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Nevermind The Chatty Chat, This Is Still Drum’n’Bass

June 30th, 2013 Comments off

rinse_fm_mix_300_1If you would happen to be in any way interested in what in the name of Gaia keeps an old man rambling on about the good old days of drum’n’bass?

There’s an outstanding Metalheadz’ mix (selection wise that is, because two decades of wishing MC:s to just stop making vocal noises hasn’t ended I’m afraid) on the ancient radio station Rinse 106.8FM* courtesy of Londonium, UK.

This mix may shed some light on this peculiar and rather annoying phenomenon. Yes, I want to listen to the very old and the equally brand new drum’n’bass recorded on 2013-06-19. The musical creativity, the joy and the uncompromised belief in the future. Ancient music… but it is always going to be a question of having as much fun as possible!

However, I miss ‘Danny Breaks’ in the nostalgic section (can’t say if he ever released on Metalheadz though) otherwise it’s a reasonable recollection of my golden days (minus the talking person, no MC present in the golden times…). Well, to be honest that is not entirely true and then there are quite a few artists missing, but in all fairness you can’t fit them all in a two hour set.

And yes I did visit Blue Note in Hoxton Square in Londonium, UK personally and it was fabulous but another story.

This mix also contains a forthcoming release by: Dom & Roland on Metalheadz. What can I say, either you know or you don’t… The tech is very much alive it would seem and that makes me very pleased!

Just listen to the breaks or even more concrete the drum and the bass.

I would never have found this mix in the first place if it was not for the relentless DJ Krazy. Many, many thanks for the inspiration! As many times before and as always…

PS. No, I don’t believe any of it, this I do believe, either you you’re a d’n’b soldier (no gender applied) or you’re not, there is no easy-listening d’n’b and there never was and there never will be.

*FM would be Frequency Modulation = an analogue radio wave based distribution technique that pre-dates the internet and requires special apparatus to be captured.

Live Concert x 2: Deadbeat + Ludvig Elblaus

November 19th, 2011 Comments off

On Saturday, 26-11-2011, the well known ambient club Flim returns to its urban dwelling in Stockholm.

The line-up includes live performances by:

DEADBEAT (LIVE)
LUDVIG ELBLAUS (LIVE) + CURRENT CURRENT (Visuals)
ROMAIN TARDY aka AALTO (Visuals)

as well as DJ sets by:

SIMON HAYDO (DJ)
JOHAN ÖSTMAN (DJ)
HENRIK MÅRTENSSON (DJ)
KLIIN (DJ)
CURT LUNDBERG (DJ)

Be sure to take part in the continuous Flim tribute to beautiful sounds, sights and winter nights at Nordic Light Hotel on Saturday 26th of November. More information at: Flim Stockholm

Music Festival: SoS 2011

October 20th, 2011 Comments off

This week the 18th – 23rd October 2011 you have the possibility to visit the Sound of Stockholm festival in Sweden.

“Sound of Stockholm is a new festival for improvised, new and experimental art music. The festival takes place a week each autumn. It is artist-driven and organised through a collaboration between 9 independent presenting societies along with EMS and the Swedish Musician’s Alliance.”

The week is filled with performances by well-known and not so well-known artists. The hub of events is the glorious Kulturhuset in the very centre of Stockholm. This Saturday, 22-10-2011 you should direct special attention to Ludvig Elblaus solo performance: King Of Infinite Space, pt 3.

The first part was performed at Audiorama during the Kulturnatten event in Stockholm and the second at the Flim Open Air Festival in Vinterviken this summer.

The project is based on one composition that is presented in three different ways in three different contexts. At Audiorama the original composition was used in a shortened but otherwise unprocessed form. At the outdoor Flim festival the original composition was multiplied and superimposed thus creating a compact, dense mass of sound. In the third and final part being performed at Kulturhuset; the original components will be disassembled and processed in order to construct a new integral piece.

Ludvig Elblaus’ set is one of three presented by Fylkingen on Saturday night. The other two sets are performances by: Axel Dörner / Jassem Hindi and Andrea Belfi.

Music Festival: Norbergfestival 2011

July 28th, 2011 Comments off

Today, Thursday 28-07-2011, is the start of the annual Norbergfestival: +80 artists, 4 stages during 3 days and it is all taking place in an abandoned iron mine a truly spectacular and unique venue. It is “The premier festival for electronic music in Scandinavia”.

