As you know, we like to promote the people around doing great things. This week, it's time to go further down the lakeside to pay a visit to la fête du slip, in Lausanne!
La Fête du Slip is a multidisciplinary festival about sexualities. Itʼs a positive and festive celebration of the diversity of gender identities, bodies, practices and sexual orientations. Whether through cinema, music, photography, literature, performance or visual arts, La Fête du Slip comes from all sides to create a space for sharing, discovery and debate about a subject that concerns us all: sex!
A while ago, we mentionned the legendary Techno Viking on our blog. This figure has been more present everyday for a couple of years now, and he is not happy nobody gave him a toy to play with.
Some christmas gifts land in a bit later than you'd expect, but when they do, they do it with a BANG!
At the Plak HQ, we just got another one of those hefty and incredible Airbag Craftworks Chateau Vinyl record bags. Chaton's been rocking one since a loooooong long time, so I took the plunge too seeing his still looks brand new even today. The bag arrived, looking spanky new, and i must say it's one of the finest bags i've put my hands on. I've been using it for the past few gigs now, and boy has it given me a new outlook on life!
Nothing can compare to it in the competition... Great craftmanship and proper record love. They also do a lot of other great gear which you should check out here.
Here's a few pictures with some recods in, and especially the latest Workshop record. Which we'd describe as "melancholic voodoo house".
Plak is back! Like the last party for our 11 years, we prepared again, a party, with the "crême de la crême" of the local electronic dance music, and for the very first time in Calvingrad, John Daly will be playing live! This discreet prince of house has been dropping beats from New-York to Tokya, and is a regular of London's Fabric club as well as Berlin's world famous Panorama Bar. The rest of the evening, will see past and future Plak artists conduct your musical trip like they know to do so well.
RIPPERTON Tameq Musiq, Plak // www.ripperton.com/
JOHN DALY LIVE ACT ! One Track, Feel Music, Plak // www.soundcloud.com/john-daly
(TBC!) Argent Sale // www.argentsale.biz/
AGNES Sthlmaudio Recordings, Plak // www.soundcloud.com/agnes
PASCAL VISCARDI Plak // www.soundcloud.com/pascalviscardi
CHATON Plak // www.plak-records.com/
5 tracks of 2012
truncate | dial
head high | rave (dirt mix)
mpia3 | ely
mark broom & james ruskin | bites
inigo kennedy | spectre
5 albums of 2012
bad cop bad cop | wings of techno | pomelo
mpia3 | your orders | r&s
shed | the messenger | ostgut (2011 but who cares)
marcel dettmann | dettmann | ostgut (2009 but who gives a shit)
5 labels of 2012
5 highlights of 2012
lost family people
5 things to do in 2013
tanzoderraus in berlin
5 tracks of 2012(or that i discovered in 2012)
I Come By Night | Shed | 50WEAPONS
Arnex | Hironory Takahashi | The Zone Records
Transcients V2 | Truncate | TRUNCATE
Malfunction(Adjust) | A Made Up Sound | 50WEAPONS
Industry(Rrose remix) | Pacific Blue | Pacific Blue
5 albums of 2012
The Killer | Shed | 50WEAPONS
5 things to do in 2013
Get my studies up to 100%
Find a job that will let me be where I feel like being / keep my current job ;)
Get more and better websites online for great people
5 tracks of 2012
Ricardo Villalobos and Atom Heart | Koito | Perlon
Peverelist | Salt Water | Livity Sound
Mike Huckaby | Baseline 89 | Synth
Baaz | Judy's Bass | Slice Of Life
Serge & Tyrell | Pump-O-Matic | Clone Jack For Daze Series
5 albums of 2012
Girl And Chocolate | Pretty Sweet (yep a skate video...)
Ricardo Villalobos | Dependent And Happy (full) | Perlon (far,far,far away...)
Silent Servant | Negative Fascination | Hospital Productions (punk)
Mr G | State Of Flux | Rekids (dancefloor forever)
Various | Limited Numbers | Sushitech (my favourite label !)
