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EMD #002 (September 2011)


Welcome to the Electronic Music Digest – a series of Monthly radio shows on Dirtyradio.

Each month I play out a few fresh and classic discoveries, mainly from the deeper side of the Electronic genre – as well as some gems passed on to me by some of my dirty radio friends.

Most of the music you hear is also in rotation on Dirty Radio, as part of our featured playlist. And what if you have heard them all before? Ah well, hopefully you will tune in anyway and enjoy the selection.

  1. Apparat – Song of Los [The Devil’s Walk – 2011]
  2. Sepalcure – No Think [Fleur EP – 2011]
  3. Jamie XX – Far Nearer [Far Nearer / Beat For – Single – 2011]
  4. King Creosote & Jon Hopkins talk about Diamond Mine [BBC 6music Podcast]
  5. King Creosote & Jon Hopkins – Bubble [Diamond Mine – 2011]
  6. King Creosote – Always Loved A Film (Originally By Underworld) [Unknown – 2010]
  7. Fink – See It All (Scuba Remix) [Ninja Tune XX – Xxclusives 1 – 2010]
  8. Chimes & Bells – The Mole (Trentemøller Remix) [The Mole – Single – 2011]
  9. Guest: Dave Donoghue (intheblackbox) talks about Electric Picnic and his current projects
  10. Gui Boratto – Stems From Hell [III – 2011]
  11. Ta-Ku – Hey Kids [Brownswood Electric 2 (Comp) – 2011]
  12. Ramadanman – Tempest [Glut / Tempest – 2011]
  13. Fink – Berlin Sunrise [Perfect Darkness – 2011]

Keep checking for the next scheduled show on EMD, tune in live on Dirty Radio.

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WalkMusic // Chapter 1


In the first of an exclusive series of dirtyRadio mixes, WalkMusic // Chapter 1 takes in beats and vibes from a diverse cross-section of the midnight music spectrum. Mixed by Manchester’s JWalk, expect everything from must-hear rarities to contemporary aural delights. WalkMusic.

From The Day That I Told You

Vibes is Right :: Barrington Levy :: Time 1 Records (1985)
All Things To All Men :: Cinematic Orchestra :: Ninja Tune (2002)
Eih Min Elemkom :: Omar Souleyman :: Sublime Frequencies (2010)
Carbonated :: Mount Kimbie :: Hotflush Recordings (2010)
Out My Mind, Just in Time :: Erykah Badu :: Universal Motown (2010)
It’s 2 Late 4 U and Me :: Moody :: Mahogany Music (2010)
Ojomo :: Ame :: Sonar Kollektiv Germany (2004)
My Body :: Sammy Bananas :: Fool’s Gold (2010)
BB :: Joy Orbison :: Doldrums Recordings (2010)
The Beginning :: John Murphy :: White Label (2002)
What Did He Say :: Nite Jewel :: Human Ear (2009)
Whisper :: Pursuit Grooves :: Tectonic (2010)
Love Parable :: David Lee Jr. :: Supernatural Records (1974)
And I Love Her :: Jose Feliciano :: RCA Victor Europe (1997)
A Homeless Dream :: Kath Bloom :: Powershovel Audio (1999)

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EMD #001 (February 2011)


Welcome to the Electronic Music Digest, the first in a series of Monthly radio shows on Dirtyradio.

Each month I play out a few fresh* tunes, mainly from the deeper side of the Electronic genre – as well as a couple of discoveries passed on to my by some of community friends.

Most of the music you hear is also in rotation on Dirty Radio, as part of our featured playlist. And what if you have heard them all before? Ah well, hopefully you will tune in anyway and enjoy the selection.

*Actually, some of the tunes may be slightly older, but nevertheless they are still nice.

  1. Kollektiv Turmstrasse – Sphäre [Rebellion Der Träumer – 2011]
  2. Superpitcher – Friday Night [Kilimanjaro – 2010]
  3. jj – KILL YOU [Kills Mix Tape – 2011]
  4. Walkner.Möstl – Movement (ft. Chanda Rule) [Structures – 2010]
  5. ANBB – One [Mimikry – 2010]
  6. Apparat – Sayulita [DJ-KiCKS – 2010]
  7. David Holmes – Don’t Die Just Yet (Holiday Girl) [The Dogs Are Parading – 2010]
  8. Donnacha Costello – Stretching Time [Before We Say Goodbye – 2010]
  9. Trentemøller – Tribag [The Tribag Chronicles – 2010]
  10. Kollektiv Turmstrasse – Goldmarie [Rebellion Der Träumer – 2011]
  11. Scuba – Three Sided Shape [Triangulation – 2010]
  12. Thomas Fehlmann – In The Wind II [Gute Luft – 2010]
  13. Starkey – Stars (feat. Anneka) [Ear Drums And Black Holes – 2010]

Keep checking for the next scheduled show on EMD, tune in live on Dirty Radio.

