I am extremely pleased to tell you my fourth full length album has been released and it’s called Fire Funmania. These are the ten best songs I have recorded in the past eighteen months. This album is more like my first album Manic Panic and the album cover image and colors purposely reflect that. Like Alex in Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange I have returned to my evil self here.
Releasing a full length album is a huge deal for any musician. Saturday is my birthday and getting this released is my gift to myself. To celebrate I’m playing in Aachen, Germany. The event called DODT is very synthpunk and underground. I can’t wait to get on stage. Another way I’m going to celebrate the release of Fire Funmania is to write about each of the songs. A few songs are quite clear in their meanings but I love to talk about the technical side of production. I used a lot of vintage and new hardware on this release. Other songs such as Kissing Anne I think would benefit from some discussion or at least make a good read. No matter the content I believe all music is art. It should be a human right to freely express yourself without fear. Song writing is one of the most important things in my life.
If you like my music or just like reading Wire to the Ear the best way to say thank you is to buy this release. The digital release is available today on iTunes, Beatport and Amazon MP3. In the coming weeks there will be a CD a limited edition 12″ vinyl and cassette.
“The Horrorist returns in 2013 with his 4th full length album! He goes back to his roots with 10 completely evil, wild, sex filled tracks. This is really dark, sick twisted material! Will be played at many afterparties! 10/10!!!” – Beatport.com
This week’s pick comes from the electronic artist The Horrorist. His fourth album Fire Funmania is being released on Things To Come Records and it is wickedly dark and evil. There are some strange experimental type tracks on here that will make you say “hmm”, but there are also “regular” techno type tracks that many of you will expect. Especially if you are only familiar with his breakout hit “One Night In NYC“. Go into this album thinking The Horrorist is an artist first and a techno producer second, you will thank me. – Auxiliary Magazine (Mike Kieffer)
The horror show returns! From the first song to every one after this is pure sexyness. Electronic torture never sounded so good! Awesome album. – iTunes”
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I’m back from Rotterdam and my live show at the Herr Zimmerman party. It was as cool as I’d hope it would be. I had friends from Belgium meet me there, played some new songs and closed 2012 with just enough “party” that would make most people write their new years resolutions in capital letters. The promoters of the event Mario Martinez and Linda who also DJ as TanzMan and Fraulein Z have been doing the Herr Zimmerman events for some time and it really shows. They have built up what I think is the perfect crowd… slightly freaky, nerdy and love to dance. To view the full set of photos: click here
“Herr Zimmerman’ is the name of the alien Katze – Herr Zimmerman – who has come to Earth, to throw these amazing tanzparties! Experience amazing parties with a crazy mix of very nice people, that are there for only one thing: To create an amazing Party! The unique techno electro party nights, originally & frequently take place in Factory 010 in Rotterdam” – Herr Zimmerman
For more info: facebook.com/HerrZimmerman
photo credit: Arno de Voogd
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I will be performing a live show (The Horrorist) this Saturday night in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The event called Herr Zimmerman is quite notorious. Each event is well somewhat S&M themed and from what I hear no one leaves, early or without accepting or inflicting some amount of pain. I have several new songs to perform and a nifty black patent leather 1987ish Michael Jackson jacket to wear. If you’re there please come and say hello!
“MISTER ONE NIGHT IN NEW YORK CITY – THE HORRORIST, ist coming to EUROPE! Saturday 29 december is the last Saturday & weekend of 2012! The perfect night for an incredible and crazy 2012 Closing Party in Rotterdam, Factory 010! Muzik: TanzMan, The Horrorist, Fraulein Z & More!” – Herr Zimmerman
For more info: facebook.com/events/499910626710618
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I finally had a chance to sort through and post some photos from last week’s live shows in Bordeaux, France and San Sebastian, Spain. Both shows were good but as expected the Spain show was really crazy. Those kids really know how to party! All I can say is their event went to 5PM the next afternoon. I left my jacket in the DJ booth and went back and enjoyed walking through the parking lot full of cars and vans with kids doing all sorts of subersive activities. It’s good to know life is going on somewhere! The next live show is in Rotterdam on December 29 at the infamous Herr Zimmerman party!
