Category Archives: Breaks

Various Vegetables Radio #66 | More Cowbells

Agile and spontaneous, Mr Eutechnik pulls his buttered faders towards the horizon to provide you with the best, funkiest tunes. From 80’s Post Funk to 21st Century Acid Breaks he’s shuffleing and digging deep for two hours of pure finesse.

TRACKLIST:

Heatsick – Re-engineering [PAN]
Glen Goldsmith – I Won’t Cry [RCA]
Apiento – The Orange Place [World Unknown]
Tik and Tok – Crisis [Rephlex]
Psychic Stewardess – The Shinobi Theme [Strange Life Records]
Tyrone Brunson – The Smurf [CBS Records]
Kerrier District – Realistique [Hypercolour]
The Sunburst Band – Atlantic Forest [Z Records]
Vibert / Simmonds – Hurtin’ Cyst [Rephlex]
Bwana – On Patrol for Their Control [17 Steps]
Aroop Roy – Talkin’ Bout Life [House Of Disco Records]
Casco – Cybernetic Love [House Of Music]
Objekt – Theme from Q [Objekt]
Unfinished Portraits – Memory Lake [Lobster Theremin]
A.I.M. – Thailand Seeds [Bellaphon]
Black Devil – Timing, Forget The Timing (Luke Vibert Remix) [Rephlex]
Space Dimension Controller – Exostack [R & S Records]
Transllusion – Dimensional Glide [Tresor]
Recursion – Bound [MAGIC POWER]
I Blagueur – Ti ‘D Bale ? [Gattocicova]
Eddie Murphy – Party All The Time [Columbia]
Yellow Magic Orchestra – U [Alfa]
Yellow Magic Orchestra – Camouflage [Alfa]

Mindcolormusic aux4410 feat. Vodor L Zeck

Mindcolormusic's one man label mastermind DJ mnvr has been pretty busy releasing wonderful little mindbending braindance gems since last year. Sympathetically he skips back and forth between Compilations, EPs and Split-Eps on which he relies less on proven formats than on his sense of coherent track compilations. And so - behind the superstructure of Braindance, Acid and IDM - his publications  always tell a flush story beyond genre boundaries.

The fact that we are choosing the aux4410 from these short stories is, of course, due to the fact that Veglord Vodor L Zeck contributes his part on the knobs here. But together with Quadratschulz, Bromic, Sonornote, Bovaflux and a few others, it creates a wonderful something of nervous drum shuffle, sprinting acid lines and hovering disharmonic megarave emotions.

May the end of this story remain open for a long, long time!

Various Vegetables Radio #62 | Jazz & Breaks

Take a break, take a jazz! Let Various Vegetables guide you through two decades of jazz-influenced breakbeats. We’re digging through all the metamorphoses of what once hailed as hip-hop music from MPCs all over the planet. From Clicks and Cuts to Breakcore to the latest Drumfunk from Dgohn and co. We have them all! Leave the broom in the closet, we need snarerush!


TRACKLIST

Skalpel – Break In [Ninja Tune]
Amon Tobin – Nightlife [Ninja Tune]
Xploding Plastix – Tintinnamputation [Beatservice]
Flanger – the men who fell from earth [Ninja Tune]
The Clifford Gilberto Rhythm Combination – Deliver the Weird [Ninja Tune]
Squarepusher – Squarepusher Theme [Rephlex]
Venetian Snares – We Are Oceans [Planet Mu]
Adventure Time – Set On Satellites
Ratcliffe – Flying By the Sun [Atlantic Jaxx]
Forss – Funk for Nerds [Sonar Kollektiv]
Long Arm – The Waterfall Inside Me [Project Mooncircle]
40 Winks – Outside the Box [Project Mooncircle]
Black Gold 360 – Fuck Your Best Friend [Beluga Recordings]
Badun – Plastic Jungle [Mindwaves Music]
Brian S. Ellis – Say
The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble – Vegas [Planet Mu]
Sofa Surfers – Tse-Tse Fly
dgoHn – Summit [Pinnecone Moonshine]
Nic TVG – Playing Drums as Pads [Subtle Audio]
Neptune, Fracture – Firefly [Astrophonica]
Earl Grey – Dega & Papi [Inperspective Records]
Afrikan Sciences – Dbc [PAN]


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Various Vegetables Radio #61 | Transatlantic Braindancers

Our vegetable specialists travel all over the world to pick the best fruits from the tree of braindance. On our latest adventure, we boldly steer our ship through Acid, Techno and Braindance to tap into transatlantic routes between Europe and America. And our distributers from Pr0gramma, Mindcolormusic, Vortex Traks & Mechatronica serve us well!

We’re still hiring. Wanna join?


