The French Beat Tape is not a mixtape, but a wild, MPC3000-based sampling session. It derives it’s name from the fact that People In The Audience collected all the vinyls from which the samples where taken on fleemarkets and record shops in France last year. A sleek flow of dope beats, sometimes opening towards Breakbeat and Drum’n'Bass.
I love this style of bicycle. Especially the so-called omafiets, like the vintage Gazelle bikes. Riding these vehicles feels a little like they are the wheeled counterpart to an oldschool long board… And if you got skills like this dude, a short metal pipe and some welding equipment, you can do incredible things with them!
A truely outstanding release on Digital Diamonds again: Point presents deep, rolling sounds between Progressive House and Techno. Sometimes remiscent of Paul Kalkbrenner’s Berlin Calling soundtrack and the productions by Fiord, this album is definitely independent and has its own charakter. Beside high-quality dance floor stuff there are also some experimental rhythms. Excellent production quality and thought-out arrangements… fantastic album, nothing more to say! Well, probably one more thing: As all releases of the netlabel, it’s available for free in every format an audio nerd could possibly desire.
“I work with knives, tweezers and surgical tools to carve one page at a time, exposing each layer while cutting around ideas and images of interest. Nothing inside the books is relocated or implanted, only removed. Images and ideas are revealed to expose alternate histories and memories.” Brian Dettmer
Today large parts of our society are against consumerism, large parts of our society are rebels- but somehow we still live in a consumer culture. Why that? Joseph Heath and Andrew Potter gave some very interesting answers to this question in their book Nation of Rebels: Why Counterculture Became Consumer Culture.
Finally a new DJ Mix by Brendon Moeller! Recorded for New York’s Erratic project, it comes with bubbling, grinding Techno sounds, the atmosphere is deep, melodic and trippy as it can be. Altogether less dubby than earlier mixes, but still there is this perfidious jazzy groove… Starting with straight 4-4 beats, the composition gradually opens towards the rich rhythmic possibilities of Bass Music and experimental electronics. Damn good mix!
According to Scotsman.com there are film adaptations underway both for John Niven’s Kill Your Friends and The Amateurs, plus an original script named Roadkill has been sold to Hollywood. While the latter name gives rise to rather negative associations, the name of the author and the titles of the two novels already published stand for top-notch writing. So there is at least a chance for some great flicks coming up!
It somehow reminds a trailer park: Little cabins placed into the raw construction shells of city houses. For sure the very minimal space inside these capsulas is not the most amazing factor of this project. Rather, it is the open surrounding and the rustic “hat feeling” that make it a fascinating approach towards young, urban housing in subtropical and tropical climate zones, where life takes place open air. Economy and straighforwardness are further keywords for the project of Filipe Magalhaes and Ana Luisa Soares, that is also why the name consists of a greek rule and a Swedish furniture manufacturer.
In the recent Resident Advisory podcast, Synkro gives us a sleek demonstration of the versatility of modern Bass Music. Keeping his deep, melodic touch he creates a fluent mixture of different rhythms and moods.