One Track or Album per Week, Number 7: The Cure – Boys Don’t Cry.

One Track or Album per Week, Number 7: The Cure - Boys Don’t Cry.

One of my all-time favorites. No idea how old I was when one of my friends came along with this LP. Of course I recorded it on cassette and listened to it hundreds of times with enthusiasm. And that’s why I bought the CD a few years ago.

There is not much to say about the sound, in my opinion the freshest and also one of the most positive CDs of the band. Many of the following albums are definitely much too gloomy for me. Have fun listening:

Boys don’t cry: https://youtu.be/latEhwt1uis
Accuracy: https://youtu.be/wH-9cFLACNY

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House Altar – Juli 2021 DJ Set.

house altar - dj set july 2021 edition

Lasst uns Spagetti essen. Nur die funky Exemplare! Immer noch Sommer 2021. Der Regen ist vorbei, lasst es nicht wieder regnen. Einmal Flutkatastrophe reicht. Die Sonne auf der Haut, ein wunderbares und elektrisierendes Gefühl. Ich warte immer noch auf das Comeback des echten Lebens, das Comeback des “up all night”. Viel Spaß beim Zuhören.

Setlist

Love & Happiness (Angelo Ferreri Remix) – The Nice Guys
Ocaso (feat. Kuka Morales) – Dario Nuñez
U Got It – PEZNT
Set Me Free (feat. Alina) – Dario Nuñez
Burn (Extended Mix) – PEZNT & Alaia & Gallo
Ivoire (Original Mix) – Folamour
Stand Up (feat. Ramona Renea) [Extended Mix] – David Penn
In Arms (Extended Mix) – Ferreck Dawn & Robosonic
The Last Time (feat. Leon Lincoln) [Qubiko Extended Remix] – Saison
Hooked On Bad Habits (feat. Lisa Millett) [Mousse T.’s Extended Edit] – Selace & ATFC
The Way We Are (Max Lyazgin & Hugobeat Remix) – Rafael Lambert
While I’m Alive – (Lenny Kiser Remix) – STRFKR
Golden Sky (Original Reworked Mix) – Dirk Dreyer & Pierre Deutschmann
Porno Disco – Seph Martin
Dance to Your Song (Original Vocal Mix) – Samo & Kornum & Karma
Sky High – Gorgon City
Satisfy – Re-Tide
Party Jack – Foo Funkers & Jonk & Spook

Djing und mehr…

One Track or Album per Week, Number 6: Archie Bronson Outfit – Derdang Derdang.

One Track or Album per Week, Number 6: Archie Bronson Outfit - Derdang Derdang.

Garage rock, a pinch of alternative country, in between poppy hooklines, but always rumbling, weird and unconventional.

This diffuse mixture characterizes Archie Bronson Outfit quite well, in my opinion. It’s a pity actually, because with this they are so far away from the mainstream that they will probably never leave their musical niche.

Looking for something special in my music collection, I stumbled across this album today. I had totally forgotten about them, but stage set for Archie Bronson outfit. Have fun listening to it:

Archie Bronson Outfit – Dead Funny: https://youtu.be/LNGSwk_7BRA

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One Track or Album per Week, Number 5: Harvey McKay – Black Horse.

One Track or Album per Week, Number 5: Harvey McKay - Black Horse

Harvey McKay is one of my favorites because he has an unmistakable style: a bit edgy, a bit bumpy at times and clearly more creative than most other techno producers who don’t really evolve but always produce the same musical mush.

Black Horse is not bad, but the clearly better track is Eternal. It has everything in it that I like a lot: a hard kick, some exciting sound effects and staccato chords. Have fun listening to it:

Harvey McKay – Eternal: https://youtu.be/miRNKu73Gds

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One Track or Album per Week, Number 4: Russel Small/DNO P: Strawberry Letter 23 (Dr. Packer Extended Mix).

One Track or Album per Week, Number 4: Russel Small/DNO P: Strawberry Letter 23 (Dr. Packer Extended Mix).

Last week I promised a sequel to the Jackie Brown soundtrack. The highlight (for me) on this soundtrack is Strawberry Letter 23 by The Brothers Johnson.

Anyway, in my recent search for new music I found a lot of quite interesting tracks. Among others the remix Strawberry Letter 23 (Dr. Packer Extended Mix) by Russel Small/DNO P. I already thought the original was brilliant and I immediately fell in love with this interpretation of the original song. Probably available in the next set.

