dj M. – Lesson#62

A new mixtape / dj set is online on my mixcloud… this time a rather pounding mix with some new and older Gooiland Elektro stuff as well as some records released by Aufnahme + Wiedergabe and some other techno, EBM, industrial and related sounds… and yes there is a fuck up in there in the mix… but this only makes it real… for me at least… I only play vinyls  and record these mixes in one take… so things like this happen from time to time… enjoy!

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Enfant Terrible releases update

petitNN_cvrExpected at the end of March are some new releases… one from Vrystaete (more on this soon) and two on Enfant Terrible… and more specific one in the Gooiland Elektro and one in Petit Enfant series…

After the album from last year Neugeborene Nachtmusik is back with a sweet little 7 inch release with two minimal synth pieces… dancefloor friendly but with a twist… different as you might know Neugeborene Nachtmusik but also very much part of his identity…

Here is one track from the 7 inch…

ET044Next to that there will be a new Gooiland Elektro compilation… in a way this one takes off where we left you with the “Club Funny Horse” compilation… but it is also very much in line with the Gooiland Elektro MKII focus… so expect EBM, dark techno and industrial acid inspired tracks… this full length compilation album features infamous co-conspirators from around the globe: LCN (aka Le Chocolat Noir), Monocorpse, Profligate, Osty (FOQL/Marburg project), Neugeborene Nachtmusik and Future Blondes…

This is the full Monocorpse track…

Updates/news will follow when the time is there…

early techno mix

On my mixcloud page I posted a dj set which I recorded a few years ago… it is a mix of early/proto techno… with music from Belgium, Germany and Spain from the late 1980’s and early 1990’s… so EBM and New Beat in different flavours… there is also one Gooiland Elektro track in it but all the rest is from the old days… enjoy!

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Gooiland Elektro MKII

Gooiland_Elektro_logo_whiteAfter almost 20 records in about 2 years time it is time to change the concept and the looks of Gooiland Elektro a bit… three new releases show the new direction… first of all the records by FOQL, Monocorpse and FFFC are released in a small edition of 150 copies only… as original intended when the label was conceived. Next to that the records will from now on come in sleeves which are hand printed by myself…

What stays the same is the focus on new and unknown artists and projects and sounds which are not released by other labels… so the sounds, but also the looks, will stay recognizable as being typical Gooiland Elektro and Enfant Terrible…

FOQL, Monocorpse and FFFC all deliver an EP filled with techno related sounds but all three are different in their ways to treat this music tradition… FOQL brings in some (spi)ritual sounds and structures and touches of Coil, The Future Sound Of London and even maybe Kobosil. Monocorpse on the other hand delivers some pounding raw, primitive and occult dark techno which will appeal to fans of Ancient Methods. FFFC will make you trip away on synth tapestries placed on top of techno and EBM rhythms…

Previews of sounds and artwork are available here…

Full track previews are available here…

The records are expected at the end of June… but you can pre-order these now here…

Apoptygma Berzerk

Apop_logoOne of my favourite artists to play in the car is Apoptygma Berzerk… the Norwegian artist who was responsible for taking EBM to another stage during the 1990’s and early 2000’s…

Starting out with a sound heavily inspired by classic EBM Apoptygma Berzerk re-defined the genre for a new generation on the albums ‘Welcome To Earth” and “Harmonizer”… and he even bridged the gap between the dark scene and mainstream dance culture… mostly due to the remix of “Kathy’s Song” by Ferry Corsten…

After “Harmonizer” Apoptygma moved onwards to a more rock orientated sound and I must confess I never really got into that… but last year he released a 12″ with pure electronic music again and his older releases were re-issued on tape (the vinyl versions of the cd’s were re-issued a few years ago)… in interviews he talked about moving again more into electronic music for his next album as well… so I am curious about that…

In the meantime I am super proud to release an exclusive remix Apoptygma did for Tobias Bernstrup… this remix is featured on the upcoming “Romanticism” LP plus 12″ on Gooiland Elektro in collaboration with Tonight Records (Tobias Bernstrup’s own label)…

This remix is a dance track in the true meaning of the word… and a perfect mix of the decadent synth pop sound of Tobias Bernstrup and the “Harmonizer” modern day EBM / future pop period of Apoptygma Berzerk…

Tonight Radio Resistencia with live Former Descent

IFMTonight (monday 2nd of February) from 21:00 hour (CIT/CET) onwards Radio Resistencia will be narrowcasted by Intergalactic FM on IFM1.

We are talking about episode 50 here… a 3 hour show featuring a live set by Former Descent who is doing his new beat/EBM/italo inspired thing as recently displayed on his Gooiland Elektro 12″ release.

Next to that dj Alacidus spins vinyls and I am doing that too as dj M. My set will feature some dark elektro and dark techno inspired stuff from the 1980’s up to now…

Here is one Former Descent track to get in the mood for tonight…