woensdag 30 oktober 2013

Episode #031 - KMTR

We are really happy to have Konstantin Timoshenko on the show this week. Konstantin is orginally from Kazachstan, which was part of the Soviet Union until it's fall in 1991 and currently resides in Sofia, the capitol city of Bulgaria.
He is known for his really tight edits that he shares under the name of KMTR, covering a very wide range of genres. From New Wave to Schlager, from Disco to Synth Pop, this man has an open heart when it comes to music and he's always more than happy to share his finds with others. It was by accident that we stumbled upon one of his amazing classic disco edits and we have been playing most of his treasures ever since.
We couldn't help but pay him our respects in return, by inviting him for a guest mix and spreading the word about his wonderful projects.

Next to running the KMTR project, Konstantin also runs a online blog called Flea Music Paradise, or maybe better known as FMP. He posts all his interesting flea market finds over there and we seriously advise you to visit his blog every now and then, because he is sharing really nice tracks over there on a regular base.
Ofcourse he is also a regular dj in the Bulgarian scene, persuading crowds with his very unique, exotic taste in electronic music.
We are really happy to announce that Konstantin is releasing one of his KMTR edits through the Amsterdam-based label Kidnap Recordings which will be out as a digital file on December the 3rd, through Juno and Itunes etc. He included this crazy track of his in the mix, and it looks like he will be playing some records over here too, we will definetly announce that as soon as we know more about that!

The mix he did for deathmetaldiscoclub is a very fine business card of the sounds that he is all about and we couldn't be more happier with the result. Do yourselves a favor and  check out some of the link below, it is absolutely worth it.
For now, we instruct you to play this one really loud, it is an absolute honor to host such a danceable mix that has this rare kind of quality to it. This is food for the body, this is food for the soul. This is the sound of Konstantin Timoshenko!!!

KMTR on Facebook
KMTR on Soundcloud
Flea Music Paradise Blog
KMTR Re Edits
Kidnap Records

maandag 28 oktober 2013

Antoni Maiovvi - Tapehoarder EP

Craig Bratley's outstanding Magic Feet imprint has been widely known for it's own impressive take on the type of slower-paced dance music championed by artists like Andrew Weatherall and Felix Dickinson these days. Although it has been mosty leaning on the balearic side of the so-called 'nu-disco' genre, the Tapehoarder EP by Antoni Maiovvi probably marks a new era for the label's output.

The first thing that comes to mind is the very uplifting, housey feeling of the opening track, relying heavily on 808 & 909 percussion and claps, makes the track easily classifiable as a peak-time track. It's almost techno, very unusual for the label, but definetly a monster!
Scott Fraser has been on an amazing producing frenzy this year and we are starting to wonder if this guy is even capable of doing wrong. Finding his name on a piece of wax is already worth spending the money on and he delivers the remix on the opening track, taking the track to even further heights with his brutal, phat, trademark sound.

The B-side opens with Maiovvi's very interesting take on minimal techno. Not the kind of over-produced minimal techno that is dominating the clubs these days, but the proper kind hailing from the mid-90's. Combining hypnotising bass with carefully placed synth washes on the higher frequencies and really deep vocals to top things off, makes this a great tool for a very wide range of DJ sets. It's also a great resting point for the EP, as Maiovvi is going full-on again while closing the four-tracker with a really deep and cosmic banger. We have always tried to pick a winner from the releases that we present, but in this case we couldn't. Simply essential!

Magic Feet is releasing 300 copies of the Tapehoarder EP on black 12" inch vinyl through All Ears Distribution on November 4th . Be sure to set your reminders on this one! Samples below.

