OUT NOW: V/A "ΣCLIPSE COMPILATION" MC/FREE DWNLD
Every six lunar months – when Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned – we experience a partial or total lunar eclipse that can be observed anywhere on the night side of Earth. Lunar eclipses can only occur at full moon, that time when the moon is directly opposite Earth in relation to the Sun. Many ancient civilizations cultivated a multitude of myths surrounding these astronomic events, most of them depicting wild animals or mystical creatures eating the moon or crossing it’s path. Tibetan Buddhists say that during a lunar eclipse, our actions, whether good or bad, are multiplied one thousandfold, whereas, in ancient egypt, a lunar eclipse was considered to be the precursor of natural disasters, catastrophes, wars, and diseases and the biggest possible harm would be cast upon the earth if Isfet, the manifestation of the total eclipse and god of injustice and violence, would make the sky fall onto Earth and therefore bring chaos upon it.
As the soundtrack for the lunar eclipse during the night of the 25th of April, we selected some exclusive and unreleased songs from Robot Koch, Submerse, Rain Dog, Sieren, Daisuke Tanabe, Lomovolokno, KRTS, and Daixie on this mini-compilation.
Excerpts of press or air play outcomes:
Resident Advisor April 27th, 2013 feature – READ. Nutroit April 26th, 2013 feature – LISTEN. XLR8R April 26th, 2013 feature – LISTEN. Sound Colour Vibration April 26th, 2013 review – READ. The Message April 27th, 2013 feature – LISTEN. Earmilk April 28th, 2013 feature – LISTEN. Red Bull Music Academy April 28th, 2013 feature – READ. Ziguline (Italy) April 30th, 2013 review – READ. PBS 106.7FM (Melbourne) April 30th, 2013 review with the song Gorom Sen Returns – LISTEN. VICE/NOISEY May 3rd, 2013 feature – READ.
I’ve seen enough for a lifetime, mediocre collections watering down my love for instrumental hip hop, the so-called “beat scene”, inflationary. But as with many things, there is stuff that stands out, one of them being Project: Mooncircle‘s new Σclipse compilation that puts quality over quantity. (Nutriot / São Paulo, Brazil)
Σclipse is a phenomenal collection of material that defines why PMC has become such a prominent label in recent years. (Sound Colour Vibration / US)
Oh that KRTS Eclipse Edit is fire! Will find it’s way into sets. (Daedelus / Ninja Tune, US)
The Daixie track is nice (Dj Shadow / Mo Wax, US)
Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes (Deft / UK)
SWEATSON KLANK 'I SHOULDN'T BE HERE (FEAT. ANGO)" REMIX CONTEST BY ABLETON & INDABA MUSIC
We announce this remix contest presented by Ableton and Indaba Music for Take aka Sweatson Klank album release ‘You, Me, Temporary’. The prizes for the winner include a copy of Ableton Live 9, autographed triple vinyl, shirts, bags & more. We are looking forward to hearing your remixes!
COMING SOON: FLAKO "MESEKTET EXTND" 2LP/DIGITAL
One of the most popular releases in 2011, “The Mesektet” by London resident fLako gets the reissue treatment this summer, featuring a quantity of exclusive tracks only to be found on the reissue.
‘The Mesektet’, in ancient egyptian mythology, is one of the two solar boats used by the sun god ‘Ra’ to travel through the cycle of night and day and carry the moon across the sky. It is told that he died every dusk, had to fight the dark forces of the underworld and bring light to the dead souls as he passed through – just to be reborn in the morning. Just like the sun god, uprising producer fLako uses ‘The Mesektet’ to end the cycle of darkness and prepare for his own rebirth, marking the end of an era in his style of production and move forward into new musical directions, which he already started to explore on his ‘Mini Toolbooth EP’. This release includes a collection of previously unreleased or only digitally available works from the time up until 2008.
Release date: June 7th 2013.
Digital album download at Bandcamp
UCON X PROJECT: MOONCIRCLE
Berlin-based clothing brand Ucon met up with Gordon and Robot Koch the other day and during a trip through the city with some nice shots plus a very interesting interview about the daily life of “Powerhouse” Gordon Gieseking. READ MORE! Here’s the Ucon teaser for the new spring/summer collection 2013 (Music by Rumpistol & Red Baron “Silver Lake“ (Floating – Project: Mooncircle, 2012)
OUT NOW: SWEATSON KLANK "YOU, ME, TEMPORARY" 3LP/DIGITAL
From its opening notes ‘You, Me, Temporary’ announces itself as music from the soul reaching for the soul. The album recounts a modern day love story through the musical eyes of its protagonist, Sweatson Klank. It’s a story of love in the fast lane that touches on the good – innocence, romance, lust, sex – and the bad – drugs, debauchery, loss of self, despair – before closing with the peaceful beauty that comes with total acceptance of what is. ‘You, Me, Temporary’ is Sweatson Klank’s third full-length album in 10 years, and it shows just how extensive the Los Angeles native’s artistic growth has been. The music tight ropes between electronic, hip hop and futuristic R&B, sidestepping obvious boxes while finding its own effortlessly. ‘You, Me, Temporary’ transcends genres, balancing the vulnerable and sensual with the rough and jagged. The album has an emotive and sometimes pressing quality, in direct opposition to today’s disposable music mania. The hypnotic interplay of chords, melodies and rhythms draws you in and is equally effective in headphones as it is on the dancefloor. The warmth of analogue equipment flirts with expert sampling and chops that evoke the playful soul of ‘90s R&B and the heartfelt angst of classic hip hop while remaining forward thinking.
