Various Artists – Reality As A Stage Set

I decided to do a digital  (yes, digital!) release to bring some nice tunes to peoples homes … So this free digital and downloadable compilation was curated for this specific moment, during which COVID-19 goes around the world…

The compilation is called “Reality As A Stage Set”… it has a catalogue number and all and you can find it here…

I selected some (but not including all!) of my personal favourite tracks taken from vinyl records I released in the last few years on my labels… Several of the artists on this compilation have a bandcamp page where you can get the complete release the track featured here is taken from. Please support these artists if you can…

If you look for the download go here…

Berlin – June, September & October

Together with åtåmåtån I have planned 3 nights at Urban Spree in Berlin. These nights are called Dark Beats ~ Cold Waves and will focus on just that… There will always be one live act from Enfant Terrible and one live act from åtåmåtån… and both me and the other label boss will play some tunes…

Musically expect everything fitting the dark beats and cold waves theme and the focus of åtåmåtån and Enfant Terrible… so synth stuff, elektro, EBM, minimal, new wave, post-punk and more…

Consider these nights “work in progress”… we will see how they go and evolve… if we like how they turn out we will continue with these in the future…

Upperberry

We recorded a guestmix for Berlin based Upperberry… this organisation is throwing parties and hosting a podcast series…

For this one we took it a little less loud and harsh as usually… but still this set is  filled with acid, dark techno and elektro… so you get served dark beats again…  as always we recorded this back 2 back without a fixed playlist… go the flow… this mix features amongst others Sololust, RTRA and Garçon Taupe… you can find the mix below or on the ET soundcloud page…

Brokntoys

A new guestmix / podcast is online… this one we did for Brokntoys… a label from London… they also do a radio show and host a podcast series…

Our mix features a lot of Enfant Terrible stuff but also Aphex Twin and Polygon Window for example… It is an eclectic mix of electronics sounds… rather beat driven I guess… It is posted below… enjoy!

Attic 61 – after

Last Saturday we were part of the exhibition/art fair by Attic61 in Amsterdam… the location was an old decompose physics laboratory… and we did our thingy in the old morgue… the place was totally trashed and dusty… power came from a generator… how old school would you like to get it?

So the feeling and vibe was instantly amazing… a setting like this is just perfect for rough and harsh sounds… I liked all live sets by Sololust, Garçon Taupe, Roberto Auser and Monocorpse. And I think the flow the night was rather good…

Before, in between and after the live acts Alacidus and I played some vinyls… a lot of dark beats… raging from rave to techno to elektro to acid… and I really loved the crowd digging the sounds so well and being so enthusiastic…  

Simply a great night… one to remember!

Photo by Roberto Auser