I’ve not been to the Octagon in a long time – and like many other university “halls” that are used as larger gig venues, it is cavernous, soulless, and as a friend pointed out, the acoustics are really not good.
A week off for me, as I went to see Goldfrapp that night. Foreverguardian, Barney and Dan held the fort.
I got this compilation sent to me by the guys from Cyanotic – it is a sampler, effectively, for their label Glitch Mode Recordings, 16 tracks of industrial, drum’n’bass and electro. Many of the tracks are mixed in together, but not in a way that hinders using them for DJing, and the variety on here […]
The night is a slightly odd one – a mix of rocksoc people, other students and indie kids – so I got the chance to play a few things I have not played in a long time! The attendence is still probably below what is needed, but better than I have seen. Now the flyers […]
The noisier end of the Industrial scene seems to have taken two different routes of late. Either to head further and further into the avant-garde, or to head straight back to the dancefloor in an avalanche of beats and samples to give those who like their industrial rather heavier than EBM something to dance to. […]
Another of my friends providing the industrial goods right now is this, part of the Infekted Sound stable.
So yes, they’re back, and unlike some of their peers it has been worth the wait. RN is another anthemic dancefloor tune, made even catchier by the use of vocoders.
This act – the work of Chris McCall – one of many of friends of mine that are really delivering the goods of late with some top-quality industrial music. This new EP is frankly fucking fantastic – track of note being the quite sublime title track Organized Sound.
/Stormblast last night was a little quieter than recent weeks, with many of the regulars missing for one reason or the other. Ho hum – there's always next week. Which reminds me – next week is Foreverguardian and Barney DJing, as I am off to see Goldfrapp at Sheffield Octagon.
Once again last night /Stormblast proved to be a whole stack of fun – despite a slow start it was really busy again later on. Thanks as ever to all that came down. A nutcase from Wednesday didn't join us, I don't think – I reckon that could have been a good thing…
Thus endeth another week of DJing, and this week has been a great one for it. Both /tcf on Tuesday and now /Stormblast last night were really busy, a great atmosphere and of course many great tunes. Thanks to all that have made it down this week, of course.