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out soon: Sterac – Different Strokes [Mote-Evolver]

April 25, 2015
 

Artist:
Sterac

 

Title:
Different Strokes

 

Label:
Mote-Evolver

 

Cat#:
MOTE042

 

Release Date:
18th May 2015

 

Format:
12inch & digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Stroke 1

02)
Stroke 2

03)
Stroke 3

03)
Stroke 4

 

Press Info:
Having both been on the scene for over twenty years, Mote Evolver’s founder Luke Slater and Dutch producer Steve Rachmad are considered veterans of the techno scene – both outlasting the genre’s various dips and flourishes in popularity. This considered, Rachmad’s debut on Mote Evolver seems all the more highly anticipated. Operating under his STERAC guise, Rachmad’s inaugural contribution to the label comes in the form of four hypnotic, rolling drum-machine experiments.

Rachmad’s formula across the EP is a spartan, uncluttered one. Even the track titles (Stroke 1 – 4) suggest he has taken some pains not to complicate proceedings unnecessarily, instead letting the music stand for itself. In the wrong hands the use of Roland 808’s can feel like a tired cliché when it comes to techno, yet Rachmad’s manipulation of the tool is nothing short of masterful. There is a buoyancy to his thudding rhythms, filtered hats shuffling effortlessly above raw 4/4 pulses. This trait is defined right from the offset – ‘Stroke 1′ marching forward steady and resolute. As with the rest of the release, the track has an abstract quality to it – the elements are processed heavily; filters and stereo-delays a common feature.

Across ‘Stroke 2′ even the synths used feel hazy and out of focus, jutting forward between Rachmad’s stuttered rhythms. This and ‘Stroke 3′ both have a celestial space-age feel, like a satellite being gracefully travelling across the orbit. The EPs closer on the other hand, ‘Stroke 4′, is incontestably rooted to the dancefloor. Devoid of melody, the track is a frantic percussive workout, jagged claps and ticks jutting out between Rachmad’s booming low-end.

As a whole, the EP maintains a perfect balance between holding a consistent theme, whilst still offering plenty of twists and turns along the trip. It is perhaps little wonder Rachmad’s STERAC project has been garnering much acclaim in recent years – this EP in particular revealing a focus and clarity that only comes with years of experience.

 

Listen:
@ deejay.de

 

Special:
“TRAX.127″

 

Recommendations:
EP “Distane” by Psyk on Mote-Evolver
EP “The Eyes Themselves” by Planetary Assault Systems on Mote-Evolver

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
soon

 

Buy Vinyl:
deejay.de
decks.de
Juno
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Booking:
AD Booking

 

Websites:
Sterac aka Steve Rachmad
Mote-Evolver
Mote-Evolver @ Facebook

 

© Photo by Krijn van Noordwijk
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[Download]: Ben Frost – Rare Decay

April 22, 2015
 

Artist:
Ben Frost

 

Downloadable Track:
Rare Decay

Download hosted by Ben Frost on Soundcloud.

 

Label:
Mute

 

Related Release:
Previously only available on Japanes edition of the album “A U R O R A”

 

Websites:
Ben Frost
Mute
Mute @ Facebook
Mute Germany @ Facebook

 
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[Video]: Du Blonde – Black Flag

April 21, 2015
 

Artist:
Du Blonde

 

Title:
Black Flag

 

Label:
Mute

 

Related Release:
upcoming album “Welcome Back To Milk”

 

Websites:
Du Blonde
Mute
Mute @ Facebook
Mute Germany @ Facebook

 

Video:

 
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[Streaming]: Alva Noto – Xerrox Isola

April 17, 2015
 

Artist:
Alva Noto

 

Track:
“Xerrox Isola”

 

Label:
Raster-Noton

 

Related Release:
the forthcoming album “Xerrox Vol. 3″

 

Websites:
Alva Noto
Raster-Noton

 
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[Video]: Arca – Sad Bitch

April 16, 2015
 

Artist:
Arca

 

Title:
Sad Bitch

 

Label:
Mute

 

Related Release:
album “Xen”

 

Websites:
Arca
Arca @ Facebook
Mute
Mute @ Facebook
Mute Germany @ Facebook

 

Video:

 
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17th April 2015: Moments @ Arena Club, Berlin (Germany)

April 15, 2015
 

Moments

 

Event:
Moments

 

Dates & Time:
17th April 2015 at 11.59pm

 

Location:
Arena Club, Berlin (Germany)

 

Admission fee:
10 EUR

 

Line-up & Time Table:
00:00 -02:00 I/Y
02:00 – 04:30 Stanislav Tolkachev
04:30 – 06:30 Christopher Joseph
06:30 – end I/Y
the29nov films visuals

 

Info:
Moments was created in 2012 and saw over the last 4 years its different residents play along guests such as French phenomena Voiski, Italian master of hypnotic loops Dino Sabatini and Gerberei’s mainstay Ron Albrecht to name some.

Making a techno party with personality has always been our motivation, and we are very excited to invite this time Ukrainian genius Stanislav Tolkachev and Flexxseal’s talent Christopher Joseph in Arena for a night where we will try to create moments you won’t forget.

Event @ Facebook
Event @ ResidentAdvisor

 

Listen:
I / Y

Stanislav Tolkachev

Christopher Joseph

 

Videos:
I / Y – “Primary”

Stanislav Tolkachev – “I’m Not A Number”

Christopher Joseph – “Wide Awake”

Videos created by the29nov films.

 

Recommendations:
“Moments EP” on I/Y Music
I/Y’s latest EP “Objection” on Dynamic Reflection
first release by I/Y
Modularz 8 w/ track by Stanislav Tolkachev

 

Websites:
Moments
Arena Club

 
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[Video]: Midimúm – Morning Tears

April 14, 2015

© Photo by Jürgen Mayer
 

Artist:
Midimúm

 

Label:
Antime

 

Related Release:
compilation “ANTIME v.01″

 

Recommendation:
album “Nowhereland” by Spur w/ 1 track featuring Martin Steer aka Midimúm

 

Websites:
Midimúm
Antime

 

Video:
“Morning Tears”

 
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[Live Set]: To Rococo Rot – Boiler Room In Stereo

April 10, 2015
 

Artist:
To Rococo Rot

 

Notes:
To Rococo Rot in the Boiler Room … “In Stereo”. Live in December 2014

 

Listen & Watch:
“Boiler Room In Stereo ”

 

Websites:
To Rococo Rot
Boiler Room

 

© Photo by Jens Soellermann
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[Video]: The Soft Moon – Wasting

April 9, 2015

© Photo by Dennis Shoenberg
 

Artist:
The Soft Moon

 

Label:
Captured Tracks

 

Related Release:
the album “Deeper

 

Websites:
The Soft Moon
Captured Tracks

 

Video:
“Wasting”

 
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out soon: Lockertmatik – Lockertmatik #005 [Lockertmatik]

April 8, 2015
 

Artist:
Lockertmatik

 

Title:
Lockertmatik #005

 

Label:
Lockertmatik

 

Cat#:
Lockertmatik005

 

Release Date:
May 2015

 

Format:
12″

 

Tracklist:
A1)
Lock 5.1

A2)
Lock 5.2

B1)
Lock 5.3

B2)
Lock 5.4

 

Press Info:
….

 

Listen:

 

Specials:
“Lock Cast 001″

 

Recommendations:
“MDR Compilation” with track “1st.StmNT” on Marcel Dettmann Records
track “M_Lock 4″ on “MDR 14.1″

 

Buy Vinyl:
soon

 

Websites:
Lockertmatik @ Facebook
Lockertmatik

 

© Photo by Stephan Schindler
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