“It’s funny, having worked so hard to make a living out of music I found once I’d got there that I’d broken myself in the process. I needed a break to do some, uh, emotional housekeeping.”
“The newer material is very personal in nature as it directly relates to the experiences and emotions I had been going through and feeling. Those experiences set the direction for the album title and cover art.”
CEASE2XIST 'Zero Future' ARMALYTE INDUSTRIES
DAVID BOWIE 'No Plan' COLUMBIA / SONY es' SELF-RELEASED
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Friday, 31 January 2014
Thursday, 30 January 2014
There’s been some fantastic club tracks in a variety of electronic music styles that’s coming up on the horizon to kick off a fantastic new year of music. Let’s take a look:
Each time I hear this ‘True to Nature’ EP, my favourite track changes, it’s THAT much of a solid piece of work- so ask me if this track is the best tomorrow, I might name you one of the other four. The low beats are haunting yet heavy, the melody is clubby yet melodic. It is straight up dark techno with hardcore elements. Login Records has hit us with the first awesome release of the year!
This would be the best track of the month overall if it wasn’t new to me and to those who follow Andre W. aka E.I.D (his former project). Andre has been cultivating Dimensional Explosion this past year and it’s time everyone finally get to hear what he’s been up to- and as always, I’m champion his work; a ‘crunchy’ yet melodic noise sound at its experimental finest. It’s INSANE that this project is unsigned. This should change very soon!
When the newly released compilation from the Green Mono label was sent to me, I was honestly a tad bit skeptical. Though I appreciate all styles of club music, as a personal listener I had become very weary of some of the direction variations of progressive & other more lighter styles music had gone some years ago. Much of it became a bit too pop-formulated for my taste. More hooks, less depth; yet here was some new music presented to me, I had to check it out…and am very satisfied with what was thumping out of my speakers. This track has the kind of depth & substance I’ve missed out of these more rhythmic styles of EDM. Thanks for bringing me back, G.M.M.!
This track hits you in the fkn face. Love this. It’s a progression of the harsh EBM sound: I wasn’t sure if the style had any more methods to throw at us and then Blak Opz shows us the way. Throw this on a dance floor and watch everyone go crazy.
Great synth pop track, the melody and vocals are very moving and textured. All of the tracks from “The Book” album should be heard.
The Login label charts again in the top picks with this track off the new Stampot EP from Orquesm. Certain tracks can hit the clubs like a sonic wave and roll over you- this one doesn’t disappoint!
Known for some of the best new dirty and glitchy Electro sound, Trashz Recordz has been a steady source of music to break ya neck to for a little while now. Doc Trashz, the label’s founder, releases his own monster of a track and it is beat driven! Not meant for tiny speakers or ear buds or you miss some of the intricate work that went into this one.
ETT Recordings storms out the gate this new year with this driving massive track. You’ll love the way this builds towards the break and then holds you to the club floor. Loving this one.
Somehow iVardensphere found the time while creating his new album to put his signature stamp on a new track from [product]’s new album. I would say iVS has to sleep sometime, yet you wouldn’t know it from the great production work on this remix. Compliments [product]’s sound nicely!
Flatline’s new album hit in late December and this standout track has garnered its own official video (now up on YouTube) which helps even more to spotlight on the great work on this track. A very driven track and great vocals & lyrics. Great new EBM mover!
That’s not all. Check out these other noteworthy releases to move to:
Novikoff - 'Addictive' (DJ Generous Remix) - Green Mono Music
Another track from G.M.M.’s recently released compilation. The flow on this track is addictive, I couldn’t stop moving even while trying to sit still. Great remix on this one.
Mark Bester feat. Love Dimension - 'Love Is Good' - ETT Recordings
ETT continues its label dominance by releasing another awesome track to the masses. The label seems to know the talent they seem to have in Love Dimension’s vocals, which wrap smoothly around the production work of this track by Mark Bester. Yet another high quality ETT club track!
Groovetonic - 'Boom Chacka' (Leon Blaq Remix) - Supermarket Records
This is a driving floor filler from the Supermarket. Love the build up!
Prismism - 'Numbers' - Trashz Recordz
One of the dirtiest, robotic electro tracks I’ve heard in a while! The beats on this seriously kick.
