Archive for November, 2012

Andreas Tilliander aka Mokira announces TM404 his new alias & album project on Kontra Musik

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on November 30, 2012 by J.D.

TM404 – a unique live project from Andreas Tilliander.Andreas Tilliander has since the debut album “Ljud” (2001), continuously developed and modified his sound. It has sounded pop on “World Industries” and noise on “Hateless” (the latter under the Mokira monicker), but it has never sounded as the record to be released in February next year (a 12″ with remixes by praised artist Morphosis will be out as soon as 28th of November).

With a new alias, TM404, Andreas Tilliander has created enjoyable ambient dub simmering with life and details. The songs have all been recorded live, in real time in the studio. A unique way of operating within today’s electronic music. – Everything is recorded in one take. Nothing is post arranged, says Andreas Tilliander, and adds that this might be his most ambitious album ever.

On Youtube you can witness how Tilliander and the machines are working together. Andreas himself has filmed and posted the material.

The Roland instruments’ collectable value is high. Andreas also flaunts a Roland 505 and a 909. However, they didn’t appear on the record. – The idea was to make stripped down music, so I excluded them. I also restricted myself further. The 303 has for example, two wave forms for creating sound, but I decided to only use one.

The project’s name is also a tribute to Roland, although of the more intricate kind. – When they made these machines in the eighties, they avoided the 404, since the sound for four, ‘chi’, is the same as the sound for death in Japanese. At that time it was therefore taboo and the 404 was never launched. Not until now, due to my album!

The Roland TB-303 is perhaps the most famous of the instruments on the record. It’s primarily associated with the acid wave from the late eighties, when bands like Phuture made dance music with croaking sounds. Right now, many artists around the world are creating acid music anew. Neo acid, as it’s called, is a big trend in the club scene. – But I only belong there partly. Sure, I love acid and this might be characterized as somnolent acid. But for starters, the record is a bit too low-key to work on the dance floors. Adding to that, I’ve chosen to make the songs poly rhythmic, hence TM404 is more related to composers like Steve Reich than acid legends such as Adonis and Maurice.

artist TM404
title TM404
label Kontra-Musik
date 4.2.2013
format CD/ LP/ digital


1: 303/303/303/606
2: 303/303/303/303/606
3: 202/303/303/303/606/606
4: 303/303/303/303/707/808
5: 202/303/303/303/808
6: 202/202/303/303/606
7: 303/303/303/303/808
8: 303/303/303/303

Paul Kalkbrenner – Guten Tag – Snippet Version

Posted in News with tags , , , on November 30, 2012 by J.D.

Fearful – Santura / Gorilla

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2012 by J.D.

Fearful - Santura  GorillaFearful are a duo from Brighton rapidly emerging onto the bass music circuit. Their style is an eclectic fusion of sleek, subterranean basslines and hard-hitting beats.

2012 has seen them gain the support of an impressive list of DJs and, with a number of respected labels now sitting up and taking notice, the boys seem to be manoeuvring into position to take the scene by storm

Santura is the sound of Fearful getting out of the wrong side of bed, grumpy and brooding. A bear with a sore head plods determinedly through a forest of chunky drum breaks, wrapped in a duvet of stomach-churning sub-bass before waking up during the breakdown to deliver a tantalisingly glitchy finish. This track has already caught the ear of Amoss and Renegade Hardware’s DJ Nyx

Gorilla shows a different side to Fearful, in the form of an outrageously gritty, groovy stepper which has picked up DJ support from the likes of Amoss, Phil Hustle, Cursa and Philth.

Stelios Vassiloudis – Coma / No Sleep (Bedrock)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2012 by J.D.

stelios-vassiloudis-coma-no-sleep-epAlready an exclusive and huge highlight in John Digweed’s DJ sets for the past few months, “Coma”, by the superbly talented Greek producer Stelios Vassiloudis, is now ready for release on Bedrock. It also features prominently in the mix on John Digweed’s forthcoming “Live In London” (4xCD) album.

Both the gloriously epic melodic house style of “Coma” and the more twisted vibe of accompanying track, “No Sleep”, reflect a new supremely dancefloor orientated direction for Stelios Vassiloudis, as he starts work in the new year on the follow-up to his 2011 debut artist album “It Is What It Is”.

These super exciting new tracks, along with his recent output on Bedrock, such as “Hit The Lights” (featured on “Live In Cordoba”) and “What’s That?” (a highlight on Bedrock 14 along with his stunning remix of Jemmy’s “Quarry Bank”) are indicative of what is on the horizon for his highly anticipated new album in 2013.

“These 2 new tracks are a little more epic in scope than the stuff I often play in my sets, but I’m really lucky to have someone as prolific and obliging as John Digweed to test them out for me and share his thoughts.” – Stelios Vassiloudis

Stelios Vassiloudis
Coma/No Sleep EP
1. Coma 11m22s
2. No Sleep 08m30s
(Bedrock) BEDDIGI28
Release: 26.11.12



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Boy Kid Cloud – I would die 4 U (Prince Cover) (Free Download)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on November 30, 2012 by J.D.

BoykidcloudMulti-talented producer, instrumentalist and vocalist Boy Kid Cloud has gathered an abundance of support this year from all corners of the music world, including radio tastemakers Zane Lowe, Skream & Benga, Mistajam and plenty more. As a thank you to all his fans, and everyone who has showed him support over the last year, he is giving away a free download of his cover of ‘I Would Die For You’ by his idol Prince. Boy Kid Cloud’s version of Prince’s classic is a fresh take on modern soul brimming with maximalist synths, skittering rhythms and rave euphoria.

VLSONN ‘Dronology'(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on November 30, 2012 by J.D.

VLSONN 'Dronology'VLSONN, has returned with his second EP for Aufect Recordings just in time for one wonderful little winter. Accompanying the season, the Dronology EP out now, carries a certain crisp, moody aesthetic sure to entice any fireside loving bass enthusiast.

It is cold, gloomy, and haunting, yet balanced with lush and beautiful atmosphere.
VLSONN, hailing from Toronto, takes on hybrid “post-whatever-step”, garage, techno and contemporary bass music with a seamless and blended finesse. Straying into deeper territory, the Dronology EP is set to be a late night/early morning favorite.

Flying Lotus – Tiny Tortures(Video)

Posted in News with tags on November 30, 2012 by J.D.

Get to know Soul Clap Records(Video)

Posted in News with tags on November 29, 2012 by J.D.

Illum Sphere – ‘Fat Ballet'(stream)

Posted in News with tags on November 29, 2012 by J.D.

First Listen: Sebjak ‘Follow Me’ (Remixes) Out 10th December 2012 on EMI Music

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 28, 2012 by J.D.

Following the release of Sebjak’s definitive Summer anthem ‘Follow Me’, an impressive selection of talent has been collected on this diverse remix package.

“Follow Me” was Sebjak’s first release on Positiva Records. Following support for the original Mix from Andi Durrant (Capital FM, U.K.), among others, and charting on the Music Week Cool Cuts and the DMC Buzz Chart, this Summer saw the release of the new vocal version. “Follow Me”’s epic irresistible vocals, massive hooks, delicate keys and emotive chord play made it a definitive Summer anthem. Now ‘Follow Me’ is getting the remix treatment from a diverse lineup of talent, with Gregori Klosman, DEVolution, Mike Hawkins and Jerry Rekonius all putting their own spin on the original.

Having watched the rise of his fellow countrymen, Sebastian Jak set out to become the next success story in Sweden’s already impressive dance music history. By 2006, Sebjak as he was now known started to produce music of his own. Having pricked the ears of the likes of Steve Angello, Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso with his fresh and energetic approach to production, Sebjak was asked to remix for the world-acclaimed Size Records with fellow producer AN21.

His stock rose immediately and Sebjak began to pull in the attention from the biggest DJs and producers in the world. Erick Morillo and his Subliminal label were next to release the young Swedish producer, unleashing his collaboration with Richard Grey, ‘Pump Up The Volume.’ David Guetta and Tiesto were just two of the single’s many supporters.

Remixes have also seen the 24 year old Swede add his deft touch to Laidback Luke, Arno Cost and Norman Doray’s hit, ‘Trilogy’ which was released on Luke’s own imprint Mixmash, in addition to Swiss Official vs. Kings Of Tomorrow ‘Changes’ which saw another release on Size Records. Sebjak was also responsible for a killer remix of Mogui’s ‘We Want Your Soul’ which went on to be bootlegged by Swedish House Mafia for their famous hit ‘Leave The World Behind,’ the track they decided to close their Masquerade Motel residency in Miami 2011 with.

Sebjak is a regular behind the decks in clubs around the globe. From England to France, USA, Germany, Israel, Swiss, Dominican Republic, Morocco, Serbia and Brazil, which has become his favourite place to tour, Sebjak has rocked them all. Standout gigs have included LIV in Miami, Subliminal Sessions at Arkadia and an incredible performance at Summerburst in Stockholm in front of 12,000 people. When not out on the road solo, he can spotted with any other top name from Steve Angello, Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell, AN21 Max Vangeli, Bob Sinclar, Norman Doray, Arno Cost, Laidback Luke, Moguai, David Tort, Avicii, David Guetta, John Dalhbäck, Eric Prydz and beyond.