Though subtle and humane, Mobthrow's debut album is a larger-than-life experience, an elaborate and detailled ensemble of scalding beats and encompassing atmospheres, of massive basses and flowing voices. This artist offers us a very cohesive entity ranging from dancefloor-compatible drum'n'bass to introspective home-listening songs, the whole thing stuck together by his consistent work on rhythms and tones. We're here listening to an album in the truest sense of the word, a guided adventure through an adventurous and perfectly put together concept. (get this on CD / as digital file)
Kim Holm, whose work we had already talked about here a couple of months ago when he had used Hecq's "Sura" in a showreel, has just finished and posted a new, official video to Matta's track "Release The Freq" (taken from the record of the same name and the "Prototype" CD). And what a video: original, crisp, poetic but subtle. It seems like I'm not the only one thinking this, as, accross all channels, it has reached more than 20 000 (yes, you read well) views in 20 hours. Congratulations to Matta and Kim Holm for this video.
Since the rumor has made the rounds of the internets in the last couple of days, let's confirm this: yes, The Teknoist's second album is coming out on Ad Noiseam in the coming weeks. 2 and a half year after "...Like A Hurricane Made Of Zombies", the madman is back with a new full length called "Trainwreck Magnetism" (adn136). This new album, hard, energetic, pounding and detail as ever (or actually more than ever before) also features an impressive list of guests. Details will come soon, along with previews and pre-orders.
So, have you had the time to listen to, enjoy and digest the full Enduser live-set that we posted over the week-end? We hope so, as there's more free audio coming today, in the form of not one, but two distinct mix sets by Matta (1, 2), posted today by two distinct crews.
On my right, a "mini-mix" (with 14 tracks, still), posted over at the Urban Nerds blog, with pictures and all, and celebrating the release on Skint of Matta's recent Turning Tricks" EP. This can all be listened to there.
Studio mixes have become a dime a dozen recently, but it's a lot rarer for an artist to to put a full, 100% live set online for people to listen to. Respect to Enduser, who did just that with a recording of the hour long concert he gave on January 28th in Budapest. People who attended this show will be reminded how strong it was, and the other will be able to enjoy a recording of what they missed.
The renowned detailled and personal production of Balkansky (a.k.a. COOH) meet the rage and insolence of the young Loop Stepwalker, resulting in a powerful record which puts rawness back into dubstep. "Fraktals", the first collaborative release between these two artists, is an energy-packed and original record which will fit perfectly alongside Broken Note or Niveau Zero both on the dancefloor and on turntables. Dirty but subtle, hard but balanced: the first step of an exciting path.
It's never too late to promote a great album or track, and therefore definitely not too late to remind everybody here of last year's "Vade" album by Roel Funcken (one of the two Funckarma brothers). This album, released on Ad Noiseam back in the spring of 2010 is still making the rounds, and has gathered an impressive amount of feedback and fans.
What interests us today is a new video, "shot" by Sarge Grafx (who had already done the artwork for this album, and who you can find online here and there) for the track "Bluent" off this album. It's rather abstract but tense and very detailled, fitting very well the overall mood of "Vade". You can watch it below, or right here. Enjoy.
Detailled, deep, pristine: the adjectives often used to describes Noel Wessels's output as DJ Hidden or The Outside Agency are even more accurate for the long-awaited first album by his new Semiomime project. A highly evocative and changing soundtrack to a yet-to-be-written movie, "From Memory" is a tour de force in emotional, multi-instrumental music writing and production. Close your eyes and let Semiomime guide you through his mysterious, intimidating but not unfriendly sonic journey.