Harmonious Thelonious – Listen is a unique mix of Detriot Techno & African drumming

Artist—Harmonious Thelonious
Album—Listen

Producer Stefan Schwander, aka Harmonious Thelonius describes his current project as “American minimalism vs. African drumming vs. European sequencing,” which is something that takes a minute to wrap your head around. American minimalism might conjure a few different things, but here it generally seems to imply something simple, melodic, easy to listen to. African drumming and European sequencing are more straight forward, but what does it mean coming from a German artist exactly? Whatever you want to call it, it is a unique and interesting mix that has given Schwander enough inspiration for two albums in two years under the Thelonius moniker.

Yet Listen and its predecessor Talking are as distinct as they are similar, with the latter album asserting sonic clarity, and the former, a patchwork of live tracks and studio tracks, demonstrating a uniform roughness. Continue reading “Harmonious Thelonious – Listen is a unique mix of Detriot Techno & African drumming”

Tony Nova Radio Goes Live


We are proud to announce the addition to the Tony Nova Radio Podcast. Tony Nova Radio is a mix show that sets Jazzy mood full of bossa nova layered with funk and jazzy house music with a hot mix of latin jazz and deep house music.  Catch episode: Power Hour 11 Deep Jazzy House.

 

 

Dj’s Choice: hot Tech-House by Uner called Cocoua is our weekend top pick

This hot Tech-House song by Uner called Coccouna is our weekend top pick for electronic music fans. Dj’s will love this track based on the pleasure for harmony and the search for a unique, personal sound. The smooth latin drums mixed with a Detroit Techno feel will move the crowd.

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We review Pete Swanson Man With Potential it’s “Far Out” or the less tangible?

If you could say anything about the direction US electronic music took in 2011, now that we have at least a bit of perspective, it might be that underground artists found a taste for dance music and ran with it. Look anywhere from 100% Silk to Container. And it seems that Pete Swanson, producer and cofounder of Yellow Swan, has gotten on the same boat for his first solo album for label Type…kind of. The glitchy curtains and swirls of sound you might expect from a producer know up to now for arrhythmic ambiance are still there but so is a kick drum trying to breaking through.

Opener “Misery Beat,” might conjure early rave music on speed with rapid beats, high-frequency sounds and spastic melodies, but Swanson still seems more at home in non-dance contexts than in full on techno. “Remote View” courses with subtle beats, buzzes, string lines and whale songs before giving way to the title track that screams with density and noise laced with a melody coming in and out of view.

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House Music music artists and Techno producers gearing up for 2012 Winter Music Conference

Set to get going in Miami Beach from March 16-25, the 2012 Winter Music Conference is right around the corner.

In its 27th year, conference organizers boast: “one of the most publicized annual Electronic dance music gatherings in the world. A pivotal platform for the advancement of the Electronic music industry, WMC attracts thousands of artists and music industry delegates from 70 countries and over 100,000 event attendees each year for a concentrated schedule of more than 400 events, parties, seminars and workshops.” Continue reading “House Music music artists and Techno producers gearing up for 2012 Winter Music Conference”