Thursday, October 28, 2010

Space Dimension Controller - Journey To The Core Of The Unknown Sphere



In the year 2257, Planet Earth was invaded by an energy seeking race of aliens known as the Pulsovians, sparking a galactic war that lasted over two years. Sadly, the Pulsovian technology was much more advanced than that of the humans and Earth was lost. The Pulsovians drained the energy from the sun, turning it into a Pulsar. Earth died soon after, leaving the humans no choice but to flee into outer space to find a new home.
For over 75 years the last remnants of mankind lived aboard their escape vessels. It wasn't until the year 2334 that a man named Max Tiraquon discovered a distant planet in Mikrosector-50 of the deep space grid that was suitable for human habitation.
Shortly after the discovery of Mikrosector-50, Max Tiraquon founded the Tiraquon Security Council as the first government of mankind's new home. A man known as Mr. 8040 was made the Deputy Space Dimension Controller of the council.
By day, Mr. 8040 and Max Tiraquon defend the boundaries of the security barrier from astro bandits and rebels who seek to destroy the barrier and free the citizens of Mikrosector-50.
By night, Mr. 8040 lives a secret life… Travelling outside the barrier into deep space where no radar can detect him, Mr. 8040 creates music using ancient earth technologies alone in his Electropod.
When ready he ventures deeper into space to uncharted colonies where music is accepted. He plays in illegal night clubs on distant moons and alien proto-spheres. When asked to describe his music, Mr. 8040 doesn't really have much to say. The only way to describe it is...
GALACTIC FUNK.

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Kerri Chandler Watching The Moon



Few artists in the music business reach the level of accomplishment and status that Kerri Chandler has achieved. He is known throughout the universe as one of the original creators of the deep house sound and his "basslines" are now legendary.
Kerri grew up in the New Jersey area during the days of the infamous Zanzibar club with resident DJ Tony Humpries. Kerri's father was a DJ as well, which gave Kerri a rich background in the origins of the New York Underground Sound (known also as "Garage" music). He made his DJ debut at the Rally Record Club in East Orange, New Jersey at the tender age of Thirteen.
Kerri eventually found himself intrigued with the production element in dance music and soon began to create his own grooves on his one man label, Express Records. In 1991, Atlantic Records signed his debut single, "SuperLover/Get It Off" and the rest is house music history. Despite his success, Kerri Chandler has always remained true to the spirit of the underground. When listening to tracks such as the "Atmosphere EP" on Shelter Records and the seminal, "A Basement, Redlight and A Feeling" album on Madhouse, one has to marvel at Kerri's ability to not compromise his unique sound for commercial gain.
Kerri Chandler is a vortex where tradition and innovation meet. Tradition as in the soulful roots of Jersey house, innovation as in the streamlined, sparse arrangements and shrewd use of technology. Kerri masters rhythm and space.
Kerri injects his free spirit into his productions. With a solid education in Garage grooves, Kerri takes vocals, rhythms and instruments and with uncanny precision pieces them together, delivering beautiful, monster jams. In the expanses of his breaks the odd counter rhythm will inexplicably appear for a second and then disappear, creating fleshy excitement, not mechanical repetition. His basslines go from heavy and heady to playful and quirky -- always deliriously intoxicating. His hooks are loving details like horn hits, washes of synthesizer or catchy choruses that emerge to create songs from a maddening bulldozer of brutal drive. Here the dreamer takes hold, transporting us into a dimension of seemingly endless travel...

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Kola Kube - Why (Joey Negro Block Party Mix)



David Russell Lee, born 18 June 1964 on the Isle of Wight, UK. Joey Negro is the main alias Dave Lee works under, amongst many others.

Dave integrated his passion for disco music into house music as both a producer and remixer, causing many to call his music disco-house. He released music under a plethora of monikers for a multitude of record labels throughout the 1990s and beyond.

His relationship with dance music began in the late 1970s, when he began collecting disco, soul, and funk records. In 1986 he moved to London and began working at a record store, Smithers Leigh. The store closed down a year later, however, and Lee began working for Rough Trade Distribution, starting its dance department, De-Mix and working with labels like Rhythm King Records.

He started his own label in 1988, Republic Records, and released his first production, M-D-Emm's Pump Me. He also went on to A&R classic house records for Republic Records by Turntable Orchestra and Blaze.

