out now: VCMG aka Vince Clarke & Martin Gore – Spock [Mute]

 

Artist:
VCMG

 

Title:
Spock

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
MUTE475

 

Release Date:
30th November 2011 (digital on Beatport)
12th December 2011 (digital all stores)
19th December 2011 (vinyl)

 

Format:
12″ & digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Spock
(Album version)

02)
Spock
(Edit Select Remix)

03)
Spock
(Regis Remix)

04)
Spock
(DVS1 Voyage Home Remix)

05)
Spock
(XOQ Remix)

Track 04 will be digital-only.

 

Info:
After 30 years working on their respective ongoing music projects, Vince Clarke (Erasure / Yazoo / Depeche Mode) and Martin L. Gore (Depeche Mode) come together for the first time since 1981 as VCMG to release a brand new album preceded by a series of EPs.

VCMG is the fruit of initially tentative discussion and subsequent enthused collaboration where Vince and Martin, both influential as pioneers in electronic music, get to exercise their lifelong love of the genre as the techno inspired VCMG.

As Vince explains: “I’ve been getting into and listening to a lot of minimal dance music and I got really intrigued by all the sounds… I realised I needed a collaborator… so it occurred to me to talk to Martin.”

Says Gore: “Out of the blue I got an e-mail from Vince just saying, ‘I’m interested in making a techno album. Are you interested in collaborating?’ This was maybe a year ago. He said, ‘No pressure, no deadlines,’ so I said, ‘OK’.”

The writing and recording of the album was done in a typically unique way with the pair working alone in their respective studios, communicating only via email, exchanging files until the album was ready. It was in May 2011 that the pair met for the first time to discuss the project when they both performed at Short Circuit presents Mute festival in London.

The album (title to be announced soon) was produced by Vince Clarke and Martin L. Gore and mixed by the influential Californian electronic artist Überzone / Q and will be released in the spring of 2012.

The first release is an EP entitled Spock. EP1 / SPOCK will feature remixes from Edit-Select, aka Tony Scott, the UK DJ / producer and founder of EditSelect Records whose previous remix credits include Speedy J, Death In Vegas and Gary Beck; Regis, British techno musician Karl O’Connor (member of the Sandwell District collective and co-founder of Downwards Records); DVS1, Brooklyn based producer Zak Khutoretsky; plus XOQ, the alter ego of Überzone / Q, who mixed the VCMG album.

EP1/SPOCK will be available initially as a global exclusive on Beatport on 30 November, and then on all DSPs from 12 December with the 12” release following on 19 December 2011.

 

Listen:

 

Trailer:

 

Buy:
MuteBank (vinyl)
MuteBank (digital)
Erasure Shop (vinyl)
Beatport (digital)
7digital (digital)
Juno (vinyl)
JunoDownload (digital)
iTunes (digital)
deejay.de (vinyl)
Amazon GER (digital)
musicload (digital)
soon

 

Websites:
VCMG
Vince Clarke
Martin Gore
Mute
Mute @ Facebook
Mute Germany @ Facebook

 

out now: Marcel Fengler – Sphinx EP [Index Marcel Fengler]

 

Artist:
Marcel Fengler

 

Title:
Sphinx EP

 

Label:
Index Marcel Fengler

 

Cat#:
IMF01

 

Release Date:
October 2011

 

Format:
12″ & digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Knavish

02)
Hidden Empire

03)
Sphinx

 

Info:
Marcel Fengler launches his own label – IMF (Index Marcel Fengler) with a rich, experimental and varied 3 track EP.

Through his numerous releases for Ostgut Ton and Mote-Evolver, or remixes for artists like Skudge or Perc, Fengler has built his own distinct modern techno sound.

Introducing the EP , setting the tone and announcing its intentions, ‘Knavish‘ is a thick, textural and spacious piece of sound design that careers across the audio spectrum with stunning fluidity. Like a seductive opening chapter, it draws us in, yet leaves much for our burning curiosity to discover.

Moving on further off-centre, the churning ten minute adventure of ‘Hidden Empire‘ begins its rumbling ascent in the paranoid depths of Fengler’s more subversive electronic language. Fusing the attitude of punk with the metallic ring of industry, its lively synth play and heavy forward stomp make this a challenging and indeed rewarding find.

Featured on his new ‘Berghain 05‘ mix, ‘Sphinx‘ takes a straighter path into the kind of sensory techno that Marcel is well known for presenting on the Berghain floor. Funky, playfully aggressive, heavily defined and certainly cosmic, a concerto of outer-space tones, static and filtered waves join the racing percussion in tense unison.

 

Listen:

 

Video:

Video created by the29nov films.

 

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

 

Buy Digital:
JunoDownload
Beatport
Amazon
iTunes
Google Play
eMusic
more soon

 

Booking:
Paramount Artists

 

Websites:
Marcel Fengler
Index Marcel Fengler

 

[News]: New MOTOR album on CLR (feat. Martin Gore and more)

Chris Liebing’s label Create Learn Realize (often shorten to CLR) will release the upcoming MOTOR album which featured great artists like Gary Numan, Nitzer Ebb’s Douglas McCarthy, Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore and many more.

There is also a teaser for "Man Made Machine", first single taken from the album and the song that features Mr. Gore. Btw the cat# will be “MOTORBONG1” which refers to the way Mute Records numbered the Depeche Mode singles using “BONG”.

