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[Video]: Plastikman – EXhale (Sonar 2014, Barcelona)

July 21, 2014
 

Artist:
Plastikman

 

Title:
EXhale (Sonar 2014, Barcelona)

 

Label:
Mute

 

Related Release:
original version released on album “EX”

 

Websites:
Plastikman
Mute
Mute @ Facebook
Mute Germany @ Facebook

 

Official Video:

 
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out now: Various – Co-Ops Vol.1 [Counterchange Recordings]

July 18, 2014
 

Artist:
Various

 

Title:
Co-Ops Vol.1

 

Label:
Counterchange Recordings

 

Cat#:
COUNTER004

 

Release Date:
17th March 2014

 

Format:
12″ & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1)
Roman Lindau
Beast

A2)
Cassegrain
Nam-Shub

B1)
Savas Pascalidis
NitroGen

B2)
Nubian Mindz
Automaton

 

Press Info:
Introducing Co-Ops Volume 1… COUNTER004 brings together three new artists to the label, Berliners Roman Lindau, Cassegrain and Savas Pascalidis, alongside Counterchange family member Nubian Mindz for this 4 track Various Artists 12”.

The result offers four distinct, expertly crafted techno jams in the classic tradition. Real DJ tools to come back to, that mature with repeat listening. Versatile moments to work into non-linear sets, from four artists who each possess a unique blueprint for club music today.

Counterchange, 2014

 

Listen:

 

Specials:
Roman Lindau – “@ Fachwerk Label Night 01 August 2009, Berghain”

Savas Pascalidis – “NovaFuture Blog Mix”

Cassegrain – “Invite’s Choice Podcast 80″

Nubian Mindz – “Counterchange Artist’s Log 002″

 

Buy Vinyl:
Phonica Records
Red Eye Records
HHV
deejay.de
decks.de
djshop.de
Juno
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Beatport
Goggle Play
iTunes
JunoDownload
more soon

 

Websites:
Roman Lindau
Savas Pascalidis
Cassegrain
Nubian Mindz
Counterchange Recordings

 
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[Mix]: Freddy K – NovaFuture Blog Mix July 2014

July 17, 2014
 

DJ:
Freddy K

 

Tracklisting:
01. Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy
02. Bronski Beat – Hit That Perfect Beat (Extended Version)
03. Dead Or Alive . You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) (Murder Mix)
04. Nitzer Ebb – Murderous
05. Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Love Missile F1-11 (Extended Version)
06. Petra Flurr + Modernista – Biba Butzermann
07. Siouxsie and the Banshees – Red Light
08. Softcell – Tainted Love
09. Joy Division – She’s Lost Control
10. Nitzer Ebb – Control I’m Here (hardcore mix)
11. Nitzer Ebb – Join In The Chant
12. The Sisters Of Mercy – Lucretia My Reflection
13. Psyche – Goodbye Horses (21st Century Immortality Mix)
14. Killing Joke – Love Like Blood

 

Note:
This is a very special mix. No Techno, no house… just EBM, Synth-pop, New Wave stuff. Only Vinyls plus some effects from the mixer but no computer.

Freddy K says: “imagine yourself in a rock club during the friday night where the music go also in other way..”

 

Listen:

Freddy K - NovaFuture Blog Mix July 2014 by Novafuture on Mixcloud

 

Websites:
Freddy K

 
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out now: Marcel Dettmann – Planetary Assault Systems Remixes [MDR]

July 16, 2014
 

Artist:
Marcel Dettmann

 

Title:
Planetary Assault Systems Remixes

 

Label:
MDR

 

Cat#:
MDR13

 

Release Date:
July 2014

 

Format:
12″ & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1)
Apron
(PAS Tubed Mix 2)

A2)
Apron
(PAS The Rhythm Remix)

B1)
Rush
(PAS Deep Release Remix)

 

Info:
Dettmann’s tracks “Apron” and “Rush” remixed by Luke Slater aka Planetary Assault Systems…. Great stuff

 

Listen:
@ Hardwax

 

Fan Video:
“Rush (PAS Deep Release Remix)”

Video created by TechnoArea 51.

 

Recommendations:
Dettmann’s “Seduction” feat. Emika on Ostgut Ton
Dettmann together with Wiedemann “Masse Remixes II” on Ostgut Ton
Dettmann’s mix CD for Fabric London

 

Special:
“BBC Essential Mix April 2014″

 

Buy Vinyl:
Hardwax
Juno
decks.de
djshop.de
deejay.de
Red Eye Records
Techno Import FR
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Hardwax
more soon

 

Websites:
Marcel Dettmann
Planetary Assault Systems
MDR

 

© Photo by Sven Marquardt
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out now: Big Deal – Sakura EP [Mute]

July 15, 2014
 

Artist:
Big Deal

 

Title:
Sakura EP

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
iMUTE519

 

Release Date:
July 2013

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Talk
(Reprise)

02)
Always Boys

03)
Sakura

04)
Figure it Out

 

Press Info (English):
Over the course of their last two albums, London duo Big Deal have been perfecting their distinctive sound – gorgeous, effortlessly infectious melodies and sun dappled hooks wrapping around the bruised vocals and broken hearted lyricism of Alice Costelloe and KC Underwood.

June Gloom, their 2013 album, pointed the way towards SoCal harmonies and bigger production, and now Sakura, their new 4-track EP, explores that avenue in more detail.

‘Talk’, from their debut album Lights Out, was originally a stark, desolate ballad but now gets a grunged up, full band makeover, setting the stall for what’s to come. The single ‘Always Boys’ sees the band deliver their biggest and boldest pop song to date, complete with a nonchalant chorus that sees Costelloe bemoaning her attraction to “boys that play guitar”. And ‘Figure It Out’ which closes the EP in fine style, we see a newly reenergised band soaring towards anthemic new heights.

As an EP in and of itself Sakura is addictive and thrillingly self-contained, but as a stopgap between June Gloom and the next Big Deal record, it is tremendously exciting – a beautiful reminder that this truly unique band can really go anywhere they want the next time around.

 

Press Info (German):
Innerhalb des kurzen Zeitraums von nur zwei Albenveröffentlichungen haben Big Deal zu einem ziemlich einzigartigen Sound gefunden. Überschäumende, ansteckende Melodien und sonnendurchflutete Hooklines umarmen untröstliche vocals und Texte, die direkt aus unser aller gebrochenen Herzen stammen. Die in Kürze erscheinende EP untersucht weitere Details auf jener Avenue…

Nun spielen Big Deal, die weiterhin im Bandformat auftreten (neben KC Underwood und Alice Costelloe sind das Huw Webb und Melissa Rigby von S.C.U.M.), eine Europatournee, die sie – nach einer Reihe von Auftritten im Vorprogramm von Depeche Mode – erstmals nach Deutschland führt

Ihr jüngstes Album “June Gloom” sah KC Underwood und Alice Costelloe ihren zerbrechlichen, mitternächtlichen Sound um Bass und Schlagzeug erweitern: Es ist im Kern ein Bandalbum, ein Rockalbum, das für die Stärke Big Deals steht: Das Talent, mit Stille zu arbeiten, und gleichzeitig starke Hymnen zu schaffen. Und es markiert mit seinen verzerrten Gitarren einen Wendepunkt: sonisch wie lyrisch. Produziert hat Rory Attwell (Veronica Falls, PAWS, Male Bonding). Sakura macht hier weiter, doch atmen die Stücke eine neue fast sommerliche Unbeschwertheit. Große Popsongs! Bald mehr dazu!

 

Listen:
soon

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Always Boys”

 

Buy Digital:
iTunes
7Digital
Amazon
more soon

 

Websites:
Big Deal
Big Deal @ Facebook
Mute
Mute @ Facebook
Mute Germany @ Facebook

 

© Photo by Malia James
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07. August – 31. August 2014: Exhibition “10″ @ Halle Am Berghain, Berlin (Germany)

July 14, 2014
 
 

Event:
10

 

Dates & Time:
07. August 2014 – 31. August 2014 (besides mondays) from 7pm to 11pm (07. August) / from 4pm til 11pm (all other days)

 

Artists:
Norbert Bisky (Painting and object)
Marc Brandenburg (Installation)
Ali Kepenek (Photography)
Sven Marquardt (Photography)
Carsten Nicolai (Object / Projection)
Piotr Nathan (Painting, video installation and object)
Friederike von Rauch (Photography)
Sarah Schönfeld (Object and installation)
Viron Erol Vert (Installation)

 

Location:
Halle am Berghain, Berlin (Germany)

 

Admission fee:
5 EUR

 

Press Info (English):
Berghain celebrates its tenth anniversary at the former heat and power station near Berlin’s Ostbahnhof.

The exhibition “10” at Halle am Berghain with works by various visual artists will be the prelude to the anniversary. This listed space – formerly the teleheating center of the houses on Stalin-Allee (today: Karl-Marx-Allee / Frankfurter Allee) – is in its original condition and is only occasionally open to the general public.

Since the opening of Berghain in 2004, the triumvirate of music, arts and clubbing has been a central aspect and adds up to an entity. Many of the artists involved in the exhibition are closely associated with the club since its launch. Some also know Berghain as their workplace, with close connections and interactions resulting from the relationship with the venue. With the exhibition “10”, Berghain places a special emphasis on these visual artists connected to the club and dedicates the prelude to the club birthday with an homage to them.

Through a programmatic development of cross-platform and cross-cultural projects and event series – see below for an overview – Berghain has left its mark as an institution. In the past, Berghain already invited its staff members to show their works at Halle am Berghain (“ALLE”, 2011). With a natural combination of opera, ballet, theatre, fashion, and Neue Musik, the relationship between club culture, arts production and its aesthetics has been re-shaped constantly. This regular repetition of investigations regarding space, sound, imagery and movement adjusted the relationship to the club by the Berghain-originators as well as the general public.

All of the invited artists understand their projects as a reflection of the specific space and institution. Most of the works for “10” have been developed specially for this occasion. Topics include club culture, the phenomenon of mass, non elitism, cult of the body and tattoos, neoclassicism and the ruinous rawness of the building.

Event @ Facebook
Event @ Resident Advisor

 

Press Info (German):
Das Berghain im ehemaligen Heizkraftwerk am Berliner Ostbahnhof feiert sein zehnjähriges Bestehen.

Auftakt des Jubiläums wird die Ausstellung „10“ mit bildenden Künstlerinnen und Künstlern in der Halle am Berghain sein. Diese denkmalgeschützte Halle, die ehemals das Zentrum der Fernwärmeerzeugung für die Häuser in der ehemaligen Stalin-Allee (heute Karl-Marx-Allee / Frankfurter Allee) bildete, ist nur in großen Abständen öffentlich zugänglich und befindet sich in originalem Zustand.

Seit der Eröffnung des Berghain 2004 ist das Dreigestirn aus Musik, Kunst und Club zentral und verbindet sich zu einer fühlbaren Einheit. Viele der beteiligten Künstler stehen dem Club bereits seit seiner Entstehung nah. Mehrere kennen das Berghain auch als ihren Arbeitsplatz, woraus sich intensive Verbindungen und Wechselwirkungen zwischen ihnen und dem Haus entwickelten. Mit der Ausstellung „10“ rückt das Berghain die mit ihm verwobenen Künstler erstmals ins Zentrum und widmet ihnen den Geburtstagsauftakt. Das Haus versteht die Ausstellung als Hommage an die bildenden Künstler, die bis heute fester Bestandteil der Clubgemeinschaft sind und so wesentlich zur Stimulierung von Sound-, Licht und Raumkonzepten beitragen.

Durch die programmatische Entwicklung von formübergreifenden Projekten und Veranstaltungsreihen (eine Auswahl ist am Ende dieser Pressemitteilung aufgelistet) hat das Berghain aber auch als Institution diverse Akzente gesetzt, unter anderem mit einer Einladung an die Mitarbeiter des Berghain, ihre Werke in der Halle am Berghain zu zeigen. In selbstverständlicher Zusammenführung von Oper, Ballett, Theater, Mode und Neue Musik wurde das Verhältnis von Clubkultur und künstlerischer Produktion neu bestimmt und ästhetische Vorzeichen verändert. Was sich ereignete, waren Raum-, Klang-, Bild- und Bewegungserforschungen, die das Verhältnis der Berghain-Macher zu ihrem Club und natürlich auch die Außenwahrnehmung neu justierten.

Aus den Selbstbewegungskräften des Underground hat sich in zehn Jahren ein Kultur-Cluster entwickelt, der nach wie vor als stabil vertikal orientierte Kathedralenarchitektur in Erscheinung tritt wie auch als dröhnend entrückter Schwarmerzeuger. Hier wird ein Lebensgefühl des Berliner Unzeitgemäßen produziert – wie gleichermaßen reproduziert, das zugleich vielfältige Experimentalformen der Kunst in einem rohen Beton-Szenario herausfordert. Emotional spannungsvoll integriert, muss offen bleiben, was das für die Kunst bzw. für das Raum-Zeit-Kontinuum des Berghain bedeutet, das noch längst nicht seine Entwicklungsphase abgeschlossen hat. Während sich die Konzertveranstaltungen musikalisch von Höhepunkt zu Höhepunkt bewegen, hält das Berghain einen Moment inne, analysiert den Veränderungsprozess und entwirft einen Ausblick in die Zukunft.

Die zur Ausstellung eingeladenen Künstler verstehen ihre Projekte, von denen die meisten speziell für diesen Anlass entwickelt werden, als Reflexion von Ort und Institution. Als Themen werden auf künstlerisch ganz individuelle Weise angesprochen: Clubkultur, das Phänomen Masse, das Anti-Elitäre, Körperkult und Tätowierung, der Neoklassizismus und die ruinöse Rohheit des Gebäudes.

Veranstaltung @ Facebook
Veranstaltung @ Resident Advisor

 

Websites:
Norbert Bisky
Marc Brandenburg
Ali Kepenek
Sven Marquardt
Carsten Nicolai
Piotr Nathan @ German wikipedia
Friederike von Rauch
Sarah Schönfeld
Viron Erol Vert
Berghain
Halle am Berghain

 

© Photo by Frederik Schulz
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out now: Claro Intelecto – Peace Of Mind [Delsin Records]

July 11, 2014
 

Artist:
Claro Intelecto

 

Title:
Peace Of Mind

 

Label:
Delsin Records

 

Cat#:
x-dsr5

 

Release Date:
17th February 2014

 

Format:
blue vinyl, black vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Peace Of Mind (Electrosoul)

02)
Tone

03)
Contact

04)
Signifier

 

Press Info:
Back in March 2003 Claro Intelecto announced his arrival in the electronic world with his Peace Of Mind EP on Ai Records. Now, a decade later, Delsin, the label on which he released his latest LP, is re-releasing it in all its glory. Across four perfectly formed tracks the EP proved Manchester’s Mark Stewart to have a fine grasp on techno, electro and dub, and that he was able to do his own unique things with each.

Arguably the most well known cut from the EP is ‘Peace of Mind (Electrosoul)’, a busy bit of chattery house-come-electro that is wired up with many zithering melody lines and Claro’s trademark lush strings. ‘Tone’ is then a much more frazzled and aggressive bit of techno with raw, slapping percussion, gurgling synth lines and plenty of dystopian electro vibes. ‘Contact’ then settles into a deep, dubby, spacious groove with airy hi hats and a delightful bassline and carries you along effortlessly, and final track ‘Signifier’ closes things out in beautifully serene style with ambient swirling pads, organic synths and a curious bassline that rises and falls like the tide. Seminal stuff that still fetches a high price on Discogs, it was the start of a remarkable career for Claro Intelecto.

 

Listen:

 

Special:
“ENTER.Week 8, Mind (Space Ibiza, August 23rd 2013)”

 

Buy Limited Vinyl:
Delsin Shop
more soon

 

Buy Vinyl:
Delsin Shop
decks.de
deejay.de
Hardwax
HHV
Phonica Records
Clone
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Delsin Shop
Beatport
JunoDownload
iTunes
Google Play
Hardwax
Boomkat
more soon

 

Websites:
Claro Intelecto
Delsin Records

 
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out now: The Acid – Liminal [Infectious | Mute]

July 10, 2014
 

Artist:
The Acid

 

Title:
Liminal

 

Label:
Infectious | Mute

 

Cat#:
???? | ????

 

Release Date:
July 2014

 

Format:
CD, LP & digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Animal

02)
Veda

03)
Creeper

04)
Fame

05)
Ra

06)
Tumbling Lights

07)
Ghost

08)
Basic Instinct

09)
Red

10)
Clean

11)
Feed

 

Press Info:
The Acid will release their exceptional debut album Liminal on July 15th 2014 in the US/Canada via Mute. Infectious Music will release Liminal in the rest of the world July 7th, 2014.

The Acid came together from three separate worlds, joining together through a profound synchronicity. They are globe trotting, Grammy nominated DJ & Producer Adam Freeland, creator of subversive crossover hit ‘We Want Your Soul’, spearhead of a scene and label boss of Brighton’s Marine Parade Records; Californian Polymath Steve Nalepa, whose time is split as a producer, composer, professor of music technology; and Australian, LA based artist and producer Ry X, whose ‘Berlin EP’ was released in late 2013 to softly bubbling acclaim, and who, with his other alter ego as one half of Howling, created an eponymous club smash and toured heavily through 2013’s festival circuit.

Ry and Adam, who had initially met in Australia several years prior, ran into each other at a mutual friend’s party in LA last year. They had both been on recent journeys of personal growth and a deeper exploration into art, which led to them collaborating together at Ry’s property in Topanga Canyon. As luck would have it, Freeland had a session booked with his friend Nalepa at his home studio the very next day, where they birthed the track “Animal” within 24 hours of this kizmetic collaboration. The full-length record was written in one more intensive session at Nalepa’s home studio space.

Quite the feat, but they all maintain this project has in many ways been remarkably effortless. As Nalepa reveals, “in the first couple of songs, we came up with our palette of sound. We had that moment where you realise, ‘we could do a whole body of work like this’.” Freeland continues, “Everything about this process has been very synchronistic. From making music, to getting a record deal: it’s just flowed. The Acid birthed itself.” He goes on, referencing Malcolm Gladwell’s The Outliers, “Things come out of people being in the right place at the right time, but those people have to have done their ten thousand hours’ work on their craft and then hit that moment in time.”

 

Listen:

 

Videos:
“Fame”

“Animal”

 

Buy CD:
Mute
Amazon GER
Amazon FR
Amazon ES
Amazon IT
Amazon UK
Amazon US
WOM
more soon

 

Buy Vinyl:
Mute
Amazon GER
Amazon FR
Amazon ES
Amazon IT
Amazon UK
Amazon US
WOM
HHV
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
iTunes
Amazon
7Digital
Google Play
more soon

 

Websites:
The Acid
Infectious
Mute

 
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out now: Goldfrapp – Tales Of Us (Digital Deluxe Edition) [Mute]

July 9, 2014
 

Artist:
Goldfrapp

 

Title:
Tales Of Us (Digital Deluxe Edition)

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
Li STUMM 356

 

