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Space Dimension Controller ‘Welcome To Microsector-50′

Posted in News with tags , , , on January 8, 2013 by E.N.

space dimension welcome-microsector-50
Previous episodes from the Space Dimension Controller have been delivered with his two stunning releases on R&S Records. Temporary Thrillz introduced us to Mr. 8040 (deputy Space Dimension Controller of the Tiraquon Security Council) trapped in our time, attempting to construct a time travel device to take him back to 2352, and taking full advantage of the fact that humans in the past were free to listen, dance and make love to whatever kind of music they want.
The Pathway to Tiraquon6 delivered the news that in the year 2257 AD, Planet Earth was invaded by an alien race known as the Pulsovians, who drained the energy of the sun and captured the humans to use as slaves on their home planet Cosmo30. Max Tiraquon was one of a small coalition of humans who managed to flee Earth. He discovered the planet Mikrosector-50 and founded the Tiraquon Security Council to protect it. He made Mr. 8040 his deputy Space Dimension Controller until one day, whilst repairing a light beam in the Quadrasector of the barrier, Mr. 8040′s electropod almost slammed into the beam.To escape certain death, Mr. 8040 activated the micron accelerator of his electropod, which inadvertently sent him back through time to the year 2009………

2013
After four years stranded on Earth he has finally repaired the time travel capabilities of his Electropod. His goal was to return to the exact moment in the future of his fateful accident, but due to only having primitive Earth tools and technology at his disposal, the journeys destination was not as accurate as he had hoped and he ended up arriving 5 years later than anticipated.

Now, Mikrosector-50 has changed. It is no longer the strictly governed dystopian planet as Mr. 8040 remembers, where music was controlled by the Tiraquon Security Council and love was deemed unnecessary. Instead people were having fun and love and music filled the streets. At first, Mr. 8040 enjoyed this change and received a huge planet-wide welcome party, but once the party was over Mr. 8040 knew that he had to find his secret lover from before the accident and try to continue what they once had in this new free planet.

Artist Space Dimension Controller
Title Welcome To Microsector-50
Label R&S
Release Date 04-March-2013
Format CD/LP/ digital

Tracklist
01 Feature Presentation
02 2357 A.D.
03 Mr. 8040′s Introduction
– (Mikrosector-50, Mankind’s New Home)
04 Welcome to Mikrosector-50
– (Home to Emptiness)
05 Confusion on the Armament Moon
– (Answers From Max)
06 When Your Love Feels Like It’s Fading
07 A Lonely Flight To EroDru-10
– (Arrival on EroDru-10)
08 You Can’t Have My Love
– (Chance Diversion)
09 Rising
– (An Unwelcome Temptation)
10 Quadraskank Interlude
– (Return to the Love Quadrant)
11 The Love Quadrant
– (The Future Is Not For Me)
12 Back Through Time With A Mission Of Groove
13 Closing Titles
– (Who’s Closing In On Gaia?)

Teengirl Fantasy announces new album ‘Tracer’ out August 20th on R&S Records

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

While students at Oberlin College, Nick Weiss and Logan Takahashi connected over a shared love of classic house and techno records that prompted them to make, “some kind of dance music that wasn’t just emulating what we were hearing.” The duo formed their music organically, improvising over loops that eventually materialized into full-fledged compositions. Rather than relying on triggering loops, or quantization, Teengirl Fantasy’s music has always been performed and composed live, resulting in a form of discourse between the band and their instruments. The result is a-typical for electronic dance music – colorful, maximalist textures and tones that move along with a driving rhythm yet still retain a distinctly human and emotional core.
Artist: Teengirl Fantasy
Title: Tracer
Label: R&S Records
Release: 20.08.2012

Tracklist
01. Orbit
02. EFX (feat. Kelela)
03. Eternal
04. Pyjama (feat. Panda Bear)
05. Mist of Time (feat. Laurel Halo)
06. End
07. Vector Spray
08. Inca
09. Do It (feat. Romanthony)
10. Timeline

In the fall of 2010, True Panther Sounds and Merok released Teengirl Fantasy’s debut LP, 7AM. Titled after the, “confused, dreamy, half-awake, half-asleep state that one experiences after staying up all night partying”, 7AM was critically praised for its creative use of samples and experimentation. The album made numerous year-end lists including FACT, Pitchfork, XLR8R and established the pair as electronic visionaries.

