OUT NOW: LONG ARM "THE BRANCHES" DELUXE EDITION - CLEAR 2LP/GATEFOLD COVER/DIGITAL
When listening to “The Branches“ it will stimulate diverse brain areas, creating short movies and stories in your mind’s eye. From Soviet era hand-drawn animated fairy tales in winterly forrest-landscapes to narravites of urban struggle or even classical tales in dark and gloomy basement bars – let the record spin and your mental cinema flow.
This album made it into the radio shows of Mary Anne Hobbs (XFM) as well as Gilles Peterson‘s “All Winners” show on BBC Radio 1, his personal list of favorites of the year 2011, alongside various other highly respected stations across the globe.
For the 2012 winter season we decided to give “The Branches“ a proper repress treatment, not only pressing a new batch for all our listeners that weren’t able to acquire a copy yet but also spicing it up and making it a true collectors item for anyone that already owns a copy. Therefore, the – now gatefold – artwork / transparent 2LP vinyl version, originally drawn by Bioniq was colourized by Roman Pokrovsky and, besides everything being remastered and including new work from Long Arm himself, we also added a second vinyl with various remixes by on the one hand like-minded artists like Hidden Orchestra, Dday One and 40 Winks, with whom Long Arm also shares artistic relationships and friendships, and on the other hand more genre-overarching and experimental remixes from such acclaimed artists as Robag Wruhme, Sieren, Yoko Duo, Berry Weight, Empt and Speck from CYNE, which will surely make for a unique listening experience.
Excerpts of press or air play outcomes from 2011:
Mixmag December 18th, 2012 exclusive dwnld with the song The Waterfall Inside Me (Robag´s Bad Bocklet Revolut – Robag Wruhme Remix) – LISTEN/DWNLD. Earmilk December 12th, 2012 exclusive stream with the song The Branches (Sieren Remix) – LISTEN. XLR8R December 13th, 2012 exclusive dwnld with the song When Children Sleep (Empt Remix) – LISTEN/DWNLD. BBC1 June 15, 2011 by Gilles Peterson with the song The Waterfall Inside Me – LISTEN. BBE / Global Souljah Radio October 31, 2010 by James Barrie with the song After 4AM – LISTEN. Further In Fusion January 12, 2011 by Mark with the song The Waterfall Inside Me – LISTEN. BLN.FM in rotation with the song The Waterfall Inside Me, When Children Sleep – LISTEN. Rhythm Incursions January 11, 2011 by Primus Luta with the song When Children Sleep – LISTEN. BYTE.FM January 19, 2011 by Matthias Westerweller with the song Perfect Morning – LISTEN. MultiCult.FM by Madkab & Hecler with the song When Children Sleep – LISTEN. Play.FM by Valentin Menedetter with the song Perfect Morning, After 4AM and When Children Sleep – LISTEN. Triple R – Melbourne Independent Radio – 102.7FM at The City Rises with the song After 4AM – LISTEN. RTR FM 92.1 (Mount Lawley, Australia) at Full Frequency with the song The Waterfall Inside Me – LISTEN. Radio Ponsonby Auckland at Ren Radio Girl Show with the song The Waterfall Inside Me and Dummy – LISTEN. WYEP Pittsburg at Dubmission Radio Show #633 February 5, 2011 hosted by Kerem Gokmen with the song Dummy – LISTEN. BASE.FM at Base Breakfast February 15, 2011 with the song The Waterfall Inside Me – LISTEN. Triple R (3RRR 102.7FM) – Jan 24, 2011 Breaking And Entering with the song The Waterfall Inside Me – LISTEN. BBC1 – All Winners July 27, 2011 by Gilles Peterson with the song The Waterfall Inside Me – LISTEN. hhv.de Mag February 15th, 2011 review – READ. Bassport / M94.5 November 29th, 2012 hosted by Lili Ruge & Franziska Niesar with the song The Waterfall Inside Me / When Children Sleep (Empt Remix) – LISTEN. Radio Fritz November 30th, 2012 hosted by André Langenfeld with the song The Waterfall Inside Me (Robag Wruhme Remix) / When Children Sleep (Empt Remix) – LISTEN. KEXP 90.3FM / Seattle November 29th, 2012 with the song After 4AM – LISTEN. Sound Colour Vibration December 6th, 2011 review – READ. Basic Soul Radio / Samuai FM / Play FM December 3rd, 2012 hosted by Simon Harrison with the song After 4AM – LISTEN. Deftune December 10th, 2012 feature with the song The Branches (Instrumental) – LISTEN. Czworka / Polskie Radio December 10th, 2012 with the song Sleep Key (Hidden Orchestra Remix) – LISTEN. Why Blue Matters January 2nd, 2012 review – READ.
OUT NOW: WEEDY OF 40 WINKS "RETROSPECT SUITE" LTD. LP/DIGITAL
In a repeatedly rephrased metaphor of vinyl archaeologists digging for samples and re-constructing music from tiny pieces and fractions of long lost sounds, Weedy of 40 Winks is actually a rare example of this image being executed to perfection. His puzzling way of piecing together intricate beats, rich in details, breaks and variations, is rather analogous to surrealist art than to most of his fellow contemporary beat-smiths. On top he adds his own instrumentation to perfect these compositions, being like a conservator creating mosaics of rhythms, grooves and harmonies, giving the listeners imagination ample space to wander about.
Excerpts of press or air play outcomes:
Resident Advisor December 12th, 2012 feature – READ. BBC 6 Music November 30th, 2012 hosted by Tom Ravenscroft with the song For Us – LISTEN. East Village Radio / NYC November 12th, 2012 hosted by Jon Oliver with the song The Blue – LISTEN. Soundboldly.be / Release November 18th, 2012 feature – READ. Basic Soul Radio / Samuai FM / Play FM December 3rd, 2012 hosted by Simon Harrison with the song Nocturnal – LISTEN. Czworka / Polskie Radio December 10th, 2012 with the song For Us / Nocturnal – LISTEN. Laid Back Radio December 19th, 2012 exclusive mix – LISTEN. Sound Colour Vibration January 3th, 2013 review – READ. Musik Please (France) January 8th, 2013 review – READ. The Greed (100.7 FM Lyon, France) January 10th, 2013 with the song For Us / Warmuils – LISTEN. De:Bug Magazine #169 January 1st, 2013 review – READ. So Pedrada Musical (Brazil) January 11th, 2013 feature – READ. Passion Weiss January 11th, 2013 Beat of 2012 – READ. Basic Soul Radio (PLAY FM / Samurai FM) January 14th, 2012 Hosted by Simon Harrison with the song Now – LISTEN. Audio Texture January 28th, 2012 Hosted by James Barrie with the song Now – LISTEN.
