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Kraftwerk Leads Landmark Lineup for Moogfest 2014

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 19, 2013 by dk

moogfest 2014Moogfest Announces Kraftwerk and Chic To Headline 2014 Performance Program

Electronic Music Pioneers KRAFTWERK 3-D to present 3 Concerts at Moogfest 2014 and a dance party featuring music super producer Nile Rodgers and his band CHIC. Plus exclusive live performances from legendary composer Giorgio Moroder and artist Laurie Anderson.

Other Nighttime Performers Include, RJD2, Soul Clap, Daedalus, Dan Deacon, Gas Lamp Killer, Green Velvet, Sasha, Art Department, Escort and A Rare Performance From UK’s Darkstar.


Moogfest 2014 Phase 2 Headliners and Nighttime Performers (in alphabetical order)
Art Department
Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks
Dan Deacon
Gaslamp Killer
Giorgio Moroder
Green Velvet
Laurie Anderson
Les Sins
Mark Farina
Mike Simonetti
Nick Monaco
NRP (No Regular Play)
Slow Hands
Soul Clap
Two Fresh
Wolf Eyes
These artists will join in the company of the nightly music showcase curators including Experimental Record Labels Warp RecordsDFAFool’s GoldGhostly InternationalNo. 19 Music’s Social ExperimentRVNG Intl., and Driftless Recordings. Plus Electronic Tastemakers Crew Love, Brooklyn-based Cultural Organization AFROPUNK, Detroit’s Movement Festival, North Carolina’s Hopscotch Festival, and Austin’s Switched On.
Moogfest 2014 GA Day and Night Package: $299*
Moogfest 2014 offers a limited number of Night (Music) Only Tickets at $199 while supplies last.
Moogfest 2014 offers a limited number of Day (Conference ) Only Tickets at $249 while supplies last.
VIP tickets available at $499
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Thomas Azier Releases Ghostcity Remix EP ( via Casablanca), Shares Free Mixtape + New Remix

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2013 by dk

Thomas Azier Releases Ghostcity Remix EP

Berlin’s dark electronic pop singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Thomas Azier released his Ghostcity Remix EP  through Casablanca Records. Fans have already heard Pyramid’s great remix of “Ghostcity,” but today Azier has shared his self-remix of the track, along with compiling a new mixtape ( soundcloud). The mixtape features music from some of Azier’s favorite artists, including Kanye West, Kraftwerk, Hudson Mohawke and more.

 Thomas Azier was born in the Netherlands, but relocated to Berlin at age 19. After hundreds of sketches and pre-productions on his computer, Thomas Azier eventually started to lay the final touches on his debut in fall 2012. He set up his studio in an old East German factory where the church bells for the Kremlin used to be manufactured. That old factory proved just the right place for the truly industrial twist on pop music Azier was looking for.
Buy the Ghostcity Remix EP via iTunes

Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Beach House & K-X-P Added To Flow Festival’s Lineup

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 7, 2013 by dk

Godspeed You! Black EmperorFlow Festival, based in Helsinki have dropped their latest line-up, which includes legendary post rock band Godspeed You! Black Emperor. One of rock’s most emotive collectives returned this October after nearly a decade in hiatus with album ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!’ which proved that its uncompromising but atmospheric expression was still the best in its genre.The band’s ever-ambitious visual displays will be in full force at Flow, where a film will be looping with the force of four 16 mm projectors.

Also added are dream pop duo Beach House, one of the most successful indie acts in recent years,  their last two albums ‘Teen Dream’and ‘Bloom’ for the legendary Sub Pop label saw them perfecting  their misty sound and scored them fans across the globe. Next up are critically acclaimed electro Finnish act K-X-P who are setting the international standard of indie psychedelia.

The latest line-up will be joined by the already announced KraftwerkThe KnifeKendrick LamarNick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Solange, AlunaGeorge, Disclosure, Haim, Mykki Blanco, afro beat hero Ebo Taylor, Karenn, Maya Jane Coles, Todd Terje, Azealia Banks, Finnish electro outfit Sarah Kivi & Non Orchestra and Goat at Helsinki’s historic Suvilahti – a disused powerplant built at the turn of the century this August.


Nitzer Ebb Founder Douglas J. McCarthy to Release Solo Album “Kill Your Friends”(Stream Now)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2013 by dk

DJMCoverNitzer Ebb Founder/Electronic music pioneer Douglas J. McCarthy is releasing KILL YOUR FRIENDS, his highly anticipated debut solo album.

KILL YOUR FRIENDS is a viscerally energetic journey through the darker side of electronic dance music. Douglas says of the record, “KILL YOUR FRIENDS represents a cross section of my musical history from my teens till now.

The album is currently available for digital pre-order and will be released on February 18th, 2013, with exclusive bonus tracks on iTunes and Beatport while physical copies (CD and Vinyl) can be purchased now at

McCarthy began writing Kill Your Friends in 2010 during a European tour. McCarthy and Producer/DJ Mark Bell,– lauded for his work with such acts as Doc Martin and Felix da Housecat, recorded the album in Los Angeles over a two year period that also found McCarthy performing 150 live shows with Nitzer Ebb, caring for his dying father in England, and journeying across India by train with his wife.Kill Your Friends douglas mcCarthy

Writing Kill Your Friends as he traveled the world, McCarthy returned home to Los Angeles to join new band member,Cyrus Rex, in his studio where, with Bell producing, they collectively channeled McCarthy’s debut into a remarkable piece of work. Recalling Cabaret Voltaire, Heroes era BowieMalcom McLaren New York B-boy and Kraftwerk, to name a few, this record devilishly blends industrial and experimental sounds with heavy dance floor beats and pop melodies.

