Xosar – Xymeria [FREE DOWNLOAD]

The year is 2051. The human race has split into two groups. One maintained their basic human state, while the other transformed by tapping into their psychospiritual lifeforce potential. The second group created a higher dimensional civilization. They called it Xymeria.

Xosar – Xymeria [FREE DOWNLOAD]

Berlin Weekend 2.0

Two weeks ago we were unlucky enough to miss our Berlin weekend due to airport strike in both Berlin airports.

We missed a monstrous line-up at Griessmühle with Bleak, Johannes Volk,  DJ Overdose and Hakim Murphy on Friday and JuneFlorian Kupfer, AN-i and Zadig on Saturday night.

We managed to reschedule our trip for this weekend and we hope that we will get to and from Berlin all safe.

This weekend offering is not that bad and we will have again a diverse music program.

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Berlin Weekend 2.0

Xamiga – Bohemian Grove [SNBV004]

Foggy dreamy tracks by The Xamiga duo. Xosar and Legowelt re-boot their production partnership. Given both artists passion of intergalactic electronics, classic synthesizers and creaky old drum machines, it’s little surprise to find Bohemian Groove packed with spacey techno rhythms, glistening electronics and almost suffocating chords.

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Xamiga – Bohemian Grove [SNBV004]

Xosar – World Of Illusion [PNKMN010]

The Dutch Pinkman label is back with a new EP from Xosar, who debuts on the label and covers release number 10, with two new cuts of mystic techno. World Of Illusion goes first and marries reverb rich claps and cacophonous hi hats with a tough bassline. Spritelyand nimble and with thumping kicks down below, various bleeps, serene string sounds and glassy melodies colourthe groove and make for engaging listening. On the flip, Phasers of Eden is a kinetic fusion of ticking percussion,molten synths and withering chords that works you into an ethereal and otherworldly trance. Still with some allimportant drum funk powering things along down below, this is another idiosyncratic winner from Xosar.

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Xosar – World Of Illusion [PNKMN010]

Xosar – BOP004 [BOP004]

Synthesizer and drum machine obsessive Xosar (AKA producer Sheela Rahman) has enjoyed a productive few years, building a formidable reputation via releases on Rush Hour, L.I.E.S and Creme Organization. Here she delivers her first full-length for Opal Tapes’ occasional vinyl offshoot, Black Opal. It’s perhaps a little less colourful and synthesizer-heavy than previous excursions, instead focusing on dark, fuzzy, heavily percussive takes on acid house and techno. Of course, there are curious interludes – see the wonky industrial IDM of “Prophylaxis” and the beatless synth madness of “Gnome Circle” – but it’s the more floor-friendly excursions (and most profoundly the bleak and intense “Hades Gates”) that really stand out.

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Xosar – BOP004 [BOP004]

Xosar – Hunt You [VV015]

Xosar’s new release for Valcrond Video marks the onset of a darker, more dungeons & dragons oriented point of view. The four tracks feature both propulsive, doom-laden beats and expansive drum-free dream spaces. These sounds, appropriate for perved-out DJs and depressed teens alike, trace a narrative of pursuit, captivity, and erotic exsanguination. Held in a stone tower, a prisoner’s fluids are harvested for carnal application, before he is finally allowed to drain and find release in euphoric fields: bare dead trees, empty veins.

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Xosar – Hunt You [VV015]

VA – L.I.E.S. Presents Music For Shut-Ins [LIES041]

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A collection of hits, misses, new loves, and future head scratchers running the gamut from floor ready beat tracks (Legowelt) to post chill out room bleep-hop (Daywalker & CF) to industro-wave anti beat experimentation (Svengalisghost) with no restrictions or limitations. As with last year’s American Noise compilation, disc one revists prime cuts from the nearly 30 releases the label will have released by the end of 2013, while disc two compiles unreleased tracks exclusive to this cd. A document of the immediate energy surrounding these musicians here and now, maybe one can call it club music for people who hate going to the club? or simply “Music for Shut Ins.”

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VA – L.I.E.S. Presents Music For Shut-Ins [LIES041]

Xosar – Wildlyfe Genesis [CR1261]

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Lord only knows why this Genesis to so long to generate. As heard in various Mixes and Podcasts from way back when. Highly anticipated by some we would say, this DNA Bomb from Xosar, laying out the templates for epigones and sycophants alike. Perhaps not the most soft petalled paths to travel, but in order to find redemption one must be willing to sacrifice!

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Xosar – Wildlyfe Genesis [CR1261]

Xosar – The Calling [RHM002]

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Xosar returns with her third EP for Rush Hour, a sparkling two-tracker cloaked in her usual thick-set rhythms, heady vocal hooks and far-sighted synthesizers. In typical fashion, both “Rays of Babylon” and “The Calling” are blessed with a sense of playfulness and the emotion-rich, rush-inducing electronics that are fast becoming her calling card.

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Xosar – The Calling [RHM002]

Xamiga – Oceania [MDIV008]

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Legowelt & Xosar team up to deliver 3 tracks of deep aquatic techno and freaked out house jams for M Division Recordings. This 3 track super limited edition 10″ on blue vinyl starts with the title track “Oceania”. Breakbeats meets ethereal chants and hazy aquatic synths, like a lost AFX record from the early 90s. Next up, “Atlantis Force Code” – euphoric house chords submerged by a wet blanket of swirling pads. Lastly, one strictly for freaked-out late night dancefloors – “Xosheeba” – jacking beats, a tough bassline and a gnarled phantom vocal stabs.

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Xamiga – Oceania [MDIV008]

Xamiga – Kermit’s Day Out [RHX-3]

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The exotic Xosar and Legowelt have teamed up to created some serious Ghosthaus slam dance, under the Xamiga moniker for Rush Hour. With their never-ending collection of machines, the pair produces a hot three-track dreamland techno-house EP in a future-classic fashion. Music to jack to loudly while closing your eyes softly.

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Xamiga – Kermit’s Day Out [RHX-3]