woensdag 18 juni 2014

Episode #052 - Tronik Youth

Eclectic mixage from the southeast of the UK this week. We've got mister NEIN records himself - Mr. Neil Parnell from Canterbury, England in the mix. Neil has been on a major roll with his Tronik Youth project in the past 12 months. We first got to know him through Andrew Weatherall's visits to Amsterdam and we've also heard the Optimo guys play some of his records. Earlier this year, he had the honor of doing a mix for the Disko Selectors guys, which was quite amazing. Later, he got in contact with us and offered to do a mix for us, we just couldn't resist. This is the result, a relentless, tight, eclectic mix that really showcases all the sounds that influence him.

donderdag 5 juni 2014

Yør - Lack Of Beeing EP

DJ TLR's Creme Organization returns with a whole batch of new releases after the very succesful 'Innershades remix package'. First up, is this very destructive release by the mysterious Yør, who is, according to the press sheet, a Hamburgian Art School prodigy.

The 'Lack of Beeing' title track opens up with haunting pads that will go on for 5 minutes or so, before it's first bassdrum will kick in. Grainy percussion is layered on top of it's merciless 909 kick, that unveil it's filthy nature straight from the first kick and an amazing overdriven bassline takes that filth even way further. This track clocks in at almost 15 minutes, but it's full of balance, with Legowelt-like pads and harsh, distorted claps and enough variation in the composition to hold a crowd's attention, this will be a personal favourite of us for years to come.

The next two tracks continue very much in the same approach, with crazy, filtered and distorted basslines on 'Unbennant' and filthy, low-pass filtered pads on 'Torn'. While both tracks are absolutely mint, it is a bit of a shame that such genius has to suffer in length due to the limited runtime of the vinyl (they both end around the 3-minute mark).
It's closing track 'Apophis' however, is in a class of his own. It's housey/jackin' vibe is a very big contrast to the rude, indecent and muscular techno tracks that run before it. Such contrasts are always a bit risky on a 4-track compilation, but this track is very much welcome after the horrifying madness and we're sure this pumpin' slo-mo jam will find it's way into lots of DJ bags in the coming months.

The 'Lack of Beeing' EP will be released on June 9th, through the Godspill mailorder and we are sure it will find it's way into your favourite record shop not long after that. Pre-order now, cause this one's a winner!

LINK TO GODSPILL.NET (with audiosamples)

woensdag 4 juni 2014

Episode #051 - Alexander Robotnick

We are absolutely honored to present to you this exclusive mix by Maurizio Dami, aka Alexander Robotnick. A DJ/producer who earned himself a legendary status amongst electronic music and dance music enthusiasts. He's been at the forefront of disco/electro for over 30 years now and has released many, many classic singles that still get tons of airplay these days.
His most notable hit-single is the ever-effective 'Problemes d'Amour' from 1983, but over the years Maurizio really cemented his name in history as an ultra-diverse producer. Especially in the last ten years he proved himself a force to be reckoned with, releasing piles of electro monsters on labels like Crème Organization, Endless Flight and his own Hot Elephant Music imprint.

In this all-exclusive Robotnick mix, he showcases some of his finest works ever made, both released and unreleased. He melts them together in a way that only he is able to, and the result is an extremely tight mix that never ceases to amaze.

We want to thank Maurizio for all his efforts. It truly is an honor, since we are such big fans of his. If you'd like to find out more on Alexander Robotnick visit some of the links below and best of all, enjoy the show!

Alexander Robotnick on Soundcloud
Alexander Robotnick on Discogs.com
Alexander Robotnick on Resident Advisor