DJ / Artist Comments:
This is good, very good. Love it (Daddy G – Massive Attack / UK)
OUT NOW: PMC108 - KRTS "THE DREAD OF AN UNKNOWN EVIL" LTD. 2LP CYAN VINYL/DIGITAL
In 2011 we saw KRTS breaking free from the boundaries of NYC’s five boroughs, releasing his first EP, Hold On, with the Berlin-based label Project: Mooncircle. The five tracks of Hold On represent the organic, heavily emotional and lively style of broken-beat, fusion jazz, boom-bap, and dubstep.
With the end of 2012 comes The Dread Of An Unknown Evil, KRTS’s first LP (limited, colored, double vinyl / uv-varnish print cover) for Project: Mooncircle. With bass-culture styles reflecting the darker side of everyday reality, the album explores themes such as fear, apprehension, doubt, angst, and sorrow, with the prevailing dread of an unknown and uncertain future—always there, peering around corners, waiting and watching. The ten tracks of The Dread Of An Unknown Evil form an intimate LP from a musician battling to make it between cities, families, loves, losses, and futures — on to the next chapter.
Excerpts of press or air play outcomes:
XLR8R March 6th, 2012 video premiere with the song Fire – WATCH. Native Instruments February 22th, 2013 Traktor video tutorial with the song Fire – WATCH. Resident Advisor November, 1st 2012 feature – READ. BBC Radio 1 November 1st, 2012 hosted by B. Traits with the song Close The Closet Door – LISTEN. XLR8R Dezember 6th, 2012 exclusive dwnld with the song The Dread of an Unknown Evil – DWNLD/LISTEN. De:Bug Magazine #168 November, 1st 2012 review – READ. KMag January, 2nd 2013 Most essential bass music releases December 2012 – READ. Black Plastic December, 20th 2012 review – READ. Amp Soul / Beat Dimensions October 20th, 2012 hosted by Jay Scarlett with the song Something New – LISTEN. Clubbing Spain November 2nd, 2012 feature – READ. Sitting Ovation November 2nd, 2012 interview – READ. Chrome Kids Radio November 6th, 2012 hosted by Kaptin with the song Something New – LISTEN. BBC Radio 1 November 12th, 2012 hosted by B. Traits with the song Close The Closet Door – LISTEN. Musicserf (Russia) November 11th, 2012 feature – READ. East Village Radio / NYC November 12th, 2012 hosted by Jon Oliver with the song Your Eyes – LISTEN. Broken Beats / Radio Luz November 19th, 2012 hosted by Wuja & TVB with the song Regreat to Retreat – LISTEN. Basic Soul Radio / Samurai FM / PLAY.FM November 12th, 2012 hosted by Simon Harrison with the song Regreat to Retreat / Something New – LISTEN. EARMILK November 21st, 2012 exclusive stream of the song Knuckle Under – LISTEN. BBC Radio 1 November 26th, 2012 hosted by B. Traits with the song Close The Closet Door – LISTEN. Donky Pitch November 28th, 2012 hosted by Slugabed with the song Knuckle Under – LISTEN. Bassport / M94.5 November 29th, 2012 hosted by Lili Ruge & Franziska Niesar with the song Knuckle Under – LISTEN. Altsounds.com November 30th, 2012 review – READ. 1LIVE November 25th, 2012 hosted by Klaus Fiehe with the song Strange Boys In Blue / Regret To Retreat – LISTEN. Groove Merchants / PLAY.FM November 25th, 2012 hosted by Majestic Mood with the song Strange Boys in Blue – LISTEN. Beyondjazz #435 Dezember 2nd, 2012 hosted by Lennart with the song Your Eyes – LISTEN. The Arts Desk Dezember 3rd, 2012 review – READ. Basic Soul Radio / Samuai FM / Play FM December 3rd, 2012 hosted by Simon Harrison with the song Your Eyes – LISTEN. Urban Waves Dezember 12th, 2012 feature – READ. Percussion Lab Dezember 12th, 2012 review – READ. hhv.de Magazine December 12th, 2012 review – READ. Beatport December 12th, 2012 staff pick 2012 – READ. Cyclic Defrost February 12th, 2012 review – READ.
DJ / Artist Comments:
Really enjoying the KRTS album! (Bill Dolan – Cargo Records / UK)
Album sounding way more ballsy than anything i’ve heard since Falty DL or Machinedrum’s last work of a similar vein! (Om Unit – Cosmic Bridge | Civil Music / UK)
Loving the album! (Thristian – Boiler Room / UK)
Damn this a wonderful LP! Beats, basslines and lovely vocals! (Simon Harrison – Basic Soul Radio / UK)
Quite surprised by the album when it came compared to the singles but pleasantly so, dark and deep, nice! (James Barrie – Audio Texture / ES)
OUT NOW: PMC107 - KIDKANEVIL & DAISUKE TANABE "KIDSUKE" LTD. 2LP ORANGE VINYL/DIGITAL
A child agrees then screams the name. Kid-o-suke. Did you hear that right? The music trickles in. It sounds like it was made in a toy factory. Hold on. Let me reach for the button over there. Childhood memories. The magical sounds of a roundabout sending you to sleep. The wonders of the world seen through eyes that don’t yet fully comprehend and ears that find musical potential in everything. Two kindred souls find each other, distance never the issue, they share and laugh the only way they know how.
The wonderful pixelated world of a video game. Where does reality end and where does the imagination start? Somewhere in the distance an explosion can be heard, or was it a booming bass drum? There are birds singing a crystalline melody. One I heard before, in a dream perhaps. All of a sudden a child exclaims ‘come, let’s go’. Where did he come from? Is he real or another pixelated fragment of imagination?
It’s an album, so of course it’s real. The music is the result of a desire to create regardless of outcome, for the simple fact that there is a story to tell. People will consume it whichever way they want. Is it this sound or that sound? Does it really matter?
Kidsuke is a collaborative project between the UK’s Kidkanevil and Japan’s Daisuke Tanabe. Their self-titled debut is released by Project Mooncircle in November 2012 on double colored vinyl LP and digital.
