Beach Diggin’ Vol. 2 by Guts & Mambo

Guts news, everyone: Beach Diggin’ Vol. 2 has been announced for April! The nice little video teaser reveals only one track. However, knowing the consistent quality of Guts I am pretty sure that this is gonna be another supreme selection of ultra-mellow tunes for all lovers of Pura Vida sound. The vinyl will hit stores…

How Conspiracy Theories Emerge on Facebook

Chemtrails. HAARP. The Illuminati. Conspiracy theories are abound on the Internet, but they only prove one thing: that in a virtual world, people make themselves vulnerable to sketchy claims and spotty tales. A study of 2.3 Million social media users reveals how those who blame mainstream media to be an instrument of mass manipulation are…

Quantic & Beto – Discoteca At The 303 Mixtape

Those years I lived on the Canary Islands sparked something inside me: A great love for Latin American music. Its rhythms, its instruments, and the beauty of the Spanish language give expression to a state of mind that works just perfect in the hardware environment of my brain. That’s why I am absolutely stoked about…

The Nu LatAm Sound – Trailer 1.0

The new sound of Latin America is upon us. Actually since quite some time already, thanks to the fantastic work of Argentina’s ZZK Records, thanks to expat producers like Quantic, and of course thanks to hundreds of talented musicians all over the South American continent. “There’s a musical and cultural renaissance happening all around the…

Minilogue – As Human As Possible

Ableton sponsored a beautiful little documentation about Minilogue, one of my favourite electronic music projects ever. The two guys tell about their workflow, what inspires them, and how they manage to get that huge load of feeling into their music. At the end of the video you will find two links, leading to a 23-minute…

Beautifully Disturbing Ads

Australia and New Zealand have a culture of producing educational ads that are very graphic in a very artistic way, in other words: Beautifully disturbing. Wait a minute… that last one was a good definition for modern art, wasn’t it? Mistakes (New Zealand, television)   Set Yourself Free (Australia, viral)   Voice Within (Australia, television)

Coober Pedy And The Australian Desert

The vast sky fades from the darkest to the lightest shades of blue, speckled by some puffy white clouds. The pale green of grass and the lush green of some scattered shrubs contrast with the entire spectrum of orange and red. Yellow and purple rock faces merge into brown slopes. Salt licks glisten in the…

Gelka – Coloured Thoughts Mixtape

The Gelka guys haven’t lost their touch and deliver another superb mixtape: Coloured Thoughts is a smooth blend of Dope Beats, Bass Music, Trip Hop, Deep House and even more genres, including the music of artists like Phaeleh, Bonobo, Synkro and  DFRNT, as well as some tracks from the Hungarian duo itself.

Like Dropping Acid, But Not

I already posted this some years ago, on my old blog. It’s just too amazing to get lost… like dropping acid, but not. This is how it works: Start the Neave Strobe and focus the center of the animation for 30 seconds. Then look around.

How Facebok Makes Us Unhappy

“Our attention is, more and more frequently, forgetting the path to proper, fulfilling engagement. And in that sense, Facebook isn’t the problem. It’s the symptom.”  Based on scientific research, this interesting article explains how an overdose of social media turns the wonderful technology into poison, and how this is phenomenon represents the zeitgeist.

Akara – The World Beyond

It’s the combination of intense, yet not kitschy harmonies and rhythmic elements from the field of Bass Music that makes me stoked about this release. US-American producer Joshua Penman describes the style of his project Akara as ‘mystical dancefloor symphonies’, his live project is actually an orchestra that includes the elf-like voice of singer Femke…

The Micronaut – Panorama

Is it his love for details that made him known as The Micronaut? At least the atmosphere of his productions evolves from a multitude of intricate elements. These little bits and pieces might be of very different nature, but together they complement each other in perfect harmony, creating a big picture, the Panorama of a…

Melbourne – The Cultural Hub of Australia

Obscure backyard bars with wooden pallets instead of chairs. Rusty freight containers cut open, furnished with bulky waste, a state-of-the-art coffee maker and a display full of organic cakes. Amazing graffiti, sculptures, and street art everywhere. Victorian architecture next to quite a bit of totally weird stuff. Melbourne is the cultural hub of Australia, the…

Mollono.Bass – Beatfreak Mix 2014

I’ve been listening to this mix for a while now, and I’m still stoked about it. Mollono.Bass, head honcho of Acker Records and founding member of Kombinat100, presents a rousing take on big room House music. One moment it’s all about the massive bass line of a tool, then it takes off to lofty melodies,…