Be Svendsen – Catchpenny & Cosmos EP (Pt. I)Mai 26th, 2011
Crunchy beats and bouncy basses – no doubt, this is electronic dance music. But the extensive way in which classical instruments are deployed on Acker number 23 can’t be described as a simple sampling play any more. Rather a fiery mixture of rhythmic electronic thrust and the thrilling atmosphere of handmade music is created. “Solo Para Mi” is based on a functional yet driving groove on which a wind player arrangement unfolds, progressively escalating to ever new atmospheric peaks. Mollono.Bass takes up the summery-warm tone colours of the original in his remix but keeps it a little more dreamy and subliminal. “Bulgarian Chicks” is stronger orientated towards the electronic elements but still also here there are instrumental and vocal entries which lend to this title a very unconventional gipsy style. Finally another remix on “Solo Para Mi” by Eule:nhaupt and Molle:nhauer puts emphasis on the song-orientated components of the original, taking its hybrid character even further.
A1 : Be Svendsen – Solo Para Mi
B1 : Be Svendsen – Bulgarian Chicks
Fauna – Para MiMai 25th, 2011
20 Jahre Goa TranceMai 21st, 2011
In dieser Hirntod Sendung des Hamburger Radio FSK senieren 4 alte Hasen über 20 Jahre Goa Trance: Scotty (VooV Experience / VuuV), Liese (psytraveller.net), Sam (Chaishop.com) und Andreas Roll (Gaia Tonträger) erzählen von den ersten Tagen der Szene und wie sich die floureszierend-bunte Geschichte dann entwickelt hat. Dabei fallen interessante Kommentare zu Stichworten wie “Unvorhersehbarkeit”, “Digitalkamera” oder “Bademeister”. Obwohl vermutlich viele von uns die angesprochenen Themen schon das eine oder andere Mal diskutiert haben, kommen in dieser Sendung einige sehr spannende szenesoziologische Aspekte zur Sprache. Via Kraftfuttermischwerk.
Vandera – Opus 1 in C minorMai 13th, 2011
Sixty minutes, sixty tracks. Always two to six titles playing at the same time, some only as a 20-second loop, others for 7 minutes. “The intention was to create a seamless, deep, dreamy mix, blurring the boundaries between producing and DJing”, Vandera explains his project Opus 1 in C minor. In my opinion he succeeded in doing so.
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Sea TribesMai 11th, 2011
In its retro style, the photography of Ryan Tatar is obviously pretty up-to-date at the moment. But it is not only the smooth, warm and likeable run-down character of his work which I like very much. His shots represent the lifestyle of surfing far better than all that high-end shots of super-cool performance surfers in perfect waves. They simply tell about the everyday life of a huge love for the ocean…
All shots by Ryan Tatar
Thousand-Hand Guan YinMai 3rd, 2011