Our friends at Bad Life are celebrating their first birthday on Saturday 17th December with a FAT Warehouse party featuring Noob, AutoKratz present Bad Life, Attaque live and much more. More info here.
Following the excellent remix Mason did for our last single, the guys asked us to return the favour and here’s the fruits of our labour… The single is released on November 14th on Animal Language. Check out the food porn-tastic video here.
Crap title but this weekend sees an onslaught of Halloween parties in London launching on the Friday night with this little knees up from our favourite East London Warehouse team Potty Mouth Disco. Featuring our favourite Berlin-based chin-stroker and cravat-wearer Martin Dawson (check his mix below) alongside Ibiza-veteran Clive Henry and Jay Shepheard, if you’re East and like it deep you could do much worse.
Buy tickets here
Oliver Huntemann drops his fourth studio album Paranoia on November 2nd and if you like the sounds of his deep brooding techno, we suggest you pre-order that sh_t now. The man’s a legend. His sound has been a massive inspiration in the studio of Doom. Tracks like Dexter and Senso are immense. His delays on tricks on tracks like La Boum and Manga have formed the foundation not only of our sound but a whole breed of wonky techno pioneers. So we tip our hats to Mr Huntemann, it’s an honour to have your Desert Island Disco selection on our blog.
**Remember Kids, this is a YouTube playlist so if you want to skip to the next track, just press the forward button.
**Oliver decided to give us a selection of albums as opposed to singles so the videos represent his favourite track from each album and the descriptions beneath are about the albums.
1: Portishead – Roseland NYC Live (1998)
I can’t describe how deep Beth Gibbons’ voice touched me when I heard Portishead for the very first time. Dirty, slow beats and suicidal vocals which can’t be more suffering. I had the chance to see them couple of years ago live in Berlin. It was impressive and I just get goosebumps when I remember it – nothing more to say. For the rainy days!
2: Leftfield – Leftism (1995)
Another classic album which influenced me a lot. These sounds and beats brought me to higher spheres – legendary. This would be for helping me being patient while building the cottage!
3: Newcleus – Jam On Revenge (1984)
The first Newcleus album ‘Jam on Revenge’ was not a great sales success on its release but it was a initial spark for me and my musical way. Electro-Funk made me become a b-boy and a soon after a DJ. I still like to listen to their 808 beats and the sped-up vocals. Very unique. Might sound kind of funny nowadays but in 1984 it sounded like the future. This would be the soundtrack to my daily gymnastic exercises!
4: CéU – Ceu (2007)
The best album from the Brazilian singer-songwriter. Her songs reveal her many influences, which include Samba, Soul, R’n'B, Hip Hop, Afrobeat and Electrojazz. A very interesting and entertaining mixture. This would be for the beach!
5: Craig Armstrong – The Space Between Us (1998)
To me Craig Armstrong is one of the greatest state of the art soundtrack composers. His specialty is great string arrangements. It’s no secret that the Protection album by Massive Attack features three songs with arrangements and contributions from Craig Armstrong. All of these tracks have been revisited and newly arranged on The Space Between Us album plus a bunch of other great songs. This would be for lonely nights in the cottage!
More info: http://www.huntemann.tv/
Every now and again a new producer pops up who’s productions are HUGE and win the support of just about every major DJ worth their salt and Attaque is one of those. Dropping bombs like the MASSIVE Light Falls EP on hot label to watch Bad Life not to mention great remixes of The Japanese Popstars and Luke Walker. Check out his new single Moderate EP which is out now. We caught up with him last week to fix us up with his Desert Island Disco selection…
This is a YouTube playlist we recommend you stick the kettle on, make a cup of tea and sit back and relax. If you get bored of a track press the forward button…
1: DJ Shadow Featuring Roots Manuva – GDMFSOB (UNKLE Uncensored Remix )
Roots Manuva is one of my favourite hip-hop artists, he has such a distinctive British sound, this track was huge when I was spending every weekend in a club when I lived in Sheffield, I’ve recently started playing it out again, I will never grow tired of it.
