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post Mar 17 2009, 14:45
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Louderbach preps Autumn

Troy Pierce and Gibby Miller's Louderbach project will unleash its second album for the Minus imprint next month.



The duo teamed up in 2004 on the Underline label, taking Miller's vocals and marrying them to Pierce's minimal techno productions. Their love of early industrial and post-punk such as Bauhaus, Coil and Joy Division was readily apparent and that's reportedly no different on Autumn, which will hit stores in April. Minus says that "distant intimacy is a naturally occurring theme throughout the album, manifesting itself as dark, twilight tales of melancholy romance, burning obsession and the slow, disintegration of desire."

Eager to see what "the slow, disintegration of desire" looks like on film? M_nus is as well, which is why they've set up a contest for aspiring filmmakers. They're looking for three-minute submissions that could conceivably serve as the video to "Shine," the first single from the album. For more details click on over to the M_nus site

Tracklist
01. Autumn
02. Seems Like Static
03. One Hundred Reasons
04. Notes
05. Nothing More Than a White Poison
06. She
07. So This Is Control
08. Sunspots
09. Shine

Minus will release Louderbach's Autumn on April 24, 2009.

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post Mar 19 2009, 13:17
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post Mar 19 2009, 13:22
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Episode Nine "Contakt Special"
Original air date 1st of February 2009
Running time 30 Minutes


On Saturday the 25th of October 2008, Richie Hawtin & friends took over
The Sand club in Amsterdam for their breathtaking anniversary tour: Contakt.
Underground TV brings you the highlights from this incredible event as well as
exclusive interviews with Gaiser, Heartthrob, Marc Houle, Ambivalent, Tractile
and Richie Hawtin.

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post Mar 19 2009, 13:42
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JON GAISER (Minus) INTERVIEW

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post Mar 19 2009, 18:23
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M_NUS - Discography

[CONCEPT 1] Concept 1 - Concept 1 - 96_CD-1998
[MINUS -1] Plastikman - Nostalgik 1
[MINUS -2] Plastikman - Nostalgik.2-2005
[MINUS 01 CD] Plastikman - Consumed-1998 FLAC
[MINUS 02] richie hawtin - pk-1999
[MINUS 03] Plastikman - Hypokondriak (1998)
[MINUS 04 CD] - Richie Hawtin - Decks, Efx & 909-1999
[MINUS 05] Fuse Vs Plastikman - Krossover (1999)
[MINUS 07] Robotman, Fuse - Hypnofreak-2001
[MINUS 08 E] Richie Hawtin - De 9; Closer To The R(Edit)
[MINUS 08 P] Richie Hawtin - DE9 - Closer To The Edit-2001 FLAC
[MINUS 09] Richie Hawtin & Steve Bug - Low Blow
[MINUS 10 CD] Theorem - THX - Experiments In Synchronicity-2002
[MINUS 11 CD] Niederflur - ND4-2002
[MINUS 14] I.A. bericoechea
[MINUS 15] I.A. bericochea - rojo
[MINUS 16] Algoritmo - Indus-2003
[MINUS 17] Plastikman - Disconnect-2003
[MINUS 19] Plastikman - I Dont Know (2004)
[MINUS 20] Run Stop Restore - Geometry-2004
[MINUS 21] False - Sink The Ship Ep
[MINUS 22] Dj Minx - A Walk In The Park (2004)
[MINUS 23] Marc Houle - Restore
[MINUS 24] Mathew Jonson - Decompression Ep
[MINUS 25 CD] Va - Minimize To Maximize
[MINUS 26] Dj Minx - A Walk In The Park Remixes (2004)
[MINUS 27] Actual Jakshun - Sequential Circus
[MINUS 28] Plexus Vs Slacknoise - Ana Tak (2004)
[MINUS 29] Troy Pierce - Run (2005)
[MINUS 30] False - River Camping
[MINUS 31] Heartthrob - Time For Ensor
[MINUS 32 CD] Richie Hawtin - DE9 Transitions 2005 + video(full dvd rip)
[MINUS 33] Richie Hawtin - The Tunnel_Twin Cities-2005
[MINUS 35] Magda - Stop-2005
[MINUS 36] John Gaiser - And Answer (2006)
[MINUS 37] Berg Nixon - Box Escape-2006
[MINUS 38] Troy Pierce - 25 Bitches Vol.1 - 2006
[MINUS 39] Troy Pierce - 25 Bitches Vol.2 - 2006
[MINUS 40 X] VA - min2MAX Extension-2006
[MINUS 41 X] Loco Dice - Seeing Through Shadows-2006
[MINUS 41] Loco Dice - Seeing Through Shadows-2006
[MINUS 42 LP] Marc Houle - Bay of Figs-2006
[MINUS 43 CD] Magda - She’s a Dancing Machine-2006
[MINUS 44] JPLS - Program-2006
[MINUS 45] Gaiser - Neural Block-2006
[MINUS 46] Tractile - Silent Movie-2006
[MINUS 47] VA - Mvs1-2007
[MINUS 48] Heartthrob - Baby Kate Remixes (File, MP3, 09 Mar 2007, M_nus)
[MINUS 48] Heartthrob - Baby Kate Remixes (Vinyl, 12”, 02 Mar 2007, M_nus)
[MINUS 49] Ambivalent - R U OK-2007
[MINUS 51 CD] JPLS - Twilite-2007
[MINUS 55] False - Fed On Youth-2007
[MINUS FR 01] Richie Hawtin - Forcept 1 (2004)
[MINUS FW 01] Richie Hawtin & Pete Namlook - From Within I
[MINUS FW 02] Richie Hawtin & Pete Namlook - From Within II
[MINUS FW 03] Richie Hawtin & Pete Namlook - From Within III
[MINUS Kontakt] Plastikman - Kontakt-2002
[MINUS Kontakt] VA - KONTAKT RTW Mixed by Richie Hawtin-2006
[MINUS ND 1] Niederflur - Kalk-Kapelle-2006
[MINUS ND 2] Niederflur - Autobahn
[MINUS ND 3] Niederflur - Zollstock
[MINUS ORANGE] Richie Hawtin - Minus Orange - 1999
[MINUS TH 01] Theorem - Shift
[MINUS TH 02] Theorem - Cinder
[MINUS TH 03] Theorem - Embed
[MINUS TH 4] Theorem - Fallout-1999
[MINUS TH 5 CD] Theorem - Ion-1999
[MINUS THX 01] Swayzak Vs Theorem - Break In At Apartment
[MINUS THX 02] Swayzak Vs Theorem - Day From Hell
[MINUS THX 03] Theorem Vs Stewart Walker - Recoil (cool.gif
[MINUS THX 4] Theorem vs. Stewart Walker - Intervals-2000
[MINUS THX 05] Sutekh Vs Theorem
[MINUS Yellow] Richie Hawtin - Minus Yellow - 1999
[XECD-1046_1047] Richie Hawtin - De9 Combined-2006

