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Fat Albert Einstein – After The Beep

Fat Albert Einstein – After The Beep

Posted on 17 December 2012 by illektrik

Fat Albert Eintstein - After the Beep

Here’s an ill project that the homie Clutchy Hopkins put us up on … Fat Albert Einstein – After The Beep. 

Monmouth Temple crew in Full Effect.

Any heavy digger will tell you that collecting  records is akin to a bad drug habit. You basically spend all of your time & money searching for that perfect high; that ill breakbeat, that dope 2 bar piano loop, that private loner psych folk track that you can’t get out of your head. Most diggers will also tell you that digging is basically an endless rabbit hole; the moment you think you’re getting close to the bottom, you find some new weird shit you’ve never heard before, more doors open, and the end is pushed further away. Well i’m here to tell you that the well just got deeper. We were particularly intrigued by this album because of the use of found audio from old answering machine tapes. It essentially equates to crack cocaine; found recordings in their purest, rawest, most unadulterated form … We fucking love it! Not to mention that the homie plays all of the instruments on the tracks. PROPS

Limited 12″ Vinyl

Limited 12″ Vinyl with selfmade sleeves. Limited to 150 pieces worldwide.

Tewz – Helix EP

Tewz – Helix EP

Posted on 26 February 2012 by illektrik

 

 

We are very proud of our newest release over here at Illektrik; the Tewz – Helix die-cut picture vinyl. This is definitely one of the coolest pieces of vinyl artwork that any of us have seen, and the music is equally impressive. With an initial run scheduled for 1,000, it actually only came in around 522, and we don’t have plans for a second pressing. So, get while you still can! They are already starting to sell out.

Oh, and we almost forgot to mention … In addition to being featured on VICE Italy, Helix  just got nominated for ALBUM OF THE YEAR!  you can help us win by going over to the Pirates Press facebook page & liking the post about Helix.

b.1980 Tewz is a Chicago based beat maker & visual artist (recently featured on Bravo TV’s Work of Art). Armed with dusty fingers, circuit bent drum computers, distorted kalimbas, wonky tape reels, vintage organs, fuzzy guitars, & low frequency oscillation; Tewz makes beats for space ships, planets, and intermagnetic loop travelers. You can expect a lot of crackily samples, lo-fi drums, tape hiss, and a gang of weed smoke.

The title of the album “Helix” is a reference to the Helix Nebula located in the constellation Aquarius.

Helix is limited to 500 worldwide.

Also available through Dusty Groove & Crosstalk Intl.

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p.s. There was also a Flexi 7″ released with 2 tracks from the album. We don’t have any left, but it is still floating around in select stores & on the interwebs. I know for a fact (at the time of this post) that there are 3 copies at Reggies Record Store, get them online at Undergound Hip Hop, or even Discogs. For Japanese fans you can order from Disk Union. There may also still be a few at UHF records in Detroit.

 

Tewz – Helix EP by TEWZ

 

 

 

 

Amon Tobin – ISAM

Amon Tobin – ISAM

Posted on 04 February 2012 by illektrik

If by some slender chance you still haven’t heard (or seen) ISAM, then you’re in for a real treat. You ears will thank us for introducing you. For Tobin’s latest trick, he’s been touring the U.S. with this massively elaborate projected stage show ISAM. I saw it at the Congress Theatre in Chicago and it blew my fucking mind. The theatre is very old, which was an experience in itself. Actually, I know a guy that fell off of the Congress several years ago. Somehow, miraculously he lived. Saved by pigeons; they helped break his fall. I personally try to always make sure that i’m falling up.

 

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Orgone – Killion Vaults

Orgone – Killion Vaults

Posted on 04 February 2012 by illektrik

I found this joint looking for psych funk records on Dusty Groove‘s website.

Needless to say, I got what I was looking for. Here is an L.A. funk band playing in the same vein as 70′s crime library LP’s. I have nothing but good things to say about this album.

It’s dope. Plain and simple.

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Misel Quitno – Sleep Over Pieces

Misel Quitno – Sleep Over Pieces

Posted on 03 February 2012 by illektrik

Misel Quitno’s ‘Sleep Over Pieces Vol. 1′, released in 2007 by Everest / Ehstrawlogy Produkte, was the score to an imaginary movie from an imaginary 60s or 70s. A library record with bass, drums, nasty synthesizers, funny voices and swirly, warbly delays. An experiment in creating a loose, retro-sounding hommage to the strange and beautiful sounds of the birth years of “electronic” music. An ode to library records of all kinds aswell. It’s been recorded with the help of a 4-track tape machine for the real and original grit, room and hiss, any cheap instrument or object that can make a half-way decent sound, and, of course, a computer. myspace.com/miselquitno

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Meat Number 5 – Low Flying Planes

Meat Number 5 – Low Flying Planes

Posted on 02 February 2012 by illektrik

 

A collaboration between beatmaker/drummer Ricky Ropesack & DJ/co-producer Big Once based in Chicago.

 

 

 

Dimlite – Grimm Reality

Dimlite – Grimm Reality

Posted on 01 February 2012 by illektrik

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Produced by Dimlite
Art direction by Anneka Beatty.
Mastered by Bo Kondren at Calyx Mastering, Berlin.

Tracklist:

1. You Very Rich Believer.
2. Pour Some Blood, We Got This.
3. Blur, Blur, Blur, Blur.
4. Healing A Random Tyrant.
5. New, Better Pain
6. Yes, Welcome
7. XY
8. Through The Grimms/Stars Down
9. Than Them
10. Fridge Note
11. One Of Uh Infinity’s Uh Countless Uh Tiny Cycles
12. Heroine Roof

3×10 LP Box Set/CD. 2011. NA5086.

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Edan – Echo Party

Edan – Echo Party

Posted on 01 February 2012 by illektrik

 

A bugged out psychedelic hip hop video brain massage.

After Edan labored for a year to complete his new project Echo Party he was very happy with the outcome but wanted it to have a visual accompaniment to help compliment his live DJ set. He approached Tom Fitzgerald who also happens to be Cut Chemists go to video guy and film archivist who works for the The Silent Theatre in LA. What has been created in nothing short of a perfect visual marriage for the unmistakably unique album. There will be a full length version for the whole album with a party at The Silent Theatre in LA to debut the full length video in early 2010 (and yes Mr. Edan will be DJing). For now peep this shorter version and dont forget to check out the album Echo Party out now on new boutique label Five Day Weekend.

Preview that shit here …

 

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