OUT NOW: PMC071 - FLAKO "MINI TOLLBOOTH" (EP, 12 INCH, DIGITAL)
‘Mini Tollbooth’ is inspired by a novel called Phantom Tollbooth. The film adaptation from 1961 is so beautiful. I like to get lost in these childish worlds of freedom, where everything is possible. This modern fairy tale is about a young boy named Milo who is bored by the world around him. He feels everything is a waste of time. He comes home from school one day to find in his bedroom an anonymous package containing a miniature tollbooth and a map of the Lands Beyond. He takes the map, drives through in his toy car, and instantly finds himself driving on a road to Expectations. Enjoying the ride, he pays no attention to his route and soon becomes lost in the Doldrums, a colorless place where thinking and laughing are not allowed. He is having plenty more adventures like watching Chroma the Great conduct his orchestra in playing the colors of the sunset or meeting The Awful Dynne, a genie who collects noises for Dr. Dischord. – fLako
All Songs produced by fLako.
All Vocals by Dirg Gerner.
Except Vocals by Shuanise.
Art Design by Iain Macarthur.
Release date: December, 17th, 2010.
fLako “La Burrita” mix at Mondayjazz – DOWNLOAD.
Excerpts of press or air play outcomes:
BASE.FM (New Zealand) The Chin Check Show by Keegan Fepuleai with the song Gentle, Kelau, Love Opera and more… – DOWNLOAD. Tru Thoughts Radio (Brighton, UK) The Unfold Show by Robert Luis with the song Doldrums – DOWNLOAD. BBE Radio The Global Souljah Show by James Barrie with the song Love Opera – DOWNLOAD. SPLASH MAG Interview with Robot Koch & fLako WATCH IT. PLAY.FM Groove Merchants with Valentin Menedetter DOWNLOAD. Radio Corax Further In Fusion by Mark Bailinski DOWNLOAD. Byte.FM Soulsearching by Michael Rütten LISTEN. BLN.FM in rotation READ. BBC 1 Radio Worldwide by Gilles Peterson LISTEN. Rhythm Incursions January 11, 2011 by Primus Luta with the song Doldrums – LISTEN. WYEP Pittsburg at Dubmission Radio Show #633 February 5, 2011 hosted by Kerem Gokmen with the song Love Opera feat. Shuanise – LISTEN. etc.
SASHI RADIO BLOG AND PMC PRESENT “ROAD TO THE MOON”!
To all Ukranian beatmakers: The futuristic beats and music blog Sashi Radio Blog and Project: Mooncircle present “Road To The Moon“. Think outside the box and take your chances to get your music released on Project: Mooncircle. Send your demo (about 5 tracks) or questions via E-Mail to sashiradioblog@gmailcom and the best will be chosen for a physical or digital release. We’re looking forward to hear your mind blowing music!
OUT NOW: FINEST EGO | THE RUSSIAN BEATMAKER COMPILATION
The tendency towards advanced beats seems to be more and more a global phenomenon. As we already have said: Decentred beats for decentred people. During the last few years arose also in Russia a small, loosely networked scene of people, who have experimented with Hip Hop-beats. But in this case, the young Russians have no examples or references for this kind of music in the musical culture of their own country. All of their inspirations are taken from blogs and from the intensive study of their role models worldwide. The result is an organic, very playful, snappy and jazzy sound, which is carried by a common vibe, but is in the same way as diverse as the finest egos of the artists themselves.
The compilation includes Pavel Dovgal, DZA, Pixelord, Demokracy, Moa Pillar, Arktor, Shawalski, Myown, Nienvox, 813 and Long Arm.
В течении нескольких лет появилось все больше и больше музыкантов,экспериментирующих с хип-хопом.А делать это не легко,так как в России beat культура развита не так хорошо как на западе.Но ребятам удается создавать свой собственный,непохожий на других,стиль,и это не может не радовать.Мы представляем Вам второй сборник серии Finest Ego,с такими музыкантами как Pavel Dovgal,DZA,Pixelord,Demokracy,Moa Pillar,Arktor,Shawalski,Myown,Nienvox,813 и Long Arm.В итоге сборник получился очень разнообразный,некоторые треки звучат джазово и органично,а некоторые наоборот,можно даже отнести больше к дабстепу,чем к хип-хопу.
Design by LGB5. A&R by Jinna Morocha & Gordon Gieseking. Mixed & Mastered by Sven Friederichs.
Release date: December, 3rd.
OFFICIAL FINEST EGO BEATMAKER PLATFORM WEBSITE!
Excerpts of press or air play outcomes:
Radio Corax Further In Fusion by Mark Bailinski with the song Vladislav Kovac DOWNLOAD. Byte.FM Goon Magazine / Hiddentracks by Sebastian Hinz / Kai Bempreiksz LISTEN. BLN.FM in rotation READ etc.
NEUMOND PODCAST - EPISODE #2 w/ Interviews by Robot Koch, Dday One & Jinna Morocha
We proudly present you another podcast of our “Neumond – New Moon”-series. This episode gives you an insight of upcoming or latest releases and is crowned by interviews with Robot Koch, Dday One & Jinna Morocha. The show includes new exclusive tunes of fLako, Daisuke Tanabe, Ichiro_, Pavel Dovgal, Pixelord (Error Broadcast), Comfort Fit, Robot Robinson, Ital Tek, Graciela Maria, Killing Skills, Sense Of The Q4, Sotu The Traveller, Kan Sano, Glen Porter, DZA, John Robinson and the Finest Ego + Cosmopolyphonic compilation etc. Have fun!
NEUMOND PODCAST – EPISODE #2 DOWNLOAD
OUT NOW: PMC069 - V/A "THE MOON COMES CLOSER" Compilation 2XLP/DIGITAL
This is a story about a young Russian girl named Jinna Morocha who had a vision of one day flying to the Moon.
Many years ago during the hard times of life in Moscow, the young girl saw the Moon consciously for the first time and at that very moment the dream began. These vivid thoughts remained in her mind and she started to ask herself “How can I get to the Moon?“. Soon she found the label Project: Mooncircle over the internet and told them her story, at once she saw a chance to come a few steps closer to her dream. By now Jinna lived in Germany and it was possible for her and the label to meet, her key question was “Can you bring me to the Moon?“. The answer was a faltering “No, but maybe we can let you fly to the Moon in your mind. Let’s build the soundtrack to this vision, close your eyes, clear your thoughts and let us begin on your journey“. That was the beginning of “The Moon Comes Closer“, come embark upon this voyage with us lead by the next level soundscapes of:
Robot Koch, fLako, Pavel Dovgal, I.D. 4 Windz, John Robinson, Lambent, Nienvox, Juj, Mr Cooper, MyOwn, Long Arm, Daisuke Tanabe, Graciela Maria, Scienz Of Life, Andy Kayes, Abnormal, Capella, Comfort Fit, Kan Sano, Gards From KC, Puzzle, Sense of The Q4, Sotu The Traveller, V. Raeter, Himuro Yoshiteru, Skyence, Dexter, Portformat, 40 Winks, Dela, Brazzaville & Killing Skills.
Artwork by Gordon & Bioniq.
Release date: November, 19th 2010.
Excerpts of press or air play outcomes:
Rhythm Incursions / Raid System aka RIRS November 2010 by XLII and Broken Haze with the song Van Dijck Brown – DOWNLOAD. Byte.FM – Playlist 10/11/2010 with the song Telescope / Cold Yesterday – LISTEN. BBE / Global Souljah Radio October 31, 2010 by James Barrie with the song After 4AM – LISTEN. EINS LIVE by Klaus Fiehe with the song Solar Midnight – READ. etc.
OUT NOW: PAVEL DOVGAL "CASSIOPEIA" (LP, 12 INCH, DIGITAL)
Cassiopeia is a constellation in the northern sky. It was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd century Greek astronomer Ptolemy and it remains one of the 88 modern constellations today. In the sky Cassiopeia sits with Andromeda on the South side. In Greek mythology it was considered to represent the vain queen Cassiopeia, who boasted about her unrivalled beauty.
This album is a mix between different sides of the concept of “Cassiopeia”. It’s about life, the universe, humans and the future. Cassiopeia includes musical approaches comparable to Prefuse 73, Robot Koch and Kryptic Minds. The record is predominantly Hip Hop, but features tracks with other artists that are not strictly part of this genre such as BekBekson, Verhovski and Fancy Mike. Pavel’s music is a trip into a fable and his medium is the music of different genres: Hip Hop, Dubstep, Glitch, Wonky and Downbeat, used to form pictures. His work is free spirited and there are hints of feelings, allusions, enigma and mystery. We won’t get into the inner workings of his music, how it finds its way into the hearts and souls of the audience, the important thing is that it serves its purpose. Tracks such as “LA” or “Andromeda” are very personal statements from Pavel, “Quant Magic” is composed using Overtone, Didgeridoo, Boomerang, Yedaki and other Australian instruments. “Sacred Chants Of Shiva” seizes the listener with a sensation of restlessness.
Pavel Dovgal’s “Cassiopeia”, the incision between intergalactic music and the human soul. The same formula that has been present for over a thousand years.
Listen to the digital bonus “Sacred Chants Of Shiva (Comfort Fit Remix)”, here!
Release date: November, 5th 2010.
Excerpts of press or air play outcomes:
Rhythm Incursions Sept ’10 by Primus Luta aka RIPL – with the song “Sacred Chants Of Shiva” – DOWNLOAD. Playground Mag feature with the song & video “Solar Midnight” – READ. Drugoy HipHop feature with the song & video “Solar Midnight” – READ. BLN.FM with the song “Andromeda, Document, “ – DOWNLOAD. Mixery Raw Deluxe feature READ. Deftune feature READ. Groove Merchants Sept ’10 by Majestic Mood with the song “Girango” – DOWNLOAD. BBE Globalsouljah Radio by James Barrie with the song “Lyra Bird Feat Bekbekson” – DOWNLOAD. Rhythm Incursions Sept ’10 by Laurent Fintoni with the song “Andromeda” – DOWNLOAD. Knowledge Magazine | KMAG Sept ’10 album report – READ. Radio Eins Elektro Beats by Olaf Zimmermann with the song LA – LISTEN. RAGNAMPIZA RADIO – Playlist del 08/11/2010 with the song Ahu Tongariki (Road to…) – DOWNLOAD. BASE.FM (New Zealand) The Chin Check Show by Keegan Fepuleai with the song Andromeda – DOWNLOAD. Mixology Podcast (Florence, Italy) by Andrea Mi with the song Ahu Tongariki (Road to…), LA and more – DOWNLOAD. EINS LIVE by Klaus Fiehe with the song Solar Midnight – READ.
Triple R – Melbourne Independent Radio – 102.7FM at The City Rises with the song Quant Magic, Girango – LISTEN. WYEP Pittsburg at Dubmission Radio Show #633 February 5, 2011 hosted by Kerem Gokmen with the song Parade Your Planets – LISTEN. Headnotes Radio February 17, 2011 with the song Lyra Birds, Ahu Tongariki – LISTEN. etc.
OUT NOW: PMC067-068 - ROBOT KOCH "SONGS FOR TREES AND CYBORGS" 2LP/CD/DIGITAL
After last year`s release of his debut full length album entitled “Death Star Droid” Berlin stromtrooper Robot Koch kept himself hella busy. In 2010 alone he dropped the new Jahcoozi album “Barefoot Wanderer” on Bpitch Control, released his EP “Listen To Them Fade“ on Project:Mooncircle, did a bunch of remixes and productions for both major and indie artsits and played stunnig live shows everywhere from Low End Theory in LA to the Sonar Festival in Barcelona.
And now he`s back to do some serious damage with his 2nd LP “Songs for Trees and Cyborgs”.
The album shows Robot’s versatility as a producer – it mixes and blends fresh, forward thinking electronic beats with heartfelt melodies and organic live instumentation.
On choice tracks Mr. Koch teams up with the likes of Boxcutter (Planet Mu), 1000 Names (Black Acre), Doshy (Robox Neotech), RQM (Baby Sumo) and Graciela Maria (Project Mooncircle) to present the point where dubstep, hip-hop and its myriad of influences fuse into a kaleidoscopic collage of sounds.
Artwork by 44 Flavours.
Release date: October, 1st 2010.
Excerpts of press or air play outcomes:
Low End Theory Episode 16 by Daddy Kev (Alpha Pup) & Baths (Anticon) with the song “Water And Solutions” – DOWNLOAD. Byte.FM Hiddentracks by Kai Bempreiksz with the song “Cloud City” – DOWNLOAD. BBE Globalsouljah Radio by James Barrie with the song “Brujeria” – DOWNLOAD. Rhythm Incursions Sept ’10 by Primus Luta aka RIPL – with the song “Threats” – DOWNLOAD. BLN.FM Sept ’10 by Primus Luta aka RIPL – with the song “Brujeria, Patience, Cloud City, Powerstrip 66” – DOWNLOAD. Mixery Raw Deluxe feature READ. RA Resident Advisor feature READ. Groove Merchants Sept ’10 by Majestic Mood with the song “Water And Solutions, Powerstrip 66” – DOWNLOAD. Cosmopolyphonic Radio (Japan) Episode 20 Sept ’10 with the song “Powerstrip 66” – DOWNLOAD. Byte.FM Hiddentracks special / interview – LISTEN. Radio Eins Elektro Beats by Olaf Zimmermann special / interview – LISTEN. XLR8Rfeature – READ. BASE.FM (New Zealand) The Chin Check Show by Keegan Fepuleai with the song Cloud City – DOWNLOAD. SPLASH MAG Interview with Robot Koch & fLako WATCH IT. Alma Dream Music on IBIZA SONICA RADIO by Javier Varez with the song “Threats” – LISTEN etc.
The Find Magazine X Project: Mooncircle Shirt
This month The Find Magazine celebrates its second anniversary. Because of that milestone and because they are very grateful for your support throughout the years, they decided to provide you with some extra physical and digital freshness. That results in this brand new project: The Find Mag’s ‘Goodie Bag‘! The package contains a variety of things, but the limited edition t-shirts are by far the best. Together with Project Mooncircle!
Photographer/illustrator/Dj The Binh of Project Mooncircle made a great illustration for it, now silkscreened on cyan blue and red shirts.
Besides that, the first ten orders receive one of the very last physical copies of the limited edition beat tape The Find Rewind.
It contains unreleased instrumental music by Suff Daddy, Full Crate, LuiGi, Stro The 89th Key (formerly of The Procussions), Free The Robots, Mr. Viane (of Mr. Popcorn), Kev Brown, Weedy (of 40 Winks), Dela and much more; hosted by K-Murdock of Panacea.
SOLD OUT. TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT!
OUT NOW: PMC069 - V/A "Finest Ego | Japanese Beatmaker Compilation" Cassette, Digital, dwnld
Even in the land of the rising sun, during the last months the enthusiasm for eccentric rhythms has increased. More and more young beat maker in Japan emulate their models J Dilla, Flying Lotus or Hudson Mohawke. This new generation of beat smiths understood Hip-Hop not as a mere pose, but as an aesthetic principle, in which it is explored, where the boundaries of this music style lie. The artistic crucial questions are therefore: How can you make known subjects in other contexts? How abstract can it be? Some of these emerging artists, we can now gather on this download Compilation. It’s a good way to become familiar with these extraordinary artists. So the Compilation shows the wide range of this emerging beat music scene, the originality of each artists. The title of the records tries to reduce very different types of artists to a common denominator: Finest ego.
The compilation includes BudaMunk, a.z, Daisuke Tanabe, The Astronotes, Dj Olive Oil, FERRARI, RLP, SATO, Ogiyy, ichiro_, Eccy & Himuro Yoshiteru.
Design by LGB5. A&R by Akira Inagawa & Gordon Gieseking. Mixed & Mastered by Sven Friederichs.
OFFICIAL FINEST EGO BEATMAKER PLATFORM WEBSITE!
Excerpts of press or air play outcomes:
Rhythm Incursions mix “Some Timmer” by SATO – DOWNLOAD
08/22/2010 – Mixtape Goon Magazin on ByteFM with Daisuke Tanabe “Witch Hunt”! Cosmopolyphonic Radio (Japan) Episode 20 Sept ’10 with the song “Witch Hunt” – DOWNLOAD. PBS Radio (Melbourne) by The Blend Corp with the song “Witch Hunt, Drip Something On Your Palette” – LISTEN. Alma Dream Music on IBIZA SONICA RADIO by Javier Varez with the song “Spotless, Drip Something On Your Palette, Sumiyoshi” – LISTEN etc.
OUT NOW: OBBA SUPA "AUDIO ALCHEMY" (EP, DIGITAL, DWNLD)
Using natural elements pure metals and alloys to heal build and strengthen life is a byproduct of the main pursuit of alchemy, the search for the purest form of existence. This process of thought applied to sound, being sampled, live, wood, brass, improvised and written alongside the voice and lyric of truth and spirit form audio alchemy.
Audio Alchemy features London soul singer Shuanise who has worked with Eglo, Brownswood and Producer Flako, it also feature Czech Republics own Radimo on horn and flute. All production/mix/arrangement handled by Hey!zeus and Lyrics by Teknical Development with additional lyrics by featured Artists.
This is the third release the Obba Supa have had with Project: Mooncircle within a year following Midnight Mathematics 10” ft John Robinson and Evil Ed on the Remix and To:am / Free:am. This is a free download for all the peoples!
Original paint by Bioniq & typo illustration by The Binh.
Release date: September, 10th.
OUT NOW: PMC065+066 - JOHN ROBINSON & LEWIS PARKER "INTERNATIONAL SUMMERS" LP + Cassette/CD/DIGITAL
It is often difficult to describe in words the emotion that is involved in creative ventures. This is one of those situations. When we decided to record the new album “International Summers” we wondered how we could possibly capture the deep and warm sensation that lies within the heart and souls of the people world round. John Robinson and Lewis Parker both hold impressive discographies the easily boast a decade plus of gems delivered to the masses wrapped in passion, love and integrity. John is the perfect example of still waters run deep, his much reserved and calm façade belies the excitement and the imagination that explodes when he literally loses himself in the rhymes and let thoughts channel from a higher place. Lewis is a master craftsman, and his craft is one of hypnotism, seduction and satisfaction all accomplished via his bewitching SP 1200 and other Classic vintage analog machinery, which gives birth right to his Golden Sound. JR and LP are the oracles of that warmth the has been missing in the world of music and leaving so many cold and lonely searching for that same substance that forced them to fall in Love with the music in the first place! International Summers marks the continuing journey that can’t be limited to a certain place nor season, so fasten your seatbelts yall! Let’s RIDE! The album includes features by StaHHr, Cymarshall Law, 4RCE, Renee Neufville, Angelz INC., East Koast, Tah Born, I.D. 4 Windz & Dynas. Artwork by The Binh & Bioniq (Russia).
The Bonus Cassette includes the whole album as Instrumental Version!
Promo special at Okayplayer.com
INTERNATIONAL SUMMERS UK | EUROPE TOUR VIDEO REPORTS HERE
OUT NOW: PMC062 - NUMAADS "NOW" EP, 12 INCH WITH ROBOT KOCH AND J RAWLS
Numaads sounds different, looks different and thinks different.
Esperanzah is like a siren calling the listeners to her as she floats on the ocean of sound, created by her long time friend and musical partner SENSE (of The Q4 and Shahmen ). Her smooth earthy rap voice and angelic singing are carried beautifully by the strong drums and atmospheric vibes, and speaks to us of realignment with nature, with our roots and with ourselves.
SENSE skilfully combines original use of sampling, interweaved with organic instrumentation, to sculpt a sound that carries an almost mystical atmosphere. He is a craftsman who has been perfecting his art for many years and is now coming forth in to the light.
The record features four original songs and two remixes of the title song Now, by renowned producers Robot Koch and J Rawls .
“Tricks and schemes will all be gone,talked about the coming for so long. I am sure that evil’s time is done. Do you know where I’m coming from?”
Release date: 4th of June.
Numaads at Okayplayer.com
OUT NOW: PMC063+64 - JOE KICKASS "MIND JOE" LP/DIGITAL
Full length album by Joe Kickass
…and then suddenly there was Joe Kickass. Seemingly out of the blue but with careful planning he dropped his well received ‘Let Me Introduce EP’ earlier this year on Project: Mooncircle. His track with Morlockk Dilemma called ‘Real Emcee’s’ of the ‘Zeitgeist EP’ featuring a.o. Lewis Parker, Obba Supa and John Robinson added some more heads to his rapidly expanding fan base.
