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.
In April we celebrated our second anniversary. And next Sunday (July 15) we will celebrate it ‘in the flesh’ at Bird, Rotterdam – during Street Science Festival.
We organized a record fair, where a bunch of great DJ’s (like Coco Bryce, Pathless, Frankadelic and OptiMace) will be spinning records. Plus: Mister Adam, Saskia Haex, Lucky Dubz and Hans Foks will create live artwork on blank record-covers.
We are also invited together with filmmaker/producer/label-owner/DJ Mike Redman (Redrum) to join the talk-show ‘Mybio’ the same day (starts at 17.30). Special guest DJ is our Swedish friend DJ Devastate.
Big Mister Doom are Leeds-based Ian Scott and Joe Wretham. In 2010 Big Mister Doom self-released their self-titled EP; a dense and articulate exploration of electronic music. Since then they’ve been remixing work of artists like Eskimo Twins, Muskoaka, Pierce Warnecke, OptiMace and Paper Tiger, working on live performances and preparing new material for 2012. They released their wonderful EP ‘Tinderbox‘ on Fremdtunes in February!
After our contest (results will follow today!) we’d like to share some ‘bonusmaterial‘ with you. We collected 6 tracks that appeared as bonus with digital releases. Only today you downloadthemall for free! Music by Coco Bryce, Esolar, Fremdkunst, Kelpe, OptiMace & Soosh. So, enjoy and join the party…
Big Mister Doom’s Ian Scott and Joe Wretham bring detailed, rich and deeply textured electronic music on their début EP ‘Tinderbox‘. Taking influence from genres including Minimal Techno, IDM and Leftfield Hip Hop, the two introduce the listener to their vast universe of music. The title-track evolves from a subtle yet flammable, groovy tune into an absolute dancefloor filler. The two take it downtempo on the atmospheric, mellow ‘Wilderness’. Pierce Warnecke flexes his muscles and chops, screws, tweaks until ‘Tinderbox‘ sounds like it’s been revisited by skilful aliens. OptiMace combines forces with guitar player BudyMokoginta and singer-songwriter iET, making ‘Wilderness’ sound like an adventurous ride into the wild. The eye-catching artwork is done by Cameron Steward.
A small update on this sunny Sunday from Fremdtunes HQ!
The masters of Big Mister Doom’s EP ‘Tinderbox’ are ready. The EP (digital) will be out on February 6 2012 and the artwork is done by Cameron Steward. Another digital release in February: the vocal and exclusive instrumental version of Ti Amo (De La Fonque) by R&R Grooove Xpress will be released on February 13 ( artwork by Supernova). The song also appears on the SEE-A-SOUND LP!
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.
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Plans are made. Scheduled releases are re-scheduled and re-re-scheduled and now 2011 is coming to an end and, logically, 2012 is coming closer, we think it’s time to update you on our upcoming releasedates.
The new year starts with a blast, when we release on 01/19/2012 Pierce Warnecke’s ‘The Machine Regrets’. A spectacular glitched up, melodic, beatheavy mini-album by Berlin-based Warnecke with remixes by Baron Retif & Concepcion Perez, Big Mister Doom & Kelpe (12″/digital) and artwork by Mister Adam & Superelectric. Also in January we start our SEE-A-SOUND expo at bkkc, Tilburg, and we will release the associated album on 01/27/2012. Big Mister Doom will soon follow on 02/06/2012 with their debut EP on Fremdtunes (digital). This one includes two outstanding tracks by Leeds-based producers Ian & Joe and remixes by Pierce Warnecke & OptiMace ft iET (digital). Further more: Japanese youngster Emufucka exposes his ‘Planar Rift’ EP to the world on 03/22/2012. Expect experimental, up- and downtempo beats and remixes by DZA & St. Andrew on this digital release.
Than there’s some classic material by Kid Sundance in the making, Coco Bryce is working on groundbreaking beats and ofcourse Soosh (with remixes by Jameszoo and Kelpe) will release his SoFar EP in the near future. And there’s much, much more coming up… But that’s another story…