Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Caustic Grip - Toxic Rift

lice Records is proud to present our newest EBM Industrial release from Caustic Grip - Toxic Rift.
Naarm’s (Melbourne, Australia’s) Caustic Grip has been creating hard and dark rhythmically charged electro-industrial since early 2018 with a variety of releases produced since inception, showcasing the ever evolving sound of the project.

New EP TOXIC RIFT is a huge step in Caustic Grip’s aforementioned evolution!
A heady mixture of multiple Industrial genres, darkwave, electro pop, goth and electronic body music, the EP reaches dark new depths of sonic depravity, textural exploration and bleak lyrical imagery. A synth charged, boot stomping assault of harsh infectious rhythm, melodic hooks and baritone voice, TOXIC RIFT is here, drenched in sweat and wrapped in leather!

Featuring remixes from the beautifully dark stylings of Elenor Raynor of “Robots In Love” (Sobriquet, Keyboardist for Snog) and Experimental Industrial artist “ Fate Æffect”.

Available of Cassette Tape and digital here:
https://slicerecords.bandcamp.com/album/toxic-rift

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

New releases: Project Sign/Grudge & Catacombs

Our latest release is "Project Sign / Grudge", a 2 track single of spacey electro tracks, inspired in part by otherworldly transmissions from Arcane Trickster.

https://slicerecords.bandcamp.com/album/project-sign-grudge


Slice artists Fate Aeffect and Arcane Trickster also have a new collaborative release out on Tempest Recordings, entitled Catacombs.


Saturday, 4 April 2020

Son of Zev - Into the Wilderness EP

"Into the Wilderness" is Son of Zev’s second EP since moving out of the inner urban areas of Melbourne to the forested foothills of the Dandenong ranges.
This EP is a melding of Son of Zev’s industrial techno sounds with the space and elements experienced living in the mountains.
Blending acid, techno and industrial influences with his history in ethnomusicology and jazz, this EP stretches the Son of Zev into a deeper introspective zone, while maintaining a dance floor aesthetic.

Also featuring remixes from Ear Mind Eye and Sikander.


Ear Mind Eye - Sigh EP

"Sigh" is the first EP from Ear Mind Eye of original psychedelic music produced between 2015-2018. Writing & production of these beats draws inspiration from the Australian Doof scene and often took place in the the aftermath of parties in an effort to transmute the experience.

Ear Mind Eye is the conception of Canberra based producer and artist Cristian Crowley: An audio visual alchemist chasing frequencies and UFOs with a head full of the occult. Creating his own style of psychedelic music for the mushroom to be consumed under the stars and out in the sun. Hellbent on generating gyrations, sonic excitation and sensory awareness by redefining his own idea of "rave". The dosage is offered up through a melding menagerie of underground techno, progressive, uniquely tripped psy, infectious beats & charged breaks.

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Donations to Wires

Robodop Snei, Jimmi-Woods and Slice Records have donated donating money made from the sales of "Wides Zones" and "Biolume" to WIRES Wildlife Rescue!
This money will go towards helping animals affected by the Catastrophic fires and record high temperatures that have taken such a tragic toll on native wildlife.
www.wires.org.au 🐨

Download Robodop Snei's Downtempo/Psybient/Chill album "Wides Zone" here:
Check out "Biolume", Jimmi's progressive techno EP on our Bandcamp here:

Saturday, 4 January 2020

Jimmi-Woods - Biolume EP

Slice is very proud to announce our 28th release: Jimmi-Woods - Biolume.

Jimmi Woods' latest release progressive techno EP “Biolume” displays a deep, bright and chunky sound with an all encompassing psychedelic feel. Progressive in nature and expanding on influences from 90's house, through to modern techno, dub, minimal tech and psychedelic trance, Jimmi's work offers up a synthesis of genres which is intended equally to facilitate an oceanic feeling and to promote contemplation. Featuring two incredibly deft remixes from fellow Melbourne Producers “​Ear Mind Eye​” and “​Tok'ra​”, adds to this EPs unique and original flow - Biolume has it all.

All profits made from the sales of this EP will go to WIRES Wildlife Rescue that will go towards the Catastrophic fires, the worst drought in history and record high temperatures are taking a tragic toll on native wildlife. ​


From the producer:
"Biolume is a concept release addressing the reality of ecological collapse and challenging the listener to consider the validity of the sociopolitical constraints placed upon us.

In the last 5 years I’ve had to learn to do things differently. The toughest place I have been is being undecided as to who I am and what I want to be. I’ve had to learn what I am and what I am not. After everything had fallen away it gives me great pleasure that creating progressive landscapes in electronic music has stuck around and I love it even more than before.

I’d rather be in the flow of creation than in the turbulence of Indecisiveness. Now there is much more of a purpose in my creations; the production style and narrative created have much more of a positive environmental theme, advocating for active change and a push against the archaic political status quo.

Part of my metamorphosis has been to have the courage to step foot out across the canyon on to an unclear path. It has been necessary to stay as much as possible in the present moment and create not only my vision for my music but also create a new vision for myself. What is important right now is to promote positive change and I hope you will feel this comes across in my music.

If you like what you hear and would like to keep in touch with what I’m creating hit the like on my ​Jimmi-Woods page​! I’d love to hear what you think of my new direction in music.” ​-Jimmi Woods

Saturday, 7 December 2019

Robodop Snei now out on Bandcamp

Slice presents: our 27th release Robodop Snei - Wide Zones 

Robodop Snei - Wide Zones
Sunny days long gone by were captured here and resonate throughout these songs, bringing back the glory of those magical golden sunlit afternoons and summer nights with fireflies, crickets and a beaming moon in the sky. Memories in music, for any other day, to find a peaceful mind - this music will take you there. - Danny.

Robodop Snei is psychedelic electronic music created with multiple analog synthesizers, vsts and other hardware - It's spaced out psychedelic synth pop!

Formed by Daniel Eschbach in the late 90's in Germany, Robodop Snei has been part of the Melbourne electronic underground music scene since 2005. Danny and ​Robodop

Snei have now become a fixture of Australia’s chill spaces with regular appearances at Maitreya and Rainbow Serpent Festivals as well as uncountable club gigs, warehouse and outdoor parties over the years. ​Robodop Snei will be playing at Rainbow Serpent Festival 2020.


Releases: 7 December, 2019 on Bandcamp.
General digital release: 18 January 2020 on all popular streaming sites and retail stores.

All songs written & produced by Daniel Eschbach.
Voice on Strange Offgoings & Keyboard on Sommerling: Luna Shiva. Mastered by Daniel Eschbach at the Robodop Snei Pyramid. Recorded between 2018-2019.
Artwork by Kylie Crombie..
Catalogue #: SLICE027

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Acid Slice - "Welcome to Acid City”

"Welcome to Acid City” is the second acid compilation from Acid Slice (Melbourne's only acid dedicated club night) and Slice Records. We salute all the live acts and DJs that have played at Acid Slice in 2019 with this fresh compilation.

"Welcome to Acid City" encapsulates all styles of acid, with tracks from Honeysmack, Mike Callander, JXTP, Jani Ho, Dylab, Λ / Π, BLK KVR, Sirc, Acidalius, Tangent, Louay, Tok’ra, Modal, Arcane Trickster, Lonely Faces and Ear Mind Eye.

This compilation much like the Acid Slice events truly is a celebration of all things acid. 



Releases worldwide November 22, 2019.

Compiled by dyLab and Ear Mind Eye.
Cover art by Tristan Narbrough.
Mastered by Gareth Fox @ Studio Schizoid. Contact gareth.j.fox at gmail.com
Catalogue #: SLICE026

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Studio Schizoid Neo-Luddite Samples I - Yamaha EM-90

One of Slice's founding members: Gareth Fox of Studio Schizoid has offered up a great Yamaha EM-90 Sample Pack that you can download for Free!

"Created in protest, the Neo-Luddite sample series is an exercise in preserving the heritage of electronic music whilst presenting it in a format which allows for full utilisation in a modern studio environment. 

There's a reason that many electronic artists have retained a fascination with old analog gear: For all the progress we have made, there is something intangibly beneficial in working with the seething, transistorised sound of old drum machines. 

Many dollars have been spent on recreating the unpredictable output of these devices, and many musicians (including myself,) have spend exorbitant amounts of money on simulations of technology which by all rights, with a bit of patience and care, can be rescued from the scrap heap and pushed into service by those with the time and inclination. 

Their reward is an intangibly superior sonic pallette to work with- deeper, less harsh and somewhat organic rhythmic elements which augment and enhance the digital aspect of their productions. 

Included in this pack are 1460 one-shot samples of the drum machine section of the EM-90, seperated into three sections- 50% volume, 70% and running at full tilt. As you'll hear, the increases in volume result in a fierce yet contained distortion which, when combined with further dynamics processing, yields everything from tight, bouncy house kits to sub-killing techno, and beyond into the wonderful world of hardcore, speedcore and breakcore. 

Vast amounts of samples of the individual hits are provided here, with the intent of providing those with a predisposition towards complex multi-sampling methods a fully-featured set of transistor drums to be loaded into their sampler of choice- eg, take 20 of the hi-hat hits, which initially sound identical, assign them to a single key and instruct your sampler/software to pick a random hit each time the key is triggered. 

In that way, the very subtle differences between each burst of noise can be brought into your tracks and mitigate the need to spend uncomfortably large amounts of money on 'VA' VST instruments-- which do exactly that and not much else.

Sampled and compiled by Gareth Fox @ Studio Schizoid, Victoria, Australia
Feedback most welcomed, and please share what you've done with these samples- I'd love to hear it!"
*Contact details in sample pack.

Friday, 30 August 2019

Acid Slice - Monsters of Acid

_______________________________________________

Acid Slice 10 @ Boney
Saturday 7th September 
From 11pm - 5am 

Live

DJs

Visuals:

Music by SIRC.
Visuals by Ear Mind Eye.
Music by Dep Effect.
Visuals by Ear Mind Eye.

Monday, 24 June 2019

Pre Release of Rogue Transmissions

Pre Release of Rogue Transmissions is now available on Bandcamp at a discounted price:
https://slicerecords.bandcamp.com/album/rogue-transmissions 

Rogue Transmissions is an Underground Electronic Music Mix Compilation showcasing artists from Naarm/Melbourne, Australia, and Tkaronto/Toronto, Canada. Rogue Transmissions showcases the amazing perspectives, strengths and darker styles of electronic music each city has to offer and the sounds radiating out from both sides of the globe, in a unique gapless production over 26 tracks!

The sonic diversity herein and conceptual stance taken by this compilation convey Resistance. Resistance against homogeneity, menticide and cognitive dissonance in the face of a dire geopolitical climate and an era of stage capitalism. Resistance in the form of a compilation conceived to help deprogram our pavlovian conditioning with original, creative music, art and seditious intention from the bombardment of commercial generica.

Listen to Iderdown's track "On and On" and LazyboyProactive's track "Rogue" before the full release!


Saturday, 4 May 2019

Acid Slice - 303% Acid Music

Acid Slice is a celebration of everything Acid, Acid House, Acid Techno, Braindance, IDM, electro, footwork and every other genre that embraces the fabulous silver box, the Roland TB303.

This compilation embodies the acid vitality of the Acid Slice events with tracks from live acts and DJs that have supported the event over the past year or more. Featuring tracks from Melbourne’s Acid legend Honeysmack, the heavy weight of Dep Affect, the sonic stylings of dyLAB, the twisting acid lines of SIRC, and the machine heaviness of Machinist to name but a few. Other artists featured on this compilation are Tangent, Lonely Faces, Arcane Trickster, Acidalius and Servalan.

Launch party tonight at Acid Slice - "May the fourth be with you"@ Boney 04/05/19, 11pm - Late. For $10 entry list sign up here: http://eepurl.com/dNYgi2

This is Acid Slice, 303% Acid Music!


Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Acid Slice - "May the fourth be with you" + Compilation launch


Acid Slice - "May the fourth be with you"@ Boney 04/05/19, 11pm - Late
For $10 entry list sign up here: http://eepurl.com/dNYgi2

We will  be launching our first Acid Slice compilation with Acidchicken Records on the night with some physical available at the event and online on ur Bandcamp Store. Indeed, a large bucket of acid with a splash of Star Wars. May the Fourth be with you. Always.

We welcome to Acid Slice, Composite Cone. With releases on Machine Label , he makes his live debut at Acid Slice. Composite Cone bleeds through days in hibernation into the bliss of night where his machines abide him, offering up their algorithms like secrets from the vault of time. We are eagerly anticipating hearing what he and is machines unleash.
https://soundcloud.com/compositecone

BLK KVR will be bringing his trademark sound and style, driving rhythms, pulsating leads and spacey ambience. An intricate balance of wildness and restraint, as he takes Acid Slice through the sonic universe.

Dylab with releases on Slice Records, Jack Trax, New York Haunted , DETROIT UNDERGROUND and many others will be taking breaks, rave and a whole bunch of machines through an Acid orbit. That ain't no moon.

Jess Sneddon is a full time designer, part time DJ who grew up on a steady diet of 80s synth pop and punk. Coming from a DIY background, she blends genres from experimental to cosmic chug and hard-edged body music. We are excited to hear her slice of acid.

MODAL is the techno delivery system of Skwid. A lifetime of dedicated experience, endlessly exploring organic synthesised sounds, working harmoniously with a naturally electric stage presence, we are excited to explore the diverse soundscapes and full power bass energies of MODAL.
https://soundcloud.com/modaltechno

C:1 our Acid Slice resident is back to delivery the good stuff. Force level : Skywalker.

A feast of eye candy on the night will be delivered by the extremely talented Brkn fixie

Live:
Composite Cone
https://soundcloud.com/compositecone
BLK KVR
Dylab

DJs:
Jess Sneddon
MODAL
C:1

Visuals:
Brkn fixie

Presented by:
Slice Recordss www.slicerecords.com.au
Dylab http://www.acidboxblues.com

Flyer Illustration by Tristan Narbrough

Acid Slice would like to acknowledge that this event is being held on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of Kulin nation, we wish to acknowledge them as Traditional Owners.
Sovereignty was never ceded.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Lazyboyproactive live in Melbourne | The Databats & Iderdown live in Toronto

Melbourne:
If you didn't catch there amazing dark electro live set at the last Interzona, Slice artist Lazyboyproactive will be playing a live tomorrow night alongside a stellar lineup for Interzona #4 at good old Bar 303 in Northcote! Only $5 bucks entry. Check out the event for full details!

Toronto:
Join us at Handlebar in Kensington Market for an evening of experimental electronic music featuring:
The Databats - A Computer contaminant posing as a band. Glitched-out industrial with a splash of electro-pop. (https://thedatabats.bandcamp.com)

Iderdown -Creator of ambient, experimental, and electronic sounds, shapes and sizes (http://www.iderdown.com/)

Subterranea - Music from under the ground: haunting, possessing, earthly, with the sound that has a body and a voice of its own. (http://subterraneamusic.com)

Miserable Weekend - Black-Hearted Dance-Pop from the depths of the Toronto mirror-box. (https://miserableweekend.bandcamp.com/)

Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Acid Slice Party on 303 Day!

After warming things up for Bloody Mary, Acid Slice is back.
It’s the night before 3/03 day and we are ushering it in with
some of Melbourne’s finest acid.

@ Boney
02/03/19 11PM - 5AM
$10 ENTRY ON LIST
Get on the $10 list - http://eepurl.com/dNYgi2

featuring:

Honeysmack
- The one and only, Honeysmack will be bringing his strictly bangers policy and delivering slamming acid live and direct from his machines.

SANEFACTOR (duo)
-The duo Sanefactor will be bending space, time and genre to push the boundaries of acid, with their hybrid live setup.

Dylab
- DyLAB has started 2019 with a series of releases, including EP’s on acid pioneers DJ Pierre’s Jack Trax label & Freddy Fresh’s Analog Records This live set will be a diverse slice of Acid from house to rave and everything in between.

C:1
- Acid Slice will welcome back their resident acid queen, C1 with her fine selection of acid vinyl.

Emily Roseman
- We also welcome Emily Roseman, and look forward to hearing her selection of acid cuts.

James Steer
- After doing a great job of slicing between live acts at the last Acid Slice we only felt it fair to give James Steer a chance to give his acid a proper rinse out. Expect the whole acid house.

Eye Candy for the night will be distributed by Brkn fixie

Prepare to Jack.



Presented by
Slice Records www.slicerecords.com.au
Acidchicken www.acidchicken.com
Dylab http://www.acidboxblues.com

Friday, 16 November 2018

Prelest at Hill Scene Live Arts Festival + Acid Slice 6

Tøn, aka Gareth Fox, will be presenting "PRELEST", this weekend at HillsceneLIVE 2018: The Hidden Live Art Festival. "Prelest" Is a combination of generative visuals and droning audio, promoting the contemplation of meaning through progressive sensory overload. Also featuring Fate Æffect aka Cristian Crowley doing live improv electronics and a live jam between Crowley and Fox as CLOUDS ABOVE CHAOS. A unique event for a great festival. Hope you can check it out.

On 24/11/2018 the 6th instalment of Acid Slice will be held at Loop Bar in Melbourne.
Acid Slice is a celebration of everything Acid, Acid House, Acid Techno, Braindance, IDM, electro, footwork and every other genre that embraces the fabulous silver box, the Roland TB303.
Acid Slice is Melbourne's only 303% Acid Music night.
Acid Slice focuses on live Acid with a least 3 live performances each night.

These live acts range from local legends of acid such as Honeysmack to fresh acts looking to get their acid on.
These live acts are supported by a stellar lineup of DJs who share their love of the acid sound.
This is not another techno night. Head down to Acid Slice and get a taste of all things acid.

featuring...
Live - ACM (Stable Music)
Melbourne local ACM, is known by many for his inspired, all hardware, live techno performances. Often playing with an element of improvisation, ACM keeps each set unique
and in the moment. ACM crafted his musical palette through his residencies as a DJ, playing house and techno at some of Melbourne’s most prominent nightspots. Those early days built the foundation for ACM’s live performance and production. A respected artist in the Melbourne techno scene for his experimental nature, ACM’s style is matured and characterised by his groovy bass lines, legato leads, and dreamy arpeggios.
Having supported some of the most revered names in house and techno, ACM aims to captivate his audience by drawing on his experiences as a DJ to tailor his sound live for the dance floor. With his execution thought out to the final reverberation, each element has its place in ACM’s live set.

Live - Tangent
Reuben Cumming, aka Tangent, is a newcomer to the Melbourne Techno scene with a huge love for polyrhythms and the squelch of a 303.
Previously, Reuben has worked as a sound engineer, sound designer and musician in both theatre and live music, having studied guitar and west African rhythms from a young age.
After years of performing in bands, his interest in technology combined with the frustration of being limited to a single instrument led him to live guitar looping and eventually, to creating live techno.
Reuben’s eyes were opened to the world of electronic music by artists such as Radiohead, Omar S, Honeysmack and particularly Four Tet’s productions and live performances, drawing him to live techno and producing dance music.
His love for techno was cemented when he discovered acid house and the sound of the Roland Tb303.
In his current live and hybrid sets, Reuben goes on an energetic, unpredictable and often improvisational tangent of techno which has been built from years of knob twiddling and party DJing.

DJ Set - Lani G (Bass Station)
Known for her infamous Madasss warehouse parties and smouldering sets. Lani G has been a stalwart on the Australian underground scene for the last 21 years.
Starting out playing gabba of all things, Lani has come along way and only now feels she’s truly solidified her sound. Dj’ing and producing sharp, deep and dark techno and house.
Having supported the likes of Phil Hartnoll (Orbital), Shakta, Eric Powell, Mike Dearborn, HMC, Woody McBride, Paul Mac and more. This Melbourne rave queen is set to take you on a journey through a hard soundscape, where acid riffs go to feast.

residents...
DJ Set - C:1 (SUPER ENJOY)
With precision cuts and a record collection that would make any selekta salivate with envy, Cam Ashley, better known as C:1, has etched a name for herself among the best in Melbourne’s underground electronic music scene, playing alongside some of the world greats such as; LTJ Bukem, Doc Scott, Klute, Amit, Skynet, Dbridge, Digital, DJ Godfather, Egyptian Lover, DJ Hype, Kenny Ken, DJ SS and Aphrodite.

Live - Dylab with releases on New York Haunted , DETROIT UNDERGROUND, Balkan Vinyl, Acidchicken, Slice Records, Acid Worx, Trax Records and others dyLAB is a highly prolific acid machine. His live sets, free from the confinements of genre and tempo are an exploration of all things acid.

Visuals...
Brkn fixie

websites:
Slice Records
www.slicerecords.com.au
https://slicerecords.bandcamp.com
Acidchicken
www.acidchicken.com
https://acidchicken.bandcamp.com/music
http://www.acidboxblues.com

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Sirc's new LP + Acid Slice 5

SIRC - Future Comes Late [SLICE023]
A blackness. A dream awake. Inherited molecules that dance in the space between. A future imagined progressing towards a present lost hanging in the balance. Machines fight men who created their desires to activate. It’s a future that comes late.



The launch party for the album will be held tonight at Acid Slice 5


303% Acid Music all night long.

Live Acid from:
Servalan (https://soundcloud.com/serva-lan)
SIRC (Acidchicken Slice Records)
Dylab (DETROIT UNDERGROUND New York Haunted Balkan Vinyl)

DJ's with buckets of acid:
C:1 (SUPER ENJOY Detrimental Audio )
Dep Affect (Industrial Strength Records Green Fetish Records )

Visuals by:
Brkn fixie

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

ap050918 by iderdown

Slice Records is proud to announce its 22nd release - ap050918 by Iderdown. This is a musical piece written in four movements for a performance at Toronto's long running electronic music monthly: The AMBiENT PiNG.
ap050918 was created to bring the iderdown aesthetic to a more melodically meditative narrative.
This EP offers beautiful live electronic ambient soundscapes, both blissful and emotive, captured during a home performance.

Available only on Bandcamp:
https://slicerecords.bandcamp.com/album/ap050918

Friday, 8 June 2018

Acid Slice #4

Acidchicken and Slice Records presents... Acid Slice #4
All acid, all night long ^_^ - Free entry

featuring:
Mittons
Syndrome (Tekno Mulisha Records)
Biting Eye (Acidchicken)
Dylab (Acid Worx / Acid Slice)
C:1 (SUPER ENJOY / Detrimental Audio)

Visuals by: Strangers Phaze (Tanglewood Festival)


Saturday, 26 May 2018

Acid Slice III

Acidchicken & Slice Records presents: < Acid Slice III>
May 26th @ Loop Project Space & Bar.

This is ACID SLICE, Melbourne's only 100% ACID night.

Featuring:
Machinist (Acid Worx)
Consoles
SIRC (Slice / Acid Chicken)
C:1 (Detrimental Audio/Super Enjoy)
Dylab (Detroit Underground / Acid Slice)

Visuals by xenosine

Free Entry!

www.slicerecords.com.au
www.acidchicken.com
www.looponline.com.au

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Pics from Acid Slice II @ Loop Bar

Mad respect to all the talented artists who performed!
Cheers for all the photos Tony Irvine and Tjanatja Ladiebug Cavenett!
Big ups to Loop Project Space & Bar for hosting us!
Thank you all for coming supporting Acid Slice!

Here are some great pictures below from Acid Slice II by Lilly Pilly Arts, Tony Irvine and Acidalius to get you excited for Acid Slice III!

Featuring:
Honeysmack - Live
Dylab - Live (New York Haunted/Slice)
Acidalius -Live (Acidchicken/Acid Waxa)
C:1 Vinyl DJ Set - (Detrimental Audio/Super Enjoy)
Neil Orchard - DJ Set (Techno Insurgency)
Ear Mind Eye - Visuals (Slice)













Sunday, 15 April 2018

Highs and Lows

Slice Records presents Highs and Lows, Parts 1-6 by Lonely Faces.