Excerpts of press or air play outcomes:
BBC November 1st, 2012 review – READ. BBC Radio 1 October, 14th 2012 Diplo & Friends (Tokimonsta set) with the song Sgstep – LISTEN. BBC Radio 1 October 13th, 2012 hosted by Rob Da Bank with the song SGstep – LISTEN. Resident Advisor October 11th, 2012 feature – READ. Brownswood September 24th, 2012 electr*c 3 with the song Tiny Concrete Block – LISTEN. Gilles Peterson September 5th, 2012 interview – READ. XLR8R October 29th, 2012 exclusive free dwnld with the song Wanju – LISTEN/DWNLD. Red Bull Music Academy October 25th, 2012 exclusive free dwnld with the song Toy Jam & Earl – LISTEN/DWNLD. hhv.de Mag September 11th, 2012 feature – READ. Beat Wolf Radio September 3rd, 2012 Groovement with the song Tiny Concrete Block – LISTEN. Pinboard Blog September 24th, 2012 feature with the song Tiny Concrete Block – LISTEN. Flowmotion Radio September 16th, 2012 hosted by Nick Luscombe with the song IntroOoOoO / MoOoOoOn – LISTEN. Electronic Beats / Slices Magazine September 16th, 2012 DVD Feature with Kidkanevil – LISTEN. BBC Radio 6 Music September 28th, 2012 hosted by Tom Ravenscroft with the song SGstep – LISTEN. Deftune September 28th, 2012 review – READ. BBC Radio 1 September 28th, 2012 hosted by B. Traits with the song SGstep – LISTEN. Tiny Mix Tapes October 2nd, 2012 review READ. BBC Radio 6 Music October 6th, 2012 hosted by Gilles Peterson with the song MoOoOoOn – LISTEN. 92bpm.com September 11th, 2012 feature – READ. Earmilk September 25th, 2012 stream with the song Tiny Concrete Block – LISTEN. Groovement September 14th, 2012 feature – READ. BLN.FM October 9th, 2012 Finest Ego Radio with the song Cherry Chimes – LISTEN. Clubbing Spain October 15th, 2012 feature – READ. The Basic Soul Show October 15th, 2012 hosted by Simon Harrison with the song The Last Train – LISTEN. XLR8R November 2nd, 2012 Top 10 dwnlds October 2012 with the song Wanju – LISTEN/DWNLD. RoundHouse November 2nd, 2012 Electronic Dimensions with the song MoOoOoOn – LISTEN. Tempoclash November 4th, 2012 Podcast #3 exclusive set – LISTEN. BLN.FM November 9th, 2012 review – READ. GROOVEMENT November 13th, 2012 interview, bonus track dwnld and exclusive mix – READ. Altsounds November 13th, 2012 review – READ. BBC Radio 6 Music November 16th, 2012 hosted by Tom Ravenscroft exclusive guest mix – LISTEN. Red Bull Studio | London November 13th, 2012 interview – READ. Nutriot November 16th, 2012 review – READ. NTS Live / You’ll Soon Know November 16th, 2012 hosted by Tim Parker exclusive show & interview – LISTEN. Indie Shuffle November 24th, 2012 feature – READ. Music Is My Sanctuary November 24th, 2012 feature – READ. Cosmopolyphonic Radio / Japan November 16th, 2012 hosted by Nobu guest mix – LISTEN. Wave Magazine / Poland November 24th, 2012 review – READ. Ninja Tune / Solid Steel November 16th, 2012 by Coldcut guest mix – LISTEN. Groove Merchants / PLAY.FM November 25th, 2012 hosted by Majestic Mood with the song MoOoOoOn – LISTEN. Beyondjazz #435 Dezember 2nd, 2012 hosted by Lennart with the song MoOoOoOn – LISTEN. Red Bull Music Academy December 3rd, 2012 interview – READ. BBC December 4th, 2012 The Best Albums of November 2012 – READ. Knowledge Mag December 5th, 2012 Top 3 Essential Albums of November – READ. DJ Mag December 5th, 2012 feature – READ. CDM January 2nd, 2012 feature – READ. URB Magazine January 9th, 2013 hosted by exclusive mix – LISTEN. Hash Magazine January 1st, 2012 review – READ.
DJ / Artist Comments:
Sounds incredible! Congrats! (Ta-Ku – HW&W / Australia)
The album is very good, but entirely bonkers sounding (Tom Ravenscroft – BBC Radio 6 Music / UK)
Kidsuke is god… (Quarta330 – Hyperdub / UK)
Earmilk.com presents: Lost Treasures In Radiant Yellow - Mixed by Gordon of Project: Mooncircle
The mix includes Om Unit, Traxman, J-Man, X Nation, Billy Boyo, KRTS, Craig McWhinney, Darling Farah, Adi Dumitra, Toygun, Jack Dixon, Floating Points, John Roberts, Sei A, Sieren, Dense & Pika, Shift Key, Kidkanevil, Daisuke Tanabe, Robot Koch, Keaton Henson, Money, Graciela Maria, and more. Photos and artwork by The Binh.
PROJECT: MOONCIRCLE X BLACK ACRE NIGHT IN BERLIN (GERMANY) AND 10TH ANNIVERSARY SHOWCASE IN MOSCOW (RUSSIA) AND WROCLAW (POLAND)
▸▸ October 6th in Wroclaw (Poland), 10th Anniversary Showcase with Robot Koch, Long Arm, Rain Dog, and Gordon Gieseking at Avant Art Festival (Klub Puzzle) ▸ More information
▸▸ October 20th in Wroclaw (Poland), Jinna Morocha and Gordon Gieseking at My Head Is Dubby ▸ More information
▸▸ November 9th in Berlin (Germany), Project: Mooncircle ✗ Black Acre Showcase with Kidsuke (Kidkanevil ✗ Daisuke Tanabe), Romare, Rain Dog, Memotone, Jinna Morocha, Malton, and DJ Food from Ninja Tune at Gretchen ▸ More information
▸▸ November 17th in Moscow (Russia), 10th Anniversary Showcase with 1000 Names, DZA, Long Arm, Rain Dog, Pavel Dovgal, and Gordon Gieseking at Pravda ▸ More information
URB MAGAZINE PRESENTS: ROBOT KOCH "COSMIC WAVES" EXCLUSIVE MIX
Robot Koch graces URB with a mix that goes between ambient, hip-hop, UK bass and dubstep within the only way he can; by melding it into a seamless journey of subconscious dancemania. The mix includes Submerse, Romare, Kidsuke (Kidkanevil x Daisuke Tanabe), Koreless, Rain Dog, Inga Copeland, Thomas Azier, Lazer Sword, Good Paul, John LaMonica, Kuhn, Phillip D Kick, Om Unit, and Sweatson Klank. Check out the mix and tracklist after the jump.
OUT NOW: PMC105 - ROBOT KOCH "COSMIC WAVES" WITH SUBMERSE, RAIN DOG, KUHN, HEADSHOTBOYZ & PAVEL DOVGAL - 2X10" WHITE VINYL/DIGITAL
After last year`s critically acclaimed full length album ‘The Other Side‘, Robot Koch is back with a new limited double white vinyl 10” LP on entitled ‘Cosmic Waves‘. The EP features both new Robot Koch tracks as well as collaborations he made with affiliated artists.
Instead of going the “usual route” by asking fellow artists to simply remix his music, Robot chose to send out half-finished tunes to his selection of musicians in order to have them finish and complete them in their very own way. To avoid the “name-dropping game” of asking the same intrenched names over and over again, he chose to collaborate with young and upcoming artists he personally favors and whose sound he really digs. For this reason the EP includes collaborations with Headshotboyz, Pavel Dovgal, Kuhn, Submerse and Rain Dog.
