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Resolutions 2020: How to Develop Your Own Signature Sound | Electronic Beats

There’s no preset for it, but don’t worry, you have it all inside of you. Ziúr, Perel, and Johannes Albert weigh in.

“A fresh year is upon us, but, unsurprisingly, the hustle in many domains remains the same. In a true ‘each one teach one’ spirit, our new year’s resolution series aims on carving out some guidelines on how to survive as an artist within the electronic music world, or how to enter and make it past the gatekeepers in the first place.”

Check out what Johannes Albert has to say this!

UV 050 / GREEN: Iron Curtis, Perm, CVBox, Dispo 5000

As Uncanny Valley loves their music multifaceted, they love their artwork colorful.

So, after PINK, RED, ORANGE and BLUE, they’ll give you GREEN, the fifth out of seven records that Uncanny Valley release in celebration of their 50th catalogue number. The captivating artwork is the brainchild of Leipzig’s graphic duo Doppeldenk. And don’t get misled: there are no greenhorns amongst the artists assembled on this EP.

Release Dates:
Bandcamp & Record Stores: 05.02.2020
Download & Streaming platforms: 21.02.2020

“Guilty Pleasures” at Paloma Bar

Line up:
Tjade [Bordello A Parigi, Groningen]
Philipp Schultheis [Savour The Moment]

In context of Philipp Schultheis’ podcast distributions for Bordello A Parigi and ZeeZout, it’s almost impossible the mighty algorithm doesn’t lead you sooner or later to up-and-coming Tjade. The Groningen pretty boy is not only regular participant of the high quality dance events of our North Sea-Neighbours over there in NL, he also just caused the acoustic wave of Koi Jaye (Edit) out on Bordello A Parigi. Happily enough, between delivering the 2019 festival hit for the heads and releasing his next winner edit for Dar Disku, he pays a visit at your favourite upper floor of Kottbusser Tor.

Join us for Arpeggios, Hits, Italo and Synthesizers all night long!

Artwork by Jana Marei

UV050-2 / BLUE: Credit 00, Gnista, AGB, Break SL, Qnete

The clouds pile up in the Dresden autumn sky, but Uncanny Valley still sees a little bit of blue on the horizon. And why not looking on the bright side of life for a change? It’s appropriate. At least if you have five killer tracks in your bag. Anyway, the collaboration with the Leipzig graphic designer Doppeldenk proved to be very fruitful and has now produced the fourth of seven children. So, after PINK, RED and ORANGE, here is BLUE. May life be good to you.

The record opens with the aptly titled, Chicago-inspired MIND TRIP by Credit 00, the Aldous Huxley from your neighborhood. The Leipziger takes you on a journey on your own nerve pathway with occasional stops at the hottest spots in your body. Local buddy Gnista is piling up layer by layer for the UK meets Electro affair that is PLAYTIME WORKTIME. It’s an atmospheric monster that needs to be climbed first. But as soon as this is done, a fresh breeze blows around your nose. In BRECHT HAT ER, the mysterious Dresden underground formation AGB spreads wisdom in staccato mode, accompanied by Cold Wave-like music, which could also have been created in the shadows of the Berlin Wall.

After a long time of hiatus, there is also a sign of life again from Uncanny Valley’s Break SL, who proves with BYE BYE 627 that he still masters the art of producing House music that is as edgy as it is catchy. In similar veines comes IN TRANSIT from Qnete who channels the ghosts in his machines into an emotional and powerful House track.

Pretty/Ugly w. Afra, Baba Stiltz, Clandestino & More

Line up:

💅 Afra // spielraum
💅 Baba Stiltz // xl recordings
💅 Chris Bowen X Stacy Christine // bears in space, LA
💅 Clandestino // dj team
💅 DJ TEETH // pretty/ugly
💅 Miss Italia // tresor
💅 PEAK & SWIFT // pretty/ugly, renate
💅 Shingo Suwa // merkur, buttons
💅 Telfort // tlft

UV051 / GOTT – EP

After 1⁄2 GOTT comes GOTT. Once again, Sneaker from Dresden/Berlin and Scannoir from Zurich have locked themselves up in the studio to translate their love for EBM and dark synth pop into striking dance floor material.

The successor to their debut EP on Uncanny Valley, which introduced open-minded dancers to the self-proclaimed New Swiss Wave last year opens up with TOTAL KOMMANDER, a hard rocking drum workout that makes you want to march ahead of a demonstration after you’ll leave the club. EN BLICK UFS MATTERHORN is a tribute to playful Minimal Synth and a declaration of love to the fun that two like- minded people have when producing music. And then we have PASSION, a 15- minute monster of a track, that carries all the qualities of GOTT to the extreme: unique arrangements with a surprising build-up, whipping drum work and an atmosphere that can be both intimidating and soothing.

Release Dates:
Bandcamp + Record Stores: October 30th, 2019 Download & Streaming platforms: November 15th, 2019

Luz1e – Transvision

Gentrified Underground presents an interdisciplinary project
tackling the sonic fiction & afrofuturism of Drexciya.
Thought as an extension to the Bubble Chamber exhibition happening at Mikro & UP STATE Zürich, GU releases a 2×12 vinyl compilation and a booklet with contributions by Abdul Qadim Haqq, Charlie Mills, chukwumaa, Dominiqueh White, Gentrified Underground, Maïté Chéniere and tracks by Xor Gate (Gerald Donald), Shawescape Renegade, DJ Dijital, Plant43, The Exaltics, Kuldaboli, Iko, Tom Ware, Luz1e and Sansibar.

The goal of this compilation is to showcase the reach and influence which Drexciya had through generations of electronic music producers and also link them together with compositorial predecessors from the early 80s. The musical timeline on this compilation starts from 1982 and reaches its contemporary end in 2019.

“More than twenty years after their first release, the sonic
fictions produced by Drexciya, the Detroit based electronic
duo founded by James Stinson and Gerald Donald at the
start of the 1990s, continues to enthral contemporary
cultural practitioners. By reimagining the Transatlantic
Slave Trade as a fiction of enforced mutation, the Drexciya
mythos opened, and continues to open, a speculative space
for the reimagining of the posthuman condition, and for
questions of becoming, origin and mutation in relation
to capitalism, finance and futurity.” – Kodwo Eshun

The booklet contains unseen and unreleased Drexcyan drafts by Abdul Qadim Haqq, an interview between him and GU, contemporary art contributions by chukwumaa, Dominiqueh White and Maïté Chéniere and an academic essay by Charlie Mills.