Watching this clip gives me instant, pleasant chills down my spine. That’s got to do with the memory of actually being there, but also with the mindblowing epicness of the track they start to play from 1:00 onwards. Three minutes in, it becomes something alien. It’s beyond words, really.
The Netherland’s got a lot to offer in terms of techno music, in all kinds of varieties, but stuff like this… I’ve never heard a dj play that over here. For that, you have to go east.
If anyone knows the track id to this, please let me know.
After a highly satisfying, well-organized festival with a perfect atmosphere, and a week of forced labour after that, we’re back to take up blogging again. Sorry for the inactivity.
Melt!, unfortunately already a week ago with the next edition still 51 weeks away, was fantastic, either way. We won’t bother anyone with a review, but suffice it to say that through discipline and an unprecedented tapping of energy sources, we actually managed to see quite a lot of artists of the list posted below.
Combine that with perfect weather, a decent camping spot and the magical atmosphere of standing with dedicated party people at 6am under a rising sun listening to the spacy, groovy beats of a dj performing underneath majestic digging machines, and you get the picture. Seriously folks: of all parties and festivals we know of, nothing beats the Big Wheel stage or the beach stage in the morning.
To prove that, here’s a couple of videos capturing that wonderful atmosphere. It’s perfection. Then it’s off to blogging again.
There ain’t gonna be no bloggin’ here till at least Monday, because this weekend the entire LSD crew will be out at the Melt! Festival at Ferropolis, Gräfenhainichen, Germany. If it’s half as good as last year, it’s gonna be awesome.
The hipster kids are getting younger and younger these days. Check out this clip featuring kids in the disco by Hamburg producer and dj Tensnake. Tensnake is a producer who sorta combines the good sides of the mainstream sound of some popular dj’s with a more qualitatively appealing edge: in tracks like this one and Coma Cat you’ll hear disco, dub, Balearic, Chicago and acid house influences.
Apparat, the Berlin electronic finetuner who gained prominence under the wings of Ellen Allien and her BPitch Control label, always incorporated a measure of stadium rock-like breadth in his music. The direction he’s taking now with his music further increases this cinematic (almost U2-like) feel.
I can’t say I’m completely infatuated with this change in style, as I liked Apparat’s previous lush minimal productions better. But, there’s still something in this new track ‘Black Water’ that I very much like – I think it’s the high-pitched synthesizers that come in near the middle. And of course there’s nothing wrong with a bit of grandiosity from time to time.
Check out this pretty captivating new clip of Robyn. Where Lady GaGa ceased to be cool a long, long time ago, Robyn keeps doing what they once both did best: making generic pop music with just enough indie/electronic sensibility to make it interesting. Unnecessary to say we wouldn’t we blogging it otherwise (hah).
The clip is one big tracking shot, just Robyn dancing, and the lighting is pretty well done.