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April 26, 2007

Ada – Call The Tune / Living It Up – [Areal Records]

Filed under: Music — decoded_ @ 4:56 pm

Ada - Call The Tune EP [Areal Records]

AdaCall The Tune *
AdaLiving It Up *

I came across this EP whilst shopping on Beatport on the w/end, and I really connected with it’s dark, warm, melodic beauty, very Kompakt Records sounding tracks. This EP was released almost a year ago. I’m sure I’ve heard these tracks in DJ sets experienced and/or downloaded, as they felt very familiar when I heard them as well.

I’m quite hooked on these tracks this week, many repeat listens on my iPod. I think I’ll have to buy this EP on vinyl as well. Ada (Michaela Dippel) is a female DJ/producer based in Cologne (home of Kompakt Records) in Germany.

I have to admit I’ve never really ‘got’ the Areal Records, and associated producer’s sounds before, there was always something that didn’t sit quite right with me. I know Sydney DJ’s Dave Choe and Noel ‘747’ Peters have been fans for a long time.

More data…

* Audio samples from

April 24, 2007

Inxec [Live] or Nathan Fake [Live]

Filed under: Clubbing & Gigs,Music — decoded_ @ 6:28 pm



Nottingham UK minimal/techno producer & DJ Inxec, B-Pole (Chris Sylvester) with releases on Jay Haze’s label Contexterrior and also on Four:Twenty Recordings is currently in Australia, and performed both a live set and DJ set at Minimal Fuss @ Civic Theatre last Friday 20th April here in Sydney.

Here’s a feature on Inxec from

Jay Haze was to be touring/playing around the same time, but cancelled his Asia/Australia tour dates due to injury, I hope he’s ok.

Inxec’sMain Restraint released on the 16.5 EP on Contexterrior was one of my favourite minimal tracks released last year.

My favourite Sydney DJ’s Matt Aubusson and Dave Choe part of the team behind the Minimal Fuss parties, also played. A cool YouTube video was done to hype the night (see below), that’s Matt and Dave in the background, not sure who the girl is under the teddy-bear head doing a nice imitation of the Bob Dylan ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’ video.

Anyway… I didn’t go… I had planned to go, I was looking forward to going, but when the night came along it just didn’t come together for me, sorry Matt & Dave!

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However, I believe we have a second chance to see Inxec performing live again in Sydney, at Beware The Cat @ Yu this coming Saturday 28th April. Not sure if he’s playing live and/or DJing. I’m trying to find out more details…

However… Problem… Guess who else is also performing here in Sydney on the same night?

Nathan Fake

Nathan Fake

UK producer/live performer Nathan Fake is performing live at Chinese Laundry in the cave, also playing is Audiojack (UK).

I’m a huge fan of some of Nathan’s productions: Outhouse and The Sky Was Pink (Icelandic version) released on James Holden’s excellent Border Community label in 2003/2004. James Holden’s remixes are fantastic as well. My favourite Nathan Fake production would probably be Dinamo released on Traum Schallplatten in 2005.

I didn’t buy his album Drowning In A Sea Of Love as the quick listen I gave it on release didn’t grab me at the time. I’ve never really been a fan of those ‘artist albums’ with songs/tracks in music genres completely different to what the artist is renown for. Although from what I’ve read, the sounds on Nathan’s album are actually closer to his true musical passion/style; ambient sound-scapes, emotive, fuzzy, melodic layers (think My Bloody Valentine), with indie-rock/rock and broken-beat drum patterns, songs as opposed to tracks, and that his popular techno/minimal productions have been more so ‘experiments’ outside of that. As far as I know he’s not released anything new since that album in 2006. He could be very interesting to check out…

More data… (No, that’s not a typo)

So, I’m still yet to decide which one I’m going to… I was thinking Inxec today, but this evening after listening to and posting those Nathan Fake track samples, I think I’d be crazy to miss seeing him. I hope he still plays the tracks that introduced him to us. I just fear the cave in Chinese Laundry is going to be very hot and rammed full of people, most following the hype. Hrmmm…

* EDIT : 26.04.2007 *

Nathan Fake [Live] @ 3rd Class - Melbourne : 24.04.2007

Nathan Fake [Live] @ 3rd Class – Melbourne : 24.04.2007
Photo by: Scootie from ITM

Oh no! Just reading reports about Nathan Fake’s performance in Melbourne, in this thread on the ITM – Melbourne Forum. His performance didn’t go very well. He had troubles with his laptop at sound-check. Another laptop was brought in, hours of installing software, transferring data etc. right up to performance time, and then that laptop had problems during his performance, a lot of drop outs, and stop/starts, and he only got about 30-40 minutes of music out during his 3 hour set. I liked this comment from that ITM thread “The sky is pink, but the screen is blue”.

There’s talk of him buying a new laptop, and getting his live set back together, with the possibility of another performance tonight Thursday 26th April in Melbourne. He’s performing in Brisbane on Friday, and then here in Sydney on Saturday. It was mentioned he uses a PC laptop, it reminds me of the troubles his Border Community label mate Petter had in Sydney last year, with his PC laptop based live performance, maybe they should be using Macs.

April 16, 2007

New Tunes…

Filed under: Charts,decoded_,Music — decoded_ @ 11:26 am

Johhny Future - Perfect World 02 EP

Here are a heap of new and a few older tracks I’m enjoying at the moment, in no particular order…

Gui Boratto – Mr. Decay – [Kompakt]
Sebastian Roya – Distancias De Noche – [Connaisseur Recordings]
Stephan Bodzin – Liebe Ist… – [Herzblut Recordings]
Gaiser & Heartthrob – Nasty Girl – [Minus]
Namito – Joujou (Martin Landsky Remix) – [Kling Klang]
Joris Voorn – Minor – [Green]
Marco Resmann – Gouache – [Mobilee]
Slam – Azure (Part 1) – [Soma]
Paul Ritch – Winter Ceremony – [Resopal Red]
Touane – Potato Nose – [Lan Muzic]
Audion – I Gave You Away – [Spectral Sounds]
Matzak – Girl In Water (Dan Berkson & James What Remix) – [Boxer Recordings]
Johnny Future – Perfect World 02 (B) – [Perfect World]
Einzelkind & Meat – Not A Musical Masterpiece – [Get Physical Music]
Julian Jeweil – Airconditionne – [Skryptom]
Feldah & Koba – Is Flar (Pan-Pot Remix) – [60 Seconds]
Paco Osuna – Seachamps – [Plus 8]
Hot Chip – No Fit State (Audion Remix) – [EMI]
John Tejada & Arian Leviste – Mathemagician – [Palette]
Audion – Mund Zu Mund – [Spectral Sounds]
Jeremy P. Caulfield – Lacewig Puff – [Dumb Unit]
Marc Romboy Vs Stephan Bodzin – Puck – [Systematic]
Jacek Sienkiewicz – Good Night/Good Luck – [Cocoon Recordings]
Misstress Barbara – Barcelona – [Border Community]
Sleeper Theif – Full Of You – [Mobilee]
Sebo K & Metro – Transit – [Get Physical Music]
Moodymann – Live In L.A 1998 – [Peacefrog]
Minilogue – Certain Things Around You (Part 2) – [Traum]

I should probably put some new mixes/shows together!

April 13, 2007


Filed under: Films — decoded_ @ 11:58 am

The Sun

Finally! A new sci-fi film! Sunshine.

My girlfriend and I saw it last night. It’s an awesome sci-fi film (well, until the last few minutes/ending). It really gets your heart pumping. Amazing visuals. Excellent music/sounds from Underworld & John Murphy too.

Happy Friday the 13th!

Filed under: Clubbing & Gigs,Films,General — decoded_ @ 10:51 am

Jason Voorhees

Jason Voorhees wishes you a Happy Friday the 13th!

I’m not really a fan of these films, never been much of a horror movie fan.

‘Friday the 13th’ brings back memories of the ‘Black Friday’ techno parties at the Metro in Adelaide in the early-mid 1990’s… Big M Memoirs indeed.

April 9, 2007

Happy Birthday to me!

Filed under: General — decoded_ @ 12:00 am

Birthday Cake

Happy Birthday to me today! I’m 0x24 (HEX) years old today.