A wide cast of vocal guests help recount the different tales and stages of this story: Vikter Duplaix, Ango, Selfsays, Doc Illingsworth, Deniro Farrar, Anna Wise of Sonnymoon and Pat Parra. Upbeat and energetic songs sit next to hypnotic ballads, the sort most conducive to ‘baby making’ you might even say. The music is often elating, sexy and at times dreamy but also progresses to show melancholy and despondency in the sincerest way. Sometimes playful, sometimes serious the vocal tracks add a human dimension to the story that ‘You, Me, Temporary’ tells, completing its message and taking the album to that proverbial next level.
With this third album Sweatson Klank puts aside self-indulgence for simple honesty and the maturity that only comes with being a seasoned artist. ‘You, Me, Temporary’ tells a timeless story in a compelling way, and while its title hints at the trials and tribulations behind relationships, the overt concept lies in the impermanence of everything around us.
Release date: March 15th. Limited edition 3LP vinyl!
Excerpts of press or air play outcomes:
Pitchfork March 5th, 2013 exclusive stream with the song Waiting Featuring Vikter Duplaix – LISTEN. Native Instruments February 22th, 2013 Traktor video tutorial with the song Chasing You – WATCH. BBC 6 Music February 2nd, 2013 hosted by Mary Anne Hobbs with the song 15 Bucks – LISTEN. FACT Magazine February 14th, 2013 stream premiere with the song Fuck & Fight – LISTEN. XLR8R February 14th, 2013 news feature – READ. Clubbing Spain February 15th, 2013 news feature – READ. 92BPM.COM February 15th, 2013 news feature – READ. Earmilk February 18th, 2013 stream with the song Fuck & Fight – LISTEN. Potholes In My Blog March 6th, 2013 feature with the song Waiting Featuring Vikter Duplaix – LISTEN. Ampsoul March 8th, 2013 hosted by Jay Scarlett with the song Waiting Featuring Vikter Duplaix / Oblique – LISTEN. Hyponik March 8th, 2013 feature with the song Waiting Featuring Vikter Duplaix – LISTEN. Moovmnt March 8th, 2013 feature with the song Waiting Featuring Vikter Duplaix – LISTEN. Audio Texture February 18th, 2013 hosted by James Barrie with the song Fuck & Fight – LISTEN. THE UNTZ March 14th, 2013 exclusive stream with the song 15 Bucks – LISTEN. BBC 6 Music March 22nd, 2013 hosted by Tom Robinson with the song Oblique – LISTEN. 1LIVE March 24th, 2013 hosted by Klaus Fiehe with the song 15 Bucks – LISTEN. Chrome Kids / Radio Cardiff March 26th, 2013 hosted by Kaptin with the song Waiting – LISTEN. Basic Soul Radio April 1st, 2013 hosted by Simon Harrison with the song Opium Scented – LISTEN. De:Bug March 1st, 2013 review – READ. LA Music Blog May 8th, 2013 review – READ.
Out February 14th, the single “Fuck & Fight feat. Deniro Farrar“ from the upcoming 3LP full length album You, Me, Temporary. Exclusive stream via FACT Magazine!
DJ / Artist Comments:
I love it (Mary Anne Hobbs – BBC 6 Music / UK)
Just listened with my girl… I might have sex twice today after this (Om Unit – Civil Music | Cosmic Bridge / UK)
Damnnnnn is all I can say! (Tim Parker – NTS Radio / UK)
You, Me, Temporary by Sweatson Klank is a truly sexy album. The textures, lyrics and all around production bring a combined sensuality that is missing in most electronic music. I always see a film when listening to the album. There are many guest vocalists, but the star here is Klanks instrumentals. Tunes that would sit comfortably next to Drake/weekend as they would next to Flying Lotus. Bravo to such an adult album. (King Britt – USA)
Thanks for this album Some GooOd Slowjamzzz on there! Already played 15 Bucks feat. doc Illingsworth instrumental version on Walrus System! (Mamiko Motto – NTS / All City / Hepcatradio UK)