This weekend before Sound, I also got to perform for the first time at one of my favorite venues in LA. The Fonda holds a special memory for me:
I know I’ve mentioned this before, but the first time I saw a show at The Fonda was Dec 8, 2016. That’s almost exactly 3 years ago to the day; I had come to see @lane8music.
That show had such an impact on me, I think I went on to see him four more times the following year, including at March ‘17 CRSSD Fest. It was during this set that I had my first paradigm-shifting experience of connecting to dance music, wherein I emotionally explained to all my friends who were watching his set with me what his music sounded like, to me: the sound of yearning, loss, memory, forgiveness, and most of all - the sound of the unbreakable human spirit trying, again and again, imperfectly, to do its best.
Whatever it is inside each of us that keeps us trying, however hard life may get; whatever it is that keeps us doing our best... our best to wake up each day and show up.. to our jobs, our relationships, the people we’ve hurt who need amends, our responsibilities, our dreams... words sometimes elude us, and so meaning can elude us as well, but that night at the Fonda - and then again at CRSSD - I felt it. I understood it. Through music, that energy inside all of us that keeps us going, our human spirit, was stirred and ignited; it raised itself to the forefront of my consciousness and took over my life.
So keeping that energy alive, through music, has become my life’s dedication... and I’ve been chasing that feeling ever since.
MAX MAXELL - NORMAL BIAS is out on this Friday the 13th - available on bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify etc.
We handpicked music and drawings from a large pool of cassettes and sketches made between 2017 and 2019. The result is a digital album consisting of 31 tracks (184 minutes) and a 55 page PDF file of artwork.
is a creative collaboration between Karsten Pflum and Michael Shiøler Tingsgård.
is an od lesson in style and sketching. It is an aesthetic joint combination displaying a body of songs and drawings, built in an everyday mindset. The works are reflections of mundane input processing. Preparing gizmos and calibrating behaviour. Night after night, like therapy, looking through the stars, and dreaming about recurring buildings, animals and objects. A sedated dystopian cosmos - anno the Christmas of 2019.
is a Danish visual artist and cartoonist from Copenhagen.
is a Danish electronic musician and producer, living in Berlin.
All sound was recorded directly onto cassette tape, with no additional editing.
31 tracks (184 minutes) and a 55 page PDF file,
made between 2017 and 2019.
Mastered by Tina Dombrowsky.
Releases December 13, 2019
#idm #leftfield #cartoonart #cassetterecordings #album #albumartwork #ambientmusic #electro #techno #michaelschiølertingsgård #karstenpflum
┼∄X┼ꁌ∄▲K - CXB7 RADIO 481 ᏗᏕᏖᏒᎧᎶᎧᏖᏂᎥፈᎥᏕᎷ
808 State - Empire
Hiro Kone - Aion A
Camomile Dawn - Laura (Beautiful Mix)
Denis & Denis - Ti I Ja (Bartoszek edit)
Kovyazin D - Memories
Haram Tapes - Regime Change Through Reduced Legitimacy
ishi vu - Touch of Cloth
Iglooghost & Kai Whiston & Babii - Teef Chizzel
Aïsha Devi - Light Luxury
Sophia Saze - Torn
Monochrome Noir - Playing With The Silence
Portion Control - Chew you to bits (Bartoszek edit)
Arbeid Adelt! - Help (Me Ik Stik) (Vinilette ́s Edit)
Not Waving - Walk Of Shame
Adrian K. Smith - Just Like Hugo
Cosey Fanni Tutti - Tutti
Perdu - Road To Yuzu
Adrian K. Smith - The Song Of My Life
Ike Yard - Elysians
Hele Utopia - Xanthippe
Hele Utopia - Utopia
Overmono - O-Coast
Scott Walker - See You Don't Bump His Head
front 242 - least inkling
December - Encore
EYE - Acqua vera
Rnbws - Rope
Traversable Wormhole - Wormhole Highways
Beta Evers - Foreign Control
Eerie Volver - A Particular Type Of Acausal Energy
Rhys Fulber - Fission
Bestial Mouths - UNSHIVERED
#goth #gothic #gothicmusic #gothmusic #beats
#beatmusic #club #dancemusic #danceclub #nightclub
#clubmusic #electro #electromusic #new #newmusic
#industrial #industrialmusic #techno #technomusic #ambient
#ambientmusic #dark #darkmusic #electronic #electronicmusic
#leftfield #house #leftfieldhouse #housemusic #leftfieldmusic
A remix of Yello's track "Bostich". https://soundcloud.com/denstrow/yello-bostich-denstrow-remix
This weekend, I got to perform alongside this artist who I deeply respect and admire, on the last night of his fall tour. Thank you for the opportunity, @yottomusic. You are the realest one, celebrating all of us #OddOnes while giving us a safe space and platform to express who we are inside.
The first time I saw Yotto perform was at this same club, two and a half years ago on May 26, 2017. After a beautiful night of music, I came home and that very night, my personal life fell apart in front of me as a five-year relationship came to a screeching halt. That was the beginning of my nearly year-long spiral into darkness and depression. I was not even pursuing music yet back then.
To be given the opportunity, two and a half years after that painful night, to come back to this club as an artist and share the booth with Yotto... I don’t know if I will ever find the words to describe what it all means to me.
Never give up on yourself or your future. All broken hearts and memories heal. You can make new ones. And music can truly be your salvation.
Thank you all for everything so far on this crazy journey 🖤