TRACKLIST:

DMX Krew – Yellow Taxi
Soma – The Optimist
Tzusing – Post-Soviet Models [L.I.E.S. Records]
CultureClash – U.U. Inlands (Halal Edit) [Lost Futures]
Richard H. Kirk – Radioactive Water
Voidesque – corner of corners [Pr0gramma]
Kevin Polzer – Cedni75 [Pr0gramma]
Oxvac – centroid [Pr0gramma]
NHK yx Koyxen – M [-OUS]
Simon Haydo – Not for You? [Peder Mannerfelt Produktion]
Mnvr – twntn [Mindcolormusic]
tysk raider – tobak [Mindcolormusic]
VodorIzeck – cleverdielast [Mindcolormusic]
Fah – shawn [Mindcolormusic]
Tram Computer – Dingelfunk [Zanderhythm]
Automatic Tasty – Listening Posts [Vortex Traks]
Koova – Words of Wisdom [brokntoys]
DJ Overdose – Mindstorms [Craigie Knowes]
Vertical67 – Intrasystem [Mechatronica]
Automatic Tasty – Over The Hill [Lunar Disko]
DMX Krew – DMX Bass (Vocal) [Breakin Records]
Soundchasers – Automatic Push Buttons
Legowelt – Deutsches Pkw [Creme Organization]
Faceless Mind – Data Kontroll [Strange Life Records]
Anthiliawaters – Time


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Oxvac “Partials” | on Pr0gramma Records

As part of the American electronic music collective Pr0gramma Oxvac has been releasing his music since about 2015.

On his latest release "Partials" he clearly demonstrates references to abstract rhythm constructs as they were cited by greats like Autechre in the Warp era . However, he neither tries to make himself comfortable in homage nor in practising some kind of beatmashing-competition but adds a very personal coloring. Which, in its warmth, happily stands out from the cold, mathematical IDM sound. The warm analog origin of the modular system responsible for most of the synth sequences is clearly audible and the background noise that accompanies us throughout the whole album sets itself like a little piece of meadow under the tracks so that the organic melodies may writhe on it. The beat structures also seem to hover between complex patterns and a wide-breathing 4/4 bass drum.

So yet again another happy accident to find such beautiful electronic music from the U.S. of A. From this side of the Atlantic's perspective I can  just say it's nice that you're no longer necessarily get overpowered by EDM-Metal-Dubstep, but can also lift the actual treasures (which have always been there!). At least on platforms like Bandcamp and Co.

Various Vegetables Radio #59 | MSH3005 Label Special

Yes! It‘s the first show in 2018. Yes! We just left behind a pretty bad year for all of us. And yes, we don‘t care at all. We rather intent to go on serving you rock solid tunes. This time with a little Bandcamp round up.

For this purpose we‘d like to take a closer ear to MSH3005 Records. A little Underground Techno, Ambient and IDM Label from Portland, Oregon. During the last year they managed to bring up a pretty impressive little catalouge of Tape and CD Releases. And after we just recently reviewed one of their EP‘s on our Website, they gave us the opportunity to check out their output from last year.

Check out MSH3005 Records at https://msh3005.bandcamp.com


TRACKLIST:

Not Enough RAM – joker doctor 0o
Confreg – Serious trip
Tape Squize – Johnipe
Confreg – dust on SM-SRE-700-K9
Tape Squize – Citsilaer (LN-30 mix)
IPv7 – IPv7 (mother! techno is awesome mix)
Metadreamer – Not Afraid (lyrebird mix)
Z0xxTer – jojojojojojojojojojojojo
Not Enough RAM – 0ct0ber rest
Metadreamer – Ocean Trip 5 (blue sea mix)
Titch Thomas – HUMANITY
RX-101 – M.A.S.S.
Beathaven – Electro Sonata No.4 – Croyde
th’idiot – Ant Erg (Luke’s Anger Remix)
Jeremy Greenspan – Tin Beat
Solid Blake – Mario
Fleck E.S.C – Boredom Routine Flagship
Earl Grey – Dorsiflextion
Guavid – Physycaltb3
daas – Fang
HKE – Inertia Circus
Greystar – d27 Kinetic Radiance [exc3]


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Ghostband | Grime Synthesis

Got that little scamp! Ghostband is not a band! It's a kid in a candy store smearing his tunes with glittering melodies and evil plans to put you on one leg. And before you know it you are in the middle of a breakcore massacre.

Ghostband is throwing out self released recordings since 2011 but came first into my consciousness with his Tape Release Acid Deco which got some promotion via the legendary Bleep Store (Which is an offshoot from Warp Records as far as I'm aware). It had "Acid" in it's name, so what could you do wrong by grabbing it. But it sure wasn't an Acid Album. It reminded me somehow of Venetian Snare's early sample based Breakcore mayhems, that always contained this errant wicked humor. But it wasn't a Breakcore Album by definition. Instead it took all these ingredients and tossed them around with a very playful attitude.

Grime Synthesis takes this musical diversity even further (let alone that it's not a Grime Album). It feels like AFXs Donkey Rhubarb on heavy rotation. Rhythmically it feels like a bouncing ball that refuses to listen to the laws of gravitation and while the melodies always start kinda fluttering around friendly, you know that this ain't gonna end in peace.