About a year ago I started being contacted by promoters in Bogota, Colombia for a possible booking. At first I thought jeez I’m going to end up kidnapped eating cocaine leaves in the jungle. Since then some of my good friends played down there and loved it. I also realized they are into a lot of the music I’m into and certainly the show would fit. So if all can be arranged I’ll head way south at some point this year. One of the promoters known as Bluekim Tanzdiktator has a nifty EBM DJ sets that I thought I would share.
“Today she is part of the Complejo Industrial Crew (Bogota) and she is the official Dj of the french label managed by Dj Stamba “Deviation Sociale” in which she will be releasing her tracks soon.”
Here’s another great tip from Dubstop’s Thavius Beck. I always knew you can remove a Session View Clip’s stop button. I thought it was a safety type of measure for those using Session View in a live scenario. Often when I record vocals I do different takes on a channel and they grow down vertically. To launch each take I click a Scene Clip (the right most column in Ableton Live’s Session View). In order to have my music going I have to copy my music loop down vertically too. Now with this tip in the video above all I have to do is kill the stop buttons on my music loop channel. Thanks for the time saver.
“He explains how by simply removing the stop buttons inside empty clip slots, you can launch clips and jump through scenes without having to interrupt your groove. This is something that is essential and practical putting a track in the Session View without committing it to the Arrange view.” – dubspot.com
I hereby disrupt your Monday with some jumping around by the Dillinger Escape Plan. Apparently this is called “Mathcore” on Wikipedia… or is that a joke? Not my kind of music but they rocked the house. How many times have you been out or played out and said wow that was sick I wish it was on video?
“Dillinger Escape Plan played two shows in Chicago: One with the Deftones earlier in the night and this show where they annihilated the Bottom Lounge.” – thedeepelement
Halloween night sometime in the 1980s (i’m going to guess 1987). I saw Skinny Puppy live after the East Village parade. The show was at Irving Plaza for the VIVISect tour. They dissected a fake puppy and there was blood all over the room (including my jacket). There was a cheesy opening band that no one ever heard of. Years later I looked at the ticket stub: Nine Inch Nails.
“TV interview with Trent Reznor of Cleveland’s “Exotic Birds” 1985″ – nobodybeatsthewiz
I just watched the Oscars. Then I watched this video above. This video was much better.
“Together with producer Mr. De’ he started Electrofunk Records and Assault Rifle Records and put out a series of 12″ singles and mix CDs from 1996 through 1999. The duo then parted ways and Assault would go on to set up his own label Jefferson Ave. LLC. He is best known for his sex rap tracks, such as his popular song “Ass ‘N’ Titties”.” – Wikipedia
Last night I recorded a an hour DJ set at “Mark’s Basement”. My friends were well gone on the Silver Patron you see above. This one is proper techno but I also do some time machine synthpunk/EBM sets which I’ll post some of soon too. I hope you enjoy it (recorded direct from Traktor).
“Patrón is a luxury brand of tequila produced in Mexico and sold in hand-blown, individually numbered bottles.” – Wikipedia
Turn anything into a control surface with Mogees. This is part IRCAM project. The results in the video seem great.
“Mogees is a project that uses microphones to turn any surface into an interactive board, which associates different gestures with different sounds. This means that desktop drummers could transform their finger taps and hand slaps into the sound of a marimba or xylophone. Users plug any contact microphone onto a surface — be it a tree, a cupboard, a piece of glass or even a balloon. They can then record several different types of touch using their hands or any objects that cause a sound — so one sound could be a hand slap, another could be a finger tap and another could be hitting the surface with a drumstick. Users can train the system to detect new types of touch recording them just once.” – brunozamborlin.com/mogees
In an exhibit called The Space John Peel’s 25,000 records will be scanned and displayed. How many of you dream of scanning all your record’s covers and audio files and having them virtually online? I have about 5,000 all pre-1990 waiting.
“The John Peel Centre in Stowmarket will recreate the late broadcaster’s home studio for an Arts Council project called The Space. The artwork of the records will be scanned and although listening may be limited due to copyright issues, there will be access to the BBC radio archive of Peel Sessions.” – bbc.co.uk