This Friday I will play in Helsinki at the VISIO festival – more info and tickets here. Saturday I will fly out to Berlin to play TRESOR with DocSleep Headless Horseman and lots of other cool artists! More info here – See you there!
GLADIO Means to Freedom LP Digital available now
The digital version of the Gladio – Means to Freedom album is out now on bandcamp! including a fresh DJ Chupacabras edit of ‘Gladio is Free’ – check it out here on the LIES Bandcamp. The vinyl LP is hitting the European shops this week finally too – get the record at the following stores: CLONE – Rushhour – BLEEP – Hardwax – Phonica – Juno and lots of other stores around the world!
Yamaha DX1 at Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio
A pic of me playing some amateur space jazz on the mighty Yamaha DX1 at the Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio (MESS)– Yamaha’s grande flagship FM synth from 1983 – basicly 2 DX7’s in one synth with polyphonic aftertouch, wooden keys and lots of knobs and whistles! This Saturday I will play a GLADIO live set in Melbourne at the Hybrid festival club show –tickets and info here – This Friday I will play live in Brisbane for more info and tickets for that show check here!
Legowelt Australia Tour 2019
Travelling to Australia for 2 weeks to play a few shows! Come and check it out…I know this painting doesn’t look very australian but it fits the touring vibe sort off…..and isn’t it winter right now there!?
Acidhall version of Crime Stopper – Drugs Addiction
Live Legowelt Acidhall version of the amazing CRIME STOPPER – ‘Drugs Addiction’ track as played in the Shadow Wolf Radio show – original from 1992 still has that Jamaican GOLDEN digital era 1985 – 1988 sound! Heavy TB303 and TR707 – which is apart from a legendary Chicago house drummachine also THE defacto digital era dubdancehall / Acidhall machine. Here are the lyrics if you want to sing along…
Madrid, Rotterdam & Amsterdam this weekend!
Hopping around from Spain to Holland at the end of the week, come and check it out if you are in the neighbourhood:
Friday 14th JuneI fly back to Holland to play a Legowelt live show at one of the final BAR parties in Rotterdam…Clone Records will take over with SERGE, Animistic Beliefs and legendary DJ FETTBURGER – Sadly the club will close end of this month so no excuse to miss this legendary party!!! tickets and more info and tickets here!
Saturday 15th of June I will do a ‘Digital Era Dub/Acidhall’ DJ set with xtreme dubecho& the ZION AntiBabylon TR707 at the Raggatron party in BRET Amsterdam (despite the RAGGATRON name having a close proximity to the music style Reaggaton it has nothing to do with that – I (and the organization of these parties) hate reagaton and it was fun to see last year at the Scheveningen edition that some larval specimens of human beings came to the show thinking it was such a party – instead they were tortured by heavy extreme DUB from the King Siloh soundsystem and my digital 707 ‘golden digi-dub era & ACIDHALL’ collection of tracks from Jamaica and London….resulting in them complaining to the managament ha!) Tickets no ticekts needed the event is free! and more info here!
‘Rain Season II’
A new painting called Rain Season II – It is now possible to purchase the original works but also limited signed art giclée art prints check out the gallery section!
DRUID II THEME Cover on a JVC KB700 Keyboard Synth
I tried to attain a bit of Druid atmosphere deep in my back garden near an ancient monastry wall
In the realm of obscure early 80s keyboard synths we have attained a HOLY GRAIL. Many hifi brands had synth or keyboard ranges, Technics, Phillips,but also HIFI VHS videorecorder consortium JVC had a keyboard line…
ENTER THE JVC KB700
The wonderment already begins with just looking at the machine. Creamy white, more buttons and blinking lights then you can handle, retro COMPUTER FONTS, stylishly embossed speakers -pure bliss for any synth keyboard dork
The most striking feature is this black plastic glass lid. Functioning as a sheet music stand once opened, it also gives you access to all kinds of buttons and parameters.
The wonderment doesn’t stop yet, words of a pure psychedelic poetic beauty grace this keyboard: FASCINATING CHORD – MAGIC FOOT SELECTOR COMPUCORDER are but a few examples of word choices.
So it is definitely a LOOKER …Soundwise its Minimal wave bliss all the way…..with a snappy analog and funky build in rhythm box, the usual auto accomp-chord stuff, unstable yet characteristic neurotic strings, funky solo synths and nottoo bad pianos.
Check out this cover of David M. Hanlon’s “DRUID II – Enlightenment” theme played on the JVC…all sound are from there, with a littlebit of delay and I driven the mixer a bit hot to get an even more FAUL sound:
A bit more info on this music: David M.Hanlon composed the original in 1987 for the videogame soundtrack of DRUID II: Enlightenment on the Commodore 64 – It is considered a bonafide Commodore 64 music classic with its incredible minimalistic sad melancholic stirring melodies. check it out below: