Alex Smoke - "Dont See The Point" - (Henrik Schwarz Vocal Mix) - [Soma Quality Recordings]
Dont see the point indeed! Why has this record not had more hype why im i only finding out about it now, when it came out in 2005 why why why ! this really is a remarkable remix from henrik schwarz i would go so far to say one of his best that i have heard it hides away on a B side of "Brians lung" on soma records allthough there is a dub version by Schwarz aswell which i have not heard yet but i read that they gave that more exposure than the vocal mix But listening to this you could quite easily mistake it for the dub mix with very little vocal at all, Its the production that is flawless and the scarce vocal just adds to a wonderfull remix props to an indian too many.
***Edit*** Ok it turns out both mixes are available on beatport i have just been slack for not realising.The dub mix is great also.
Monday, April 30, 2007
A nice piece of underground house now coming from Alexkid NOT to be mistaken for the hard house don Alexkid, This is a Techno & House producer from france, who hits us up with loveletters. Theres also a remix package its a choice between Tim Paris & Marc Romboy, personally the Marc Romboy remix does it for me stripped down and sexy.
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A flat slice of acid heaven now courtsey of wink aka Josh Wink the techno pioneer from philly who runs the excellent [Ovum] record label. Here we have a new (Ep) which has landed on the [Poker Flat] label which im sure your all aware of by now, Anyway this is the pick of the bunch for me, be sure to check the whole package out (Thick As Thieves Ep) not one to be slept on .
Wink - "Acid Tonic" - [Poker Flat]Link removed by request!
Posted by Joe H (RC) at 13:40
Im proberly the very last person to give you these but i figured if we have alot of techno /experimental readers here on random circuits you may not of heard these two latest offerings from justice on [Ed banger] Nice happy tracks something to listen to in the sunshine as i have been today, Normal service will resume tomorrow!
Posted by Joe H (RC) at 02:31
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Bought more records on a sale the other day. Patrick Wolf - Lycanthropy and Hundarna från söder - Troika. I was going to purchase Laurent Garnier - 30 too but the disc itself was missing, bah. My awesome girlfriend gave me The Bear Quartet - My war (I like it a lot!).
Hundarna från söder - Stay [Flora & fauna, 2005]
Hundarna från söder - Nörf aksiport [Flora & fauna, 2005]
Time to rest, recover and chill out to some swedish electro. Stay is more lively, Nörf aksiport softer. Both from the Troika album.
Yesterday Trentemøller was on fire! Great live set, I couldn't stand still for a second.
Edit: I have created a Random Circuits google calendar that will hold interesting upcoming events related to the blog (mostly live performances and such).
Posted by skypher at 10:48
Friday, April 27, 2007
Busy weekend again this week tonight im going to SubDub which is a monthly Dubstep night which showcases the best in Dubstep ,Dub ,Jungle and Roots then on saturday im going to see Jesse Rose & Samim at back to basics one of the best nights in the country week in week out they have the best dj,s in the world come to play, hope everyone has a good weekend heres a few for the weekend i have been enjoying.
Tobias Schmidt - "Der Fangarm" - [Feinwerk]
David Keno - "Terra" - (Original Mix) - [Keno Records]
Pan Pot -"What Is What" - (Original Mix) - [Mobilee]
Posted by Joe H (RC) at 16:47
Booka Shade are back with a new "ep" (Tickle) due for release on [Get Physical] in mid may which we have here, Both are solid safe as houses tracks & dancefloor friendly.Everything that we have come to know & love about the duo's sound is represented in these two tracks "Tickle" being my favorite, "Karma Car" is less dancefloor material but still packs the punches.
Booka Shade - "Tickle" - [Promo]
Booka Shade - "Karma Car" - [Promo]
Posted by Joe H (RC) at 15:45
Good morning, it's friday, a week is coming to its end. You want to kick back, unwind and then hit the pub/club and just party your guts out (like in the picture above) after work/school. Am I right? If that's the case I got the right medicine for you.