2: Mogwai – Mogwai Fear Satan
Mogwai are one of my favourite bands, I’ve been going to see them live since I was 14 and they still blow me away today. I was lucky enough to support them for a few gigs in a band that I used to drum in. They played this at Colchester Arts Centre and the the whole crowd lay down on the floor for this track. It was an epic moment which will stay with me forever
3: Chemical Brothers – Electronic Battle Weapon 8
What can you say about the Chemical Brothers that hasn’t already been said? They have been without a doubt the biggest influence on me since I saw them at Glastonbury when I was 15. I first heard this track when Erol played it at Fabric on New Year’s. It’s such a well produced original track, it ticks all the right boxes without even trying.
4: Pixies – Where Is My Mind
One of my favourite Pixies track and the fact is was used as the end track in Fight Club gives it that extra special sentiment
5: Four Tet – Angel Echoes
This is the opening track from his last album, he started with this when I went to see him live and just looped the vocal for ages as the intro. There is something so special in that vocal hook, I could happily listen to it over and over again. It has a certain beauty which you don’t always get with sample based electronic music.
Check Moderate EP here:
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Sunday saw us drop our latest mixtape on Stoney Roads Featuring our refix of The Chemical Brothers ‘Hey Boy, Hey Girl’ alongside our forthcoming Electronic Battle Weapon Of Doom Vol.1, full track-listing and player below.
Disco Of Doom Exclusive Mix For Stoney Roads
1: The Chemical Brothers ‘Hey Boy Hey Girl’ Disco Of Doom Refix
2: ZZT ‘Vulkan Alarm’ Proxy RMX
3: Maxime Dangles ‘Goodjob’
4: Electronic Battle Weapon Of Doom Vol 1
5: The Japanese Popstars ‘ Attaque RMX
6: Oliver Huntemann ‘Delerium’
7: The Death Star VIP
8: Gui Boratto ‘The Drill’
9: Bowski ‘Poppies’
10: Girl UNIT ‘WUT’ Claude Von Stroke RMX
We’re back in the driving seat post a very busy summer, which explains the total lack of posts. So there we were listening to the officie Stereo Of Doom when Jaymo and Andy George dropped the excellent Totally Enourmous Extinct Dinosaur remix of the new Crosstown Rebels track ‘Space Ballad’ by Fur Coat. Loving the vocals I did some further research to find out it was non-other than Venezuelan electro-dude Argenis Britto, who Tom of Doom once had the chance to go out for dinner with at Sonar Festival when he has performing with Senor Coconut with fellow electro-geezer Atom Heart. Tom can hand on heart vouch that he’s a very nice man and listening to this track bought back many happy memories of a bloody good rave in the sun.
PS – if that isn’t a tedious link we don’t know what is.
Dutch duo Mason kindly agreed to remix our track Alice Cooper from our recent Invader EP. We’d been chatting to the guys for a long time as they’ve kindly been supporting our tracks which, when you take into account we’ve been massive fans of theirs since the Exceeder days makes the whole thing pretty feckin’ cool.
Anyway enough dribbling… Mason have also recently released their new album They Are Among Us which features the massive singles Runaway and Boadicea (featuring Roisin Murphy) alongside many more bangers. Check it out here.
We asked them to put together their Desert Island Disco selection – five tracks which they’d like to have with them if they were stranded to a desert island – here we go:
Mason: I’m sure I could come up with some very off the radar acts, but this is just one of the best forward thinking album productions ever made.
Mason: In my opinion the best italo disco track in existence.
Mason: Lost a half year of my life practicing this piece on violin, got me into a pretty disturbed state of mind at some point, but has a special place for me because of that period. And it’s incredibly beautiful.
Mason: Ok it’s a remake, but done in style and such a stand out track, it’s been the track of the night in my sets many times.
Mason: So lovely. Check out his performance in Moscow here, and see how completely silent it gets
With the Invader EP out now on Discobelle Records it’s safe to say we’ve had some really solid support from DJs, radio, blogs and press… here’s a round up of support that’s come in over the last couple of week:
Disco Of Doom ‘Invader EP’ (Discobelle Records)
Disco of Doom ’Invader EP’ Discobelle
DOD hit the jackpot with this jam packed EP consisting of four originals and three mixes from Arveene & Misk, Bowski and Mason. Really hard to pick any for special mention as the septet slam it good and proper in an old fashioned house and techno fashion. Their best work to date and signs of an act who will soon fulfil their massive potential!
