Category Archives: Electronica

062: Fred V & Grafix, Weval, Silence Groove

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hIn this episode, I feature Fred V & GrafixOxygen release; Weval‘s eoponymous release; Silence Groove‘s Spin With Me EP, Pete K‘s Inner Circle release, and Toolroom Productions’ Ibiza Underground 2016.

 

Fred V & Grafix, Weval, Silence Groove

Fred V & Grafix’ Oxygen

Fred V & Grafix, Weval, Silence Groove

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Fred V & Grafix, Weval, Silence Groove

Silence Groove’s Spin With Me EP

Fred V & Grafix, Weval, Silence Groove

Pete K’s Inner Circle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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060: Electronica & Audio Noir

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In The Mix 002 – Progressive Sessions

In this episode my featured release is Bonzai Progressive’s In The Mix 002 – Progressive Sessions.  This second installment in the series is curated and mixed by the enigmatic Australian DJ/Producer, Audio Noir.

[In The Mix 002] takes us deeper into the progressive abyss with mind bending sounds and smooth melodies on top of infectious grooves that dig deep into your soul. A super tight mix, this one stays the course with some powerful tracks and remixes from the likes of Ruslan Vashkevich, Rise and Fall, Dark Soul Project & Mathov, Nico Parisi, Prelude, Luciano Delgado, Diyo, Tommi Oskari, Manu Riga, Euphoric Traveller, Sylvering, AK/DK and Airwave.

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Episode 60 of the podcast (100 of the Radio Show) is also dominated squarely by Electronica.  However, there is also substantial representation from (more…)

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059: Tech House feat. Tanzweise 019 & Electronic Nature Vol. 13

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Tech House

Tretmuehle’s Tanzweise 019

Hunter/Game's Adaptation Remixe

Hunter/Game’s Adaptation Remixe

Tech House

Tretmuehle’s Electronic Nature Vol. 13 – Aesthetic Tech-House Tracks

In episode 59 of the Mongoland Podcast I feature a plethora of Tech House Tunes.  In particular, I feature two Tech House compiliations from the German label, Tretmuehle.  The first of these is collection entitled, Tanzweise 019.  (Tanzweise is German for “Dance Tunes”).  The second compilation is entitled, Electronic Nature Vol. 13 – Aesthetic Tech-House Tracks!   Nine of the twelve Tech House tracks in this mix come from these two sources.

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058: Electronica – Parra For Cuva & TSOE Vol. 5

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Electronica - Parra For Cuva & TSOE Vol. 5

Hospital Mixtape: S.P.Y

Electronica - Parra For Cuva & TSOE Vol. 5

TSOE (The Sound Of Electronica), Vol. 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Electronica – Parra For Cuva & TSOE Vol. 5.  In this episode I tender an heroic dose of Electronica for your listening pleasure and edification.  In particular, I feature two brand new electronica albums.  The first is Parra for Cuva’s Darwis.  The second is TSOE (The Sound of Electronica), Vol. 5.  In addition, I also feature the brand new Hospital Mixtape: S.P.Y release for your necessary Drum & Bass fix.

