Tuesday, February 26, 2013

today only: download electronique.it EP for FREE

want an EP packed with moody, atmospheric jams... for free?

some of you might recall that late last year i wrote about the electronique.it label's very nice three-track release, the expression of emotions in man and animals, featuring plant43, valmass and yard. today, and today only, the website/label is graciously offering up a free download of that EP. you can grab it here now! [EDIT: not anymore!]

Saturday, February 23, 2013

dig dig

a lengthy dig through my record collection, as i get ready to record a new mix or three, has uncovered a bunch of tracks i haven't listened to in a while. fortunately, some of them can be listened to online, thanks be to youtube. have a listen if you need a soundtrack for your saturday afternoon...

Monday, February 18, 2013

monday moods: stream a 20-minute collaboration between MURCOF and PHILIPPE PETIT

looking to properly unsettle your monday afternoon? then read on!

some of you might fondly recall the mexican artist murcof, aka fernando corona. over the last decade he's produced an excellent series of solo albums: murcof, utopía, remembranza and cosmos. each album was a unique synthesis of minimalist techno, IDM, ambient and classical music, and each one seemed to go deeper than the one before it. also, take a look at how the first letter of each album title lines up - M, U, R and C - and join me in hoping that two more solo LPs (O and F) will be revealed at some point.

anyway, it looks like he's got a full-length collaboration coming out later this year on the aagoo imprint with french-born experimentalist philippe petit, and the duo are kindly sharing a free stream of the album opener, "the call of circé". it's a 20-minute trip, and (not surprisingly) quite a lush and gloomy one too. have a listen:

Thursday, February 14, 2013

discogs launches new podcast with LUKE VIBERT

if you're a record collector with an internet connection, and you don't live under a rock, you might know what discogs is: perhaps the world's best, most comprehensive music information database and marketplace... and now the website is launching its own podcast. so, who is at the controls for discogs mix 001? it just so happens to be one of my sentimental favorites, LUKE VIBERT! tune in:

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

stream the new DADUB album (for free!)

here's something to occupy your ears - if it hasn't been there already. stroboscopic artefacts stalwarts (and anatomy mix veterans) dadub will put out you are eternity, their debut album, next week. (some of you might recall it's one of ten LPs i'm really looking forward to in early 2013.)

but before the official release, the guys have graciously offered up a full-length stream over at the SA soundcloud page that can be heard for FREE. abstract, beatless soundscapes and colossal techno jams abound... check it out:

... and don't forget, dadub will link up with SA boss lucy, label stalwart xhin (who crafted his own more experimentally inclined anatomy mix back in 2011 as well) and rrose (who cooked up a gnarly remix on the preternity remixes EP) for a stroboscopic artefacts showcase at berghain in berlin this weekend. more details here. go get 'em, team!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

tonight - SMART BAR

one last reminder for TONIGHT: i'll be dj'ing at smart bar here in chicago, opening for marco bailey and karl meier. my set-time is 10pm to 1am (or thereabouts). check out my february RA chart - it's filled with tracks that might just be played tonight. i'm really excited for this... come one, come all!

Friday, February 8, 2013

friday funk: fresh mix from casual violence

coming at you with another quick edition of friday funk...

need some really weird techno to soundtrack your evening? then check it out: a new set from casual violence - who you may recall made this still-stunning anatomy mix back in late 2011. this one, called gestalt, was recorded for subsekt and broadcast on fnoob techno radio earlier this week. tracks from the likes of pan sonic, forward strategy group and silent servant are all put into play on this one. if you know what's good for you, you'll do it to it!

Friday, February 1, 2013

friday funk: RVDS - arabian moon

here's a quickie for you to enjoy this friday afternoon...

RVDS is a german artist with a fairly obvious interest in acid and the moon. (just look at the names of some of his records.) he's a resident dj at the hamburg club golden pudel, and as a producer, most of his tracks have come out through his own label, it's. he's also appeared on terpsiton and, perhaps most notably, the dial sublabel laid. his most recent EP, issued on it's in both vinyl and cassette tape formats, is called arabian moon, and - as the name implies - the title track is a delicious dose of acid-tinged exotica. RVDS has posted that one to his soundcloud page, and you can check it out below...

... and you can find more goodies at his website. happy friday!