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April 30, 2008

Arj Barker : Enmore Theatre : 30.04.2008 : 7.30pm

Filed under: Live Comedy — decoded_ @ 11:58 am

Arj Barker

Arj Barker was really, really, very, very funny! A great show, great laughs! Once again I hurt afterwards from laughing too much.

Thanks Arjy Barky! ;P His ocker Australian impersonations are spot on!

April 29, 2008

Coming up… In Sydney…

Filed under: Clubbing & Gigs,Music — decoded_ @ 3:15 pm

Alex Smoke [Live] & Matthias Tanzmann @ Lost Baggage – The Cross : 03.05.2008

Kazu Kimura @ Break Inn – Chinese Laundry : 09.05.2008

Matthias Tanzmann & Bjorn Wilke @ The Club Club – Chinese Laundry : 10.05.2008

Gaiser [Live] & Marc Houle [Live] @ M_nus 10th Birthday Tour : Lost Baggage – The Cross : 31.05.2008

Sunday Adventure Club – Berlin

Filed under: Clubbing & Gigs,Music — decoded_ @ 2:49 pm

I wish I could be in Berlin in June…



Line up: Richie Hawtin, Josh Wink, Luciano, Matthew Dear’s Big Hands [Live], Karotte, Tobi Neumann, Zip, Magda, Marc Houle [Live], Paco Osuna, Troy Pierce, Matt John, Guido Schneider, Steve Bug, Heartthrob [Live], Konrad Black, Loco Dice & Marco Carola (back to back), Rebekah Aff, Cassy.

Date: Sunday June 15th, 2008

Location: Open air location near the Postbahnhof, Berlin
Large outside area with 1 stage, 2 inside floors in case of rain, the event will be indoors.

Opening hours: Outside stage 10am-10pm, inside stages 6pm until open end

Ticket prices: 15EUR pre-sale

April 15, 2008

Alex Smoke [Live] @ The Wonder Fuss – Civic Underground : 24.04.08

Filed under: Clubbing & Gigs,Music — decoded_ @ 11:26 am

This was a fun night out, nice vibe, great to be out with mates, but we missed ya Joanne, Chesham, Wowky, Dr.Tad… Excellent to catch up with some good old club friends, Hi Pete, Nick and Sandi! We had a great boogie, getting down to the sounds of Alex Smoke.

I usually don’t look forward to going to this venue, as when it’s packed it can be really uncomfortable. It wasn’t too bad on this outing, lots of people, but not packed. I’ve said it before, but it really is so much better without all the cigarette smoke now. The new recent renovations are great, it looks and feels like an uber Berlin club now, with all the white, leather padding, and coloured light ceiling tiles, very cool. Sound System is fantastic, mmm Klipsch speakers. DJ booth area is much better now that it’s not a little hole in the wall. I hear they have a rotary valve DJ mixer installed now as well, not being used this night though, keen to hear it. It was probably in use the following night there for Todd Terje.

Alex Smoke performing live with an Apple MacBook, Evolution MIDI controller and Ableton Live was excellent. The 3rd time I’ve seen him live. Sounding a lot more maximal than minimal this time I thought. He’s got some great new tougher tracks/sounds since I last heard him live in Berlin last July, less glitch, more tech, much more sustained dance floor pressure. It was nice to hear some of his early tracks (my faves) still being played in his live set too, Brian’s Lung, Chica Wappa, Don’t See The Point etc. I look forward to hearing him again on Saturday at Lost Baggage, along with Matthias Tanzmann.

I also enjoyed Dave Choe and Matt Aubusson’s sounds following on from Alex Smoke. I’ve missed hearing these guys out. I hardly knew anything they played, which is always a plus.

It seems the majority of the crowd didn’t get or lost interest in the darker, deeper, minimal, and more techno-ish sounds from Alex and the Glitch lads that followed. The room started and then kept emptying out from about 1/2 way through Alex’s set. I didn’t like much of the warm up sounds played before Alex, too happy/fluffy for me, nice to hear Joris Voorn’s track Blank, out though.

A fun night, thanks crew! Meow! 🙂

April 13, 2008

New Sounds…

Filed under: Charts,Music — decoded_ @ 12:41 pm

Some new (and old) music I’m enjoying muchly, in no particular order, thanks Beatport.

Mathew Jonson - Symphony For The Apocalypse

Mathew Jonson – Symphony For The Apocalypse [Wagon Repair]
Danton Eeprom – Face Control [Foundation Records]
Holger Zilske – The Bees [Playhouse]
Lauhaus & Boris Werner – Revenge Of The Nerds/Bitchslap [Remote Area]
Sascha Funke – Mango [BPitch Control]
Shlomi Aber – Tokyo Shanghai [Ovum]
Lucio Aquilina – Disco Bus (Roland M. Dill Remix) [Trapez Ltd.]
Franck Roger – Mind Illusions [Earthmental Music]
Delete – Flight Schedule (Gregor Tresher Remix) [SCI+TEC]
Popof – Non Sense [Dimmer]
Andomat 3000 – Impertinenz [Einmaleins Musik]
Ryoh Mitomi – Pointe [Immigrant Records]
Chymera – Umbrella (Beatless Mix) [Ovum]
Van Hai – Sentiment [Time Has Changed Records]
Trickski – Move Me (Phonique Remix) [Sonar Kollektiv]
Mr. G – Custom Made [Proof]
Andre Crom – Intensivstation [Veryverywrongindeed Records]
Butch – Botanik [Acid Fuckers Unite Ltd.]
Manuel De Lorenzi – Call Me Please [Dialtone Records]

Speaking of music check this out… Awesome!

Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene : Live In Your Living Room

Jean Michel Jarre has recreated his whole Oxygene album as a live performance, with a CD and a (3D) DVD. I want! <-- Check the teaser video Phwoar! Look at all those beautiful old analogue synths! /me wipes up his drool... There's a fantastic article about it all in the February 2008 Sound On Sound magazine, which I only just picked up.

April 9, 2008

Happy Birthday!

Filed under: General — decoded_ @ 12:00 am

Birthday Cake

Happy Birthday to me today.

April 2, 2008

We Love Sounds 2008

Filed under: Clubbing & Gigs,Music — decoded_ @ 6:43 pm

We Love Sounds 2008

The line-up for the 2008 We Love Sounds winter event/festival has just been released. Not sure if this is the full line-up, or if there’s more to come. It’s already very impressive.

It’s on the 8th June, taking place across the Hordern Pavilion, Royal Hall Of Industries, Forum and Entertainment Quarter (Fox Studios).

I don’t think I’ll want to miss going to this. Here’s some of the internationals they have annouced, that I’m excited about…

Stephan Bodzin [live]
Marc Houle [Live]
Gaiser [Live]
David Squillace
Ellen Allien
Modeselektor [Live]

Keen to check out these as well…

Lindstrom [Live]
Mr Oizo
Utah Saints
Steve Lawler
Mix Master Mike (Beastie Boys DJ)

Full line-up and details:

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