Electronica - Parra For Cuva & TSOE Vol. 5

Parra for Cuva: Darwis

Parra for Cuva: Darwis

A darwis is a religious monk dedicating his entire existence to the advancement of faith and meditation. Although he believes in Allah, he can be described predominantly as a mystic. Refraining from any form of material wealth and even societal appreciation, holy enlightenment is his true aim. After finishing up their semester at University, Nicolas and Jonas or Parra for Cuva & Senoy decided to pack all their gear into their camper and go on a road-trip down to the eastern coast of Spain. The car filled with all kinds of gear, from synths to speakers, guitars, and percussions amongst other tools and toys, three creative weeks ensued, creating music with a view out to the sea. While taking everything in and doing daily trips, the two were able to create enough song ideas in three weeks to spent the rest of the year at home in the studio to finish all arrangements and mixes. Inspired by the Spanish way of life in a small and historically rich port town, a stark contrast to life Berlin, and soaking up diverse musical influences, the individual titles are highly personal and reflect on specific emotions or intimate experiences. During the arrangement of the title-song, the percussion track was accidentally dragged to infinity, which resulted in a trance inducing meditative sound that gave them the idea for the title. Watching turkish dervish dancers while listening should therefore enhance the listening experience. ‘Darw?’ by Parra for Cuva & Senoy comes out worldwide on limited cyan-coloured vinyl (including download code) & limited edition CD including a bonus track via flau records in Japan. All Tracks written and produced by Nicolas Demuth and Jonas Lechenmayr. Vocals on Track 9 by Cornelia Dahlgren. Vocal Mixing on Track 9 by Benedict Fischer. Mastering by Sven Friederichs. A&R: Gordon Gieseking, Malte Tarnow. Artwork by Niklas Freund. Layout & Typography by Gordon Gieseking.

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057: May ’16 Review and Mike Griego

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May ’16 Review and Mike Griego

In this episode I conduct a review of the best tracks released in May of 2016.  I also feature the debut release on microCastle from Mike Griego, an Argentinian producer.  I play the original version of the title track, Idioglossia in Set 3, and the Bog Remix of that track in Set 2.  May ’16 Review and Mike Griego

The title track ‘Idioglossia’ quickly builds a really unique, distinctive groove, with rich percussive elements meeting a catchy little hook and a pulsing bassline, and Mike Griego weaves in even subtler melodies as the track heads into the trippy, abstract breakdown, which sets a powerful, head-spinning second half. The remix of ‘Idioglossia’ comes from Bedrock’s BOg,... His version of the track borrows the warmth from Mike Griego’s original, while transforming the vibe with restrained percussion, sparse but heavy bass tones, and shimmering, layered rippling melodies, and distinctive vocal samples. The middle sequence throws in some dreamier synths, which add additional texture as the remix its lovely finale.

A new microCastle release is always worth hearing, and Mike Griego delivers the goods here as he always does. The highlight for my money, though, is BOg’s delightful remix of ‘Idioglossia’, which will further cement his reputation amongst fans of melodic and intelligent music sitting on the boundary between progressive house and techno.

The rest of the show is dominated evenly by Techno, Deep House, and Chill Out tracks.

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056: The Hateful Eighty, Ben Weber, & Stelios Vassiloudis

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The Hateful Eighty, Ben Weber, & Stelios VassiloudisThe Hateful Eighty, Ben Weber, & Stelios Vassiloudis

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featuring The Hateful Eighty, Ben Weber, & Stelios Vassiloudis.

First: Two Collections The Hateful Eighty, Ben Weber, & Stelios Vassiloudis.

Tronic Soundz’ Deep House Vol. 3 – The Finest House Session.

In this episode two collections are prominently featured.  The first is Tronic Soundz’ Deep House Vol. 3 – The Finest House Session.  The featured tracks from this release a sprinkled, one by one, into the first, second, and fourth sets, including tracks by Kessidis & Bucher, Selios Kirtselis & Jay Lamar, and Budai & Vic.  The Hateful Eighty, Ben Weber, & Stelios Vassiloudis.

Fokuz Recordings Presents: The Hateful Eighty.  The Hateful Eighty, Ben Weber, & Stelios Vassiloudis.

The second featured collection is Fokuz Recordings Presents: The Hateful Eighty.  All three of the featured tracks from this collection appear in the first set, comprising tracks by Macca, Los Contreras & Technimatic; Soligen, Type2 & Break; and Impish & Calibre.

Two More Featured Releases The Hateful Eighty, Ben Weber, & Stelios Vassiloudis.

In addition, two other releases are also featured: Ben Weber’s The Glade, and Stelios Vassiloudis’ 33.3.

The Hateful Eighty, Ben Weber, & Stelios Vassiloudis

The Hateful Eighty, Ben Weber, & Stelios Vassiloudis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ben Weber’s The Glade EP

Ben Weber’s EP, The Glade is his debut release on Parquet Recordings.  With this release, the Hamburg based DJ & Producer shows his great production skills with 3 wonderful deep-melodic & artful tunes.  Two of the three are featured in this episode: the title track begins Set 1, and Freyja highlights Set 3.