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post Aug 21 2009, 12:49
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Contakt DVD release & preview //

Last year, Minus celebrated its ten year anniversary with CONTAKT - a free-flowing, improvisational show involving the label's top DJs and live performers backed up by state of the art visuals. The fly-on-the-wall documentary edited by Niamh Guckian (Totally Wired Movie) superbly documents the journey, offering a unique, behind the scenes look at what makes this crazy, passionate and highly focused group of individuals tick, as they attempt to redefine the conventional clubbing experience.

Interspersed with a running commentary from the artists, friends and backroom staff who made the event possible, it's a warts 'n' all appraisal of the highs, lows, triumphs and near catastrophes that accompanied the tour, revealing exactly what it takes to get a performance of this magnitude on the road and keep the electronic movement pushing forward.

Aptly kicking off amid the shaky foundations of St Andrews Hall in Detroit, where the bass frequencies literally bring the house down, the show moves on through a host of major cities before peaking with an awe-inspiring spectacle in Amsterdam and a memorable finale in Tokyo. Each venue poses a new challenge and the close-up camera style and subtle juxtaposition of images get right to the heart of the matter as the crew battle with a seemingly endless string of problems - whether it's the dimensions of the building, an excommunicated Cube, overheating equipment or self-inflicted software updates.

As the drama unfolds, it's fascinating to watch how the show evolves. The nimbus clouds from the Detroit experience slowly disperse and the performers gradually embrace the new format, harnessing the creative potential at their fingertips. It all boils down to keeping a cool head while others are losing theirs and the multi-tasking Minus collective all have a part to play in making sure the show can go on.

The Contakt DVD will go on general release later this year, however there'll be a sneak preview of the documentary in London on 25 September, the evening before the hotly anticipated London Contakt Special event at O2 Academy Brixton.

Directed by: Ali Demirel & Richie Hawtin | Co-Director: Niamh Guckian
Produced by: Minus | Edited by: Niamh Guckian | Camera by: Patrick Protz

DVD Release: Autumn/Winter 2009
Preview: Sept. 25 at the ICA - Institute of Contemporary Arts, London/UK - CINEMA 1
8.30, 10.30pm

Guestlist spots for both previews are NOW available in the m-nus.com calendar!

*** mi smo upoznali lika u Berlinu koji je snimao na Contactu... super simpa lik biggrin.gif

- rekao je da rade DVD ali tad nije znao kad ce biti. bas super. sigurno ce biti spaktakularno cool.gif jeben je Contact bio, bas bezveze sto ove godine nisu imali neki takav projekt....

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post Nov 18 2009, 15:39
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CONTAINER // A collaboration night of Minus & Raster-Noton




Phase 1
The collaboration of the labels Minus and Raster-Noton dates back to the year 1999, when Richie Hawtin was invited by Carsten Nicolai to take part in the 'new forms' CD/performance project that was staged at the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst in Leipzig, Germany. Since then both labels have shown their interest to finally launch a collaborative project.

In the last ten years both Minus and Raster-Noton have set high standards of sound and visual presentation. Their strong affinity to minimalist design and a compelling musical output of their catalogue has since been parallel in the labels' philosophy. Especially the 'concept' series of Minus and the '20' to 2000' series of Raster-Noton have been landmarks of minimal electronic music and defined the start into the new century. A collaboration hence seems to be overdue and consistent.

CONTAINER is an event series seen as intersection of conceptual ideas of the labels. The two evenings will cut the usual club night performative scheme of solo performers by introducing an experimental platform of performative interaction that promotes the labels' overlapping conceptual structures to form a unique laboratory of sound. The open character of the project might give the chance to further develop it in the future...

Phase 2
For both evenings of CONTAINER the creative heads of both labels – Richie Hawtin, Olaf Bender and Carsten Nicolai – along with some of their major artists – Matthew Hawtin, Ali Demirel, JPLS, and nibo – will contribute to the musical and visual concept.

26 Nov 2009 at WMF
Klosterstr. 44, 10179 Berlin, Germany
Doors 23-04h
Ticket price: 15 EUR (advanced), 18 EUR (door)
Advanced tickets are available at www.koka36.de/

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post Dec 2 2009, 15:13
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JPLS & Ambivalent / Frontstab Parts / MINUS74PARTS / 2009



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Artist - JPLS, Ambivalent
Title - Frontstab Parts-(MINUS74PARTS)-WEB
Genre - Techno
Label - Minus
Source - WEB
URL - https://www.beatport.com/
Date - 27-10-2009
Quality - 320kbps / 44,1kHz / Full Stereo
Size - 18,5 MB
Encoder - LAME 3.97
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Traxlist
01 Frontstab (Original Mix) 06:00
02 Frontstab Parts (Kick) 00:15
03 Frontstab Parts (Bass 01) 00:15
04 Frontstab Parts (Bass 02) 00:15
05 Frontstab Parts (Bass 03) 00:15
06 Frontstab Parts (Perc 01) 00:15
07 Frontstab Parts (Perc 02) 00:15
08 Frontstab Parts (Perc 03) 00:15
Total
07:45 min

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JPLS / The Depths / MINUS84 / 2009



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Artist: JPLS
Album: The Depths
Label: Minus
Cat.#: MINUS84

[Release Info]

Source: WEB
WebStore: beatport.com
Genre: Techno
Codec: MP3
RipDate: 02-12-2009
Bitrate: 320 kbps
Length: 01:05:03
Sampling: 44.1 kHz
Size: 149.megs
StereoMode: Full Stereo

[Track List]

1. Reset 12:25
2. Zero-Point 6:24
3. Displacement 6:54
4. Basis 7:45
5. Fold 5:42
6. Collapse 9:15
7. Convolution 10:09
8. State 6:29

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post Jan 22 2010, 15:48
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Minus to release Making Contakt next month

The DVD will hit stores in February following a screening in Berlin.



Making Contakt—The Documentary will be released at the end of February, following a screening at transmediale.10 in Berlin.

Directed by Ali Demirel and Richie Hawtin, Making Contakt chronicles the highly ambitious and unconventional production that was the 2008 Contakt tour, following the Minus crew across several continents and dozens of major cities, from the first show in Detroit to the grand finale in Tokyo. The film includes live footage of Hawtin, Magda, Troy Pierce, Marc Houle, Heartthrob and Gaiser.

Making Contakt also aims to tell the story of the tour, showing successful live shows as well as near disasters. With its improvisational performances, extravagant stage sets and experiments in social networking technology (e.g. the ever controversial Cube), Contakt was often a logistical nightmare, and the film does not shy away from documenting the difficulties of making it all happen.

The film will be screened in Berlin on February 3rd during transmediale.10. After the film, Richie Hawtin and Ali Demirel will have a Q&A session with the audience.

Contakt DVD Trailer from Minus Official on Vimeo.



M_nus will release Making Contakt—The Documentary on February 26th.

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post Apr 8 2010, 08:22
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Plastikman Exclusive Mix by JPLS (Podcast)


Next weekend, when Plastikman takes to the Coachella stage on Sunday night, it will mark only the second time the alter-ego of Detroit-Berlin techno legend Richie Hawtin has performed under the guise in six years (the first 2010 Plastikman show happened last weekend in Germany.)

To celebrate the return of one of the most compelling icons in electronic music, Hawtin personally selected Minus recording artist and fellow Midwest native Jeremy Jacobs (JPLS) to mix this special collection of Plastikman tracks taken from over a decades worth of classic minimal techno.

Tracklist

“Lost” / Closer
“Are Friends Electrik” / Artifakts Bc
“Psyk” / Artifakts Bc
“Slow Poke” / Closer
“Plasticine” / Sheet One
“Krakpot” / Recycled Plastik
“Naturalistik” / Recycled Plastik
“Kink” / Nostalgik (-2)
“Aquatik” / Nostalgik (-1)
“Marbles” / Musik
“Hypokondriak” / Artifakts Bc
“Sickness” / Sickness
“Kriket” / Musik
“Gak” / Sheet One
“Okx” / Sheet One
“Convulse” / Consumed
“Cor Ten” / Consumed
“Ekko” / Consumed


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post Apr 27 2010, 09:26
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MINUS-EMBED 02



Minus continues our initiative to expand the boundaries of the creative process while fostering new talent and provoking new ways of communication with MINUS-EMBED.

EMBED invites creative individuals to become an embedded participant on a weekend trip with Richie Hawtin to catalog, document and then respond to the event in an artistic format. This creative response is then exhibited on the Minus website and all its other networking platforms.

The selected participant for MINUS-EMBED 01 was Cem Yardimci from Turkey, who traveled with Richie in summer 2009 to Rotterdam, Frankfurt and Neuss. Using juxtaposition of entities in continuum in what he calls 'architectural-reflex', Cem aimed to blur the edges between theory and practice, and between architecture and video. Watch the Cem's creation here.

And now we are very proud announce the second installment of the project: MINUS-EMBED 02 by Emre Guven who studied graphic design at Bilkent University. He has been working since 2006 as a fashion photographer with a focus on experimentation in lighting, framing, and retouching.

Emre accompanied Richie Hawtin to the Monegros festival in Spain on July 18th 2009, capturing more than eight hours of his journey and performance there on both video and film. These photographs were then put together in a short film by Minus's own Ali Demirel to create a moving photographic documentary of the event, as well as in a photo collage that will be exhibited at the 2010 Sonar festival.

"This was a unique experience for me since it's different from what I generally do," says Emre. "Trying to capture a gig from the back of the stage as Richie actually did his regular thing was amazingly weird! I had never seen 40.000 people looking my way and cheering frantically... I had the best time with the crew too. We ate, we drank, we really had a good time together."

View MINUS-EMBED 02 here

MINUS-EMBED is open to all creative disciplines; video, sound, web design, photographers, fine artists, fashion designers, etc. An ongoing selection process will take place to find the most interesting and suitable candidates.

