Thursday, January 28, 2016

DECKast #61 x Daniel Klauser

Hailing from Santiago Chile, Daniel Klauser, has been readily contributing to the cities growing underground electronic scene. From running his own record label (Diamante Records) to producing music and throwing underground parties in Chile, Klauser along with his friends have carved out a niche community in Santiago that shares a common passion for unique electronic sounds, extracting them from Santiago's commercial club culture. They stick true to what they know and what they are inspired by, creating an organic flow of promising music and dance gatherings. I was lucky enough to ask some questions to Daniel in light of his hour long mix he crafted for us.

We talked about his recent work on Neo Violence, throwing underground parties/festivals in Santiago, and what 2016 has in store for Diamante Records. Humble and real with his words, Daniel made us a mix that embodies his good-spirit. Listen and download it in all of it's greatness below...

Conforce - Machine Conspiracy
Roman Flugel - In Your Wardrobe
Dj Jus Ed - Confussed Passion
Big Strick - Stickin and Movin
Tobias Freund - Bayside
Funkineven and Jay Daniel - Abyss
Dj Jus Ed - Drum Groove
Marquis Hawkes - Sweet
Moodymann - Mahogany Brown
Daniel Klauser - Happy End
Moomin - Stotheh
Nicuri - Thoughts Of You

Click 'Read More' for my Q&A with Daniel Klauser...

premiere :: Nackt - 'Black Widow'

Outpost SF co-founder and Oakland resident, Nackt aka Johnny Igaz released his supersonic 7-track cassette, Virex, on 100% Silk last year. Fabricated with all live hardware electronics it's hard not to be moved by Nackt's acid syncopated grooves and gripping modulations. With featured SF house heads, CM-4 (co-founder Outpost), Michael Claus (Outpost), Jason Key (Rotation), and Doc Sleep (Jacktone); the release does not shy away to hypnotize and take the listener on an intricate digital daydream. We were lucky enough to get in touch with Nackt to premiere his music video for, 'Black Widow', which is one of two solo tracks on the cassette.

Drenched in color and glory, Mr. Igaz collaborates with Hunter Leight to visualize the track using an LZX Industries video synthesizer, which embodies it's psychedelic induced oscillations in swaying harmony. Pulsating colors and converging lines coinciding with vintage b&w films of vast oceans, waterfalls, and cannons. Let this video take you deep into Nackt's 'Black Widow' journey...

Monday, January 18, 2016

The Black Lodge & That's Deck present 2AM/FM - CHARLES MANIER - FANON FLOWERS

The Black Lodge and That's Deck are teaming up for a very rare audio/visual experience featuring the LA debut of Ann Arbor duo 2AM/FM off Bopside, Creme Organization, Nation, and more. 2AM/FM is made up of D'Marc Cantu and JTC aka James T. Cotton, Tadd Mullinix, Dabrye (the list goes on); they are purveyors of Jakbeat, Acid House, and everything in between. Grounded in their Chicago/Detroit roots they will be gracing the L.A. soil with a live set, that is bound to be grand. Expect to hear new material from their latest LP, 2AMFM, which available now on Bopside. They will be backed by JTC as Charles Manier, and Mechanisms Industries very own prolific techno maven since the 90s, Fanon Flowers.

Legends and truly masters of their craft, we are honored to be hosting a party with an undeniable array of electronic artistry under one roof. The visuals displayed throughout the evening will be provided by our favorite generative art specialist, Garett Gioia. It's going to be a night not to be missed in L.A., as programming like this is sparingly materialized often.

Catch The Black Lodge residents Force Placement and Kosmik on the That's Deck radio show tonight between 9PM-11PM PST on EMS Radio. We will be doing a 2 hour special of all 2AM/FM, Charles Manier, and Fanon Flowers. Also we will be giving away a pair of tickets to the event on tonight's radio show so be sure to tune in for a chance to win! Find out all information regarding the event, tickets, and location below...



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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

White Material & Sound Signature favorites hit Los Angeles

FRIDAY: Jan. 8th, 2016

Fine Time is back in action with a brand new year excellent bookings. This time around they will be bringing out four of White Material's mainstays who have been much buzzed about in the past year and continue to lure ears and eyes with new gigs and exquisite productions. Fine Time previously brought out Brooklyn good guy Galcher Lustwerk last year; in case you missed it, here's your chance to see him on a bill with all his fellow label mates. It would be stupid to miss this one. Purchase your pre-sales and RSVP over here. If your broke - you can win a pair of tickets to the Friday's gig tonight on Force Placement's radio segment via RWD.FM between 11PM-1AM PST. Fine Time curator Tahl K will be joining Force Placement and Kosmik for a very special episode tonight, find out more on how to win here. Don't miss!!

