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New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Eddie Richards and Steve Bug

Posted by Amoebite, January 2, 2018 07:00pm | Post a Comment

Eddie Richards and Steve Bug Amoeba Music What's In My Bag?

Influential house music DJs Steve Bug and Eddie Richards teamed up for an Othersound event in Los Angeles recently and, luckily for us, also stopped into Amoeba Hollywood for a What's In My Bag? video. The two mused over records that shaped their musical tastes and discussed how the DJ scene has changed over the years. "Nowadays everyone's just staring at the DJ, instead of listening to the music and getting into it," Bug lamented after finding a 12" single that reminded him of his first club experience in the late '80s. "At the time it was normal that people would dance facing each other," he continued. Richards shared the same sentiment, saying, "I'd prefer, actually, to be out of the way and for people to face one another." Between their stories and commentaries the two made for an interesting and educational interview.

British DJ Richards has been active in the dance scene since the 1980s and is sometimes referred to as the "godfather of house." At times going under the monikers Evil Eddie, Jolly Roger, and Kode, Richards became a prominent mover-and-shaker thanks to a residency at Camden Palace in London. He went on to perform at legendary events at Clink Street, Heaven, and Manchester's Hacienda. "Acid Man," released in 1988 under his Jolly Roger alias, reached number 23 in the UK charts and has become a club classic. He has released work via End Recordings, Hypervinyl, Matter/Form, SoCo Audio, Northern Lights, LHB, and through his own labels Lunar Tunes, dy-na-mix, and Storm. He spins regularly at London clubs Wiggle and Fabric.

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New 12" Releases @ Amoeba Hollywood 3/30 - Mike Dehnert, Ellen Allien, Saturn V, Stephen Beaupre, Panda Bear, Steve Bug & More

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, March 30, 2011 01:20pm | Post a Comment

Mike Dehnert
Framework 2LP
Delsin

2LP version. Berlin-based new school techno producer, DJ and live performer Mike Dehnert releases his first album proper. In just three years, Dehnert has gone from unknown talent to underground hero with (as revered record store Hardwax calls it), his very own "raw techno" sound making waves on labels like his own imprint Fachwerk, hallowed Dutch outlet Clone Basement Series, as well as dub techno stable Echochord Colour, super reticent outlet MD2 and now Delsin, where he finds himself at home amongst the future music of talented cohorts Redshape, A Made Up Sound, Delta Funktionen and more. Framework -- as you'd expect of a man who performs genuinely live for hours, often only ever calling on his own tweaked, edited and skewed productions -- is an uncompromising album made up of pure techno tracks of the sort you'd expect to hear on the dancefloors of places like Berghain or Tresor. They go from pulsing and classic sounding to skipping and glitchy, through greyed-out and sandy via swinging and syncopated but always with a sense of restraint and control whether they are abstract, apocalyptic, atmospheric or whatever else. Drawing from a dusty, dirty toolbox of sounds, the echo-y, cavernous chambers and dusky warehouse aesthetics of Dehnert's moody music betrays the purity and simplicity of his arrangements. Although his records are undeniably functional, at the same time, they are neither nondescript nor forgettable: somehow, through masterful sound designs and an accomplished knack for blending real tension and atmosphere with his obvious Basic Channel and Berghain influences, Mike Dehnert manages to lock you into whatever mood takes his fancy with apparent ease. Make no bones about it (he doesn't), Framework is an album of tracks. Each one is made with various dancefloors in mind, and each is informed by the hundreds of hours Dehnert has spent working away in such places. The results are to-the-point without being unsubtle, each track has a job to do and does so efficiently. Whilst outlining a Framework for his many live sets to come, this debut album also makes for engaging listening and confirms Dehnert to be one of contemporary techno's most exciting current incumbents.

Purchase Mike Dehnert - Framework here


Ellen Allien
Dust Remixes
BPitch Control

After Ellen Allien's album Dust (BPC 217CD/LP) kicked up a lot of the same in 2010, it was only a matter of time until the right remixers for the album were found. No less than the crème de la crème of today's house scene were allowed to have their way with these tracks, and the results are more than fitting. This 12" features three powerful club tracks from three outstanding remixers: Ripperton, Camea and Shonky.

Purchase Ellen Allien - Dust Remixes here



Saturn V / X2
Rhythm Relics
Nation Killer Nation

Saturn V (Traxx & James T Cotton) turn out a sick wave-dipped bomb (live playing: no samples!), while X2 enter bleep warehouse-style territory with dark acid vocals. Immense.

Purchase Rhythm Relics here






Stephen Beaupre
It's Gl'amour When You Have It
Musique Risquée

Stephen Beaupré is back on Musique Risquée with a really solid record. "Gl'amour" bears his distinctive signature with a subtle use of vocals and strings colored with warm echoes layered over a big and chunky drum beat. On the flipside, "When You Have It" is an excellent way to summarize Stephen's electrifying live sets: funky, melodic hypnotic and sexy.

