Bluetech – FWD136

A name that brings back Nag Champa flavoured memories of days spent between flourescent depictions of mushrooms and eleves: Bluetech. The North American artist had quite a unique sound already 15 years ago, when his mellow Downtempo Psychedelia were released on quality imprints like Aleph Zero or Interchill. Pleasure to hear that he didn’t lose…

Flashback Friday: DJs Anonymous #11

Thirteen years ago, in October 2006, one of my DJ mixes was part of the (long discontinued) DJs Anonymous series. Quite a trippy affair revolving around melodic bangers from Stephan Bodzin, Thomas Schumacher, Extrawelt and the like. Your browser does not support the audio element. Download link

Gourski & Appel – Docks

Gotta love industrial sounds in modern dance music. Gourski & Appel take an old idea to the next level and present a 7-minute track made exclusively from sounds sampled in a dock setting. The result is intriguingly catchy, and the music video that comes with it intriguingly hypnotic.

Objekt – RA 650

“I recorded a mix for Resident Advisor stringing together an hour of danceable club tracks without any kick drums. I’ve been playing a lot of this stuff in my sets over the last few years and have been meaning to record a mix like this for a while.” Quite an exciting approach. Even more so…

Wanderwelle – MNMT 182

Dutch duo Wanderwelle is responsible for some rather exciting music at the moment, both in the fields of Ambient and Dub Techno. Their recent DJ mix for Monument takes us on a smooth ride through electronic genres and tempi.   

Applescal – FWD106

Sounds pretty much like a modern-day version of what D-Nox played at VooV’s second floor on those unforgettable Sunday afternoons in the early noughties… Well done, Mr. Applescal – very well done.

Jon Hopkins – Singularity

Jon Hopkins’ last album would have been the perfect terminus for a musical career that burns out rather than fading away. However, he faced the extremely high anticipations and released another album. Singularity might not be quite as groundbreaking and innovative as the last album – but it surely is a worthy successor. Ecstasy and…

Adam Freeland – Solid Steel Mix 2018

Adam Freeland – a man who needs no further introduction to readers of this blog. He just dropped a brand new DJ mix for Solid Steel Radio and, no big surprise here, it’s pretty damn eclectic, diverse and catchy. Also he told some words about his life in the desert and his most recent creative…

The Oddness – Live at Ranch-o-Relaxo

While the Psytrance scene seems to be stuck in an endless loop of the same artists playing the same sound for many years already, other electronic music genres are getting deeper, more ethereal and even psychedelic in very fresh and innovative ways. What happens at the Ranch-o-Relaxo gatherings in Australia is a perfect example for…

Yagya – Auditory 05

Fact described Yagya as “one of Techno’s best-kept secrets” some years ago. Here the Icelandic producer takes us on a melodic journey from beatless Ambient to Downbeat to Dub Techno and back.