Archives for the month of: May, 2010


A label based in Melbourne/ Toyko. I like it, I bring it to you.

Little Nobody – Metropolis How? by Little Nobody

Head over to the IF? Records site..

http://if-records.weebly.com/

Label runner Andrez, has music under the name Little Nobody- check this

http://www.myspace.com/littlenobodymuzak

Here’s 2 songs – listen

Remember Radio.mp3

Old Skool Gangsta Slap.mp3

INTERVIEW.

1. How has your label direction developed over time?

Wow. Well, it’s been 15 years since we started; back in 1995 the artists we loved and respected were usually using real Roland TB-303s or Devilfish mods of same, along with stacks of analogue rack-mounted gear. These days most of our people are digital-based and using laptops, which makes live gigs a helluva lot easier.

Additionally 15 years ago we were mostly CD-based, living in Australia, whereas these days we’re exploring vinyl (still) and digital. CDs have gone the way of the dinosaur.
While a lot of people are complaining about the new medium, digital itself gives us a lot of freedom to release more experimental stuff – which traditionally doesn’t sell well – thanks to the extremely minimal overheads.

2. Tell us a little about your artists..

We work with a lot of people, and most of them are – first and foremost – producers whose music we really dig, and also they’re good mates. It’s vital to work with people you actually like. We’ve continued to do stuff for years with Australians like Steve Law (Zen Paradox), Isnod and Son Of Zev, and more recently with some cool Melbourne-based people such as Ben Mill (Bitch Shift), Koda, Enclave, Alkan, Craig McWhinney, and Kultrun.

We also have some great Japanese cats we’re dabbling with, chief among these Toshiyuki Yasuda, DJ Wada (Co-Fusion), Takashi Watanabe (DJ Warp), Cut Bit Motorz, and Tatsuta Oe (Captain Funk).

Then there’re Luke’s Anger, Dave Tarrida, Justin Berkovi, E383, Si Begg, Dead Agenda, BCR Boys, Jason Leach, James Ruskin and the Dead Channel crew in the UK, Jammin’ Unit in Germany, and other internationals like Wyndell Long, Paul Birken, Bas Mooy, Steve Stoll, Patrick Pulsinger, Bill Youngman, etc, etc.

I also do stuff myself under aliases like Little Nobody, Funk Gadget, Nana Mouskouri’s Spectacles, DJ Fodder, and a swag of others.

I guess that’s not a little… that’s a LOT. Sorry!

3. What is the electronic scene like in your part of Tokyo/Melbourne?

It’s absolutely brilliant, and is one of the reasons I’ve lingered here for almost 9 years now. There are some cool large clubs, but I like the smaller venues where you can catch people like Ben Pest and the Ninja Tune crew, plus locals like the TTAK Collective. There are great live acts here like Hifana and Toshiyuki Yasuda, and often the best gigs are by people you’ve never heard of and never see again.

Grab some music

http://www.junodownload.com/labels/IF%3F/releases/

DJ Phantom

Feelin’ wave machines. Check out their nifty website! http://www.wavemachines.co.uk/


INTERVIEW.


1. How were you first introduced to electronic music?

I grew up listening exclusively to guitar bands and never really liked electronic tunes until I went clubbing for the very first time. It changed my perspective on music listening completely. I was suddenly aware of a completely new world and I loved it. I started to listen to glitchy electronica and became a huge fan of Autechre.

2. How has your music-making process developed over time?

By the time I was in my late 20s I had been deep into and back out of a number of scenes, but I still loved guitars and bands. Some friends were recording drum and bass tunes at home, pressing up vinyl and releasing them. It looked like a lot of fun and sounded immense, so I got hold of a Mac and a copy of Logic and started to work it out. My programming and songwriting developed side by side, slowly but surely. I made a lot of rubbish before I wrote what I considered to be my first decent tune.

