2010 will be a heavy and bassy year for Ad Noiseam, and also one rich in this thick, black material one calls vinyl. The best way to prove it is to announce that the first release on Ad Noiseam for 2010 is now available for pre-order, is on vinyl, and is very heavy.
"The Lost", the debut 12" by UK's Matta (adn126), will be released on Ad Noiseam on March 8th, as part of the "Below 100 Hz" record series (along with some other). A very heavy three tracker, it present a very raw, twisted and mean take at dubstep, still balanced between heavy wobble and more aerial beats. One track on this record is called "Mass" and, take our word for it, it's an adequate title.
It can now be pre-ordered directly from the label, in both its vinyl and digital version. The record will drop in a few weeks and, by pre-ordering it, you're making sure that you will be among the first to get your copy of Matta's first step of their ear-domination.
Want to get an idea of what Niveau Zero, a new signing on Ad Noiseam from Paris is about? While we wait for his first full length album, "In_Sect" to come out in a couple of months, here's a video of his floor-packing set on the 13th of February at Glazart in Paris. And there's more to see after the break.
With their début record, Matta bring the excitement back to dubstep. Shifting genres, adding weight, sharpening the production: this young duo come up with an immense three tracker that taps in a variety of style and unite influences into an enormous and coherent release. Not for weak soundsystems, but clearly for all bass addicts. (Get this on 12" / as mp3)
All the information available about this is in Spanish, but it's still very worth mentionning: Ad Noiseam's spanish wizkid AZ-Rotator was recently invited to perform at the opening of an exhibition in Madrid about and with Sonic Youth, during which he played his own reworking of some of this band's material.
Finally, Madrilenian readers might note that AZ-Rotator has also been asked to perform a set during something set up by Radio3 during the contemporary art fair ARCO 2010. We couldn't find any details on this event's website, but watch out for the program if you happen to visit this event.
Even more, the CD coming with this magazine features tracks by both Detritus and Wilt, taken from their respective recent albums. And finally, since Ad Noiseam and D-Side are of the generous kind, new subscribers to D-Side can choose to receive a copy of Detritus's "Things Gone Wrong" for free with their new issue. Now, what's your excuse again for not learning French and reading this magazine?
At the same time, Cardopusher also dug through his record collection for a mix for the Electronic Explorations website, in which he plays a lot of his new material as well as a salvo of dubplates from like minded artists and friends. The download is here and, again the playlist is below.
Two different artists, two very different mixes and genres, but two quality recordings to make your mp3 player boom and twitch. Enjoy.