[Sat. 07.08.17] HYDP02: Intelligent Dance Party 015 in San Francisco

IDP is coming back to the lovely Hyde Street Studios! In the legendary Studio A, we have… Carson Day LIVE Entropy Worship (Soundpress Records) LIVE entropyworship.com Und Leise LIVE https://soundcloud.com/und-leise ZOZ (Werd) DJ SET (closing) Plus IDP resident Liz Revision (opening) $10 / BYOB! http://idp.cool/ ————————–—— IDP is an IDM event series based in San Francisco featuring live experimental electronic music and dance floor oriented sets…. for your smart ass. More on Hyde Street Studios: http://www.hydestreet.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyde_Street_Studios https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wally_Heider_Studios

IDM / tech-house mix from IDP12 in San Francisco

Here’s my latest mix from last month featuring tracks from Apparat, Ochre, Dominik Eulberg and more. There’s also a mini-Quantazelle set of new tracks snuck into the middle. IDP12: Intelligent Dance Party ft. David Siska, KnobGoblin, Roy Shade, Liz Revision and Joe Amoros at Inteliigent Dance Party 012 at Muka, San Francisco on February 25, 2017. If you’re in the Bay Area and love live electronic music, IDM, and general nerdiness, get on the mailing list over at www.idp.cool. This Saturday, Marc 25 is the next party, IDP13 with Bakah, Dreamlogicc, and William S. Braintree.

[Sat. 01.08.16] Intelligent Dance Party 004 ft. Glenn Jackson, KnobGoblin, Tony Manfre & Liz Revision at the Basement

The fourth event in the San Francisco-based Intelligent Dance Party series kicks off 2016 featuring a mix of live experimental and IDM performances progressing later into more dancefloor-oriented sets. On Friday, January 8, 2016 Glenn Jackson, KnobGoblin, Tony Manfre & Liz Revision perform at The Basement, 222 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94102, a multi-leveled 21+ venue from 9:30 PM – 2:00 AM. #IDP | #SFIDP

subVariant sampler CD & download available now

Here’s a selection of tracks from the subVariant releases. Thirteen special edition physical copies were made and individually signed and numbered (pictured above). Download the zip file, or click on the track names to download individual MP3s.

Idiots explaining science: Computers, Television, and the Large Hadron Collider

Here’s a hilarious book explaining how computers work, referencing meat needed as fuel, puppies, and a washing machine as integral parts. In a classic internet video, Bjork explains how television works, comparing the electrical components to buildings in a city, and the wires are “elevators.” It bothers me that people find her “adorable” when she is acting like a child simplistically justifying the “magic” of electronics. What’s also sad is she is an electronic musician who should have technical knowledge of her tools (however, she relies heavily on producers, which could explain why she thinks electronics is a magical process). She is a grown woman and it is sad that this is considered cute. Condensed Soup: 10/23/08 by JDG6385 Finally, presented without comment, I will leave you with … Read More

"Frequencity" a free electronic music compilation featuring Chicago-based musicians

I curated a Chicago-artists-only compilation of innovative electronic music for my label, subVariant called “Frequencity. Read more about it and download it here. I’ve also contributed a track as Quantazelle. Enjoy! TRACKLIST:01. Beanbake: “A Bicycle In Your Mind” [Melodic Electronica] 02. Belmont and Clark: “Dark Compression” [Analogue Electro] 03. Ella Laurence: “aaaAH” [Acid] 04. [esc]APE: “Square Fingers” [Dark Electro] 05. Polyfuse: “Blood on the Urinal” [Electro Industrial] 06. Foe Paw: “Dos Otros” [Prog Rock] 07. XYZR_KX: “Home” [Folk IDM] 08. Mike Gonsior: “Reflections” [Downtempo Electronica] 09. Quantazelle: “Polychromatic Tomatoes” [Melodic Electronica] 10. Lokua: “Hue” [Minimal Techno] 11. Drasla: “Moonlight Somnambula” [Neo-Classical IDM] 12. Elock: “Ari on Acid” [Chiptune]

[Wed. Nov 16] Frequencity Release Party

This is the release party for the latest free compilation on my label. Come out and listen to live PAs from five artists who are on the compilation. Chicago-based innovative electronic music label subVariant will release a free-to-download compliation called Frequencity featuring quality songs from Chicagoland musicians. Earlier this year subVariant released a public call for electronic music from area musicians, without restriction on the genre. In response, a dozen tracks were chosen that represented high quality perspectives on the medium from a talented group of musicians. On Wednesday, November 16, five of the artists will play at Darkroom (2210 W Chicago Ave Chicago): XYZR_KX, Belmont & Clark, Beanbake, Foe Paw, and [esc]APE. Facebook Event Page

Deep Chalk: an artful escape game featuring music from Boards of Canada

For fans of escape games (self-paced puzzle games–the kind you can play while working on other things–that usually have the theme of escaping a room by searching around and creatively using ordinary items in MacGyver-ish ways), Deep Chalk is a surreal, fanciful take on a genre that usually relies on geometric blocks of color and angular lines making up ordinary things like desks and doors. It’s somewhat reminiscent of Samorost in its adventure-like and whimsical format, but also of Daymare Town with its heavy reliance on drawing. To complement the visual atmosphere, the artist used samples of Boards of Canada for sound effects. At one point, being familiar with BoC even gives you an advantage…play it and see.