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: 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: Jan St. Werner – “Feed Opener”

For years we’ve known Jan St. Werner not only as one half of the always inspiring Mouse On Mars duo, but also through releases as Microstoria, Lithops, and Von Südenfed, just to name a few. This week, Jan releases his full-length Blaze Colour Burn, which kicks off Fiepblatter,Thrill Jockey‘s series of genre-bursting releases which promise to “encompass electro-acoustic experimentation, algorithmic elements, scored music, digital signal processing, field recordings, improvisation, public performance and graphic works,” according to the label. Anyway, this release brings us some very smart field recordings and some absurd experimental compositions. Get an idea and watch the video below.

Jan St. Werner’s Blaze Colour Burn album will be released through Thrill Jockey June 10th. Pre-order here.

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EB Video Premiere: Popnoname – “Change”


The Cologne-based Jens-Uwe Beyer has a talent for crafting summery, atmospheric electronics; the sort of music you hear right when the sun breaks through the clouds and a smile finds your face. If you can’t wait for his appearance as Popnoname at our festival in Cologne on May 16th, this exclusive video premiere should tide you over. Directed by St. Petersburg’s Uldus Bakhtiozina “Change” gives a wink and a smile to The Craft with a coven of fashionable young witches doing the things that all magickal youth enjoy: eating flowers, using ouija boards to summon smoke bombs, and frolicking in the snow with pink bunnies. You can purchase the single here on itunes.~


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