Steadycam - In the Moog for love [Kompakt, 2007] (buy)
Swedish producer David Janzen with a brand new Kompakt release. Saw this guy perform twice here in GBG, and he does not let you down. This A side has a very witty name I must say. B is "Klyftans prakt" (silly swedish title). Both are quality, both perfect for getting in the mood for love. Get busy with some funky electro mixed with tech/house vibes.
Niederflur - Exkl [M_nus, 2007] (buy)
Minus! Christopher Bleckmann & Hannes Wenner (aka Misc.) are the people behind Niederflur. This is from the 'Din' EP. All pretty low profile and slick tracks. I wouldn't mind a bit more bass and punch to the beats to be honest, but hey this ain't your usual run-of-the-mill in your face type of minimal act. Carefully constructed and with an eye for details.
I have to honk the Gothenburg horn a little bit more because of the Trentemøller performance on saturday - this is a very big booking for our relatively techno depraved city. If you are even remotely close by, be there! Sub7 is the club, Brewhouse the place.
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Thursday, April 26, 2007
- Anthony Rother - Moderntronic
- Matthew Dear - Deserter (Four tet remix)
- Paul Kalkbrenner - Altes kamuffel
- Paul Kalkbrenner - Der senat
- David K - Mayann (link provided by OMG!)
- Salvatore Freda & Massimo Stefanelli - Endless ride to Honolulu
- Surgeon - Surgeon remake 1
- Silicone soul - 3 am (12" mix)
- Radix - Rymdlego
- April 28: Trentemøller live at Sub 7
- April 28: Club Hatet at Uppåt Framåt (DJs: Dimitrios K and The Idealist)
- May 3: Folie, Anders Ilar, Isak Eldh, Hird, Acid pope live at Effektverket/pustervik
- May 4: Familjen live at Henriksberg
Posted by skypher at 11:37
Ay ay ay, after that brief interlude we are back to the regular dosage of mass electro waves of violence.
Anthony Rother - Moderntronic 2 [Datapunk, 2007]
New shit from no other than Mr Rother. His sound is intact and I like it, about time he returned to his peak form. Hook up your cyborg implants and get ready for some fierce robot battling.
Sebo K & Metro - Transit [Fine, 2006]
Taken from DJ Hell's mix cd "Misch masch" from 2006. But this colab will be released on 12" soon (1st of May?) on Get Physical. Great track and nice to see it getting proper release. Vigorous dancefloor build up material.
Posted by skypher at 00:28
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Alright I'm making a total 180 degree turn here from the world of electronic beats and synths, into (indie)pop land populated by guitars and cheesy love songs.
Stars - What the Snowman Learned About Love [Arts & crafts / paper bag, 2003]
Despite the ultra silly intro talk this song is good. Almost instrumental all the way through.
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Its the B side of "charge your dreams" just as good as the a side if not better, you decide!
Reinhard Voigt - "Buerger Sichten Falschgeld" - [Kompakt]
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Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Posted by Joe H (RC) at 15:17
Old demoscene hero and man of many names Radix/Rymdlego/Sinespree/Mosaik (released on khavi, monotonik and merck) has a bunch of tracks I hadn't heard up on his site. Comfort, fragile electronica. Very well produced. Perfect to enjoy with a cup of tea in your livingroom. Of the newer stuff I like these two the most. Oh and remember this is all perfectly legit, free of charge stuff - yumm, much props to Mr Radix!
Mosaik - Clover
Mosaik - Pillow dance
However, my all time favorite Radix track has got to be the infectious 'Rymdlego' chiptune from 1998. Get yourself an .xm player (winamp might play this, I'm unsure) and put it on repeat. Money back if you don't like this adorable song. (Rymdlego = Space lego)
Radix - Rymdlego (Edit: M4a version of this track, converted by yours truly hehe)
Once upon a time I had quite the chiptune collection, snif, snif those were the days.
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Monday, April 23, 2007
Quietpoint - Cumulus Nimbus [Pastamusik, 2007]
Limited minimal off the german Pasta label. Quietpoint's second release of pretty spaced out techno. B side here but both tracks in that dubby, deep style. Like XDB I posted on saturday.
