As you might have noticed, I’m rather busy with other things than blogging lately. But it’s always worth taking the time when there’s some Dorian Concept related news, don’t you agree? It’s still a month to go until his new album Joined Ends drops on Ninja Tune, but the Vienna-based producer couldn’t help it but play a couple of new tunes at yesterday’s Boiler Room event in his hometown. He also brought some friends, namely his fellow Affine family consisting of Cid Rim & The Clonious, Sixtus Preiss et al.
A couple of weeks back, Austrian label Affine Records officially announced a collaboration between South African MC Okmalumkoolkat and the label’s very own Cid Rim and The Clonious. The track above gives us a first impression of the 4-track EP that will be available on August 4th, 2014. I’m little surprised about the production quality on the track, though I might have to get used to the lyrical side of it (I love Okmalumkoolkat’s work with LV though!) Let’s see, some things just take more time to shine and I’m confident Holy Oxygen will not disappoint. Watch out!
Considering the year-long hiatus since Affine last released a record, 35 seconds of teasing doesn’t sound like a lot. But given the label’s consistency in quality, there is much more to it. For once, it marks the return of The Clonious and LuckyMe rising star Cid Rim, to the label. The third member in Holy Oxygen is South African MC and former LV-collaborator Okmalumkoolkat.
“Holy Oxygen I” will hit stores around the world in July 2014.
One of my New Year’s resolutions was to feature less beat-driven tunes and focus more on the musical side again. Another resolution should’ve been to listen to a track from start to finish before judging it, because I almost missed out on the first 12-inch on BTS Records.
As you can hear, S.Marharba starts quite bass-heavy but eventually makes a turn towards more teebsy territories with all those dreamy guitar samples. Beats and music – I’m glad I gave it another try!
The record has been out for about two weeks now. It’s limited to only 500 copies on clear vinyl and it comes with a remix from The Clonious on the flipside. Available on the BTS shop only!
While fans of Between the Dots will not be disappointed by Clonious’ new material, to me it’s Cid Rim’s fresh approach that makes Full Nelson a must-have record. I’m just making sure this doesn’t stay this year’s best kept secret.A1. Cid Rim – Jerome
A2. Cid Rim – Chop Suey Cide Step
A3. Cid Rim – Bear Hug Love
B1. The Clonious – Truth (feat. Paul Randolph)
B2. The Clonious – Earringer
B3. The Clonious – Paul´s Suite
Below you can listen to snippets of the tracks on the release:
Like the previous Affine release, Ogris Debris’ Aery, the cover artwork is done by Viennese designer and illustrator Leonhard Lass. If you like him, you should also check out fellow Brazilian Rubens, we had an article on him before.
If the music got your mouth watery for more already, watch out for Cid Rim’s forthcoming 7-inch On! on The Loud Minority. Though it’s still four months away, you better put it on your list as 300 copies sell quickly.
Taken from their forthcoming remix EP, Austrian supergroup JSBL gives away a free dub mix courtesy of Sam Irl. Supergroup? JSBL (Jacob’s Salty & Bamboozling Ladder) are Microkorg wizard Dorian Concept, The Clonious, Cid Rim and Willi Rosner.
Austrian label Affine Records will release the digital-only EP featuring mixes from Urbs, Dorian Concept, Crackazat and Sam Irl on June 6th, 2010. You can already pre-order on Juno and it should be available directly from the label soon. In the meantime you can download this track!
He has put out this DJ mix, I suspect it was made for Lefto’s radio-show – that’s what it says on the SoundCloud page.
The Clonious presents his Vienna (download)
02. The Clonious – One At A Time (Funked Up Version)
03. Dorian Concept – Sockface
04. Cid Rim – Secret Of His Pencil
05. JR&PH7 – Lets Move feat. Skyzoo (The Clonious Mix)
06. Waxolutionists – On feat. Frank Nitty (Cid Rim Mix)
07. Dorian Concept – Get Your Own Submarine
08. Busta Rhymes – Touch It (Clonious Bootlegish Ish)
09. Jitsvinger – Kaapsedoktor (Lehrl Mix)
10. The Clonious – Agenda
11. Ritornell – The Light feat. Andreya Triana
12. Sam Irl – Lakes
13. The Clonious – Leaving Believe
14. Ogris & Debris – Mietzekatze
15. The Clonious – Armoury Hardaway
16. Cid Rim – Chop Suey Cide Step
17. The Clonious – 693 Ballons feat. Dorian Concept & Cid Rim
As the name suggests, he showcases all kinds of music from his hometown Vienna, including some unreleased gems from Dorian and himself. If you prefer streaming or you just want to leave a comment, you can do it here!
If you didn’t know, The Clonious is Vienna-based Paul Mohavedi and together with Dorian Concept one of the signings on Affine Records. His album, however, was released on Ubiquity Records and is available on vinyl and digital formats.
As mentioned before, the track above was taken from a compilation which you can get for free over at zero”. While you’re at it you should also have a look at last year’s edition (Dorian Concept alert!), which also comes for free.
The track above dates back to 2003 and was taken from a download-only compilation on 12rec. While it’s not en par with his latest productions, it’s one of his first tracks to put him on the map and something a collector wouldn’t want to miss.
The Clonious will play his first live-concert this weekend in his hometown of Vienna, which will hopefully be succeeded by a tour abroad. In the meantime, you can listen to more of his music on RBMA Radio.