Steve Bug set to release album Noir

Steve Bug, one of the world’s most renowned artists in the electronic music circuit, is set to release his fifth studio album and his most mature to date. Originally planned as a concept album about film noir, Steve found that idea too rigid and decided to use it more as the underlying inspiration like in the tracks“The Spiral Staircase,” “Somewhere in the Night” and “Seventh Victim.” Noir evokes a world of shady transactions and secret crimes, where the tracks emit a dark and moody atmosphere. Although the film noir concept isn’t carried through completely, it infuses the spirit of the record in a way reminiscent of the sci-fi obsession of Jeff Mills or Carl Craig. Tracks such as the pre-released single “Those Grooves” and “No Adjustments,” play in to a vision of an apocalyptic-dystopian disco with their evocative spoken word.

The material for the new album was created over a period of three years, which makes its consistency and coherence all the more impressive. Ghostly sounds conspire amidst relentless beats like in my favorite track “Serve Your Mistress” and although the album is driven by head-rushing beats, Noir is a listening album more than anything.

Steve Bug has crafted a rounded, dark, and sophisticated album that casts a shadow over most contemporary dance albums. Noir is worth more than a few listens—it is worth your undivided attention.


Steve Bug - “Noir” (Poker Flat Recordings)

 

01. Tell Me Why 

02. Poison Of Choice 

03. Serve Your Mistress 

04. No Adjustments feat. Foremost Poets 

05. The Spiral Staircase 

06. Moment Of Ease feat. Emilie Chick 

07. Those Grooves 

08. Somewhere In The Night 

09. Farewell Friend 

10. The Seventh Victim

 

Steve Bug ‘Noir’ is released 1st October 2012 on Poker Flat Recordings

Jessysjukebox July Chart

1. American Dream (Supernova Remix)- Jakatta, Joey Negro

2. Mystics-Dusky

3. Salty Days- Smallpeople

4. Work Your Body (audiojack remix)- Daniel Dexter

5. Night and Day (Dusky Remix): Hot Chip

6. House of Jesus (Oscar G Miami Heat Remix): Dax Gaeten

7. Confess- Floorplan

8. Ellipsis- Joy Orbison

9. NoNo- The Glitz

10. Only- NIkola Gala

Technasia, a project created in 1997 by Hong Kong native Amil Khan and French artist Charles Siegling, has had much success with a wide arrange of techno releases. The duo has evolved into a solo project run by Siegling after Khan left the group to raise a family in 2008. Inspired to continue Technasia’s legacy, Siegling provides us with an EP filled with wide-ranging, global techno. Heart of Flesh EP, released on the highly respected techno label Cadenza records, contains that infectious “party in Ibiza” sound that will be playing in the clubs all summer long.

Technasia, a project created in 1997 by Hong Kong native Amil Khan and French artist Charles Siegling, has had much success with a wide arrange of techno releases. The duo has evolved into a solo project run by Siegling after Khan left the group to raise a family in 2008. Inspired to continue Technasia’s legacy, Siegling provides us with an EP filled with wide-ranging, global techno. Heart of Flesh EP, released on the highly respected techno label Cadenza records, contains that infectious “party in Ibiza” sound that will be playing in the clubs all summer long.

Digitalism have mixed the next edition of DJ-Kicks, due for release in July.

Ismail Tuefekci and Jens Moelle rode to fame five years ago off the back of a few high-octane EPs on Parisain electro house outlet Kitsuné Music. They’ve evolved a bit since then, not least by reinventing themselves as a live band last year. That said, DJ-Kicks strikes a familiar chord for the Hamburg duo, blending fuzzy electro (Axel Le Baron, Vitalic) with upbeat dance punk (The Rapture, WhoMadeWho). The mix features eight new tracks from Digitalism—two edits and six original productions, all of which will be available on the unmixed vinyl version of the release. You can download one of the exclusive tracks, “A New Drug,” right here in exchange for your email address.

Tracklist
01. Axel Le Baron & Kurbatov - Menace (Original Mix)
02. Surrender ! - Travellers (Sharooz Remix)
03. Hey Today! - 83 
04. Alex Gopher - Brain Leech
05. TWR72 - Summer
06. Digitalism - Fallin
07. Gai Barone - Alicudi (Digitalism Electro Clash Remix)
08. Digitalism - Simpley Dead
09. WhoMadeWho - The Sun
10. Kölsch - Loreley
11. Grauzone - Raum (Ata’s Extended Mix)
12. Tomas Barfod - Came To Party
13. Digitalism - A New Drug
14. Digitalism - Silenz
15. Hiroki Esashika - Kazane
16. Vitalic - Second Lives
17. Digitalism - So Totally Good
18. Housemeister - Sommer
19. The Rapture - Sail Away (Digitalism Remix)
20. The Sneekers - Teddy (Original Mix)
21. Autotune - Keep It Wrong
22. Digitalism - The Pictures

!K7 will release Digitalism’s DJ-Kicks on July 10th, 2012.

courtesy of RA News

Alex Niggemann’s debut LP “Paranoid Funk”


Release date: June 4, 2012 on Poker Flat Recordings


26 year-old Alex Niggemann wasn’t always making funky house music, the Berlin-based music producer used to be a classical pianist before he traversed a more technological path.

