Modeselektor – Kalif Storch

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Modeselektor will release their new “Modeselektion Vol. 04” compilation on 1st June 2018 via Monkeytown Records x Ninja Tune. It features 17 exclusive tracks including the first new Modeselektor production since 2015 – a wild acid techno track ‘Kalif Storch’ – named after the nightclub of the same name in Erfurt, Germany.

From exciting upstarts such as Skee Mask, rRoxymore, Solid Blake and Sarah Farina to exalted visionaries Peder Mannerfelt, Vatican Shadow and Actress, “Modeselektion Vol. 04” is a direct reflection of Modeselektor’s genre-defying DJ sets which, at their heart, celebrate invention, innovation and hybridity combined with a hearty commitment to moving dancefloors. Indeed, this has been the ethos from the inaugural release in the Modeselektion series in 2010.

Video: Chromatics – Black Walls

Today Portland-based four piece Chromatics, made up of Ruth Radelet, Johnny Jewel, Adam Miller & Nat Walker, share new track & video “Black Walls” and confirm their fifth studio album, ‘Dear Tommy’, is due out in autumn 2018 via Italians Do It Better. More information to come soon.

Watch “Black Walls” above.

fabric 99: Sasha

Online rumours among the faithful have been growing for months, building to a fever point of anticipation. Now it can be revealed at last, these two outstanding names of the electronic music scene are to finally combine forces with Sasha’s fabric 99 mix. The producer, DJ, live artist and label head has had a long and close relationship with the iconic club, and his mix compilation, including two unreleased Sasha cuts, marks the penultimate issue of the fabric hundred.

‘Getting the chance to do this fabric CD was an honour’ Sasha says. ‘Some of my fondest moments playing in London have been at that club. I really wanted to capture what I do there as I feel it’s somewhere I play differently to anywhere else in the world.’

‘Playing differently’ is Sasha’s trademark approach to his craft. He always seeks new challenges and worlds to conquer, from his seminal ‘Scene Delete’ album to his darkly melodic DJ sets,alone or with John Digweed, at worldwide gigs and residencies, to his recent triumphant, swiftly sold-out ‘REFRACTED:LIVE’ shows at prestigious music venues in major UK cities.

With his customary inimitable mixing, Sasha transforms 20 tracks into a seamlessly crafted whole. His transitions are legendary among devotees, who will find what they’re looking for in fabric 99. Broken beats and ambient note progressions combine with melodic techno and uplifting house, stealthily building an expansive soundscape that blends futurism and nostalgia. Disparate aesthetics and varying percussive structures grow together into a cohesive and haunting experience. Ranging from timeless tracks by Carl Craig, Exercise One & Mathew Jonson to recent gems from Objekt, Kora, Jus-ed and DJ Hell, and two unreleased works from Sasha himself, one a rework of BAILE.

The mix was recorded in fabric’s Room 1 booth, using a combination of hardware and software from Eventide, Model 1, Allen & Heath and MOOG, as well as a variety of other equipment incorporated into the overall production of the release.

22 June 2018 / fabric Records

Vinyl Tracklist:

Vinyl #1
A1 Agnes Obel – Stretch Your Eyes (Quiet Village Remix)
A2 Marbert Rocel – I Wanna (Heitzberg Theorem Club Edit)
B1 Kora (CA) – Ovo
B2 Tom Flynn – Cup Of Joe
B3 Indigo – Sunrise

Vinyl #2
C1 DJ Hell – Guede (Joyce Muniz Terror + Natur Remix)
C2 Ghosts On Tape – Nature’s Law (Jus-Ed Remix)
D1 Whitesquare – Abraxas
D2 Crowdpleaser – After Rhône 2013

Vinyl #3
E1 Exercise One & Mathew Jonson – Lost Forever In A Happy Crowd
E2 Sasha – Smoke Monk (fabric Mix)
F1 Jono Ma & Dreems – A Love Trance Mission From Nk To 7s

Vinyl #4
G1 Javier Logares & Kaarel – La Cuarta Galaxia (Tiefschwarz Remix)
G2 George Fitzgerald – Echo Forgets (Sasha’s Moog-apella)
H1 Carl Craig – At Les (Feat. Francesco Tristano, Les Siècles & François-Xavier Roth) (Antigone Remix)
H2 BAILE – Amae feat. Felicia Douglass (Sasha fabric1999 Mix)

Video: Orbital – Tiny Foldable Cities

Lifted from the new album ‘Monsters Exist’, out Sept 14. Directed by Felix Geen. Pre-order https://orbital.lnk.to/MonstersExist

Josin – Company (Kiasmos Remix)

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Josin – the project from German composer and producer Arabella Rauch – has premiered a new remix of ‘Company’ from Kiasmos, the electronic duo made up of BAFTA-winning Icelandic composer Ólafur Arnalds, and the Faroe Islands’ Janus Rasmussen, known as the mastermind of the electro-pop outfit Bloodgroup.

