Sound:frame brings you: Boiler Room

Sound:frame brings you: Boiler Room Sound:frame is Austria’s most important (and probably only) festival for VJs and gives the art form the attention it deserves. But in the past six years it has turned into much more than just another weekend packed with excessive club nights and great visuals: under the title “Substructions”, the 2012 sound:frame festival combines an exhibition at Vienna’s MAK, a conference to discuss the status of the festival itself and of course an exceptional audiovisual live program.

And here is the info you’ve all been waiting for: amongst many other showcases and special evenings there will be Vienna’s first boiler room recording session on April 19th at the MAK with Affine Records finest.

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Zanshin’s Rain Are In Clouds finally gets released

Zanshin’s Rain Are In Clouds finally gets released The new Affine Records release is finally out and is surely one of the best reasons to throw a huge party. The magic will take place at the Morrison Club in Vienna with the night hosted by Jack by the Gap, which means things are definitely going to get sweaty.

Zanshin who is one half of the duo Ogris Debris, describes his music as “Autechre and Dimlite trying to melt Toblerone in the CERN particle generator in order to muffle Miles Davis’ trumpet with toffee quarks, with the resulting wormhole sucking Burial, Plaid and Supersilent on to the back of a Tortoise going right into a subterranean Monolake at the foot of the Eiger north face.” which sounds as weird and amazing as the record actually is.

In addition to Zanshin live you will get sounds from techno connoisseurs Laminat and Moggle.

Friday, October 28th, 2011
Morisson Club (next to Falcostiege / Naschmarkt / Vienna)
10 p.m.

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New Affine Records release in October

New Affine Records release in October By now you might have heard about the great Viennese label Affine Records that is home to such classy artists as Dorian Concept, JSBL, The Clonius, Cid Rim and Ogris Debris. The latter, to whom we referred to as “two ruffians from Austria” in an earlier post about their exclusive mix for EB, are true renaissance men. So it doesn’t come as a surprise when we heard that one half of Ogris Debris, Zanshin, is about to release a debut solo album called Rain Are In Clouds in the end of October. From what we can guess after hearing the preview ‘Pynncchyo’s Pyrrhusmite’ it’s going to be great.

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Run Vie puts the fun in Vienna

Run Vie puts the fun in Vienna The RUN VIE Festival in Vienna is all about the music we love and features artists like the Vienna based Affine Records superstar Dorian Concept and label colleagues Ogris Debris and Cid Rim as well as international acts like Darkstar (WARP) and Girl Unit (Night Slugs). This is of course only a small selection from the seven-day lineup, which reads like the wet dream of a modern-day music lover.

But there is more to the festival than just great music; it’s about urban art too. Even though nowadays everybody claims to be artsy, RUN VIE actually is and also manages to stay real. There is a collab with the Sneakerness Convention, an exhibition of SNNC (a collective formed by streetart collective Bark In The Yard and others) and a screening of the fabulous music documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest at Filmcasino. This is probably the only chance ever to see the masterpiece on a big screen in Austria – so be there and don’t miss out.

RUN VIE, 3.9.-10.9.
Go to their website to get more infos.

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Ken Hayakawa know his roots

Ken Hayakawa know his roots Once upon a time Austria was famous for Mozart and Haydn. Then there were G-Stone, Kruder&Dorfmeister and lounge music (it wasn’t a happy time….or maybe a bit too happy and relaxed…at least that’s the way we see it now…) In 2011 Vienna is all about Affine Records, the home of such electric wizards as Dorian Concept, Ogris Debris and The Clonious. Don’t get me wrong, music journalists all around the world have every right to praise the great label with its even greater artists (and of course we will give you insights no one else can give you over the next few months), but there is so much more interesting new music in Austria, which will also be covered here. So why not start with it today?

Ken Haykawa was born in Salzburg and like every good kid in the city of Mozart he had to learn to play the piano as a child. He swapped the instrument for a skateboard a few years later, but his love for music didn’t change. In 2003 Ken moved to Vienna and had already been a techno DJ for four years at that time. He played at several clubs like Tunnel in Linz and Flex in Vienna, which was one of the finest clubs in whole Europe for many years; It seems like djing wasn’t enough for Ken Haykawa or maybe he wasn’t satisfied at all with the techno records out there, so he started to produce his own tracks. Lucky us. Now, in 2011 there are already more than a handful of tracks and even a hit.

Take a look at his soundcloud page or watch the video of his interpretation of Reinhard Fendrich’s Haben Sie Wien Schon Bei Nacht Gesehen.

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