Ivan Shopov, a.k.a. Balkansky (also well known in the drum'n'bass world as Cooh) has prepared for the first episode of the Australian based webzine Bassfreqs, in which he mixes up a lot of very hard hitting, oppressive dubstep of the kind that we like a lot over here. And not only does it include two tracks written with Loop Stepwalker (and going to be released on Ad Noiseam), but also "Flood", from Broken Note's coming single (adn134).
Step up, get ready for some serious headbanging and enjoy this excellent Balkansky mix (listen to it below, or download it there). The playlist is after the break.
No, we're not powering them down: with the release of the "Vade" album and "Sura" EP, the audio hadrons that are Roel Funcken and Hecq were meant to collide. And while many other releases will see the light of the day on Ad Noiseam before this one, we thought we might want to mention that a remix 12" for Roel Funcken's "Vade" would come out on the label in 2011, including a remix by Hecq. Here's already a clip from this remix. You'll have to be patient, though: as said, this remix record will come next year. Enjoy, but focus on the nearer future at the moment.
People following Ad Noiseam in various places have already about the some (if not all) of the numerous releases coming out in a near future on the label. Black Lung, Matta, Broken Note, Igorrr, Subheim, King Cannibal and more are going to have new music on Ad Noiseam in the coming weeks and months. While we are working hard right now to write info pages, encode audio excerpts and prepare pre-orders, here's already a list of all the goodies coming up, with cover images for the ones coming first.
See below for a (in our opinion) very solid list of forthcoming Ad Noiseam releases. The rest of 2010 is going to be very hot.
A couple of weeks after hosting a session with Enduser, San Francisco's podcast series and radioshow Solipsistic Nation is now lending their turntables to Mad EP, for a long, intense and wild new mix. This set, which you can listen to here (or below) contains a lot of new Mad EP tracks, as well as pearls from Ad Noiseam discography, from "Eating Movies" to "The Madlands Trilogy" or "Bass.hed". Click here for more information about this show, and check the tracklisting below.
It's all in night vision, it's pretty much focused on the stage, but it's also half an hour of head-nodding beats and heavy basses: somebody has had the good idea to shoot three videos of Karsten Pflum showcasing his "Nemo Loon" record (adn130) at the Impulse party in Berlin last week. Here's the first, and the other two are after the cut.
Here's a very nice looking short video shot and edited by Kim Holm of Toxic™, documenting his visit to this year's OFFF festival in Paris to the sound of Hecq's "Sura" (taken from the record of the same name, adn128). The video uses only the track's intro, but I guess we can all picture crumbling buildings and biblical catastrophes hitting the cities right when the beat hits.
Recorded right before the recent Niveau Zero tour in North America, this mix taps on the diversity and weight which had made "In_Sect" such a favorite (and got Niveau Zero to be commissioned for this mix in the first place). Featuring some album tracks as well as material from label mate Karsten Pflum and Loop Stepwalker or other french dubstep sensations Von D or Uzul, this Electronic Explorations mix is a heavy mastodon, rich in low frequencies but flowing elegantly.