Now, Joe is back to bring you his first full length album entitled ‘Mind Joe’. It’s a diverse soul, jazz and oldskool infused ride, laced with witty and gritty vocals and wrapped in a sick cover design sporting Joe’s own illustrations. Besides getting Portformat, Arts The Beatdoctor of The Q4 and of course Killing Skills on board, Joe again composed the majority of the beats himself proving himself as versatile as some kind of walking computer car that has yet to be invented.
This 17 track album brings your beloved hiphop back to life with it’s raw but musically underpinned sound and lets you dive in Joe’s mind as well as making you mind Joe for a long time to come.
‘Mind Joe’ will be released on the 4th of June on Project: Mooncircle and will be available on LP and digital. For more info check www.projectmooncircle.com and www.joekickass.nl.
The vinyl version includes a DOWNLOAD CODE for the whole album.
Record Release Party with NUMAADS & JOE KICKASS:
Saturday, June, 5th, 2010
Release date: 4th of June.
Red Bull Music Academy Feature | Tru Thoughts Radio | Rhythm Incursions | Dugout radio show | Groove Merchants at Play.FM | LIJN5 | BBE Radio | Nike / Red / Mixcloud collabo mix | 90BPM.COM with Numaads, Robot Koch, Joe Kickass, Dday One and more...
The Dugout Show on Brighton’s Juice 107.2FM & anytime at Totally Radio by Tom Simpson (Zebra Traffic) with Numaads “Thankful”.
12-2am Saturday 15th May 2010 DOWNLOAD . Groove Merchants Show on PLAY.FM with Numaads & Robot Koch. Monday 24th May 2010 DOWNLOAD . Rhythm Incursions May 2010 with Numaads, The Q4 & Dday One. DOWNLOAD . LIJN 5 Radio May 2010 with Joe Kickass. DOWNLOAD . BBE Radio – Global Souljah May, 16th 2010 with Numaads & Robot Koch. DOWNLOAD . Nike, Mixcloud & RED collaboration MIX June, 7th 2010 with Numaads. DOWNLOAD . Red Bull Music Academy Feature June, 15th 2010 with Numaads & Robot Koch. DOWNLOAD . 90BPM.com Feature June, 15th 2010 with Lewis Parker, John Robinson, Numaads & Robot Koch. here . Unfold is the Tru Thoughts radio show hosted by Robert Luis Sun 20th June 10pm-12am Juice 107.2 fm with Numaads. DOWNLOAD .
OUT NOW: PMC059 - The Q4 "Darker Days" EP, 12 Inch + Cassette
TheQ4 is a Dutch production trio consisting of sampling specialists Sense, Arts the Beatdoctor and STW. Although their collage of sounds covers bits of many genres, it is generally perceived as hip-hop or trip-hop. Numerous of obscure records are worked into every song with the greatest of care, often accompanied by live instrumentation or scratches giving their music an organic feel.
TheQ4’s name refers to the quadraphonic sound systems that where used in the seventies, as one of the earlier forms of surround sound installations. Hence the title: Sound Surroundings for their critically acclaimed debut that was released on the 22nd of January 2010 through Project: Mooncircle. Aside from instrumental songs the album also features a number of guest vocalists, ranging from rappers to flamenco and blues singers.
Their upcoming release Darker Days however will be fully instrumental and features four original new tracks and two remixes. The 12 Inch comes with a promotional cassette (yes, a cassette!) on which another new TheQ4 song can be found, as well as an introduction to Shahmen, one of Sense’s solo projects which will be released in April/September through Project: Mooncircle.
Release date: 7th of may.
“Just checking the EP and it’s sounding great, the label is getting better and better!”
by James Barrie (BBE Radio)
OUT NOW: PMC060 - Robot Koch "Listen To Them Fade" EP, 12 Inch + Cassette
After last year`s release “Death Star Droid” Berlin stromtrooper Robot Koch kept himself busy. He finished off the new Jahcoozi album “Barefoot Wanderer” which is coming out on Bpitch Control this spring. Coinciding with the release of his “Death Star Droid Remix EP” (incl fresh mixes by Loops Haunt, Blue Daisy etc). Robot Koch was on tour in the USA and Mexico, stopping by in LA for a stunning gig at Low End Theory and finally settled down for 2 months in Mexcio City, where he found time to work on new material with his girlfriend and singer Grace . Visiting some ancient Maya and Atztec sites and Pyramids sure added to the spaced out magic of the new EP. The new material is dark, percussive and surreal. Like an audible painting my leonora carrington. Its dubby but not dubstep, rather next step maybe. The songs are heavy and dripping with analog and organic sounds…. Lo Fi field recording mashed up with heavy bass and unquantized grooves. Live sounds like guitars work like samples. Vocal talent Grace, that was already featured on the Death Star Droid album and the last EP brings in a dark and yet soulful gospel vibe over Koch’s twisted beat concoctions. This EP is only a taster of the new album that should be ready to drop in october on Project: Mooncircle.
In the meantime Koch will keep himself busy with playing shows (with Dorian Concept, Stagga, Darkstar, Boxcutter) and festivals including a live show appearance at this year`s Sonar Festival.
Artwork by 44 Flavours.
Stay tuned. Robots don’t sleep!
Release date: 7th of may.
Robot Koch “Listen To Them Fade” Feature @ XLR8R
“Really impressive! ‘True’ is my favorite…. like watching mountains melt without LSD”
by Lorn (Brainfeeder)
OUT NOW: PMC061 - SHAHMEN "ENTER THE CIRCLE" EP, DIGITAL, DWNLD
SHAHMEN is what hip-hop is supposed to sound like in the year 2010. The SHAHMEN sound is a dance between moments of pure tonal bliss and dark, hard, banging beats .
Imagine, SENSE (of The Q4) as the mystical, more musically composed student of Muggs and RZA , who learned a secret his teachers did not. Building from their foundation, he reaches new plateaus in the dimensionality of sample composition. Finding his own, unique formula for interweaving haunting melodies between head banging drums, the music pulls you into a trance like state where the rock solid voice of B L S finds the perfect soundscape to sink in.
Straight up, B L S has the realest voice in rap in a very long time; ranging from a thundering bass which most rappers can only mimic with a pitch-shift, to a hazy drawl reminiscent of a cowboy in an old western. The unique vocal tone is matched in the lyrics, and B L S stands apart in the original narratives he weaves, leaving far behind the overused and tired archetypes of street stories, and pop-culture punch lines.
Simply put, SHAHMEN the illest seven letter word since OutKast or Nirvana.
“Been around the world, already touched six continents, the same pair of Vans slip-ons walked all of ‘em, I found Sense floating on a boat in holla land, and ever since then we been building and acknowledging… The world is truly strange, and it only gets stranger, The scenery is beautiful but I also sense danger” -The Stranger, SHAHMEN .
Mixed by Sense, Vocals by BLS, Unorthadox & mastered by Arts The Beatdoctor. Artwork by The Binh & Bioniq from Russia.
Jahcoozi & Robot Koch record release party
Jahcoozi (live) // Bpitch Control – Monkeytown DJ-Team aka MDSLKTR (dj) // Monkeytown Records – Robot Koch feat. Grace (live) // Robots don’t sleep // Project: Mooncircle – Ikonika (dj) // Hyperdub – Doshy (dj) // Sirius – Argwohn und Befremden (dj) // Contortion.
Sleeping Birds & Raspel // Sirius
7th of may at Festsaal Kreuzberg in Berlin.
Cosmopolyphonic radio (Japan) with Lambent | The Zeitgeist EP - Byte.FM special | Mondayjazz w/ Glen Porter | Superfly.FM - Play.FM - Soulsender - BBE Radio - Rhythm Incursions April 2010 w/ Robot Koch and The Q4
Under the name of Cosmopolyphonic, they will feature music from all over the world that share the same kind of vibes. There are many up and coming artist / producers / musicians based in Japan that desrves to be noticed worldwide, and many talented ones in this whole wide world that they want to introduce to Japan and the rest of the world.
Download – episode 15 – March 2010
Lambent “Smoothness Extract” Album at hhv.de
We have also a special about our upcoming german collaboration with Spoken View records on Byte.FM.
30th of march, Tuesday, 08.00 PM – Byte.FM
Global SoulJah and BBE Records Radio Show April 4, 2010 with Robot Koch Download “Robot Koch is on a roll this year and I am absolutely loving his new work on Project Mooncircle, a wonderful selection of dark, measured, percussive, super fresh beats with some great soulful vocal touches, don’t try to categorise it just check it out.” by James Barrie .
Global SoulJah and BBE Records Radio Show April 25, 2010 with The Q4 Download .
Mondayjazz.com – MJ131 Zapped by Glen Porter with acts like Bonobo, Mat Young, U-Point, The Q4, Roy Orbison, Clark, Can, The Residents, Tycho, Themselves, Dday One and more..
Back to Cali once again and we meet this week’s hero Glen Porter waiting with the fresh mixtape in his hands. Mix Zapped brings some moments that can be described as in between. Some Dj Shadow styled mid tempo rithms making you feel like graff writer in the middle of the night nervously squeezing a can gradually changing with some brighter motives. Vocals delivered in various packages – rap, song or just indistinct exploatation of the voice. If talking about cans, check the tracklist and you’ll find a hint where all this slight spice of krautrock coming from. As well as all the other additives, augmenting the main flow, like some classic pop, little bit of electronics, dubstep, Glen’s own material etc. A soundtrack for urban tomb raider.
Soulsender | Play.FM | Superfly.FM with Robot Koch & The Q4
13.04.: The Message on Superfly.FM at 10pm | 25.04.: Soulsender | 26.04.2010: Groove Merchants at play.fm
Download the first hour with Morgan Zarate, Noisses, Robot Koch , Hygher Baby, Alice Russell, Onur Engin, Erykah Badu, Swede:Art, Kelpe, Mr Dibiase, Onra, Portformat, Chrisfader & Testa, Suff Daddy, The Q4 , Onra and more..
The Q4 LIVE ON DUTCH TELEVISION (De Wereld Draait Door)!
The Q4 “Sound Surroundings” vinyl version. As this one is still badly wanted we have a little repress on the way… Pre order NOW.
TheQ4 – Sound Surroundings entered the Dutch Album Charts at Number 65, today.
Cookin' Soul Vol 2 (Diggin' Deeper) Mix Tape!
hhv.de , Generation Tapedeck, Rhythm Incursions & Laid Back Radio present:
After the great success of the first mix with more than 48 000 downloads, we are ready to present you part II of the session. Cookin’ Soul Vol 2 (Diggin’ Deeper) is a pleasant mix of selected nineties sounds, lasting 45 minutes. Rare remix versions & white labels or underground classics blend into one stream. Gordon of Project: Mooncircle / hhv.de takes back his eyes to NYC and collectors also like lovers will find their favourites.
