Album Showcase: Neo Geo

published on Sep 5 by simpsinator in Events

Visit us on September the 5th at 6pm UTC (8pm CEST, 11am PDT) for a showcase of Neo Geo’s new album “Different Roads Towards Common Goals“.

4th Anniversary Celebration

published on Jul 28 by simpsinator in Events

It doesn’t feel like four years but that’s how old our lovely community will be in a few days. These years were filled with many wonderful moments and sparked many friendships. In order to celebrate this fact, we are going to host an event on three consecutive days in July with a promising selection of artists. Join us on July 28th, July 29th and July 30th at 5pm UTC/7pm CEST/10am PDT (4.30pm UTC on July 30th) to be part of our anniversary celebration and have a good time! We’ll be waiting for you! 😛

Sekai Selects – 006 (Staff Picks vol. 1)

published on Apr 2 by Fursteh in Featured Tunes


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Harrow – From The Depths release party

published on Feb 21 by Fursteh in Events

Join us on Sunday 21st at 11 AM PST / 7 PM UTC / 8 PM CET for the release party of the album From The Depths  from the label Harrow.


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Bevan – Exclusive EP Premiere

published on Jan 31 by Fursteh in Events

 

We will welcome Bevan on Sunday 31st January at 8 PM UTC / 9 PM CET / 1 PM PDT for the exclusive showcase of his latest EP! Make sure to join us!


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Spheriá – Goodbye Event

published on Dec 21 by Fursteh in Events

As some of you may know, the wonderful pianist Spheriá is quitting.

To mark the end of his project, we will host an event with him on Monday 21st at 7 PM UTC / 8PM CET / 12 PM PDT in our Dubtrack.FM community.
Drop by to see him play his favourite tracks as well as some unreleased material, chat with him and wish him well.

Hope to see you on Monday to say farewell to a talented musician countlessly promoted on channels like Ambient., Arctic Empire, Autumn Feels and many more.

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Sekai Sessions 001: Aerocity – “Love Lost”

published on Dec 12 by Fursteh in Interview

Introduction:

Hello, and welcome to Sekai Sessions. This is your host Resonata, and this is the first in a new series from the Sekai family where we interview your favourite electronic music artists and indie artists, discussing their tracks and breaking down everything from the emotions behind the songs to the production technique.

I’m very excited to bring this new series in and introduce you to our first guest: Aerocity.

 

Aerocity: Hey, this is Reece, I go by Aerocity. I like blending real world instruments with, sort of a heavy electronic music influence. I grew up playing piano, guitar and violin mostly so I’m trying to find a place for those wherever I can.

 

As far as the piano goes I actually stumbled across this sampling company called Spitfire a while back, and they’ve got this really cool section with a bunch of really, very unique instruments called Labs, and, they’re like 3 bucks a piece and it all goes to UNICEF I believe. But they’ve got a particular Kontakt library for piano called “The Spitfire Soft Piano”, and I thought $3 for a library on Kontakt it’s, an absolute steal, and, I think that was the only piano sound I actually used on Escapism.

 

It was played live though MIDI and I recorded on Ableton but I was trigerring thos Spitfire samples, and it’s got just this gorgeous, really detailed real world sound. And that’s something that I struggled for a long time to find with sampled pianos, was, a really organic, real…honest sound to it. And that’s something I love about Spitfire, they kept all that noise in, and it’s a very full-bodied, full of character piano instrument.

 

I think the drums were all hand-placed from the Native Instruments Battery Glitch Kit. It’s got a really unique sound to it, lot of really cool micro-samples, and, I’d spent a couple of months trying to figure out how I could place these in songs and I really enjoyed it. It’s really sporadic and random and, it kind of provides a cool, like, emotional contrast to the soft undertones of the rest of the instrumental.

I’ve got to mention I did use a snare from the Steelan sample pack that is just a gorgeous snare sound, hugely tense, and you know like I mentioned, the emotional contrast, I felt like the tension with that snare along with the sporadic, sort of randomly placed glitch samples from Battery really enhanced that because by itself, the “Love Lost” instrumental, the drums, is a very calm, slow, just kind of boring song, and what I was feeling at the time was that heavy emotional contrast and I wanted to kinda empathyze that, and the drums were where I found that.

 

As far as the outro goes, I innitialy layed down a piano line with a heavy delay, and it was just kind of improvised like most of the rest of the song, that’s pretty much how everything I write comes together, just pure improvisation and fitting little bits and pieces together one at a time. And then from that I took little bits of the guitar and some of the ambient sense and just chopped them up and you know, reversed them and re-arranged them into little bit and pieces,  and tried from there to piece together a new melody that would kind of bring the song to a close.


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EP Showcase: NUDE – Naturalness

published on Oct 5 by Fursteh in Events

Today on October 5th, we are hosting our first Dubtrack.fm event!

Join us at 7 PM CEST / 1 PM EST / 5 PM UTC as NUDE is showcasing his latest EP “Naturalness” out since September 28th via Moose Records!

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Album Showcase: The Digital Connection – Chasing The Midnight Sky

published on Sep 14 by Fursteh in Events

Notice: Due to unforeseen circumstances the event has been postponed!

We are very happy to welcome The Digital Connection once again in our room!

This time he will showcase his album “Chasing The Midnight Sky” out on September 8th via Gravitas Recordings.

Come and join us for a downtempo session Sunday 13th at 1 PM MDT / 7 PM UTC / 9 PM CEST Monday the 14th, 1.30pm MDT / 7.30pm UTC / 9.30pm CEST !

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Album Showcase: RESONATA – Forever Isn’t For Everyone

published on Sep 10 by Fursteh in Events

On Thursday 10th, RESONATA will come showcase his latest album “Forever Isn’t For Everyone out the same day at Left Of Field Records !

Join us at 1 PM PDT / 8 PM UTC / 10 PM CEST for the event !

Album Showcase: Lapa – Meeting Of The Waters

published on Sep 9 by Fursteh in Events

Join us this Wednesday September 9th at 6 PM UTC / 2 PM EST / 8 PM CEST, to welcome Ilya from Emancipator for the showcase of his first solo album: “Meeting Of The Waters” available via Loci Records!

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Album Showcase: Klrx – Beauty of the Now

published on Jun 14 by Saysay in Events

Having released multiple albums and EPs that were each notably successful, Klrx is no stranger to the electronic music universe. Having teamed up with the likes of Koda and Electus, but mostly releases self-made tracks, he only has one direction to go; skyrocketing upwards.

 

On June 14 at 7:00 PM EST, join the members of JACR as Klrx debuts his new album, Beauty of the Now! We hope to see you there!

EP Showcase: Solar Heavy – Lost In Space

published on Jun 13 by Saysay in Events

Don’t be fooled by his name; his music will put you into a trance, as if you were eternally gazing at the stars on the clearest night possible… From tranquilizing melodies to buoyant beats, Solar Heavy has made his mark on the electronic music industry, and continue to do so.

 

On June 13 at 3:00pm EST / 7:00pm UTC, join us as Solar Heavy​ showcases his new EP, Lost in Space! If you’ve heard his greatest hits, such as The Kingdom and Cold Sky, then you will not be disappointed!

EP Showcase: A Cerulean State – Glimmering eyes and clouded skies

published on Jun 5 by Saysay in Events

With his description simply stating that he is a ‘lazy Swedish guy making music for imaginary movies’, A Cerulean State has completely eclipsed many other artists in his genre. Focussing mostly on ambient and (more recently) modern classical, his pieces speak to you without saying words… All you can do is listen as the music empties your mind…

 

On June 5, at 3:00 PM EST, join us in welcoming A Cerulean State to our room as he plays his new EP, Glimmering eyes and clouded skies! We would say you’d better be there, but we already know that you will be… 😉 .

 

Glimmering eyes and and clouded skies in now available on bandcamp: http://bit.ly/1KBzfL1

 

EP Showcase Mix: Mt. Wolf – Red

published on May 19 by Saysay in Events

Known on such channels as MrSuicideSheep (for their song Red, remixed by The Walton Hoax),  MORIndlie, 17tumba, and more! Mt. Wolf will be coming in to play an EP mix from their EP titled ‘Red’ on May 19th at 5:00pm UTC / 1:00pm EST.

 

Red is now available for purchase on iTunes: http://apple.co/1GNSJe9
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