Episode 26 - Inquieta Box

Tracklist

  • 01. Drumcell - Empathy Box (Hypoxia Mix)
  • 02. Amatorski - Never Told (Styrofoam Rework)
  • 03. Alek Fin & Galun - Ionosphere
  • 04. Kim Brown - Rehearsed Engineering
  • 05. Arthur Wimble - Boy
  • 06. Nilüfer Yanya - Small Crimes
  • 07. Andrew Judah - Blinding Light
  • 08. Daughter - The End
  • 09. Basile di Manski - The Story of a Magnificent Blowjob
  • 10. Aria Hennessy - Where Did the Love Go
  • 11. Tiny Deaths - The Gardener
  • 12. Skinshape - Summer
  • 13. Paerish - Party's Over, Biff
  • 14. Maria Usbeck - Jungla Inquieta

Artist Information

Drumcell

Drumcell was born as Moe Espinosa in Los Angeles’ San Gabriel Valley. Far away from the glamour and glitter of Hollywood, he cut his teeth growing up in a vibrant, culturally diverse neighborhood that still breeds inspiration for his work. San Gabriel Valley is also where he and the Raíz brothers, Vangelis and Vidal, met and founded Droid Behavior in the early 2000s which lead to the infamous Interface warehouse series and lauded techno label Droid Recordings.

A classically trained musician in his youth, Moe came to circulate around the Noise, Punk and Industrial scene, playing guitar and singing in various bands until he discovered the early ‘90s L.A. rave scene. That was when he got in touch with some of the heroic synthesizers of techno’s early years. His enthusiasm for those synthetic sounds lead to a career as a Product Specialist at Native Instruments and to independent musician and engineer work across Los Angeles. Some of his studio contributions include work for Alessandro Cortini of Nine Inch Nails, Maynard James Keenan of Tool, Douglas McCarthy of Nitzer Ebb, Gary Numan, George Clinton, Kool Keith, Qbert, and Cut Chemist.

By then, Moe was chuffed to pursue his own productions. When he handed out his first self-produced, self-pressed vinyls at the Detroit Electronic Music Festival in 2001, he heard them being played from the festival stages the very next day. Since then, he has released original productions or remixed tracks on DROID, CLR, Electric Deluxe, Torque, Silent Steps, Blank Code, Ibadan, Detroit Underground, and much more.

Drumcell explores and discovers the analogue world as much as the digital world of music production, to finally combine them into his very own raw, suspenseful and hypnotic style. Influenced by a myriad of music as well as science fiction and machines, he has developed an addiction to analog synthesis which has led to ceaseless experiments in his studio in search of new, mind-expanding sounds. As one of the most esoteric techno artists in North America, his sound disregards genre limitations and is everything but conventional techno.

This style has caught the attention of many of the world’s top techno jocks, with strong track support from the likes of Luke Slater, Speed J, and Chris Leibing. This style has also reached numerous prestigious international clubs and festivals. From Berlin ́s techno mecca Berghain to the main stage of The Movement in Detroit to North American nightclubs like Output and Stereo to festivals across Europe, Latin America, Japan and Australia - Drumcell’s sound can be heard around the world.

In 2015, Drumcell is ready for a whole new chapter of what he is best at and what matters most to him in life – the manifestation of truthful emotions in futuristic sonic concepts.

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Amatorski

It goes without saying that the Belgian band Amatorski is unique in its kind. Combining an enormous versatility with a consistent and captivating sound is their trademark.

In 2010 the Belgian audience fell in love with their debut EP 'Same Stars We Shared', including the radio hit 'Come Home'. A year later, the Benelux release of their atmospheric album 'tbc' exceeded already high expectations.

In 2013 Amatorski was signed to Crammed Discs for a worldwide release of the 'tbc'/'Same Stars We Shared' combo. The band toured extensively, from Germany to France, from Spain to the UK, from Switzerland to Slovakia, Austria and Hungary.