The EP also features 3 new solo songs by Robot Koch. ‘Nano’ and ‘Follow Birds’ have only been released digitally and will now come out on vinyl for the first time. The title track ‘Cosmic Waves‘, is a new song in the vein of classic Koch tracks like ‘Lights‘ (‘The Other Side’ 2011).
‘Cosmic Waves’ derives from the very old concept that everything and everyone is connected with and through an universal energy that comprises all that is. The music reflects a deep interest in anything spiritual and mythical but also concepts of outer- and inner-space and the balancing of new digital and futuristic influences with nature and ancient wisdom. Therefore, it represents the idea that every matter in this universe exists in this cosmic ocean of waves, constantly materializing and dematerializing. In the words of Bobby Friction of the BBC, Robot’s music sounds like “artificial intelligence discovering religion“.
While this EP is dedicated to the international scene of beat-makers and focuses on instrumental beats again, Robot Koch contiunes writing new material with vocalist John LaMonica (featured on ‘The Other Side’ as a vocalist on songs like ‘Nitesky’). Robot and John are in the studio right now, working on a new project entitled ‘Robots Don’t Sleep‘, a bandproject that takes the songwriting and melody-focus of ‘The Other Side’ to a next level – more info about this will be revealed soon.
Excerpts of press or air play outcomes:
De:Bug – 165 September 7th, 2012 review – READ. Okayplayer September 7th, 2012 review – READ. URB Magazine September 5th, 2012 feature + exclusive podcast – LISTEN/READ. BBC Radio 6 Music August 19th, 2012 Hosted by Tom Ravenscroft with the song Follow Birds – LISTEN. hhv.de Mag August 26th, 2012 interview – READ. BLN.FM July 16th, 2012 Rotation with the song Never Will, Milan, Cosmic Waves – LISTEN. XLR8R August 10th, 2012 feature, stream and download of the song Never Will – LISTEN/READ. Clubbing Spain August 13th, 2012 feature – READ. Red Bull Music Academy August 16th, 2012 feature, stream and download of the song Sludge – LISTEN/READ. NTS Radio August 14th, 2012 You’ll Soon Know with the song Sludge – LISTEN/READ. XLR8R August 24th, 2012 Press Play feature of the song Sludge – LISTEN/READ. Audio Texture August 17th, 2012 Hosted by James Barrie with the song Never Will – LISTEN. Its Ours August 17th, 2012 review with the song Never Will – READ. hhv.de Mag August 26th, 2012 review – READ. The GAP August 29th, 2012 interview – READ. Ableton September 3rd, 2012 feature + free dwnld codes – READ. Dead Magazine September 2nd, 2012 interview – READ. Spin South West September 1st, 2012 The Block with the song Cosmic Waves – LISTEN. Selector September 1st, 2012 Show 579 with the song Never Will – LISTEN. PBS 106.7FM September 3rd, 2012 The Blend with the song Sludge – LISTEN. SCV (Music | Art | Film) September 10th, 2012 review – READ. K Mag October 1st, 2012 feature – READ.
DJ / Artist Comments:
Shyt iz ill yo (DOOM – United Kingdom)
Great new release from Koch, I’m always more down with his more melodic creations and this has got some great cosmic musical vibes running through the beats! (James Barrie – Audio Texture / Spain)
10 YRS OF HHV.DE IN THE MIX: GORDON OF PROJECT: MOONCIRCLE
Photos by The Binh and thanks to Robot Koch & Mike Gao.
A brand-new collaboration between Oddsupply and Project: Mooncircle results in these limited handcrafted wood-necklace featuring the 10th Anniversary logo. All chains are handcrafted and laser-carved in Berlin with unrivaled quality and unique designs.
You can order the necklace at oddsupply(at)gmail.com!
OUT NOW: PMC103 - FINEST EGO | FACES 12" SERIES VOL. 3 WITH SEKUOIA / RAIN DOG - VINYL/DIGITAL
Project: Mooncircle & Finest Ego have teamed up to establish a fresh new 12” producer series, entitled “Faces”. On every edition, you will find two different producers. Respectively, each producer will have their own record-side and unique cover artwork by the aspiring Bioniq, known for his surrealistic portraits, blending humans and technology.
Faces number three will invite the two young producers Sekouia and Rain Dog to share sides on this disc and expose their musical crafts. Coming from Denmark and the UK, respectively, they are with certainty looking forward to long-lasting succesful careers. What they share is a an intrinsic feel for tiny musical details which give their music an intimate feel to keep the listener mesmerized for ages. On this record they experiment with different sounds and tempos to create a dynamic collection of unique compositions that congregate an EP of colourful, low slung and ambient tunes or simply ‘chocolatefudgebrownieplasticmusic‘.
Limited 12” vinyl for serious collectors, DJ’s and record addicts only!
Release date: July, 27th.
Excerpts of press or air play outcomes: “Think Of You“ is no. 1 download track at XLR8R in July 2012 – READ. Big Up Magazine July 9th, 2012 feature – READ. XLR8R July 12th, 2012 feature, stream and download of the song Think Of You – LISTEN/READ. Radio Z July 14th, 2012 Hosted by Stefan Wagner with the song Dissapear – LISTEN. Sound Colour Vibration July 12th, 2012 review and feature – READ. Arte TV | Creative July 12th, 2012 video feature – READ. BLN.FM July 16th, 2012 Rotation with the song Dissapear, C2 – LISTEN. Donky Pitch x Hivemind.fm July 16th, 2012 Hosted by Slugabed with the song Rituals – LISTEN. The Main Ingredient / NYC July 10th, 2012 hosted by Jon Oliver with the song Writers Block – LISTEN. PLAY.FM July 22, 2012 Groove Merchants Radioshow hosted by Majestic Mood with the song Rather Not – LISTEN. Chrome Kids Radio Show July 24, 2012 hosted by Kaptin with the song Writers Block – LISTEN. The Main Ingredient / NYC July 25th, 2012 hosted by Jon Oliver with the song Rather Not – LISTEN. Soundvenue August 9th, 2012 review – READ. Audio Texture August 15th, 2012 Hosted by James Barrie with the song Keep Me – LISTEN. 100.7 FM Lyon September 11, 2012 TheGreed #102 hosted by Slush with the song Dissapear – LISTEN. The Basic Soul Show October 15th, 2012 hosted by Simon Harrison with the song Like I Wasn’t There – LISTEN. Beyondjazz #435 Dezember 2nd, 2012 hosted by Lennart with the song Keep Me – LISTEN.
