Early today, W.A.R.M.T.H. International and Wallshaker founder Aaron Carl passed away in his home city of Detroit. Earlier this week, it was publicized that the local dj/producer had been diagnosed with cancer. Online blogs and videos documented by Aaron himself detailed the condition.
We will miss you dearly, Aaron.
RA news article on passing
Aaron's September RA chart
Aaron's mix for Little White Earbuds
On peut dire que du coté de notre compère allemand Tilman Schwarz il y a de la niouz dans l’air ! L’excellent label Klamauk qu’il tient en compagnie de Karsten Brommenschenkel et Michael Fluhr sortira prochainement un various avec un de ses tracks. Il va aussi sortir un EP sur Two Circles avec des remixs de Keinzweiter, Solid-m & Jack Deniel’s et Ass of Bass (Pit Spector & Grifin). Sinon, il y a son nouveau projet Cellule Eat qu’il a créé en compagnie des deux français Grifin et Pit Spector. Ils ont sorti leur premier EP en juin sur Minibar et on peut dire qu’en live ça fait mal !
Ainsi l’aurait vous compris, Tilman est plein de projets, d’idées, de culture et d’un savoir faire inné que l’on retrouve aisément dans ce set !
En effet pour ce dernier épisode, l’allemand développe une house légère, allant dans la deep, et le sensuel, comme le montre cette intro très sexy avec un vocal digne d’un Presley ! Passant sur des notes entraînantes et alléchantes tout en gardant ces voix qui charment le micro, le mix nous hypnotise dès le début, avec ce déploiement des claps et des basses gourmandes, sans oublier les synthés côtoyant parfois un piano sur un groove cool jazz, ou même sur des défoulements de drums. Mais le set ne réside pas que dans ce style house en délicatesse, Tilman arrive à imposer un break, où l’on se perd dans des mélodies profondes toujours en sensualité, toujours avec une beauté mais une certaine folie. Au final on varie entre groove progressif, house pleine de charmes, disco house assez délirante et un rythme posé. Ce podcast est un véritable florilège de genres et de voix, a écouter en before comme en after, quand tu veux, même dans ton pieu, the funky groove is inside me, inside you, inside your love, just me and you !
It is clear that there is a smell of fresh news coming from our german buddy Tilman Schwarz! His great label Klamauk owned with Karsten Brommenschenkel and Michael Fluhr will release soon enough a various compilation including one of his tracks, on the side of an EP on label Two circles with remixes from Keinzweiter, Solid-m & Jack Deniel’s and Ass of Bass (Pit Spector & Grifin). He is also into a new project called Cellule Eat, with Grifin and Pit Spector, their first EP was released in June on label Minibar and we can tell you that their live is heavy!
This overview can help you notice that Tilman is full of projects, ideas, culture and natural skills that you will discover in this set.
In effect, our talented fellow develops in this podcast episode some type of light house, from deep and sensual vibes like this introduction carrying some amazing Presley-like vocals, towards catchy and delightful harmonies still keeping these vocals that charm the microphone. The mix hypnotizes us from the start with an armada of claps, hungry baselines, without forgetting the synth alongside some wonderful piano or cool jazz grooves. But this set does not stop at this stage of delicate house, Tilman manages to bring in a break, making the listener dive into deep melodies with more crazyness. The result is a variation of progressive grooves, charming house, disco house and a quiet pace allowing us to enjoy a wide range of vocals, to listen before or after the party, when you prefer, even in your bed !
Artist: Tilman | Episode: 063 | Labels: Minibar, Klamauk | Info and download here.
Tracklist in the comments.
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This year, I was fortunate enough to attend the highly acclaimed Decibel Festival in Seattle. Since 2003, dB has aimed to not only bring fans in Seattle and everywhere quality music with precision sound, but also exceptional visuals projected through today's top video technologies. Located within several different venues throughout the Pacific Northwestern city and maintained over a period of five days in late September, the lineup for this year's festival beamed with potential.
