04
Sep 2013
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Cardiochaos – Disappointed In The Snow



Wow. Do you know that incredible feeling when you start listening to a song you’ve never heard before, and after a few seconds you’re already wishing it would never end? When you discover a song you immediately feel connected to, and you end up listening to it over and over again? When you’re absolutely certain you’ve come across a true masterpiece, and you want to share it with as many people as possible?

Let me introduce to you Cardiochaos, a musical project by Vienna-based filmmaker, actor and musician extraordinaire Peter Brunner. Driven by an obsessive creative urge, the young Austrian artist has finished his debut album DDNOS (“Dissociative Disorder Not Otherwise Specified”), an unconventional, multifaceted collection of musical images, ranging from minimalist post-dubstep jams to glittering electro pop as sweet as sugar, from piano-heavy indie songs to what Venetian Snares coined as “drill n bass”.

It would be an easy thing to start drawing comparisons to SOHN or Thom Yorke now, but let’s talk about Disappointed In The Snow instead, the fourth song (and probably one of the strongest cuts) on DDNOS. I promise, you will still get goosebumps all over your body after ten consecutive listens when that low, rough voice starts counter-parting the dreamy, dragging vocals in the middle of the song, and you will hold your breath until the heartbeat-like bass drum starts beating again to the rhythm of the infectious piano chords. And suddenly, for the blink of an eye, there is: that incredible feeling, that desperate wish that this song would never end…


Purchase Cardiochaos’ debut album DDNOS on iTunes.

03
Sep 2013
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Aster – Cielo (Bicep Remix)

Bicep

Did someone say “fat kick”? Belfast’s music bloggers gone house producers Bicep are about to release a massive remix for Aster on John Talabot’s label Hivern Discs, out on September 9th (vinyl) resp. September 23rd (digital). The duo claim to have started working on this mix a year and a half ago – well, Rome wasn’t built in a day either. Combining addictive vocal samples, high-pitched house strings and UK garage-esque hi-hat patterns, Bicep continue to turn their take on house music into a unique trademark sound.


Pre-order the 12″ vinyl on Juno.

01
Sep 2013
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Rewind: Love Electro! Festival 2013

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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.

Love Electro - Andreas Tauber

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!

Love Electro - Ivan Poletti


Photo credits: Kurt Tappeiner, Andreas Tauber, Ivan Poletti (in order of appearance)

30
Aug 2013
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SomethingALaMode – Summer’s Not Over

Something A La Mode

I’m finding it a bit hard to believe given the current temperatures, but according to these two good-looking Frenchmen summer is not yet over: in anticipation of their upcoming single Prophet 21 (out on September 23), the Stravinskys of electronic dance music -better known as SALM, or SomethingALaMode- are giving away a mixtape featuring both timeless classics and fresh tracks. Music for sunny afternoons!


Tracklist after the jump.

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29
Aug 2013
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Dusky – Careless

Dusky

There’s probably no need to introduce Dusky: after being dubbed as “the toast of the UK underground” by Resident Advisor last year, the London-based duo have delivered a constant stream of quality releases, only to take their game to the next level earlier this year with their ground-breaking Nobody Else EP – beloved by DJs and crowds alike.

Their latest opus Careless (out on September 23rd) not only marks the duo’s return to Aus Music for another big release but also further refines Dusky’s elaborate approach to cutting-edge house music.
I think it’s safe to call this one a bomb.

01
Aug 2013
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Hangover Sessions #31

Hangover Sessions #31

The summer also reflects in this edition of Aka Tell´s “Hangover Sessions” – in it´s very own way. Get ready for some great music by Midland, Henzel & Disco Nova and NT89, TWR72, Jonas Kopp, Nick Höppner, J Tijn, Hanuman Tribe and many more!

[find the whole article and the tracklist after the jump]
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16
Jul 2013
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Premiere: Skrillex & Damian Marley – Make It Bun Dem (Dead Battery Remix)

Dead Battery

To be honest, I’m breaking quite a few of my key principles of music blogging here. For starters, I don’t usually post music that involves big players – like Skrillex. Apart from that, I’m not really a big fan of genres that have drum or step in their name. And yet, this remix is just too good to keep it for myself.

Austrian producer Dead Battery has taken upon himself the delicate task of remixing Skrillex and Damian Marley’s collaboration effort Make It Bun Dem, turning the rather slow-paced dubstep original into an uplifting, high-energy drum&bass-fueled club track for peak-time dancefloors. Experimenting with different styles and genres both tempo- and soundwise, the remix ranges from full-on drumstep drops over classic electro-house sounds to slow dub vibes. The track is available for free download in its full 320kbps glory, all Dead Battery asks for in return is a like on his Facebook page.

04
Jul 2013
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Hangover Sessions #30

Hangover Sessions #30

We have a birthday to celebrate: This is the thirtiest edition of Aka Tell´s ”Hangover Sessions”! And again it delivers the latest tracks from Aka´s decks to your living room. Check it out for music by Mr. Oizo, Gesaffelstein, Mumbai Science, Marcel Dettmann, Truncate, Modeselektor and many more!

[find the whole article and the tracklist after the jump]
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21
Jun 2013
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The Indie-Dance Report #7

The Indie-Dance Report 7

Hey Champs! Here’s my July mix – I won’t loose many words about it, cause it’s like 40 degrees out there and nobody should sit in front of their computers now. You’ll find some pretty recent stuff in there, like a new Peter & The Magician track, an excellent colab between Alex Metric and Jacques Lu Cont and much, much more.

Put the mix on your iPod/phone/whatever and listen to it, while you enjoy the summer.

- Ryan Riot

Tracklist, artist spotlights and free downloads after the jump.


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06
Jun 2013
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Hangover Sessions #29

Hangover Sessions #29

It´s time again for Aka Tell´s “Hangover Sessions”. This time with tracks by Jägerverb, TWR72, Zombie Disco Squad, Turbo Turbo, Karenn, Maceo Plex and many more!

[find the whole article and the tracklist after the jump]
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