Sunday, July 29, 2007

MySpace Magic

I've been thinking for some time that we don't put nearly enough electro up on this blog so after Langer started to redresss the balance a little with his Cybotron post I thought I'd continue in a similar vein by putting up a few tracks from some guys I chanced upon on MySpace.

I've never heard of Etaro previously and there's no reference to them on discogs but from a brief bit of research it looks like they may be signed to Planeta X records. Both Etaro and Planeta X hail from Argentina and unless my memory fails me, this is the first electronic music I've heard from here but given the vastness of the country I'm sure there is much more and if the quality of these guys is anything to go by I want to hear it!

Etaro's tracks embrace a variety of electro styles, taking in italo and some techno influences along the way. Fans of Holland's mighty Clone Records should definitely take note!

Check out their MySpace page as well as their website to hear more of their stuff and pick up some free downloads.

Etaro - Corporación sintética
Etaro - Sequencia moderna
Etaro - Acabar

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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Clear And Present Danger

I just got hold of some excellent new tracks that I had to share with you. First up is a remix of probably one of the most influential electronic tracks ever. "Clear" by Cybotron (Juan Atkins and Richard Davis) is considered to be a proto Electro/Techno classic from 1983. Cobblestone Jazz have stuck closely to the original version with their remix, just adding some trademark Mathew Jonson dark bass action. It's a good update on the original.

Cybotron - Clear (Cobblestone Jazz Remix) // Juno Buy

Next is a great Techno EP sent from Moodgadget Records. The Mission To Mars EP by Isomer Transition contains four quality deep Techno tracks. "Space Maddness" is the standout with a sound really reminiscent of "Baby Kate" by Heartthrob. Check it.

Isomer Transition - Space Maddness // Moodgadget Released August 18th.

Last but by no means least is a brand new track from ill-ec-tro-nic favourites Modeselektor. These guys can do no wrong at the moment. The have a new album "Happy Birthday" out on BPitch Control in September and from the tracks I have heard so far looks set to be one of the electronic albums of the year. One track from the album "Let Your Love Grow" featuring Paul St Hilaire was posted on this very blog last year by RAW. It is a collaboration with Apparat (Under the name Moderat) and was only ever released on an exclusive free CD given away with De:Bug Magazine.

The track I have for you however is very special. It features the vocal stylings of Radiohead's Thom Yorke and is quite exquisite in its depth and beauty. I'm going to have this on constant rotation.

Modeselektor - The White Flash (Feat Thom Yorke) // BPitch Control. Released Sept.

EDIT: Removed by Request.

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Monday, July 16, 2007

How Are Things On The West Coast?

I've just got my hands on a cheeky remix of the new single "The Heinrich Maneuver" by Interpol.

Paul 'Phones' Epworth is the man behind this bass heavy Electro House version of this track. I wonder how all the hardcore Interpol fans are going to handle this as he rips apart the vocals and adds a scuzzy bass and joyful piano riffs. Sweet.

Interpol - The Heinrich Maneuver (Phones Remix) - Myspace Rip // Capitol.

The new album "Our Love To Admire" has really grown on me over the last few listens with tracks like "Mammoth", "Rest My Chemistry" and "No I in Threesome" up there with their best material. These will definitely be considered as classic Interpol in the months to come.

Buy this album and give it a few listens to really sink into your psyche.

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Saturday, July 14, 2007

Shameless Self Promotion

Those with a keen eye and a good memory may have realised that I listed two of my own tracks amongst my top 20 best records of the year so far. I'm not really this egotistical but missing out on an opportunity to help spread the name of my alter ego, Nanorhythm, when I've just got to the stage of putting a demo together would be just daft.

Continental Breakfast has made an appearance on this site previously and has since won third place out of over 1000 eligible tracks in a competition at carbon logic.

Woden's Discotheque is my latest effort and this time I've aimed things squarely at the dancefloor. I've done two cuts, both are techno-based and the original is a fairly modern sounding affair that I think chugs along nicely and has a couple of breakdowns / buildups to keep you interested. The second version, The Wild Hunt Mix, follows the same basic song structure but is a bit longer and much darker and harder.

Comments are always appreciated on the blog but even more so when it's our own stuff we're mentioning so I'd definitely be interested in any feedback (good or bad) you have.

Nanorhythm - Woden's Discotheque

Nanorhythm - Woden's Discotheque (The Wild Hunt Mix)

These tracks, and others, are also available via the Soliton Research site.

Soliton Research has also finally got round to putting a myspace page together. We're having some technical issues uploading more than two tracks and haven't gone though the laborious process of adding loads of friends yet but why not pop along, add us to your buddy list and leave us a comment -

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Bleeps and Beats @ 1001

This Thursday, July 12th sees ill-ec-tro-nic return to Cafe 1001 in Brick Lane for another hoedown of the electronic variety. Joining me this month will be fellow spinners, Mark Solo and Rob Churcher.