In the meantime they created soundtracks for television and for a Dutch movie, and their acclaimed interactive multimedia project 'Deleting Borders' explored crossovers between music, internet and video art.

In 2014 they released their second full album ‘From Clay to Figures’ and wrote the title track to BBC show ‘The Missing’. Album III is in the making with single Hear Me released spring 2016.

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Alek Fin & Galun

ALEK.FIN is a Los Angeles, CA based electronic musician, producer, and engineer.

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Kim Brown

Releases:
Kim Brown – Spring Theory EP [Just Another Beat, JAB06]
Kim Brown – Evermind EP [Just Another Beat, JAB07]
Kim Brown – Somewhere Else It's Going To Be Good LP [Just Another Beat, JAB08]
Kim Brown – I Am Batman [Retreat, RTR15]
Kim Brown – Rubies, Riches and [Permanent Vacation, IF THIS IS HOUSE I WANT MY MONEY BACK ]
Kim Brown – Batteries Not Included EP [Needwant, 033]

Remixes/Edits:
Shur-I-Kan – Stepping Tones (Kim Brown Remix) [Freerange, FR183]
Yoko Duo – First In Line (Kim Brown Remix) [Fauxpas Musik, FAUXPAS 006R]
Stanley Schmidt – Won't you listen to me (Kim Brown's Gotham City Remix) [Rivulet, RVLT002]
Kindness – House (Kim Brown Edit) [Rimini, RIMINI #3]
Chad Valley – Fall 4 U (Kim Brown Edit) [Rimini, RIMINI #4]
Grandbrothers – Ezra Was Right (Kim Brown Iron Rave Remix) [Film Recordings]

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Arthur Wimble



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Nilüfer Yanya

Soulful Indie 1 piece from London

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Andrew Judah

A fearless and meticulous songwriter and composer, Andrew Judah's diverse sound is strung together by a love of evolving cinematic orchestrations and bittersweet melodies. Piecing together what others might dismiss as incompatible sounds, he has found a way to employ familiar, organic instruments with warped analog textures. The arrangements are playful and exploratory, with subtle rhythmic complexities. All of this diversity in sound is held together by a single thread, Andrew’s voice.
Andrew has released several full length albums and composed original music for Disney/ABC, Lincoln, Google, Adidas, Toyota and many others. His music has been featured in numerous television campaigns, including the holy grail of advertising: a Super Bowl spot. In 2014 he released his third LP, the dark and progressive Monster. In 2015 he received 1st place in the Music BC emerging artist program and released the disco noir track "Running Home". In early 2016, Andrew wrote an original song for the Disney/ABC show Shadowhunters. The resulting track, "Who Am I?" was featured on the Freeform/Netlfix original series.
He is currently working on a project called Metanoia, which is 7 separate 3 track EPs released once a month from June until December. Andrew lives in Kelowna, BC.

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Daughter



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Skinshape

Debut album came out in 2014, self-titled. Second album came out 2015, entitled 'Oracolo.' Album 3 out April 2017 - entitled 'Life & Love.'

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Paerish

Born of mutual admiration for 90s pop punk potentates Offspring and Blink-182, and the same era’s big screen time travel adventure Jumanji and its star Robin Williams, Paris-based PÆRISH is poised to be the next alternative rock smash hitmakers. “My older sister was a teenager when I was like 8 or 9 years old, and I discovered music through her,” co-founder, frontman and guitarist Mathias Court recalls of the almost ripped from the script of Almost Famous scenario of his first foray into rock. “She was playing some Offspring songs in her room and that changed me for life. The Smash album truly changed my life.”

With its foundation built on the duel inspirations of music and movies, it practically seems scripted that the original members of PÆRISH - Court, Martin Dupraz (bass) and Julien Louvion (drums) - would first meet and form as a trio five years ago in a Paris film school, where Court and Dupraz were studying film production and Louvion sound engineering. Initially adopting the name Crackity Flynn, in 2015 the three modified the group’s moniker to PÆRISH (based on the awkward, skinny kid character Alan Parrish in Jumanji) and added second guitarist Frédéric Wah. “We love Robin Williams and his characters,” Court explains. It’s kind of a tribute to who we are. We are all kids from the 90s, we’re all big fans of Blink-182 and that kind of humor. The character of Alan Parrish is a kid who’s imprisoned in an adult body. He’s still like a kid, even though he looks like an adult. Like the four of us.”

