Because best things in life aren't things.
Because we live and we die. Everyday. Anyway.
Andre Bratten – Aegis (Right Click to Download)
6th Borough Project – U know U (Right Click to Download)
Steve Forbert – Cellophane City (Right Click to Download)
Happy Holidays to everyone!
‘No room for you, No fun for me’ Bonus:
Seu Jorge – Oh! You Pretty Things (Right Click to Download)
One of the anthems at Burning Man this year was Primative People(one does wonder the reason for the misspelling) remix of Tale of Us released earlier this year by Permanent Vacation. Exploring a new breed of house infused with psychedelia, the duo provides a kaleidoscope of plucky notes, knee weakening kicks, a massive synth riff that drenches the cerebral pathway with you-know-what…and how can we forget about the yearning. As the desert craves the rain, the mind clashes the body crushing the soul against the flesh.
If you like your kicks served with a little more thump, techno legend Joris Voorn is back at it once again with perfect execution.
Mano Le Tough – Primative People (Tale Of Us Remix) (Right Click to Download)
Joris Voorn – Ringo (Right Click to Download)
Every morning the maple leaves.Every morning another chapter where the hero shiftsfrom one foot to the other. Every morning the same bigand little words all spelling out desire, all spelling outYou will be alone always and then you will die.So maybe I wanted to give you something more than a catalogof non-definitive acts,something other than the desperation.Dear So-and-So, I’m sorry I couldn’t come to your party.Dear So-and-So, I’m sorry I came to your partyand seduced youand left you bruised and ruined, you poor sad thing.You want a better story. Who wouldn’t?A forest, then. Beautiful trees. And a lady singing.Love on the water, love underwater, love, love and so on.What a sweet lady. Sing lady, sing! Of course, she wakes the dragon.Love always wakes the dragon and suddenlyflames everywhere.I can tell already you think I’m the dragon,that would be so like me, but I’m not. I’m not the dragon.I’m not the princess either.Who am I? I’m just a writer. I write things down.I walk through your dreams and invent the future. Sure,I sink the boat of love, but that comes later. And yes, I swallowglass, but that comes later.And the part where I push youflush against the wall and every part of your body rubs against the bricks,shut upI’m getting to it.For a while I thought I was the dragon.I guess I can tell you that now. And, for a while, I thought I wasthe princess,cotton candy pink, sitting there in my room, in the tower of the castle,young and beautiful and in love and waiting for you withconfidencebut the princess looks into her mirror and only sees the princess,while I’m out here, slogging through the mud, breathing fire,and getting stabbed to death.Okay, so I’m the dragon. Big deal.You still get to be the hero.You get magic gloves! A fish that talks! You get eyes like flashlights!What more do you want?I make you pancakes, I take you hunting, I talk to you as if you’rereally there.Are you there, sweetheart? Do you know me? Is this microphone live?Let me do it right for once,for the record, let me make a thing of cream and stars that becomes,you know the story, simply heaven.Inside your head you hear a phone ringingand when you open your eyesonly a clearing with deer in it. Hello deer.Inside your head the sound of glass,a car crash sound as the trucks roll over and explode in slow motion.Hello darling, sorry about that.Sorry about the bony elbows, sorry welived here, sorry about the scene at the bottom of the stairwelland how I ruined everything by saying it out loud.Especially that, but I should have known.You see, I take the parts that I remember and stitch them back togetherto make a creature that will do what I sayor love me back.I’m not really sure why I do it, but in this version you are notfeeding yourself to a bad managainst a black sky prickled with small lights.I take it back.The wooden halls like caskets. These terms from the lower depths.I take them back.Here is the repeated image of the lover destroyed.Crossed out.Clumsy hands in a dark room. Crossed out. There is somethingunderneath the floorboards.Crossed out. And here is the tabernaclereconstructed.Here is the part where everyone was happy all the time and we were allforgiven,even though we didn’t deserve it.Inside your head you heara phone ringing, and when you open your eyes you’re washing upin a stranger’s bathroom,standing by the window in a yellow towel, only twenty minutes awayfrom the dirtiest thing you know.All the rooms of the castle except this one, says someone, and suddenlydarkness,suddenly only darkness.In the living room, in the broken yard,in the back of the car as the lights go by. In the airportbathroom’s gurgle and flush, bathed in a pharmacy ofunnatural light,my hands looking weird, my face weird, my feet too far away.And then the airplane, the window seat over the wing with a viewof the wing and a little foil bag of peanuts.I arrived in the city and you met me at the station,smiling in a waythat made me frightened. Down the alley, around the arcade,up the stairs of the buildingto the little room with the broken faucets, your drawings, all your things,I looked out the window and saidThis doesn’t look that much different from home,because it didn’t,but then I noticed the black sky and all those lights.We walked through the house to the elevated train.All these buildings, all that glass and the shiny beautifulmechanical wind.We were inside the train car when I started to cry. You were crying too,smiling and crying in a way that made meeven more hysterical. You said I could have anything I wanted, but Ijust couldn’t say it out loud.Actually, you said Love, for you,is larger than the usual romantic love. It’s like a religion. It’sterrifying. No onewill ever want to sleep with you.Okay, if you’re so great, you do it—here’s the pencil, make it work . . .If the window is on your right, you are in your own bed. If the windowis over your heart, and it is painted shut, then we are breathingriver water.Build me a city and call it Jerusalem. Build me another and call itJerusalem.We have come back from Jerusalem where we found notwhat we sought, so do it over, give me another version,a different room, another hallway, the kitchen painted overand over,another bowl of soup.The entire history of human desire takes about seventy minutes to tell.Unfortunately, we don’t have that kind of time.Forget the dragon,leave the gun on the table, this has nothing to do with happiness.Let’s jump ahead to the moment of epiphany,in gold light, as the camera pans to wherethe action is,lakeside and backlit, and it all falls into frame, close enough to seethe blue rings of my eyes as I saysomething ugly.I never liked that ending either. More love streaming out the wrong way,and I don’t want to be the kind that says the wrong way.But it doesn’t work, these erasures, this constant refolding of the pleats.There were some nice parts, sure,all lemondrop and mellonball, laughing in silk pajamasand the grains of sugaron the toast, love love or whatever, take a number. I’m sorryit’s such a lousy story.Dear Forgiveness, you know that recentlywe have had our difficulties and there are many thingsI want to ask you.I tried that one time, high school, second lunch, and then again,years later, in the chlorinated pool.I am still talking to you about help. I still do not havethese luxuries.I have told you where I’m coming from, so put it together.We clutch our bellies and roll on the floor . . .When I say this, it should mean laughter,not poison.I want more applesauce. I want more seats reserved for heroes.Dear Forgiveness, I saved a plate for you.Quit milling around the yard and come inside.-Richard Siken
Harkin & Raney – Workin’ & Steamin (Right Click to Download)
Harkin & Raney – Shakes On (Right Click to Download)
R:Hi Kaan, can you tell us about your background and your venture into music?
Kaan Düzarat: Foc edits is a collective music project from Istanbul, started by me Kaan Duzarat and Mehmet Koryurek (Mr. pink). Couple of friends also did some edits for foc edits since 2 years. Ave Astra, Anil Devran and Fattish did some amazing edits under the name foc edits.
i am a studio musician, dj, promoter, label owner from Istanbul and one day I was like ‘ok, like this old pop, or jazz track, whatever.. I need this part but i don’t like that part… let’s extend the part I like to play in my sets.’ and Mehmet joined forces…
He came up with some track ideas from his huge music archive, I also have a rare, mostly turkish folk/phsych records at home and am always digging around.
R: Are the FOC edits being pressed/released ?
Kaan Düzarat: We’ve first shared many free mp3′s on soundcloud.com/focedits then, we had a release last year on a label called 78 records from uk. It’s an ep with two edits called keep on steppin and keep on doing. Foc edits will be a label soon and we’ll be releasing our edits, mostly Turkish ones like Mogollar, Baris Manco, Ozdemir Erdogan, Fikrek Kizilok…and will be on vinyl only
R:Nice looking forward to that.How long have you, personally been producing music and why?
Kaan Düzarat:I started producing in 2000. My first release was in 2004 , played with couple of bands in college.
we use to play punk, rock, grunge, even trash. It was 1994-98 then I went to UK for a year to study English, and it was where I met electronic music, parties, club culture and music
names like fat boy slim and underworld was the bridge between my rock influences like pink floyd, led zeppelin, nirvana when I was in the UK. I played at many parties when I was in the UK, bought my first turntable there and started dj’ing until the radio station dinamo 103.8 started in istanbul, I was only playing at home to friends, collecting records, etc..It was like a school to me. I have my radio show called kompozit there on sunday’s 3pm (turkish time) from 2003-2006 i was working at station’s production room, doing jingles for the radio, operating radio shows, directing music at the same time, then I’ve started my own music production studio in 2006. Since then, i’m doing jingles, sound design for tv/radio ads, remix productions, and doing music with our bands foc edits and falso and hosting 2 shows on dinamo 103.8fm, called kompozit and vesvese on air.
R:How would you describe your own sound? (both as a dj and a producer)
Kaan Düzarat: Vesvese is our label with Arman Akinci, and we have a podcast and party nights under that name. I have many influences from Baris Manco to Moodymann, Neset Ertas to Mogollar, Michael Jackson to Nirvana, Pink floyd, J-dilla, Mulatu Astatke, Rimsky Korsakov and so on..
I can say it is where techno meets jazz and then they go to listen folk/rock and reggae at a pub.
R:haha I like that description
Kaan Düzarat:and swing also
R:I kinda get a similiar vibe from Tornado Wallace as well. Let’s talk nerdy. What is your production setup?
Kaan Düzarat: It’s a mix of both hardware and software but mostly analog synths and drum machines…I just record and mix in the box.
R:I feel like I’ve heard some 707′s on couple of foc edits
Kaan Düzarat:808′s mostly but not the original roland ones. I have an mfb 522 which is an analog clone of 808s.
R:Have you fucked around with Jomox boxes or tempest. they sound pretty decent
Kaan Düzarat:not the tempest, but i tried jomox once…big one! just had a new xoxbox bass line. It’s an 303 clone and sounds huge! acid!
R:It’s pure acid bliss
Kaan Düzarat: Yeah love it. it has 11 more mods on that one
R: With the price of the real vintage synths skyrocketing I feel like everyone’s going with the analog alternatives these days…So how’s your synth rack ? Any favorites you want to mention / Anything on your want-list?
Kaan Düzarat: My first ever beauty is rhodes mark1, a gift from my mother when I got married 6 years ago. Since then i’ve been seeking for real stuff! I have a juno 6, a russian beauty ritm 2; Ritm 2 is a monopohonic little synth with bad ass oscilators from 70s.
dx7, micro korg, little phatty, mfb 522, xoxbox bass line
stomp boxes for live processing such as moogerfooger ring mod.
mxr analog delay, roland space echo 201
I also use acoustic elements like shakers
R: Anything on the want-list?
Kaan Düzarat: I need a mutron stereo phaser pedal, it sounds so big. it’s called bi-phase by mutron
i have their phaser 2 and micro 5 V’s
they have amazing analog character that you can easily feel
some real stuff from 70′s
it’s sound is really distinctive on steve wonders keys
wurlitzer 200 also would be nice
and i need a 16 or 24 channel analog mixer with many auxes, to play live..
to tweak channels by aux send fx
R:What about your performance setup ? Do you play any live stuff as you mix
Kaan Düzarat: I had some experiences on the stage doing live electronics
We have a band called falso. It’s a 3 piece electronica-dub-phsych band.
I play records when I dj and I use usb sticks for unreleased stuff…no more cds
but my live set up would be 2 drum machines, fx pedals, looper, reverb and delay pedals and a 16ch or 24 ch mixer with 6 auxes etc..
R: When you start producing do you have a predetermined sketch of the track in your mind or does the track come out/evolve out of simple ideas as you are producing?
Kaan Düzarat: I sometimes have some little riff or bass groove in my head that I start with, sometimes I start with a sample and from there I process and progress it.
I believe that the ones I finish quickly are the ones that I’m most satisfied with
Sometimes I get stuck and it goes nowhere
R: What’s on Kaan Duzarat’s Ipod lately? Who are some new-comers to the electronic music scene that really excite you ?
Kaan Düzarat: these days, my ipod has many tracks by friends that i met in red bull music academy new york. that was really such an experience to me to meet that beautiful people. also listening to jdillas since a while, mostly instrumentals..
new comers: de la montaigne, kid smpl, pick a piper, louis baker, trancemicsoul are some names i can tell you from the academy…
and also from istanbul; kerem akdag, sarp yilmaz, gantz, kozmonot, sami baha, anil devran, just to name a few new comers from where I live.
some of this guys are close to me, and all of the are nice people, which is much more important than the music itself, I can say that they are not dicks.
