"Every six lunar months – when Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned – we experience a partial or total lunar eclipse that can be observed anywhere on the night side of Earth. Lunar eclipses can only occur at full moon, that time when the moon is directly opposite Earth in relation to the Sun. Many ancient civilizations cultivated a multitude of myths surrounding these astronomic events, most of them depicting wild animals or mystical creatures eating the moon or crossing it’s path. Tibetan Buddhists say that during a lunar eclipse, our actions, whether good or bad, are multiplied one thousandfold, whereas, in ancient egypt, a lunar eclipse was considered to be the precursor of natural disasters, catastrophes, wars, and diseases and the biggest possible harm would be cast upon the earth if Isfet, the manifestation of the total eclipse and god of injustice and violence, would make the sky fall onto Earth and therefore bring chaos upon it."
Can a website be human enough to allow us to say that a website is another website’s friend? Seriously, I have no clue, I don’t even care so stop asking weird questions, will you?
Famelik here. I’ve decided to mark this transition to spring and to make some things more explicit : Unlog is, one way or another, connected to many people and projects. So lets do an update and introduce you to some of them. Not because they pay us, but because each one of them deserves it.
• Kalbut DSGN : Graphics you’d like to fuck
We can credit Mr Freezy for most of our visual and graphic identity at Unlog. The best ones I mean. Hailing from Belgium,
he and his partner in grime are talended hard workers who teamed up go way beyond your expectations in graphism, art and product design.
• High On Beats : Electronic music dream team from Montreal
Formerly JaimeLeDubstep.com, HOB is an art collective based out of Montreal, Canada. The core team consists of Construct, Def Child, Geoff Bukk, Amy DubSelekta, Wally and Rob Habit, working with an extended team of people who all are actors in the Montreal music scene. They all joined forces to share their love and passion for contemporary underground electronic music of all kinds, with a focus on bass, beats and sound culture. You’ll undestand it at the first look on their brand new website, which offers a variety of content that will make you a busy listener for the days, weeks, months (years?) to come. Long life to HOB!
• Stroll Around the Groove : Rare groove weekly radio show
Crate digging and rare groove here. SATG is a weekly radio show and event I’m proud to be part of. Pride is not even the right word, but the best I have in mind to express how amazing it is to discover by my teammates’ digging report every week. We’ve recently celebrated our 33th radio show, and we certainly won’t stop here. Sit tight, we bring the records.
• Rider Radio : Never ending stream of tunes
RR is an innovative web based music platform that provides exclusive mixes, playlists and live performances, as well as reports on emerging trends from our correspondents across the world. We teamed up with this brand new project to bring some Unlog vibes to the platform, so expect some more news on this side soon! +1 for their amazing interface and the quality of their live shows. Hard work, again.
• Beat4Battle : Cut it up f.f.fresh…
2013, and still, B4B is one of the most active boards for turntablists and beatmakers all around the world. Each day, new people with different levels, different music orientation join the family to share media, events and knowledge about turntablism, challenging each other on monthly scratch and beatmaker battles. What else, join the crew!
• Audace Radio : trip to Japan
Our crew members are based in France, Canada, Belgium, and Japan. For those among you who’re interested in the Japan part, here’s the link for you. Audace Radio is the main project of our friend Audace, DJ and producer based in Tokyo. Apart from his own events, label releases, mixes, he’ll also share content related to the hip hop/broken beat/electronics scene in Tokyo. Stay in the loop.
• Tales from the Crate : Radio show based in Belgium
Belgium again, with our friends Fabot and Reverend D (B4B, Pipolass) who’ll keep you in the loop on the latest releases linked to the turntablism and beatmaker scene in Europe and around the world. French language again, but you’ll like their selections. Tune in!
• BassMusic Magazine : Bass music, yes. But French style.
When DJ Noyl does not dig for Unlog on work on his beat-juggling patterns, he writes articles for his french family : Bass Music Mag. A web-zine magazine focused on bass music, with articles, interviews, portrait, chroniques, playlists and a diary of french events.
