Category Archives: stream

Underworld & Iggy Pop – Trapped

From the EP: Teatime Dub Encounters

The Ambientist – 4

Rising Sun Project – Goodbye

BOBBY NOURMAND – The Sun feat. Adam Engle

Following the debut of his brand new imprint DITN (Deep in the Night) Records, Bobby Nourmand is quickly returning with another sidewinding underground track that will find its way into sunrise sets across the globe.

“The Sun” is a transcendental journey through a deep and menacing soundscape, complete with vocals from Adam Engle of U.K.’s dj duo Blonde. Dropping this Summer as a part of an EP, The Sun will include the original track, a dub, and Instrumental version. There are rumors of a Music Video, Remix and a Depeche Mode bootleg to follow.

“Press. Politics. Consumerism. Driving people insane. Find solace in your passion. Mine is creation.”
-Bobby Nourmand

Delhia de France – MOIRAI EP

Collaborator, producer, songwriter and visual performer – Delhia de France presents her soulful and dark electronica debut EP Moirai, out now via Robot Koch’s own label Trees and Cyborgs.

Mijo & Local Suicide – Edo Kai Tora / Ganz Falsch EP

Mexican Dj & producer Mijo and Berlin duo Local Suicide collide in a wonderfully fresh and inventive collaboration on their latest EP ‘Edo Kai Tora/Ganz Falsch‘. Local Suicide, comprised of couple Brax Moody (Munich) and Vamparela (Thessaloniki), weaves in their signature blend of Post-Disco, New Wave, Jacking Acid, and Slow Dark Techno while Mijo injects his own stylings of the Latin Techno that he helped to define and create.

The result is a spacious, energetic, and stunning product from start to finish. As the latest installment from San Francisco-based label Roam Recordings, which specializes in Dark Disco, Post Techno, EBM, and Acid, ‘Edo Kai Tora/Ganz Falsch‘ is an impressive sonic feat that will leave you dancing all night.The EP opens with the original ‘Edo Kai Tora‘, an infectious uptempo track with hypnotic, oscillating synths and an undeniable groove. Greek Vamparela of Local Suicide brings her voice to the track. The result is a sultry, spoken vocal that repeats the resounding phrase ‘Edo Kai Tora‘, which in Greek translates into ‘Here And Now’. The words themselves couldn’t be more fitting to the overall feel of the project, which has an extremely ‘in the moment’ sensibility to it.

In ‘Ganz Falsch‘, Mijo and Local Suicide revitalize the electronic boogie, keeping things light and fun with a warbling bass hook juxtaposed with a playful, spitting rhythmic vocal.Supporting the EP, Berlin-based DJ/Producer Sascha Funke along with Moscow Duo Simple Symmetry lend their talents to create standout reinterpretations of both title tracks. Where Sascha Funke fleshes out the darker, cosmic undertones of ‘Edo Kai Tora‘, Simple Symmetry mix in an extra kick of pop and funk sensibilities to the project by layering rhythmic, post-punk garage style guitars into ‘Ganz Falsch‘, bringing to mind the underground indie rock scene of Southern California. The project comes to a delightful close with an additional digital bonus track – an energetic dance version of ‘Ganz Falsch‘.

As a whole, the EP is an electric, collaborative accomplishment of unique sonic character, versatile and exemplifying the best of each producers creative talents. ‘Edo Kai Tora/Ganz Falsch‘ is out now under Roam Recordings.

My Favorite Robot – Barricade (DJ Tennis Remix)

My Favorite Robot’s next release is a very special remix by DJ Tennis. It initially comes as a 10” vinyl and will then be available digitally in autumn.

MFR’s ‘Barricade’ was first released on DJ Tennis’s Life And Death label back in 2012. It was a huge house track that resonates to this day, so it makes sense the taste- making Italian steps up to remix it. He is someone with a cultured take on brooding house and techno, as evidenced by the music he A&Rs for his label as well as things like his own standout DJ-kicks mix from last year.

His new remix is a masterfully melancholic one that starts with a delicate ambient synth line hanging in mid air. Breathy vocals eventually arrive to send shivers down the spine and finally, deep, rolling, mid tempo kicks bring a groove that carries you away into a reverie. It’s made all the more mournful and poignant thanks to some broad synth chords and swirling pads later on and is sure to provide a real centre point of any seriously emotional set.

This is a stunning and absorbing single and another high point for My Favorite Robot Records.

Iris Manta – Kilonova LP

Three years after the release of the debut album “Mental Equations” from the solo project Iris Manta by Manos Zafirakis, it is with great enthusiasm that the second album entitled “kilonova” reaches the surface.

Although in both cases the electronic sound is the most dominant one, the approach to ‘Kilonova” is completely different, as far as both the sound as the ideas that are developed. In the first album the mood was ambient, space synth ,cinematic, wandering, where the composer operated as an observer of universal images in an attempt to seek answers as to what it is that we observe and experience whether it be an illusion or the reality, if there is absoluteness, as well as whether everything is translated into mathematical equations.

Contrary, to the case of “kilonova” an attempt is made to decode astronomical events into music. Each piece represents a process taking place out there, like for example the homonymous track referring to the violent collision of neutron stars or Stellar sculptures concerning the impressive remnants left behind by a supernova explosion.

In other words, this time the approach is pragmatic rather than philosophic while the mood is turbulent. The maker tries to find himself amidst these natural processes, sense them, express them and describe them.

Of course, in the result greatly contributes the use of analog synthesizers, drum machine, while all the tracks on the whole are instrumental with a slight presence of vocoder vocals. Generally speaking, the style of music tends to be inclined towards synth wave.

“Kilonova” is a self-funded album and it circulates in both a digital form and online (Bandcamp, Spotify, Amazon, CDbaby etc.) as well as in physical form CD-R(digipack limited edition of 100 pieces). Released July 7, 2018.

Gorillaz – Humility (DJ Koze Remix)

‘Humility’ feat. George Benson is taken from the brand new album THE NOW NOW.

Henri – Last Dance feat. Imogen Rose

Following her release on Anjunadeep earlier this year, DJ, producer and songwriter Henri makes her return with “Last Dance.” The track is laced with cinematic emotion, with the ethereal Imogen Rose’s piercingly high, haunting vocal hook reminiscent of a war cry. Beginning with a classical, dark, moody piano arpeggio, “Last Dance” constantly vacillates between tension and release, driven by thumping beats, synth stabs, and melodic, percussive builds.

It is both sexual and foreboding, the last dance between two lovers and also our last dance with the world we are so successfully destroying. “The visuals of Lars Von Trier’s film ‘Melancholia’ mirror the sentiment I envisioned when writing the song,” says Henri. “It’s deceivingly beautiful while simultaneously about the end of the world.”

Over the last few years, up-and-coming London-based DJ, Henri has been fine tuning her remixing and production skills, having reached number two on Hype Machine with her melodic house remix of Flight Facilities’ “Two Bodies,” releasing “Sunshine of Your Love” on Armada Deep last year and “Hiding” on Anjunadeep earlier this year.