PollerWiesen Festival @ Dortmund 09.06.2019

On June 9th, PollerWiesen Festival will hit again Revierpark Wischlingen park in Dortmund, for a journey through various genres on 4 Stages (Main, Beach, Hilltop and Hidden).

Some recommendations from our side:
13:00 – 15:00 MATRIXXMAN (Beach Stage)
15:00 – 17:00 IDENTIFIED PATIENT (Hidden Stage)
16:00 – 18:00 JOB JOBSE (Hilltop Stage)
17:00 – 19:00 LENA WILLIKENS (Hidden Stage)
18:30 – 20:00 DJ STINGRAY (Beach Stage)
19:00 – 20:00 GIANT SWAN live (Hidden Stage)
20:00 – 22:00 NINA KRAVIZ (Main Stage)

You can check the complete line-up here.

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PollerWiesen Festival @ Dortmund 09.06.2019

VA – Eye of the Minotaur – Collage 001 [SM-001]

Soft Machine is a surreal wander through the mystical sonic forest. A vision curated and designed by Chicago native Justin Aulis Long. A Cyclopian point of view while gazing through a wide lensed scope, which exists in the liminal spaces where light meets dark and angelic forces bath in the sludge and stardust of unfiltered eroticism. Eye of the Minotaur – collage 001 is a collection of artists working in varying musical practices that are channeling the solitude of mutantness, strolling through the familiar yet unfamiliar halls of the uncanny, refusing ordinary structures of the mundane, grasping the cold humor of cynicism, basking in the dichotomy of cosmos and chaos, and invoking the energies of Eris and Eros.

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VA – Eye of the Minotaur – Collage 001 [SM-001]

Anshaw Black – A01 [A01]

Anshaw relentlessly exposes a range of emotion and versatility through bit crushed textures, varying sonics and unorthodox song structure. The result is a creation of his influences (bass, techno, post punk, electro & dark wave) fused with his own unique vision. Culminating an EP that sounds absolutely powerful yet melodic.

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Anshaw Black – A01 [A01]

VA – Relative Persuasions [BT35]

8th Brokntoys VA compilation, spinning a web around fresh and old bloods alike. 5 cuts, 5 styles, everything you need to slick the floors with out of date smoke fluid. Tracks from Arp220, Obergman, XY0815 and Int Main Rigid, The Jaffa Kid and Oskar Telemann.

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VA – Relative Persuasions [BT35]

Celestial Circuits – Dark Sines / Autonomy [IAS001]

Futuristic Electro / Techno music written by a secret Microchip, connected to Intergalactic Celestial Circuits. Transmitted across the Space Time Continum from a Distant Galaxy populated by Artifically Intelligent Robots. This message was Intercepted by The Hacker Command and recorded to wax for Phuture generations to interpret..

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Celestial Circuits – Dark Sines / Autonomy [IAS001]

Cygnus – Deep Analysis [CPU01001001]

Cygnus aka Phillip Washington returns home to CPU with Deep Analysis. Six tracks of nebulous compositions all containing his signature emotional and melodic electro. Sheffield Bleep is an ode to CPU Records complete with an old school vocoder rap over CR-78 rhythms. Deep Analysis is an answer to one of Washington’s favourite tracks ‘Sleep Paralysis’ by Mikron. Ultraterrestrial, Her Majesty and Descent of Man are beautiful si-fi electronic music without comparison. The E.P. wraps things up with Hallucinate Data cementing Cygnus as a master of the genre.

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Cygnus – Deep Analysis [CPU01001001]

Launmomentdat in parc 2019

Launmomentdat in parc is a multicultural experience in the form of concerts, shows, exhibitions and film screenings that will take place between 7-9 June 2019 in the People’s Park in Timișoara. The festival includes a musical program on three stages, exhibitions, workshops, film screenings, theater performances, sports and dance activities.

This year the festival is part of the Saison France-Roumanie 2019, so there are many French artists, like the electro-house veteran Cosmo Vitelli, Zaltan from Antinote and his partner Raphael Top-Secret or the electronic maverick Djedjotronic, who provided one of the best album of 2018. Besides them, is also the Swiss DJ Sassy J, who is doing her Patchwork nights for 10 years now.

These kind of artists are not very often seen in line-ups at Romanian festivals and I’m very happy to see this in Timișoara.

Timișoara will be the Cultural Capital of Europe in 2021, so they are supporting these kind of events … and bwt the entry is free 🙂

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Launmomentdat in parc 2019

Jex Opolis – Earth Boy [DKMNTL064]

Dekmantel welcomes the good time vibes of Canadian selector, and retrotastic, vibe-poppin’ producer Jex Opolis. Cult figure, obsessive Discog-er and Good Timin’ boss, the Brooklyn-based, Canadian has etched out a global reputation with his exotic taste of lo-fi, party productions, with this – his Dekmantel debut – not straying far from the formula Electro, disco-chic, doused in gooey pop, sultry silk, and retro synth-boogie.

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Jex Opolis – Earth Boy [DKMNTL064]

TodoTodo – Digital Dancer / Autogas [FRV030]

Almost forty years later, Frigio is bringing some of their music to a fresh audience, the pioneer proto-techno Spanish band TodoTodo and featuring original music plus killer edits by Juanpablo & Luis Costa. Juanpablo with his extended edit of “Digital Dancer.” A steady kick tethers a tripping mechanical melody, a melody that bubbles and simmers as toms, horns and daring funk collide for this seven minute odyssey into the world of Iberian underground synth. The original version from 81 closes the A, a brief and brilliant piece of proto-techno. The flip is introduced by Catalan Dj, journalist and author of ‘Bacalao’ Historia Oral de la Musica de Baile en Valencia, Luis Costa. Costa re-imagines “Autogas” with his Tool Edit, reshaping the off-kilter keys and future highways and byways of the original. The finale is a true treasure from the annals of time. A live version of “Autogas” from the legendary Rock’Ola club in Madrid, an unreleased work that is as audacious and bold as it was when it was first performed in 1981.

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TodoTodo – Digital Dancer / Autogas [FRV030]

Mike Storm – Explores The Potential [SYMLTD005]

Symbolism Ltd keeps up the pressure with another super limited 12inch, this time from Dutch producer Mike Storm. Four urgent, trippy dancefloor movers in typical Symbolism Ltd style make for an essential slice of four to the floor techno for those that know.

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Mike Storm – Explores The Potential [SYMLTD005]

Dollkraut – Ghoulia [PNKMN031]

The term ‘cruelty’ is so limiting according to our cultural expectations of it, an act may give perceived ‘good’ to the perpetrator and ‘bad’ to the victim. It may give good in the long run and bad in the short run or vice versa. The unifying factor to all forms of cruelty is Ghoulia.

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Dollkraut – Ghoulia [PNKMN031]

John Cameron – Jazzrock [BEWITH059LP]

‘Jazzrock’ is an aggressive, percussion-heavy album with an energy that leaves jaws on the floor, killer funk breaks from 1972 by the mighty John Cameron. Breaks and beats for days with electric piano, bass loops, and pounding percussion. Funky jazz with a deep, tough, soundtrack feel.

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John Cameron – Jazzrock [BEWITH059LP]

Alan Parker / John Cameron – Afro Rock [BEWITH058LP]

‘Afro Rock’ was recorded at Morgan Studios by John Cameron and Alan Parker in London in 1973 as a collection of stripped-down African rhythms, virtuoso jazz instrumentation, fuzzed up wah wah guitars and spaced out library breaks. The percussion is effortlessly funky, and those flutes so melodic, it’s as if the LP was crafted with the beat lovers of the future firmly in mind. As Cameron himself described it in Unusual Sounds, this is “heavy duty drum-and-bass salsa music”.

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Alan Parker / John Cameron – Afro Rock [BEWITH058LP]