Praise the lorrrd, for his fourth testament is on its way. As the Mayas predicted hundreds of years ago, Igorrr's fourth studio album, "Hallelujah" (adn165) will be released on December 21st, just in time for us to celebrate the end of the world.
Here's the official video trailer for this album, with a very respectable French lady (who happens to be Igorrr's mother) tells you a few things about life in general and blast beats in particular. Pressplay, read the subtitles, and enjoy the first audio snippet towards the end.
Below is a free hour-long mix recorded live during a set played by yours truely on November 12th, 2012 as part of Xtractor TV's series of bi-monthly streamable music. Played somewhere between a French techno DJ and a Colombian breakcore producer, it was more of a post hangover, Monday-evening kind of thing, showcasing the calmer, more poetic sid of the Ad Noiseam roster.
To sweeten the wait, though, here's a monstrous, legendary, four hours mix (yes, you read correctly) prepared by the two partners in crime that are DJ Hidden and Eye-D. This 90 track, varied but constantly powerful mix was prepared for Signal Flow and serves as a perfect introduction to the madness that The Outside Agency can be. You can listen to it here or below.
10 years after "Panacea Shares Needles with Tarmvred", Needle Sharing comes back to Ad Noiseam for a new threeway collaborative project, this time pairing up with the renowned breakcore furies that are Enduser and The Teknoist. Three sound-pools, nine tracks, and three different ways to approach hard drum'n'bass, hardcore and breakcore: this new association gives birth an album which, however mercilessly hard and pounding it might be, also impresses by its diversity and the care given to its details it communicates. A long awaited, very welcome and impressively energetic album which is more than just the sum of its parts.
As we all know, the world is supposed to end on December 21st of this year (and not only because of the release on that day of Igorrr's fourth album, "Hallelujah"). What better setting then to celebrate the apocalypse than with six Ad Noiseam live acts playing at the reknowned Berlin location that is the Berghain?
Friday, December 21st at Berghain (Berlin, DE) -The Outside Agency (first gig ever in Berlin) -Igorrr ("Hallelujah" album release party) -Underhill -Ruby My Dear (first gig ever in Berlin) -Mobthrow -Oyaarss
Berlin will shake for the second time during the first week-end of November during the second edition of the now established Burn The Machine festival. Two days and two floors of hard drum'n'bass, dubstep, experimental noise and techno, with this time again a very Ad Noiseam-heavy line-up (with DJ Hidden, Underhill, Niveau Zero, Oyaarss, Balkansky, Hecq, Mobthrow and yours truly) and an excellent sound quality. You can find more information about this festival here and buy your tickets in advance there.
Current Value and Dean Rodell had recorded introductory podcasts for this festival's first edition last year (here and there), but it's Niveau Zero who got behind the mixing desk this year, with a mix with celebrates the very fresh release of his new "Jasmine" album (adn164), as well as his recent releases together with Matta or Balkansky, as well as includes several tracks by like-minded musicians.
You can listen to this mix here or below, and download it either straight from Soundcloud or from Burn The Machine. Enjoy and of course, be there for the festival.