We’ll release some of this guys music in the near future on foc edits, and on vesvese.
R: What does the future hold for Kaan Duzarat? What are you focusing on right now and in the long term?
Kaan Düzarat: I have a 2 year old girl which is my present and future including my past. Also I’m focusing on production more than before.I’m moving my studio after 7 years. It will be our base for any music related movement such as our parties, bookings, labels( vesvese and foc edits), my band falso, remixes, originals etc..
We’ve just launched a new sunset event series called orange date. First one was with nicolas jaar band, steve bug, anthony collins and vesvese crew, and was a great evening with nico’s show under sunset! Next one will be in cesme with kyle hall and marcellus pitmann in august 24th. We’re also working on live performance rehearsals of our 3 piece band falso (www.soundcloud.com/falsogotz). In the long term, i hope i’ll be around and i hope i will say ‘ok, that looks fine’, when i look back..
The world knows Frank & Tony (aka Francis Harris and Anthony Collins) as the latest sensation from the hot hot hot label Scissor and Thread, but on the inside, they’re just two boys looking for affection. Their tracks are slow, deep and sexy- Tantric rhythms that’s sure to spur your urge to merge.
Francis Harris – Lostfound (Matthew Herbert’s Let Yourself Go Mix) (Right Click to Download)
Frank & Tony – Worked (Right Click to Download)
Frank & Tony – Rings (Right Click to Download)
Before you go bonus:
Lana Del Rey – Summertime Sadness (MK Lee Foss Cold Blooded Remix)! (Right Click to Download)
Court in session, justice done
I’ll rush into it anyway
Forever is for everyone else
Phoenix – Bankrupt! (Right Click to Download)
Through all of youth I was looking for you
without knowing what I was looking for
or what to call you I think I did not
even know what I was looking how would I
have known you when I saw you as I did
time after time when you appeared to me
as you did naked offering yourself
entirely at that moment and you let
me breathe you touch you taste you knowing
no more than I did and only when I
began to think of losing you did I
recognize you when you were already
part memory part distance remaining
mine in the ways that I learn to miss you
from what we cannot hold the stars are made
-W.S. Merwin – Youth
Magnus Uggla – Sommartid (JLM Retouch)(Right Click to Download)
I’ve been obsessively listening to Kill for Love in which lethargic vocals ache with implicit longing, textures fade in and out coloring a film noir-esque landscape and gritty drumming taints your heart. On the bonus side, we have James Blake with two new tracks performed live. His new album will be out in a couple of days, so here is a sneak peek of what to expect.
More updates coming soon.
Chromatics – There’s a Light Out on the Horizon(Right Click to Download)
Chromatics – Candy(Right Click to Download)
Chromatics – Lady (Right Click to Download)
Chromatics – The Page(Right Click to Download)
Chromatics – These Streets Will Never Look the Same(Right Click to Download)
Chromatics – Birds of Paradise(Right Click to Download)
‘I never learnt to share’ bonus:
James Blake- Retrograde(Right Click to Download)
James Blake- We Are Going Down T’Pub(Right Click to Download)
San Soda’s ESP rework was a limited press on vinyl by We Play House Records(same people that brought us Let’s Go couple of years ago). Due to high demand, 150 copies on circulation sought buyers for more than $1000 on discogs. So what makes this record so special? It is not pretentious and it is stupidly simple (there is no kick drum on the whole track). Slutty high-hats, a bass hit here and there layered on top of lovely vocals. Yes, the heat is definitely on.
Howling is music with soul and Kraviz always manages to get those yearnings right.
Yet the true gem of today’s post is Voices From The Lake. An aural painting of a lush landscapes. Organic techno for the modern psychonaut.
FCL – It’s You (San Soda’s Panorama Bar Acca Version) (Right Click to Download)
Frank Wiedemann & Ry Cuming – Howling (Âme Remix) (Right Click to Download)
Nina Kraviz – Taxi Talk (Right Click to Download)
Voices From The Lake Feat. Donato Dozzy & Neel – S.T. (Vftl Rework) (Right Click to Download)
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