It’s somehow satisfying when scenes collide. Dutch producer Remy Verheijen made everything from driving trance to quirky rock during the ’90s, but settled on a sound—electro—and a name—Dexter—at the turn of the millennium. Looking back to his early releases on Clone and Klakson, the label he ran alongside Ostgut’s Steffi, it’s easy to hear why bass music figures such as Boddika and Bok Bok are still playing his music. There’s something about Dexter’s elastic basslines and sense of funk that dovetails neatly with what’s going on in the UK these days. Or it could simply be the timeless nature of electro itself. Who knows? Dexter appeared to return the nod from the UK earlier this year with the release of “Great Northern Diver,” a track that through its warp-speed vocals and hyper-kinetic rhythms felt decidedly south London circa-2011.
As he explains below, though, the man himself just sees this as the continuation of a sound he’s been pushing for over ten years. Plenty of UK names make it on to his mix for us, along with fellow electro adopters from his homeland and original innovators from Detroit.
Hudson Mohawke - Cbat Untitled - Shake It Massshhh Lone - Moon Beam Harp A Made Up Sound - Rear Window Dexter - Space Booty Boddika - You Tell Me Martyn - Viper (London Arches edit) Kode9 - You Don’t Wash (dub) Geeeman - Bang’t! Dexter - 1992 (vocal version) Blawan - Melting Flesh Untold- Little Things Like That Steve Rachmad - Boogie Moogie Gerd - Palm Leaves (Serge & Tyrell Dub) CosminTRG - Form Over Function Instra:mental - Vicodin (Skudge warehouse remix) Dopplereffekt - Sterilization The Clone Machine - Clone Machine Untold - Stereo Freeze Drexciya - The Plankton Organization Drexciya - Species of the Pod The Other People Place - Let Me Be Dexter - Bo-Dyned Martyn - Distortions Dexter - Great Northern Diver Bok Bok - Look (dub) Hudson Mohawke - All Your Love
Ultradyne - Zero Division Abstract Thought - Solar Pulse Drexciya - Bang-Bang Drexciya - Dr. Blowfins’ Black Storm Stabilizing Spheres Lab Rat XL - Lab Rat 2 Der Zyklus - Roche Limit V2 Ler Car - Cinematic Automatic (Heinrich Muller Remix) Japanese Telecom - Mounting Yoko Der Zyklus - Mathematische Modelle Lab Rat XL - Lab Rat 4 Ultradyne - Lardossan Search Squad Dopplereffekt - Speak & Spell Ultradyne - Shadow Prophecy Drexciya - Species Of The Pod Ultradyne - E Coli Arpanet - Illuminated Displays
So we keep it on the Eastern side of Europe this week, following on from the Dutch techno mastery that was Bas Mooy to present a Baltic producer constantly pushing his sonic palette to its limit: Oyaarss.
The concept of this studio live-set was to build it entirely out of “remixes” and collaboration tracks by oyaarss, most of them unreleased. This contains remixes for industrial acts (Kaltlicht, Cloaks, Fausten), hardcore/metal bands (Amenra, Kingdom, Tesa), classical music composers (Peteris Vasks, Zbigniew Preisner), as well as other collaboration tracks featuring other artists/bands. However, as one could suspect, this is not going to be a relaxing journey to Bahama beach.
hour 1 / DVNT
Prurient – Maskless Face [prurient.bandcamp.com] Roly Porter – Arrakis [Subtext] AAIMON – A SCREW (SCY†HE Remix) [Tundra Dubs] SUBLYME DIAGONAL – Sombre labyrinthe [NOHMAD] sense – less-than-perfect [Psychonavigation Records] Modeselektor – The Black Block (Byetone remix) [Bpitch Control] Planetary Assault Systems – Black Tea [Ostgut Ton] AAIMON – A SCREW (ANDRAS REMIX) [Tundra Dubs] Innasekt – Cluster [BOKA] The Fear Ratio – Guv Three [Blueprint] Jeff Pils – Kalkbreite [Digital-Gadget/Front] Bass Junkie – Return To Bass (Instrumental) [Breakin] Phat Chex – Pinch Punch [Darkfloor Sound] LEXZN – Tatsumaki [NOHMAD] Prurient – Let’s Make A Slave (De-Shelled) [prurient.bandcamp.com] Randomform – Enfeld Deformed [High Grade Media] Logical Disorder – Help Me [logicaldisorder.bandcamp.com] Author – The City [Tectonic] Zwart Licht Kommando – Het Licht Wordt Zwarter [dub] Steve Stoll – Hyperrealism Part 3 [earwiggle] Scott Robinson – you see what you want to see [Darkfloor Sound]
showcase / OYAARSS
Kingdom – Elude (Autopsy by Oyaarss) /link Kaltlicht – Augenblick (Acumirklis) /link Delve and Oyaarss – Nelaudis Tesa – IV (-11°C) /link Amenra – To Go On.: and Live With. Out. (Sarma) /link Fausten – Punishment (Executed by Oyaarss) /link Polaroid Android – Mężowie (Black Sunday) Cloaks – Sixmenace Two (Sevenmenace Two) /link Pēteris Vasks – Musica Adventus (Viatore) /link 1/2h 12/W and Oyaarss – Skanoša Liesma /link Nauris Bruvelis And Oyaarss – Nazabeistis – nazabeistis /link Zbigniew Preisner – À Côté De La Silhouette /link
To Rococo Rot - 12 (Kölner Brett) Efdemin - Nighttrain (Efdemin Dub) Rechenzentrum - Projector Kangding Ray - La Belle Boards Of Canada - Turquoise Hexagon Sun Fennesz - Got To Move On Mikkel Metal - Rodd (Substance Remix) Mouse On Mars - Schlektron (Double Mix) Rhythm & Sound Feat. Shalom - We Been Trobbin Levon Vincent - I Owe You Tortoise - Four-Day Interval Kowton - Hunger Omar S - Here With You Oneohtrix Point Never - Stress Waves Wassermann - Fackeln Im Sturm Fennesz - Saffron Revolution