People in or around Dresden, Germany, should take notice: this year's edition of the Sabotage club's Days Of Rough Attack festival has an Ad Noiseam-heavy line-up this year, with acts from the label headlining each evening.
Machinecode will headline the festival's opening night on February 20th, alongside a DJ set by Nicolas Chevreux (a.k.a. yours truely of Ad Noiseam). You can get more information about this particular night here.
Igorrr comes back to Dresden to headline the Saturday night. More information about this there.
Such an event is quite rare, all the more in Dresden, and we strongly recommend that anybody who can attend this festival does so. See you there.
Following a first video created for "Antenna", here comes a second film directed around a track taken from Swarm Intelligence's "Faction" (adn183). Once again black and white, once again fast edited, but more organic, grittier and probably darker, "Destroyer" showcases another side of this massive, dark but also imaginative and deep album.
You can watch the video to "Destroyer" here or below. It was created by Maria Mendes specifically for Swarm Intelligence.
Entitled "What They Left Behind", this half-hour documentary was created by Sandy Hook Promise (an organisation created after the Sandy Hook school shooting) aimed at preventing children from guns. There is little else for us to say, but we strongly recommend everybody to watch this movie and, of course, not only take its message into account but also notice Ben Lukas Boysen's music.
Everybody should by now has accepted the fact that we've started a new year and got used to signing "2015". It's not such a long time ago that we were celebrating New Year Eve's, though. Memories are still fresh, as are the following two recordings of sets played by Monolog and Swarm Intelligence (both pictured above, together with a member of DFCE) at a NYE party at Berlin's Subland club.
Click below to listen to "Tunnel", a brand new track by Swarm Intelligence and one of the first to come out of this Berlin-based musician's studio since the complection of his "Faction" album (Ad Noiseam adn183).
This track is brand new, but has already been featured in a new episode of Boiler Room's "Upfront" mix series, which focused on up and coming Berlin artists. You can read about it here, or listen to it there.
Over the course of six hours, DJ Hidden's "Enclosed podcast series" took us through drum'n'bass, electronica and hardcore, from hard and dancefloor-oriented tracks to deeper, calmer ones. It took a long time to reach completion, but the result of this ambitious idea was very worth the wait.
It's been a very busy and successful years for Swarm Intelligence. Not only did Simon Hayes start 2014 with a "Black Iron Prison" debut album on Acre Recordings, but he also had his first CD album on Ad Noiseam, "Faction" (adn183) released in November, and collaborated with his band mate Monolog in their Diasiva side-project, playing quite a few shows and releasing a fewtracks.