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Albums of 2010

Its about that time of year where everybody gets bombarded with lists of “my top 10 from this year” on Facebook. So we thought – why not do this for ourselves?

Its an opportunity for us to reflect on some of the best music from a busy year for electronic music, which has given us new material from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, The Orb & Brian Eno.

Of course, there are far too many albums we could list here, but we really want to know what music really floated your boat… so let the discussion begin!

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Allex – Experiment 019


Hi there, here is new episode of radioshow Experiment ! Let’s go to the news in world electronic dance music !
Yves Larock, Manuel De La Mare, J Nitti, Barnes & Heatcliff, Cosmic Gate again with their back in time track, Orjan Nilsen, 4 Strings or something special from Allex’s latest studio work. World star Jan Johnston (very known as a singer for Paul Van Dyk, Paul Oakenfold, Tiesto, BT and much more) teamed up with United States duo Tartarus and Allex made a remix for their track Something’s Missing ! All of this will be released on Soviet Recording soon ! Let’s enjoy it !


1. Avicii – Malo
2. Yves Larock, Tony Sylla feat. Tara McDonald – Girl (Mark Simmons Instrumental Mix)
3. Federico Scavo – Let’s All Chant (Manuel De La Mare & Marshall Remix)
4. Morgan Paige – I’ve Had Friends (Jean Elan Remix)
5. Total Movement – Show Me What You Are Made Of (J Nitti Remix)
6. Tartarus feat. Jan Johnston – Something’s Missing (Allex Remix)
7. Steve H – Outta Space (Barnes & Heatcliff Remix)
8. Lange – Harmonic Motion (Marcus Schossow Remix)
9. 4 Strings – Catch A Fall (Evol Waves Remix)
10. Orjan Nilsen – Shoutbox !
11. Cosmic Gate – Back 2 Earth (Jochen Miller Remix)

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Allex – Experiment 015


Ok let’s go to the new Experiment of electronic dance music !
Tonight just big tracks ! Such as Jochen Miller – Classified, Swanky Tunes – Across The Light, Eric Amarillo – Air in Jean Elan remix, Junkie from Tyler Michaud and Interstate in remix from argentinian duo Heatbeat or presentation of my new remix for D-Force and his Precious with singer Wendy Mdy, released on D-Force Records couple days ago, supported by few radios in Europe.


1. Lock N Load – Blow Ya Mind 2010 (Swanky Tunes Remix)
2. Matthew Codek, Jose De Mara – Forever Loved (Dub Mix)
3. D-Force feat. Wendy Mdy – Precious (Allex Remix)
4. Sandro Silva – Yearbook (Digital Lab Remix)
5. George Acosta – The Reaper 2010 (Gerry Cueto Remix)
6. Eric Amarillo – Air (Jean Elan Remix)
7. Lange – Harmonic Motion (Marcus Schossow Remix)
8. Swanky Tunes – Across The Light
9. Basto! – Space Cake
10. Dabruck & Klein feat. Jean Elan – I’ve Got My Pride (Hold My Head High)
11. Jochen Miller – Classified
12. Maarten De Jong – A50 (Marteen De Jong Remix)
13. Tyler Michaud, Interstate – Junkie (Heatbeat Remix)

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Allex – Experiment 014


This is the very first episode created in United Kingdom, Allex’s new living place !
Ok, today will be about music, like in other experiments.
Allex want present his new remix tonight for Danny Rondberg from Holland and vocalist from France, Wendy Mdy, and their upcoming cover version of track Precious from eighteens…. But first, more progressive tunes, like Solence in Heikki L’s remix, again great two remixes from Timothy Allan, Corte Y Serrado from Rene Amesz and Baggi Begovic, two amazing remixes from Marcus Schossow and more music..


