Voltage Music & Shockman Support BLN-FM

Voltage Music and SF producer Shockman are supporting independent Berlin radio station and magazine BLN-FM.

Shockman’s “Shockout (Bakir Deeper Dub Remix)” appears on BLN-FM’s new Travelling Gems Volume 2 compilation.

So what is BLN-FM?

BLN.FM was founded in 2009 with the goal to supply Berlin with what it lacked before: an independent media platform with a focus on electronic music and city life. BLN.FM is organized as an unincorporated association which not only provides a network for connecting the editorial and other supporters of BLN.FM, but also serves as contact point for commercial partners and cultural institutions. BLN.FM is financed through membership rates, donations and voluntary work of its many supporters and friends.

With currently 60 members of staff, all coming from different parts of the broad field of media, BLN.FM is strongly connected to the creative culture of Berlin; the engagement of everyone involved is idealistic. The core team coordinates the many editors, writers and speakers. Every week, the editorial department for music chooses the best new releases to be aired on BLN.FM. The great experience of the editors in the music business and their subcultural roots deliver a wide range of styles in the program – also, that may be the reason why BLN.FM usually comes up with new music some weeks earlier than others.

Both the web magazine and the 24/7 broadcast are available through the website http://www.bln.fm/ while the radio program is also being broadcast via FM on the local frequency 88,4 with approximately 15.000 listeners every hour. Furthermore, the program is available through various internet radio services all over the world and consistently listed among the top ten stations for electronic music on aggregation sites such as radio.de. This success of BLN.FM as a non-commercial and independent radio station is, of course, motivating for everyone involved. Berlin needs a medium that reflects the attitude of the city – BLN.FM meets this challenge.

BLN-FM Comp Tracklist:

Todd Terje – Ragysh

Collective Tower Street – What If (Jimpster Instrumental)

Myrryrs – Feel U (Clicks & Whistles Remix)

Tensnake – Something About You

We Play – The Music We Play (Mam Remix)

Dark Sky – Neon

Recloose – Electric Sunshine

John Tejada – Timeless Space

DJ Hell – The Angst (Tony Lionni Remix)

Shockman – Shockout (Bakir’s Deeper Dub Remix)

Forensics – Last Call (feat. Wrexile)

TRO – The Beginning

Gesaffelstein – Opr

Luis Ruiz – El Antiguo Astronauta

Unbalance – Mad Loop

Housemeister – Music Is Awesome (Housemeister Rework)

Meat Katie – Bizarre Is Beautiful (MartOpeteEr Remix)

Detroit Grand Pubahs – Maybe I Do (Dave The Hustler Remix)

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Double Identity Remixed by Dawn Landes – Get It Free!

Voltage Music’s Double Identity gets the remix treatment courtesy of Tummy Touch recording artist Dawn Landes on the new comp Tummy Touch Records Meet Bastard Jazz.

This new comp is yours for a song — well, actually, we me for free! Just go to the Bastard Jazz BandCamp site to download it now!

The track and remix are part of a long-standing partnership between Bastard Jazz and Voltage Music. We highly recommend all of the Bastard Jazz catalog, including their incredible recent single from Lord Echo and fantastic full length from Captain Planet.

 

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Douglas Pagan EP Announced for 2012!

A new EP by San Francisco producer and multi-instrumentalist Douglas Pagan will be released on Voltage Music in 2012.

Pagan, who also produces as Afrocubist, has a previous vinyl single on Voltage Music (Douglas Pagan “Kara Walker Var.32,” VLT-010). He also releases music on his own Recondite Music Works label and is a respected live performer.

The initial track listing includes the following original songs:  1. Kenyan Intelligence Agency  2. Birther  3. Malcolm X Part  4. Compressed Funk. Remixes and additional songs may be added. Tentative release date is Feb 21, 2012.

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Shockman Release Party Sunday in SF

Catch Shockman DJing live at SF’s Dub Mission night at the Elbo Room in San Francisco, this Sunday July 17!

A release party for “Shock The Sound EP” [VLT-012] out now on Voltage Music!

Here’s what the SF Weekly said in their preview for the show:

After dark and in the studio, professional writer Ron Nachmann becomes Shockman, a DJ and producer with sonic sensibilities veering toward the electronic dub end of the musical spectrum. His new Shock the Sound EP, released on local “dub for the dancefloor” label Voltage Music, features “Shockout,” a high-stepper bolstered with taut remixes from San Francisco dubstep mogul Bakir and Canadian reggae producer Dubmatix. To celebrate the release, Shockman will partner with Voltage proprietor Dub I.D. in a DJ set assisted by live percussion and effects.

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Praise For Dub & Shockman

Check out Charlie Bertsch of Souciant Magazine’s great review and analysis of Shockman’s “Shock The Sound EP”!Bertsch discusses the current landscape for dub music and how Shockman’s EP is perfectly timed to represent its future!

Now is the time for dub. No genre of popular music is better suited to the exigencies of contemporary cultural production. Technology is inexpensive and easy to come by, but people make things hard. Simply finding a way to meet in person, to play together, seems to require a complexity of scheduling worthy of a railroad dispatcher. Factor in the geographic dislocations that disperse potential bandmates hundreds, even thousands of miles away, and the appeal of constructing music with pre-existing elements, piece by piece, layer by layer, is clear.

Read the rest of the post here!

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Shockman “Shock The Sound EP” is out!

We’re super excited here at Voltage HQ as our latest release is out now! Shockman “Shock The Sound EP” features remixes from Dubmatix, Earlyw~rm, Bakir (Spit Brothers) and Subatomic Sound System plus two amazing originals from SF producer Shockman himself! It’s available at all fine digital outlets including:

iTunes

Beatport

Amazon

eMusic

Audiojelly

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Advance Praise for Shockman EP!

Advanced Praise For Shockman “Shock The Sound EP” Out June 28 on Voltage Music!

“Yo that EP of yours is good! gonna play it…” — Sabbo, Soulico crew, Tel Aviv

“Fucking awesome!!!” — Andrew Smith, publisher, XLR8R magazine, San Francisco

“Great record…enjoying the mixes…Love the deep vibes of Bakir’s Dub Deeper Remix, love the Subatomic Sound System 808 Dub, love the original mix of “Control the Sound.” — Kush Arora, San Francisco

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