Music Festival: Flim Open Air

June 30th, 2011 Comments off

On Saturday, 09-07-2011, the well known ambient club Flim temporarily relocates from its urban dwelling into the lush green countryside for a festival at Vintervikens Trädgårdscafé in Stockholm.

Flim Open Air promises to be a nice sounding and looking one-day festival presenting an array of gifted local musicians. The line-up includes live performances by:

PETER BENISCH (LIVE)
JOEL MULL (LIVE/DJ-set)
LUDVIG ELBLAUS (LIVE)
THE BIRD WHO FELL TO EARTH (LIVE)
EBB (LIVE)
LISA+KROFFE (LIVE)
PPM (LIVE)
TELEBILD (LIVE)

as well as DJ sets by:
KNIVFLICKAN (DJ)
MATS ALMEGÅRD (DJ)
GOOGOL PLEX (DJ)
KLIIN (DJ)
COMBINETOR (DJ)

Be sure to take part in Flim’s tribute to beautiful summer days/nights and experience lovely sounds and sights at Vinterviken on Saturday 9th of July. More information at: Flim Stockholm

Music Festival: Volt 2011

June 7th, 2011 Comments off

This Saturday, 11-06-2011 it is time for the yearly musical festival Volt.

The artists attending the festival are: Alva Noto, Radio Slave, Ben Klock, Darkstar, Mary Anne Hobbs, Little Dragon, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Ulf Eriksson, SKLS, Mokira, Håkan Lidbo, Nomaton, Kliin, Mats Almegård, Hanna Kihlander aka Knivflickan, Kymatica, Lisa and Kroffe, Samlingen, Glasnost, Hype and Nicole Carter.

The music will be accompanied by: VJs and a wide variety of installations, for example R.fm Cinema hosted by the lovely people at R.fm and last but not least the Lost Bots…

The festival takes place at the spectacular Uppsala Konsert & Kongress in Uppsala, Sweden. Be sure to visit this high quality electronic music festival!

Live Concert x 3: The Schematics

May 9th, 2011 Comments off

On Saturday, 28-05-2011, three sets will be performed by the members of the Schematics.

A solo performance by: Ludvig Elblaus, a duo performance by Katt Hernandez and Daniel Karlsson as well as a performance with the full quartet.

The performances will take place at: Kafé Klavér in Stockholm. The concerts begin at 19:00.

And maybe, just maybe, the fourth Schematics’ release IV (Green) recorded live in concert at Fylkingen in Stockholm 11-03-2011 will be available for purchase at the venue.

Live Concert + Art Exhibition : The Schematics

April 27th, 2011 Comments off

This Thursday, 28-04-2011 you can once again explore the sonic world of ‘The Schematics’. They will be performing live at: Galleri Andersson / Sandström (GAS) in Stockholm, using the installation of German artist Wilhelm Mundt’s ‘Trashstones’ as a framework for their improvisation.

The quartet consists of: Katt Hernandez (Violin), Ludvig Elblaus (Supercollider), Daniel Karlsson (Guitar) and Erik Calälv (Bass Clarinet).

For more information and the possibility to obtain highly customised and limited records please visit: The Schematics.

Live Concert : The Schematics

March 11th, 2011 Comments off

This Friday, 11-03-2011 you can explore the sonic world of ‘The Schematics’ at Fylkingen in Stockholm, Sweden. It is the electro acoustic 4-piece band’s first public performance.

The venue is probably not chosen by chance. Fylkingen is among other things, home to EMS ‘Elektronmusikstudion, formerly known as Electroacoustic Music in Sweden, prior to that known as Elektronmusikstudion, is the Swedish national centre for electronic music and sound art.’

The band members are: Katt Hernandez (Violin), Erik Calälv (Bass Clarinet), Daniel Karlsson (Guitar & Electronics) and Ludvig Elblaus (SuperCollider).

The evening also features solo performances by: Jonatan Liljedal and Mattias Peterson. Last but not least you will have the opportunity to buy highly limited records.

DJ Set : Born Again

March 6th, 2011 Comments off

Do yourself a favour or as ‘The Spaniard’ would put it, ‘Give Yourself a Break!’ and listen to this marvellous set by DJ Krazy.

While you’re at it (you have to listen first though) check out r.fm the slickest streaming source around.

Krazy’s set is aptly entitled ‘Born Again’ and yes it’s bass and drum through and through, never mind the genres, because I’m telling you, that you need to hear this set now… Yes, I want to give myself a break.

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