5 highlights of 2012
Plak Party X
Skate sessions with Fredo, Opuswerk, le diable, Tbc!
Snowboarding in Megeve
5 things to do in 2013
more time in the studio(can't be less than 2012)
more bowl sessions with the homies
more pow pow
more wine tasting
more hockey and cycling
"Have you got a moment?"
Insanë presents its residency in association with:
Come and enjoy a night like no other before. The two djs will present a custom set ranging from 70's funk and afrobeat to disco and house that is going to make you dance until the sunrise. Insanë will be in charge of the space, with visual installations, interactive installations and more that you must come and see!
more info on: www.insan-e.net/residence-
Our man Se-Te-Ve has started a new mix series called 10 12" with Se-Te-Ve.
what he says about it:
Have you got a moment?Here's 10 12" with Se-Te-Ve: a vinyl only mix serie, made on my old and trusty mk2s, my mixer and myself. What i propose is a musical interlude made of classics, oldies and exclusives. It's recorded without any pretention with a playlist that made itself on the go.10 12" with Se-Te-Ve #1 - tracklist:1_RTX_Pendulum _Deeply Rooted House 0382_Samuel André Madsen_This party ain't over_Nord 0013_Nikola Gala_Only (Ryan Elliott remix)_Rekids 0624_Tony Lionni_Anubis_Tokyo House Underground5_Jussi Pekka_Distinct only within_Audiomatique0056_Redshape_The land_3024 0177_Mirko Hecktor_Homeless house Chicago raw remix_Knuggles recordings 0038_Maxx Renn_Acid Jack_Jamayka 0199_Joeski_I will rise_Moezee Musik 00210_Simon Weiss_Amsterdam waves (rewaved)_Rush Hour 042
Great article on the one and only LWE with a personnal fav of ours:
When asked about the gender-related clubbing pet peeves, Marea Vierge-Noire gave this exemplary response which must be presented in full: “Don’t book women onto all female lineups. Separating women from men on lineups is rarely a celebration of women’s contributions to dance music. More often, it sends the message that we should be separated to even the playing field, as if there were a disadvantage to account for. This isn’t the Olympics. We’re not being compared to men in the shot-put category. Don’t book women because they’re women and they’re adequate for the job. Book women because they’re right for your show. Book women because they’re better than the guy you were thinking about booking and don’t book them if they aren’t.”
Check the whole thing here.
countdown to the party ! here is mixes,tracks by the artists playing at PLAK X next week :
Tomate & Mozzarella
Before the upcoming X years of Plak party at the same club, Opuswerk recorded the output of the mixer while he was warming up the room before Xhin. As the man puts it himself: "Started with and empty room and slowly it filled up. As all warmups, the trick is to keep tension rising while not going over the top and letting room for the headliner. So don't expect it to go harder and harder. Mix is not so tight all the time and could've been tighter, but i didn't record anything in a long while , so i thought this one would be interesting to share. TIP!!! : Put your subbass one when listening ;)"
Sit back and enjoy some of the deeper shades of techno.
good to see and listen Eli Verveine on the weekly RA podcast ! at the end the RA crew always move from ugly commercial ibiza tech house and real techno house, this week we're super happy to listen to Eli from Zürich, awesome dj, playing 12", keeping low profile on promotion( i mean being "honest")...I think she's true to the techno spirit and above all its podcast is a pure gem, listen to it now, in 6 months, in 6 years and invite friends and open a nice bottle of wine.
Great great podcast by the frenchman they call Marcelus.
