Thursday, 30 August 2012

Tsuba compiles Unmixed 'Colours' Volume One

Next month, Tsuba Records will release Colours Volume One, a mixed and unmixed collection of its Colour series.

Run by DJ and producer Kevin Griffiths, Tsuba is a London-based label that specializes in understated but effective deep house grooves. For the past few years they've been occasionally releasing 12-inches on coloured vinyl, some of which are limited edition and vinyl-only (though some have been available digitally too).Colours Volume One brings together ten of these tracks, including original productions from Sascha Dive, Moodymanc and Huxley, and remixes from Steffi, Agnes and Merwyn of Virgo Four. All of the tracks appear in their original form and in an hour-long mix by Griffiths. The sleeve design features a commissioned painting by London artists Matt & Dan that makes use of each colour in the series.

01. Kevin Griffiths - Cantona Kung Fu (Original Mix)
02. Moodymanc - Black Paint (Larry Heard's After Dark Mix)
03. Sascha Dive - Jus Groove (Original Mix)
04. Jordan Peak - Kinda Fine (Steffi Mix)
05. Mic Newman - Knickerbocker (Original Mix)
06. Huxley - Cobourg (Agnes Mix)
07. Moodymanc - Thumbs Up (Original Mix)
08. Ethyl & Huxley - Haiku Da Niente (Original Mix)
09. Moodymanc - Melanchronic (Original Mix)
10. Sascha Dive - Deja Vu (Virgo Four Merwyn Strings Mix)
11. Kevin Griffiths - Cantona Kung Fu (Sascha Dive's Chicago Blue Chucaracha Dub)

Tsuba Records will release Colours Volume One in September 2012.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

This Weekends Activities

Hypercolour presents: Losing Suki - Free Party @ Basing House, Friday 31st.

Line Up

Alex Jones
Ste Roberts
Chris Mounter

Time: 10pm - 6am
Venue: Basing House/ 25 Kingsland Road; Shoreditch; London E2 8AA; United Kingdom
Cost: FREE all night

Henrik Schwarz (Live), Deetron & D'julz @ fabric, Saturday 1st.

Line Up


Henrik Schwarz (live)
Jesse Rose


Jay Tripwire
Alex Picone


Terry Francis
Kate Simko

Time: 11pm - 8am
Venue: fabric/ 77a Charterhouse St; Clerkenwell; London EC1M 3HN; United Kingdom
Cost: £19 Advance Tickets/£13 Students/ £14 fabricfirst 

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Endangered Species, No Regular Play's Debut Album

No Regular Play will release their debut album, Endangered Species, this November on Wolf + Lamb.

No Regular Play is Nicholas DeBruyn and Greg Paulus, two childhood friends from Minnesota who became core members of the Wolf + Lamb family after attending a party at The Marcy Hotel (the labels' home base in Brooklyn) in 2006. Though most of their records are made for the club, live instrumentation is at the center of their craft: many of their songs have lead vocals, and Paulus plays trumpet during their performances (he's also played with the acclaimed indie group Beirut and Matthew Dear's live band). Endangered Species continues this trend, with the duo working in everything from grand piano to African drums to "a shaker instrument made of old dried goat toenails that rattle together" (a gift from DeBruyn's mother). The album was recorded entirely at the Marcy's studio, which doubles as its dance floor on weekends.

"People who really care about music and the art in a pure and honest way are a form of endangered species in the modern world," say No Regular Play on the subject of the album's title. "This album is a tribute to all those out there who are the genuine article."

01. Birdfeathers
02. Wont Quit
03. Endangered Species
04. Nameless
05. Never Had Enough
06. Kickback
07. El Dorado
08. The Answer
09. Card Game
10. Keep it Right
11. Where They Lay

Wolf + Lamb will release Endangered Speceis on November 23rd, 2012.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Self Titled Label Launch: Soul Clap Records

Soul Clap will launch a new record label in September, simply titled Soul Clap Records.

The duo themselves describe Soul Clap Records as "a place of mystery, art and experimentation" and "a home for our music and our many aliases and collaborations." That said, it will launch with an EP from Night Plane, AKA Brooklyn-based artist (and past RA contributor) William Rauscher. The Heartbeat EP shows Rauscher teaming up with a few different artists, including Heather D'Angelo from Au Revoir Simone, who sings on "Gold Soundz" (a Pavement cover) and "Gates of Dawn," which Soul Clap describe as "one of our favorite Burning Man jams last year."

