardAcid headz and even Hardcore addicts.

Monday, September 14, 2020

18.09.2020 baze.djunkiii guest set @ 90s Rave Radio / Ems-Vechte-Welle 99.3FM

This years special guest set for 90s Rave Radio focuses on the slightly twisted, oftentime less explored side of 90s Drum'n'Bass for those who've been in it for a long time. Expect some classics and rare overlooked gems to be unearthed in this hour.

decks: baze.djunkiii [Intrauterin Recordings / Freebreakz.FWD]

file under: Drum'n'Bass
Transmission starts @ 11 pm GMT+1

Terrestrial transmission on frequency 99.3FM in and around the Emsland-region of Germany.

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Sunday, September 13, 2020

Lucrecia Dalt - No Era Solida [RVNG Intl. 065 Promo]

Put on the circuit via the experimental music staple RVNG Intl. on September 11th, 2k20 is "No Era Solida", the latest ten track album outing ( one bonus track...) crafted for the label by Lucrecia Dalt who, over the course of approximately 40 minutes, is dealing with the concept of an imaginery entity from another realm - dubbed Lia - going through different states and phases throughout the process of becoming a conscious and self-aware being. Visualized, or better: sonically sculpted, by a vast variety of ever morphing, viscous sound masses and reprocessed vocals as well as intense, eerie and sci-fi leaning Cold Electronica rhythms - see especially our absolute favorite "Coatlicue S." for this - whilst deep, multilayered and somewhat tribal'esque pieces like "Ser Boca" seem to cater more to fans of the long gone Berlin-based imprint Digital Kranky and connaisseurs of twisted, fever'ish Leftfield / Avantgarde / Art Pop. Furthermore cuts like "Espesa" cater inward looking drama atop a swampy electronic foundation, "Suprema" is about to send chills down every ASMR lovers spine for some reason and the most tender title track "No Era Solida" presents multi-layered, heavenly non-vocalisms alongside twangy guitar tones and most intimate whispered Spoken Words for a spine-tingling, goosebump evoking closing just to pick a few. Defo an interesting and truly unique longplay experience.

Listen Again: baze.djunkiii In The Mix @ Radio Flouka / Paris, France (10.09.2k20)

A tribute to the long defunct BETA-ZERFALL party series baze.djunkiii used to run with his partner Herr Brandt years ago.

Pitch! - Hit It *Afflicted Here We Are Remix [Afflicted In Techno 002F Promo]

Another new player on the digital circuit is the label Afflicted In Techno which recently released "Pitch! - Hit It *Afflicted Here We Are Remix" as a fresh one track single. The rework crafted by Uelsen-based duo Afflicted, comprised of Sascha Müller and Ufuk Özbayar a.k.a. P.T.B.S, is on a well hard hitting, psyched out Techno tip based on hefty, reverb-heavy bassdrums and a variety of shrieking, braincell quenching signals alongside a pumping midrange synth line and hypnotic, repetetive vocal samples for peak time Business Techno floors before shifting gears for an exploration of more Hardcore leaning realms.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Eivør - Let It Come (Official Video)

Coming from the Faroe Islands and living in Copenhagen right now Eivør unleashes an epicly dramatic take on electronic-driven Pop Music with this outtake from her forthcoming album "Slør". We're in.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Rabbits On Speed - Nuke Vol. 12 [Nuke The Planet 012 Promo]

Scheduled for release via the dark force that is the label named Nuke The Planet is "Nuke Vol. 12", the digital one track single debut for the project called Rabbits On Speed which bring nothing but utter chaos and destruction throughout the course of their nearly eight minutes excursion into the sonic realms of hyperbrutalist Digital Harshnoize, Rhythm Industrial and glitched out Breakcore whilst destroying eardrums, speakers and entire venues with their take on harsh, uber-compressed sonic barrage fire. More like 'Psychotic Rabbits On PCP', this.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Sascha Müller - Traxxx Vol. 28 [SM Traxxx 51-2020]

Scheduled for release via SM Traxxx on September 17th, 2k20 is Sascha Müller's next digital two track single for the label which is "Traxxx Vol. 28". Opening with "Track 55" the Uelsen-based artist explores a realm of hypergroove induced peaktime Techno with a well rave-oriented twist and excellent oldskool stab sequences whilst the subsequent "Track 56" is more of a Tech-infused variation on stripped down, yet rave-informed HighSpeed House sporting multilayered vocal samples and a Tribal twist for those who know.

