Prolific German musician/producer Burnt Friedman presented a sprawling retrospective titled Anthology 1980 – 2017 on his Nonplace label at the end of last year. Known for his deep, dubby and ever-changing grooves and rhythms, the overview brandishes vinyl-only releases and never-heard tracks.
Upon the compilation’s release, Friedman performed at Rhythm Alchemy at Arena Club in Berlin. Fortunately, his amazing set was captured on video. We’re extremely pleased to world premiere a clip of the rousing non-compilation track “122-1” filmed at his show.
Friedman provides additional technical background about his performance:
“The video was recorded during a concert at Arena Club in Berlin, December 2017. Burnt Friedman is sending various separate, individual audio tracks to an 8 channel sound system: a four-channel P.A. and four additional amplifiers, located across the room. He is standing in the ‘sweet spot’ of the club in order to mix and control the sound properly. During his performance, Friedman is arranging, routing and dubbing the individual audio tracks live and plays on a Korg MS-20 synthesizer. It is more or less a studio environment made public, so that the audience can overlook the process of production closely and move freely through the aural environment.”
Get a first look below and prepare yourself to be blown away by Friedman’s signature sound.
After a highly successful 2017, London’s Housekeeping crew step is ready to drop their label’s first release of 2018.
Stepping to the forefront is DJ/producer William Noble, a member of The Space Cowboys, who’s shared bills for the past two years at his The Cuckoo Club residency in London with Seth Troxler, Maya Jane Coles, and Damian Lazarus.
On February 9 the label will present Noble’s four-track Talk Over EP. We’re extremely pleased to world premiere the title track, a raw, driving and hella funky bass-driven jam that’s already setting dance floors alight.
Hit the play button below and get an exclusive first listen.
Gargarin is a solo project helmed by Graham “Dids” Dowdall, a musical journeyman who played with Nico in the ’80s and has collaborated and performed with John Cale, Ludus, Eric Random, Suns of Arqa, Band of Holy Jo and Low Bias. Among his many other credits, Dowdall is a member of avant rock legends Pere Ubu and duo Roshi featuring Pars Radio.
In November we premiered “Winterfold,” a lush, airy soundscape from the UK producer’s excellent Corvid album out now on Geo. Cut to 2018 and Dowdall is back with an arty, eye-catching video for his cinematic track “Autonomist.” It’s composed of eye-catching festival video captured by ImpaTV.
Says Dowdall of the clip, “The video of ‘Autonomist’ was originally recorded at Woodland Gathering, a small festival staged in a forest in the Lake District during August 2017. The festival is mostly industrial and noise acts and Gagarin was amongst the softer and more reflective of acts there which also featured rituals and installations.”
In 2016 we introduced you to UNA, an emerging Los Angeles-based electronic four-piece, after they dropped their Hiss for the Fly: A Common Apocalyptic Survival Guide EP on Cool Jewel Records.
Tomorrow the duo — Richard Larsen (keyboards, guitar, mandocello), Jennifer Nice (singer), Scott Eric Olivier (synths, guitar, drums) and Eddie Barajas (turntables, whistle) — release a full-length album, Noise of the Wing: An Apology for Annoyance, which you can stream exclusively in its entirety below.
The foursome had this to say album their inspiration for the LP: “We were inspired by the ubiquity of the fly. The fly is all around, gets in your face, buzzes your ears, so we thought we were a bit like them. Also we got comments from a couple of college radio stations who said we had an odd use of noise. We agree. We do.”
Berlin-based Vatos Locos crew member David Gtronic has been coming into his own as a DJ and producer. On the label front, he’s been steadily building up his Black Wood Recordings and launched Tervisio, a vinyl-only imprint, last year.
Having fine-tuned a signature encapsulating elements of minimal and techno, Gtronic, who helms The Terrace Podcast, begins 2018 on the right foot with his upcoming Kryptoo EP for his Black Wood.
We’re extremely pleased to world premiere “Lexiwedin.” The cut features crisp drums, sweeping synths and a sinister groove.
Get a first listen below and check out the full release on January 26.
Danny Kotz has been refining his deep techno signature since moving from Jerusalem to Berlin a decade ago. Known for his impactful analog-digital live sets, his sprawling sound is essential fodder for late-night listening.
Kotz has curated the fourth edition of Batch Plant for made of Concrete. The release features five bespoke tracks, including one remixed by Kotz himself.
We’re extremely pleased to world premiere “Selective,” a glistening, atmospheric track crafted by the wildly talented Spanish producer Yoikol.
The track is the perfect blend of simplicity and sophistication, melancholy and euphoria.
Get a first listen below and check the full release when it’s released on January 12.