Friday freebie: what we have for you this week is not a collection of free tracks or an artist live set, but an unrequested fan mix, which surprised us even more as it comes from a country where Ad Noiseam's music doesn't seem to be the most natural choice for people to listen to, Brazil. And on top of that, it was apparently mixed entirely on vinyl.
Time to show us what you are made off: grab your samplers, synths and other instruments, as Ad Noiseam and Fixt invite you to remix the anthemic "First" track, taken from this artist's "In_Sect" album (adn129).
That's no less than 55 tracks, ranging from club-bangers from full live-sets, mostly from The Teknoist himself but featuring material from the likes of Duran Duran Duran, Sickboy, Macheen Boi, Schemeboy (lots of boys here), Septic Insurgent and others, which you can download for free on The Teknoist's Zombfree page.
From drum'n'bass to hardcore and his very own kind of dubstep, there's, of course, a lot to listen to and dance to in this set by this master producer and DJ. And remember, this was recorded live, without computer or safety net. You might also want to check out what this set very first track (the tracklisting is the first comment on this page) is, as it will give you an idea of things to come.
22 tracks in less than 40 minutes: here's what on the menu of Matta's newest free mix, this time prepared for Kmag. Coming right on the heels of their latest EP, the "Riot / Be Real" collaboration with Niveau Zero (Ad Noiseam adn154), this mix showcases many new sides of the duo's tastes, from rather atmospheric moments to club-fillers.
You can listen and download to thix mis here or below, as well as check other mixes by Matta (onetwothreefour)
Breakcore for the thinking, feeling man: Ruby My Dear's long awaited début album is an organic ride through open musical horizons. Sharp and efficient, beautiful and varied, these "Remains Of Shapes To Come" all fit together in a particularly coherent whole which puts back hard and broken music on the center stage. Songs rather than track, a complex balance rather an exploded insanity: Ruby My Dear is a master of controlled melting pot of genres and sounds and signs here an album which brings new blood, energy and enthusiasm to free-form, musically impressive electronic music. Call it breakcore, call it IDM, or hurry and find a new name, as these "Shapes To Come" are here to stay.
Taking a break from the recording of their respective new albums, Niveau Zero and Matta, two acts at the core of Ad Noiseam's dubstep side, pair up again for two highly infectious and massive tunes. Not just the sum of Matta's pounding sharpness and Niveau Zero's club-smartness, but an actual sublimation of each of these musician's talent: both tracks on this new EP marry the weight and drive you could expect but do so with a great care for details and finesse. Molotov cocktails and riot gears have never sounded so fitting.