Haunted Samba vs. Algerian Raï
  Who’s the favourite …

… from the Algerian Raï EP on Rat Life Records?

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:


http://www.nts.live/shows/guests/episodes/mysticisms-w-emotional-response-soft-rocks-12th-january-2016


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):
https://www.djbroadcast.net/article/131634/djb-podcast-367-mark-van-de-maat

DJB Podcast #367 – Mark van de Maat by Djbroadcast on Mixcloud

guest post on Parisian 33RPM+8% blog
  What is Raï?

Check the post on the 33RPM+8% blog!
Complementing the recent EP on Rat Life Records I submitted a discoursive feature on Algerian Raï music including a list of impressive poly rhythms.

Check http://33plus8.tumblr.com/a-guest-post-by-sneaker!

review of Algerian Raï EP
  by frohfroh (German only)

Good work and research done here for a sneak review of a Maghreb cosmic spiral and the tribal madness on the flip side of the Algerian Raï EP / RAT 6 and a preview the RAT 7 by Mono Junk:

www.frohfroh.de/17717/2015er-nachlese-3-sneaker-algerian-rai

FrohFroh is a blog focussed on electronic music released or produced in Leipzig, Germany.

Read on – the original post on sneakerdj.com on the EP release:

http://sneakerdj.com/sneaker-algerian-rai/

review of Algerian Raï EP
  by Resident Advisor


The review on RA: http://www.residentadvisor.net/review-view.aspx?id=18292

RA states that I rather should blend “European house and techno” with Arab vocals.
That’s quite the opposite of my approach!
Why I am measured with somebody else’s too-obvious, superficially simple flash of genius?
If one is familiar with my productions s/he knows that I am mostly exploring fields of percussion far away from the Roland TR/boom-ts territory … read more!

video for Queen For A Night (DUNKELTIER EDIT)
  taken from Holistical EP / LUNATIC 004

Philipp Le Cell blends the leftfield avant guarde audio with his leftfield video animation. Follow his channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/PhilippLeCell

Check the Holistical EP here incl. snippets and a view on the ridiculous artwork!
Buy a last remaining vinyl copy or the HQ files in our Lunatic bandcamp shop in your favorite file format!

Uncanny Valley: 5 years on parole
  new project Dérive on the
  VA – What’s happening EP (UV030)

Yes, I like reading (in general, as a hobby and about this record).

Gesloten Cirkel remixes
  Jacob Korn feat. Sneaker – Heteronomous

Gesloten Cirkel features or remixes(?) Heteronomous – a track from Jacob Korn​ and me. Vocals, percussion and bass we did back in 2012 for Jacobs debut album You & Me. The lyrics on Chasing Away The Night are by Bionda aka Sane. Out on Murder Capital.

Or rather out of stock already: https://clone.nl/item36178.html

I am honoured, though next time I wanna be asked beforehand.

Ah, and here is the original released on Uncanny Valley:

Still available on CD, digital and 2xLP (click the bandcamp link!).

33RPM+8% Paris presents
  Sneakers top-10 Bakalao traxx


On occasion of the new Meet The Heat EP on ILM Records 33RPM+8% blog from Paris publishes another list of recommendations – this time we move the focus to Spain. To be precise to Valencia and its late 80s/early 90s Bakalao scene and the Ruta Destroy.

Producers at the time were ‘uncompromisingly’ (care)free. Ethno pipes, saxophones – with some cheese topping. No problem. You might have expected this tune in a very good IBM-PC game of the time. The result reminds me of 90s cosmic records. This shameless everything goes attitude – to implement ethnic structures in context-free dance music (the cosmic scene often overlaid their exotic flea market finds with a 909).

Read on on 33RPM+8%!

Igloo reviews Holistical EP/LUNATIC04

One of the last critics beyond praising favourites or everything – Robbie Geoghegan inspires to have in-depth encounters with music instead of consuming it.

Go here.

33RPM+8% Paris presents Sneakers
  10 all-time recommendations


What is 33RPM+8%?
Musical finds by Ed Isar and his guests, from forgotten gems to new releases. Playlists shared on his blog – tracks and mixes on the tumblr website.

“I am not a digger and also these records don’t have a relation. They seem to be too eclectic, but they are connected by their time and history– the 80s and 90s. From East Germany I was observing all that with a looking glass. I am not authentic concerning the social environment of these tracks at all, but I am conscious. And that’s a genre itself. These records meant a lot to me at some point and even today in my artist practice – how I think about culture and form. And I have only chosen the one that could mean something to you and should inspire you as a DJ, producer, engineer or party addict.”
Read on on 33RPM+8%!