Saturday, December 21, 2013

Sat. 21th of December - Dubna, Russia

With great pleasure I can announce that I'll be doing an experimental, avantgardistic set at The Library of The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in the scientific city of Dubna, Russia. 

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 :)

Monday, December 16, 2013

Modern Love Tape by Oblomow

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)

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Noises Part II Gonzo & Lowdjo - Out Now on Discrepant

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.