LINK TO JUNO.CO.UK (with audiosamples)

woensdag 16 oktober 2013

Episode #030 - Disko Selectors

We are really happy to welcome the Disko Selectors to the DMDC podcast for our 30th episode this week. The Disko Selectors are Roi Canda and Javi Deeman from Valladolid, Spain and they've certainly proved themselves as a forced to be reckoned with in the last couple of years. They have been editing and remixing a big batch of tracks this year, which we have been testing with loads of pleasure in the last few months. Their sound is really hard to pinpoint actually, every track has it's very own feeling and, as they state themselves, are a crossover between Nu-disco, deephouse, cosmic sounds, acid, Italo and sometimes balearic disco/house even. They've also done some great mixes in the past for wonderful series like Radio Cómeme, Interstellar Tracks and Electrique.
They host a admirable podcast series too, called the Series Disko! and have hosted an amazing batch of mixes from DMDC-favourites like De Dupe, Flemming Dalum, Svelt and mixes by their own ofcourse. They've just opened their third season for the series and already had a great run so far with mixes by Timothy J. Fairplay, Club Bizarre and Kalidasa.

The Disko Selectors have been releasing some tracks, on labels like Bust A Dub, Mister Mistery and Coquette, and they show no sign of stopping them in the near future, as they have been producing a LOT this year. They have new material coming up on labels like Emerald & Doreen, Hot Elephant and Logical Records, and we are happy to announce that they have their first original track coming up on Bordello A Parigi over the next few months. It is part of a new compilation series for the label called Riviera Disco and the Disko Selectors will be joined by three different artists for the first round of the series. We can't give you any more info on that right now, but it looks like the release will hit the stores somewhere around january.

For the Deathmetaldiscoclub podcast, they decided to do things a little bit different than they are used to. This is their hommage to the golden era of casette, white labels and the DIY-approach from the electronic 80's. These mixes can get a bit difficult for audiences in general, but Roi and Javi have done an amazing job on this, preserving a fine balance between the tracks without getting to arty farty about it. We've never lost attention to this amazing 2,5 hour ride. Loads of classics and re-issued tracks on this one, but also lots of forgotten gems that we've probably never heard if it wasn't for the Disko Selectors.

Check out the links below for more on Disko Selectors and the Series Disko! and a big shout out to Roi and Javi for this fine delivery. It is an absolute delight to host this
badass mix. ENJOY FRIENDS!!!!

http://soundcloud.com/diskoselectors/ on Soundcloud
http://www.facebook.com/diskoselectorsofficial on Facebook
http://diskoselectors.wordpress.com/ on Wordpress

dinsdag 8 oktober 2013

Episode #029 - Spaziale

'Spaziale - Why Must Good Things Come To An End' Mix

We are very honored to present you our next guest for the DMDC-series: Scott Hesselink from San Fransisco, California as Spaziale! Spaziale is one of our biggest finds on the web in the past few months (thank you Yakob Bakker) and his mixes are an absolute sensation when it comes to rare finds and exotic records. He is one of the deepest diggers we've discovered this year and it's a total delight to have him on the show this week, as he doesn't do guest mixes that very often.

Hesselink. Hence the name. One of the main reasons for him to do this mix is his ancestry. His parents were born in Amsterdam and decided to move to the United States in the 70's, so he feels there is a connection between him and the place where we reside.
His Porno Disco series have already gained a cult status among collectors and enthusiasts and he also unleashed a few themed-mixes in the past two years. They are the result of Scott's eternal quest towards forgotten gems from the golden era of funk, soul and disco and every mix he does has a very strong visual aesthetic.
This mix continues that steady course, but ofcourse in typical Deathmetaldisco-fashion, serving us a nice plate full of Disco, Funk, Electro, Rap, Gospel and Freestyle. It is truly a monster!

For more on Spaziale and the world of Scott Hesselink, check out the links below. We heard a few rumours about a Spaziale edits release somewhere in a near future.. He wanted to keep this as a surprise for now, so be sure to keep your eyes on him. ENJOY!!!

https://soundcloud.com/spaziale for Soundcloud
http://www.djspaziale.com/ for his personal website
http://www.discogs.com/user/vos for his Discogs.com account
https://www.facebook.com/djspaziale for his Facebook