23. Mai 2010 Brenk

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Smokey and the Showbiz

23. Mai 2010 Szenario

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The Greek Crisis Explained

21. Mai 2010 Aro

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21. Mai 2010 Aro

Mal wieder was von Nike aber was soll’s. Der Spot von Alejandro G. Inarritu steht dem von Guy Ritchie in nichts nach!

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Upmyalley - Beatnicks Vol. 3 - Rez

20. Mai 2010 Feux

Die neue Beatnicks Vol.3 von Up My Alley soll bald erscheinen. Hier schon mal einer der sechs Beats die es diesmal auf die Compilation geschafft haben:

Rez - Sunday

Wer gefallen daran gefunden hat sollte sich unbedingt die free EPs von Rez saugen. Downloadlinks & Artwork findet ihr auf seiner Myspace Seite oder hier:

Rez - Between Spaces EP
Rez - Summer EP (download)

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FLIP “Problems (Feat. Buff1 & 14KT)”

20. Mai 2010 Feux

Hier noch das ganze Album zum vorhören auf Bandcamp und vorbestellen auf Releasedate ist der 28.Mai. !

<a href="">U.M.B.E.R.T.O G.H.E.T.T.O by FLIP</a>

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Dancefloorkiller! - DJ D.B.H - Don´t got it like that

19. Mai 2010 Manuva

DJ dbh - Don´t got it like that by soulgetter


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Turn off the options, and turn up the intimacy.

19. Mai 2010 BNCKD

i stumbled upon this nice article by brian eno after watching the introduction quote of this brandnew minidocumentary about the legendary roland tb303. worthy to watch, so first let´s learn something about the machines!;) below you´ll find the whole article, which is highly recommended as well…
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The Revenge of the Intuitive

Turn off the options, and turn up the intimacy.
By Brian Eno

I recently spent three days working with what is possibly the most advanced recording console in the world, and I have to report that it was a horribly unmusical experience. The console, which has more than 10,000 controls on its surface and a computer inside, was designed in such a way that music-making tasks once requiring a single physical switch now require a several-step mental negotiation. My engineer kept saying “Wait a minute” and then had to duck out of the musical conversation we were having so he could go into secretarial mode to execute complex computer-like operations. It’s as though a new layer of bureaucracy has interposed itself between me and the music we want to make. After days of tooth-gnashing frustration, I had to admit that something has gone wrong with the design of technology - and I was paying $2,000 a day in studio fees to discover it.

Years ago I realized that the recording studio was becoming a musical instrument. I even lectured about it, proclaiming that “by turning sound into malleable material, studios invite you to construct new worlds of sounds as painters construct worlds of form and color.” I was thrilled at how people were using studios to make music that otherwise simply could not exist. Studios opened up possibilities. But now I’m struck by the insidious, computer-driven tendency to take things out of the domain of muscular activity and put them into the domain of mental activity. This transfer is not paying off. Sure, muscles are unreliable, but they represent several million years of accumulated finesse. Musicians enjoy drawing on that finesse (and audiences respond to its exercise), so when muscular activity is rendered useless, the creative process is frustrated. No wonder artists who can afford the best of anything keep buying “retro” electronics and instruments, and revert to retro media.

The trouble begins with a design philosophy that equates “more options” with “greater freedom.” Designers struggle endlessly with a problem that is almost nonexistent for users: “How do we pack the maximum number of options into the minimum space and price?” In my experience, the instruments and tools that endure (because they are loved by their users) have limited options.

Software options proliferate extremely easily, too easily in fact, because too many options create tools that can’t ever be used intuitively. Intuitive actions confine the detail work to a dedicated part of the brain, leaving the rest of one’s mind free to respond with attention and sensitivity to the changing texture of the moment. With tools, we crave intimacy. This appetite for emotional resonance explains why users - when given a choice - prefer deep rapport over endless options. You can’t have a relationship with a device whose limits are unknown to you, because without limits it keeps becoming something else.

Indeed, familiarity breeds content. When you use familiar tools, you draw upon a long cultural conversation - a whole shared history of usage - as your backdrop, as the canvas to juxtapose your work. The deeper and more widely shared the conversation, the more subtle its inflections can be.

This is the revenge of traditional media. Even the “weaknesses” or the limits of these tools become part of the vocabulary of culture. I’m thinking of such stuff as Marshall guitar amps and black-and-white film - what was once thought most undesirable about these tools became their cherished trademark.

The Marshall guitar amplifier doesn’t just get louder when you turn it up. It distorts the sound to produce a whole range of new harmonics, effectively turning a plucked string instrument into a bowed one. A responsible designer might try to overcome this limitation - probably the engineers at Marshall tried, too. But that sound became the sound of, among others, Jimi Hendrix. That sound is called “electric guitar.” Or think of grainy black-and-white film, or jittery Super 8, or scratches on vinyl. These limitations tell you something about the context of the work, where it sits in time, and by invoking that world they deepen the resonances of the work itself.

Since so much of our experience is mediated in some way or another, we have deep sensitivities to the signatures of different media. Artists play with these sensitivities, digesting the new and shifting the old. In the end, the characteristic forms of a tool’s or medium’s distortion, of its weakness and limitations, become sources of emotional meaning and intimacy.

Although designers continue to dream of “transparency” - technologies that just do their job without making their presence felt - both creators and audiences actually like technologies with “personality.” A personality is something with which you can have a relationship. Which is why people return to pencils, violins, and the same three guitar chords.


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A Very Special Tribute To Dilla In Cedar Falls

19. Mai 2010 Manuva

The Sounds of VTech / Suite for Ma Dukes in Cedar Falls   

A year ago, conductor Jason Weinberger heard Suite for Ma Dukes for the first time. A long time fan of J.Dilla’s, Weinberger’s first thought when he heard the music was that he needed to find a way to perform Miguel Atwood-Ferguson’s “stunning reinventions of Dilla’s music.” “I’m always looking for ways to open up the traditional orchestra experience to new things anyway, so this seemed very natural.”

After a quick Google search, Jason found Miguel and sent him a message to see if there was anyway to get the Dilla pieces in front of one of the orchestras he worked with. A few months later they met in LA and connected over Dilla, Flying Lotus, and Lutoslawski, and the rest is history.

Earlier this year, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and the Mochilla Team flew out to Cedar Falls, Iowa to witness J.Dilla’s music being performed as part of the WCFSO’s (Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra) tribute to Great American Composers. The evening had Dilla’s music performed alongside legends Duke Ellington and William Grant Still.

get the DVD box set.

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DOWNLOAD: Looptroop Rockers & Timbuktu - Guru RIP

18. Mai 2010 Manuva

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This is our tribute to a big inspiration, and a unique voice that was silenced too early. Guru Rest In Peace!

Download it here, and feel free to spread it! (Right click and save as…)


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18. Mai 2010 BNCKD


gettin up in the morning and having mails in your box, that represent more than just pure stress, is a marvellous thingy..this one i got this morning from our friends @ MPM.
the guys are helping out Twit One releasing his beat compilation “Puzzles” on the mysterious AUDDA label; a beat puzzle made of 16 pieces by 16 producers, curated by Twit One with contributions from Suff Daddy, Hulk Hodn, Kankick, Hubert Daviz, Retrogott, Adlib and many more! this will be a limited (500) vinyl only release. Twit One himself & Robert Winter (photography) are in charge of the fresh sleeve design. looking absolutely forward.

some of my favs packed in a short stream:

PS: MPM/AUDDA is giving you a tune for free…a really nice one by tobrock, called 6AM, is available right here

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jetzt schon lieblingscover: Onra - Long Distance

17. Mai 2010 Manuva



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Reflection Eternal – Ballad Of Black Gold

17. Mai 2010 Manuva


Reflection Eternal - Ballad Of Black GoldbySneakattackmedia

bitte enttäuscht mich nicht! bitte! das album kommt 18. mai.


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Brenk X Guilty Simpson

16. Mai 2010 Szenario


In der aktuellen Ausgabe der Juice spricht Guilty Simpson über seine Lieblingsproduzenten und so auch über Kaisermühlens Finest Brenk:

Oh Mann, mein Kumpel Brenk. Ich hab in erst wieder im Dezember in Österreich getroffen. Und er hat mir wieder unglaubliche Beats vorgespielt. Brenk ist ein fantastischer Produzent und sehr cooler Typ. Übrigens mischt er die krassensten Wodka-Drinks und zwingt mich dann, sie zu drinlen. Diese Drinks sind tödlich. Das letzte mal hat er mich wieder böse abgefüllt.

Vienna, we go hard!

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