Purchase It's Gl'amour When You Have It here



Panda Bear
Surfers Hymn
Kompakt

Kompakt is honored to release the final installment from Animal Collective's Noah Lennox aka Panda Bear in a limited 7" series following previous 7"s on his own Paw Tracks, Fatcat and Domino. Surfers Hymn eases the mind like the ocean crashing against the beach. Noah's voice ebbs and flows in harmonious grace with a sample of that very sound while the blissful thump of a bass drum keeps the song together. Actress makes a rare, stunning remix appearance. Artwork by Scott Mou.

Purchase Panda Bear - Surfers Hymn



Rene Hell

The Terminal Symphony LP+CD
Type

LP version. Includes a 40-minute bonus CD, The Hilton, featuring previously-unreleased material. Since Porcelain Opera (TYPE 077CD), his debut for Type, U.S. noisenik Jeff Witscher aka Rene Hell has put out a whole series of collaborations, 7"s, tapes and splits. Looking to his love of classical minimalism, Jeff took it as the starting point for this new record. The result is a deeply electronic rendition of a classical electronic formula; the digital and analog synthesizer and drum machine sounds that brought Porcelain Opera to life are reframed and transferred into a very different compositional structure. The Terminal Symphony is Jeff's attempt to write tighter, more composed pieces of music -- something of a reaction against the glut of long, often-flabby drone compositions that have become a mainstay in the scene. The pieces here are short, concise, and packed full of ideas that can take multiple listens to unravel, and the album as a whole is almost obsessively structured and complex. Each side of the record is composed very specifically with a beginning, middle and an end, and when we begin with the familiar grunt and grind of "Chamber Forte," it is only mere minutes before the track dissolves into the main theme of the album. An appropriate enough comparison might be arch-recluse Aphex Twin, but there is no pandering to dance music culture here. Rather, Jeff has used his enviable background in noise, punk and synthesizer music to come up with something totally removed from the current Kosmische revival. The album comes to a close with the hauntingly melancholy and purposefully referential "Adagio For String Portrait." The dancing synthetic blips that pirouette across Witscher's mournful electronic waves not only re-enforce the decades-long love affair between electronic and classical music, but help to define it in 2011.

Purchase The Terminal Symphony here



Steve Bug / Martin Landsky

Jack Is Back/V2U
Poker Flat

Poker Flat presents a split 12" by Steve Bug, with an album edit of the track "Jack Is Back," and Martin Landsky with an album edit of the track "V2U." All tracks exclusively produced for the new Poker Flat compilation Forward To The Past (PFR 027CD/LP).

Purchase Steve Bug - Jack Is Back here





Mollono.Bass
My Hidden Playground
Acker

Acker Records presents a 12" from Mollono.Bass with tracks off of his debut full-length (ACKER 002CD). The lively hustle and bustle on My Hidden Playground happens in many different ways: sometimes it's the frisky bounce of hopping bass lines and stimulating house rhythms, sometimes it's the hypnotic sound structures that take you on an adventure. But above all, it's the unmistakable sound of real instruments which create that earthy, organic groove. Also includes non-album track "Ballet In The Dark."

Purchase Mollono.Bass - My Hidden Playground here


CONNAN MOCKASIN: Forever Dolphin 12”
GENTLEMEN DRIVERS: Asphalt 12”
BUDZILLUS: Der Untergang Remixes 12"
VA: Quality Street 12"
TERROR DANJAH: Air Bubble Remixes 12"
D.O.K.: Chemical Planet/Keep On Making Grime 12"
TOMMY FOUR SEVEN: Track 5/CH4 12”
DANIEL MALOSO: Hijos De José 12"
BRUNO GAUTHIER: Existing Reality 12"
EDDIE C: We Need We 12”
DJ T. (FEAT. NICK MAURER): Burning 12"
GONNELLI, LEONARDO: When You Lose 12"
DJ AGEISHI & ACKIN': Rain Parade 12"
TANDEM: Himmel & ääd EP 12"
GREGOR TRESHER: As Days Go By 12"
WOLS: Unframe LP
JIN CHOI: You've Done Me Wrong EP 12"
VA: Deep, Real And Raw Part 4 12"
NICO PURMAN: Visions EP 12”
YOUANDME: Nightvisions EP 12"
BLOCKS & ESCHER: Shadow Play 12”

New 12" Electronic Releases at Amoeba Hollywood - 10/16/09

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, October 12, 2009 02:54pm | Post a Comment


New Techno/Electro 12"s Coming This Weekend:


Etienne Jaumet
ENTROPY EP C.VANCE RX 12"
VER064

1st 12" from the ZOMBIE ZOMBIE keyboard player's album prod by CARL CRAIG!! "ENTROPY" is a meeting between ASHRA TEMPLE, CAN, LIAISONS DANGEREUSES, a TR808 & more vintage gear. Also included is a mental techno ride provided by way of a remix of "FOR FALLING ASLEEP" by CHRISTIAN VANCE.  

joakim watermelon bubblicious ep

Joakim
WATERMELON BUBBLICIOUS EP 12"
VER063

After some heavy remixes, JOAKIM is back with his own productions. "NEBULA LAUGHTER" is an epic journey influenced by italo & disco played live by his band THE DISCO. "WATERMELON BUBBLICIOUS" is the bangin electro cut for the dancefloors that rounds off his EP.