SATURDAY: Jan. 9th, 2016

If Friday isn't enough for you, Saturday is going to be poppin' as well. The first Moony Habits show of the year will tastefully showcase recent Sound Signature producer and classic sound
groover Ge-Ology alongside Moony Habits guest from last year Mark de Clive-Lowe doing a whole live thing. Their new track together, 'Moon Circuitry', on Sound Signature is out of this world, check it below and buy the 12". Its going to be a very special evening of soulful dance into the morning light. L.A.'s Urban Soul Brotha #5 aka Colored Craig and Moony Habits resident JoJo Armani will be warming up the intimate underground spot. Highly suggested. RSVP and grab pre-sales via Restless Nites.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Best of 2015

2015 was a great year for music; lots of new records labels and loads of new sounds from around the globe; so many promising new producers and long-awaited releases from well-knowns. It's been a pleasure to help share the beauty of new music from up-and-coming artists and record labels that are currently pushing the boundaries in fabricating some the most unique sounds in the universe. Big shoutout to all the hard-working artists and labels that came under our radar this past year, we appreciate you ever so. All three of us radio hosts here at That's Deck wanted to give you a brief round-up of our top five favorite releases in 2015. Check out our radio archives from earlier this year and our 'best of' lists below...

Label: Delaphine

Label: Point G

Label: 100% Silk

Label: Not Not Fun

Label: Soma Records

Label: HPTY

Label: Vibraphone

Label: Sushitech

Friday, December 18, 2015

heavy rotation :: Daniel Klauser - Always I'm Back Here

Prague based label Neo Violence preps for their fifth release showcasing Santiago, Chilean Daniel Klauser, who runs the slick imprint Diamante Records. The new EP comes with three originals and three remixes of the title track 'Always I'm Back Here'. Shedding a lo-fi house type of vibe, Klauser effortlessly puts together a moody and compelling trio of tracks that are immediately hypnotizing.

Nabucodonosor, Realitycheck, and Tekstrue remix the lovely title track into three solid reworks making the original a never-ending pleasure to listen to. House-techno rhythmic patterns and ambient acid haziness throughout. It;s spot on. Be sure to listen and purchase the whole release this Sunday Dec. 20th on Neo Violence's bandcamp page. Also check out the very fitting nostalgic VHS rave video for, 'Always I'm Back Here', directed by Moskalus.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Formation - Under The Tracks EP

Brother duo from London going by way of Formation, got in touch with us about their newest release, Under The Tracks EP out now on Meno Records. Fellow UK musician Leon Vynehall produced the EP for these twins and the outcome is fantastic.

Tracks like 'All The Rest Is Noise', immediately reminds me of LCD Soundsystem, emitting that loud bass-filled pop melody that you cannot deny. While 'Control' takes on a hypnotic house-disco nod, literally taking control of you and into the world of Formation's gripping sound. Leon Vynehall absolutely killing it (in a good way) compliments this avant-pop crew by composing his electronic dance instrumentations, harnessing Formation's on key lyrical content, and taking them above and beyond. Buy it here, and listen below...

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Damon Eliza Palermo - Clouds of David

Damon Eliza Palermo recently released his album, Clouds of David, on 1080p Collection. Taking a different approach from his Magic Touch moniker, Damon channels his inner zen and produces his first official full-length ambient tape. The L.A. producer garnered inspiration from his hometown in Michigan and his early influences of shoegaze and Krautrock. This helped carefully fabricate a plethora of spatial noise and dreamy melodies. So meditative and healing throughout. Highly recommended. Purchase and listen to the entire tape on 1080p's  bandcamp.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Stefan Ringer - Blow Up

Atlanta's underground all-star, Stefan Ringer, releases his newest record on Detroit's modern sound imprint, Black Catalogue. His EP Blow Up features four tracks of utter pleasure, featuring vocals from Ryan Parks, Alexis, and Stefan Ringer himself, on stellar tracks like 'FriSatNite' and 'Body'. Stefan has had quite a few releases out this year and has made big strides in his production crafting through starting a new project as Black Suédé and having debuts as Stefan Ringer on several labels around the globe.

Blow Up, is charming and smooth in its deep soulful grooves and luring vocals, highlighting Ringer's signature soul soaked basslines and jazz inspiring arrangements. There's some real funky numbers for the dancefloor on this record. I highly recommend, it won't disappoint. Buy the EP now via bandcamp or Juno.

