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05 Nov 2011

ZZT – Partys Over Earth

No Comments Electro, Electronic, Featured

On november 7, ZZT will be releasing their first ever album, called Partys over earth. Last week though they also released the track Partys over Los Angeles and a couple of remixes (Turbo 112). This is the Jon Convex version that reflects the vanguard of new-school UK-bass influenced techno.

ZZT – Partys Over Los Angeles (Jon Convex Remix)

Don’t forget to listen to the entire new ZZTalbum by the way!

PARTYS OVER EARTH is relentless, uncompromising Combat Funk. If the new ZZT were a drug, it would be DZZMT. Not the stuff some loser shaman huffs behind the village gas station, but a new-school cut of Freebase Free-Bass that tears out your central nervous system and forces it to dance with the hottest elf you’ve ever seen.

Don’t even try to “share” it. Save your generosity for when you’re reduced to eating Mayan Calendars to survive.

27 Oct 2011

Dave Clarke – Red 2 (Boys Noize Remix)

No Comments Techno, Video

A while back it was said that Red 2, released in 1994 by Dave Clark, would get a complete make-over. As the matter of fact, the whole red series would be re-released on Boys Noize recs. I remember I read somewhere it was going to be released “around winter”.

Note to mr. Dave en mr. Alex: this track has been floating around now for ages. Please bring out a 12″. Thank you.

21 Oct 2011

TKOL 1234567

1 Comment Experimental, Techno

TKOL RMX 1234567, the remix album of Radiohead’s latest work, The king of limbs, has been out in Europe for a week now. I noticed that lot’s of people criticised it and, well,  lot’s of you out there have the opinion that remix albums can’t outshine the original and I agree… in most cases, that is, cause this is something completely different! Artists like Caribou, Nathan Fake, Jacques Greene, Four Tet, Blawan, Modeselektor, Jamie XX and SBTRKT have all given their own interpretation of the tracks of the album. The result: a superb mix of reconstructed Radiohead DNA thrown into a new form with respect to the original feel. Of course, some are going to say that a lot sounds impersonal and that the hype associated with these names is overrated. I say: yes, you have a point – somewhere – but you still got to admit you’ll find at least one track on this album that you’re going to like.
Check out the remix by Modeselektor. It’s best to describe it as a weirdo-ish kind of techno…
Buy the album here.

Radiohead – Good Evening Mrs Magpie (Modeselektor RMX)


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13 Oct 2011

“Bring the past only if you are going to build from it”

No Comments Drum n Bass, Minimal, Techno

Via (“Analog Dead? I think not; ALL zzt casettes almost sold out in the first 2 days. Walkman is the new iPod.” Tiga on Twitter about the latest zzt release on cassette).

Bring the past only if you are going to build from it, someone once said. This post is dedicated to producers that I really respect at the moment. And because of that respect, I’d like to share only some “older” work cause in my opinion if you really like their work, you need to support these guys and buy their new stuff..

Pfirter. Juan Pablo Pfirter is often considered as one of the main icons of the electronic music scene in South America. He’s Argentinian and performs mostly in Argentina and the rest of South America. Although nowadays you can also find him regularly in Berlin and Barcelona. He has releases on Chris Liebing’s label and is played by Sven Väth, Richie Hawtin and Christian Smith.”De A Poco” is the B-side of an EP from 2009. Buy Pfirter EP’s over here.

Pfirter – De A Poco

Dubfire. This guy doesn’t need an introduction anymore of course. He is still able to combine in a brilliant way spanning punk, industrial, new wave, jazz, dub, hip-hop, house and, of course, techno. He appeared on respected labels including Cocoon, Get Physical and Minus. He still is an inspiration for the electronic dance music world and he will hopefully keep delivering the unexpected. Everyone knows Roadkill by now so therefore you can find a more forgotten Dubfire track which was released in 2007. Buy latest Dubfire stuff right here.

Meat Katie & D. Ramirez feat. Odissi – Stop The Revolution (Dubfire Remix)

A. Mochi. A. Mochi is a Japanese producer based in Tokyo. He is one of the few artists from Japan who receives attention from the techno scene around the world. He has been releasing 12 inches since 2006. You can find a track here that appeared on Figure in 2009. The “Black out EP” is often considered as the breaktrough EP of this Japanse producer. Keep an eye on him and try to catch him play when he’s in Europe again! Interested in more A. Mochi? Check out Beatport.

A. Mochi – Black Out (Original Mix)

Time to say something about drum & bass  as well. It’s still waiting for a new qualitative wave of d&b if you ask me. I’m not into the vocal d&b pop which you can hear on every radiostation at the moment. So therefore it’s time to look back and point to drum & bass that could actually move people. First, a tune by DJ Hazard, it appeared in 2008 on the “Machete Bass EP”. This is still a superb track from English producer Hazard! Ok why not, let’s share another one. We’re going back tot 2002 when Ed Rush and Optical were ruling the place. This is the Ram Trilogy remix of Pacman! Enjoy!

DJ Hazard – Killers Dont Die
Ed Rush & Optical – Pacman (Ram Trilogy Remix)

06 Oct 2011


2 Comments Techno, Video

Black Asteroid is the brainchild of Bryan Black. You should know him as the guy behind Motor. He decided to start a new project by the name of Black Asteroid, to showcase an exciting new sound and to re-capture the techno world once more. It was released on Chris Liebing’s CLR label! And he had to say this about it:

Very soon the next day, our whole office in Berlin was dancing and the neighbours were complaining (Chris Liebing)

25 Feb 2011

Les enfants…

1 Comment Electro, Featured, House

Let me start this post by saying “I am sorry”, because I really am. I’ll tell you why.
I was listening to Tiga’s podcast the other day (yeh, I tend to do that from time to time although mostly way too late) and suddenly the guy mumbled something about “Gesafelziehn”, kind of a new talent in the business and he was hyping him a lot too. Then the track started to play and I was actually blown away by it. There was some strange crossover feeling to it (hence the track being backed by usual suspects like Erol, 2mDj’s, Brodinski but also by The Hacker, Miss Kittin, Dj Hell and some guy called Laurent Garnier). Then I remembered I had received a promo e-mail a while back saying something about “Gesavelstiehnn” which I didn’t care to open at the time, so I went back to my inbox and there it was: Cassius – Les enfants (Gesaffelstein remix).
I know…, I’m pretty late with this compared to other sites, therefore my deepest apologies, I am ashamed of myself to put this on an entire week after the release… but still I feel a strong inner urge to share this with you. All you need to know for now is to hit the play button below. For more info about the guy, I refer to other sites because they were earlier with this. Oh yes and kudos to mister Tiga and his podcast (let’s wait for another 14 months now for his next one..).

Cassius – Les Enfants (Gesaffelstein Remix) / I <3 U SO/ Cassius Records, Ed Banger Records


Oh yes, here’s something else that you really need to check out! It’s only a preview but please do remember the name: Julio Bashmore! Will be released on Turbo soon!

ZZT – ZZafrika (Julio Bashmore remix) PREVIEW / ZZafrika remixes/ Turbo

23 Feb 2011

Glasgow Underground returns!

No Comments Minimal, Tech House

We don’t want to become somebody’s property. We don’t want to give up on our liberty. No legs, no eyes, so I walk just because we are told.” That’s what the original vinyl by Mash from 2006 told us. Now, five years later, 90′s house label Glasgow Underground brings out five reworkings of the original tune. It’s also the official return of the label since label owner Kevin McKay got a bit distracted by setting up Heartbeats recs. and Breastfed recs., the latter being the label that signed “motherfucker’s gonna drop the pressure” Mylo. So, the label is back and their first release is an EP featuring remixes of somebody’s Property by Mash.

The remixes include reworkings from Turbo Recordings artist Sei A (deep, kick-heavy, hypnotic), Mash (slow-motion disco), Kevin McKay (synthed-up house), Rob Etherson (jacking) and The Revenge cohort OOFT (tripped-out bass). They’re all strong remixes but we’ve chosen the Sei A remix because it keeps a superb balance between deep, hypnotic and jackin’ techhouse. Glad to have them back and we wish them all the best for 2011!
Buy here!

Somebody’s Property (Sei A mix) / Somebody’s property/ Glasgow Underground