Delectro – Corrupted Electro

Delectro – Corrupted Electro Techno Set – 28-03-14. by Delectro on Mixcloud

Here’s a great new DJ Set from Colombian artist Delectro titled Corrupted Electro. There’s a lot of Things to Come Records, The Horrorist, Stamba, Ionic Vision, Millimetric and more on this one!

“die ganze nacht” – Ionic Vision

For more info: mixcloud.com/Delectro/delectro-corrupted-electro

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on March 31, 2014 at 6:21 am, filed under DJ, music and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Kraftwerk Rockpalast

Next week I will go to see Kraftwerk 3-D at the United Palace Theatre in NYC. It’s amazing to think how far in the future we are now. I saw them about 10 years ago and it’s was one of the best concerts I’ve ever seen.

“From the Rockpalast Archive Mixed Media Show Soest, Germany. Winter 1970 0. Intro 1. Stratovarius 2. Ruckzuck 3. Heavy Metal Kids 4. Improvisation 1″ – Henry Owings

For more info: kraftwerk.com

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on March 27, 2014 at 5:38 am, filed under live performance, music and tagged . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Soft Cell Disk Drive

A person named SammyIAm created Moppy which is a “Musical controller for an Arduino-floppy drive set up.”. He then posted a video of Moppy performing Soft Cell’s Tainted Love. Marc Almond found the video and decided to repost it this time with his own vocals on top!

“Several people showed me the brilliant floppy drive rendition of Tainted Love by Gigawipf here on YouTube so I thought it might be fun to add the vocal! :-)” – Marc Almond

For more info: github.com/SammyIAm/Moppy

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on February 27, 2014 at 7:49 am, filed under hardware, music and tagged , , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Schadenfreude – Spectra

On this Valentine’s Day I am very happy to release a new single to the world! This is a special release for me as this time the music is centered around someone else’s vocals. Andi is a DJ in the EBM, synthpop, coldwave world. She runs the night Synthicide in New York City. She also has a wonderful 80s post punk book coming out later this year called Some Wear Leather Some Wear Lace. We co-wrote about 6 songs. Our band name is Schadenfreude and this EP is called Spectra. We picked the best two and then I redid the music in my home studio. I fell in love with these songs over the past few months and I am really pleased to let you hear them. From a technical standpoint you are hearing some nice equipment including a lot of my Eurorack modular and Ensoniq ESQ-1.

“The blood it drips through my hand. I watch it pool I take the command. I don’t think only what I feel. I’m not sure if this can be real.” – Schadenfreude

Buy now: iTunes, Amazon and Bandcamp.

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Peppermint Lounge

Since we are waiting to hear the Roland Aira to see if they will deliver a new TR-808 here’s a classic track featuring the king of drum machines. Perfect High from Peppermint Lounge has the elements of an early 80s new wave track I love. Sad lyrics, meloncholy arpeggiators, pads, stuttering samples, vocoder and a TR-808. Produced by Jörg Burckhardt and written by Matthias Elvers in Germany in 1983

“Because getting high was all he cared to do.” – Peppermint Lounge

For more info: discogs.com/Peppermint-Lounge-Perfect-High/release/779563

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on January 29, 2014 at 7:14 am, filed under music and tagged , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Ugly Mood – Consulted Book

Ugly Mood is Gery Francois, Tony Baron, Lee Kane. As most proper New Beat this is from Belgium. Recorded in 1989. I slow the slow tempo and clear synths on this.

“New beat is an electronic dance music term that was used in the 1980s with two different meanings, one a collective term used in the U.S. for various electronic music styles, and the other a reference to the new beat sound: a particular electronic music genre that flourished in Western Europe during the mid-1980s. New beat is also used as a reference to the wider Belgian underground music scene and subculture during the 1980s” – Wikipedia

For more info: discogs.com/Ugly-Mood-Consulted-Book/release/295145

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The Horrorist EBM DJ Set – Bossa Nova

The Horrorist DJ Set – December 11, 2013 – Bushwick, Brooklyn at Bossa Nova by Thingstocome on Mixcloud

Here is my (The Horrorist) DJ Set (link) from last week at Bushwick, Brooklyn’s Bossa Nova club. I played a mix of classic and new EBM and techno. Bossa Nova reminds me of what clubs were like in the East Village in the 80s. It’s in a slightly bad neighborhood (changing quickly) with a mix of local and trendy people. Anything goes there and it does.

1. Addiction (Dog House mix) – Skinny Puppy
2. Impurities (Equitant Remix) – Kontravoid
3. Until Death (Us Do Part) – Front 242
4. Neuen Strassen – Metro Pakt
5. We Believe (LP Version) – Ministry
6. Here Comes the Storm (Carretta & Workerpoor rmx) – Radical G & The Horrorist
7. Shockwave (Gesaffelstein Remix) – The Hacker
8. En Partance – Le Syndicat Electronique
9. Wet & Shiny (Hell’s 2013 Rework) – The Horrorist
10. No Shuffle – Front 242
13. Tarantula (original master002) – Radical G
14. Lucrecia My Reflection – Vampire Lust
15. Murderous (Phil Kieran Remix) – Nitzer Ebb
17. Heiliger Bimm Bamm (Original Mix) – Johannes Heil
18. Wie Du – Jäger 90
19. Into the Light – Absolute Body Control
20. O Mineiro (Der Bergmann) – U.M.M.
21. Biba Butzermann – Petra Flurr + Modernista
26. Cardinal Newman – Nervous Gender

For more info: mixcloud.com/thingstocome

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on December 18, 2013 at 6:05 am, filed under DJ, music and tagged , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Deathbat DJ Set

/\: How To Destroy The DanceFloor :/\ a MiniMal/TeKnO/EbM Mix by Deathbat on Mixcloud

I met DJ Deathbat at two of my live shows in France. His new mix “How To Destroy The DanceFloor” includes tracks from Tobias Bernstrup, DAF, The Mover, The Horrorist, Gesaffelstein, Tragic Error, Front 242 and more. Im Rhythmus Bleiben!!

“DEATHROCK / BATCAVE / (POST-) PUNK / MINIMAL / EBM / OLDSCHOOL FRENCH DJ” – Deathbat

For more info: mixcloud.com/deathbat

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on December 16, 2013 at 7:14 am, filed under DJ, music and tagged , , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Omar Leon Moog Club Barcelona

Earlier this year I performed in Barcelona. One the highlights was listening to the club owner’s (Omar Leon) DJ set before I went on. I had no idea I was among musical friends so when I heard his mix of classic EBM and some New Beat records I hadn’t heard since the late 80s I was thrilled. I was again pleased this week when Omar sent his mix so here it is for everyone to listen to!

“”Adolf is only sleeping…” (Opening for The Horrorist)” – Omar Leon

For more info: soundcloud.com/omar-leon

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on December 13, 2013 at 5:42 am, filed under DJ, music and tagged , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



It’s a lot like Life

Here is Peter Last’s latest acoustic Depeche Mode cover. This time he does Master & Servant. I think if we wait long enough he will cover every DM song. I really love these as they show how great the original songs. It shows how well the songs work in any format.

“Domination’s the name of the game. In bed or in life. They’re both just the same. Except in one you’re fulfilled. At the end of the day Let’s play master and servant. Let’s play master and servant.” – Depeche Mode

For more info: youtube.com/user/georgiarose16

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