Kiasmos’ take on ‘Company’ maintains the raw beauty of the original vocal and combines it perfectly with a distinctly Kiasmos style, creating affecting and emotional soundscapes from a minimal electronic approach. “It feels a bit unreal to be honest to have a Kiasmos remix of one of my songs” explains Josin. “I love their work and their approach to electronical music. While waiting to hear a first mix I was excited about how the two worlds would sound combined: From the first notes I heard, it made complete sense. Very Kiasmos, very Josin. They used the right essentials from the original and added their deepness and emotional colour in an amazing way. The way they kept the vocal part completely unfiltered and raw is exactly how I see the vocals in that track. For me, the remix raises the song to a new level and inspires me back for my own work.”

The original track was written last summer during a campervan trip in Norway on a ridiculously small, battery-powered keyboard. “It was fun because I was able to work on the melodies basically everywhere: On a kayak in the middle of the ocean, while hiking, while waiting for ferries” explains Josin. “Sometimes writing on the go and with less gear makes one focus on the essentials more. Company is about trying to become one with something but not succeeding. It´s a solitary, careful declaration of love.”

Last year Josin released her debut acclaimed EP ‘Epilogue’ via Swedish independent label Dumont Dumont (Ry X, José González). The EP sees a dynamic blend of electronic jolts, enhanced by keyboards and haunting poetic vocals that draw on a variety of traditions, from classical to electronic. As a self-taught producer, Josin is always experimenting, incorporating the electronical world into her writing as well as composing string arrangements.

Josin will be performing at this year’s Great Escape Festival in Brighton on May 18th at 8.30pm at the Unitarian Church.

Video: Rival Consoles – Hidden

Taken from the album ‘Persona’ out on 2LP/CD/DL: http://phonofile.link/rivalconsoles-p…

Director: Dan Medhurst.

Video: Ocean Hope – My Baby

Song taken from Greek brother-sister duo of Angeliki and Serafim Tsotsonis, aka Ocean Hope, debut LP ‘Rolling Days’. Release date: May 25th 2018. Get it here.

Video: Someone Who Isn’t Me – Gomenaki

A femme for femme love story that takes revenge on toxic masculinity and challenges the classic high school drama proposing an alternative narrative.

Written, Directed & Edited by Alkis Papastathopoulos. Released by Amour Records.

Video: Childish Gambino – This Is America

Director: Hiro Murai

Stereo Nova – Ouranos LP

Στέρεο Νόβα – Ουρανός

Διασχίσαμε κάθετα το δρόμο, περνώντας ηλιοτρόπια και δάση, μετά από μέρες φτάσαμε σε έναν στρογγυλό τοίχο από νερό, ορθωνόταν μπροστά μας σαν διάφανο μονολιθικό κυκλικό σχήμα, ανέκφραστο και σιωπηλό, το νερό σχημάτιζε αργούς κυματισμούς ανάλογα με τη δύναμη της φωνής μας. Πίσω από τον τοίχο υπήρχε μια μεγάλη βαθιά τρύπα στο χώμα. Ο αέρας ήταν δυνατός πίσω από τον τοίχο. Πηγαίναμε μία πίσω και μια μία μπροστά μέχρι που πέρασαν χρόνια και σπίτια για να γυρίσουμε. Δεν μπορούσαμε να θυμηθούμε τίποτε, όποτε έλεγα μία χρονιά έλειωνε ο αριθμός σαν δάκρυ και έβλεπα τη θλίψη στο πρόσωπο ενός γορίλα που είχε χάσει την αγαπημένη του. Οι ελέφαντες κοιτάζουν με μακροθυμία τη σελήνη όταν γεμίζει, κάπως έτσι όλοι στέκονται με θαυμασμό στον αέναο κύκλο. Όταν έφυγαν από τη ζωή, τους περίμενε εκεί.
Μας έδειξε τους κανόνες της επιβεβλημένης συμπεριφοράς, τις πολυκατοικίες και το εγώ που έμοιαζε σαν τέρας από μια παλαιολιθική εποχή. Η αγάπη είναι η τέλεια στιγμή, είπε. Αν δεν συγχωρήσεις δεν μπορείς να βιώσεις την αληθινή αγάπη. Τότε είδαμε τις πόλεις ανάποδα και ένα σωρό χιλιάδες λουλούδια έπεφταν σαν βροχή. Η καρδιά δεν πεθαίνει γιατί γνωρίζει την προέλευση. Πάνω του είχαν καθίσει όλοι οι παπαγάλοι του κόσμου και τον στόλιζαν με τα φτερά τους και εμείς γελούσαμε. Μας άρεσαν οι μέρες και οι νύχτες. Δεν υπήρχε πουθενά εξορία, ούτε μέσα ούτε και έξω, παρά μόνο μια αίσθηση ανάμεσα στο χαμόγελο και το δάκρυ. Ήμασταν σε έναν ομόκεντρο. Ο εαυτός μας προσδιορίζεται μέσα από την δημιουργία, μας είπε, και αυτό … είναι το διάστημα. ΣΝ