A few weeks ago, Deadmau5 stirred a heated discussion by publishing a both honest and provocative blog post. Inspired by this article, DJ and producer A-Trak makes some very good comments on the current state of the Electronic Dance Music scene in general and the role of the DJ in parcticular:
“As the performance aspect becomes predominant, a paradigm shift is underway. Crowds used to come see DJs for a musical journey. Now they expect to hear specific songs and furthermore, they want to see a show. I can attest to this myself: the craziest crowd response that I get in my sets is when I play my own tracks [...] But one has to wonder, when so much emphasis is put on hit records and mise-en-scène: is there still room for DJ skills?” – Read the full article at Huffington Post
Im Stile einer klassischen Dokumentation wird auf dieser DVD die bewegte und weltbewegende Geschichte des LSD erzählt, wobei selbst einschlägig belesene Zeitgenossen von der faszinierenden Zu- sammenstellung des Filmmaterials begeistert sein dürften. Trotz der zweifelsohne erhebenden Erfahrungen, welche ‘die Substanz’ ermöglicht, bleibt der Ton angenehm bodenständig und neutral.
Die chronologische Erzählung der LSD-Geschichte erfolgt im Wechsel von körnigen Schwarz-Weiß-Aufnahmen, frühen Farbfilmen [...weiter nach dem *Klick*]
I was enthusiastic about the sound of Toby Dreher since I first heard a record of one of his early live projects named Notendruck, today known as Dreher & Smart. Now I discovered that Toby just released a solo album named ‘Freiluft’ (German for ‘open air’). This live mix gives a great impression of this work: Super deep and highly melodic Dub Techno characterized by complex arrangements and lots of accoustic delicacies. The album is out on Rotary Cocktail and proves Toby Dreher to be among the most interesting and most talented German producers from the field of Dub Techno.
A brand new set from Objekt which he played just yesterday at Boiler Room. Taking off in a very experimental way, including some hard & heady oldschool Techno bangers, lots of experimental beat structures and taking surprising, trippy turns… 40 minutes of Objekt-style!