My friend Jeremy recently posed a question – how do you refer generally to all of the genres presently described as EDM without resorting to that loathsome term? My answer: TECHNO can be used to describe nearly any music employing machines or even non-mechanical music that emulates them.
The Sounds Of Earth presents a meditation on this insight. A HYPERSURFACE is a mathematical construct used to describe a surface in a different number of dimensions. This compilation draws on that concept to illustrate the multi-dimentionality of techno.
Complete track listing after the jump. Click the hash tag to play or download..
hy·per·sur·face [hahy-per-sur-fis] – noun | a mathematical object that generalizes the concept of surface from three-dimensional Euclidean space to hyperspace.
Le Fleur – Datura
Future Sound of London – A Study of Six Guitars
Morkia – Time Axis Manipulation
Brian Eno & David Byrne – The Carrier
Hawke – Lovebug
Plastikman – Akoustik (F.K. Remix)
Friedman & Liebezeit – Secret Rhythms (Shackleton Remix)
010 aka Aybee – Refuge ft. Malena Perez
Actress – IWAAD
Shackleton – Fireworks
Autechre – Chatter
Friedman & Liebezeit – 7
Polygon Window – My Teapot
Andy Stott – Love Nothing
Shed – RQ-170
Future Sound Of London – Tired #1
Gatekeeper – Tomb
Plastikman – I Don’t Know (Psyche’s Haunted Whisper Remix)
Nearly a decade after the first BAllroom.SEssions recording was released, DiReC1Fr0mDiGi1aL is pleased to present the latest in the series.
And while every BA.SE. mix is arranged and recorded in Doug Singer’s loft studio in Brooklyn, Williamsburg’s old Miller-Grand Ballroom, there is a unique story behind each SEssion…
Hear for yourself – download/stream via the linked text …and turn it UP!
New for 2011, DfD will be home for archived netcasts of The Sounds Of Earth. TSOE originates from the Bushwick, Brooklyn studios of Newtown Radio, streaming most Fridays from 7-9p EDT. The show, now in its second year, features electronic music selected and mixed by veteran NY DJ Doug Singer. DfD will post selected archives for streaming and download starting with the first TSOE of 2011.
The show on January 7 features records from 2 decades in the evolution of electronic dance music, with techno, house, acid, electro, and ghetto-tech styles represented. Artists in this 2 hour compliation include Redshape, Basic Soul Unit, Kyle Hall, Richie Hawtin, Ron Hardy, Hallucinator, Steve Poindexter, Pan Pot & Traversable Wormhole, among others. Labels range from the venerable Plus8 and Chain Reaction imprints to today’s Equalized and a.r.t.less (Morjuba).
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