WL//WH Weekly Electronic Music Tips

Weekly Electronic Music Tips // FEBRUARY-MARCH #09-24

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PICKS OF THE WEEK:

  • Nadcast 002 – SCHWABE                                                                                                                                                                      

 A staple of Belgrade‘s electronic scene since 1994, Serbian DJ and producer Nebojša Bogdanović aka SCHWABE, one half of the iconic ethno-tinged TAPAN, with a 94-minute live mix for Skopje, North Macedonia‘s The Deepest Purple Club,  to dance to ‘with the lights off, strobe on, and volume up to 11’. A dark, slow-mo, pulsing and immersive psychedelic electronic headspace nestled in a mesmerizing and entrancing sonic meltdown where the experiences and emotions, the sublime and the uncanny blur.

  • Mexican EBM /dark disco /slow-techno/electronic musician and producer Alacrán del Amor “Dark Waves” off upcoming “Dark Waves” EP [Nein Records]

A dark dancing slow-paced immersion from the eclectic Mexican producer, via the increasingly effective and equally eclectic Nein Records, in spectral droning waves of clank-flecked pounding drum kicks, tense rubbery and buzzing basslines along with icy spacey synth, to insinuate feelings of danger and excitement, amid spine-tingling obsessions.

  • Bogotá, Colombia Italo /synthwave /electroclash /EBM producer Disco Radical “Pins & Leather” single

A hypnotic, high-energy dancefloor dominance erupts from a barrage of crisp and crackling percussion-charged hard-hitting beats, a gritty undulating bass line loop, ecstatic old-school flashing synth stabs, and menacing glowing strings, whilst a terse, rousing male/female vocal interplay teases “Pins and Leather.”

  • Vienna-based darkwave /industrial /experimental pop /post-punk /art-project duo of Turkish origin, Zack Zack Zack “Yaradan (Majestoluxe Alfred & Charles Remix)” from the remix LP “Album 2.5” [Rennweg Records]

From the just dropped Turkish/Viennese duo’s excellent second volume of remixes, a chilly, hypnotic, both cacophonous and surreal, acid-stained rework by the Swedish experimental industrial electronic artist Majestoluxe, pulsing on a bed of crispy punchy percussions and droning basslines, penetrated by jarring high-pitched frequencies, bouncy jingly synths, and surreal distorted vocal clips, with hypnotizing mind-bending results.

