On My iPod – Love Rehab

16 May 2010

Chaim – Love Rehab (Original Mix)

The Archive

24 April 2010

This is a old clip I just came to think about. I haven’t shared it before so its about time if you have missed it.

“Paul Mawhinney was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Over the years he has amassed what has become the world’s largest record collection. Due to health issues and a struggling record industry Paul is being forced to sell his collection.” More info here >>

On My iPod – Shine

08 April 2010

Louderbach – Shine (Original Mix)

Live At The Club – Ricardo Villalobos

25 March 2010

I don’t know why I havent posted this before since its over one year ago!? All the clips on Youtube from this night is really of the hook, and all the track he played that night was really good. It was absolutely the best night ever and the best set I ever heard. Thanks to the guy who filmed this, and thanks to Ricardo Villalobos!

At The Club – Ricardo Villalobos

25 March 2010

On My iPod – La Palma

15 March 2010

Alex Celler – La Palma (Dj Madskillz Remix)

Tim Green & Dj Madskillz Tonight

13 March 2010

Swet goes Red – Day 100

11 March 2010

Rest In Peace Dare

08 March 2010

Sigi von Koeding aka Dare – The Wild Side lost the battle to cancer two days ago. So sad!

His own favourite pieces he made during 2009 >>

On My iPod – Chano

26 February 2010

Matthias Tanzmann – Chano (Second Mix)

Refillable CMYK Spraycans – The Future?

26 February 2010

Designer: Young-suk Kim, Jin-ho Oh, Yong Lee & Woo-sik Kim

Read more about the product here >>

On My iPod – Do You Hear What I Hear

18 February 2010

Ambivalent  – Do You Hear What I Hear (Original Mix)

Checkmate!

18 February 2010

bmw_checkmate

On My iPod – Spanish Fly

07 February 2010

2000 & One – Spanish Fly

2000 & One Tonight!

06 February 2010

On My iPod – Die A Little

06 February 2010

Mikael Stavöstrand feat. Katou – Die A Little

Stavöstrand Tonight!

05 February 2010

On My iPod – Way Out Of My Head

02 February 2010

Simon Baker – Way Out Of My Head (Julien Chaptal Remix)

Tour Of The Universe – Tonight!

25 January 2010

On My iPod – Mamdaye

18 January 2010

Julien Chaptal – Mamdaye (Original Mix)

The Naked Truth

18 January 2010

Stargate Studios’ 2009 Virtual Backlot™ Demo Reel

Happy Birthday, to me!

13 January 2010

Today is my birthday! I decided to dedicate this song to myself, Stevie Wonder – Happy Birthday

Pioneer Of Electronic Music – Richie Hawtin

10 January 2010

This is a pretty old documentary, (released 2006), still good though!

“The launch of this new DVD special series, Slices- Pioneers of Electronic Music celebrates in detail the life and work of prominent artists or “pioneers” in the global electronic music scene.

The first edition is a documentary film based on electronic producer, performer and industry icon, Richie Hawtin. The film draws from the important stages and events in Richie Hawtin’s personal and artistic life, revealing the journey of an introverted and transplanted computer-minded teen that develops by way of Detroit’s radio and records fueled by pure driven passion into a successful techno-entrepreneur and global DJ entertainer.”

Text From Slices Magazine

On My iPod – Flashed

10 January 2010

Gaiser – Flashed (Original Mix)

On My iPod – Sing With The Swing

09 January 2010

Horatio – Sing With The Swing (M.in & Bastian Schuster Remix)

Blu Goes Big, Again!

09 January 2010

On My iPod – New Orleans

09 January 2010

Bastian Schuster, M.in – New Orleans (Original Mix)

Pimps & Pinups Hairsalon In London

08 January 2010

On My iPod – Easy Lee

08 January 2010

Ricardo Villalobos – Easy Lee (Reboot Edit)

Andy Gilmore

08 January 2010

Andy Gilmore, the master of abstract pieces, shows us time after time that he still has it. Above you can see what to expect from him. Please have a look on his blog for more of his lovely artwork. You will find it here >>

On My iPod – Hurt

07 January 2010

Seth Troxler, Matthew Dear – Hurt (Original Mix)

Interview With Marc Houle

07 January 2010

Interview With Marc Houle, from Mnml.nl


What’s your influence for the music that you make?

I rarely ever listen to modern techno music except of course when I am at the clubs, so I am influenced by pretty much everything else but. I think you can get more ideas from non-techno tracks than techno tracks. I might hear a weird spring reverb from some old country track that would trigger an idea for instance. Minimal techno is all about the sounds and sound placement and by listening to other types of music you can hear new sounds and unique gear that will make your music different. I am often really bored from what I hear out at clubs – it all seems to be regurgitations of the same thing. Shuffle toms with sub bass are the current poison. I want to hear new things and new ideas and so much stuff out there is the same old. I want to hear people taking the music they are given a few steps further.

Are you planning to produce different styles of music when minimal is ‘over’?
For me the techno I make is not by choice but out of love. I could never just switch to house or something else because it’s not in me. I would rather just start gardening and keep music as a hobby if there were no longer a demand. .

Do you still enjoy releasing tracks? with so many tracks out there…
I don’t really enjoy releasing tracks too much. I have fun making tracks and playing tracks out live but I really don’t care too too much about releasing them.
That being said, I am proud of my releases and know it’s a part of the overall message so I know how important it is.

I release new creations from the studio every time I play out live. So a new song is being released in a way every time I play out. But unlike the label releases, I can get an immediate reaction on the people’s feeling of the track and that is much more satisfying than getting some Beatport numbers.

Do you think that Minus has lost focus on what matters most (the music)?
I don’t think our focus has strayed away from music at all. I think people have started to take the label and over analyze things way too much. We are a group of people who love to create and play music.

Like the last contakt show, we spent so much time developing sounds and ideas for the show and working on our live/DJ combination and also developing technology to make this whole thing work but some people cared more about the poster or the shape of our cube computer. I think also, an important factor is that most interview questions are about non-music related things so there is much more out there regarding our non-musical lives but in reality we spend like 99% of our time creating music. I think if you were to hang out with us every day you would see that it’s all about the music and nothing more.

What are your thoughts on piracy and how it affects producers work?
The whole piracy thing is a giant grey area. And I think every artist feels differently. I owe lots of my early experimentation and learning to piracy – when I was young, and not able to fork over the tons of cash to buy most of the software, I mostly pirated. But I learned and developed loyalty to different softwares and now that I can, I buy it all and am very happy to do so. Without those early days, I would probably be using Ableton or Logic instead of Cubase in the studio or not even be able to make music now. I think everyone would pay for it if the price was right – we all have it in us to reward the people making this stuff and give them money so they can continue and develop their product into better versions.

I also HATE copy protection and dongles – there is always a hacked way around it so it just seems to hurt and cause headaches for the people who bought it.

As for music and movies, I think the same thing goes. Many times I go to the Itunes store to buy something and either it’s unavailable because I am Canadian, not yet released in my region or the price is so much it’s unappealing. It’s an awkward inbetween stage between the old business model and this new digital distribution so people are slowly shifting to an optimal method but for now it’s really awful. I would rather get 5 cents from 10000 people than 25 cents from 1000. If the system was cheaper and more convienient, everyone would be paying because it would be much much easier than pirating. Also I think it’s retarded when companies are out there complaining or suing people for piracy. Do they really think that that is the answer? Keep the way things are now and just sue people to deter piracy? Make an inexpensive, easy to use and most of all convenient model and everyone will gladly pay.

I have a song “Selection 12” but when it got pirated it was all over as just “Selection”. So when people come up to me and request “Selection” I know they pirated it. But that just means there is something wrong with the current delivery and pricing system and I never think negatively towards them.

