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bigpoppalove – 1/2 hour mixup fixup

Posted in *Introducing, Dj Mix, Dub Step, News, Techno on June 10, 2010 by dirty

We’ve just spotted this mix from Bigpoppalove and it’s a banger!

Rumour is he’s either a septuagenarian great grandfather of 16 who admires human centipedes, or Ben Morris, label manager of Kudos Records.

Either way, he’s old enough to know better.

Tracklisting:

1.Kidkanevil – Elphino Remix
2.Headhunter – V701
3.Ramadanman – Your Words Matter
4.Model 500 – I Wanna Be There
5.Kink – E79
6.Four Tet – Sing (Mosca Remix)
7.Cosmin TRG – Now You Know
8.Seiji – Elevator Rinse

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(download)The Black Dog -FACT mix 144

Posted in Electronic, News, Techno with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 26, 2010 by E.N.

April seems to be “legends” month here at FACT – having recently brought you mixes from Greg Wilson and A Guy Called Gerald, today they present a brilliant session from The Black Dog.

One of the UK’s most iconic and inventive electronic acts, The Black Dog was founded by Ken Downie with Ed Handley and Andy Turner. They released several ear-catching 12″s before signing to Warp Records and delivering the Bytes LP in 1993. Over the next couple of years and under various aliases (most notably Balil) the group would, along with Aphex Twin and Autechre, help establish and develop an intense, investigative post-rave “listening music” that drew upon breakbeat, Detroit techno, ambient and classical minimalism, and which lent itself to sombre reflection as much as, if not more than, dancing.

In 1996, Handley and Turner left The Black Dog to form Plaid. Downie remained active but arguably a little rudderless throughout the nineties, releasing the fine solo effort Music for Adverts (And short films) and working with Steve Ash and Ross Knight on other projects; it wasn’t until 2001 that the ‘Dog really barked back into life. Hooking up with Dust Science’s Richard and Martin Dust, Downie’s creative energies began to flow freely once more, resulting in a hail of new records and live performances, including the full-lengths Radio Scarecrow (2008) and Further Vexations (2009). 2007 saw the release (via Soma) of Book of Dogma, an utterly essential “best of” compilation.

Next month comes Music for Real Airports, a brand new album from The Black Dog positioned as a contemporary response to Brian Eno’s seminal but rarely interrogated 1978 ambient work Music For Airports. Going up against Eno in his pomp might seem like a foolhardy pursuit, but Music For Real Airports is a strikingly well-realised and satisfying work, and an ambitious start to the new decade from a group which seems set to innovate and inquire long into the future.

The Black Dog’s FACT mix is comprised entirely of remixes of, or by, the group. Hold tight for the tracklist, and in the meantime, get downloading and listening.

Download: FACT mix 144 – The Black Dog
(Available for three weeks)

Filterwolf – Nocturne (incl.Bodycode,Corrugated Tunnel,Olibusta remixes)(Promo Preview)

Posted in Electronic, Promotions, Tech House, Techno with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 19, 2010 by E.N.


Released by: ProcessRecordings
Release/catalogue number: PRCS132
Release date: Apr 26, 2010
EAN/UPC: 5060193562117

Filterwolf (a.k.a. Adnan Duric) has his musical roots in the techno clubs of Cologne, but is now based in Munich. He has developed his own sound, far away from the clichés of techno, with a wide diversity of tonal sensibility and intensity. He produces mesmerising electronic music in which techno, house and electro meet Burial-esque vocal fragments, whilst the synths play exploding melodies.

His first release “South Disco” was on dubKULT’s Living Records with remixes by Hrdvsion and Tigerskin. This was followed by his 4-track “Futura EP” on Process, which was a stepping stone to his first album “Music From Tomorrow”, due out on Process in May 2010. To introduce that album, we bring you the first single “Nocturne”, with three amazing remixes from Berlin, Dublin and Paris.

Berlin-based Alan Abrahams, a.k.a. Bodycode, a.k.a. Portable, slows down the tempo and adds extra vocals, turning the track into more laid-back groover, whilst Corrugated Tunnel, who has become a bit of a regular on Process, adds more bass and beats to Nocturne for a version for the middle of the night. The final mix is from Olibusta, a new member of the parisian Get The Curse crew. Thumbing on the thin line between after-hours heavy techno bleepery and freakier-than-thou electro-funk sleaziness.

Further mixes are expected in a second package a few weeks after release of “Music From Tomorrow”.
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Download: FACT mix 139 – Alex Smoke

Posted in Dj Mix, Dub Step, Electronic, Podcast, Tech House, Techno with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 9, 2010 by E.N.


