May 6, 2013 – 11:49 in
We take our romance with Ghent’s lab for cutting edge sounds NACHTLAWAAI to another level and we join forces for an awesome electronic spring affair! For this occasion, L.I.E.S Records heavyweights RON MORELLI and DELROY EDWARDS will make their long awaited debut appearance on Belgian grounds.
Despite only being around since 2010, New York’s L.I.E.S or Long Island Electrical Systems has established itself as one of the most interesting sources for dance music out there. Running the label from his Greenpoint apartment, founder and sole proprietor RON MORELLI puts out a solid, increasingly near-monthly string of raw house and techno records by friends like Legowelt, Willie Burns, Steve Summers, Svenghalisghost, Bookworms and more. The sound of L.I.E.S. is often gritty, gut-rattling, somewhat psychedelic and reminds us of an analogue past without being precious about it. L.I.E.S. has no website, just a Soundcloud page. The image the label’s going for is none.
As a dj, Morelli learned the trade by playing sets in nearly every after hours bar of NYC, spinning a mystic blend of chicago house, dubbed out synth jams, and pumping disco off-shoots.
If L.I.E.S. is known for a back-to-basics approach, DELROY EDWARDS fits right in. Ron Morelli met young Delroy when the two worked together at A1 Records in East Village. “4 Club Use Only,” Edwards’s first ever 12″, was a direct result of Morelli’s encouragement to get Delroy into producing. Using simple keyboards and shitty drummachines, Delroy usually records live jam sessions straight to cassette. It’s the same stripped back ethos he employs when playing one of his carnage causing dj sets. Things don’t get much more ghetto than this.
Holger soldier SIXSIXSIXTIES on the warmup and Nachtlawaai’s NOSEDRIP signing up for the graveyard shift.
Friday 17 May 2013
Kapucijnenstraat 63 Rue des Capucins
Doors: 23 pm
March 22, 2013 – 10:38 in
Last month James Pants had his first ever live show in Brussels at Madame Moustache. It was craaaaazy & Pants delivered one of the most entertaining live sets i ever saw, switching between his own work and the best music out of all the possible genres in the world. His concerts are a mixture of live drumming, dj’ing and singing, with a drum computer raging in the back. It’s fast, exciting, sometimes a bit sloppy, but above all it’s big time fun. Watch his boiler room passage to get an idea.
After the show we had a little chat and Pants agreed to do this little podcast for us. He’s picked six songs that are all completely different, yet the whole thing makes complete sense. It goes from classic Sun Ra over slo-mo goth rock to heavy metal with a drummachine and barbecue R’n'B to finish with Algerian raï and an absurdly beautiful discovery of Pants that just got a release on Stones Throw.
Intro: James Pants – Rhythm Track, Vol. 1-7 (Stones Throw – 2007)
1 – Sun Ra and his Myth Science Arkestra – Interplanetary Music (Saturn – 1967)
2 – Controlled Bleeding – A Silken Barb (Soleilmoon Recordings – 1993)
3 – Prurient – A Meal Can Be Made (Hydra Head – 2011)
4 – Play-N-Skillz – Freaks (Moments Version) (Universal – 2004)
5 – Cheikha Rimitti – Ghir El Baroud (Michael Levy Productions – 1989)
6 – Crow44 – Love You To Death (Stones Throw – 2013)
Recorded in Brussels on February 16, 2013