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

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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

Upcoming Events:

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.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Geotech #6 - Underground Electronic Music

Slice Records presents: Geotech #6

Geotech is a monthly night at Bar 303 featuring Underground Electronic Music from local artists.

This installment showcases an ecletic mix of original and diverse styles not adhereing to any specific genre or scene!

Feat:
SQUIDDY FIDDLER
SAPIEN
XTIAN
THOGAL
SYMMETRIX
RED EYE EXPRESS
JIMMI-WOODS
FATE AEFFECT
STICKLEBACK

Visuals by EAR MIND EYE



Tuesday, 29 August 2017

SLICE013 - Fate Æffect’s Parabiosis

Parabiosis is a unique mix of occult industrial, cyber breaks, glitched idm and dark experimental electronic music, a glimpse at a futuristic dystopian world of cybernetic control and decaying reality. Parabiosis swells with a futuristic undertow, dishing out well-placed metallic lashings of cinematic synth sounds and heavily programmed, cut-up drumstorms that combine in fits of chaos and technical wizardry, unleashed in varying degrees of wrathe. The album is dark, conceptually cyber occult, and well-crafted, with Fate Æffect’s exceptional production abilities safely delivering us from start to finish.

An album that will put you out of your comfort zone, the rough futuristic soundscapes of Parabiosis seep in with blasts of complexity and overwhelming tenacity. Like a Siren on treacherous rocks, unceremoniously followed by the inevitably brutal impact, Parabiosis morphs, lures, persists, destroys and deliberates on a surreal, creeping paranoia.

Album download from Bandcamp: https://slicerecords.bandcamp.com/album/parabiosis







Monday, 21 August 2017

Geotech #5 - Tech/Prog/Acid

Slice Records presents: Geotech #5.
The next installment of Slice's Underground Electronic Music Nights 'Geotech' will feature a night of Tech / Prog / Acid. There will live acts, semi live acts, DJ's playing live and or semi live, possibly not alive...
These nights are about getting people together and for everyone to enjoy tunes from local, quality producers and DJ's in the comfy surrounds of Bar 303!

FREE ENTRY - CHEAP DRINKS - LAID BACK!

Featuring:
Phase 7
Suncoder
Psychoacoustic Vision/Tok'ra
Moskalin
SIRC
Lonely Faces
Jimmi-Woods
ADSY

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Geotech #4 - Downtempo Chill Edition

Slice Records, Tempest Recordings & Cosmicleaf Records present: Geotech #4 - Chill Downtempo Edition.

Escape the droll and the cold and come chill with some fine downtempo, chill, psybient and psydub in the comfy warm surrounds of Bar 303, featuring very special guest and headlining act Kerensa Stephens - Aviatrix from New Zealand along with a great lineup of quality local producers and musicians.

Entry: FREE!
Date/Time: Saturday August 12th, 7pm - 1am.
Location: Bar 303, 303 High Street, Northcote, VIC, AUS.

Featuring:
Kerensa Stephens - Aviatrix (NZ)
Garagee
Kable54
Stickleback
Arcane Trickster
numatica

VJ: Ear Mind Eye


Wednesday, 26 July 2017

New 'Geotech' Compilation Release & Geotech #3 gig

Slice crew is proud to present our first Geotech compilation! This compilation release features artists who have played/or are going to play at the Geotech gigs. :)
What is 'Geotech'? It is a regular event exposing quality original underground electronic music and to celebrate our great electronic scene and community in Melbourne.

Our next gig is Geotech #3 at Bar 303, 303 High Street Thornbury. 7pm - 1am. Free entry!The night will feature underground electronic music from local artists and producers such as:

xenosine
Point Zero Productions
0F.digital
Alpha Loopy
Sanfi
Lysdexic
Squiddy Fiddler
Raped By Noise
Fate Æffect

Thanks to Bar 303, the Slice Crew, Tempest Recordings, Cosmicleaf, all the artists who have played and are going to play Geotech making the nights what they are, the VJ's, and very special thanks to the punters!

This compilation releases on all good digital outlets and stores on September 16, 2017 but you can listen to it right now on Bandcamp and download it for free!
Enjoy.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Throwback Thursday with The Scullamooks...

The ScullaMooks are a Melbourne based two-piece band producing on-the-fly, brain-melting psychedelia.
Their music is unique, rich and eclectic. The ScullaMooks fuse a traditional sequenced/pre-determined style with the natural spontaneity and energy of live improvisation. This marriage lends to a life and energy rarely, if ever, found in Electronic Dance Music with a set BPM. All samples, effects and bass are triggered or faded in ʻreal time ʼ. The drums, kick and keyboard are played live. Nothing is quantized or beat corrected. Nothing is over-dubbed. And above all this, everything is improvised. This is how the ScullaMooks get their unique sound. Real life breathed into the coldness of the digital medium.

From Jack Pilven...
"Things get trippy on here – real trippy. Snippets of LSD-inspired meanderings preface heaving slabs of electronica that bubble beneath the surface before disappearing into the abyss again. Otherworldly beeps, blips, and bursts of noise rain down and sizzle over throbbing bass grooves. Each track is accompanied by its BPM, with most whizzing by around the 130 to 140 mark. It’s all a little disorientating – but that’s the desired effect. The ScullaMooks want to warp your perception of reality without the use of mind-altering substances. Instead, they rely on improvisation, experimentation and mixing ideas together like watercolour to create mind-fucking soundscapes, from the eerie interstellar haze of Earthrise to the bongo-happy Mook Runs The Mushroom Down. Proceedings have an organic feel too with each track slowly contorting into the next."

Album Download & Physical Copies: https://slicerecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-new-mythology

Thursday, 13 July 2017

The Databats featured on the Crystal Ballroom podcast

The Databats featured on the Crystal Ballroom podcast talking about their creative process, some things they have been working on and their ultimate dream gig before getting a tarot reading.

Their newest release, “Bodies” is the first off their upcoming EP “Of Water”.
https://soundcloud.com/thedatabats/bodies-the-databats

Also, they’ll be kicking off a mini-tour at Stop Drop & Roll on September 2! Go see some art music!

* Bunz Podcast Network: https://podcast.bunz.com/…/2017/7/12/episode-13-the-databats
* iTunes: http://ow.ly/6GKW30caGBY
* Google Music: http://ow.ly/OIKf30caGzJ

Chiropteratronic: https://slicerecords.bandcamp.com/album/chiropteratronic
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/thedatabats
Bandcamp: https://thedatabats.bandcamp.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The.Databats/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/thedatabats
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedatabats/