Hyperdub, the influential London label founded by Kode9 currently celebrating its 15th year, will close out 2019 by releasing a two-disc compilation of enigmatic dubstep/bass music icon Burial’s work for the imprint.
The retrospective, titled Tunes 2011 – 2019, was sequenced by the South London-based producer himself, and shines the spotlight on his diverse array of post-Untrue work for Hyperdub.
Tunes 2011 – 2019 will be released on December 6. Buy it direct from the label and you’ll receive … a sticker.
Come Down To us
German artist/producer/composer Robot Koch has a proven track record of producing sonic offerings that transcend electronic music. Based in Los Angeles, his Dreaming of Ghosts project helmed with Fiora explores another world of artistic possibilities.
Ahead of the release of DoG’s Lunarum EP out tomorrow on Trees & Cyborgs, we’re thrilled to world premiere the futuristic video for “You” created by Brendan Bellomo and Aniela Sidorska.
Here’s what the filmmakers had to say about the video: “The music video was done in ‘one breath,’ using primarily in-camera effects with projection mapping that envelops the model in patterns of light, stars and darkness. The video contains all practical elements with no CGI. The light was created solely from the music itself, and contains every frequency of the instruments and vocals, in sync with the song.
“The video was filmed with a robotic motion-control camera to appear as one single-shot to showcase the fluidity of the composition. What we attempted to capture in the relationship of the projections and performance is both the meaning of the lyrics, as well as the notion that we feel at one with the music. On one side, we see the vocals being projected, on the other the bass. After we pass the point of looking at one’s own reflection, the projections switch, and we see the bass on the left hand side — almost acting like the heartbeat, not only of the woman but also of the song itself.”
We’ve sung the praises of fellow New Yorker Alex Gimeno (a.k.a. Ursula 1000) for nearly his entire 20-year career. A gifted DJ/producer/remixer who is able to navigate through a spate of styles including lounge music, pop and breakbeat, Alex has done well to craft an evolving soundtrack that works on and beyond the dance floor.
Ahead of the release of Esoterique, a collection of tracks sporting collabs with tracks Fred Schneider of the B-52s, Isabelle Antena, Qypthone, Gentle People as well as remixes by Jazzanova and Fantastic Plastic Machine, we’re pleased to world premiere the first single called “Swing Boom Bop” featuring Loredana Grimaudo of Swingrowers. It’s a rousing electro-swing throwback track that reminds us that it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing.
London-based DJ/producer/musician Omid Nourizadeh – a.k.a. Omid 16b, a.k.a. 16B, a.k.a. $16 Million Dollar Man – has been championing a bespoke dance floor sound since the ’90s. When the world was a slightly saner place, he contributed greatly to the genre that came to be known as tech-house.
All these years later, Omid continues to push the creative envelope, and the proof is in a discography full of brilliant productions, remixes, mix CDs and albums.
His decades of experience in the studio and DJ booth have taught him well, and he remains as busy as ever.
In April, he contributed “No” to Freq Traxx Vol. 3, a four-track compilation released on Superfreq. Three months later, he unveiled the majestic, multi-genre full-length Silenciety. The meticulously produced album is a vivid, cinematic affair full of lush orchestral arrangements, ambient textures and dreamy downtempo. Omid carefully peppers the tracks with dollops of proper electro and deep house.
We connected with the Alola Records boss and asked him to share how he got here from there.
How he got his artist name
Partly my parents: Omid means ‘hope’ in Persian, and 16B was added for good measure.
Earliest clubbing experience
Eight years of age and accidentally walking into some strange sex club party/cinema in Frankfurt!
Most surprising success
To have a family and still be able to dip in and out of the music world without being owned!
Most surprising failure
To have strong political views but lack the urge to make them public!
DJ set he’ll never forget
Going to see Laurent Garnier with Martin Watson (RIP) at the Gardening club in 1995. Chain-smoking one after the other, rushing and dancing all night!
Why DJing is important in his life
Because I still love it after all these years!
His most memorable song
ORN’s “Snow’ produced in 1996. That period in electronic music was unmissable!
His most memorable remix
The Cure “Wrong Number” recorded with my first Neve desk experience at Matrix studios. Plus, I got to travel to Rome to meet The Cure at one of their shows.
What it’s like running a label in 2019
Like a robot that has human tendencies! The world is one big online store unfortunately!
Song it took the longest amount of time to finish
“Hope” (Silenciety LP)
Song it took the shortest amount of time to finish
“Hiding” (Silenciety LP)
Moment when he wanted to quit the most
Waking up next to a full ashtray or straight after swimming.
Artist he wants to collaborate with
Trentemøller & Russell Brand at the same time.
The secret of his success?
Go with your instincts; they rarely fail!