  • Toronto, Ontario ambient /drone /field recordings /electronic sound artist Daniel Field, aka Kilometre Club “Dusk” from the CD album “At Dusk Hour the Crickets” [Polar Seas]
  • San Diego-based, UK experimental /ambient /drone /meditative /electronic film composer, recording artist, Auxiliary label owner, James Clements aka ASC “Begin Again” from album “Loss” [Past Inside the Present]
  • London-based ambient /avant-garde /neo-classical /electronic musician, and sound designer Max Cooper “Palestrina Gabriel feat. Sarah Aristidou, Kim Sheehan and Tom Hodge” from “Seme” EP [Mesh]
  • Ambient /drone /minimal /electronic duo of Australia‘s Lawrence English (Room40 owner) and Canada‘s Scott Morgan (aka Loscil), aka Loscil // Lawrence English “Indigo” from upcoming “Chroma” LP [Room40]
  • Montreal, Québec experimental /dreamy /lo-fi ambient sound artist Lamasz “Bordighera (Part 1 & 2)” from the upcoming cassette album “Arabesque” [VAAGNER]
  • UK ambient /drone /new age /electronic sound artist Paul Oednom “Weightening” off the cassette album “Equal Parts” [Umé Records]
  • Chilean lo-fi /ambient /drone /electro-acoustic /experimental solo music project Bahia Mansa “Poly” off the cassette album”Diary#4″ [sonic-dialogue]
  • Malaga, Spain-based ambient /experimental musician and recording artist from Glasgow, Craig Murphy (half of Ashtoreth’s Gate with Lee Norris), Solipsism “Out There” from “In A Not So Distant Future” mini-LP [Móatún 7]
  • Kostroma, Russia dark ambient /drone /meditation /field recordings musician Evgeniy Shishulin, aka Mitseliy “Blue Tape II” from the cassette album “Blue Tape” [Neotantra]
  • Prague-based, Nottingham, UK-born instrumental soundtrack composer, musician and Tindersticks member, David Boulter “Woods” from “Five Nights In Maine Soundtrack” album
  • Brno, Czechia-based ambient /minimal /4th world /experimental /electro-acoustic project of Finnish multi-instrumentalist Simo Hakalisto, aka Shakali “Ensisäie” from the cassette album “Rihmastossa” [Not Not Fun Records]
  • Southend-on-Sea, UK ambient /electro-acoustic /modern classical artist Adrian Lane “For That Brief Moment” from the CD album “Vignettes” [Whitelabrecs]
  • Oakland, CA ambient /experimental /jazz /improv /electro-acoustic composer and performer, Michelle Moeller “Leafless” from the upcoming album “Late Morning” [AKP Recordings]
  • German experimental /soundtrack /psychedelic /hauntology project of Jörg Follert (aka Wechsel Garland, and Mimsy), aka FOGROOM – “A Sea Education” from V/A “L SERIES #6″ EP 10” [Russian Library]
  • Berlin-based ambient /minimal /loop /experimental electronic artist, set designer and composer (former member of Ornament und Verbrechen and To Rococo Rot), Robert Lippok “Close (2024 Remaster)” from the remastered vinyl 12″ edition of raster-noton‘s 2001 EP “Open Close Open (2024 Remaster)” [Morr Music]
  • UK analogue synth electronic producer Martin Jenkins aka Pye Corner Audio “Octal Run” from “Prowler Trxx” 2-track single
  • Lithuania ambient dub techno producer and Scale Limited label co-head, Grad_U “Sustain 4” off “Sustain” LP 2x 12″ [Scale Limited]
  • Swedish ambient /atmospheric /ethereal /atmospheric house electronic artist Ludvig Cimbrelius (aka PURL), aka Illuvia “Starlight Skin (Ayaavaaki‘s Bionic Luminescence)” from the album “Bionic Luminescence” [LILA लीला]
  • Newcastle, UK ambient /drone /field recording electronic musician and Else Records e DiN labels founder, Ian Boddy “Locrian” from the album “Modal Operandi” [quiet details]
  • LA-based IDM /acid /ambient /electronic artist and audio engineer, James Bernard “History Repeating” from “Mid-Life Acid” album
  • Reggio Emilia, Italy ambient /post-rock /shoegaze /electronic musician and composer Riccardo Spaggiari, aka Cosmos in Collision “Chronos” from upcoming LP “The Passage Of Time” [SUNSEASKY]
  • French industrial /acid /psych /dub /downtempo /electronic autodidact producer based in Marseille, Loïs Lazur “Missing Twin” off the upcoming first mini-album “Half Of A Hand” 12″ [Teenage Menopause Rds]
  • Ambient /acid /Afro /world /psychedelic /indie dance /house /downtempo /electronica collaborative project of Canadian producer African Ghost Valley, and Mozambican artist Nandele, aka ILHA “Leaving The Dream (Bawrut Remix)” from “Mwedy [Ransom Note Records]
  • Italian cosmic disco /psych /kraut /downtempo /electronic DJ-producer, member of the label Slow Motion and resident of Mondo Phase, Andrea Tempo – “Cosmik Intro (Dc Salas Remix)” off the upcoming “Killing Joke” EP [Taste Rec]