Download: FACT mix 139 – Alex Smoke
(Available for seven days)

Tracklist:
Alex Smoke – Ikos (Hum+Haw)
Autechre – R Ess (Warp)
Zomby – Test Me For A Reason (Hyperdub)
Shackleton – (No More) Negative Thoughts (Perlon)
EPY – Hannah (Pomelo)
The Seducers – Unavoidable Infiltrators (Cytown)
Deadbeat/Fenin – Teach The Devil’s Son (Echochord Colour)
Levon Vincent – Double Jointed Sex Freak Pt 2 (Novel)
Claro Intelecto – New Life (Modern Love)
Brinkmann – Lucky Hands (Max Ernst)
Steve Poindexter – Maniac (Area’s Lost Meaning Version) (Mathematics)
Fever Ray – Seven (Marcel Dettmann Remix) (Rabid)
Lory D – Street Vision (Rephlex)
MMM – Nous Sommes (MMM)
Actress – Paint, Straw And Bubbles (Zomby Remix) (Honest Jons)
Floating Points – K&G Beat (Planet Mu)

PROMO 011 HR: Jubilee w/Noah Pred(FREE Download), Deepak Sharma + Dieter Krause remixes

Posted in Electronic, Promotions, Techno, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2010 by E.N.

DOWNLOAD/ THE NOAH PRED REMIX OF “DOPAMINE”:

Dopamine Promo from Hidden Recordings on Vimeo.

Hidden Recordings welcomes up & coming Washington DC-based producer Jubilee to their roster with the delightfully sinister Dopamine EP. Featuring remixes from Thoughtless Music’s Noah Pred and Hidden’s own in-house production team of Deepak Sharma & Dieter Krause, this single is the first in a series of quality releases from the label due out in 2010. This release is comprised of two original Jubilee compositions: “Dopamine” and “Histamine”. The pair of tracks are remixed by Pred and Sharma & Krause respectively.

New York City’s Hidden Recordings has provided a wide range of techno to hundreds of DJs and fans since 2006.  The label’s sound ranges from deep techno to atmospheric chill-out with quirky grooves and has been played everywhere from big room gigs and festivals to smaller lounges and early morning terraces.
 
RELEASE DATE: April 2010 – vinyl; May 2010 Digital

http://www.hidden-recordings.com
 
Tracklisting:
 
Dopamine (Original Mix)
A loping Philly-style house bass line and tight vocal editing give this track a warm, funky feeling that bounces. Handclap sounds gives the original a nice  dynamic and a complete, organic touch that falls somewhere between main room funky house and its deeper, late night cousin – tech house.
 
Dopamine (Noah Pred Remix) download
Pred carves a different path on his re-working with a darker, noisier vision that is more in line with his own Thoughtless imprint’s interpretation of techno. Science fictional machinations whirl around deep synth pads and a much less amiable version of Jubilee’s original bass line. The results will have dance floors treading through a syrupy haze of early AM speaker dust.

Histamine (Original Mix)
On “Histamine”, Jubilee takes a more synthetic approach with buzzsaws of ascending minimal beats and a skeletal bass line pounding out a relentless and dreamy groove. The insistent pulse here compels listeners like a irresistible siren song.

Histamine (Deepak Sharma & Dieter Krause)
Label founders Sharma and Krause knock one out of the park on this wicked slice of assembly line techno. Detroit and Dusseldorf techno influences battle it out for supremacy on a tough-as-nails production from this talented duo.

Bios:
 
JUBILEE
Born in Casa Blanca, Morocco, Jubilee grew up listening to his father play instruments and old records. Ten years ago, Jubilee came to the U.S.A., bringing his culturally infused sense of rhythm, beats, and sounds to the streets of DC as a club promoter for Panorama. His interest in becoming a DJ started when he would watch the DJs play for 6 hours a crack, just watching every movement, learning. In 2001, DJ Alex Kelly was playing at DC’s former club, Spot. Jubilee was watching him play until the DJ handed the headphones over. Stunned and feeling like a daydream, Jubilee put on the headphones and started mixing. Daylight couldn’t come faster. As soon as he could, Jubilee went out and bought about ten records and asked Alex if he could open for him until he got to the club. Shortly after, he bought his first turntable set. Everyday, Jubilee would just play the records over and over and over again. Listening. Feeling the sound and making it work. Jubilee has been creating impressionable sounds over the past two years, gearing toward becoming one of the music’s up and coming artists. Between his live performances and unique DJ sets, Jubilee has created quite a following in DC, earning credibility with some of the industry’s top venues. Support has been a phenomenal instrument is generating Jubilee’s success. With pal Gabriel Rojas and residency with Mnmlife, Jubilee has put together events premiering local and global talents and played with artist such as Josh Wink, Adultnapper, Mr. C, and Matthias Tanzmann. The more you follow, you’ll see it’s more than just music.

NOAH PRED
Producing dance music and performing live for the past ten years, Noah Pred emerged from Vancouver’s underground as a sought-after techno DJ with a sophisticated sound and unique style.  Devoted to authentic and soulful strains of techno in all its permutations, Noah’s sound continues to evolve while remaining firmly driven by the dance floor. Since his first records were released, his productions have received international support, garnering critical acclaim while moving dancefloors across the globe.  As a DJ and live act, he’s toured throughout Europe and North America, performing alongside such diverse artists as Josh Wink, Mathew Jonson, and James Holden. After a three-year stint in Montreal working for Consigned Recordings while holding a residency at Stereobar, Noah relocated to the West Coast to produce his field recording based techno full-length, ‘Ecocosm’, which was soon released on New Kanada. Exploring his compositional versatility, Pred launched the Shen project in 2004. Geared towards digital downtempo, electronic dub and emotive IDM, Shen provided a creative outlet for productions that roam beyond the borders of clubland.  Noah’s debut Shen full-length, ‘Outlines’, was released on Native State Records in late 2006. Now based in Toronto, Pred has developed a loyal and devoted following for his potent DJ sets while running the digital imprint Thoughtless Music from his studio headquarters.
 
