Fremdtunes proudly presents the fourth free Supertunes-track: 9 by Dutch trio ∀. The artwork is made by young designer Diede Bongertman.
The trio ∀ (Wouter Jaftoran, Julian Edwardes, Leon van den Langenberg) explores patterns, grooves, thrust and repetitions, searching for a mutual consciousness in their experiments. ∀ is a symbol from the world of logic, meaning ‘for all….there exists’ within an equation. Known as the ‘universal quantifier’ it is used to bind variables, saying that for each ‘element’ (x) that complies to a certain demand ‘there exists’ a certain variable. It’s an another way of saying - we are in this together and what applies to you applies to me.
“For us it was important to record our parts in one take, as we wanted to push ourselves in keeping the groove going, to capture the energy of the room. We all felt it was a way of creating music we could all relate to and enjoy. It’s an ‘engine’ we want to keep running. The electronics were added to the piece in such a way that machines and algorithms react to our way of playing, providing a contrast in sound and emphasizing our pulse.”
With it’s 25th release Lomechanik brings you 25 tracks in two hours time and a special limited edition of the: ‘PLACES AUDIOPOSTCARDS’ set. Each track on ‘Places’ has it’s own postcard with URL audiocode: Order them now and send them while you’re on the road as an account of your trip to the one you love. We wish you were here!
Reprogram involves 16 tracks that were previously released through Fremdtunes and are remixed and published online as a string of free downloads. One by one these tracks will be shared through various platforms in a period of a few weeks. Every song will get brand new artwork made by a renowned graphic designer. The whole album will be available via Bandcamp on November 23rd. All remixes are mastered by Collin Visser (Takumi Audio). Graphic design is curated by Mister Adam/Mashville. The original tracks involved with Reprogram are produced by Julian Edwardes, Jay Hats, Coco Bryce, DJ Grazzhoppa, DJ Optimus ft Prince Po, Emufucka, Kelpe, OptiMace, Pierce Warnecke, Fremdkunst, Kid Sundance, Planes, Big Mister Doom and FilthyBroke. All originals can be heard on soundcloud.com/fremdtunes/sets/reprogram-originals. The reworks are done by Pierce Warnecke, Planes, Moods, Coco Bryce, Jay Hats, Julian Edwardes, DJ Optimus, Grazzhoppa, Big Mister Doom, DJ Mace, FilthyBroke, Baron Retif & Concepcion Perez, Emufucka and Deformer. The graphic artists joining Reprogram are Jasper Andries, Graphic Surgery, Gijs Weijer, Henk Loorbach (Superelectric), Francesco Castellani, Erosie, Steve Alexander (Rinzen), Mister Adam, Spielerei, Zedz, Bas Koopmans (Baster), Cless, Hedof, Freshco, Raymond Lemstra and Monkey.
Fremdtunes, a Dutch electronic label, has a new project in the works titled Reprogram, on which 16 previously released tracks by label artists like Coco Bryce and Kelpe will receive the remix treatment. And each of the new remixes will initially debut as a free download with unique artwork, culminating in an official Bandcamp release of the complete album. Today, we have the pleasure of premiering Julian Edwardes' rich, melodic revision of "Orbit Unlimited," a slice of bright, bass-focused sounds from Tokyo's Emufucka. Edwardes massages the original production into a moodier, funky cut filled with warbling synths that intermittently sputter and overload, like a genteel take on new dubstep tropes. But the radiant synth layers eventually win out, shining the original melody through a symphonic prism.
One of my electronic works called 'Kraft' is featured on the latest Lomechanik compilation 'Lo Pack'.
Zerotwentyfour: the area code of Nijmegen, the Dutch city in which the adventurous label Lomechanik has its roots. 024 is also the catalogue number for the new compilation on this label: the twentyfourth release already on Lomechanik. This release is the third compilation in its sort on the label – after the succesful compilations ‘Zonnebrand’ and ‘Ondergrond’, now Lomechanik drops ‘Lo Pack’. Lomechanik has built up a big network within the Dutch electronic music scene, which the composition of this compilation shows. On Lo Pack new sounds by artists which released before on Lomechanik, like Julien Mier, Julian Edwardes, Terugklap, Raadsel and Know VA. Besides those some new talents are showcased, with intruiging names like Asterisms, Kadugodi, Kalima, MSNTHRPX, Tablow Adnt, en vd Waal.
The music meanders smoothly between the upbeat, melodic tracks like ‘Bamboo Bracelets’ by Julien Mier, the wonky broken madness by Terugklap in ‘It’s My Thing’ and the more introverted track ‘GAAP’ (which translates as ‘YAWN’) by Raadsel. Within the period of the eighty minutes the compilation lasts you’ll be transported on this cinematic stream of inspired sound. A sound which, despite its broadness, is clearly recognizable as a Lomechanik sound: underground, deep, exciting, broken and full. A sound which goes to show that the future of Dutch electronic music is bright.
Last summer Omi EKP scored a theatre project named ‘Moeland’ which kicked up a fair amount of dust. Now there’s the Moeland Remixes, with 9 very capable producers each presenting their take on one of the original pieces.
Styles on the Moeland Remixes vary from drone (B van Heerden), heavy electronics (Julian Edwardes, GBoah, Eigenheimer), instrumental hiphop (Frietboer) , to the tropical sounds of the Bomb Diggy Crew, the very danceable, hipster friendly breakbeats of Coco Bryce and Motëm and possibly even more danceable four-to-the-floor expeditions by Esolar and Stavaro Blowfeldt.
Two of my tracks 'Shortcuts' and 'Autumn Bleeds' are featured on the Lomechanik compilation 'Ondergrond'.
The title ‘Ondergrond’ stands for rooting in fertile soil, uncovering earth layers and moving forward into depths. ‘Ondergrond’ tells a narrative through exciting electronic music. Sultry like spring, that’s ‘Ondergrond’. Presenting some new names, as well as artists that are already known through their previous releases on Lomechanik.
Music inspires designers. Images inspire musicians. The project SEE-A-SOUND, initiated by Fremdtunes and Mashville, shows you what music looks like according to designers and let’s you hear what images sound like according to musicians. One discipline provides inspiration for the other. This album contains the 10 tracks that resulted from the collaborations for SEE-A-SOUND in 2011, coming from Coco Bryce, DJ Grazzhoppa, DJ Mace/Fremdkunst, DJ Optimus, Jameszoo, Julian Edwardes, Kelpe, R&R Grooove Xpress, Solo Moderna and Soosh. They were inspired by the works of Attak, Boris Tellegen, Graphic Surgery, Jeroen Erosie, Loulou & Tummie, Michiel Schuurman, Mister Adam, Staynice, Studio Boot and Supernova.