“Little black spot on the sun today” – goth fruit, Keep It Evil and more

“There’s a red fox torn by a huntsman’s pack
There’s a black-winged gull with a broken back
There’s a little black spot on the sun today
It’s the same old thing as yesterday” Police

To accompany the bad weather and the overall mood fruitwise I’ve switched from oranges to goth fruit:

In case you tuned in for Castrop on Thursday, I’m sorry I had to cancel the radio show but I’m sure the Keep It Evil Crew made a cool festival special.

Don’t miss KEEP IT EVIL today!
No matter if you come for the bands, for the games, for the vegan food, for the political & animal rights info, for the games, to hang out and get drunk or to chat with people: I’m sure it will be interesting and fun.


KIE on mysp

Tonight will be pretty exciting for the musikverein crew and their friends because we have an accidental double date: Bucovina is also on tonight. We will have to serve at four bars, the house will be overcrowded, and we will have to try to keep the two events as seperate from each other as possible to make everyone feel comfy. And we have to try having fun ourselves. Quite a challenge. Hope we succeed and everyone will be in chilling summer mood despite the rain.
And there are two good parties to visit later tonight: Heilige Liga has a night with Electric Pony Noises and Mehmet2090 and more heavy bouncing electronic acts, and Sellfish celebrate at the Zwinger Keller if you prefer to party with guitar sound. Hope I make it to both at least for a bit.

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Oh, and my www.evemassacre.org site has been hacked hence google shows it as ‘potentially dangerous’. Though I’m okay with people thinking that I’m potentially dangerous this sucks big time. My serverhostwebpeople say they have already have dealt with the bit of code someone seems to have put there but it still shows that sign. Even for files I host there: pictures I use for my blog and my music. Oh my, so much trouble for a domain that’s nothing but a forward thing to www.evemassacre.wordpress.com anyway. Wonder why someone bothers to hack that.

Do you see this picture? –>
If not I really can’t even use my server to host stuff any more.

Oh, and last week I’ve finally been so annoyed by the band spam on myspace (do they also pester you with private messages now?) that I spent a bit more time on facebook and twitter. If you’re over there too please feel free to add me thurrr:
http://www.facebook.com/people/Eve-Massacre/545954204

Even if you’re a band. But please not if you’re a band that posts nothing but ‘buy my new record’, ‘listen to my song’, ‘vote for me’, etc.
I like to get informed on what bands I like are up to but not if it’s just about promotion&selling stuff, that’s plain boring. And it slowly turns myspace into a place that consists mainly of bands that post ‘buy my stuff’ to other bands they don’t know and care about. I mean, of course this is part of it but if people repost the same ‘buy my new album on beatport’ or ‘vote for me on emergenza’ crap ten times a day in bulletins, comments, mood status etc. then I consider it plain spamming.
Killing conversation and networking, you’re doing it right.

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This week two people I haven’t known but who were close to friends of mine have died. One has died from illness, the other has killed herself. Wish I could do something to make my friends feel better but I feel helpless and as if I had nothing I could give them. Empathy: yes, I even feel like I echo their pain cause it brings back the memories of losses and I’ve been close to tears pretty quickly these last days – but what I hate is that I got no words nor deeds to help. Don’t want to say shallow-sounding stuff like that it takes time to swallow death. That’s no solace. Hope they/you find your ways to cope with it and let it neither get to close nor shut yourself off from grieving. I’m as good at the latter that I can assure you that it will strike back.
Hugs. My thoughts are with you.

“Girls talk about their social lives” – new mash up + tracklist ‘El Corazon’ mix

“On the street where you live girls talk about their social lives” Bon Jovi

Dirty noisy grind style mash up:
“NHK Is Bigger Than Hiphop” – Dead Prez + NHK

MP3

Or grab it from my SOUNDCLOUD site here.

And here’s the tracklist of the ‘El Corazon’ mix I posted two blogs ago:

Fuck Buttons – Colours Move
Dizzee Rascal – Sirens
Jamie Lidell – A Little Bit Of Feelgood (NTEIBINT)
Beats International – Dub be good to me
Grabba Grabba Tape – DrGroxGronic
Sidney Looper – never ever over (l.u.v. it! thx again!)
Bassnectar feat. Persia – Kick it complex
Jesse Rose – You’re all over my head
Health – Triceratops (Acid Girls rmx)
Johnny Cash – Hurt
Empire of The Sun – Walking on a dream (Van She)
Bon Jovi – Runaway
NHK – Entire set 2
Dead Prez – Bigger than Hiphop
Mossa – Cara con Cara
unknown track + Chromeo – Fancy Footwork
Colder – To the Music (Optimo Espacio)
Franz Ferdinand – No You Girls (Zodiac Cartel)
Hostage – Murder Rocket
Björn Leineweber – Ich bin raus

“I don’t pick up my phone” – Castrop playlist 2nd april 2009

“And in the daylight I don’t pick up my phone
Cause in the daylight anywhere feels like home”
Matt & Kim

Againagainagain I’m late with my Castrop playlist but here you go:

MATT & KIM: Daylight

Matt & Kim’s ‘Grand’ is the perfect spring album. I tried to get in touch with their bookingpersons for a show around here but by now it doesn’t look like they come over for a ‘real’ tour anytime soon. Also a Thermals show won’t happen in Nuremberg anytime soon. Sad. A Wavves show for Nuremberg also isn’t safe but there’s at least a small possibility for him playing here early june.

Wavves is the one-man-band of Nathan Williams (though for live shows he brings a drummer). My favourite expression for what I read about his music was ‘Goth Surf’ but I guess that’s just because I always enjoy new nerdy subsubsubgenre-names. And if you try imagining what goth-surf kids would look like if that was to become the next big youth movement… awsum.
What does it sound like? Noisy lo-fi garage punk with enthusiastic beach-boys-singalong-melodies. Not the most innovative thing under the stars but among the most enthusiastic fun thing under the stars.

WAVVES – To the dregs

Jason & Theodor also are a little lo-fi and a little like sugar shot straight under your skin. They release their tapes and cds themselves. The name might set you on a wrong track: It’s not the x-th pathos-laden beardy-sad-man indiefolk thing but Doro & Sonja, who are something like the D.I.Y. Lo-Fi Coco Rosie. Very great. I hope we can invite them to play a show in Nuremberg very soon.

JASON & THEODOR – Postillon

Not so D.I.Y. but similary charming: Architecture In Helsinki whose latest single Antares of Electric Pony Noises (who have a great little mix for free download on their myspace site, don’t miss it!) provided me with: ‘That Beep’. It’s a nice little disco pop track with an air of carribean pop, and of all the remixes included I like the Radioclit one best.

ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI – that beep

Just before Abe Vigoda could be pigeonholed as the US indiepunk version of Vampire Weekend because they similarly combine tropical/ethno sounds and rhythms with indie they come up with something new: Abe Vigoda hits the reverb pedal and goes shoegaze:

ABE VIGODA – don’t lie


Coming from about the same spot on the musical map as Abe Vigoda but splashing a bit more disco into their sound is a band called Health. They have a great double-vinyl-remix-album and one of my most favorite tracks of it is this one:

HEALTH – Triceratops (Acid Girl RMX)

Gott & Die Welt have brandnew 7″ out and celebrated that with a great show at the K4 which made even made me wake up from the bad hangover I had from the Tainted Tracks night. My favourite expression of that night was: “dancing against windmills”.

GOTT & DIE WELT – Christoph

I think what Kouhei Matsunaga and Toshio Munehiro make could be called the musical contrary of what Gott & Die Welt play: nasty heavy noise techno. Nothing like the pop noise techno you might think of now, no: NHK – which is their name as techno act – music is stripped off melodies and anything you could call ‘nice’. It might not surprise that Kouhei has also worked with people like Sean Booth of Autechre, Merzbow and Asmus Tietchens. The NHK album is called ‘Unununium’ and has been released on Raster Noton. I made a mash up to celebrate the Dead Prez show at the Desi, combining ‘Bigger than hiphop’ and ‘entire set 2’.

NHK + DEAD PREZ: NHK is bigger than hiphop (eve massacre mix)

The Dead Prez show was super-crowded and the crowd was super-into-it and I’d like to thank DESI for making them play around here!
Some of Dead Prez’ political slogans might be controversial (e.g. cheering at the death of six cops in Oakland) but especially in hiphop I’d rather have one more band opening up their mouths about politics than just another hiphop combo that rhymes about bling&hoes, or that rhymes so cryptically-‘clever’ that no one understands what they are texting about.

DEAD PREZ: Politrikkks

The music of Ruidosa Inmundicia is at least as politically loaded as Dead Prez’ but in their music and the spanish vocals you can hear the anger about social wrongs much clearer. The 7″ from which this song is taken has 10 songs, so you can already guess that this is about furious short attacks from the hardcore planet.



RUIDOSA INMUNDICIA: nunca mas

Ruidosa Inmundicia will play live at the Keep It Evil festival at the K4 on the 18th of April and The Now-Denial will too. Keep It Evil is a really wonderful hardcore festival because it does not just care about D.I.Y. and cool bands but also about lots of fringe events, like hardcore quiz or pit-toys and many many things more.

THE NOW-DENIAL: Cesspools

More electronic music: Jesse Rose has been active as a producer since 1997 or longer. He and Chris Belsey have their own label, Front Room Recordings, he also has the label Made To Play, and he has made great remixes for other people but now he has an even greater album out with his own tracks. Many dancefloor albums have dancefloor hits on it but don’t really ‘make sense’ as an album. This does. It’s a really highly enjoyable gem of an album. It’s called “What Do You Do If You Don’t?” and is released on Dubsided. All thumbs up!

JESSE ROSE ft. DAVID E SUGAR: Miss Taker

Zodiac Cartel has made a fine bouncy remix for Franz Ferdinand. He had won me dj heart with his remix of Rennie Pilgrem’s ‘Drumma’ and since then there were quite a few moments that got me thinking he might have stepped into the repetition trap using similar patterns for all his tracks but with this he made me love him once more! I still got no clue who is the person behind Zodiac Cartel. I can only tell you that the name is taken from 12 supervillains from the graphic novel world.

FRANZ FERDINAND: No You Girls (ZODIAC CARTEL rmx)

More bounce pop comes from Ted & Francis. Their real names are David and Rhys and they come from Australia and have made a Kitsune-Blog-House version of the Grauzone hit without making it a cover version.

TED & FRANCIS: I wish I was a polar bear (arctic urgency edit)

Something more subtle for the end: Actress. Their album ‘Hazyville’ is released on Werk who also have released stuff like Zomby’s (I’m still grumpy at him for not turning up at Sub:city but the EP is nice) ‘Where were u in ’92?’. It is owned by the DJ and producer friends Gavien Weale and Darren J. Cunningham. The latter, mister Cunningham, also is the person behind the name Actress and has made a wonderful album with hypnotic reduced-to-the-core filtercutup deep dub house.

ACTRESS: Mincin’

“Our work is never over” – new mix online (elektronisch rocken undead set)

“Our work is never over” Daft Punk

55 minutes of drunk  unicorn rave explosives. As the batteries for the MD machine that was supposed to record my Elektronisch Rocken set were empty this is not live. I put quite some editing work in some of the tracks I played so I thought I’d reconstruct the set and put it online for you at least as undead set.
Download and enjoy from here.

It was a great night. Martin and Jool did wonderful discoid beat magic and it was crowded as hell but 99% nice people. I thought it was a feelgood atmosphere all around. It was the first real warm spring night too so it also was fun to chat outside on the street. And thanks to every single one of you who danced and cheered to my set. I wasn’t sure if mixing in music from bands like Free Blood and Fuck Buttons or the NHK meets Dead Prez bit would work for a ‘prime time set’ but I didn’t want to play only sure shots. I was pretty excited but it went down well. Love you for being so openminded! And thanks for all the compliments afterwards. I should have been flattered and was somehow but it also made me feel like disappearing into thin air. Thanks for a great night!

Oh, and don’t miss Dead Prez next Monday at the DESI!!! It’s so rare that such outstanding hiphop acts come to this town! And don’t miss the Night of the Living Damenklo at the K4 on Saturday for the best in “why-so-serious”-singalong-smilealong-poppunk! And tomorrow I’ll be doing another CASTROP radio show – turn your radios or livestreams on at 3pm CEST!

Enough exlamation marks.