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Dead Sound on Acroplane + Track Previews

This is the second release from the recently launched pay for arm of the Acroplane net label from Dead Sound. It’s already had support form Surgeon, Warlock and Combat Recording‘s Stormfield which is pretty impressive and you can see why with it’s reverberating techno dub it’s a heavy club floor ready release.

Available to buy from 2nd March from all good online digital download stores. Listen for yourself via the Soundcloud player below, definitely worth parting with your cash for the full HQ versions.

Bonus: Dead Sound’s live set from Atomic Jam via Soundcloud.

Save Plastic People!

Just a quick shout here to lend your support and make sure all the right people are aware that the police and Hackney Council are trying to shut down legendary sub heavy club Plastic People.

It would be a crying shame if they succeded and the grounds for this are totally unfounded. I’ll be posting information on how people can take action against this soon, in the mean time:

Here’s my DazedDigital.com article about the news.

Link to the Facebook campaign page.

Braindance Community’s Cloudsourced Podcast

The new online community birthed to fill the whole and give a new home to failthful Planet Mu users and intelligent dance music fans alike Braindance.co.uk has been running now for a month. Might I add Planet Mu has just relaunched their website selling all their merchandise and releases in multiple formats. It’s looking pretty slick and hopefully this means the label will be able to get a higher proportion of money raised by sales by selling direct. Plus it’s a comprehensive one stop shop representing their roster so despite a bit of tension with the old board users it looks like this move has been worth it to push forward into Web 3.0.

The new community has got off to a great start with a friendly crowd and most from the Mu board have moved over. They have a fortnightly podcast/mixtape series where they nominate a member of the board to produce one each fortnight.

You can get involved via this thread here.

Episodes so far:

01 – 22 January 2010 – Curated by jʌmɐs ʌndɐrsʌn
02 – 29 January 2010 – Curated by Mattrock
03 – 05 February 2010 – Curated by Japes
04 – 12 February 2010 – Curated by pidgin
05 – 19 February 2010 – Curated by Bit-Phalanx

The image above was found via this article, which I think you null+void readers will enjoy:

http://neuroanthropology.net/2009/07/24/brain-dance-and-culture/

Debasser: Music Freak on Wide Records

Debasser is one of the finest and original UK Bass artists who stylistically lies somewhere in between electro and breaks with a little bit of wobble. Shinra provides the remix for Music Freak with some nice acid and filling out the sound.

The boogie bass meister will also be releasing on the Balkan Vinyl series on BV02 and playing live at Bloc 2010 in the Fenchurch Dome his live sets are proper party makers so make sure you catch him there.

Music Freak is released digitally on Wide Records at the end of the week.

Available to buy from Juno Download. 

Listen to the Soundcloud preview:

null013: GALAXIAN

Glasgow dwelling producer Galaxian has exclusvely recorded null+void a live set which includes six never heard before tracks of deep reverbing bass to abstract techno dub which goes between deep twisted phrases and stripped back reverberating electro breaks. The creeped out etheral synths add to the feeling of a proposition of another possible fantasy reality as is what is an important feature of real electro.                  

Galaxian’s experimental dystopian sound and vision sits with the school of thought of labels that have given him a platform so far in the UK and internationally with an EP due out imminently on DJ Stingray’s label Micron Audio Detroit and an album on Miami’s Transient Force in May while over in the UK he has had releases on Paul Blackford’s Militant Science label.

Centrifuge Birthday in Berlin

Stormfield / Combat AV : Inner Silence from Stormfield Slewdem on Vimeo.

The Centrifuge are celebrating 3 successful years working with electronic music as a net label, events promoter and just recently they have launched an artist management arm to the organisation. 

They have recently relocated their HQ main man missaw to Berlin, it has so much potential to create waves there presenting the underground UK sound of dance music.  Headlining is a very special rare appearance from Replex’s Bogdan Raczynsky and you can expect Cursor Miner to play the finest fucked up electro and Stormfield of Combat Recordings to provide heavy and dark beats and images also performing an AV set a sneak peak can be seen above taken from Plex.

 The Centrifuge 3rd Birthday is on Friday 26th February at Tachels, Berlin from 10pm til morning. For more information see the Facebook event.

For extra reading and listening check out this interview and live set from Cursor Miner is good via The Fat Club

Florian Hecker at The Chisendale Gallery

 

Florian Hecker @ The Chisendale Gallery from null+void on Vimeo.

 

From now until the 28th of March electronic computer music composer and artist Florian Hecker is showing at the Chisendale Gallery. I went along to the private view on Thursday and took the above video so you can get a vague impression of what to expect, despite there being a lot of chatter in the room at the time the sounds still were loud and directed enough to carry out their intended jobs. I’ve never experienced sound in this way before, after getting a taste for it at Aphex Twin and Hecker at Bloc last year I realise now how the elements to what I was hearing were working and it’s really what made that Aphex performance so memorably good.

Hecker holds much critical acclaim for his studio albums bolstered by his work by commission and sound installations. If you have Spotify you can listen to Acid in the Style of David Tudor (2009) and Sun-Pandämonium (2003) in full.

He is a master of sound, experimental in a successful way the travel and transportation of how the sound is heard makes for an immersive exhibition and a strong impression of masterful sound design and creativity.

The exhibition runs until the end of March and is a real must see. More details including the press release are on the gallery’s website.

Also this is a good link: via The Wire – Video of Pentaphonic Dark Energy @ Sadie Coles HQ 2008

Glade Festival Website Launch + Orbital Announced

Just landed in my email inbox is the first press release for Glade 2010 and headliner announcements for Orbital, Simian Mobile Disco and Tricky with more big acts to be confirmed soon. The name of the game is to keep diversifying and developing the music while keeping the unique vibe and crowd, which they managed to do last year really well making it my best festival experience ever. Bloc are onboard again too guaranteeing my techno and electro fix.

The new website’s design is easier to use and load than last year’s ambitious interactive vision, and looks good too. There’s still plenty of interactivity planned with festival goers going to be invited to design camping areas around the site, html buttons to share your love and an iPhone app due to be launched soon. 

Tickets are available to buy now @ £135. Watch this space for more line up announcements and news and some kind of live coverage of the festival itself.

Bloc Announces Model 500 + Autechre Mix

Announced today are Model 500 live so that is two techno legends on the stage perfroming toghther. Then we have had it confirmed that Derrick May will be closing the festival on Sunday, if it’s anything like Carl Craig’s last year it will be bouncy techno joy til the bitter beautiful end.

This is absolutely massive we won’t see anywhere else techno party. I’ve posted the line up flyer here just to show how many quality acts are confirmed.

And there’s even more from the Bloc headline camp, Autechre have done a mix for Fact magazine. Listen and here but quickly now it’s only available for 3 weeks. You can still listen to the null+void Luke’s Anger podcast, thanks again to Luke for that.

Chalets are selling out pretty fast now so I’d book soon you don’t want to miss out.

Get over to the Bloc shop now to get yours now.

There’s little more than a month to go already.