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Artist: Various, Curses
Album: Curses Presents Next Wave Acid Punx
Label: Eskimo Recordings
Release date: June 4th, 2021
Format: 3 x CD, 2 x Double LP, Digital


Tracklist

1/3CD – Chapter 1. Origins (Classics)

  1. Borghesia – Z.M.R.
  2. Gina X Performance – Kaddish
  3. Suicide – Wild In Blue (2005 Remaster)
  4. Demolition Group – You Better Stay Alive
  5. A Split Second – Flesh
  6. BPM AM – Come To Me (Vocal Version)
  7. Ted Milton – Love Is Like A Violēnce
  8. Front 242 – Funkhadafi
  9. Colourbox – Fast Dump
  10. Yello – Lost Again (Extended Dance Version)
  11. Mystery – Mystery Girl (Club Mix Remastered)
  12. In-D – Virgin In-D Sky’s
  13. Judy Torres – No Reason To Cry (Instrumental)
  14. Hard Corps – Porte Bonheur (Lucky Charm) 2021

2/3CD – Chapter 2. Break A Sweat (Recent)

  1. Moderna & Theus Mago – Francesca (Wild At Heart)
  2. Middle Sky Boom feat. Eliezer – Slow With The Run (Il Est Vilaine Remix)
  3. Tiempo De Maldad – Maxico (Alvee Remix)
  4. Zombies In Miami – El Wild
  5. Moscoman – Fernandez
  6. Juan Maclean feat. Fantastic Twins – She’s Breaking Up
  7. Damon Jee & Darlyn Vlys – Kronos (Wild Mix)
  8. Zakmina – Viral News
  9. Radial Gaze – Totem Echoes (You Man Remix)
  10. Paresse – Temple
  11. Rina x Benji x Megaphonim – Ani Cham
  12. Modular Project – Electronic Disco (Curses Remix)

3/3CD – Chapter 3. Maximum Heat (Exclusives)

  1. Curses – Discipline
  2. Chinaski – Hart Und Kalt
  3. Shubostar – AYA
  4. Cornelius Doctor – Life In Chains
  5. Mufti – Restrained
  6. Amarcord – Spleen
  7. Franz Scala – Shortwave Memories
  8. Tronik Youth – Spirit Dancer
  9. Cardopusher – Escape From Reality
  10. Kendal & David Carretta – Pastaga
  11. Local Suicide & Skelesys – Faster Faster
  12. Pablo Bozzi – Storm in Dallas

Vinyl Pt 1 – Next Wave Acid Punx Pt 1. Origins

  1. Borghesia – Z.M.R.
  2. Gina X Performance – Kaddish
  3. Suicide – Wild In Blue (2005 Remaster)
  4. Demolition Group – You Better Stay Alive
  5. A Split Second – Flesh
  6. BPM AM – Come To Me (Vocal Version)
  7. Ted Milton – Love Is Like A Violēnce
  8. Front 242 – Funkhadafi
  9. Colourbox – Fast Dump
  10. Yello – Lost Again (Extended Dance Version)
  11. Mystery – Mystery Girl (Club Mix Remastered)
  12. In-D – Virgin In-D Sky’s
  13. Judy Torres – No Reason To Cry (Instrumental)
  14. Hard Corps – Porte Bonheur (Lucky Charm) 2021

Vinyl Pt 2 – Next Wave Acid Punx Pt 2. Move Your Body

  1. Moderna & Theus Mago – Francesca (Wild At Heart)
  2. Zombies In Miami – El Wild
  3. Juan Maclean feat. Fantastic Twins – She‘s Breaking Up
  4. Damon Jee & Darlyn Vlys – Kronos (Wild Mix)
  5. Modular Project – Electronic Disco (Curses Remix)
  6. Curses – Discipline
  7. Chinaski – Hart Und Kalt
  8. Cornelius Doctor – Life In Chains
  9. Shubostar – AYA
  10. Kendal & David Carretta – Pastaga
  11. Local Suicide & Skelesys – Faster Faster

About the release

‘Next Wave Acid Punx’ is a 38 track journey across nearly 40 years of dark club music compiled and curated by Berlin-based Musician and DJ, Luca Venezia aka Curses divided into Chapter 1. Origins (Classics), Chapter 2. Break A Sweat (Recent) and Chapter 3. Maximum Heat (Exclusives).

Inviting friends with a like-minded affection for an 80s rooted sound, and diving deep into his record collection, Curses has put together a three CD/double vinyl set that takes us from music by Colourbox and Suicide to EBM pioneers, Front 242 through to recent club hits from Zombies in Miami, and 12 brand new, totally exclusive tracks from the likes of Shubostar, Chinaski, and Curses himself. Exploring the darker side of club music, ‘Next Wave Acid Punx’ traces decades of a musical passion and joins the dots between the EBM, New Beat, Italo and Acid House tracks of the 1980s to present music of today.

Luca Venezia (Berlin, February 2021): «Putting together a compilation like this is a strange experience. I’ve never been one to stay still too long. Whether as a musician, DJ, or producer I’d never wanted to tie myself down to one scene or one sound, always looking to move on before I’d maybe run a project completely dry. With an album you create a snapshot of who you are during that time in life, with a DJ set maybe just that night, but this felt more like trying to sum up a lifetime of musical experiences. A bit daunting! But in putting this comp together I did find a path that led from listening to FRONT 242 and Ministry cassettes in my bedroom when I was just 11, through to the music I make and play today.

