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Windsor – More then a year

June 14th, 2012 // No Comments // Posted by Lukas

Windsor More then a year

Sometimes you listen to certain track, and it just stays in your head… and you want to listen to it again and again. “More then a year” from Windsor  is one of these tracks for me. Lush with deep pads, a slow kick and a great looped vocal. The second track “I am fascinated” feels more progressive.. but keeps the deep atmosphere. A very warm release,  sounds for rainy days as well as a summer evening.. a very promising first appearance. There’s not much to say about the artist/s.. the FB page dates to the beginning of June, the upload is 4 days old. I just know that this is produced in Berlin and i am looking forward to find out more. Have a listen, good stuff!

Find Windsor on soundcloud.com/windsormusic and windsormusic.tumblr.com

rtz23 – n-time habitat video mix

June 3rd, 2012 // No Comments // Posted by Lukas

Berlin-based artist RTZ23 did a 44 minute (!) audiovisual compilation. Impressive stuff, music and graphics entirely produced by himself. You can grab the tunes for free on his soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/rtz23/sets/n-time_habitat. RTZ23 is part of the OneBeat collective, a non-profit organization supporting Berlin-based artists.

PAXTON FETTEL LIVE @ Dunkel Bar

May 2nd, 2012 // No Comments // Posted by Lukas

paxton fettel

I´ve posted about Paxton Fettel before and been following his work and releases. Great downtempo house music.. groovy and smooth. This live set includes tracks from Greta Cottage Workshop, Noir Music, Falk Recordings and his upcoming release on Liebe * Detail. Enjoy!

Lukas’s Warm up at Multilayerladen 31.03.2012

April 3rd, 2012 // No Comments // Posted by Lukas

warm up lukas

Another weekend, another recording. I played some music at Multilayerladen close to Kottbusser Tor in Berlin and did the warm up from 22h to 00h30. Soundcloud allowed me to upload another 50 minutes so this is what you get. You might notice that i played 2 tracks from last weekend’s mix.. really love them. 50 minutes of deep house free to download, enjoy the music!

Here’s the tracklist (after the jump):
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Lieblingsplatten at the Michelberger 23.03.2012

March 31st, 2012 // 5 Comments // Posted by Lukas

lukas dj set michelberger hotel

On friday the 23.03 i played some of my favorite records at the Michelberger Hotel lobby.  Jazz, Soul, Downtempo, Deephouse.. lots of the stuff i have been listening to lately. I uploaded the first 3 hours of a 6 hour set.. quite a bit more downtempo stuff going on in the first part, and i only managed to record the first 4 hours as my old macbook’s memory run full. Last 3 hours where pretty much mostly deephouse.
My favorite part is the start anyway, mixing up the old and the new.. enjoy!!

Tracklist after the jump:

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Video: OneBeat Experimental Sessions #2 with Kyson Live, Geordie Little & RTZ23

March 5th, 2012 // 9 Comments // Posted by Lukas

OneBeat published a video from their second experimental sessions in Neukölln. Check it out:

On friday, the 16th of December 2011, our second “Experimental Session” took place in João Cocteau in Neukölln. We invited the Berlin-based australian electronic producer Kyson and visual artist RTZ23 to create audiovisual show merging both their work. Support by Geordie Little on the guitar.

Kyson LIVE (kysonmusic.com)
Visuals by RTZ23 (rtz23.de)
Geordie Little (Guitar support)

Editing and Camera by Michael Naulin
Music: Kyson – Controversial

MONOLAKE presents his new release GHOSTS

March 4th, 2012 // No Comments // Posted by Andrea

Robert Henke - Monolake

On the 29th of February 2012, a date which appears only every 4 years, Robert Henke alias Monolake started his tour “The Ghosts in Surround Tour 2012″ at the Berghain in Berlin. –> To get all the dates check his official Website.

I was there and not surprised, because he was exiting and awesome as always in all his very different shapes of his musical expressions.He is talented in many ways and has the motivation and ability to explain and share his experimental sound journeys and researches to the student of the UDK in Berlin.

He has the talent to mix sounds and noises like colors on a canvas in 4-D. He is experimenting and inspiring the music scene with his technology output and execution. But he never forgets his audience on the dancefloor. I want to describe him as an artist, who not only produces for himself, but also for the people, who have fun listening to his music and enjoying his performances. Live on stage he wants to push the boundaries and puts the perception on a higher level. During his studies and researches he came in touch with the wave field synthesis. A sound phenomenon I was experiences myself last year in the TU University of Berlin

I only can tell you how I experienced it, if I would grab deeper, it would blast this post, so if you are furher interested and want to get more technical detailed information click here.
I was sitting in the auditorium of the TU Berlin, who has the largest system for the wave field synthesis, world wide. The light were turned of and Robert Henke started to play his very individual sound patterns. But this time it was different, it was different in 2000 and 832 ways. He transfered the sound from one speaker to another, 2000 to choose and 832 audio channels to activate. So the sound started to walk in the room, freely. The abstract, but physically tones sourrounded me, sometimes very close or far far away, finding me, always trying to catch the sound and localising it. It was an experience everybody should have, who loves to interact and experiment with the surrounding not only in visual habits but also in the acoustical ranges of human senses.

Sounds from his new Album “Ghosts” –>

On live concerts he simulates the feeling of the moving sound as it is described here:  “As a live performer one does not rely on stereo sources, but can construct a scenario where certain important elements are distributed to four or more individual channels if the PA supports it. This opens dramatic possibilities for creating a concert experience beyond the DJ setup. And beyond home listening, too.”
quote from his site.

For me he is one of the most significant persons for the development of experimental music, he is sharing, living and producing his own sound patterns, which opens you new fields of perceptions and inspires us to feel and touch the music simultaneously in sound dimension in which we have never think of, they could have existed on a dancefloor. I hope the audio technology finds a way to show us how varied and unique a musical experience on a dancefloor can be. One Event I always bring up at this point is the CTM Festival in Berlin. I look forward to see more of these Events and re-experience live music.

I really recommend to have a deeper look on his website, which gives detailed informations about his work and recent projects, like hereInstallations

Sounds from his new Album “Ghosts” –>

Monolake’s visual Hand is Tarik Barri during his concert.

If you are more interested in his person, check this tarikbarri.nl

Both of them are performing together behind a big screen projected in the front with the visual art work from Tarik. In this video you get an impression of the symbioses and harmony between the sounds of Monolake and the visual output of the audiovisual composer Tarik Barri.

The Existence of Time from Tarik Barri on Vimeo.

Music by “Halls”

February 26th, 2012 // No Comments // Posted by Lukas


Halls – Lifeblood. from Ben Symonds on Vimeo.

Halls – I Am Not Who You Want from The Sounds Of Sweet Nothing on Vimeo.

I really like music by Halls. It’s the solo project of south London-based musician Samuel Howard.  He combines “looped electronic samples with sparse vocals” with dense reverbs. The video for “Lifeblood” was created by Ben Symonds using footage from the BBC’s “Planet Earth” and “Frozen Planet”. Amazing outcome and works really well with the music.

Be sure to check out the Fragile EP on Bandcamp.

http://www.soundcloud.com/halls
http://hallsmusic.net

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