Monthly Archives: August 2011

Artist of the day #8

Testpattern is an early 80ies japanese duo, mostly forgotten since their output was quite scarce. Yet, a single album and a few compilation tracks should make them a valuable asset to your sonic library. They manage the surprising task of reminding us of Kid Creole, Chris & Cosey and Holger Czukay all at the same time. Enjoy!

Cheers,
Bertrand Delanowave

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Track of the day #18

A new track from Mark Bell / LFO is always cause for celebration.
Thanks to the fine folks at Balkan Vinyl.

Taken from the upcoming compilation of acid house, techno and electro, raising money for the DEC’s East Africa Crisis appeal. The artists have contributed tracks for free, and neither Balkan Vinyl nor I Love Acid will take any cut from any money raised.

You can choose to download for free, or donate via either the bandcamp ‘pay-what-you-choose’ or direct on our JustGiving page, where you can see how much has been raised so far: http://www.justgiving.com/acidrelief

If you do choose to download for free, please help spread the word about the compilation, by sharing it on your Twitter, Facebook, Blog, or chat forum. Thanks!

The DEC brings together 14 leading UK aid agencies to finance relief for people affected by major disasters in poorer countries. They never spend more than 5% of the money they raise on fundraising or promotion. Their member agencies never spend more than 7% supporting their aid efforts from the UK.

This means the MINIMUM spent on aid delivered overseas is 88%

Cheers,
Bertrand Delanowave


Artist of the day #7

D’marc Cantu appreared to our ears some five years ago on a 12″ that set the tone for the future of house music at least up until now. This early incarnation of the new holy trinity of jackin acid house put together Melvin Olihant (AKA Traxx), Tadd Mullinix (AKA James T. Cotton/JTC/Dabrye) and namely the very young mister D’Marc Cantu.
Under the X2 guise, the trio offered us this monster of a track :

That’s also when we realized he’d already been encountered alongside James T Cotton under the 2 AM/FM guise to great success on Spectral.

A coupla years later, he still sit by JTC’s side on his seminal second LP

He’s since appeared on numerous Creme Organisation EPs with amazing grace

With his first album set to debut next year, his name sure is ready to stand on its own as one of the most exciting name within dance music of recent memory if not further.

Until then, here’s the full version of his latest track we played a week ago in the show, 10X As Stong, which came out on the ever interesting Lux Rec. Buy it there! 😉

Cheers,
Bertrand Delanowave


08/26/2011 Playlist

Williams Love On A Real Train (Version By Studio) – 12″ – Love On A Real Train – Love Triangle Music (2008)
Call SuperTimora – 12″ – Staircase EP – Five Easy Pieces (2011)
CCO Love At The Speed Of Light – 12″ – The Secret Life Of A Transistor Bassline – Lux Rec (2010)
Gerd & Elbee BadH.O.U.S.E. (Gerd‘s 2011 Ruff Dub) – 12″ H.O.U.S.E. – 4 Lux (2011)
Ital Only For Tonight (Dubout / Savior’s Love Megamix) – 12″ – Only For Tonight – 100% Silk (2011)
Jon DaSilva feat Donald WaughLove Is All You Need (Braille Remix) – 12″ – Love Is All You Need – Hour House Is Your Rush Records (2011)
Tommy Walker 3 V Brains – 12″ – Dance, Music, Clubbing – Cyber Dance Records (2011)
FunkbiasHeaven Sent – 12″ – Last Forever – Swamp 81 (2011)
Majestys PleasureTemporary Life – 12″ – Majestys Pleasure Volume 3 – Majestys Pleasure (2011)
Rob Mello The Things You’re Doing (Vocal) – 12″ – The Things You’re Doing – Disco 45 (2011)
BoddikaGrand Prix – 12″ – Split with Instra:mental – [NakedLunch] (2011)
Drums Of Death Love’s Labour’s Lost – 12″ – Black Waves EP – Civil Music (2011)


08/19/2011 Playlist

Ash Ra Tempel / Manuel GöttschingSunrain – LP – New Age Of Earth – Isadora (1976)
Night AnglesAerodynamour – 12″ – Aerodynamour – Force Majeure (2011)
D’Marc Cantu10x As Strong – 12″ – V/A: The Definition Of Jak The Definition Of Hope – Lux Rec (2011)
Bruce GilbertNet In The Feather – CD – The Shivering Man – Editions Mego (2011)
Tiyiselani VomasevePapa Vata Vuya Rini – 12″ – S/T – Honest Jon’s Records (2011)
Nuove Proposte SonoreInsiemi – LP – Nuove Proposte Sonore 1965-1972 – Die Schachtel (2011)
Art Department Feat. Soul Clap & OsunladeWe Call Love (DJ Harvey Remix) – 12″ – We Call Love – Crosstown Rebels (2011)
Neville WatsonOne Four Green – 12″ – Split with Apiento – World Unknown (2011)
Pursuit GroovesClueless – 12″ – Frantically Hopeful Sampler – Tectonic (2011)
GustaphA Chicken Lips Malfunction! – 12″ – Same Thing – Regalia Recordings (2011)
R/S (AKA Marcus Schmickler & Peter Rehberg) – Chicago I – LP – USA – Pan (2011)
ChristopheThe Force (Julio Bashmore Remix) – 12″ – The Force EP – Futureboogie Recordings (2011)
Sir StephenMove That Body – 12″ – By Design E.P. – 100% Silk (2011)
LA Vampires featuring Matrix MetalsSo Unreal – LP – So Unreal – Not Not Fun Records (2011)


08/12/2011 Playlist

Proper HeatThe Move (Extended Remix) – 12″ – The Move EP – Nang Records (2011)
KelpeToy Castle – 12″ – Margins EP – Team Acre (2010)
Jollymusic Drago – 2XLP – Jollybar – Nature (2000)
The Gentle People Journey (Aphex Twin Care Mix) – 12″ – Journey Remixes – Rephlex (1995)
Almunia New Moon – 2XLP – New Moon – Claremont 56 (2011)
Monolake Polaroid (T++ Rmx) – 12″ – Polaroid – DIN (2000)
DomeRoos-An – LP – Dome 3 – Dome Records (1981)
Seesselberg Phönix – 1972 – LP – Synthetik 1 – Private Press (1973)
xxxy You Gotta Do You – 12″ – You Gotta Do You – Orca Recordings (2011)
Conrad SchnitzlerElectric Garden – LP – Con – Paragon Records (1978)


Artist of the day #6

The new Damu EP on Keysound looks like it’s gonna be one of the big 2011 records.
After some great tracks for Tom Lea‘s Local Action, the new prodigy is unleashing some of the warmest tunes, perfectly capturing the spirit of our times (riots included?) with a joyous mixture of house, garage, dubstep and wonky beats… His upcoming stuff for montreal’s HGLDT‘s Swing and Skip does wonders to the ears, the hips, the shoulders and the feets, but I think the best is yet to come with this Ridin’ EP.

This is a preview of all four tracks. If I had to pick one, start at 4:04, with “Be free”!

UPDATE : apparently, his debut album also is set for release on Keysound later this year, and the little we’ve heard sounds fantastic!

Cheers,
Bertrand Delanowave