Ableton has opened registration for their Loop creative summit, to be held in Berlin from April 24 to 26, 2020. Loop is three days of performances, talks, and interactive workshops aimed at exchanging ideas at the cutting edge of music, technology, and creative practice. Bringing together artists, technologists, educators, and other creative thinkers, Loop is a collective exploration of what it is to make music today and what it could be tomorrow.… Read More Registration Opens For Ableton Loop 2020
Ableton has opened registration for Loop, to be held in Berlin from April 24th to April 26th, 2020. In addition to regular Summit Passes, Ableton is opening the event up to a wider audience by offering 80 Subsidized Passes (registration until October 1st). Creators interested in attending the event can register for Summit Passes, Student […]
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Published on Sep 4, 2019 Superbooth Official
“Like last year, T.Raumschmiere and FucKETy BuCkEty played a concert at Superbooth together. FucKETy BuCkEty’s Ken MacBeth is an instrument maker, he develops analog synths and modules for Scotland’s MacBeth Studio Systems – his own brand. T.Raumschmiere is the solo project of Shitkatapult label boss Marco Haas. He plays concerts worldwide and worked
Let’s transport you to Berlin for a while – with three of us who share interests in techno and experimental electronic music, drawn from broader music and technological background.
I’m fortunate to get to join Jessica Kert, Lana Lain, and SDX tonight at Berlin’s Suicide Club. I’ve been a fan of Jessica’s music ever since first giving it a deep listening on her Detroit Underground outing. And as Jessica is deep into technology, it’s also worth noting that Lana Lain’s backround in techno is drawn from classical education. I think the days when there was a line drawn between such things are over. (That also means, in turn, erasing the attitude toward dance music as being a lesser form of expression, which speaking as an American to me suggests some fairly racist overtones.)
But let’s skip directly to the music. I’ve also got a new mix out this week, revealing some of the heavier sounds I’ve been into.
Jessica Kert (pictured at work, top) is a familiar face as one of the experts staffing Schneidersladen, but you should know her music as well – both solo and as half of the duo ZV_K.
Her outing on Detroit Underground DW is a modular magnum opus and one of my favorite DU releases of late:
But she’s also an adept live performance improviser – which will be on showcase tonight.
Check out her mix, too:
Lana Lain was born in Russian Karelia, but established herself in Stockholm before recently moving to Berlin. She’s been hyperactive in the music scene, including building her ФОМО party series (and accompanying radio show on the UK’s Fnoob Techno Radio. That has carved a space in Sweden for international art friendly to gay, queer, and fetish culture. I hope to talk to her more about that network soon, but in the meantime, here’s the terrific techno mix she did recently for Fast Forward:
I’ll also share a new mix of my own, channeling some harder, driving sets and favorites – and digging through this, I’m encouraged by how the darker, weirder sides of electronic music have gotten some real popularity in techno. These artists aren’t fringe any more, at least getting a growing following around the rich networks of fans in parties in Europe and abroad.
ˈYO͞ONƏˌSEKS is the new podcast and party series from ANRI, the Yokohama-born, prolific producer, DJ, and party organizer. Her work got her deep into Tokyo’s underground, before bringing that sensibility to Berlin, where she’s served as a bridge between the techno communities in Japan and Germany. So it’s a pleasure to reflect a bit of what I’ve gotten to experience from her circle into my own response:
Track listing – go find those folks and labels on Bandcamp or your favorite store (like Rotterdam’s Mord, who I didn’t repeat her intentionally, but whose Bandcamp page is well worth a splurge):
- Pris – Ad Infinitum [Avian]
- Donato Dozzy – Parola featuring Anna Caragnano (Rework) [Spazio Disponibile]
- Judas – ID 14 [Arts]
- Th;en – Modular (Mike Vath & Robin Hirte Remix) [Tabula Recordings]
- Sawlin – Oblique [Arts]
- Ansome – Bearded Lady (JoeFarr Remix) [Them Recordings]
- Blawan – 993 [Nutrition]
- Oscar Mulero – Texture (Cassegrain Remix) [Warm Up Recordings]
- Rebekah – Code Black (Slam Remix) [Soma Records]
- Ethan Fawkes – Barricades Did Not Burn [Corresponding Positions]
- Fjaak – Drugs [Seilscheibenpfeiler Schallplatten Berlin]
- Dave Tarrida – Bound To You [Mona Records]
- Albert Van Abbe – In Rotterdam [Mord]
- Uun – Destruction of Heaven and Earth [Mord]
- YYYY – Repent [Weekend Circuit]
- Scalameriya – Crucible [Perc Trax]
- Thomas P. Heckmann – Bodywrap [Monnom Black]
- Paula Temple, Fever Ray – This Country (Paula Temple’s INSTRUMENTAL Version) [Rabid Records / Co-op]
- La Fraicheur – Eaux troubles (VTSS Remix) [InFine]
- Hiro Ikezawa – Spiral Arm [Murasame Industrial Records]
- Ket Robinson – The Fear (Mab Remix) [Taro Records]
- A001 – Cyprido [Mord]
- Nicolas Bougaïeff – Cognitive Resonance [novamute]
- Air Liquide – Semwave [Blue]
- Sleeparchive – Wood [Tresor Records]
And if you’re in Berlin and want to stop by and say hi, that’ll be here, by Warschauer Str S-Bahn:
More on music and visual artists from – well, this week, even, as Atonal is also on – very soon. Now excuse me; I may squeeze in a disco nap.
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Published on Aug 16, 2019 MATTHS
“Acclaimed electronic producer #MatthewHodson presents his exciting new project, #MATTHS.
With his debut performance at the #Superbooth Festival 2019, the Brighton-based artist presented two stunning performances, providing a solo heavy dark modular Techno set at the C-Base party and this special performance which enlists drummer Scott Rowe to provide a
Published on May 16, 2019 Yamaha Synths Official
“Pianist, keyboardist, ethnomusicologist and composer Rebeca Nayla performs live at Superbooth 19!
Coming from a classical background she became interested in electronic music through the sonority of 90’s video games and since then, she has surrounded herself with plugins, computers and synthesizers.
In this performance Rebeca is using MODX &
Published on Aug 4, 2019 Sonicsmith
“This video shows Superbooth 2019 through Sonicsmith lens.
It was the first superbooth I have gone to without renting a booth. Luckily the lovely people from the Electronic Music School offered me to put Sonicsmith products in their booth. It worked out great cause I met some lovely people from Koln and Berlin branches plus I could show the products but still
Published on Jul 3, 2019 SYNTH ANATOMY
“Bastl Instruments presented at Superbooth 2019 several new Eurorack modules and a new smart light system. Instead of a classic presentation, Vaclav (Toyota Vangelis) showed me his live setup and how he uses these new products.”
Published on Jun 25, 2019 Superbooth Official
“Jessica Kert played one of her fine modular live sets on the Seaside Stage during SUPERBOOTH19. Jessica works for SchneidersLaden and gained a lot of expertise in the modular field – here she presents a versatile improvised and driving modular live set.”