Thirteen years ago, in October 2006, one of my DJ mixes was part of the (long discontinued) DJs Anonymous series. Quite a trippy affair revolving around melodic bangers from Stephan Bodzin, Thomas Schumacher, Extrawelt and the like. Your browser does not support the audio element. Download link
Kinetic audiovisual laser stuff.
Great landscapes, great videography, some nice waves, and some truly extreme conditions.
Old, but gold: This short film was published on the old version of this blog already, before the rebuild. Today it’s still very fresh and exciting, both in respect to the animation skills and the underlying message. Gotta love the end…
“All manner of dub, flowing from the oceanic stylings of the opening cut to the mid-way point’s deep atmospheres and the closing cut’s floating pads—all of which are underpinned by deep low-slung grooves.” Via XLR8R.
Immersive video mapping experience inside Montreal’s Notre Dame cathedral.
Hypnotic quality as usual from Sebastian Mullaert. But what really hits the mark is the vocal sample in this Wa We Wu track, taking you on a meditation on the willingness to give up hope.
A Strangely Isolated Place shares a great recollection of some of the Ambient, Downbeat and mellow Electronica goodness that made 2018 another year of fantastic new music.
Gotta love industrial sounds in modern dance music. Gourski & Appel take an old idea to the next level and present a 7-minute track made exclusively from sounds sampled in a dock setting. The result is intriguingly catchy, and the music video that comes with it intriguingly hypnotic.
One hour of mellow dopeness.
“I recorded a mix for Resident Advisor stringing together an hour of danceable club tracks without any kick drums. I’ve been playing a lot of this stuff in my sets over the last few years and have been meaning to record a mix like this for a while.” Quite an exciting approach. Even more so…
One hour of music that has been resonating with my soul during these past years, most of which I spent in the close proximity of great bodies of salt water.
Nice shots of nice waves, ridden in true style. Nice boards. Nice soundtrack. Also some pretty big fish.
No risk of anyone talking before the first coffee takes hold. Always the risk of a cold rain setting in just when the campfire is finally doing its thing. Dramatic mountain slopes rising from cold salt water. Remote waves shared with friendly sea- and land-dwelling mammals. Solar winds in the arctic night. The golden light…
Dutch duo Wanderwelle is responsible for some rather exciting music at the moment, both in the fields of Ambient and Dub Techno. Their recent DJ mix for Monument takes us on a smooth ride through electronic genres and tempi.
Always a good reason to spend summer in the beautiful North East of Germany: 3000Grad Festival.
A fascinating, in-depth documentary that tells the history and explores the complex socio-psychological anatomy of the Rajneesh cult, both from the inside and the outside.
Sounds pretty much like a modern-day version of what D-Nox played at VooV’s second floor on those unforgettable Sunday afternoons in the early noughties… Well done, Mr. Applescal – very well done.
Fourty-two songs from a wild range of music genres, sampled and mixed together into a one-hour cinematic journey: Den Sorte Skole do their thing.
Jon Hopkins’ last album would have been the perfect terminus for a musical career that burns out rather than fading away. However, he faced the extremely high anticipations and released another album. Singularity might not be quite as groundbreaking and innovative as the last album – but it surely is a worthy successor. Ecstasy and…
The Bomb is a compelling audio-visual experience that opens a dark perspective on some of humanity’s highest technological achievements. Original soundtrack by The Acid. Available on Netflix.