Nice little surprise for us this morning in the post, we’re not really sure what “Electro/Disco-Punk” is but we’ll give anything a try twice!!! Cheers DJ Mag.
Click on the image to see the full size version of the review.
We also get a mention in 2007′s Players Of The Year, we are back from the dead apparently but nice to get some props for work old and new. Click here to read the little mention.
And to round it all off, here’s a load of cuttings from things we’ve been involved in one way or another – Click.
Here’s some footage from the Fuse gig in Brussels, follow the link from the Menu Button?to view the other 7 videos of the whole gig.
It’s been a long time since the Dog has been to Belgium, well we have been but it’s always on the way to somewhere else! Fuse‘s commitment to Techno is well documented (Since 1994)?so the chance to go over and play for them was most welcome, even if it did mean getting up at 6am to catch the only direct flight out of Manchester!!! So over the moors we headed.
The Black Dog – You Are Strange 2 Mix
1. ?o? – Autechre & The Hafler Trio – Die Stadt http://www.discogs.com/release/485665
2. 20 Jazz Funk Greats – Throbbing Gristle – Fetish Records http://www.discogs.com/release/328130
3. Suhteellinen – Pan Sonic – Blast First Petite – http://www.discogs.com/release/965576
4. Freak ‘N’ You – Matmos – FatCat Records – http://www.discogs.com/release/13035
5. Sluggin Fer Jesus – Cabaret Voltaire – Normal – http://www.discogs.com/release/186270
6. Darkware – Cloaks – Werk Discs – http://www.discogs.com/release/966770
7. Spaceape – Kode9 & SpaceApe – Hyperdub http://www.discogs.com/release/806612
8. Floods v3.1 – The Black Dog (The Bass Soldier Rework) – Soma
You Are Strange Mix 1 is still available here
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Well another month’s rolled by and we’re down to finishing the last three tracks on the album, along with a touch of mastering.
After testing out over 60 different track configs on CDR we have finally selected the 15 tracks for the album, we haven’t added any bolts just yet. We reckon another 3 weeks and we’ll be done but we’ve said that before.
Here’s another URS mix we’ve made, this one helped us get out of the habit of mixing one track into another smoothly, great if your a DJ but not always the best way to program an album and a tricky habit to get out of.
[Skrufff] Starting with the reissue of Temple Of Transparent Balls: why have you decided to re-release it (and why now in particular?)
[Martin] We decided to put the entire back catalogue in order and out of the hands of people who’ve never paid the band for these releases. All the old contracts had run their course and enough was enough.
[Ken] “Now” is as good a time as any…in the best sounding version we can?
[Martin] Plus, it helped that we’d started working with Soma, they’re a great bunch of people who leave us alone and let us do what we do. It makes a change for us not to have to do everything oursleves and it gives us more time to do the creative stuff for a change.
Due to Rich having an accident at the studio early today we’ve had to cancel tonights performance. Sorry about this but Rich’s back is badly brusied and it looks like he may have slipped a disk. Gutted and Concerned – tBd
Update: Bruised and sore, Rich is going to be fine but needs to take it easy for the next month or so.
It’s always good to get over to Manchester, the nightlife there makes Sheffield feel like a small village and we’ve been wanting to play there for a while. So we hit the Snake Pass and headed over, it’s not an easy drive, even if you know the road well. We get the usual nutcase go past us 90+ and the toss-pot that tail gates you all the way across, more on this subject later.
We had a great day out at the festival and Gawble Vianag is now featured on the CD Comp of the event, not sure of the release date yet but as soon as we find out any info we’ll post it up.
BANG FACE XLVIII – 4TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
Friday 12th October 2007
THE BLACK DOG / LUKE VIBERT / KROME & TIME
DJ RUPTURE / DMX KREW / DJ SCOTCH EGG
DOLPHIN & THE TEKNOIST / SCHEME BOY
SAINT ACID & THE BANG FACE HARD CREW
9pm – 6am @ Electrowerkz, 7 Torrens Street, Islington, London EC1V 1NQ
We’ve no idea what the sun is doing out in Sheffield in September but it’s most welcome. August was a strange one for us and was sealed off with the gig a Connect. We had a great time and it’s always good to catch up with the Soma crew and we finally got to meet our friends from the Rubens, always good to put a face to a email address – Wotcha Mark/Gordon If you haven’t checked out the Rubens yet Click Here.
The gig went well but we felt it could have gone better on some of the newer stuff we dropped, it’s always this way when you start to play out your new tracks, all the what “ifs” and there’s no harder crowd than a festival crowd to do in front of – why we do it to ourselves I’ve no idea but it seems to be our way these days – It always more interesting to push yourself than take the easy way out. We chilled out with Nathan Fake before heading back to lovely grey Sheffield.
We’ve finally completed the remix for the Vector Lovers track Hush over the weekend, so that’s winging its way to be mastered at the moment – as soon as we have the release details we’ll put them up.
Work continues on the album and it looks like we may just hit our target and deliver it on time, which will be a first for us!!!! As mentioned somewhere else on the blog, the 12″ version of Floods is sat waiting to go – anyway back to it, see you in Manchester or Dublin if you can make it.
The Cost 12″ is out on promo at the moment, as we’ve mentioned before – Simon Francis down at Masterpiece has done a fantastic job on remastering the tracks, they are really warm and full but they still have that punch. Here’s the track listing for this 12:
A1 Cost I (5:05)
A2 Cost II (6:30)
B1 The Actor And Audience (5:17)
B2 Sharp Shooting On Saturn (6:39)
Due to us working on the new?album, we’ve only accepted 3 gigs for September. We are really looking forward to them all, as it will probably be the only time we see other people and that burning thing in the sky. The line-up at the Connect Festival looks amazing, Sequence has been one of the most constant techno nights in the North for a couple of years now and a welcome return to Dublin after what seems like an age. See you down the front.
Gigs For September
1st – Connect Festival – Argyll
15th – Sequence – Manchester
29th – Soundstream – Dublin
Total lockdown!!! After dealing the with the floods and the expense of replacing our cars and the studio block being closed down by Health?& Safety?we are now in a position to finally finish our new album Radio Scarecrow for Soma. For the next 4 weeks we’ll be locked in the studio working on nothing but the album, the machines are fired up and we have over 25 tracks to mix down to build the new album with - most of which have been road-tested at our recent gigs. See you on the other side, we’ll announce the release date on September 23rd.
The new masters for Temple of Transparent Balls are finally back?and sounding very phat indeed. Soma have this and a 4 track 12″ slated for release in October – more news and the artwork from the dust studio?crew to follow.
The new 12″, Floods V2, has been submitted to Soma, this 12 comes with a remixes from?Birmingham’s finest Surgeon and a new dubstep artist from Sheffield called The Bass Soldier (he’s only 17 as well!!!). The album (Radio Scarecrow) is well on its way to being finished in mid-September and if we can get our act together a tour to support it. The remix for the Vector Lovers is coming along nicely and Slam’s Azure is sat waiting to be bitten really hard next.
Sometimes you just need something to clear your head – a state of neither neither if you will. This mix was created to be used in our car when traveling to gigs and to the studio for the sole purpose of clearing our heads of all the jingles/sayings/other peoples music/soundbytes/shite that creeps in, the viruses that nag and chip away like a small child asking “are we nearly there yet?”. (more…)
Looks like a great line up:
Bjork, Modest Mouse, Beastie Boys, Mogwai, Rilo Kiley, Regina Spektor, LCD Soundsystem, The New Pornographers, The Go! Team, Echo & the Bunnymen, M.I.A., Nouvelle Vague, Primal Scream, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Antony and the Johnsons, Hot Chip, The Polyphonic Spree, Patrick Wolf, Super Furry Animals, Idlewild, Tilly and the Wall, Dirty Pretty Things, Teenage Fanclub, Cansei de Ser Sexy, The Divine Comedy, Vashti Bunyan, Big Star, Sons and Daughters, The Only Ones, The Black Dog, Alex Smoke, Aereogramme, Jarvis, My Latest Novel, The Twilight Sad, James Yorkston and The Athletes, King Creosote, Bat for Lashes, The Trash Can Sinatras, 1990s, Optimo
Connect Music Festival is Scotland’s new three-day boutique event taking place on 31 August, 1 & 2 September 2007. The festival is held in the stunning grounds of Inveraray Castle, situated on the banks of the beautiful Loch Fyne in Argyll.
