‘I-go-I-e’ Electronic Music Compilation To Benefit Japanese Kids Charity

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With the world full of negativity at the moment, experimental electronic music label Wave Folder is pushing back to make a positive impact.

This week the imprint released I-go-I-e, a 20-track compilation benefiting Kidsdoor, a Tokyo-based non-profit organization founded in 2007 that focuses on the education of children from underserved areas of Japan.

The participating artists – including Scanner, DJ Synthesizer, Jessica Kert and Hiroshi Hasegawa – were challenged to creatively build their tracks using samples of Buddist chants and instruments recorded at Japanese temples located in Kyoto, performed by monks of three different sects (Jōdo-shū, Tendai-shū and Shingon-shū).

I-go-I-e is available now via Bandcamp and limited-edition microSD card with over 4GB of data full of audio content including recording sessions from the temples.

More information about the release can be found here.

Track Listing:
1. DJ Synthesizer – Echo feat. Shouei Mitsmizo
2. Hiroshi Hasegawa – Chaotic Mandala
3. Scanner – A Path Where this is None
4. HATAKEN – 151A
5. Jessica Kert – Nobody really knows
6. Dave Skipper – (D/R)CnSTRXn [i. deep breathing]
7. Dave Skipper – (D/R)CnSTRXn [ii. time fracture]
8. Naoki Nomoto – kyoto 1
9. Naoki Nomoto – kyoto 2
10. Scanner Darkly – imprint
11. Renick Bell – Completion of One is the Beginning of the Next
12. Tom Hall – Point of Failure
13. Shell Child – Echoes Of Kyoto
14. jprecursor – zk.19-111101
15. Mr Winter – IMM_190921_MrW_03_Shoei
16. Tatata5 – Kantan no yume
17. Ambrose Field – 桜 | Sakura | 樱花 | Cherry Blossom
18. Ipnoteca – drift away
19. Radek Rudnicki – Ichi-go ichi-e
20. Hanaka – … of flow

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Hair Band Drop-Out February 2020 Chart

Hair Band Drop-Out

  1. Rub A Dub – Not Long Before The End (Original Mix) (Moan)
  2. Mathame – For Every Forever (Dub Mix) (Afterlife)
  3. Dubfire feat. Carl Craig and Kate Elsworth – Lotus (Crosstown Rebels)
  4. DJ T. – Trans Orient Express (Get Physical)
  5. Hair Band Drop-Out – No Appointment Necessary (JourneyDeep)
  6. Re.You, Black Circle, Sabb – Merci, Monsieur (Black Circle & Sabb Remix} (Radiant)
  7. Messive Muzik – You Know (Pierre Johnson Remix) (Ambious Records)
  8. Pete Bones – Wild Cherry (Red Ant)
  9. Hair Band Drop-Out – Steady Chugging (Unreleased)
  10. Moonwalk – Salem (Stil vor Talent)

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Ivan Stairway February 2020 Chart

Ivan Stairway chart

  1. Risk Assessment, Jemeni G – Remember Me (Extended Mix) Glitterbox
  2. Lemelle, Dr Packer – You Got Something Special (Dr Packer Edit) Glitterbox
  3. Ricky Morrison, Brian Lucas – Uplifted (Sure Shot Club Vocal Mix) Quantize
  4. Reggie Steele, Christie Love – One Day (Extended Vocal Mix) Makin Moves
  5. Ivan Stairway – Nothing To Lose (Kenny Carpenter Radio Edit) Major Underground
  6. Groove Junkies, Reelsoul, Tertulien Thomas, DJ Spen – You Can’t Hide (Groove N’ Soul Vs DJ Spen Retro Vox) MoreHouse
  7. Mo Key – So Close To You (KC Radio Edit) Major Underground
  8. Mind State, Natalie Wood – One Night (Original Mix) Quantize
  9. Yuksek, Isaac Delusion – Into the Light (feat. Isaac Delusion) (Original Mix) Sweat It OUt
  10. Re-Tide, Rocoe – Let’s Go To The Disco (Rocoe turbofunk remix) Re-Tide

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Influential DJ/Producer Andrew Weatherall Dead at 56

Prolific and highly influential UK DJ/producer Andrew Weatherall has died, according to a statement from a representative.

“We are deeply sorry to announce that Andrew Weatherall, the noted DJ and musician passed away in the early hours of this morning, Monday 17th February 2020, at Whipps Cross Hospital, London. The cause of death was a pulmonary embolism. He was being treated in hospital but unfortunately the blood clot reached his heart. His death was swift and peaceful.

“His family and friends are profoundly saddened by his death and are taking time to gather their thoughts. Further announcements regarding funeral arrangements will be made in due course by Andrew’s press officer, James Parrish.”

This is a breaking story. We will post updates when we learn more about Weatherall’s passing.

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