Archive for Richie Hawtin

Plastikman – EX (Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on June 6, 2014 by E.N.

Plastikman - EX
Plastikman, aka Richie Hawtin, recorded EX at the Guggenheim, New York’s iconic art museum. This very special performance was at the invitation of influential Belgium fashion designer and artistic director at Dior, Raf Simons, for the Guggenheim’s annual fundraiser, performed around a specially constructed LED obelisk.

Richie Hawtin explains, “I knew that Raf was a long time Plastikman fan so by accepting his offer to perform at the Dior event at the Guggenheim I knew I’d set myself up to a huge challenge. Although Raf was happy to have the already complete Plastikman Live 1.5 show, I locked myself away in a series of intense studio sessions and quickly recorded enough new material for the performance and realized I might also have enough for a complete new album. The music came out of me effortlessly as I was very inspired by the opportunity to play in this beautiful architectural space renowned more for art than music. The location also allowed me to step far away from the dancefloor, giving me a huge amount of freedom to EXplore any sonic ideas that I had. Art, music, architecture, painting, sculpture – these mediums are supposed to live together.

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EXposed
EXtend
EXpand
EXtrude
EXplore
EXpire
EXhale

www.plastikman.com

Timo Maas Announces New Single ‘Tantra'(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2013 by E.N.

Timo Maas - Tantra‘Tantra’ is the new single from German polymath, Timo Maas. Taken from his latest artist album, ‘Lifer’, the track is the latest release during a vintage year for the acclaimed German DJ and producer.

As expected with any Rockets & Ponies release, the label has assembled a crack squad of remixers includingTom Demac (who’s about to drop a forthcoming collaboration with Will Samson on Aus), James Teej (the My Favourite Robot boss returns the favour for Timo’s reworking of ‘Liking Your Disorder’), Atelier Francesco
 (a new project and accompanying pseudonym from an already eclectic Italian producer) and Wolfgang Haffner (the ECHO music award-winning German drummer famous for his work with Nightmares On Wax and beyond).

Timo’s first new artist album for several years, Lifer, included guest spots from Mikill Pane, Placebo’s Brian Molko, U.N.K.L.E’s James Lavelle, Katie Cruel and more. The album arrived on the cusp of a summer season that saw him celebrate 10 years as a resident at DC10 in Ibiza, alongside shows at Used & Abused with Loco Dice, and the ANTS opening and closing events at Ushuaia.

Farther afield, Timo played standout parties for My Favorite Robot at Sonar (on the beach and a hotel rooftop), plus US gigs at New York’s Cielo club and at Wavefront – all in addition to his hectic globe-traversing schedule. Details on his forthcoming US and South American tour dates will be released soon.

Outside of ‘Lifer’, this year Timo produced, ‘Pop A Bubble’, his own original contribution to Cocoon’s 100th release compilation, and remixes for James Teej on Sasha’s Last Night On Earth label and Johnny Mikes on Lower East Records; reworkings that added to a remix pedigree that includes Madonna, Depeche Mode, Muse, Fatboy Slim and beyond.

Timo’s remix for Hackman is due in late January 2014 on LA’s HaloCyan Records. The next remix EP from ‘Lifer’comes complete with remixes from The Martinez Brothers, Maetrik (Maceo Plex), Addison Groove, Fur Coat, Livio & Roby, and Luca Lozano, and is due in December.

Ever at ease straddling the somewhat disparate worlds of underground electronic music culture and credible muso pop, Timo and his production partner, Santos, created Rockets & Ponies for both their own productions, and outings from the likes of Maetrik, Tobi Neumann, Riva Starr, Giorgio Roma and more, and they continue to welcome new talent to the imprint. The next single is from Wolfgang Haffner, backed by remixes from Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer, Nightmares on Wax, Timo Maas & Acid Mondays.

http://www.timomaas.com/

Download-Richie Hawtin: DE9 Fragments 7. Somewhere in South Africa (February, 2013)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on April 15, 2013 by E.N.

Richie Hawtin DE9 Fragments 7. Somewhere in South Africa
‘DE9 Fragments’ is a series of fragmented audio edits based upon my live DJ set recordings. Each one will attempt to capture the feeling and direction of the night, giving those who were there a reminder of the events they experienced while giving those who were not present a fragmented distortion of what they missed.