But, I also think that a DJ who uses our music should definitely be buying everything when he can because he is making money from it. We work extremely hard to make this stuff. And it really annoys me when bloggers take our promos and dump it on the net so they can look cool. Have a little respect for us and try to wait at least until the release date.

What was the first piece of gear you purchased, do you still use it?
The first synth was a JX-3P. I used it alot and had a nice digital sound with analog filters but it was just too thin sounding and as I learned more about synths, it got used less and less until one day I gave it away.

How on earth do you map your Ableton? (believe me: I stared at your Mac several times but didn’t get it.

My Ableton map is a mess. When I first started, it was all nice and organized, column one was bassline loops from all the different tracks, column 2 snares, 3 hihats, 4 synth1, 5 synth2, etc. This was great cause I could play whatever loops I wanted with whatever effects I wanted. But this took lots of time to prepare. Because the amount of tracks I make every week, to cut them all up would be a full time job – plus the fact that many songs I may play once or twice then never play them again. Also we are always using different setups and gear so things are always being shuffled around for pseudo organization.

So now I still have all those loops from those old tracks, plus the loops form the new ones that I really like and will play a lot – But I also have new songs split into 2 or 3 channels, usually the main track without drums and a synthline seperated so I can mix a little better. But if I make some songs the day before a show – I will just bring the whole thing in just to test it out on the audience and see if it’s worth cutting it up when I get home.

I also have all my drums seperated on other channels so I can control them with the Monome. That way I can bring in snares, claps, hihats in and out and change things from normal to hard techno if I need. Plus it’s lots of fun playing with the different snares live. I used to bring a jomox but this Monome+samples+step sequencer method seems alot more free and way more fun for me. Last week I grabbed one of those Korg nano usb keyboards so i can play melodies or make stupid solos while I am on stage.

The thing I like about the way I do things is that it’s very flexible. It’s so messy that every time I play I find old pieces of tracks and it’s always different.

How do you make your basslines?
I am always trying to do things differently so I don’t have a real formula for making basslines. But here are some ways I have done some in the past…

Thirds in Trees – used a bass sample as a place holder then later replaced it by playing along with a real bass. A real bass to me adds a different natural feeling that you lose when you only work with samples or perfectly timed synths. Having the same notes repeated over and over again, but never the same tone, timing or duration is a nice change from the standard.
Selection 12 – Wrote it using a real bass through a Roland Chorus Echo. The drums were also played live in a studio for a sloppier feeling.
Edamame – wrote the bassline in Reason on a subtractor then exported the midi notes to an Arp 2600 via a midi-cv converter
Kicker – triggered arpeggio on the Juno 60 – probably my favourite bass synth – really nice and clean.

it’s really nice to have the bass notes on the 2’s and 4’s as to not interfere too much the the kick drum notes but It’s easy for it to be overused…. so most times I just sidechain the bass compression so I can stick the basses wherever I want or make sure I use a mid-rangey kick like a linndrum or something. As long as it’s not the same old approach it’s more more fun to make and more interesting to listen to.

I pretty much never wash a whole track up with sub bass – many people do that but for my style I really love the empty spaces between the notes.

How many unreleased tracks do you have? (Is it as many as Aphex?)
I have a few thousand unreleased tracks but they all aren’t techno – some ambient and minimal new wave stuff in there too. Most of them aren’t good but I like to make lots of experiments as an exercise in making music. Does Aphex have lots of unreleased stuff? I would love to hear some other songs from the Richard D James ‘Come to Daddy’ era.

Is this scene as creative as it used to be ?
No I don’t think so and yes I do. As for music production, in the past everyone had so many more influences so you would get such a wider feel of experimentation and variety. People had a few pieces of gear and would make the most of things and push everything so much more. Now it seems that most music is just a variation of what already exists in the scene. But with new wares popping up everyday, there is much more changing in music than before. The learning curve for music has virtually disappeared and so you are getting so many more influences and releases in the mix which is a great thing. So I guess it’s similarly creative but for different reasons and maybe harder to notice because there is so much copying and replication going on.