Beatfanatic ROBOTS & GUIDE EP 12" SCR018

Breakbeat Junkie 
ARTIST SERIES 10 12" GG19

Breakbeat Junkie 
ARTIST SERIES 3 12" GG09 

Da Wiesel 
BOOGALOO STOMP 12" GG04 

Funkanala 
BE THERE TOMORROW 12" HN002

Parker vs P-Zilla 
ARTIST SERIES 2 12" GG08

Pure-P 
ON MY NEW YORK SHEET-PART 2 12" GAMM056

Saag 
ROSE ROGUE 12" GAMM054 EXC 

Various 
REGROOVED 6 EP 12" GG07

Various 
REGROOVED 7 EP 12" GG10  

Crookers 
PUT YOUR HANDS ON ME 12" ECB199

Cru Jonez 
LTD ED 4 SEASONS SPRING 7" ORG7006 

Detroit Grand Pubahs 
BUTTFUNKULA RMX 12" DET10 

Kelpe 
CAMBIO WECHSEL DLP DC109LP

Lazer Sword 
GUCCI SWEATSHIRT 12" IL1001 

Munk 
BACK DOWN REMIXED-CUT COPY 12" GOMMADT004  

Snap 
2009 REMIXES 12" H2BDJS6P 

Who Made Who 
OUT THE DOOR REMIXES 12" GOMMA075



New House/Disco 12"s Coming This Weekend:


Sven Tasnadi
LOST IN CHAOS 12"
CARGO012 

"WHAT WE DO" is a classic house track, very deep and peppered with vocal cuts that hold the tension. On the flip is "AMOUR FOU," a track with a very compact rhythm, tied together by a reduced bassline & driving drum patterns that surprise.
       


Eddie C
YOU'RE WELCOME 12"
JISCO009

Groove Dis Exclusive! More copies back in stock. JISCO delivers the goods again with this three-tracker of smoked out disco edits from Canada based EDDIE C. Includes "YOU'RE WELCOME," "LET YOUR MIND BE FREE," and "MAKE IT BETTER."
    

2020 Soundsystem CAN'T STOP..REMIX 12" VIS14

New 12" Electronic Releases at Amoeba Hollywood - 09/11/09

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, September 7, 2009 03:26pm | Post a Comment


New Electro/Techno 12"s Coming This Weekend:

Antislash
VERTIGES EP 12"
FRANKIE047

"LENDEMAIN DE FETE" is a shaky tool, with deep atmoshperes and a nice flip mid-track to get lost in. Bleepy and trippy stuff. Sick arrangements on the b-side with killer snares and sounds that are weird and twisted. Not your run of the mill techno-tech house here.  
 
  
Ninjasonik
SOMEBODY GONNA GET PREGNANT WHITE LABEL 12" PR01

White label 12" on the hipster club tip. Includes “SHOOT THE LAZER,” a raunchy club tune that jacks the opening to a certain animated movie classic, and “DAYLIGHT,” a bootie remix of the MATT AND KIM song by the same name. Rounding out the 12” is “STIR,” a minimal dancefloor tune with stuttering, drunken style vocal takes.    

A-Skillz INSANE BANGERS #8-N.THAYER 12" INSANE008

Big Pimp Jones 
BAD BAD JIMMY RUCKUS LP FSRLP058

Various 
REGROOVED SERIES 9 12" GG18 

Bent 
ALWAYS 2009 REMIXES 12" GAE010

Coldplay 
LIFE IN TECHNICOLOR-JTV RMX 12" LITJTV1

Dr. Stereo 
HEAR THE DIFFERENCE 7" JTP019 

Florence Trapp 
LOVE CAME INTO MY LIFE 7" SOUL7009 

Jahcoozi 
NAMEDROPPER 12" BB3

Keisa Brown 
DANCE MAN 7" JM071

New Mastersounds 
SAN FRANTICO 7" ONR7006

Pilocka Krach DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR 12" STD102    



New House/Disco 12"s Coming This Weekend:

Drivetrain
TRAGEDY PARK 12"
YORE002LTD

You can tell that Detroit's DRIVETRAIN has a soft spot for 70s Philly soul and funk. Includes "THE RAIN," the SERENITY mix of "ANGEL," and the title cut. There's everything from jacking to deep techno on this EP, with dub-influenced house pulses, and sweet soulful rhythms. 
   


