Anja & The Memory People – Horror Pop Sounds

Anja & The Memory People by The Asistent
Anja & The Memory People by The Asistent

This week, Horror Pop Sounds release a limited edition cassette of the original soundtrack to a cult 1970’s Czechoslovakian psychological TV drama, Anja & The Memory People by The Asistent.

The cassette only very limited run of 105 is the first release on the Horror Pop Sounds label, based in north-west England, who state they are “an apocryphal archive of film and TV soundtracks”. The music is interesting, mesmerising, weird, at times dark and disturbing; and years ahead of its time. In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me to know this was actually recorded in 2016 by a pale-faced geek with a bushy beard and an intense love for all things analogue!

Listen to Anja & The Memory People

Cassettes are still available from Horror Pop Sounds priced £8 each.

Anja & The Memory People cassette only releaseThe Anja & The Memory People cassette comes with an original A3 Czech TV poster unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus a high-quality digital download in MP3, FLAC and more.

Win Ministry Of Sound compilation: Anthems Drum & Bass


Ministry Of Sound's Anthems: Drum & Bass
Ministry Of Sound's Anthems: Drum & Bass

Anthems is Ministry of Sound’s most successful series, that has so far been a glaring omission, so for this edition we’re taking on Drum & Bass.

This exclusive compilation draws together, for the first time, the key anthems, producers and artists that helped the music evolve from the streets of Britain’s inner cities into a worldwide scene that, today, still hasn’t stopped moving forward.

This 3 CD anthology of the biggest D&B tracks of all time include classics such as Goldie, Adam F, Roni Size & Reprazent, The Ganja Kru, Origins Unknown, Micky Finn & Aphrodite, DJ SS alongside mainstream tracks such as ‘Shake Your Body‘ from Shy FX, ‘LK‘ by DJ Marky and the infectious ‘Barcelona‘ from D.Kay & Epsilon plus likes of Dilinja, Pendulum, Ram Trilogy and E-Z Rollers.

Finally it’s time to bring the genre up-to-date with a selection of modern-day d ‘n’ b masterpieces including Chase & Status, High Contrast, Sub Focus, Wilkinson, Sigma and DJ Fresh.

For more information including a full tracklisting, visit the Ministry Of Sound website.

Win a copy of  Ministry Of Sound’s Anthems: Drum & Bass CD in our FREE COMPETITION

Buzzin Music has 5 copies of Ministry Of Sound’s Anthems: Drum & Bass CD to giveaway.

To enter to competition, simply answer the question below:

Who released the drum & bass classic ‘Super Sharp Shooter’?

a) Goldie
b) Ganja Kru
c) Roni Size

Submit your entries to comps@buzzinmedia.co.uk with the subject line: ‘Drum & Bass Comp’ (other subject lines will not be entered) with your full name, address & contact number.

This competition ends on 25th March 2015.  The editor’s choice is final.

Introduction to the Basics of Trance – How Much Do You Know?

It can be difficult to define what exactly trance music is, especially in a world where creative minds are fusing electronic styles all of the time, and bending the limits of what a certain genre represents. On a technical level trance music is a fairly fast type of electronic dance music, running at between 128 and 150 beats per minute. It usually changes every 32 beats and aims to delight the listener with beats, melodies, and hypnotic noises, which culminate in a trance like state, especially when experienced live, or at a loud volume. Trance is not just a genre, it is a feeling.

A Bit About Trance…

The great genre of trance is believed to have been born in Germany (where else given its underground dance music scene) in the early 1990s, but it is really quite impossible to say that it was not around before. It evolved out of synthesized dance genres before it, such as disco and house music in the early 80s. Techno artists began to experiment with layering and repetition and began to discover the trance like effects that the genre holds now. Music is always an evolution, and trance is no different.

As trance music gained popularity on the rave scene it began to spread across the globe, absorbing different influences and forming sub-genres. It reached a commercial peak in the mid-late 90s, but artists are still slamming beats down on the world of electronic music today.

Sub Genres Of Trance

Due to the human need to categorize, and to further categorize, and to subcategorize, the trance genre has been broken down into sub-genres, which describe the composition and emphasis of the music. The reader should regard these sub-genres as being loose at best, and a lot of recent trance music is hard to pin-down.

Anthems/ Uplifting Trance

Nice build-ups rise from the ashes of breakdowns, providing mesmerizing trance states, which are then followed by melodic drops of epic proportions. Uplifting trance and anthems contain all of these elements, but anthem trance is generally considered a little more hard hitting, and party starting. These are the sort of tunes that you might expect to hear in super-clubs around the famed trance island of Ibiza, although it also sounds great even when played through second hand stereos bought from Gumtree.com or usedhifishop.co.uk!

Progressive Trance

Progressive trance is all about the build-ups! It creates atmosphere and a continuous feeling of peaking through its intense and unrelenting approach to build-ups, with drops becoming much more subtle, and less emphasis placed on hypnotic melodies.

Vocal Trance

The clue is in the name really! This sub-genre of trance is highly vocal orientated, and is sometimes known as “pop trance”. The vocals provide a sort of chorus set-up which are not used in other types of trance. Vocal trance has opened up the genre to the eyes of the mainstream.

Goa/Psychedelic Trance

From the commercial to the underground now, and psychedelic trance is about as underground as it gets. Taking its roots in the Goa parties of the 70’s psytrance uses a continuous rolling beat with psychedelic melodies, noises, and samples, to create a mind-bending and almost irresistible trance state. It was an evolution of techno, as it fused with Indian sounds to become a kind of New-Age yoga.

Tech Trance

A fusion which uses a techno style beat and speed (140BPM) along with trance like instrumentals and breakdowns. Not as hard as hard-trance, but still great for a rave.