Update 12/2011: For full infos, previews and the video of the single click here

Update 02/2012: For full infos of the album click here

Downloads:
Depeche Mode – Precious (Motor Dub) not any longer available
Motor – 1X1 (Phil Kieran Beatport Mix) not any longer available

Recommendations:
Bryan Black aka Black Asteriod who is a member of MOTOR already released a great EP on CLR plus a remix EP.

Websites:
Motor
Create Learn Realize

out now: Marcel Dettmann – Deluge / Duel [50 Weapons]

 

Artist:
Marcel Dettmann

 

Title: 
Deluge / Duel

 

Label: 
50 Weapons

 

Cat#: 
50WEAPONS016

 

Release Date: 
2nd December 2011

 

Format: 
12″ & digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Deluge

02)
Duel

 

Info:
The year 2011 started with a phenomenal techno record for 50 Weapons. Seems like the year also ends with one.

We are very proud to present the very first 50 Weapons single by Marcel Dettmann. 

2 hard and functional techno tools show the A.T.O.L. member, label runner and constantly touring Berghain DJ from it’s most effective side.

 

Listen:

 

Video:

Video created by the29nov films.

 

Buy:
50 Weapons (vinyl)
Hardwax (vinyl)
Juno (vinyl)
deejay.de (vinyl)
decks.de (vinyl)
djshop.de (vinyl)
zero-inch.com (digital)
beatport.com (digital)
boomkat.com (digital)
junodownload.com (digital)
Clone.nl (vinyl)
more soon

 

Websites:
Marcel Dettmann
50 Weapons

 

[Special]: C3 Festival in Berlin, Essen and Gdansk [23rd November – 3rd December]

 

Event series:
C3 Festival

 

BERLIN

Date & Time:
23rd November 2011, 8pm (doors)

Location:
Berghain

Line-up:
Pierre Jodlowski
Arandel

Date & Time:
24th November 2011, 8pm (doors)

Location:
Berghain

Line-up:
Jacaszek & Silva Rerum
Kwartludium & Sebastian Meissner

Date & Time:
25th November 2011, 7pm (doors)

Location:
Radialsystem

Line-up:
Trio ESJ
Julian Elvira & Jesus Navarro

Date & Time:
26th November 2011, 7pm (doors)

Location:
Radialsystem

Line-up:
Kai Schumacher
Victoire

 

 

ESSEN

Date & Time:
24th November 2011, 6pm (doors)

Location:
Areal C [Kokerei], Mischanlage [C70] @ Welterbe Zollverein

Line-up:
Kai Schumacher
Pierre Jodlowski

Date & Time:
25th November 2011, 7pm (doors)

Location:
Areal C [Kokerei], Salzlager [C88] @ Welterbe Zollverein

Line-up:
Victoire
Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble

Date & Time:
26th November 2011, 7pm (doors)

Location:
Areal C [Kokerei], Salzlager [C88] @ Welterbe Zollverein

Line-up:
Jacaszek & Silva Rerum
Francesco Tristano

 

 

GDANSK

Date & Time:
1st December 2011, 6:30pm (doors)

Location:
St. John’s Center

Line-up:
Jacaszek & Silva Rerum

Date & Time:
2nd December 2011, 6:30pm (doors)

Location:
St. John’s Center

Line-up:
Nemezis (Pawel Mykietyn)
Kai Schumacher
Zeitkratzer

Date & Time:
3rd December, 6:30pm (doors)

Location:
St. John’s Center

Line-up:
Moritz Eggert & Shraeng
Kwartludium & Sebastian Meissner
Hauschka

 

Info:
Classical, “serious” music has been paired by composers with popular material throughout the history of Western music, pushing forward the development of the art form. Examples can be found as early as the Renaissance, where masses were based on the popular tune “L’homme armé”. Modern composers such as Bartók, Janácek, Ligeti and Stravinsky drew inspiration from folk songs or jazz. This tradition continues today with composers drawing inspiration from the sounds resonating in clubs or streaming from electronic music websites. In the work of these composers, the often separate spheres of contemporary classical and electronic club music meld together, creating new musical terrain (“classical” defined as the Western art music tradition, “electronic club” as a general term for a broad spectrum ranging from highly structured – e.g. techno – to atmospheric and free form – e.g. ambient).

Highly successful event series exist where classical music of all eras is played in clubs. But such events often have little to do with current musical developments. Instead, classical and club stand side-by-side, their contact superficial and skin-deep, instead of embracing each other in fertile creative exchange, bringing new art to life. Precisely this new art, born of creative exchange, is what the Club Contemporary Classical Festival is all about: C3 presents new music which falls into the grey zone between the genres of contemporary classical and electronic music. This grey zone is currently an area of extreme creativity and innovation due to the democratization of technology as well as the prevalence and influence of electronic music. C3 offers a showcase platform for this activity, building access bridges between these realms of sound, inviting the audiences in both camps to cross over to the other side and discover.

New interpretations of old structures using modern methods: C3’s festival locations and its musical content share this theme. Post-industrial (Berghain, Radialsystem, Zeche Zollverein) and a former church (St. John’s Center), all are symbolic of the investigation of new possibilities in hitherto undefined terrain. The new musical trend featured in C3 is also as yet undefined. As Kai Müller in Berlin’s leading daily newspaper, the “Tagesspiegel”, and in one of Germany’s most respected weeklies, the “Zeit Online” commented (7 Sept. 2009): “The music of the future is arising in the space between Philharmonic Hall and the Berghain Club: Berlin’s C3 Festival shows the ways in which pop avant-garde and classical music are approaching one another…it’s the music of the future. It hasn’t even yet been named. But the fact that it will one day be in a position to explain the present to us, of that there is no doubt.”

Websites:
C3 Festival