Feeling a bit shit because the bike has let me down once again i find myself
Not a good day when your bike let you down in the middle of a sunny ride, so stuck home trying to repair the motherfucker i was checking out some new tracks and previews from friends and thought i might share them to you since they’re well worth.
The Informant’s “Glowing up” EP…and in particular the track “Zero crossing” for which i recorded vocals for, with the lovely Afrodite…A MASSIVE TUNE which got to be 1st on the top 5 Dubstep releases of the week on Beatport …and thats beating Skrillex …now …get that!
Check the informant’s soundcloud page for all the other tracks and get more infos about it here and moreover be sure to chek Afrodite‘s page too!
Of the three “runaway outlaws” we managed to catch one, Gobs, and had him interrogated.
aR-Yoooo Gobs how are you today? …Not that good I guess, since last time I checked you were dead!……
G-It’s great being dead. Aside from the constant overwhelming hunger for brains, I’ve never felt better. You should try it.
aR-How did you first become a zombie and how does it feel to be one?
G-I was in a horrible car accident, and I woke up Dead. Memories of what happened that night are fuzzy. I’ve never been able to piece it together. Since then , I’ve made the most of the situation. I think I’m doing pretty well for a dead guy. Hmmm?
aR-How did the collaboration between Mike Dextro, Proper Villians and you come together? I understand they are not that much into this style of music.
G-We all love the tune. We wouldn’t have finished it if that wasn’t the case. It’s just quite different for all of us. I’ve been focusing on Moombah sounds, PV is all about Dubstep right now, and Mike D has been busy working on his Baryshnikov project. Originally, I laid down the percussion, and vocals, but I wanted help with the synths, so I passed it to Proper Villains. He came up with that killer main hook, and then passed it to Mike Dextro to finish the tune.
aR-Tell me about you, what is your background and what are your influences?
G-Well, I’ll always be a raver at heart. I started out as a Gabber DJ, but became quite well known, in North America, as a Rave MC, so that became my main focus. I’ve always had a lot of love for anything with heavy bass, and I’m always interested in cutting edge music. After I died, I began focusing on producing and DJing. I’ve been living dead, now, for 5 years, and while my body has become increasingly more rotten, my producing continually gets better and better, as I learn more. This year, I’m planning to keep pushing Moombahcore, while also experimenting with Juke, Drumstep, and Electro resulting in my own unique sound that incorporates elements from my old Gabber roots.
aR-What was the first ever record that you bought and when did you start djing?
G-Shit, you’re gonna age me with this question. Ha! I’ve been sort of DJing since I was 12, but I started collecting vinyl in ’97. I honestly don’t remember what my first one was, but I’m proud to say that I have one of the best 90s record collections ever!
aR-What do you look for in a beat? …and in a brain?
G-I like my beats the way I like my brains: BIG & JUICY!
aR-How would you describe your sound?
aR-Here is a techy one, what gear are you using? Are you an hardware type or you prefer plug-ins?
G-Let’s get dorky! As far as DJing goes, I like pioneer products (CDJs and mixer). If I’m playing a club gig, I’ll often use Serato. On the producing side, I’m completely software based. I engineer with Ableton. Since people ask me all the time, I should also mention that my visuals are put together in Final Cut Pro. Also, Apple products all the way. No PCs!
aR-What music is playing while: a. You’re eating someone’s brain
aLLriGhT’s “Knowhat A mean/Dreadlock Rock ep” ” (aLrT001) is out today in all major digital outlets so get your mouse clicking and follow this links to “buy some good shit!”
You probably already know the tracks, but in case you don’t here is a preview: Including besides the originals from aLLriGhT, remixes from Brooklyn (NY) “Gobs The Zombie”
with his “Knowhat A Mean” moombahton version and SKZO mysterious producer from London (UK) (more info on who it might be coming soon) with a spooky version of “Dreadlock Rock”.
GET YOUR COPY HERE
Coming out with the release we crafted a video for the track “Knowhat A mean” using some footage from an old cop movie classic directed by William Friedkin “The French Connection”
in the movie (shoot in Brooklyn, Gobs will be pleased) there are many continuity mistakes as you can see on this page I found “The French Connection mistakes” what we tried to do in the editing is, revisit the part of the car chase trying to correct some of those mistakes, how is that for a challenge, see what we have come up with
I’m using the famous Caius Julius Cesar quote as the dice has really been cast and we are proud to announce the launch of “aLLriGhT ReCorDs” , the label is now up and running and we expect the first release out on March 1st 2012.
Mike talked you through the work in his previous post so all I have to say is that … IS BANGING! Coming out with the release we are crafting a video for the track “knowhat A mean”, which we’ll make public on the day of the release.
During the past months the label kept us very busy but we still had time to put together a dj set and you can listen/download it on the link below
February 24th 2012. The location is still our east base The Russian Bar and this time we have two new guests behind the mixer, electro house specialist Miky_B and warm up by Horse from “Down Under”. I’ve listened to their sets and found them very refreshing, just the right tone that’s fits with the label standards …. and yes we’ll be closing the night as usual with a nice selection, including exclusive material soon to be released on aLLriGhT ReCorDs.