“The perfect night for an incredible and crazy 2012 Closing Party in Rotterdam, Factory 010! Herr Zimmerman’s Spanky Wanky Party!!! :-) Very Spezial Guest & Live act! – The Horrorist (New York, USA)” – facebook.com/HerrZimmerman
For more info: thehorrorist.com
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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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I will be performing in two of the nicest European cities this weekend Bordeaux and San Sebastian. Because of Hurricane Sandy I missed my show in Aachen on Wednesday but after some long waits on the phone I was able to rebook and fly out today to catch the weekend events! I will be playing some new material and I have a spiffy new insane outfit. I can’t wait to get on stage. I have a global MiFI so I think I will be able to post more than I usually do when I am abroad. If you want to keep up with my up to the minute nonsense be sure to follow my Twitter.
“Producteur New-Yorkais connu pour son style déviant et sans concession, c’est un véritable showman en live! Il est le créateur du label Things To Come Records et il aime se faire remixer par les fers de lance de l’electro musclée à la française comme The Hacker, David Carretta, Millimetric… et bien sûr… Stamba qui l’a remixé par deux fois et a sorti un maxi ou c’est le malsain Oliver qui s’est donné à l’exercice du remix ! Pour les accompagner dans cette descente aux enfers, 14anger : il allie la discipline steroidée de l’EBM et la folie extasiée de la rave en un mélange electro-techno qui avale l’énergie du dancefloor et la recrache en grandes giclées de sérotonine. La fin du monde en 2012 ? C’est le vendredi 2 novembre au Respublica!”
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I was asked to make some official presets for D16′s LuSH-101 software synthesizer. It’s a very easy synth to program. You get 8 full synth layers, effects and arpeggiation (with shuffle) per layer and master effects. You can do some really great things with that. Take a listen to some of my presets. These of course swing towards weird and techno such as that’s what I do. I think I had as much fun naming the presets as I did making them. There is a free demo of LuSH-101 so try it out for yourself!
“LuSH-101 is a synthesizer created from modules that can be found in many modern virtual synthesizers, all combined into a single compact and logically intuitive design. However, this basic simplicity combined with its multilayer architecture turns it into an easy-to-use but extremely powerful instrument that can be programmed and tweaked quickly, almost effortlessly leveraging its maximum potential.” – d16.pl
For more info: d16.pl/lush-101
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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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Here’s some photos from my live performance (The Horrorist) at the Ground Zero Festival 2012. It took place in Bussloo, The Netherlands. It was a huge event with 5 stages and about 40 DJs and live acts. All the music was hard, hardcore, hardsomething techno. Like most people I can’t differentiate between the small music sub-genres but let’s just say it was an agressive night of music. Beyond the stages and many thousands of wasted youth there was large carnival rides, pyrotechnics and anything else you can imagine. I made some good new friends such as Mark Eg & Chrissi, Ms. Sprinkles and saw old ones such has Dano Leeflang, Lenny Dee, Delta 9, Dave Cik, Maxime Fight, Tymon, Laurent Ho, Manu Le Malin, Sacha Blank and Rene Schuster. I was on an “early rave” stage but of course I couldn’t resist playing a lot of new techno material. If you follow my Twitter or Instagram you will have seen the cool new Thermen Busslo hotel they put us up in. It was certainly a pleasant stay and I got a chance to see a bunch of old naked people at the spa. Time does funny things to a body. To see the full set of photos: click here.
“On behalf of the organizations UDC and Multi Groove, we want to thank everyone for visiting Ground Zero Festival 2012! It was a great success and we are pleased with the positive responses. We hope you all again next year for the party!” – groundzerofestival.nl
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This Saturday night I will be performing at a large techno festival in The Netherlands called Ground Zero. The event takes place in Bussloo which is about an hour and fifteen minutes from Amsterdam. There are 6 stages and about 50 DJs or live acts. It’s all “hardcore techno” of some type. There’s going to a large number of people there. To get an idea of what this will be like take a look at some of the photos of my live at Ground Zero 2008: flickr.com/grz08. If you do make it out to see my show try and say hello!
“Ground Zero 2012 is now more than ever before going to be a festival for the real hard-dance junkies, with a massive underground line-up, representing known and unknown artists from Holland and way abroad like no other festival does! Deep in the dark and mysterious woods of Bussloo, with all of its legends, Ground Zero 2012 is going to be a unique festival that will squeeze the living hell out of the night, all the way until a breathtaking morning sun merges above the lake to announce a brand new day!” – groundzerofestival.nl
For more info: groundzerofestival.nl/2012
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