Ward 6

I don’t remember how I originally met Father Jeff. He’s a Industrial/EBM/goth DJ in the New York area. It must have been in the late 80s. I’m going to guess he was DJing at the IVY (The Haven) in Connecticut/Westchester or maybe one of the Long Island clubs like Paris NY. It was only a few words and then the 90s happened and I was off in techno land. During that time Jeff started his own night Ward 6. I ran into Jeff recently at the Mad World book release and realized it’s time to check out Ward 6 again. Tonight DJ Stalagmike is playing alongside Jeff. I DJed Mike’s event Defcon at the Pyramid a few months ago. I really like what Mike plays so tonight I’m going for sure. Come and join me for a drink. The Gallery at LPR. 158 Bleecker Street. New York, NY 10012

“WARD 6–Friday, May 16th..!! DJ FATHER JEFF and Guest DJ JET (Cybertron) and Guest DJ STALAGMIKE (Defcon). NEW WAVE-POST PUNK-GOTH-SYNTH-INDUSTRIAL Ticket Giveaways for DE/VISION–NYC Show–5/30!!! WARD 6 first opened on September 8th, 1990. Music to stop your mind from rotting.” – Ward 6

For more info: facebook.com/events/1412148079060691

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on May 16, 2014 at 7:48 am, filed under DJ and tagged , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Skinny Puppy – Weapon

Skinny Puppy’s new album is about to be released. Like a lot of old Industrial or EBM bands I lost faith that I would hear much new stuff that I would be interested in. However, when I heard the song 101 (2011) by the SP related Ohgr project I knew somewhere the old fire existed. Well here we have the new album Weapon and Skinny Puppy bought some of their old equipment back, dusted off other toys left in closets and return to their roots. You can hear a full preview of the new album at Revolver Mag (link). Listen to the songs Wornin’, saLvo and the new version of Solvent and you are transported.

“Wow! Sounds like Skinny Puppy again.” – Alexis Latorre

For more info: skinnypuppy.com

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on May 17, 2013 at 5:50 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.



Skinny Puppy – Addiction (Dog House Remix)

One of the best records in my collection is the Nettwerk Sound Sampler Volume Two. For a long time I was one of the few people I knew who owned the music on it. Today you can find all the tracks on YouTube. While I’m no longer so special it’s good you can all hear the Dog House Mix of Skinny Puppy’s Addiction. Great strings and a wild vocal performance get paired with a clear Roland TR-808 taking what could never be a dance track exactly to the dancefloor. This is one of my favorite pieces of music for many reasons. Desperate, deranged, talking in my sleep again.

“best ever (and.. 808 ridden!) rendition of the track by Skinny Puppy released in 1988 on the second Nettwerk sampler “A Food for Thought”" – states1024

For more info: discogs.com/Various-Nettwerk-Sound-Sampler…

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on April 17, 2012 at 3:06 pm, 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.



Ministry I Prefer

As a whole image and full canon of songs I dislike Ministry. However the few good tracks I think they have are steller. “I Prefer” is one of them. Pure synthpunk late 80s madness. If I had to pick the best Ministry album it would be the one this track lives on aka The Land of Rape and Honey (1988).

“Have you run into the human race? Have you run into the world?” – Ministry

For more info: wikipedia.org/The_Land_of_Rape_and_Honey

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on March 17, 2012 at 3:19 pm, 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.



Bluekim Tanzdiktator

Bluekim – Bogotá Industrialized 10-02-12 by Bluekim on Mixcloud

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.”

For more info: facebook.com/bluekim

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on February 29, 2012 at 8:09 am, filed under DJ and tagged , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Interview in Side-Line Magazine

I was interviewed for Industrial/EBM web portal Side-Line. If your into this type of music the forums are a great place to hang out.

“Chesler, who lives in New York, released a new album this year, “Joyless Pleasure”. You may expect the remixed version of it to be soon out as well. In between recording sessions we asked him a couple of questions…” – side-line.com

Read the full interview: side-line.com/id=47205_0_2_0_C

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on December 14, 2011 at 4:03 am, filed under interviews, promotion and tagged , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



We Dress in Black

Another video example of a world I once lived in. What has been exploited and homogenized by Hot Topic’s in Malls across America once was underground and newsworthy. I think I need to raid my mothers closet again soon!

“Go inside this secret place tonight where black is in and the music is industrial strength and it’s always Halloween. On this Friday night we are going to take you to a nightclub you probably never knew existed. It’s a place where they dress in black and dance to Industrial Disco.” – Channel 9, Orlando

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on September 29, 2011 at 5:20 am, filed under music, political, video and tagged , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Plath – I Am Strange Now

Plath “I am Strange Now” has all the elements I love in an early industrial/electronic musical piece. This is put your boots on and get into the world music. This great rare vinyl is from Italy, 1982.

“Industrial music is a style of experimental music that draws on transgressive and provocative themes. The term was coined in the mid-1970s with the founding of Industrial Records by the band Throbbing Gristle, and the creation of the slogan “industrial music for industrial people”. In general, the style is harsh and challenging.” – Wikipedia

For more info: discogs.com/Plath-Plath/release/405012

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on July 28, 2011 at 8:29 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.



Love’s Secret Domain

This week Peter Christopherson died in his sleep. If the bands Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV and Coil mean anything to you then you know this is a real loss to the music world. He created two songs which I personally have in my top 100 of all time: United (Throbbing Gristle) and Love’s Secret Domain (Coil). You should own both of these songs. They both are sexy and serious pieces of music. To add to his music’s cache if you want to own original’s of these CDs you better have a steep wallet. Just following the links to the songs behind this sentence to see some prices. The vision and the void.

“Oh rose, thou art sick
Seduce.. let loose
The vision and the void
Blood sickle.. honey suck

In little children’s heavy heads
My dreams erupt while in my bed
Innocence is dripping red

In dreams I walk with you
In dreams I talk with you
In dreams
You’re mine
All of the time

Heads on fire and drunken lights
Days devoured by hungry nights
In love’s secret domain
This is mad love
This is mad love
In love’s secret domain”

For more info: wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Christopherson

photo credit: shiver_shi

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on November 26, 2010 at 5:47 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.



ReGen Magazine Podcast

ReGen is a USA based EBM, Synthpop and Goth magazine. Since last October (2009) they have been putting out a free one hour mix of music. I like to grab it and scan through the audio to pick out a gem here and there. Where’s my black nail polish?

“An hour of the best in industrial, goth, EBM, synthpop and alternative and electronic music, downloadable every Monday provided by ReGen Magazine.” – regenmag.com

Subscribe now (iTunes link): click here

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on January 4, 2010 at 6:34 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.