Dark rave – 1 February

On Friday the 1st of February we will host a dark rave at Attic 61 (see the posts on the event there last September. This is the first party we play at this year… we had a short break… which was needed…

But… expect a night of harsh and dark beats like we always play… we being Alacidus and myself back 2 back… vinyl only of course…

Also Utroid and Roberto Auser will do live sets with more pounding beats and dark sounds…

The Attic 61 people have curated art pieces… and the location is again the old morgue of the former decomposed physics laboratorium in Amsterdam…

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

Umwelt

umweltThe French elektro/techno/electronix project Umwelt first caught my attention with his 12″ EP “La Nouvelle Chair” from 2004 on Kommando 6. And I must confess that quite soon after that I quite lost this project out of sight…

A few years ago for one reason or another I came across his music again… but what really got me into it like before was the second split 10″ the musician released on his own Rave Or Die label. Since then I really follow his creative output again…

Recently another split 10″ again on Rave Or Die was released and also a new EP on the other label run by the musician himself called New Flesh… both releases are truly great… the split 10″ has a massive track by Umwelt himself… raw and dirty elektro just as I love it… the other track is by French collective Minimum Syndicat… which are experts in old school techno and rave sounds… and the track on this split 10″ show this in a stunning way…

The piece is dark and dirty and raw with flashbacks to the early days of techno music… think New Beat stuff among that… still the beat is so thick and loud it is very evident a product of our current era… absolute great!

Next to that the Umwelt EP “When Future And Past Collapse” is a showcase of true elektro… again dark and dirty and raw and filled with abstract sounds and dancefloor pieces… often incorporated in the same track… this one is for fans of the old Invasion Planete stuff and Kommando 6 releases… a big tip for true elektro heads…

Here is the Minimum Syndicat track…

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQiKRoucEq0&w=560&h=315]

And here is one for the Umwelt EP…

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znm5Kvn-XoU&w=560&h=315]