TAG | Techno
The sonorous shape shifting form of Neil Landstrumm is back, this time coupled with Glasgow’s groundbreaking JD Twitch to once again form Doubleheart for the ‘Roca EP’. These electronic alchemists conjure up rolling chords and a textured complexity from the outset. “Grasso” is deep, lush and soaring. Electro at the core with retro playfulness pushing the boundaries of this uplifting opener. “Crank” melts sounds in a simmering brew of industrialised and digitised House. Beats and melodies are at loggerheads in this powerful piece of scorched machine funk. “Lizard” takes a different route. The tempo is reduced as Heather Craig offers vocals for a work of nightdrive Electro adaptation. Tribal disturbances close the 12. “Fuentes” rumbles forth with a cacophony of beats and samples with an Afrobeat being hijacked by Breakbeats invaders. Doubleheart have set the phazers and aren’t taking prisoners.
Vinyl release: 17-12-2012
Digital release: 10-01-2013
Worldwide distributed by Clone: clone.nl/item25850.html
Podcast 267: Deadbeat
Words: Shawn Reynaldo
Like many of his Canadian techno brethren, Deadbeat (a.k.a Scott Montieth) long ago left his home country and resettled in Berlin. That aspect of his story may not be particularly original, but the course he’s subsequently plotted with his music most definitely is, as Deadbeat continues to innovate while exploring the murky sounds of dub techno. The most recent chapter of that exploration is Eight, his latest LP. Now, just weeks after its arrival, Deadbeat has put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast series. As one might expect, it’s a deep listen, albeit one that’s not without its share of thunderously churning beats. Montieth may be increasingly touting his live show these days, but this mix proves that he hasn’t become a slouch on the DJ front, as he leans heavily on newer cuts and assembles an intricate, nuanced journey full of clacking drums, dubby melodies, and hypnotically swirling rhythms. In sort, it encapsulates what the Deadbeat experience is all about.
01 Kit Clayton “Wshape Revisited” (Background)
02 Voices from the Lake “Drop 2″ (Prologue)
03 Mike Parker “Subterranean Liquid” (Prologue)
04 Terence Fixmer and Claudio PRC “Lunar Forest” (Prologue)
05 Cassegrain “Hyena” (Prologue)
06 Nick Hoeppner “Seaweed (Deadbeat’s Fireweed Remix)” (Echocord Colour)
07 Sigha “Translate 2″ (Hotflush)
08 Deadbeat “Horns of Jericho” (BLKRTZ)
09 Xhin “Asymmetrical Four” (Token)
10 British Murder Boys “In Another Country” (Liberation Technologies)
11 Wishmountain “Radio” (Accidental)
12 Jon Convex “Aversion” (Convex Industries)
13 Barker and Baumaker “Trans_it” (Ostgut Ton)
14 Deadbeat “Punta de Choros” (BLKRTZ)
The original compilation IS NOT MIXED. This link contains a mix of track snippets of the original tracks!
01 Lazer Sword “Toldyall”
02 Mouse on Mars “HYM” *
03 Bambounou “Pixel”
04 Mouse on Mars “PUN” *
05 Lazer Sword “Better From U”
06 Phon.o “Fukushima”
07 Mouse on Mars “imatch”
08 Siriusmo “Doctor Beak”
09 eLan “Piecat Patty” #
10 Anstam “Observing The Patterns”
* taken from the forthcoming CD/2xLP “WOW”
# previously unreleased exclusive
You want to experience what Monkeytown Records is all about? This compilation is an easy and affordable way to find out. Just about 44 minutes of some of the main highlights of the year.
Released by: Monkeytown Records
Release/catalogue number: MTRLN2012
Release date: Sep 28, 2012
The Phantom: THE PHANTOM – EP 2 REMIXES feat. MikeQ, Optimum, BD1982, Sentel, Ultravid (Silverback Recordings) by The Phantom
Released by: Silverback Recordings
Release/catalogue number: SIL012
Release date: May 28, 2012
It’s just so amazing how there can always be so much good music out there and this week there’s no exception. Blinding new beats come thick and fast from Kingthing, Monky, Electronic Explorations, Lenkemz, Fracture, Om Unit and more. The show starts on a deep techy garage bass tip before elevating into some masterful Juke/D&B hybrids. Enjoy
Direct download: http://www.ragandbonerecords.co.uk/
Lots of fine new music this week ranging from downtempo to Juke plus a lil bit of old skool. There’s a hefty preview of the new Lazer Sword album plus new bits from DJ Haus, Frisfo, Kamikaze Space Programme, L-Viz 1990, Cosmic Bridge and Phillip D Kick.
Lots of new cutting edge bass music this week including bits from Untold, Stagga, Lady Grew and previews of the new Lazer Sword album. Plus of course a few classics slabs of Acid House, 2-Step and Hardcore for good measure.