24k Gold Buttons for the Tour

The Horrorist 24k Gold Buttons

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The Horrorist - Silver Buttons

For the upcoming tour special I created some wonderful Horrorist 24k Gold Buttons and some silver ones including a slogan from one of the upcoming singles “Programmed”. For now the only way to get them is at one of the shows but I will figure out a way to get them to other people.

“There’s gold in them thar buttons! 24-karat gold plated custom 1” round buttons. Only at Busy Beaver!” – busybeaver.net

Tour schedule: songkick.com/artists/294971-horrorist/calendar

The Horrorist – Tour Schedule


The Horrorist Live Brussels 2015 Flyer

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I am about to start a tour that will take me to some of my favorite venues, cities and new places. I have been very hard at work on my next album which now has a name “Separate Dimension”. I can’t wait to let you hear it. During the tour I will be playing some of the songs. As much practice as I can do here in Brooklyn the real test is in front of you. The album will have 3 singles. The artwork and music videos have been delegated to some wonderful people who have my full trust. I have seen some of the work and it’s a fantastic match for my new/next sound. As always please come up to me and say hello at the shows in person!

October 16, 2015 – Berlin, Germany. Venue: Maze

October 17, 2015 – Zwickau, Germany. Venue: Club Seilerstraße

October 23, 2015 – Brussels, Belgium. Venue: La Vilaine

October 24, 2015 – Halberstadt, Germany. Venue: Sandsteinhöhlen (SUBSOIL ? 5)

October 29, 2015 – Berlin, Germany. Venue: Suicide Circus (**DJ SET)

October 30, 2015 – Dublin, Ireland. Venue: District 8 (Devil’s Night Disco)

October 31, 2015 – Barcelona, Spain. Venue: Moog Club

November 20, 2015 – Los Angeles, California USA – Venue: Das Bunker

November 21, 2015 – Los Angeles, California – Venue: Lash Lounge (**DJ SET)

November 27, 2015 – Paris, France – Venue: Cabaret Sauvage

January 16, 2015 – New York City, USA – Venue: Stimulate

February 5, 2016 – Newcastle, UK – Venue: The Cosmic Ballroom

February 6, 2016 – Paisley (Glasgow), Scotland – Venue: The Club

For more info: songkick.com/artists/294971-horrorist/calendar

Kunst Krach – The Electronic Body Music Show


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If you follow me on social media you know by now I have been doing an online radio show called Kunst Krach. The show which airs on Digitally Imported runs an hour and consists of an interview and DJ set or I play song and talk about them. If you don’t know Digitally Imported is a great website and app which has a ton of electronic music streams. It is quite popular in the USA and I highly recommend it. It’s far better then Spotify or Pandora if you are looking to hear new electronic music. There are now 10 episodes and I have had some amazing guests such Daniel Myer of Haujobb and Radical G. The show airs live once a month then goes into rotation on the EBM channel. If you are a premium subscriber you can listen to the shows on demand. I am now also pleased to tell you all the shows are archived and available on Mixcloud and I have created a new website for the show kunstkrach.com. On the new official website you can also download the mixes!

“Kunst Krach: The Electronic Body Music show hosted by Oliver Chesler, aka The Horrorist. Tune in every second Wednesday of the month for new DJ mixes and special guests from the industrial / EBM scene.” – Digitally Imported

For more info: di.fm/ebm and kunstkrach.com

Input Error (The Horrorist remix) – Haujobb

Input Error - The Horrorist remix - Haujobb

I am happy to announce a remix I did for the German EBM band Haujobb has been released. The song is called Input Error. It is on the first single from their next album called Blendwerk. The wonderful Sid Lamar (Schwefelgelb) also did a remix.

As with many of my remixes I almost like to redo the track. For Input Error I used the underrated Kawai R100 drum machine. The bassline is an Alesis Microbrute. I re-arranged the vocals to be a “more standard” arrangement. I really wanted something that could be played regularly out at a club and also have an 80s Wax Trax atheistic. I hope you enjoy it!

“One of Haujobb’s best songs ever in my opinion!” – Mattias Larsson

Buy now: basicunitproductions.bandcamp.com/album/input-error

The Horrorist DJ Set and Live at the Bossa Nova Civic Club


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On Saturday night I DJed and performed a live show in Bushwick, Brooklyn at The Bossa Nova Civic Club. I’ve mentioned “Bossa” a few times. It’s a small place in the middle of what was once nowhere. The nowhere part is changing quickly as Bushwick has become the place to be. I would argue Bossa had a big role in making the area cool. The event was Synthicide which is run by DJ Andi. Synthicide is one of the best events in the NYC area. It’s a mix of EBM, Industrial and straight up techno. Each event features 3 different DJs or live acts. Saturday night Andi herself played, the absolutely legendary Frankie Bones and myself. Luckily Bossa recorded the set so you can hear for yourself what a great music night it was. As most DJs or performers know it’s very different playing in your hometown than abroad. You know a lot of people in the crowd in front of you. This was the first time I ever did a DJ set and then went right into a live show. I had a absolute blast! Thanks to everyone who came and everyone who waited on line to get in! I am working on my next album. I have about 5 songs finished and the plan it to start releasing singles in the fall with remixes and the album before the year is over. I also have a big European tour set for October and then some US dates following that. See you there!

“Celebrate America with NYC legends. Fog machines and laser rays.” – Synthicide

For more info: facebook.com/events/1583959985205050

Do we see reality as it is?

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When I was a child I had a TRS-80 Color Computer. I remember pretending the real world around me was made of pixels. I believe humans are ramping up self awareness in a dramatic way in the 21st Century. I love this Ted talk. I believe Dr. Hoffman is on the right path.

“Cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman is trying to answer a big question: Do we experience the world as it really is … or as we need it to be? In this ever so slightly mind-blowing talk, he ponders how our minds construct reality for us.” – Ted

For more info: cogsci.uci.edu/~ddhoff

The Underground is Massive

The Underground is Massive

There is a new book by Michaelangelo Matos called The Underground is Massive which goes into great detail on the emergence of the techno scene solely in the United States. I am quoted and mentioned a few times and so far (I just read a few chapters) I think he’s got it right.

“Joining the ranks of Please Kill Me and Can’t Stop Won’t Stop comes this definitive chronicle of one of the hottest trends in popular culture—electronic dance music—from the noted authority covering the scene. It is the sound of the millennial generation, the music “defining youth culture of the 2010s” (Rolling Stone). Rooted in American techno/house and ’90s rave culture, electronic dance music has evolved into the biggest moneymaker on the concert circuit. Music journalist Michaelangelo Matos has been covering this beat since its genesis, and in The Underground Is Massive, charts for the first time the birth and rise of this last great outlaw musical subculture.”

For more info: http://amzn.to/1QFh8Vb

Laibach TV-Tednik interview June 1983

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Laibach the infamous Slovenian band on Mute records will perform in New York City at the The Gramercy Theatre (127 E 23rd St) on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. You better believe I will be there. Artists should be free to create and tell any story however dark or wrong the public may perceive it to be. In today’s era of political correctness we need Laibach more than ever!

“We are children of the spirit and brother of might. We are the black sprits of the world. We sing the insane image of horror. Art is a high mission and demands fanaticism.” – Laibach

For more info: facebook.com/events/774911325937991

The Horrorist DJ Set for RIOT Radio Edinburgh

The Horrorist - Riot Radio Edinburgh

Yesterday I did a DJ Set for RIOT Radio from Edinburgh, Scotland. I really enjoy doing set that don’t have to be totally dancefloor friendly. Enjoy the mix!

1. Violences Conjugales – Violence Conjugale
2. Tragisch – Petra Flurr + Modernista
3. Deadlines – Skinny Puppy
4. Venereal Desires – The Slop
5. B.I.O.N.I.C. – The Force Dimension
6. Motordead – Cat Rapes Dog
7. Molecule Man – SuperPower
8. Who Raised These People? – Charles Manier
9. Germaniac – Die Krupps
10. Helpless (Final D.) – X Marks The Pedwalk
11. Untitled – Absolute Body Control
12. This Hour of The Night – SuperPower
13. Clear – Cybotron
14. Te Quiero Mi Amor (The Hacker Remix) – David Carretta
15. Kervorkian – Staccato Du Mal
16. The Future – Vomito Negro
17. Carried Mask – Youth Code
18. Will Ever Fall Here Again – Millimetric

“An absolute star that shines so very, very brightly. A true inspiration for me over the years like you would not believe. The Horrorist aka Oliver Chesler has released so many of techno’s best ever & most well recognized releases. If I started naming them all I’d be typing here for an eon. So many releases on not only his own label The Things To Come but countless others too and his remixes for other people go on and on and on he’s that much in demand. His live show, which has to be seen to be believed, has been played across the globe & is being constantly booked to perform to sell out crowds. A true pioneer from the birth of techno, to now & into the future. This DJ set he has done exclusively for the show is quite simply stunning. So strap yourself in, let your blood wings soar and prepare your ears for a flight into vicious sonic beauty. Enjoy LOUD!” – RIOT Radio

For more info: soundcloud.com/riotradioshow

The Horrorist DJ set for VICE and Healthgoth


Johnny Love from Chicago contacted me a few weeks ago to do a DJ Set for Healthgoth and VICE. Healthgoth is an amazing trend of… well goths in the gym. Let’s face it… nothing tastes better than being skinny and there are plenty of goths that need a good workout. I hope you enjoy the set!


Der Plan – “Lebdoch”
Hymn – “I Am the Absolute”
Absolute Body ContRol – “Melting Away”
Front Line Assembly – “Die-sect”
The Force Dimension – “Aqua 2000”
Cosmetics – “The Cries”
Die Krupps – “2 Herzen 1 Rhythmus”
Frontal – “Winterzeit”
Manufacture – “Armed Forces”
Severed Heads – “Hot With Fleas”
Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft – “Co Co Pino”
James T. Cotton – “Press Your Body”
Cyberaktif – “Meltdown”
Gorilla Aktiv – “Die Maske”
Cybotron – “R-9”
Nitzer Ebb (The Horrorist remix) – “Murderous”
Acrosome – “Running on the Wheel” (Remix)
Dive – “Bloodshot Eyes”
Millimetric – “No Feedback”
Hymn – “Danger””

“The first two editions of THUMP’s Healthgoth mix series have been classy affairs as both DMC champ DJ Shiftee and Washington, DC scene leader Tittsworth championed the underground from across the spectrum in their selections.

For our third edition, New York dance-punk stalwart The Horrorist delves deep into new wave music and EBM, with a focus on punk-edged, early-tech dance music from Germany in particular.

The Things to Come Records boss opens up with “new German wave” progenitors Der Plan, makes stops everywhere from pop to industrial to techno, before crescendoing with influential UK act Nitzer Ebb’s “Murderous” (special Horrorist cover version) and closing with the swirled-out synth-pop of Hymn’s “Danger.”

This mix could be considered an education in EBM, one of the most influential and organic scenes and eras in dance.”

For more info: thump.vice.com/the-horrorists-healthgoth-mix-is-all-ebm