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
Nestled in the scenic mountains of Northern Italy, Fortezza is a small and peacefull village with 984 inhabitants, a church, a highway exit – and an impressive fortress dating back to the early 19th century and. Once a year though, Fortezza is more than that: each summer Love Electro! Festival opens its gates and not only brings new life to the abandoned fortress right next to the river but also attracts visitors from all over Europe.
This year’s edition has been headlined by international artists such as Crookers (that is, what’s left of them after their recent split), Felix Cartal and His Majesty Andre, with lots of local supporting artists to complement the big names. On a second stage, rock bands are performing in the evening to get people started into the night, while all around the audience beamers and spotlights are turned on to bath the exceptional location in colorful light and moving images – courtesy of the resident VJs Slutotronic and Orangutanklaus.
Apart from an incredible set by UK-based producer exceptionaire His Majesty Andre (in fact one of the best DJ sets I’ve seen in quite a while), one of the festival’s secret highlights were Erwin & Edwin – with all the successful releases and remixes they’ve released in the past few months they shouldn’t be strangers to you anymore. The four-piece band from Vienna, Austria not only managed to make the crowd go apeshit with their brass-fueled approach to electro from the first minute on but also masterfully handled an unexpected power blackout by spontaneously playing trumpet and drums soli until the power connection was restored. Keep an eye on these guys – preferably from a safe distance!
Photo credits: Kurt Tappeiner, Andreas Tauber, Ivan Poletti (in order of appearance)
In New Bass We Trust: Bass+ and discodemons.net are looking for new DJs in town to rock the Wall Of Bass at SUB Club at the next Bass+ party on Friday, May 24th 2013. If you think you’ve got what it takes, follow these three steps to participate in the contest. Good luck!
✔ Record a mix. It should be about 30 minutes long, apart from that there are no restrictions to your creativity. However, this contest is held by a bass club, so if you’re into progressive trance please reconsider your chances here.
✔ Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org until May 10. Please use SoundCloud, WeTransfer or a similar service to submit your mix. The subject line of your email should be “In New Bass We Trust” and the email should include your full name, phone number and maybe a few details about yourself: – where are you from? – when did you start DJing? – what equipment do you need?
✔ Play the Wall Of Bass on May 24. The best mixes will be presented here on the blog, and one winner will be selected to play at SUB Club in Wiener Neustadt on May 24 along with the Bass+ Residents and Disco Demons. Bonus: you get 5 guestlist slots so you can bring your friends too.
Backed by a full band, they will be playing their first ever live show at Flex, Vienna next week on Tuesday, April 2nd, celebrating the release of Mischwald, Kapitel Eins. As the best things in live are always free, I have two spots on the guestlist to give away. Email me at email@example.com (make sure to include your full name) and keep your fingers crossed, winners will be notified on Sunday evening. Good luck!
Ever wondered what the (highly unlikely) brainchild of Louis Jordan and M.I.A. might sound like? Me neither, but I can tell you this much: SKIP&DIE are probably as close as it gets. South African singer meets Dutch producer, jazz meets electro, funk meets Cumbia – seamlessly topped off by infectious vocals that will stick to your head faster than you can say Diplo.
I happen to have two tickets for their show at B72, Vienna on Wednesday, March 13 to give away – if you want them, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (make sure to include your full name for the guest list) and keep your fingers crossed. The band will be supported by the equally amazing Viech, more info + Facebook event here. The winners will be announced on Tuesday.
It’s been a bit quiet around here for a few days, mainly due to partying and studying, which are, when done excessively, not a good combination in terms of creative productivity. Anyway, we’re back on track now here at Disco Demons headquarters, and the occasion is a very happy one: for the first time ever, discodemons.net has invited an artist that has been a regular name here on the blog for an exclusive mini tour through this nice little country we call our home. Enough beating around the bush, I’m of course talking about Jägerverb!
The first course will be quite a special party at Solaris, Linz, as Aka Tell (also known as “Mr. Hangover Sessions“) and my humble self will be celebrating our birthdays that night, supported by our good friend Cerny. And because the best things in life are free, there’s going to be free entry all night long.
Saturday, March 2nd | Grelle Forelle, Vienna
As for the second night, my boys from WEARETHESH.IT will be hosting a floor at Grelle Forelle, one of Vienna’s best clubs, on Saturday, March 2nd with Jägerverb headlining, supported by Aka Tell, Disco Demons, The Shit Is Coming Home, Slutotronic (yes, that guy from Italy whom I can not thank enough for creating the wonderful artwork for the tour) and Bört.
More details on both nights will be added soon.
If you want to add dates feel free to contact me at email@example.com
As each and every Easter Thursday since 2008, living legend Erol Alkan will be playing one of his infamous marathon sets at Fire, London on March 28. Starting out rather harmlessly with a five hour set in 2008, Erol has added an hour each year until reaching the final conclusion now in 2013 by doubling the initial numbers: this year’s epic ten hour set will be his last Easter marathon ever.
“As is tradition the first part of the set begins in candlelight with Erol playing anything from beat-less ambience to psych and disco dubs. The journey then wends its way through techno, house, vintage disco with the odd pop and rock classic thrown in.”
Starting as early as 9pm, Erol will be playing continuously until 7am, showcasing not only physical endurance but also an exceptionally deep understanding of all kinds of music. Early bird tickets are available on Bugged Out. More details on the Facebook event page.
People of Vienna, be merry and celebrate, as there’s a new club in town (almost): right in the heart of Wiener Neustadt, a new series of parties aptly titled Bass+ will be celebrating its premiere on Friday, representing global bass music: Hungarian power duo Slap In The Bass and Vienna’s finest Pola-Riot will be the first to rock the wall of bass, supported by Bass+ residents DRCT (of Fast Feet fame) and Beatz4cash. To get an idea of what’s expecting you there, Fast Feet have compiled an exclusive mixtape for your listening and downloading pleasure.
As the best things in life are free, I have 3x 2 tickets to give away. To win, all you need to do is send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name for the guest list. Winners will be notified by email. For more information head over to the event on Facebook.
Alright party people, this is where all the cool cats are going to be in Vienna on Friday: Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary celebrate their tenth birthday at Ottakringer Brauerei with a line-up that really does the occasion justice. Chicks On Speed will be performing live with secret surprise guests, and there will be some DJ/MC extravaganza by Peaches as well as performances by Christopher Just, Alva Noto and Japanther.
There will be no presale, only limited tickets at the door (17€). Good news is that I have four spare tickets that I’m giving away to whoever wants them, so either email me at email@example.com or go drop a comment here on Facebook. Winners will be notified on Thursday evening, any recourse to courts of law is, as always, excluded.
Sleepless in Vienna? Still don’t know what to do and where to go for Halloween? Here’s the answer to these (and many more of your) problems: All Hallow’s Eve festival at Arena on October 31st with Haezer, Dirty Disco Youth, Benga, my buddies The Shit Is Coming Home and many more. Check out the Facebook event for infos on tickets etc. – with a bit of luck you won’t need any, though: I’m giving away 2x 2 spots on the guestlist!
There are two ways to win: either send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop a comment under this post on Facebook. You can do both to increase your chances. Tickets will be given away in pairs, winners will be notified on Sunday, October 28th. Any recourse to courts of law is, as always excluded.