3. Currently, who are some of your favorite artists?

I’m a big fan of Post War Years, a band from London who have a great knack for making melodies which they wrap in complex but very funky rhythms. They are about to record their second album and I can’t wait to hear which way it goes. They use Akai MPCs with guitars, basses and do a lot of sampling, it’s a great blend of organic and electronic elements – like a bionic arm.

4. What are you most excited to work on in 2010?

Another album, and a few collaborations we have in the pipeline. Mainly it’s a second album that interests me right now though. We have no real idea of where it’s going to go stylistically.

5. What would you say to anyone interested in going after their musical interests?

Stay focused and try to keep your head clear – things can get very misty once managers, labels, press, agents get involved. Have a good idea of what you want to do before you do it. And be prepared to make a few (hundred) mistakes.

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until the morning comes,

DJ Phantom


Been waiting a while to bring this to you guyz!

The sounds coming out of the Netherlands-mmmmmmm!

It’s Like That (Grand J RMX).mp3

Blackbody Spectrum (Grand J RMX).mp3

INTERVIEW

1. What do you love about music?

Well, what is there not to love about music? To give a counter-question. The world would be a pretty boring place without it. For me, it’s my life, my work and my sorrow. I can’t imagine a day where I don’t have the need to create sounds or sampling the hell out of an old record and turn it into something completely new. It’s exploring without limitations and I guess that’s the core of music evolution.

2. You Netherlands people are just magical, the music coming out of there is so free and confident (The Century, Rubix; also featured on Disco Droppings)…how do you feel about the music coming out of your area?

First of all, thank you for the big compliment, but I don’t think it’s the Netherlands in particular. A lot of European countries produce big-time talents. Artists that also inspire us to create “new” music. I think it’s the outcome of the multicultural environment we live in. But besides that, I think the music produced in this area is great. Not all of it of course, but definitely the artists you mention, which I happen to know very well!

3. What do you use for your productions/live shows?

When I produce music I use whatever suits the song or my workflow at that time. I’m a big fan of Ableton Live, cause it let’s you handle and tweak samples in a fast and intuitive way. And what I really love about this software is that it feels very simple, but never seems to exceed my creative needs.

To record vocals or instruments I always use ProTools and for longer arrangements, like scoring a video game or a movie I use Apple’s Logic. Besides that I have tons of plug-in instruments and sound-library’s to create whatever I like.

4. Who are some of your favorite current artists?

This is the part where I promote my friends I guess, because I’m more busy making music than listening to it. If you turn on my Ipod it’s probably pumping some old skool favorites like “Ice Cube”, “Dr. Dré”, “George Clinton” or just some grunge bands from the Seattle area 😉 I like a lot of music; it’s never only just one genre.

But If I have to mention some music from out the area it’s gonna be, Concubine, Phonic Funk, Shook, Henzel&Disco Nova, Gourillia Speakers, Rubix, Don Diablo, Junkie XL, Dj Mehdi, Nobody beats the drum, Krause, Noisia, O.J. Symstem, FS Green, Mar, Full Crate, Andras Caron, Auxilary the mstrfdr, The Century, Estaw, Bastian, and a lot more if you check out there myspace’s friends links.

5. What is Grand Jackson planning for 2010?

I’m not so much of a planning person as it comes to my own music, I hope to come up with a great album this year, but you can’t force creativity, I learned that the hard way!

http://www.myspace.com/grandjackson

hollerrr

dJ Phantom


Another fine group from Lithuania! Download these two tracks, read up on em’-get into it

Wave Machines – Keep The Lights On (Metal On Metal Remake) by Metal On Metal

Wild Beasts – We Still Got The Taste Dancing On Our Tongues (Metal On Metal Remake) by Metal On Metal

INTERVIEW.

1. How were you first introduced to electronic music?

Through erotic movies, which we were watching as teenagers. And through KLF circa 1991.

2. How has your music-making process developed over time?

We became faster. The first song, we recorded it in half a year. Now it usually takes up two weeks for a remake. Hopefully, one day we’ll be as productive as Kris Menace.
Also, we bought some good machines. Use it how you like it, but computer is not enough.