Space Dimension Controller - Last Sunset On Planet Earth
Radiohead - Codex (Illum Sphere remix)
Jason hogans - Peter and the rooster
Jeff mills - Landscape (urbana)
Shoes - early years vol2 - nautilus
Tin Man - Vienna blue - Ok, Improvise
lloyd Miller The Heliocentrics - Spiritual Jazz
andrew thomas - shiny garden
Jessica Lauren - Uptown
Shoes of Miles - So what
VA - private collection 2
Sebastian Mullaert - lat bjorkana vissna
thomas fehlmann - camilla
John Beltran - Everything under the sun
Tase - Analyse
01. move D and benjamin brunn - vorhaus
02. COH - path 3
03. unit moebius - womb funk
04. taschenrechermusikant - kreisler
05. the orb - styrofoam capital
06. deepchild - genade und vergessen (echologist dub)
07. big & derek plaslaiko - daydreaming about your mom
08. richie hawtin - subphunk
09. microwave prince - cyclic evolution
10. theorem - ring
11. forward strategy group - mandate
12. hydergine - perpetual moon
13. uto karem - utoploys
14. syncs 0006 - sinus wave
15. opuswerk - futurewerk
mOnster heart driver from Lyon France is about to release his first 12" on plak next week. Bang Bang 90's flavored techno shaped for big room and festivals. Already played by A made Up Sound, Brendon Moeller, the number guy, Markus Suckut, Deetron... check out samples below :
No tattoo day this sunday, because Fred is on a wonderfull holliday somehwere East, and has stolen the sun from here.
Instead, we propose to you this nice very set by our mate Arkhaios is getting played.
Brendon Moeller @ la graviere / Geneva this saturday. Owner of the label Steadfast, awesome producer and dj(cielo/NYC resident), Brendon will make his very first appearance in Geneva this saturday @ la graviere. Loud sound system, friendly price, warehouse style and happy people. Come early to enjoy Opuswerk' warm-up.See u there!
Here's an outstanding mix by Exos. It's full of minimal classics and doesn't sound aged at all.
Tracklist as follow:
Exos & Octal - With the (orginal) - Force inc
Exos & Octal - Mining - Mosaic
Isolee - /Playhouse 11
69 - Microlovr - R & S
Ridis - Chain reaction 20
Sanasol - The Normal Spot - Thule 2
Flowmachine (Thor) - Class of 96 -Elekrolux
Biogen - (Sanasol remix) - Thule 3
Sanasol - (Ozy remix) - Thule 6
Thor - Thule 9
Ozy - Thule 8
Exos - Spællt
Octal - Nucles í bata :)
Exos - Ljóshimna - Mosaic
Burger / Ink - Love is the drug
Exos - Orangeblue - Mosaic
Diego Jose & Kate Olivia Martinez - Corrina molerte - Trance america 503
Exos - Eleventh - Force inc
Interr ference Communications - Unit moebius
JS - 03
Exos Gegnum skaargat (Q-Box) - Thule 10
Exos - Concord - Force Inc
Monobox (Robert Hood) - Realm - M-plant
Monojunk - Trope 014
Rhythm and sound - Music A Fe Rule - RS 001
Merv - Happiness on a string - dancecop 14
Rythm & Sound - Roll off - R&S 003
Plastic (Yagya) - Brain Plasticity Or: The Evolution Of My Every Day Life
Convextion - Convextion - Matrix
Scion -Emerge - Chain Reaction 001
Planetary Assault Systems - Diesel Drudge - Peacefrog
Porter Ricks - Port of Nuba - Chain Reaction 004
Substance - Relish - Chain Reaction 005
Glory B - Friday Island - Grow
Digital Princess - Constitution of sound - LL 009
Hardfunk - Electrophunk - Pr 020
Studio 1 - Green
Studio 1 - Silver
Thomas Brinkmann - Studio 1 Variationen
Monojunk - Dum 017
Randon Logic - Profano ep - Matrix music
Modell 500 - Starlight (Maurizo remix) - Metroplex
Ricardo Villalobos -Sini est - Perlon
Dark Energy - Stargate - UR 29
X press 2 - Rock to house beats - Junior Boys own
YMC - Last stop ep
Octave 0ne - 15/13
Larry Heard - So much joy - Guidance
Baby Pop - Past and future
Roger S - Get high
Oz interactive The future is now - Barracuda Oz - one
Thor - Aliens dont boogie ep - Ae recordings 002
Various Artist (Torsten Pröfrock) - 6 - Chain Reaction 002
Fluxion - Lark - Chain reaction 21
Plastic - Thule 11
Studio 1 - Red
Vector - Hyperxioliral sky - Thule musik unreleased white label
Grungerman - Facklen in sturn - Profan 17
Grain - 001 - Fat cat 002
Plastikman - Consumed
Vertical form 002 - White label
Round four - Found a way - Main street records
Exos - WE - (Ae recordings)
Exos - Inmost - Force Inc
Maurizio - Domino - Mseries 003
Mark Broom - Pure plastic 12
Torul V - Pooh ep - Tissju 001
Maurizio - m6 - Mseries
Sanasol (Thor/Yagya) - AM ep - Thule 005
The connection machine - Planet E - 001
This video is actually a software that you can run on your computer. The whole thing weighs a litle 4kb which is less than an empty word document.
