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the watchers – alarm people (collaborative project feat. Speedy J & Brendon Moeller)

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

SFV18_Alarm PeopleSteadfast is proud to present a collaborative project made up of Speedy J and Brendon Moeller. Neither of these artists need introduction. Their contribution to electronic music and club culture is well documented.

These 4 tracks are the result of jam sessions in Speedy J’s Rotterdam studio in May 2012. Inspired by their love of Krautrock and Techno, these tracks possess a spaced out psychedelic and experimental vibe but also maintain grooves that will adequately keep a dancefloor throbbing. Music to immerse oneself in.

artist: the watchers
title: alarm people
Label:Steadfast Records
format: Vinyl + barcode:
SFV18 8 8031961181 0
release date
Vinyl: 4th Feb. 2013
digital: 4th Feb. 2013

vinyl tracklisting:
A1 resonators misted
A2 mastodon resistor
B1 restart moodiness
B2 astonomised


Mute announce the launch of a new label, Liberation Technologies

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2012 by dk


label: Liberation Technologies
artist: King Felix
title: EP 1 – Spring
date: 19th March 2012
format: 12″ / digital


Mute is proud to announce the launch of a brand new label, Liberation Technologies. Following on from Mute’s long tradition of working with innovative artists, Liberation Technologies plans to extend that freedom and vision. Within this remit the label will work with highly distinctive and pioneering electronic musicians, some established, some new.

Citing reference from Mute’s original and continuing statement of intent, the label exists to give space to and encourage artists to experiment and challenge themselves, anonymously if they choose.

Liberation Technologies is headed by A & R man Patrick O’Neill, whose list of associates previous to joining Mute include Actress, T++, Moritz Von Oswald, Joy Orbison, Darkstar and Zomby. As important as the music itself, will be statement design, a commitment to vinyl product and inventive methods of releasing each work. There are also plans to branch out into live happenings in 2012.

The first release on the new label will be the ‘Spring EP’ by King Felix, a producer from Ann Arbor, Michigan who lives in Brooklyn and has also released music as Laurel Halo. ‘Spring EP’ is released on download and vinyl on 19 March 2012.

Says Daniel Miller, “Electronic music is part of Mute’s DNA and history, and this label is the latest expression of that.”

About Mute
Mute was founded by Daniel Miller in 1978, and since then has signed and developed some of the world’s most influential recording artists – including Depeche Mode, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Yazoo, Goldfrapp and Erasure – and become home to a crop of emerging talent and recent signings including Apparat and S.C.U.M.

Whilst maintaining a firmly eclectic roster, from the earliest days of The Normal, Fad Gadget and DAF through to the techno era with artists such as Plastikman / Richie Hawtin and Speedy J, and to the present day with hybrid electronic artists such as Yeasayer and Liars.

Mute also looks after a catalogue of seminal artists such as Can and Cabaret Voltaire.

VCMG (Vince Clarke and Martin L. Gore) – Spock (stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2011 by dk

After 30 years working on their respective ongoing music projects, Vince Clarke (Erasure/ Yazoo/ Depeche Mode) and Martin L. Gore (Depeche Mode) come together for the first time since 1981 as VCMG to release a brand new album preceded by a series of EPs.
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VCMG – Vince Clarke and Martin L. Gore announce details of brand new collaboration -Spock

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on November 21, 2011 by dk

After 30 years working on their respective ongoing music projects, Vince Clarke (Erasure/ Yazoo/ Depeche Mode) and Martin L. Gore (Depeche Mode) come together for the first time since 1981 as VCMG to release a brand new album preceded by a series of EPs.

VCMG is the fruit of initially tentative discussion and subsequent enthused collaboration where Vince and Martin, both influential as pioneers in electronic music, get to exercise their lifelong love of the genre as the techno inspired VCMG.

As Vince explains: “I’ve been getting into and listening to a lot of minimal dance music and I got really intrigued by all the sounds… I realised I needed a collaborator… so it occurred to me to talk to Martin.”

Says Martin: “Out of the blue I got an e-mail from Vince just saying, ‘I’m interested in making a techno album. Are you interested in collaborating?’ This was maybe a year ago. He said, ‘No pressure, no deadlines,’ so I said, ‘OK’.”

The writing and recording of the album was done in a typically unique way with the pair working alone in their respective studios, communicating only via email, exchanging files until the album was ready. It was in May 2011 that the pair met for the first time to discuss the project when they both performed at Short Circuit presents Mute festival in London.

The album (title to be announced soon) was produced by Vince Clarke and Martin L. Gore and mixed by the Californian electronic artist Überzone/ Q and will be released in the spring of 2012.

The first release is an EP entitled Spock. EP1/ SPOCK will feature remixes from Edit-Select, aka Tony Scott, the UK DJ / producer and founder of EditSelect Records whose previous remix credits include Speedy J, Death In Vegas and Gary Beck; Regis, British techno musician Karl O’Connor, member of the Sandwell District collective and co-founder of Downwards Records); DVS1, Brooklyn based producer Derek VanScoten (Radiohead/ Sleigh Bells/ Emancipator); plus XOQ, the alter ego of Überzone/ Q, who mixed the VCMG album.

EP1/SPOCK will be available initially as a global exclusive on Beatport on 30 November, and then on all DSPs from 12 December with the 12” release following on 19 December 2011.


Spock – Album version
Spock – Edit Select Remix
Spock – Regis Remix
Spock – DVS1 Voyage Home Remix
Spock – XOQ Remix

Phil Kieran – Empty Vessels *Out Now* on (Electric Deluxe)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on October 22, 2010 by dk

“Empty Vessels EP” is Phil Kieran’s debut on Electric Deluxe.

Listen at soundcloud
For more than a decade now, Phil Kieran and Speedy J have deeply respected each others music, and shared profound knowledge and interest in pushing music with technology.

When hearing “Empty Vessels” for the first time, Speedy J’s attention was immediately sparked.

The A Side “Empty Vessels” starts off the EP with a stripped down, swinging Groove. Custom subtle, tripped out sounds flavored from Industrial, House, and just straight alien and disturbing origin are shifting, moving and melting this unique techno hybrid.

The B Side “Empty Vessels (Gary Beck remix)” is dedicated to the dance floor in a more traditional form, while far from following a template. A cool groove, dusty bass drum and huge rim shots create a framework for noise build-ups and Gary’s own treatment of the already deranged original sounds. In all weirdness, the mix leaves no doubt about direction: it grabs you with brute uplifting energy and sends you straight to rave heaven.

The Digital version is accompanied by 3 Tools, as customary to any Electric Deluxe release:

Tool 1 by Phil Kieran “Empty Vessels” is opening Phil’s magic tricks box, putting his custom, weirdly vintage sounds at your fingertips to add lot’s of flavor to any mix. Tool 1 by Gary Beck “Empy Vessels Remix Tool 1” is instant rave euphoria. This takes care of all your fat bottom bassdrum and high frequency buildup needs. Tool 2 by gary Beck “Empty Vessels Remix Tool 2” gives you the middle and high frequency bite of his remix, with the distinct vintage feel of the original.

The inspiration behind “Empty Vessels” was to create an “empty” but stark and atmospheric piece of music, living from the space and gaps between the frequenci- es and leaving room for imagination, for breath, for soul.