1. Doodge & Viper – Boom
2. The Shrink Reloaded – Nervous Breakdown 2010 (Timothy Allan Remix)
3. Rene Amesz & Baggi Begovic – Corte Y Serrado
4. Something Good – Solence (Heikki L’s La Terazza Mix)
5. Nightstylers – Chase The Sun (Timothy Allan Remix)
6. D-Force feat. Wendy Wdy – Precious (Allex Remix)
7. Lange – Harmonic Motion (Marcus Schossow Remix)
8. BT & Andrew Bayer – The Emergency (Marcus Schossow Remix)
9. Strobe – Liebe (Orjan Nilsen Remix)
10. Gareth Emery – Citadel
11. Gareth Emery feat. Roxanne Emery – Too Dark Tonight

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Beat Connection • Surf Noir

This week’s album of the week comes from Seattle based duo Jordan Koplowitz & Reed Juenger, aka “Beat Connection”. Perhaps we could have generalized the sound of “Surf Noir” as ‘instrumental indie synth’, but instead of making presumptuous statements in an effort to put the sound into a category, we decided to catch up with the guys exclusively to find out a little more…

  • dR: Where does the name ‘Beat Connection’ originate?
    Reed / Jordan: Well, its a homage (ok it sounds cool and we love the band so we used it) to the B-side of LCD Soundystem’s first single. Who puts out a song to start an amazing career about how washed up and old they are? Fuckin’ LCD does.
  • dR: What should people expect to hear in this EP?

    Reed: We have been compared to a lot of artists, but in most cases as a combination of two or more, I think that many influences shine through, but this is kind of meant to be music that can fit a lot of different settings. Tracks like “In The Water” and “Theme From Yours Truly” are kind of just fun party music, and sometimes thats all you need.

    Jordan: What we’ve said before is that our music is challenging surf-y-psychedelic-balearic-disco-dance-electro-pop infused with a healthy dose of rock and house music. Some people may say that’s just chillwave…which we don’t entirely disagree with. I just think our music is a bit “dancier” than chillwave and has a bit more substance.

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  • What albums have you listened too lately?

    Jordan: I have pretty eclectic tastes so it’s been all over the board. Here’s my list: Animal Collective – Fall Be Kind, Yeasayer – Odd Blood, Ruby Suns – Fight Softly, Cut Copy – In Ghost Coulours. Honestly I’m still really into Discovery by Daft Punk. I always make playlists and when I search through my computer and see Daft Punk I don’t see a reason to not put it on.

    Reed: Too many to list, and I’m weird: Nas – Illmatic, James Blake – CMYK – EP, Saint Etienne – Foxbase Alpha, ceo – White Magic, Cut Copy’s New Single! Also, I am going to go so wild on Tuesday when the new Arcade Fire album comes out. That’s one that I will be listening to all the way through on vinyl when its actually out.

  • Are there any particular techniques that you use to achieve your sound?

    Reed/Jordan : Well we use some of the mainstays of electronic music, i.e. side chaining, selective compression, and some of the mainstays of chillwave with reverb and echo etc. But we also do try out some weird things, like degrading audio quality of some instruments by just playing them over our PA and recording them back into Logic. We really like to use instruments in ways like they’ve never been used or are uncommonly used. For example side chaining the flute in the song “Silver Screen” pretty ingenious right? maybe uncalled for…but It’s all about experimenting and being patient.

  • How do you think net labels will shape / are shaping the future of electronic music?

    Reed/Jordan: Basically, people don’t buy that much music any more. The end result if you buy a cd is you put it on your mp3 player and thats that, so basically may as well buy digital, from the internet. I love buying dead medium music with big art, but cd’s are essentially on par with digital music, so I might as well save some money and buy some stuff online and get it immediately.

    I think that net labels are going to take over, its already become way easy for an artist to release their music, but way hard to support themselves because labels haven’t really caught up. So there are going to be more artists (which is a good an bad thing) and more net labels to release their music. And hopefully its gonna be a new paradigm where everything can co-exist. Beat Connection has toyed with the idea of starting their own digital label which will use sales money to one day release vinyl. We will just have to wait and see I guess.

  • What was your first record you bought? Do you shop at record shops often?