Heartbeat will be released in a few different forms—first a 7-inch with the original and instrumental version of the title track, then as a 12-inch with "Gold Soundz" and a Wolf + Lamb remix of "Gates of Dawn," then digitally in October with two more mixes of the same track, including the "Burning Man Mix," which you can stream or download right here.

01. Night Plane - Heartbeat feat. Casey Gibbs
02. Night Plane - Foreign Affairs
03. Night Plane and Harry Bennett - Gold Soundz feat. Heather D’Angelo (Pavement cover)
04. Night Plane - Gates Of Dawn feat. Heather D'Angelo (Wolf+Lamb Remix)
05. Night Plane - Gates Of Dawn feat. Heather D'Angelo (Burning Man Mix) (Digital Only)
06. Night Plane - Gates Of Dawn feat. Heather D'Angelo (Original) (Digital Only)

Soul Clap Records will release Heartbeat on October 15th, 2012.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

This Weekends Activities

Warehouse re-Opening Weekend Part 1 with Kerri Chandler @ Warehouse, Saturday 25th.
Line Up

Kerri Chandler
Colin Chiddle
Alex Chapman
Rob Charles & Ollie Gibson
Stevie T

Time: 10.00pm - 7.00am
Venue: Warehouse / Unit H9; Hastingwood Trading Estate; 35 Harbet Road Edmonton; London N18 3HT
Cost: £10 adv

Creche - The Summer Big One (Outdoor Day & Indoor Night) @ TBA - London, Sunday 26th.
Line Up

PART ONE (1pm - 10:00pm)

Julio Bashmore
Martinez Brothers
Alexis Raphael
Cozzy D
Michael Jansons
Quintin Christian

PART TWO (10:30pm - 04:00am)

DJ Sneak
Louie Fresco
Max Chapman
Stevie T

Time: 1pm until 4am monday
Venue: TBA - London / London
Cost: £25

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Mutek Mexico: A short Film

This 15-minute film features performance footage and interviews from last year's event, with the likes of Tyondai Braxton, Ewan Pearson and Brandt Brauer Frick all involved.

Monday, 20 August 2012

Back In Flight School Miguel Campbell Debut Album

Miguel Campbell will release his debut album, Back In Flight School, this October on Hot Creations. 

Campbell has been on the scene for years, DJing, making tracks (both under his own name and as part of the duo MAM) and running a label, but his career really took off in 2010 when Jamie Jones heard his track "Something Special" at the Miami Winter Music Conference. Jones released it the next year on Hot Creations, bringing Campbell into the fold of one of the year's biggest labels. His new LP works with the same ingredients that made that song a hit: house production, disco swagger and moments of unabashed pop crossover. It features guest production from Matt Hughes, Campbell's partner in MAM, plus vocals from a cast of Leeds artists (Becks Lott, Naroe, Olly Smith, Alex Mills and Ninjitsu). 

Back In Flight School will be the first full-length on Hot Creations. It will reportedly be followed by albums from Hot Natured (Jones' duo with fellow label head Lee Foss) and Foss solo, both due out in 2013. 

01. Flight School
02. Love Electric
03. Not That Kind of Girl
04. Into Your High
05. Rockin’ Beats
06. Boy
07. The Avenger
08. Something Special
09. Beams of Light
10. Life
11. In Motion
12. Night Mode
13. Dedicated Music
14. Sky Mode
15. Take Off

Hot Creations will release Back in Flight School on October 29th, 2012.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

MK: The 5 Magazine Interview

This article was sourced from our good friends over @ 5 Magazine

mk aka marc kinchen
Everyone has an affinity for '90s House Music, what many feel is the Golden Age of House, and if there was one producer that would epitomize that era it would be Marc Kinchen. Some like to call him MK, the King of Dubs. Already making music by the age of 14, he was mentored by one of the architects of Detroit Techno, Kevin Saunderson before eventually moving to New York.
There isn't one self-respecting DJ that doesn't have Marc's "Burnin", "For You" (under his moniker 4th Measure Men), "Love Changes" or his seminal remix of the Nightcrawler's "Push the Feeling On" in their arsenal. And though he moved to LA in 2000 to make innumerable hits for major label artists, it wasn't long before returned to his roots in House music and blessed us once again.
[Marc Kinchen will also be headlining 5 Magazine's 7th Anniversary Party on September 1, 2012 at SmartBar (RSVP here).]
Being born and raised in Detroit, you've said you always felt like an outsider... You were so young and impressionable and already making music - it's not like you were amongst your peers, you were the kid! Why did you feel that way?
I think because of people like Derrick [May], Kevin [Saunderson] and Juan [Atkins] - they had a certain sound and my sound was different from theirs. Their sound kind of worked together. I was more into a different type of music during that age. I wasn't really into techno that much when I first started so I just kinda did my own thing. I just didn't really feel like I fit in.
I know everyone talks about your innovative use of chopping up vocals and using them in creative ways in your tracks. UK Garage producer Todd Edwards is probably the most famous one who derived influence from you... were there a lot of copycats of that style during that time?
I really can't take 100% credit for it because I heard people do it before I was, though maybe not to the extent that I was doing it. Mike Dunn was actually the first guy I ever heard do it. I thought it was dope and took that idea and ran with it.
I like to do it just to give the remix a twist, to give it some excitement. I always try to put something like that which catches your ear. Usually chopping up vocals works just by the way your mind works: the vocals catch your attention. You're trying to figure out what they're saying even if it doesn't make sense! It's a way to reel them in. Even your grandmother will hear it and go, "What are they saying?" [laughs]
Now I know you did the Hollywood thing for a while. When was it that you took a break from House and ventured to the other side?
Around '96 I started getting bored with it. The sound started to change and that's when the clubs were starting to die out a little bit. I liked the underground House clubs and techno started to become popular. And that just wasn't my thing and I wasn't trying to convert. And plus with the remixes there were no royalties. I didn't know that it would have turned into what it is now but back then there were no royalties. So even if say you get paid 15 grand for a mix, after that it's done. I was worried about my future. How long am I going to be remixing? People might be sick of me next year! And then I ended up meeting Quincy Jones and started working with him. I was going to LA a lot and working with a lot of his artists, I started working with just a bunch of pop acts, hip-hop, R&B, all of that. I think one year I made something like $200,000 off of songs that never came out. These labels had so much money that they would sign artists, then decide after the album's done they didn't want to release them! There was that much money being made that they could afford to shelve all these artists.
Were you doing all this at the same time as Steve Hurley was doing dance remixes for major label artists?
Yeah, I was doing it the same time that Steve was. But you know Steve was huge! Steve was mixing all the artists I wanted to mix. I was mixing artists nobody ever heard of.
But you were still making good money though!
Yeah but I wanted to be where he was. Because he was mixing everybody cool.
You had some pretty impressive names yourself now...
I had people like Jay-Z, Jodeci, Janet Jackson, Celine Dion. But the ironic thing was my biggest mixes were from people you've probably never heard of... like Nightcrawlers for example.
If you were to do a remix of a commercial song that would actually work at an underground club, the major labels probably would not want that I'm assuming.
I've done mixes where they want a club mix but not so underground - that happens all the time. They want to make sure they can play it on radio mix shows. So I'll do one that works for them, then I'll do another one that will work at an underground club. And that's actually how I started the MK Dubs. Because on most of the early records there would be a vocal mix which would be pretty straight up and maybe kinda boring, but then I'd always do a dub and that was usually chiller - the one I'd end up playing.
So you returned to House music around 2008... which shortly precedes what was probably the worst time to come into the music business what with all the file sharing and illegal downloads.
I had moved to LA and I'd been doing pop music ever since. I worked with Will Smith for a couple of years - he'd built a studio in Burbank and they had a wing for me at the time and I was working on stuff strictly for Will. But it just wasn't me, you know what I mean? It was good money, but that's all it was. And then I went from that to work with Diane Warren! And I had to make music that she wanted, which is fine, but I'm not that type of producer. I go against the grain. I purposely try to do stuff that sounds weird. Sometimes I like stuff that's out of key... where musical theory-wise it doesn't make sense. Just like "Burning" - that song makes no sense!
So now your name has been popping up on the DJing circuit. How long have you been DJing for?
Umm... a year? [laughs] I've turned down gigs for about 15 years. I think I played one show at the Ministry of Sound in London in the '90s, then another show in London maybe around 2006, then Movement a couple of years ago. So that's like 3 shows in a 12-year span.
mk at movement
MK DJing at Movement in Detroit, 2012
Has the way you're producing music and doing your remixes changed now that you're spinning out more?
Definitely. I listened to a lot of the stuff that I did back in the '90s and noticed I didn't have too many breaks. My intros weren't really DJ friendly. I know I had records people couldn't even play because it was too hard to play but they loved the record.
What's the history of your relationship with Chez Damier? I'm glad he was able to help get me this interview with you!
Well he's probably the one reason why I'm even in this industry right now. He's the main reason really. I did the project with Terrence Parker called Separate Minds, and Kevin was putting a Detroit techno comp out... I don't know whose idea it was to license one of the songs that I did on that album, but it was Chez who called me and that's how I met him. And we just kind of clicked. You know Chez always talks to you like he's your dad. He likes to lecture. [laughs]
Yes he does!
He would always try to talk to me about how to produce and the funny thing is he still does it to this day. [laughs] Because that's how we started out, so he still talks to me that way!
Marc Kinchen will be headlining 5 Magazine's 7th Anniversary Party on September 1, 2012 at SmartBar (RSVP here). Look out for MK's remix of Todd Terry's "Samba" and also a remix coming soon from Nervous Records. For more info on MK check out

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

This Weekends Activities

Destination House presents Francesca Lombardo @ Proud2, Saturday 18th.

Line Up

Francesca Lombardo (Crosstown Rebels)
Gavin Peters
Sy Sez
Adam Cotier
Mark Radford
Lee Edwards
Tasita D'mour (Live PA)

Time: 10pm - 5am
Venue: Proud2, The O2; Greenwich; London SE10 0AX; United Kingdom
Cost: Tickets £10 Earlybird £15 General Admission available

Deep Into Soul presents Groove Assassin @ Nomad London, Saturday 18th.

Line Up

Groove Assassin
Booker T
Ziggy Funk

Sy Sez

Live PA Taliwa

Time: 10pm - 5am
Venue: Nomad, 58 Old Street; Hoxton; London EC1V 9AJ; United Kingdom
Cost: £12 on the door or £8 Concessions

Monday, 13 August 2012

Chris Liebing Interview: How I Play (Ableton, Traktor, Maschine)

For me if you play live or play with out actually physically putting records together and beat matching. THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD ASPIRE TO.

At soundcheck before his recent San Francisco show, we had a chance to get German techno producer and DJ Chris Liebing to walk you through his entire workflow including: two laptops running Traktor, Ableton, and Maschine, two Allen and Heath K2s, a Faderfox and more. Check out his extremely modular setup and hear how he uses all four channels on his Xone:92 mixer at the same time to great success. 

Thursday, 9 August 2012

DJ Mag To Bust Cheaters Of This Year’s Top 100 Poll

Article sourced from:
In the past we’ve seen DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs Poll as an easily manipulatable popularity contest – but the team over at the magazine this year are getting ruthless. After a listing on eBay Italy was passed around the internet purporting to sell votes in the DJ contest, DJ Mag has issued a statement saying they know who’s cheating – and that they plan to expose the cheaters this week. Read on for the full statement!
Last week, on Wednesday 26th July, it was brought to DJ Mag’s attention that a posting on eBay Italy was claiming to be selling votes in the annual Top 100 DJs poll. This was posted in Italy by somebody trying to discredit the poll, and is no longer active as a live auction bid.
DJ Mag believes that this fake eBay posting was probably done by the same group of people responsible for the video last year that claimed to expose how people could cheat in the poll.
“I view this simply as an attempt to discredit the poll,” said Martin Carvell, Managing Director of DJ Mag. “DJ Mag takes the issue of cheating in the Top 100 DJs poll very seriously. As the guardians of the biggest poll in dance music, we do all we can to eliminate cheating in the poll so as to make this the most authoritative snapshot of a DJ’s popularity and visibility at any one time.”
“Although there were no bids made, there was also nothing to suggest that the person behind the scheme would be able to provide the service he or she was advertising.”
By looking at the back end of the voting system, it’s easy to spot who has been cheating. We are currently investigating a number of DJs with a succession of fraudulent votes, and will be making an announcement on this in due course.
There are a number of DJs that have been caught cheating, and DJ Mag will be naming and shaming them by the end of this week.
[via DJ Mag]
We’ve written about the flaws of the DJ Mag Poll previously, and while it is fundamentally a popularity contest and not connected to quality of performance or skill, it continues to be used as an industry marker of who the most successful DJs are worldwide. It’s impressive that DJ Mag is stepping up to the plate and taking ownership of the authenticity of their poll – but we’d love to see them adopt a system closer to that of Resident Advisor’s top DJ list.

Click on the image above to see the full listing.

Additionally, here’s a screen capture of the original eBay Italy auction, purporting that they can sell the ability to “BECOME A SUPERSTAR DJ”, and promising “No disqualification!” and that “Your image will be clean!”
We’re interested to see who DJ Mag has caught red-handed – do you think it will be any big names vying for a higher spot on the list, or just no-name DJs trying to buy their way on? Discuss in the comments below. 

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

This Weekends Activities

La Mezcla @ Hipsta Bar, Friday 10th.

Line Up

La Dj Petite
Dj Knowledge
Nat Wendell

Time: 10pm - Late
Venue: Hipsta Bar, 224a Tower Bridge Road, SE1 2UP
Cost: £5 on guest list before 12, £8 after

Lil' Louis - Moxa Experiment 05 @ Shoreditch Secret Warehouse, Saturday 11th.

Line Up

Lil' Louis 
Rap Saunders (Soulmates)
Jamesey & Matt L-S (Makin' Moves) 
Eddie Boi (Mzanzi Grooves) 
Francis Ronan (Frandisco00 Prod.)

Time: 10:00pm - 6:00am
Venue: Shoreditch Secret Warehouse  / Shoreditch
Cost: £ 8 Early Bird - £ 10 adv - £ 15 OTD

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

The New Mopho x4 Analogue Synth

DSI has introduced a new analogue synth to their range, the Mopho x4.

The new synth represents a notable upgrade to the Mopho Keyboard, which was released in 2010, by adding an additional three voices, a larger 44-note keyboard and greater functionality. Each voice has two analogue oscillators and two sub-octave generators. The Mopho Keyboard's 2- or 4-pole Curtis low-pass filter has been retained, while further features include four LFOs, three five-stage envelope generators, a re-latchable arpeggiator, 20 modulation sources with 50 destinations, and a 16 x 4 step sequencer. There is no word on availability as yet but price-wise the Mopho x4 will come in at a pretty reasonable $1299. The man himself offers an introduction to the Mopho x4 in the below video. 

Monday, 6 August 2012


How did you first get into electronic music? Is there a good scene in Bulgaria?

I`ve been listening to very cheesy dance music since I was a kid, but in 1992 I heard a very unusual track on the radio and I loved it! The radio dj called it “Techno” and since then I was completely crazed on that sound. It took several years till we had electronic dance music events, as I remember the first one was in 1994, but this sound became really big in thelate 90`s. ?lmost every young person in Sofia was going to the big events, which were happening on a regular basis. Most of the events didn’t promoted the more underground type of music I liked back then, however, there were some nights with unknown, but very good foreign djs. The fact that we had foreign guests was enough to attract few thousand people in the room. Those people were opened to any kind of music,because they didn’t had much knowledge of this music, they just liked it. Now it`s harder, this music is not new anymore, the audience have preferences and expectations and of course they go for the type of dance music that`s most easy to consume. But we have some local talents with good ideas, so I believe this will push the scene forward in few years.

Did your early formative years impact the music you make now do you think? What music did you grow up with?

I was most opened to new music in my teenage years. It happened that the freshest material I could find here in Bulgaria at the beginning of the 90`s was some early stuff by Richie Hawtin (F.U.S.E.), Joey Beltram, Jeff Mills and also Orbital and the Future Sound Of London, The Orb, KLF.  In my first years of being an electronic music fan I got into hardcore / rave and jungle music as well, stuff from The Prodigy and Altern 8 to Krome & Time and Remarc. I became addicted to the electronic music, I guess partly because I haven`t got a good access to this music in Bulgaria. We never had a market for underground music, singles and e.p.s.. However, In 1995 discovered a small record store in Sofia, they we selling a lot of stuff from labels like Warp and Ninja Tune. That`s how I heard more of Aphex Twin, LFO, Autechre, Squarepusher. This sound blew my mind!

Now I try to expand my horizons, I look at the music from today and I check some composers, who were active in the 19th  century, but the early sounds of techno, house and experimental electronica will always be part of my life and music.

How much kit do you travel around with when playing live?!

