Techdiff is at it again. He had given away a big pack of sounds and loops for free before the release of his "P.Conv" album (adn151), and has now built a free little sequencer with which we can all play at being Techdiff.
Built with sounds and patterns used in "P.Conv", the "P.Conv Mash" program is a Reaktor tool in which you can rearrange beats, sequences and effects to produce your own Techdiff-sounding snippets. It comes with a short manual, and you can watch a video of it in use (or on Vimeo there). Finally, note that you do not need to own a full copy of Reaktor to play with it, as you can first download a free Reaktor player from the Native Instruments website to use this mash-up tool.
Go ahead, download this tool and enjoy it. It's easy to install and very fun to play with. If anybody wants to send us screencasts of what they came up with, go ahead. And of course, check what Techdiff himself did with this for the "P.Conv" album.
Praise the lorrrd, for his fourth testament is on its way. As the Mayas predicted hundreds of years ago, Igorrr's fourth studio album, "Hallelujah" (adn165) will be released on December 21st, just in time for us to celebrate the end of the world.
Here's the official video trailer for this album, with a very respectable French lady (who happens to be Igorrr's mother) tells you a few things about life in general and blast beats in particular. Pressplay, read the subtitles, and enjoy the first audio snippet towards the end.
Below is a free hour-long mix recorded live during a set played by yours truely on November 12th, 2012 as part of Xtractor TV's series of bi-monthly streamable music. Played somewhere between a French techno DJ and a Colombian breakcore producer, it was more of a post hangover, Monday-evening kind of thing, showcasing the calmer, more poetic sid of the Ad Noiseam roster.
To sweeten the wait, though, here's a monstrous, legendary, four hours mix (yes, you read correctly) prepared by the two partners in crime that are DJ Hidden and Eye-D. This 90 track, varied but constantly powerful mix was prepared for Signal Flow and serves as a perfect introduction to the madness that The Outside Agency can be. You can listen to it here or below.
10 years after "Panacea Shares Needles with Tarmvred", Needle Sharing comes back to Ad Noiseam for a new threeway collaborative project, this time pairing up with the renowned breakcore furies that are Enduser and The Teknoist. Three sound-pools, nine tracks, and three different ways to approach hard drum'n'bass, hardcore and breakcore: this new association gives birth an album which, however mercilessly hard and pounding it might be, also impresses by its diversity and the care given to its details it communicates. A long awaited, very welcome and impressively energetic album which is more than just the sum of its parts.
As we all know, the world is supposed to end on December 21st of this year (and not only because of the release on that day of Igorrr's fourth album, "Hallelujah"). What better setting then to celebrate the apocalypse than with six Ad Noiseam live acts playing at the reknowned Berlin location that is the Berghain?
Friday, December 21st at Berghain (Berlin, DE) -The Outside Agency (first gig ever in Berlin) -Igorrr ("Hallelujah" album release party) -Underhill -Ruby My Dear (first gig ever in Berlin) -Mobthrow -Oyaarss