For his debut album, Alex had one goal in mind,“to create an album which is different to typical club or listening albums…. where songs fit together (even when having different styles) without being too similar“.  Alex not only accomplished his goal but also created an album full of sounds that are edgy, sexy, and at times dark yet always funky and fresh. Paranoid Funk is an entertaining “funkoction” made up of seductive club bangers and contemplative tunes fit for a chill evening at your casa. Alex planned it this way; he wanted the album to reflect the social aspect of his music and its twofold function as a dance record and the soundtrack to everyday life. Paranoid Funk is bound to be a summer 2012 hit and a future house classic. 9/10 stars


Tracklist:

  1. Don’t Wait
  2. The Sweetest Thing (with Daniel Solar)
  3. Curious
  4. Easy Love (with Florian Schirmacher)
  5. That Is…!?
  6. Come Into My World
  7. Parentless Child
  8. I Don’t Care (Ride Mix)
  9. Street Therapy
  10. Back 2 Basics feat. Benji
  11. Lovers feat. Daniel John Rydell


Review: New Moon, Maayan Nidam’s second album

New Moon, Maayan Nidam’s second album, is a collection of 11 tracks that combine an array of different styles ranging from down-tempo, jazz, ambient, acid house, progressive techno and “surrealist electro.”  Personally, I find this album very profound and progressive due to the abstract composition of its nature. It’s one thing to incorporate a variety of genres into your music, but it’s Nidam’s intellect and talent that has allowed her to create a blissful harmony throughout New Moon.

 

Beginning with a jazzy number called On My Street, New Moon instantly captivates you. Worming its way through a chill deep house vibe on Harmonious Funk with sultry vocals crooning, “Live in peace, in harmony,” it arrives at Trippin’ Over You, which is best described as an eccentric synthesizer jam involving a bouncy bass line with psychedelic and distorted vocal clips. The next song, The Great Suspenders, is a very animated song that loses itself in techno breaks. Send A Pigeon then follows; with the album taking you down another unexpected turn with Undermine – Sunday Sunday is its warm piano accompaniment.

Disco loops, filters, delays, and a gorgeous vocal then clash on the short and sweet Lies In Love. At this point, I particularly picked up on the arrangement of the tracks. Nidam creates a little intro and outro that are accompanied by this 3-song bender in the middle, that lasts for a combined 6:45, shorter than some of the songs on the album. This is used to create a storyline for the audience with the intent of resonating the album’s messages of truth, freedom, love and the dynamics of life. Additionally, Nidam’s use of juxtaposition further demonstrates her feelings of cyclical harmony in the midst of chaos (in this case, her ability to use a wide arrangement of sounds and create a fluid melody). Nidam rounds out the album with Last Moon, a song with warped vocals and twisted syncopated beats, followed by the spacey sounds and vocals of Boastful and finally, Never Forever, which ends the album on a high note reinforcing the album’s base ideals of liberty, truth, and the cyclical nature of change.

 

“Ultimately, New Moon’s wide variety of sounds can be directly traced back to Nidam’s disjointed discography. As Miss Fitz, her sleazy hypnotic dance music has touched great European labels like Freak’n’Chic, Contexterrior and Circus Company, and she has also released reductionist woozy house as Laverne Radix on Oslo, its sub-label Love Letters From Oslo and Raum…Musik. It is under her birth name Maayan Nidam however, that she has arguably experimented the most, with releases on such diverse labels as Perlon, Powershovel Audio (who released Nidam’s debut album Night Long in 2009), and Wolf + Lamb.” (The above is courtesy of deejay Ibiza) Mayaan Nidam’s open-minded style of creating music is the core of her latest album “New Moon,” and it is her mode of expression that will influence aspiring music producers and ever-evolving music pioneers in the EDM scene.

Preview the Album Here

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{Le Song of Le Day} = TOMB RIDER: CHRISTIAN CAMBAS & TIMO GARCIA (techno BOMB)

1605 Records is known for some of the best Techno in the industry right now. Audio Cactus’ new single "If I Die Tomorrow" is no exception. This song is a jaw dropper.

1605 Records is known for some of the best Techno in the industry right now. Audio Cactus’ new single "If I Die Tomorrow" is no exception. This song is a jaw dropper.