You’re known for your love of vintage hardware so as things move more into the digital age and away from analog, what one piece of software most inspires you at the moment?
Just because the digital possibilities are expanding doesn’t mean the Analog side is shrinking. So much of the digital plugins can really enhance what you do with analog machines and often times breathes new life into forgotten synths. Finding a balance is always the most important thing. Lately I have been using the Sound Toys plugins alot. They have a really nice sound but because of stupid dongles and copy protection, I don’t use it live. But in the studio, those things are really really great . And there is rarely a track that doesn’t have at least one instance of the PSP Vintage Warmer. Running a real 808 kick through the vintage warmer doesn’t seem to make sense but sonicly it’s great. There is no way I could do any of the music I do without the software supporting and recording all these machines. Balance is good!

Why do artists (who are involved with other labels), when releasing on Minus have a new alias?

Just to keep things separate in everyone’s head. People seem to think that we have some non compete contracts with Minus and we aren’t allowed to release on other labels. I could release loads of tracks on some other label as Marc Houle but that would hurt my label.

Choose: Playing for 50.000 people that would swallow anything you’ll would give them, or playing for 100 people that would absolutely murder you for the mistakes you (could) make during a set?
So swallowers versus murderers? I will say I much prefer playing for smaller crowds who are into it. But it’s also a great challenge to convince people who love commercial music that the Detroit way is the good way. It will make you sweat and work much harder…and they usually have better monitors.

Do you ever think about releasing on another label and if you wanted to would you be allowed to?

I really don’t think about releasing on other labels but I am totally free to do so if I wish of course. To the outside, Minus is a label but to me it’s the name for the group of friends I have. I think we work great together presenting a package of music we love to make and to dilute that would be counterproductive.

When will you release your track “Salamandarin”?
I just finished polishing a bunch of tracks up for a small release including Salamandarin so probably very soon – that plus the London Contakt show is why these questions took so long – sorry.

What got you into techno in the first place?
I was making electronic music since the 80’s and really had a passion for it but it was after going to the Detroit parties in the early 90’s that I really found a style of music that focused more on the sounds and the machines that produce them. I spent lots of those early days working on tracks with Magda and she really brought the best out of me.

If you had never gotten to know Richie like you do now, do you think you still would have made such impact in Techno?
Probably not to be honest. The only reason people heard my first releases is because it was on Minus and the only reason people came to see me play was because I was playing with Rich or had the Minus logo next to my name. But without the Minus opportunity I don’t think I would have shopped my music around and tried to get signed to some techno label. I wasn’t looking to get signed or make a career out of music – I was happy to keep it as a passion.

Do you pay attention to your sales, release dates ..etc in the market or do you not give a sh!t?
I don’t care about them until they hit 0 then I gotta figure some new career out. But it’s really nice to know that my work contributes to the continuation of Minus financially and that people out there like to dance to the music.

What inspires you to make the kind of music you make?
Everything from waking up to a melody in my head, to buying some new synth to getting a new reverb. I don’t get inspired from other techno tracks ever because I try not to listen to them unless I am at a club.

Actually one of my biggest inspirations is getting the weekly call from Magda and her asking me to make a certain type of track for her to play out. It’s how I started making techno and continues today.

Are there any future Run Stop Restore projects in the pipe line? / Will there be more ‘RunStopRestore’ music released in the future?

We just released that ‘Helen in the Keller’ track but we don’t have any other tracks in the works. We do have lots of unreleased and partially done music that we could release if it didnt sound so dated already. Right now the 3 of us are working on Items and Things. We have decided to really work hard on that label because we found some really nice music from the demos people sent in to our website and thought it should get out there.

Did you attend any music institution or did you teach yourself how to produce techno music?
I grew up with a piano and drums and then bought some synths. I can only read music very slowly.

Is imagination more important than knowledge?
Definitely.

When did you quit your ‘day job’ to live from music only?
After my first show at BeatStreet in Berlin many years ago.

I want to start to produce music, but don’t know exactly how to start. What software and hardware do you recommend I start with?