Music inspired by movement. Dancing, flying, train travel... Michael Baum, aka Lonely Faces, takes an intelligent approach to electronic composition, creating techno favouring the use of analog equipment and traditional methods of sequencing.

Appreciated through headphones or blasted from a sizable sound reinforcement system, Highs and Lows Parts 1-6 has been engineered to accompany your journey. What ever your mode of transport.

Available on SpotifyBeatportiTunes and heaps more places.

Also available from our friends at Tempest Recordings is Lonely Faces "Silver Moon' LP, an aural experiment on classic analogue synthesizers, heavily influenced by classic techno and electro sounds.

Friday, 30 March 2018

The Databats - "of Water"

“of Water” is the first of two companion records exploring worlds beneath and beyond the surface. At turns dreamy, cavernous, and explosive, this record takes listeners on a descent through Earth’s water column, examining themes of biology, ecology, technology, and the proliferation of life throughout watery realms. As each track shifts focus to a different biome, its unique characteristics and inhabitants are reflected through various permutations of experimental electronic glitch-hop. This culminates in record as cohesive as a drop of water; and as heterogenous as the life within it. A record that, like water, compels you to taste, to touch, to take it with you.

Dive in, and don't forget to breathe.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Metamorph

The Metamorph: an ethereal cyber creature residing in a realm of fog and lasers, engineered by a gestalt techno hive-mind. It’s here to make you dance.

Metamorph is a collection of underground electronica inspired by global rave culture.
The tracks herein are a representation of the energetic, kinetic nature of modern dance music; ecstatic trance by way of gross vibration. Lovingly conceptualised, produced and curated for your cerebral consideration, Slice's Metamorph offers up a collision of techno, acid, psy-tech, and progressive tech-trance.

Many thanks to Clint Grierson (Point Zero Productions,) for providing the visual component to this release; to the musicians who spend their time perfecting their craft for us all to enjoy, Ben Heppel aka Stickleback for your ongoing support and brilliant mastering, and to everyone who sustains and evolves the worldwide phenomenon of electronic dance music.

Bandcamp: https://slicerecords.bandcamp.com/album/metamorph
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0qxRFZRjG48z39IQJiQFA5
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/album/id1340662427

Friday, 26 January 2018

Jimmi-Woods "Into the Outside Release


We are very proud to announce the release of Jimmi-Wood's album "Into the Outside"! 
- Download for free for a limited time from Bandcamp
- Stream on Spotify
- Purchase from iTunes 

Into the Outside is a tribal techno oblation; an exploration of mystical states induced by unbroken concentration on hypnotic aural stimulus.

Deep rhythm leads us in. Eyes rolled back, the trance is initiated.
Echoes of temple bells and crackling electricity can be felt;
sensory impressions of another plane are transmitted' synesthetically.

Each track is a unique and dynamic tale of living and breathing entities progressively revealing their presence to the experient.
The guiding force behind the music is the brilliant light which lies
beyond the entry to our Platonian cave, yet still a seam of obsidian
darkness permeates this artifact.

Jimmi-Woods' extant spirituality is always present in his work, and dictates the underlying concepts presented therein.
The medicament administered by the elder shaman is a mixture of atmospheres that float between tech infused tribal drums and psychedelic sounds, organically woven together.

Ancient tribal teachings and experiences are passed down from one
generation to the next; Into the Outside is a modern rite of passage
presented by our beloved Jimmi-Woods and the Slice collective.


Thursday, 25 January 2018

this is...ACID SLICE

Acidchicken & Slice Records presents: < ACID SLICE >
31st of March @ Loop Project Space & Bar.

This is ACID SLICE, Melbourne's only 100% ACID night.

This month's ACID SLICE line up mixes live acid performances from Acidalius and dyLAB, exclusive acid dubplates from Lonely Faces and pure acid sets from C1 and Neil Orchard. As well as treating your ears, Ear Mind Eye will be treating your eyes with 303% pure visual delights.
For number freaks the date is 313 so expect some Detroit specials especially from C1. As we hit the 1st of April expect plenty of tomfoolery.

