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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)
n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.
Pirupa – Trust feat Bajka (Gregorythme Remix) (Right Click to Download)
Plastikman – Disconnect (Gaiser’s Out Of Touch Mix)(Right Click to Download)
Sistol – Kojo (John Tejada Remix) (Right Click to Download)
Lana Del Rey – Video Games (Joy Orbison Remix) (Right Click to Download)
Losing my edge bonus:
Metro Area – Miura(Right Click to Download)
Time ? Is it really that time again? It seems as if you only just arrived. You’ve done a great deal in a small time span. You’ve done so well, in fact, that I’ve received some interesting offers for your services.
Ordinarily, I wouldn’t contemplate them… but these *are* extraordinary times. Rather than offer you the illusion of free choice, I will take the liberty of choosing for you… if and when your time comes round again. I do apologize for what must seem to you an arbitrary imposition. I trust it will all make sense to you in the course of… well… I’m really not at liberty to say. In the meantime… this is where I get off.
Eats Everything – Jagged Edge (Right Click to Download)
Infinity Ink – Infinity (Right Click to Download)
Solomon – Kackvogel (Right Click to Download)
Lauhaus & Kabale und Liebe – Hiphouse (Right Click to Download)
Come, come, whoever you are.
Wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving.
It doesn’t matter.
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times.
Come, yet again , come , come.
Recondite – Tie In (Right Click to Download)
Fairmont – Gazebo (Original Mix) (Right Click to Download)
Better save your breath for blown out candles Bonus:
… – Let’s Go All the Way (Early Version) (Right Click to Download)
A deep tech-house track with a gentle groovy bass-line and droning synths featuring Diminishing Returns’ Ali Love on vocals. Tech-house at its best.
That Ginger Ponytail, on the other hand, is a tribal organic house track with beautiful unintrusive drops, quirky sounds, chirps and what not. The Dubfire version replaces the organic feel with depth and analog mood swings.
Luca C & Brigante feat. Ali Love – Different Morals (Clockwork Remix) (Right Click to Download)
Davide Squillace & Guti – That Ginger Ponytail (Dubfire Remix) (Right Click to Download)
Davide Squillace & Guti – That Ginger Ponytail (Right Click to Download)
A brief interview with one of the greatest new talents to emerge on the electronic music scene in the last few years, Max Cooper along with a 1 hour live set (featuring tracks from his upcoming Metaphysical EP).
-Can you tell us about your background and your venture into electronic music?
I have been really into electronic music ever since I first heard it as a child, and then actively involved since I started Djing in about 1998. My production venture was more recent, initially starting because I wanted to get more DJ gigs, and now being the focus of what I’m in to.
-How long have you been making music ?
5/6 years I think.
-How would you describe your own sound? How has your sound evolved since you started producing?
I suppose it’s emotive electronic music a lot of the time, but not always. Detailed. I don’t like to put genre names on it, because people around the world have drastically different understandings of what any given genre name means.
-What is your production setup?
Ableton Live, NI Komplete, Piano and Strings sampled instruments, sony Viao laptop, midi keyboard, m-audio soundcard, Genelec 8040 moniters, Akai APC40 and iPad midi control – pretty basic stuff really, the only thing I’ve bothered investing in properly is my monitors. I’d love to have some nice hardware synths but they’re expensive and I’m still developing other areas first, like acoustics and software.
-What are the differences (both production & output) between your own tracks and your remixes ?
The main difference in production would be the initial musical experimentation stage, which is much more drawn out for my originals, with remixes already having this partially defined most of the time. As for the output, I suppose my remixes often have more sampled elements, drumloops, real life samples, whereas my originals are largely synthetic and probably more electronic sounding on the whole. One other thing would be I often go more electronica on my originals, while remix jobs are usually after something more dancefloor.
-Are there any plans for performances in the U.S.?
I played in El Paso recently, and I think I’m in Canada soon, but I’m not sure about my next US date, hopefully soon.
-How do you think the electronic music scene will evolve in the next 10 years?
It’s been fragmenting in to smaller and smaller units recently, with all sorts of new scenes picking up support around the world. I suppose that fragmentation process will continue, as will the explosion of new music out there as more and more people start producing. So more music, more styles, and more variation perhaps.
-What’s on Max Coopers’s I-pod?
Max Richter, Stars of the Lid, Jon Hopkins, Olafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm, EOD, Vaethx, Autechre, Tim Hecker, Apparat, Gareth Clarke, Deaf Center.
-What genre of music would you have produced if you lived 40 years ago?
So the 70s, synthpop!
-What does the future hold for Max Cooper?
I’m just finally getting round to focusing on my album now, where I’m going to drop a lot the constraints that go with producing records for dancefloor use. I’ll maintain the same feeling and approach, but I’m looking forward really letting go and seeing what happens.
Max Cooper Live – Reflections/Contortions 1-Hour Live Set (Right Click to Download)
Dominik Eulberg – Sansula (Max Cooper’s Lost In Sound Remix) (Right Click to Download)
Good Natured – Animal (Max Cooper Remix ) (Right Click to Download)
Au Revoir Simone – Take Me As I Am ( Max Cooper Remix ) (Right Click to Download)
My feelings toward tech-house has always been complicated. On paper, the idea is revolutionary; Blending steady techno rhythms with the soul and accessibility of house should be unbeatable but most of the time the outcome, rather than blending the best of two worlds, is a failed utopia, an unrealized promise. Yet there are times repetition and steady build-ups can enhance the overall emotion of a track and create an overpowered piece of music. This is where today’s songs come in handy. Sei A’s hypnotic remix of Somebody’s Property and Voorn’s Callisto restore one’s faith in tech-house with their pure summer bliss.
“The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer.”
— Edward R. Murrow
German electronic producer Hendrik Weber / Pantha du Prince is known for his melodic arrangements of organized noise. His music is abstract, primitive and devoid from all preconceptions. He is the Jackson Pollock of the techno world exploring psycho-acoustics with abstract expressionist textures and patterns. His latest LP Black Noise is, without a doubt, one of the most original albums of 2010. Technically “black noise” is any sound that has a frequency below human hearing limit; Therefore for us, Black Noise is silence or something we can’t perceive it even though its staring us right in the face. You can grab The Splendour, which is also from the LP Black Noise, from here.
Max Cooper should be on every techno lover’s watch-list. He has a very distinct sound that can be felt through all of his releases. He manages to mix chopped up loops of vocals, deep steady bass with high frequency chaotic beats and still gives the production a clean pure feel. You can grab Max Cooper’s Symphonica from here.
Hot Chip – I Feel Better – Max Cooper Remix (Right Click to Download)
My personal favorite remix from Jori Hulkkonen’s “I Am Dead” release. Hercules & the Love Affair version is also noteworthy.
Vise, a collaboration between Prosumer and Murat Tepeli, is a classic Chicago inspired techno track with a delightful loose feeling.Vise never loses its groovy minimal edge and still manages to not get repetitive.
22 year old Flavio Diaz’s Alysa uses the same recipe, only with a darker atmosphere. Both songs give you exactly what you need to get the party moving. Nothing more, nothing less.
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