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The Cinematic Orchestra – Lessons (Live)

The Cinematic Orchestra have shared a new live video for “Lessons” taken from their new album “To Believe”. Filmed by acclaimed filmmaker and photographer Brian “B+” Cross (Mochilla) whilst the band were in Joshua Tree, USA earlier this year.

B+ said of the video, “The desert has been an important reference for Jason and Dominic during the creation of this project. We took photos out there three years back in the beginning of the publicity for the campaign. It was wonderful to go back out to Joshua Tree and hear the music performed live by the full band. It was an honour to capture the energy in the room over six takes and then intercut it with some observational shots we created using a pretty sophisticated drone. Drone technology was created in Southern California and all the stark beauty it can capture underwritten by the military industrial narratives we live with here is present in the work. Thinking about these deeper themes is central to this new Cinematic project and it was a privilege to be part of these conversations.”

On the instrumental ‘Lessons’, a melodic, melancholic meditation is built around Luke Flowers’ drums, driving the track’s ebbs and flows of energy. Whilst the saxophonist is the ever present band member Tom Chant, who in many ways embodies the evolving symbiosis of the band: a friend-of-a-friend turned studio partner turned bedrock of the band’s live formation over two decades.

The Cinematic Orchestra (founded by Jason Swinscoe and now joined long-time collaborator and friend Dominic Smith), have always defied category and convention. Neither an orchestra nor a band, not a pure jazz act but full of its influence, not electronic but originally rooted in a London based electronic scene. Musical trends come and go but they have assuredly and defiantly stuck to their principles. A refusal to compromise, to bend to classification, to follow convention.

“To Believe” was released on 15th March on Ninja Tune to widespread acclaim

Bicep at Printworks 2018

Bicep live at Printworks 2018 | Resident Advisor

Nikos Komninos: 30 Years On Air Anniversary Party

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For our Greek-speaking friends:

Μία από τις μακροβιότερες εκπομπές στο ελληνικό ραδιόφωνο, φέτος συμπληρώνει 30 χρόνια on air και το γιορτάζει την Παρασκευή 7 Δεκεμβρίου με ένα ολονύκτιο party γεμάτο μουσικές από τα καλύτερά μας ραδιοφωνικά χρόνια.

Ο Νίκος Κομνηνός συνιδρυτής και δ/ντης προγράμματος του Offradio από το 2008, μετρά τρεις δεκαετίες αδιάλειπτης ραδιοφωνικής παρουσίας και εκπομπών, μέσα από τις οποίες μεταδόθηκαν και διαδόθηκαν μουσικές και καλλιτέχνες που σημάδεψαν τα καλύτερα μας χρόνια. Όλες αυτές τις μουσικές θα φέρει μαζί του – σε βινύλιο και CD- στο Death Disco στις 7 Δεκεμβρίου, για μία νύχτα που δεν πρέπει να χάσετε, και κατά τη διάρκεια της οποίας όλοι όσοι θα είστε εκεί, θα έχετε τη δυνατότητα να “παραγγέλνετε” επί τόπου τραγούδια μέσω PM!

Info:

https://www.facebook.com/events/248879355807805/

Death Disco, Ωγήγου 16, Ψυρρή
Starts 00.00 | Entrance €5
#30yearsKOM #offradio #Μουσικάρες

Λίγα λόγια για τον Νίκο Κομνηνό:

Το να «μεταδώσεις» το Νίκο Κομνηνό γραπτώς δεν είναι απλή υπόθεση. Δεν είναι απλό να κλείσεις σε λέξεις καθημερινές εκπομπές μιας ολόκληρης 30ετίας, μεσάνυχτα ή μεσημέρια γεμάτα καλά φιλτραρισμένους ήχους, μουσική πληροφορία, αφιερώματα και το πάθος ενός ανθρώπου για μουσική και επικοινωνία, στο οποίο είναι ταγμένες τουλάχιστον τρεις γενιές μέχρι τώρα. Πίσω από το οξύμωρο της βραχνής χροιάς της φωνής του -αυστηρή και ρομαντική συνάμα- υπάρχει ένας τύπος αυστηρός τόσο με τον εαυτό του όσο και με τους συνεργάτες του, αλλά και μια ρομαντική φύση που κάθε φορά που πλησιάζει μικρόφωνο γίνεται εκείνος ο παθιασμένος πιτσιρικάς που ξεκίνησε εκπομπές παράνομα τη δεκαετία του ‘80 με τους φίλους του στην πολυκατοικία του πατρικού του και που άλλαξαν τα όνοματά τους για να μην καρφωθούν στην αστυνομία. Είναι ίσως ο μοναδικός «πειρατής» του ραδιοφώνου που δεν λοξοδρόμησε στην πορεία, παραμένοντας πιστός στο μέσο και τη μουσική, στις αξίες του και τον ακροατή. Η δόξα, τα χρήματα, η αναγνωρισιμότητα και τα «τυχερά του επαγγέλματος» δεν τον συγκίνησαν ποτέ, όσο τον συγκινούν τα «δυσεύρετα πια» καλά τραγούδια και αυτή η μυσταγωγία και η οικειότητα συνάμα της επικοινωνίας με το κοινό που μόνο στο ραδιόφωνο μπορείς να έχεις. Ο πιτσιρικάς πειρατής των ‘80’s, ήταν από τους πρώτους που η ελεύθερη ραδιοφωνία έφερε στον FM100 της εποχής Κούβελα στη Θεσσαλονίκη και εν συνεχεία στον FM101, το πρώτο νεανικό ραδιόφωνο από το οποίο «αποφοίτησαν» μεγάλες καριέρες του σήμερα. Από τότε μέχρι σήμερα, ο ίδιος έχει βάλει την προσωπική του σφραγίδα ως δ/ντης προγράμματος σε τρία ραδιόφωνα που άφησαν εποχή στη Θεσσαλονίκη και όχι μόνο: 88μισό/Μύλος, Republic 100.3 και OFFRADIO – το δημοφιλέστερο online ραδιόφωνο με έδρα τη Θεσσαλονίκη, φανατικό κοινό σε όλη την Ελλάδα και ακροατές σε όλο τον πλανήτη.

Kiasmos – Live at Lowlands 2018

Setlist:
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No. 03: Rone – Mirapolis

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Plisskën Winter Festival 2017

Winter Festival 2017

1st & 2nd December | Athens, Greece

“Plisskën is rammed, fizzing with energy and nobody goes home until dawn”  The Guardian

“The kind of eclectic line-up that will twitch the ears of any music connoisseur” – The Quietus

“In some ways Plisskën is a perfect festival” – Crack Magazine   

MAC DEMARCO // MULATU ASTATKE

LADY LESHURR // ROMARE // HOLY FUCK

67 // LIARS / ANDY STOTT // JESSY LANZA // WEVAL

ANOPOLIS // AUTARKIC // BILL KOULIGAS // BLACK ATHENA // BORROWED IDENTITY

BRASSICA // CHAOS IN THE CBD // COBY SEY // DEDNEWB // DEMDIKE STARE // DOG2TH // GAIKA

GIGANTA // HIEROGLYPHIC BEING // HUERCO S. // IGUANA DEATH CULT // ILLUM SPHERE // IVAN SMAGGHE

JOYCE WRICE // LAMBERT // LAPS // LAST JAPAN // LENA PLATONOS // LOTIC // MATTEO VALLICELLI

NTS RADIO // PAULI. // SMERZ // THE LONGCUT // THOMEY BORS // TOPS // TOSIN MARTYNS

The winter edition of Athens’ Plisskën Festival returns once again with another innovative, heavy-hitting, multi genre line-up showcasing a broad mix of styles and quality. Set in a city rich in both ancient and modern culture on Friday the 1st and Saturday 2nd of December, Greece’s most ambitious and forward-thinking musical gathering will host 2 consecutive nights with over 40 international & local artists performing across 3 neighbouring venues. The surrounding area with house a food court, cocktail bar and lounge area, creating a unique street festival atmosphere for the crowd to enjoy.

Savages Perform at Plisskën

Since its debut year in 2010, past line-ups have included the likes of Perfume Genius, Savages, Mogwai, The Horrors, King Krule, Black Lips, Death Grips, Wild Beasts, Ariel Pink, Brodinski, Âme, Wooden Shjips, SWANS, Fuck Buttons, Mount Kimbie, Vitalic, Simian Mobile Disco and Peaches. Charismatic Canadian cult-hero Mac DeMarco and the father of Ethio-jazz Mulatu Astatke will headline this year’s event, which will also feature sets from deep techno’s finest Andy Stott, Ninja Tune whizzkid Romare and South London rap crew 67. Experimental noise outfit Holy Fuck, masters of eccentric electronica Liars and first lady of grime Lady Leshurr will also grace the stage, alongside Dutch duo Weval and Jessy Lanza, who deals in pure and minimal electronic pop. Much hyped XL newcomers SMERZ and Midwest house outsider Huerco S. are on the bill with Gaika, Ivan Smagghe, Chaos in the CBD, TOPS, Lotic and Lena Platonos helping to complete a bumper line-up of epic proportions.

Peaches performs at Plisskën

Not only is Plisskën committed to delivering an eclectic line-up containing some of the hottest musical acts on the planet, every year it pushes the boundaries of multiculturalism as well as it’s environmental and social ethos. Believing in young people and wanting to offer something back, The Lab, is an annual workshop organised by Plisskën, where participants get the chance to learn about all of the elements that comprise putting on a festival. From booking the bands, handling the press & marketing, to the environmental awareness of a production and finally the actual set up, by the end of it, one gets a well-rounded view & experience in production.

    Plisskën Festival has also been nominated for ‘Best Small & Best Indoor Festival’ by European Festival Awards for their third second consecutive year as well as the 2nd star for the Greener Festival Award.

Doors open on both festival days at 19:00

Plisskën’s box office and collection of festival passes will be located at Metallourgeion.

Information

• Website: www.plisskenfestival.gr

Tickets

Le Femme perform at Plisskën

 Plisskën by day

Zomby performs at Plisskën

 

 

Sasha – Xpander (re-Fracted : Live at The Barbican)

‘Xpander’ is taken from ‘Sasha : re-Fracted: Live at the Barbican’ limited edition Blu-Ray

Romare – Come Close To Me (Live Session 1)

Just in time for Summer’s warm up arrives Romare’s ‘Come Close To Me (Live Session 1)’ a hazy, pulled-apart live edit of the single taken from his 2016 LP Love Songs: Part Two. Along with the track, which rides out like a slow-burning exercise in self-sampling, is a witty, 80’s inspired music video drenched in analog VHS sheen and complete with a blurry Mazda speeding off into a fading dusk. “From our first phone call discussing the concept for ‘Come Closer’ [Come Close To Me’ – Ed]”, says director Greg Barnes “Archie (Romare) and I were on the same page. We both wanted to push the limits of what a performance-based, session style video could be, and it was clear that meant smoke, lasers, and his Mazda.”

The single and video are released today (premiered via Crack) on Ninja Tune, just as Romare prepares for his forthcoming headline show at KOKO on 11th November – his biggest and dare we say most impressive performance to date– which will see him showcase his disco-heavy cuts with a live band in addition to DJ sets by Romare himself and a string of other companions late into the night.

Nicolas Jaar – TRANSITION

Boiler Room presents ‘TRANSITION’ – a singular visual experience by the visionary Chilean-American artist and the world’s leading underground music channel.

Shot in Brooklyn at the now-defunct DIY venue Aviv in September 2016, the film takes a cue from Jaar’s semi fictitious network of interlocking radio stations as well as his latest studio album ‘Sirens’.

From its very first enigmatic scene to the unmissable ending, ‘TRANSITION’ is an unscripted POV journey into one night in NY at a transitional time in America.

‘TRANSITION’

Tracklist:
Rainbow Power (T.Thomas)
I Know What U Did (Nymphs V)
American Dream Radio (Network #156)
A Coin In Nine Hands (Nymphs VI)
We Can Rise Above ()
Allegrate Con La Bulla (Cumbia 4 Trump)
Everybody ¡¡¡Slit-Thru-Lose-Control  (Arca x Missy)
RealDeepSlash.wavp3
Free rotation 003 (Duckett – Naaice track!)
Elegua (Nico + Obbatuke Prod @ Manana fest 2016)
Swinging Stars Orchestra
Djal Bai Si Camin (A Dos Santos woowooo)
RIP Aviv
Make Your Transition (UR)
Who 2 Govern (Sirens)

Carl Craig – Versus LP

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CARL CRAIG presents… VERSUS. FEATURING FRANCESCO TRISTANO LES SIECLES ORCHESTRA CONDUCTED BY FRANÇOIS-XAVIER ROTH

Stream Carl Craig “Versus” on NPR and read the story of the record.

Versus is a work in progress, a perfect encapsulation of InFiné’s philosophy, which serves a double duty as a platform to foster hybridization between genres, and also as the label’s ten-year anniversary gift to itself. From an initial recording in 2010, the project evolved into a full studio album containing two original compositions by Francesco Tristano and symphonic versions of Craig classics, reworked in the studio by the man himself. The much awaited new album from the Detroit techno producer will finally be available worldwide on May 5th.

Carl Craig presents …Versus Synthesizer Live

29/05/2017 – Movement festival – Detroit – USA
17/06/2017 – Sonar Festival – Bcn – Spain
07/07/2017 – Peacock Festival – Parc Floral – Paris – France
16/07/2017 – Dour Festival – Belgium
28/07/2017 – Audio River – Poland
19/08/2017 – Lowland Festival – Biddinghuizen – Netherland
27/08/2017 – SW4 Festival – UK

Carl Craig – Versus . new album on InFiné / Planet E