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Friday, January 03, 2014

Flavor of the Week #1

( ;D --> Douglas J McCarthy project with Cyrusrex, Djmrex.)
Ep 1
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Alek Stark
( ;D --> Alek Stark is today one of the indisputable pioneers of the electro scene in Spain. Alek start his relation with the electro music as b.boy, breakin´ the streets of the downtown of Madrid in 1983. He started to make the first beats in 1988 but he is best known by his releases on Disko B, Transient Force, Last Known Trajectory, Titan's Halo, Interstellar Tracks, Original Street Techno, etc., also by his remixes for Arthur Baker, Newcleus, AS1, Synth Alien, Punx Sound Check/Marc Almond, Honk Kong Counterfeit, Esplendor Geométrico, AndresAndreas, Catherine Vatine... Iron Maiden! You listened to his works in sets of I-F, Dave Clarke, John Peel, Miss Kittin, Electric Indigo, David Carreta, Micronauts, Mick Willis, Tiga, etc...)
Planet Electro (Preview)
Titan's Cycle EP - 808 Syncs in C Minor
I Come From The Future EP

( ;D --> BL/\CK CEILING is the alias of recording artist Dan Ocean, sometime hip-hop, electro and dubstep producer, and collaborator with rapper Quiz. A well-known figure in the local music scene of his native Spokane, Washington, Ocean's latest project BL/\CK CEILING explores the sounds and textures of the emergent Witch House genre.)
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Quinoline Yellow
( ;D --> Luke Williams creates electronic music under the aliases Quinoline Yellow and Tatamax. He records for Skam Records and for his own label Uchelfa Recordings. The band name is borrowed from a pair of chemical compounds, one of which is Quinoline Yellow SS.)
Palisade Mount EP (Preview)
LCC Basement

( ;D --> Dopplereffekt‘s Heinrich Mueller has teamed up with singer/composer Victoria Lukas for a new collaborative audio-visual project, Zerkalo.
This week sees the release of two 12-inch EPs by Zerkalo, both on Clone Records‘ new sub-label Aqualong, dedicated to the legacy of Detroit electro myth-makers Drexciya (of which Mueller, real name Gerald Donald, was almost certainly an active member).
Mueller has never confirmed his role in Drexciya, and since 1995 has been primarily associated with his Dopplereffekt and Arpanet projects. Combining stone-cold Detroit electro/techno sounds and aesthetic preoccupations with, er, eugenics, totalianiarism and particle physics, Dopplereffekt’s wonderfully severe records are pretty much all classics; the Gesamtkunstwerk compilation, first released on International Deejay Gigolos in 1999 and later re-issued by Clone Classic Cuts, is the best introduction to their work. Currently a duo comprised of Mueller and Michaela To-Nhan Bertel, Dopplereffekt remain a shadowy entity but have recently broken cover to play a run of live shows (see picture above) and this month gave their first ever face-to-face interview in The Wire.)

Experiment Zero
And This I Dream
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Happy 2014
Over And Out

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