Release Date:
June 2014

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Jo

02)
Annabel

03)
Drew

04)
Ulla

05)
Alvar

06)
Thea

07)
Simone

08)
Stranger

09)
Laurel

10)
Clay

11)
Paper Bag
(Live From Air Studios)

12)
Utopia
(Live From Air Studios)

13)
Clowns
(Live From Air Studios)

14)
Clay
(Live From Air Studios)

15)
Alvar
(Live From Air Studios)

16)
Little Bird
(Live From Air Studios)

17)
Lovely Head
(Live From Air Studios)

18)
Thea
(Live From Air Studios)

19)
Train
(Live From Air Studios)

20)
Strict Machine
(Live From Air Studios)

Video-01)
Stranger

Video-02)
Laurel

Video-03)
Jo

Video-04)
Drew

Video-05)
Annabel

Videos are only available via Amazon.com and iTunes.

 

Info (English):
Digital deluxe edition of Goldfrapp’s recent album “Tales Of Us” inlcuding the recording of the live performance at Air Studios London. More about the album “Tales Of Us”

 

Info (German):
Digitale Deluxe Ausgabe von Goldfrapp’s aktuellem Album “Tales Of Us” mit der Aufzeichnung des Auftrittes in Air Studios London als Bonus. Weitere Infos zum Album “Tales Of Us”

 

Listen:
@ Amazon

 

Videos:
our special for the “Tales Of Us” films

 

Related Releases:
album “Tales Of Us” (physical editions etc)

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
Spotify
Rdio

 

Buy Digital:
iTunes
7Digital
Amazon
Google Play
more soon

 

Websites:
Goldfrapp
Goldfrapp (German)
Mute
Mute @ Facebook
Mute Germany @ Facebook

 
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out soon: DVS1 – Klockworks 13 [Klockworks]

July 8, 2014
 

Artist:
DVS1

 

Title:
Klockworks 13

 

Label:
Klockworks

 

Cat#:
KW13

 

Release Date:
16th July 2014

 

Format:
12″ & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1)
Black Russian

B1)
Creeping

B2)
Spying

 

Press Info:
DVS1, aka Minneapolis-raised Zak Khutoretsky, will release a new Klockworks record on the 16th of July 2014. It will be his third outing on Ben Klock’s label, following acclaimed records in both 2009 and 2011.

DVS1 is not just a techno DJ or producer, when the time is right his sets will gladly diverge into other styles to take the dancefloor where he sees fit, and his studio work too. ‘Black Russian’ sounds DVS1 like in house mode, as dub techno-inspired piano chords repeat to infinity, floating above padded kicks and moving hihats. This is one of the lightest tracks released under the DVS1 alias, but it’s still equipped to create blissful ecstasy when played – a favourite closing track for both DVS1 and Ben Klock.

Flip over to the B-side and it’s back to Zak’s usual tone of dark techno, the style exhibited on his previous two Klockworks 12″s. The eerie bleeps and haunting atmospheres of ‘Creepin’ evolve for seven minutes, driven along by shuffling high-end percussion. It is understated and subtly arranged as a tool, the kind of track DJs rely on to keep momentum building with energy and elegance.

‘Spying’ is another prime example of DVS1′s take on minimalism, it is stripped-down and makes the most of the fewest possible elements. ‘Spying’ cropped up in Ben Klock’s Fabric mix last year, and has been been a staple in his DJ sets; for good reason, it embodies the deep pulse and light/dark contrast of all Klockworks output.

2014 has already provided three stellar DVS1 releases, two on his own label Hush and this. It’s all evidence that this producr’s work in the studio is now on par with his exceptional talent behind the decks, quite a prospect for fans new and old.

 

Listen:

 

Specials:
“Slam Radio – 013 – Recorded live at Berghain”

 

Buy Vinyl:
Juno
Hardwax
deejay.de
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Booking:
Kinetic AM

 

Websites:
DVS1
Klockworks

 

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