Connect will be an intimate festival that offers not only the best in music, but also a wealth of unique, remarkable, alternative and truly entertaining experiences.
Another great festival, we’ll be playing with Derrick May, Jim Masters and Vince Watson on the Vapour Stage.
It was never going to be easy!!! After the floods in Sheffield 3 weeks earlier we knew better than to set off on Friday, we figured we’d give it 24hrs before making a call, there would be less chaos for sure or that’s what we hoped.
It only took us 4hrs to get to Glade from Sheffield on Saturday afternoon but you could see why the day before had been mental. The water levels were dangerously close on several parts of the M40 and M4. Still, a quick stop off for some pies and we’d be safe (wouldn’t we?). After pulling into the car park and getting our passes sorted it absolutely binned it down with rain from 45 minutes solid, welcome to Glade! Earlier in the day we’d been all cover Sheffield looking for welly’s and scored no luck so this was going to be messy, very messy. (more…)
We where really looking forward to this one, 45,000 ravers in the desert at one of the best-organised festivals in Europe. Bring it in on Monegros. We’d heard nothing but good reports and a chance to spend another weekend in Spain, you hardly need to ask.
Much better journey over this time, only 30 minutes worth of delays, well done Jet2, big tick. Once we’d landed we where whisked off to the hotel for a quick shower and a couple of beers, always nice to have a chill out and it’s a bit of a ritual. Bumped into the UR crew in the lobby and got to say hello to Mad Mike and Lou from Scan 7, proper chuffed at this point. The hotel Candes was pretty much on the edge of Lleida so we only had a choice of two garages to get some supplies from before fine tuning the set and setting off for the festival. (more…)
It’s not much to look at yet but we are slowly rebuild the old site and should be keep this site more up to date with loads of news, articles and media…There’s loads of updates and info to follow so keep checking back.
Our love for BCN is well documented, so the chance to play at Nitsa was a bit of a no-brainer. really. For me [Martin] there’s no finer city, it has everything you need plus I love the food and attitude of the Catalan people – never mind the art and architecture. It was (and still is) fooking raining in Sheffield when we hit the M1 for the airport, it’s been raining here for like a whole month. Leeds/Bradford Airport is nothing to shout about and isn’t on of my favourites, finding the thing without a TomTom would be a nightmare all by itself. Checking in was pretty quick but the shocker was coming, “your flight is running 3 hours late” – brilliant!!! So, 3hrs later we board the plane only to find we have 1 extra person on board!!! Everyone has to get off the plane and start all over again, so 5hrs later we finally set off for BCN. TFFT (more…)
As well as working on the new album we’ve been busy work on 3 remixes. The first is a remix of the Q track from this release, not sure of the release date on this one yet but as soon as we know we’ll post up the info. The second remix is for the fantastic Rubens from Glasgow, we selected the Breaking Into Smile track from thier album Carnivalesque. The third is for the Vector Lovers, taken from the new album due for release on Soma pretty soon.
We started mixing down the new album on Monday when this happened !!!!,
kinda ironic that we were working on the 12 minute version of Floods v2.
The office block where the studio is housed was flooded out on the first floor and we lost our cars to the stinky water . So, there going to be a bit of a delay but on the upside all the equipment is fine and we have over 25 full tracks to mix down over the next month or so.
As you probably know version 1 was released on this CD Comp on Dust Science, we are just putting the finishing touches to the 12 minute version and waiting for a remix from The Bass Soldier before the release will be ready. The mighty Surgeon has already completed his remix, which has been going down really well at gigs. More news to follow…
Found this on Youtube, looks like good fun
It’s a real shame that people are moving away from vinyl and CD’s but hey techno is all about the future, so with that in mind you can check all our tracks on a digital feed from Beatport or you can try a few of the links below for other suppliers.
Check out the video we worked on with Hazel Baird from Your Mother Ate My Dog. It took over a week to render and the final file was 7gig!!!!!