• Blackelk Recordings : A new beat scene based in Southern France
If you’ve been hanging around lately, you’ve obviously read several times about Blackelk Recordings. Created by UM, one of our very first podcasters, the label recently celebrated its first anniversary and plans some interesting things for 2013. All the catalogue of this new beat scene is available for free download, a good opportunity to discover previous works from artists such as Broken Drop, UM, Everydayz, Duff Ill, Hentitan, Killacam, Le Med, MLp, Freaks Show Spores, Famelik (who’s that guy again?) and many more. No shameless promo here : our connection being the logical consequence of our similar views on music, they definitely have to be on that list.
• Shabu Recordings : Splash
"post arty ambient electroacoustic synth music inspired by acid and techno" can be an option if you try to find a keyword combo to describe what’s Shabu about "whatever, just feed me new music" could be another combo. Either way, this Montreal based label holds the key to a world known to few people, full of immersive textures you’ll sometimes want to listen to at night. Axel Helios, Jesse Somfay, Avus, Niccolò Bianchi, Vaghe Stelle, Groj… are the core artists signed on this label, not to add the impressive list of artists about to join the spash (hehe, I know, you don’t). Thanks again to Axel Helios for mastering our Ravi Shankar tribute beat tape by the way!
Props to our team, our party friends, artists who contribute to the projects, to all those who listen, follow, support, help, love, share, read, acknowledge our existence, whatever. Many other websites and people would fit here but we’ll keep some for the next update. What an update.
As usual :
Long time no see, how have you been? It’s time for a new podcast.
Engone also appears on our latest beat tape, tribute to Ravi Shankar, with the track Morning Bloom.
1- Albior lude
4- Sous l’orage
5- Le Dominant
6- Ulquiora lude
7- Oh yeah!
12- Agora lude
14- Seiya Lude
15- Indigo Seed
16- Medzimba (skit)
17- The Shrine Overture
18- Shinsō (GodSpear)
Engone Endong is a busy cat.
Just for this year, the Montreal based producer/beatmaker and Dj is working on 3 different projects, including his debut album that he relates himself as an "Off the Planet" journey.
In December 2012, he put online a free album, "Colored Dust (lite)", under the name of the fictive band, Atsie Sun Orchestra.
This project was a huge success and was downloaded more than 5000 times (Japan with 2000 downloads)!!!
He also composed the entire soundtrack of the virtual experience of the movie/documentary "Les Etats-Unis d’Afrique- United States of Africa" by Yanick Letourneau.
Engone describes his music as an experience, a fusion of cultures and traditions, a mix of genres that can’t be really defined without listening.
He also cites Sun Ra, Alice Coltrane, Fela Kuti and traditional teachings from all across Africa as inspirations.
He started his career under the mentorship of mythic Siya Po’ssi X in 2000 (pioneer of gabonese Hip-Hop) and since then he collaborated with numerous artists such as Elom 20ce (Togo), Waahli Yussef (Canada), Safari Black (USA)…
With Dj Sugarface Nene (Beat the World, Canicule Tropicale), they formed the duet Dj combo, Kelly+Engone, performing live the Essence of Traditional Music (Latin, African, Asian, etc…) with samplers, rare vynils and percussions.
This podcast is another journey in the colored universe of Engone Endong.
From japanese mangas (Saint Seiya, Bleach) to the Bwiti and Mvet music (Gabon), It opens another window and give an interesting perspective of things to come.
He sure is a busy cat.
More on ENGONE ENDONG :
COCO BRYCE (MYOR / Fremdtunes / Harmönia / Lowriders / Saturate Records)
Longer the wait, longer the podcast!
Netherlands based DJ, producer and MYOR label owner, Coco Bryce delivers us a tasty and eclectic 1 hour long podcast, exploring different moods and vibes.
Our advice : Listen to the full podcast, you might find some gems here and there that will give you a preview of what many call "future".
IL PODCAST :
More on Coco Bryce :
And some more music, while you’re here.
September… Let’s start over
Summer’s not over with this podcast brought to you from San Diego by DJ Pound.
Here we have an original beat set recorded on August 2nd at the Critical Beatdown event, a future hip hop weekly hosted in San Diego by DJ Pound, eLan, Mike Gao, DJ Cleancut.
