R Hiele – Elephant Seals

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Roman Hiele, producer from Antwerp, released  few months ago his new track         “Elephant Seals”.

We liked the purity of this track. It’s interesting to see its lyrical approach.           Undoubtedly, the diversity of sounds enhances our listening experience.

Each sounds is carefully added to the next one in order to create this ethereal atmosphere, in which the notion of time becomes illusory..

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QA : AYBEE

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1. Who are you?

AYBEE.

2. What do you do?

I am Chief Alchemist at Deepblak Recordings.

3. Where do you often create/produce?

At home.

4. When?

Whenever the feeling hits.

5. Why do you play music?

Don’t have a choice.

6. When did you start making music?

2000.

7. Which track defines you the most?

Manuel Göttsching – E2E4

8. How would you describe your own music?

I don’t let you do that. ;-)

9. Any track of the moment?

Deflon – Smoke (Alt Take).

10.What influences your work?

Nature.

11.What’s your academic background? Are you an autodidact?

I learn from everything and everybody.

12.Favorite designer?

Santiago Calatrava.

13.Favorite book?

Animal Farm.

14.Favorite classic movie?

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind.

15.Favorite music label?

Trick question lol?

16.Your dream collaboration?

Brian Eno and Sun Ra.

17. Are you analog or digital?

ALL.

18.Which soft wares/tools/ instruments do you use/play?

I use everything too many to name. They all have things they do well, and you can mix and match them together based on the project your working on. So I try and keep it fluid.

19.Describe your creative process?

I try and Live… then translate and transmute that emotion into sound.

20.When are you the most prolific (creatively)?

4am.

21. Any favorite record stores? (Real/virtual)

Bass Cadet Records, The Record Loft, Qtip Records, Hard Wax, Fashion Killers (All in Berlin)

22.What’s your life philosophy? (Optimistic/pessimistic)

Love.

23.Do you have a healthy lifestyle?

Yes.

24.How do you manage your time effectively? (Job/hobby)

I try to ignore time and feel…

25. Any secret skills?

I talk to Trees.

26. Any future plans?

I will find out when I get there ;-)

27.What’s your life motto?

Keep Living.

28. Any “mot de la fin”?

Rise.

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Snow Bone – Neon X

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R.Hare aka Snow Bone, producer from London, just released his new track “Neon X”.

We liked the disillusion of this track. The duality between the acid rhythmic drive and the analog synth touches is psychotic. We also liked how the sharpness of the percussive lines is simultaneously exhilarating and deranging ..

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Snd – travelog

ujsk Mat Steel and Mark Fell aka Snd, producers from Sheffield, released their new edition of their  99’s third EP “travelog” on  the Mille Plateaux label.

We liked the purity of “travelog”. The minimalism of this EP, slightly created by the micro pulses is assuredly building the dynamism of the ambient atmosphere. We liked how the relation between the sounds and the listener is built on trust and patience. Snd, never deliver everything at once, each track is deliberately constructed and interdependent to the next one.. The consistency and expertise of the six tracks is a pure delight; we highly recommend you to listen to this as well..

 

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Caribou – Our Love

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Daniel Snaith aka Caribou, producer based in London, released few days ago his new track “Our Love”.

We found this track nicely done. We liked how the infectious rhythmic drive along with the vocal is creating an immersive environment. The freshness of the vocal turns it into a functional part of the track. We also appreciated the diversity of sounds and the consistency of the track enhanced by the bass lines..

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Ahu آهو – Untitled

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Ahu Karimi aka Ddrhode, dj/producer from Iran, just released his new “Untitled” track.

We liked how this track is fearless; the cohesive sound structure slowly guides the listener to a minimal/tech soundscape. While, the synth pad lines emanate a pronounced delicateness..

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QA : Lucretio

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1. Who are you?

I am Domenico Cipriani, also known as Lucretio.

I am a member of the The Analogue Cops, of Xenogears, of Appointment, of Third Side, of

Bratha, of Parassela, of Riviera and of Durant.

2. What do you do?

I am a dj, an electronic music producer, a live performer, a label

manager and a linguistics’ student.

3. Where do you often create/produce?

I mostly produce music at the Restoration Headquarters in Berlin,

at the Brenta Studios (in the Brenta Riviera), and in the little studio I

have in my hometown Cadoneghe (in my grandmother’s house).

4. When?

Everyday of the year, usually in the working days and most of the

times in the afternoon or in the evening. Never too late at night.

5. Why do you play music?

Music makes me feel good.

6. When did you start making music?

I started djing after college (back in 2000) and I started producing in 2006.

7. Which track defines you the most?

If I have to choose one on my tracks, I would say “What we mean” on

the forthcoming “Ile de la tour” EP on my own Machines State label

or “Want” that came out last year on Warm Sounds. If I have to choose

somebody else track, I would choose 3:

UR – Greater than yourself

Jeff Mills – Detached

Sunkids featuring Chance – Rescue me

8. How would you describe your own music?

My music is uptempo danceable R&B, solid and quite raw. It is

soulful Techno, somebody calls it Techno Garage. It is minimalistic

and functional.

9. Any track of the moment?

Marieu – Manipulate  on Hypercolour Limited

and all the  Die Roh and Okee Ru – Beam Boom Bum EP on Muscle Records.

10.What influences your work?

I am deeply inspired by: Detroit Techno and Chicago House, the

glossy soulful House music made in New York in the 90’s, the Garage

sound and the early Dubstep of London, Jazz and Punk music, by what

has been done in Brighton, Birmingham and Edinburgh in the late 90s,

and by the Techno music they used to play in Berlin until 10 years ago.

11.What’s your academic background? Are you an autodidact?

I have got a degree in Electronic Music Production at the School

of Audio Engineering (S.A.E.) of Barcelona in 2006. But since then I

have been always trying to improve my knowledge by myself, reading

books, articles, and operating manuals.. I have also got a MA in

Linguistics last year…

12.Favorite designer?

Giorgio Pininfarina.

13.Favorite book?

Richard Dawkins’ s “The Selfish Gene”.

14.Favorite classic movie?

Ghostbusters.

15.Favorite music label?

Axis Records.

16.Your dream collaboration?

 With Horsepower Productions.

17. Are you analog or digital?

Well, I am definitively HARDWARE. Then, there is a lot of

confusion nowadays about this distinction. I use both digital and

analogue gear. I think you got the best results when you interact with

both technologies.

18.Which soft wares/tools/ instruments do you use/play?

Now, I am really into Elektron machines, I love them, especially

the Octatrack and the Monomachine. Then, I am always using old Akai

rack samples and Mackie mixers.

I like guitar pedals, cheap ones as well as boutique effects.

I like the analogue stuff of Vermona and MFB, and now I can’t work without a machine for strings as a Korg X3R or an E-mu Vrtuoso. I also need a tape (cassette) recorder and a gritty transistor (or tube) compressor.

19.Describe your creative process?

I never spend more than 3 hours in a track. Usually I need around

90 minutes. If it doesn’t come, it doesn’t come. I do a lot of music

and then I choose the best to be cut on vinyl. I can start from a

sample, often a large sample and build things around it or. I like to

catch that 8 bars that I love in a record and to build-up a functional

rework of it. Or I can start messing  around with synthesizers and

effects to get a particular sound and then use it as the main element

of my composition. I mostly do dance floor music. Because I like to

dance, not to stand still….

20.When are you the most prolific (creatively)?

I am most prolific when I am very relaxed and when I am happy or

when I am sad or nervous. I am always very prolific when I do music

with my friends.

21. Any favorite record stores? (Real/virtual)

Rubadub (Glasgow), Ultrasuoni (Rome), Discos Paradiso (Barcelona),

LeDisque (Verona), Oye and Powerpark (Berlin), Blackmarket (London).

22.What’s your life philosophy? (Optimistic/pessimistic)

I am kind of an optimist…

23.Do you have a healthy lifestyle?

Mmmmmm, could be better, could be worst. I am trying to do my best…

24.How do you manage your time effectively? (Job/hobby)

I keep myself busy with the music business, but at the same time I

have also a lot of free time…and time for the family.

25. Any secret skills?

It wouldn’t be a secret anymore …

26. Any future plans?

My forthcoming EP “Ile de la tour” will be out on Machines State

in September. Then, we have a couple of Analogue Cops’ remixes and an EP

coming out during the winter, two Parassella’s EP, a new Bratha with a

special surprise and a new Appointment before the end of the year.

Then, there will be a new Third Side on Restoration in October and I am

sure in the next year we will have a little tour with Steffi as Third

Side.

27.What’s your life motto?

“Pluralitas non est ponenda sine necessitate”.

28. Any “mot de la fin”?

Let there be peace.

 

 

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