Their collective primary passion in life for music eventually led the members of PÆRISH to focus on writing songs over scripts and concentrate on performing on concert stages as opposed to working on movie sets. Buoyed by the backing of supportive parents, including Court’s David Bowie-adoring mom and Dupraz’s devoted Beatles-loving dad, a throng of around 300 – including close family members and friends – witnessed the band’s debut gig five years ago at a cool club in “The City of Lights.” Determined to be undaunted by Paris’ paltry rock scene (“It’s in a bad way,” states Dupraz. “It’s pretty hard because France, and especially Paris, is a huge EDM and hip-hop scene and city.”), and refusing to be undone by the fact that there is just one rock station (OUI-FM) in town, PÆRISH turned to social sites such as Spotify and Bandcamp.com to get their tunes directly into the ears and hands of their ever-expanding fan base.

The band’s hunch that placing their music on Spotify would be an effective way to garner airplay and gain followers proved to be spot-on, with the riff-roaring single “Undone” just topping 3 million spins. “‘Undone’ was one of the very last songs we composed for the album,” says Court, referring to PÆRISH’s forthcoming debut collection Semi Finalist (release date TBD). “I think it was the quickest song I’ve ever composed. I had that riff; I didn’t know what to do with it. I started to play (more) riffs one night and I think it was done in one afternoon. I think it was the quickest song we’ve ever made.”

Armed with 11 near fully composed songs, the foursome packed up and departed for Glasgow, Scotland, where they would complete the recording of Semi Finalist in one of the two countries whose music influenced the group the most: the other being the United States. “I finished some of the lyrics in Glasgow,” Court confirms. “I used to get up very early, before the other guys, and started to write the last verses of the album.” In addition to “Undone,” “Then People Forget” is another track that made the final cut for the album, and according to Court it is “different from ‘Undone,’ but it pretty much talks about the same thing, the same moment in my life. They’re not really happy songs, but they are both about the same person. Even though the riffs are bigger, some people have told me you can still find some kind of Blink-182 influence, so we feel like that’s a big compliment.”

Inspired by a line in the 1998 Wes Anderson film Rushmore, Court says “I Got Punched in the Face, What’s Your Excuse” also “talks about a girl, so I thought it would be funny. Also, Martin and I love the idea of having funny and very long names for songs. Sometimes names that have nothing to do with the songs. We both love the [Long Island, NY] band Brand New and they have so many funny song titles. So it’s kind of influenced by both movies and music.” Meanwhile, on the opposite end of the long song title spectrum lies “7-57,” which Court explains was based on the quirky penchant of an ex-girlfriend who never wanted to set her alarm clock at a precise hour, like 8am.

Universal themes of girls, family and friends are prevalent across the cuts found on PÆRISH’s first full-length offering, but another overriding leitmotif lies just under the surface, and served as inspiration for the album Semi Finalist and its title track. “I tend to talk a lot about coming to the big city, because Frédéric is from Paris, but the rest of us are not from Paris,” recounts Court. “It’s an important part of the writing, talking about leaving our small cities to come to the big city, and sometimes feeling a bit small in that city, and feeling like you’re not a part of that city. That’s the big theme; feeling like you’re not good enough for living in the big city that is Paris.”

Unlike the character in Jumanji that, although slightly modified, served as inspiration for the band name, it won’t take this four-piece from Paris 26 years to reach the musical equivalent of adulthood. Alan Parrish may have started out as a weak, scared, shy kid who eventually developed strong survival instincts, but PÆRISH is well on its way to becoming masters of its own reality, with Semi Finalists serving as just the first major move in the group’s game plan to conquer the music world.

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