Photek’s new sound

In 1997 Photek burst onto the drum n bass scene with his intelligent, futuristic jazz-influenced album Modus Operandi.  While he’s released several albums since then, none have had the impact of his first couple.  He’s got a new release planned for 2011, which judging by a teaser released through xlr8r.com could be set to have a similar impact on the dubstep genre.

Check it out

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Planet Boelex – Second Thoughts

Wow – loving this new release from the Monotonik netlabel.

Beautiful drifting warm layered ambience.

Check it out.

Keinzweiter (day 3)

Where to start?

Keinzweiter (Tobias Lorsbach) has been releasing albums since 2001.  He’s very well known for his intelligent, funky, glitchy micro-house and minimal techno, also releasing tunes as Elco Park (with Maximilian Wendling), Superlauncher, Antiga Prime, The Desktop Discoballs, The Postman (not to be confused with another artist with a similar name),  & T Byron.

He’s also the man behind Spontan records, one of my favorite netlabels.

Recommended albums (get some glitch in ya!)

Professor Kliq (day 2 of free-music week)

It’s now day 2 of free music week, and my artist of the day is Professor Kliq.

Professor Kliq came to my attention through the Catching the Waves music blog, one of my favorite sources of quality creative commons music, and I was immediately hooked.  Professor Kliq has got the formula for Chemical Brothers-style big-beat nailed.  Huge rolling electro-bass tracks to get the party-core jacking.

The other thing which Kliq does well is groovy downbeat.

Check out Professorkliq.com for all of his releases.  Of particular note are

Dublicator

It’s the first day of free music week!  Each day, music bloggers  around the world will identify an artist who they particularly rate, and the friendly folks at musikpiraten e.v. will aggragate the information together.  It’s an attempt to make the best of creative commons music accessible, which is a pretty worthy aim I think, so I’m going to attempt to participate.

My artist for the day is Dublicator.

Dublicator is the name that Tamás Olejnik uses for his dub & dub-techno releases.  He first came to my attention with the excellent Deep Roots EP, released through the Deep in Dub netlabel.

Deep Roots EP release page

My personal favourite on this is definitely Echoes of Babylon – have a listen.

I next came across Chord Centre, another DID release, which has got to be my all-time favorite dub-techno album.   Just great smooth, deep quality dub techno.  I don’t have a particular favourite, it’s all pretty good.

Chord Centre release page

In undertaking this proto-review, I’ve realised that this is really just scratching the surface of this fantastic artist.  He has a number of releases running right back to 2006, and has continued onwards to 2010 (details here).   I’ll certainly have to continue my investigations into his past a bit once my work calms down a little.  🙂

On another note, I see with great sadness that with his latest release Tamas has gone to the darkside, and is now releasing his music out of the creative commons realm.  I for one am hoping he returns to his deep roots.

Mexican festivities

Here’s a mix I made for a party last weekend.  Thanks to Alice & Steve for organising the night.  Loads of fun. 😀

Original image retrieved July 5, 2009 from http://www.flickr.com/photos/higgott/2795758825/

Twisty.mp3 (116 Mb)

Track name

Artist

Album

1.

Willkommen zuhause

Zoe.orange

Cologne
Commons 2

2.

Unfreezed

Modul

Directions

3.

Central

Outgate

Mute City EP

4.

North

Outgate

Mute City EP

5.

Definition

Levelheads

Wilde Maus

6.

Under the shower tower (Alland Byallo remix)

Daniel Gardner

Under
the shower tower

7.

La prima parte de la via

Minorscene

La
parte de la via

8.

Keating

P.N.F.A.

Seize
EP

9.

Expressions

Kay Grove

Brothers
EP

10.

Skikkelig Minimal (Spluskamter Lactavent Miks)

Thomas Danger

Skikkelig Blx EP

11.

Alone on empty

Sr. Click

Vestiges

12.

Linear behaviour

Information Ghetto

Information
Ghetto EP

13.

Donauwellen & Co
french house

Geoffrey Johnson

Pulsar Records

14.

7th Corner

Kay Grove

Brothers
EP

15.

Plate

Liquid Level

VA
– Demo tracks

16.

Undersun

Kriss

No. mad ep

17.

Act 1

Wunderblock

Act!

18.

Fun time Frankie

Le jockey

Android
lubricated tech-funk

19.

Morker (Jeff bennett remix)

Ture Sventon

20.

Sermon

Postman

Let me in

21.

15 Crystals

Minorscene

Figures
ep

22.

Breakdown (Interfusion remix)

Lukeing forward

Breakdown
ep

23.

Potentiopeter

Erbeerschnitzel

Tracknames
I can’t pronounce ep

24.

Hexilon

PNFA

Polybean

25.

Voice

Koenbelth

First feeling

26.

Oakland CA

Jason Corder

VA
– one touch button remixes

27.

Un santa claus a las 6

Crisopa

Medicamentosa

(Downloadable tracklist )

The nipple tweak (original image that the release image is based on)