Sunday, June 28, 2015
Prague based net label Neo Violence recently got in touch with us regarding their newest release from Melbourne analog technician, Rudolf C. His new EP, None Of Y'all,, contains four new originals and two slick remixes of the title track from Endless Illusion label head Layup and Santiago/Chile producer Daniel Klauser. The EP explores spacey analog melodies with a lo-fi flare that masks its acid, house, and techno formative time patterns. Following a very much laid-back consistency - the tracks speak great for lounging, thinking, or deep grooving. Really loving this whole release all in all, keep an eye out for more on Neo Violence. Stream and purchase, None of Y'all below via bandcamp...
Friday, June 26, 2015
Listen to a preview of Mahal's forthcoming record on Rough House Rosie entitled, Ongaku, due out September 6th. Get informed when its ready for order via Juno. This is going to be a great one...
Previously :: DECKast #59 x Mahal
Monday, June 22, 2015
In case you missed it, Moony Habits resident and co-curator Jo Jo Armani aka Alex Ho mixed in for the second hour on last week's radio show via EMS Radio. Check out his soul soothing mix made in prep for last week's awesome Moony Habits party with Andrés and Mark De Clive-Lowe CHURCH at 333 Live.
stevie wonder - as is
Marvin gaye - I want you (vocal)
Donald Byrd - spaces and places LP
James D. Hall - I wanna get into you
Theo Parrish - I can’t Take it
Andrés - Jazz Dance
Dego & Kaidi (Sound Signature)
Amp Fiddler - I believe in you (Bugz in the attic remix)
Harvey Sutherland - edges ep
Local Artist - Ozone (Rhythm Section International)
Nenad Markovic - Kayto EP
Stephen Encinas - Lypso Illusion
Previously :: event :: MOONY HABITS w/ Andrés & Mark de Clive-Lowe CHURCH
Sunday, June 21, 2015
After a long hiatus, Avalon Emerson has crafted up a brand new volume of signature Cybernedits with some help from Bil Todd aka AnA. Revisiting 70s-80s disco classics from Ann Joy and Sylvester; resurrecting an italo-disco banger from Tom Cat and reviving the incredible original from Bjork's former Icelandic alt-rock group, The Sugarcubes - Emerson and AnA really hit the nail on the head with these ones. From AnA's ineffable tomb remote edit to Avalon Emerson's Paranoid Manipulation - the four edits throughout the volume are pleasurable listens through and through. Grab them for free download in AIFF or MP3 format and listen to all snippets over here...
The Sugarcubes - A Leash Called Love (Avalon Emerson's Paranoid Manipulation)
Ann Joy - You Make Me Feel Good ( ANA's Ineffable Tomb Remote Edit)
Previously :: Cybernetic Edit Subscription Service
Friday, June 19, 2015
Fellow That's Deck contributor Force Placement aka Jason James has been hard at work secretly producing music for time now. This past week the awesome folks over at L.A. 909 put out the homie's debut EP entitled, Pay No Mind. The release embodies Jason's humble and laid-back nature as he composes low-slung garage and bass licked house beats with a minimal aesthetic that truly speaks volumes throughout all four tracks. Grab it for free download and listen to its entirety below via bandcamp...
Catch Force Placement on RWD.FM every Tuesday from 11PM-1AM PST. Here's his latest...
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Detroit favorite, DJ Dez Andrés will be gracing the next Moony Habits gathering this coming Friday the 19th at 333 Live in Downtown Los Angeles. The Mahogani Music member and La Vida label boss will be joined alongside L.A. jazz electronic musician and Mashibeats founder Mark de Clive-Lowe and his full band CHURCH. The authentic evening will showcase sounds from all spectrums of rhythm, melody, and BPM guaranteed to jump-start your Friday night boogie. Resident Jo Jo Armani and Hesperian Sound Division member Leja Hazer will be warming up the dancefloor when doors open at 10PM. For tickets and more info, head to Resident Advisor.
Moony Habits co-curator Jo Jo Armani aka Alex Ho will be a guest on the upcoming radio show Monday, June 15th via EMS Radio. Be sure to catch him between 9PM-11PM PST to get further informed about Friday's rendezvous and a taste of what kind vibes will be had. In the meantime here are some awesome mixes from Andrés and MdCL...
Friday, June 5, 2015
I was first introduced to Mahal's extraordinary sound late last year when Cologne, Germany imprint Rough House Rosie dedicated a 12" compilation to it's Japan listeners. Highlighting four different Japanese producers, Mahal's, 'Daydream Maze' immediately became a favorite of mine. Hear the track off the Jûjiro EP if you haven't already. Shortly after this record came out I became an avid listener on Mahal aka Tetsuharu Shimohira's soundcloud page where he has several killer demos and unreleased cuts for stream. Listen below.
I contacted the good man to inquire further about his music and if he might be interested in contributing to our DECKast series, and in fact the Japanese producer was up for the challenge and went above and beyond what we had asked for. As Mahal's sound leads a very deep cerebral approach it very much translates in the all vinyl two part mix he has made for us; filled with many of his foundational inspirations and tracks he's currently been into.
Part 1 of the DECKast channels a more authentic soulful house vibration, where Mahal mixes tracks from legends like Kerri Chandler, Groove Box, Marshall Jefferson, and Mood II Swing to name a few. From there the ace vinyl selector transitions into part 2 which follows a cosmic techno upheaval mixing classic ones from DJ QU, Lil Louis, Radio Slave, and Fred P. Listen and download to the two hour body-jacking trip in all of it's glory via soundcloud...
Here's a two part all vinyl mix of tracks that I like.
01 THE MORE YOU WANT (LONG GUITERMIX) / GROOVE BOX
02 DEEPERMOMENTS / AAKMAEL
03 GALLERY DUB / USG
04 OPEN OUR EYES / MARSHALL JEFFERSON
05 ACIDIC UNIFORMITY / WOO YORK
06 MOMENTS / NICURI
07 INFINITION / QUADRANT
08 SPACEPERIODE / TIM DORNBUSCH
09 9TH POINT (HIVER REMIX) / DONA
10 GET UP / KERRI CHANDLER
11 DO IT YOUR WAY / MOOD II SWING
12 444 / KRIS WADWORTH
13 POISON DART / 2 AM/FM
14 RENDEZVOUS (LESSE ROSE 'PLAY LATE' REMIX) / EKKOHAUS
15 SOTARIN / XDB
01 LOST/ TAZZ
02 SOMA / DJ QU
03 AWADE / INSTANT HOUSE
04 THE CONVERSATION / LIL LOUIS
05 HEAVEN / FUCKTHEGOVERNMENT
06 REPEAT MYSELF / RADIO SLAVE
07 CONAC TPOINT / WOO YORK
08 AL GO RHYTHMS / KIRLIAN
09 SPAELLT / EXOS
10 NO YOU CAN'T HAVE IT / KIRLIAN
11 FOR SET 2 / FUMIYA TANAKA
12 ASTROMETRIC PRECISION / SAMULI KEMPPI
13 MOMENTS / NICURI
14 SPACEPERIODE / TIM DORNBUSCH
15 IT IS WHAT IT IS / FRED P
16 FROM HEART2YU / BROTHER ATEN
Monday, June 1, 2015
event :: The Black Lodge & Moony Habits w/ Svengalisghost (live set), Santiago Salazar, & Sage Caswell
Los Angeles parties, The Black Lodge and Moony Habits combine forces to curate a very special evening of esoteric electronic madness this coming Thursday June 4th. Bringing out the very intriguing L.I.E.S Records/Russian Torrents affiliate Svengalisghost from Chicago for a live set, both Kosmik of Black Lodge and JoJo Armani of Moony Habits back their special guest with a solid Los Angeles bill that cannot be ignored. With support from former Underground Resistance member Santiago Salazar, L.A. underground local Sage Caswell, and Group Theory duo OCD & J3M5 - the fine selection of artists will take the dancefloor at 333 Live in Downtown Los Angeles.
Everything from experimental noir house to acidic rhythmic techno - this coming Thursday will be an experience that should be witnessed by all. The very talented graphic artist, Diana Mora of Out of Body will be providing visuals for the night. Tickets and further information can be found through Resident Advisor...
Also :: Be sure to check the monthly Black Lodge party at the Hyperion Tavern on Saturday June 6th. Vinyl selectors include That's Deck resident SoirJi, States of Being's Matt Mcdermott, and recent Finale Sessions member Natan H. The great Garett Gioia will be on visual duties and of course BL residents Kosmik and Force Placement will be hosting the unique gathering. Come out and vibe for free...