IA MIX 70: Project: Mooncircle "Monochrome" Mixed by Gordon Gieseking
In a dismal black-and- white movie or image one can still find the warmth of colors, especially as the whole environment heavily influences the perception of such a movie or image. These thoughts were unvariably accompanied with contemporary music and this Mix for Inverted Audio has been inspired by many black-and-white images. Founder and co-founder Gordon Gieseking tried to include plenty of releases from the labels Finest Ego, Project Squared and Project: Mooncircle because they are the food for his thoughts…
The mix includes Tom Diccico, Sei A, Lorca, Furesshu, Marco Effe, AnD, Makam, Dark Sky, Desolate, Kwala, Roof Light, Theo Bass, Robot Koch, John LaMonica, Pavel Dovgal, Good Paul, Empt, Bambooman, Sorrow, Rain Dog, MD, Brothomstates, Jack Dixon, Darling Farah, Submerse, and Sweatson Klank (aka Take).
DWNLD ✘ INTERVIEW ▸▸ INVERTED AUDIO
OUT NOW: PMC104 - SUBMERSE "TEARS" 12INCH BLUE VINYL/DIGITAL
Hailing from Cheshire, Submerse is an esteemed producer/DJ with a distinct and recognisable sound that traverses Beat Music, Ambient, 2-step and Autonomic whilst being punctuated by a myriad of unique and personal influences. The past year has seen him at his most prolific, releasing tracks & remixes with R&S sister label Apollo Records, Med School and many more. Submerse was featured by Pioneer Japan and was also named ‘Band Of The Week’ In The Guardian newspaper (2012).
Amidst a plenitude of productions, Submerse has also seen support emerge from influential media titans such as DJ Mag, XLR8R, Big Up, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1xtra.
After his “They Always Come Back“ EP on Apollo Records, “Tears“ is already his second vinyl release this year. The EP is all about the feeling of solitude you’re in upon finding yourself in a foreign country and a strangely different culture. In this situation the smallest and most usual tasks – simply finding a can of your favorite soft drink for instance – have the potential to become almost insuperable obstacles. Soaking in the atmosphere created by dim street lights on a nightly stroll to explore new territories in a vastly unknown urban space, while contemplating about new experiences and memories of home are activities to indulge in when you’re stranded all alone in an alien world.
Release date: June, 29th. Limited edition blue transparent vinyl!
Excerpts of press or air play outcomes:
Resident Advisor July 31st, 2012 review – READ. FACT Magazine July 5th, 2012 interview – READ. “Pressure“ is no. 1 download track at XLR8R in June 2012 – READ. Mixmag June 29th, 2012 feature, mix and interview – LISTEN. XLR8R June 8th, 2012 feature, stream and download of the song Pressure – LISTEN/READ. Navator May 29th, 2012 feature with the song Tears – READ/LISTEN. Chrome Kids Radio May 28th, 2012 Hosted by Kaptin with the song Tears – LISTEN. Playground Magazine May 30th, 2012 feature – READ. Inverted Audio June 10th, 2012 feature – READ. Radio Z June 9th, 2012 Hosted by Stefan Wagner with the song It’s Over, I Lost – LISTEN. The Mint Collective June 10th, 2012 feature – READ. Donky X Hivemind Vol.21 June 14th, 2012 Hosted by Slugabed with the song Cream Soda – LISTEN. SpinTV South West June 14th, 2012 Hosted by Peter Curtin with the song Meaningless Moments In Capsules – LISTEN. PBS 106.7FM June 18th, 2012 The Blend with the song Meaningless Moments In Capsules – LISTEN. East Village Radio / NYC, Brooklyn June 26th, 2012 Hosted by Jon Oliver with the song Meaningless Moments In Capsules – LISTEN. Radio Fritz / Nightflight June 23rd, 2012 Hosted by Andre Langenfeld with the song It’s Over, I Lost – LISTEN. Hyponik June 29th, 2012 review – READ. PLAY.FM June 20, 2012 Groove Merchants Radioshow hosted by Majestic Mood with the song Cream Soda – LISTEN. WYEP Pittsburgh July 23, 2012 Dubmission #707 hosted by Kerem Gokmen with the song Cream Soda – LISTEN. NME Radio + FM stations in 35 countries to over 4 million listeners around the world July 20, 2012 The Selector #572 hosted by Esser with the song Cream Soda – LISTEN. KUSF.FM July 20, 2012 Friday Night Session with the song Meaningless Moments In Capsule – LISTEN. hhv.de Mag August 20th, 2012 review – READ. 100.7 FM Lyon July 3, 2012 TheGreed #101 hosted by Slush with the song Tears – LISTEN. NTS Radio September 29th, 2012 Jus Like Music Show hosted by Gav with the song Kerosene / Tears – LISTEN.
DJ / Artist Comments:
I really like this EP (Robot Koch – Jahcoozi / Germany)
I’ve been jamming this hard, I love it. Probably my favourite Submerse release yet and I’ve loved them all. Project Mooncircle on fire at the moment. (Kaptin – Chrome Kids / UK)
Submerse can do no wrong! (Chrissy Murderbot – Planet Mu / UK)
Feeling this one, nice vibes indeed. (Kelpe – Black Acre / UK)
Love this guy, fckin quality. (Simbad – Raw Fusion / GAMM / Various / UK)
The bonus tracks Stars and Meaningless moments are my favourite. Very nice! (Dj Flight – Metalheadz / Fabric / Rinse FM – UK)
Love this release! Its dope as hell (Alexander Nut – Eglo Records / Rinse FM / UK)
Great stuff, love this. (David Martin – VOX / Dimensions / Outlook – UK)
Too good! (A13 – Kiss FM / PBS / Heavy Init – Australia)
Really feeling this, super dope. Mooncircle get better and better, great release. (Kid Kanevil – First Word / Soundcrash – UK)
OUT NOW: PMC102 - EMPT "UNFOLD" EP CASSETTE/DIGITAL
Available digitally and on limited chrome cassettes (with digital download code), we are releasing a series of albums and EP’s from talented and promising artists. Expect all facets of instrumental hip-hop, future beats and electronic beat music….
As we pursue our lifes and the relationships it brings with it, it seems as if we just can’t avoid making the same mistakes over and over, chasing one unhealthy relationship after the other. Some say that our choice of partners is strangely predestined and we keep searching for our significant other in all the wrong places. How can we affect these templates seeming to be deeply ingrained in our brains and liberate ourselves from such self-imprisonment to find the right people, friend and partners to join our temporal journey.
Empt is 20 year old Romanian Bogdan Gridan. Always having been into music and playing various instruments, he was introduced to Ableton while still going to school about a year ago. Ever since he has been making music to process and give meaning to his everday life, being influenced by natural and organic sounds and trying to sum up and express himself by means of personal experiences and feelings.
