tag: #techno

CdV P081 Untold special

In a recent interview Jack Dunning aka English producer Untold said that “having intense experiences with music that you don’t quite understand” was the way in which music moved forward. As well as being a sound philosophy (sic) it is also an apt description of his recent album “Black light spiral” released on his own Hemlock Recordings label, which defies description with its combination of dystopian urban pressure, genreless beat arrangements and untethered futuristic vision. Untold’s career has also taken an unpredictable path, assuming elements of dubstep, techno, industrial and experiemental into a singular identity. This week on Cabeza de Vaca we make the message the meaning and have our own intense experience with some of Untold’s recent work to see where music might go.

 

CdV P081: Especial de Untold

En una reciente entrevista Jack Dunning el productor Inglés también conocido como Untold dijo que “tener experiencias intensas con música que no se entiende muy bien”, fue la forma en que la música se adelantó. Además de ser una sana filosofía también es una buena descripción de su reciente álbum “Black light spiral”, lanzado en su propio sello Hemlock Recordings, que desafía la descripción con su combinación de la presión urbana distópica, los arreglos de ritmo sin genero y una visión futurista sin ataduras . La carrera de Untold también ha tomado un camino errático, asumiendo elementos del dubstep, techno, industrial y experiemental en una identidad singular. Esta semana en Cabeza de Vaca seguimos su filosofía y tenemos nuestra propia experiencia intensa con algunos de los trabajos recientes de Untold para ver donde la música pudiera irse.

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CdV P079 Perc special

Sometimes Perc still feels like a new artist, but it is easy to forget that his rise to prominence has taken a decade of hard work, perseverance and risks. The north London-based artist has recently delivered his second genre defining album “The power and the glory” which mixes blatant experimentalism with crunchy and battering rhythms without being afraid to make political comment and keep the mind as well as the body occupied. Ali Wells’s label Perc Trax and his new sublabel Submit have also become powerful strongholds of the modern industrial techno sound alongside newcomers Fifth Wall Records and Karl O’Connor’s Downwards imprint, who celebrate their 20th anniversary year, and who both feature prominently this week.

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CdV P076 Príncipe and African electro special

The nucleus of the Príncipe label may be in Lisbon, but the music they release is perhaps best described as “community music”. Read more…

CdV P075 Deadbeat and Paul St Hilaire special

Canadian producer Scott Monteith has long been one of the best dub and dub techno producers and Paul St Hilaire (aka the artist formerly known as Tikiman) is a living legend amongst reggae vocalists. Read more…

Soul, dub madness, hip hop and Brazil

Soul, dub madness, hip hop and Brazil dominate this weeks show kicking off with a track from the excellent debut album from Gabriel Garzon-Montana which has been on repeat all week and is highly recommended. Hollie Cook then took the soul and gave it a Prince Fatty riddim, look out for her new album coming on Mr. Bongo later this year. We couldn’t resist playing the kookly little dub from the new Kalbata & Mixmonster single which led into the crazy dub techno vibes of Martijn Comes, closely followed by the analogue dub vibes of “Robert Rental” a taster from Ekoplekz‘s excellent album coming in March on Planet Mu. Read more…

CdV P074 Terrence Dixon special

Techno has always had a close relationship with anonymity, but there are not many artists who can claim to be unknown after 20 years in the business despite always remaining in full sight. Detroit’s Terrence Dixon is one of the few. Read more…

Las Mil y Una Noches

Las Mil y Una Noches refiere al título de una canción que encontramos en un vinilo de larga duración editado en Barcelona.

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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. Read more…

CdV P071: Moodymann special

Few artists have left an instant impact that has lasted so long. But there are few artists like Detroit’s Kenneth Dixon JR, aka Moodymann. From his techno influenced debut in album 1997 on Carl Craig’s label Planet E to his most recent and self-titled jazz-house masterpiece on his own label KDJ label he has consistently delivered something new and innovative in a city that thrives on creativity, even as it files for bankruptcy. This week we unravel some of the themes running through the work of Moodymann and the complicated web of character and setting that set his most recent work apart from the imitators.

 

CdV P071: Especial de Moodymann

Pocos artistas han dejado un impacto inmediato que ha durado tanto tiempo. Pero son pocos los artistas como Kenneth Dixon JR de Detroit, alias Moodymann. Desde su debut álbum influenciado por el Detroit techno en 1997 en el sello Planet E de Carl Craig a su más reciente y homónimo obra maestra de jazz-house en su propia sello KDJ siempre ha ofrecido constantemente algo nuevo e innovador en una ciudad que destaca por la creatividad, así como que se declara en bancarrota. Esta semana vamos a desentrañar algunos de los temas que atraviesan la obra de Moodymann y la complicada red de carácter y escenario que estableció su más reciente trabajo, aparte de los imitadores.

