Monatsarchiv für November 2007

17: she never talked about sex

snoop dogg – sensual seduction

something olympic for the heart, remixing reznor, bottom line: fukkk offf, guestlisting and teenagers, robotnix turn pro, blogs against qerio, the original bloc party, hindu goddess, blue streets, more chrome, malen nach zahlen mit merok, kylie times twelve, because size does matter, plug in yuksek, big boobs and child, more for pluggin’, villains mxing it up first time, kap10kurt gets tepred, sharks are my favourite animals, our darlings: spitzer, 90ies hiphop mixed to the max, happy tittsmas, dhs theorem, fresh glamour, dim vs brodinski, villains do daft punk, double diplo, felix cartal goes canada, plattform d in der pappelallee, ocelots for house music, murderers on rcrdlbl, spank aoki, the fder on hot chip, new cool kids, discodust does symbolone, teki on texas, print coburn, swedish twins in berlin, digital primates for digital shopping, the hipster on beards, crystal castles on their debut, let there be pulver for xmas, what berlin thinks (!) and how to spend your nights. other than that vids with lcd soundsystem (live), kate nash, the thermals, friendly fires, rita mitsouko, health, the white stripes, the cazals, big face, the broken hearts and sebastian tellier. ein schönes wochenende!

under the radar – owl vision

owl vision ist schwede, genauer gesagt aus dem scania distrikt. nachdem er für rapper wie apathy, vinny paz oder celph titled beats produzierte, wendete er sich dem electrothrash zu. und da steht er heute. in seiner ganzen exzellenz.

owl vision – riots in burma (ysi)

im gegensatz zum szeneüblichen ansatz des zerstückelns und wiederzusammenbauens bestehender tracks ist owl vision wichtig, ‘seinen eigenen scheiss’ zu machen. folgerichtig besorgte der skandinavier sich synthies un legte los. dabei raus kam hauptsächlich thrash, wie er es nennt, der allerdings hier und da von einer etwas sanfteren prise ambient durchströmt wird. natürlich ohne kitschig zu wirken.

owl vision – machines wash (ysi)

die etwas düstere eleganz, die seinen tracks inne wohnt, spiegelt sich auch in dem namen owl vision wieder, inspiriert vom eleganten jäger der nacht, der im mondlicht alles sieht, und sei das mäuschen noch so klein. impressive. sowas braucht berlin.

mehr owl vision findet ihr auf dessen myspace. show some love! er ist jedes haustier wert.

back in the days – interviewing the outrunners

the outrunners are one of west coast valerie’s new darlings. consisting of pierre de la touche and stephen falken their 80ies inspired style and sound is something to show off with. so we took the chance to interview the two french synthfanatics and they told us about old habits, how important arrangements are and that porn indeed’s got something to do with it.

you obviously seem to be into old console games and stuff. your sound though seems to be something completely else. speaking of sounds and moods, what exactly – except from the name – got from those games into your music?

stephen falken: style over substance! names, universe and characters of those games of the past are often connected to the rest of the subcultures of that times. the superb cyberpunk game snatchers for example, or i would mention the great last resort. general flavour of these titles matters more than the games themselves.

pierre de la touche: old video games are a part of our influences. but it’s not all. i think that we are also very influenced by movies and soundtracks of the 80s. maybe we are making music for a movie that doesn’t exists.

the outrunners – these girls are dressed to kill (minitel rose remix) (ysi)

when i listen to your music i personally feel reminded of artists like moroder, soccio, flirts, faltermeyer or cerrone. like the basic videogames, they’re from the 80ies too. on the other hand you seem to be heavily influenced by late 90ies filter house. how do you personally combine these two present “philosophies” within your music?

s: maybe they combine themselves. the key is he heavy use of some typical kind of analogue synthesizers, used in the 80’s and in the 90’s too, arrangements do the rest.

p: all that is a part of our influences of course! but all those influences have already been mixed by artists like alan braxe, fred falke or lifelike. we didn’t invent anything. of course we are not making a cut and paste of their music but they are, i think, a big part of our sound.

you guys are part of valerie, that famous west coast collective of friends and musicians. everybody seems to be loving what valerie is doing, but after all it hasn’t yet developed into something bigger, like – let’s say – a label. are there any plans for the future or even something more concrete?

p: for the moment some of us are thinking on how we can create this label. it’s not very easy as we need to create a company for that. well, as you can see the problem, as always, is administrative. it takes a lot of time to do that and we just want to make music together and not losing time with shit.

s: but, first of all, we really want to make a lot of gigs together. that’s where it all starts! having fun and sharing our music with people!

other than that, how is it to produce music as a part of this collective? do people help each other or give ideas? or simply: how do you guys network?

p: the way we interact is not as close as producing together or directly giving ideas each other. we just share the same influences. having a look at valerie blog is mandatory to understand that. here we can share tracks we love and also our personal productions.

s: i wish i could steal the ideas of maethelvin during his sleep.

the outrunners – cool feeling (ysi)

are there any plans on doing live shows for the “far” future, cause i read you’re only djing right now. and if so, have you got any special plans on how to get these shows as epic as your sound?

p: we didn’t have time to work that out. for the moment we are not planning to do live acts as our studio setup is very heavy. making our first ep (which will be released in the middle of december) takes us too much time.

berlin is somewhat all about fashion. so there has to be a question concerning your styles. your music is a mix of 80ies and 90ies propelled to the beauty of nowadays modern dance music. do you dress accordingly?

s: we are talking about creating a „outrunner“ collection for next summer. (laughs) i love clothes, especially english ones and i never have a gig without „sur mesure“ leather tie.

final question, you once said that there’s a big part of your music that is inspired by 80ies movies. you’re mixes – see the stephen falken monthly choices – are always very sexual. what do you think about high quality 80ies porn and its very special aesthetics?

s: last selection was characterized by saxophone delights i must admit, but pierre is more specialised than me concerning that kind of aesthetics.

p: my first project (“pierre de la touche”) is very influenced by this “fluo 80s porn” aesthetics. but stephen’s monthly selections are smarter. his mixes remind me more of michael douglas than tracy lords!

more outrunners can be found on the valerie blog. stephen’s mixes are there too and i guess when their ep drops information about that will show up there first. other than that, show some myspace love. thanks to pierre and stephen!

northern california to the bone

wallpaper. – bestehend aus eric, frontmann von facing new york, seinem vocoder, einem live drummer und einem 50er-jahre sessel – ist ein junger act aus der san francisco bay area, der das dortige publikum von, vor und um seinen sessel herum mit einer mischung aus elecrto-prog und new jack swing zum schwitzen bringt.

so hat er einen mix von m.i.a.’s boyz hervorgezaubert, der einen saftigen vorgeschmack auf eric’s fähigkeit sein publikum zum tanzen zu bringen bietet. ein muss für all diejenigen, die sich von hot pink delorean’s mix – kürzlich von discodust in die runde geworfen – auf dem tanzparkett in atemtechnik und koordinationsfähigkeit überfordert fühlten.

zusätzlich gibt es von eric, der wallpaper. liebevoll als “hyphy r&b satire act” bezeichnet, “evrytm we do it” von seinem ersten album t rex.

wallpaper. – evrytm we do it (ysi)

mehr von wallpaper. auf ihrem myspace – watch the boyz there!


die bloody beetroots machen sich seit einiger zeit vor allem auf unseren nachbaren und lieblingen von discodust einen namen. first in first out zählt hier nicht. die beetroots sind eher filo, falls dies jemandem ausserhalb des econonmy-kontexts geläufig sein sollte. anyway, mit brachialem gebämmer waren die herren noch nie sparsam, und so setzt sich altbewährtes mit schwindelerregender sicherheit für minihits fort. doper shit aus dem ‘langweiligen’ italien, der nicht nur bei jfk für taube ohren sorgt. aber genug der werbung, get one free.

the bloody beetroots – butter (ysi)

mehr beetroots findet ihr auf discodust, hauptsächlich. für mehr sind die üblichen verdächtigen verlinkungen auf hypem tauglich. informationen gibt es des weiteren auf dem myspace der band.