    Reed: Well, this is embarrassing, and I probably bought or was given music before this, but best as I can tell… The first record I bought was a Spice Girls cd. There was this girl in my, i dunno, 2nd grade class who I had a crush on, and she loved the Spice Girls and all that shit, so I bought one of those cd’s so that I could start a conversation up with her….Problem was I definitely ended up buying another one. I try to buy as much of my music as possible, I’m pretty broke so I stream a lot of stuff, and I’m not holier than thou, I download music too. But digging through bins of old vinyl is a past time of mine.

    Jordan: (Lawl at Reed) I think the first album I bought was a Space Jam soundtrack cassette tape that I would always listen to as I went to sleep. The only problem with cassettes is that they make that horrible clicking sound when the first side ends. I would stay awake because I knew that sound was going to happen and I was going to have to switch sides. In the end….probably hurt my sleeping patterns.

    Reed: Oh yeah that tape sound when it reached the end of a side would freak me out every time.

  • Do you play out live often? What sort of set-up do you have?

    Reed/Jordan: Well, soon, some of the songs on the EP were made without really considering how we were going to play it, so now, since its just the two of us, we are going through a pretty long and drawn out, but fun process of figuring everything out. A really key component to our live set-up is an MPC-1000, we also use a midi keyboard so that we can control some of synths we made in logic and then play them live. There is also a fair amount of guitar that gets played, and a lot of the drums and bass are played on a backing track through a program called torq which allows us to set loops so that we can jam on stuff instead of being super rigid.

  • Any advice would you give to up and coming artists?

    Jordan: Basically, don’t be lazy. It’s really easy to start songs and then not have the ambition to finish them. Or to maybe finish a song but not want to master/fix it. It takes a lot of a effort, no doubt, but when you’ve put that many hours into making something, you’ll love that you did. Also, drink a lot of water. sitting and working on music for a long time can make you dehydrated!

    Reed: Drink beer instead of water. No but seriously don’t get too hung up on getting a label or booking shows, focus on the music and make music that you like and that you’re proud of. Then sell out immediately.

  • Do you cook, what’s your favourite dish?

    Jordan: I cook up some sick beats! But no really, when I’m not working on music I’m most likely preparing a lavish dish. I extremely enjoy cooking. I think my favorite dish that I’ve made recently was a green curry with some buddies. It turned out pretty much perfectly, minus the fact we didn’t make enough rice. I do still really like quesadillas though, they’re so easy but so delicious.


  • If you had a time machine, where would you go? 😉

    Jordan: Well this is difficult…does the time machine fly or do I have to stay where I am when I travel through time? I’ll assume it flies. I think I’d go back to ancient Egypt and try to live as a pharaoh or king or something. I’m very interested in cultures like theirs because science has come up with so many conclusions about it. I’d want to see if it’s actually like we thought. All this minus all the slave labor.

    Reed: Dude time travel is fuckin terrifying. I would have to go to the future because if you go into the past everyone is gonna think you are looney and you are gonna die from all sorts of sub par living conditions or some shit like that. If you choose the future there is the slim chance that people will be like: oh yeah your from the past? Oh thats cool me too, what up?

“Surf Noir” is in rotation on the playlist from 2nd August 2010.

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DIRTYMIX 005 – Nheap


Each week, one of our invited guest producers and dj’s will create an exclusive one hour continuous mix, giving them the chance to break genre barriers, and giving you an opportunity to explore a unique soundtrack.

This week, Italian producer “Nheap” showcases a selection of ambient electronic.

01. Nheap – Photoperiodism (00:00)
02. Nheap – Eupnea (04:02)
03. Nheap – VLBI (09:49)
04. Nheap – Electric 80s Sea (from “Realight”) (14:02)
05. Nheap – 1997 OST (19:25)
06. Nheap – Improv 2 (23:33)
07. Nheap – Over The Rainbow (26:16)
08. Nheap – Katharsis (from “Realight”) (28:38)
09. Nheap – Kinesthesia 7 (33:01)
10. Nheap – Arctica (36:31)
11. Nheap – O.O.B.E. (from “Realight”) (40:59)

Massimo Discepoli, aka Nheap, is a musician and producer from Perugia, Italy. Nheap’s music can generically be defined “electronic”, but actually it is influenced from nearly every musical genre, jazz to ambient, classical to contemporary, and obviously every kind of electronic music. Nheap’s main influences are Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, Miles Davis, Bach (and many many others).

