After being stuck between the gears of corporate pocket filling, meat-grinding machine and wannabe scientific paper making for good months, one night I found myself hanging out, riding high in the realm of colorful, photon filled concrete walls and banging beats. IT just happened so, that I've stumbled upon Danaga. I've been kind of aware of the fact that he has earned a name for himself in Romania's second most vibrant electronic stronghold, namely Cluj. As our paths crossed on the stage, this interview was bound to happen. We met for a coffee to have a pre interview chat, we weren't even sure how does the other person exactly looks like, but luckily, both of us were late in the best way, so we didn't had to ask stupid questions from total strangers The "chat" that followed was aimed to be a rough sketch for the interview, but it turned into a long and layered discussion, leaving the written interview to feel like a sketch, giving some space up to your imagination to link the...
For those who haven't seen it, it's a classic example of an 80s action movie, where cars blow into bits after a few shots, there's barely any need to reload weapons, the pretty lady gets kidnapped, and the hero beats the hell out of the antagonist after barely escaping his demise.
Videogram took the sound and the images of this classic to create a retro-futuristic "EP" lost somewhere between synthwave and dark electro. Taking the sound and the atmosphere into account, the comparison to the recently released Hotline 2 Miami soundtrack is inevitable. These tunes would fit perfectly in an 8bit style game that would feature the pixelated reincarnation of Cobretti. The vibrating noise and the chaotic percussions would create a perfect setting for smashing thugs with their own axes.
The clip is okay, and it strengthens the position of the EP as a flashback, but there's hardly any more pros about it. In fact it is barely an EP, since none of the tracks are longer than two and a half...
It's not just about the mind-fuck you get, it's about the fever that is transmitted to your body. Some sounds are enough to get your mind high but that's it. They are the tracks that you want to listen to while lying on your sofa with your cat.
But there is another side. The side that makes your mind climb the highest of peaks and rockets your body into motion. The ultimate raving experience, for me at least. Fluke's Risotto hits the bullseye of this category.
It is the sound of sex mixed with dancing
in the meanest place that a mind can create
Absurd is the first track and it just kicks you over the edge of a very deep (high?) rabbit hole. It is the sound of sex mixed with dancing in the meanest place that a mind can create.. These sounds always remind me that back then, at the dawn of electronic era people went to parties not because of the fame of an artist, not for picking up chicks, not to get drunk as hell but to enjoy the music, THE SOUND.
This is the very sound that brings...
After giving birth to the sound of acid, deep and many other highly influential sub-genres house took on the 21st century as well. After the millennia electro house was the new sound which morphed into Dutch House by 2009-2010. From this point came the one thing that managed to highjack the ears of millions turning electronic music from a partially underground scene into the most popular genre in the history of mankind. BigRoom House took over a festival scene at a ferocious rate pulling in even those into the vortex of festival fever who were never ever interested in this sort of things. In the same time the term EDM came along to cover those expressions like electronica, electronic music, electronic who the hell knows what under one term, electronic dance music.
From this point came the one thing
that managed to highjack the ears of millions
People love cool sounding abbreviations like KFC, NFL, THC and so on and so for. It was only a matter of time before the popular music was...