Happy New Year and my very last Hifly News Section entry ever.
Lars and I would like to wish you all a happy new year and a prosperous 2013.
As they say, all good things come to an end, which also means that this is my ultimate, final and very last entry in the Hifly News Section ever. My decision doesn't come out of the blue but I've been wanting to move on for a good while. It has been a most exciting, thrilling, adventurous, creative and hilarious 6 and a half year's experience, which has given and taught me so much during the process. I'll now enjoy some time off but will make my return quite soon, when I'm ready for new adventures.
I wish Lars Gregers the very best of luck in the future.
Thanks for everything.
Monday 31. December 12 kl. 18:01
Watch the brand new video for 'Longer' by HD of Bearfaced Gang.
HD of Bearfaced Gang comes correct with the track plus new video for 'Longer' taken from the 'Extortion Muzik 4' album - in stores now.
Watch the video now on YouTube
Monday 31. December 12 kl. 17:40
Ulrich Troyer meets Georg Blaschke 'Somatic Soundtracks'
Ulrich Troyer is a Austrian born, now living in Vienna artist, whom you've most likely heard of thanks to his excellent 'Songs For William' album on Deep Medi last year. The new CD album (which has been available digitally since early November)' Somatic Soundtracks' is a selection of compositions from Ulrich Troyer created between 2010 and 2012. The pieces were produced in close collaboration and especially for dance performances by choreographer Georg Blaschke. Although it's created for and aimed at dance performances, most of the tracks vaguely carries an audible or recognizable rhythmic intonation. Although these tracks are great in their own right it's not until the tail end of the album morphosis that a distinctive dancefloor takes place on the tender rub 'Song for Heide and last not least the heavily Dub Reggae referencing album closer 'Back From Serbia' Regardless of perspective and perception this a thoroughly listenable and enjoyable album, which will be released on CD, January 13.
Monday 31. December 12 kl. 17:21
Piano Interrupted 'Two By Four'
Piano Interrupted is the project of London-based pianist and composer Tom Hodge and
French electronic producer Franz Kirmann. After a series of three EPs released over the
last three years, they are now set to release their first full-length album entitled 'Two By Four'
on Days Of Being Wild.
The duo known as Piano Interrupted, has a conceptual foundation in and takes cue from the digital manipulation of musical phrases
played by piano and other instruments. Furthermore the entire project also started from a commercial side of things which (fortunately for us) went
wrong. What we have here are a full body of work, which happens to be as abstract as it's still accessible through the pleasant and lush 'easiness' of acoustic elements paired with electrical fields of static noise that are interwoven with such ease and elegance. Even the more rhythmically toned tracks, doesn't lack anything in regards to complexity and seamless arrangements.
At this time I must add that any album with such brilliant titles as 'Bulbus', will receive at least one if not two stars for the name alone. The music speaks for itself though, which simply means this is one of the best fusion albums of 2012. Already released on Days Of Being Wild earlier this month.
Monday 31. December 12 kl. 16:15
Ossie 'Ignore' out on Hyperdub now.
Ossie has yet again returned after last year's Hyperdub debut making a name for himself with the acclaimed, 'Set The Tone' EP. With releases under the Ossie and Black Orange Juice name plus dj performances, he has been well busy over the last year. 'Ignore EP' consists of two chopped up tracks on the Garage side of things. Lead track
'Ignore' sees vocalist Tilz, singing about the game of winding up the opposite sex. It's a well-known scenario but this interpretation honestly doesn't do anything for me.
'Find Me' is however right up my alley with stuttering vocals, murky and rolling bass wobbles, fine-tuned break beats and airy feeling. Add to that the addition of a jangling guitar, which makes a perfect companion to the already existing elements. Out now on Hyperdub.
Monday 31. December 12 kl. 15:52
Billy Roisz 'Walking The Monkey' out on Mego
Billy Roisz is one of the best-known figures on the austrian experimental scene.