Get Ableton, do all the tutorials then, you are a producer.

How do you spend your days? Is it mostly in the studio?
Yes!

If you could remix any one track what would it be?
‘Pocket Calculator’ by Kraftwerk

Do your tracks sound the same in your studio as to when they are released or there’s something more going on after you render them? Like mastering, post-production, additional mixing?
They always go to mastering. It’s as important as a good mix.

Coke or Pepsi?
Neither – sometimes an Afri-Cola

Who would win in a fight between Richie Hawtin and you?
Haha – me of course.

Did you buy a Richly Hawtin shirt?
Nope.

Do you feel that you are restricted when making music so that you make music to suit the Minus ideals?
I have never made music to fit Minus. I make Marc music.

Wanna buy my Juno 106? (serious – it’s in perfect condition, sounds amazing, looks museum-like)
Nope. Want to buy mine?

Custom Built by MetroFarm

07 January 2010

Ironlak Team in Chicago

06 January 2010

I really like Pose and Ewoks work, excellent Style, always nice colors.! The tune in this clip is really nice to, Lou Rawls – Dead End Street!

On My iPod – Enjoy Music

19 December 2009

Reboot – Enjoy Music (Original Mix)

All Capital Office in Amsterdam

19 December 2009

From Toy To King!

16 December 2009

On My iPod – See Line Woman

16 December 2009
Jerome Sydenham, Kerri Chandler – See Line Woman

“La Ruta Del Sol – Luciano’s Diary”

11 December 2009

“On the DVD, Swiss director Raphaela Sibilla documents Luciano’s last South American tour in a 52 minutes film. Sibilla followed Luciano for three weeks through Lima, Buenos Aires, São Paulo and of course Santiago de Chile, the city so crucial to Luciano’s musical origins.
The documentary introduces fans to the musician in a way they have likely never have seen him before. On stage, behind the decks, behind the scenes and on the road, this intimate portrait of the artist makes the perfect complement to an album that’s as much a personal as a musical milestone.”

Text From Cadenza Records

On My iPod – Kalooo

11 December 2009

Lemos – Kalooo

Now And Then – Skeme Interview

10 December 2009

“On the video Style Wars, Skeme commented that his work, “…is for me and other graffiti writers…all the other people that don’t write, they’re excluded. I don’t care about them. They don’t matter to me.”

On My iPod – La Tortuga

10 December 2009

Michel Cleis – La Tortuga

How To Warm Up A Dancefloor

09 December 2009

For all you Djs out there, here is something you should read, How to warm up a dancefloor, by Joel Mull.

Every DJ dreams of the glory of playing in front of thousands of screaming fans, but often the best opportunities for getting a foot in the door is through warm up sets before headliners.
There are very few DJs who understand the art of warming-up, and indeed, it is an art.
Understanding crowd psychology, human behavioral patterns and timing is just as important as track selection and mixing skills.
Swedish DJ and producer Joel Mull has been warming up the dancefloors for Adam Beyer during their North American Drumcode Tour and he’s impressed us at every set.
We asked Joel to share his knowledge and tips on the art of warming up just for Beatportal users, a skill set that he has learnt through almost 15 years of experience.
Here are his pointers, spoken in the same accent as Mr. Miyagi from Karate Kid.

1. Know who’s playing before and after you
This is probably one of the most important things to remember. Your warm up set should be designed to provide a perfect launch pad for the DJ spinning after you.
In order to get this right, you should know what style and pace that DJ generally plays, and work on building your set to his/her sound.
Knowing what style of music the DJ before your plays is equally important, if you’re not the opener.

2. Take it easy, no peaks
The perfect warm up set shouldn’t have any peaks or large stand out moments. It should be consistent.

3. The longer the better
A warm up set shouldn’t be rushed. In order to properly set the mood it should preferably be two hours or longer.
The longer a set is, the more time you have to build a mood and slowly raise energy levels. Going from zero to booming in less than two hours is hard.
If your set is shorter than two hours, ask the promoter or club owner if it’s possible to start the night earlier.

4. Connect with people
When I play a warm up set, I always try to communicate with people.
I try to make eye contact with at least two or three people in the club and try to get reactions out of them through my music.
I see those people as barometers that I can measure my set upon.
As my music progresses, so should the moods and movements of those people.

5. Prepare. Prepare. Prepare.
I always prepare my first 5 or 6 mixes before a set. I know some DJs like to just turn up and play whatever they feel like playing, but when you’re in charge of setting a mood and feeling you need to do it right.
You need to play the right music for the right room.

6. Don’t play big tracks
There’s nothing worse than turning up to spin, and the warm up DJ is slamming out big tracks, or tracks that you were going to play.
Some warm up DJs make the mistake of playing the hits of the headliner, which is just plain annoying.
As a warm up DJ, you should never play big tracks because that’s not your job.
Your job is to set the mood for the other DJ to play the big tracks.

7. No songs and more drums
I always try to find tracks that are more drum orientated and tunes that don’t have a typical song structure.
You don’t want to be playing chorus verse chorus type music, as that’s not ideal for warm up sets.
I tend to stay away from big breakdowns and try to find music that is more stripped back and percussive so I can bring in more elements later, like melodies and more drums.
Think of your set as more of a flat line, rather than peaks and troughs.

8. Organise
Just because your hard drive can hold 30,000 tracks, it doesn’t mean you need that many in your box.
Instead of stuffing your hard drive with loads of music, be organised and regularly clean and arrange your hard drive.
I use playlists to temporarily plan my sets before I play, and playlists are also good when categorized by music genre.

9. Don’t rush mixes
There’s not that much difference between my mixing style in warm up sets versus headline sets, other than when I’m warming up I try to draw out mixes as long as possible.
During a headline set, you can throw mixes in out and be erratic based on crowd reaction but during a warm up set I try to blend music together for longer.
It’s about creating a smooth ride that evolves over time.

10. Use technology, wisely
Most club mixers these days have lots of FX and audio tricks to use, but you need to make sure the FX you use help set the mood, not destroy it.
I use a loop machine to draw mixes out for longer, and a sampler so I can drop sound effects and samples into a set that gives the set some continuity.
I also use a Korg Kaoss Pad for reverb and tape delays, which I use subtly to help create more tension and more atmosphere.

11. The size of the room matters
Your music should be tailored to the size of the room. If you’re playing a festival warm up slot, then you’ll need to play music that is more big room and more energetic.
If you’re playing a small basement club, then you can get away with spacey minimal tracks with lots of subtle FX and drums.

12. Hypnotize
People go to clubs for escapism. Dancing is a form of escapism. If you can get people to close their eyes and really feel the music, you’ve done a superb job. Try to close those eyes.

13. Patience
This is probably one of the most important aspects to warm up sets. The room might be full, the crowd might be asking you to play it harder, but you should hold back the urge to bang it. That’s not your job, and the people on the dancefloor will appreciate it even more, when the DJ after you finally let’s rip

14. Closing tracks
Try not to close with a track that is hands in the air. So many warm up DJs do a great job up until their last track when they suddenly forget their role and play a big tune.
Your last track is your closing statement, and as a warm up DJ, it’s your job to set up the next guy.

Close with a track that’s a bit flat, with nothing too noticeable about it.
Make sure it’s got plenty of outro beats so that the next DJ can easily mix into it, and then when he drops his big track watch the room explode and pat yourself on the back for doing a good job.

Borrowed From Beatportal.com

Amazing Work By Gary Fernández

14 November 2009

To see more of his amazing work, please go here >>

Feel The Bubbles Ad – Very Cool Idea!

14 November 2009

Ogilvy & Mather Guangzhou Office in China

14 November 2009

October Mix

12 November 2009

On My iPod – Everybody I Got Him

11 November 2009

Mendo – Everybody I Got Him (Club Mix)

Vandal Vacation!(?)

