The Radio Sessions: Oliver Deutschmann

This week we welcome esteemed producer and DJ of note Oliver Deutschmann into the FluxFM studio for another edition of Electronic Beats On Air.

The Berlin resident and techno purist will be discussing his new album Out of the Dark, released through Vidab Records, and introducing some of his latest releases on Scottish label Soma. He’ll also be discussing how he came up in hardcore and his background as a teenage rebel. Well, we expected nothing less.

The mix for in the second hour of the show was recorded live at Super Zero Festival Singapore on April 13, 2013. To hear the show, tune in to FluxFM tonight from 10 p.m. (CET). If you’re outside Germany you can, like always, head to the stream.

Miss it? You can catch up with the first hour through FluxFM’s on demand feature from Friday, while the DJ mix will be featured as a Mix of the Day later this week.

 

 

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How-to make a Daft Punk helmet in 4 months

How-to make a Daft Punk helmet in 4 months We love how-to guides. They’re probably what the internet is all about (think forums, FAQs, and websites like the brilliant www.instructables.com) and it’s always great to see people offering their knowledge to the public. Harrison Krix is such a person. In March 2009 the prop designer decided to build an exact copy of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christos golden Daft Punk helmet – and he succeeded.

Last year he published a 3 minute-long video of his crafting efforts, from the early concept stages to the final result in around 17 months – and boy did that helmet look pretty! Now the American graphic designer is back with a second video, but this time with a copy of Thomas Bangaltar’s silver helmet, which he spent 4 months of work on (check out his flickR for more images).

Sadly, these two are unique pieces and he won’t be accepting job offers for further copies. I’d give close to anything in the world to own one of these – together with an exact copy of Hedi Slimane’s leather jumpsuits, of course!

While we’re at it: see below for Daft Punk’s Soma-released ‘Drive’ that we mentioned the other day.

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Soma to release previously unheard Daft Punk track

Soma to release previously unheard Daft Punk track Soma Records, the Scottish label of Slam founders Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle are turning 20 this year. Celebrating with new releases, re-issues and a series of one-off events, one of the most exciting things to come out of their Celtic techno-bunker is the discovery of a previously unreleased Daft Punk song. Found on a DAT tape called ‘Daft Drive’ the song was submitted to Soma along with ‘Rollin and Scratchin’, but in the end ‘Da Funk’ was released by the label with ‘Drive’ being but in the back burner for later release which never happened… until now.

According to the label’s Chris Lamb, the music is “live Daft Punk, the freaky vocals, pounding Roland drums & synths and that distinctive DP compression”.

‘Daft Drive’ will be released digitally on Soma Records – 20 Years which is out September 19th. You can get more info over at Soma

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Black Dog say Liber Dogma

Black Dog say Liber Dogma

The Black Dog will release a new album later this year on their long-term home Soma Records. Following from Music for Real Airports, a concept album of sorts, Liba Dogma will be representing the live sound that the British three piece have been perfecting over the last few years – primeval beats and raw loops aimed straight at the dance-floor.

“This album is about surrendering to hypnotic, physical music played loud in big, dark rooms. We always wanted to make an album that reflects the kind of set we play live, and that’s what we’ve done with Liber Dogma. It’s all about red lights, a smoke machine, a single strobe, a Funktion One soundsystem…"

Which sounds like a pretty straightforward statement of intent to us! Check out this video of the band playing at The Warehouse in Bristol – gentle ambience to pounding techno in nine minutes.

Some Records will release Liba Dogma later this year.

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