Berlin will shake for the second time during the first week-end of November during the second edition of the now established Burn The Machine festival. Two days and two floors of hard drum'n'bass, dubstep, experimental noise and techno, with this time again a very Ad Noiseam-heavy line-up (with DJ Hidden, Underhill, Niveau Zero, Oyaarss, Balkansky, Hecq, Mobthrow and yours truly) and an excellent sound quality. You can find more information about this festival here and buy your tickets in advance there.
Current Value and Dean Rodell had recorded introductory podcasts for this festival's first edition last year (here and there), but it's Niveau Zero who got behind the mixing desk this year, with a mix with celebrates the very fresh release of his new "Jasmine" album (adn164), as well as his recent releases together with Matta or Balkansky, as well as includes several tracks by like-minded musicians.
You can listen to this mix here or below, and download it either straight from Soundcloud or from Burn The Machine. Enjoy and of course, be there for the festival.
It was announced only a week ago with this teaser, but it's already time to prepare the unleashing of the beast. The fifth album to be released on Ad Noiseam this productive Autumn is the eagerly awaited, massive and awe-inspiring new full length album by The Outside Agency (which, for those of you who haven't been listening, is the long-running hardcore project by DJ Hidden and Eye-D). "The Dogs Are Listening" (adn162), the first Outside Agency full-length release to be written as an album (and not a compilation of previous released tracks) is coming out on Ad Noiseam on November 10th as an embossed digipack CD+G (a technology not used anywhere since 1991) and digital files. Click on each format to get your copy on the cheap, as pre-orders get a rebate.
With their first "on-purpose" album, The Outside Agency come up with the full-length album which we need, but might not deserve, and certainly not expect. This duo comprised of DJ Hidden and Eye-D have regularly brought fresh sound to the hardcore scene and repeat this feat again. Crossbreed, dubstep, breakcore? All this (and more) is included in this wildly varying and still extremely focused and driven album. If there ever was somebody who could combine cleverness, depth and masterful production to such a relentlessly hard music genre, it was them. They've done it again, probably more than ever. Are you listening? Get this on CD / as digital files.
There are a few other releases coming out before this one (from Niveau Zero, Oyaarss, Enduser / Needle Sharing / Teknoist) and Techdiff, but it's already time for a teaser. Ad Noiseam is very proud of welcoming The Outside Agency to the fold and release their new album (and their first ever made-on-purpose one), "The Dogs Are Listening" (adn162). Audio excerpts, images, info and pre-order will follow at the end of October, but here's already the teaser. Tada!
We know that you like to get your audio streamed from Soundcloud, dont you? Therefore, while all these tracks can also be listened to right here, Techdiff has uploaded six audio excerpts from his coming "P.Conv" album (adn151) to this site, and you can listen to all of them below.
TechDiff's "P.Conv" is coming out on Ad Noiseam on November 5th. More information, images and (the same) audio here. You can already pre-order your copy on CD there or as FLAC / mp3 here.
The first release for November will be a three-way collaboration between Enduser, Needle Sharing and The Teknoist, the "Enduser Shares Needles with The Teknoist" (adn164), a sequel of sort to 2002's "Tarmvred Shares Needles with Panacea" (adn11). Expect hard breaks, harder beats and more fury than ever from these three. You can read more about (and listen to) this album here, and pre-order the CD there and its digital version over here. This album is coming out on November 1st.
Only a few days later (November 5th) will, finally, be the time to unleash "P.Conv" (adn151), the long awaited first album by Techdiff. This one has been in the works for a long time, but the wait and efforts were very worth it, as we get a highly original, sharp and incisive work which impresses by its originality and freshness. Slowed down breakcore with a crystal clear production and heavy sound. Audio excerpts and more information are this way, while pre-orders for the CD should be placed here, and for the digital version there.
Below is a four and a half minute mix prepared by Oyaarss himself and featuring all the material from this album. While each track is displayed only for half a minute, it should give you a better idea of the density and diversity of "Bads"'s follow-up.