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CdV P070: Modern Love and Andy Stott

Since 2002 the Manchester based label Modern Love has represented a sort of litmus test of where current electronica is at. With the restless and predatory curiosity of a cat they have stalked out the forever opening frontiers, shifting from dub techno, to dub step and drum n bass, and then on to knackered house, dark ambient and now noise. But Modern Love has been an innovator of these trends and not a follower. One of their most lauded artists is Andy Stott who has been behind some of the most seminal albums and new sounds, over the last few years. This week we share the respect between the two, focusing on some new releases from label and some essential remixes from Andy Stott.

 

CdV P070: Modern Love y Andy Stott

 

Desde 2002, el sello Modern Love con base en Manchester ha representado una especie de prueba de fuego de donde la electrónica actual se encuentra. Con la curiosidad inquieta y depredadora de un gato han acechado a las fronteras que se abren continuamente, cambiando desde el dub techno, a dub step y drum n bass, y luego a knackered house, dark ambient y ahora noise. Pero Modern Love siempre ha sido un innovador de estas tendencias y no un seguidor. Uno de sus artistas más aclamados es Andy Stott quien ha estado detrás de algunos de los álbumes más seminales y los sonidos nuevos en los últimos años. Esta semana compartimos el respeto entre los dos, se centra en algunos de los nuevos lanzamientos del sello y algunos remixes esenciales de Andy Stott.

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CdV P069: L.I.E.S. vs M-O-S special

Cabeza de Vaca and Scanner FM kick off 2014 with double special featuring the best of two maverick labels. Read more…

RobertX and the wonderful life of ZiggyMinds vs. the Fist SteamSessions.

RobertX, uno de los DJs pioneros en música electrónica avanzada y en el concepto de intelligent techno para eventos y salas de concurrencia pública en nuestro país.

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Canela En Surco 027 – Omega III Special Guest

Queda ya muy poco para cerrar este año 2013 y no se nos pudo ocurrir mejor idea para finalizar el mismo, que la de contar en el programa con una de las personas más cercanas a Discos Paradiso (de hecho es el vecino de arriba) y que estará empujando y frenando discos junto a Alizz, Cardopusher, Luca Lozano, Fede Zerdán y un servidor, Abu Sou, en la bacanal que él mismo y The Fabulous Tony tienen preparada para el día 31 de Diciembre; hablamos del señor Omega III. Read more…

El Fantasma de las Navidades Futuras

El Fantasma de las Navidades Venideras, también conocido como El Fantasma de las Navidades Futuras, aparece arrastrando una larga y pesada cadena. Es el fantasma de su difunto socio.

Según el relato, ser trata de un espectro al que no se le veía la cara. En todo caso, si tuviera, sería una calavera parecida a la muerte.

Una calavera idéntica a una de las tres velas que adornan la barra de FistBar!

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CdV P065: Best of 2013 – Techno

The first of four shows rounding up electronic music in 2013 starting with techno. Read more…

CdV P064: Electronica special

It is the last of our normal shows this week before we start a four part round-up of the best of 2013. We start with Roly Porter’s epic and dramatic track “Gravity” before turning down a cul-de-sac of experimental beat collages from _moonraker, Objekt and Diskotopia boss BD1982. Daniel Avery and Vester Koza steady the ship with some dreamy and trance-inspired techno and finally we close off with two tracks from Young Echo and Machinedrum that distort and rejuvenate the conventions of the vocal-pop song that feed nicely into Spanish artist Warmth’s chill out piece. Read more…

ZiggyMinds

Ziggyminds nace de la pasión de dos artistas influenciados de un gusto musical y un background similar: Bettosun y Robert X.

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CdV P063: Marcel Dettmann special

Another artist this week who doesn’t need too much introduction. Marcel Dettmann, the East German-born and bred producer has long been at the top of the game with his world renowned and often lengthy DJ sets honed to perfection on the legendary Berghain sound system. Production-wise, Dettmann has made a name as a remixer, but it was only in 2013 that his original material began to live up to the high level expected of him with several solid 12”s and an adept and determined second album on Ostgut Ton.

 

CdV P063: Especial de Marcel Dettmann

 

Otro artistas esta semana que no necesita demasiada introducción. Marcel Dettmann, el productor nacido y criado  en el este alemán ha sido durante mucho tiempo en la parte superior del juego con su mundo renombre y, a menudo largas sesiones de DJ perfeccionado en el legendario sistema de sonido de Berghain. Pero de sus producciónes Dettmann ha hecho un nombre como remixer, pero fue sólo en 2013 que su material original comenzó a vivir de acuerdo con el alto nivel que se espera de él con varios 12 “s sólidos, y un segundo álbum adepto y determinado en Ostgut Ton.

 

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CdV P061: Bosconi Records special

Coming from the hills of Tuscany near Florence in Italy, the Bosconi Records contingent headed by Fabio Della Torre and Ennio Colaci have made a big mark on 2013 with their impressive Bosconi Stallions series of 12”s as well as their regular releases. Read more…

CdV P060: Paul Woolford and Houndstooth special

A double special this week, with one ear on the eclectic Houndstooth label curated with the impeccable taste of Electronic Exploration’s Rob Booth, with the other ear on English producer Paul Woolford. Read more…