Previously :: DECKast #56 x Stefan Ringer

Sunday, November 22, 2015

video :: Beatsofreen - 'Slowly Rising'

Newest artist on King Deluxe going by way of Beatsofreen released a beautiful video for 'Slowly Rising', a track of his full length debut, Full Circle. The visual artist Hideki Inaba directs and repurposes the track wonderfully using colors and organic flows of space and repetition to harp the track's serenity. The gorgeous video was picked up as a Vimeo Staff Pick, check it out above and purchase Full Circle via Bandcamp today.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

preview :: Natan H - Erklingen EP

Former Chicago native but now Los Angeles based producer and sound guru Natan H preps a new EP on Amsterdam record label Taped Artifact, called Erklingen. Natan H has had successful year thus far with a debut on Finale Sessions, a single on Molten Moods, and a new EP through his collaborative project with Owen Jay for Gauss Ltd label. Consistent with his dub minimal productions and deep indebted tech-house structures, it is clear the man knows how to evolve and push his sound further with each new track he fabricates.

This new EP tells the tale of four cuts following a dub techno regiment filing in with spacey atmospherics and slick kick drum antics. While the A-side has a taste of the 303s and acid dictation, the b-side contains thought provoking cerebral dance rhythms that can be turned on at any time. Grab the full EP Friday Nov.20th and listen to previews below...

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Astro Buhloone - Forever EP

Newly established Poland music imprint, Astropical Tapes debuts its first release from Wroclaw duo, Astro Buhloone this week. The EP, Forever, is a deep soulful one with undeniable grooves and transcending rhythm/melody compositions. It features stellar remixes from 4004 (Faces / Quintessentials) & Tanzlife (Local Talk / Let's Play House) on the attractive title track, 'Forever'. Listen to snippets of the EP below and check out the space-gazing music video for 'Forever'. Keep an eye out for more stuff on Astropical Tapes in the future. Purchase the debut release on vinyl and digital over here.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Earth House Hold vs bvdub

San Francisco based prolific electronic producer, bvdub better known as Brock Van Wey took to his soundcloud yesterday to offer up two free tracks, at alluring 13 minute lengths. Available on both FLAC and MP3, Brock stresses how these two tracks, 'Withering' and 'Wishing' have both helped him in difficult times and helped him remember of the good ones. He infuses his more upbeat alias Earth House Hold with his deep rooted persona that started it all as bvdub. Both tracks are serene and thoughtful creating emotional feels throughout the mind, body, and soul in the most positive light. Download the two brilliant cuts here. Here's what Brock had to say about it all when he announced on his Facebook yesterday...

"here you go :) my sincerest wishes you all love these two tracks as much as i do. i don't think they could encompass any better all the things they were, and are, supposed to. since i made them at that time, i still listen to them nearly every day... they have rescued me... and helped me remember.

if they can do nothing else but be a part of your day, i'm happy :)

both are up in MP3 and FLAC, fully downloadable. sorry i'm not adept enough at Soundcloud to know how to put them in albums.

thanks to all for waiting so long, and keeping the faith! :)
*edit, Soundcloud just sent me an email and said they are going to disable the download feature unless i pay to upgrade to Soundcloud pro (or whatever it is). if you are unable to download it, you can do so directly here:

it is only the MP3 version, though. i will work on finding a spot for the FLAC one (it takes up a lot more bandwidth, so people are going to be less enthusiastic about hosting it;)

sorry about all that, and thanks for your understanding."

Previously :: stream :: Earth House Hold - See Through You

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Pearson Sound - Freeze / Thaw Cycle

Hessel Audio co-founder, Pearson Sound self-released a killer 12" two days ago that is finally available for grabs. Freeze / Thaw Cycle are two tracks that have been long-awaited, and the type of Pearson Sound vibe everyone wants to hear more of. This release follows his stellar self-titled debut from earlier this year. While 'Thaw Cycle' uplifts with its thought pondering melody house garage aesthetic, the b-side 'Freeze Cycle' dives deep and dark into a mind-altering acid abyss. So much heat off this record. It is currently sold out on 12" but can be purchased in digital format via Pearson Sound's bandcamp. Listen up...

Monday, October 12, 2015

Brown Irvin on Motion Ward

Newly established Los Angeles record label, Motion Ward, founded by 'No Secrets' radio host and Blankstairs affiliate, Jesse Sappell aka Moiety; preps the imprint's launch at the end of the month.  The label's first release comes from well-known Compton based producer AshTreJenkin's under his new moniker Brown Irvin.

This new project debuts his recent sound experiment with dance-oriented rhythms and grooves. With a heavy influence from Moodymann and other credible deep dance honchos, AshTreJinkin's flips the script and shows his versatility in a new branch of sound and production than what he's been known for. Tone/Bay Fog is an instant hook as it begins with 'Tone', an easing melody on the mind, building with every mechanical repeat. Grounding itself throughout with claps and high-hats it moves forward on a bassline that is instantly gratifying. Stream the A-side below and pre-order the full release on bandcamp, it will be available on limited edition cassette and digital October 27th.