OUT NOW: PMC101 - SWEATSON KLANK (TAKE) "ELEVATE ME" 12INCH CLEAR VINYL/DIGITAL
With over ten years’ experience in the music game, including three full length albums and a slew of EPs, Sweatson Klank – formerly known as Take – is one of L.A’s longest standing producers working at the periphery of hip hop and electronic music, a man who had a direct hand in shaping L.A’s beat scene in the 00s through the Sketchbook night alongside Kutmah. Whether or not you’ve heard his music before you’ll n have felt the impact of his work. After a two-year hiatus Sweatson Klank returns with the Elevate Me EP on Project Mooncircle, five tracks that further cement him as one of the nicest and most articulate producers in the game today.
Release date: May, 4th. Limited edition clear transparent vinyl!.
NEW OFFICIAL VIDEOS: GRACIELA MARIA "SIRIUS" / SINA. "REMEMBRANCE" / RUMPISTOL & RED BARON "FLOATING"
Project: Mooncircle Label Night with Om Unit, Robot Koch, Sweatson Klank, Sina. and Jinna Morocha / Finest Ego | Challenge with showcases by Long Arm vs Ruslan Gadzhimuradov, Mike Gao, and Sweatson Klank
Project: Mooncircle Label Night with Om Unit, Robot Koch, Jinna Morocha, and Sina. @ Club Gretchen in Berlin, Kreuzberg – June, 2nd! ▸▸ Free tickets and news! here.
Finest Ego | Challenge with live showcases by Long Arm vs Ruslan Gadzhimuradov, Mike Gao, and Sweatson Klank @ Distillery in Leipzig – June, 15th! ▸▸ Free tickets and news! here.
OUT NOW: PMC096 - RUMPISTOL / RED BARON "FLOATING" 2LP/CD/DIGITAL
Danish electronic artist Rumpistol, aka Jens B. Christiansen, releases his fourth and most ambitious album yet – Floating – a collaboration with LA based vocalist Red Baron that further explores the post dub-step vocal territories opened up on last year’s Talk To You EP. With tighter song structures, intimate lyrics and the Baron’s ecstatic vocal projections, the two create a parallel world in which the domestic breakdowns of wintry Copenhagen are filtered through surreal sun-bleached Californian dreams, resulting in a robotic and hypnagogic hybrid of soul.
The sound, while still recognizably “Rumpistol” in its organically unstable clicks and gurgles, marks an evolution in Christiansen’s thinking, shedding light on the interior landscapes of existential crisis and bliss that he’s been essaying over the last ten years.
The introduction of Red Baron does a great deal to carry this forward. Many of the tracks were written in partnership with the elusive vocalist on an almost subconscious level, through a process where different phrases were recorded until the atmosphere was properly expressed. It’s through the Baron’s heavily processed voice, hovering between male and female timbres, that the ghost of American pop culture finds itself here too. In this way Grace Jones stands tall in a frozen stream on I’m Not Listening, Lionel Richie gets stuck in traffic on a bad trip in Colors Breaking while Kanye pushes his auto-tuned bicycle through the blizzard of Floating.
But as the arctic arpeggiated synths let you know, the album is more about the future than any past, a future where Rumpistol and Red Baron dare to take current genres from the post dub-step and wonky scenes and defy them with the human voice for a dystopic soul music of their own.
Excerpts of press or air play outcomes:
AIAIAI Headphones July 16th, 2012 interview – READ. Audio Texture – March 23, 2012 hosted by James Barrie with the song Dinosaurs – LISTEN. Chrome Kids – March 26, 2012 with the song Floating – LISTEN. Seattle’s KBCS 91.3 FM – March 23, 2012 City Soul Radio Show with the song Floating – LISTEN. Dinamo 103.8 FM Istanbul – March 23, 2012 Basic Soul Radio Show with the song Talk To You – LISTEN. Playground Magazine April 4th, 2012 feature – READ. hhv-mag.com April 5th, 2012 feature – READ. Tokyo’s Inter FM 76.1MHz / Yokohama 76.5 – April 8, 2012 hosted by Toshio Matsuura with the song Gravity – LISTEN. Pinboard Blog April 9, 2012 feature – READ. BLN.FM – April 8, 2012 Finest Ego Radio Interview + live set – LISTEN. Boiler Room – March 20, 2012 #82 London Live set – LISTEN. Soma FM (San Francisco) – April 14, 2012 with the song Anywhere – LISTEN. Groove Merchants – April 15th, 2011 hosted by Valentin Menedetter with the song Dinosaurs – LISTEN. The Milk Factory – May 2nd, 2011 review – READ. M94,5 May, 3rd 2012 Bassport with the song Anywhere – LISTEN. Radio Eins May, 14th 2012 Elektro Beats with the song Silverlake, Gravity – LISTEN. EMVOMV May, 18th 2012 Video Of The Day #166 with the song I’m Not Listening – LISTEN. Basic Soul Radio (Africa) June, 4th 2012 Hosted by Simon Harrison with the song I’m Not Listening – LISTEN. Impuls June, 4th 2012 review – READ. Drum And Bass (Hungary) June, 4th 2012 review – READ.
DJ / Artist Comments:
Brilliant soundscape! (Laurent Garnier – PBB Radio/Various – France)
Checked out Floating and really love the vibe of the music. The production is superb. This is what Massive Attack should be doing… Big support. (Ashley Beedle – Balistic Brothers/Various – UK)
Absolutely intriguing sound, I’m feeling it. (Simbad – Raw Fusion/GAMM/Various – UK)
The whole LP is ace. DEEP. I’m so into the vocal track, love Red’s voice <3 (Dj Flight – Metalheadz/Rinse FM/Various – UK)
Dinosaurs is beautiful. (Dj A La Fu – VaVa/Big Dada Records/Radio Magnetic/Various clubs – Scotland)
This is phenomenol… definitely going in the next show… think going with the Title track. (Kaptain/Chrome Kids – Chrome Kids Radio show/Various – UK)
I’m liking “Floating” although it’s not an easy track to play out… (Daniele Davoli – Various – UK/Worldwide)
Chillaxing (Mike Stukes – Mystic Vybes – WHCR 90.3 FM – NY)
Nice sounding beats and always nice to hear some vocals in the post dubstep/beats world, even if they are heavily processed. Anyways ‘Talk To You’ and ‘Dinosaurs’ are my tunes and one of them will be in the show double quick style. (Audio Texture Radio Show – Various – UK/EU)
Really dig this…will definitely support on the show. Look forward to hearing more too! (Part Time Heros – Soundwave/Vibe Bar/Various – UK)
Project: Mooncircle 10th Anniversary report at DE:BUG Magazine #161
Robot Koch "Autodreams" Official Video (The Other Side - Project: Mooncircle, 2011)
Director: Lukas Feigelfeld | Photography: Lukas Feigelfeld & Mariel Baqueiro | Production: Retina Fabrik | Cast: Eva Wilson & Paul Feigelfeld
Boiler Room x Project: Mooncircle with Robot Koch, Om Unit, Jehst, Rumpistol, John LaMonica, Gordon Gieseking, and Asusu
Just days after the big 10th Anniversary Showcase in Berlin, the Project: Mooncircle family, along with sub-labels Project: Squared and Finest Ego, will be going on a little day-trip to London to play a show at popular underground music show Boiler Room. Joining in for the night are Robot Koch, Om Unit, Jehst, Rumpistol, John LaMonica, and Asusu as well as label DJs like Gordon Gieseking and Malte.
PROJECT: MOONCIRCLE 10TH ANNIVERSARY ARTWORK EXHIBITION / WARM UP PARTY / SHOWCASE IN BERLIN
OUT NOW: PMC100: PROJECT: MOONCIRCLE 10TH ANNIVERSARY 4LP BOX COMPILATION
Project: Mooncircle, as the name reveals, has been on a journey to the moon since day one, exploring the frontiers of music and art, always looking for new discoveries and giving a different perspective to look at the earth. In it’s 10 year history the label has published roughly 100 releases by equally as many artists from all corners of this globe and, therefore, the selection of sounds on this compilation represents the development of the label from the past, present and going into the future.
Some of the artists featured on this compilation have been a part of the label from its very beginning, like CYNE, Manuvers and Jahbitat, whose song will be the last one he produced and published under this moniker, while others, like Robot Koch, fLako and Long Arm, are outstanding examples of its growing popularity and success. Furthermore, the box also features an exceptional selection of close musical friends and inspirational artists like Jehst, Dday One, Kwala and Ichiro_, just to name a few.
The logo and artwork represent someone who was very close to the label, especially in the early years but unfortunately passed on and whom this box is dedicated to. Featured on the compilation are artists such as Mike Slott x Diane Badié, CYNE, Sweatson Klank aka Take, Jahbitat, Robot Koch, fLako, Jehst, Beat Butcha, Long Arm, Kelpe, Pavel Dovgal, Blossom, Daisuke Tanabe, Dday One, Inner Science, Substantial, Arts The Beatdoctor, Rain Dog, Kidkanevil + Microkorg by Dorian Concept, John Robinson, Sorrow, Rumpistol, The Red Baron, Christoph El’ Truento, 40 Winks, Sina., 1000Names, DZA, Ichiro_, EAN, Tom Dicicco, Headshotboyz, Graciela Maria, Gards From KC, Sekuoia of Kilimanjaro, Sense of The Q4, Sneaky, I.V.A., Empt, John LaMonica, Mike Gao, Bambooman, Manuvers, Krts, Kwala, Soosh, Memotone, Sun Glitters, Called Understandable Souls & Szenario.
The limited box includes 2 white & 2 black vinyl LP’s with 32 tracks, 13 additional digital bonus tracks, a T-shirt (only at hhv.de) and a poster (with digital download code) all in a specially designed box that features a special light-reflecting varnish, which makes this truly a collectors and music lovers item.
Berlin-based label Project: Mooncircle and it’s two sublabels Project Squared and Finest Ego is an official label from hhv.de. It was founded in 2002 and is specializing in the conjunction between electronic and organic music. The label, at first envisaged as a compilation project only, soon released the first instrumental and vocal solo releases by such artists as The Q4, CYNE, Mr Cooper, Robot Koch, fLako, 40 Winks, John Robinson & MF Doom, DZA, Krts, Sina., Graciela Maria, Manuvers, Lambent, Lewis Parker, Non of Shadowhuntaz, Strand, Ta-Ku, Mika Gao, Onra, Obba Supa, Asusu, Furesshu, AnD. Kowton or Glen Porter. The work of illustrators and graphic designers such as Bioniq, Dan May, Iain McArthur, Ima One, LNY, Gordon, 44 Flavours, La Mano Fria, and The Binh create images that accompany the acoustic spaces.
Project: Mooncircle with its various producers & vocalist shall be an interesting experience for anyone looking for the extraordinary.
A&R: Laurent Fintoni, Jinna Morocha, Karolina Kaczor, Gordon Gieseking and Malte Tarnow. Mastering by Sven Friederichs. Artwork and original paintings by Gordon, LNY & Bioniq. Webdesign 2006 – 2012 by Thimo Hörster & Hendrik Stein. Animation trailer by Sebastian Muñoz.
Release date: March, 16th.
10th Anniversary Showcase with Jahbitat, Robot Koch, fLako, Long Arm, Jehst, Fae Simon, Rumpistol, Sekuoia of Kilimanjaro, Sunny Grave & Graciela Maria @ Club Gretchen in Berlin, Kreuzberg – March, 17th!!
Excerpts of press or air play outcomes:
XLR8R February 29th, 2012 10th anniversary compilation feature, stream and download of the song It’s All In Your Head – LISTEN/READ. Boiler Room February 14th, 2012 feature and stream of the song Only Love – LISTEN/READ. Red Bull Music Academy February 25th, 2012 feature and download of the song Naiad – LISTEN/READ. Donky X Hivemind Vol 17 February 9th, 2012 Hosted by Slugabed with the song Take Ur Time – LISTEN. Radio Prun’ (France) February, 12th 2012 10th anniversary label special LISTEN. Sonic Router February 13th, 2012 10th anniversary label special, free download & interview with Gordon Gieseking – LISTEN/READ. BYTE.FM March 14th, 2012 10th anniversary label special with Gordon Gieseking – LISTEN/READ. Space Invader FM February 13th, 2012 Trust In Dust with the song Take Ur Time, Aquarius – LISTEN. Chrome Kids Radio February 12th, 2012 Hosted by Kaptin with the song Nightingale – LISTEN. Audio Texture Radio Show February 17th, 2012 Hosted by James Barrie with the song Spatial Separations – LISTEN. Sky Digital Channel 0129 February 21st, 2012 Hosted by Kev Beadle with the song Nightingale – LISTEN. 92BPM.COM February 23rd, 2012 10th anniversary feature – LISTEN/READ. The Word Is Bond February 20th, 2012 10th anniversary feature – LISTEN/READ. Red Bull Music Academy February 23rd, 2012 10th anniversary feature – LISTEN/READ. Grounded.TV/Lowpass February 26th, 2012 10th anniversary label special, free download & interview with Gordon Gieseking – LISTEN/READ. Radio Campus Paris February 25th, 2011 Amplitudes with the song Aquarius/Closer – LISTEN. Red Bull Music Academy February 23rd, 2012 10th anniversary interview with Robot Koch – LISTEN/READ. Beyondjazz #424 February 26th, 2012 hosted by Lensco with the song Gika Gika – LISTEN. The Main Ingredient / NYC February 28th, 2012 hosted by Jon Oliver with the song Tiffkas – LISTEN. PBS 106,7 FM – Melbourne February 27th, 2012 The Blend with the song Jekyll & Pride – LISTEN. Brighton’s Juice 107.2 FM February 24th, 2012 Morning Glory Radio Show with the song Naiad – LISTEN. Play.FM May 4th, 2012 Bogaloo Radio Show with the song Jekyll and Pride – LISTEN. It Is What It Is – PBB Radio, France March 13th, 2012 Hosted by Laurent Garnier with the song Austrailian – LISTEN. Create Digital Music March 29th, 2012 label report – READ. Playground Magazine March 20th, 2012 review – READ. Unfold April 4th, 2012 Tru Thoughts Radio Show with the song Jekyll and Pride – LISTEN. RTRFM (Melbourne) April 9th, 2012 Out To Lunch Radio Show with the songs Jekyll and Pride / Closer – LISTEN. Radio Wave (Praha, Czech Republic) April 19th, 2012 10th anniversary special and interview – LISTEN. Juno Download Charts May, 20th 2012 by Submerse with the song Feels Like Home – LISTEN.