Worthy winner of the PC 4kB intro competition at Revision 2012 and latest example of the compact-coding tradition exercised within the demoscene, Hartverdrahtet by Akronyme Analogiker is a three minute long audio-visual trip into a procedural fractalverse, compressed into a minuscule piece of software. No bigger than 4069 bytes – less than an empty Word document, as demoscene activists like to point out – the executable file contains all the mathematics needed to generate the unfolding visual complexity and audible ambience upon a double-click. A solo effort by a talented coder who calls himself Demoscene Passivist, Hartverdrahtet reveals a mesmerizing cosmos observed through what could be an electron microscope – ethereal, greenish and a little eerie. via creativeapplications
Opuswerk was asked to do a set before his gig at the Electron Festival. Here's what it sounds like.
- 1: Vril “v5” Giegling
- 2: Sigha “finding myself” Ann aimee
- 3: A made up Sound “Take The Plunge (Beat MIx)” A Made Up Sound
- 4: Jeroen Search “JSMS 1.0” Figure SPC 5: Dimi Angelis “Trip Maña” Traut Muzik
- 6: 19-454-18-5-25-5-18 “Untitled” Horizontal Ground 6
- 7: Tevo Howard “The glass Ceiling” Rush Hour 8: 19-454-18-5-25-5-18 “Untitled” Horizontal Ground 6
- 9: Levon Vincent “Double Jointed Sex Freak (Part 3)” Novel Sound
- 10: RedShape “Kung Fu” Delsin
- 11: Marcelus “Sulfuric” Deeply Rooted House Music
- 12: Opuswerk “Th-13” Plak Records
- 13: The OliverWho Factory “Galactic Transit (Recall instrumental mix)” Rush Hour
- 14: Pfirter & Grindvik “Untitled 1 (Skudge Remix)” Stockholm Limited
- 15: Silent Servant “Mad Youth” Sandwell District 16: Hyetal “Diamond Island” Black Acre
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Instruments sold here are of a selected, classified and tested brew.
So it's a nice place to find information on new instruments trends
and to follow up with new ways of making music !
Here's a small set by our friend John Daly.
What he says about it:
"a mix i put together yesterday, since it's now been 5 or 6 years of making records. it felt like a good time to do it...
i really enjoyed making this mix, it's a great way to take stock, see where you went right, and way way wrong...like i can hear my shitty old behringer mixer on some of these...and why are there no cymbal crashes on solaris?? etc etc
but most importantly a reminder of where i come from musically...when you get into this thing, you can't help but get bogged down in trying to make a big hit record or whatever, and that's often at the expense of where you came from in the first place...i've learned a lot about my music listening to these old tracks, and am looking forward to putting this knowledge to use...
big thanks to all the labels who took a chance on me. there's some things i didn't get to put on here, i didn't want to make it too long...so i'll probably do another soon, hence the "pt. 1""