Boiler Room

Boiler Room is a regular livestream from a very small club in London. They do a good job bringing interesting people in like Four Tête, James Blake, Mount Kimbie, Martyn, Theo Parrish, Jamie XX or Little Dragon who play their favorites and edgy tracks. It is watched and discussed simultaneously online and they have a nice podcast running.

I tuned into today’s (tuesday, 19/02/2011) show to listen into the Black Acre session with @bluedaisytwit, @FM_Fox and @Hyetalmusic. To sum it up: Interesting new sounds, I especially liked the Fantastic Mr Fox, cool to watch the musicians editing plus I really got this live feeling: seeing some people dancing in the background, watching the musicians, with a twitter stream, facebook and ustream chat boxes all around the video and people constantly writing stuff.

Mostly people write that they are there watching it, but sometimes also commenting the music, sharing links, tweeting to the bands. Who, and this makes the concept interesting, are mostly also on Twitter and get linked to by the boomboxtv account or by one of the founders and organizers Thristian Richards. But while most performers have accounts, only a few of them would check the discussion while doing music, I assume.

To be honest, there was no real discussion it was more the feeling to be watching the same stuff at the same time that made the experience interesting. And of course, the intimacy of being somehow at a living room party, like you can see in this video, Hudson Mohawke playing a 90ies classics Hip Hop set.

In a Time Out magazine article, Blaise Bellville, the other cofounder, talks about up to 25k viewers when James Blake was on, in this video interview Thristian Richards talks about the concept behind it. Richards is also a dj and Belville used to run “Platform”, a web magazine. It’s offline now, pointing to a new project called Leisure only but I found a nice snapshot from the Wayback machine.

The club is now located at Corsica studios, a small venue inside of railway arches near Elephant & Castle, maybe on their Facebook there is a chance to be invited to the actual performances.

My videos from the last three weeks

I gotta say, I reignited my love for filmmaking. Documenting nice stuff with my camera and cut it together nicely (which usually takes more time than expected). So, here are the videos I shot within the last three weeks: A video documentary from the Picnic festival in Amsterdam, an event for creative entrepreneurs with lots of fun, interviews and technology which I did for Netzpiloten. Last week I did an interview with Jan Kage aka Yaneq who is the mastermind behind the Party Arty series who saw its 33rd issue this saturday. And finally a clip from the Party Arty which shows a massive moshpit going on during the Foreign Beggars show while performing their hit “Contact”. Watch enjoy and give me comments so I can improve my skills!

Open page

Metalheadz go back to their roots and release Lenzman and Rya, walking on Inner City Life paths. Very nice video, talking a bike ride through Brighton.

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A somewhat more temporary way of producing this kind of feel is maybe this song
Cruel Intentions by Simian Mobile Disco (Joker Remix)
found via Pluggednotthugged, one really great blog about bass music.

To end this post, I have to admit that it would be stupid not to download this great resident advisor podcast by Pete, found via Monday Edition

Comfort Fit – Polyshufflez and lots of other stuff

Eigentlich habe ich nur das Video posten wollen und bin dann erst richtig in die Comfort Fit Welt eingestiegen. Der Typ ist der Hammer! Erst einmal habe ich mich daran erinnert dass ich schon früher seine Tracks mochte, die auf Tokio Dawn Records rauskommen, m.E. einem der wenigen wirklich guten Netlabels. Damals, vor vier oder fünf Jahren ist mir das durch den De:Bug Podcast reingelaufen. Und jetzt dieses Video und ein tolles neues Album. Und eigentlich habe ich den Artikel für das Urban Blog von Beck’s geschrieben, aber er passt eigentlich noch besser auf Stylewalker :). Also: Enjoy!

So sieht es aus wenn aus einem schönen leeren 50er Jahre Zimmer eine durchgerockte Partybude wird. Sehr schön gemachtes, aufwendiges Stop-Motion Musikvideo für Comfort Fit’s Bit by Bit.

Nach dem Klick gibt’s noch mehr, u.a. ein Klasse Mixtape! Continue reading

Excellent dubstep mix by Haito

promocovercardboxer072cThis mix is fantastic, it presents the deep, warm and longing side of the dubstep, not the aggressive and wobbly part. Funny enough it’s to promote Haito’s new record which is rather tech-housy than dubby. Haito has been djing and producing since 1988 and now comes out on Boxer recordings.
HAITO-Dubstep to berlin for FREE! we love it! by boxer recordings

Patrick Gräser: Squalid

patrickgraeser_squalid_coverIt’s the second release on NIG (Nights in Gale) records and I love the record because it’s so diverse: there is a massive techno tune, some very dissected minmal soundscape techhouse thing by Tom Dicicco and a deep dubsteppy remix by David Harrow.

Now, it has gotten some very mentionable mentions from Japan and Italy, good feedback from Timo Maas and Laurent Garnier and, amongst others, charted by Ryan Elliot.

You can listen to Squalid and download it at whatpeopleplay or order it as good old vinyl at Juno

Here is Patrick’s latest mixtape!

You can book Patrick at Confidance booking or just follow him on MySpace or Soundcloud.

Fresh Stylewalker DJ mixes

In may, I played at the Webinale party and was quite excited because it took place at Week End club on top of Berlin with a brilliant soundsystem and DJ booth. The party was great and everybody danced plus I was lucky to have the mix recorded so here I can present two 30 minutes mixes, one opening house mix and one which is more dubsteppy and in the end loaded with hiphop classics. Enjoy!