Dorian Concept – Fold

Vienna’s Dorian Concept is back with a new track, or an out-take from the recording sessions for his last album Joined Ends. The track also serves as a reminder for this Saturday’s (sold out) live show at London’s Roundhouse, where Dorian plays in support of Cinematic Orchestra.

Last month, Ninja Tune also release the Joined Ends Remix EP, featuring notable tracks by Kuedo and Bibio.

Dorian Concept – Ann River (Kuedo Remix)

When this (totally unnecessary) sequel to Blade Runner was announced the other day, I could not help but fantasise about Kuedo doing its soundtrack, to me that’s the obvious choice. It’s unfortunate that such movie projects are not made to fill the hearts of fans with love, but to make a quick buck out of their nostalgia. Well, don’t be upset, it doesn’t help. I recommend pressing that play button above, then close your eyes and picture flying in a Syd Mead-designed flying car over dystopian Los Angeles.

The track you can hear above is already the third revealed from the forthcoming Dorian Concept EP, Joined Ends (Remixes). The release date has moved forward to April 6th, and you can already listen to the other remixes by Tim Hecker and Bibio. On top of that, don’t miss the unofficial interpretation by Dim Grimm aka Dimlite.

Dorian Concept – The Sky Opposite (Dim Grimm Interpretation)

It’s been quiet about Dim Grimm (aka Dimlite) for some time, and so far I blamed the recording of his Cite album for it. However, only yesterday I found about his new Dym Quell Holo alias, but then again that’s a different story. Today, the official Dim Grimm is back with an interpretation of Dorian Concept’s “The Sky Opposite”, taken from last year’s Joined Ends album.

Ninja Tune is about to release the official Joined Ends Remix EP in late April, featuring Tim Hecker’s interpretation of the same track. In the meantime, Dim’s take is available for free download!

Dorian Concept – The Sky Opposite (Tim Hecker Remix)

Of all the tracks on Dorian Concept‘s Joined Ends, one could argue that “The Sky Opposite” shares a lot of emotion with Tim Hecker‘s music. From that perspective I find it interesting to hear what the latter made of his remix, or that he even picked the track. Anyway, earlier today Ninja Tune revealed the release of the Joined End Remix EP , which also includes remixes by Kuedo, Nathan Fake, Bibio and Redinho, the last one being a digital exclusive.

Still a while to go until you can pick this up at your favourite record store, the remix EP will be out in late April. Pre-orders available from the NinjaShop and iTunes.

Dorian Concept playing the Roland JD-Xi

Maybe not as charming as his “fooling around” videos, but then this one mostly serves as a promotional video for the Roland company. In it, you can watch Dorian Concept as he builds a track from scratch on the JD-Xi. Just like that.

Dorian Concept & Friends

As you might have noticed, I’m rather busy with other things than blogging lately. But it’s always worth taking the time when there’s some Dorian Concept related news, don’t you agree? It’s still a month to go until his new album Joined Ends drops on Ninja Tune, but the Vienna-based producer couldn’t help it but play a couple of new tunes at yesterday’s Boiler Room event in his hometown. He also brought some friends, namely his fellow Affine family consisting of Cid Rim & The Clonious, Sixtus Preiss et al.

Dorian Concept – Draft Culture

We’ve had a very special relationship with Dorian Concept since the early days of this blog (also our first interview!) and have been speculating about a release of his new album in autumn for some months now. As of today, the news is official: Ninja Tune announced the release of “Joined Ends” for late September and shared the track you can hear above. This also makes Dorian Concept’s relationship with the label a full circle, for some of you might remember him posting his early attempts at their forum. Well done, well done!

You can pre-order Joined Ends from the Ninja Store, before it drops in record stores on September 22, 2014.

July 11, 2014 You can also listen to the track on Spotify!

Dorian Concept – Empty Everything (But You)

Radio presenter, DJ and overall great person Mamiko Motto teamed up with our favourite Irish label All City (well, that’s an easy, if not an obvious pick) to put out a new compilation. Titled Amada, I guess you can call it a spiritual successor to the Beat Dimensions compilations — on the terms of 2013. So it’s maybe no suprise to find the likes of James Pants, Mwëslee or Dorian Concept are among the 13 featured artists. And since there’s still no word about the (supposedly finished) album from the latter, we’re more than happy to present his track off the compilation.

Amada will be in stores on November 8, 2013 and it will be available on vinyl, CD and (wild guess) digital.

Dorian Concept on the microKORG

Ever since Dorian Concept has been “fooling around” on the microKORG, he’s had a remarkable career that lead to a contract with Ninja Tune (it was their forum where he shared some of his first tracks – a looooong ago!) He’s back at the Red Bull Music Academy, this time sharing tricks he’s using while playing his beloved synthesizer, including a take on Trilingual Dance Sexperience.

Thanks Gavin for the tip-off!

Dorian Concept – Booth Thrust

We’re expecting (or at least hoping) to hear news about Dorian Concept‘s next album on Ninja Tune, but unfortunately no such statement has been made yet. Instead, the Viennese producer gives away the track Booth Thrust for free. That’s not to be confused with Toothbrush but a good one nevertheless.

Letherette – D&T

The Letherette debut album might still be more than two months away, but Ninja Tune has started the promotion for the record nevertheless. So this is the new video directed by Konx-Om-Pax and earlier this week a Dorian Concept remix was making the rounds. Pretty exciting stuff if you ask me, just too bad the album won’t be out before April 15, 2013. Sigh!

March 7, 2012 As Ninja Tune just announced, D&T will be out on March 11, 2013

Weekly Bits 42/2012

Here are some things from earlier in the week worth noting, all of them previously mentioned on our Twitter feed.

There will be a documentary on Los Angeles’ Stones Throw label titled Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton and you can support it through their Kickstarter campaign.

Dummy Magazine asked Kuedo to pick the 10 best The Future Is Yet To Come tracks, “10 most forward-thinking, out-there tracks that he takes inspiration from.”

You probably streamed the new Lukid album while it was up on the Resident Advisor homepage earlier this week.If you missed it, Lonely At The Top will be out tomorrow on vinyl and CD. Also read this interview with the man over on Sonic Router.

Following the recent drum & bass revival, check out LV’s remix from the new Débruit EP on Civil Music. Also comes with remixes from Kelpe, Mwëslee and Fulgeance.

New York’s Visualized did a nice video on the story behind the iconic Joy Division cover artwork for Unknown Pleasures.

Here’s a mixtape we wanted to include in the last Weekend Mixtapes selection, it’s West Norwood Cassette Library‘s contribution to the Fill Yer Boots podcast.

And lastly an oldie by Dorian Concept he forgot about himself, available for free download on the Dublab website!

Cid Rim – Draw (Dorian Concept Remix)

While we’re eagerly awaiting news about a forthcoming Dorian Concept album on Ninja Tune, the Viennese producer lent his talents to his friend, the drummer and producer Cid Rim. After a couple of delays, Cid Rim has finally landed his debut album on Glasgow’s LuckyMe label, home to many success stories of recent years. And it’s a great album I’d like to recommend to our readers, it brings up memories of 2009’s When Planets Explode while remaining a strong record of its own.

As for the remix above, it’s part of the 10 track debut album. Unfortunately, it’s a digital only release, but why am I always expecting to speak to a vinyl-only audience? Get you copy from Bleep, iTunes or wherever you buy digital music.

Dorian Concept & Tom Chant – Dream Works

It’s been terribly quiet around Dorian Concept, but given the possibility he might be working on a new album, that’s probably not such a bad thing. However, a couple of days ago this collaboration with Cinematic Orchestra’s Tom Chant popped up. The two figures have played several live concerts together, so maybe releasing music together is the natural result of this.

The track is part of the Cinematic Orchestra compilation In Motion pt. 1, which also features new material by Austin Peralta and Grey Reverent. All of this will be out on June 25th and it will be available on 2-LP, CD and several digital formats. Pre-order from Ninja Tune, Amazon or iTunes.

TASCFORCE – Trilingual Dance Sexperience

TASCFORCE is a new project by Vienna’s Sam Irl which got it’s name from the TASCAM 424 on which everything was recorded and mixed. Like this cover version of Trilingual Dance Sexperience by his homie Dorian Concept.

While you can download this track for free, it’s actually an invitation to more TASCFORCE material. All of the music was produced on vintage gear such as the Roland TR-808, Oberheim Matrix 6 or Roland Juno 106. I guess it’s inevitable to draw comparisons to the likes of Dam-Funk, but I don’t see how that’s a bad thing.