What links these tracks together, is an attitude. It’s one I’ve been drawn to since I was a teenager, playing in punk bands, skateboarding in NYC, hanging out at CBGBs, and following Sonic Youth around, to eventually raving every weekend at underground drum & bass and electro nights.

As a teenager I’d dig through the bargain bins at shops like Vinyl Mania and Bleecker Bob’s where you’d find all these Freestyle, Italo and New Beat records. Straight away I zoned in on the “Dub” and “Extended Dance Mix” versions where the focus was on the drums and I could hear a link to bands I’d loved years before.

The first chapter takes early tracks from bands who came directly out of the punk and new wave scenes, that played a major role in forming my musical taste. The second chapter celebrates current music influenced by these early pioneers, while the third chapter comprises exclusive new music made for this compilation, with the passion for these genres in mind.

Some of these songs may have been written decades apart, but they all share an energy, a raw spirit, it’s those massive drums and gated snares that you hear on both Demolition Group’s ‘You Better Stay Alive’ from 1988, and Shubostar’s brand new track, ‘Aya’. This mix of electric and electronic sounds have been part of my make up ever since I learned to play guitar accompanied by a DR550 drum machine.

After leaving New York, I found a scene that helped me realize I could combine all my own past influences into my productions, song-writing and DJ sets. Discovering underground parties like Wrong Era, Cocktail d’Amore in Berlin, La dame Noir in Marseille, and of course A Love From Outer Space, made the pieces fall into place for me. This is the sound of a community I love, a passion without sacrifice, that I now want to share with you.»


Artista: niet!
Album: Something Dark Dancing Inside – EP
Label: Splitting Sounds Records

Cautividad

En la película de Jarmusch “Solo los amantes sobreviven”, Adam llama zombies a las personas normales. Hacerles abrir los ojos a la realidad es un trabajo titánico, para el que ya no tiene ganas ni fuerzas. Además, es un proceso súper desagradecido. Normal que en “El show de Truman” a Truman (Jim Carrey) no le siente bien que Christof (Ed Harris) le confiese que su vida es una ficción prime time. ¿Qué pirado va ofrecerse ahora a despertar a Neo en “Matrix”, si te expones a que te parta la cara cuando le sirvan el rancho?

No te quede la menor duda de que la existencia es inmensamente más rica y extensa que la vida que has elegido. Posiblemente hayas tenido que arrancarte los ojos para no ver lo que hay más allá de tu rutina, o hacerte el dormido cada noche cuando se mete en la cama contigo. De todas las personas que podrías ser, de todos los héroes que podrían hacer a tu madre sentirse orgullosa de haberte parido ¿esto es todo a lo que aspiras? ¿Esta leonera es tu zona de confort?

niet! no viene a consolar tus remordimientos, ni a acariciarte el lomo, tirado en la alfombra narcotizado, con la cena en la boca a medio masticar. Es la voz de tu conciencia, reptando desde el sótano, en un monólogo interior que susurra, que aconseja o desalienta, que se ríe de tus inseguridades y te azuza para que te atrevas a saltar. La oscuridad no es más que un sueño en el que mirarse al espejo. Presto a bajarte los pies al suelo, un incordio de Pepito Grillo, mitad ángel mitad demonio, salta de hombro en hombro con los labios pintados de carmín. Todos somos doncellas en coma echadas en un prado de flores, esperando con las manos cruzadas en el pecho a que llegue un príncipe a rescatarnos y nos brinde una vida nueva.

En algún momento se disipará la niebla, en algún momento callarán las sirenas y volverán a los abismos del Egeo. Abrirás los ojos en Oz, en la Yanna o en The Grid o donde prefieras. Te sentirás ebrio y exonerado. Cuando liberas un pájaro de la jaula ¿cómo no va a sentir vértigo?

 

Artist: Kaiser Souzai. Title: Panghan EP. Label: Ballroom.
Release date: 11-04-2015. Genre: techno, techno-house.

Tracklisting:

1) Phangan Kobayashi (Original mix)
2) Phangan Trippin (Original mix)
3) Phangan Keyzer (Original mix)

About the release and label:

With the BALLROOM label we fulfill our desire to put out our own music and that of our artists of BALLROOM booking agency for full musical freedom and expression. This means we are not following one musical route or style but bring on the full spectre of techno music. With BALLROOM 001, the 3 tracker “Phangan” EP by us, Kaiser Souzai, we are setting a benchmark for trippy, haunting annd bouncy techno, inspired by the jungles and outdoor parties of Ko Phangan. This will be followed by a 4 tracker EP from our artist Josh Vox, with an almost progressive and dark haunting techno release. Our aim is quality over quantity, and only three or four trackers, will be released to give the artist the propper spotlight.

About the artist:

There were more then a few who have certified that Kaiser Souzai have created a new musical genre. They have carved their own niche, somewhere between dark tech, synth loaded electronica and artrock techno gigantism, abroad the mainstream, still reaching regularly the top 10 of the electronic music selling portals like Beatport.

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