Thursday, 30 January 2014

[[ Elektrobank Guest Mix #01: Costelloe ]]

What is hopefully the first of many is our very first guest mix from Costelloe a.k.a. Subsignal.
Some of you may remember that I mentioned Signal Code Records a couple of months back? (...)
Their fifth release, an EP from the main man himself just hit the decks last week, you can pre-order a copy here as well as from a few other outlets!

'Classic Detroit Techno at its finest given a Chicago twist by Nick Simoncino and Slowburn. Label Boss Costelloe supplied the first two Basic Channel style cuts on the local label under the alias ‘Subsignal’ and has provided here two cuts of classic Detroit. Included on the release is a remix by much talked about producer, Nick Anthony ‘Simoncino’, putting his classic Chicago style signature down alongside Costelloe’s spacey Detroit cuts. Simoncino has racked up an impressive string of releases on top labels such as L.I.E.S., Aesthetic Audio,

Saturday, 18 January 2014

[[ New Releases and a Blurry Christmas Recap ]]

I know my posts have become increasingly random, and I do apologize, my schedule is rather hectic at the moment, an extra long post today to make up for the flakiness.

Well the year certainly got off to a massive start. For three weeks I visited Ireland to catch up and I think it's safe to say I won't be out again for quite some time. It all kicked off with Steffi & Prosumer B2B in Dublin's Twisted Pepper on December 28th, broken up with a bit of Space Dimension Controller in between. It's safe to say that the basement was absolutely heaving that night in what is almost a yearly tradition at this stage. Embarrassingly enough I exchanged a hug with Steffi afterwards only to have us both scream 'Fuck Berlin' rather loudly. I'll blame that one on the copious amount of pints/shots/etc.

Next up was of course NYE. My first ever NYE in Dublin in fact. Despite being from there I have always managed to escape for it. We had bought our tickets weeks in advance for the Discotekken & Bop Gun NYE party and I'm so glad we did, as town was insane. We couldn't even get into the private party for over an hour as almost all of Dublin's underage, chart loving, masses were all queueing for Madison, for some godforsaken reason. The line-up, for Discotekken, not Madison, included some fine Irish talent, such as...

Thursday, 12 December 2013

[ Burial - Rival Dealer ]

It's been a year since we last heard from Burial, a.k.a William Bevan. His last release Truant/Rough Sleeper, came out at the end of 2012, and it's obvious that since then William still hasn't left his bedroom.

'Burial, in recent years, has been welcomed to a secret society. It’s a beta boys club that hates the outside world, and its other members – Aphex Twin and Boards of Canada to name two – are few. That’s right, it’s the Society of Electronic Recluses Fawned Over By Total Fucking Nutjobs.'
Tom Lea - FACT Mag

The EP has received some very mixed reviews, and I'm pretty sure FACT Mag's Tom Lea has had a pretty shite week but I have to say that I like it. Though I suppose you could probably call me one of those total fucking nutjobs that loves Boards of Canada. Anyway, some good news, you can already stream it online! There are a number of uploads on YouTube, but alas for those of you, like me, who are Deutschland based this listening base has been quashed by the ever-wonderful GEMA. Thankfully I did find the EP on SoundCloud so all is not lost. December 16th will mark the release of his latest mind-bending soundscape titled 'Rival Dealer' and the EP will be available on 180g 12" vinyl as well as on CD.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

December Mix

I've been away for far too long I know, and it's been almost seven months since I last attempted a mix. So here I am, and here you are.. please excuse the not so perfect parts, I'm a bit rusty!

Sunday, 27 October 2013

[ Hal Incandenza - Walking on a Wire ]

UPDATE: We finally got a release! Please support the artist by buying this track but for an advance listen, check it out here:

I've been waiting for a release on this track for a year and a half at this stage, in fact until just recently I didn't even know the song was actually called 'Walking on a Wire', it was just labeled as 'Permanent Track' for quite some time. It's not even the kind of music I would lust after normally, but after I heard the Balance 019 mix one night in Galway last year, I was obsessed. I am only writing about this track now due to Henry (Saiz) being incredibly mysterious about it. Having only mentioned it on Facebook once this year. I'm told that the track shall finally be seeing the light of day this November. 

Who knows for sure, Henry's 'Hal Incandenza' moniker has always been pretty illusive. The rip from John Digweed's March 2012 'Transitions' show will have to do for now I guess... 'Mon Henry!

Saturday, 26 October 2013

[Ben Sims & Fabric 73]

Good god look at that track list. Absolutely cannot wait to hear this one.. 

'Prolific, eclectic, and always evolving, Ben Sims' name has been synonymous with quality techno for nearly two decades. His enviable career path mirrors the history of twenty years of popular music in the UK, drifting from hip-hop and reggae into the early days of pirate radio, the peak of acid house, and pummeling hardcore. Sims has always been a precocious listener – in his early teens he would DJ his school's disco parties prior to gaining a reputation as an advanced talent on the rave and club circuit – and his experience is reflected in the timelessness of the selections on fabric 73. Beholden to no specific era or genre beyond the power of their pure transportive grooves, on fabric 73 Sims showcases the restlessly creative selections that continue to make him an essential and inspiring DJ for advanced techno listeners worldwide.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013