Out now and immediately available on vinyl, CD and as digital files is Ad Noiseam's closing release for the year, the eagerly awaited collaboration between Igorrr and Ruby My Dear, the "Maigre" EP (adn184).
A match made in heaven: Igorrr, well known for the madness of multi-instrumental epic breakcore, pairs up with Ruby My Dear, one of the finest and most imaginative producers of the genre. The result is an intense EP which seamlessly combines these two musicans' own sounds and takes the listener on an impressive trip. Hardcore beats, metal riffs, growls, opera vocals, sub-basses, absurd samples, sudden breaks: all these and more are found in "Maigre", not thrown aimlessly, but carefully wrought in an EP which might advance a whole music scene forward.
It is now almost two yearst that Gore Tech first went to war with his "Mainframe Warfare" mix, which was back then a mostly breakcore and metal mash-up affair. The man has just grabbed his weapons again, this time for Hard Sound Radio 2014's final show. Gore Tech's late 2014's radio warfare is now a "hybrid" one, kicking off in the jungle, then moving fast and steadily towards more broken drum'n'bass and heavy drumstep.
You can listen to Gore Tech'ss "Hybrid Warfare" mix right here or below. Grab your best dancing shoes, turn up the volume and enjoy.
Mothboy was always known for mixing pre-dubstep bass heaviness with club-oriented techno, as demonstrated on his three Ad Noiseamalbums. This remix for Larvae pushes the fader a bit further in the later direction, ending up sounding very infectious, efficient and driving, but also very unlike anything ever done by Larvae. Enjoy.
The release party for Oyaarss's third studio album, ("Zemdega", adn184) was a very particular one. First, because it took place in a cinema, where a seated full-house enjoyed the ten tracks of this album without the usual burdens of a dancefloor. Then, because, as one would expect in such a place, the whole thing was enriched with a taylor-made visual presentation (prepared by Ojars Saulitis, the photograph responsible for the imagery of all Oyaarss albums). Finally and most importantly, this event was also the first time that Oyaarss presented his music in 5.1 surround sound. The whole "Zemdega" was re-mixed to fit a dolby system, adding a sense of depth and space to this already immersive music.
We hope to be able to bring this kind of Oyaarss presentation to more cinemas and cities in the future. In the meantime, here is a short video report of the premiere, which took place on November 6th at Kino Citadele in Riga, Latvia. Click play, enjoy, imagine being there, and read the subtitles.
This video can be watched on Vimeo here, on Youtube there, or yet on Dailymotion.
The following video by Vincent Urban & Stefan Templer is relevant to Ad Noiseam for two reasons. First, because its soundtrack is taken from the Ad Noiseam-released album "Gravity" by Ben Lukas Boysen (adn168, which you can get on all formats here). But it is also close to our heart because it presents a different side of a country which has been important in the label's history.
Many Ad Noiseam artists have played in Lebanon, may it be at wild raves in the desert or in clubs (the latest Ad Noiseam representative to set foot there being Oyaarss in October 2014). There is a lot more to this country than its great hosts, its fabulous crowd and great shows. The situation of refugees (both from Palestine and Syria) is something which we partially witnessed there, but never touched through our activities.
The short film below presents the activities of Medair, a NGO working to support refugees and here shown working in the Bekaa Valley with Syrian refugees. It is an important task, a terrible situation, a great video, and of course a splendid track.
A hardcore fan was dedicated enough to film and record the whole of Oyaarss's set at the 2014 edition of the Maschinenfest festival. The result, a 45-minute long dark but reasonably well recorded video which you can watch here or below, is a very interesting testimony of what Oyaarss can be.
While "Zemdega" is a purely electronic album, this show at the Maschinenfest included live drums and live guitars, providing a completely different vibe to the material. Everybody who was there can tell you how intense, loud and beautiful it was. Get an idea of this all below, and check out "Zemdega", and don't miss Oyaarss when they are in your neck of the woods.
Friday Freebie: we have new mix ready for you this week. This time around, though, it is not a fast, hard and club-taylored dancefloor-packing set, but a much slower, heavier and dirtier one, and something which should cause more headnodding that frantic twitching.