As these reviews will be broken into individual performance sections in no particular order, let's shift focus to Mexicali resident Ruben Tamayo, better known under his performance moniker of Fax. Not knowing what to expect from Fax, but wedged onto a lineup of Luke Hess, Monolake, and Pepe Bradock, he sure seemed likely to fit my tastes in music. Walking into Neumo's during the time that the below video was shot, the patient sounds of the percussion and the delicate placement of the live guitar playing instantly caught my attention as I made my way into the middle of a half-empty club floor. The music itself had a familiarity to it, but the live performance of the guitar in place of the typical midi instrument was beyond intriguing. The rest of the set called for more live guitar involvement, and each song stood apart from its preceding relative. Catching only half of Fax' set on Sunday night, it was surely enough for me to establish a lasting interest in the Mexican producer's music.
Fax released his album Zig Zag on May 18th earlier this year.
(video courtesy faxmusik's youtube page)
Album: Just a Ride EP
Release: Sep 17 2010
Brendon Moeller is back under his Echologist guise, with another single and two remixes. This time around, he's chosen two excellent producers to assist in bringing his sound to a new mood. The original itself is wonderful, featuring extremely emphatic dub leads and charging percussion. With an abundance of releases on inspirational house labels such as Underground Quality and Ethereal Sound, Russia's Anton Zap calms the pace of Just a Ride with his deep house take. It's the patience that Anton keeps in the remix that makes the track so irresistible, surely a perfect compliment for any warm-up set or any chilled evening. Terence Fixmer has another outlook on Brendon's dubhouse single, with a much quicker tempo leading the charge and a more all around techno feel to the track.
The Detroit house don offers up a vintage mixtape from '93 for this week's RA podcast.
If there was an accolade celebrating the most underrated artist to come from Detroit's rich electronic music stable, one person who'd surely be up for nomination is Scott Grooves. Not only has he collaborated with the likes of Roy Ayers, Alton Miller and P-Funk pioneer George Clinton, but Grooves—real name Patrick Scott—also has a rich seam of solo material, most of which has seen the light of day via his own labels.
Growing up with a heavy musical influence from his jazz guitarist father, Grooves ended up studying the keyboard, going on to play as part of Kevin Saunderson's Inner City outfit before crafting his debut album for Soma. Loose, funky and soulful, Pieces Of A Dream stands the test of time as a great house music full-length, but the recent material on his Natural Midi label has shown that he's more than capable of crafting techier but equally refined dance floor cuts.
During our interview with fellow Detroit artist Patrice Scott, Grooves' DJing was described as "phenomenal," so it's difficult to fathom why it took until last year for him to play his first gig in Germany. As with many of his contemporaries, he grew up on a diet of the Electrifying Mojo and Jeff Mills' sets as The Wizard, and it's this combination of eclecticism and technical skill that he brings to his own sets. In a break from the usual RA podcast action, this week's helping is actually from a double-sided mixtape that Scott recorded all the way back in '93, and should give some insight into why he is such a highly regarded DJ in his home city.
1. India - I can't get no sleep (MK remix)
2. Bizzare Inc. - You took my love (MK remix)
3. R Tyme - Use Me
4. Robin S - Show me love
5. Neneh Cherry - Buddy X (MAW remix)
6. Underground Commitment - I know a melody - Suburban records
7. TMVS - Don't be Shy - Suburban records
10. Innercity - Pennies from Heaven (Tony Humphries Delancey mix)
01. Utah Saints - What Can You Do For Me (Morales Klub Mix)
02. Jo Ann Jones - A Better Love (Vocal Dub Mix) [111 East]
03. The K London Production Club - I Believe In Love [KFB]
04. Make It Thru The Night - Street Players Vol.1 [Emotive]
05. Simphonia - Can't Get Over Your Love (Dave Lee's Full Length Mix)
06. Runaway - Loop D Loop [Pal Joey]
07. Victor Simmonelli - Sound Of One EP [One]
09. Victor Simonelli Presents Sound Of One - I Know A Place
10. Loop Trick - Beat Freak
11. Reese Project - So Deep (CJ Mackintosh Remix) [Network]
12. Janet Jackson - That's The Way Love Goes (CJ Mackintosh Remix)
Download RA.225 Scott Grooves Podcast
01. Sai — Secret Woman
02. Joe Drive — Geb
03. Anton Zap — I’ll House You
04. Le Loup — Deep way
05. Jitterbug — Speakers Corner
06. Andrew Duke — Giuseppe’s Groove (Anton Zap Remix)
07. Imugem Orihasam — Mirror Of Mind (Suedmilch’s Dub Edit)
08. Mr. Raoul K — Himalaya (Groove-Edit)
09. Anton Zap — I Get No Kick From Champagne
10. Brendon Moeller — Wondering
this is the recording of the live pa i played at the tweak festival in zurich on the 23.04.2009. the tweak festival is dedicated to new digital and multimedia technologies and takes place every year in the "alte börse".
therefore, the set contains almost only unreleased material and is in big part hardware/software improvisation.
i received the file only a little while ago, so it has never be posted before.
format: mp3 256 kbps
duration: 68 min
file size: 127 mb
direct link -> direct download
hope you enjoy!
The Boston-bred duo provide a soundtrack of mellow grooves for the end of summer.
Get the ladies on the dance floor, and the rest will follow. It's a simple rule. But Soul Clap's Charles Levine and Eli Goldstein understand it better than most. Although funk and jazz where the pair's first respective musical loves, they found a common passion in searching out disco, house and techno records at Boston's Vinyl Connection store, where they were schooled by resident disco connoisseur Caril Mitro.
Itzamna and Airdrop were early supporters, but it's their ongoing hook-up with the Wolf + Lamb crew that was the duo's real tipping point, culminating in a series of edits that housed up the likes of Fleetwood Mac, R. Kelly and Stevie Wonder, which have become staples in their DJ sets. Recently, the duo have released their Action/Satisfaction EP on Crosstown Rebels following a tequila-fuelled session at Damian Lazarus' Los Angeles abode, and when they're not in the studio, they're busy either touring the globe, or in Berlin where they've recently taken up residence. Don't go expecting much techno on their mix for this week's RA podcast, however, as Eli and Charles have crafted a soundtrack to the end of summer—a special sun-kissed selection of tracks and exclusive edits.
Download RA.224 Soul Clap Podcast
Migrashun is proud to release SEED 015. Amsterdam based producer Applescal has prepared an exclusive LIVE set just for Migrashun. He grew up in Breda where he came in touch with electronic music and software synthesizers at the age of 14. Without any musical background and loads of dedication he learned to make music in a small loft at his parents place. His first ep got released on the dutch imprint Manual Music. More ep's and remixes followed on Deep Focus and Groove Collection. 2009 is the year that Riley Reinhold’s imprint Traum Schallplatten knocked at the door. Besides making records, Applescal plays most of his productions in an award winning live set which is showcased here. Also his unreleased work finds a way in this playful performance, which you can check out on this website.
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Bit Rate: 192
Track List: N/A – LIVE
Offtopic meets Sven Laux | 0910 | Ralendac
Time stands still while you listen to the rain dropping on your window ledge.
Ralendac pushes you smoothly caressing you with all the gentleness of a slowly passing summertime.
Compressed Archive in ZIP Format [60.8 MB]
Artist: Offtopic meets Sven Laux
Title: 0910 | Ralendac
Release date: 02-09-2010
Artwork: Jonathan Mangelinckx
Last month we had current Pittsburgh resident and Bleepsequence Netlabel founder Kevin Lind, aka Revy, down to Thermal. Thermal is our second Thursday monthly at Lava Lounge that allows us to showcase the music we love. We are fortunate enough to bring you this live recording of Kevin's set for the evening.
Curle Records is back, and they bring this re-release of Walt J's classic Reborn, a real classic dance floor shaker. Originally released on Dow Records in 1997, Curle decides to take a second look at Walt J's techno vibe and include a DJ QU remix. The original keeps its quick tempo and fierce percussion, matched only by the repetitive vocal sample. DJ QU steps up and brings deepness to the mood, but keeps a nice complete rhythm to the track to maintain its quick tempo feel. Reborn 2 is the second track off of Walt J's original Reborn release, also keeping its same feel with a modern, beefier sound.
Standard re-release, but the music speaks for itself. Curle delivers once again.
(CURLE-P04) Walt J - Reborn (incl. DJ Qu rmx) by CurleRec