Wandl – Rap Remixes Vol. 1

The latest addition to Affine Records‘ impressive roster has been a young man going by the name of Wandl. You might already be familiar with his digital release on the label, or the remix for Okmalumkoolkat. A couple of days ago, he put out a bunch of unofficial remixes of rappers such as Danny Brown, Slum Village, Percee P, or Frank-N-Dank.

Get those 14 tracks from his Bandcamp while they’re still available!

Sixtus Preiss – Lololo (Band Version)

A couple of days ago, our favourite Viennese label Affine unveiled their 14th release, a 7-inch by Sixtus Preiss going by the name of “Lololo”. One of the two versions on the record was now graced by the video you can watch above, an brilliant montage of footage showing various musicians (presumably found on the internet.)

The flipside of the same record, the original version, can be heard below:

If you like what you hear, you can grab the entire digital release for only €2 or pay €5.90 for the vinyl. Both are available from the Affine shop on Bandcamp.

Dorian Concept – 11.04.2012 (Zanshin’s Reschedule Mix)

Following the official Joined Ends Remix EP and a interpretation by Dim Grimm (formerly Dimlite), here is more unofficial business by the way of Zanshin. One half of Ogris Debris and as such label mate with Dorian Concept, the Viennese producer shares his very own version of “11.04.2012”, a track that was part of last year’s Joined Ends album on Ninja Tune.

You can download this in its full glory (and for free) from Zanshin’s SoundCloud page.

Cid Rim – Charge

Earlier this year, Vienna’s Affine Records released a new record by Cid Rim, his first on the label since 2005’s Full Nelson EP. The label has now revealed a video for its title track, directed by long-time collaborator Gregor Lehrl.

If you haven’t heard any of the music on Charge/Kano before, make sure to check out Jameszoo‘s remix as well.

You can grab the full release from Bandcamp, Bleep or iTunes.

Cid Rim – Charge (Jameszoo Remix)

Vienna’s Cid Rim has a new record out on Monday, this time released through his hometown’s Affine Records. Among the three tracks you will hear Cid’s trademark synth-lines and complex drum layers and a bugged out remix from Amsterdam’s Jameszoo, which is easily my favorite on the record. You can pre-order your copy today on Bandcamp or pay a visit to your favorite record store next week.

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.

Okmalumkoolkat – Holy Oxygen

A couple of weeks back, Austrian label Affine Records officially announced a collaboration between South African MC Okmalumkoolkat and the label’s very own Cid Rim and The Clonious. The track above gives us a first impression of the 4-track EP that will be available on August 4th, 2014. I’m little surprised about the production quality on the track, though I might have to get used to the lyrical side of it (I love Okmalumkoolkat’s work with LV though!) Let’s see, some things just take more time to shine and I’m confident Holy Oxygen will not disappoint. Watch out!

Holy Oxygen I

Considering the year-long hiatus since Affine last released a record, 35 seconds of teasing doesn’t sound like a lot. But given the label’s consistency in quality, there is much more to it. For once, it marks the return of The Clonious and LuckyMe rising star Cid Rim, to the label. The third member in Holy Oxygen is South African MC and former LV-collaborator Okmalumkoolkat.

“Holy Oxygen I” will hit stores around the world in July 2014.

Zanshin – Muddle In The Middle

First Affine Records doesn’t release any music for a year, then they push out two quality releases within 2 months: Sixtus Preiss and Ogris Debris. Seems like the Viennese label warmed up properly to throuw in a third one by Zanshin, one half of the before-mentioned Ogris Debris. The only difference lies in the format, his new EP is a digital-only release, but the quality is high as usual. Muddle in the Middle came out on 12/12/12 and you can buy the two tracker directly from the label, Boomkat or iTunes.

Ogris Debris – Around Here (Sixtus Preiss Remix)

A couple of days ago, we mentioned the forthcoming Next Life EP by Austrian duo Ogris Debris and posted one of its remixes. With only one day to go until you can buy the record (the digital is already out), label-mate Sixtus Preiss has uploaded his own remix to his SoundCloud page. Fans of Hudson Mohawke, don’t sleep on this one!

Ogris Debris – Next Life

Not long after their last release by Sixtus Preiss, Viennese label Affine Records is already preparing its next one. The new EP comes from Ogris Debris, a duo formed by Daniel Kohlmeigner and Gregor Ladenhauf, occasional favourites on Gilles Peterson’s playlists. For me the highlights are both remixes, provided by The Reboot Joy Confession (listen above) and the already mentioned Sixtus Preiss.01. Next Life
02. Next Life (Radio Edit)*
03. Next Life (The Reboot Joy Confession´s Blodge Remake)
04. Around Here
05. Around Here (Sixtus Preiss Remix)
06. Around Here (Slowjam)*

* digital only The vinyl is already up for pre-order on the Affine website. You should be able to pick it up at your favourite record store starting December 6 November 26, 2012.

November 25, 2012 Also, don’t sleep on the other remix by Sixtus Preiss

Sixtus Preiss – Samba Feeling Beein This

There’s not much I can tell you about Sixtus Preiss, except that he’s based in Vienna and has a 12-inch in the pipeline on the city’s industrious Affine Records. As you might have suspected already there isn’t much samba on the record either. I guess if there’s a name for this kind of music, it has the word turbo in it. But seriously, this is one was clearly made for the dancefloor. At the same time it doesn’t really suprise why it came out on that label, and I’m nowhere near suggesting that you couldn’t dance to Dorian Concept and his peers! (Does anybody still follow me?)

So, I look much forward to listening to the entire release. It should be available on October 15th and it comes on shiny black wax or in a sequence of binary numbers. Comes with a Cid Rim remix too!

September 27, 2012 Also check out the video-teaser for the EP!

October 16, 2012 XLR8R is giving away the Cid Rim remix for free

XLR8R Podcast by Dorian Concept

With a new EP out on Ninja Tune, Microkorg wizard Dorian Concept is back on everybody’s mind (did he ever leave?) Between gigs at Sónar Tokyo and Los Angeles’ Low End Theory, he managed to put together an exclusive mix for XLR8R.

XLR8R Podcast by Dorian Concept (download)
01. Dorian Concept – Thank You All the Time Forever
02. John Coltrane – Your Lady
03. Africa Hitech – Light the Way
04. Machinedrum – gbye
05. Sam Irl – Safety Hertz (Cid Rim Remix)
06. FaltyDL – Tell Them Stories
07. Manitoba – Paul’s Birthday
08. Sixtus Preiss & The Clonious – Specimen from Springbing
09. Funboy – Time Hates You
10. Dorian Concept – Trilingual Dance Sexperience (Live Version)

Lots of good music on this one, including a cut from the forthcoming Africa Hitech, New Yorkers Machinedrum and FaltyDL, as well as music from the new Affine label compilation. In other words: download this!

Affine presents What A Fine Mess We Made

Oh my, the tracklist looks so good but it sounds even better. We’re talking about the first compilation from Affine Records, the Austrian label that broght us Dorian Concept, The Clonious, Ogris Debris and most recently Cid Rim.

The 14 tracks were all previously unreleased and among them you’ll find a couple of new tracks, even some new artists and some of those old tracks, but all remixed in one way or the other.

01. JSBL – Big Kariba
02. Sixtus Preiss & The Clonious – Specimen From Springbing
03. Ogris Debris – Sexy Chair
04. Dorian Concept – Tropical Hands (The Clonious Remix)
05. Ogris Debris – Light Aery (Cosmin TRG Remix)
06. The Clonious – Alter-Ego-Cate
07. Dorian Concept – Trilingual Dance Sexperience (Ogris Debris Relick)
08. Cid Rim – Dark Cide Rymbal
09. Dorian Concept – Harpoon Love
10. Zanshin – Drowm
11. The Clonious – Earringer (Cid Rim’s ReRinger)
12. JSBL – Project Mayham Sandwich
13. The Clonious feat. Paul Randolph – Truth (Krts Remix)
14. Dorian Concept – Row Out

The whole thing will be out in about four weeks on April 11th, 2011. Get yourself a limited copy on CD or at your favourite download store. Don’t sleep!

Mar 25, 2011 For a free download of track 6, head over to XLR8R

Cid Rim vs The Clonious – Full Nelson EP

Cid Rim vs The Clonious - Full Nelson EP

Cover Artwork

Today is the day, that the latest release from fine Viennese label Affine hits the stores. It is a split single by The Clonious and newly signed Cid Rim, both members of JSBL – alongside Dorian Concept.

While fans of Between the Dots will not be disappointed by Clonious’ new material, to me it’s Cid Rim’s fresh approach that makes Full Nelson a must-have record. I’m just making sure this doesn’t stay this year’s best kept secret.A1. Cid Rim – Jerome
A2. Cid Rim – Chop Suey Cide Step
A3. Cid Rim – Bear Hug Love
B1. The Clonious – Truth (feat. Paul Randolph)
B2. The Clonious – Earringer
B3. The Clonious – Paul´s Suite

Below you can listen to snippets of the tracks on the release:

Like the previous Affine release, Ogris Debris’ Aery, the cover artwork is done by Viennese designer and illustrator Leonhard Lass. If you like him, you should also check out fellow Brazilian Rubens, we had an article on him before.

If the music got your mouth watery for more already, watch out for Cid Rim’s forthcoming 7-inch On! on The Loud Minority. Though it’s still four months away, you better put it on your list as 300 copies sell quickly.