We invite all interested individuals to submit a small selection of their work to be considered for this initiative. Submissions can only be in the form of online portfolios or websites, do not send any attachments. Please also write a short introduction about yourself and your work and how you would hope to respond to the MINUS-EMBED initiative. Please email your submissions to minusembed@m-nus.com.


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post Jul 6 2010, 12:14
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OUT NOW

GAISER
STATIC LEVEL
MINUS90


Jon Gaiser’s longstanding relationship with Minus has proven to grow in strength with each new release. From his humble beginnings exploring the Detroit underground, to his eventual transfer to the techno mecca of Berlin, Gaiser has developed a distinct and intricate sound and is now one of the world’s most premier electronic live acts. Gaiser has crafted exceptionally effective dance music through live performance, with the best moments from these shows moved to an official single. Two tracks of mind-melting mischief ride the crest of a wave between techno and house, with enough bizarre production trickery to scare children into therapy and adults into rehab. Through the connection with his audience and accommodating his sound to match the best performances, these two tracks have been tried and tested, and are without a doubt some of the strongest pieces to come out of the mind of Jon Gaiser, not to mention from the Minus catalogue itself. Twisted, masterfully arranged grooves which mark the next step in his climbing career, pushing Jon Gaiser to the next level of underground stardom.… warping a few innocent brains along the way, and perhaps causing a few party goers to question their own sanity. If you don’t like this record as much as we do, there might be something completely right with you… and that’s just wrong.

RELEASE INFORMATION:

Artist/Title: GAISER | STATIC LEVEL
Catalogue No.: MINUS90
Label: MINUS
Format: MP3, WAV
Distribution: Beatport / M-nus.com
Barcode: 815349010784
Release Date Digital: June 23rd, 2010

Tracklisting:
1: Static Level
2: Zebra Talk

DANILO VIGORITO
PRIMAL SCREAM
PLUS8113


Born in Naples, Italy, Danilo Vigorito started DJing in the early 90s and soon took his love for music into the production realm, going on to become associated with the ‘Neapolitan Techno School’ alongside Marco Carola and Gaetano Parisio. A truly versatile producer, Danilo is adept enough to draw influence from all shades of house and techno, making for a style which is truly his own. Bearing in mind his enduring legacy, it’s surprising that only now Plus 8 has released a full EP from the Italian producer, with only his incredible remix of Plastikman’s ‘Kriket’ preceding. However, the wait has been worth it - Danilo has provided us with a steady and heady floor filling EP which further confirms his status at the top of the techno food chain. Anyone who’s been buying techno records for the past 10 years is likely to own at least a handful of Danilo Vigorito productions. His tracks have stood the test of time, sounding as fresh today as they did when first presented to the techno massive a decade ago. We’re positive that his debut release for us at Plus 8 will follow suit, his music lasting for years after the original release date and keeping the standards high for generations of producers and DJs to come.

RELEASE INFORMATION:

Artist/Title: DANILO VIGORITO | PRIMAL SCREAM
Catalogue No.: PLUS8113
Label: PLUS 8
Format: 12", MP3, WAV
Distribution: WordandSound / Beatport / M-nus.com
Barcode: 827170342460
Release Date Physical: May 3rd, 2010
Release Date Digital: May 5th, 2010

Tracklisting Vinyl:
A: Prima
AA: I Saw The Light

Digital Bonus Tracks:
1. Walk Around
2. Run Run
3. No There

NEWS


CONTAKT SPECIAL IBIZA


Minus and Amnesia proudly present: CONTAKT SPECIAL - July 9th, 2010

After touring around the globe, Richie Hawtin finally brings his Contakt show to the island. After last year's success, Contakt will be the first Amnesia Presents party, on Friday 9th of July. A very special live act together on stage with his Minus fellows Magda, Troy Pierce, Hearthrob, Gaiser, Hobo and Ambivalent. All dressed up with a huge visual set up by Minus VJ Ali Demirel.

While the Minus crew rocks the terrace, Plus 8 will host the main room with Paco Osuna, Mathew Dear, Click Box and Fabrizio Maurizi. Fasten your seat belts!

Terrace: MINUS
Richie Hawtin
Magda
Troy Pierce
Gaiser
Hobo
Heartthrob
Ambivalent

Main Floor: PLUS 8
Paco Osuna
Matthew Dear
Click Box (live)
Fabrizio Maurizi

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Ableton Live Sets from Minus

The Live Sets were made exclusively for Ableton by ten artists from the Minus roster. Each set comes with a companion lesson that reveals insights into the artist's musical vision and offers valuable production tips.

The package includes material from: Click Box, Hobo, Heartthrob & Troy Pierce, Magda, Marc Houle, Fabrizio Maurizi, Barem, Ambivalent, JPLS and Gaiser.

www.ableton.com/minus

This Live Pack requires Live 8.1.3 or higher. To install the Pack, download it, unzip it and double-click the .alp file. You'll then be asked where to save the contents of the Pack. (Note: This Live Pack will work in Live Intro or Live Lite, but the Sets will be read-only.)


Minus Ghost Space

We'd like to send a big thanks to all who came out to the Minus Ghost Space at Sonar June 17th - 19th for the three days of films, music, merchandise and of course, cakes! It went even better than we could have expected and we hope you had as much fun as we did.

Check out the photos on www.m-nus.com in the experience section and a short Video from our own Ali Demirel. Stay tuned for more footage!

Watch out around future conferences and festivals... you never know when the Ghost Space might reappear!!

Richie Hawtin Interview


Richie spoke with Scotland's 'List' magazine ahead of his next stop on the 2010 Plastikman tour at the legendary T in the Park festival outside Glasgow on July 11th.

