New Confute Aperture EP + Two Hour Mix

Irish techno maven Gary Curran, aka Confute, has a new EP out! And to celebrate, he’s engaged us with an 2-hour DJ mix. Using 27 tracks in all, Curran (formerly of the Japanese Popstars), masterfully weaves in originals from his brand-new Aperture EP.

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Confute comes showcasing his mastery of balancing dark against light on his second release, Aperture, for Four One Records.

Opening track “Aperture” is tense, teasing techno, pieced together perfectly to pound any soundsystem. Once the bass opens, you are undoubtedly hooked in for the ride.

The heartbeat like hypnotism of “Hummer” is almost an anxious affair, laced with twisting arpeggiators that wander effortlessly in and through the haunting atmospherics and whispers.

“Frugal” is filled with little layers of bells dancing along to the summer warmth. Simple and yet beautiful.

Closing off the EP is “Syzygy”, a dark pursuit into the unknown, creating a memorable spacious feel.

There is more than enough variation in the Aperture EP for everyone to enjoy.

Having previously released 3 Albums, with Gung Ho, EMI and Bedrock, and an ever increasing remix catalogue for artists such as Beyonce, Groove Armada, Pete Tong, Daft Punk, 30 Seconds To Mars, Depeche Mode, Gorillaz, Benny Benassi and Kylie Minogue and more, Gary has decided to bring his individual flare for writing electronic music to the forefront as Confute.

The Biggest Sports Stadium Hit

Zombie Nation’s “Kernkraft 400” is one of the biggest dance music songs of all time, a mainstay at clubs and stadiums across the globe. But the version you know—with a driving, four-to-the-floor beat and a chanting crowd in the background—wasn’t even made by the [artist] who wrote it.

You’ve heard Kernkraft countless times. Any Bruins fan knows it as the celebrational anthem after every potted puck. But there is way, way, more to this story, as this new mini-doc from Vice explains.

We’re very familiar with Florian! We helped bring him to Boston during Together 2013, and even before that, in 2008 with Baltimoroder at the old Milky Way in Jamaica Plain. We know music from the future!

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Who is Robert Hood?

For those unfamiliar with the techno icon who is playing the 13th Anniversary of Make It New this week, it quite impossible to sum up his career, but this Resident Advisor interview from 2014 (by one-time Boston resident, and Make It New guest DJ, Will Lynch), does a pretty good job.

It’s my goal and my life’s ambition and my vision to give, to bring water and bring food to all who want to listen.

The icon speaks very highly of the music of his parents, the sounds of Pac Man, and the famous Detroit radio DJ, the Electrifying Mojo, who, as Lynch says: “may have had more influence on techno than anyone who ever lived.”

You were designed to do great things. But a lot of people go to the grave not knowing that, not realizing their dreams and their visions, having them manifested and come to pass.

Read the full interview here (one which, according to one comment, might bring you to tears), or just experience the music for yourself this Thursday.

#MakeItNew Mix Series #3: Lychee

Having recently joined the #MakeItNew fray with an opening set in front of Objekt,
Lychee has a party all their own: Visceral.

With a partner-in-crime (and Mmmmaven grad!) Manv: “VISCERAL is a dance night that takes the audience on a journey through the sensuous and daring sounds of techno and beyond, to release inner impulses and desires into the void.”

Their mission?

Explore the audiovisual and experiential sides of VISCERAL by including mediums of expression that allow artists and creatives to display their work translated in primitive, raw and impulsive ways.

Sounds like fun. Literally.

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Visceral also made Together 2017 waves playing with Kim Ann Foxman and Matrixxman. Lychee recorded this special set just for you. GET INTO IT: