Time to get your dancing shoes again: with new records by Hecq (adn128) and Karsten Pflum in the pipeline and Matta's "The Lost" still hot from the pressing plant, Ad Noiseam is bringing all these acts together for two shows in Germany in a few weeks.
A couple of days later, we'll bring basses to the haven and see whether Hamburg can resist a sound-made tsunami. The show will take place at Hafenklang on July 2nd (yes, that's where Drumcorps played very recently). Same line-up, same goodness, and enough great audio to wake the whole city.
Don't miss on your chances to witness the talent and diversity of Matta, Hecq and Karsten Pflum live. To update an old breakcore saying to today's flavor, our scene can outbass your scene 24/7.
Friday freebie: this one is not from the archives, but straight from the future. Ad Noiseam is releasing in a couple of weeks the new (and long-awaited) new record by the Berlin electronic-and-bass wizkid Hecq, and here's a track from this gigantic EP.
Yours truely was therefore honored to be invited to provide a guest DJ set for a new episode of this show. It is now online for everybody to download and enjoy, directly here or from the Electronic Explorations website.
I tried to present something varied and interesting, which would feature Ad Noiseam artists as well as other people I listen to. There's some jazz in this, some doom-metal, a lot of bass and a lot of breaks, and I hope that it all mixes together well.
The day has come: Niveau Zero's debut album, "In_Sect" (adn129) is now officially released on Ad Noiseam, and available both as CD and mp3. People who had pre-ordered the CD should have received it by now, and those who had purchased the digital version can now download this album in the Ad Noiseam online store.
The first full length album by France's best known dubstep export, "In_Sect" is a boundary-free wild ride through the many forms of modern bass music. Featuring collaborations with such artists as Ben Sharpa, Broken Note, Hecq and The Unik, it is a new statement of Niveau Zero's talent and his take at concert hall-friendly heavy tracks. Heavy dubstep, hip-hop, metal and breaks collide here to form a massive and addictive collection. An ear-opener against musical sectarianism, as well as a perfect album to spin or dance to.
Roel Funcken's "Vade" has been out for a few weeks now, and we thought that it might be a good idea to sit down with this musician and asks a few questions about his solo work, his production techniques and the future of Funckarma. Read his answers below, intertwined with excerpts from this album.
Today is Hecq day over in the Ad Noiseam online store. With the release of this musician's new record ("Sura", adn128) coming up next month, and pre-orders already taken for this record (or its mp3), we've now added two very rare pieces of this rising and excellent producer in the online store.
First comes the "Sura" t-shirt which, as its name implies, allows you to show your love for the new record and its doom damnation-ridden artwork. We have only very shirts in stock, so act fast.
Second is Hecq's "Zetha" record, which was released in 2007 but ever since extremely hard to get. We have it here now, enabling you to finally bring this tasty piece of electronica to your turntable.
"they draw from the Sino-Rastafarian sound and heavy bass, combined with more of the kind of dark and aggressive beats": that's a direct quote from Amon Tobin's plug for Broken Note. Tobin's website is hosting an exclusive mix by these Ad Noiseam favorites. That's quite the nod from this very well known producer, and another excellent set by Broken Note. Head over to Amon Tobin's site to read what he thinks of Broken Note and listen to this set.