Monday, March 28, 2016

Top 10 – Diamond D’s Favorite 45s

April 4th, 2016 will bring a very special edition of NYC’s all-45 throwdown, Mobile Mondays!Celebrating their birthdays, and in the mix with nothing but 45s, will be legendary Hip Hopartists Diamond D and Large Professor.
Originating from the birthplace of Hip Hop, the Boogie Down Bronx, Diamond D‘s introduction to the music world came in 1989 as the production side of his group Ultimate Force. Soon thereafter, he would embark on a solo career, rhyming on the track “Show Business” from A Tribe Called Quest‘s classic sophomore album The Low End Theory. Less than a year later, Diamond would release his own classic with his debut album, Stunts, Blunts, & Hip Hop (1992). Quickly racking up production and remix credits for the cream of the early to mid 90’s Hip-Hop crop, including Brand NubianHouse Of PainOutKastThe Pharcyde, and many, many more, Diamond established a reputation as a go-to producer for a sure-shot beat. Diamond has continued to release his own material and to produce and remix for others, achieving a rare longevity for a Hip Hop artist. As evidenced by the name of the super group he claims membership in, D.I.T.C. (Diggin In The Crates), Diamond has always been a representative for vinyl culture. Be sure to check out Diamond’s latest release, the instrumental compilation Dat’s That Shit! An Exclusive Collection Of Rare Instrumentals From The DAT Vault.
In preparation of this Mobile Mondays! birthday celebration, we caught up with Diamond and he gave us a breakdown of 10 of his favorite 45s!
S.O.U.L. - Soul (Recorded Live)

S.O.U.L. – Soul (Recorded Live)

Funk to the 10th power. S.O.U.L., one of the tightest b

026 - Robert Hood @ Slam Radio

Robert Hood @ Slam Radio - 026

Welcome to the 26th instalment of Slam Radio. This weeks mix Slam welcome a bonafide Detroit legend - Robert Hood!

This Friday Robert Hood plays at Slam's monthly club night at The Arches, Glasgow, for a 'One Big Room' Easter special!

Robert Hood has released on seminal labels like Axis, Metroplex, Tresor, Peacefrog, Music Man and Rush Hour. His original productions as Robert Hood, his aliases, most notably, Floorplan & Monobox and his part in groups like X-101 (with Jeff Mills and 'Mad' Mike Banks) and Underground Resistance earned him a cult following and cemented him as one of Detroit's greatest techno exports.

This is a very special mix including numerous unreleased tracks taken from his forthcoming Floorplant album 'Paradise'. The album is released in June on M-Plant Records.

Juan Atkins 130 min Boiler Room Broadcasts DJ Set at Dollop Detroit Series

Juan Atkins 130 min Boiler Room Broadcasts DJ Set at Dollop Detroit Series

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Boiler Room Broadcasts: Dollop's Detroit Series w/ Juan Atkins, Simian Mobile Disco, Dave Congreave, Charles Drakeford, Lixo & Dollop DJs

[Broadcast on 29th June 2012]

Festival Forte adds Drumcell, Ancient Methods to 2016 lineup

Cabaret Voltaire, Vril and Rrose are also among the name joining the Portuguese event's bill.

A new round of names have been added to the lineup for this year's edition of Festival Forte.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Joey Beltram - RYC Podcast 150

Joey Beltram - RYC Podcast 150

RYC Podcast 150 | Joey Beltram (New York/Berlin)

For over the last 20+ years, Joey Beltram is considered one of the pioneers and a legendary producer of Techno and House. He has recorded on many of the biggest labels of the early 90's such as Nu-Groove, Tresor, Warp, Transmat, and R&S records. Much of his music during that time is widely acknowledged as groundbreaking. Beltram has also been heralded as a major influence by many of todays DJ's and producers including Daft Punk (as mentioned in their song "Teachers"). He has also produced many Techno staples of the 1990's including "Energy Flash", "Mentasm", "Forklift", "Ballpark" and "Game Form".

Friday, March 18, 2016

A Guy Called Gerald - Full Biography

Full Biography A Guy Called Gerald


2010 Tronic Jazz / The Berlin Sessions (Laboratory Instinct)
2008 Black Secret Technology Remastered (AGCG)
2006 Proto Acid / The Berlin Sessions (Laboratory Instinct)
2005 To All Things What They Need - AGCG (K7)
2000 Essence - AGCG (K7)
1999 The John Peel Sessions – AGCG (Strange Fruit)
1995 Black Secret Technology – AGCG (Juicebox)
1992 28 Gun Bad Boy – AGCG (Juicebox)
1989 The John Peel Sessions– AGCG (Strange Fruit)
1989 Automanikk – AGCG (CBS/Sony)
1988 Hot Lemonade – AGCG (Rham)


2010 Tronic Jazz x 4 12"
2008 In Ya Head feat. Mia (Perlon 071)
2007 Proto Acid 2 (Laboratory Instinct)
2007 AGCG / Cassy - Beatstreet 01 (Beatstreet)
2006 Blow Your House Down Remixes (Theory Recordings)
2006 Time To Jack (Sender Records)
2006 Sufistifunk / Robogroove (Sugoi)
2005 Is Man In Danger (Protechshon)
2005 Flo-ride (Sugoi)
2005 First Try (K7)
2000 Humanity Remixes (K7)
2000 Humanity (K7)
2000 Fever (K7)

1998 Radar Systems / Fallen Prince Of Heaven (JB)
1996 The Curse Of Voodoo Ray (Promo Only) (JB)
1996 So Many Dreams Remixes (JB)
1995 Finley’s Rainbow Remixes (JB) 
1995 Finley’s Rainbow (JB)
1993 Darker Than I Should Be / Gloc Remix (JB)
1993 Nazinji-Zaka (JB)
1993 Strange Love Remixes – Ricky Rouge (JB)
1993 When You Took My Love – Ricky Rouge (JB)
1993 De Ja Vu / All Over The World – Ricky Rouge (JB)
1993 Satisfaction – Inertia (JB)
1993 I Feel The Magic – The KGB (JB)
1993 The Glok / Ease The Pressure (JB)
1993 Song For Every Man – Ricky Rouge (JB)
1993 Strange Love – Ricky Rouge (JB)
1993 Too Fucked To Dance / Anything V2.1 (JB)
1993 Fragments / Anxiety – Inertia (JB)
1992 Changing / Got A Feeling (JB)
1992 The Musical Magical Midi Machine / Like A Drug (JB) 
1992 Ses Makes You Wise / King Of The Jungle (JB) 
1992 Cops / 28 Gun Bad Boy (JB)
1992 Digital Bad Boy / A Storm Is Coming (JB)
1991 Disneyband / Anything (JB)
1991 Nowhere To Run - Inertia (Retroactive)
1990 Emotions Electric (JB)
1990 Automanikk (Live Gun Shot Mix) (CBS/Sony)
1990 Automanikk (Bass Overload Mix) (CBS/Sony)
1990 Automanikk (Just 4 U Gordon Mix) (CBS/Sony)
1990 The Peel Sessions EP USA (Strange Fruit)
1989 FX Elevation Mix (CBS/Sony)
1989 FX Mayday Mix (CBS/Sony)
1989 Trip City 
1989 The Peel Sessions EP UK (Strange Fruit)
1988 Hot Lemonade Youth Remixes (Rham)
1988 Hot Lemonade (Rham)
1988 Voodoo Ray EP (Rham)


2004 New Order Remixes – 808 State (Rephlex)
2004 Prebuild - 808 State (Rephlex)
1989 Newbuild – 808 State (Creed)
1989 Pacific State – 808 State (Creed / ZTT)
1988 Let Yourself Go – 808 State (Creed)

2001 Black Gravity – from the album Future 2 Future

1995 Energy / Reno – The Two G’$ (JB)

1988 Born In The North – US (Wooden)

THE HIT SQUAD 1987 Wax on the Melt – The Hit Squad

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Pär Grindvik announces first album, Isle Of Real

Pär Grindvik has revealed details of his first full-length, Isle Of Real. 

The LP lands more than 15 years since Pär Grindvik's debut record, 2002's Shape. Soon after, launched Stockholm LTD, a label that's since become one of Sweden's most popular techno outlets. Isle Of Real will be the first album-length release on the label. The LP comprises ten tracks, most of which were sketched on the road over a period of nine months. Grindvik then took these sketches into the studio in Stockholm, where he enlisted Peder Mannerfelt as a recording assistant.

Stream album cut "Shine" below.

01. Never Give In
02. Headland
03. The Marlton
04. Shine
05. Isle Of Real
06. Limits Of Real
07. Holy Nothing
08. Shelter
09. Tide Us Part
10. Changes

Stockholm LTD will release Isle Of Real in spring 2016.

Complete Kappa Futur 2016 line-up withe Marco Carola and Ben Klock

Raresh, Apollonia and Margaret Dygas will also play the two-day Turin festival in July.

Kappa Futur has finalised its 2016 lineup.

The festival's fifth edition will run across Saturday, June 9th and 10th, returning to the vast Parco Dora in Turin, northern Italy. New additions to the Saturday bill, which already features Ricardo Villalobos and Chris Liebing among others, include Marco Carola, Raresh and Margaret Dygas. Ben Klock, Apollonia, Ellen Allien and Nicole Moudaber, who goes back-to-back with Skunk Anansie's Skin, are locked in for Sunday, lining up alongside Sven Väth, Nina Kraviz, Carl Cox and more

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Complete line-up for Sonar 16-18 June 2016

Barcelona's Sónar Festival has finalised its 2016 lineup. 

