Friday Freebie: the eyes watching you in the image above belong to TechDiff, a Brighton-based musician which some of you might already have heard of from his digital split with Rotator on Peace Off, his CD on Russia's Allergy Records or his remix for Hecq & Exillon on the "Spheres Of Fury" 12". As some had guessed from seeing him being part of the line-up at the Belgian edition of the 10 Yeas Ad Noiseam anniversary series, TechDiff has joined the Ad Noiseam roster, and is currently working on an album to be released in 2012.
As anybody who's heard TechDiff perform live can attest, this musician is a lot more than a one-trick pony, with tracks ranging from the most infectious of raggacore to the most clinical and flawlessly produced dubstep (and we wait for some announced ambient material as well). We're very happy to welcome TechDiff on board and, as a small introduction, present here a live-set recorded a year ago at a TechDiff show in Austria.
Stay tuned for more TechDiff information and sound coming your way before the album, and make sure to check out this artist on Facebook, Twitter and Soundcloud.
It's heavy bass and stylish shirt time on Ad Noiseam today: not only is "Adhesion", the full length album created by Balkansky and Loop Stepwalker released and available, but so is the t-shirt that some of you might have seen as their recent concerts.
Following the "Simetría" and "Fraktals" records, "Adhesion" (Ad Noiseam adn153) is the crowning jewel of the collaboration between Bulgaria's Balkansky (also known in drum'n'bass circles as Cooh) and Spain's Loop Stepwalker. Reprising all the tracks from these 2 EPs, it also features three exclusive tunes, one of them being a remix of Niveau Zero's "I Believe in". "Adhesion" is now available on CD and as digital files. You can read more about it and listen to more extracts from it here.
Also available today is a new t-shirt celebrating the release of "Adhesion" and the previous two EPs. Displaying both acts' names and the fractal cube shown on these releases's, it is produced on organic and sweat-shop free cotton, as has become the rule on Ad Noiseam. You can get this t-shirt here.
There's no stopping Hecq's track "Sura" from being used in videos: after being featured in the new "Assassin's Creed" trailer, in an Audi concept short and in two director's portfolios (one, two), it is the turn of the Austrian "alternative" jeweller And I (whose creations have apparently been worn by some wellknowncelebrities) to use this track for an advertisment. A short version is here, and longer there and below. Depending on your workplace, this might be categorized as Not Safe For Work. Now don't be surprised if the next time you hear from Hecq, he's being checked into rehab in some Californian insitution.
Broken Note performed a very special performance last week-end at the LUFF festival in Lausanne (CH). Usually a solo, computer-based project, this act presented there a full show with live-drummer for the second time ever.
Super heavy dubstep, broken rhythms, distortion and walls of bass, plus drums? Here's the moving proof that it works extremely well, with this video shot at this show (and another one under the break). Coming soon to another festival near you.
Friday Freebie: Not only did Detritus's come back mean a new album, the very recently released "Everyday Explanations" (adn148), this act has also taken it to the stage again with several gigs presenting his new full length, such as ones at the 10 Years Ad Noiseam parties in Bordeaux and Lyon a couple of weeks ago.
Those of you who were here can attest of the quality, drive and depth of Detritus's new shows. And for those of you who were not there comes here a two-part recording of Detritus's show in Lyon on October 9th, 2011, as part of both a 10 Years Ad Noiseam birthday party and the 2011 edition of the Riddim Collision festival.
The first part is here, and the second part below. Press play, enjoy, and don't forget to check out Detritus's new "Everyday Explanations" album (or the rest of his discography, actually).