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Alva Noto & Byetone collaborate as Diamond Version on Mute

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on June 14, 2012 by dk

Mute are delighted to announce a special collaboration with Raster-Noton: the release of Diamond Version’sTechnology At The Speed Of LifeEmpowering Change on 23 July, the first of a sequence of five 12″ EPs throughout 2012, culminating in an album in 2013.

Diamond Version is a collaborative project between two of the most groundbreaking, experimental and forward thinking creators in modern music, Byetone and Alva Noto.

As joint heads of the German-based label Raster-Noton, and with solo projects Alva Noto (Carsten Nicolai) and Byetone (Olaf Bender), they have been releasing work that spectacularly blurs the lines between the visceral and the conceptual, bridging the gap between gallery and dancefloor.

The release will be supported by audio-visual live performances with featured special guests and the premiere of Diamond Version TV, at Sónar 2012 on Saturday 16 June will feature Atsuhiro Ito.

EP & Download Tracklisting – 12DVMUTE1 / iDVMUTE1
Side 1: Technology at the Speed of Life
Side 2: Empowering Change / Empowering Change (Version)

The forthcoming Modeselektor compilation, Modeselektion Vol.2 out on Monkeytown Records will feature Diamond Versions track, Mode Operator (Beispiel A).

Raster-Noton and Mute have collaborated previously in the past with the Short Circuit Festival at the Roundhouse London in 2011 and the Raster-Noton 15th Anniversary event at Berghain, Berlin.

Diamond Version – Mission Statement


Download:Scuba – Essential Mix – Live @ Sonar (June 2011)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 15, 2011 by dk

Download:Scuba – Essential Mix – Live @ Sonar (June 2011)
Scuba Live @ Sonar June 25, 2011
Boddika ‘Rubba’ Swamp81
Brawther ‘Spaceman Funk (George FitzGerald Remix)’ Secretsundaze
Boddika ‘Windy’
Jon Convex ‘Pop That P’
Deadboy ‘Wish U Were Here’ Numbers
SCB ‘Mace’ SCB
Jichael Mackson ‘Gti’ Stock5
Paul Woolford & Psycatron ‘Stolen’
Joy O ‘Ellipsis’
Maurice Donovan ‘Babeh’ SSSSS
Rod ‘Malmok One’ Klockworks
Scuba ‘Adrenalin’
Beaumont ‘Lucky’ Kinnego
Marcel Dettmann ‘Lattice’ MDR
SCB ‘Loss’ Aus Music
Boddika ‘Acid Battery’
Tommy Four Seven ‘Surma’ CLR
Scuba ‘Feel It’ Hotflush

LuckyMe Presents… Sonar 2010 (video mix)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 17, 2010 by dk

Catch LuckyMe on the Sonar Lab stage with The Blessings, American Men, Mike Slott, Machinedrum, Eclair Fifi, Olivier Daysoul & our secret guest, John Computer, taking to the stage. Also catch other LuckyMe affiliates Hudson Mohawke & Lunice perform at Europes biggest electronic music festival this year.

Spain’s Sonar Fest Headed To Chicago (Sept. 9-11)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2010 by dk

Sonar, Barcelona’s experimental and electronic music festival, is to hold its first event in Chicago between Sept. 9-11.

Sonar was founded in 1994, but since 2002 has held parallel events outside Spain. Its first excursion into the United States was last year, with two events held in Washington and New York. In its early years, Sonar attracted mainly United Kingdom musicians, as well as a strong contingent from Barcelona’s home region of Catalonia.

Sonar says it expects the Chicago festival to become a regular event. The Chicago operation will be promoted together with Bonnaroo promoter AC Entertainment, with the collaboration of the cultural organization Institut Ramon Llull.

Sonar’s aim is to “disseminate the philosophy of the Barcelona festival and adapt it to new cities and formats.” In Chicago, it will present a “multi-disciplinary line-up with an experimental slant,” says Sonar, and will focus on emerging talent and local scenes in both North America and Catalonia.

The Sonar by Day events in Chicago will be held at the Chicago Cultural Center (CCC), and the headquarters of the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. The program will be completed with Sonar by Night shows and sessions.

The line-up will as usual combine some important names and less mainstream and more experimental offerings, and details will be announced in mid-July.

Caribou, Speech Debelle, Pete Tong, LCD Soundsystem, Air, Plastikman, Hot Chip, the Chemical Brothers, Roxy Music and Dizzee Rascal will play the Barcelona event June 17-19.

Since 2002, Sonar has held 24 events around the world, such as Lisbon (2002), Neuchatel (2002), Hamburg (2002-06), Tokyo (2002-2004-2006), London (2002-2005, 2009 and 2010) Rome (2003), Sao Paulo (2004), Lyon (2004), Buenos Aires (2006), and Seoul (2006).

(billboard report)