Blond:ish is Anstascia D’elene & Vivie Ann Bakos. Hailing from Montreal, where this duo got their start, they are now based in London where they continue to push the envelope with; their technical DJ sorcery, electrifying shows and now their ‘Inward Visions’ EP out on Kompakt.
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Fresh from his EP on Kill The DJ, Tomas delivers his remix of title track Apikoros as a ill, dark, industrial tinted and seriously deranged slice of techno.
Next, Bozzwell takes on Ariam with his French discotheque mix. We don’t really need to introduce the man behind HiEM and so many great records on Kompakt, Crosstown Rebels and Eskimo and many more.
The third remix finds two serious contender for producers of the year. After two kick ass EP on I’m a Cliché, Red Axes (Tel-Aviv’s duo Dori Sadovnik and Niv Azri) dazzle us with some seriously strong production. With live recordings of electric bass, guitar and drums, their take on Akashic is an amazing clash of hypnotic disco bass, house beats, crazy drum fills and rock guitar.
One half of electronic duo Walls, who have released two critically acclaimed and adored albums on Kompakt, his solo debut delivers on the rich promise of his earlier releases and remixes for influential imprints such as Playhouse, RVNG Intl., Rekids and Buzzin’ Fly amongst others.
‘Winterval’ is a bold and immersive album that fuses the saturated analogue sounds of classic house and techno with the plagant / euphoric melodics associated with Brian Eno or Selected Ambient Works era Aphex Twin.
In a contemporary context Willis’s experimental and hypnotic sounds fit neatly but uniquely alongside the likes of other sonic 4:4 explorers such as Four Tet, Actress, Nathan Fake and Caribou.
Sam Willis – Frozen/ Cirrus (Harald Björk Remix)
Buy LP (with full album download) here
A Sony distribution warehouse in North London was burned to the ground around 4:00 a.m. GMT this morning during the third straight night of riots in the UK. The 200,000 square-foot center housed the entire inventory of PIAS UK, the primary distribution hub for more than 150 independent labels.
No injuries were reported in the blaze, but all inventory is feared lost. XL/Beggars, Warp, Rough Trade, Domino, 4AD, Sub Pop, Secretly Canadian, Jagjaguwar, Drag City, Thrill Jockey, FatCat, Kompakt, Mute, Ninja Tune, Vice, and Soul Jazz are among those affected.(pitchfork report)
This track is one of the best tracks from Kilimanjaro album,old deep house vibe is back,get into it!
The Mexican artist – whose sound is a pungent hybrid of house, techno, electro and avant-pop, suffused with Latin flavour – has earned a sizeable cult following for his singles ‘Bo Jack’ and ‘Guerrero’, and remixes for Aguayo, Zombie Nation and Von Spar have helped to raise his profile. Most recently Rebolledo has been collaborating with Superpitcher as Pachanga Boys and with ‘Pitch and Jörg Burger under the name The Three Lions – you can check out the first fruits of these two projects, the tracks ‘Power’ and ‘You’ll Win Again’, on Kompakt’s forthcoming Total 11 compilation.
You’ll be hearing a lot more from Rebolledo in the months ahead: he’s currently writing and recording his debut solo album, all but guaranteed to one of the best albums of 2011
Download: FACT mix 166 – Rebolledo
(Available for three weeks)
1. Solar X – Recitation
2. Von Spar – Collecting natural antimatter
3. Discodeine feat. Matias Aguayo – Singular (Rebolledo’s not accepted remix)
4. Missing Linkkx – Got a minute
5. Rebolledo y Daniel Maloso – Fresh
6. Von Spar – Troops (Rebolledo Remix)
7. Barry de Vorson – Theme from “The Warriors”
8. Siskid – Gun Stubs (Rebolledo Remix)
9. Superpitcher – Rabbits in a hurry (Instrumental version)
10. Cologne Tape – Render 2 (Magazine edit)
11. Pachanga Boys – Power
12. Rebolledo y Daniel Maloso – Morgan
13. Rebolledo y Patricio – Atanavajas
Perhaps best known for his remix of Dntel’s “(This is) the Dream of Evan and Chan,” producer Aksel Schaufler is renowned for a signature style of lush, emotional club tracks. His new album follows up the 2004’s Here Comes Love, a record that cemented his position as one of Kompakt’s star artists. Since then, he released a collaborative album with label co-founder Michael Mayer (as Supermayer) and a slew of 12-inches on Kompakt and its various sublabels.
All of the tracks on Kilimanjaro are previously unreleased, except for the first single, “Rabbits in a Hurry,” which hit stores this April. The album features a guest appearance by Mexican artist Rebolledo of Comeme, who does vocals on the track “Black Magic.” The album artwork was done by Superpitcher’s brother, the painter Matthias Schaufler.
03. Country Boy
04. Rabbits in a Hurry
05. Friday Night
06. Moon Fever
07. Give Me My Heart Back
08. Who Stole the Gun
09. Black Magic feat. Rebolledo
11. Holiday Hearts
Kompakt will release Superpitcher’s Kilimanjaro on September 6th, 2010.
Format: Artist Album
Label: Crosstown Rebels
Released: 24th May 2010
Cat no: CRMCD010
One of the most eagerly anticipated and prolific producers of the moment, Glimpse, releases his debut album on Crosstown Rebels.
Glimpse’s album ‘Runner’ is a truly inspiring, superb album that weaves elements of jazz and soul with house and techno to create something wholly innovative and mesmerising. Already hotly tipped by DJ Mag and Mixmag, Glimpse’s album ‘Runner’ is an amazing body of work that is sure to become one of the albums of the year.
Glimpse is a DJ and producer’s favourite, a true innovator who is able to explore and master various genres in his own inimitable style. Blurring the distinctions of traditional genres, he appeals to even the most obstinate listeners through his tireless dedication to continual reinvention. His debut studio album is a beguiling, heady mix of house music drawing on the true essence of its rudimentary influences to produce an album of true magic.
‘Runner’ is the conclusion of a decade of production for Glimpse. Touching on the experimental improvisation of jazz, with the endless spiraling loops and fluid instrumental solos of ‘Feel OK’ and ‘I Know I Show It’, while flirting with the purity of world music in the ethnic outcries of ‘Alone Again’, and the marimba driven opener ‘Walk Tall’.
A new album version of the single release, ‘If I Was Your Girl’, comes decked with opulent vocal harmonies and compliments the subsequent energy-charged ‘Things To Do In Denver’, both scored with a rough and urban edge. Still rooted in the underground, ‘Runner’ concludes with the dubby electronica cuts, ‘Enjoyable Employable’, and the crackling sparks of ‘Thank You’, before the mystical terrain of ‘Train In Austria’ proclaims the final curtain.
“I have always been drawn to the smokey lo-fi aesthetic of old recordings. This was something I wanted to capture on the album, warm and rhythmical but never abrasive or intrusive and hopefully something that you will want to come back to,” explained Glimpse on retrospection of the project, “As an artist it’s very important to me to be as honest as possible when I produce and I wanted to show people my influences and portray exactly the way I feel about music on the album, aiming to narrow the gulf between thought and expression.” Burning with fire in its soul, ‘Runner’ intends to restructure the essence of house music.
Christopher Spero (AKA Glimpse) has been bubbling gently amidst the waves of the underground dance scene for the past few years, with records released on Carl Craig’s Planet E, Cadenza, Kindisch and Buzzin Fly last year alone. Preferring more traditional production techniques, he uses only analogue equipment and records most of his tracks live, editing only afterwards, thus giving his music a more improvised quality. “The process in which I work in the studio has always been paramount to the end product. When I started the album I was experimenting with sampling again and I decided to sample in a more traditional sense, leaving the tails and imperfections in.”
His sound is hugely influenced by his early obsessions with blues and jazz music, represented by the classic soulful spirit captured in his music. Concocted during his move from London to Berlin and back again, Glimpse’s debut studio album, ‘Runner’, also bookended the start of his own family. “Many of the background sounds on the album are field recordings made while on tour or from Berlin or Ladbroke Grove where I now live. It became very important to stamp my environment and current situation on tracks. With ‘Runner’ I want people listening to feel in some way the music or situation that inspired me, whether that be a train journey, lo-fi electronica, jazz, pop, dub, techno or a Single Malt whiskey.”
Christopher studied sculpture at Central Saint Martin’s art college until 2000, but with music in his heart, he made it his focus and has spent subsequent years fine-tuning his skills, experimenting under different aliases (Attic, Olek, and Spero), and creating his own Glimpse Recordings, with a policy to release solely his own output. He gained a loyal following in Japan early on, where they picked up on his intricate abilities, and Europe and America have begun to follow suit over the past few years. ‘Runner’ marks the point where the world will, quite rightly, direct Glimpse some major attention.
Glimpse – ‘Runner’
If I Was Your Girl
Things To Do In Denver
I Know I Show It
Train In Austria
GLIMPSE ‘RUNNER ALBUM’ TOUR
5th Feb – Brighton – England
6th Feb – London – England
13th Feb – Brussels – Belgium
19th Feb – Florence – Italy
20th Feb – Sheffield – England
26th Feb – Madrid – Spain
27th Feb – Fabric – London
5th March – Rome – Italy
6th March – Newcastle
12th March – Tokyo – Japan
13th March – Osaka – Japan
20th March – Belfast – Ireland
23rd March – Air London Show – Miami – USA
24th March – DJ Mag Party – Miami – USA
27th March – Crosstown Party – Miami – USA
27th March – Boat Showcase – Miami – USA
1st April – Lisbon – Portugal
3rd April – York – England
18th April – Aberdeen – Scotland
24th April – Esenada – Mexico
27th April – Monteal – Canada
30th April – Chicago – USA
1st May – Juarez – Mexico
7th May – Berlin – Germany (Watergate)
14th May – Vienna – Austria
30th May – Space Opening (Ibiza)
5th June – Paris – France
17 June – Nagoya (Japan)
26th June – Gdanask – Poland
28th June – Space (Ibiza)
3rd July – Air London – England
11th August – Space (Ibiza)
18th August – Space (Ibiza)
25th August – Space (Ibiza)
29th September – Space (Ibiza)
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