Marcus Intalex - Red 7 [Soul:r, 2006]
Something rare here at RC, drum & bass! I'm mostly posting it due to the forthcoming remix of this track by John Tejada. The original is naturally worth your time too, nothing like some good old wicked d&b to get the week started. Keep your eyes open for the remix.
Edit: It's only april and we already (thanks to JBH) have more posts than all of 2006 combined so far this year! Wow, 2007 is going to be the year of Random Circuits, no doubt.
Posted by skypher at 14:22
Trapez is fast becoming my favorite label mainly due to Skypher & his introduction to great new artists like Mark Henning & the latest from Salvatore Freda & Massimo Steffanelli which you can grab a few posts down. Anyway this is another great piece on Trapez from Ryan Crosson who you may already know from his releases on M_NUS. Remixed by Magda who im sure your all aware of by now (the first leading lady in minimal techno at least thats what i think ) This was recorded in Richie Hawtins studio its a fast paced Deep Clicky minimal track as far as minimal & fast pace go together,Changing pace & direction at least twice but never losing power i really like this lets hope theres more to come from Magda & the excellent Trapez label.
Posted by Joe H (RC) at 12:27
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Three tracks in one post, was a while ago I did that. You can call it a saurday treat.
Flying Lotus - 1983 (Daedelus "Odd-Dance Party" Remix) [Plug research, 2006]
Flying Lotus produces intrumental hip-hop in the same vein as Prefuse 73. It's squeeky and choppy, but contains thick beats and melodies. Here the Lotus gets a punch from Daedelus into happy bleep land. Catchy and fun. Last track on the '1983' album.
XDB - Descap [Metrolux, 2007]
Descap EP: Limited edition of just 700, pressed on a white label with a stamped Metrolux logo and issue number on each copy. The first 121 copies in red transparent vinyl. Dubby and deep techno.
Claro Intelecto - Episode [Modern love, 2005]
Rare Claro Intelecto twelve, Lacan / Episode (limited to 459 copies). Episode is a long soulful journey in twilight electro land. Nice, fat atmosphere with an under the radar melody contrasted by stellar drums that kicks in at 2:34.
Tonight club Kraft with Steadycam performing live!
Posted by skypher at 14:20
Friday, April 20, 2007
New Matthew Dear now Aka Audion, This is lifted from his new album which is due for release on the Ghostly International label in may. Deserter is the first single which will be released along with a remix from fourtet which we have hear, go out & buy this when its out.
Matthew Dear - "Deserter" - (Four tet Remix) -[Promo]
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Stumbled upon this brand new Trapez outing.. and boy am I glad I did that.
Salvatore Freda & Massimo Stefanelli - Honolulu [Trapez, 2007] (buy!)
More music from Switzerland. Very big and fresh stunning 12" from Freda and Stefanelli on Trapez. This track never stops, continually evolving and changing pace. Essential hit for the dancefloor with its dazzling baseline, synth stabs and glorious percussion. Splendid, warm execution from start to finish. The other side (B) is 'Endless ride' (almost 10 minutes long) and contains similar elements and sure as hell is up to par with its a-side cousin, check the build up! Do not hesitate to pick this release up, both tracks are extraordinary.
Salvatore Freda has released before: 1998 on Star Traxx a 12" called 'Night clubbing hero' listed as Trance on discogs (gasp! actually not very strange, i can sense some trancey elements in this release. no not in a bad way what so ever). Massimo Stefanelli on the other hand doesn't seem to have produced anything before.. perhaps under a pseudonym though? Both fellas are unknown to me anyhow. Gonna go big I believe.
What a way to kick the weekend off, huh. Do not sleep on this.
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Thursday, April 19, 2007
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Morning post before school, while sipping on some coffee.
Alex Under - Trapezines erectos [Trapez, 2007] (buy)
CMYK label manager and minimal techno createur Alex Under here back on Trapez with three songs. This is the B side, and it's my favorite of the 3. Typical Under vibes, hypnotic and with those familliar groovy sounds. Ep is named "1, 2, 3 responda otrapez".