  • Manchester, UK electronic /new wave /synthpop solo project KRAFTman “AZ-5 (Radio Edit)” EP from the forthcoming album “Chernobyl”,
  • Karlsruhe/Frankfurt, German synth pop /electro-kraut duo Fred und Luna “Monotonikum (Edit) off V/A “Future Sounds Of Kraut Vol. 1 – Compiled by Fred und Luna” 2×12″ LP [Compost Records]
  • French ambient /house /psych /techno /dark disco /experimental electronic collaboration between Parisian producers Gilbert Cohen (DJ Gilb’R) & Nicolas Chaix (I:Cube), aka Château Flight “Fordizm” from the upcoming double album “La Folie Studio” 2xLP 12″ [Versatile]
  • Lithuania ambient /drone /deep techno producer ROOKAS “Just” from V/A “Affinity 5” EP [Affin]
  • Montreal ambient /dub /breaks /bass /techno artist & musician Levi Bruce (aka DJ Leaves), aka Unknown Mobile – “Toll Booth” from Unknown Mobile & Mulholland‘s “War Piece” split EP 12″ [Banoffee Pies Records]
  • Fukuoka, Japan ambient /house /techno /electronica producer satayama 99-01 “September” from the album “Saturday Midnight”
  • Berlin-based experimental /breakbeat /acid electro side project of Italian techno /industrial producer and Gravitational Waves label owner, Matteo Chisari (aka Dj Nephil), aka System Disorder “Sea View” from the album “RANDOM REPORT” [SONS OF TRADERS RECORDS]
  • London-based ambient /industrial /techno /new beat /acid /kraut /cinematic /sci-fi /analog synth DJ-producer Timothy J. Fairplay “Bronx Warriors” from “Convictions That Stick” EP cassette [Pinkman]
  • London, UK based acid /house /electro producer Chupacabras “Compassion” from the upcoming V/A “Various Artists Vol.2” compilation [Source Material]
  • Italian ambient /industrial /ethnic /psych /improvised hardware live-recordings electronic music project by RBMA alumnus Marco Segato and photographer /video-maker Alessio Costantino (aka Askmeaboutdogs), aka Narvalos “Ramayana” from the album “Jagu Haram” collection of tracks live-recorded in 20212022.
  • Israel minimal /drone /techno /electro /acid DJ-producer and Confused Machines label head Harel Schreiber, aka Mule Driver “Cues of Danger” from “Cue of Danger” EP 7″ lathe cut [Confused Machines]
  • Badajoz, Spain acid /techno /electro project by Miguel Blanco and Xarlie (from Gameboyz), Panka Panka – “Uuhhhhh!…” off upcoming V/A “Melomana Headliners 2024” compilation [Melomana Records]
  • Hong Kong house acid techno DJ-producer Mr. Ho – “Hardly Working” off V/A “FRISB03″ EP 12” [Klasse Wrecks]
  • Athens, Greece new beat /psych /acid /techno eclectic electronic DJ-producer Anatolian Weapons “You Are Not Alone” from upcoming V/A “Dalmata Space Anthem For Intergalactic FM” compilation [Dalmata Daniel]
  • Italian acid /breakbeat /techno /electro producer (1/2 of Narvalos), Marco Segato “TTM” [brokntoys]
  • Enigmatic experimental /industrial /acid /breaks /electro underground producer (Ratsnake), GESLOTEN CIRKEL “Balls” off upcoming “I Live In The Midwest” EP 12″[Selvamancer]
  • 2000s French electronic musician and video artist Anne Laplantine aka, Michiko Kusaki – “Let’s Rock Baby (The Exaltics Remix)” off V/A “Michiko Kusaki – Let’s Rock Baby 2024″ EP 12” [Bosconi Records]
  • Detroit‘s ghetto-tech /machine funk /electro producer (aka DJ Nasty aka 313 Bass Mechanics aka Digitek), Detroit’s Filthiest “Fear In Your Eyes” from “Proceed With Caution” EP 12″ [SYNCROPHONE]
  • Australian industrial /techno/ electro duo and International Chrome label founders, Jensen Interceptor & Assembler Code “Wrong Place” off V/A “Jensen & Friends” compilation [International Chrome]
  • Russian acid /new beat /industrial /minimal electronics /techno /electro DJ-producer ЯTRA “Rage” off “Liberation” EP [Freedom Club]
  • NSW, Australia techno /noise /industrial punk act Schkeuditzer Kreuz – “Choke” off upcoming V/A “Brutality III” compilation [Brutal Forms]
  • Hamburg, Germany horror soundtrack /industrial /EBM /techno /electro DJ-producer and live act L.F.T. “Asche (Vox by Nils Fock)” off “Electric Vampire” EP 12” [Pinkman]
  • Berlin-based, Italian industrial /dark techno /electro producer and Gravitational Waves label head (aka System Disorder), Dj Nephil – “Fractal” from V/A “Electric Program l” compilation EP 12″ [Gravitational Waves]
  • Dublin‘s 80s Post-Punk band Virgin Prunes “Caucasian Walk (WLDV edit)”
  • Brighton, UK-based EBM /Darkwave /Coldwave duo Massive Luxury Overdose “Theme From MLO” from “Electra Complex” EP
