This Friday Cyclone Records is organising Dronology 2.0 over at the Kinky Star in Ghent. Massive line-up featuring Ancient Sickness (= Ancient Delay vs Lowdjo), Cédric Stevens vs My Cat Is An Alien (Live - IT), 6SISS, Erratic, Metaphorm & yours truly doing an extra dj-set.
Tonight from 21h until 22h my new project on Discrepant called 'The Atolls' will do a semi-live set on Icarus.fm in Ghent.
The Atolls are Gonzo & Lowdjo, two exploratory djs that defy genre and style by pushing the boundaries of so called world music. Through their live/dj/audio visual shows they aim to deconstruct the rigid structures of folk and world music as well as experimental listening. By pinpointing music styles from all over the world Gonzo & Lowdjo create an ingenious mishmash of (un)popular music mixed with an array of other influences, western or not. Their highly original take on world music has been released on limited edts K7s that sell out instantly.
The aim of the show is to promote two upcoming events in Brussels & Ghent next Tuesday and Friday featuring My Cat Is An Alien, Cédric Stevens and a bunch of other people.. more about that in the coming days. All this is hosted by Cyclone Records.
Icarus radio show is broadcasted every Sunday night between 21-22h at
105.3 Urgent Fm (Ghent), and at midnight on Tuesday night at 106.9 YouFM
(Mons), two Belgian radio stations. Or you can follow their podcasts on
Mixcloud & Soundcloud.
It's been a while since I did something like this..
featuring: Chris Watson, Jürgen Müller, 6SISS, Steve Roden, Demdike
Stare, Peter Green, G.H., Martux_M, Raime, Haxan Cloak, Rashad Becker,
Jim O' Rourke, Wolf Eyes, Bautillus, Andy Stott, Panicsville, Suum
Cuique, Ron Morelli, Aun, Konx-Om-Pax, Yves De Mey, Emptyset & Rene
The festival where I'm playing is all about tributes to Frank Zappa who has his birthday on the 21st, really curious about those Russian bands and their interpretations..
I packed my particle accelerator for a weird mutant set, exploring different territories.. a load of records I hardly get to play in Brussels or any other European cities.. One thing's for sure, I will not be playing any Zappa-tracks ;)
Quite excited about djing for some eminent Russian scientists. The Russian Gods just dropped a bunch of fresh snow here in Moscow so let's hope I get their on time :)
Normally I don't post other people's shit but this is just too good!
One of my favorite labels, dig in
Suum Quique - Kuiper Anomaly (Ascetic Ideals - 2012) The Stranger - Grey Day Drift (Watching Dead Empires In Decay - 2013) G.H. - Earth (Ground - 2011) Miles - Technocracy (Unsecured - 2013) Jack Dice - Sangre Grande (Block Motel - 2012) The Stranger - About To Enter A Strange New Period - 2013) DeepChord Presents Echospace - Sub-Marine (Liumin - 2010) Miles Whittaker - Archaic Thought Pattern 1 (Faint Hearted - 2013) Miles - Infinite Jest (Unsecured - 2013) Vatican Shadow - Operation Neptune Spear Part 2 Live Mix Rehearsal (Ornamented Walls - 2012) Demdike Stare - Dysology (Testpressing #003 - 2013) Miles Whittaker - Status Narcissism (Faint Hearted - 2013) Jack Dice - Mister Frosty (Block Motel - 2012) Andy Stott - Up The Box (Luxury Problems - 2013) Demdike Stare - Misappropriation (Testpressing #001 - 2013) Pendle Coven - Habitual Stress (Habitual Stress - 2007) Demdike Stare - Ishmael's Intent (Elemental: Iris - 2012) Suum Quique - Deus Ex Machine (Ascetic Ideals - 2012) Andy Stott - Dark Details (Passed Me By - 2011) Demdike Stare - Primitive Equitations (Testpressing #002 - 2013) Rainer Veil - Struck (Struck - 2013) Demdike Stare - Collision (Testpressing #002 - 2013) Demdike Stare - Erosion Of Mediocrity (Elemental: Rose - 2012) Andy Stott - Lost and Found (Luxury Problems - 2013) Vatican Shadow - Operation Neptune Spear Part 3 Live Mix Rehearsal (Ornamented Walls -2012)
Following on their success with the first Noise(s) trilogy, Gonzo and
Lowdjo return to the tape format to further delve and twist into the
less known musical genres of our planet. Part 2 of the NOISE(S) series sees the djs explore the booming world
of Dabke and Chaabi by using on location field recordings, street CDrs,
old cassettes, unreleased compositions and impromptu experiments.
The tapes are SOLD OUT in the UK but I still have a some copies lying around, so get in touch if you want some!!
CREPTP08 Dabke Noise(s) by Gonzo
Non-stop 40mins romp through re-arranged Dabke loops. All material
was sourced from field recordings and CDrs purchased in the northern
regions of Jordan.
Tape art made of cave paintings from the ancient city of Petra, Jordan.
CREPTP09 Chaabi Noise(s) by Lowdjo
One long 90mins burst of revolutionary Chaabi from Morocco and
Egypt. Future arabic synth & electro boogie straight from the Cairo.
The release is presented and sold as one bundle of 2xK7s with 130 mins of continuous music across 4 sides. 50 copies
DISCLAIMER: These tapes are a collage mix of several artists and
original compositions from the middle east and North African regions.
Samples are used from 3mins to 3 secs in an experimental mixtape
fashion. To have an exhaustive tracklist of every artist used would be
impossible as a lot of the material was sourced, unmarked, in local
markets. All sales aim to cover production costs and to be re-invested
into the label's activities.