Wednesday, September 09, 2020

10.09.2k20 baze.djunkiii In The Mix @ Radio Flouka / Paris, France (2100 GMT+1)

BETA-ZERFALL – this is the name of the seminal event series baze.djunkiii and his partner in crime Herr Brandt of The Convent-, In2TheSound- and Sonnenbrandt-fame used to run in several locations in the North German city of Kiel as well as in their hometown of Hamburg about a decade ago, pioneering an amalgamation of PostPunk, (No)Wave, Indie, SynthPop, ElectroPunk, NuBeat, Industrial and beyond. With this first tribute mix for Radio Flouka our station resident baze.djunkiii presents a 60 minutes vinyl selection to represent and reminisce about the sound of these events, unearthing both BETA-ZERFALL classics, rare and obscure gems as well as more recent cuts that would've made it into the box if the party series was still ongoing today.

decks: baze.djunkiii [Intrauterin Recordings / El Caballo Semental]

file under: PostPunk / (No)Wave / Indie / SynthPop / ElectroPunk

transmission time: 21oo - 22oo GMT+1

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Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Lemur + Reinhold Friedl - Alloy [Sofa Music]

Just released on September 4th, 2k20 via the Norwegian staple that is Sofa Music is "Alloy", the first result of a collaboration of the Norwegian quartet Lemur and piano player / composer Reinhold Friedl who's known and praised both for his solo works as well as his ever active Zeitkratzer ensemble. With the seven pieces of  "Component I - VII" spread out over the course of 47 minutes we see the combined forces of these artists exceed any known formal and technical restrictions of their instruments in favor of an explorative journey into a usually multi-layered, oftentimes shrieking and partly cacophonic sonic realm that can only roughly be described as Ultra FreeJazz occasionally paired with what seem to be electronic textures and atmospheres alongside Reinhold Friedl's specific take on deeply felt piano melancholia which is especially prevalent in the more solemn, inward-looking "Component III" whilst "Component V" seems to go for a deeper, droning and atmospheric approach with a well unsettling, somewhat UnAmbient-leaning twist steering towards and building up to a highly dramatic climax just to pick two cuts off of this really intense and somewhat unusual release for the imprint.

Album artwork on Instagram!

baze.djunkiii Chart Haul 09/2k20

Monday, September 07, 2020

B. Bone - The Shadow [Sound Kleckse Records 281 Promo]

Recently released on the digital circuit via Sound Kleckse Records as the labels 281 is B. Bone's "The Shadow" which comes at us in three variations of the original cut with two additional remixes on this single. Opening with the so-called 'Intro Mix' B. Bone caters a well interesting and highly dramatic take on Techno including large scale choirs, epic string sequences and huge, reverberating drums for peak time abuse whereas the 'Original Mix' focuses on banging big room dancefloor functionality whilst holding on to the dramatic elements of its predecessor, especially in terms of its extended breakdown sequence,  and the subsequent 'Cinematic Mix' throws out the classic 4/4 foundation and brings out the, well..., cinematic qualities of this cut in a take that might even appeal to movie score collectors for a reason . Furthermore "The Shadow *Jens Mueller Remix" comes in with a straighter, powerful and more muscular vibe and razor sharp hi-hat sequences whilst the final 'Afflicted Remix' caters a grinding, proper relentless Industrial Hardcore re-lick for a closing that's about to cause massive havoc and bloodshed on dancefloors fro a reason.

Modern Melodies - Ice Pirates / Brainscan (Remixes)

That's a massively beautiful set of remixes there. Quality electronic music at its very best.

Sunday, September 06, 2020

THE D3VI7 - Temple EP [Dancefloor Socialism 004 Promo]

Next up on Dancefloor Socialism as the labels 004 is a release by THE D3VI7 which repurposes the digital realm to be the home and building site for his "Temple E.P.". Opening with "Temple *Original Mix" the still mysterious artist offers a precise take on dry, fast-paced peak time Techno with a gooey, Trance-infused midrange synth motif and super sharp hi-hats whereas the subsequent rework by Uelsen-based producer P.T.B.S. weighs in a stomping, brutalist and highly compressed angle on the tunes bassdrum foundation, adds a distinct vocal sample and gravitates towards a psyched out, relentless peak time vibe for dancefloors covered in blood before the final remix by Hanzzo caters a proper brooding and distorted HardTechno / Hardcore excess for illegal strobe lit bunker raves and therefore turns out to be our favorite cut on this one.

Saturday, September 05, 2020

Autoclav1.1 - Nothing Outside [Audiophob 033]