  • Greek new wave /darkwave /new beat /electronic producer Pink Maggit “Midnight Sun” from the vinyl edition of the 2023 debut LP “Midnight Sun” [Veego Records]
  • Medellin, Colombia industrial /acid /electro /wave /techno /EBM producer and DJ, Bufon de lo Tragico “Farmaco”
  • Berlin-based post-industrial /techno /EBM dark electronics French producer, DJ and Area Z label manager Arthur Bdt, aka Incendie “Elasticity of the Self” from the cassette album “The Last Dance” [X-IMG]
  • Brooklyn, NY EBM /post-industrial electronics brainchild of Fade Kainer, aka STATIQBLOOM – “Face Annihilation” from the LP “Kain” [Sonic Groove]
  • Dutch EBM /industrial /techno /electronic artist ANDROM “Cobra” off upcoming “Various Artists Vol.3” compilation cassette [Vives]
  • Berlin-based industrial techno US DJ-producer and BITE label owner, Hayden Payne aka Phase Fatale “Love Is Destructive” title track of the upcoming EP [BITE]
  • Athens-based EBM /new beat /trance /leftfield techno DJ-Producer Extase Urbaine – “Sacred Winds (Zaatar Remix)” off “Sacred Winds” EP [Samo Records]
  • Acid /techno /trance remix of Dutch Hi-NRG disco electronic live alias of Simon Weis (Isaie Reuling), aka Isaie ‘Psycho (Kiara Scuro & Tech Support Remix)” off upcoming “Psycho Remixed” EP 12″ [XXX]
  • ’80s German trance /post-punk /wave /kraut /electronic dance artist and musician Schielfried Frankenstein, aka SF “Das Verlangen (Ladada) Audrey Danza Remix” (Digital Bonus) from “Die Falsche Wahl” LP 12″ a reworked selection of obscure tracks created between 1986 and 2002 [Lustpoderosa]
  • Bordeaux/Paris house /indie dance /disco project of DJ-producer-remixer -performer Bertrand Lacombe (of the group DBFC), aka Dombrance “Copé (Freudenthal Remix)” from “Double Trouble” EP [Discolypso]
  • UK/Spain indie dance /trance /disco /house production duo, James Harcourt & AFFKT – “Timespan (Original Mix)” off upcoming “Past Is Prologue” EP [SINCOPAT]
  • Tallinn, Estonia-based dark disco /indie dance producer and co-founder of Dark Disko, ANGÉ – “Kevin” off “Daydream” EP [Wrong Era]
  • Leipzig, Germany house /indie dance producer and JEAHMON! Records head, Marc DePulse – “Phenomena (Damon Jee Remix)” [JEAHMON! Records]
  • Italian electro-disco producer, musician, DJ and co-owner of Raibano Records, Alberto Melloni – “Stroken” from “Stroken” EP [Trampoliner]
  • UK EBM /Italo /indie dance /dark cosmic disco DJ-producer and head honcho at Hot dog Recordings, Jay-Son “Divine Journey Of Souls (Parissior Remix)” off upcoming “Divine Journey Of Souls” EP [Espacio Cielo]
  • French Synthwave /Indie Dance /Neo Italo Disco producer duo Dan Corco & Max Muller – “Way Out” title track of “Way Out” EP [True Romance]        
  • Luxembourg, Belgium cosmic Italo disco DJ-producer Pianopoli – “Monday Night Fever” title track of the “Monday Night Fever” EP [KADETT MUSIK]
  • 1985 Italo disco classic Den Harrow – “Mad Desire (Amarcord Edit)”
  • Frankfurt‘s retro house /disco producer, Philip Lauer teams up with Berlin-based vocalist, Dena & Lauer “Don’t Let Go (Extended Version)” from “Hyacinth” EP [Permanent Vacation]
  • Berlin-based ambient /techno /house Australian DJ-producer Riley Gower, aka Fibre Optixx “What Is Love (Priori Dee-Dub)” from “Crystalline” EP 12″ [KANN]
  • Scotland-based ambient /drone /soundtrack /musique concrète /experimental electronic musician Everyday Dust “Who Built The Chimes?” from the cassette album “Shrouded II” [Dustopian Frequencies]
  • Wales, UK field recording based dark ambient project of Dan Powell, aka Llyn Y Cwn “Fernworthy” from the album “Megaliths” [Cold Spring]
  • Taiwan/Chile ambient /drone /loops /experimental /classical /modular synth /electronic collaboration, Ryan J Raffa & Nico Rosenberg “On Thin Air” title track of cassette album “On Thin Air” [Muzan Editions]
  • South Yorkshire-based Northern minimalist /ambient /drone /electronic experimentalist and Woodford Halse tape label head, Mat Handley, aka Pulselovers “Day Zero” from the cassette album “Day Zero” (originally recorded anonymously for the Colander Studio Group project in late Autumn, 2021) [Woodford Halse]
  • Dark /Drone Ambient from France, Hiemal “III” from the album “Alone in Temporary Places”
  • San Francisco, CA-based Haitian-American ambient /drone /improv /electro-acoustic composer, musician, songwriter, and sound artist Joel St. Julien “Unblend” (Live recording by Jonathan James Carr on February 2, 2024, at Kadist Gallery)