Hecq's music has been used in manykindsoffilmsandsetups, but extreme sport seems to be quite a new context for this musician's material. This is one thing to cross off the list now, though, as the following "Cascada" short film showcases (in very nice shots, actually) several athletes kayaking down cascades in Mexico, all the while with a selection of Hecq tracks playing in the background (including "Sura", off the EP of the same name, adn128).
With his new "Machine Throne" EP coming out very soon on Ad Noiseam (remember, pre-orders are now taken for this record or its digital version), Gore Tech is more active than ever. Fresh from his recent "Mainframe warfare" mix, here comes another treat from him, in the form of a (excerpt from) new remix he just wrote for Sweden's dirty dubsteper Bratkilla.
Click here to listen to a preview of this track or listen to it below. Considerably calmer than most of Gore Tech's material, it still displays well the weight and intensity of this musician. The final, full remix will be released sometimes soon on Gein's Bad Chemistry. On the other hand, Gore Tech's own "Machine Throne" (adn166) is coming out on March 11th.
Pre-orders are now taken for this release and, as usual, early birds get a rebate: all copies (on all formats) of this EP bought before its official release date get a small rebate, meaning that you will not only get it before anybody else, but also for cheaper. Head on to the online store to grab it.
Broken, hard, driven and perfect from the dancefloor: these adjectives fit well with all the nine tracks off the recent collaboration between Enduser, The Teknoist and Needle Sharing ("Enduser Shares Needles with The Teknoist", adn164). There has been no shortage of gigs where one could witness the efficiency of these tunes (for example at the 2012 editions of the Burn The Machine and Maschinenfest festival), but here's a video document to drive the point home again.
Below (and here, or there on Vimeo) is an official video done for the track "Give Me The Money, I'll Be Right Back", built by Needle Sharing from sounds by Enduser. Enjoy, and thrash around.
Besides writing music for movies, ads and, of course, his ownrecords, Ben Lukas Boysen (better known around these parts as Hecq) has been busy putting up a sample pack for Ableton. Below is a short movie in which he explains his approach to sound design, takes you around a little tour of Berlin and his kitchen for some uncommon sound recording, and presents this sound archive. The video is only 5 minutes long, but serves as a nice litlte introduction to this workaholic producer.
While Niveau Zero has been playing almost non-stop in France since the beginning of this project, and has taken his bass-heavy, insidious sounds to Italy (where he toured with Aucan), Lebanon, Russia, the UK, the US or (recently) Guatemala, this seminal act had only a few concerts in Germany, mostly at festival (at the label's 10th anniversary showcase at Berghain in 2011, at the 2010 edition of the Maschinenfest, and the 2011 one of Burn The Machine) and only one since the release of his latest album, "Jasmine" (adn161).
We intend on changing this, though, and announce four new dates for Niveau Zero in Germany in March 2013. None of them take place in Berlin, but rather in parts of the country where this hard electronic music is under-represented. These dates are listed in the image above as well as in the "Live" section of this website, but the details are also below.
If you can, please attend these shows. Germany's by far not the most active countries for this kind of music (at least outside of Berlin). Spread the word, and don't miss the excellent live gig that Niveau Zero never fails to create.