My friend David Merlino who is one half of the famous Pet Duo techno act sent me some information and a wicked cool Cold Wave/EBM DJ Set from DJ Magal.
“This mix is from a very old school DJ from Brazil. Magal was the one who first dropped Ministry, Front 242, Clock DVA @ Hoellisch, a very underground club in downtown Sao Paolo, where i first heard many EBM bands…responsible for my everlasting electronic addiction… Nowadays he is resident at Madame Satã, another underground club but with very dark vibe…think they had A Split Second a few months ago there.” – David Merlino
For more info: djmagal.com.br
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Scientists have released what they say is the oldest playable recording of an American voice and the first recorded music performance. Talk about retro!
“The recording is just 78 seconds long, featuring a cornet solo and a man reciting nursery rhymes. Dated back to 1878, experts say it may be the oldest playable recording of an American voice. Ray Suarez talks to Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Carl Haber who helped uncover the significance of this tiny piece of tin foil.” – PBS Newshour
For more info: theatlantic.com/physicists-recover-the-sounds…
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I am very pleased to announce my new release Haywire is now available! This is the 3rd single from my upcoming album Fire Funmania. This time around I asked techno legend Al Ferox, drum & bass master The Panacea and hardcore producer Tymon to do remixes. My parents used to fight a lot. This one is about that. Couples fighting, yelling sex hate and love.
“The 3rd single from the upcoming Horrorist album Fire Funmania. This time Chesler goes back to his aggressive roots with a very in your face track! The lyrics are amazing on this one. Remixes by Panacea, Al Ferox and Tymon. 10/10!” – Beatport
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So I live in NYC and if the news is to be believed we are about to be annihilated by hurricane Sandy. Everything is closed, evacuated, curfews set and the military has ships in the water near the Statue of Liberty. So you want to hear a song about a storm? There really is no choice here! The Scorpions have this one locked down for eternity.
“The Scorpions are a rock band from Hannover, Germany formed in 1965 by guitarist Rudolf Schenker, who is the band’s only constant member (although Klaus Meine has been lead singer for all their studio albums). They are known for their 1980s rock anthem “Rock You Like a Hurricane” and many singles, such as “No One Like You”, “Send Me an Angel”, “Still Loving You”, and “Wind of Change”.” – Wikipedia
For more info: nytimes.com/hurricane-sandy…
With each song I hear from Haus Arafna or their other project November Növelet I become a greater fan. This is great music happening now.
“You’re walking away…” – November Növelet
For more info: discogs.com/artist/November+novelet
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Often it’s not the sound it’s the melody.
“She’s going out tonight, loves drinking just champagne And she has been checking nearly all the men.” – Kraftwerk
For more info: kraftwerk.com
Sometimes a really simple song can make you dam pleased. 2008′s Business Acumen (Kitsuné music 078) by In Flagranti does that to me. Every time the guitar comes in at 2:05 I always start smiling. I hear a Roland TR-707 and TR-727. In Flagranti are from Switzerland.
“the song is amazing and the vid soooo strange but…what’s? its sense?i couldn’t understand it…” – cieloazzurro09 (Youtube)
For more info: discogs.com/In-Flagranti-Business-Acumen
If I had to pick the best freestyle song of all time Silent Morning (1987) by Noel would be number 2 right behind Debbie Deb’s When I Hear Music. I always figured he still performs shows. Recently a friend showed me the video above of a recent live performance of Noel. It wasn’t just a normal performance for him. He was suprised when his two estranged daughters showed up on stage to dance with him. These things are always touching and mix that with an 80s legend and it’s sparkly.
“Noel Pagan (also known as Noel) is a Puerto Rican American and Spanish male Latin freestyle singer born in the Bronx, New York. “Silent Morning” became his first Top-10 hit on the dance singles chart and peaked at #47 on the Hot 100 in 1987. “Like a Child” peaked at #67 in 1988, but it became his first number-one single on the dance chart. He topped the dance charts again later that year with “Out of Time.” – Wikipedia
For more info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noel_Pagan
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I just wanted to share the new a very limited edition 7″ vinyl of my last release’s original song The Man Master and a never heard before B-side Drink with Me is now available on Sweden’s Flexiwave records.
“FlexiWave is very proud to present the next 7-inch with no -less than the legendary producer Oliver Chesler aka The Horrorist. Here he presents 2-tracks of rough Body-Wave music. Not to be missed out on.” – flexiwaves.com
For more info: skerriethings.com/Flexi006/TheHorrorist-TheManMaster
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I was recently contacted by Michaelangelo Matos for Red Bull Music Academy. He wanted to interview me about the start of the NY techno scene in the early 90s. Sometimes in life you are at the right place at the right time and you get to take part in something new. Be sure to click the link below to read the full article.
“That was the mindset Chesler played to under his alias the Horrorist. “Somewhere around ’96, I started to really get an itch to return to new wave and industrial,” he says. “There are really good techno producers with a lot of skill. The only way for me to stand out was to use my own voice and tell my own story. I did my first drugs around that time, so I [wrote] stories about drugs.” Tales such as “Mission Ecstasy” – with its unforgettably blunt tag line, “Because I like fucking drugs” – and “One Night In NYC,” about an NYU student’s trip to the Limelight to pick up a guy who “fucks her all night” in her dorm room, were unsettling. Chesler shopped them to a number of labels. “Nobody wanted them,” he says with a laugh, “so I started my own label.” He called it, hopefully, Things To Come.” – redbullmusicacademy.com
Read the full article: redbullmusicacademy.com/new-york-techno
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