Speaking in Code-a love affair in 4/4 time
August 12th, 2009 by whitecar™

In my formative high school years, my friends and I were discovering all sorts of amazing bands. My friend Stephen was hooked on The Ramones and tried to get me into them; quite unsuccessfully I might add. I just didn’t get it. There seemed to be nothing special at all about The Ramones but Stephen just couldn’t get enough. It all sounded the same to me. I told him, “Every song sounds the same to me” and he kind of paused for a bit. Then he got this look and said to me, “Yeah but it’s a great song.” Years later, after becoming a true Techno fan and DJ, I would remember Stephen’s words. Because they made total sense to me. Techno was my Ramones.

Dave & Philip of Kompakt

Dave & Philip of Kompakt

Speaking in Code is a documentary about the love of Techno, the people who produce it, and the people who are lost in it. The trailer is awesome and I’m really excited to see it because it seems so focused. Most documentaries on electronic music tend to focus on superstars and act as a starter kit for the uninitiated. Speaking in Code doesn’t really have that feel to me. From the press release:

“…an intimate account of people who are completely lost in music. A heartbreaking and lighthearted documentary, it’s a vérité glimpse into the world of techno.”

Features a stellar cast of producers (I’m really looking forward to the brothers Voigt footage): Modeselektor, Wighnomy Brothers, Monolake, Philip Sherburne, Ellen Allien, Tobias Thomas, Marc LeClair AKA Akufen, Wolfgang Voigt, Michael Mayer, Reinhard Voigt, Sascha Ring AKA Apparat, Sascha Funke, Mario Willms AKA Douglas Greed, Miss Kittin, Dan Paluska AKA Six Million Dollar Dan, and Mike Uzzi AKA Smartypants.

Right now director/producer Amy Grill is trying to get the film into several film festivals so if anyone has any connections in their town give her a tweet. Also check out the behind the scenes trailer via Facebook.

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Handouts: August 09
August 3rd, 2009 by Nueva Forma™
Free stuff

Free stuff for August 2009

We’ve just posted two free tracks straight from Nueva Forma’s soup kitchen. The download links will only be active for thirty days, so get ‘em while they’re still hot.

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» White Car’s unreleased track Caine.

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» Masmöd’s unreleased RMX of Glamorous.

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