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Podcast 258: Shed
Words: Shawn Reynaldo
Although we’d like to think that every installment of XLR8R’s weekly podcast series features an artist whose work is well worth listening to, we do recognize that not every mix we post will qualify for must-listen status with our entire audience. That being said, this week’s podcast comes from Shed (a.k.a. Rene Pawlowitz), and should be considered an exception to the rule. Fresh off the release of his new album, The Killer, the German producer has put together an exclusive mix, the consumption of which should be required for each and every XLR8R reader. Over the past decade, Shed has been fine tuning his dark and dubby sound, perfecting an aesthetic that’s rooted in techno, but also branches into bits of house, garage, and various other facets of the electronic spectrum. Much of this exploratory work has been done via Shed’s litany of pseudonyms, something he was kind enough to break down for us in detail just a few weeks back. It’s a good thing that he did, because while there aren’t any official Shed productions in the podcast tracklisting (save for a single remix), several of his other aliases do make an appearance. Weaving those contributions together with an interesting assortment of rare, early-’90s cuts and a handful of more current offerings, Shed has assembled a potent hour-long mix that largely consists of thundering warehouse techno. Full of sharp, metallic synths and blunt, cavernous beats, the podcast is surprisingly short on nuance and finely detailed minutiae. In truth, it’s a bit relentless, albeit in a way that’s undeniably immersive and hypnotic. It appears that Shed wants our attention, and he’s certainly got it.
01 Ether “Spiritool” (Phono)
02 Bandshell “Rise Em” (Hessle Audio)
03 The Traveller “A100″ (Ostgut Ton)
04 Maurizio “Ploy (Strategic Mix)” (Maurizio)
05 Basic Soul Unit “Soulspeak (Shed Remix)” (Dolly)
06 True False “Do While” (If Else)
07 Resistor “#32500432″ (Operation Amplified)
08 EQD “#005B” (Equalized)
09 Untold “Caslon” (Hemlock)
10 EQD “#005A” (Equalized)
11 Wax “30303B” (Wax)
12 War Easy Made “#1″
13 Futurhythm “Phuture2″ (Tresor)
14 DJ Joost & Flux “Hydr(o)remix” (Phono)
15 Amanda Splitt “Bearing the Sun” (Pimped)
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NEIL LANDSTRUMM is with no doubt one of the big heroes of techno. With several albums and uncountable singles released on renowned labels like Tresor, Peacefrog and Planet µ, he has definitely written techno history. And this does not even count in his own label Scandinavia, which released music of high prolific techno artists such as Cristian Vogel, Tobias Schmidt, Adam X and many more.
Although having produced his first records in the early nineties NEIL LANDSTRUMM is in no way an old school producer! He has produced a few top notch dubstep records in the last years (released on planet µ) and is just now being one of the producers pushing the boundaries of the post dubstep UK Bass sound and is also being featured on the NONPLUS label being run by no one else but BODDIKA.
For KILLEKILL NEIL has recently delivered a handful of tracks which combine his typical dirty techno sound with the aesthetics of Dubstep and UK Bass. Extremely funky and with a big drop of acid they fit perfectly to the sound of our label. For our podcast series he has offered this massive piece of pure and raw techno recorded live from his machine park.
Check out the release on KILLEKILL:
KILLEKILL 006 | NEIL LANDSTRUMM – NIGHT TRAIN EP (snippets) by KILLEKILL
BUY the record:
KILLEKILL 006 NEIL LANDSTRUMM – NIGHT TRAIN EP (available from 30th Jan 2012)
This playlist is comprised of 32 tracks of some of the most forward-thinking UK music. The music that has been made in the UK in the last year or so has been truly exciting as genre boundaries seem to have been forgotten, and a constant stream of tracks comprised of post-dubstep, future garage, acid techno, techno, and a load of other stuff, way too hard to categorise, looks set to continue coming out of the UK.