Synth treat, just check the listing below:
Debukas plays Nitzer Ebb’s “Join In The Chant”. All live, apart from the choir.
Featuring Moog Prodigy, Roland SH-101/MC-202/TR-909/Jupiter 6/MSQ-700, Yamaha DX-7, Kawai XD-5, Akai MPC2000XL, WEM Copicat, Joemeek VC2, Drawmer 1960, API 512c/525, Zoom 1201, TC D-Two, Sennheiser 421
Under the slogan “Join In The Rhythm Of Machines” are two of the largest EBM bands making a total of nine exclusive performances across Europe. In connection with the tour released an ep that is currently being recorded and the tapes promises more surprises during the evening.
In Malmo and Gothenburg veterans may also be joined by a relatively new rising star on EBM heaven, … namely Swedish Auto Da Feh.
Listen and read more about them at
On 13-14 May, the British label Mute will host Short Circuit Electronic Music Festival at the Roundhouse in London. Performances and unique collaborations with the past as well as current and prospective Mute artists will be interspersed with discussions, workshops, screenings and installations to celebrate the Mutes successful and influential time as a label.
Program (more names will be added soon)
Friday, May 13
RICHARD H. KIRK
CARTER TUTTI with Nik Void
THE BALANESCU QUARTET
Saturday, May 14
Erasure AND SPECIAL GUEST
Alison Moyet (SPECIAL GUEST)
POPPY AND THE Jezebel
SFT AND MIRA Calix
Irmina SCHMIDT AND Kumo play The Sound Of Can – CAN ARCHIVE SPECIAL
MARK STEWART ‘ON / OFF’ (2009)
AN EXCLUSIVE NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS FILM BY Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard
WITH MORE “To be announced
GARETH JONES ON Producing MUTE ARTISTS
STEFAN BETKE (AKA POLE) ‘An Introduction
NTO THE SCIENCE OF MASTERING ‘
PLUS MORE “To be announced
INSTALLATIONS – 13 & May 14
Flies, GUYS AND CHOIR
Mute founded by Daniel Miller in 1978 and has since signed now world-famous artists such as Depeche Mode, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Goldfrapp, Erasure and Moby as well as new talents that Yeasayer and soon the album in question Josh T. Pearson.
Whilst maintaining a firmly eclectic roster, from the earliest days of The Normal, Fad Gadget and DAF through to the techno era with artists such as Plastikman / Richie Hawtin and Speedy J, and to the present day with hybrid electronic artists such as Yeasayer and S.C.U.M, the label has always been a champion of electronic music.
Mute also looks after a catalogue of seminal electronic artists such as Can, Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire and Kraftwerk.
Short Circuit pays tribute to the key Pioneers of Electronic Music, recent festivals have hosted performances from artists such as the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Holger Czukay, John Foxx, Jeff Mills and Gavin Bryars.
Tickets for the Mutes festival days in London are available here. www.roundhouse.org.uk
We have all heard Die Krupps’ and Nitzer Ebb’s collaboration “Machineries of Joy” from 1989. Now, 22 years later the two legendary bands join forces on a nine-date “Join in the Rhythm of Machines” tour in April and May. They will play Paris, Dortmund, Antwerpen, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Malmö, Berlin, Bratislava and Budapest.
A special EP is being recorded as we speak, to be sold exclusively at the concerts. There will also be surprises on stage.
Alfa Matrix released a rather different album last week, namely that of the Australian Studio-X: “Neo-Futurism”. The duo fuses elements of electro, industrial, house, techno, trance and hard trance into a series of very hard-hitting tracks. You could consider the band to be very unlike many other groups. Not surprisingly that Studio-X has earned itself a reputation for solid remix work. Below is the track “You’ll Never Get This”.
The two-CD set that Alfa Matrix is launching now consists of the album “Neo-Futurism” and the “Studio-matriX” bonus disc, on which you’ll find the remix work they did for such acts as Nitzer Ebb, Ayria, Leaether Strip, Implant ft. Angelspit, Unter Null, I:Scintilla, Helalyn Flowers and so on. You can order “Neo-Futurism” here.
