Zanderhythm Presents: Octobird & Vodor L Zeck

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Freitag der 13.01.2023 from 8pm @ 8KW , Kietzer Weg 8 (LichtenHain)

Zanderhythm presents “Acidcake Skating Through Your Brain” with Octobird und Vodor L Zeck

If you thought we present our new movie we have to dissapoint you. Its just Ocotbird and Vodor L Zeck playing muzik for you the whole night.

Vodor L Zeck kicks of his european tour in Berlin on Friday the 13th, cause there is no better date to start a tour into the unknown. Come together at 8KW and have a dance to some Acidish Braindancy IDMish Electro 4 to the floor breaks house music 🙂

Octobird Salad #15 | Eddy Breaks

Well…let’s have some pre new years breaks, shall we?! I actually recorded the set for this episode of Octobird Salad a few weeks back while preparing for a gig I just played for the wonderful people from Eddy Breaks. They’re running a regular party series with some good old Drum’n’Bass vibes, ranging from the classic uptempo thing to Jungle styles and Dub stuff. This was quite a nice challenge, as I haven’t been playing these kind of tunes for quite some times but rather been swaying underneath 140bpm. But with the ongoing release trend of mixing house tunes with breaks I already had some tunes on my harddisk waiting to be played.

One thing said before you push that red button: if you rather prefer to listen to the original set I played at Eddy Breaks – The Darkest Days, you have the option to do so at:

https://hearthis.at/eddybreaksmusik/221225-ebkvu-octobird/

There are a whole lot Sets from this and recent events, I highly recomment. It’s just a bit tricky to embed stuff from hearthis.at here, which is why I decided to tease this as a new Octobird Salad Episode.

Octobird Salad #14 | Dub Abstraxions

I’ve always maintained a very moody relationship with dub influenced music. I deeply admire all the ingredients: The circulating, stumbling drum patterns, the all-consuming tape echos and of course….bass! But the final implementation always carries the risk of ending up in cultural or musical cliches. With Dub Techno there often seems to be a far to narrow defined set of tools of echos and comb filters mixed with minimal techno put together somewhere in the late 90s. That’s why I felt much more successful discovering influences of dub in all kinds of musical directions.

The following collection of tracks is a rather weird one. I would totally agree with someone arguing that this isn’t really dub music. It’s not. But it carries a lot of the mindset of dub music as a ritual, hypnotizing art form. Less researched, more recovered from different corners of my music collection.

TRACKLIST

Tribe of Colin – Alasallmenhathbeencreatedequal
Vladislav Delay – Avanne
Move D & Pete Namlook – Footer
Stefan Goldmann – Streams
Marcellis – Hopeless
Roger 23 – Future State
Simon Haydo – Parade of Unhappy
Peter Graf York – Jahlette Sensor Excel
Al Wootton – Wychwood Dub
Павел Миляков – Silent E
Madteo – Same Way (Interior Paramours Mix)
Aybee – Moon’s Whisper
Efdemin – A Land Unknown

Octobird on Zanderhythm MIX Series

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What better month to choose than October for my contribution to the fantastic Zanderhythm MIX Series !

For this one I set my pretension for super fluent DJ transitions aside for a moment to focus on something different… a message. Simply a message of peace. Not even of protest or critic (which I absoloutly encourage you to present) but more of a state of inner peace which can strengthen us to get along and feel love for each other. This is something that music, and especially electronic instrumental music can transport very well.

Quite a few of these tracks are actually from Russian artists. I can only try to perceive how difficult it may be to raise your voice in Russian public in the current situation. But these tracks offer something different. An inviting hand.

Two of my favourite artists for this mix I found on a Russian based label/record store called DIG Records. Which I cannot recommend enough.

PEACE

TRACKLIST

Misha Sultan – A Light to Oneself
Koyil – Shustari – Healing Cycles
Paradise Cinema – Digital Palm
Don’t DJ – Disparata 69
Zatua – Silver Horizon
Golden Axe – Apane Koolhon KO Hilaen
Tornado Wallace – Falling Sun
Trans’4M – Amma
Jan Jelinek – Up To My Same Old Trick Again
Bitchin Bajas – Angels And Demons At Play
Leif – Rosa
Nikita Bugaev & Diana Romanova & Vlad Dobrovolski – pol
The Cinematic Orchestra – Everyday
Arooj Aftab – Saans Lo

The Ultimate Magic Way to get your Reaktor Stuff running on Native Instruments Maschine+

Ever since the release of Native Instruments Maschine+ as a standalone version of their long time software based successor Maschine, it got quite some bad reviews of people comparing a bit too much to the powerful possibilities they have on their high spec laptops. But personally I think it’s much more adequate to compare it to what’s there on the standalone sampler/groovebox market, most of all the legacy of Akai MPCs. And that’s still a very tough choice to make but I guess one you already took, right? 

