This is my first blog post in a long time – it will also be my last one.
I’ve thought about this for a long time and lost a lot of sleep over it, trying to bring everything under one hat, as we like to say in Austria, but I like to do things properly or not at all. I currently find myself in a situation where I don’t have enough time to run this blog the way I want to, so I’m calling it quits now. This might have been one of the hardest decision in my entire life, seriously.
I’m not going to get all sentimental now (ok, maybe a little), so I’ll just say thank you. To each and every musician out there saying fuck you to mediocrity and making incredible music that really stands out – at the risk of sounding cheesy, but you are the reason I started this blog six years ago. To all the labels who believe in upcoming artists and help them getting the word out – and who also provided me with a constant stream of quality music. To everyone who contributed to the site, who helped me with tech stuff, gave me advice or just told me not to stop. To all the other music bloggers, always digging for the most exciting new music out there. To everyone who took the time to listen to the music I posted, and to read what I had to say about it. Thank you.
Red Bull Music Academy has come to Vienna for a weekend packed with lectures, concerts and parties: Red Bull Music Academy Bass Camp. With artists such as Four Tet, Dorian Concept, Jacques Greene and The Cinematic Orchestra (to name only a few) set to perform at various locations all over the city, the event brings a versatile selection of exceptional musicians into town.
Yesterday’s opening lecture by Vienna’s very own Patrick Pulsinger of Sluts’n’Strings & 909 fame (who are also playing on Saturday) attracted up and coming local talent and interested rookies alike. Offering unique insights into both analogue and digital music production, Pulsinger focussed on ways to combine old and new gear. Check out the video summary below! (German)
Tonight’s party will see Canadian sonic scientist Jacques Greene and Dutch producer extraordinaire Legowelt perform at Pratersauna alongside a local line-up, including Vienna’s man of the hour Motsa. For more information head over to Red Bull! #RBMA
It´s time forAka Tell´s “Hangover Sessions” again. Enjoy a 1hr mix with music by Zombie Nation, Four Tet, Jesse Rose, The Subs & Blatan, Clouds, Housemeister & Dave Tarrida, Benjamin Damage and many more!
Aka Tell´s “Hangover Sessions #33” is there for you to bring some warmth into the cold autumn. Check if out for music by Shed, Electric Rescue, Tiga vs Audion, Floorplan, Madame, Truncate, Djedjotronic, SCNTST and many more!
Flight Facilities, the undisputed kings of sensual love-making music grooving bongo rhythms and big melodies have put their unique remix fingerprint on men of the hour Jagwar Ma‘s Come Save Me, turning the rather raw, rocking original into a smooth percussion-driven jam that will not fail to put a big smile on your face as soon as you hit play. Flight Facilities on top of their game!
After excessive touring throughout this year’s festival season, Austro-British musician extraordinaire SOHN returns to the studio and comes up with yet another incredible piece of sonic art, aptly titled Lessons. Warm, evolving arpeggiators are washing gently over his trademark high-pitched vocals in what might be his strongest original so far, preceding an unexpectedly raw and gritty synth breaking loose, showing a new, darker side of SOHN’s musical repertoire.
Two weeks after unveiling the title track for their upcoming Careless EP, London-based power duo Dusky reveal a full-length stream of Words Later On, the fourth track on the upcoming release. As usual, catchy vocal samples and grooving percussion arrangements are what it’s all about, but this time Dusky have decided to go in a bit deeper and darker than expected. Out on September 23rd by Aus Music, wax available to pre-order now.
While Alain Macklovitch, better known as A-Trak, is busy taking selfies of him and mini turtles, his older brother David, better known as 50% of Chromeo, is about to release a new album. Alright, enough fact dropping.
The Canadian synth pop duo recently unveiled the official trailer for their upcoming fourth studio album White Women, featuring a two minute preview of a track called Over Your Shoulder. As usual, the song is all about funky disco basslines, cheerful keyboard solos and vocals ranging from sensual to steamy – the successful mixture that has become Chromeo’s trademark sound over the years. Daft Punk, you better watch out!
Video directed by Jérémie Rozan.
Album release date tba.
Aka Tell´s “Hangover Sessions #32” not only brings you one hour of the latest club tunes but also an extra portion of Austrian house music. Check it out for music by Ogris Debris, Space Echo, MOTSA, Midland, The Subs & John Roman, Jonas Kopp, Maxime Dangles, Baskerville and many more!
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