Tracklist – CD 1: “Neo Futurism”
- YOU’LL NEVER GET THIS
- POISON IVY
- WHO SAID THAT
- SEARCH & DESTROY
- THE DRILL
- PARTY (FEAT. RACHEL HAYWIRE)
- POISON IVY (DJ-X LAB-4 REMIX)
- THE DRILL (PROTEUS ‘FIRE WALK WITH ME’ REMIX)
Tracklist – CD 2: “Studio Matrix”
- NITZER EBB – ONCE YOU SAY (STUDIO-X ELECTRO REMIX)
- IMPLANT – VIOLENCE (FEAT. ANGELSPIT) (STUDIO-X HARD DANCE REMIX)
- AYRIA – BAD LIST (STUDIO-X ELECTRO REMIX)
- LEAETHER STRIP – COMPASSION (STUDIO-X TRANCE REMIX)
- HELALYN FLOWERS – YOUR KILLER TOY (STUDIO-X HARD DANCE REMIX)
- I:SCINTILLA – PREY ON YOU (STUDIO-X HARD DANCE REMIX)
- UNTER NULL – GODLESS (STUDIO-X HARD DANCE REMIX)
- ACYLUM – RAISE YOUR FIST (STUDIO-X HARD DANCE REMIX)
- PSY’AVIAH – NO EXCUSE (STUDIO-X HARD DANCE REMIX)
- ESSENCE OF MIND – WICKED SMILE (STUDIO-X HARD DANCE REMIX)
- NEIKKA-RPM – WARPED (STUDIO-X HARD DANCE REMIX)
- FREAKANGEL – IT’S NOT A LOVE SONG (STUDIO-X HARD DANCE REMIX)
Tracklist japanese issue “Studio Remi-X” – Disc 2.
- TERROLOKAUST – Just One Fix (STUDIO-X Hard Dance Remix) *
- SUICIDAL ROMANCE – Make Me Blind (STUDIO-X Hard Dance Remix)
- REAPER – Dirty Cash (STUDIO-X Hard Dance Remix) *
- SOMAN – Skin Deep (STUDIO-X Hard Dance Remix)
- BE MY ENEMY – Start The Revolution (STUDIO-X Electro Remix) *
- TERRORKODE – Motherfuckers (STUDIO-X Hard Dance Remix) *
- GRENDEL – Chemicals + Circuitry (STUDIO-X Hard Dance Remix)
- UNTER NULL – Godless (STUDIO-X Hard Dance Remix)
- ACYLUM – Raise Your Fist (STUDIO-X Hard Dance Remix)
- XP8 – Out For Blood (STUDIO-X Electro Remix)
- FREAKANGEL – It’s Not A Love Song (STUDIO-X Hard Dance Remix)
- SAM – Bull Fucking Shit (STUDIO-X Hard Dance Remix)
The Belgian label Alfa Matrix has announced what seems to be a real “who is who in the current EBM scene” boxset uniting no less than 112 artists bringing rare are exclusive tracks. The full tracklist can be viewed at www.alfa-matrix.com/ebm1 . Expect material Front 242, Nitzer Ebb, portion Control, Covenant, Pouppee Fabrikk, Funker Vogt and so on and so on.
Titled “Electronic Body Matrix 1″ this new compilation series runs across 4 CD’s plus an exclusive download card giving you access to another 40 additional bands for a total music play more than 500 minutes. Promised are over 70% rare or previously unreleased tracks.
“Electronic Body Matrix 1″ also marks Alfa Matrix’s 10 years of existence. Says Seba Dolimont: “Through this set we are revisiting the roots of the old school ‘Electronic Body Music’ movement and bridging them together with the current electronic sound. The sampler pays homage to the various branches of the electronic music genre throughout the last decades, gathering pioneers, leading figures of today’s scene, rising new talents and artists who deserve to be discovered. This is NOT simply a re-release of new wave EBM classics, but fresh new music!”
A DIY MFOS modular – the Modulator – playing Isn’t it funny how your body works by Nitzer Ebb. The 16-step sequencer’s gate outputs trigs two ADSRs for bass drum. Clock out is sent to slave 10-step sequencer and to two ARs controlling filter cutoff and VCA. 16 step seq CV out gets patched to both VCOs. The stereo auto panner is used during the last few seconds.
Black Rain will release an exclusive 12″ picture vinyl edition of the new Nitzer Ebb album “Industrial Complex”. This vinyl, strictly limited to 500 numbered copies, will be released on 28th May. As a special bonus, this LP will contain an exclusive Feindflug-remix of the Nitzer Ebb-song “Once You Say” making the track the most remixed Nitzer Ebb song of all time. This release will continue the very successful vinyl-series, which already had some famous releases like Welle Erdball, Feindflug, Die Perlen or the “EBM-Collection Vol.1″
Swedish singer, multi-instrumentalist and composer Jonna Lee has recorded her own version of Violent Playground. The video features nude photos from Brighton photographer Greg Allum of model Sadie Lamb. Jonna Lee’s cover of Violent Playground is featured on the compilation album There’s a Razzia going on Volume 2. Release date October 7th, 2009.
Thanks to Nitzer Ebb for sharing this
Btw, here is the original version:
A really good feature story, enjoy
Bon Harris is mostly known as a founding member of legendary UK electronic act Nitzer Ebb, but he has also worked with artists such as Billy Corgan, Marilyn Manson, his own band Maven, and many more.
Bon is back in the studio working on the new Nitzer Ebb album and we met with him to talk about how he is using Reason in his work. Check the full story for a detailed explanation of how to fatten a bass sound using Reason’s BV-512 vocoder (with a Harris-crafted example patch to download) and even a little sneak listen to a new Nitzer Ebb track.
And of course a bonus Nitzer ebb video, one of my favorites: