woensdag 29 januari 2014

Episode #041 - Dynatron

This episode is a guest mix from Jeppe Hasseriis, the Danish space traveller from Copenhagen who is better known as the producer of Dynatron.
When it comes to 80's/electro/synthwave tunes, Dynatron is probably one of our most favourite acts we have discovered so far and Jeppe kindly agreed to make us a mix when we asked him about the sounds that inspired and triggered him to produce such awesome music himself. He never worked on such a project before, but we were absolutely sure he could deliver such an amazing story like this one turned out to be. Loads of proper nostalgia on this one people, enjoy!!

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dinsdag 28 januari 2014

VA - Prologue Portefeuille 3

The German techno label Prologue has been releasing quality music since their very first release. Focusing on quality rather than on hit potential, they always make us eagerly anticipate every release. Coming up is the third ep in their Prologue Portefeuille series, showcasing three new names from the label’s impressive roster.
The opening track is by Etapp Kyle, an Ukrainian producer/dj who focuses on a somewhat subdued form of techno in ‘Lotos’. The track has an eerie feeling to it, caused by the ambient sounds surrounding the beats, that seem to be held back a bit. An undertow of brooding sensuality gives ‘Lotos’ a sense of mystery that is hard to get away from.

The follow-up track on the A side is ‘Ionization’ by Mod 21, an Italian producer who so far is cloaked in mystery, although this monster of a track might soon propel him to the fore of the techno scene. A modular and ever increasing pulsating throb is steering this track forward till the end, by which time the listener has no idea anymore where he or she is coming from or going to.

The closing track (side B) is probably the strangest one on this ep. Artefakt, a Dutch duo consisting of Robin Koek and Nick Lapien, seem to cater to both ends of the techno spectrum in ‘Twilit’. The bass ne the one hand and an extremely dry snare on the other start closing in on each other and slowly end up filling another up, resulting in quite a funky track. Albeit a funk that is drenched in hypnotism, one of Prologue’s trademarks. A Class A release!

Prologue is releasing the EP on vinyl on the 3rd of February 2014 through Word and Sound distribution and will be available digitally on the 17th of February 2014.

maandag 20 januari 2014

Rogér mixes Series Disko! Nº39

Deathmetaldiscoclub´s Rogér has delivered the next instalment of the Series Disko, ran by our good friends from the Disko Selectors. It´s a perfect example of his skills as a selector, again showcasing the width of his palette. This is a a must-hear for all you electronic lovers out there!!!

dinsdag 14 januari 2014

Antoni Maiovvi - Monoceroticism EP

Flight Recorder, the enigmatic label from Newcastle, returns in full force this month with the release of a new monster ep by none other than Antoni Maiovvi. The British producer is the founder of the Giallo Disco label, with which he aims to deliver 'horror disco' to the world. According to the label itself, horror disco is "an amalgamated genre taking influence from Progressive Synth, Disco, Italo, Electro, EBM, New Beat, House, Techno and the Film Soundtracks of the 70s and 80s." In other words: far fucking out.

Maiovvi's latest effort on Flight Recorder is called 'Monoceroticism' -an ep comprised of four tracks in which he showcases a musical journey through time and the multiverse. Maiovvi kicks off this 4-tracker with an euphoric track called 'Cold Confession'. It remains unclear what exactly is being confessed, but it sure seems to result in exultation and the feeling of being reborn in a smile. What follows is 'The King of Trash'. This track is a weirded out mixture between minimal elektro and chilled out disco and puts us in the most relaxed waiting room right before we take off with the next track. 'Black Flowers' sounds a bit more menacing, as if it urges the listener to move beyond the mundane, to look further. The traveling begins here earnestly and is taken to the next step in closing track 'The Unspeakable Void'. This song sounds as if ghouls are dancing in an interstellar wormhole, functioning as a bridge between our universe and other galaxies. Gregorian chanting performed by alien life forms -Maiovvi here shows to be a master of horror disco indeed.

Flight Recorder is has released the Monoceroticism EP on the 13th of January 2014 through dnp-music on 12" inch black vinyl and is limited to a 250 pieces.

LINK TO JUNO.CO.UK (with audiosamples)

woensdag 8 januari 2014

Episode #040 - Lupe

This week we have Lupe Lambers from Amsterdam on the deathmetal guest series. Lupe kindly offered us to host this witchtape that he made. This is full-on classic disco all the way, both the obscure and the classics in a tightly knotted mix, showing you he rules both the darker and lighter sides of disco magic. Enjoy!