Cookin’ Soul 2 (Diggin’ Deeper, 2010) – Download . The mix includes acts like Natural Elements, Champain, World Renown, Thrust, The Outfit, Sourface, Group Home, Shadez Of Brooklyn, Nine, T Max, Heather B, Ill Biskits, Erick Sermon, The Imperial One, Louie Rankin, Triflicts, Smif N Wessun and more.
Cookin’ Soul 1 (New York Times, 2009) – Download . The mix includes acts like Kukoo Da Baga Bonez, Rezidue, Pitch Black, CL Smooth, Big Daddy Kane, I.G. Off & Hazadous, Mama Mystique, Royal Flush, Lin Que, Pete Rock, Group Home, Brainsick Mob, Gangstarr, Chubb Rock, Smif N Wessun, Boot Camp Clikk and many more…
Statements & comments for Cookin’ Soul Vol 1 (2009):
“Ganz THE REAL DEAL STYLE!” by Dj Mirko Machine | “Real music in a great session!” by Lewis Parker | “.. So much unknown tunes! i was suprised” by Guru | “It’s banging!” by Laurent Fintoni (Serie B, Radio Rhythm Incursions London) | “Some lovely hip hop on here. Just what I needed today. Very dope. Thank you!” by Buddy Peace (Warp, Bully rec mix)
PROJECT: MOONCIRCLE and SPOKEN VIEW RECORDS present: THE ZEITGEIST EP
The two Berlin-based labels combine forces to create a supreme independent Hip Hop release. A mere dozen of artists, utilizing two different languages, to simply provide you one thing: Good music. While Spoken View holds a good share of top notch German Rap artists, Project: Mooncircle delivers the wide diversity of its intercontinental network of musicians. The likes of Netherland’s newcomer Joe Kickass , British dynamic duo Obba Supa, German avant-garde lyricists Sichtbeton , UK-Rap legend Lewis Parker , rhyme-roughnecks Morlockk Dilemma and Hiob , go-to-guy Damion Davis, John Robinson from former Fondl’em fame – all unite in the strong believe in the culture of Hip Hop. Following the labels’ ideals, you’ll get a cinematic artwork on top of that, collectively composed by Gordon , V.Raeter and The Binh .
Release date: 1st of april.
OUT NOW: PMC056 - Robot Koch "Death Star Droid Remix" EP 12 Inch
Shortly after the release of his hugely successful album “Death Star Droid” , Robot Koch returns with this Remix EP, that also includes 2 brand new tunes by the sleepless robot.
On this EP, Robot gathered some friends and like minded artists from around the globe to flip his original compositions.
The EP kicks off with a brand new original tune from Robot Koch: “Blind” featuring Grace on vocals, who also appeard as a guest vocalist on on Death Star Droid. Robot and Grace are working on some new stunning material at the moment that will come out sometime in fall 2010. When Robot played in NY last time, he met Brooklyn based band Body Language, who release on Machine Drum`s Normrex label, and shared a stage with them at Coco66 in brooklyn. For this EP Robot remixed their tune “New day” and they made a surprising flip of Koch`s dubstep infused album tune “Gorom Sen” in return. Robot`s berlin mate fLako, who recently grabbed the attention of the likes of Giles Peterson and Stones Throw, make a nice re-edit of the title track of Robot`s album: “Death Star Droid”. Phon.o (of CLP/Shitkatapult fame) took the club banger potential of the tune “Gorom Sen” to the next level and made it sound like zomby and boy 8 bit jamming it out. Upcoming beatmaker Shlohmo from San Francisco also remixed “Gorom Sen”, making some noise on the blogoshpere about it prior to the release already. Loops Haunt from Scotland, who could be found recently in Rustie`s Fact magazine mixtape and Hudson Mohawke`s BBC Essential Mix, made a ten remix of “Gorom Sen”. Producer Beat Laden from Portugal, that recently caught attention with his KUBO remix on man recordings gave that original sengalese vocal scatting a rerub and turned it into a solid club banger. Talen, from Switzerland made their very own unique interpretation of Robot Koch`s frenetic original. And last but for sure not least, UK Producer Blue Daisy made a sublime remix of the song “While” feat. Manya one of the few vocal tracks on Robot Koch`s Album. His mix does the cinematic original justice and takes it even further out of space or underwater. A pure sound trip.
Remix versions by Blue Daisy, Shlohmo, Body Language, fLako, Beat Laden, Loops Haunt, Talen & Phon.o . Artwork by 44 Flavours!
Release date: February 26, 2010!
Robot Koch “Gorom Sen (Phon.o Remix)” – Free download
OUT NOW: PMC055 - LEWIS PARKER "THE UNSEEN TRAP" 10 INCH
The Puzzle continues…
with The Unseen Trap from episode two of The Puzzle The Glass Ceiling ! This piece of the puzzle is exploring the hidden boundaries we find in the system we live in. The unnecessary boxes and stereotypes the entrainment industry creates and imposes on the artists and fans, is slowly but surely killing the art form of hip hop. Project: Mooncircle & Dusty Vinyl brings you The Unseen Trap 10 inch.
