Beyond Horizon

Horizon-flyer16Last friday I played two sets at Horizon… an event organised by Ordo Viatorum… a new label in the making by Neugeborene Nachtmusik and dj Down The Rabbit Hole…

Next to three great live performances by Ian Martin, Bear Bones Lay Low and Neugeborene Nachtmusik there was visual art presented by Anouk van der Wegen… there were photo’s on display next to paintings/mixed media pieces and video art…

I was happy to play some tunes in this context… as the tunes I played worked so well with these art pieces and especially the video art… my second set and the visuals did connect in a strange way… too bad I have no way to show this… or maybe it is better as somethings are just perfect at one specific time and place…

BUT… I have uploaded my second dj set for you to enjoy… here it is…

 

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Umwelt

umweltThe French elektro/techno/electronix project Umwelt first caught my attention with his 12″ EP “La Nouvelle Chair” from 2004 on Kommando 6. And I must confess that quite soon after that I quite lost this project out of sight…

A few years ago for one reason or another I came across his music again… but what really got me into it like before was the second split 10″ the musician released on his own Rave Or Die label. Since then I really follow his creative output again…

Recently another split 10″ again on Rave Or Die was released and also a new EP on the other label run by the musician himself called New Flesh… both releases are truly great… the split 10″ has a massive track by Umwelt himself… raw and dirty elektro just as I love it… the other track is by French collective Minimum Syndicat… which are experts in old school techno and rave sounds… and the track on this split 10″ show this in a stunning way…

The piece is dark and dirty and raw with flashbacks to the early days of techno music… think New Beat stuff among that… still the beat is so thick and loud it is very evident a product of our current era… absolute great!

Next to that the Umwelt EP “When Future And Past Collapse” is a showcase of true elektro… again dark and dirty and raw and filled with abstract sounds and dancefloor pieces… often incorporated in the same track… this one is for fans of the old Invasion Planete stuff and Kommando 6 releases… a big tip for true elektro heads…

Here is the Minimum Syndicat track…

And here is one for the Umwelt EP…

Mixcloud

ET_Vinyl_handjeToday I discovered I already had a Mixcloud page since 3 years… I had totally forgotten about it… the reason I went to the Mixcloud website was obvious… I wanted to start a page there… this to post a monthly dj set… mostly this will be the dj set I do for Radio Resistencia at Intergalactic FM…

This as not everybody is able to tune in when the show is on the air… and not everybody can find the archive… or wants to listen from the archive… and besides that I like my dj sets to be a little more available / “out there”…

The dj sets I do for Radio Resistencia are different every month… I always play what I am listening to at that moment… which differs every month… sometimes every week…

So today I posted the dj set I did for the show which was supposed to be aired last night… but something went wrong and it was never on air in the end… so now it is here… or look below this post to play it right away… it is filled with ambient, experimental soundscape stuff as well as a few more pop things… all in the mix and all played from vinyl of course…

There is another dj set (posted 3 years ago…) at the page which I will probably delete real soon… and the monthly dj sets will also be deleted from time to time to make space for new ones…

You can also play my current set right here below…