Tuesday, March 30, 2010

RBMA Presents Flying Lotus & Kode9

Red Bull Music Academy:
Flying Lotus and Kode9
W/ Special Guest Opener.

April 1st
The Magic Stick
4120 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI

$10 @ door
$5 @ www.majesticdetroit.com

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Graham Hatke "Miles Away"

Baltimore's burgeoning More or Less imprint has been steadily climbing the ranks as one of America's top new electronic music labels. Carved out of the inspirations of Detroit and German techno, MOL serves up a healthy dose of floor burners and moody cuts and their latest offering by Graham Hatke does superbly at fulfilling both perspectives. "Before Sunrise" and "Miles Away" linger with the subtle hypnotic pizazz of a Rene Breitbarth jam, while the dub version of "Miles Away" protrudes with a noticeable Basic Channel influence. More than satisfactory, In Full Moonlight proves itself as the strongest release from the MOL camp. Download the original mix of Miles Away HERE.

Also, be on the lookout for a split 12 ich collaboration from both the Blank Artists and MOL labels, featuring original works from Graham Hatke. More (not less) information to follow. Check it!

Monday, March 22, 2010

A Detroit State Of Mind

The latest issue of XLR8R features the words of Metro Times and Subterranean scribe, Walter Wasacz, as he propagates yet another candid narrative regarding the soulful and inspiration underbelly of Detroit's electronic music scene. Wasacz expounds on Detroit's near limitless talent pools of both past and present, highlighting the genre-bending works of Anthony "Shake" Shakir and the jazz/house embedded sounds of new-school protégé, Kyle Hall. Read the entire article HERE.

* Photo Cred: Tony Katai

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Krautrock - A BBC Documentary

From: The BBC

This documentary examines how a radical generation of musicians created a new German musical identity out of the cultural ruins of war. Between 1968 and 1977 bands like Neu!, Can, Faust and Kraftwerk would look beyond western rock and roll to create some of the most original and uncompromising music ever heard. They shared one common goal - a forward-looking desire to transcend Germany's gruesome past - but that didn't stop the music press in war-obsessed Britain from calling them Krautrock.

This documentary serves as a beginning lesson into the vast experimental waters of Krautrock. A must see for any music enthusiast!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Matias Aguayo @ The Works

Matias Aguayo - Kompakt/Comemé - Buenos Aires
Secrets - Blank Artists/GSHCusa - Detroit
Kevin Reynolds - Todchai/Transmat - Detroit
Aran Daniels - Proper|Modulation - Detroit

Friday March 12th, 2010
The Works
1846 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, MI 48216
Doors @ 9pm
$10, 21+

Israel Vines Mix - The Exclusion Model

Fellow disc jockey and Detroit ex-pat, Israel Vines, has perpetually avoided the daily grind of the interwebs, often eliciting a virtual search party on behalf of his friends and enthusiasts. Infrequently however, Iz emerges from his geographically shrouded barracks - we're told it's the eighth dimension - to provide his admirers with a potent elixir that's sure to remain poppin in your goblet for eternity. Yeah... this mix administers the finest in hypnotic death magic and proves once again, why Israel Vines is the greatest Necromancer in the land. Check it!

Mixed By: Israel Vines
Length: 52:38
Format: MP3
Bit Rate: 320 KBPS
Link: Download

burial - untitled 2 - hyperdub (2006)
kalon - haiku (female edit) - sandwell district (2008)
dj pierre - stress or justice (afro acid ruskin mix) - afro acid digital (2009)
female - cally 2 - sandwell district (2005)
go hiyama - nonlinear event - asiandynasty records (2007)
go hiyama - myself myself - perc tracks (2008)
headhunter / f - dedale - transistor (2009)
moving ninja / pinch - false flag (kryptic minds remix) - tectonic (2009)
go hiyama - nonlinear event (reprise loop) - asiandynasty records (2007)
hiroaki Iizuka - gold - arms (2008)
dj boss - atmolam - arms (2008)
british murder boys - all the saints have been hung - counterbalance (2005)
dead sound - anima - ?
duplex - autosug (shake remix) - clone (2006)
millie & andrea - vigilance - daphne (2009)
2 bad mice - bombscare (drum loop) - smile - (1994)
autechre - drane - warp (1999)
kryptic minds - 768 - tectonic (2009)
moritz von oswald trio - pattern 4 - honest jons (2009)
monolake - far red - imbalance computer music (2009)

Madis One @ TV Lounge Detroit - TONIGHT

MADIS ONE is the blossoming musical project of Jon Smith and Adam Serafino. Previously a four-piece band known as Madis, the group reduced its membership to two under the morphed epithet, Madis One. Musical peers of five years, Jon and Adam play many of the parts live through keyboards, samples, guitar and vocals, which all make for an engaging live performance. Influenced by the likes of Aphex Twin, Telefon Tel Aviv, and Bjork, the duo are focused on turning out some of the freshest psychedelic electronic pop, furthering Detroit’s reputation as an experimental hip-hop breeding ground. Don't Miss their Tv Dinners Debut!

Tv Bar
2554 Grand River Ave Detroit MI
Free Before 11 $5 after

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Secrets - Disco for Girls | Live @ Wet Dream

It's that time again, for another sleazy disco delight from Detroit's favorite certified slacker, Secrets. This mix was recorded at Wet Dream, an event sponsored by the fine folks at Gary Springs Hunting Club. Chocked full of house burners and disco edits, this set has enough boom-bip to make Richard Simmons trade in his rainbow trousers for 15 minutes with Denise Austin. the best fat burning dance workout of 2010. Oh.... and don't be fooled by the low bit-rate. I mean, c'mon dude.... you're girlfriend can't tell the difference anyway. Check it!

Mixed By: Secrets
Length: 2:10:37
Format: MP3
Bit Rate: 96 KBPS
Link: Download

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Minimal Wave Tapes Vol. 1

This is the first official volume of minimal wave music from Europe and North America recorded in the 1980's. Most of the songs were originally released on limited edition cassettes or vinyl by the artists themselves, and only a handful of people knew about them. They've been remastered from their analog source tapes for re-release on Los Angeles imprint, Stones Throw. Very cutting edge drum machine and synth music. Hot Biz!

Preview and buy the collection HERE.