• Boys Noize Readies Mix Album for Fabric
• Warehouse Project to pilot UK’s first club-endorsed drug testing
• Watch: Gesaffelstein‘s tour-de-force clip for ‘Hate or Glory’
• I Dream of Wires: a Four-hour modular synthesiser documentary featuring Trent Reznor and Gary Numan gets re-press
Boys Noize Readies Mix Album for Fabric
As any regular reader of XLR8R would say, we don’t spend much time tracking every move of bombastic German producer Boys Noize—in fact, the last thing we wrote that was even vaguely related to him was about a slick cut of hard-edged techno that an artist from his label handed over. That said, it’s entirely worth noting that the Berlin-based artist is next in line to drop a mix album as part of Fabric‘s longstanding Fabriclive series. The 31-track offering is set to appear in its various forms throughout the second half of November, and as should be expected, it will feature a ton of over-the-top club tunes from the likes of Dog Blood, Feadz, Gesaffelstein, Spank Rock, The Chemical Brothers, and Worthy & Eats Everything. But what’s maybe a bit surprising is that music from Four Tet, Kowton, Anthony Naples, Jimmy Edgar, Randomer, Kingdom, and Gingy & Bordello will also appear on Fabriclive 72. Speaking on his upcoming mix album, Boys Noize said, “My sets usually include many styles and at some points I mix pretty fast, too. I play some jackin’ house and techno with crazy energy stuff, and then go back to reduced dub or even classic electro or breaks. My goal was to combine all of the styles I play but also make it listenable. All in all I think this DJ mix is pretty timeless, colourful and happy.” Before its available on November 18 (US CD release is on November 26), Fabriclive 72’s artwork and tracklist can be found below; clips from the mix album can be heard here.
01 Mr Oizo feat. Marilyn Manson – Solid [Ed Banger]
02 Boys Noize – Starwin [Boysnoize]
03 Costello – Pegasus [BNR Trax]
04 Jimmy Edgar – Shout [Ultramajic]
05 Surkin – Warehouse [Marble]
06 Feadz – Go On Girl [Boysnoize]
07 Pilo – Ghettocoder [Boysnoize]
08 Kingdom – Femme Litre [Fade to Mind]
09 Gingy & Bordello – All Day (Robert Hood Remix) [Turbo]
10 Four Tet – For These Times [Nonplus]
11 Randomer – Meat & Dancing [white]
12 Kowton – TFB [All Caps]
13 Boys Noize – Anoid (Demo Version) [Boysnoize]
14 Craze – Selekta (Valentino Khan Remix) [Slow Roast]
15 Dog Blood – Chella Ride [Boysnoize / OWSLA]
16 Worthy & Eats Everything – Tric Trac [dirtybird]
17 Djedjotronic – Kaikō [Boysnoize]
18 Gesaffelstein – Aufstand [Turbo]
19 Aden – Luft [Ultramajic]
20 Special Request – Wall To Wall [Houndstooth]
21 Anthony Naples – P O T [Proibito]
22 DJ Deeon – Work This MF [Dance Mania]
23 Tracques – Motor [Boysnoize]
24 Dave Clarke – The Compass [Skint]
25 Tom Rowlands – Nothing But Pleasure (Boys Noize Pressure Fix) [Phantasy]
26 Alesia – Andrea [OWSLA]
27 The Chain – Maje [R&S]
28 Boys Noize – XTC (The Chemical Brothers Remix) [Boysnoize] + Spank Rock – DTF DADT (Acapella) [Boysnoize]
29 I-F – Space Invaders Are Smoking Grass [Disko B]
30 Kölsch – Goldfisch [Kompakt] + Boys Noize – XTC (Acapella) [Boysnoize]
31 Apparat – Arcadia (Boys Noize Reprise) [Shitkatapult]
Warehouse Project to pilot UK’s first club-endorsed drug testing
Manchester’s Warehouse Project is set to implement the UK’s first club-endorsed drug testing initiative after the death of a man who attended the club on Saturday night.
Nick Bonnie, of Gloucestershire, is thought to have died after ingesting what police believe to becontaminated pills sold as ecstasy.
Due to launch on October 12, the new Home Office-funded system will see a trailer set up outside the venue where tests will be carried out on substances either confiscated by security or handed in by clubbers.
Following tests, which were apparently already planned before Saturday, the Trafford venue will send out messages via their social networking outlets to warn people of what the seized drugs contain.
Sacha Lord of the Warehouse Project said: “For the first time ever in club history in the UK, the Home Office will fund a trailer. Any drugs confiscated are going to be put through a machine, which in seconds evaluates what is the makeup of that particular confiscation.”
15 others fell ill on the night, including a suspected drug dealer who swallowed 12 baggies thought to contain drugs after being approached by police.
Greater Manchester Police’s investigation into events on the night is ongoing.
Watch: Gesaffelstein’s tour-de-force clip for ‘Hate or Glory’
If you’re one of the million-or-two people who’ve watched the Pursuit video, you’ll already know how well Gesaffelstein does video clips. A few months after Pursuit came and changed the game, today the Bromance star has given us another tour-de-force: Gesaffelstein’s just unveiled his clip for Hate or Glory, the second single to come from his forthcoming album Aleph, and it’s another must-watch.
Directed by Fleur & Manu – the same production team who worked on Pursuit – newbie Hate or Glory channels King Midas for a superbly-shot cautionary tale about greed. Wrap your eyes around it below and get ready to hit the repeat button.
Want more? The good news is that we’re now only a few weeks away from the arrival of Mike Levy’s debut album, with Aleph locked in for release on October 28 through Brodinski’s Bromance label (or Warner locally). While it’s the Parisian gun’s first full-length album, Gesaff’ nonetheless has an impressive discography behind him. In addition to a few earlier EPs, over the past couple of years he’s delivered big-hitting tracks Control Movement, Depravity and Viol, earned a production credit onKanye West’s masterstroke Yeezus and gone to work on a string of standout remixes.
I Dream of Wires: a Four-hour modular synthesiser documentary featuring Trent Reznor and Gary Numan gets re-press
You can now order a copy of I Dream of Wires: Hardcore Edition – a companion to the feature-length documentary, I Dream Of Wires, which premiered this spring.
The four-hour cut was originally intended as a limited-edition pressing for the hardcore fans, but if you know any modular synth fans, you’ll know that they’re all hardcore – unsurprisingly, the initial run sold out.
The extended version includes a lengthy historical primer exploring the early development of modular synthesisers by pioneering companies like Moog and Buchla, before tracking the resurgence of interest in modular synths from the ’90s to the present day.
The documentary features input from a impressive selection of talking heads, too, including Trent Reznor, Gary Numan, Vince Clarke, Chris Carter of Throbbing Gristle, Daniel Miller, Carl Craig, James Holden, Factory Floor, Legowelt and John Foxx, plus many manufacturers and technical experts.
The documentary is available on DVD and Blu-Ray from the I Dream of Wires website – watch the trailer below: