Friday freebie: Loop Stepwalker (pictured above, right, next to Balkansky / Cooh) is feeling grateful for a year 2011 in which he not only had tworecords and a CD out on Ad Noiseam, but also several other net releases and a myiard of shows all across Europe (including the Maschinenfest festival, where the photo above was taken). And while a lot of us are recovering from NYE-induced hangovers, his way of thanking all his fans is to hammer the nail even deeper with a hard and pounding new drum'n'bass track.
This tune, called "Watch your back" can be listened to here or below. And, yes, you can also download it for free. Time to be grateful back to Mr Stepwalker.
We're happy to kick off the new year with very exciting news: Larvae's fourth full length album, the awaited follow-up to 2008's "Loss Leader" has been completed and will be released this Spring on Ad Noiseam.
Entitled "Exit Strategy", Matthew Jeanes's new album is yet another change for Larvae, who chose to go further the delicate and emotional road paved with the first half of "Loss Leader". No sampling, no guests, no dancefloor tune, but long subtle "instrumental songs" of careful electronics and guitars.
This present wasn't there in time for Christmas, but here's way to celebrate New Years Eve for the musicians among us. While putting the finishing touches to his long-awaited Ad Noiseam debut, TechDiff (a.k.a. the brain pictured above) has gathered a full folder of sounds, patches, Reaktor toys and images for everybody to enjoy, tweak and work upon.
Yes, 2011 is over, and it's time to now focus on the next year. As you might have read a few days ago, 2012 is going to start pretty nicely for Ad Noiseam, and even more now since the first two EPs of next year are ready to be read about, listened to and preordered.
Starting today, you can pre-order the following two records (and their digital versions). Both will be released on Ad Noiseam on the 23rd of January. As usual, people pre-ordering these items are getting a rebate. So not only will you get your record (or your files) faster, but also for cheaper.
Four confirmed, veteran Ad Noiseam artists and a myriad of versions, edits and corrections ping-ponged between all of them. "Existence" and "Obey" are the carefully laid-out, detailled and fresh results of musicians having fun with each other's material and proving how at ease they are with both dubstep and drum'n'bass. DJ Hidden's sharpness, Broken Note's epic proportions, Niveau Zero's clever open-mindedness and Balkansky's meticulousness: yes they managed to pack all of this in these two highly cohesive tracks. A must-have for anybody into any of these acts. Get this on 12" / as digital files
A follow-up of sort to "Sura", "Enceladus" is another evolution for Hecq: his pristine dubstep gets enriched here with even more encompassing soundscapes and humane melodies. Collaborating with Skyence on the title track, Hecq has given birth to a very coherent record mixing cinematic atmospheres, huge percussions and a light nod to retro tonalities. Add to this a mischievous crunk remix by Knight Riderz and a dancefloor explosion by Mobthrow, and you get a compact yet exhaustive snapshot of Hecq's unmissable talent. Get this on 12" / as digital files