Put out on the circuit via German label Audiophob these days is "Nothing Outside", the latest full on album outing by Tony Young - better known to fans and followers of experimental electronic music under his artistic guise that is Autoclav1.1 which he has employed ever since the release of his 2005 longplay debut "You Are All Mine And More". Now, influenced by the ongoing lockdown and all its side and after effects, going into a reflective state, self-analysis and -exploration the ten tracks journey presented on "Nothing Outside" opens with the beautifully floating piano meets synth Electronica take of "C17h19n3" which might be easily filed under the flag of IDM for a reason whilst the subsequent "Floor To Ceiling" takes this vibe to the dancefloor and puts echoes and influences of contemporary bass music into the mix as a masterly crafted foundation for the tunes cinematic, yet melancholia driven strings and harmonies, once again paired with pianos and ever evolving synth lines. These two tracks are paving the way for the musical narrative to follow which weighs in complex Breakbeat / BigBeat / Chemical Breaks influences in cuts like "Stare" or "Locked Down" whereas "Waving Paw" or the title track "Nothing Outside" are more on the advanced Downbeat side of the spectrum in terms of an overall vibe and production whilst "Hiraeth" is, once again, harking back to a 90s IDM vibe without aiming for a full on vintage feel and "A Bed In Each Window" might even find a well received niche in so-called Romantic House DJ sets being based on a soft pumping 4-2-the-floor foundation. With all cuts connected in their warm, all embracing, partly solemn, surely comforting and emotional harmonic arrangements it is pretty certain that "Nothing Outside" is not an album made for pure home- / headphone listening alone but defo is about to resonate with crowds on highly advanced dance- and chillout floors as well as soon as the current pandemic situation is resolved. Good stuff. Check.

Listen Again: baze.djunkiii presents Ethereal Dope Vol. 1 @ CuttersChoiceRadio / London, UK (30.08.2020)

Friday, September 04, 2020

Sheriffs Of Nothingness - An Autumn Night At The Crooked Forest, Four Fireplaces (In Reality Only One) [Sofa Music]

Released via Norway's ever active Sofa Music label is the absurdly titled "An Autumn Night At The Crooked Forest, Four Fireplaces (In Reality Only One)", the new, nearly 70 minutes spanning four track album outing created by the duo known as the Sheriffs Of Nothingness - better known as Kari Rønnekleiv and Ole-Henrik Moe to their friends and respective families. With their fourth album for the imprint the string duo once again indulges in the sounds and possibilities of violin and viola as their instruments of choice to sonically deal with the meta-connectedness of humans and fireplaces, even dedicating two of the four cuts on this longplayer to a certain kind of wood to feed the fire and recording alongside a crackling fireplace for another layer of atmosphere. This said, the Sheriffs Of Nothingness are opening the ride on a well intense, droning, nervously quivering tip with the 17 minutes spanning "Hearth, Red Gloom, With Lot Of Near-IR" which is a somewhat unsettling and outerworldly affair indeed whilst "Muted Birch-Logs" provide fast, and still nervous, bow movements of ever changing intensity comparable to a swarm of small insects starting to buzz only to settly down a bit later until the cycle starts over again. Furthermore the "Great Spruce-Log" follows a similar, yet more processed and off kilter route with an emphasis on distinct, shrieking polyrhythms and icy chiming before "Under-Ash-Embers, With Hints Of Green Light In Spectrum" are fusing the sounds of buzzing swarms of deadly miniature metal drones blown over from afar with actual fireplace crackles and frosty ColdAmbient atmospheres for an excellent finish and our personal favorite on this one.

Album artwork on Instagram!

User34253476854 - Reseted EP [User Recordings 005 Promo]

Next up on the cryptic User Recordings imprint is the "Reseted EP", a digital two track creation brought to us by User34253476854. Opening with "JC Reseted" we're facing experimental, somewhat glitched out Tribal rhythms which probably might appeal most to fans of acts like DJ Marcelle and the likes of whilst  "Mr. Davis", the second cut on this single, offers an excellent, nearly 10 minutes spanning take on raw, pumping and slightly acidic oldskool TechHouse ca. 1994 as a massive, hypnotic and clap heavy fest for fans of classic DJ Enrique or E.O.X. productions if these names still mean shit to y'all youngsters out there. The second cut is a winner.

Thursday, September 03, 2020

John Frusciante - Amethblowl

A massive take on defragmented, decaying Jungle and IDM melodies taken off of John Frusciante's very first electronic solo-album under his own name which is due to be released in late October, 2k20.

Wednesday, September 02, 2020

User99033645636 - Radio EP [User Recordings 004 Promo]

New on the mysterious digital imprint that is User Recordings is the "Radio EP" produced by User99033645636 for the label. Opening with "Laffy Taffy" we see User99033645636 go down a screaming, 85 seconds long alley of pure digital eardrum destruction and bleeping modular Noize brutalism whilst the "Little Radio Melody" weighs in warm, crackly and most beautifully droning Vintage Ambient for sci-fi-loving genre connaisseurs and fans of well comforting oldskool retrofuturism in general. Think Oval without clicks, cuts and glitches for this one.

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Sascha Müller - Full On Hysteria EP [Dancefloor Socialism 003]

Put on the circuit only recently via the relatively young label named Dancefloor Socialism is Sascha Müller's digital two track single named "Full On Hysteria EP". Opening with the title track we see the Uelsen-based artist on a raw ElectroTechno meets IndustrialRave tip whereas "The Man Behind The Curtain" offers more of a warped, subaquatic take on stripped down, surely Motor City-infused Techno with twisted dynamics, a strange kind of stop-and-go aesthetic for highly advanced late night sessions and a surprisingly uplifting HardHouse / Happy House main motif added to the mix.