Sunday, 31 December 2017

Interview Wolfgang Flür by Chris Simpson

"Now I present the first electronic drumset to the world"
“It broke my heart" – on 1st hearing the Synthesiser
Wolfgang Flur is my new guest on the new episode of The StageLeft Podcast - an in depth honest & compelling 50min interview covering:-
- The emotional reunion with Florian Schneider after 30 years
- The inner dynamics of Kraftwerk early sessions
- Adapting his Keith Moon style of drumming to suit Kraftwwerk's unique sound
- Playing The Bataclan in Paris
- How he looks to the future based on his own endeavours
And much more – enjoy!. 
Previous guests include Tony Visconti on recording Blackstar with David Bowie, Steve Cropper of Booker T. & The M.G.'s and Richard Fortus of Guns N' Roses.
Chris Simpson
The StageLeft Podcast

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Neptunian Influence NIP 09 Mix | Shinra

One track from 5th Anniversary 808 Box I really love is Orion, produced by Shinra. Today I found this mix and I had a very special feeling when I was listening, love it, it is different, fresh and beautiful. Very good selection.


1. Datassette - Mannequin on the Run
2. Shadow Dancer - Supertoys
3. Junq - From Below
4. RWD - Spirit That Dyes
5. 214 - Pickles & Mints
6. Randomer - Smokin
7. Special Request - Adel Crag Microdot
8. Brassica - Coco Diaz
9. Versalife - Manipulated Matter
10. Special Request - Redrum
11. Transllusion - Dimensional Glide
12. Mikron - Dry Sense
13. MNLTH - Harrier 2
14. Shinra - Taurusfnk

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Susana P. Correia R.I.P

We just got the bad news from Penélope Martín and Beta Evers, very sad news for this end of the year 2017.

Susana P. Correia of Bushwick, New York, on Oct. 4, 2017. Beloved daughter, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, godmother and friend. Member of Zwischenwelt (with Penélope Martín, Beta Evers and Heinrich Mueller), has passed away aged 41.


Here is some words from Beta and Penélope posted in Facebook:

Beta Evers:
"Me and the other members of Zwischenwelt (Heinrich Mueller, Penelope Martin) just got the sad news that our bandmate Susana P. Correia (Bushwick, New York, USA) is no longer with us. She passed away a couple of weeks ago. Between 2007-2011 we worked together on our group project Zwischenwelt; we had a lot of e-mail exchange and regular conferences on Skype during that time. She brought lots of passion, ideas and sounds into this project and also came to Germany for some real time production together with the group. For "Segunda Realidad" she did the lead vocals. She was very interested in the subject of quantum physics and paranromal phenomenons and we had interesting discussions about it. Last time we talked was when she got a video done for the vinyl release of our album "Paranormale Aktivität" on Clone Records. This video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh3gQqwM4mQ Goodbye Susana, we will forever miss you!"

Penélope Martín:
"With great sadness and grief I must inform of the death of our good friend, Susana P. Correia (Bushwick, New York, USA), member of Zwischenwelt’s band , DJ, producer and, above all, a great person, an acupuncturist and healer, who volunteered her time in Nepal. 

A fundamental part of our band, alongside Beta Evers, Heinrich Mueller and myself, that could never be replace.

We shared a magic trip to Germany. I will always remember you with love. Will miss you forever my friend."

Gerald Donald
"The world will remember Susana P. Correia through her musical contributions"

Here is the video Beta mentioned in her Facebook post. Play it in tribute to Susana.

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Shipping 5th Anniversary 808 Box

Next week we will start shipping the 808 Box to all artists involved in this project. After that we will start shipping the 808 Box to all you :) 

Remember that Fundamental Records is a family project and we are only two persons making everything, even working weekends, free days and many nights, is very hard to have everything ready in such a short period of time, besides orders from outside Europe need more days to be delivered, so please be patient.

Any question please write here: info@fundamental-records.com

Monday, 25 December 2017

The story of the classic ORCH 5 (or it is ORCH 2?) by ROBERT FINK

Perhaps the first digital sample to become well known within popular music was actually a piece of Western art music, the fragment of Stravinsky’s Firebird captured within the Fairlight Computer Musical Instrument, the first digital ‘sampler’, as ‘ORCH5’.