Yoooo….has been already 2 months since i posted last and it seems like i haven’t had time to shower in the meantime for how quick it went by….running a label is hell of a lot of work especially if you have to do graphics/mastering/PR/ and contact all the people for it.
There has been lots of news in terms of releases and remixes as we got lots of old friends and new friends collaborating with us for future releases which i am not going reveal as time goes by.
First thing to be said is that by mid January we will have our first release out on aLLriGhT ReCorDs …it will be two of our old originals that we made quite some time ago, so its not fully sounding like the stuff we are doing lately but its still banging although its a bit darker. The tile of the two tracks is “Knowhatamean” and “Dreadlock rock” and they will be served with one remix each; A gob’s the zombiemoombahton banger for the first one a and a “secret” new entry for the second one.
Beside that we will have another banging electro dubstep-ish release following the month after but i wont get much into details …lets only say that the track is banging; in few weeks i will update you with who the collaboration is between and who the remixers are….for now i will only say the one remix is made by us and one guy involved has been named in this post.
Allright….summer is over … actually here in London summer has just started looking at the wheather … yesterday I had to evacuate the studio coz it was just too hot to bare and you can’t really stay indoors when it’s sunny in UK!
Anyway I guess everyone is well tanned and still recovering from the summer parties and festivals as we are. Altough even if we have not posted anything on the blog for almost 3 months we have been very busy (sipping gin and juice…laaaid back…with no money on our minds and neither on our wallets) getting things working for our records label. Lots of tracks, lots of remixes, if everything goes as planned they should start to get released towards the end of this year. Just to anticipate a few names, our friends Phunx from Italy and Ass Shaker from France, two up and coming acts on the european dance scene, will be remixing two of our original tracks. So get ur ass ready!
We are also going through demos sent to us from other producers, so feel free to send us yours too using our soundcloud’s dropbox on aLLriGhT ReCorDs .
And how could you start a record label without having an event night to go with it … well … you could … but it wouldn’t be allright!!! … would it?! Thats why we are also throwing a monthly event “aLLriGhT ReCorDs” the party featuring all the artists that will be releasing their work through our label and of course lots of music from Luke and I. The venue is set to be “The Russian” in Kingsland Road, London E2, UK and the date of the first party will be the 13th of October 2011.
So remember … keep that night free, and moreover, keep the day after off … coz you’ll be hungover … be sure … I’ll make you hungover!
You can get full details about the event on FACebOOk and don’t forget to press attending and to join aLLriGhT ReCorDs Page, We promise We won’t spam you, just genuine updates!
Well…I hope I sold myself well with this info, will keep you updated as I get more news!
I found out about this movie on a late night wonder at this year Glastonbury Festival in UK. I saw it for the first time with no sound; it was just a 30 minutes short displaying vintage computers and synthesisers interrupted by a bunch of old granddads being interviewed. It looked so interesting I waited till the end credits to write down the title intending to revisit when back in London. This is what I discovered: “What The Future Sounded Like” is a lively Australian short film, funded partly by the AFF, directed by , and concerns the electronic music movement that began after World War 2 and reached its peak in the 1970s, before the advent of home computers and improved technology. The film features musician Tristram Cary from the UK who developed a synthesized music score for Dr Who. Amusing anecdotes and good examples of this electronic music used by various groups and musicians are scattered throughout this enjoyable documentary”.
The result is a very pleasing half hour original video of “prehistoric” machines. Huge computers/calculators taking a all room of space, oddly shaped “cardboard boxes” emitting the strangest sounds, monitors featured in star trek episodes and lots of curiosities (ever wondered what Roger Waters used to play “On The Run” on Pink Floyd’s Dark side?). The documentary is being screened around the world in various music events, you can find all about it in the dedicated website “What The Future Sounded Like”
We are big fans of old analog gear, even though, being so expensive, we don’t own much (just a few weeks ago Mike and I spent hours fiddling with some at a showcase in the shop “Rough Trade” in Brick Lane. In our last release “Seb Marx – My Boots (aLLriGhT Remix)” out from 4th of July on UK label “Gush Records”
Yo! this is a contest we are taking part in. “Champion Records” is offering the opportunity to remix their new release “Minesweeper”
by The Squatters, Oliver Portamento & Alex Powell, who have been working together for many years as DJs and successful promoters, event organisers & producers.
We went to see one of their shows and found it very refreshing, the right mix of Oldskool Hip Hop & Rave,House, Electro & more experimental genres such as Dub Step, Drum n’ Bass & even Trance. Definitely a must see!
We are in with our remix listen to it on this link
Yoooo, Christmas has gone and so has NYE….hope all went good and you got your belly full,got all the presents…but you havent made us a present nor did we,so lets exchange present right here right now. i am gonna give you a present such as a mix we did not long ago…which is a bit cheesy at times but still …
And since you have no present for us you could go to this link and at the end of the page press the “i like” button…its a competition that will get us playing in France and get us a bit of promotion possibly…it really means a lot to us, so please go and click,even my mum did it…have a good year and see you soon!
BTW, the competition main website is http://www.lesdiscoveries.com but its all written in french!