Hard Style

Hard trance is go, go, go! Pounding bass and beats keep you dancing all night, but some of the harder stuff is too much for some people, who prefer a more melodic approach.

Electronic Music Weekender @ Glasgow Riverside Festival

Electronic Music Bank Holiday Weekend @ Glasgow Electric Frog & Pressure Riverside Festival
Glasgow Electronic Music Bank Holiday Weekender

Glasgow gets set to welcome top names in electronic music including 2ManyDJs, Jamie Jones, Felix Da Housecat and Laurent Garnier for the The Electric Frog & Pressure Riverside Festival that gets underway this weekend.

Increased to a two day event for the first ever time, the outdoor music festival takes place on the grounds of the iconic Riverside Museum, on the banks of the River Clyde over the May Bank Holiday weekend (3rd and 4th May).

It’s a day to night affair and stretching across two of the city’s best club venues the SWG3 and The Admiral, the after parties will kick-off on the first day of the festival. These official parties will include exclusive sets from world-class talent. Saturday 3rd May at SWG3 will feature sets from Pan-Pot, Derrick May and Slam. The Admiral will host Tiga and Matthew Dear.

Sunday 4th May at SWG3 will feature Visionquest, Francois K, Kevorkian, Lord of the Isles and Sunday Circus + more still to be announced.

The festival organisers have confirmed an outstanding line-up boasting an eclectic mix of legendary and up-and-coming talent for the two day festival including headliners 2ManyDJs, James Jones, Laurent Garnier and Pan-Pot.

Acts Andrew Weatherall, Cajmere, Derrick Carter, Derrick May, Felix Da Housecat, Francois K, Lord of the Isles (live), notsosilent, Mash, Matthew Dear , Melting Pot, Moritz Von Oswald, DJ Sneak, Slam, Sunday Circus, Tiga, Visionquest and Vitalic (live) will also appear over the two day festival.

Electric Frog & Pressure Festival Promoter, Dave Clarke said: “We’re hugely excited as we start building the site and putting the infrastructure in place at this inspiring Glasgow setting. The location is simply spectacular with the iconic architecture of the Riverside Museum and the views along the river Clyde as the back drop, and with so many amazing acts on the bill, it’s shaping up to be our best Electric Frog and Pressure collaboration yet! It appears we are to be blessed with dry weather too which is a bonus.”


The Electric Frog & Pressure Riverside festival
will feature two covered stages and a variety of bars and stalls bringing together a real carnival atmosphere. The Riverside Feastival provides fans with local street food, brought to you by the infamous KILTR Street Feastival events. Street food vendors including ‘Breaking Bread’ will make sure festival-goers taste buds are satisfied over this Bank Holiday weekend with their selection of locally-sourced bites.

Festival tickets are priced at £35 for day tickets and £60 for weekend tickets, fans can purchase tickets for all events via Tickets Scotland. After party tickets are on-sale now available for £10, for entry you must have a wristband / ticket from the festival.

For more information & complete a line-up, visit www.riversidefestivalglasgow.com.

Glasgow Electric Frog & Pressure Riverside Festival

Riverside Museum- 100 Pointhouse Road, Glasgow G3 8RS

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th May 2014. 16:00-23:00 with after parties taking place between 11pm – 3am.

Bersarin Quartett II – album review

Bersarin Quartett II
Bersarin Quartett II

Bersarin Quartett release their long-awaited second album, simply entitled ‘II’.

Somewhat lazily filed under ‘ambient’ (a catch-all term if ever there was one) this is an awe-inspiring and beautiful album that transpires modern classical music, dark and brooding film soundtracks and intense but relaxing ambient music.

On hearing the debut album four years ago, someone suggested ’this music could be written on a lonely island or onboard of a spaceship looking on our planet.’ How apt.

Bersarin Quartett is the pseudonym for a solo project from German artist Thomas Bücker and since 2011 has also included two guest musicians into a band project that has resulted in some successful and interesting live performances, and now the release Bersarin Quartett II.

Bersarin Quartett II includes 12 new songs + a bonus track vinyl only track. References to Stars Of The Lid, Ulver’s Perdition City, Bohren & Der Club Of Gore and Cinematic Orchestra are fully justified; and like d_rradio’s ‘Leaves’ this errs more towards Classic FM than BBC6.

But among the technicolour dreamscapes lurks and layers of complicity and depth Bersarin Quartett II drops in electronica references and even a taste of glitch which all results in one of the most beautiful and moving albums I have ever heard.

Bersarin Quartett – Im Lichte des Anderen
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5y0nej7_so

This is undoubtedly going to be one of the best albums of 2012 and something to savour for many years to come.  Bersarin Quartett II is both powerful and beautiful, ambient and classical in its composition.  Now I want to see this performed live in a befitting venue like The Union Chapel.

Bersarin Quartett II Tracklisting

01 Niemals zurück 5:18
02 Zum Greifen nah 5:59
03 Im Lichte des Anderen 6:15
04 Der Mond, der Schnee und Du 4:55
05 Perlen, Honig oder Untergang 4:34
06 Einsame wandeln still im Sternensaal 5:11
07 Im Glanze des Kometen 6:10
08 Alles ist ein Wunder 2:47
09 Rot und Schwarz 7:10
10 Keine Angst 3:12
11 Hier und jetzt 6:26
12 Jedem Zauber wohnt ein Ende inne 5:30
13 Nichts ist wie vorher (only on 2xLP) 6:27

Bersarin Quartett II – Official Album Trailer

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLTOAFNXvig

For more information visit Bersarin Quartett Facebook page & Denovali.com/Bersarin Quartett.

Bersarin Quartett II will now be released on 14th May on Denovali.

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