Sneaker’s bargain bin discoveries (S-Z)
  
compiled for If-Only

Here is the final list of the bargain bin finds – 10 more records and their story. None too obscure of course, because I was asked to list bargain bin finds instead.

Listen to the playlist & read on If-Only! Click here!


And the past two features on If-Only:

  Listen to the playlist ‘letters J-R’ & read on If-Only!

  Listen to the playlist ‘letters A-I’ & read on If-Only!

Sneaker’s bargain bin discoveries (J-R)
  
compiled for If-Only

Here are 10 more records and their story. Not too obscure of course, cause I was asked to list bargain bin finds instead. I completely disagree with Dixon who once said a DJ failed his job when he doesn’t play more than 80% of new records. If I wasn’t so damn sophisticated I’d embrace to use the f-word in reply! Obviously you are limited to this month’s news instead of scooping from the 500 months before (do the maths)! Further the music didn’t stand the test of time. Since we can’t really foresee and judge the newest developments we are likely to play ‘the shallow soundtrack of average today’. I wanna play music you CAN listen to in 20 or 40 years! Your minimal techno set from 15 years ago, your schranz set from 20 years ago, my electroclash set from 18 years ago? Crap! It’s testament to its era at max!

Let’s make that clear: You are completely generic and tasteless when you play more than 80% of new records! Your set I mean – but maybe you, too? Cheers!

Listen to the playlist & read on If-Only! Click here!

Sneaker’s bargain bin discoveries (A-I)
  
compiled for If-Only

I must have bought my first electronic dance 12” in 1994 at the age of 14 and kept on enjoying the hunt until the rise of the digital age in the early 2000s when I sold a major part of my collection to finance my studies. I thought that the medium fades into obscurity. But when I decided to try my luck as a musician fever got me again, heftier then ever.

Here are 10 records and their story …

Listen to the playlist & read on If-Only! Click here!

Listen to the playlist & read on If-Only! Click here!

release insight: ½GOTT /UV048
  
interview on UncannyValley.de




Since we always attach great importance to the small talk competence of our listeners, we thought it would be interesting to compile some background information to the latest 12″ named ½GOTT by Scannoir and Sneaker on Uncanny Valley Records (based in Dresden, Germany).

How did the ½GOTT record come about? How and when did you produce the tracks?
Since I’m a person who is always in the habit of questioning a lot of things, I end up with the question of …

Read the whole interview on uncannyvalley.de!

Thessaloniki record shop guide


Thessaloniki is somehow off the map for most record addicts. So besides DimDJ I couldn’t tell for sure if any of the Greek labels I know (Geheimnis, Echovolt, lower parts, Nous) are from the 2nd biggest town in Greece since none of them try to define themselves by their town of origin.
But read yourself … click here!

Ivan Smagghe plays Jack Pattern’s
  Animal Transformation
  (Sneaker Remix)

… twice on his Digital Tsunami podcast

… at 40:30:
https://soundcloud.com/digitaltsunami/digital-tsunami-151-ivan-smagghe#t=40:38


and on Dekmantel radio at min 52:30:
https://www.facebook.com/dkmntl/videos/2188400894520409/

Pan-American Tour
  Sneaker hits Latin America
  & US in January & February 2018


dates (for details see also the dates section in the side bar!):

  !CANDY FOR EVERYBODY!
26th-January-18     Casalocasa @ Fuga, Lima, Peru – w/ Paruro LIVE, Aristidez, Seb
2nd-February-18     Departamento, Mexico/City
3rd-February-18     Radio, Irapuato, Mexico – w/ Young Drums, BWO (Vague Output)
9th-February-18     RS94109, San Francisco, US
10th-February-18   Black Lodge, Los Angeles, US – w/ Morah (Phormix), Kosmik,
                               Vexation LIVE, Nu Sire LIVE
16th-February-18   Kinda Tropical, Austin, TX, US – w/ Bill Converse (Dark Entries),
                        Sam De La Rosa (Mannequin) LIVE, K23 (Future Blondes) LIVE, MYN (Public System Recordings, Pinkman/Paris)
20th-February-18   Jupiter Disco, New York City, US – w/ Alex From Queens (Capriccio), mscln (Rhythmic Discourse)

UV-reflections

Know what you are doin'!

After endless transcription and editing Philipp Demankowski (Uncanny Valley’s press spokesman) finished a profound talk on the history and practice of electronic music. Inspiring for anybody who is seeking for the inner heart of our passion. Including a lot of links and media to dig to.

We enter an old office building in the heart of Dresden where some of the Uncanny Valley-artists have their studios. Luckily, the dull architecture apparently doesn’t influence the musical outcome. Sneaker, who’ve just released his Java/Sumatra EP, is working here right next to Jacob Korn and Break SL and they meet up from time to…

Read on..