DJ / Artist Comments:
Thank god for labels like this whose quality control makes record digging in the ever growing but increasingly mediocre world of beats a whole lot easier. Happy birthday boys, I’m looking forward to the next 100 already!! (James Barrie – Audio Texture – Spain)
It’s good and massive! (Thristian – Boiler Room – UK)
10th anniversary comp sounding very strong! (Donky Pitch – UK)
Damn! This sounds like classic compilation or compilation of classic tracks. Whichever way, the quality remains very high all the way through and originality is paramount too. Love this. (Eliphino – SomethinkSounds/Various – UK)
Distant Recall is definitely the jam out of these. Going into my dj box! (Chrissy Murderbot – Planet Mu/Various – USA)
EPIC release!! Every track is amazing, perfect celebration of a classic label. (Kidkanevil – First Word/Tempo Clash/Various – UK)
Good shizzle, I shall promptly download to my laptop. (Jon Kennedy – XFM/Various – UK)
Went round this at least three times today, great stuff. Will definitely jump on the box set when it comes. Cheers for the heads up. (Dam Mantle – Various – UK)
This is QUALITY yoooooooooo !!!! Beautiful tunes, hard to pick favourites! (Simbad
Thanks for this..i’m a big fan of the label and this sampler represents but just touches on the groundbreaking music they release. Everything they do interests me and is up my strasse. (Red Snapper/Toob – Various – UK) – Raw Fusion/Various – EU/UK)
Loving the Om Unit and Robot Koch tracks. PMC have always been a great label, congratulations on the anniversary! (Jon1st – UK DMC Finalist/DROP/UTC- UK)
Fantastic Jehst track also like Nightingale. (Rob ‘Stereo Mc’s’ Birch – Various – UK)
Lovin Niad, Serve and Distant Recall. This album is superb, the production is immense. (Dj Sterling – Future Radio/Kane FM/Various – UK)
Lovely space sounds, much appreciated. Highlight track for me is Flako ‘Jekyll & Pride’. (Dj Irk – Solid Steel/Various – UK)
PROJECT: MOONCIRCLE 10TH ANNIVERSARY LABEL TEAM PHOTO SHOOTING
OUT NOW: Finest Ego | Faces 12" Series Vol. 2 with Mike Gao / Daisuke Tanabe
Project: Mooncircle & Finest Ego have teamed up to establish a fresh new 12” producer series, entitled “Faces”. On every edition, you will find two different producers. Respectively, each producer will have their own record-side and unique cover artwork by the aspring LNY, known for his surrealistic portraits, blending humans and animals.
Going to be released upcoming February, the second edition of our “Faces“ series will exhibit works by the two extraordinary producers Daisuke Tanabe and Mike Gao. Again, coming from very distinct biographical backgrounds – despite their obvious Asian descent – the two are connected through their artistic excellence and uncompromising musical creations and visions. In symbiosis with these nocturnal flying mammals they use their ultra-precise sonic waves to navigate imperturbably through dark nights, leaving their prey with no chance of escape.
Limited 12” vinyl for serious collectors, DJ’s and record addicts only!
Mike Gao is a music technology researcher, holds a Masters degree in Music Technology at Stanford and is pursuing his PhD in Electrical Engineering at UCSD. After a career as underground Hip Hop and Scratch DJ in Chicago (working with such names as Qwel, Mestizo and Luckyiam) he began partaking and winning in numerous beat battles, Low End Theory being the most prominent one, which makes him one of the best kept secrets in the Los Angeles beat scene. He released music on labels such as All City with Tokimonsta, Galapagos4, Project: Mooncircle and many more…
Tokyo resident Daisuke Tanabe, a former art student who also lived in London for a while, developed from his techno/breakbeat background into a very unique sound between Hip Hop, Electronica, Folk and Jazz. He released music on labels such as Ninja Tune, BBE, Project: Mooncircle and Brownswood Recordings, performed with Zero DB and remixed artists like Elan Mehler and Aaron Jerome.
LNY is an artist living and working between New Jersey and New York. He makes art that is drawing based, social and open to the public in general; hence his drawings can be found pasted on buildings all over the world as well as in galleries and on 16-year-old kids’ tumblrs all over the internet. He is one half of Doodledrag, a New Jersey based doodling collective and always welcomes collaboration.
Release date: February, 17th.
Excerpts of press or air play outcomes:
Red Bull Music Academy – February 8, 2012 report - READ. MTV Iggy – February 15, 2012 review - READ. Dubmission (WYEP Pittsburgh) Sunday, February 12, 2012 #651 with the song Futuristic Wife – LISTEN. BLN.FM / Finest Ego – February 8, 2011 hosted by Jinna Morocha & Gordon Gieseking with the song Run Before You Wake – LISTEN. Audio Texture – June 17, 2011 hosted by James Barrie with the song Ten Spikes – LISTEN. Groove Merchants – June 25, 2011 hosted by Valentin Menedetter with the song Floooofieeee – LISTEN. Ibiza Global Radio, West radio and Tunnel Fm – January 18, 2012 hosted by Javier Varez with the song Ten Spikes – LISTEN. Cosmopolyphonic Radio – March 17, 2012 hosted by Nobu guest mix by Mike Gao – LISTEN. RTRFM (Melbourne) April 9th, 2012 Out To Lunch Radio Show with the songs Floooofieeee – LISTEN. Navator April 30th, 2012 feature with the song Herstrionics – READ/LISTEN.
Ableton: Beats In The Details by Robot Koch
Whether positioning a clap and snare hit just slightly off time, or using a ripped up piece of paper for percussion, it’s the little things that give Robot Koch’s beats such a deep, unique signature. Koch demonstrates the many individual tweaks in Live that make up his distinctive grooves.
Listen to “Nano“, the Robot Koch track featured in the video, and download it for free here.