Okay, so here’s a quick note to let you know that I’m coming back to Labyrinth this year! Very excited to have another crack at that insane marvel of a soundsystem and to be among new and old friends in the process. Especially looking forward to hearing Surgeon, Erika, and Yves de Mey this time around…
2:11 pm • 26 August 2014 • 5 notes
Hey, so my remix of Laraaji’s “A Cave in England” for All Saints Records is now available (worldwide digital, EU vinyl, US vinyl coming in a couple weeks). The EP also features reworks from Sun Araw, Ela Orleans, and Motion Sickness of Time Travel; you can check it out here and elsewhere.
In connection with this release, I’ll be coming to London on 5th June for a performance at St. John Sessions with Laraaji, Sun Araw, and Patten. Tickets are available here.
Following that, I’ll also be headed to Milan for the first-ever Terraforma festival and on to Barcelona for Sónar!
1:54 pm • 19 May 2014 • 4 notes
As usual, apologies for slow updates owing to my being posted up in Rome working on material for my collab set with Donato Dozzy at Donau Festival in Krems Austria on May 3rd.
For now, i’ll pause to add that I’ll also be performing solo along with sets from Outer Space, Donato Dozzy, and Neel for Strati at Brancaleone in Rome on May 9th.
8:45 am • 17 April 2014 • 4 notes
Further to the spirit of looking backward in order to look forward, belated thanks are due to Juno Plus, Fact, The Wire, Resident Advisor, and Little White Earbuds for featuring Donato Dozzy Plays Bee Mask on their respective year-end lists.
Those of you who enjoyed Dozzy Plays will want to keep an ear to the ground for a big announcement that should be forthcoming very shortly…
Enormous thanks also to The Bunker for killer sound, killer sets, killer crowd, killer vibe, killer hospitality, and an all around amazing party! I can’t think of a better way to have gotten 2014 underway!
I’m also very pleased to announce that I’ll be keeping up this streak of actually doing things in the States for the time being; following January’s performances at Corsica Studios in London and Berghain in Berlin for CTM, I’ll be doing the following US dates, hopefully with one or two more to be announced soon:
1st February at the Graham Foundation Madlener House, Chicago, IL. Presented by Lampo.
6th February with Fabric at Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY.
2:11 pm • 8 January 2014 • 5 notes
Of Two Minds before the Fourth Wall: 2013 in Review
Autre Ne Veut Anxiety (Software/Mexican Summer)
Oneohtrix Point Never R Plus Seven (Warp)
Charles Cohen Music for Dance and Theater (Morphine)
Matt Carlson Certainty (Draft)
Tiger Hatchery Sun Worship (ESPDisk) (Full disclosure: have not even heard this yet, but the very fact of its existence is easily one of the best things to have happened in 2013.)
Rashad Becker Traditional Music of Notional Species (PAN)
My Bloody Valentine MBV (MBV)
Bernard Parmegiani De Natura Sonorum (ReGRM/eMego)
Patrick Cowley School Daze (Dark Entries/Honey Soundsystem)
Daniel Bachman The Bootleg: Live at Galerie Rademann, Schwarzenberg / GER, 15-OCT-2013
Bhob Rainey “Axon Ladder" and "Pulsars A-Life Study 4”
Donato Dozzy Roma and Babylon Market mixes
Went slow, accidentally at first, then deliberately. Didn’t hear much dance music unless I was out dancing (out to Derek Plaslaiko for category-killing it on that tip at Inciting back in spring). Stayed in and jammed Strauss lieder, fusion-era Joni Mitchell, and Baden Powell.
Lots of Xenakis.
Huge stretches of time in the studio, feeling good but hilariously/worryingly unable to summon a sense of urgency.
Set up the best listening room I’ve had in years and started making plans to sit down and do a seriously heady rec every night as a thing in itself. Looked forward to it all day.
Really tightened up my coffee brewing game.
Heard some mixes early in the year (see especially Roma and Babylon Market above) that reaffirmed for me that I am not nor should I be a DJ and that Dozzy is the angel on my shoulder.
Started fixing up my guitars, but you didn’t hear me say that because I still need to eat and pay bills in 2014.
Semi-accidentally started a label.
Went to Cleveland for a heavily recharging working vacation chez Spools. Private clang sesh in Bbob’s living room was the gig of the year, maybe the best private gig since Wyatt’s laundry room era. (Pt. Tarun Bhattacharaya at Raga Samay got in early and stayed untouchable as best non-private gig of 2013.)
Found $20 on the ground in real life, but can’t remember what I spent it on.
Had a Satyricon-looking dream in which I had an oracle on my rider. (“Hey Ollie, let’s make that happen in 2014!”)
Found Scratch Tickets:
Worst of 2013:
Dance music made by people who aren’t good at making dance music.
1:54 am • 7 January 2014 • 8 notes
Slightly slow on the uptake due to a week recording in Cleveland and the associated mind burn, but the PGS01 12” is now available from Juno Records. Digital release is forthcoming and will be announced here soon.
It also bears mentioning that I’ll be performing at The Bunker Limited at Trans Pecos in Brooklyn this coming New Years’ Eve.
9:29 pm • 11 December 2013 • 6 notes
I’m pleased to announce the following two performances for early 2014:
27th January at Corsica Studios, London. Presented by BleeD Music. Information and tickets here.
28th January at Berghain, Berlin. Presented by CTM and Editions Mego. Information and tickets here.
12:44 pm • 4 December 2013 • 2 notes
Five Records: Chris Madak | Juno Plus
Like it says, I talked at insufferable length about some good records with Scott Wilson for Juno Plus; check it out above!
1:43 pm • 2 December 2013 • 3 notes
(via The Wire - Listen: unreleased Laraaji music)
So I’ve done a remix of Laraaji’s “A Cave in England” for All Saints Records; you can check an excerpt of it here, thanks to The Wire.
In other news, there will be some new performances announced here very shortly, and the PGS01 12” (remixes of Bee Mask by Surgeon and Abdulla Rashim) will be available from Juno beginning this coming Monday, December 2.
4:40 pm • 30 November 2013 • 7 notes