piątek, 29 maja 2009

09.06.09 Kevin Gorman - mikroGIGOLOwave @ 55

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Kevin drops some real bombs regularly. We decided to invite him to our galaxy on the day when three 6's show up.

We decided to ask him some cruel & crucial questions in order to present his vision to the masses - check it out.

Well now... I am from a small town called Chester, where nearly every person was into either into Rock or Pop. I knew about 2 other people that liked my kind of music growing up... I live in Manchester now, about 40 miles away.. I have always loved electronic music, synthesziers, tv themes, robot voices... I trained as an artist/graphic designer before doing music full time.

You started a big bang with a release for Gigolo Records, how came Hell found your music ??

I sent him a demo CD with 4 trax, including DMX. He signed that and asked for some more for the B side. 3 months later, I sent him a collection of trax for that. He picked another, and then asked for an album - "Chemistry lock". It was an exciting time.

Is DJ Hell Gay ??

hahaha... funny question...

Shortly after you comitted yourself to the Net28 from Madrid. Tell us about your relationship to the Spanish Family.

They are good people. Alex Under did a remix for me and then I did one for him. I gradually became a part of the extended Net28 family. They book some parties for me and I give them some music. I was actually in touch with Net28 and Alex Under before Gigolo.

Do you feel the part of the british scene or the spanish scene ? do you feel the part of any scene ?

At the moment, not really part of any scene. I feel like my music is kind of a  hybrid between the sounds that Net28 are releasing, and the music coming from Berlin/Ostgut etc. I don't really follow too much what is going on. I just enjoy music and make and play what I like..

Tell us about the Mikrowave label, how it happend and what's the concept behind.

Mikrowave is my second label. It was me taking this whole music thing seriously, after a few years messing about. Things went pretty well from the start really, had some luck.  I continue to find new remixers and artists that get involved and keep the whole thing fresh.

Your name became a big bang with a remix by Marcell Dettmann of Seven, Eight, Nine. Tell us something about the choice of the remixers for your label. (Agaric, Marc Ashken, Alex Under, Marc Broom, Tadeo, Marcell Dettmann .. )

I just pick people who have consistently made music that I like. Simple as that. I try to pick people that are current, but not 'flavour of the month'.. if you know what I mean. If a remixer is massively in demand then they cannot spend as much time on a remix as they would like.

You use ableton for djing - why ??

Its more fun. It gives the DJ more freedom to experiment. You can loop things, extend things. You have more control. It's improvising.

DJing of parts is the future . Speedy J and Chris Liebing were big inspirations for this idea. I've DJed with them a couple of times in Italy and they are fully doing this idea already.

Me and a lot of other DJs no longer just play track after track. We DJ with Ableton or Traktor using parts and samples. We build our sets up in layers, taking beats from this and loops from other things. My elements series of releases is designed exactly for this purpose. Every release contains the original tracks, lots of DJ tools and also all the samples that make up each track. SO.. if you want, you can remix the tracks yourself, or just use the sounds in your own piece.  I just want to release music in an innovative way.

The scene is getting more and more commercial with the biggest names being treaten like a star, the fees reaching level of popstar ones etc etc.  What do you think about it  ??

well i completely agree. lots of people i know say this. then a week later these same people get all excited when they hear richie hawtin is playing some pool party or something or other, and run along like excited little girls...  so i think if things are going to change, people need to say and do the same thing. 

Are we gonna save the vinyl ??

I wish we could. i love vinyl.  I still release on vinyl of course : )

Do you know any polish artists ??

I don't know personally any artists. but i like the productions coming from 3 channels/ jacek sienkiewicz.... (i can't spell it!).... 

Did you notice - there are 3 numbers 6 in the date - one is twisted, but stil it's an 666 date.

I am atheist.... so god/devil/666  is as real to me as santa claus!

What are your expectations for Poland ??

nice friendly people who love techno..

