March 20, 2012 § Leave a Comment
[Press Release] Deniz Kurtel Crosses America for ‘Double Exposure’ Tour. Visual Artist and Producer Will Unveil Her New LED Installation ‘The Introspectacular’ While Previewing Tracks From Her Forthcoming Album “The Way We Live” (Wolf + Lamb)
Last year Deniz Kurtel burst into the popular consciousness with her debut album “Music Watching Over Me” on trendsetting label Crosstown Rebels, earning critical praise for her totally fresh take on house music, and bewitching live audio visual club shows. 2012 will see her once again captivating audiences with her musical productions and visual art, as her April road tour, ‘Double Exposure’ takes her across the US.
A two pronged tour, ‘Double Exposure’ will see Deniz will unveil her new LED sculpture ‘The Introspectacular’ while premiering her album ‘The Way We Live’ at 15 club shows in 12 cities around the country including Miami, Washington DC, New York, Detroit, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The tour kicks off in Washington DC on April 7 and concludes in San Francisco on April 29. ‘The Way We Live’ will be released on Wolf + Lamb June 4th, 2012.
“Double Exposure” is the second time Kurtel has paired a piece of LED art directly with her music, but marks the first time where the audience will be able to affect the experience. ‘The Introspectacular’, like much of Kurtel’s LED work, establishes an isolated space where the infinite reflections and layers of depth, achieved through her use of mirrors and LEDs, create a stimulus for inner-reflection and introspection. Housed in a 6×12 enclosed trailer, participants can control some of the LED lights via the keys of a midi controller, which simultaneously produces sounds, creating a visual mapping of what the participant is hearing and vice-versa.
“With the ability to generate a sound and a light with the same key, I wanted to facilitate a deeper connection with the basic senses of the participants while also engaging their sense of creativity,” said Kurtel of The Introspectacular.
Kurtel will drive across America towing ‘The Introspectacular”. The piece will be exhibited in twelve cities she visits on her journey, outside galleries and public spaces. Kurtel will also be playing live club shows in each of the cities, where she will debut music from her new album ‘The Way We Live’, which will be released on Wolf + Lamb in May. The LED piece will also be exhibited outside these music venues.
When discussing her debut album Kurtel noted that she wanted to “constantly grow and evolve, and make music that excites [her], hoping it excites others too.” It’s clear that on ‘The Way We Live’ she has followed through on that philosophy. A collaborative album, she is joined on every track a selection of the Marcy All Stars, including Soul Clap, Wolf + Lamb, Tanner Ross, Thugfucker, Pillow Talk, Voices of Black and more.
Her sophomore LP builds on the soulful mystical house of her debut, taking audiences on a narrative journey through the slower tempo spectrum of electronic music. From the hip-hop front and pacing of The Way We Live and Right On, to the haunting vocal strains of Art Department’s Kenny Glasgow on ‘Don’t Wanna Be’ to the Prince like funk of ‘Thunder Clap’, Kurtel keeps her listeners guessing, and most definitely excited.
Tracklist for ‘The Way We Live’
1. I KNEW THIS WOULD HAPPEN with Tanner Ross feat. PillowTalk
2. YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE with Gadi Mizrahi
3. LOVE TRIANGLE (Instrumental) with Wolf + Lamb
4. THE WAY WE LIVE with Gadi Mizrahi
5. HYPOCRITE with Gadi Mizrahi
6. RIGHT ON with Gadi Mizrahi feat. Michael Franti
7. DON’T WANNA BE with Kenny Glasgow
8. SAFE WORD with Soul Clap feat. Navid Izadi
9. WAKE ME UP with PillowTalk & Thugfucker
10. BLACKNESS with PillowTalk & Thugfucker
11. THUNDER CLAP with Voices of Black
12. THE BEAT DROPS with Tanner Ross feat. Jules Born
Double Exposure US tour dates:
March 22 @ W+L Showcase, Electric Pickle, Miami
March 23 @ Bohemian Yacht Club, Miami
March 25 @ Ultra Festival, Miami
April 7 – Washington DC, venue TBA
April 8 – Philadelphia – PTY Backroom
April 14 – Marcy Hotel, New York
April 18 - Boston
April 20 – Detroit – The Works
April 21 – Chicago – Smart Bar
April 25 – Communikey Festival – Boulder, Colorado
April 27 – San Diego – Analog Bar
April 28 – Los Angeles, venue TBA
April 29 – San Francisco, venue TBA
December 8, 2010 § Leave a Comment
Providence, RI’s Nicolas Jaar is the crossover sensation story of 2010, with music fans from all walks of life announcing devotion to this young producer’s unique take on house music. With slow tempos, sparse but engaging arrangements of organic instruments and just the right amount of new school production, his music (on Wolf + Lamb and his own Clown and Sunset label) is downright amazing. This week we got news that is first full-length LP, entitles Space is Only Noise, will be released on Circus Company in February 2011. Tracklist and press release below.
