A small potent collection of music affiliated avant-garde objects
Along with industrial and instrument designer Yuri Suzuki, Jeff Mills introduces a custom percussion machine based on the infamous UFO sighting in Los Angeles, California in 1942. WEAPONS is a small, but potent collection of Music oriented art and artefacts. Recently debuting at Terrada Warehouse in Tokyo 3/23/15. For more information about this instrument and the future WEAPONS exhibition dates, please watch this page www.facebook.com/jeffmills and www.axisrecords.com
Classical pianist Mikhaïl Rudy and techno originator Jeff Mills will release When Time Splits – Live At Auditorium Du Louvre, Paris through Mills’ Axis Records imprint next month.
Is Laurent Garnier’s Fcommunications Label Coming Back?
Laurent Garnier explains his Home Box and considers the future of his label.
It’s been six years since the release of Laurent Garnier’s last album, Tales Of A Kleptomaniac. Like his past LPs, it was quite an eclectic affair that covered considerable musical ground. In hindsight, Garnier decided the diversity did a disservice to some of the tracks on the record, so he headed back to the studio last year with a new vision: to release a series of stylistically varied EPs, each on a different label, and then to combine them into a special set called the Home Box. On a cold February evening, Sven von Thülen met the prolific producer and talked to him about the box, the re-release of his autobiography Electrochoc and the return of hislabel F Communications. Full story.
“A teacher will tell the kids to shut up and will do his lesson, and that’s it. My job as a dj is to move the crowd, and try to read them, understand them and go with them!” — LAURENT GARNIER feature, taken from Slices Issue 2-11.
Token has become one of the most important techno control centers in recent years. The Belgian label founded by Kr!z in 2007 has built extremely talented producers such as Ø [phase] and Inigo Kennedyand still pushing its contemporary and timeless sound forward. The label has recently animated their compilation Aphelion with seasoned warriors such as Surgeon and Lucy to peak the performance. In the recent Berghain label night a large part of the Token crew was performing alongside a couple of Aphelion combatants including Rødhåd, Lucy, and former drum’n’bass producer CTRLS, covering the more experimental part of the label.
DJ Hell (or simply Hell) has balanced Detroit minimalism and Chicago acid-house as well as more spacious German trance and hardcore. Beginning his mixing career while still a teenager, Hell moved through punk and new wave to electro, house and hip-hop by the mid-’80s. His DJing gradually led to the start of his production career, and one of his first singles “My Definition of House Music” became a large club hit when reissued by Belgium’s R&S Records in 1992. He moved to Berlin to work with Hardwax Records during 1993-94, and also spent time in New York before moving back to his native Munich. Besides releasing his album debut Geteert und Gefedert on Disko B in 1994, DJ Hell recorded a volume in the Studio !K7 mix series X-Mix. His second full-length, Munich Machine, also appeared on Disko B — though credited simply to Hell. Besides continuing to DJ around the world, he also ran the International Deejay Gigolos label, which released tracks by Jeff Mills, Christopher Just and David Carretta, among others.
Hell’s been given free reign to turn the Neon Judgement‘s “TV Treated” into a dangerously corrosive churner. Lektroluv release “TV Treated” remixes in March.
Throughout his six decade career, infiltrating pop, bossa nova, delicate psychedelia, jazz and funk, Marcos Valle, ‘the original Rio beach boy’ has consistently shown a dogged determination to transcend the traditions and structures of bossa nova, whilst never veering away from the movement’s inherent, fundamental spirit.
It’s fair to say that the ever boundary pushing Theo Parrish can be seen in a similar vein with regards to house and techno, but his musical creativeness reaches far beyond Chicago and Detroit, as he demonstrates with this re-work of a modern Brazilian classic.