An additional 38 acts have been added to the bill, taking Tim the total to more than 150. Highlights include Underground Resistance'seline live band, Booka Shade, Eats Everything, Gerd Janson, Lafawndah, Jacob Korn and Ethiopian artist Mikael Seifu, who recently released the Zelalem EP on RVNG.

Omar-S presents new album, The Best - 31 March 2016

Great news everyone, Omar-S has revealed details of his next album, The Best!

News of the record first broke back in December, when Omar-S, real name Alex Omar Smith, contributed a three-hour mix for RA's 500th podcast. The LP will be Smith's fifth full-length release, and arrives three years after his most recent album, 2013's Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself. Like almost all of the Detroit artist's catalogue so far, The Best lands on Smith's own FXHE Records. It comprises 11 tracks, featuring collaborations with fellow Motor CIty acts such as Norm Talley, OB Ignitt and Kyle Hall. It's due to hit shelves on March 31st.

Astral Plane Recordings announces EP from Chants

The new label's second release lands at the end of April.

Astral Plane Recordings's next EP will come out on April 29th.

The label arm of the well-respected club music blog launched back in January with an RA Recommended EP from little-known UK producer SHALT. For the second release, the imprint has dug up another up-and-comer, Chants, who hails from Wisconsin. (He offered up a track for the Heterotopia compilation back in 2014.) Astral Plane says that The Zookeeper "continues our mission to push club music into noisier and more abstract territory," and sees Chants "turn his focus towards texture and rhythm," inspired by David Mitchell's novel Ghostwritten.

Cristian Vogel next up on The Tapeworm cassette label

The legendary producer has prepared a 90-minute 'Mist Tape, out later this March.

Cristian Vogel will release 'Mist Tape via The Tapeworm later this March.

Vogel describes his project for the experimental tape label, which has also issued cassette works from Fennesz, Pye Corner Audio and Stephen O'Malley, as such: "I found some talking books out on the street—someone was throwing them away.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Juan Atkins reveals Metroplex reissue campaign

Juan Atkins reveals Metroplex reissue campaign

Some of Atkins' early Model 500 records, along with a rare 1996 EP from Robert Hood's The Vision alias, are set to be repressed.

Detroit innovator Juan Atkins is giving new life to material issued on his influential Metroplex label, starting with some of his work as Model 500. 

Records from Model 500 formed the bulk of Metroplex's early output, back in the mid to late-'80s, and nowadays they're often hard to find. On Facebook, Atkins has called this the "first back catalogue repress," and fresh releases—on vinyl as well as digital and CD—of Night Drive, Sound Of Stereo / Off To Battle and The Chase are on the way.

Electronic Explorations -399 - Dax J

Mix & Tracklist

"I wanted to create a mix that represents what you can expect to hear me playing in the clubs. Lots of new and unreleased music, alongside some classic, acid, rave cuts” ~ Dax J

01. Cat Yen – Surrender
02. Fachmann – Wir Leben Für Die Nacht
03. Endlec – Fearful Symmetry
04. Female – Because The Night
05. Oliver Ho – Cosmetics

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Dave Clarke - Whip It 2016 with tracklist

Another Dave Clarke masterpiece!

Mix and Tracklist

Whip It, Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL 26 February 2015

1. Dez Williams - Had To Kill (CDr)
2. Time Zone - The Wild Style (Dynamix II Remix) (CDr)
3. Demia E.Clash - Replaced Humans (CDr)
4. Carl Finlow - Hyperloop (Electrix Recordings - ELECTRIX 007)
5. N-TER - Combustion (CDr)
6. MMT-8 - Never Been To Bristol (Cultivated Electronics - CE018)
7. Bass Junkie - Out Of The Unknown (Battle Trax - BTCD 003)
8. Pip Williams - Cutty Told Me (CDr)

The Untold Story of Joey Beltram, the Techno Titan Behind the 90s' Most Iconic Rave Anthems

For those who were indulging in the early-90s dance music underground, it hit with like a bolt of lab–built lightning— all Tesla-coil pulses, spiraling smoke trails, and Frankenstein kicks, soaked in a catalytic vat of synthetic compounds. The song was "Energy Flash," and back in the heady days of 1990 it was a major milestone in the rise of rave culture, establishing a benchmark for a new form of hard-edged techno and twisting heads everywhere from the outer boroughs of New York City to the love-parading street of Berlin and beyond. The tough, sinewy techno cut was the brainchild of Queens native Joey Beltram, rocketing the 19-year-old to clubland glory and carving out his place in rave history.

Saturday, March 12, 2016