About the concept:
Here is the fifty-fourth instalment of our series “abc plays xyz”.
The idea behind it is to ask some DJs/mixing artists if they have an artist or label in mind that they love and would like to use for a mix.
So the approach of each mix is clear: the choosen DJ/mixing artist makes a selection of tracks produced by one artist (and her/his monikers) or released on a label (and its sublabels) and creates a nice mix from it.
Find links to all instalments at our overview. Today we present you Phalanx’ mix of tracks released on label Opal Tapes.
Phalanx, born and currently living in Munich Germany is an artist intertwining different types of high contrast electronic club and non-club music into a mutual context. In this process one can observe complex rhythmic figures paired with memorable melodic highlights, with a preference for nostalgic, melancholic sound textures which draw inspiration from classical music. These recurring themes can be recognized independent of the energy, mood or genre.
Inspired by every artist working from deepest vigor, Phalanx strives to provide the listener with a unique insight to different genres and subcultures. Currently holding a residency at “Rote Sonne” in Munich Germany, he is part of the “EURORAVE” collective. Together with T. Hofer and DJ Köfte, he established “DYNAMIC HUSTLE”, a platform which aims to develop and encourage the diversity in electronic club music and culture.
About Opal Tapes:
Opal Tapes is an English independent record label that releases abstracted forms of house music, techno, and other types of electronic music. Founded by Stephen Bishop (who produces original music as “Basic House”) in 2012 in the small town of Redcar in northeastern England, Opal Tapes is now based in Newcastle, UK. Opal Tapes is well known for releasing its music on cassettes in addition to more popular formats such as vinyl. In January 2013, electronic music magazine Resident Advisor named Opal Tapes its “Label of the Month.”
Text taken from wikipedia
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“Phalanx plays Opal Tapes” (download coming soon)
Phalanx About His Choice:
Opal Tapes was one of the first labels I’ve discovered that had an experimental approach to techno music. With every new release, the label continues contributing to the diversity it stands for. When I started to prepare this podcast by researching the discography, I discovered more unexpected musical styles, for example Ghetto House. Whether Wave, Noise, Ambient, Ghetto House, Experimental, LoFi, Industrial, Glitch, New Club, House or Techno – there is this gloomy, wistful, lugubrious vibe, often linked to partly restrained, partly highly aggressive percussive structures. This wide range of rhythmic varieties gives a lot of scope for dissoluted developments in terms of musical temperaments. I tried to portray and recreate this particular vibe with a personal selection consisting of those admirable pieces of highly cultured electronic music.
01. Emra Grid – Path II
02. Patricia – Hardly Able To Do Anything
03. Emra Grid – Distant Sound And The Dream
04. Coin – Untitled
05. Body Boys – Everything Her
06. Finn McNicholas – Human
07. 1991 – No Hope
08. Body Boys – Hegels Dream
09. Ondness – A Mantra For 2013
10. Evitceles – Intuition
11. Acre – Trial 6
12. Gondwana – Belief Based Blindness
13. P.H.O.R.K. – Infinte Scrolling
14. Stefan Jós – 03
15. Cosmin Nicolae – Autopilot Escapism
16. Cosmin Nicolae – Sector Acuamarin
17. Gultskra Artikler – Distortion
18. Russel E. L. Butler – Teachers
19. Metrist – Assume I Do All On Purpose
20. Gondwana – Quetzalcoatl
21. Lumisokea – Generation Z
22. Evitceles – Exhausted Lust
23. Gondwana – Right Brainer
24. Evitceles – Eva’s Blue Dream