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New 12"s @ Amoeba Hollywood 11/30 Pinch & Shackleton, RVDS, Mike Huckaby, Rush Hour, Seahawks, Stephen Brown, and more

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, November 30, 2011 11:50pm | Post a Comment

Pinch & Shackleton

Boracay Drift 12"
Honest Jon’s

A pulverizing, apocalyptic opening gives way to a menacing bass excursion, expertly putting on the frighteners dubwise, before dissolving ambiguously into the amazing, extended vocal treatment -- a thread of eerie, garbled sublimity, like a kind of black-magic plainsong. Rabih Beaini aka Morphosis' epic remix is more spaced and spooked, the dread of the original version in check but still body-rocking and driving out of its silences.

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RVDS
Moon Oddity 12"
Laid

RVDS presents with "Moon Oddity" the real house music soundtrack to a weekend's journey into outer space. This eccentric 12" is the result of playing his synths and drum computers virtually like no other. Dance music has never been so quirky, wacky, jacky -- far out deep inside.

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Mike Huckaby
My Life With The Wave 12”
Synth

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New 12"s @ Amoeba Hollywood 6/24 -Aroy Dee, Harvey, RVDS, Disco Nihilist, NDATL, Kate Simko + more

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, June 24, 2011 11:33pm | Post a Comment

AROY DEE
Beauty And Life 12"
M>O>S Recordings

Aroy Dee presents his 8th release on his own M>O>S Recordings label -- dreamy, floaty melodic techno with a heavy remix from Morphosis. The track "Beauty" is reminiscent of his label's first release, a basic dreamy, melodic house track. On the B-side we find man of the moment Rabih Baeani aka Morphosis dropping a solid, heavy remix that puts things into perspective.

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LOCUSSOLUS
Locussolus (180g) DLP
International Feel

The Uruguay-based label International Feel, prominently featured in many best of 2010 shortlists presents their second, massively-anticipated album from the Disco Administrator himself, DJ Harvey and his Locussolus project. This album shows Harvey's full vision, all together in one place, for the first time. To complete the journey, there are also amazing remixes from Andrew Weatherall, Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas, The Emperor Machine, Time & Space Machine and Harvey's own dubbed-out reworkings. This is Harvey's "Tales from The Nocturn" if you like -- a journey through night-town.

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A Moment with RVDS

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, February 1, 2011 02:15pm | Post a Comment
Hamburg based RVDS makes beautifully deep & fragile music encompassing an array of styles from the deepest of house and techno with spacious beats and infectious melody. He took a Moment to talk about the new album, his process and love of synths.

Tell us about RVDS aka Richard von Der Schulenburg.

RVDS could be an abbreviation for "Rich Violet Detroit Sound" or "Rude Visions Destroys Science." One evening my friends did a list of different abbreviations for RVDS; it's fun. But in a way, you are right, it is my name as well and in fact it's the name for my electronic music project.

How did you come from playing in a punk band to making house music?

It's a musical development. I'm always trying and experimenting with sounds and music and always did electronic music, but not that club thing. This is new and I love to do it. In my opinion every kind of music can be awesome when it has this energetic thing. This could be a groove, a melody, a sound or a word in the lyrics. It's interesting with people like Moritz Von Oswald or Thomas Fehlmann, who have played in bands like Palais Schaumburg and 20 years later they are doing a different electronic music.


Do you recall some of your early clubbing experiences?


My early club experiences in the mid Nineties aren't that clear in my head. Maybe I was too drunk or something -- and I wasn't enjoying the music as much as I do now. My first awesome club experience was 2004 -- as you see, very late ... What I really love in all club experiences is this nonstop dancing thing and that there is this open-minded emotional communication between the people. 2004 there was this track "Easy Lee" by Ricardo Villalobos, which left me and many other people feeling something very intense. This is what I love.

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