THE PARTY IS OVER: NO MORE ENTRIES!
Read carefully, we shall only say this once!
We don’t like to talk about music in terms of ‘good’ and ‘bad’. We don’t think one song is better than the other. We don’t think most votes carry the day. Neither do we think the most is the least. Or vice versa. Music isn’t competition. But we do like to jump on every year’s bandwagon of making lists. Because it’s fun. And gives us a splendid reason to give away free music.
What we want you to do is this.
As you may or may not know: every once in a while we put out Fremdblend: a mix of snippets of previously released tunes and tracks that haven’t seen daylight yet. Today we proudly present Fremdblend – volume four! With tracks and appearances by artists like Ben Butler & Mousepad, Big Mister Doom, Coco Bryce, DJ Optimus, Emufucka, Fremdkunst, iET, Julian Edwardes, Kelpe, Kid Sundance, Pierce Warnecke, Planes, Quarta330, Saccage, Soosh and many others. Expect to hear downtempo hiphop, skweee, triphop, jazz, boogie and all types of musica electronique…Thus; friends, Romans, countrymen, lend us your ears for over 40 minutes of fremdness.
A short Fremdcast. We’re working on future plans at Fremdtunes HQ currently. And while staring at screens, our monthly charts, mixes & compilations provide good listening pleasure: one on Beatport, one on Juno, one on mixcloud and one on 8tracks. Featuring all types of music including tracks by Baron Retif & Concepcion Perez, Soosh, Jungle by night, Fremdkunst, Cupp Cave, OC, KRSUR (upcoming Myor!), Jazzo & Melodiesinfonie and many others.
Perhaps you’d like to know a bit more about our upcoming releases, but what we can say is that (as if you didn’t know already) Kid Sundance is preparing his Kid’s Colors LP, Emufucka is finishing his second EP on Fremdtunes, Coco Bryce is finishing an EP too, plus….we’re collecting new songs for Fremdtunes – the series 3 (any suggestions are welcome)!
On January 27nd 2012 we openend the exposition ‘SEE-A-SOUND’ at bkkc, Tilburg. SEE-A-SOUND is an interdisciplinary project in which ten acclaimed autonomous designers and an equal number of talented producers/DJ’s teamed up to produce an exhibition and accompanying vinyl record. The ten serigraphs and musical compositions are on display in the exhibition hall at the bkkc, until April 20, 2012.
DJ’s Mace and Optimus will perform one last time for this project at Paradox (Tilburg, NL) on March 30 2012. They team up with keyplayer Wiboud Burkens and saxophone player Joris Posthumus to do an adventurous impro-show. Designers Boris ‘Delta’ Tellegen and Loulou&Tummie will be showing audio-visual work and Mister Adam will premiere his Flip-over-art-act.
Coco Bryce wraps up this evening with a DJ-set filled with Cumbiahop, Skweee, Future Funk and rare and undefinable tunes.
The February mix by DJ Mace is online now. It contains some very fresh tunes including new music by DJ Grazzhoppa, Emufucka (of the upcoming ‘Planar Rift’ EP!), Robert Glasper (SaysWho Remix), Taneli Savo, Jameszoo (new EP on Kindred Spirits coming soon!), Mono/Poly, Jesse Futerman and many others.
Also, once more, we updated our bandcamp page: besides the digital versions you can now order vinyl directly. Futher more, we urge you to watch the colorful, funkdafied video by Marble.tv for the single ‘Ti Amo (De La Fonque)’ by R&R Grooove Xpress and make sure you visit www.seeasound.com for all your daily SEE-A-SOUND novelties.
And that’s the Fremdcast for today: feel free to share your thoughts with us and alaaf!
Today we celebrate the opening of the exhibition SEE-A-SOUND and the accompanying vinyl (double LP & digital)! Tonight, starting at 20.00 hours, the expo at bkkc, Tilburg (NL), will open with performances by Jameszoo, Rodney Kasandikromo and DJ Optimus & Eric Vloeimans.
Purchase the 2 x LP at Antenne Tilburg, Rush Hour, Sounds or bkkc. Or go digital at Boomkat, Juno, Red Eye Records and any other DL-store in your area.
Also, DJ Mace did a mix with tunes of artists who are (in)directly related to the artists who participate in SEE-A-SOUND for Laid Back in collaboration with Thefindmag. You’ll find tunes by Mo & Grazz, Kid Sundance, OptiMace, Sina, Kelpe, Architeq, Brigitte Fontaine, Spartan Lover, KRSUR, Solo Moderna, Coco Bryce and many others. Enjoy!
Exactly one year ago we released the free ‘Zauberschwein by candlelight’ EP by Fremdkunst. This was the first in a series called ‘Zauberschwein im krankenhaus’. After the release of part 2 ‘O sweet schwein of mine‘ in June, it’s time to bring the series to a closure with ‘Like Zauberhulk‘. ‘Like Zauberhulk’ is a 6-track EP and one more time DJ Mace and friends explore the outer-limits of the nihilistic Fremdkunst-universe.
We invited our good friend from Sweden, DJ Devastate, to do a mix for Wax Poetics and to celebrate the release OptiMace “The Future Is Not What It Used to Be – Part 1,”. Mellow Madness, Vol. 2 is a mix full of laid back music inspired by the Fremdtunes sound. It contains tracks by DJ Optimus, Damu The Fudgemunk, Soulparlor, Daru Jones, Kev Brown, Wildcookie, D’Angelo, OptiMace and many others. Previously, OptiMace did a mix for Wax Poetics: Mellow Madness, Vol. 1.
Devastate is a producer/DJ from South Sweden. His jazzy instrumental debut album Movement/Silence was released on BBE records early 2010. Devastate also released a track on label sampler Fremdtunes – The Series 2, he’ll do a remix for the upcoming OptiMace remix 7-inch and he’s currently working on a brand new instrumental solo album and a production album with his crew Elite Fleet.
Visit Wax Poetics or stream/download the mix directly right here:
After this year’s ‘Used Future’ (FR2011-02) and ‘This music is not music’ (on Kitchen Dip Recordings) producers-duo OptiMace releases today the first 7-inch in the series ‘The future is not what it used to be’. DJ’s Mace and Optimus invited a whole division of artists to remix tracks of their debut EP ‘Used Future’. Big Mister Doom, Illy Symphony and KRSUR appear on the first 7-inch.
Leeds-based duo Big Mister Doom (UK) kick off the 7-inch and take the song ‘From Lizzie with Love’ to a whole new level and delivers a hot-blooded, downtempo, electronic song. On the B-side, KRSUR (NL) injects ‘Little Nemo in Slumberland’ with offbeat drums and his trademark-synths, luminous as always. New-kid-on-the-block Illy Symphony (NL) brings the single to a closure and enriches ‘The ultimate rhythm machine’ with heavy hiphopbeats, vocalshreds and sawing synths. Currently only available on vinyl! Very limited pressing (150 copies). Upcoming 7-inches include remixes by Deformer, Moods, iET & DJ Optimus, Fremdkunst and DJ Devastate.
Listen to KRSUR’s remix right here!
This is Big Mister Doom’s remix!
And this is Illy Symphony’s remix!