On their sophomore LP, Tracer, Teengirl Fantasy cuts through some of the haze of their earlier recordings to create their most compositionally sophisticated work yet. “It’s more focused, far-reaching and it takes more risks”. Unlike 7AM, Tracer is completely sample-free and features an array of vocalists including Panda Bear, Romanthony (of Daft Punk’s “One More Time” fame), Laurel Halo, and newcomer Kelela. For the songs with vocalists, their approach is, “a wacked version of the pop format”. The album is sonically maximal and symphonic, with heavily layered songs containing multiple elements. “The editing is more painstaking- there’s more crafting to the songs”, says the duo. Although Tracer touches on an array of genres such as techno, pop, R&B, and house, it simulates a cohesive journey.

‘Tracer’ will be released August 20th on R&S Records,
Teengirl Fantasy Shows:
07/07 – T in the Park Festival – Slam Stage – Scotland
12/07 – Dour Festival – R&S Stage – Belgium
13/07 – Exit Festival – R&S showcase @ HAPPYNOVISAD Stage – Serbia

Album artwork by Kari Altmann

Pariah -Rift on R&S Records

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on May 9, 2012 by E.N.

Pariah returns to R&S for his third single.

His debut ‘Detroit Falls/Orpheus’ marked a turning point for the label, as it turned its attention to a young, new breed of producers on its doorstep in London. The follow up ‘Safehouses’ doublepack found him mining his influences further and developing his sound over six tracks and became one of the labels most celebrated and best selling recent releases.

Since then he has collaborated with Blawan on the Karenn project which has spawned dj appearances at the best clubs in Europe, vinyl only releases, remixes and a forthcoming live show, and also delivered one of the stand out tracks to the IOTDXI compilation with ‘Left Unsaid’.

The initial blueprints for the three tracks on this new release were created from sampling short wave radio recordings, not the most obvious starting point for making tracks, but Pariah isn’t your average or obvious producer. He’s gradually building a canon of evocative, beautiful and honest music that is quite rightly receiving both critical and commercial acclaim.

Artist: Pariah
Title: Rift
Cat: RS1207
Format: Vinyl & Digital
Label: R&S Records
Release: 11 June 2012

Tracklisting
01. Rift
02. Signal Loss
03. Among Those Metal Trees

Lone “Galaxy Garden” on R&S Records,May 7th

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2012 by E.N.

Over the past couple of years, Manchester-based producer Lone (a.k.a. Matt Cutler) has become a fully fledged reinvention of his former self. Leaving behind the hip-hop seasoned abstraction and hazy beatscapes of his notable Ecstasy & Friends and Lemurian albums for a quicker-paced sound that draws on a much heavier Chicago house / Detroit Techno and early 90′s London rave/hardcore sound. With his last album proper Emerald Fantasy Tracks & last year’s R&S debut Coreshine Voodoo, we saw a honing of these styles. Continuing his ethereal journey through space and time where these previous two outings left off, new album Galaxy Garden – that you will hopefully have in your ears right now – is without doubt his most complete body of work to date.

Artist: Lone
Title: Galaxy Garden
Label: R&S Records
Release: 07.05.2012

Tracklist
01 New Colour
02 The Animal Pattern
03 As A Child (With Machinedrum)
04 Lying In The Reeds
05 Dragon Blue Eyes
06 Crystal Caverns 1991
07 Raindance
08 Dream Girl / Sky Surfer
09 Earth’s Lungs
10 Cthulhu (With Machinedrum)
11 Stands Tidal Waves
12 Spirals (With Anneka)

The varied excursions on display unearth new corners to the wunderkind, whilst maintaining his signature sound and cinematic overtones. Opener New Colour lays down the album’s mandate with layers of symbiotic sound-scapes. On into The Animal Pattern, a rolling 8-bit bastardisation where visions of Out Run’s Splash Wave come flooding back again. Nomrex label head machine drum makes an appearance on two tracks adding his hazy vocals to As A Child & Cthulhu. The latter evolving into a mid tempo broken roller with key stabs which wouldn’t sound out of place on a Japan record.

Thing of beauty, Lying in the Reeds finds Cutler in one of his more melodic, melancholic and reflective moods. This gives way to the ambient drone of Dragon Blue Eyes and through to Crystal Caverns 91; revival stabs, hardcore remnants, a frenetic cadence and we’re already half way through the album. Two uptempo, blissed out stuttered motion bangers – proceed in the form of Raindance & Dream & Girl/Sky Surfer. It’s Raindance and the incredible Earth’s Lungs where he wears his love of Aphex Twin and Warp most prominently, all the time maintaining a very Lone take on it. The album closes this Lone chapter with vocalist Anneka – who’s worked with the likes of Falty DL, Starkey, Ital Tek, Vex’d - and the track Spirals, which is the closest you’ll get to Cutler writing a pop song.

A rollercoaster ride of playful nods to a plethora of scenes and influences past, present and future, a residency at Manchester hot-spot Hoya:Hoya, upcoming shows all over the place, support for his tracks from the likes of Caribou, Diplo, Kode 9, Dark Sky, Rustie, James Holden, Martyn, Joy Orbison – to name just a few – remixes for Radiohead, Tensnake & Underworld already under his belt; it’s going to be quite a year for Lone. Cutler ended 2010 with his tracks Pineapple Crush and Once In A While featured in every respectable ‘Best of 2010’ roundup (Resident Advisor, Phonica, Juno & Fact Magazine). This an album to be treasured and one that will no doubt, end up in even more polls come the end of twenty twelve.

Model 500-Control / The Messenger

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

Juan Atkins returns to R&S on a Model 500 solo mission. The last Model 500 single enlisted the help of the live line up that includes Detroit techno royalty Mike Banks and UR alumni Mark Taylor, but this latest release is just Juan in the studio and back at his best.

‘Control’ is vintage Model 500, the classic electro that Atkins pretty much invented, with his treated vocals riding over the crisp rhythm programming, dark basslines and Detroit synths. ‘The Messenger’ on the flip is a moodier affair, with the liquid synths almost running away with themselves over the rough beats.

Model 500 and R&S has proved to have been a classic combination over the years and this release is one to file next to the classics.

Artist: Model 500
Title: Control / The Messenger
Cat No.: RS1202
Format: 12” Vinyl, Digital
Label: R&S Records
Release: 20 February 2012

Tracklist
A. Control
B. The Messenger

Psycatron – Memories Of The Moment (preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2011 by E.N.

Those of you who remember Psycatron’s stunning remix of Mutant Clan’s ‘Persuader’ from John Digweed’s first ‘Structures’ album, or the brilliant ‘Vertigo In The Modern’ (Beddigi08) with Sian, will no doubt be chomping at the bit to get your ears around this brand new single. This is HOT!!!!!
Psycatron, aka Northern Irish duo Paul Hamill & Dave Oost Lievense, produce 21st century techno with tracks that combine relentless energy and groove with bundles of emotion and tension, to make for an all-encompassing sound that is perfect for those big arenas and club rooms. Their Original Mix with its energetic, melodic, percussive groove backbone mounted on a deep, throbbing bassline, builds a drawn out brooding vibe towards an ecstatic mid-way climax before layering and building in pure, intense Psycatron style.
‘Memories Of The Moment’ has been the biggest track of the summer for Psycatron in their live sets, so you may have heard it already at the I Love Techno Festival, Global Gathering, Klubbers Day Madrid, Fabric, Berghain, Oxygen Ireland, Astrolopolis France, Baracca Valencia, The Loft Barcelona, or on their multiple dates on the Planet E 20th World Tour.
Between them, John Digweed and Nick Muir, producers of the finest electronic dance music, have been involved in many pivotal moments in the world of club music over the years and have in many ways helped to define genres & push the boundaries further. As with all their studio productions their remix of ‘Memories Of The Moment’ is another mission statement to show that they are not resting on past laurels but always developing their sound in an exciting direction. It’s a spine-tingling, fizzing, spiralling, anthemic monster that will be huge worldwide.
Remixes for Spooky, Simian Mobile Disco and Vince Watson have all been Psycatron highlights already this year, and a single with Paul Woolford for HotFlush received critical acclaim. New singles are on the way alongside Sian and Detroit Grand Pubahs, whilst the boys are currently locked down in their studio, working on the first Psycatron long-player for release in 2012. In the meantime you can tune into their fortnightly Electric Avenue radio show on Proton, which already has 20k subscribers.
Psycatron
Memories Of The Moment
1. Original 08:17
2. John Digweed & Nick Muir Remix 07:46
(Bedrock Digital) Beddigi14
Release: 05/12/11

Psycatron – Memories of the Moment

Psycatron – Memories of the Moment ( John Digweed & Nick Muir remix)

Psycatron’s high profile productions have been popping up on some of the world’s most respected labels, receiving props from some of the biggest names in the business and record sales flying high in the Beatport charts. Fergie (Rekluse), Carl Craig (Planet E), Christian Smith (Tronic), Will Saul (Simple), legendary Belgian label R&S Records, have all featured stunning Psycatron tracks, so it seems fitting that they have now linked up with Bedrock Records again to end the year in style.

“These guys are fantastic, definitely a name to look out for” – John Digweed
“I LOVE Psycatron” – Laurent Garnier
“Psycatron is one of the acts of the year” – Agoria

www.bedrock.uk.net
www.johndigweed.com
www.myspace.com/psycatron

Space Dimension Controller -The Pathway to Tiraquon6(preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on October 22, 2011 by E.N.

The Pathway to Tiraquon6 is the prequel to the Space Dimension Controller debut album ‘Welcome To Mikrosector-50’ to be released in 2012.
more info HERE

Space Dimension Controller -The Pathway to Tiraquon6

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on September 23, 2011 by E.N.

The Pathway to Tiraquon6 is the prequel to the Space Dimension Controller debut album ‘Welcome To Mikrosector-50’ to be released in 2012.

In the mid 24th Century, a cosmic accident caused Mr. 8040, the Space Dimension Controller, to spiral back through time to the year 2009.

Over the past year, stranded in our time, and confined to his Electropod. Mr. 8040 has been preparing an account of the events that led to the discovery of Mikrosector-50 and the creation of the Tiraquon6 security barrier. This is the story of the Pathway to Tiraquon6.

In the year 2257 AD, Planet Earth was invaded by an alien race known as the Pulsovians. Having had no previous encounters with a hostile alien race, the humans were completely unprepared for an invasion of this scale. Using technology unique to their race, they drained the energy of the sun and as an alternative to living on a slowly dying planet,they offered mankind the opportunity to work as slaves on their home planet, Cosmo30.

Though most took this opportunity, there was a small coalition of humans that sought to flee Earth and find a new home somewhere in deep space. It was then that the Pulsovian leader, Xymah the Usurper, coordinated a surprise attack on the escape vessels as they attempted to launch. Many vessels successfully escaped the attack and ventured deep into space, others were destroyed, including that of the President of Earth and his cabinet.

For years, the last remnants of free man were confined to deep space with no government, no order and no hope. That was until a security officer named Max Tiraquon offered to travel alone to neighbouring galaxies in an attempt to find a planet suitable for human habitation. Just over a year into Max’s exploration, contact with his electropod was lost, it was thought he had been lost to space.

Years later, an unidentifiable craft was detected on the radar of the main vessel. It was Max, he had used the fluorescent trails left behind by his electropod to navigate his way back to the ship. Upon his return, he told of a planet in Mikrosector-50 of the deep space grid with an atmosphere similar to that of Earth. The humans set a course to the planet immediately and on their arrival began to plan the construction of their new home. Max founded the Tiraquon Security Council and construction began on the Tiraquon Security Barrier, and a soldier named Mr. 8040 was appointed to patrol the the barrier. Mr. 8040 was made Deputy Space Dimension Controller and for the following years successfully maintained order whilst Mikrosector-50 was constructed. Until one day, whilst repairing a light beam in the Quadrasector of the barrier, Mr. 8040′s electropod almost slammed into the beam. To escape certain death, Mr. 8040 activated the micron accelerator of his electropod, which inadvertently sent him back through time to the year 2009.
Artist: Space Dimension Controller
Title: The Pathway to Tiraquon6
Format: Vinyl & Digital
Label: R&S Records
Release: 17 October 2011

Tracklisting
1.Feature Presentation
2. 2257 AD
3. Pulsovian Invasion
4. Last Sunset On Planet Earth
5. Usurper
6. Flight Of The Escape Vessels
7. Confined To Deep Space
8. Max Tiraquon
9. Floating Blind Through Blue Trails
10. Tiraquons Return (A New Home)
11. Closing Titles

Blawan-What You Do With What You Have / Vibe Decorium on R&S Records October 3+Preview

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 6, 2011 by E.N.

Blawan returns to R&S with a superb new single.

What You Do With What You Have is another step up for the young producer, following the Bohla EP and his huge Getting Me Down white label. It takes a fundamental message from some KDJ spoken word and twists it through submerged acid lines, trademark driving percussion and classic techno stabs. The way he works the vocal is amazing, and validates the fact that “It ain’t what you got, it is what you do with what you have.”

Vibe Decorium on the flip is another twisted piece of acid house put through the Blawan blender, marking him out as one of the best producers around right now. As Mary Anne Hobbs says ‘He really is my favourite producer of the moment’. She has played What you Do… four weeks in a row ‘It is just such an inspired, raw and primal piece of work’.

Artist: Blawan
Title: What You Do With What You Have / Vibe Decorium
Format: 12” & Vinyl
Label: R&S Records
Cat: RS1108
Release: 3 October 2011


Tracklist

A. What You Do With What You Have

AA. Vibe Decorium

We Love… Artist Portraits 01: Mat Playford out July 18th

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2011 by E.N.

An Ibiza institution and worldwide musical family, We Love… create a new introspective album series for 2011 with their newest resident, Mat Playford at the helm for episode 1. A hybrid take on the traditional album format, ‘Artist Portrait’ spans two discs with the first housing entirely original material and the second a reflection of current musical inspirations. 

The Artist Portrait series aims to exhibit the musical innovation and diversity of We Love’s artists and provide the listener with something more considered than the average compilation mix. The first in the series comes from Mat Playford, a seasoned producer known for his old school approach to production, fervent keyboard skills and deep love of all things analogue. Mat recently constructed a custom-built keyboard and effects machine to showcase his elaborate live set for We Love… an endearing statement to his dedication and enthusiasm.

Disc one features nine original productions from Mat Playford and his alternate guise, Weirdo Police, his duo formed together with co-conspirator Tom Gray. Spanning the past six years of their time in the studio, these spacey creations include star vocalists such as Crazy P’s Danielle Moore (Can’t Reach) and Shelly Poole of Alisha’s Attic fame (Pretty Thing) as well as Mercury Music Prize winner, Talvin Singh on tabla (Kung Fu). A beguiling journey into the heart of Mat’s musical vision, these productions are dreamlike and evocative and sketch out more mature and discerning shades to his infamous previously seen live shows and known material. 

Various
We Love… Artist Portraits 01: Mat Playford

Label: We Love Recordings
Cat no: WLR01
Web: www.welove-music.com
Distribution: Prime
Released: Monday July 18th, 2011

Tracklist

  1. Weirdo Police – Evidence
  2. Weirdo Police featuring Talvin Singh – Kung Fu
  3. Weirdo Police – Alfredo
  4. Weirdo Police featuring Danielle Moore – Can’t Reach
  5. Mat Playford – That Experience
  6. Mat Playford – Transmoog
  7. Weirdo Police – Luca
  8. Weirdo Police featuring Shelly Poole – Pretty Thing
  9. Weirdo Police – Barbican
  10. Weirdo Police – Missed Wish (Mat Playford’s Last Meteor Mix) (Social Problem)
  11. Ford Inc. – Delirium (Throne Of Blood)
  12. Salt City Orchestra – Downtime (Paper Recordings)
  13. Luca C Brigante and Ali love – Different Morals (Mat Playford Super Moon Rework) (Southern Fried)
  14. Joe Morris – Velocity Heights (Social Problem)
  15. Kerri Chandler & Christopher McCray – Heaven (Phil Asher’s Restless Soul Dub) (Mad House)
  16. Pariah – Prism (R&S Records)
  17. Mutiny – Deep Blue / Mason feat Roisin Murphy – Bodecia (Acapella) (Animal Language)
  18. Onionz – Chasing Death (Electric Soul)
  19. Mat Playford and Tim Deluxe – Back 2 The Rocket (Skint)
  20. Mat Playford – Analogue Tear (Intimacy music) / Salt City Orchestra – The Book (Acapella) (Paper Recordings)
  21. Tim Deluxe – Face The Music (Skint)

Mat Playford is a unique entity beholding bags of charisma and a style that shimmers with disco while incorporating the otherworldly dimensions of ambient cuts as well as sharp acidic bleeps and beats. Delivering a Balearic spirit in this project, his familiar intergalactic footprint is still etched throughout. Renowned for a superior level of production, this Artist Portrait only highlights his aptitude and old pop sensibilities while remaining true to his analogue roots.

“The early synth artists Jean Michelle Jar, Giorgio Moroder, Herbie Hancock, and Paul Hardcastle have shaped me – they have so much more feeling and harmonics. The main basis of my sound in the studio is inspired by 80s synths. I have owned over 30 in my time and I´ve had this obsession since I was around 5 years old!” explains Mat of his approach to music. “I think stuff like this runs really deep into your system. They say you don´t have a conscious mind until you’re 7 years of age and up until that point your subconscious is just a sponge sucking up information and influences around you. When I was very young two of my uncles owned crazy keyboards. Also a huge influence was my mother´s dance studio in the early 80s where I actually played the music, both vinyl and tape, in her aerobic classes.”

Mat Playford makes original and frequently obscure choices for disc two including collaborations with close friends and musical peers, Paul Woolford (as Ford Inc) and Tim Deluxe.I didn’t want it to be too obvious, I’m a musical person so I always try to make more considered choices.“ Exclusive tracks on the mix include Mat’s rework of Luca C Brigante featuring Ali Love, Mutiny and Joe Morris, soon to be released on Playford’s own Social Problem label. The result is an elegant and radiant blend, rich in musicality that will stand the test of time. “The compilation came about from Mark Broadbent’s belief in me and my sets at We Love… where I needed to constantly arm myself with new music.”

“Over the past 14 years we have had an incredible amount of talent pass through the doors of We Love… Space. We have dabbled with the now generic mix CDs and ultimately felt dissatisfied with the product due to one reason or another. When Mat Playford approached us with the collection of music that he had been working on I was immediately taken aback due to the fact that the music he now presented me with had only a slight resemblance to music that I had heard him playing on the terrace at We Love… I was sold, I love music in its many different styles and genres and this ticked a few boxes for me personally and showed us a way in which we could release an album giving proper and full support to an artist we believe in.” Mark Broadbent (Musical Director of We Love..Muzic) Summer 2011

We Love… has become Ibiza’s most iconic brand. Welcoming the biggest and most exciting musical talent through the doors of Space in over a decade on the island, it now has hold of the global dance music consciousness spreading its message at some of finest nightspots and festivals of the world. The new Artist Portrait series aims to divulge the musical ethos of the artists that are closest to its heart, reflecting both their work in the studio and persona in the club. Each body of work represents rather than defines the artist’s sound, capturing the essence of that artist’s output and creativity like a portrait at the time of composition.


MAT PLAYFORD TOUR DATES
30th May The loft, london
4th June Throne of blood, London 
12th June We Love.. Space
17th July We Love.. Space
14th Aug Portrait showcase (secret ibiza location)  
28th August SW4 festival (mat playford live set)
11th Sept (Weirdo Police live show)
more TBA


www.myspace.com/matplayford
www.facebook.com/pages/Mat-Playford/62759818163  

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