His first release as Joey Negro came in 1991, Ankhesenamun, released on Nu Groove Records. This was followed by Tighten Up, released on another of his labels, Z Records and eventually released on major Virgin's sublabel Ten Records Ltd. (10 Records), becoming a club and pop hit; resulting in an album deal with the major label. He also produced pop boy band Take That's version of Xultation EP with 1960s songstress Lulu.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Hosanna Littlebird - Can Love Again (Jovonn Next Moov Club Mix)



Allen Jovonn Armstrong. True lovers of Dance music have been familiar with the name JoVonn for some time now. He has excelled in every role he has played in the Dance music industry for over a decade. These roles have included singer, song writer, musician and record label owner. In 1991, the Dance scene was rocked by "Turn and Runaway" on Warner Bros. Records, which was JoVonn's second release. This classic hit, achieved the honor of charting at number 10 on Billboard. JoVonn's discography incudes such hits as "Love So Special" by Ceybil Jeffries, on which he also sang background vocals; "Step Into My Life" by Valerie Johnson; "Flutes", "Be Free" and countless others. In addition to being an internationally renowned producer and club DJ, JoVonn founded his first Dance label, Goldtone Records, in the early 1990's. His latest record label ventures, Next Moov Records and Next Moov Traxx, are dedicated to bringing back the deep, soulful sounds of the Underground.
To JoVonn, Dance music is more than just another genre. It is a feeling, an emotion, a passion. He compares the feelings it conveys to that of Gospel saying, "it's spiritual". His mission is to capture that deep, soulful Underground sound of the past, take it to another level and into the new millennium.

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Jovonn - Pianos Of Gold (1993)



Real Name: Allen Jovonn Armstrong

True lovers of Dance music have been familiar with the name JoVonn for some time now. He has excelled in every role he has played in the Dance music industry for over a decade. These roles have included singer, song writer, musician and record label owner. In 1991, the Dance scene was rocked by "Turn and Runaway" on Warner Bros. Records, which was JoVonn's second release. This classic hit, achieved the honor of charting at number 10 on Billboard. JoVonn's discography incudes such hits as "Love So Special" by Ceybil Jeffries, on which he also sang background vocals; "Step Into My Life" by Valerie Johnson; "Flutes", "Be Free" and countless others. In addition to being an internationally renowned producer and club DJ, JoVonn founded his first Dance label, Goldtone Records, in the early 1990's. His latest record label ventures, Next Moov Records and Next Moov Traxx, are dedicated to bringing back the deep, soulful sounds of the Underground. To JoVonn, Dance music is more than just another genre. It is a feeling, an emotion, a passion. He compares the feelings it conveys to that of Gospel saying, "it's spiritual". His mission is to capture that deep, soulful Underground sound of the past, take it to another level and into the new millennium.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Echologist - Just a ride



It'd be a mistake to generalise Brendon Moeller's musical style too much, trying his hand as he does at a range of variations on the theme of dubby electronics. One of his favourite tricks, however, is to give his clouds of synths momentum via a reactive rhythm track. Last year's Juice, for example, set the beats largely forefront. While "Just A Ride" is softer in this department, they still very much carry the track as they roll, and they're amplified gradually by Zap and then Fixmer, giving both this successful combination and two different energy levels, so you can Moellerize (no yoghurt jokes, please) crowds in different states of excitement. That's not to say they're straightforward amp-ups, though—all tracks are creative and individual, just with the same deep, drifting aesthetic.

The original is calm, wrapped in a soft, vacant and delay-treated chord pattern which washes in surges of white noise onto a constant, chugging rhythm, as other wistful chords gaze over the horizon. About halfway through they lift suspended, and then fall back, drifting with emotions that are miles away from brainless chill-out pap. Anton Zap's whirring throb and loopy, clicking hi-hats are similar, but trade some of the harmonic fullness for churning motion. It's smoother this time, and in a kind of sun-hazed limbo. Terence Fixmer, meanwhile, shows his slant towards industrial electro, upping the pace a couple of notches more with a dark tech roller complete with rushing snares and a bubbling pot of analogue. Despite its satanic power, it remains submerged throughout, stewing just below boiling point. And like the others, it's a lesson in subtlety and suggestion.

Real Name: Brendon Moeller
Aliases: Beat Pharmacy, Brendon Moeller, Mono Blanco

New York based South African, Brendon Moeller has been seriously producing since 1994. His compositions have been released on Francois K's Deep Space Media; Third ear Records, Echocord, Mule Musiq, Eskimo recordings and then some. He records as Brendon Moeller, Beat Pharmacy and Echologist. Dub, techno, jazz, afrobeat and psychedelics are inspirations that appear in most of his music. Whether it be serious dancefloor bizniz, or dubbed out downtempo, his music always possesses a quality and signature that make him the force he is today. He has collaborated with some of the great dub vocalists of our time, namely Mutabaruka, Spaceape, Mikey Dread and Paul St. Hilaire amongst others.

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