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Deadbeat announces his album lucky number ‘Eight’ on his own BLKRTZ label

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 26, 2012 by E.N.

Of all of the personalities to emerge from the Mutek affiliated Montreal electronic music scene which exploded onto the global stage at the turn of the millennium Scott Monteith, better known to audiences worldwide as Deadbeat, has unquestionably shown himself to be its most prolific and restless spirit. Through a steady stream of critically acclaimed singles and 7 studio albums for labels such as ~Scape, Echocord, Wagon Repair and most recently his own BLKRTZ imprint, and his genre defining Radio Rothko mix, which drew comparisons to some of the greatest mix CDs of all time (Richie Hawtin’s Decks, EFX & 909 : Jeff Mills’s Live at the Liquid Room), Monteith has established himself as perhaps Dub Techno’s greatest champion. Yet anyone intimately familiar with said catalog could rightly accuse even that lofty title of being an over simplification. In a genre dominated by stoic reverence to the creative framework laid down by Mark Ernestus and Mortiz Von Oswald’s Basic Channel and related projects of the mid 90s, Monteith has consistently charted his own course over the last 13 years, tearing up and re-writing the rule book several times over. Having burrowed to the very deepest depths of echo and dread of the Jamaican variety with last year’s hypnotic Drawn and Quartered album, Deadbeat once again sets sail into uncharted waters with his latest hour long salvo, humbly entitled Eight.
artist Deadbeat
title Eight
label BLKRTZ
date 10 September
cat. BLKRTZ 004
format CD/LP
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Tracklist -

1. The Elephant in the Pool
2. Lazy Jane (Steppers Dub) w/ Danuel tate
3. Alamut
4. Wolves and Angels w/ Mathew Jonson
5. Punta de Chorros
6. My Rotten Roots
7. Yard
8. Horns of Jericho w/ Dandy Jack

Eight will be available on September 10th 2012 via BLKRTZ in CD, digital, and deluxe 3×12 vinyl editions, with worldwide distribution via Kompakt.

Brendon Moeller-Works

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on April 26, 2012 by E.N.


LABEL Electric Deluxe
ARTIST Brendon Moeller
TITLE Works
RELEASE 8th May 2012
Electric Deluxe
are proud to announce Works, the ninth studio album from dub techno purveyor Brendon Moeller.

Conceived in late 2010 and inchoately developed during a spell in Amsterdam with EDLX head Jochem Paap overseeing the project, Works flaunts Moeller at the height of danceabilty whilst remaining true to his steeped lineage as a maker of textured, atmospheric and subaqueous electronic music.

I began thinking hard about what kind of album I was trying to make. After much pondering I decided the best way forward would be to make an album that reflects both my own idiosyncrasies as well as try and capture what I believe to be the spirit of techno.”

After the experimental Subterranean—a near beatless record comprised from a single live mixdown of sounds collated over the course of a year—under his Echologist moniker, Works shifts focus back to the dance floor with a collection of propulsive techno tracks, saturated with the visceral groove that has come to define Moeller’s discography. From the submerged and spacious “Writing Wrongs” and bleepy, strung-out antics of “Far Out” to the house-kissed “Take A Dive Into The Sound” and darker, chugging cuts that close Works, the album pools together the threads of a prolific production history, spanning almost two decades, into a single succinct long player.

“It was the final stages of putting together the album where I went into a sort of manic obsessive behavior. I knew the clock was ticking and I desperately wanted to be sure that every track, every mix of every track was as good as it could be. Jochem’s feedback and tactful suggestions helped shape these tracks into what they are now. I’m super proud of these and simply cannot wait to hear them on different sound systems all over the world.”
With a particular nod to his other Beat Pharmacy alias—affiliated exclusively with Francois K’s Deep Space Media label and New York party— Moeller’s expansive output has fused dub and techno with jazz, afrobeat and psychedelic pastiches to carry on as much as refashion Basic Channel heritage into his own distinctive patois. But what makes Works a truly unique product of his is Paap’s influence over the record. “Off The Grid”, “Wanderer” and “Adjust To The Fading Light” are as some of the toughest bass-driven efforts from Moeller to date, balancing some of the album’s brighter tracks like “In Pursuit” with techno’s pounding industrial heartbeat. The result is an eclectic imagining of the genre—showing the many sides and emotions of techno, and Moeller himself.

Actress – R.I.P.

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 1, 2012 by E.N.


South London producer Darren Cunningham’s new album, R.I.P, underlines Actress’s reputation as one of the most eloquent voices to emerge from the sub-bass nexus of London dance music. His intuitive and original grasp of beats, textures and rhythm puts him on a parallel path to dance music innovators such as Drexciya, T++, Aphex Twin, Autechre, Burial and Basic Channel. Absolutely essential release by one of the most exciting producers of the 21st century.

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(download) Deadboy- XLR8RPodcast 134

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 30, 2010 by E.N.

Although he only has two singles to his name, in the swiftly moving world of UK bass music, Southeast London DJ/producer Deadboy is practically a veteran. After the appearance of his sublime U Cheated EP, the Numbers squad snatched him up and released the even bigger “If U Want Me,” which solidified his penchant for swinging garage beats and pitch-shifted vocal snippets. Those loves are readily apparent throughout this exclusive mix, as off-kilter percussion and diva-ish vocal drops populate nearly every track, whether it’s an unreleased white label on Well Rounded—a label Wooten helps run—or an old-school classic. Not many DJs in this scene are dipping into the Basic Channel catalog, so Deadboy clearly knows his stuff. We’re anxiously awaiting to hear more from this young producer—new song “Here 4 U” is sounding BIG—but this podcast should help tide us over in the meantime.

(download) Deadboy XLR8RPodcast 134

01 Wookie “Down On Me” (Manchu)
02 Donga & Blake “Detroitus” (Well Rounded)
03 Groove Chronicles “Shattered” (Groove Chronicles)
04 C.R.S.T “Need You” (Well Rounded)
05 Velour “She Wore Velour”
06 Hackman “Blacksnake” (Well Rounded)
07 Soule:Power “Lost (Bakongo Remix)” (DVA)
08 Skinnz “I Know” (Well Rounded)
09 Andy Bell “Call On Me (Deadboy Remix)” (Mute)
10 xxxy “I Can’t Stop”
11 Destiny’s Child “Bills Bills Bills (Harmonimix)” (white)
12 Todd Edwards “I Might Be (Joy Orbison Remix)” (Scion A/V)
13 Basic Channel “Phylypstrak II” (Basic Channel)
14 Gongon “I Could Be There” (Well Rounded)
15 D-Malice “Full Effect” (white)
16 Deadboy “Here 4 U” (Numbers)
17 Andrea “You Still Got Me” (Daphne)
18 M&M “I Feel This Way (Remix)” (Suburban Base)

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Optimo Fabric 52

Posted in Deep Tech, Dub Techno, Dubstep, Eclectic, Electronic, Experimental, House, Mix, News, Techno, UK Funky, Various with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 25, 2010 by E.N.

JD Twitch and JG Wilkes, better known as Optimo, have been tapped to mix Fabric 52.

The Glaswegian duo are known for their wide-ranging and atypical track selection, which often mixes up post-punk, disco and experimental music with contemporary house and techno, as heard on their 2007 mix Walkabout. But for Fabric 52, the pair chose a slightly different tack, focusing more than usual on club tracks.

“We’ve been fortunate enough in the past that labels have let us experiment a bit and put together selections that make really diverse and sometimes quite difficult mixes,” says Wilkes. “With Fabric 52, we were really excited by the idea of a dance floor-centric mix of tracks.”

Tracklist
01. Fad Gadget – Lady Shave
02. Discodromo – Cosmorama (Prins Thomas Discomiks)
03. Basic Channel – Q1.1
04. Spencer Parker – YOGOTO
05. Locussolus – Gunship
06. Rebolledo – Amigos Cómeme
07. The Minister – Jack Your Bodey House Your Mind
08. Altz – Get It Down!
09. Thomas Brinkmann – Walk With Me
10. Rheingold – Dreiklangsdimensionen
11. Capablanca & T Keeler – La Konk Fiesta
12. Roska – Feeline
13. Cumbia Moderna De Soledad – Shacalao
14. The Tyrell Corporation – Together Alone
15. Roni Griffith – Spys
16. Levon Vincent – Love Technique
17. Oni Ayhun – OAR003-B
18. Desire – Don’t Call
19. Crazy Cousinz – Inflation
20. Matias Aguayo – Walter Neff
21. Nakion – Heartbit
22. Xex – Heartbeat

Fabric will release Optimo’s Fabric 52 on May 10th, 2010.(RA)

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