We really enjoyed doing this one, loads of great new music and artists releasing some top stuff, enjoy Dogsquad.
01. The Black Dog, “Internal Collapse” [Dust Science]
02. Markus Suckut, “Path” [Figure]
03. Ucleden, “At Peace” (Live Mix) [Broque]
04. Murmur, “Rumah” (James Fox Remix) [Church]
05. Exium, “Massless Particle” [PoleGroup 16]
06. Cosmin TRG, “Defeated Hearts Club 1? [50 Weapons]
07. Forward Strategy Group, “Code 3? [Perc Trax]
08. Inland, “Solstice (Lost)” [Counterchange Recordings]
09. Markus Suckut, “Rigid” [Figure]
10. The Black Dog, “Pray Crash II” [Dust Science]
11. Stutter, “Rumah” (Apes & Seb Wildblood Remix) [Church]
12. Ucleden, “What We Are” [Broque]
13. The Third Man, “Double Dawn” [EPM Music]
14. Joran Van Pol, “Conscious” [M_nus]
15. Exium, “Nucleoid” [PoleGroup 16]
16. Diamond Version, “Get Yours” [Mute Artists Limited]
THE BLACK DOG (Live)
POLAR INERTIA (Live)
23:30 – 06:00
“DECAY, most definitely a synonym for the downfall of things and people, but yet also the guarantee that there will be something new. This certainty brings EASE and relief in the end. And since there is a relation between Decay and Decadence, it is just consequent to celebrate this perception.”
29th – Apr - Colony - London
9th July - T In The Park - Glasgow
30th Sept – Park Hill Flats – Sheffield
1st Oct – Fabric – London
22nd Oct – Berghain – Berlin
29th Oct – Imprint/Trouw – Amsterdam
25th Nov – Pressure – Glasgow
26th Nov – Substanz – Glasgow
2nd Dec – Zoom – Geneva
9th-10th Dec – Presences Electroniques – Geneva (as Dadavistic Orchestra)
14th Jan – Tresor – Berlin
11th Feb – Arma17 – Moscow
9th Mar – Impakt – Brussels -tBc 2 hour DJ Set
17th Mar – Klubbers Day – Madrid
27th April – Sensoria – Sheffield
4th May - Blank – Berlin
9th Jun – Volt Festival – Sweden
24th Jun – Gammarth, Tunisia
18th Aug – London- TBC
24-25th Aug - Tauron Nowa Muzyka Festival, Katowice, Poland
We’re pleased to announce that after a short break from gigging we are now signed to Octopus, they’ll be taking care of all future bookings. Our machines are loaded with a 100% brand new live set based around our new releases and our DJ bags are full to the brim with fresh releases from all the artist’s that are doing it for us right now.
So, hopefully we’ll be seeing you all in a dark room somewhere really soon.
Airports have some of the glossiest surfaces in modern culture, but the fear underneath remains. Hence this record is not a utilitarian accompaniment to airports, in the sense of reinforcing the false utopia and fake idealism of air travel. Unlike Eno’s Music for Airports, this is not a record to be used by airport authorities to lull their customers.
The album is a bittersweet, enveloping and enormously engaging listen. It is ambient, but focused. This is not sonic mush, nor adolescent noise. Nor is it a dance album. Much of the raw material of the album was made in airports over the last three years. While on tour, the Black Dog made 200 hours of field recordings, much of which was processed and combined with new music in the airport itself, waiting for the next flight. This vast amount of content has been slowly distilled into a set of particularly evocative pieces of music.
Composed in large degree of drones there is little in the way of beats until half way through – but rhythm is plentiful within the buzzing synthetic warmth. This record is not necessarily a comfortable listen. But it captures the spectrum of emotions stirred by airports. There is tension and disappointment. But there is also romance and excitement. All this on this record.
The Black Dog ? Music For Real Airports ?
17th Jan – London – Fabric
6th Feb – Berlin – Club Maria
20th Feb – Ljubuanja, Slovenia- Klub K4
21st March – Belgium – Bozar
4th April – Derry – The Nerve Centre
1st May - Glasgow – The Arches
3rd May – Glasgow The Courtyard
12th June - Dores/Inverness – Rockness
15th June – Corfu/Greece
14th August – Edinburgh – Cabaret Voltaire
15th August – Glasgow – Sub Club
5th Sept – Finland - Cancelled
19th Sept - Thessaloniki – Greece – Reworks Festival
2nd Oct - Tokyo - Japan – Unit
3rd Oct - Osaka – Japan – Namura Art
9th Oct – Sheffield (Private Party)
23rd Oct – Amsterdam Dance Event 2009
More dates to be added as they are confirmed.