Edited & Reconstructed by Richie Hawtin & Rebekah Aff
Download:Richie Hawtin: DE9 Fragments 7. Somewhere in South Africa (February, 2013)

Drop The Lime – Enter The Night

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2012 by E.N.

NYC-based producer/DJ DROP THE LIME—born Luca Venezia–is branching out.  For his album ENTER THE NIGHT, out July 2 on Ultra Music, he adds songwriter, guitarist and vocalist to his credits.  With passion for bass and a thirst for blood, he weaves a baroque nighttime fantasy, riding the range from the ashes of rave into the dark heart of rock & roll.

His music (like his life) is an epic adventure of mystery, heartbreak and magic, combining the gun-slinging swagger of Ennio Morricone, the techno grandeur of Underworld, and the storytelling prowess of Johnny Cash.  As influenced by Richie Valens as Richie Hawtin, the album’s first single “Bandit Blues” finds Venezia marrying his blues guitar licks and unmistakably sultry croon to the sheer dance music wizardry that has become his trademark. It was New York City—where, in addition to New Orleans and London, he recorded the album–that was the draw for “Bandit Blues.”

“Being born there and having so much love for the city means I wear it on my sleeve,” says Venezia of ENTER THE NIGHT’s first single.  “It’s an incredible inspiration for me, but right now, it feels like there’s a lot of struggle going on with the economy and the people. The economy being a mess, politics being a mess–everything is a mess. The only way to really enjoy it is through music.”

Track listing:

1. Not The Only One
2. Bandit Blues
3. Darkness
4. No Sleep For The Wicked
5. Stay Up Late
6. (Ghost) Riders In The Sky
7. Devil’s Eyes
8. State Trooper
9. Circles
10. Leaving

Lee Guthrie-Meltdown EP(preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 29, 2012 by E.N.

Click Therapy boss Lee Guthrie is back once again under his own name for the label’s twelfth installment.  His ‘Meltdown EP’ showcases four tracks rich in dark tech-house moods and underground attitude.

One year on from Click Therapy’s launch Lee’s productions have reached DJs around the globe. With releases under his own name and his Digital Dirt moniker Lee is rapidly establishing his name with discerning tech house followers, receiving support from some of house and techno’s elite including Richie Hawtin, Layo & Bushwacka, Paco Osuna, Slam, Stacey Pullen, Luciano, M.A.N.D.Y, X-Press 2, Terry Francis, Nathan Coles, Inland Knights, Silicone Soul and many more. His dark, moody and percussive sound, which has drawn comparisons to the US West Coast movement in the early 00’s, will also grace underground house labels including 3am Recordings, Midnight Social Recordings and Dizzy Funk Music in the next few months.

Artist: Lee Guthrie
Title: Meltdown EP
Label: Click Therapy Recordings
Release date: 11-05-12

1: Meltdown (Original Mix)
2: Dizzy Heights (Original Mix)
3: Room With A View (Original Mix)
4: Into The Light (Original Mix)

Sónar 2012 Barcelona: line-up

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2012 by E.N.

Sónar Barcelona, which will take place on 14, 15 and June 16, presents its first confirmed artists, including The Roots, deadmau5, Hot Chip, Modeselektor, James Blake dj, Fatboy Slim, Richie Hawtin, Amon Tobin’s ISAM, Squarepusher, Nicolas Jaar, Luciano, Azari & III, Jacques Lus Cont, Friendly Fires, Metronomy, John Talabot, Mouse On Mars, BBC Radio 1 presents Annie Mac & guests and showcases from Hyperdub, Brainfeeder and 100% Silk, among others.

 

Among the artists confirmed to date are: 

The USA’s The Roots, probably the best hip-hop band in the world today.

Top-drawer technological shows with a massive impact on the senses, likeISAM by Amon Tobin, and the shows by deadmau5 and Diamond Version (the new project by Alva Noto and Byetone).

Major names in electronic dance music, including Fatboy Slim (for the first time at Sónar), Richie HawtinAzari & IIIJacques Lu Cont,ModeselektorItalJohn TalabotLuciano and Laurent Garnier(presenting his latest show, LBS).

Some of the leading standard bearers of today’s freshest and most danceable pop, like Hot Chip (who have a new album under their belt)MetronomyFriendly Fires and Austra.

