This Is Not Happening is a vinyl-only record label, website & club night based in London (Fabien Spagnolo) and Berlin (Michael Candler).
For their blog we delivered a 3½ h back to back set recorded at our favourite hang out Dr. Seltsam in Leipzig. A set filled with Cosmic, disco, Italo, new wave, synth, minimal-wave, ambient and of course a lot of edits, lost gems and picks from the vault that will make the perfect soundtrack to your Sunday.
If you wanna read on follow the link to Fabien’s post:
They also have a house label resting in a slow pace on position 002: https://soundcloud.com/thisisnothappening
Out now in all good shops via Bordello A Parigi label is the new project of Dresden based SneakerDJ (from Frigio, Uncanny Valley, Rat Life Records) & his girlfriend under the project name Bionda E Lupo !
Past midnight. Empty streets. From an ill lit doorway a sound. A woman. Shadow. A scent. Drawn into one. Smoke and synthesizer music swirls. Bionda E Lupo. Crossing the threshold, tripping into twilight. Analogue emotion, styles twirled like garlands. Nervous shuffles and the touch of fingertips. Weaving, bodies twirl as morning shoulders into night. The realisation. The edge of eyes. Curl of lip. The click of heels with creak of floor. Feeling flows, ebbs, cascades and floods. Lipstick and heavy perfume. Two forms swimming in currents, bending to one another in the warm glow of aging speakers. Breath and pulse quicken. Electricity spiked with passion. The final embrace. Whispered promises. A kiss.
Words by Robby Geoghegan.
The cover art, BTW, is shot by Anke Phoebe Peters at the location of the Deutsches Theater Berlin, Friedrichstraße.
We did two videos – one is for “Solar” as you might have noticed on this homepage header:
For the title track “Ton Rire” of our EP Bionda and me did a video that fits perfectly the romantic mood!
You can take the bread, the water, the air, the dawn from me if you want – but don’t don’t don’t don’t don’t take your smile!!!
Juno Plus reviewed the Ton Rire EP on Bordello A Parigi. Thanks for pushing the release and finding matching words for our music!
Biorhythms Paul played Ton Rire in his Digital Tsunami podcast:
Soviet new wave and disco records only. Only. I mean – only! Only Soviet stuff.
Read the story behind the process told by bad boy Roland!
Finding records in Lithuanian bins for this journey through Soviet music on their website.: http://www.discus-throwers.com/features/
Bionda e Lupo is a duo that has just released a 12″ on Bordello a Parigi « Ton Rire ». Their sound is somewhere between synth pop, electro and the vibe is sexual, nostalgic, energetic, a bit of all this. 716 wanted to know more about the musical influences of the duo. The Playlist comes in 2 parts, first Bionda and then, Lupo aka Sneaker DJ.
For the full post including heart-melting comments follow this link to 716 Paris:
Biondas playlist features German Italo, Dutch neo minimal synth, Anika and Einstürzende Neubauten:
Lupos playlist touches early electronics, NDW, house, wave, jak beat and explains who, where & when these influences stroke:
Check the post on 716 blog!
According to Ukrainian Krossfingers blog the Dunkeltier Striking 12″ EP on Bahnsteig 23 is announced to be one of the best records in January 2016.
Not enough also the Gotling LP – G-SX on Mond Musik 003 (incl. Dunkeltier/Ober Mannkind edit) hit the top 10 of this month.
Have a read here:
Oliver Hafenbauer opened his Boiler Room set with the weird preset drum track Haunted Samba is.
Haunted Samba was charted by Leipzigs finest Steffen Bennemann.
And it was played by Ostgut Ton regular Roman Lindau in his Invite podcast:
The multi label crooner Chuggy (Emotional Response / Emotional Rescue / Sacred Summits / …) dropped it in his eclectic-as-fuck NTS radio show:
And Axel Boman likes it!
oh kiss my neck and make me shiver!
this is like that time i met a norwegian girl in thailand around 2002 and thought she’s too hot for me but then she suddenly put her hand in my trousers and said something about my my neck my back lick my pussy and my crack (allthough it could have been something completely different, drunk norwegian is not easy to understand for a swede) and later on the beach she fell asleep on my chest while the sun came up and years later i met her in oslo but then the magic was all gone
so, 5/5 in my crate!
Leftfield connoisseurs however prefer the A-side with the Maghreb vibe that Algerian Raï has.
Cosmo Vitelli played it for his radio mix on Rinse FM:
So did Mark Van De Maat – who runs Knekelhuis – quite in the middle of his podcast on DJbroadcast.net (links to full article and interview):