He started playing drums in 1990, exploring every musical genre over the years, particularly jazz and funk (for example on the Vibrham CD by the homonymous trio, recorded in 2006 and internationally distributed).

In 2005 he started playing piano, and at the same time began producing his own music. The first album “Realight”, was released in 2008 by the Musicaoltranza netlabel, and it was favorably reviewed by the press. Some other tracks were included in various compilations.

Nheap’s second full length release, ‘skymotion’ is features 10 tracks, ranging from jazz to electronic and ambient to avantgarde; the drums were played live. The album is available for free download at until October 30th 2009; then it will be available on iTunes and others online vendors, and also on and

Nheap is aiming to reach an ever tighter integration between electronic music and music played with real instruments, at the same time not excluding totally electronics or acoustics compositions.

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DIRTYMIX 004 – Adeline Supreme


Each week, one of our invited guest producers and dj’s will create an exclusive one hour continuous mix, giving them the chance to break genre barriers, and giving you an opportunity to explore a unique soundtrack.

This week we head to Sweden, home of colourful DJ, singer, songwriter and producer – Adeline Supreme.


  1. dOP & Wareika – PlayPlay Play
  2. Mario Aureo & Daniel Solar & Adeline Supreme – Would You
  3. Leeks – Not So Late
  4. Marek Hemann & Fabian Reichelt – Right
  5. Flavio Acaron – Mambo People
  6. Palmez – Black B (Deep Edit)
  7. Eric Johnston – Stop Calling
  8. iO – Play The Same
  9. Ost & Kjex – Continental Lover (Uner Remix)
  10. Diego Miranda – I Like
  11. Marco Effe- Jimbo
  12. Jussi Pekka- Dixieland Wah Wah (Playone & Griboedoff Remix)
  13. The Mole People – Break Night

As a host of P3 Dans, the biggest electronic music radio show in Scandinavia on Swedish National Radio, Adeline is spreading her love for electronic music to about 200,000 listeners across Scandinavia every month.

Combined with releases on Einmaleins Musik and Keno Records (David Keno/Kindisch) and djing’ around Sweden, Europe and in the US since late 2005, she has established herself as a colourful dj and artist.

It’s behind the decks where Adeline really shines. Playing club focused 4/4, from percussive deep house rhythms to early morning techno, one thing that is always present is energy, never failing to make the dance floor shiver.

Supreme indeed!

Adeline Supreme is part of the fab dj duo Housewives, twice awarded for Best Club and with two fresh releases, first single Dirty Dancing and a major label remix for the biggest rock band in Sweden.

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DIRTYMIX 003 – Palenke Soultribe


Each week, one of our invited guest producers and dj’s will create an exclusive one hour continuous mix, giving them the chance to break genre barriers, and giving you an opportunity to explore a unique soundtrack.

This week LA based Palenke Soultribe step up for a session of breakbeats, electro-dance grooves and touches of traditional Afro-Colombian rhythms.

[Tracklist to follow – please check back]

Critically-acclaimed LA-based Colombian , Palenke Soultribe, have taken electronic music to new heights by deconstructing Afro-Colombian rhythms and blending them with underground beats and exploratory synthesizer sounds. Palenke Soultribe (PST) represents the new generation of Colombian musicians ready to break all the rules.

Interview by Yannick Joubert

Y: First for the fan who were at the concert in Chicago last week. How did you like your experience in the city?

Juan: Chicago is an amazing city. We are happy to know that Palenke brought us here. We had a chance to look around and admire its architecture and public spaces.

Y. Palenke as mini tribe… what music would you listen growing up? Personal favorite.

Juan: One af the good things about being a band, is that you have a variety of influences merging together onto a musical proposal. So for example all us were exposed to old Colombian music like cumbias, porros, etc..when we were kids, but also we had music coming on the radio from Europe an USA. We have very different influences anyway they go from The Beatles, Pixies, Michael Jackson. Even if they don’t fit under the same genre. At the end it is all art. I remember a savvy music teacher saying : ” …There are just two types of music : the good one,and the bad one” More recently The Chemical Brothers, Underworld, FatBoy Slim and Soulwax have directed our sound.

Y. How did you guys meet up ?

Juan: Me (Insecto) and Popa met in 1999 at recording studio in Manizales, Colombia where we were doing projects for our bands. We started to talk about music and felt we had great coincidences and similar visions of the music wwe would like to do then. We started to work on the project under a different name.” Polaina Dinamita” we released 4-5 songs. Polaina started to explore the possibilities of mixing electronica wit latin stuff. years later after a 4-5 year gap we resumed production in a different city, Los angeles; a differnet name, Palenke, We incorporated the incredible sound of drummer Zuluaga who gave us that extra punch we were looking for.

Y. How is the studio life working as a team with guest vocalist, and working on scoring movie soundtrack, how to you balance it all.

Juan: We take every challenge as an opportunity to do something artistic and to learn more. After all it is about using your ears, the experiences you have collected and the tools available. Sometimes we feel we are involved in too many things which adds some stress but that is the way it is gotta be now when we still have some physical strength!

Y. Today’s technology offer so many possibility and you guys seem to embrace it a lot seeing you use multiple controller with Ableton Live. How is the recording process vs. playing live, do you compose directly in Ableton?

Juan: Ableton is a great tool for us. Different producers have their own babies and I am not saying it is the greatest tool ever ( unless Ableton pays me 1 zillion dollars to say it) but it is the one that fits our needs. Both Live and Studio. The main advantage is it lets you alter things without pressing the STOP button. That allows us to create things on the fly. Virtually on the fly. We recently created a remix on a plane between Chicago- LAX. Then you get to LA, open the session in your studio, mix it for a couple of hours and send it over. That simple. It is the workflow.

Y. One of the thing I quite enjoy on your album is the fact that there’s multiple guest vocalist on there and your use of vocoder, the fusion of it all make quite it quite diverse, was there a reason for this. Any guest vocalist you would love to collaborate with?

Juan: Well I think started form knowing that we are decent producers but necessarily great singers. You have to know your limitations and work around that. Luckly we are close friends with great people like Itagui from Locos Por Juan, Sr. Mendez, Toddy Ivy, Pollyanna, we are always experimenting with different colors. Also, Technology can help. That probably make our records more bearable. Would you imagine Karl Hyde singing an electro-cumbia? that would be sick!

Y. Travelling around and playing around the world, do you keep the recording process going even on the road ?

Juan: We try to do stuff between tour dates. We work ideas on our spare time in hotels etc..Then when we find two weeks off we try to mix in the studio and record the instruments.

Y. Something random, if there was such a thing as brain add-on to bring more possibility to the music production would you get surgery to have the lastest toy?

Juan: Ha, ha! probably not. We always forget to recharge our cellphones, I know we would forget to recharge our brains.

Y. Soundcloud and social media propagation / Youtube revenue sharing… it’s starting to feel like Google and the Itunes store are becoming the new labels of this age, how do you feel about this, do you think it open up more opportunities for band than being on a label.

Juan: Well a label it is not a bad thing. Depending on your deal. But generally if you get a decent deal you will also benefit from their reputation, contacts and history. But it is not a must. You can develop you own thing if you have the time, the will and a decent product . They are great tools out there for a band to become known.

Y. What’s in the future box for Palenke? Dream place to play ? Favorite festival ?

Juan: We are working on our next EP . titled MAR. We just released another one called WEPALENKE. WE like the idea of releasing short records every 3-4 months . Thats keeps our fans close and it is a good way to track our progress. We have a load of show ahead of us that include USA, Colombia and Mexico. We are pursuing Europe and Canada. We would also love to play in Coachella.

Y. We love to share music and would like it if you could share artists we and your fans should check out.

Juan: Speaking of sharing . Please download our latest EP for free. Also check Locos por Juana (Miami) , Sr. Mendez (Venezuela), Superlitio (Colombia) , Blanali (Bogota) great friends and artists.

Y. Bonus Q Palenke Buffet…knowing your music we would love to have you guys to cook us a meal, what would it be?

Juan: Hey you should try the Ajiaco ( Colombian food) . We don’t feel that strong with the knifes and pans but we would take you to Las Tablas in Chicago and pay for it!!! deal?

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DIRTYMIX 002 – Shatterfreak


Each week, one of our invited guest producers and dj’s will create an exclusive one hour continuous mix, giving them the chance to break genre barriers, and giving you an opportunity to explore a unique soundtrack.

This week, Dublin based producer Shatterfreak steps up for a bone shattering Dubstep session.

  1. Champagne Dreams – PMoos – Shatterfreak’s 0% Alchohol Remix
  2. In the Face of – Shatterfreak
  3. Gold – Shatterfreak
  4. Last Man on Earth – Shatterfreak
  5. The Dark – Shatterfreak
  6. Shamble – Shatterfreak
  7. What you think – Shatterfreak
  8. Come with Me – Shatterfreak
  9. Choices – Shatterfreak
  10. Yeah…You – Shatterfreak
  11. So Let It Be Done – Shatterfreak
  12. Freak Freak – Shatterfreak
  13. Additional Perx – Shatterfreak
  14. Deep in the Mind – Shatterfreak
  15. Alone – Shatterfreak
  • What have you been up to recently?
    Ive been producing and playing the occasional live show in Dublin and Cork. I show up and do sets of all my own material via Ableton, although i’ve recently been bitten by the vinyl bug too. I’ve been lucky to be involved in ‘BassOff’, which turned out to be an absolutely crazy couple of nights with big crowds and a really great atmosphere at both the Cork and Dublin legs. It was really nice to see people mobilise in such numbers for an all local line up.
  • Dubstep has broken through from the underground, so how does your work stand out from the ‘mainstream’?
    I like thick ambience and heavy bass and intricate percussive work. I don’t really have a template, i’ve done a few tracks that i consider to be quite challenging to the listener because they don’t follow the intro, drop, breakdown, drop procedure and often times these tracks are about stray thoughts or dreams. It’s basically just about having fun, if other people dig my music then obviously that makes me happy but i don’t live and die by the reception my tracks get. I never want to get stuck in a groove, which can be tempting at times when a certain vibe or sound does well. I just want to keep pushing until i crack something truly unique and interesting. Lately i’ve been told there are plenty of housey/techy vibes floating into my stuff, which is kind of cool and i’m always more than eager to get a bit of jungle thing going as well.
  • Who are your influences?
    I’ve producing now for a little over a year. It’s been a good trip and i’ve had a lot of help from some really good people. I guess here is the place to mention people like Milyoo, Ross Alexander, Drokkr and Welfare who have basically become my sounding board when i’m mid production. I can rely on those guys to point out when stuff is off or could be stronger, so i owe them a lot.
  • What is the scene like in Ireland at the moment?
    Ireland is actually a really hot scene right now. Folk like Reach, !Kaboogie and Gamepak have all been nice enough to give me gigs and Drokkr has sorted me out on the Cork end of things. You’ve got guys like the Standard Crew who do a pretty amazing free montly EP series which is a must have in my opinion. Wobble recently killed things by bringing over Mala which turned out to be one of the nights of the year for a lot of people i think and Ignored Playaz seem to be pretty insistent on putting on savage nights and bringing in great talent. Throw in labels like DubCulture and the !Kaboogie releases, All City, Arcoplane and Rudimentary Records to name a few and you start to get a pretty hot scene by anyone’s standards.
  • How are people reacting to your music?
    I’m just glad to be involved in a small way, everyone I have met has been really warm and welcoming. I talk to a lot of people on line and sometimes their local scenes seem to be a bit cutthroat, in Ireland people seem to focus solely on the music and help each other out quite a bit. I guess it’s also important to mention Radio na Lifé, who have consistantly made room for shows from local people doing dubstep, drum and bass and jungle shows, basically if you like any type of underground electronica you’ll find it on that station once the sun goes down.
  • What motivates you to produce?
    I do what i do because i was basically tired of telling myself i couldn’t do it. I’m normally good for a challange but i went through a hazy part of my life that maybe rocked my self belief a little. I was in a job i hated and that really ground me down, the opportuinity came up to leave with a bit of a golden handshake and i jumped at it, bought a new laptop and some essentials and got stuck into the music. I’m happy with the progress i have made but have a long way to go and a lot left to learn about musical theory and production. Ironically i have probably worked harder over the last year than i have ever done for any job in the past. My end goal is to just be happy with my own output and try and become more than the sum of my influences.
  • Do you work with a vision?
    The joy of electronic music is that it can have infinite meaning, you’re not pinned down to the theme of the vocals… people can listen and interpret things how they want to. Personnally, i find great strength and happiness in a lot of dark music that other people might see as being a bit depressed or scary. I’m a firm believer in the power of interpretation, I like the fact that i can put a track out there and know exactly what it’s about and why i wrote it and see other people’s interpretations of it. Kind of like being privy to a secret that noone else knows. Music is largely a way for me to either celebrate the good things or excercise some demons while retaining my privacy.