Retro-Grade
MODA 12"
RETROGRADE1

Modern Italo disco done by SERGE SANTIAGO and his pal TOM NEVILLE. A ltd edition (500) taster for a RETRO-GRADE album due in 2010. Synth laden Italo disco grooves.
  

Chaz Jankel I COME ALIVE 12" CJ001

Various 
TRIBE SESSION SAMPLER TWO 12" TRIBEEP002

Aaron Carl 
RAIN (FT. ERICA LA FAY) 12" WMAC29

Adam Kesher 
CONTINENT 10" DP31

Ali Nasser 
STARS OF RA-LEON REMIX 12" SWS003

An-2 
FROM NOW ON 12" THEOM011

Cevin Fisher 
THE FREAKS COME OUT #2 12" SUB112TR

Filsonik 
DAY THREE-ALEXANDER ROSS 12" TD03

Floating Points 
VACUUM EP 12" EGLO002

Grant Nelson 
BRAVE NEW WORLD 12" CITY1081

Invasion 
SPELLS OF DECEPTION 10" THISIM015

Magik Johnson 
THE FEELING EP 12" HYS1819

Roe O vs Monk One 
EXTRA SPECIAL CATEGORY 7" DP005

Soul Purpose 
KEY ISSUES VOL.2 12" SP011

Steve Bug 
THE LAB 02 SAMPLER 01 12" LAB002A

Tiefschwarz 
TRUST REMIXES 12" SOUVENIR020    



New Dubstep/Jungle 12"s Coming This Weekend: 

Others 
KING PIN 12"
DP030

This ultra-wobbly, big bassbin beast is gonna rock the dubstep dancefloors hardcore, while "SPLINTER IN MY SOUL" is a much softer side of these artists, with delicate keys swirling around a beautiful melody.

Trolley Snatcher 
THE FUTURE 12"
DP031

The title cut & B-side "SCATTAH" are both strong in the vein of wobbley dubstep beasts.

Big Bud CONNECTIONS 3LP FILMLP004

John & Jehn 
LOOKING FOR YOU 12" DUMB016DJC01

Ras G 
DESTINATION THERE EP 12" RAMP024

Rogue State 
LOGICAL REGRESSION 12" R8005

Rusko 
ACTON DREAD 12" DP009

Various Productions 
HOW CAN YOU STAND 7" BLAZE45168

White Lies DEATH - CHASE & STATUS RX 12" WHITE1    

New Electronic CD Releases 6/4/09

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, June 4, 2009 09:46am | Post a Comment

Holger Zilske
Holz
Playhouse

This is the debut full-length release by Berlin's Holger Zilske (aka Smash TV) for the Playhouse label. A leading proponent in the ascendancy of the BPitch Control label and the greater electronic landscape, Holger has cultivated his reputation as a techno visionary under the moniker Smash TV with over 8 years and nearly 30 releases to his name. Since then, Holger's distinct blend of complex arrangements and gargantuan bass lines has been refined incrementally. With ten productions laden with bubbling textures, sweat-fueled percussion and tropical artwork, Holz navigates us into summer climates with moist palms and deep, deep eyes. "Lichterfelde" transforms remote boroughs of Berlin into ecstatic wildernesses populated by looming insectoid tones and gusts of humid pad textures. Punctuated by stabbed Eastern melodies, bouncing bass drops and ritual drum patterns, the opener sets the climate perfectly. "Mes Yeux" pulses amidst decompressing pads and reverberant mechanical samples in a deep house descent, while the hazy beginnings of "Roter Rausch" swarm around steadily enveloping synth and bass progressions in an intoxicating techno mirage. Deep and penetrating synth tones define "Druckraum," which probes meticulously with lazy, clicked percussion and the distant chatter of echoing beats. "Work" commands your obedience with mesmerizing melodic passages and dystopian, metallic percussive accents. "Golden" builds a lazy pop lullaby with decaying samples, trickled percussion and the dulcet vocal contributions of Swedish artist August Landelius. "Metrodancer" builds a formidable house strut with poked bass and melodic punches of 8-bit synth. In a similar vein, "Olho Gordo" plunges into dark waters with ghostly pads, dry, percussive tones and enveloping beats to test your after-hour stamina. Under the pseudonym One Chef, August Landelius returns to team up with Holger on "Have A Cup Of This," which disorients with clattering percussion and certifiably dizzy synth lines that dance around plunging bass tones and ringing symbol rotations. Counting to close with resonant, clocked percussion, August reintroduces his intimate vocal reflections in another downbeat pop arrangement, "To Them To Me," providing the perfect soundtrack to the end of an evening, and an appropriate end to an album that signals a new dawn for Holger Zilske.

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