CdV P072: Delsin special

It is almost 20 years since Amsterdam based label Delsin lifted off with a cassette release from label founder Peel Seamus in 1996. Early this year they celebrated their 100th release with a monster 5 LP box set with exclusive tracks from some of the world’s best artists. This week on Cabeza de Vaca and Scanner FM we trace the label’s humble story from the early days as a more eclectic electronica label through to its current day status as one of the most consistent and innovative forces in techno.

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CdV P068: Best of 2013 – electronica

One of the most notable trends in electronic music in 2013 was the dominant impact of albums from artists working in left field and ambient-leaning electronica. It seemed that a great number of artists fully assimilated into the album concept and delivered masterpiece works that used the format to all its strengths while pushing themselves to unleash their sound in more unpredictable ways.

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CdV P044: Morphosis special

The music of Lebanese artist Rabih Beani defies easy description. His now revered techno under the name Morphosis is said to «crack apart the mechanical rhythm of the loop», whereas with Upperground Orchestra he has championed improvisation and cross-genre fertilisation between jazz and electronica. Recently under his own name he has also tried to revisit and reinvent the notion of modern Lebanese folk music. This week on Cabeza de Vaca and Scanner FM, we open the lid on the complicated and influential world of Rabih Beaini.

 

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CdV P041: Boris Bunnik special

Much like Rene Pawlowitz aka Shed, Dutch musician and visual artist Boris Bunnik has used a lot of different monikers to branch out and explore his musical ideas. Most recognisable for his take on dub and techno as Conforce, he has recently been more active under a host of other names, principally the electro-leaning Versalife, who released their debut album “Vantage Point” recently, and Vernon Felicity, his take on modern house. But there are also many other sides and names to Bunnik’s music and this week on Cabeza de Vaca we try to unravel the links between them all as well the art and design he warps them in.

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CdV P036: Cosmin TRG special

Romanian Cosmin Nicolae aka Cosmin TRG has taken a long and winding career path from Drum n Bass DJ in Bucharest to influential dubstep producer to become one of the most recognizable sounds in house and techno. Few have come to dominate so many genres with such humility and consistency. This week we pay homage to his music and follow him all the way through from his dubstep days to his recent experimental techno album “Gordian”.

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