11 November 2009

revok_rvca

On My iPod – Harare

05 November 2009

David Pher – Harare

A Legendary Saber Gets Buffed!

05 November 2009

saberimage

Some people say its the largest Graffiti painting in the world! Some say its one of the largest. I dont know, I havent seen them all. But I know for shure that this one is really big, or shall I say, Was big! The painting is unfortunately history.

Read more about the legendary Saber Piece made in LA River, and a better image on his Website or click the picture for a short story.

The Secret Cave

02 November 2009

cave

On My iPod – Bailando

30 October 2009

Daniel Steinberg – Bailando

At The Club – Paul Kalkbrenner

30 October 2009

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On My iPod – Kenya

29 October 2009

La Pena – Kenya

Berlin Calling

25 October 2009

“Berlin electronic music composer Martin (Paul Kalkbrenner), known as DJ Ickarus, is touring with his manager and girlfriend Mathilde (Rita Lengyel) from club to club around the globe and is about to release their biggest album to date. However, all of his plans are thrown out of kilter after Ickarus is submitted to the emergency ward of a psychiatric clinic high on drugs after a gig- A tragicomedy in Berlin of today.

From the director of ‘One Day in Europe’ (Berlinale 2005 in Official Competition) and ‘Berlin is in Germany’ (Berlinale 2001 Panorama Audience Award) Hannes Stöhr.”

Text from Berlin Calling Website

New iMac Out This Week!

23 October 2009

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On My iPod – Oolooloo

23 October 2009

Gaiser – Oolooloo

At The Club – Richie Hawtin

23 October 2009

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On My iPod – Supernova

22 October 2009

Heinrichs & Hirtenfellner – Supernova

Did You Know 4.0

22 October 2009

Remember the “Did You Know?” clip from 2008? Well, here is a new updated version.

On My iPod – Rooftops

21 October 2009

Beat Pharmacy – Rooftops (Minilogue’s Taqsim Remix)

“What Goes Around..”

20 October 2009

whatgoesaround

On My iPod – Ohh I Don’t Know

15 October 2009

Martinez, Seuil, Matthias Tanzmann – Ohh I Don’t Know

Richie Hawtin Thrown Out Of Berghain!

15 October 2009

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“World-renowned Canadian/German DJ Richie Hawtin was reportedly kicked out of the dark confines of infamous Berlin techno club Berghain club this weekend.

Known for their strict door policy and leader with the tattooed face, bouncers at the club are said to have ejected a group of revellers, including Hawtin, due to questionable behaviour. Apparently, a curtain dividing the DJ booth and back room came crashing down and all behind it were thrown out. Deep Dish’s Dubfire reported via his Twitter account that” “the bouncers were TOTAL pricks… and roughed up alot of our crew : ( .”

Hawtin chose to use some harsher words via his own Twitter, “U know what, BERGHEIM is a great club once you are inside, but why does the door policy have to be so fucking ridiculously hard. Come on guys, you have a great club but don’t act so egotistically cool. We would all love to play and work with you, but you need a serious atitude adjustment!!! Good luck and remember those who have been supporting your scene before you even opened.”

We would have thought that after all these years, Hawtin might be able to spell the club’s name, but then again, we also thought he would never be escorted out (involuntarily, that is).”

Borrowed from http://www.electronicbeats.net/

Audion – Instant In You

14 October 2009

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“A simple game of ping pong between the high-hats and the toms is haunted by voices prowling around the periphery, chattering like electronic gnomes. It isn’t long before the pitch-black party’s in full swing.”

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On My iPod – Berlin Shades

14 October 2009

Click Box – Berlin Shades

Bad Typography

13 October 2009

Link to the Article on IDG (In Swedish)

On My iPod – Time To Move

12 October 2009

Florian Meindl – Time To Move

On The Thalys

10 October 2009

“In 3 hours and 15 minutes to finish the painting – the same time it now takes the new Thalys train to travel from Paris to Cologne, SEAK (Cologne), Jonone (Paris), Sozyone (Brussels), and Zedz (Amsterdam) painted four cars of Thalys at Gare du Nord in Paris. Supported by Montana Colors.”