Got to the next interview for the job that seemed most fun by the way! Dang, dang hope I'll make it through that one too. Need to make some cash soon.
Posted by skypher at 10:42
Djsos Krost - "Chapter One" - (Trentemoller Remix) - [Music For Dreams America]
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Steve Reich - "Proverb" - (Alex Smoke Remix) - [None such]
This was released last year As part of Steve Reichs birthday celebrations with another 2 tracks also getting remixed,the other was remixed by Four Tet and The third remixer was part of a competition run by the radio 1 experimental programme on a thursday night 2am -4am,you had to Download the track, it was called "Music For 18 Musicians"and then email them the remix you had produced. Steve Reich would then pick his favourite of the entries, and it was released with the Alex Smoke & Four Tet remixes at the end of September last year on Nonesuch Records. A excellent competition if you ask me & the greatest prize for a real music fan with steve reich being so influential to music, especially the minimal electronic scene, and his take on classical music, i think you will agree that Alex Smoke has produced a wonderfull piece of music here.
Posted by Joe H (RC) at 15:19
Kalabrese - Not the same shoes (feat kate wax) [Stattmusik, 2007]
Swiss house from Kalabrese's latest outing "Rumpelzirkus Part 1". Starts out pretty weird (in a nice way) and developes into a funky little body twisting anthem. Vocals included.
Swamped by school work this week, so not sure how much I can post.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Wonderfull textured beats & slow dubby vibes from Rhythm & Sound, Aka (Basic Channel) I'am a big fan of rhythm & sound everyone from Carl Craig to Sleep Archive & more have been on remix duties in the past,They recently performed at the massive bloc weekender http://www.blocweekend.com/BLOC-LINE-UP.html up in Hemsby,UK where the cream of the crop of the electronic & experimental world of music played, set up by two 23 year olds they had Autechre headlining! Check out there website for more info,For more on Rhythm & Sound go here http://www.forcedexposure.com/artists/rhythm.and.sound.html
Rhythm & Sound - "Let Jah Love Come" -(Sweet Substance Remix) -[Burial Mix]
Posted by Joe H (RC) at 13:29
Monday, April 16, 2007
A heavy weekend of clubbing, my brains still not functioning properly,so il keep it to a minimum, Nice soft chilled out Tracks to start the new week.Get your techno minimal fix from the post below,one of the best tracks ive heard this year,like skypher points out very similar to Aril Brikha, with a touch of trentemoller & a dash of SCSI-9 i think.
Posted by Joe H (RC) at 13:12
Zentex - Säkä [Bloop, 2007] (buy)
Hurray, techno from finland! Jari Marjamäki blasts us away with this killer minimal track on his 'Saha' 12" released on Bloop. Cosmic Sandwich provied the b side spacey remix of title track Saha, which is also quite the stomper. A pretty deep, melodic thing, this Säkä business we got on our hands. A bit similar to Aril Brikha hm? Recommended.
Posted by skypher at 12:39
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Saturday, April 14, 2007
I put on old Autechre CDs while studying yesterday. Anvil Vapre, Peel session (1), Cichlisuite, Envane, Draft 7.30, Untilted. Then after that marathon of mind blowing musical masterpieces I put on Boards of Canada's Trans Canada Highway. Almost exhausting the way these songs get to me. To describe AE and BoC I quote a dude from discogs: "It is hard to believe they are not living inside my head."
Made more than ten years ago, but does not sound dated. They even continue to grow on me.
Autechre - Second scepe [Warp, 1995]
Autechre - Flutter [Warp, 1994]
Boards of Canada - Left side drive [Warp, 2006]
Posted by skypher at 11:00
Friday, April 13, 2007
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Friday! And I must stay at home and study like a good boy - exam tomorrow. Hope everyone else has a blast today with great music and beautiful people. Here's a couple of tracks if you want something 'new' to listen to.
Ercola Feat Annie - Follow Me (Lifelike Mix) [Voices, 2007]
Hyped Lifelike remix. Sunshine electro-house for the fragile.
John Tejada - Model 12 [Palette, 2007]
From Tejadas newest (upcoming) release, "Wavescraper". This track is in classic Tejada style, smooth and got soul.
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DJ Koze -"Raw" -(Audion Remix) -[Kompakt] ....Koze & Audion need i say more !
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Thursday, April 12, 2007
Finally i have managed to get my grubby little paws on one of the most anticipated records of 2007, Iam talking about the wonderfull Ricardo Villalobos Remix of Shackletons Blood On My Hands, Villalobos slows it down and adds his special touch, turning it into an 18 and a half minute Dark Delight i first heard this record way back in dec or january i think it was on villalobos,fabric mix live on his birthday, ever since i have been wanting & waiting in anticipation & now finally it will be out at the end of the month on the excellent Skull Disco label, With it not being out yet & respecting the label & my contact i can only give you a watered down version 7 mins instead of the full 18 ,and a half,It Will be officially released on the 30th april .
When I see the towers fall, It cannot be denied that, As a spectacle, It is a realization of the mind.
You see, I'm standing on a mountaintop And letting out a scream, It's the language of the earth, It is the language of the beasts.
There's no point to look behind us, We left the corpse behind, Because flesh is weak and forms break down. They cannot last forever."
Shackleton -"Blood On My Hands" -(Ricardo Villalobos Remix) - [Skull Disco 007]
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Music In Mind - "Circle" -[Music 4 Minds] ...Excellent Swedish Tech house
Posted by Joe H (RC) at 15:10
Continuing with JBH's sun inspired post. Here's more music for people drowning in hot and bright rays from a nearby star.
Familjen - Det snurrar i min skalle [Adrian/Hybris, 2007] (buy)
Familjen is cool electronica with vocals in skånska (a southern swedish accent, sounds a bit like danish - ha ha ha!). Me likes very much. Their debut album 'Det snurrar i min skalle' (roughly translated: My head is spinning) was released a short while ago, and here's the title traxxqck. Happy music, certainly fitting for the spring sun.
Pugh Rogefeldt - Stockholm (Qlint and Sankt Göran edit)
Here we have local Gothenburglar djs and producers Sankt Göran & Qlint refixing Pugh Rogefeldt's old song Stockholm. It's swell new disco. 24:Hours posted this, cheers fellas!
Oh and Lifelike - So electric v2 IS HOOT! instant hit (love to risky biz).
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Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Trentemoller's two hour Essential Mix debut contains mostly his own production and remixes (including his remix of Moby's "Go!") along with tracks from artists such as Thomas Schumacher, The Knife, Franz Ferdinand, Isolee and The Specials.
Trentemoller has recently released his debut artist album The Last Resort on German Poker Flat imprint. You can buy the album here.
Trentemoller - Small Piano Piece // White Label
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RJD2 - Murs beat [XL, 2007] (buy)
The only instrumental piece on RJ's latest output - The Third Hand. And to me it's by far the best track. "Sweet piece" is also good tho.
Anyway I was thinking of changing the description seen in the title to this: "Music: techno, neo submarine pounding, panzer tronik, folk psych polka terror, dirty disco-freak-house, experimental dolphin music, toxic pop, cyborg electro, post dub reggae step hiphop, acid squibble jazz-core and much much more." What do you think?
A friend of mine (yo hansaman!) sent me this link to a pretty damn nice blog...And, it's about...COOKING! I'm getting hungry just reading that stuff. Yum: Anne's Food.
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Future Sound of London - "Papau new guinea" - (Original 12"Mix) -[Jumpin & Pumpin 1991]
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Tuesday, April 10, 2007
On the 8th I had a small gathering at my place for some drinks then out to Nef and catch the last songs of Wolf Eyes playing live - heavy and evil death terror noise ambient. After that club Hotet kicked off. Not too crowded but had fun still.
Incidentally my lovely girlfirend gave me the Wolf eyes 12" The Driller as birthday present. It's gruesome and experimental.
Wolf Eyes - The Driller [Sub pop, 2006]
Going to a job interview tomorrow. Got two calls this morning from different consulting frims asking me some questions about two separate positions I applied for during the weekend. Thing is, the job that seems more fun I haven't got an interview for yet...
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