Moogfest 2012 Recap

Moogfest 2012 recap featuring downloads performances by Andy Stott, Ana Sia, Richie Hawtin, Disclosure, and Morton Subotnick, photos, and editorial

Moog Music Inc. (Media Room)After having to miss last years Moogfest due to some logistical confusion, I was fortunate enough to be able to make the trip this year to catch Day 1 of the annual Asheville, NC music festival, as well as catching a glimpse of the Moog Music Inc. factory before heading back to Atlanta.

More info beneath the fold, also be sure to check out the Moogfest Photo Gallery

Update: NPR Music has made a number of performances from Moogfest 2012 available for download, be sure to check their recordings of Andy Stott, Ana Sia, Disclosure, Richie Hawtin, and Morton Subotnick

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Richard Devine – Plonked Spectral Video / Remix

Atlanta based IDM phenom Richard Devine shares this Vimeo video upload and remix for Plonked Spectral, for his forthcoming RISP release.

Atlanta-based IDM phenom Richard Devine shares this Vimeo video upload for Plonked Spectral, for his forthcoming RISP release.

Check out the sounds from one of the unsung heroes of sound-design, and a phenomenal producer and performer I’ve been fortunate enough to see and meet through my involvement in music in Atlanta. One of the friendliest people you could imagine meeting as well. Richard Devine, you’re rad.

Plonked Spectral Video from the “RiSP-CD” 2012 from Richard Devine on Vimeo.

UPDATE: Richard posted a remix of Plonked Spectral on Soundcloud earlier today, embedded below – check it out and leave your comments!

RISP is Richard Devine’s algorithm-based exploration of generative time structures for analog synths. If you missed limited vinyl boarding pass worry not — gain 3 additional original richard devine compositions plus five remixes by Loops Haunt, Vaetxh, Subjex, Valance Drakes & Balkansky with the release of RISP on CD. Expect to breathe air on distant planets as chaotic, broken machines speak harmonious mutant languages via RD’s human/alien soundesign and audio activist remixes. Thirteen new tracks to become alien.

9-July DJG, Richard Devine, Shortstack – The SoundTable (ATL)

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In case you can’t tell by the increased frequency of posts things have been quite busy around here lately; in addition to the obscene amounts of techno on Thursday night, I will be joining Richard Devine and San Francisco’s DJG.

DJG has been a long time favorite of mine, with a number of releases on early SF-based dubstep label NarcoHZ, which also featured the deep sounds of artists like Djunya, Juju, and Tes La Rok. Focused on a more deeper vibe than what permeates most of the American dubstep landscape, DJG’s music has held a place in my own sets as well as being rinsed by much higher profile DJs such as N-Type, Pinch, and Joe Nice

I am quite excited to be a part of this lineup; these are both artists and performers I have looked up to for quite some time, and it’s definitely an honor to be a part of the evening; especially given how amazing great everything sounded the last event Atlanta Dubstep held at The SoundTable with Headhunter.

If you are looking to check out some more from these artists before heading down to this one Friday night, DJG provided an interview and a downloadable mix available from Sonic Router. Additionally be sure to check out this podcast from Richard Devine for Electric Deluxe, or be sure to come see him the evening before as a part of Heat Promotions’ Thermal at Lava Lounge.

Thermal 8-Jul w/ Reference

Thermal, the dub techno influenced monthly that Inferno and I have been hosting up at midtown’s Lava Lounge. We have been fortunate enough to already played host to UK’s Roska, Atlanta’s own Richard Devine in addition to the regular resident Heat DJs.

As noted in an earlier post to this blog, this month’s installment of Thermal is quite special as we have two floors of music again. This time we are pleased to welcome Reference, the combination of Luke Hess and Brian Kage, in addition to Bunker resident Eric Cloutier for what is sure to be an exciting evening of ground-breaking techno sounds.

Amazing local support on this one as well as Richard Devine makes his second appearance at Thermal since it’s inception. I am definitely looking forward to this coming up Thursday in Atlanta; it is not often that the city plays host to this wide of an assortment of dub influenced artists at a single event.

For those unfamiliar with the sounds of some of these artists be sure to check out freely downloadable mixes from Eric Cloutier, Luke Hess, or check out the complete write up on the event from Heat Promotions

July 4th Recap

Recapping my July 4th weekend of seeing Phish complete with requisite photos and videos, as well as information about upcoming events with HeatPromo and DJG

As many of you know already I have a long-standing habit of having to catch a Phish show if it happens to be in the area. I have been seeing them since 1996, and quite regularly since 1999 and have been fortunate to amass a great group of friends during my time travelling catching shows around the country. It has been seven years since Phish has played in Atlanta, and eleven since the last July 3rd and 4th shows I saw them perform, at Lakewood Amphitheater, which were among some of the better shows I have seen.