This loud orchestral attack was made famous by Bronx DJ Afrika Bambaataa, who incorporated the sound into his seminal 1982 dance track, ‘Planet Rock’. Analysis of Kraftwerk’s ‘Trans Europe Express’, also sampled for ‘Planet Rock’, provides an interpretive context for Bambaataa’s use of ORCH5, as well as the hundreds of songs that deliberately sought to copy its sound. Kraftwerk’s concerns about the decadence of European culture and art music were not fully shared by users of ORCH5 in New York City; its sound first became part of an ongoing Afro-futurist musical project, and by 1985 was fully naturalised within the hip-hop world, no more ‘classical’ than the sound of
scratching vinyl.

To trace the early popular history of ORCH5’s distinctive effect, so crucial for early hip-hop, electro, and Detroit techno, is to begin to tell the post-canonic story of Western art music.

Germany has a very long classical music tradition.
(Ralf Hütter of Kraftwerk, 2004)
The DJ plays your favourite blasts,
Takes you back to the past –
Music’s magic! (poof)
(Afrika Bambaataa, ‘Planet Rock’, 1982)

You can download the full info in .pdf here

Check the original fragment of Stravinsky and the Fairlight sound here

Friday, 22 December 2017

Mauro Nakimi - Lektramind - 808 Box - 5th Anniversary

Official video of Mauro Nakimi - Lektramind, from the 5th Anniversary 808 Box project.  

Like Mauro Nakimi on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nakimiprofile

Listen the 5th Anniversary 808 Box project here:

Friday, 15 December 2017

Federico Leocata - Journey To The Unknown - 808 Box - 5th Anniversary

Official video of Federico Leocata performing Journey To The Unknown from the 5th Anniversary 808 Box project.  

Like Federico Leocata on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/federicoleocata

Listen the 5th Anniversary 808 Box project here:

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Negocius Man - Los Viajes Especiales - Microm Records 009

"Here it is, finally I can show you without any doubt my most special work so far and that with more desire I had that the date will come, it is my most introspective work, it is an idea that has been hovering in my head for many years and in a very clear moment at the beginning on January came to my mind in a form natural way of make this work that almost come out by themselves from so much thinking, the cover, the names of the subjects, "everything" and that with few tools it was possible to achieve join all my worlds, the Electro, the Hiphop instrumental Abstract, the sound of Detroit and the atmospheres space, at the same time you can find tracks at slower rhythms than usual in my productions and longer also because they have an average 7 minutes per track because it required the way to evolve and express myself in each track, at a given moment I came to think about making a CD but gave up because it is a format that does not go with me or where I want to invest money, it's nothing new for me, and thinking digital it will continue to be without any manufacturing.

It is a focused work for listening to listen at home or in the car if you prefer, in winter but not for the club, although for a wide range of people with open minds as you can see.

After 11 months since I created it, here you have it ... Enjoy it".

Written & Produced by Negocius Man
Mastered by Negocius Man at Microm Studio
Photo: Natalia Del Amo
Artwork: Roberto Rey

BA071: Order Of The Muffin

Macedonian artist Order Of The Muffin (https://soundcloud.com/order-of-the-muffin-official) returns to Bass Agenda Recordings for a second outing with ‘City Of The Moon’. He prides himself on doing his own thing, experimenting with sound combinations, and ignoring trends and genre sensibilities.

‘City Of The Moon’ is a diverse place to visit and your senses are sparked at every turn. Industrial areas where heavy, mechanical, distorted sounds dominate; areas of beauty and serenity; hi-tech regions where lasers dance in front of your eyes; vibrant Techno clubs; and many parts where these areas blend together – there is no place like it.

Visiting the city and giving their own take on the experience are fellow Macedonian sonic solider Alavux with an infectious Techno take on ‘Thron’ and the USA’s Nuklear Prophet’s downtempo Electro remix of ‘Miss You’.