10 out of 10 (Pete Jordan)
So what does Hardcore Terchno / Gabba legend The DJ Producer have to do with a Disco Of Doom I hear you ask? Well rewind 18 years ago (Crikey, it almost hurts typing that…) and a young Disco Of Doom had just discovered rave and all that went along with it and the sounds powering the wireless (as they were called in those days) was strictly ‘Ardcore, Jungle and Techno… not that housey stuff people call Techno now I mean 140+ BPM Techno, and one of the true pioneers who inspired the ‘Doom was The DJ Producer who’s immense sets at Universe (below) are the stuff of legend. Having seen we’re sharing the bill with him at Glade 2011 we thought it was perfect time to get one of our true inspirations to do a Desert Island Disco…
Disco Of Doom: If you were stranded on a desert island and you could only take 5 pieces of music to listen too …what would they be?
The DJ Producer: That is an evil question… when you are a lover and collector of music and I have like 25 years of music in me & that just makes it a near impossible task! I will pick records that heavily influenced me in my early years otherwise we will be here all day and night!
This record is important to me in several respects. It came out at the end of my listening to Hip Hop full time (84 – 88) but it was also played a lot at some of the first acid / warehouse parties I went too which was the real start of my ‘being a DJ’ It was also made entirely out of samples of other records, which I liked as i like to cut up tunes. It also was pretty much the first track to be made mostly out of the Amen break …and I really like the Amen break!
Summer of 88… cant say more than that really… Scarred for life! The bassline is just completely roots warehouse music, the acid line is awesome! I include the Instrumental because I never liked the vocal. I could listen to this all day and it’s a permanent fixture on my mp3 player. FACT.
Forget all that pop garbage The KLF put out round 1990, they also made some amazing ambient stuff. Chill Out is in my top 3 albums of choice… ever, but as I cant include whole albums the next best is this rare and expensive 12″ 1989 Pure Trance Remix which I also love and cherish.
The most epic Techno record ever created in my opinion (…in MY opinion I said, I dont want to start a war!) Mauritzio and all the Basic Channel stuff blows my mind. It did back then as a DJ when I first started playing those tracks, and it does even more so now as a producer… just amazing. For me this is the one track that got it covered for all of that.
Last one… the only hard one… the 1st hard one…
The title says it all ‘We have arrived’ – Industrial Strength Records 001, the dawn of ugly music… very awesome. Lenny Dee released this monster by Marc Acardipane - Two legends, one legend track – a new genre is born… Hello Hardcore Techno… done!
That’s was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do… I feel guilty for every other track I didnt include. D’oh!
Big ups to the DJ Producer for taking time out to do this.. brilliant! For all those not already in… you can catch him DJ’ing at Glade Festival 10-12 June 2011
***[Legendary] Bonus Mix HERE***
For more info on the DJ Producer visit:
Desert Island Disco is a new series of short interviews were we ask our favourite producers and DJs the following question ‘If you were shipwrecked on a beach, what five tunes would you like to have with you …and why?’ These can be electronic or otherwise, current or classic but what we’re hoping for is people to provide 5 tracks that provide a deeper insight into what has inspired them along the way. To start the series we approach one of our favourite new producers Bowski from Wax On / Blood Music (who coincidentally has just remixed one of our new singles ‘Doomsday’) to give us his Desert Island Disco…
Bowski: The Chems have been a massive influence to me for a long time now. My sister bought me ‘Surrender’ for my birthday when I was 11 and it’s been one of my favourite albums since. I think ‘Asleep From The Day’ would suit the desert island with its blissful vocal and laid back vibe. This is one for the morning after.
Bowski: I’m assuming this desert island I’m on is one of sandy beaches, palm trees and good whether. If that’s the case then ‘Sun’ is the perfect song for it. It was one of my favourite tracks from one of the best albums last year. I love the sloppy drums and bizarre synths floating about the mix. A great track with a huge crossover appeal.
Bowski: This track works perfectly for the beach environment, so I’m sticking it in. It also reminds me of one of the best parties I’ve ever been to. It was in a old coroners court and was decked out to look like something from Narnia. The place was rammed right until the end and I remember this being played at about 8 in the morning.
Bowski: When I first heard the Grey Album it absolutely blew my mind. This track samples ‘Long Long Long’ by The Beatles and it gets me every time I hear it. Often with “mash-up” (or whatever you want to call them) tracks they can be a bit trashy and cheesy, but this is done really tastefully. I could listen to it all day.