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Allex – Experiment No.07


Another Allex’s thoroughgoing look on World’s electronic dance music is here. We starting with his favourite remix of his upcoming track “Hangover” from talented producer D-Force from Holland. You can lookin forward to more versions in future. Then, banging tracks from Angger Dimas, Alex Armes, Radion 6, Starkillers or Tv Rock and many more. Enjoy it guys !

1. Allex – Hangover (D-Force Remix) [Soviet Recordings]
2. Alex Armes – No Reasons (Angger Dimas Remix) [Mixmash]
3. Richard F, Richard Dinsdale feat. Shawnee Taylor – Give Me More (TV Rock remix) [Neon Records]
4. Splashfunk & Nicola Fasano – Shosholoza (Hard Rock Sofa Remix) [Jolly Roger]
5. Mark Junior – Natural (Radion 6 Remix) [Neuroscience Recordings]
6. TV Rock feat. Tara McDonald – Elevated (Original Mix) [Neon Records]
7. Leventina – Summer Circuit (Original Anthem Mix) [Enormous Tunes]
8. Starkillers, Pimp Rockers, Marco Machiavelli, Tom Hangs – Insomnia (Original Mix) [Spinnin Records]
9. Hype Jones – Only One (Andy Harding Remix) [Duplex]
10. Alex Armes & Scott Anselmo – Hot Game (Original Mix) [Vertical Lift]
11. Seductive – Take Control (Tom Stephan Remix) [Spinnin Records]
12. D-Mad – Polonium 19 (Original Mix) [Mainframe Recordings (Fektive)]

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Allex – Experiment No. 06


This episode keeps the traditions, but first track is Allex’s funky choice, smells like a commercial electro house. Then some housy and proggy stuff from Ian Carey, Andy Harding or Yves Murasca, trancy tunes from Arty, Jochen Miller and much more…
Of course, you can hear in this episode premiere play of Allex’s upcoming track “Hangover”, released soon on Soviet Recordings. You can looking forward to some of remixes in next episodes…

1. Leony! – Party In Ibiza (Squeeeze Remix) [Tiger Records]
2. Aaren San – Apes From Space (Dirtyloud Remix) [Aelaektropopp]
3. Sem Thomasson & Xavez – Balkan Snow (Sebastien Lintz & Rene Kupper Remix) [Spinnin Records]
4. Ian Carey feat. Mandy Ventrice – Let Loose (Dani L. Mebius Remix) [Spinnin Records]
5. Hype Jones – Only One (Andy Harding Remix) [Duplex] *** best track of this episode ***
6. Disfunktion & Mell Tierra – Makonde (Original Mix) [Big & Dirty]
7. Eran Hersh & Darmon – Brothers (Original Mix) [GF Recordings]
8. Yves Murasca feat. Ezzy Safaris – Saxophobic Satisfaction (2010 Club Mix) [Milk & Sugar]
9. Allex – Hangover (Original Mix) [Soviet Recordings]
10. Intersonic – Lifetime (Jochen Miller Dub Edit) [High Contrast Nu Breed]
11. D-Mad – Polonium 19 (Original Mix) [Mainframe Recordings (Fektive)]
12. D-Mad – She Gave Happiness (Arty Remix) [Enhanced Progressive] *** best track from last episode ***


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“Just an Hour w/ Pol & Lynch” • New Show on dirtyRadio

As part of our new DJ line-up on dirtyradio, we would like to welcome Italian DJ’s and producer’s – Pol & Lynch.

“Just an Hour” will be a one hour mix, featuring the best underground dance tunes. The weekly show will air from Saturday 5th June at these times:

7pm UK / 8pm CET
Repeated at:
7pm PST / 10pm EST

Pol&Lynch is an Italian duo made up of Paolo Sgarlata & Anthony Lynch, two young djs and producers. They have been on the electronic music since 2006, and started playing back to back in their city’s clubs.

Their releases and dj sets are a mix of tech & deep house grooves. In 2009 Pol&Lynch published some EP’s on labels like Frequenza Records and FHD Records.

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