Nicolas Jaar has graduated– at least from the trappings of any young electronic music producer (his graduation from Brown University is 18 months away). Four years after his debut on the Brooklyn label Wolf + Lamb, and the much lauded follow up ‘Time for Us’, whose glacial slow-jam take on house sent journalists scrambling for adjectives, the 20 year old New Yorker by way of Chile returns to Circus Company with Space is Only Noise, an uncompromising manifesto on traces of the past, love lost, and specters of the future.
Having previously contributed to the catalog twice with his ‘Marks and Angels’ EP as well as the sublime ‘Your Waltz’ on the Snuggle and Slap compilation, we are delighted to present his first foray into the realm of the long player.
Jaar has made it quite apparent over the course of his nascent catalog and increasingly sought after live sets that challenge is an intrinsic part of his creative discourse. Few are the producers of any age with the cohones to ride a sub-100-bpm tempo at peak time in the techno Mecca of Berlin, and fewer still are those who receive an ecstatic hands-in-the-air response for their precocious efforts. It is precisely this sense of risk which elevates Space is Only Noise beyond the realm of valiant first effort or crossover dance music oddity. Those looking to wade through the sea of Jaar’s potential influences will quickly find themselves in the deep waters of golden age Factory records, home spun digitalism of Mille Plateaux, Endtroducing era DJ Shadow and Eric Satie.
Jaar gently coaxes his listener into the experience from the opening sounds of rolling waves on ‘être’, but quickly transitions into the sophisticated percussion and meandering melodies that characterise his sound. Jaar seeks, and often finds, beauty in melancholy on the first few tracks of the album. As the album begins to accelerate with ‘too many kids finding rain in the dust’, Jaar confronts us with the often forgotten reality that our sadness is not mutually exclusive from the dance floor.
Suddenly, on ‘keep me there’, Jaar’s voice appears over the delicious, rumbling melody. “We’re in a really bad bed, right?” he remarks. “Mm– it’s not really a bed. It’s like a balloon” responds a sultry female voice as they both crumble away in laughter. Though your hips stir to the relentless bassline and the sexiness of the voices, your heart is jolted out of its luxurious malaise when horns erupts seconds later.
“How can you talk about a landscape without showing the sky and the earth?” a voice asks, translating from the French on ‘être’. So Jaar concludes, revisiting the same track to end the album. Complete landscapes such as these are only realised in contrast- the indulgent against the reserved, the sky against the earth; lightness and darkness.
Space is Only Noise is a tour de force with few modern equals, and a great sign of things to come from one of electronic music’s most exciting producers.
- – - – TRACKLIST – - – -
04. Too Many Kids Finding Rain in the Sand
05. Keep Me There
06. I Got A Woman
07. Problems with the Sun
08. Space is Only Noise if You Can See
09. Specters of the Future
10. Almost Fell
11. Balance Her In Between Your Eyes
November 11, 2010 § Leave a Comment
Nico Jaar turns in an exclusive set of all unreleased original productions and re-edits for theflawlessSound 38, made especially for Time Out NY and flawless in anticipation of his live set at the Rivington Penthouse this Sunday. The talented young producer has made a a splash with popular releases on Wolf+Lamb, Circus Company and his own imprint Clown & Sunset, incorporating such diverse influences as old school hip-hop and world music. Often pushing the boundaries of what we consider “dance music,” Nico’s music shows a maturity well beyond his years.
Also check out his RA Podcast if you happened to miss it:
October 17, 2010 § Leave a Comment
Culprit artists SECT bring their twisted dancefloor magic to L.A. this Sunday + Soul Clap drop a nice live mix for Tim Sweeny’s Beats in Space radio show
October 7, 2010 § Leave a Comment
3. Janet Jackson – Escapade (The Get Away Dub) - A&M Records
4. Curtis Harrison – I Want You (All Tonight Dub) - Pretty Pearl Records
5. Peech Boys – Life is Something Special (Special Edition Dub) - Island Records
6. KC Flightt – She’s Sexxxy (Rated X Mix) -
7. Padlock – Seventh Heaven (Larry Levan Mix) - Island Records
8. Youknow01 – You Know - White Label
9. Donna Allen – Serious (Ron Basejam Edit) -
10. Felix – Tiger Stripes (Extended Version) - Sleeping Bag Records
11. Depeche Mode – Policy of Truth (Beatbox Mix) - Sire Records