DEEPAK SHARMA & DIETER KRAUSE
The press has taken notice of Deepak Sharma and Dieter Krause’s rising popularity, with DJ Times placing them on the cover of the April 2009 issue along with a feature piece on the label.  AOL Music’s Spinner.com compared their sound and style to minimal techno giants Lusine, Superpitcher, Booka Shade, along with Alex Smoke and Gui Boratto.  In addition, they have been reviewed in prominent magazines such as XLR8R, DJ Times, Time Out New York, MixMag (UK), Trax (France) and Raveline (Germany).  Support has come from all over the globe, with major artists such as Pier Bucci, Butane, Argenis Brito, Alexi Delano, Maetrik, Ambivalent, Barem, Noah Pred, Gregory Shiff, Patrick Bateman, Derek Plaslaiko and Eric Cloutier all supporting the duo’s music.
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Download FAMILIES 11 podcasts

Posted in Dj Mix, Electronic, House, Podcast, Promotions, Tech House, Techno with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2010 by E.N.


FAMILIES was founded in 2001 as a booking agency and a record label. Since 2003, FAMILIES launched the FAMILIESdownloads podcast series while developing FAMILIESbookings, the booking agency and promoting various parties across Europe. In 2009, FAMILIES started FAMILIESlabels, its labels management department.

http://www.audiofamilies.com/

RA.200 Carl Craig

Posted in Electronic, RA, Techno with tags , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2010 by E.N.


The Detroit techno legend takes to the decks for RA’s 200th podcast.
Published / 29 March 2010
Filesize / 75.31 MB
Length / 01:02:43
Status / Available

Download RA.200 Carl Craig

Dance music is prone to hyperbole, but you’d be hard-pressed to come up with anything but words like “legend,” “titan” and “giant” when describing Carl Craig’s impact on the electronic scene. Producer, remixer, label boss, DJ, the list goes on and on.

His bio on RA at the time of this writing ends at 2001, and it’s more than 2,000 words. Since then, he’s been nominated for a Grammy, performed his music with a symphony orchestra and traveled the world evangelizing for forward-thinking house and techno from Detroit and beyond. (And that doesn’t even begin to scratch the surface.) His relentless passion for electronic music of all stripes is unquestioned, but for RA’s 200th podcast the Detroit jock goes straight to the floor and stays there for more than an hour. This is Carl Craig at his clubbiest, long may his legend continue to reign.

What have you been up to recently?

I’ve been on tour…for the last 15 years. [laughs]

It doesn’t look to be ending anytime soon?

The day I die.

You were recently in London for the Red Bull Music Academy event at the Southbank Centre. How do you feel that went?

It went great. It’s special every time that I get to do these performances with my friends. I’ve known Moritz [Von Oswald] and Francesco [Tristano] for a very long time, and we’ve done some really some great things separately, so it’s nice to take that energy and put it together into something else.

You’ve worked quite a bit on these more ambitious events in the recent past. Considering how much focus you’ve put into them, does DJing in a club give you the same thrill as it once did?

Of course. DJing in a club is a more immediate thrill. When you’re doing something and you’re preparing for it with set lists and rehearsals, the thrill is in the idea that it’s going to be amazing. But when you’re DJing, it’s something different every night. You can change your set to reflect your mood, you can play out something you’ve just finished in the studio to get a reaction.

You’ve just helped launch the D25 tour at WMC and will be taking it to Spanish festivals, and clubs like Weekend in Berlin and London’s fabric in late April and early May. But you’ve always been someone who resolutely looks forward. Why does this particular project feel so important to you?

These are the roots of my being. In 1985, when I heard “No UFOs,” I first heard it from my cousin Doug [Craig] and also The Electrifying Mojo on the radio. Doug was making a record with Juan [Atkins] at the time called “Technicolor,” and all of this led to me searching out Derrick May and making music. It’s important because it goes all the way down the line from Juan to Derrick and Kevin, and so on. These are my roots.

And the mix?

I wanted to play a lot of new stuff, mixed with a few old things that I don’t play very often that I feel like are worth being rediscovered.

What do you have coming up? 15 more years of touring I suppose?

[laughs] I hope! But hopefully the next 15 years will be more inclusive of things like the Craig/Oswald/Tristano trio and other amazing projects that will come about over the next few years. I did something a number of years ago with Leon Ware, and I haven’t heard from him in about eight years. He sent me an e-mail yesterday, saying that he wants to do some new collaborations. It’s always wonderful to hear from someone like that. So, who knows?

Photo credit: Riva Sayegh
(RA)

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