I often have stressful flight connections from Sofia, sometimes my checked in luggage arrives a day later, so when I started to travel with the live set, I knew I need to find the right balance between having enough gear to have fun on stage and fit all the machines in my hand luggage. My live current setup is mostly digital, a Novation X-Station keyboard / audio interface, asmall device with pads and knobs by Akai, two Launchpads and some rare additions like Eowave:  The Ribbon - the most useless machine in my setup, but the one that gets the most attention from the audience. It looks like a laser sword!  However, i`m currently working on compact, but fully analog live set, maybe suitable for more raw, techno or experimental oriented gigs.

How much do you plan your live sets out in advance?

When I started about two or three years ago – many things were pre-arranged. What changed during the time was not the sound content, but the options I found to literary play live, not only press buttons and twistknobs. Now there are still some things I repeat every show, like performing 3-4 of my most successful tracks in a similar way. Also it became a tradition for me to compose an acid tune on stage with the help of the audience, I repeatthat almost every show and I have a lot of fun! But beside that – I don’t really know what will happen. I might do a house beat on the fly and record a piano chords progression, I might go techno and use my voice through a vocoder, to make dubby stabs. Or I can play a jazzy Rhodes solo on top of something... it might be the last track of the previous dj. 

Do you write music with the idea of playing it out live or are they separate things?

They are separate things. I`ve been a producer and a dj for longer than being a live act, I`m still trying new things with live set, so for now when I make music – first of all I try to satisfy my musical searches and I`m happy if my music is suitable for the djs.

You seem to work/play with Neville Watson quite a bit – why do you two get on so well?

My breakthrough happened because of few records we did together on Rush Hour`s sub-label Hour House Is Your Rush. That is quite a strong connection by itself, because our early work changed my life. But after we met in person I found that Neville is really amazing guy. Very positive,creative and dedicated to what we do. He is a very reliable partner on stage and one of the best djs I`ve heard. We have the same type of lifestyle, so it`s just easy and fun when we are travelling together or we are in the studio.

Can we expect an album from you any time soon? What’s stopping you?

I`m planning to make an album for a while, the original idea was to release it at the end of 2011. However, there are few things holding me back: I couldn’t manage to stop making remixes. I have a few collaborations, some of them - with Neville Watson and Marc Romboy, which beside music production involves working on separate live show. I work on some local Bulgarian projects with my partner in life – Rachel Row, which includes writing music and stage performances and on top of that – my busy schedule with international gigs and learning on the fly how to make a good live show, as I`m not a musician originally, just a dj and a studio enthusiast. With a few free weeks before the autumn, I`m very inspired to do new material and I hope I can write enough good music in the next few months, so I can think of an album release in the spring of 2013.

What should people expect at Jacks Festival?

Contrasts. Getting deep and going wild. Honest music, a lot of fun on stage!

What else have you got coming up?

I just released an e.p. on Rush Hour, using the voice of Rachel Row. We finished two tracks with Neville Watson and we are adding final touches on new material with Marc Romboy. I`m about to concentrate on my album and eventually this raw analog live show I mentioned above.

What do you like to do outside of music?

There is not so much time for me out of music, because it`s my hobby and now even it`s my full time “job” – I`m still addicted to it and it`s so hard for me to leave my machines in the studio. But when it happens – I like to be with my girlfriend or to meet some old friends in my hometown - Sofia.

All time top 5:

Discotheque - Disco Special

Aphex Twin – Windowlicker

Autechre – Eutow

Johnny Harris – Footprints On The Moon

Phuture  - Acid Tracks

Article sourced:

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Turntable Fun: Can You Run Tune, By Dancing?

Every now and then we like to mix up the posts........ 

Here’s a way to change the relationship of dancer and deck: instead of the record “triggering” dancers, the dancers move the record.
In “Autistic Turntable,” movement from onlookers gradually moves the platter. The work debuted earlier this year in the Nósomosòn exhibition at Normal at the Universidade da Coruña, España.
It’s just one experiment in turntable re-engineering from artist, open source advocate, and electronic composer Servando Barreiro. In BInaer Platten, he modifies the mechanical turntable to instead read binary-encoded records with other audiovisual media. Seen at this year’s Transmediale 12, Servando’s work was some of the most practical to respond to the theme of obsolete technologies. Among the discs you can load are instructions for turntable hacking, modification, and – crucially, for discontinued gear – repair.