Catch us in the bar all night from 7.30pm. It's free all night so come down, listen to some soothing Techno grooves and kick back knowing that you only have one day left until the weekend. Click for directions.


Sunday, July 08, 2007


Having discovered the funky Detroit stylings of "Munch" by Redshape over at the excellent Little White Earbuds blog, I decided to do some extra investigating into this anonymous masked music maker. However I didn't find out too much. I what I do know is that Redshape hails from Germany and not Detroit. He has had releases on such labels as Delsin, Music Man, Present, Styrax Leaves and Millions of Moments.

I also discovered two live sets available to download and here is one of them. The other is available from the Redshape website Buy Redshape tunes at Juno Download

Redshape - Live @Kozzmozz NYE 2006/2007

There is also a new record to add to my list of tunes of the year so far. The 2000 and One remix of "Low Profile" by Lazy Fat People has a beautiful metallic sound that reminds me of mid Nineties classics such as Red 2, Phylyps Track and the work of Aril Brikha.

Lazy Fat People - Low Profile (2000 and One Remix) // Perspectiv

Original Removed by Request. Above link is a sample only

Buy at Beatport

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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Top Trumps 2007 (So Far)

It's that time of the year again for the ill-ec-tro-nic half year round-up. And so far it has been quite a year with great singles, albums, compilations and mixes.

So here are ours. What are yours?

Langer's half year Top 20. Singles

1. Heartthrob - Baby Kate (Sascha Funke Remix) // M_nus
2. Jamie Woon - Wayfaring Stranger (Burial Remix) // Live Recordings
3. LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends // DFA
4. Riton - Hammer of Thor // Souvenir
5. The Chemical Brothers - Electronic Battle Weapon 8 // Freestyle Dust
6. Faze Action - In The Trees (Carl Craig C2 Mix) // Juno
7. LCD Soundsystem - North American Scum (Onastic Dub) // DFA
8. Gui Boratto - Mr Decay // Kompakt
9. Ame - Enoi // Innervisions
10. Burial - Ghost Hardware // Hyperdubs
11. Crash Course In Science - Cardboard Lamb (Vitalic Remix) // Planet Rouge
12. Beck - Cellphone's Dead (Villalobos Entlebuch Remix) // Interscope
13. Shackleton - Blood On My Hands (Villalobos Apocalypso Remix) // Skull Disco
14. Transit - Sebo K & Metro // Get Physical
15. Minilogue - Elephants Parade // Wagon Repair
16. Thom Yorke - Harrowdown Hill (Ripperton Dub) // Unreleased
17. Unklejam - Love Ya (Herve Remix) // Virgin
18. Justice - Stress // Ed Banger
19. Rekorder - Rekorder 8.1 // Rekorder
20. Audion - Noiser // Spectral Sound

RAW's half year Top 20. Singles

1. Rekorder - Rekorder 8.1 // Rekorder
2. Minilogue - Elephants Parade // Wagon Repair
3. Heartthrob - Baby Kate (Sascha Funke Remix) // M_nus
4. War001 - One Step // White Label
5. Battles - Atlas (DJ Koze Remix) // Warp
6. Agoria - Les Violins Ivres // PIAS
7. Burial - Ghost Hardware // Hyperdubs
8. Nanorhythm - Woden's Discotheque // Soliton Research
9. Beck - Cellphone's Dead (Villalobos Entlebuch Remix) // Interscope
10. Audion - Noiser // Spectral Sound
11. Andy Stott - Massacre // Modern Love
12. Convextion - Miranda (Deep Chord Remix) // Matrix
13. Franki Valli - Beggin' (Pilooski Edit) // 679 (Actually this came out end of last year - Langer)
14. Thom Yorke - The Clock (Surgeon Remix) // Unreleased
15. Nanorhythm - Continental Breakfast // Soliton Research
16. Florian Meindl - Reality Is On The Way // Flash Recordings
17. Stamp Release - LAC // Stamp Release
18. Chemical Brothers - Do It Again (Huntemann Remix) // Virgin
19. Gui Boratto - Mr Decay // Kompakt
20. Ame - Enoi // Innervisions

Langer & RAW's Albums of the year (so far)

Gui Boratto - Chromaphobia // Kompakt
LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver // DFA
Echaskech - Skechbook // Just Music
Gabriel Ananda - Bambusbeats // Karmarouge
Argenis Brito - Micro Mundo // Cadenza
The Chemical Brothers - We Are The Night // Virgin
Justice - † // Ed Banger
!!! - Myth Takes // Warp

Compilations / Mixes

Ellen Allien - Fabric 34 // Fabric
Modeselektor - Boogybytes Vol III // BPitch Control
Optimo - Walkabout // Endless Flight
Skull Disco - Soundboy Punishments // Skull Disco

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