Read the interview HERE

For more dates and information see www.plastikman.com

MINUS Connections Podcast

The next episode of the Minus Connections podcast will be released next week. This time it's compiled by Gaiser! Download it via minus.com

MINUS | TOUR UPDATE


RICHIE HAWTIN

02.07. Plato 68, Malaga, Spain
03.07. Inox Festival, Chatou, Paris, France
04.07. Love Family Park, Hanau, Germany
09.07. CONTAKT Special at Amnesia, Ibiza, Spain
10.07. Electro Venice, Venice, Italy
11.07. Richie Hawtin presents Plastikman Live at T in the Park, Glasgow, England
16.07. "Superbock" Festival, Near Lisbon, Portugal
17.07. Monegros, Huesca, Spain
18.07. MINUS at Pollerwiesen, Leverkusen, Germany
21.07. MINUS at Cavo Paradiso, Mykonos, Greece
24.07. MINUS at Tomorrowland, Boom, Belgium
26.07. Cocoon Club at Amensia, Ibiza, Spain
29.07. Sun 7 Beach, Montpellier, France
30.07. St. Nikolas's Fort, Sibenik, Croatia
31.07. Solar Summer Festival, Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

MAGDA

03.07. Clorophilla, Puglia, Italy
04.07. Love Family Park, Hanau, Germany
09.07. CONTAKT Special at Amnesia, Ibiza, Spain
16.07. "Superbock" Festival, Near Lisbon, Portugal
17.07. Club Tini, Cecina, Italy
18.07. MINUS at Pollerwiesen, Leverkusen, Germany
24.07. MINUS at Tomorrowland, Boom, Belgium
31.07. Rex Club, Paris, France

TROY PIERCE

03.07. Sommersafari, Arena Club, Berlin, Germany
03.07. Ritter Butzke, Berlin, Germany
09.07. CONTAKT Special at Amnesia, Ibiza, Spain
10.07. Alte Börse, Zurich, Switzerland
17.07. Clorophilla, Puglia, Italy
24.07. Twisted Pepper, Dublin, Ireland
29.07. Baja Pure, Sardinia, Italy
31.07. ElectroKurOrt Festival, Neuendsund, Germany

MARCO CAROLA

03.07. Dornberk, Nova Gorica, Slovenia
04.07. Love Family Park, Hanau, Germany
04.07. After Hour@Cocoon Club, Frankfurt, Germany
10.07. Electric Venice, Parco S.Giuliano, Venice, Italy
16.07. "Superbock" Festival, Near Lisbon, Portugal
17.07. Monegros, Huesca, Spain
18.07. Greenfields, Munich, Germany
18.07. MINUS at Pollerwiesen, Leverkusen, Germany
22.07. Rooftop, Souk Madinat, Dubai, Emirates
23.07. B018, Beirut, Lebanon
24.07. MINUS at Tomorrowland, Boom, Belgium
26.07. Cocoon Club at Amensia, Ibiza, Spain
29.07. Atlantida Club, Sitges, Spain
30.07. Global Gathering, Stratford Upon Avon, England
31.07. Fabric, London, England

MARC HOULE

02.07. Discotheque, Barcelona, Spain
03.07. Poema, Utrecht, Netherlands
10.07. Beats & Boats Spree Parade, Berlin, Germany
24.07. MINUS at Tomorrowland, Boom, Belgium
30.07. Klangtherapie Festival, Bayreuth, Germany
31.07. Blauer Turm, Tuebingen, Germany

HEARTTHROB

02.07. Discotheque, Barcelona, Spain
09.07. CONTAKT Special at Amnesia, Ibiza, Spain
16.07. Panorama Bar, Berlin, Germany
24.07. MINUS at Tomorrowland, Boom, Belgium
31.07 Fabric, London, England

BAREM

03.07. Fiction, Cape Town, South Africa
09.07. Origen, Durban, South Africa
10.07. Truth, Johannesburg, South Africa
17.07. Open Bar, Rome, Italy
18.07. MINUS at Pollerwiesen, Leverkusen, Germany
23.07. Cocoon Club, Frankfurt, Germany
24.07. MINUS at Tomorrowland, Boom, Belgium
29.07. Monza @ Space Beach, Ibiza, Spain
30.07. Air Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
31.07. Nachtkultur Festival, Bauserbach, Germany

GAISER

02.07. Die Tanzwiese@Züri Füscht 2010, Zurich, Switzerland
03.07. Dornberk, Nova Gorica, Slovenia
09.07. CONTAKT Special at Amnesia, Ibiza, Spain
17.07. Industrial Cerveira, Villa Nova Cerveira, Portugal
18.07. wet Yourself@Fabric, London, England
24.07. De Karavaan,Strandclub Scheveningen, Scheveningen (Den Haag), Netherlands
30.07. Air Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands
31.07. Dance Pool Party@Tarifa, Cadiz, Spain

MATTHEW DEAR

10.07. Les Jardin de la Fontaine, Nimes, France

AMBIVALENT

02.07. Bar 25, Berlin, Germany
09.07. CONTAKT Special at Amnesia, Ibiza, Spain
10.07. Vogue Club, Sassari, Italy
24.07. MINUS at Tomorrowland, Boom, Belgium

CLICK BOX

09.07. CONTAKT Special at Amnesia, Ibiza, Spain
10.07. Beats & Boats Spree Parade, Berlin, Germany
16.07. Opium Club, Kiev, Ukraine
24.07. Fluid Club, Bergamo, Italy
29.07. Club 4, Barcelona, Spain
31.07. Gotec, Karlsruhe, Germany


