We hope your ready for another Friday the 13th edition of Pulse Generator! This time we are featuring DJ performances from two top local ladies Zita Molnar and Liz Revision. Liz Revision (Quantazelle, IDP) Entrepreneur-musician-artist Liz McLean Knight kept busy in her hometown of Chicago, hosting club nights and showcasing musicians and DJs from her label, subVariant. Now based in San Francisco, she continues to craft her signature blend of melodic IDM As Quantazelle and as Liz Revision her DJ sets feature dancefloor-friendly tracks with experimental sound design. Zita Molnar (Zettabyte, MNML:FUN) Hungarian born, San Francisco based DJ / producer. Founder of Zettabyte Records and co-founder of the Bay Area techno collective MNML:FUN as well as another fantastic performance from our resident : Locky Lauchlan Casey *Second Fridays … Read More
INTERFACE LA – Highlights from The Bootleg Theater from Charlie Visnic on Vimeo. Interesting party footage–I think the vibe comes across. The video is not synced tho, FYI. C&P Performers, not in order from the video RO RICH DDT PETER KIRN (http://createdigitalmusic.com) THE SMACKTOP ENSEMBLE NONAGON MOLDOVER (http://moldover.com) MIKE SLOTT Mmm hmm!
Yes, it’s by the BBC and they really go on about UK Garage at the end, but there are some real gems of insights and great interviews here. Set aside a few hours, even if you think you know the history of Chicago House. This one is really well done. If you prefer books, check out “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: A History of the Disc Jockey”. Buy four and give them away to your friends that love electronic music but need schooling on where it came from.
Here’s a cool mini-documentary on the Roland TB-303, by Nate Harrison, the same guy who did the Amen Break documentary. via Michael O’Shea
Chicago gets a taste of the Montreal-based digital art and electronic music festival that showcases innovation in music and creativity on April 21-23 with Avant_Mutek: Chicago. Founded in 2000, Mutek is an international festival organization dedicated to the promotion of electronic music and the digital arts. Its main event is an annual five-day event in Montreal, Canada that takes place in late May and early June. Many of electronic music’s most established figures have performed, as well as numerous new artists who have gone on to build sustainable careers. Along with performances, the festival also features workshops relating to gear and software showcases, and panel discussions concerning the issues that face electronic music and music production. Read more and see the full lineup.
DJ Tech Tools has done a comprehensive comparison of the main players out there in the digital DJ World. With a chart! Read more: “Battle of the 1s and 0s. Traktor Vs Ableton Vs Serato”
Ode to Sniffles by Liz Revision on Mixcloud Liz Revision:“Ode To Sniffles” [DOWNLOAD MP3] Download the PDF of Sniffles to cut out and assemble. 1. Altered Tensions “Slow in Ashes” The Answer to the Question You Forgot to Ask [Self] 2. Diarmo “Details” Robohustlin [subVariant] 3. s.t. “Emotions in a Box” Emotions in a Box [Monotonik] 4. Elijah B. Torn “oooEight” Robohustlin [subVariant] 5. Kettel “Boekebaas” Myam James 2 [Sending Orbs] 6. Fourtet “Sings (Extended)” There is Love in You [Domino] 7. Quantazelle “Polychromatic Tomatoes v.1” Unreleased 8. Deetron “Collide” Collide [Green] 9. Marc Romboy vs. Stephan Bodzin “Atlas” 6 Monde [Systematic] 10. Nick Curly “Kalimba” Critical Mass EP [Murmur] 11. Peaches “Lose You (Brodinski & Yuksek Remix)” Lose You [XL Recordings]
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