Essonita feat. Love Dimension - 'All We Need' (Denis Sender Remix) - ETM Recordings
ETM, sister label of ETT, takes the talented vocals of Love Dimension to more heights with this deeply moving track.
Keep those bodies moving, check out these great new tracks and we'll touch base again soon! ;)
END: the DJ is a U.S. based DJ and artist with releases on Infacted Recordings, Nilaihah Records and CircuitHeads Digital. END tours internationally, supporting many dark electronic artists and labels plus has live mixes on U.S. and UK radio, Industrial Club Sessions. Check out END's official website for more music, tour dates and more!
Wednesday, 29 January 2014
You probably don't need to have been following things too closely to have noticed the rise of Aesthetic Perfection up the ranks. They've always had great albums, but 'Til Death' is the product of releasing the chains and giving full artistic freedom to go and make the album they want to make. There are are a massive mixture of influences going in there, 80s Pop, 90s metal, 21st century electronics... and it all comes out into a sublime blend. Daniel Graves is an excellent and proven songwriter and this is a diving conception.
'Atoms & Emptiness'
All of the Faderhead albums are good. If you're a fan of the band, they're always something to look forward to. Sure, you know what to expect - a couple of club tracks (some more favoured by DJs than others) and some deep ballads. Overall, you always get a collection of new Faderhead songs. That is, well, good. Isn't it?
Tuesday, 28 January 2014
1. Legend / Nachtbringer (Symphonic Version)
2. Krieger (Symphonic Version)
3. Soultaker (Symphonic Version)
4. Über den Horizont (Symphonic Version)
5. Deine Welt (Symphonic Version)
6. Behind The Mirror (Symphonic Version)
7. Kinder dieser Stadt (Symphonic Version)
8. Reich mir die Hand (Symphonic Version)
9. Die Zeit (Symphonic Version)
10. Seelenschmerz (Symphonic Version)
11. You Walk Away (Symphonic Version)
12. Monument (Symphonic Version)
Live from "Neues Gewandhaus Leipzig"
2. Ein Augenblick
3. Die With You
4. Reich mir die Hand
2. Krieger Lord Of The Lost Version feat. Chris Harms
3. Grey City
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Monday, 27 January 2014
Waiting arduously for death; it would be quicker than loading iTunes, as now one must peer deep into the dark depths of 2013 and pull out the sounds and wails of the year.
.Com/Kill – '.Com/Kill'
Reviewed by Dominic Lynch aka DJ LX-E
British horror doesn't have too many gems in its war chest to rival 'Witchfinder General' for either genuine shocks or bleak intensity. Looked at from any angle it just feels different compared to other classics of the genre. This could be down to the shockingly graphic violence (for the time), the eerily understated star turn from Vincent Price, or the gritty, raw horror of the subject matter. However, it is much more than the sum of its quality, bloodstained parts.
Friday, 24 January 2014
Thursday, 23 January 2014
Wednesday, 22 January 2014
Tuesday, 21 January 2014
“Our fans can look forward to ‘Antiserum’, on which we have gone one step further than we did on our comeback album ‘Revolution’ in terms of our electronic influences. In collaboration with Elmar Schmidt of Hamburg EBM act Centhron, we have come up with a haunting mix of metal riffs and EBM keyboards. That’s why I’d refer to ‘Antiserum’s musical direction as ‘EBM metal’.”
Monday, 20 January 2014
As soon as all of the funds are transferred to me, the production of all of the perks will begin. If everything goes according to plan, everything should be complete by late February or early March.”
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"We are ecstatic to have booked Marilyn Manson to headline for our 1st year; this means a lot to us and particularly all the Alt-Fest supporters. At Alt-Fest we like to be ground breaking (even controversial) and promised our supporters a massive Christmas day present in the form of a BIG announcement and you cannot get much bigger than announcing the God of Fuck on Christmas day!"
Early bird tickets are still available from the Alt-Fest website.
Friday, 10 January 2014
Thursday, 9 January 2014
'Ruins After Babel'
Finally, if you are interested in writing for IVM please direct your attention to the tab at the top of the site marked 'Writing For IVM'. Especially if you are a film buff.
The band have also announced they will be playing as part of their Spring tour schedule, a show at London's KOKO on 12th March.
Wednesday, 8 January 2014
'House Of Cards'