Ben Klock Plays a wide ranging set that goes from the subsumed to the intense for the crowd at the boiler Room Berlin including an enthusiastically dancing Nina Kravitz 🙂
On the run up to christmas I thought I crank out my favourite old school rave & techno mix of recent months!
Techno, Acid & Rave – old skool styles, but all new tracks released in the last year or two.
Recorded live in one take, PC laptop + Ableton + UC33 midi controller. Respect to all the artists for keeping the vibe alive
Most of these tracks are available to buy legally from online shops like Juno Download, Beatport, Bleep, etc. Piracy is for twats, always support independent music whenever you can!
Blawan – What You Do With What You Have
The Hacker – Bass 4
KiNK – Rave Signal
Apollo of Minneapolis – Telstar
Snuff Crew – Rumble 303
Tom Laws – Twisted Cabaret
Barrow Boy – Genesis
Ben Sims feat. DJ Rush – Beat The Box
Erol Alkan – Roland Rat (LFO Remix)
Lone – Pineapple Crush
Tachini – Ongeloof
KiNK – Yako
Machinedrum – DDD
Cassergrain / Tin Man – Sear
Dead Sound & Videohead – Pay Your Due
Neil Landstrumm – Night Train
The Hacker – Shockwave (Mark Archer Remix)
Schoco – Jungo
Doctor Jeep – Freak U
HATE – Bad Organs
Colombo – Deja Vu
Radiokillaz – Skyscraper
Cyantific – Streets of Rave
Human Resource – Dominator (AGT Rave Cru Unofficial Remix)
In celebration of this years Amsterdam Dance Event which is occurring pretty much right now. I thought Id post up one of my favourite live sets from last years event.
Black Asteroid – Live at the ADE CLR night 2011
Black Asteroid – Live at CLR Night – Studio 80 – ADE [2011-10-19]
Frind of the site Solipsism drops a new live album for your listening pleasure.
Solipsism live at the Black Sparrow in Glasgow on 08/03/2012.
This is a “Name your price” release. So, if you wish to download it for free, please click “buy now” and then enter 0 in the amount field.
4. Subterranean Fiction
5. Planes of Existence
6. Binary Systematic
7. Habitual Hybrids
Fresh but Oldschool, TKCD has nicely contributed a great mix of classic and new school acid mayhem for 2012.
If you like your 303 tracks raw and aggressive you need to check this mix out.
01. TKCD – Acid : Phosphoric (In Stereophonic Sound! Mix)
02. Jan Driver – Army Of Mowers (TKCD’s Unoriginal Remix)
03. Chris Moss Acid – Together 101 (TKCD’s Tweaked a bit Remix)
04. TKCD – Acid : Nitric (In Stereophonic Sound! Mix)
05. Dopplereffekt – Master Organism
06. Ben Sims – Barrow Boy Acid
06. TKCD – Acid : Carbonic (Anti-Loudness War Mix)
07. Chris Liberator & Sterling Moss – Massive Line (TKCD’s Tweaked a bit Remix)
TKCDs new EP is available from his bandcamp site, do check him out and support the acid!
Solipsism Live at Tronic – A nicely crafted live dub and ambient techno live set written and performed by solipsism (Craig Murphy)
No track list as this is an original live performance.
The concept of Ben Sims and Kirk Degiorgio’s Machine night is to play only new music, not relying on familiar classics to move the crowd. This Surgeon set achieves this in spades. Enjoy.
Instra:Mental – Tramma
Nil – Kazuya Kawakami remix
Blawan – Vibe Decorium
Skudge – Ontic (Rolando Understands remix)
Surgeon – Transparent Radiation
Surgeon – untitled
Hiroaki Iizuka – Bluebox
Inigo Kennedy – Scatter
Bas Mooy – Warsaw (Walker FSG remix)
Emmanuel Jal – Kuar (Olof Dreijer remix)
Instra:Mental – Thomp
Shutter – Natterjack B1
Barricade – Aleko
Blawan – What You Do With What You Have
Skudge – Overture (Substance remix)
Paul Woolford – Let It Go (Kommonazmuk & Appleblim remix)
Inigo Kennedy – Revenge
Emptyset – All Together Lost (Ben Klock’s Glowing Clap mix)
Xhin – Teeth (Surgeon remix)
Tomohiko Sagae – Deburring (Paul Damage + Makaton Wasps mix)
Insta:Mental – Vicodin (Skduge Warehouse mix)
Reeko – Thick Matter
Matador – Blond Slackers (Rebekah remix)
Paul Woolford & Psycatron – Stolen
Skudge – Convolution Instrumental
Blawan – Lavender
Insta:Mental – Pyramid
Raiders Of The Lost Arp – Night Theme
Exium – Synchro
Greenmoney – Get Into You (Paul Mac edit)
Lone – Explorers
Great Interview and very forward looking mix from stroboscopic artefacts label boss Lucy.
The interview between Chris Liebing and Lucy lasts a good 50 minutes and covers earthing from label inception, artistic direction and being your self right through to sequencers and other tech geekery. Very intersesting and a gives one a solid idea of why Stroboscopic Artefacts is such a forward looking label.
Xhin “Insides” [Stroboscopic Artefacts – from upcoming album]
Go Hiyama “” [Stroboscopic Artefacts – Monad VII ]
Biblio “Chancylvania” [Warp]
Anstam “Albert” [50 Weapons]
The Black Dog “Floods v3.2” (Surgeon Remix) [Soma]
AOKI takamasa “mnd-sng04” [Stroboscopic Artefacts – Monad IX]
Tommy Four Seven “Talus” (Lucy Remix) [CLR]
Moby “Go” (Woodtick Mix) [Instinct]
Grischa Lichtenberger “0406_01_RS_!” [Raster Noton]
Deuce “Twerp Wiz” [Ostgut Ton]
Marcel Fengler “Thwack” (Mike Parker Remix) [Mote Evolver]
Marcelus “Shape” [Deeply Rooted House]
Dadub “Amnion” [Stroboscopic Artefacts – Monad VIII]
Lucy “Tetrad” [Stroboscopic Artefacts – Monad X]
Zomby “Mozaik” [4AD]
Robert Hood “Minus” [Tresor]
Kode 9 & The Spaceape feat. Cha Cha “Love Is The Drug” [Hyperdub]
Mike Dehnert “Klartext” [Delsin]
Syncom Data “Beyond The Stars” (Speedy J Remix) [SD]
Lucy “Decad” [Stroboscopic Artefacts – Monad X]
Were really enjoying Blawans recent releases while perhaps not strictly speaking “Techno” We felt we had to push this guys stuff out its that sharp.
Check this tune
Now the Blawan Mix
INTERVIEW: Blawan [Hessle Audio] – Reposted from Sonic Router
One such dude we felt compelled to push, is Blawan. The Hessle Audio backed producer – his debut 12” on the label ‘Fram’ b/w ‘Iddy’ was released recently – has a strong and rugged approach to his drum lines; a similarity he shares with label mate Joe and to a lesser extent – given this player’s more dancefloor centric wanderings of late, Ramadanman. Making tonal wanderings simply from his selected percussion he booms out bass stabs on ‘Iddy’ rollocking through the beat’s progression with whispered layers of phrase and machine hum atmospherics plucked straight from the bows of dystopian warships and the winding lead synth on ‘Fram’ could have been taken straight out of Kode 9’s ‘Black Sun’ era. It’s simply the way he cracks out his drum loops that grabbed our attention, subtle snaps of snare drum piquing through the top end perfectly.
We caught up with the South Yorkshireman between train journeys, giving him the opportunity to further introduce himself and his music ahead of his forthcoming date at fabric for the Hessle Audio takeover…
Sonic Router: Can you provide those who may not know you with a bit of background info?
Blawan: For starters I am not Ben UFO despite the kind rumors. My name is Jamie, I am a DJ/Producer originally from the cultural melting pot that is Barnsley and I recently had my debut release on Hessle Audio.
Outside of music who are you? What do you do on the daily?
On the daily, I drink a lot of tea, don’t finish tunes, delete ones that I have finished and get easily distracted…
How did you first get into making music? What was it that infected you to do so?
Like a lot of people, school really got me into music. I went to a pretty rough school that thanks to Labour’s deprived schools policy had mint facilities, so I started playing drums at the age of 10. I first got into making electronic music on a dodgy version of Fruity Loops when I was 15 but didn’t really get serious about making tunes until I was about 18. Prior to the Hessle Audio release I had a pretty random musical background. I used to drum in a couple of bands playing like post-punk stuff as well as making dance tunes, and just muddled it along until now.
What’s your production set up like? What’s your favourite bit of kit in the studio?
My set-up is pretty simple, I run Ableton Live, midi controllers and some decent monitors… oh and some nice flat response headphones and that’s really it. My favorite bit of kit has to be my Ozone 4 plugin; it’s a sweet all rounder.
Where do you take inspiration from when making music? And how did you get into this current flux of dubstep?
Erm, that’s a hard question, I’ve always found it hard to pin point what inspires me to make a tune and to be honest I still don’t really know. I think trying to keep my mind occupied when making a tune helps, as I find makings tunes when am bored rarely has a decent outcome or it ends up turning out as some weird jacking house thing.
I got into dubstep around late 2004/5. Before this, mates from Sheffield used to send me their badly recorded vinyl rips of Big Apple releases and old garage tunes and things just carried on down the usual routes from there really. I’ve also always had a passion for house music and think that’s had a big impact on me musically. The tune that really pushed me to think I wasn’t just making some weird garage type music was Pangaea’s ‘You & I’ (HES006). The vibe caught me perfectly, it’s still easily my favorite tune to date.
How would you describe your sound? You’ve got this proper tough percussion going on that drives everything… is the rhythm a main focus for you when making tunes?
Honestly, if I could just make drum loops for a living I would. Percussion is definitely something I focus a lot of my attention on when producing. Other elements of my tunes are always considered but are subtle enough to make sure they don’t take away purpose from the rhythm and percussive melodies. The outcome of that in a tune is something minimal, but I fought my last battles with complex synth arrangements a long time ago and bare rhythms win hands down for me each and every.
Your first couple of releases are out now on Hessle and Folkwood respectively. How did you link the releases?
My debut with Hessle was a pretty surreal affair, I had a few tunes that had been sitting around and one day, I just said ‘Fuck it. I’ll send these to Untold.’ I did that then within about 2 hours I got a phone call off David (Ramadanman) saying Jack sent him the tunes and the guys liked them and want to put something out. A simple but crazy outcome and I can’t tell you how lucky I feel to be in the Hessle camp. Oh and I still haven’t bought Jack a drink yet to thank him.
The folkwood thing really was something that happened a while ago, a group of friends at Uni got hold of some cash to press up some music. They asked me to submit a track so I did. The tune is kinda old now, but it’s nice to get bits out there when you can. Big up Ste Shine on that one! Oh and you guys for the kind words about it…
What other projects have you got in the pipeline? What’s happening with you in the rest of 2010? Gigs, releases, personal growth etc?
2010 has been an amazing year already; I am just focusing on putting out tunes I am happy with, when I can so theres no rush. Hopefully DJing as many gigs as I can because that’s what really gets me making more music. There are a couple of things in the pipeline that should be surfacing soon, so watch this space.
Any words of wisdom for our readers?
Yes, it needs to be strong with one sugar and milk. Secondly, catch me at Fabric on the 20th August, for the Hessle Audio takeover.
Modeselektor – 2010-04-10 – Live at Institubes 7th Birthday Weekender Festival Paris France