Serial Error – Afro Gothic EP /RAT18
  on Rat Life Records
  
out July 20th

Serial Error was founded as a New Beat project when Jacob Korn was asked for a submission to the ‘Our Beat Is Still New’ compilation series on the Belgian We Play House label in late 2014. Knowing the retro-experienced skills of his label mates from Uncanny Valley, he teamed up with Credit 00 & Sneaker and they produced Drum Abuse, a track that finally became the cue for their first full 12” maxi single in 2018 on Rat Life Records; a label curated by Credit 00.


The story of this boy group & preorder here!

Sneaker on Radio Laude
  
we play H.O.U.S.E.

Radio Laude, Prague pres.:

Shout outs to one of my favorite cities – the city of Prague (hey, just 1,5h from Dresden)!
At 1:03:30 I play the TP of the upcoming EP by Experiment Zero (Dona aka Dj Plant Texture & Mike Tansella Jr.) on The Black Lodge Recordings.

Sneaker on Mutant Radio
  
Chicago house and more

Living room life! (quoting a dear friend)
Recorded for Mutant Radio in Mai 2020 at Mike Tansella Jr.‘s place.
Mixing vinyl only – stylistically ranging from Chicago house to a more loose ending. Only lately I got the Uncanny Valley002. So I am starting off the mix with C-Beams – Thumbling (Break SL + Sandrow M). Virgo vibes.
Close to the end I play an electro vocoder track from the test pressing of the upcoming Serial Error (Jacob Korn, Credit 00 & me) – Afro Gothic EP on Rat Life Records.


Thx to Mutant Radio & Mike Tansella Jr. for the opportunity!

Birdcast 024: Sneaker DJ
  
recorded at Yu-Yu, Mexico-City

24th Birdcast comes from one and only SneakerDJ [...].

The selection in this session is closely bound to his project with @Scannoir. They released two records named ½GOTT and GOTT plus remixes and edits. Together they are performing as a DJ tag team playing extended sessions of old school EBM. That’s the sound you can listen to here as well!

The session was recorded on the 26th of September 2019 at Yu-Yu in Mexico-City, Mexico during his 2nd PanAmerican tour.

Corojajashow ep02
  
hosted by Jann
    Dunkeltier B2B Ober Mannkind

Bordeaux based Jann presents a show on French Ola Radio. For the 10th edition he invites Ober Mannkind & my alter ego Dunkeltier to provide a mix and we countered with a fresh and uplifting mix of minimal synth and NDW.
Afficionado Jann is he introduced the show with during the 1st hour with a matching, but more eclectic mix of vintage songs.

Dunkeltier featured on 3xLP
  VA – Bongo Beats & Bankruptcy -
  The Sound of I’m a Cliché
  
incl. Cosmo Vitelli, June, Volga Select..
    out March 27th

All snippets HERE!

Independent labels have always been risky ventures, marred by uncertainty; you never know how long they’ll last for. Yet, for more than 15 years, Cosmo Vitelli has kept I’m a Cliché going. During this time, his label, its releases, and the artists behind them have found their place in the musical landscape, standing proudly and defiantly in the margins, a place where music is always more interesting and fluid than right in the middle of the spotlight.

After countless EPs, several albums and a compilation, a new chapter in I’m a Cliché’s story begins, one with a greatly reduced release schedule. To mark this turning point, the label releases Bongo Beats & Bankruptcy, its second compilation ever.

Aesthetically coherent and simultaneously diverse in its expressions, Bongo Beats & Bankruptcy is a celebration of the label (and the label manager’s) quirks and eccentricities and a tongue-in-cheek snapshot that brilliantly captures the label’s DNA, featuring friends and allies along with newer faces on 13 exclusive tracks scattered over 3 LPs.

Whether they are downtempo, uptempo or ambient like Orestt’s contribution, each tune on this compilation distills in its own idiosyncratic way I’m a Cliché’s essence: electronic music influenced by club culture but in no way constrained to the dancefloor. Ivan Smagghe & Marc Collin’s analog synth track by their acclaimed Volga Select project, June’s dreamy tune at the crossroads between wave and kraut influences, Coy’s mutant synth arpeggios, and an old-school wave cut by Oliver Decrow mixed by Dunkeltier are all tracks boldly standing on the dancefloor’s margins.

For those looking for club-ready tracks that with I’m a Cliché’s one-of-a-kind atmosphere will surely find what they are after in an downtempo edit of Awkward Corners, a bouncy and melodic IDM not IDM number by Rouge Mécanique, a bleeps & pan-pipes affair by Benoît B, an esoteric dance-rock number with stated Lynch influences by Fantastic Twins, a freaky electro cut by Linja, a melancholic 707 driven banger by Krikor and finally an anxious and forward-thinking half-stepper by label head Cosmo Vitelli.


A1. Orestt – Luddisme
A2. Awkward Corners – In Slow Motion (Sunju Hargun Edit)
A3. Volga Select – Spione
B1. June – Perspective 4000
B2. Coy – La Cantine Du Vatican
C1. Rouge Mécanique – Skate & Distort
C2. Benoit B – Cosmic Music Style
D1. Fantastic Twins – Read My Palmer, Laura
D2. Oliver Decrow – Opus Pistorum (Dunkeltier Mix)
E1. Cosmo Vitelli – The Horse Incident (Ft. Andrew Claristidge)
E2. Odopt – Annpala
F1. Krikor – We as one in the S.D.T
F2. Linja – Xanadu

Pre-sale link: https://fanlink.to/bongobeatsbankruptcy

3xLP Cliche 067
release date: 3/27/2020

VA – Echo Locations on Tursiops
  
new Bandcamp-only label
    devoted to edits pres. by Ed Isar


Read on, dear dolphins!

Portugal record shop guide
    a commented list of shops and
    fleamarkets in Porto & Lisbon

photo by Bionda

Read my subjective, but pretty comprehensive guide to record shops in Porto & Lisbon!

recording from
  Disco Církev @ Ankali, Prague
  
2h+ of obscure disco gems


Just before X-mas I was invited for Disco Cirkev at Ankali, arguably the best club in the Czech republic.
Here is the 2:20h recording from this FB-event:
Disco Církev w/ Sneaker, Discobolos, DJ Sen, Sobert Rhythm

I tried to play as much obscure and Canadian electronic Disco as possible. So – on purpose – not exactly the cliché Italo disco. Disco Církev had a very welcoming, open, party-hard, gentle crowd like nowhere else! Thanks to everybody who expressed their appreciation in words after my set. Top-notch sound and monitoring at Ankali. I am still happy for the opportunity. I played mostly from vinyl and edited the recording for the best possible listening pleasure.

podcast for
  Tales From The Evil Empire

DJ Nephil invites.
Tales From The Evil Empire is an event serie born in 2017 bringing together international artists ranging from ebm/industrial/minimal/wave.
The session was recorded on the 20th of September 2019 at Calle9+1 in Medellin, Colombia during his 2nd PanAmerican tour.