On My iPod – In This Light And…

10 October 2009

Editors – In This Light And On This Evening

On My iPod – Am I

10 October 2009

Gaiser – Am I

Syzygy Agency in Hamburg

07 October 2009

On My iPod – Pujante

01 October 2009

Nick Curly – Pujante

On My iPod – Seven

29 September 2009

Fever Ray – Seven (Marcel Dettmann’s Voice In My Head Mix)

“King Of The Kings” – Seen Interview

29 September 2009

Seen Interview Link >>

Richard “Richie” Mirando, known as Seen UA, born 1961 in The Bromx, New York, is one of the most well known graffiti artists in the world, often referred to as the Godfather of Graffiti, although he did not pioneer the movement.
Seen first started to paint on New York’s subway in 1973. His crew United Artists (or simply UA) quickly gained the reputation for producing full-color throw-ups on whole cars with members such as Pjay, Duster, Sin, and his brother Mad.

For the next 16 years his pieces were running across the city and on all lines, but they were especially prominent on the 2, 5, and 6 lines. He was responsible for dozens of whole-car top-to-bottoms, many of which have become iconic images of the time.
It was during the very early 1980s that Seen started producing work on canvas, shown by galleries and bought by museums and private collectors across the globe. These included not only solo exhibitions but also group shows with artists such as Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Dondi, Quik, Blade, and Lee Quinones. Despite the high demand for his work in Europe and constant world travel, Seen continued to hit the New York subway trains until 1989, long after many had admitted defeat at the hands of the MTA. He was also featured prominently in the 1983 PBS documentary Style Wars.
In the late 1980s Seen also turned his talent to tattoo art, opening Tattoo Seen, which quickly became one of the most successful studios in New York. Seen’s recent work includes three-dimensional sculpture, mixed media work with reclaimed or discarded materials (often found in the street), and a series of hand-painted, limited-edition MTA New York subway maps. He continues to exhibit worldwide and produce work with and alongside artists such as Banksy.

On My iPod – Dubcrystal

28 September 2009

District One – Dubcrystal (Julien Chaptal & Lauhaus remix)

Blå Station In My Home

28 September 2009

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Neurosonics Audiomedical Labs Inc.

27 September 2009

One Of The First Techno Songs!(?)

26 September 2009

Derrick May – A Relic (Long Ago)

Graffiti Bible

25 September 2009

Subway Art: 25th Anniversary Edition

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On My iPod – I Want To Fuck

25 September 2009

Luciano, Richie Hawtin – I Want To Fuck

Get Rich Cheating – Does It Work?

25 September 2009

Get Rich Cheating is your definitive guide to the illegal, immoral, and fun, detailing the true, thoroughly-researched schemes that have proven time and time again to generate more cash than God, Google, and the Treasury combined.

On My iPod – Let Me Wonder

25 September 2009

Minimono – Let Me Wonder

On My iPod – Daddy Diego

24 September 2009

Fabrizio Maurizi – Daddy Diego

A Legend Has Past Away

24 September 2009

R.I.P. Iz The Wiz (1958-2009)

On My iPod – Diamond

23 September 2009

Mauro Picotto – Diamond (Hugo & Daniele Papini Mix)

East Village Streetart

23 September 2009

Inside My School

23 September 2009

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I Dont Think So

22 September 2009

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Google Office in Zurich

22 September 2009

On My iPod – I Just Can’t (Take It)

22 September 2009

Matt Tolfrey & Inxec – I Just Can’t (Take It)

On My iPod – Heka Dark Side

21 September 2009

Danilo Vigorito – Heka Dark Side

Daim

21 September 2009

iPhone 2010-2011?

21 September 2009

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On My iPod – Rose Rouge

20 September 2009

Analog People In A Digital World – Rose Rouge

In My Mailbox

17 September 2009

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