So for Maschine+ as a standalone unit, one of the most underestimated but incredible features is the possibility to build your own instruments, effects and tools (with NI’s Reaktor) and load them into your unit. Some reviewers saw this potential early on but it got a little swept under the carpet, because while the unit came with some classic Reaktor Ensembles embedded into the main library it wasn’t… and still isn’t an easy, straight forward process to get our own selection of Reaktor Ensembles into the Maschine. In early fimrware versions it also wasn’t very stable and on my Maschine, Reaktor instances always stopped producing sound after a certain amount of time. Since these issues got fixed after a while, the documentation on how to convert your Reaktor stuff for Maschine+ didn’t.

Let’s change that, shall we?!

Read on!!!

Octobird at Cosmo Royal

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Die weitherzige Kill Royal Weinbar feiert Kombigeburtstag mit Freunden von Freund*innen im fabelhaften Interkosmos.
Kurzum: Saftige Weinreben, gelassenes Barbeben und erfrischender Kulturteil verpackt in cosmisch, königlichen Tanz- und Schranz Lustbarkeiten. Beste Lage und vielseitiges musikalisches Bouquet. Cosmo würde sagen: The Bus is out of Control!


9. April 2022

at INTERKOSMOS
Fanninger Str. 47
10369 Berlin

Octobird Salad #13 | Rusty Technics

Oh how I miss these dirty club nights! Plunging into a muddy sludge of sweat and adrenaline, floating on the far-reaching waves of kick drums. Even in a city like Berlin there hasn’t been much going on in the last 2 years apart from one or two pub discos and private raves on trashy improvised sound systems. Anyway, we’ll still mark this one as a hope-inspiring warm-up exercise. Keep the dream alive!

TRACKLISZT:

  1. Das Ding: Somewhere [Minimal Wave]
  2. Nick Klein: The Worst Band In The World [BANK Records NYC]
  3. HellboII: The Brainwashed Masses [Panzerkreuz Records]
  4. Ratsnake: ПЛЯЖ
  5. Cristiano Balducci: Tesla Series
  6. Gladio: Of Hyperborea
  7. Gesloten Cirkel: Yamagic [Moustache Techno]
  8. Mannerfelt/Haydo: Radio Mohave [Avian]
  9. Grey People: Cryogenically Frozen
  10. DJ Spider: Inner Earth Existance [Instruction]
  11. Ikpathua: The Lair [Noorden]
  12. Brooks: Rlf [Mantis Recordings]
  13. rHr.: Ologram
  14. Grey People: Too Much Relevance [Public System Recordings]

The Intergalactic Bimstein Returns

Phew! It’s already been 6 months since my last appereance on Pr0gramma with my Bimstein EP and obviously I went back into the ethernet shadows after that. Not really – I rather went into the shadows of my studio racks, taking a recent mixture of changes and chances as an inducement to rebuild my studio setup. And as a result of some quite drastic setup changes there also went quite some time into learning new machines and software and teach them to communicate with each other.

So let’s take a few steps back and remember where we took off, shall we?! Back in April I had my last appearence on Austin Cassels radio show. And while it’s rather unlikely…maybe some of you missed that one. If that’s you…or if you just wanna listen back to some Octobird stuff, here is the set I played on Austin’s show:

TRACKLIST:

Andreas Grosser – Rhythmic Desert
UFOCUS – Fun With Fractals
Octobird – Desert Hall (unreleased track)
Dona – Vrs 2
D’Marc Cantu – Another Number
DJ Spider & Franklin De Costa – F Planet
Simon Haydo – The Territories Marked
S Olbricht – Asterid
oxvac – 7
Octobird – Monowai
DJ Spider – Inner Earth Existance
Israel Vines – Rage Appropriate
Container – Peppered
Don’t DJ – Hexentrix (Jordan GCZ Remix)

So much for the warmup and hopefully I’ll be back soon with some actual “news” 😉

Octobird on Intergalactic.FM with Austin Cassell

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Tune in for an exclusive DJ mix from Octobird who’s celebrating his new release ‘Bimstein’, which is out now on Pr0gramma!
Also in the show the usual selection of new music with tracks from OSSA, Interviews, Nikolaienko and more.
 
Tune into the Dream Machine radio channel 2100 GMT at www.intergalactic.fm

Octobird’s “Bimstein” out on Pr0gramma Records

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Back home at Pr0gramma, back to some rough and raw structures. I’ve always been bad with timing and so I present theses rough and earthy tunes just as the brighter days are coming. And while I may be a bit better with words I stick to the valued opinion of Pr0gramma’s Ismael:

Back in the key of Octobird, we return to the pristine dynamics of Bimstein. From the onset, Palm Slap leans in with sluggish tape edit styles, tight electro rhythms, and playful earworms. Evolving into what feels like a moody 5th gen platformer, things take a more metallic heavy-rhythm turn. Controlling the color palette is a clear Octobird skillset. Passing halfway, melodic tension emerges once again from the rhythmic detour making for a very narratively guided trio of closing tracks. From the heavy side-pumping of saturated echoes to the crazy well-crafted perc throughout, PR16 feels like the inevitable polished gem of a closer. There is no lag here, just pure diamond quality.

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