EB Video Premiere Archives – Telekom Electronic Beats

EB Video Premiere: PTTRNS’ “Major Nature”

Earlier this year Cologne’s dance quartet PTTRNS released their sophomore album, Body Pressure through the Leipzig-based imprint Altin Village & Mine Records. For the album, PTTRNS teamed up with producer Jan-Philipp Janzen (of Von Spar, The Field) and unlike their 2010 debut album, Science Piñata, the new effort consists of more jovial dance pop numbers and come-down atmospherics. Watch the video art for the relaxed “Major Nature” track below. Get into the groove:

Upcoming live dates:
26.09.2013 – Ulm, Club Eden
28.09.2013 – Wiesbaden, Schlachthof



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EB Video Premiere: Schneider TM’s “Elefantenhaut”

Some call it obsessed, some maniacal and some productive. For us, the fact that Berlin-based sound enthusiast Schneider TM, aka Dirk Dresselhaus, has already got his next album ready to go is merely good news. After experimenting with field recordings from construction sites next to his studio last year, he has moved on to a slightly more, er, traditional approach and Guitar Sounds was born. But don’t panic, this ain’t rock ‘n’ roll. It’s much more about experimental maneuvers with the good, old electric guitar. You can get an idea while watching the Yukikoh Okura-directed video premiere above for the first single, “Elefantenhaut”. Guitar Sounds is out next month via Bureau B.

Tomoko Nakasato: dance
Takehito Koganezawa: video feedback
Yukikoh Okura: camera & editing
Dirk Dresselhaus: music
Performed & filmed at ZK/U, Berlin.

Guitar Sounds will be released in September 2013 on Bureau B & MWM. You can watch our Slices DVD feature on Schneider TM here.

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EB Video Premiere: Yearning Kru – “Ghoul Park”

Following yesterday’s Videodrome selection (the best videos of the week, every week), today we continue the constant delivery of cool, new music videos with a premiere for one of the most striking labels of the year.

It’s patten‘s London-imprint Kaleidoscope, which already brought us glorious cassette releases from the likes of Karen Gwyer, Vanilla HammerOrphan and Sculpture. Next one up, the Croydon born, Taiwan-based producer Yearning Kru who’s about to drop his two-part album, Cracked Lacquer/Vandium, limited to 23 unique hand-numbered C30 compact cassettes later this month. Following up on his first, self-released Didyah EP from 2010, Yearning Kru seems to be still working in heavily manipulated, outsider electronica. Get an idea below, while watching the self-made, data-mosh video.

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Kaleidoscope will release Cracked Lacquer/Vanadium by Yearning Kru on July 23rd.

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EB Video Premiere: Headman feat. Scott Fraser & Douglas McCarthy – “NOISE”

Swiss machine funk and disco producer Headman (aka Robi Insinna) first came to prominence all the way back in 2001, when the Gomma-released “It Rough” helped lead the European charge of post-millennial punk funk. That release would echo throughout the decade (remember the Chicken Lips remix?) and Headman notched up collaborations and remixes for the likes of Tiga, one quarter of The Rapture, Erol Alkan and Soulwax. That era may have drawn to a close, but Headman remains a heavy hitter within the electronic music scene, as is comprehensively demonstrated by today’s exclusive EB Video Premiere. “Noise” recruits no less than Scott Fraser (part of the Scrutton Street Axis along with Andrew Weatherall and Timothy J. Fairplay) and Nitzer Ebb’s Douglas McCarthy for a knotted piece of acid-streaked industrial disco. The video itself is directed McCarthy and Insinna and is a stylish monochrome clip which rhymes visually with the track’s subtle ’90s hallmarks and cover art. So, “Do you want some noise?


“Noise” by Headman featuring Scott Fraser & Douglas McCarthy is released through Relish Recordings on June 21, 2013. Cover by Horst Diekgerdes.

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EB Video Premiere: Pet Shop Boys – “Vocal”


Tennant and Lowe continue to herald their prompt return with the second single from forthcoming album Electric. Called “Vocal”, the track makes good on the promise that album number 12 is a return to their dance music roots after the more ruminative Elysium. And boy does the video slam the message home: directed by Joost Vanderburg, the film consists of grainy, authentic VHS  footage of ravers of various stripes accompanies the uplifting, outrageous synth stabs and snare rolls. Like the best imperial and late era Pet Shop Boys tracks, the heady tug of nostalgia lies at the very heart of the song, with Neil Tennant declaring, “I like the singer he’s lonely and strange / Every track has a vocal and that makes a change / and everything about tonight feels so young”. Warning: may cause uncontrollable flashbacks and fits of sentimentalism—in the best possible way. Welcome back, Boys. Note: If you are outside Germany watch the video on VEVO.

More Pet Shop Boys videos on tape.tv.


Electric is out via Kobalt Label Services on July 15, 2013.

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