Undeniably talented young artists like James Blake (wearing his dj hat),Nicolas Jaar (returning after his success at Sónar 2011), Maya Jane ColesJacques Greene, Julio BashmoreThundercat, Cooly GThe Suicide Of Western CultureUner and Blawan, among others.

Top drawer adventurous and experimental artists such as Mouse On MarsSquarepusherPeaking Lights, Maria MinervaLA Vampires,Plapla Pinky and Supersilent, who will be performing with the legendary British musician John Paul Jones.

The major showcases by HyperdubBrainfeeder and 100% Silk (three of today’s most important labels, champions of cutting edge dubstep, the fertile Los Angeles beats scene and the new batch of underground house producers in the United States, as well as the BBC Radio 1 show with Annie Mac and her guests.

 

Artists:
The Roots (US)
Hot Chip (UK)
James Blake dj (UK)
Fatboy Slim (UK)
Richie Hawtin (CA)
Amon Tobin ISAM (BR)
Squarepusher (UK)
deadmau5 (CA)
Nicolas Jaar (US)
Luciano (CH)
Azari & III (CA)
Friendly Fires (UK)
Metronomy (UK)
Modeselektor (DE)
Mouse On Mars (DE)
Laurent Garnier presents LBS (FR)
Hyperdub presents Kode9 + Cooly G + Scratcha DVA (UK)
Austra (CA)
Jacques Greene (CA)
Jacques Lu Cont (UK)
John Talabot (ES)
Diamond Version featuring Alva Noto & Byetone + Atsuhiro Ito (DE-JP)
Brainfeeder presents Thundercat + Kutmah + Lapalux (US)
Maya Jane Coles (UK)
Mary Anne Hobbs Vs Blawan (UK)
100% Silk presents Ital + Maria Minerva + LA Vampires + Magic Touch (US)
Peaking Lights (US)
Julio Bashmore (UK)
BBC Radio 1 presents Annie Mac & guests (UK)
Trevor Jackson (UK)
When Saints Go Machine (DK)
The Suicide Of Western Culture (ES)
Darkside (Nicolas Jaar & Dave Harrington) (US)
Plapla Pinky (FR)
Psilosamples (BR)
Dago (BR)
Uner (ES)
Supersilent featuring John Paul Jones (NO-UK)

http://www.sonar.es

Mute announce the launch of a new label, Liberation Technologies

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

MUTE ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF A NEW LABEL LIBERATION TECHNOLOGIES

label: Liberation Technologies
artist: King Felix
title: EP 1 – Spring
date: 19th March 2012
format: 12″ / digital

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Mute is proud to announce the launch of a brand new label, Liberation Technologies. Following on from Mute’s long tradition of working with innovative artists, Liberation Technologies plans to extend that freedom and vision. Within this remit the label will work with highly distinctive and pioneering electronic musicians, some established, some new.

Citing reference from Mute’s original and continuing statement of intent, the label exists to give space to and encourage artists to experiment and challenge themselves, anonymously if they choose.

Liberation Technologies is headed by A & R man Patrick O’Neill, whose list of associates previous to joining Mute include Actress, T++, Moritz Von Oswald, Joy Orbison, Darkstar and Zomby. As important as the music itself, will be statement design, a commitment to vinyl product and inventive methods of releasing each work. There are also plans to branch out into live happenings in 2012.

The first release on the new label will be the ‘Spring EP’ by King Felix, a producer from Ann Arbor, Michigan who lives in Brooklyn and has also released music as Laurel Halo. ‘Spring EP’ is released on download and vinyl on 19 March 2012.

Says Daniel Miller, “Electronic music is part of Mute’s DNA and history, and this label is the latest expression of that.”

About Mute
Mute was founded by Daniel Miller in 1978, and since then has signed and developed some of the world’s most influential recording artists – including Depeche Mode, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Yazoo, Goldfrapp and Erasure – and become home to a crop of emerging talent and recent signings including Apparat and S.C.U.M.

Whilst maintaining a firmly eclectic roster, from the earliest days of The Normal, Fad Gadget and DAF through to the techno era with artists such as Plastikman / Richie Hawtin and Speedy J, and to the present day with hybrid electronic artists such as Yeasayer and Liars.

Mute also looks after a catalogue of seminal artists such as Can and Cabaret Voltaire.

http://www.mute.com
http://www.facebook.com/muterecords

http://twitter.com/muteuk

Lee Guthrie – Bad Navigation EP (Preview Clips)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 28, 2011 by E.N.

Click Therapy Recordings’ eighth release sees another EP from label boss Lee Guthrie, whose recent productions have been turning the heads of DJs including Richie Hawtin, Bushwacka, X-Press 2, Roger Sanchez, Stacey Pullen and Terry Francis.  The three-track ‘Bad Navigation EP’ has a distinct early 2000’s West Coast flavour – deep, dark and groovy with rolling percussion.

Lee reveals: “The West Coast sound was a massive influence to me in the late nineties/ early noughties with labels like Siesta, Tango, Moody, Doubledown and Electrik Soul laying down some of the foundations of the tech-house sound that we know today. Producers central to the scene like Halo, Hipp-E, Tony and Onionz were also massive influences, releasing music that appealed to both the deep house and tech house/techno audiences and championed at the Tyrant nights at The Bomb and Fabric.”

The sound’s ability to fuse house and techno, forged its way to become the main sound of the DUBDUP parties that Lee co-promoted in the noughties.

This record points heavily towards those influences whilst still holding a modern tech-house edge in ‘Bad Navigation’ and ‘That’s Debatable’. Lee always likes to keep one of the tracks deeper on each EP and ‘Soul On The Dole’ is the cut this time around. 

As Click Therapy continues to gain pace, there are plans in the pipeline for a series of remixes from some well established artists when the label celebrates its tenth release this winter.

Artist: Lee Guthrie
Title: Bad Navigation EP
Label: Click Therapy Recordings (UK)
Cat No: CT008
Style: Tech/Deep House
Release Date: 28th October 2011

1: Bad Navigation
2: That’s Debatable
3: Soul On The Dole

 

Ben Gomori ‘Island EP'(preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 12, 2011 by E.N.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ben Gomori returns to Baker Street Recordings in fine style with the ‘Island EP’. Nagging grooves and housey samples make for some oh-so-addictive tracks that just won’t let up.   Saytek also features on one of the tracks and additional remixes are provided by Melos & Kyber and Denney.

Since the resoundingly successful ‘Trouble EP’ came out on Baker Street exactly one year ago, Gomori has really asserted himself as one of the rising stars of the scene, featuring on labels such as Universal (Germany), Black Sheep Trax and Unt! Records.  His many bootlegs from the likes of Fat Freddie’s Drop and Radiohead have also attracted the attention of some major players including UNER, Solomun and Jesse Rose, and his eclectic DJing style has seen him rock many dance floors across Europe, such as Space, The Egg, Turnmills and Pacha.

For the B-side he teams up once again with Saytek, who has built a reputation as one of the most exciting live acts to come from the UK in recent times, touring the UK and Europe with his fully improvised hardware live shows. He has headlined at Sankeys (Manchester), Fabric (London), Amnesia (Milan), The Zoo Project (Ibiza) and more. His music has been supported by Luciano, Laurent Garnier, Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Derrick May, Nic Fanciulli to name just a few, with his releases being found on Console, Evolved, Berwick Street, Electric Sheep and Cubism.

On remix duty are Melos & Kyber and DenneyMelos & Kyber are founders of Mora Music; a UK label releasing underground house and techno of the deepest variety.  Melos also co-runs the Sonata Recordings, Vibrant Scientists and Textures Music Group imprints covering the whole spectrum of atmospheric, deep and soulful drum and bass.

Denney has released and remixed on labels such as Saved Records, Great Stuff, 20:20 Vision, Leftroom, Bulletdodge and 3am Recordings. His productions have gained support from Laurent Garnier, to Dubfire, to Cirillo to Yousef, and as a DJ he is well known across the north of England, including as a resident of his own legendary night FUTURE.

Release Date:
24th Oct 2011

Links
Soundcloud Preview Clips
Baker Street Soundcloud
Baker Street Website

Download:Richie Hawtin vs. Plastikman -XLR8R Podcast 200

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on June 1, 2011 by E.N.

Download:Richie Hawtin vs. Plastikman -XLR8R Podcast 200

01 Caution
02 Avenger
03 Chatter
04 Co-ordinate
05 Position
06 Approach
07 Cyclops
08 Abandoned
09 Ghosts
10 Arrival

 

http://www.xlr8r.com

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