Plans for the future

buy a boat

Name to watch

kassem mosse is great, on the deeper tip

Top 5 records of now

workshop 8,
rolando - running,
net28 compilaton 2 ('mara trax' and 'fkts'),
perc trojan bumble..


Top 5 all time favs

oh man... too difficult.... this changes all the time!  'derrick may - icon' is beautiful.. go and listen to that.  ciao!!!


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Jeszcze niedawno na dźwięk słowa gigolo wszyscy drętwieli i ustawiali się w kolejki o klubów - to były lata 90-te i powalająca fala electro, potem electro trochę się sclashowało i na kaźdym rogu ulicy moźna było spotkać klony ellen allien, peaches i dj hella. Moda wybuchła i popadła w zapomnienie. Sama wytwórnia Gigolo teź przestała być modna, a kolesiem, który miał ją wyratować z niebytu swoim debiutanckim albumem jest Kevin Gorman.

Kevin Gorman pochodzi z Chester, czyli w zasadzie znikąd (nie uraźając Chester) jednakźe od czasu jak jego talent odkrył DJ Hell , a jeden z recenzentów określił brzmienie tego artysty jako ‘Robert Hood na Sushi‘ znalazł się pod lupą fanów tanecznej elektroniki.

Pierwsze kroki stawiał jako peformer, prezentujac swoje sety na falach BBC Radio 1, wypelnione motorycznym groovem oraz surowym, bardzo emocjonalnym brzmieniem Chicago, Detroit czy Nowego Jorku. Wydany kilka lat temu debiutancki album ‚Chemistry Lock‘ na cenionej International Deejay Gigolos – legendarnego DJ’a Hell‘a przyniósł mu spore zainteresowanie światka techno dając możliwość bliskiej współpracy z takimi tuzami jak min. Alex Under, Marc Broom, Agaric czy Marcell Dettmann.
Poza publikacjami Kevin zajmuje sie produkcjami dla własnej wytwórni – Mikrowave. Wytwórni niebylejakiej bo kryjącej w sobie niezwykły koncept ‚Elements‘ umozliwiajacy w zasadzie wszystkim chetnym re-aranżowanie, remixowanie oraz wszelkiego rodzaju manipulacje materiałem źródłowym. Co więcej, krążą plotki, że techno guardian – Riche Hawtin – rozważa moźliwość uruchomienia podobnego planu w swoim Minus.

Podstawowym arsenałem Kevina w występach na żywo jest komputer i kontroler MIDI – dwa urządzenia pozwalające mu na improwizację i eksperymentowanie z własną muzyką co powoduje, że kazdy jego set jest jedyny w swoim rodzaju i niepowtarzalny. Co docenić mogli już bywalcy takich klubów jak Watergate, Berghain (Berlin), Fabric (Londyn) Rex Club (Paryż).
Wsparcia gościowi z Wysp udzielą obecni od lat na rodzimej scenie i od podstaw ją współtworzący - Łodzianin, ojciec SKylark Records - Rebus i ojciec Minimalnej Prawdy, znany doskonale z anteny starej Radiostacji i wielu wielu imprez, obecnie rezydujący w Londynie - Gigi. W pierwszy weekend czerwca, kiedy w dacie trzy szóstki (jedna odwrócona ;) ) spieszcie do 55 stestować brzmienie przyszłości muzyki elektronicznej według DJ Hell'a.

06.06.09 detroitZDRoJ mikroGigoloWave with Kevin Gorman

Kevin Gorman (Mikrowave, Gigolo Records, Net28 //UK) - LIVE
Gigi (Minimalna Prawda //London)
Rebus (Skylark Rec //Łódź)
dr Dip (detroitZDRoJ)
bshosa (detroitZDRoJ)

VJ Surprise

stat 22, entry 15

Few mixes from da man :

Bodytonic podcast


mnmlssg podcast

Live @ Black Particle Minneapolis


bang !

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