Bowski: I’ve been obsessed with Penguin Cafe Orchestra for a while now. I’d heard them on countless amounts of adverts when I was younger, but it wasn’t until I heard this track in Fred Deakin’s ‘Triptych’ mix that I really got into them. The track was mixed into a BBC radio thing about religion and I thought it sounded awesome. It’s so relaxing and uplifting, making it perfect for someone stranded on a desert island.
Check Bowski’s remix of Doomsday below and you can buy here
The Glade Festival triumphantly returns on 10-12 June 2011. If you’ve never been Glade it simply is the bomb. 5,000 serious party people in a field having a right old knees up to a selection of the best electronic acts on the planet in an non-corporate environment. This year healine artists include Trentemoller, Adam Beyer and Global Communication it’s also worth noting Photek will be performing live alongside Ed Rush, 2 Bad Mice, Eprom, Koreless, SLAM, Paul Rich and many more including little old us. Oh, there’s three arena’s of psy-trance too if you like that sort of thing!
Here’s a podcast we’ve made ahead of our performance:
For more info on Glade Festival click here
Did I mention we have a new single out? Did I mention it’s four original tracks and includes three great remixes from Mason, Arveene & Misk and Bowski? Did I mention that it’s getting great support from Annie Mac, Mixhell, Larry T, Bart B More,Tony Senghore, Jaymo & Andy George, Douster, Japanese Popstars, Etienne De Crecy and many more? Did I mention it’s being released on Discobelle Records… I did? Well never mind then.
Buy it HERE
They’re young, they’re from Scotland and they’re becoming notorious for giving very short answers to interview questions. Those three facts aside we persevered as we’ve been massive fans of theirs since hearing Liquid and their remix of Coin Operated Boy both of which made Team Doom pull funny faces (as well as smashing dance floors up) So we caught up with the Calum and Liam about their latest killer release for Turbo
Disco Of Doom: You’ve just released your new EP on Turbo – what’s the funniest thing you’ve learnt about either Tiga or Turbo in the process?
Clouds: We haven’t really learned anything about Tiga or Turbo yet.
Disco Of Doom: What’s your hopes and aspirations with making music?
Clouds: To feature Tiga’s vocals on an EP.
Disco Of Doom: What’s the funniest / most outrageous gig you’ve done?
Clouds: We had to play 10 minutes extra on NYE because of a late DJ.
Disco Of Doom: What does it take to upset you?
Clouds: Not a lot.
Disco Of Doom: What’s the best bit about working with (insert each others name here)
Clouds: The best thing about working with Liam is his dedication to the work and knowledge of frequencies lower than 60hz
Clouds: The best thing about working with Calum is his great second opinion. Though it is always a second opinion.
Disco Of Doom: And the worst…
Clouds: Calum’s second opinion.
Disco Of Doom: Who’s inspiring you right now?
Clouds: Jesper Dahlbäck
Disco Of Doom: Give me three Youtube links to music that have inspired you:
Check their latest release Suckers / Numbers here:
Thanks alot Guys!
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Big up to our friends over at We Are Not A Rock Band for this one. Time. To. Jack.
Crikey – taken from Institubes blog
So, the next Institubes record is not coming soon. And I can’t tell you how much it pains me to write these words. We’ve released many records in our (almost) eight years of existence and managed to introduce a number of excellent artists to the world. Good times were had and accolades garnered. I’m not so conceited nor high on my own supply that I’d try and talk up our “legacy” but I don’t think that in five, ten or twenty years I’ll look at our discography and cringe. Now I get to tell you, Institubes fans, friends and allies, that we have to wrap it up. Party’s over.
I could write ten pages about the realities and difficulties of the music business but you’ll only get about two paragraphs and not much whining. We never lived those halcyon days some industry elders tend to rave about. We always moved through a post-apocalyptic, terminally pauperized landscape, complete with irradiated A&R zombies and mutated eyeless bloggers. It’s always been a bit of an uphill battle. But it got worse and worse. At first it was fun to figure out ways to get people to check out our music. But once that’s done and you have something resembling an audience, it becomes apparent that this is not really your job. Your job is to reconcile the public with the very idea of buying records. All the power to you if you can bear it.
