Introducing the cosmic sounds of 55 Cancri e

Posted in News on November 1, 2016 by dk

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55 Cancri e - Alltid duOn her debut full length album, on Danish label Music For Dreams, Swedish artist Sara Hausenkamp lets her dreams of space travel come to full fruition. With a steady hand on her guitar, she steers us through the desert at night, through the cosmic noises of space, and finally to the distant planet 55 Cancri e.

Ranging from melancholic to hopeful, the music of 55 Cancri e is perhaps an expression of Hausenkamps longing for a better home planet, and for the possibility of escape. In creating these kinds of science fiction lullabies, she is preparing us for both the beauty and the sadness of a looming future.

Using her voice mainly to hum or whistle along, she does however break the silence on a few tracks to sing in her native tongue. On “Rävjakt” she imagines a turning of the tables, where the fox hunters are chased out…

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CDR x Loop Festival this week

Posted in News on November 1, 2016 by dk

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unnamed-3 CDR Berlin teams up with Loop – the music-makers conference hosted by Ableton – to curate a night of new music featuring an incredible lineup of special guests. The event will include the usual Open CDR session, where producers will get to test out their tracks on the Prince Charles Funktion One sound system – alongside performances from the following artists:

Kode9 (DJ set)
Daedelus (Live)
Lady Blacktronika (DJ set)
AYBEE (Live)
Abayomi (DJ set)

Doors open at 21:00 and it’s free before 22.00 for everyone, and 10 Euros after. Free entrance for Loop ticket holders until 23:30.

Track Submission

Artist and producers are invited to contribute to Open CDR by submitting tracks to be heard on the night. Upload tracks to the CDR Dropbox bit.ly/cdrdropbox-loop2016. All tracks submissions must be named as follows:

Artistname-trackname-cdrwip-loop2016

Submission deadline – Friday November 4th 6pm CET

http://cdr-projects.com/
https://loop.ableton.com/2016/
http://princecharlesberlin.com/

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Dead or Alive singer Pete Burns dies

Posted in News on October 24, 2016 by dk

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Dead or Alive singer Pete Burns has died aged 57 after suffering a cardiac arrest, his management has said.
A statement on Twitter said it was with “greatest sadness” that it had to break the “tragic news” that Burns died suddenly on Sunday.
Burns had a hit with You Spin Me Round in 1985 and appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2006.(bbc report)

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Ricardo Villalobos & Umho AKA Ricmho – Melo De Melo Released on Drumma Records (Preview)

Posted in News on October 24, 2016 by dk

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06ueo-1gzjfv9m9cocgookmathqwobbldm1_gsnpp_0vmcuypvifj1xj2oadhp5v1j7igxwvul3namebcbwmyiaqcous2048The rich tapestry of Chilean music is celebrated as Drumma Records turns 5 years old with the long awaited debut collaborative project between two special electronic music personalities from their home country, as Ricardo Villalobos and Umho known as Ricmho release ‘Melo De Melo’.

Villalobos and Umho have a friendship that spans over twenty years and Luis Ordenes AKA Umho has frequently played alongside Villalobos for his most important sets. The tracks were produced last winter in Berlin during their tour together and this is the first time the two of them will release together on their beloved vinyl format.

The bond that Ricardo and Umho share for Latin American music is evident in both tracks, these are rhythmic and textural microworlds combined with unrivalled syncopation and evocative melodies beholding fundamental traits of the Latin American continent’s culture and integral elements of this duo’s musical language.

‘Melo De Melo’ celebrates…

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Jay Daniel – ‘Broken Knowz’ // Selections (Stream)

Posted in News on October 14, 2016 by dk

Nery – 33 LP +Silent Light ft. Margo(Video)(Madluv Records)

Posted in News on October 5, 2016 by dk

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mluv001Portuguese DJ and producer, João Nery – AKA Nery – presents his debut album, 33, on new label Madluv Records; a collection of 12 spellbinding electronic tracks.

On 33, Nery blends electronic and acoustic patterns, proving that having different influences can result in something special. If “Silent Light” brings the uttermost Flying Lotus feelings, “Snake’s Head” pushes soul to a modern era.

Each track presents something fresh: from the organic and delicate textures in tracks, “Give U” and “Mom”, where Teebs and Shigeto can be felt on the horizon, to a dauntless and original pop beat in “Jealous” or to the dance between synths and guitars in “Jigsaw About Noise Known Illusion” like a kind of aurora borealis.

The Portuguese producer spent more time in studios, while recording musicians, than actually producing his tracks. Nery summoned 14 artists, including jazz musicians, percussionists, singers and producers, including; Soia and Elisa…

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Listen:David August -The Spell from upcoming EP

Posted in News on September 30, 2016 by dk

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David August to Release “The Spell / A Golden Rush” EP Having performed in front of over 100,000 people this year alone, David August is set to finish 2016 in typically trailblazing fashion. His forthcoming “The Spell / A Golden Rush” EP is the second for Counter Records(Ninja Tune).

Lending weight to the announcement is news of August sharing the bill with electronic supergroup Moderat in Brussels (30/9) and Amsterdam (1/10) this weekend.

The 12” partners August’s previous release “J.B.Y. / Ouvert” and feels like a natural progression from where it left off. Boasting the same craftsmanship he lends to all of his productions, ‘The Spell’ track unites propulsive breakbeats and soaring pads over a lush sound-carpet of delicately arranged noise and field recordings before taking a sudden turn, a woman’s voice intruding to bind “The Spell” in words.

‘A Golden Rush’ also utilizes vocals, representing David August’s first officially released co-written song alongside hitherto unknown singer-songwriter Nelia Kit. On…

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