hey guys, our buddy and good friend, NT89 from Italy will be playing at Zirca next week. Singapore will be his only Asia stop, so if you’re a big fan of his music, please do turn up and show your support! Zirca’s resident, Inquisitive will be doing the opening set for him. See ya all there!
Meanwhile, checkout this recent video from his Australian Tour.
And this awesome mix for the Australian FBI radio show
One of our favourite acts to watch out for in 2011 provides this week’s podcast – enigmatic French producer Gesaffelstein, demonstrating why we flagged him as a face to remember.
One of the most innovative names in the often-stagnant electro-techno sphere, Gesaffelstein – real name Mike Levy – keeps a relatively low-profile, with only a handful of releases (most recently on Tiga’s Turbo label) but when they hit as hard as the frantic, lasered pulse of ‘Variations’ or the swirling, Hacker-esque ‘Selected Faces’, a handful is all you need.
His Clash mix begins with some uncharacteristically subtle tones (reminiscent of fellow countrymen Zombie Zombie’s creeping Krautrock synths), gradually working its way through minimal club sounds before exploring classic Parisian disco and electro from the likes of Krikor, and then going full-pelt and filthy, with deep, jagged techno from Pan Tone and Bukaddor & Fishbeck
Other artists in Gesaffelstein’s 60 minutes include Magda, an Applebim and Ramadanman collaboration (edited up by Carl Craig) and none other than Kraftwerk.
A selection of tunes which demonstrate the true range and depth of electro, all weaved together by a subtly masterful hand. Keep watching Gesaffelstein, more brilliance is sure to come.
This mix is dedicated to the #PARSH crew and our friends all around the world. Major shouts out to homies, The Beens, Fat & Ugly, Wazabi, NT89, Style of Eye, Lapsap, Sound of Stereo, Shameboy, S-File, Polymath, Modek, Aerotronic, Deface and many more!
3. Our Transient EP is set to release in January 2011.
4. Looking at Australian/Europe Tour in 2011. To book us, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
5. And here’s our December Chart and latest mix tape:
Current Top 10 Chart:
1. Clash The Disko Kids – Transient (Shameboy remix) – Basserk
2. Style of Eye & Magnus – Antidote – Horehaus
3. Fat & Ugly – Indian Giants – Guys N Dolls
4. Harvard Bass – Pruno (Style of Eye remix) – Teenage Riot
5. Mumbai Science – Gold (NT89 remix) – Lektroluv records
6. Para One – Animal Style – BNR Trax
7. Konovalov – Smile Now (Modek remix)
8. Gesaffelstein – Variations – Turbo Recordings
9. Dirty Noise – Punch Balls (Clash The Disko Kids remix) – Ho-Ju
10. Cosmonaut Grechko – All The Time We Were In Love – Uh Oh Disco
Here’s a preview of ZZT’s Vulcan Alarm. Well you can’t really hear much over the constant conversation over the track, but it should give you a rough idea of how it sound like. Don’t get your hopes up on it being released anytime soon though!
Finally some new stuff from the Don! His new EP is available now digitally and will get a limited edition vinyl on 5th of July on Mental Groove Records.
The EP contains four tracks which are all BOMBS! Pending between old school techno and dancefloor bangers, you’ll probably hear that a lot in clubs this summer!
Already supported by tastemakers as diverse as Sinden, Brodinski, Tekilatex, Laurent Garnier, James Holden, Digitalism, Malente, Tiga, Boris Dluglosh, Daniel Haaksman, Alex Gopher, Shir Khan, Hrdvsion & Congorock.
1. Intro + Whatever
3. All About (Free Download)
4. Riminology + Outro
If one wonders what the distinct Homework sound is then much is to be found in their past aesthetic representation. When these two youngsters started messing around with turntables, back in 2007, they used to perform in immaculate white shirts and raven black ties. And even though longtime Dutch partners in musical crime Tom Waist and Zip Stolk have left this iconography behind, they still emanate an sense of clear-headed playfulness. Behind this swagger lies a wide-raging love for contemporary dance music that always comes in handy in the ever changing spheres of house music. Especially now that the genre is turning to ever stranger and/or vintage sources of inspiration with the likes of Round Table Knights, Jesse Rose, Renaissance Man, Claude Vonstroke and Mowgli, whom the duo draw much of their inspiration from.
After years of hunting for the freshest and most innovative sound, the two boys from Amsterdam really found their path when, in 2009, they hooked up with their friends The Heykids (“the kings of the Amsterdam underground scene”) to organize what is now considered as one of the most innovative and revered club nights in Amsterdam: TAFKAF. The night focused on the newest house sound: a unique amalgam of a deep minimal set up combined with an ‘anything goes’ hip-hop approach to sampling everything from Eastern chanting to Gypsy strumming. TAFKAF was the first party to present Amsterdam to the aforementioned ‘midget’ sound and its relevant players, bringing the city such talent as Solo (UK), Justin Martin, Renaissance Man and the New Judas crew. During those precious nights Homework saw their true calling. The realization of innovation overtook them. Since then they’ve always been looking for an innovative advance to music, sifting their way through trends and genres with the greatest of ease, always with a keen sense of class, style, aptitude and madness.
Much of their evolution as artists can be seen in their ever-changing production work. After long and hard work on a varied oeuvre of different material, the boys got catapulted into the international house scene through the release of their widely supported ‘Fissa Tune EP’ on Exploited and the accompanying hype surrounding the title track ‘Fissa Tune’, which, through consistent appraisal from the likes of Brodinski and Jesse Rose, found its way to many a chart and dj set.
Things are looking bright as a summer morning for the two youngsters and it seems their star can only rise to even greater heights. One thing is certain: wherever dance music goes, Homework will have found their way there, one step ahead of the hype, waiting for you to follow.
Homework – Fissa Tune EP (Exploited Records)
1. Fissa Tune
3. I Got One (You’re It)
4. I Got Two
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