△ IT’S ALL CONNECTED △

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.

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• 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.
> https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kalbut-DSGN/206733312704625

• 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!
> http://www.highonbeats.com

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• 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.
> http://cjlo.com/onair/stroll-around-groove

• 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.
> http://www.rider-radio.com

• 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!
> http://www.beat4battle.fr

• 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.
> http://audaceradio.com/

• 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!
> http://talesfromthecrateradioshow.blogspot.ca

• 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.
> http://www.bassmusic.fr

• 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.
> http://blackelkrecordings.com

• 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!
> https://www.facebook.com/shaburecordings

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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 :

> Unlog Podcasts

> Unlog x Blackelk Recordings : Unlog Complex 01 (Free download beat tape)

> Unlog : A tribute to Ravi Shankar (Free download beat tape)

Mr Freeze mixing just for you + New Audace podcast series

Our latest podcast will be online REALLY soon! (and deserves the wait).

Meanwhile…

◊ Invited by the Belgian alternative webtv zero4  Mr Freeze mixes for you!

◊ The Tokyo based DJ / Turntablist and producer Audace starts a new series of podcast : Far Beats Podcast.

TRACKLIST, DOWNLOAD, INFO : http://audaceradio.com/pressaudace/2012/01/far-beats-1-bass-for-your-trunk/

UNLOg Podcast #4 – VNDL

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JUNE UNLOG PODCAST #4 – VNDL (MTL, CANADA)

Following last month podcast from Portugal, let’s now introduce the young Montreal- based DJ – IDM producer who’s behind our 4th edition of the Unlog Podcasts (Click here to view them all). VNDL is Philippe Vandal, 21 years old, from Montreal, Canada. Philippe started producing electronic music in October 2009. Inspired by the whole Hymen Records and even Abstrakt Reflections, he is surrounded by his own inspirations. Access to Arasaka, Amon Tobin, Gridlock, Apparent Symmetry, HECQ, just to name a few…

))) What’s musically to expect by the next 6 months?

– An EP called Something for Someone out on Abstrakt Reflections (label from Argentina) by the end of July, I hope! This EP will be a subtle melting between organic and cinematic substances, ambient and rythmic tracks, all in a futuristic mood. By then, Abstrakt Reflections‘s next compilation will also include a track I’ve made and should be available around the end of June

– Some remixes planned on Raumklang Music (Germany)

– A LP to be released on the incredible german label Hymen Records.

– If you’re around Montreal by July 20th, come by the Belmont for a special homebrew set by VNDL @ Bass Drive

))) What’s your top 5 ?

Triangle, hexagon, cube, sphere, cylinder

))) What is the most disturbing thing you’ve seen/heard this week?

Laughing drunk while staring at my two bleeding knees after longboard vs trashbin incident. VNDL : 1 – Trashbin : 0

TIME FOR THE UNLOG PODCAST #4! Press play and check the download link below, as usual :

DOWNLOAD UNLOG PODCAST #4 (70.2 MB)

Tracklist : 

VNDL & Meat Parade – … [Forthcoming on Hymen Records]
VNDL & Viola Ferrando – … [Forthcoming on Hymen Records]
Exosphere – Mind Reflection (VNDL Remix) [Forthcoming on Raumklang Music]
VNDL – Don’t Forget the Machine (Part 2) [Forthcoming on Abstrakt Reflections]
VNDL – When it Rains [Forthcoming on Abstrakt Reflections]
VNDL – Something for Someone [Forthcoming on Abstrakt Reflections]
VNDL – … [Forthcoming on Provokation Record]
VNDL – Don’t Forget the Machine (Part 1) [Forthcoming on Abstrakt Reflections]

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VNDL Facebook Group : http://www.facebook.com/pvndl

VNDL Soundcloud : http://soundcloud.com/philippevndl

Spark – Dichotomy : You’ve been unlogged!

Today’s Unlog feature comes from Portugal, press play to discover the young producer Spark’s new release, available here for « name your price » download. It’s been playing in my headphones twice before posting, and i think it still will for a while to get all the richness of it.

Check The Damned!

 

Follow that guy!

Now you’ve pressed play, read a little bit more :

Spark is half hominid, half machinery. Half 12″, half Serato. Half synthesizer, half drum kit. Completely Dj, completely producer.

« Dichotomy » results from the collision of two different albums that Spark produced, one in his laptop, another conducting a symphonic orchestra, in a particle accelerator provided by the label head Jinx.

Spark has forbidden us of giving his album a specific music genre, but many of Monster Jinx’s artists suggested « Sparkstepnbasshop » as a proper definition. Or « Locksmiths Hop ». « Truckwithbladesandjetpropulsorsstep » also proved popular, as did « Space Sparkunk ».

The famous villain Two-Face already confessed to be a fan.

Warning: we strongly discourage people diagnosed with bipolar disorder from listening to « Dichotomy ».

More material : http://spark.dichotomy.monsterjinx.com and http://spark-mj.bandcamp.com

http://www.facebook.com/spark.mj

As always, free download with the option of payment (amount undefined – 0 (zero) works)

 

SPARKS, YOU’VE BEEN UNLOGGED!