12. Bruce Springsteen – State Trooper (MAW Edit) - Rimini
13. Scooper & Bubba – I’m Satisfied (The Way Power Dub) - Classic Records
14. Greg Paulus – U R - Double Standard Records
15. NDF – Since We Last Met - DFA
16. Sirius – An Eye For An Eye (Pete Heller Edit) - NRK Music
17. Harry Romero feat Robert Owens – I Go Back (Ken Lou In House Mix) -Subliminal
18. Projekt PM – Take You Higher - Guidance Records
19. Underworld – Cups - JBO
July 7, 2010 § Leave a Comment
Niederflur Bodytonic Podcast
Echologist- Slow Burn (sigha reimagining)
Donnacha Costello- Telelment Nabghiha
Surgeon- right road to dubland
Deepgroove & Jamie Anderson- Ghost train
Drumcell & Audio Injection- Cell injection (Tony Rohr remix)
Ben Klock- Viscoplastic
Speedy J – Trails
Gary Beck- Fereneze
Nicole Moudaber& Smokin Jo- Home Sweat Home (dubversion)
Raudive- Total Pure
Dave Tarrida- Voodoo Priest
Lad- Who? afraid of Bob? (Quenum Late night remix)
Angel Alanis & Adam Jay- Bounce
Lucy & Ercolino- Gmork (Luke Slater remix)
James ruskin- The Outsider
Max Cavalerra- Eternity (Axel Bartsch remix)
Wolf + Lamb – DJ Broadcast 111
No Regular Play – Slide Away – Zev Remix) – Wolf + Lamb unreleased
Lump – A Promise
MCDE – Raw Cuts #3
Roy Davis Jr. – Good Life
Nick Holder – Feelin’ Sad
Fuckpony – I know It Happened (Feat. Chela Simone)
Quarion – Turn Off the Lights
Soulphiction – Whizzdom & Understanding
Jamie Jones – Ruckus (Gad’s NO 2012 edit)
Tevo Howard – Without Me (Boogiedisco Mix)
Moodymann – Ol’ Dirty Vinyl (you used to know)
Move D – berlin groove anniversary – 6/24/10
Move D – live at Metropolis / MUTEK 2010
Michael Mayer – noice! presents liebe detail, proton radio
MNML SSGS #46 – Levon Vincent
RA 158 – Levon Vincent
Save The Cannibals #22 Seth Troxler
Save The Cannibals #24 / D’Julz
May 7, 2010 § Leave a Comment
In case you’re grabbing some last-minute tickets to Detroit (Do it Do it!) we’ve compiled some information for this year’s (10th anniversary) DEMF Festival at Hart Plaza in Downtown Detroit.
The Night Move – Official Movement Partner
Official transportation provider of Movement, providing shuttles from Royal Oak and Ferndale to Movement all weekend.
Movement 2010 Main Stage Headliners
• Richie Hawtin presents Plastikman – Live (Saturday)
• Inner City – Live (Sunday)
• Model 500 – Live (Monday)
Movement 2010 Full Lineup
dOP – Live
John Ryan and Ian Clark – Live
Gabe Real & Ian Desmond
Mortiz Von Oswald Trio – Live
Niko Marks – Live
Sinistarr w/ MC Teddy & Bombscare
Motel Connection – Live
Orlando Voorn – Live
Anthony “Shake” Shakir
Francesco Tristano – Live
Hudson Mohawke – Live
Kenny Larkin – Live
Kid Sister – Live
Kraak & Smaak
Luke Hess – Live
Mark Ernestus (Rhythm & Sound)
Martin Buttrich – Live
The Martinez Brothers
Phat Kat & Guilty Simpson w/ Will Sessions – Live
Pretty Lights – Live
Rob Hood – Live
Scion – Live
Secrets – Live
Simian Mobile Disco – dj set
Boston's Matty Diamond (The Bald and the Beautiful) lays it down slow and dirty for Soul Clap's Podcast 50
May 13, 2009 § Leave a Comment
Boston-based personality, dj and producer Matt Diamond (aka The Bald and the Beautiful with Tanner Ross) has been creating some highly sought-after and soulful mixes over the past couple of years. After a few legendary performances at the Phoenix Landing and other Boston spots Matt Diamond has gained a reputation for laying down slow, soulful, bumpy and smooth mixes of music you’ve never heard before.. or at least never thought about putting into a dj set. I love Matt’s dj mixes and was psyched to find this podcast he did for Soul Clap.
From the Soul Clap Blog: For those who remember Matty Dimond’s last podcast for us, you’ll recall this master of programing laces his mix with a selection of deep, classy and impeccably qualified joints to turn any gloomy day into a burst of ecstatic color. His latest contribution to Adventures of Soul Clap takes our ears on a slo-mo journey through tracks from the likes of Trus’me, IMPS (Minilogue’s side project), Mark E, Theo Parrish and a Yam Who remix of Grace Jones latest “Williams Blood” that we consider an instant classic. Now sit back, strap on your stereo and take your pick; Champagne or Mimosa?
1. Amp Fiddler/Sly & Robbie – Blackhouse (Paint The White House Black) – Trus’me Remix
2. Mock & Toof – K-Choppers – Mark E Remix
3. IMPS – Get A Grip – Strategy Remix
4. The Mole – There’s Hope
5. Cage & Aviary – Television Train
6. Grace Jones – Williams Blood – Cosmic Jam
7. 40 Thieves – Theme From Nutrider
8. Rollmottle – Take A Break – Maurice Fulton Remix
9. Theo Parrish – Chemistry
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