Monday, 31 January 2011
Thursday, 27 January 2011
Wednesday, 26 January 2011
For the last 10 years, Ger Z has been a resident dj in a number of Galway’s finest music venues, such as The Blue Note, Massimo and Bierhaus, where he also hosts Disco Sunday (a hugely-popular bank holiday Sunday all-dayer) with John Daly and Jamie D.A.!. He is also a regular visitor to Dublin and Limerick, having played at nights such as 12 in the Bernard Shaw, Night Flight, Big Dish Go, and the dearly-departed Backlash.
Ger first crossed paths with the Disco Outcasts misfits while playing at Airbound, an Irish-run festival located in the same venue as Electric Elephant in Petrcane, Croatia.
Having previously been resident at the long-running clubnight, 110th Street, Ger is now dj / promoter for Night Falls, which runs sporadic parties in intimate venues around Galway (and also Berlin), playing the finest in underground house and techno. Guests so far have included Todd Terje, Mark E, Neville Watson, Eamon Harkin, Quarion, Shit Robot, Don Williams and John Daly.
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New York’s RVNG Intl. label will reissue Harald Grosskopf’s Synthesist, a cult classic of German electronic music, on February 16, 2011.
Synthesist is the debut solo album by Harald Grosskopf, the enigmatic percussionist behind Ash Ra Tempel, Klaus Schulze, and Cosmic Jokers. Originally released by Sky Records in 1980, RVNG Intl. celebrates the 30th year anniversary with this newly mastered and packaged reissue.
Berlin, Germany, summer of 1979, Harald Grosskopf, then 30 years old, was at a personal and creative crossroads. His girlfriend just left him, and Ashra (Manuel Göttsching's "solo" project) was on temporary hiatus. Harald always considered himself a rhythmic accomplice to his numerous collaborators' lead, until prompted by some fellow musician friends to pursue a singular creative vision.
Armed with a MiniMoog and Revox reel-to-reel, Grosskopf set off for the West German countryside that fall and isolated himself in a home studio for almost two months to record Synthesist. The temperamental analog synthesizer and sequencing technology created a long learning curve eventually resulting in a harmonious union of man and machine.
The human response undeniably colors the eight songs of Synthesist and aligns the album with some of the more melodic output of the Berlin School of Electronic Music. The title track and "Transcendental Overdrive" almost take on pop qualities. Harald's live percussion opens up tracks like "So Weit, So Gut" and "Emphasis" for jammed out exploration. Where the album veers into the ambient space clusters of "B. Aldrian" or "Trauma", it's hard not to consider Synthesist the nexus of Krautrock, Kosmische, and New Age.
These stylistic and thematic elements of Synthesist have echoed throughout electronic and avant music since the album's 1980 release. Re-Syntheist, the companion compilation to Synthesist, is an assemblage of reinterpretations of Grosskopf's work by a new vanguard of electronic and experimental artists includingOneohtrix Point Never, Blondes, Arp, Stellar Om Source, CFCF, James Ferraro, and many others.
Although Synthesist has been unavailable on vinyl for almost three decades, it doesn't fetch unfathomable collector fees. Selecting Synthesist as our first reissue is more about the connectivity to a new audience than the scarcity fetish for a select few. It's about sharing Harald's story and celebrating an album musically accomplished and compelling from start to end.
The Synthesist LP comes as a deluxe package on post-consumer recycled goods, including a unique reverse bound record jacket and full color liner notes by Harald Grosskopf in English and German. The Re-Synthesist compilation is only available with vinyl purchase, both available digitally through our usual storefront suspects.
Harald Grosskopf - Synthesist by RVNG Intl.
Thursday, 13 January 2011
Deep chuggy house music from the voodoo disco den. Self medicate on moody street drugs, turn the lights down low and believe > do not be afraid, we are your friends
Pulp Disco & The Outcasts - Ride The Snake by discooutcasts
Tuesday, 11 January 2011
As we get ready to unleash & release our Pulp Disco & The Outcasts project this coming year, here is another little taste of the magic that has been happening in our voodoo disco den!
Pulp Disco & The Outcasts - These Eyes No Rhythm (unmastered) by discooutcasts
January One Deck Sessions at Electrik Bar, Manchester >>>
Jan 9th - Marc Starr & Luke Unabomber
Jan 16th - Mr Scruff and Kelvin Brown
Jan 23rd - Stefano and Huw Morgan
Jan 30th - Dom Kreep
As ever the rules apply, One Deck, No Mixing, A Comfy Chair & plenty of quality music!
One Deck Sessions
Sundays 7pm - 12am
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Friday, 7 January 2011
The Electric Elephant is a music festival nestled in the ancient coastal village of Petrance situated on the sun sparkled sea of the adriatic with family run restaurants, villas by the beach to rent and independently owned small hotels and campsites. More than just a festival, It's a holiday adventure, an escape, a musical getaway, a meeting of like minded souls that invokes the original spirit of the unspoilt Ibiza of the seventies and early eighties. Live love dance.
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ELECTRIC ELEPHANT 2011