This is Lewis Parker ‘The Man With The Golden Sound’ at his finest with three KILLER cuts featuring John Robinson on the super slick fully orchestrated wah funk gem of the title track ’The Unseen Trap’ . We then find a solo LP explosion shaft styled killer funk BANGER entitled ‘International Hitman’ . This leads us to the finale of the record the mind blowin ‘Super Scientific Weapons’ featuring Eastkoast & Tah Born. Where we go on a journey of futuristic sounds, throat flutes and more wah funk madness. The lyrics are dealing with super conspiracy theories not to be missed!
Release date: February 26, 2010.
Artwork by Bioniq, The Binh & Gordon.
OUT NOW: PMC054 - Mr Cooper & Dday One "Tribute To The Q4" Limited 7 Inch
Very limited accompaniment 7 Inch for the Q4’s forthcoming Project Mooncircle released album “Sound Surroundings” with remix versions by Mr Cooper & Dday One. The cover is presented like a letter with handnumbered stencil artwork by Binh & Gordon. We say good bye because it’s the last production of Paul as Mr Cooper.
Pre order at HHV.DE
Release date: 5th of february.
OUT NOW: PMC052+53 - THE Q4 "SOUND SURROUNDINGS" LP/CD/DIGITAL
Out of the Netherlands now comes forth a new generation of Dutch Masters: The Q4 – The QuadraphoniQuartet (Arts The Beatdoctor, Sense & STW).
Three individual names, with individual styles, combine forces and together reach a new plateau in sample composition.
Hundreds of obscure records where chopped to their bare essentials to collectively create this multi-dimensional sound trip: Sound Surroundings offers a new look on a retro sound system: Quadraphonic music. Although this time around, it’s not 4 speakers, but 3 musicians and 1 listener creating the square of sound.
Features: Curra Suarez, Pax, Terryman, Unorthadox & BLS. Artwork & original paintings by Gordon & letterings by the Binh.
PMC052+053 sound preview
The Q4, Joe Kickass, Lewis Parker, John Robinson, Robot Koch at Radio LDBK and Rhythm Incursions
The Jus Like Music show selected and hosted by Gav is broadcasted every day on LDBK radio. The show includes songs of Four Tet, Bullion, Lewis Parker, The Q4, Joe Kickass, Gonjasufi and more..
Rhythm Incursions return to the regular broadcasts with the first show of the year. The whole show is a look forward to the new year and most of the artists are worthy of being ones to watch for 2010. Alongside this Laurent got new music from the likes of Mr Chop & CL Smooth, Ernest Gonzales, Aquadrop, Jose James, Hyperdub, Lone, Robot Koch, The Q4, Greymatter and more.
OUT NOW: PMC057 - Joe Kickass "Let Me Introduce" Digital, DWLD
Let me introduce Joe Kickass, a young and eager cat with many talents and a great passion for everything oldskool. Frustrated by most of today’s hiphop, Joe drops the accessories and takes it back to basics. With him contributing ill illustrations to the artwork and composing on five of the six tracks, it’s fair to say this EP proves that he’s more then just your average MC.
With a full length album droppin’ later this year, Project: Mooncircle brings you this debut release to let the world get aquainted with their newest adition. The beats are raw, gritty and drenched with soul and jazz influences. Joe tops them off with his raw voice, high impact lyrics and on point delivery.
Unfold Show (Tru Thoughts) w/ Robot Koch & Lewis Parker
Unfold show with Robert Luis (Tru Thoughts) Sunday 31st January 10pm-12am Juice 107.2 fm with Robot Koch. Download
Unfold show with Robert Luis (Tru Thoughts) Sunday 17th January 10pm-12am Juice 107.2 fm with Lewis Parker. Download
Lewis Parker (PMC) and Suff Daddy (MPM) @ Radio Fritz!
Lewis Parker (Project: Mooncircle), V. Raeter, Binh, Gordon and Suff Daddy (Melting Pot Music) @ Radio Fritz! 08:00 PM – 20th of January with Pyranja.
Project: Mooncircle Special @ BYTE.FM
.. with unreleased and new tracks by Lewis Parker, JUlllO, Kan Sano, 40 Winks, Joe Kickass, The Q4, Sichtbeton, Asusu, Robot Koch, Shlohmo, Grace and more…
10:00 PM – January 19, 2010 / Hidden Tracks at Byte.FM.
"Man On The Moon" mix for the Generation Tapedeck Blog
“Man On The Moon” mixed by Gordon Of Project: Mooncircle / HHV.DE for Generation Tapedeck.
A dream of thousands of years used to become true. Dreamed of savants in ancient times, middle age and in modern times. Thoughts of researchers from many countrys, prophesied by visionaries, from pioneers and science fiction writers. For the first time, humans should enter the moon. Gordon of Project: Mooncircle / HHV.DE is on mission for Generation Tapedeck and he highlights it with imaginations and music. The year 2009 ends with a new start to the moon.
The mix includes acts like Boogiemonsters, Inner Science, Kaliyuga Pro, 40 Winks, Lewis Parker, Chaka Kahn, Quakes, Lusine, Mayday, CYNE, Kyza, Take, Jehst, Fabe, David Budjah and more…
Artwork by V. Raeter!
Released by: Generation Tapedeck Blog
We wish you a happy new year.