AE101

9.9.16

AE101

AE101b

New Dutch label called Another Earth is debuting now with a split EP as its first release. Esther Duijn is the label owner and she is also featured on the B side of this release, teamed up with her partner Steady Douglas. The A side features techno head Myles Sergé. This music here is leaning toward that techno sound with house sensibilities. Here is the prose from the label:

There is a new label under the horizon and it’s first imprint is all about warm heavy Detroit influenced deep techno. Another Earth combines 2 acts together in a Split EP series who compliment each others sound. The A-side hosts the renowned US based producer, Myles Sergé (MS – RE(FORM) ), who, for these 2 tracks, let his machines run crazy beat patterns in a old school Detroit techno vibe. The B-side features Dutch based duo Duijn & Douglas (Esther Duijn & Steady Douglas). Their stripped warm heavy padded deep techno influenced tracks are perfect for creating some heat on the dance floor and the B2, Stray, is driven by Berenice van Leer’s lush intense voice.

Myles Sergé – The Art of Shadow Thoughts///Ambient sounds begin as percussion strikes, creating a very eerie effect. The percussion slowly builds establishing the groove, first the hats, then the rides, and finally the toms ring out. Later a chord progression appears that is supported by the eerie pad that began the track. The elements move around until the conclusion.

Myles Sergé – Lunokhod 1///A straight beater as the tune has a heavy kick and severely syncopated rhythm. The percussion builds and builds as track moves forward gaining momentum all the while. Definitely one for the peak time hours as the rides picks up the tempo even further. Then machine sounds appear sounding like a factory robot that does the same job over and over that adds flavor to track. Some proper techno right here.

Duijn&Douglas – Bizar///The B side begins with a smoldering sound of pumping kicks, bass, and a chord stab. This tune is more on the dub techno tip. Subtly the chords and the hihats grow in volume. The percussion growing every so gently just to lead us to the main theme. The chords and percussion are modulating in harmony as the track grooves. The pulsating chords get fuzzier with each new go around of the theme until the closure.

Duijn&Douglas feat. Berenice – Stray///Tuned percussion end this 12” with its banging kick and droning voice of Berenice. A beautiful melody comes in as Berenice begins to sing, a few moments later a house bassline appears to give it that warm feel. All the elements then come together and groove. The interplay between the elements move fluidly as the track maintains a bouncy feel until the culmination.

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Innerspace Halflife Tour early 2013

5.7.13

It has been a minute since I have updated this space with a post, but I had to decompress from the EU trip. Overall the trip consisted of seven countries in little under two months. I rocked dj sets and live PAs as Innerspace Halflife. In the previous post Stockholm was rocked, so now we are back at our base in Berlin as we rock T Room session.

During the next week before I go to Brescia, Italy to play Disco Volante.

Chairs

Chairs

After experiencing Brescia for a short time, I drink some fine wine and home cooked food. Thinking about how special Italy is in general, I got to get down on some rotary knobs and snapped off.

Disco Volante

Disco Volante

I figured I would beat them down with the Jack, some official Chicago shit. Unfortunately none of my set was recorded but it will live on in the peeps in attendance minds. I ride back out to Berlin.

While in Berlin we take in some more history and culture before adding to the culture and rocking at the legendary club called Tresor.

Tresor

Tresor

This place is located in an old power station which is responsible for breaking in some of the earliest Techno djs to Europe.

Live PA

Live PA

I am still house though, however it was an honor to play this show in which I rocked the drum machine and played records…from here Hamburg awaits.

Hamburg

Hamburg

The Smallville crew welcomes us as we ride up north to rock a live PA.

Smallville

Smallville

Interesting place as we get to see more of regular Germany and not the enigma called Berlin. The people were very receptive as we closed down the Golden Pudel at 7am on a Thursday night. The Hamburg party people know what’s up as we rocked the live beats for them.

Pudel

Pudel

Berlin is calling again for a few days as I finish recording an album called Reverse Digital Files and Paris comes into the mix.

Views

Views

In Paris, we got to play records at one of the hottest parties in France. Concrete was off the hook as hundreds of people checked out the set and got down.

Concrete

Concrete

Paris is definitely full of flavor, with people from all over contributing to the mix. Young inspired artists exists everywhere as we make way through Paris soaking in the intensive art and culture.

Dali

Dali

Seeing this beautiful city we were in for another treat as we train it to Bordeaux.

Bordeaux

Bordeaux

Park

Park

Laid back chilled Bordeaux accepted us with open arms as we shared much food, wine, and culture. Again we got to play records on the iBoat and rock a live PA at Bootleg.

http://www.mixcloud.com/BOOTLEGbx/btlg-1-innerspace-halflife-live-03082013/

Young generation of party people was there to check us out. The spot was rocked as we made our way up to Manchester.

Lights

Lights

The north English kick it hard, arriving here we had to go straight to the venue and sound check. However once the party got going it was an Innerspace Halflife take over. There were two PA sessions and two record playing sets involved, we did not leave that party until late morning and people were still going.

Innerspace Halflife

Innerspace Halflife

Whoa is all I have to say, as the Mancunians like there baselines hard and dirty. Me to, me too. Berlin is calling again.

Berlin

Berlin

We rock StudioR and then I rock Prince Charles for Soulmate.

http://www.studior.tv/shows/hakim-murphy/

http://www.studior.tv/shows/ike-release/

Soulmate

Soulmate

Meanwhile I take in the German culture and partake in eating some döner amongst other German eats. Going out to a few parties and meeting with some peeps I then make my way to Bucharest which is trippy.

Bucharest

Bucharest

The Romanians also know how to get down and party. It is a most peculiar place because of the feral dog situation. Though they are regularly scenery to the locals I however am always astonished when I see these packs. The party was great and met up with some nice friends as I got to rock a proper club. Berlin is calling again…

Learning much about German culture I realize I need to take some German classes and get some real practice, this is a nice thought. I then think of this long last leg of the trip. London is next for a week.

London Calling

London Calling

It is very cold and heat comes when Innerspace Halflife comes in to rock Boiler Room, which was a pleasure to say the least. We shared the stage with some serious producers and live acts. It was a solid experience.

Then we rock a dj set at the NTS station for the radio show, banging tunes all Innerspace Halflife.

Later we make another attempt to take over the Dance Tunnel with a live PA and dj sets. Meanwhile taking in all the culture. Amsterdam comes up next as we are winding down.

Not knowing what to expect but realizing that Dutch people have to be one of the tallest groups of humans alive we come here for one day to rock Club Up.

Club Up

Club Up

Very bizarre times but met some great people all the while. Rocking a live PA then we take the train through Belgium to rock our last show in Paris.

There is little time to spare as we take in some more French culture before we go to our last event. Batofar is in south Paris and is banging boat party. Feeling lucky to be back in beautiful Paris as we end with a serious live PA session.

Wine & Spirits

Wine & Spirits

After an amazing time and getting some chops on the International stage our trip comes to and end. I met lots of wonderful people and touched and was touched by many people and much music. Must say it was a life changing event, hope to do it again some day.

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