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Dec 112014
 
Pollyester Change Hands

Watch the brand new Pollyester video here:

The song “Change Hands” is the first release from the upcoming Pollyester album “City of O.” which will be dropped January, 30th 2015 via Disko B/Schamoni Musik!

Oct 272014
 
Flug 8 - Transatlantik

Flug 8 Trans AtlantikEver since his childhood, Daniel Herrmann knows of the endless wide of this world, the shimmering of the ocean beneath the plane’s wings and the view from a perspective that has always been connected to something timeless, eternal and elevated. Growing up above the clouds as a flight captain’s and a stewardess’ son, he spent a large part of his life travelling and collecting impressions which he should give expression to on different levels during the following years.

Looking back it seems like his musical career was destined to be. His grandfather was an organ builder. Hardly a single room where not one of these instruments stood, on which he was already strumming ardently in his younger years. Phases in Punk, Heavy and Krautrock Bands followed and consequently the first synthesizers. A project in art school, a combination of old Super 8 recordings from his parents and his own material, gave birth to his artist name Flug 8.

His second love belongs to photography. The feeling for the right moment, the intimate instant, he proved inter alia in the photo project “12×672”- a cooperation with Tobias Thomas. At the famous techno club Robert Johnson not only the photography ban was cancelled for him, he even met Acid Pauli after a long evening studio session. “A little nightcap” was followed by the first 12” “Taunus” in 2008 and the barely apprehended album “Lösch dein Profil” in 2009, both on Acid Pauli’s Smaul imprint. Another highlight surely was the year on tour together with the Red Hot Chili Peppers whose first live LP he configured with his photo shots.  These are only a few of the cornerstones Herrmann chiselled his initials in.

And now, his debut on Disko B records: “Trans Atlantik” is way more than a collection of tracks, it is the pure essence of all these images, impressions and emotions Daniel Herrmann gathered during the sometimes endless and lonely hours of travelling. “Zeitraffer”, “Trans Atlantik” and “Android” are reminiscent to important electronic labels like Sky or Brain and stand in tradition of great artists like Klaus Schulze or Kraftwerk, without remaining in the past, but looking straight forward into the future. One highlight is the cooperation with N.U. Unruh, who not only hammered the fitting sounds in for the Einstürzende Neubauten but also for “Musik aus Metall”. As a result from the collaboration with the Danish Artist Kristina Kristoffersen aka Mono Girl we receive the fragile electro pop beauty “Watch Me Grow” and the Gothic Hymn “On A Spear”. Of course, his signature sound in shape of krauty-housy techno is not to be missed- the dancefloor is shaking under the influence of “Konsumprodukt” and “Zukunft”. If there is a constant in the Disko B Universe, then it is broadening the label family with unique artists, and we are more than proud to get aboard of Flug 8 in order to start on a trip into the unknown together with him. Sky’s the limit!

Oct 272014
 
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COS-ARTSTRAVAGANZA-300dpiGlobetrotting performance, art, music, fashion and new media provocateurs Chicks on Speed (Alex Murray-Leslie and Melissa Logan) are back with their genre-defying and shape-shifting full-lenght album Artstravaganza.

Artstravaganza is Chicks on Speed’s innovative perspective on the current collision between analog and digital worlds. Their songs lie at the cutting edges of activism and media-pop-art, where the digital world embraces the hand made, rough and spontaneous, interlacing the programmed, the multi-layered and delicious data scapes, where sloganeering leads us through to time rippling via a stop in a self-made utopia and the strobe light stays on.

The album includes musical contributions from a diverse range of collaborators, such as Australian journalist and activist JULIAN ASSANGE, artist and musician YOKO ONO, 60’s performance artist and director of ZKM PETER WEIBEL, Philanthropist, TBA21 chairman and pop star princess FRANCESCA VON HABSBURG, Singaporean artist ANGIE SEAH, long time Chicks on Speed collaborator ANAT BEN DAVID and the students of Interface Cultures lab, University of Art and Design, Linz.

With ARTSTRAVAGANZA and six associated iPad apps, Chicks on Speed seek to overcome a separation of art forms and genres for an integrated artistic approach, influenced by the group’s multidisciplinary artistic research to date, which encompases sound, science, body-centric art performance, interactive technology and objectinstruments (new interfaces for musical expression). Alex Murray-Leslie and Melissa Logan engage collective strategies as well as radical approaches to making work which demonstrate their ethos of the Utopian Gesamtkunstwerk (all encompasing artwork). Chicks on Speed have presented their sensorial audio-visual pieces at museums including MoMA in New York, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia in Sydney, Centre Pompidou in Paris and 55th Venice Biennale.

ARTSTRAVAGANZA is produced by Chicks on Speed with CHRISTOPHER JUST, OLIVER HORTON, PHILL SPEISER and TIMOR LITZENBERGER.

UTOPIA, the first single of the album, was released worldwide on July, 3rd 2014 along with three remixes.

Apr 222014
 
Artstravaganza

New Chicks On Speed Album out this summer!
Featuring musical collaborations with Julian Assange, Francesca von Habsburg, Yoko Ono, Peter Weibel, Angie Seah, Anat Ben David and many others.

Feb 112014
 
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The Console commander also known under his moniker “Acid Pauli” again asked befriended producers to remix tracks from his album “Herself”. After Douglas Greed, Marek Hemmann, Wareika and Dirty Doering it is now up to Daniel Bortz, Der Dritte Raum and Nu to reinterpret the Console’s songs and tickle new facettes out of original material.