First up, my remix of Kursa’s ‘Rare Candy’ has been released on the ‘Rare Candy’EP. Featuring remixes from Teknian, MakO, Mouldy Soul and Davr this has turned into a fantastically varied EP, covering the groovier end of bass music at the moment.
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And second up is ‘Wendigo’ being released on the new Broken Bubble’s new compilation ‘Variety’. It’s a great compilation featuring a wide range of artists from Broken Bubble’s roster. I also did the mastering for this release.
Download a copy (pay-what-you-feel) by clicking the picture!
A little slow getting this up here, but my new EP ‘Wokka Wokka’ was released on Wonk#ay Records on 21st May 2012. It’s a collection of four tunes that were written at around the same time, focussed on dancefloor energy and rhythmical fluidity. The awesome artwork you see above was made by Hurtdeer.
Here’s what Wonk#ay have to say about it:
“May we introduce Duskky’s WokkaWokka EP! Experimental bass junky coming from many a depth o genre to bring you some seriously banging mish mash dubfunk. His style is unique and not to be missed. Odd harmonical genius!
This is a must have for any collection. Download, Turn up the volumes, BANG IT OUT! Now don’t that feel good? :)”
Circuitree Records just released their third installment of the Unviersus series which has seen the likes of Luke Vibert, Jimmy Edgar and Akira Kiteshi doing what they do best. I’ve know Circuitree boss Panther God for a little while now after he spent a few months in the UK last year (and even joined us for a memorable night at the Rhythm Factory). For Universus III he’s picked an excellent selection of music from around the globe, including many Broken Bubble and Mothers Against Noise artists. Best of all it’s FREE (or pay what you like) so no excuse not to grab a copy! Tracklisting is as follows:
1.Glenn Astro – Luv Iz Gone
2.Knobgoblin – Ghosts
3.Aligning Minds – Deep Trench
4.Duskky – Distance
5.Hurtdeer – Yell Curious
6.Axiom Crux – Seuture
7.Fedbymachines – Reflections
8.The State Of – Anything For You (Kentsoundz Remix)
9.Cogidubnus – Quarterlight
10.Panther God – Gene Pool
11.The Pearl – FishDish
12.Hydroplane – Manit
13.Second Line – Hush
A couple of days a go Wonk#ay Records released their first bass music compilation, ‘Shaken’. The reason I’m sticking it up here is because it features one of my more recent Duskky tunes, ‘Say You’ as the second track. The best part is that it’s completely free! I’ve also now joined the Wonk#ay crew so i’m going be making more live appearances alongside the rest of the gang this winter. I’ll have a page on their website when the new version is live, sometime in the not too distant future. Winner.
The track listing for ‘Shaken’ is as follows:
1. Hermit – Pontain
2. Duskky – Say You
3. ZenDeathSquad vs Roger – Superman Remix
4. Bunkle – Curly Fries
5. Kursa – Nanocluster
6. Coda – Pablo
7. Scamp – Frequency
The ‘Beyond’ installation, created in collaboration with Anne-Laure Misme and Jennifer McColl, was presented at this year’s Interaktionslabor in Gottelborn, Germany. Organised and run by Johannes Birringer the lab focusses on questions of interactivity within modern performance art.
We reworked the structure for the new environment, and although the main crux of the piece didn’t change much it had a distinctly different atmosphere in an open air environment. here’s a photo from the event:
Rascality was recently released through Broken Bubble, and is available now through their Bandcamp page and various other online music shops. This one features faster-than-dubstep tunes, circa 150bpm. Lots of breaks and sub, but then what else would you expect?
So I was a little slow on the uptake here, but my EP entitled ‘Wish on the Moon’ is now available for purchasing from many major digital music outlets. Rascality EP coming in a day or two on Broken Bubble!
‘Beyond’ was a piece originally conceived by Anne-laure Misme as a way to explore spatial relationships, both between physical space such as buildings and between ourselves and the world around us. The piece took the format of an installation, with the video element projected onto a string of 6 hanging textiles. The sound was presented on a 4.1 channel system. The footage shows abandoned buildings with broken down walls creating unusual connections between initially separate spaces. A body is used as a mask, with the slow movements turning the result into an almost abstract experience, whilst retaining appealingly human gestures.
The sound was inspired by the imagined soundtrack of a decaying building, combined with the mechanical and construction sounds which have gone some way to put the building in that state. Since the video is very grayscale I wanted the sound to be quite cold and inhuman as well. The quadrophonic system then allowed me to place this soundscape around the audience to make them feel like they’re experiencing it from the inside.
I’ve been a little slow getting this one up here, but here it is – some documentation material from the Meta-p(F)ace show created and performed in Athens, Greece.
This piece was devised in collaboration with Yiorgos Bakalos (performance with live cameras) and Stevan Lung (video/visuals). Whilst we all came to the project with ideas of where we wanted it to go, it was essentially devised over the space of 3 weeks, with the following 2 weeks consisting of approximately 10 performances at the Beton7 Gallery.
The piece explored the relationship between our private, personal space and how this affects our dealings with the world at large. Through the use of two wireless cameras strapped to the backs of Yiorgos’ hands (one facing in towards his face, and the other out) we examined this central theme, whilst also looking at how our memories affect our attitudes in the present, and how coming to terms with our past can liberate us from anxiety and misgivings about where we’re going.
Sonically the piece was made almost entirely out of audio recordings made in and around Yiorgos’ flat, trying to capture the background sounds and various times of day to build up a sonic footprint of the environment we were working in. I then layered these together to create an amalgamated impression of the soundscape, whilst at certain points introducing other elements (such as a synthesised drone) to create a sense of otherness, tension and dislocation. This latter part was very important since it cemented the idea of the individual vs the world, and the struggle that will ensnare all of us at some point in our lives.
The space itself consisted of two rooms: One large room which contained the Installation portion (projectors, speakers and an armchair) and a smaller room in which Yiorgos performed most of his choreography. Stevan and I were set up in this smaller space, so as to leave the audience to their own devices in the main area. Yiorgos began his choreography under a duvet on a bed in the small room, with his actions only visible on the two screens next door. Through this connection yet disconnection between the two spaces the audience had to choose whether to watch the bed or the screens, physically enter his personal space or watch it voyeuristically on the projections.
I won’t explain in great detail how the piece unfolds, since I think it has to be experienced in person. We’ll see whether there’s another opportunity for that to happen. To give you a feeling of the space and general tone, here some images (video to follow):