We’re closing shop because the operation is losing too much money, this much is clear. Most of what we could have done to prevent or delay this outcome reside in two words: lifestyle and branding. Investing in t-shirts and co-branding, scoring “collaborations” or sponsorship deals with deep-pocketed companies. I have but a regret: we actually did it sometimes. We should have said no more often. Bands struggling to get together with brands, artists and audience deriving more validity from corporate interest than from anything else, bands happy to learn that in the future they would have to “take charge of their own promotion”: this wasn’t for us. In other words, on our small scale, we should have been able to carve a non-capitalist niche within the larger corporate world. I thought, being young and naive when we started, that “underground” meant just that.
The fact that ours is a struggling industry, where 90% of your time is spent “staying afloat”, obscures an important fact: we are still playing by the rules that got us fucked in the first place. The way we do business is defective: our values are defective, our contracts are defective, our post-Napster economy itself is defective. I just read an article by a label owner who states that “anything we can do to stay afloat should be condoned”. I don’t think so, no. Staying afloat by any means necessary is a meaningless pursuit. The only honest way for a record label to make money is by selling records. We’ve always been uneasy about selling anything else.
And our current cultural economy isn’t healthy either. Consumer practices are fucked. You don’t need me to tell you that music is devalued. Not only because we no longer sell shit (and even when you do, it’s hard to shake the feeling that you’re selling free shit), but also because tracks are peaking faster than tumblr memes. In our historical moment, music is everywhere but second or third or tenth to many other interests and areas of culture. Fashion, Apple, video games, “devices”, social media, etc. And that’s cool, I guess. But I don’t want to have to be a function of fashion. Nor do I want to urge an artist to publish half-baked tracks every month in order to stay “relevant”. Depleted accounts is one thing, but depleted attentions?
I don’t really have a conclusion to this weird press release. So let’s end with two things I’m very proud of:
1. It’s nice to end on such a great year. In 2010 we have released two EPs by Surkin, two by Bobmo, two by Chateau Marmont, two by Rob, singles from Jean Nipon, Crystal, Das Glow, High Powered Boys, plus Bart B More, Para One, and Teki Latex EPs via Sound Pellegrino.
2. The label is gone but the artists are in top form:
Bobmo, Para One and Surkin just announced the birth of their new label called MARBLE, home to their (many) upcoming singles.
After the extremely successful release of the chart-topping “Calcium” single he produced with Strip Steve for Boysnoize Records, Das Glow has a new EP coming on Marble very soon.
Teki Latex and Orgasmic are now operating SOUND PELLEGRINO as an independent entity which has released the new High Powered Boys EP “Udon / Work” and a double compilation called “Les Jeunes Années” this week.
Jean Nipon has released his new EP “International Meek” a few weeks ago.
Cuizinier has recently launched his website and store lapizzachaude.com where he’s slowly unveiling pieces of his (great) upcoming debut album.
Para One’s album under the name “Slice & Soda” with San Serac is ready and coming.
Tacteel’s solo album under his legal name Jerôme Echenoz is in the can. Him and Para One have also recorded many tracks together in the last few months, expect to hear them very soon.
Chateau Marmont are in the studio recording their debut album. What we’ve heard so far is extremely exciting and totally pushing their craft to a whole new level. The original soundtrack to the beautiful French independent movie “Belle Epine” composed by Rob has been released this winter.
Surkin’s album is finally done.
Crystal are recording their debut album and… well, you get the idea: everyone is very busy in the studio.
Looking at all the Institubes artists, I see the most talented, diverse, curious, self-challenging, smart, progressive and forward-thinking group of people we ever had the chance to know. They’re the best. Anyone disputing that is either misinformed or a liar.
Please keep supporting them.
Lastly, a closing event (= a massive party) is going to be announced very soon.
Keep checking www.institubes.com for updates.
Hey Kids! We’re making our Leeds debut this Friday at Bad Robot at Mint Club in Leeds. We’re playing alongside one of our favourite producers Bowski, who’s just remixed one of the tracks on our forthcoming EP. If you’re in Leeds – get yo’ ass down.
More info here.
Hot off the press – Disco Of Doom deliver sick techno remix for electro act Does It Offend You Yeah! The ‘kids’ apparently wanted a Dubstep mix but we made Techno. When the ‘kids’ grow up they’ll realise Dubstep was just a meer fad they went through before they developed a proper musical taste (AKA Techno) You mark my words. Check our mix here: