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New 12" Electronic Releases at Amoeba Hollywood - 10/09/09

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, October 5, 2009 03:21pm | Post a Comment
 

New Techno/Electro 12"s Coming This Weekend:



Italoboyz
TECHNO TOWER 12"
MSHIP022

These guys fuse organic and electric sounds and make them collide with elements of jazz and folk. "TECHNO TOWER" and "CHINESE" are a testament to these roots and will turn some heads on the dancefloor. This isn't your average tech house or techno.




Roland Appel
COLD BLOODED REMIX 12"
AUS0923

Deep techno starts the record with "COLD BLOODED." HORSE MEAT DISCO fav "SNOW IN THE SPRINGTIME" gets a full single release, old school disco in every way. DFA darlings RUNAWAY turn it in a slow burning house direction that builds the tension.


Batty Ranks DOWNTOWN CLOWN 7" TART100

Beatconductor 
TRICK IN THE WALL EP 12" SPICY008 

Featurecast 
ONE STEP RE-EDIT 7" DP004

Ghetto Battle Weaponz 
ROUND ONE EP 12" GBW101

IAMTHATIAM 
AND ON THE THIRD DAY EP 12" MATH029

Trevor Loveys 
ORGAN GRINDER (NEW) 12" CHEAP013X 

Art Bleek 
FUTURE MEMORY EP 12" VIEW004  

Dinner Jazz 
#8 BELLEVILLE 12" DJAZZ8

La Roux 
I'M NOT YOUR TOY REMIXES 12" 2720745

Lakaband 
I HAVE TO DANCE 12" MEKA001

Metronomy 
NOT MADE FOR LOVE 12" BEC5772573 

Redshape 
THE DANCE PARADOX DLP 80DSRLP

Roland Appel 
COLD BLOODED REMIX 12" AUS0923

Secret Cinema 
JAZZ ME 12" COR12066 

Sweat X 
I'M THAT ALLEY-MIKE SLOTT 12" NITE13 

Tiger Stripes 
EDEN 12" DCR58

Turzi 
BUENOS AIRES 12" REC61


New House/Disco 12"s Coming This Weekend:

Crazy P
HOTBATH RE-EDITS VOL.1 12"
HBEDITS001

These edits are for the floor! Includes a rework of RAW SILK's "DO IT TO THE MUSIC," a juicy edit of QUINCY JONES' "BETCHA WOULDN'T HURT ME," live sounding RAUL MIDON's "STATE OF MIND," and a curveball edit of NO DOUBT's "HELLA GOOD." Watch the crowd go...





Zoo Brazil
ROCK THE HOUSE REWORK 12"
GH01EX

ZOO BRAZIL takes on the BEATMASTERS classic "ROK DA HOUSE" from 1987, the start of the hip house movement. Super limited pressing of a semi cheeky remix that will rock the pants off the dancefloor. Includes a club edit as well
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Biboulakis THE LUCKY TWO-JAMES CURD 12" GKM029

Colleen & Webb 
DOWNSIDE UP 12" GAMM053

Fontan 
WINTERHWILA LP INF008

Sorcerer 
SURFING AT MIDNIGHT 12" TIRK019

Various 
MUSIC FROM MATHEMATICS VOL. 1 MATH030

Abacus-Superbad 
PERSPECTIVES 1 SMPLR 12" VIEWED001SPL

Andre Lodemann 
VEHEMENCE OF SILENCE 12" VIEW005

Anthea & Celler 
DOWN WITH GOD RMXS 12" TSPORK051

Basement Soul 
EDITS VOL. 2 EP 12" KAT008

Bok Bok & L-Vis 1990 
NIGHT SLUGS 12"+ CD DTS012

Brown Legend 
PULL OVER THAT THING 12" BROWN1

Club Silencio 
CLUB SILENCIO EP 12" TINAE022 Cottam/COTTAM 1 12" COTTAM1

Culoe De Song 
THE FALLEN SIREN 12" MULE041

Danny Clark & Jay Benham 
CONQUEROR 12" SGR001

Eurhythmics 
I WANT YOU UNKNOWN RMX 12" IWY

JDeep 
DEEPER EDITS VOL 3 EP 12" DSE003

Jagged 
LANGENTHAL EP REMIX 12" QUINTESSE09

Kanye West 
ADDICTION KENNY DOPE RMX 12" DW073

Lily Allen 
NOT FAIR (STYLE OF EYE) 12" LASTYLE1

Mr Raoul K 
MOMENT PSYCHEDELIK 12" BBS0901

Newworldaquarium 
THE FORCE-AME RMXS 10" APE03

Petter & Dairmount 
SUBAKUATIK BLUES 12" VIEW002

Sidwho 
VOTE BOWIE FOR PRESIDENT 12" EARS3006

St Etienne 
ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART REMIXES 12" HVN212RX

Super Value 
SPECIAL EDITS 06 12" SV06

Sygaire 
MONO:POLY EP 12" VIEW003

Teddy Douglas 
LIGHTS OUT 12" SAV001

Various 
SOUND OF SOW VOL.3 12" SOW527

Zoo Brazil 
ROCK THE HOUSE REWORK 12" GH01EX


New Dubstep/Jungle 12"s Coming This Weekend:

Matt U

JUMP! 12"
WHEELYDEALY003

With drum & bass releases on MOVING SHADOW, TIMELESS, & CYLON, he now turns his attentions to dubstep production with this techy, breakbeat heavy cut. "CLOSER" is a similar sound with a slightly revved up take on things.




Scuba
SPEAK 10" NL004

The London-Berlin axis is in full effect here with a dubstep-meets-techno track that is so deep you could immerse yourself in it. "NEGATIVE" ups the tempo, adds some additional layers of noise & FX, and the occasional dreamy female vocal drifting in and out to nice effect.  
 

Bachelors of Science SONG FOR LOVERS 12" HZNSGL001R

New 12" Electronic Releases at Amoeba Hollywood - 09/04/09

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, August 31, 2009 03:58pm | Post a Comment
 

New Electro/Techno 12"s Coming This Weekend:


Julien Chaptal

COLLIDER-LAUHAUS RMX 12"
VIS184 

This must-see on the live techno circuit in Holland makes his debut on 2020 VISION, with a LAUHAUS remix on the flip. Also includes the song "JOEL STARR." This should be big, following his TOKENS album released this year on key Dutch label REMOTE AREA.




erol alkan waves & death suite
Erol Alkan
WAVES & DEATH SUITE 12"
BNR036

EROL ALKAN & BOYS NOIZE team up for these two tracks, & deliver an electro disco storm alongside an abstract, cut 'n paste techno/acid rollercoaster. First designed to be battle weapons, but the response was so huge they decided to release them!
 
 

Aura REMIXES D12" ZZZUS120034
Bahama Soul Club SERIOUS SOUL 7" BU004VL
Black Dog TUNNELS OV SET-AUTECHRE RX 12" SOMA267

Bliss 
NO ONE BUILT THIS MOMENT #1 12" ZZZUS120037A

Dusty AN EXOTIC BREED 12" JM009

Flashtraxx JACK OF ALL TRADE 12" BFP016

Pitch & Scratch HAMBURG HUSTLE LP+CD LEGO015LP

Rebel Crew LAST TANGO IN TEXAS EP 12" STRX004

Various 
JAZZ & MILK BREAKS 3 12" EP JM0010  

Delphic 
THIS MOMENTARY 12" KITSUNE101

Drummatic Twins 
DEEP THROAT EP 12" FLR098

Gilles Peterson BRAZILIKA #4 DLP FARO142LP   

Prodigy 
TAKE ME TO THE HOSPITAL RMX 12" HOSPT05     



New House/Disco 12"s Coming This Weekend:

ray mang

Mudd
54B RAY MANG REMIX 12"
LENG001

The RONG classic "54B" by MUDD gets a stellar 9 minute long remix from RAY MANG on the debut 12" from new label LENG (a CLAREMONT 56 spin-off). Slick and stylish nu disco. B/w the "ACID REFLUX" mix and "BONUS BEATS." Tough beats aimed at the dancefloor. Support from DAN IDJUT & BILL BREWSTER.
    




Frank Booker
PAPER CUTS 12"
UT009

"PAPER CUTS" is kaleidoscopic sun-dappled house music, with production worthy of a METRO AREA record. "GET ON" is a heavy hitting 3am disco cut with a drop that it...total finesse. Strictly limited and pressed on 180 vinyl!
 
  

Sumo MYSTIC DRUM 12" LMNKV39

Watch TV & Allstars Wild Safari 12" LMNKV36

Bjak 
REALDEEP EP EGC4012

Claude Vonstroke GREASY BEAT-BOOTSY 12" DBIRD027

Defected In The House AMSTERDAM #1 12" ITH30EP1

Defected In The House AMSTERDAM #2 12" ITH30EP2

Horace Andy WHEN THE RAIN RMXS LTD. 10" BITCH015

Ian Carey Project 
GET SHAKY-REMIXES 12" 3BLUE022

Io 
CABARET EP 12" DIYNAMIC029

M.in 
FRAUEN UND BLUMEN-DJ SNEAK RMX 12" IF14

Manuscript 
ANTIDEEPRESSANT 1 12" MANU001

Mr. Raoul K 
WIND OF GOREE 12" MULE040

Shimmy Sham Sham 
SHIMMY SHAM SHAM 12" SSS001

Subway 
SUBWAY II DLP SJRLP202

Various 
THOUGHTS FROM CHICAGO VOL 2 12" EGC4010



New Dubstep/Jungle 12"s coming This Weekend:

Jakes
JUSTICE 12"
SINS002

Disgusting bass, sinister vibes as cold as ice, and pounding beats combine for a monster of a track. On the flip is "PUMP ACTION" by CHIMPO, with a menacing dancefloor slayer with its instantly recognizable sample of "pump, pump, pump"!

Example
WATCH THE SUN...(JOKER RMX) 12"
DATA221P3 

One-sided limited deal with the synthed-out dubstep wonderkid, JOKER. This is slinky as hell, with fuzzy synths, crisp percussion, and the vocal gets cleverly chopped.
 
 

Data DOORS OF PERCEPTION 12" TEMPA044

Distinction FLY EYES 12" ARG026

Giant 
DRUMSTICK 12" HENCH010

I.D. & Skinnz 
THE BLUES 12" EAR011

Noah D 
KILLING TIME 12" BASSHEAD003

Pinch 
SPACED INVADER 12" DDEMON002

Rufige Kru 
MEMOIRS OF AN AFTERLIPE DLP METH011LP

Sub Focus 
ROCK IT 12" RAMM78

Tempa T 
THE NEXT HYPE (REMIXES) 12" NHNH007

Turboweekend 
SOMETHING (2000F REMIX) 12" KRKN009

Various 
BERWICK STREET SAMPLER 12" BSR029

Zomby 
DIGITAL FLORA 10" MATH02    
 

William Friedkin's Sorcerer Saturday At The New Beverly!

Posted by phil blankenship, November 12, 2008 11:11pm | Post a Comment
Amoeba Music and Phil Blankenship are proud to present some of our film favorites at Los Angeles’ last full-time revival movie theater. See movies the way they're meant to be seen - on the big screen and with an audience!

 



Saturday November 15


Sorcerer (1977)

dir. William Friedkin
starring Roy Scheider
soundtrack by Tangerine Dream


New Beverly Cinema
7165 W Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Midnight, $7




November
November 22 Waxwork
(20 Anniversary! More fun than a barrel of mummies!)

 

November 29 Vanity Insanity Triple Feature!
Tickets $10. Three ACTION PACKED films, vintage trailers & more!
Never Too Young To Die 8pm

Action Jackson 10pm

The Last Dragon Midnight

December
December 6 Phase IV
(Paramount archive 35mm print!)

December 20 Title TBA
December 27 New Year's Evil

Sorcerer, Hatchback and Windsurf

Posted by Mike Battaglia, September 25, 2007 03:25pm | Post a Comment


Little did I know that the amazing 12" by Sorcerer that I had picked up earlier this year was by an artist living in my backyard! I had been initially attracted to "Surfing At Midnight" due to its fantastic Prins Thomas remix and the fact that it was on white-hot UK label Tirk (aka the folks behind the highly revered Nuphonic imprint), but I was further intrigued - who is/are Sorcerer? Well, it didn't take too long to find out.



Sorcerer's debut full-length White Magic was released in August and the SF Electronica section has been singing its praises ever since. The album is chock-full of sun-drenched beach vibes, slow tempos, wistful guitar melodies and gentle, rolling beats - basically everything I'm feeling in 2007. I finally met Daniel Judd - Mr. Sorcerer himself - recently, at Prins Thomas' SF debut earlier this month and got to tell him how great I thought his music was. He's a chill, friendly guy, not unlike his music unsurprisingly, and he introduced me to his partner Sam Grawe aka Hatchback, who recently released a fantastic 12" on SoCal boutique label Sentrall Records, and who Daniel collaborates with as Windsurf. Not long after we exchanged pleasantries, Thomas played a tune that was so great I *had* to find out what it was. Lo and behold - it was Windsurf's remix of "Us vs Them" by LCD Soundsystem, coming out soon on the Bunch of Stuff EP on DFA. Awestruck, I walked over to Sam and Daniel. "This is your tune?!", I gushed. They confirmed it, and it was then I knew I had a new favorite artist. I invited the duo to play a DJ set for Mandala, Amoeba SF's weekly DJ series, which they will be doing this Friday at 7pm. In the meantime, I asked them some questions via email; here are their responses:

MB: Okay, let's start at the beginning. Who are you guys and what have you done before Sorcerer/Hatchback/Windsurf? Are you studio heads or instrumentalists? What do you play?

Sam Grawe/Hatchback: I've been in bands and making computer music since I was in high school, but I never really knew anyone who put records out or how to put a record out, so I did it for myself mostly, first on tapes, and then to cd-r's. A few years ago, Dan, who played guitar and wrote songs for Call & Response (and was also in bands through-out high school and college), and I started jamming together on Saturday mornings and we liked the vibe of the tunes, which was different from the stuff we made on our own. Just stuff that was fun to listen to on BART or in the car. Eventually that evolved into a live show we did under the name Brown Rainbow with our bass-playing pal Adrian Meyer Dentzel (who subsequently moved back to Santa Barbara). We played our first gig on a sidewalk in Sacramento in 2004. In 2005 we played a bunch of shows around town, mostly with our friends Run_Return. Somewhere around that time, I think it was early 2006, the idea for Windsurf was born—not as in, we're going to rule the world—but it gave our Saturday jams a little more direction.

Dan plays guitars, keyboards, and MPC. I play keyboards and do the vocals. Usually a song starts with a beat or a loop or something one of us has cooked up on our own and we just jam until we hit something we like. We both have Logic and share the nerdy production responsibilities. 

MB: Are you both Bay Area natives? Your music has a particular sun-drenched vibe to it, is that a result of a California upbringing? 

SG: Dan grew up in Oakland and then later moved down to Santa Barbara. After college he made his way back up to the bay. I think you can hear the California in his tunes. I grew up in Washington DC and India, and traveled a lot when I was a kid. We used to go to vacation in Goa in the early 1980's... I never heard Goa Trance though. I think you can hear the fact that I listened to too much prog rock in high school in my tunes.

MB: How did the two of you meet, was it love at first sight?

SG: We keep it professional. There's also a no touching rule... we once reached to tweak the same knob at once and it was totally awkward.

We met through our friend Simone Rubi, the keyboardist in Call & Response. I think I first hung out with Dan the night they accepted a CMJ Award in Oakland. He played some Sorcerer tunes at the afterparty, I played him some Boards of Canada style thing I had been messing about with. I think we said we should meet up and jam sometime. 

MB: What influences you guys? Musically? Non-musically? What current ("new") music is working for you?


SG:



MB: Can you give me a chart with your top five songs of all time?
 

SG: Africa - Toto
Why I Came To California - Leon Ware
Give It Up For Love - Ned Doheny
Worry Beads - Haruomi Hosono
Half Forgotten Daydreams - John Cameron

MB: If you could collaborate with one artist, who would it be? Any special circumstances (like, say, live at the Acropolis)?

SG: We hope Ned Doheny will bust some vocals for us one day. No special circumstances, but it would probably only happen if we came to Malibu.