3. Currently, who are some of your favorite artists?

New ones: Gonjasufi, Sambassadeur, Kindness, John Grant, Four Tet, Theopilus London

Old ones we’re re-listening right now: Rodriguez, Roxy Music, Roedelius, Donovan

4. What are you most excited to work on in 2010?

We’ve just finished new Wild Beasts remake for “We Still Got The Taste Dancing On Our Tongues”, we’re mastering two others – new song for Lost Valentinos & new one for Bear In Heaven. The second part of the year will be massive. Plus, we’re working on our second EP due in winter, 2010.

5. What would you say to anyone interested in going after their musical interests?

You’ll rot in hell, if you deceive the music you love and go on to make something which is “hot/in/fashionable”. Be warned!

http://www.myspace.com/nesakykmamai

DJ Phantom

It is Friday! Slappin’ Plastic is here to make sure you’ve got the energy for the weekend.

3 sizzlin’ mash-ups

what? let me back up, bitch (Slappin’ Plastic Mash-up).mp3

5 minutes of fury (Slappin’ Plastic Mash-up).mp3

let me be bouncin on the planet rock.mp3

Slappin Plastic May 2010 Promo Mix by SLAPPIN-PLASTIC

Tracklisting

1. Intro (Slappin Plastic Mashup)
2. Yolanda Be Cool & D Cup – We Speak No Americano
Salt N Pepa – Push It (Benson Remix/Mashup)
3. Unknown Artist?? – White Label.
Doo Doo Dance feat. Spoek&Gnucci Banana (Acapella) – Original Mix
(Slappin-Plastic Mashup)
4. Play Paul – Tijuana Trumpets Of Lust Acidkids Remix VS
Sweaty Wet Dirty Damp – GameBoy Gamegirl
(Slappin Plastic Mashup)
5. Mylo – In My Arms (Dave Winnel 2010 Bootleg)
6. Miami Horror ft. Sophie Brous – Sometimes (Hook & Sling Remix)
VS Pulpo De Agua feat. Sharif D – Original Mix
(Slappin Plastic Mashup)
7. let me work it – Brain Matters
8. Sidney Samson feat. Lady Bee & Bizzey –
Come On Let’s Go (PH Electro Remix)


Bangkock Vs Satisfaction (Slappin Plastic Mash Up) by SLAPPIN-PLASTIC

INTERVIEW.

1. Whatsup Pat! How long have you been Dj’ing/Producing?

What up Trev, I have been djing for about 5 years, I learnt on belt drivin “American DJ” turntables haha, ridiculous…started producing halfway through last year and took a more serious approach to the whole package at the start of 2010.

2. What was your introduction to electronic music? An specific shows or moments when you know it would be your thing?

I started wanting to be a DJ after seeing the DJ from 28days scratching on videohits…strangely enough, and so I began the journey from hip hop to breaks to house music.


3. What’s the electronic music scene like in your part of Australia? I’m a huge fan of Brain Matters and the Trouble Agency crew…

It is massive!!! Everyone is a DJ in Sydney, it’s crazy. The scene here is really growing into something huge and spreading even to the small towns out west. Yeah, Brain Matters and the Trouble Agency are the tits!!

4. Currently, who are some of your favorite artists?

Of course, dav Winnel, Benson and Northie (NXE), Word!

It’s hard to say I guess it’s always changing, my all time favourite artist would have to include arrested development, bombfunk mcs, krafty kuts, kid kenobi, D Cup, Wolfgang Gartner, and the notorious Spice Girls but the list goes on.

5. What are your plans for the rest of 2010?

I have a bunch of gigs lined up at a few clubs and events around the Sydney area that I’m really exited about, releasing my first official remix for Count Effectz soon and just overall working on my production and Djing in general.

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On the 5/14/2010 SLAPPIN PLASTIC will be appearing as the Guest DJ, so tune in and get involved in this amazing and unforgettable show!!!

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DJ Phantom