already available: Peter Gregson – Flow [Cabinbaggage]

 

Artist:
Peter Gregson

 

Title:
Flow

 

Label:
Cabinbaggage

 

Cat#:
tba

 

Release Date:
February 2013

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Frozen
(Piano)

02)
Frozen
(Duet)

03)
Construction

04)
Vapour & Gas

05)
Storm

06)
Liquid

 

Info:
Inspired by water, FLOW is an innovative collaboration of dance, design and music. The Print Room brings together a company of five dancers with a pioneering collective of artists to create this new full length dance experience, staged in the round in an ever-changing waterscape.

Choreographed by Hubert Essakow, designed by Tom Dixon and composed by Peter Gregson, FLOW explores unique properties and different states of water, and reveals the dynamic relationship of mankind to this essential element, the most valuable of commodities.

Recorded and mixed at Studio Mute by Neil Quinlan, October-November 2012.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Recommendations:
“Cello Multitracks” on Nonclassical (w/ Gabriel Prokofiev)
“Gregson Richter Jóhannsson”
“Terminal”

 

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Websites:
Peter Gregson

 

out now: Jaakko Eino Kalevi – Dreamzone EP [Weird World]

 

Artist:
Jaakko Eino Kalevi

 

Title:
Dreamzone EP

 

Label:
Weird World (Domino Records)

 

Cat#:
WEIRD038

 

Release Date:
02nd December 2013

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Memories

02)
Uu Uu Uu

03)
No End

04)
When You Walk Through Them All

 

Info :
Weird World is proud to announce the signing of Finnish artist Jaakko Eino Kalevi.

Already something of a cult figure in Helsinki, where he lives and works part-time as a tram driver, Jaakko’s (pronounced “Yah-koh”) debut release for the label is an alluring introduction to a charismatic artist whose softly psychedelic pop blends funk and folk in an intriguing and highly satisfying manner. A self-taught multi-instrumentalist who is happiest behind the drums, Jaakko plays, sings and produces all his own material. Having released a steady stream of diverse music on local labels for several years, Jaakko has long been considered one of Finland’s most promising young artists and with his signing to Weird World becomes the first ever Nordic artist to work with Domino or its subsidiaries in the label’s 20-year history.

As a taster for his album due next spring, Dreamzone’s four songs take their cues from influences as broad-ranging as Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry (for his “singularity and drive”, explains Jaakko), the “softness and adultness” of singer-songwriter Chris Rea, Finnish composer Jimi Tenor and the hyper-vivid fantasy worlds of the more contemporary Ariel Pink and Connan Mockasin. The result is a hugely enticing window into Jaakko’s world – a colourful, magical place where everything happens in its own time and nature and technology get along harmoniously. The EP’s lead track, ‘No End’, a duet with Helsinki vocalist Suad Khalifa, is an opiated love song tethered to a dubby groove, its cantering rhythm splashed with sax and an unforgettable keyboard solo. Well named, ‘No End’ is one of those tracks that could happily coast on forever.

Equally special, not to say idiosyncratic, ‘Memories’ is a blissed-out psych-funk cut inspired by, Jaakko recalls, an old episode of Ren & Stimpy. “But the song is basically about my bad memory,” he says. The heady swirl of ‘Uu uu uu’ first came to Jaakko in a dream as a child. “For some reason I remember it: the feeling that it’s so bright that I can’t open my eyes. Perhaps it’s about seeing reality as it really is.” Of this impressive quartet, ‘When You Walk Through Them All’ is the one that always turns heads. In Jaakko’s Dreamzone, this becomes a far-out soft-rock number primed for drivetime through endless pine forests. “I think good songs work like an inkblot picture where everybody sees something different,” says Jaakko. “I personally like to have my own meanings and don’t really like when the ‘message’ or idea is too in your face.”

Born and raised in the central Finnish lakeland city of Jyväskylä, Jaakko’s musical journey began in the mid-’90s when, aged 11 or 12, he discovered the progressive metal of US rockers Dream Theater, whose riffs he and a pal would play on guitar. Hip-hop came next and Jaakko learned to make beats using Fruity Loops and a sampler. There followed passionate investigations into reggae, disco, techno and whatever else his friends or the internet happened to introduce to him. “The music scene in my hometown Jyväskylä has been very important for me,” he says. “I’m still involved in music with some of the people I grew up with.”

Jaakko headed south to Helsinki in 2006 for a change of scenery. He applied for various jobs and took up an offer from Helsinki City Transport to drive trams. “It’s very meditative and usually I just let my mind flow,” he says of the work. “I haven’t been doing it that much lately, but I get many ideas for songs when I’m driving, especially early in the morning.”
Between tram-driving and a deep appreciation of dub and reggae, Jaakko has developed a philosophical approach to life. “Reggae has taught me the importance and power of misunderstanding,” he says, “and Werner Herzog’s idea of ‘ecstatic truth’ has been really inspiring for me.”

 

Listen:
@ Amazon GER

 

Full Track Streaming:
“No End”

“When You Walk Through Them All

 

Video:
“No End”

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
Rdio
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Websites:
Jaakko Eino Kalevi
Weird World
Domino Records

 

28th February 2014: Holodeck Opening @ Silver Wings, Berlin (Germany)

 
 

Event:
Holodeck Opening

 

Date & Time:
28th February 2014 at 10pm

 

Line-up:
HOLODECK
Mareena
Nicorus
Por.No
Josia Loos
Hey Joe

3GD
Maurizio Presidente !
Bonfi Haischisch
Eckenbrand
Bylon
Paradox Effects
Abelha Supersónica

 

Location:
Silver Wings, Berlin (Germany)

 

Admission fee:
8 EUR

 

Info (German only):
Willkommen auf dem Holodeck,

Nach langem ziellosen Suchen, wurden Reliquien einer entscheidenden Epoche der Berliner Technogeschichte wiederentdeckt: Das Soundsystem aus dem “E-Werk”.

An einem Ort, an dem früher Rosinenbomber-Piloten und Flughafenpersonal zum Feierabenddrink bei Rock&Roll eingeflogen kamen, wird nun auf dem Holodeck mit Turbosound & Techno in andere Welten gebeamt.

Auf dem zweiten Deck ist die Drei Groschen Disko mit von der Partie mit breakigen, dubsteppigen bis instrumentalen Sound.

Programm starten!

Event @ Facebook
Event @ Resident Advisor

 

Trailer:

 

Listen:
Mareena

Nicorus

Por.No

Hey Joe

Eckenbrand

Bylon

Paradox Effects

Abelha Supersónica

 

Websites:
Holodeck
Silver Wings

 

Trailer:

 

out now: Herla – Her Fellow’s Reluctance [Bare Hands]

 

Artist:
Herla

 

Title:
Her Fellow’s Reluctance

 

Label:
Bare Hands

 

Cat#:
BAREHANDS001

 

Release Date:
01st February 2014

 

Format:
12″

 

Tracklist:
01)
Bold Font Method

02)
Raddled Scriber

03)
Tossing Barrel

 

Press Info (English):
Herla is the collaborative effort of two Austrian producers who´ve tipped their focus of sound towards warm analogue warmth, rugged drums and earthy soundscapes achieved through an amalgamation of analogue hardware.

Bare Hands, the newly formed label of the duo, is dedicated to delivering rough british influenced Techno and other related material. After their debut-release “Shadows of a Conclusion”, Herla themselves are contributing the label’s first EP release, which contains three rugged and driving tracks for connoisseurs of a harder, distorted sound.

The release kicks off with ‘Bold Font Method’, a percussion-driven vibe whose heavy elements and dark synth line are particularly captivating. Nearly seven minutes long, this track fires up the dance floor with its energetic ride and rattling tambourine sounds. The B-side provides two equally compelling numbers. The recurring, darksome and 303-heavy bass line on ‘Raddled Scriber’ lays a solid foundation for the cracking, metallic percussion cadences interspersed with acid sounds. A rough, swaying synth added towards the middle of the track, creates an almost apocalyptic atmosphere.

‘Tossing Barrel’, the second B-side track, is carried by a snappish hi-hat. Aside from its rhythmic elements, this vibe is also distinguished by a combination of a high, short Moog-synth and a deep, coarse bassline, while a down-pitched voice sample gives it a mildly eccentric attitude.

 

Listen:

 

Video:
“Bold Font Method”

Video created by the29nov films.

 

Special:
Grounded Podcast 13

 

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Juno
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Websites:
Herla
Bare Hands

 

out now: XDB – Ganivon EP [Dolly]

 

Artist:
XDB

 

Title:
Ganivon EP

 

Label:
Dolly

 

Cat#:
Dolly 17

 

Release Date:
February 2014

 

Format:
vinyl & download

 

Tracklist:
A1)
Ganivon
(Answer Code Request Remix)

A2)
Ganivon

B1)
Tonik

B2)
Liberty

 

Press Info:
XDB returns on Dolly with the ‘Ganivon’ EP, the follow-up of his excellent ‘Recago’ ep from 2011. XDB is once again delivering the goods, with 3 top-notch contemporary techno tracks filled with his trademark hypnotic melodies, lush strings and solid groovin beats. Favourite is ‘Tonik’ with its classic Detroit-feel and special atmosphere. Berlin/Berghain based Answer Code Request is doing the remix job for ‘Ganivon’, resulting in an effective techno bomb which perfectly combines industrial techno elements with the Dolly feel. ‘Recago’ might have been hard to surpass, but XDB might just have done it. Big!

 

Listen:
@ deejay.de

 

Special:
“Live at Wax´d 21 September 2013 / Dance Tunnel London”

 

Recommendations:
Answer Code Request with “Breathe” on Ostgut Ton
Answer Code Request with “Crack City EP” on ACR

 

Buy Vinyl:
Hardwax
Clone.nl
Juno
deejay.de
decks.de
Phonica Records
Red Eye Records
Chemical Records
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Websites:
XDB
Answer Code Request
Dolly