FABRIZIO MAURIZI

02.07. Plato 68, Malaga, Spain
09.07. CONTAKT Special at Amnesia, Ibiza, Spain
10.07. Beats & Boats Spree Parade, Berlin, Germany
13.07. Memento Showcase, Alassio, Italy
17.07. Guendalina, Lecce, Italy

HOBO

02.07. Plato 68, Malaga, Spain
09.07. CONTAKT Special at Amnesia, Ibiza, Spain
18.07. MINUS at Pollerwiesen, Leverkusen, Germany
24.07. MINUS at Tomorrowland, Boom, Belgium

PACO OSUNA

02.07. Discotheque, Barcelona, Spain
03.07. Numeri, Catania, Italy
09.07. CONTAKT Special at Amnesia, Ibiza, Spain
10.07. Fabric, London, U.K.
16.07. Mostra d'Oltremare, Napels, Italy
17.07. Industrial Cerveira, Villa Nova Cerveira, Portugal
23.07. Sayonara Club, Benevento, Italy
24.07. Il Muretto, Jesolo Lido, Italy
25.07. Row 14, Barcelona, Spain
29.07. Monza @ Space Beach Club, Ibiza, Spain

JPLS

16.07. Panorama Bar, Berlin, Germany
21.07. MINUS at Cavo Paradiso, Mykonos, Greece
23.07. Romy S, Stuttgart, Germany

MATTHEW HAWTIN

02.07. O Baile @ Islington Metal Works, London, UK

MATT JOHN

16.07. Panorama Bar, Berlin, Germany
31.07. Vogue Club, Sassari, Italy
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Reviews - Plastikman - Kompilation

Label / M-nus
Cat # / PP001
Released / August 2010
Style / Techno, Minimal



Before Minus, before The Cube, before Richieeeeeeee!, there was music. Richie Hawtin was known in the electronic music community as one of the driving forces behind the Plus 8 imprint, but it was his work as Plastikman that changed the course of his career. In the early '90s, Hawtin was pushing the BPM breaking point of techno along with Daniel Bell and John Acquaviva as Cybersonik. But a trip to Rotterdam in 1992 opened their eyes to the brutalist (and racist) ways in which such unrelenting music could be taken. After the visit overseas, they came back to the States with the knowledge that going harder was a creative cul-de-sac.

The answer, for Hawtin at least, was Plastikman—a project that he described to me earlier this year as "a good combination between dance mentalism and heady mentalism." You can hear it from the off on this career-spanning document, Kompilation. "Plasticine," taken from 1993's Sheet One, is 11 minutes of 120 BPM brooding acid. Despite the frenetic drum patterns that fall between each kick, "Spastik" is surprisingly slow as well. As his recent live shows under the Plastikman moniker have proven, the music made under that name was never meant to engender hedonism. Plastikman is more about delirium.

The concept has changed over time. Sheet One was a reaction to what had come before, 1994's Musik was an extension of that. "Panikattack," taken from the Sickness single, was released just before Minus was born and is just as powerful of a minimal mission statement as Consumed and "Contain." "Ask Yourself" reminds us why Plastikman has enjoyed being Richieeeeee! in its wake. (Given the opportunity, who wouldn't want—nay, need—to escape the sort of demented mindset required to create Closer?)

What's perhaps most fascinating about Kompilation, though, is how coherent it all sounds. Listen to "Plasticine" and "Ask Yourself" back-to-back, and you can hear the throughline. Most longtime fans of Plastikman have constructed their own "Greatest Hits" package in an iTunes playlist, but Kompilation offers an insight into what Hawtin himself deems important to present. It leans slightly heavier on older material, perhaps to educate. Even for longtime students, though, there's something to learn. Or remember. The one thing that I take away is that there are reasons why people like Richie Hawtin reach the heights that they do. When you strip away everything else surrounding him, this music is reason enough.

Tracklist: Plastikman - Kompilation
01. Plasticine
02. Spastik
03. Kriket
04. Helikopter
05. Marbles
06. Panikattack
07. Contain
08. Ask Yourself

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Marc Houle Drifts

The M-nus mainstay's next album is due for release this fall.

Canadian-born techno producer Marc Houle is set to release his third album in October, entitled Drift.



Since 2004, Houle has been a staple of Richie Hawtin's Minus imprint, through which he's released all of his records. The majority of his productions follow his label's stark aesthetic, though his biggest track to date remains "Techno Vocals," the 2007 single that poked fun at minimal's obsession with the pitched-down male voice. Though not as tongue-in-cheek in tone, Drift also stems from Houle's distate for current musical trends, or what a press release describes as his "personal frustrations with what is considered 'techno.'" The album was composed during this year's long and dreary Berlin winter, as reflected in titles like "Inside," "Seeing in the Dark" and, more hopefully, "Melting." It will be his first album since 2006's Bay of Figs.

Tracklist
01. Inside
02. Seeing in the Dark
03. Sweet
04. Drift
05. The Next
06. Hitcher Man
07. Melting
08. Hammering

Minus will release Marc Houle's Drift on September 27th, 2010.

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Magda reads From the Fallen Page

The Minus mainstay's long-awaited album is slated for release next month.



Berlin-based minimal label Minus is ready to release Magda's first full-length, entitled From the Fallen Page.

Despite just now releasing her debut album, Magda has been at the forefront of underground dance music for years. Having emigrated from Poland to the United States at the age of nine, she spent much of her young life in Detroit, where she befriended Daniel Bell, Marc Houle and Richie Hawtin. Inspired by the city's techno scene throughout the late '80s and '90s, she developed a taste for lean and punchy minimal and house that would eventually become her calling card. After Minus formed properly in 1998, she made made the move to Berlin, and has been a common fixture on the European club circuit ever since.

To date, Magda has made her mark primarily as a DJ, both through her international gigs and mixes like She's a Dancing Machine, Fabric 49 and her early bootleg CD Fact and Friction. Meanwhile, her production catalog is notably brief, with just one 12-inch to her name so far: 2005's Stop, which included the track "48 Hour Crack in Your Bass." Little is known about the style of her new album, though a press release claims it was conceived as "post-punk, dark disco set of soundtrack-inspired music" before evolving into a more percussive, bassline-heavy affair.

Tracklist
01. Get Down Goblin
02. Your Love Attack
03. Breakout
04. Entertainment
05. Lost In Time
06. Little Bad Habits
07. Doom Disco
08. Music Box
09. Distance To Nowhere
10. Japan

Minus will release From the Fallen Page on October 22nd, 2010.

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*** looking forward to this SOOOOOO MUCH wub.gif Magdica je zakon!
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Making Contact with Ali M. Demirel



Ali M. Demirel has crafted somewhat of a supreme reputation of creating visuals at the highest level, notably with Mr Hawtin - not a bad seal of approval.

So you can imagine snatching five minutes with the man himself can be incredibly difficult - especially whilst he’s immersed in the Plastikman Tour. After pursuing him for four months, we managed to strap him down, literally, 20,000ft in the air (on a plane I might add) and make him talk. Short, sweet but Worth the wait.

What was the first thing that got you interested in film-making…

Some interesting weird experimental short movies that I saw at the Ankara Film Festival.



Going back to the start, you studied Nuclear Engineering and Architecture at university, is there parallels you can draw between those disciplines and film-making? Was film always a major factor in your life?

I believe in the Ronesans-man model! For me, there is no difference between designing a building or doing a physics experiment and designing a music video or live show.

Did your inspiration stem from your studies at that time?

Yes I have a lot of inspirations from those times; I believe I wouldn’t have an original visual style without those studies.

Psyk from Ali M. Demirel on Vimeo.



You have forged a relationship with electronic music, through your work with Richie Hawtin; were you always interested in the kind of music he makes? What music are you in to?

Yes, especially his Plastikman productions, which are my favorite. There is more producers within the Minimal Techno scene that inspire me but I’m not really a fan of Techno dance music. I have a wide range of musical tastes, from Hard Rock and Industrial to Conceptual and Ambient sounds.

You met RH in the 90’s whilst living in New York - what took you to New York and how did it impact your work?

I was born and grew up in Turkey. As a young guy interested in experimental contemporary art, I was quite limited there; especially considering the world was not as globally ‘wired’ in the 90s! I wanted to explore more and I had one of my best friend’s living in New York, what better option is there than this?!

How did the meeting between you and RH come about? There must have been an instant connection?

The instant connection started before I met him personally, when I heard his Plastikman Artifakts (bc) album! I made a video response and sent it to him; eventually we met in person and started our long time collaboration.



You’re currently on the Plastikman tour, how are things going? Where in the world are you today?

This is our biggest live project to date, actually our long time dream project. We’re very satisfied with what we have established. The European leg of the tour in 2010 is finished. The last show of the year will be in Tokyo, which I’m looking forward to.



Tell us a little about ‘Making Contakt’ - the whole project must have taken a lot of planning? How did you find making a documentary in the electronic music world? And were you happy with response?

We made something special, experimental and the whole process was an adventure for all of us. That’s why we wanted to document the process; we didn’t know where it would lead us. In the end, we saw that there was a very interesting story and we decided to form it into a documentary film. We’re quite happy with the result and response we have received. It really served a purpose to many people I think, since you miss many of those aspects when you only see the show.

Making CONTAKT - DVD trailer from Ali M. Demirel on Vimeo.



What other projects are you doing at the moment? Are there further plans to work in music, perhaps more documentaries?

We definitely want to do some type of experimental movie about the Plastikman Tour. At the same time we’re working on next stages of the project.

The short Warehouse Project video has gone down really well, you must be pleased…

Yes, the Warehouse parties are always great, one of my favorite parties. I’m very glad that it was recorded and released in such a form.

Finally, if you were a DJ, what record would end your set on?

There would be many choices but definitely one of them would be Khan’s remix of ‘Say Goodbye.’



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MINUS at ADE 2010

ADE CONFERENCE
Behind the Scenes: Plastikman Live
Friday 22 October, 18.30-19.30h
F5 Panel room, Felix Meritis, Keizersgracht 324


Following a string of spectacular live performances around the world in 2010 that have helped redefine the possibilities for live electronic music performance, Richie Hawtin and Derivative's Jarrett Smith pull back the curtain to reveal some of the secrets behind the Plastikman Live show's visual design & technology. Hawtin and Smith will expose how Derivative worked with the Plastikman Live technical team to create a custom version of their ground-breaking software TouchDesigner, with demonstrations of how even the most minor musical elements manifest themselves in the show visuals. In response to Richie’s actions through Ableton Live, TouchDesigner generates visuals and forms the backbone of the Plastikman musical performance.

www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl/conference
www.plastikman.com

ADE CONFERENCE
Press Conference: Richie Hawtin unveils groundbreaking Burn Studios technology at ADE 2010
Wednesday 20 October, 18.00-19.00h
F5 Panel room, Felix Meritis, Keizersgracht 324


As the ambassador for Burn Studios, Richie Hawtin will head up an exclusive press conference to unveil the revolutionary cloud technology that powers Burn-Studios.com - a new global music community platform. Burn Studios is the only online portal where everyone from untapped raw talent, to professional creators and producers, can come together to share musical brilliance and collaborate with a worldwide community. Its users will have access to authentic state-of-the-art music making tools, online workshops, masterclasses and tutorials, mentored by Richie Hawtin and a selection of international prestigious electronic dance music artists to be announced.

www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl/conference
burn-studios.com

Minus GSUS in-store
Friday 21 October, 16.00-19.00h
Heaven's Playground, Westerstraat 158
Entrance: FREE


Minus team up with Evotions to host the Friday afternoon in-store at GSUS, for a chance to see your favourite Minus acts up close and personal for free. Line-up: Fabrizio Maurizi, Ambivalent, Magda

www.evotions.nl
www.g-sus.com

Evotions presents MINUS NIGHT
Friday 22 October, 22.00-06.00
The Powerzone, Spaklerweg
SOLD OUT!


Evotions present a special Minus showcase at The Powerzone, including Richie Hawtin, Magda and Marc Houle (live) plus several more of the label's most exciting talents and visuals from Ali Demirel. Please note that all tickets for this event are SOLD OUT!

Full line-up: Richie Hawtin, Magda, Marc Houle (live), Gaiser (live), Ambivalent, Click Box, Fabrizio Maurizi, VJ: Ali Demirel

www.evotions.nl

ADE CONFERENCE
The Live Music Industry Debate
Featuring Katrin Schlotfeldt, Clonk
Friday 22 October, 13.30-14.30h
F5 Panel room, Felix Meritis, Keizersgracht 324


The ADE looks at every aspect of the live scene in 2010, examining who is working for who, the essentials of doing a good job for the artists and examining what could be improved for the good of all involved. Katrin Schlotfeldt founded the agency CAB Clonk Artist Booking in 2004, together with label owner and performer Richie Hawtin. First based in Frankfurt/Main, the company moved to Berlin in 2008, to be more connected to the artists and label Minus.

www.clonk.com
www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl/conference

ADE CONFERENCE
The Talk Show: Label Life (And Death) Part 4: Marketing
Featuring Philip Soeffker, MD, Minus
Friday 22 October, 16.05-16.30h
D2 Panel Room, Dylan Hotel, Keizersgracht 384


This year the TalkShow takes on the four biggest topics in the music industry, looking to nail down exactly what constitutes best practice in distribution, marketing, publishing and on the live scene. The Marketing debate will handle such topics as: To tweet or not to tweet? Everyone's making so much noise, so how do you stand out and get noticed? And once you have been noticed, how do you get consumers with a very short attention span to remember you? Having worked in the music business for over ten years, Philip took over the managing director position at Minus beginning of the year. Together with his team he is implementing the various projects of the company, from record releases and audio-visual projects such as the Embed video podcast series, to special one-off events and label showcases.

www.m-nus.com
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Magda - From the Fallen Page


Magda is first and foremost a DJ. Her documented mixes have been some of the best and least "minimal" minimal techno. 2006's excellent mix CD She's a Dancing Machine, while unquestionably a product of its time, still sounds fresh. She has a knack for splicing together other people's music in a way that makes it into her own. Given her obvious creativity, a debut artist album seems like a long time coming, particularly in the face of scant production output. Musically, From the Fallen Page unites her dance floor-sensibility with her long-standing fascination with horror and the macabre. (The influence of Italian horror composers like Goblin and any number of post-punk groups looms over the album.) But while that makes for an atypical Minus release, it's an album that doesn't quite know exactly what it wants to be.

Magda's sets are so captivating because of their multi-faceted, interlocking rhythms; to listen to these strands separately can't help but feel slightly uninspiring in comparison. Page is She's a Dancing Machine with the bass beefed up and the innards scooped out completely. Often there's very little body to speak of. Aesthetically, these compositions are quite pleasing when Magda gets it right; she sets the bar high with the hard-grooving "Get Down Goblin," shaking itself into a fury with a grinding bass riff and splintered percussive flurry.

Not much else shares the same drive or focus, though: "Your Love Attack" takes forever to get going, and when it does, the drums feel sloppily pasted-on and never quite gel—a repeated problem that occasionally pulls the album down into a monochrome muck. "Breakout" establishes a nicely chugging groove but the synths feel out of place and incongruous with the music, and "Lost in Time" never feels like it does much of anything despite its barrage of animated sounds.

There are promising moments littered all over Page. Sometimes they manifest themselves as entire tracks—the haunted piano house of "Doom Disco," and the satisfyingly heavy "Distance to Nowhere"—but most of the time they're just that, moments. Magda sets her vision too wide, and while her textures are often fascinating (the album has a hermetically-sealed, late '70s kind of sound, particularly in its ropy bass), she doesn't quite fill the void.

Page is an intriguingly experimental album at its core, but it spends too much time trying everything at once—disco, house, techno—and ends up being not much at all. These are tracks that would sound great blended together in a mix by someone like, you guessed it, Magda; you can even hear "Your Love Attack" at work on her Fabric CD, given new life by the interwoven beats of other producers. But on their own, Magda's tracks are simply missing something, and From the Fallen Page is a textbook example of a debut from an artist with more to say than she knows how to properly express.

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* meni je bas odlican album. malo neobican, ali opet deep and mnml kao sto magda uvijek radi... malo mozda vise eksperimentala nego inace, ali meni bas pase...

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QUOTE (eYe-reEs @ Oct 29 2010, 13:20) *
* meni je bas odlican album. malo neobican, ali opet deep and mnml kao sto magda uvijek radi... malo mozda vise eksperimentala nego inace, ali meni bas pase...

preletio danas... jako nekvalitetno, sirovo i puno istih caka... cak se i semplovi ponavljaju...
rijetko sto brisem al ovaj lp vise nije na hardu
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