Niconé & Sascha Braemer – Caje (Archive)

16 08 2013

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Jonas Mantey – Sie ist Schön

9 08 2013

For those who read the Artchive and realise that that tonight is the time. The weekend has come once again to explain what it is to enjoy music. So wherever you are heading just keep in mind that tonight will be divine. Don’t allow yourself to be confined but live life to the full, meet and greet all new potential people. Feel the rhythm, feel the beat and unleash onto the street sheer bliss. For this is when we are young and free and can be what we want to be. One bit of advice that I hope you will consider before you bundle out of your home, allow the music of Jonas Mantey to mesmersie and engulf you. Give in and allow it fill you to the brim, to surface undisturbed, to simmer. Then relinquish your insecruties, unshackle your inadequacies and enter the night for she is beautiful.

KB.

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Lovebox – Paul Kalkbrenner – Aaron

23 07 2013

So, on the 21st July 2013, I was once again privileged to be in the presence of the one and only, big bald, Paul Kalkbrenner. I was given this experience via the festival Lovebox situated in Victoria Park, centred in the east end of London. It was a most enjoyable event displaying real vibrancy, raw enthusiasm, without the crowd and performance schedule pressures encountered at some festivals. It was very relaxed, chilled, you could meander from tent to tent and allowing the various artists to capture you with their ambient sounds and deep bass. Other than the great Kalkbenner, some other notable acts were Kim Ann Foxman, Miss Kittin and Solomun. Kalkbrenner was awesome as ever, enjoy his closing track of the set: “Aaron”.

To view the event: http://mamacolive.com/lovebox/

KB.

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Fritz Kalkbrenner – Facing The Sun

6 06 2013

Think summer; think sunshine, think sunglasses, think sun cream. Fortunately, in London town the sun has come out to play. Unfortunately for me, I have tonsillitis and am stuck in my steamy cesspit that is my bed… However I have somehow been able to wrench the gloriousness of the sunshine outside, inside. You ask how? Fritz Kalkbrenner’s – Facing The Sun has made my current predicament far more encouraging, its upbeat rhythm and melodic tones serenade. So, if you are in the sun then play this, slip and sink into this smooth sound of summer.

From the album “Here Today Gone Tomorrow”.

Fritz Kalkbrenner





Lusine – Two Dots (Nic Fanciulli Remix)

16 04 2013

I find there’s something indescribably comforting in listening to this great remix by Nic Fanciulli. The lyrics, abstract and open to interpretation, are as follows – ‘two dots, joined by a line, they reached, detached by a crime. How mis-responsible, when the line is stretched, how mis-responsible, when it becomes a triangle’.  Feel free to comment with any insights you may have.

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Paul Kalkbrenner – Mad World

2 04 2013

Following Paul Kalkbrenner’s spectacular performance at The Roundhouse on Friday, it would be rude not to pay tribute to big bald Kalk with one of the highlights of his set.

Kalk had the audience captivated, ceremoniously rising and falling in perfect unity to his constant rhythm, reverberating through the venue. What impressed me the most was the subtlety with which he blended his notoriously powerful bass drum with soft ambient overtones. Dates to his upcoming events can be found on the following link:

http://paulkalkbrenner.net/events/?y=2013

 

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A Guy Called Gerald – How Long Is Now

17 03 2013

A 3-track EP straight out of Berlin from one of the greatest legends of House Music – A Guy Called Gerald.

‘A1 gives the title to the EP and it’s subliminal dark and psychedelic after-hours dope session, while on B1 there’s the shady and sexy atmosphere of “Groove of the Ghetto”, a driving and funky house tune sustained by an ultra fat synth bass and enriched by soulful vocals and deep pads, while on B2 the EP ends wih the brutal Uk bass bonus beats monster entitled “202”.’