Featuring:
Lonely Faces - Dubplate Special (Tempest/Slice)
Dylab - Live (New York Haunted/Slice)
Acidalius -Live (Acidchicken/Acid Waxa)
C:1 Vinyl DJ Set - (Detrimental Audio/Super Enjoy)
Neil Orchard - DJ Set (Techno Insurgency)
Ear Mind Eye - Visuals (Slice)

Free Entry!
Saturday 31st of March 10pm - 3am
Remember the date = 31/3

www.slicerecords.com.au
www.acidchicken.com
www.looponline.com.au

Friday, 19 January 2018

dyLAB - Submission

Machine soul music crafted with love from his studio on the Mornington Peninsula, dyLAB presents Submission. This sub mission goes pretty deep, dragging down well below the flowing undercurrent.With this arsenal of analogue sounds, Submission invites you to come and share
it. dylab's 'Submission' is just a Slice of what this talented and prolific local artist has to offer for lovers of acid techno.

Available from:

dyLAB makes acid.
He is an English born but Melbourne based acid music producer.
Described as a “box banger”, he likes to tinker with his collection of analogue synthesisers and drum machines. He manipulates the sounds that come out of these machines, and shapes it into what some call essential melancholic dancefloor music. This music should be listened to in dark clubs or darker rooms.
Over the past 10 years he has crafted a solid body of music, releasing tunes on such labels as Acid All Stars, Handmade Acid, BWLR, Council House Records, Clan Destine Records, New York Haunted, Balkan Records, and TRAX, in addition to his own self released work via his Bandcamp site. 

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Geotech 7 & 8

'Geotech' events are for punters and artists alike that showcase quality original electronic music from local talent.
We focus on underground, original, lesser heard music by established and emerging artists. We keep lineups and production creative, maintain free entry, pay artists, are community oriented and have an all inclusive attitude. 
We want to grow and foster our local underground electronic music and art scene Northside though these events, as well as collaborating with other crews and artists. We aim (with your support) to continue these monthly nights (& more) well into the summer and beyond.

The next instalment of our monthly Underground Electronic Music events, ‘Geotech’, is at Bar 303 on Saturday the 18th of November. It will feature live and all-original music from Melbourne artists (plus one from interstate) on Bar 303’s newly updated sound system, alongside surreal and subversive visuals.
Come enjoy an evening in the comfortable surrounds of Bar 303 to experience great original electronic music and support local artists!
Cheers - Slice Crew

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Monday, 25 September 2017

SIRC Interview

SIRC: a chat with Jimmi-Woods.


So how did SIRC begin?
Sirc ultimately began when I was messing around with a Korg M1 and Atari for sequencing with a good friend of mine Steve Bertschik in the early 90s. He went on to form Sonic Animation with some others and I needed to get my own gear. Decided on what I knew which was an M1 and an Atari. I then recorded some tapes and started experimenting but nothing serious.

What’s your personal journey in music production and performance? (Prior bands etc)
My journey into "serious" music was when I joined the band Angler who was at the time Marcus Bridges (guitar) and Neil Boyack (guitar) then Ben Bridges joined with drums. W started doing the live circuit around Melbourne and ended up recording 3 studio albums and two live albums. We managed to wrangler 4 star reviews in rolling stone magazine and other mags. Eventually the band started to fade between rehearsals but we still manage to record every now and then.
https://soundcloud.com/angler-533126538



Tell us about the music influences that inspired you to produce? (Send me a link to a favourite track)
I think one of the biggest influences would have to be the Future Sound of London. Their album Lifeforms opened up my mind to what was possible in electronic music production.
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLK6SyYf83DTlWUSg4XXJmDInMf0fqASPB

What’s your favourite track from your EP? (And Why?)
Very hard to choose a favourite track from the EP. I think why your here stands out a bit more than the others because of the half time snare and double time hats. I enjoyed writing that one from a new perspective.

 

Can you reveal your most prized performance weapon and why?
The Elektron RYTM would have to be the best live performance tool I have ever used. Such great sequencing and sampler power in the studio with the added live performance scenes and modes. Such control and at the same time the ability to go crazy if you want.

When’s your Next Gig?
25th October at Tago Mago in Thornbury.