vrijdag 30 augustus 2013

Alan Backdrop - VR Plan

For their tenth digital release, Prologue Recordings added a new artist to it's roster, called Alan Backdrop. The German label is famous for it's deep, hypnotic take on 4/4 techno, but decided to do things quite differently with this one.
Alan Backdrop's 'VR Plan' is a dark and brooding piece of experimental electronica. The 7-tracker is quite hard to categorise, but hangs somewhere between  ambient and experimental techno.

There is not a real concept between the tracks, every track feels like it stands on it's own as a piece of art. But that's what gives this release it's true power, a fantastic collection of carefully produced tracks with thoughtful sounddesign. 'Honok' is probably our most favourite track here, but the whole release is definetly a keeper.

Prologue will release 'VR Plan' digitally on the 30th of September 2013, but the release will have a exclusive release plan with Beatport, which will be launched on the 16th of September. Fresh release!

donderdag 29 augustus 2013

Episode #025 - DJ TLR

DJ TLR - The Door In The Wall Mix


The 25th mix for the Deathmetaldiscoclub series has been mixed by Jeroen van der Star, aka DJ TLR. TLR has been an important key figure in the electronic scene of the The Hague since the early 2000's. He's been responsible for the infamous Global Darkness forum by himself and also co-owns the Godspill mailorder, a mailorder for anyone who wants to order vinyl records that get supported by the members of the Dutch Westcoast. He's also connected with I-F's Intergalactic FM and Guy Tavares' Bunker Records, but really made a name for himself when he decided to start his own label, Crème Organization.

Crème Organization is more than a label, it's a family. A family with a certain philosophy. Crème Organization grew out of the electro/techno/jungle scene in the '90s squat scenes of The Hague and Leiden and it's mostly about proper old-school electro, dark & gritty house and eerie electronics to techno. Some of the records they have put out sound really dirty & sleazy, but quality is always at the forefront of Crème Organization. They have people like Legowelt, Rude 66, Orgue Electronic and Alexander Robotnick on board and they know exactly when one of their records is a Crème record or when it isn't. TLR and his family aren't about over-produced records. They're all about the quality of the content. It's what makes the label a favourite down here at the office. It's what makes the label a highly succesful label worldwide and it's TLR that can be accounted for.

The label has a few nice things coming up. They have just released it's new single by D'Marc Cantu called Alternate Frequency and are about to unleash new singles by Myriad and Innershades. And if that isn't enough, TLR is about to release a new single through the R-Zone sublabel too! Keep your eyes on that, that stuff is really, really wicked. Until then, we hope you enjoy this 25th mix by DJ TLR and we strongly advise you to have a look at his websites below!

Crème Organization on Soundcloud
Global Darkness
Godspill Mailorder
Crème Organization on Facebook

donderdag 22 augustus 2013

Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92

Big news for the vinyl heads. As of today, R&S will start shipping a full repress of Aphex Twin's 'Selected Ambient Works 85-92'. It's been years since the classic album got it's latest repress, while demand has only grown over time.
Official press kit states: 'We have 70 copies shipping now.... Once those 70 are sold, the vinyl product will be put on pre-sale and orders will ship next week.'

We are expecting that this will sell out over the weekend, so act fast if you want to obtain yourselves a copy.


woensdag 21 augustus 2013

Reza Athar - Bradford's Beach Sunset

Deathmetaldiscoclub-associate Reza Athar launched a wonderful mix to promote the Horizon event that will be taking place on the 6th of September at Doka, Amsterdam's freshest club. Good vibes to compliment the summer of 2013.

For more info on the Horizon event, visit the event page on Facebook

maandag 19 augustus 2013

Mattheis - Isms EP

The Nous'Klaer Audio label is about to release it's first single next month and their debut is from Mattheis' hands. And this 3-tracker EP is definetly a nice start for the Dutch label.
The A-side contains two tracks called Prism 1 and Prism 2. Deep analog sounds combined with really raw & dusty drum tracks. Really great work. The B-side is of another level, a bit more difficult maybe, wonderful stuff, though! We are sure that there are DJ's around who can manage to work this and it's great to see that the label is already showing some balls. Though the opening track on the A-side is the definitive winner for us.

The Isms EP will be released through Clone distribution somewhere in September. Limited pressing of 300 pieces on 12" inch black vinyl, no digital. 
Samples below!

LINK TO CLONE.NL (with audiosamples)

woensdag 14 augustus 2013

Episode #024 - Visconti

We have Visconti on the show this week! Residing in France, Visconti is known for her playful DJ style with a fine balance of joy and music. She always puts selection in front of mixing and that is what we consider an important quality over here at Deathmetaldiscoclub.
Visconti is being represented by Tete D'Affiche from Paris. She's played all the major clubs in France and doesn't shy away from accepting gigs in Berlin, London or Dubai nowadays.
She's also a regular at fashion events for brands like L’Express Style, HTC, Tumi, René Derhy and Vogue bar and chances are that you have spotted her there recently.

We know that there is a bright future ahead of Visconti and advise you to keep an eye on her. In the meantime, enjoy this charming and playful little mix!

maandag 12 augustus 2013

Mark Maenad - Kompleks EP

Deathmetal-associate Mark Maenad is going to release his debut EP through Platinium Records later this month. The package consists of 3 techno oriented tracks.
First track is a typical offbeat stomper, which reminds us of T47's earlier works. Second one is more straightforward with lots of crisp paranoia going on. Our favourite track is the third one, the title track. A steady and bit more subtle quality stomper, loads of reverb and white noise going on.

Platinium Records is going to release the Kompleks EP on September 5th worldwide, but will be available exclusively through Beatport on August 22nd. Digital only!

vrijdag 9 augustus 2013

VA - The Pink Collection

Belgian's finest, Eskimo Recordings, is infamous for putting out amazing releases and the wonderful compilations that came along. We were happy to find a promotional package in our mailbox earlier this week, regarding their upcoming 'The Pink Collection' compilation.
The album features 13 tracks, some exclusive, by artists like Kasper Bjørke, Holy Models, Brynjolfur and Majestique and the running order does a wonderful job on building intensity. Lots of balearic gems on this one again. We couldn't help but pick Ichisan's 'Jugoton' as a definitive favourite.

The compilation marks the beginning of a new series for Eskimo, based on colours. And as Maouris already pointed out, it’s reassuring to find that Eskimo still stands for timeless quality and originality.

Eskimo Recordings will release the 'The Pink Collection' compilation on September 2nd 2013 through N.E.W.S. Distribution and will be available on CD only. Must-have!

woensdag 7 augustus 2013

Episode #023 - the Self

We have a returning guest this week, it's our beloved resident the Self! And he was kind enough to illustrate this mix by himself. So here you go, a personal note from the Self:

'Jagged Remnants of the Journey to the End of the Night'

Time to put the (death) metal in Deathmetaldiscoclub with this set by the Self. Attitude goes a long way. So does love for Music, with a capital M, where the intrinsic quality matters regardless of genre. That is what DMDC stands for. No Borders, no Cadres, no Boundaries.
So dear listeners, blast this music through your speakers and inhale memories of forlorn times. Or just bounce around releasing all your tensions. We'll leave you with this quote by Louis Ferdinand Celine:

“To hell with reality! I want to die in music, not in reason or in prose. People don't deserve the restraint we show by not going into delirium in front of them. To hell with them!”
― Louis-Ferdinand Céline


vrijdag 2 augustus 2013

The Asphodells - Remixed

Rotter's Golf Club will release it's 20th long-player on a double 12" inch next month. A package containing 8 remixes of contemporary artists, reworking the debut album of The Asphodells, the Andrew Weatherall & Timothy J. Fairplay project.
Artists featured on the album are producers like Scott Fraser, Richard Sen and Ivan Smagghe and crosses many different styles, ranging from the usual balearic disco to house and proper electronics to techno. A CD release will add 2 exclusive remixes by Daniel Avery and Group Rhoda.

The Asphodells remixed album will be released 
through Rotter's Golf Club on September 2nd 2013 and will be available in digital formats too.