MB: Your sound seems to have found a foothold in this burgeoning Cosmic Disco/Balearic scene. Do you feel any affinity towards it, or do you think you're being mis-categorized? If so, what *is* the Windsurf ethos? 

SG: It's cool that people have actually found a way to categorize our music, but we certainly didn't set out to make Balearic or cosmic disco. 

The Windsurf ethos is to treat each song like its own universe with its own set of rules. For the next song you have to start over. That sort of defies categorization.

MB: Who would you say are your contemporaries, ie, artists you would say share a similar vibe to what you're doing? 

SG: There are the Europeans and then our Pacifica crew (as in the genre, not the city)...

over there you've got Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas, Studio, Aeroplane, Smith & Mudd, White Light Circus

over here you've got The Beat Broker, Rollmottle, Project Sandro, Mardu

MB: What's your view on technology in music? A means to an end, or The End?

SG: We wouldn't be making music if it weren't for the availability of quality home recording devices, so technology is amazing. but we also think its important to leave some humanity in the music... mistakes, live takes, analog bloops and bleeps, etc. Sometimes its cool just to use the computer like you would an 8-track, but other times its cool to dig into some crazy plug-in synth. All in all its just about making what sounds good.

MB: You've got records coming out on Prins Thomas' new label Internasjonal, and have had releases on influential labels like Tirk and Sentrall. How were those connections made?

SG: Dan and I have been posting our "track of the day" over on http://www.dreamchimney.com for a long time. Just sharing music with friends. That pretty much used to be our entire forum for releasing Hatchback and Sorcerer and eventually Windsurf into the world. People seemed to be into it (and we had no idea how many lurkers are on that site) and eventually they started contacting us, well Dan. Tirk asked Prins Thomas to do a Sorcerer remix while THISISNOTANEXIT asked Prins to do a Hatchback remix. Prins put together the dots and found out about Windsurf and asked if he could put out the EP and then finally a full-length.

MB: How come all these fancy-schmancy Scandinavian and European DJ's know all about you, yet most San Franciscans would be hard pressed to even recognize your names? 

SG: Isn't Train from San Francisco? There you go....

MB: Are you guys hippies?

SG: No. We have jobs.

MB: It seems there are a ton of rock/electronic fusion bands/acts around these days, but rarely does it mesh so well as with what you guys are doing. why is that?

SG: We've just been doing our thing for ourselves and just making music that sounds good to us. We listen to music all the time and we're pretty critical of it, not in a "that sucks" way, but in a way that when it comes to making a new track you push for something you haven't heard before. We also listen to a lot of things outside of one genre. I like Simon & Garfunkel, Dan likes MF Doom, and it all adds up to something unique. We're not listening to LCD Soundsystem or !!! and thinking, "ok, we need to get a chunky rhythm guitar and cowbell."

MB: So what's next? Any releases coming up from either of you guys? What should we be looking for in the shop, and when? 

SG: Sorcerer's "Surfing at Midnight" is on the new Milky Disco compilation on Lo Recordings. He's also got two 12" on Tirk in addition to the full length. Hatchback has a 3-track 12" EP on Sentrall, and "White Diamond" b/w Prins Thomas' mix is coming out next week from THISISNOTANEXIT records. Faze Action just remixed the follow up to that which is called "Jetlag," which is going to come out in February of 2008.

In Windsurf news the LCD Soundsystem remix we did is available from iTunes and is supposedly coming out on vinyl and maybe CD on October 22.

From Internasjonal, the Windsurf EP should be coming out on vinyl any minute now. And we're just putting the finishing touches on our full length record.

Thats about it for the moment, but we'd like to do more remixes.

MB: Any plans to take it live?

SG: Once we finish the record. Dan is trying to find a MIDI guitar.

MB: Well, thanks for your time!

Windsurf DJ live at Amoeba SF this Friday the 28th at 7pm, and it's FREE! Come down and check it out. Want to hear some sound samples? Many of the links above feature playable audio, just get to clicking!
Hatchback's "White Diamond" 12" with an amazing 18-minute Prins Thomas remix is available the week of October 1st and his killer "Carefree Highway" 12" on Sentrall is out now. Sorcerer's White Magic album is out and in stock now.