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Over the years we’ve be looking for strong visual artists to work with but having seen far too many bad club visuals and VJ’s playing videos of a cartoon Arnold Schwarzenegger smoking a joint we’d almost given up hope! A call from a friend said that we should go and check out Scanner and Olga’s work. We’ve been following Robin’s work for some time but living in the studio or on the road for the last two years meant we’d missed out on his latest work. After some research we found this absolutely astounding piece of work from Robin and Olga:
Further investigation just revealed even more pieces of work we instantly fell in love with, please check out Olga’s work on the link below and Scanners work by Clicking Here.
We’ll be playing a special ambient/electronica set with Olga on 21st March - Belgium - Bozar
Olga Mink is a dutch video artist living in the Netherlands. She was selected number 11 on DJmag’s VJ top 20 this year. Her work ranges from experimental video, installation and live cinema to new media curating for festivals. With a strong emphasis to conceptual approaches, her work crosses boundaries between music, photography, architecture, poetry, nature, public spaces, engaged themes. She is currently producing an HD video installation for the The 2nd Biennial of the Canary Islands in collaboration with Scanner. She also is developing a live cinema tour called The Nature of Being with Scanner, presenting an unique multichannel audiovisual experience. She released work on NoTV, Meakusma, Triggermotion, Bip-Hop, Steamingsounds and Lightrhythmvisuals amongst others.
Olga’s Home Page
The Black Dog Live, Dopplereffekt,
Mugwump Dj Set , Krikor , Danton Eeprom Live , Matias Aguayo , Michael Mayer vs Superpitcher Dj Set as Supermayer , D A R K O , Varoslav , dOP Live , Guy Gerber Live , DJ Morpheus , Discodesafinado Live , Svarte Greiner Live , Millimetrik Live
With its mix of beats and melodies, the German label Kompakt has been in the vanguard of the minimal-techno scene for over ten years now. It will set the tone for an evening with a clubbing emphasis (VarOslaV, Guy Gerber, DJ Morpheus, and Darko), but that will also allow for excursions – in seated concerts – towards more atmospheric kinds of music, exploring new sound textures (Svarte Greiner and Millimetrik). Plus rare appearances by those two legendary giants of the world of electronic music, Dopplereffekt and The Black Dog
The Black Dog will be doing a special ambient set with video artist Olga Mink.
Jan 25- Tresor- Berlin
March 14-16 - Bloc Weekend – Camber Sands
March 21 – Kingpin – Bristol
April 3 - H’s – Texas
April 18 - Secret Location – Sheffield
April 25 - Pressure – Glasgow
April 26 - Venetian Industries – Venice, Italy
May 3 - Lev Festival – Spain
May 30 – Club Danzoo – Madrid, Spain
June 6 – Studio 80 – Amsterdam
June 19 - Day Off For Soma’s Party @ La Terrrazza
June 21 – Sonar – Barcelona, Spain
June 27 – Holodeck - Cardiff
June 28 – Glastonbury
July 12 – T In The Park – Slam Tent – Glasgow
July 27 - Ten Days Off – Vooruit, Ghent
Sept 13 - Berghain – Berlin
Sept 26 – StasisCollective – Dublin
Nov 7 – The Loft – Barcelona – Spain
Dec 13 – State X – New Forms – Holland
2008 dates all complete
This is a remix we are working on for Slam, the track is called Azure and?this is?the first time we’ve played it out – Slam still haven’t heard it cos it’s not finished yet.
This is an interview we did with our friends in Glasgow from EQtv, well worth bookmarking and supporting these guys. They?work tirelessly and everytime we’ve visited Glasgow over the last 2yrs they are always there,?busy filming and interviewing everyone they can, supporting the scene – props due.
Check EQtv out here CLICK
Includes rare shot of tBd smiling
Seems things have picked up at bit since Sonar, two interviews in one day. Here’s the one in our local paper, some of the names and facts are a bit blurred but it’s the first time a local paper has contacted us in 5yrs, linkage here?.
We’re just setting off for Cardiff as I type, always a good place to play and the local Holodeck crew?always get our full support, here’s the interview we did for the Metro. We should have the Sonar report sorted for when we get back but lets just say we smashed it.
See you down the front.
Asking us if tBd want to go to Barcelona for 5 days and play Sonar and La Terrazza can only b guaranteed?one answer! Barcelona has to be one of our favourite cities and it doesn’t take much at all to get us over there. After a short delay at Leeds airport and a delay waiting for a lift at BCN airport we landed at our hotel to drop the bags off before head straight out to the Soma party.?