Revolutionary in its conception and execution, Kill Your Friends truly exploits the opportunity a debut album provides for an artist to create new rules of engagement.


Klaina – Gathering Hardware Sessions ep

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2012 by dk

The long awaited 2nd release for Digital Drop see’s Belgium’s Klaina deliver an excellent Ep of Detroit infused Techno.

“At a young age, Klaina was already influenced by the sounds of Art of Noise, Kraftwerk, Jean Michelle Jarre and Eqinox, but all various forms of synthetic sounds and futurisme heavily influenced him. His excursions into different electronic music styles brought him closer and closer to his search for deep inspirational atmospheric sounds.

Carried by the deeply rooted need for more quality, deep shades and the musical techno background he already experienced as a teenager, Dj Bone easely caught his eye on his remarkable DJ skills as a true producer driven by his inner soul… Klaina soon figured out the difference between good music, bad music and Detroit Techno music.

Since that time he became infected with the Detroit sound and started practising his turntable skills, driven by the need for experimenting, combining and creating his own sound DJ-ing with,3 turntables was the way to push his message through . The need to get his message out there kept on grewing and pulled him into the world of producing. I’ts no wonder he got discovered by Electronic Art Recordings, Subject Detroit, Bastardo Electrico and Etiketa Records requesting him to produce specific tracks to support the labels on its mission…

His DJ-sets are what he stands for, his productions are what he believes in, an expression of his inner world, the urge to give something to people….

Today with both traditional, and electronic instruments Klaina is continuing his own path through the electronic world, Co-hosting and promoting Motorcitysounds radioshow and events in cooperation with Trish Van Eynde.”

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Klaina has released on such labels as Subject Detroit, Bastardo Electrico and Etiketa and is featured on coming release on his own label motorcitysounds (with Trish Van Eynde) had remixes on Soma, Digital Drop and Nice and Nasty (forthcoming).

For his full release on Digital Drop Klaina delivers his trademark sounds – classic Detroit pads and chords with the tightest of Drum programming.

Chemical Brothers – Theme For Velodrome(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 3, 2012 by dk

Terrence Dixon-From the Far Future Pt. 2

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on August 3, 2012 by dk

Twelve years ago Tresor Records released Terrence Dixon’s debut album ‘From The Far Future’ – a personal homage to the art and ancestry of techno, culminating in a discursive and dream-like course through the genre’s many tomes, complete with subtle nods to key protagonists such as Kraftwerk, Derrick May and Juan Atkins. A luminescent and ethereal catalogue of tracks awash with shimmery synths and taught rhythmical programming – that still holds true today, ‘From The Far Future’ made for a stunning first full length that cemented Dixon’s already proven credentials from his Population One work and Utensil Records foundations.

After a string of stylistically rich releases – including another album, ‘Train Of Thought’, this time for Cologne-based label Yore Records – the Detroit native returns to Tresor Records with ‘From The Far Future Pt.2’ – an ambitious, scopey and deeply personal sequel.

“ ‘From The Far Future’ was special in many ways. It’s over 12 years later and seems like yesterday to me, it really does,” says Dixon. “ ‘From The Far Future Pt.2’ is my real life drama playing out before your ears, it has everything on this album that has something to do with where I live. I wanted to make this album as huge as it could be. This is a statement album. A variety of tracks from a minimal point of view.”

Taking the form of a fourteen-track CD and double vinyl LP, with just three overlaying tracks – the bubbly “Fountain of Life”, uplifting “Horizon” and stung out “The Study”, as well as two different versions on the atmospheric builder “Dark City of Hope” – ‘From The Far Future Pt.2’ is a masterful and extensive techno album that alludes to – without relying on – Dixon’s Detroit heritage and affinities. Tracks like the CD’s three dystopic numbers: “Path to Mystery”, “The Auto Factory” and “Lead by Example”, for example, deploy recognisable tropes of techno past, spun into a unique and inherently modern Dixon vernacular. Elsewhere, warm syncopated house (“Self Centered”), wonky jazz (“The Switch”), grainy dub textures (“My Journey Here”) and smoky ambience (“Vision Blurry”) complete this rewardingly heterogeneous CD.

Complementing the headiness of the CD, the eight-track vinyl version of ‘From The Far Future Pt.2’ has been curated squarely with the dance floor in mind, allowing Dixon’s shrewd beat-smithery to come to the fore. From the tough and punchy rhythms of “Light of Day” and “Band Together” to the discordant canters of jangly anthem “Sleight of Mind” and dubby “11th Floor”, there’s something here for any fan of freewheeling and well-versed techno.

Artist Terrence Dixon
Title From the Far Future Pt. 2
Label Tresor Records
Release Date 24 September
Cat. No TRESOR256
Format CD/ LP/ Digital


Self Centered
Dark City Of Hope (Main Mix)
Fountain Of Life
My Journey Here
Path To Mystery
The Switch
Vision Blurry
The Auto Factory
Lead By Example
Blinking & Flashing
The Study