April 8, 2007

“Ostern Schl├Ąger” Mad Racket – Marrickville Bowlo : 07.04.2007

Filed under: Clubbing & Gigs — decoded_ @ 4:52 pm

Mad Racket - Easter 2007

I had a fun night, nice to be out with friends. It’s been a long time since the whole ‘gang’ has been out together. Tom Clark was good, but I felt much more musically inspired last time he played Mad Racket a couple of years ago. I hardly knew anything Tom Clark played this time. Not much train-spotting to report, I’m pretty sure I heard these…

Martin Buttrich – Well Done
Martin Landsky – Let Me Dance (Sebo K Remix)
Matthias Tanzmann – Procon
Grindvik – Surface
Paul Ritch – Winter Ceremony
Gaiser – Bukl
Samuel L. Session (Feat. Paris The Black Fu) – Can You Relate?
Future Beat Alliance – Remember
Audion – I Gave You Away

The last few there may have been played by Jimmi James who stepped up and mixed a few back-to-back towards the end of Tom’s set.

I think there may have been a couple of Phage & Daniel Dreier tracks, and another Gasier track played during Tom’s set as well, can’t remember the exact titles at the moment. I’m sure a lot of what he played was probably new/forthcoming releases, possibly some from his Highgrade label, he was using mp3s via a Serato Scratch or Final Scratch setup with an Apple notebook.

I personally felt much of what Tom Clark played wasn’t that memorable, not many tracks with hooks. There were only a couple of those ‘wow, what’s this track?’ moments. Not enough melodic elements for me, but it was good dance-floor minimal tech-house/deep-house grooves. I would have liked some tougher intensity, a splash of techno, a little variety, it was all pretty deep, nothing too challenging. To be bluntly honest I felt a little bored. I probably would have liked DJ T. @ Kink musically better, but was turned off by the venue.

Sydney’s Stick Figures who played live prior were great! They have some great minimal/tech tracks/sounds now, and have mostly moved on from all the electro-house/clash sounds they had last time I saw them, years ago at the Spanish Club.

Jimmi James was the only Mad Racket DJ I got to hear for 10-15 minutes before Stick Figures started up, I liked the tracks he played, nice to hear some more tech/techno sounds, he loves that Heartthrob – ‘Golum’ track, as do I.

Attendance wise, there were probably half as many people as were at the previous Mad Racket with Claude VonStroke, which made it more comfortable and less hot this time, but I felt a bit of a vibe/energy lacking from the crowd, a lot of people sitting, and the crowd thinned rapidly after 3am.

For those who missed Tom Clark If you’re up for it, you can catch him again in Sydney this Friday 13th at Bread & Butter @ Ladylux.

April 7, 2007

Happy Easter

Filed under: General — decoded_ @ 11:32 am

Hot Cross Buns

Hope you all have a great Easter!

April 6, 2007

Booka Shade @ Killer – The Metro : 05.04.2007

Filed under: Clubbing & Gigs,Music — decoded_ @ 11:23 am

Booka Shade

Phwoaaar! That was awesome! These guys put on a fantastic live show! The live drumming really adds to the performance.

Heard these tracks during their hour and 15 minute live performance, not in any order:

Booka Shade – Mandarine Girl
Booka Shade – In White Rooms
Booka Shade – Night Falls
Booka Shade – Pong Pang
Booka Shade – Triple Identity
Booka Shade – Darko (Le Grand Noir mix)
Booka Shade – Tresspass 06
Booka Shade – The Spectralist
DJ T. Vs Booka Shade – Queen Lucid
DJ T. Vs Booka Shade – Played Runner
Telegraph (Booka Shade & M.A.N.D.Y) – Oh Superman/Saved At Sunset
M.A.N.D.Y Vs Booka Shade – Body Language/Cha!
Depeche Mode – Martyr (Booka Shade Dub)

There were a few new/unknown tracks as well, the one they played as their encore was a killer! Some of these tracks were teased in briefly, others were played in full, some with extended parts. The production/music quality was awesome, maybe too perfect, if that’s possible.

Huge crowd reaction to their performance, hands in the air, big smiles and cheers. I’ve not seen the Metro that packed and ‘going off’ for a long time.

April 4, 2007

decoded_ : Shows 01 – 49

Filed under: decoded_,Music,Play-List — decoded_ @ 11:32 am


Hey guess what! What? Every decoded_ show is now on-line. I just uploaded the remaining 9 shows. You can now download all 49 decoded_ shows right here. You’ll find play-lists for all the shows here.

These are the master mixes, pre voice-overs and station IDs, all music! Enjoy!

Respect to all the artists and labels featured. There’s a heap of $ spent on all that music. Buy it, don’t streal it!

Show 49 is the most recent show, show 50 is still yet to come together.

Big thanks to decoded_ fans IJsbrand and his brother Quirijn (Ryan) from Holland for helping out with on-line space for these.

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