Active for over decade as a video- and sound artist she has collaborated with names such as dieb13, Angélica
Castelló, Burkhard Stangl, Silvia Fässler, Martin Brandlmayr, Toshimaru Nakamura, Mario de
Vega, eRikm and Ilpo Väisänen. On 'Walking The Monkey', which happens to be the debut of Roisz, the six tracks of the album range from the calm and controlled gloom to the exuberant and relentlessly flickering white noise cascades. Rest assured that Roisz goes all in on the trademark noise features, which is evident from the beginning through the spiraling shrills and looming thunder of 'Spinning In Ecstasy'. Album standout for me is the growling sound oscillating on 'Feeding The Monsters', which seems only too fitting a description from what is to be heard.
'Under The Influence' rounds it all off neatly with a meditative excursion into protrusive and jangling guitar territory. Although chaotic and utterly complex, Billy Roisz succeeds in corresponding freely with her machinery, whilst still maintaining full control.
Monday 31. December 12 kl. 15:17
Listen to Modeselektor's mix for Chris Liebing's CLR Podcast Series.
The dutch duo who helms the two brilliant in-house labels, Monkeytown and 50 Weapons, have put together a special mix for Liebing's ongoing, weekly CLR podcast. You can either stream or download the podcast (download requires registration) by clicking this link.
MODESELEKTOR PRESENTS 50WEAPONS
1) anstam - morning shiver down the black wood river (50WEAPONSCD/LP10)
2) benjamin damage - swarm (50WEAPONS023)
3) cosmin trg - izolat (50WEAPONS008)
4) marcel dettmann - deluge (50WEAPONS016)
5) benjamin damage & doc daneeka - creeper (50WEAPONS009)
6) cosmin trg - simplism
7) dark sky - neon (50WEAPONS014)
8) bambounou - pixel (from "Modeselektor presents MODESELEKTION VOL. 02" - MTR027)
9) addison groove feat. spank rock - beeps (50WEAPONSCD/LP06)
10) marcel dettmann - linux (50WEAPONS025)
11) bambounou - mass (50WEAPONS021)
12) bambounou - data (50WEAPONSCD/LP11)
13) shed - silent whitness (50WEAPONSCD/LP08)
14) dark sky - ruk (from "Modeselektor presents MODESELEKTION VOL. 02" - MTR027)
15) benjamin damage - laika (50WEAPONSCD/LP12)
16) addison groove - bad things (50WEAPONSCD/LP06)
17) bambounou feat. french fries - let me get (50WEAPONSCD/LP11)
18) addison groove - i go boom (50WEAPONS022)
19) dark sky - ghaddagive (50WEAPONS024)
20) anstam - baldwin (50WEAPONS012)
21) other lives /atoms for peace - tamer animals / atoms for peace remix (50WEAPONSXTR01)
22) phon.o - slavemode (50WEAPONS011)
Monday 31. December 12 kl. 13:39
Stream and download Untold's special NYE Old Skool Hardcore Mix for FACT.
It's no secret whatsoever that much of modern UK club and rave music owes a lot to the early Hardcore of 1990-1992, Jungle Music and early Drum'n'Bass. Untold put together a special mix for FACT that has now been released on the very last day of 2012. Download Untold's XRI3 mix here
DJ Red Alert & Mike Slammer Ackers (Kool)
Hedgehog Affair Heaven Sent (Basement)
Cool Hand Flex Your Risk (De underground)
Dj Hype I Cant Understand It (Suburban Base)
Static Substance Ghetto People (Remix) (Impact)
DJ Red Alert & Mike Slammer In effect (The Remix) (Slammin Vinyl)
Freestyle & DJR Madness (Awesome)
DJ Ham Most Uplifting (Future Primitive Remix) (Kniteforce)
Nookie The Sound Of Music (Reinforced)
Origination Break Down (Rude Boy)
Dub Two Bad Man (Tuffness Mix) (Big City)
Tango Cant Stop The Rush (Remix) (Formation)
D-Force Ruff!!! (Slammin Vinyl)
Foul Play Finest Illusion (Section 4)
Peshay Piano Tune (Good Looking)