Let’s press play and invite you to discover DJ Pound’s previous releases on Saturate Records (Robot Whispers is incredible) and Kill Quanti, (Post-Haste 10" coproduced with e-Lan),
TIME FOR THE PODCAST :
More on DJ Pound :
7.10.12 – BOILER ROOM (LA)- w Houseshoes / eLan /mndsgn +more
8.02.12 – CRITICAL BEATDOWN (SD)
8.11.12 – ELEV8 w HeRobust + more (SD)
9.19.12 – LOW END THEORY ( LA)
I’m a nice guy.
Except when you give me tiewraps. This post was needed because of the two main reasons today I’ve had to give up tiewrapping my own suitcase over and over. And I’m not done.
Still got tiewraps. Lots of missions to come.
Enough talk, here are the two reasons that brought me back to the human condition :
MATH ROSEN – DRAGNET (Single)
Among you readers, some might have already spotted him on some live beatmaking videos (like this one, or that one), or tripping on the Highlander theme (epic time) with the track IMMRTL he made for our Unlog compilation (I can’t believe you didn’t get it yet, never too late).
Math comes back with with Dragnet, an EP produced for Dragnet Magazine and that features remixes from Edison, Infector (in a way, Math Rosen himself) and Living Stone. They certainly know a lot about tiewraps to make such a brain stimulating and calculated sequence of beats. In a way, what else would you expect from Math…
EVERYDAYZ – ETUDES ET BROUILLONS
One year back, his summer beat tape may have spent some time in your playlists. 2012, now signed on Blackelk Recordings, Ilia Koutchoukov aka Everydayz just released Etudes et Brouillons (Studies and drafts), available for free download. My advice would be to press play on the first song, and let it play itself. Except if you have to tiewrap your own room.
Shit, no more tiewraps… time to use TAPE…
These pick’s aim was to introduce 2 artists and provide at least one free download to you readers, ok the third is for me and… i already fucked up the established pattern. Yes, week end can be an excuse but a better forgiveness is to publish 2 free downloads (yeah, so generous) i dug this week.
First one is from Digi G’Alessio, this italian beatmaker you heard in the Unlog Complex #1. The purple book is the third in a concept series based on colours, as the two others are yellow and brown. Dropped on June 16th on the belgian label Caoutchou Records. Very good vibes in this beat tape, big grooves… you know what to do : listen, name your price if you dig it, download and put this tape into your mp3 player.
Follow Digi :
As you certainly guessed, this EP focuses on samples from Disney’s movies, produced with an iPad, a Zoom H2, and, as usual, SP404.
CLICK THIS WONDERFUL COVER TO DOWNLOAD THE EP !
Hey guys, last podcast by Phace & Misanthrop ! Enjoy
1. Phace + Misanthrop – Progression – Neosignal 010
2. Alix Perez + Rockwell – Ballbag – Neosignal 009
3. Dub Phizix – Bateman – SoulR
4. Phace + Misanthrop – Energie – Neosignal EP001
5. Noisia + The Upbeats – Dustup – Vision
6. Royalston – Carnivore – Med School
7. Noisia – Tryhard – Vision
8. Rockwell – ConstantComplexRhythmicSound – Shogun
9. Phace – Systeme Mecanique – Neosignal 010
10. Mefjus – Distantia – Neodigital 003
11. Stray + Halogenix – Poison – Warm Communications
12. Noisia – Soul Purge feat. Foreign Beggars – Current Value Remix – Mau5trap
13. Phace – Stresstest – Neosignal 009
14. Phace + Noisia – Imperial – Vision
15. Eskamon – Fine Objects – Ancestor
16. Loops Haunt – Impact Omnihammer – Black Acre
17. Trent Reznor – Ghost 35 – The Null Corporation
18. Koan Sounds – The Edge – OWSLA
19. Misanthrop – Hammerfaust – Neodigital 002
20. Phace – Teufelswerk – Neodigital 002
21. Noisia – Stigma – Neosignal Remix – Mau5trap
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