Strawberry Letter 23 (Dr. Packer Extended Mix) – Russel Small/DNO P: https://youtu.be/B2kYTEfK_nU

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One Track or Album per Week, Number 3: Jackie Brown, Soundtrack.

One Track or Album per Week, Number 3: Jackie Brown, Soundtrack.

If you’ve ever studied Quentin Tarantino, you know that the director is a fan of the music of the seventies. Whether I’m a fan of Quentin Tarantino, I definitely can’t say, but I do like some of his films. Jackie Brown is one of them.

During the movie, I noticed one song in particular that I spontaneously fell in love with. Strawberry Letter 23 by Brothers Johnson. The rest of the soundtrack is really not bad, but the song I just mentioned is the highlight par excellence:

Strawberry Letter 23 – The Brothers Johnson ( 12″ Extended ): https://youtu.be/q-ipH9Ws-zs

Next week there will be a sequel, so: Stay tuned

tante techno’s tea time – dj set june 2021 edition.

tante techno's tea time - dj set june 2021 edition.

For now the heat is over. A cool downpour, the raindrops patter against the window and I record my set. But all the raindrops can’t cool my anger. Why? The clubs are still not allowed to open, but thousands of soccer fans are allowed to gather in the soccer stadiums. Probably because politicians in the past – when they were young – didn’t dare to go to clubs. They would only have been laughed at, because they were never cool. At the football games, on the other hand, they met the future voters. This is the late revenge of the dullards. Nevertheless, have fun with the set.

Tracks

Psycology (Original Mix) – Joseph Capriati
Pragmatic – Zimmz
Sentient – Joyhauser
Distance – Mark Reeve
Viper – DRUNKEN KONG
Dark Matter – The YellowHeads
The Bronx – Joyhauser
Blast-Attak – T-78
Lisk – Bolster
Bass Power – Oscar L
Third Wave – Wehbba
Voice of the Void – Brennen Grey
Dreaming of Fire – Mario Ochoa
Serenity – roman weber
Thorns – Steam Shape
1992 – Alan Fitzpatrick
Hyperion – Stiv Hey
2nd Limit – Cleric

djing and more…

The Hairbert Gallery. A short review of the Corona Frustration in the winter of 2021.

Inside Hairbert by christian zich

On 25.1.2021 he saw the light of day or rather he was born on a drawing pad, the Hairbert. He was born out of my personal frustration about the lockdown and all the associated inconveniences, this case the constantly growing hair and the missing visit to the hairdresser.

I was surprised by the positive response behind this art figure. I would not have thought. In the course of the last months I drew the one or other frustration from my soul and each of these small works of art had something to do with Corona and the Lockdown. I’ve been encouraged from many people to continue Hairbert, but honestly, I’ve run out of ideas at the moment. And in no way do I want to keep the little hairy guy alive under stress, so I’m sending him into an artistic slumber for now.

Maybe I’ll wake him up again once I’ve collected enough ideas and when the time is just right.

At the moment my focus is back on the music and the creative realization of the next EP with the simple yet apt name Franz.

A long birth, because musically Franz was born about a year ago and he unfortunately had to go through some musical-creative sinks. Now he is but slowly fledged, I currently rather shirk the mixdown. More about that in another place.

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More about art…

One Track or Album per Week, Number 2: Klaus Schulze, Mirage.

One Track or Album per Week, Number 2: Klaus Schulze, Mirage.

In the 30 Days Challenge I introduced one of my favorite albums pretty much at the beginning: Klaus Schulze, Timewind. But there are two more LPs of the artist in my record collection: Body Love and Blackdance.

In the last weeks I thought over and over again whether I should buy one of the two as a download or as a CD again. After a long time of thinking, however, I came to the conclusion that the latter is too similar to Timewind and that there is only one real electronic firecracker on the first LP.

Instead, during my search I stumbled upon another album by the artist, which I fell in love with almost at first sight: Mirage.

On this album you can find everything that makes Klaus Schulze: sound carpets, synthesizer – chirping, now and then a few percussions. Quiet, meditative music. To relax and switch off. In addition, the tracks are extremely long; summa summarum: does not fit at all in this time, in which everything must go faster and faster and songs in Spotify are listened to only a few seconds. On the other hand, give it a try.

Here are a few tracks:

Crystal Lake: https://youtu.be/BA7WnfnzWzg
Velvet Voyage: https://youtu.be/6Y2UudZIc-4

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