Thanks to the fact these shows fell on a weekend and a national holiday, quite a number of friends I have not had an opportunity to see in quite a long time happened to be able to make the trek here for the weekend so in addition to catching some wonderful live music, I had the chance to catch up with a number of friends who I ordinarily to not get to see all that frequently.

For those that care, the shows were excellent, the weather was amazing; it was warm, but not unseasonably so as it has been in the weeks leading up to the fourth of July. Additionally, with the recent acquisition of my iPhone 4, I was able to get a fair amount of decent photographs and some interesting HD video from the shows this weekend, all of which are available for viewing on my Flickr account.

All in all a wonderful weekend, a break from work, some wonderful food and excellent times with friends is always a welcome change from the regular work week. The fun continues through the end of this week as we have a huge Heat Promotions’ event on Thursday for our Thermal monthly series at Lava Lounge, and additionally I’ll be joining Richard Devine and DJG at The Soundtable for an Atlanta Dubstep event on Friday!

Download: Eric Cloutier – June 2010 Mix

In anticipation for the upcoming July installment of Thermal at Atlanta’s Lava Lounge, featuring live sets from Reference, a partnership of Luke Hess and Brian Kage, as well as sets from Eric Cloutier, and Richard Devine I have decided to whet your appetite with a mix from Bunker NYC resident Eric Cloutier.

Heat Promotions has left a number of these in CD format around various locations in Atlanta, but for those who have not spotted it yet or perhaps not in the area need to be sure to check this one out. For more information on our upcoming event be sure to check the information on our site.

01. Bengoa + Brothers Vibe – Make This Happen – Moscow Records
02. XDB – F.E.B. – Sistrum Recordings
03. Tama Sumo + Prosumer – Rarified – Ostgut Ton
04. Phonogenic + Sasse – Bro Keeper (Dub) – Moodmusic
05. Marcel Dettmann – Wound Up (Wincent Kunth Mix) – Ostgut ton
06. Tigerskin – Carlos’ Thoughts – Dessous Digital
07. Ed Davenport – Curtain Call (Nick Harris Mix) – NRK
08. Silent Servant – Lo Profundo – Historia Y Violencia
09. The Asphalt – Eight Mile Road (Sascha Dive Mix) – Deep Explorer
10. Mutant Clan – We Are – Figure SPC
11. James Kumo – Back to the Rex (Peter Van Hoesen Mix) – Curle Recordings
12. Savas Pascalidis – Sonic Groove – Sweatshop
13. Johnny White + James Teej – Narcobalada (Chaton’s Bass Traxx MIX) – Perspectiv Records]
14. Secret Secret …

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Get To Know: Simple

For those who are unaware, recently I have started helping San Francisco-based netlabel Two Circles Records, a small outfit started by Simple and Cullen Miller. I am pleased to announce that I will be appearing with Simple during one of his two upcoming Atlanta performances this week, Thursday night at Lava Lounge as a part of the Thermal series presented by Heat Promotions.

I first found out about Simple around this time last year, during his performance at Bazzaar alongside Pheek, at was immediately struck by the IDM-influenced stripped down dub sound of his music. As I assume a number of readers of this site are still unfamiliar with his work we are pleased to offer not only an outstanding interview courtesy of dubstepped.net but also a mini-mix of some favorite Simple tunes highlighting his forthcoming “Fall Around The Cut” EP on Germany’s Ilian Tape label. The mix comes from another San Francisco native SNF as a part of his weekly “Steppin Into Tomorrow” broadcast series on dubstep.fm. Additionally, as the purveyor of a netlabel there are a number of excellent releases already available for free from Simple by clicking over to the Two Circles releases page.

Be sure also to keep your schedule free for Saturday night as Simple joins Detroit’s Derek Plaslaiko, of Ghostly International fame, and Atlanta’s own Richard Devine for an exciting night of forward-thinking techno sounds at Atlanta’s esteemed King Plow Arts Center.

Pre-sale tickets are available for this event online, and I highly recommend getting on it now. See you guys later this week, and enjoy the tunes courtesy of friends SNF and Simple.