All tracks written & produced by Nikola Zhevairovski
Mastered by Boris Boras
Artwork by 4th Genome

Friday, 8 December 2017

Music for The Other People Place

First three records available now in Fundamental Records bandcamp


New project and new label from the creators of the 808 Box, Fundamental Records.
Strongly recommend to take some time and read about this project:
There are many details that make this project something really unique. These records will become classics if they are not already!. The music of every record is very special, also the artwork and the technic use to print each sleeve, but the concept behind this project something you need to understand, as you can read in the website everything is based in two factors:
First, to provide the artist with complete anonymity in order to create in absolute freedom.
Second, to offer the listener the work of the artist without any external distortions.
The use of words to describe or define music is a senseless task. Most of the time the intention of descriptive text is not to shed light on the work of the artist, but rather to serve as a promotional tool to drive sales and increase recognition. This often has the unfortunate result of limiting the creator and his work. Music is all we need, any other additives are completely dispensable.
This project is an experiment.
Only six artists are part of this project.
The identity of the artists involved in the project will remain private but they are free to reveal their identity after some time, even if we would prefer they didn’t (that is the reason we provide a special code in the back of each record)
• The artists involved in the project are not aware of the identity of the other artists.
During the following 12 months we will periodically release 12 records: 11 x 12″ and the last one, a special 7″
Each record is a full album, a trip into the mind of the artist. There is no need for “perfected” tracks as this is not a collection of hits compiled on a 12” for massive sales. We asked each artist to work without any limitations or expectations that their previous “sound” might impose. In this way the artist may expose ones true self in the music or choose to demonstrate another side of their creative self.

Kurt Baggaley - Remembering Infinity Ep

New EP from Kurt Baggaley on Something Happening Somewhere

Kurt Baggaley is back on Something Happening Somewhere with his trademark drawn out manifestations and trance inducing melodies. Remembering Infinity is an 8-minute ode to the limitless, waves of arpeggiated notes and subtle pads wash you away with an endless display of dazzling forms. Trading off your mentally accepted shape and exchanging it with that within us that is unbounded. On the same side we find Mattheis taking this sonic meditation to the club environment, channeling the blissful experience to our inner dancer. Stretching, bending and condensing the sonic tapestry. 

On the B-side Kurt Baggaley shows a different side with electro slow burner ‘Under It’s Watchful Eye’. Packing a more sinister vibe while peaking inside our Orwellian society, it slowly unveils a more mature reflection. Completing the story is Awanto3, reworking the digital only ‘Detect’ into a house injected vibey piece. Think scrungy vocoders, rumbling drum computers and walking bass lines.

HERE you can listen other tracks by Kurt Baggaley aka Scape One

Scand presents - Sheffield's mighty CPU Records + Cultivated Electronics

Tickets here: https://www.residentadvisor.net/events/1038753

Upcoming: VC-118A Permutation

New Frustrated Funk: FR041

Pre-order HERE

Friday, 1 December 2017

ALIENATA & BETA EVERS: Nova Express (24.11.17)

Listen back to Beta Evers taking over Alienata's monthly Nova Express show.

Beta Evers Soundcloud
Alienata Soundcloud

The origins of... BASS JUNKIE!

from Phil Klein aka Bass Junkie, soundcloud:

"So here they are, some of the early demo trax that I sent to Dynamix II Records (also Rephlex Records later in 93) circa 91/92. These were compiled from cassette tapes that were recently discovered in my sister's house (she keeps everything) and would have been recorded from original cassettes I would have made back in the day, hence the low fi quality. Some of these trax were eventually released as is or with some alterations, others never saw the light of day. For example Robotechno, the first track I recorded in my home studio set up, originally had a vocoder rap using my Roland VP330, but I haven't managed to locate that version unfortunately.
I have picked out what I consider the better or most relevant trax here and left the rest to time... There was another cassette full of more music circa 92/93+ that I have yet to find. If it turns up I will upload the best of those too. These trax are as they appeared on the cassettes and I haven't altered them in any way whatsoever".
1. Robotechno 2. Acid Bass 3. Space Kraft 4. Annihilator 5. Planet Bass 6. The Battle 7. Voider 8. Sound Chemistry