Monday, June 29, 2009

Sakura Quits?



Let's hope not...

following our previous sad topic in more recent news... We quote:

"Good news is here is a big file of everything i was involved in, direct and with friends. I hope you enjoy it. it's my gift to you for your support on everything. sorry for the ghetto production of the compilation, graphics, levels I just put it together real quick for you guys. Hope you like it."

http://www.zshare.net/download/6197995511cdfc8b/

Send him your love and support as he's being messed with and disrespected for his art, music and his hard efforts! Sakura Night should never quit!!!

Really sad...


I'm really sad, playmakers.
Really fucking mad about this !!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Rex gets Fever



Yeh! Rex The Dog did it again...

First off, thanks Dödselectro for sharing this and being the first to post this!

So, dear Rex has remixed the awesome Fever Ray, the new brainchild of Karin Dreijer from The Knife. Her debut album is total killer and takes her music into a more dark side of the tracks.

Not only did she do remarkable vocals on the latest Röyksopp album, with this new album she's definitaly on a roll as rumours have it she's even better live... whatever that's supposed to mean.

So, bring it on. An extended and radio version of Fever Ray's 'Triangle Walks' in a nice 80s electro jacket, remixed by the one and onlyRex The Dog.

Fever Ray - Triangle Walks (Rex The Dog Edit)
Fever Ray - Triangle Walks (Rex The Dog Radio Edit)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Anoraak's Remix Fact



Two worlds collide in this remix and that's a fact. We're totally loving Anoraak's remix he did for the Japanese hardcore band Fact.

Another fact is, since it officially released in Japan only, it's pretty hard to obtain, legally...

Anyhow, enter blog-world. A little search on the net brought us a nice high res version we wanted to share with all you Playmakers. Won't waste much more time explaining how it sounds as, aside from his awesome Xinobi remix, this is one of his best remixes he did so far!

Download Fact - Reborn (Anoraak Remix)

Friday, June 19, 2009

Speedracers unite!



In anticipation of the Vaillante release for Profil De Face records, ActRaiser has remixed Vaillante's Boost Control.

ActRaiser's drive with the Vaillante racecar sounds like total Miami Vice styled heat and is changing the feel of this tune to a more tropical racetrack.

Keep your eyes and ears open since there's many more remixes to come to promote the release of the upcoming Vaillante EP.

Click here to download Vaillante - Boost Control (Actraiser remix)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Power Glove



Forget the Wii controller, how about the ever so awesome Power Glove made by Nintendo, taking the joy of playing video games to a whole new level! That thing fucking ruled, althou it might have been a bit hard to handle and never made it's popular break through, it still was an awesome gadget, to say the least.

Melbourne producers duo Power Glove are some of the finest retro sounding bands out there. Acting as being 2 lawyers from the future they've developed an amazing cool sound of dazzling 8-bit chiptuning enforcement. As being one of the first in laying the foundation for the 80s retro electro scene, we are ultra thrilled they have send us a tune for all ya'll Playmakers to enjoy.

Total classic Playmaker tune, get ready to get slam-dunk the Nightforce!

Download mp3: Power Glove - Nightforce

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Interview with Aleister X




In truely unique fashion, the shaded white-faced Aleister X steps onto the scene while making his way to the ring like a he has risen from the grave. But he's not here to put up a fight, he's here to bring the party and celebrate the joy of performance art. Yes, he is music but it's just that little extra dose of unpretentious coolness that makes Aleister X stand out in a crowd. Weird to some, awesome to many. But what the hell is he all about? Not only does his name refer to one of the greatest occultists of all times... and what did it take for him to get from Brixton to Kingston via Brooklyn? Read along and find some answers to these questions because Playmaker is pleased to present to you, ALEISTER X!

PLAYMAKER - Where did you come from, where do you go?
 
ALEISTER X - This music comes from dark, cold, cramped, clammy, empty rooms with no windows, no doors, connected by long, narrow corridors that lead to other rooms.  The kinds of rooms where every bummer, every hissy fit, every burnt bridge, every stab-in-the-back, every slag, every nicked idea, every double-cross, every stolen dream, every single cunty bummer lurks.  This was the beginning, and the darkness was overwhelming.  The songs from the “Wicked Wicks” ep came out of these environments in many places.  The tracks were recorded in 72 hours in a Kingston studio with Sonny Midnite producing.  Musically, the vibe was transcendence of extreme negativity through triumphant trance loops.  We used a lot of samples.  We pulled a lot of psychy sounding vibes without copping psych riffs. The main thing was to counter the rather harsh and super negative lyrical content with soaring, trippy, and triumphant jams. That’s still a big part of it for now. A couple years back I decided to go for a more accessible overall sound that is composed of real time, played instrumental tracks instead of samples.  I thought about it for a while and set down to writing and recording an albums worth of demo songs.  At that point Andrew W.K. had already done a couple of cracking remixes of what was then just, Aleister tracks.  He had already brought me into the studio with the Lee Perry, “Repentence” sessions (more on that in a bit).  It was agreed we would produce an albums worth of new material that would encompass many exciting styles of music and feature a much fuller sound than the previous rather lo-fi recordings. We have achieved that goal. The future for Aleister X will move towards specific and more complex projects.  Concept musical releases, a rock/disco operetta, and mutli-media performance and appearances.  
 
PM - Your music sound like mixture of various styles. It's truely unique! Can you shine a light on the process of songwriting?
 
AX - First off, thank you very much. The mixing of styles is something very deep in me.  Music is all I have.  It’s what I am.  I just live for every kind of good sound I hear.  Everything else is nothing.  Even the music is nothing, really.  And it is everywhere and everything.  Everything I am.  That, and my jerseys and cloaks.  When I write, I always begin with a plan, a sound I want to go for.  I take riffs from anywhere.  I make riffs and beats out of nothing, totally off-grid, from scratch, track-by-track, in real time.  The whole song.  I start with beats and make up riffs to suit.  Or start with a riff.  I love working with producers like Andrew W.K. and DJ Sonny Midnite, they have totally different approaches and are always flowing.  It helps with my terribly negative attitude, especially in the studio. 
 
PM - What bands or side-projects does the man behind Aleister X participates in and how was it to be working with Lee Scratch Perry?
 
AX - For sideprojects I tend to keep a low profile.  I play a lot of guitar alone in my room.  All the time.  This comes in handy for the guitar work I do for hire under other names.  Ive got DJ names I do rare DJ appearances as, and do some other stuff under even more names, but that’s not what I want to talk about here because it’s time to talk about LEE “SCRATCH’ PERRY!!!! First of all, Lee Perry is the ultimate originator master producer.  It really all starts with Lee Perry.  Working with Lee was like a dream.  I mean it literally.  The dream was true.  It was my dream come true.  I have not and will never be the same.  Lee Perry is a dream.  He is the studio.  The institute.  The Magic Present.  Red Ninja.  Inspector Gadget.  The Upsetter.  West Minster Perry.  My life after those 4 days in the studio with Lee Perry and Andrew has been a dream.  It really opened me up to becoming more outgoing and have a more positive outlook.  Bless you Lee Perry, and thank you Andrew W.K. for this blessing.  
 
PM - How do you relate to Magick and such, seeing your name could be inspired to Crowley?
 
AX - I relate to magick as I do most things.  On a very personal/universal level.  Skeptical speculations and change.  Forever Is Nothing.  Mirrors.  Beyond.  Constant.  Everything. I didn’t know that the spelling of the name, Aleister, was created by Crowley himself, unique to the man.  I found out years later by an expert.  Certainly, I have had an interest in the man and his work for many years, but that’s not what Aleister X is all about.  Well, maybe a little bit. 
 
PM - If there would be one person, past or present you'd be stuck in a desert, who'd it be?!
 
AX - I rather fancy stuck with the twist from “Twilight”.  I’m all about the present these days mate! Kira Sedgewick?  6 harajuku chix!  That’s where my head’s at these days man.
 
PM - When is your album due?!
 
AX - First we’re doing three 12” ep’s in row,  The first could be out in a month or two.  Two more will follow.  These will be vinyl only releases with digital downloading through various outlets.  The album will collect the three ep’s and another ep’s worth and bonus tracks.  It’s all coming soon and coming by Skyscraper Music Maker through Cargo UK.
 
PM - Do you DJ?!
 
AX - Yes. Sometimes even as Aleister X if the money’s right.  I use real records and cd’s, rarely mp3’s and never Serrato or the like.  I may use Abelton in the future for live Aleister X Soundsystem type shows.
 
PM - Do you spend much time buying gear or collecting old analog synths?
 
AX - No, I hate most old gear. I prefer the latest digital everything, brand new shining gear, the latest shredder guitars, brand new drum machines.  I use have some.  I do like old guitar pedals, and have some vintage outboard gear for the studio.  I haven’t the room to collect gear for 20,000 years.
 
PM - What movies/soundtracks have influenced and inspired you?!
 
- “The Shining”
- “Blade Runner”
- “Rockers”
- “Suicide Club”
- “Psychomania”
- “The Bicycle Thief”
 
PM - Do you prefer playing live or recording?
 
AX - I have no preference.  They are both part of the process.
 
PM - Can you live of your music or do you have a "proper" job?

 
AX - Ive had just about every odd job there is.  Nothing “proper” to be sure.  These days, more and more I’m living on music, and I dabble in antiques dealing when convenient. 

PM - What is the last record you bought?
 
AX - I haven’t bought a record from a proper shop in ages.  I get a lot of cool old stuff from charity shops and such.  Like this one:

 
PM - Any last words?
 
AX - So yeah, thanks a lot then.  It was good to share these things with you and your readers.  Keep up the good work here and all that you do.  I hope everything goes great for everyone out there.  Really great.  There’s just this last thing:
 
Do the meditation excersize before  drinking lots of diet coke in the 20 oz and 1 liter sizes (with caffeine) in the plastic bottles only.  Along with a double-quarter-pounder/with cheese meal at McDonald's only.  Always meditate 30 mins to an hour before eating.  Try to eat at least one meal a day for a while.  Go back to my web site periodically to see if you can start to feel the magic after reading a few paragraphs.
 
IMPORTANT NOTE:  DO NOT DRINK WATER OF ANY KIND OR FROM ANY SOURCE AND, MOST IMPORTANTLY, DO NOT EAT ANY FRUITS OR VEGETABLES DOING THIS REGIME!!!

Playmaker thanks Aleister X for this awesome interview + We're pleased to share three Aleister X songs with you!

Aleister X - The Git
Aleister X - DYI
Aleister X - Bangers n Beans

Monday, June 8, 2009

Magic Kinoko



What are the wonders of magic mushrooms?! They tend to make you lol and experience the feeling of extreme visual fun.

Magic Kinoko was born in a deep and fresh valley. He grew up with all the animals of the forest in joy and happiness! And one day... He discoverded the ultimate power of mushrooms disco!

Yes. Kinoko is Japanese for... mushroom. We're very pleased to share these 2 tunes with you as we've been sitting on them for a long time until the time was ripe to pick 'm.

So today, Playmaker is very pleased to present to you the wonderful and happy world of the Magic Kinoko.

download:
Magic Kinoko - Game Boy (extended version)
Magic Kinoko - Waterworld (demo version)

Be happy! :)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Slap! Bass! Competition! Celebration!



4TrakZ, who's been featured on Playmaker last month, is holding a real live BASS-competition!

You're a slap bass monster?

You wanna win a Collector Version of "Le Frère Lumière EP" and be featured on the 4TrakZ page?

Follow these instructions:

- download the Celebrated bassless version here:
http://www.4trakz.com/CREB.zip

- plug a webcam

- put the Celebrated bassless version in your HiFi system

- record yourself playing the bass line of Celebrated

- send the video on YouTube

- send 4trakz the link of the YouTube video.

The contest will end by the end of the summer.
A video gallery with all the videos will be available on 4trakz website: http://www.4trakz.com

Awesome! Good luck!

New Telafone EP



Canberra's Playmaker Jonny Telafone is back with a new EP. His deep lo-fi and intense sound is taking his music to the next level. Feel the progress he made on this EP. Never pretentious and always timide, yet believing in what he stands for, Jonny Telafone delivers again... So come along with us, to the basement, where Jonny lives his melacholic dreams and translates it into his dreamscaping music.

download Jonny Telafone - Lysergic Communication EP