Previously :: DECKast #54 x Kosmik
Brooklyn hardware aficionado J. Albert has been quite busy since his debut on last years Hesperian Division Vol. 1 compilation. He released the Vertigo Contracto EP on Cult Trip earlier this year and started a new label Exotic Dance Records with his roommate Person Of Interest (L.I.E.S.), which kicked off with Albert's excellent cassette album “Dance Slow”. J. Albert returns to Hesperian Sound Division for his latest offering Emergency Cosmetics, a 4 track EP of blissfully warm dance-floor excursions with a slight nod to classic NYC style house. “Are You In “ is my personal favorite with its bouncy bassline and slow grooving rhythm, definitely an anthem for sweltering summer months ahead. Available now from Juno Records and RedEye Records.
Saturday, May 30, 2015
One of our favorite Canadian labels, King Deluxe, recently turned four years old and they treated the world with their annual compilation showcasing some of the best talent on their roster. With new tracks and collaborations from Jacob 2-2, Muta, Himuro Yoshiteru, Alphabets Heaven, Julian Mier, Magical Mistakes, Segilola, A Thousand Years, and Calvin Cardioid; it's very clear the type of sound this imprint has garnered over the years. Shining light on the future with glitched broken-beat electronics and coasting on cruise control with mellow feeling intricacies - each producer brings a special unique sound to the table that is worth a note.
The slickest cut from the compilation, 'Divide, Multiply', just happens to be the only track that has gotten some visual treatment at the moment. Check out the beautifully animated music video by the talented Japanese sound & graphic designer, Keita Onishi below.
Purchase King Deluxe's, Year Four compilation and hear it here...
Friday, May 22, 2015
Ever since Rudi Agius aka Jupiter Jax released his City Life ’88 EP on 100% Silk I have been a fan of his sound. Re-imagining the past to the future, the nostalgic Malta based producer recently released his first full length entitled, Visions, on 100% Silk which is available now on LP individually or with exclusive companion cassette Visitors. You can also grab the digital at any of the following: Boomkat, Juno, Midheaven, Clone D\G\T\L & NotNotFun Shop. Preview the entire incredibly uplifting album here...
Thanks to some awesome connections, we got in touch with Jupiter Jax to chat in depth about his current state of mind, the new album, and his inspirations. The super humble guy also made a mix for the DECKast series that is absolutely stellar and we couldn't be more excited to share it with you all. Featuring many tracks off his new album, Jupiter Jax effortlessly takes his forward thinking visions of past dance music genres and transcends them to a future state of euphoric bliss and motivational inspiration. Something about his dreamy synth combinations strum the right chords in the mind, body, and soul - both in this mix and the album. From Juan Atkins to Actress according to Rudi...
"The mix is pretty much a collection of music that I’ve been into for a while or at the moment."
1. Jupiter Jax - Interlude to Visions
2. Jupiter Jax - Sequential [100% SILK]
3. Actress - Raven [Honest Jon's]
4. Juan Atkins - I love you [Tresor]
5. Jupiter Jax - The Deepest [100% SILK]
6. Naka Naka - Lumina [Opal Tapes]
7. Vril - XXXII [Giegling]
8. Quazar - Seven Stars [Go Bang!]
9. UR - The illuminator [Underground Resistance]
10. Jupiter Jax - Till the end of time [100% SILK]
11. Jupiter Jax - Visions (feat.Xosar) [100% SILK]
12. Master C&J feat. Liz Torres - Face it [State Street]
13. Pearl River Sound - Remember Every Moment [Meda Fury]
14. Salvatore's Visions - Nuoto Sincronizzato [unreleased]
15. HOLOVR - Desert Varnish [Opal Tapes]
16. Jupiter Jax - Visitors [100% SILK]
Click 'Read More' for our Q&A with Jupiter Jax...
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
For Spring Theory's fourth release, label-head Guillaume connects across the Pacific with well received electronic producer from Okayama, Japan going by way of Keita Sano. The very talented Japanese native has had releases on Mister Saturday Night, Strictly Groove Recordings, and most recently 1080p Collection. With his latest, Sweet Bitter Love EP, he compiles four new productions including a killer remix from Jacques Renault, all of which showcase this producer to be a very eccentric one in the best way.
The A-side features 'Once I Found A Diamond', an eastern anthem very fitting to the Spring Theory sound pool - as it's dance-floor ready, bass flooring, sweet vocal melody will have you hooked. Like echoes from the past - Keita Sano patches vintage with modern in, 'Sweet Bitter Live', seamlessly collaging what sounds like an old classic tropical record in a sporadic arrangement that works ever so harmoniously with his loose rhythms. Following to close out the record is 'Bouzouk' a Middle Eastern cadence that immediately reminds me of Omar Souleyman yet bleeds a cosmic tribal techno sweep that cannot be ignored.
Out on May 25th. The EP is now available for purchase on 12" and digital via Spring Theory's bandcamp.
Also :: Here's his previous 1080p release...
Friday, May 15, 2015
SoCal dance music head Jay aka An Expresso is one of the passionate DJ/producer's that graced us at our first That's Deck party last month at Complex. The good spirited dude has a love for garage and underground house that truly speaks volumes with his stellar record collection of classic dance bangers that cannot be denied. Only in his early 20's - An Expresso has his aesthetic pat-down, as it blossoms each day in his experiments with new compositions varying in rhythm, melody, and groove that are indebted to the underground dance sector. Following a garage, house, and acid consistency; we are pleased to have this body-jacking mix crafted by An Expresso for our 57th episode in the DECKast series. Here's what he had to say about it...
"With this mix I stuck to what I know best and complied a grip of garage and deep house tunes while throwin in a bit of acid to keep you on your toes. If your mind, body and soul feel these beats then help me build the foundation for true underground house music in LA and keep the vibes alive by listening/sharing this mix. Enjoy!"
1. An Expresso - Touch Me -- Forthcoming
2. Rio Padice - Back To The Basics -- Tsuba Limited
3. Grant Nelson & Richard Purser - Sensation 1 -- Nice N' Ripe
4. Jerome Hill - Moved -- I Love Acid
5. Montel - Hip Hop Anonymous -- Seven
6. Ortella - Work that shit (steaward dubz) -- Rutilance Recordings
7. Marquis Hawkes - Outta This Hood -- Jack For Daze
8. DJ Steaw - Walkin' -- Rutilance Recordings
9. New Jack City - No Matter What - Tomorrow Is Now Kid!
10. Janeret - Street Knowledge -- Rutilance Recordings
11. Concept E25 - Get On Top -- Seven Music
12. Crue - Untitled A -- Crue
13. Cajmere & Dyed Soundorom - 1 + 1 = 1 -- Cajual Records
14. Blunt Instruments - Control -- Dungeon Meat
Previously :: That's Deck at Complex
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Brooklyn techno auteur Jackson Lee delivers his 1st full length album on his own Mystical Disco imprint as a cassette release entitled Computer Songs. 9 tracks of deep ambient acid techno crafted with Lee's signature touch, sequenced and recorded on a computer (with the occasional analogue synth). TIP!!!
Friday, May 8, 2015
Tahl Klainman aka Ford Prefect, former Bananas/Risky Vision host started 2015 with some new projects in order. After a recent journey to Europe, Mr. Klainman has began a new nightlife venture with fellow colleague Kate Stimac called Fine Time. The promoter duo prep for the third Fine Time gig, following their successful Giegling showcase in collaboration with the FEELS crew last week. Continuing to book awesome acts, Fine Time will bring out a solid bill of prime artists to LA this coming Saturday May 9th in downtown. Find out more info here.
Headlining the party is Brooklyn based electronic maven, Patricia, of L.I.E.S. / Spectral Sound / Opal Tapes, who will be throwing down a killer live set that will highlight the evening. In support, he will be joined by 1080p Collection all-star Canadian, Project Pablo, who came out with the superb album, I Want to Believe this past year and has become a That's Deck favorite since. Accompanying Pablo's funked out goodness will be an introduction of two LA hotshots, Cooper Saver and Sage Caswell who will test their debut as Customer Service - which is bound to be a cool experience. Ford Prefect will be warming up the evening in FINE TIME.
Here's some sounds of encouragement to make it out to the party Saturday...
Both Tahl and Kate recently chatted with Restless Nites about their new efforts under Fine Time and also contributed a slick mix that can be heard here. They have a grip of upcoming shows that you can find out more about here.