Stelios Vassiloudis’ 33.3

After a recording hiatus, the Greek producer Stelios Vassiloudis marks his return to the studio with 33.3, a three track EP.   Renowned for creating epic soundscapes, Stelios’ new tracks are each powered by waves of pulsing synths and subterranean bass. The two tracks featured in this episode are Son of Mars in Set 2, and Riding The Gravy Train, which begins Set 3.

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055: Homemade Weapons & Red Army, Kenneth James Gibson

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In this episode I feature brand new music from Homemade Weapons & Red Army, as well as Kenneth James Gibson.

In August of 2015 Homemade Weapons released the Clarion Call album, featuring 8 incredible tracks of Drum & Bass.  The title track from that release was featured in Episode 25 of the Mongoland Podcast, though the entire album was a worthy effort.  In February of this year this Seattle based producer released a 4 track EP which escaped my notice until now.  That oversight will be rectified shortly.  Meanwhile, on April 29 of this year, Homemade Weapons teamed up with Sacramento based producer, Red Army for the release of the Sleep Terror EP, another 4 track release.    Three of those four tracks are featured in the first set of this week’s episode.

ResidentAdvisor.net said of the Sleep Terror EP collaboration,

Where Homemade Weapons prefers his beats clean and contoured, Red Army likes to embellish them with big pools of reverb and dramatic chords. The result is drum & bass that feels perfectly sculpted and mysterious.They tease out exactly what can make drum & bass’s utilitarian repetition enticing instead of numbing, which is a good way to describe what Samurai Music does as a whole. Records like Sleep Terror likely won’t grab fans of Samurai’s more esoteric leanings, but it’s not meant for them—this is pure drum & bass of the highest order.

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054: Maduk, Luc Angenehm, Cameron Thias, & Anna

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Maduk, Luc Angenehm, Cameron Thias, & Anna

In this episode dominated by Techno and Deep House, I feature brand new music from Maduk, Luc Angenehm, Cameron Thias & Anna.

Maduk, Luc Angenehm, Cameron Thias, & Anna

Despite the fact that the show itself is dominated by Techno and Deep House, the first set, which features two tracks by Maduk, is dominated by Drum & Bass.  The two Maduk tracks are from the new release, Never Give Up, which is out now on Hospital Records.

Maduk, Luc Angenehm, Cameron Thias, & AnnaMaduk, Luc Angenehm, Cameron Thias, & Anna

 

 

 

 

 

 

The second set features tracks by Luc Angenehm and Anna.  These are  the sole techno tracks in a set otherwise dominated by Deep House.

Three of the four Deep House tracks in this set are from two new excellent compilations out on City Life.  These are Elfenstaub Vol. 18 – Deep Electronic Journey Through Time & Space, and Zirkus Zirkus, Vol. 13 – Elektronische Tanzmusik.

In the third set I really go all out with the techno, and feature a great track called Zippo by Cameron Thias.  The track is actually composed significantly of the unmistakable sounds of a Zippo lighter.

In the fourth and final set, more tracks from Cameron Thias, Anna, and Luc Angenehm.  The set is evenly divided between Techno and Deep House, with a bit of Tech House tossed in for good measure.

 

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053: Gians, Terranova, Sonic Future

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Brand new music from Gians, Terranova, Sonic Future, Manu Delago, Moonwalk, Audio Noir, Van Czar, and many more.

This is the companion episode to Episode 052 as explained in the show notes for that episode.

This also brings me current on posting to the podcast the shows in the back catalog of aired episodes.

Gians - The Space [City Life]

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052: Manu Delago, Yuriy From Russia

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Brand new music from Boss Axis, Yotto, Manu Delago, Yuriy From Russia, Moonwalk, Matthias Springer, M.I.K.E. Push, Gians, Flowrian, Maduk & Nymfo, Malaky, Silence Groove & many more!

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