lunes, 3 de agosto de 2020

WE FORFEIT (Mix 25) :: Radio Relativa #8 - Italo Disco Spezial

WE FORFEIT (Mix 25) :: Radio Relativa #8 - Italo Disco Spezial

In fairness, italo should not belong to such a list. True, this synth pop, born in Italy around 1980, has some chequered names under its banner. However, there is a rich seam of musical gold when it comes to spaghetti dance. Chris and Robbie (WE FORFEIT) have dug deep into their collections to bring a split session that takes up the story of this analogue pop phenomenon from the very beginnings to its modern day incarnation.

An analogue pop phenomenon to its modern day incarnation

WE FORFEIT is all about the guilty pleasures. Breakfast in bed. Cream in the cornflakes. Battered fried slice in with the coffee. When it comes to musical guilty pleasures, italo disco is pretty high up on the lads’ list.

In fairness, italo should not belong to such a list. True, this synth pop, born in Italy around 1980, has some chequered names under its banner. However, there is a rich seam of musical gold when it comes to spaghetti dance. Chris and Robbie have dug deep into their collections to bring a split session that takes up the story of this analogue pop phenomenon from the very beginnings to its modern day incarnation.

Robbie gets the disco ball spinning in 1980 with Number One Ensemble, bringing us right up to 2014 with Alden Tyrell, as A Visitor from Another Meaning, and Fred Ventura. In between we traverse this ridiculously catchy sound with offers from Den Harrow, Brand Image, Forbidden Fruit and the indominable M&G’s When I Let You Down amongst others.

A more modern vision of the style is also on display with three pieces from one of the progenitors of italo, Fred Ventura. Ventura was there at the birth of the sound and has been instrumental in the reshaping and reinterpretation of the style for a new generation. Robbie was lucky enough to interview Fred Ventura for Bordello A Parigi recently.

Chris takes over with an italo inspired forty minute mix with classics from the likes of Model 500 weaved with timeless gems from the unforgettable Kano and Lime. Edits come care of Madrid’s very own Frigio Records with one of the godfathers of Rimini revivalism featuring in the form of Flemming Dalum.

The Summer is here, let it in! WE FORFEIT.

Tracklist ::
Number One Ensemble :: Love Express (Radio)
Number One Ensemble :: Down To The Disco (Radio)
Den Harrow :: To Meet Me (Hole Records/Hispavox)
Squash Gang :: I Want An Illusion (ZYX Music)
Angie :: Clouds (CBS)
Brando :: Rainy Day (ZYX Music)
Brando ‎:: What Now My Love (Victoria)
Duke Lake :: Do You (Memory)
Brand Image :: Are You Loving (ZYX Music)
Forbidden Fruits :: Disco Halloween (Delivery)
Daniela Poggi :: Break Up (Hysteric Edit) (Bordello A Parigi)
Fred Ventura, Alden Tyrell & I-f :: Streets Allright (Viewlexx)
A Visitor From Another Meaning feat. Fred Ventura :: Neon Lights (Bordello A Parigi)
Fred Ventura :: When I Let You Down (Savino Remix) (Bordello A Parigi)
M&G :: When I Let You Down (Sensation)
Denis & Denis :: Ti I Ja (Bartoszeck Edit) (Frigio)
Night System :: Flight to Zanzibar (Flemming Dalum Remix) (Cyber Dance)
Kano :: Another Life (Full Time)
Model 500 :: The Chase (Smooth Mix) (R&S)
Time :: Shaker Shake (Dub Version) (Fly Music)
Vertical67 :: Let’s Dance (Magic Waves)
Evelyn Thomas :: High Energy (Record Shack)
Lime :: Do Your Time On the Planet (Polydor)

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lunes, 27 de julio de 2020

WE FORFEIT (Mix 24) :: Radio Relativa #7

WE FORFEIT (Mix 24) :: Radio Relativa #7

Show number seven on Radio Relativa went out with hopes and wishes that all out there are doing well and are safe during this time. Seeing as we are all spending copious amounts of time in the house, there’s never been a better opportunity to go digging amongst the records. This is exactly what Robbie and Chris (aka WE FORFEIT) did for their selections.

Digging amongst the records

Show number seven on Radio Relativa went out with hopes and wishes that all out there are doing well and are safe during this time. Seeing as we are all spending copious amounts of time in the house, there’s never been a better opportunity to go digging amongst the records. This is exactly what Robbie and Chris did for their selections.

The metallic crunch and warming strings of an absolute solid gold electronica classic, Gescom’s “Keynell” gets the ball bearings rolling. L’usine’s silken computer compositions follow with Michael Fakesch stirring sweetened synthlines into a syrupy soup of smashed snares.

The superb John Beltran is up next with the beautifully crafted “Wet With Rain” before the spatial ambience of Scanner’s Eros is bitten by The Black Dog. Keeping in this mellow mood, we’re off to Chris’ homeland with Lord of the Isles, the Scot’s delicate ode to the north of Spain, “Galicia,” mixed with The Actor’s Pedantry from the always amazing Ampoule, from Glasgow, before City Centre Office’s Boy Robot.

Robbie goes a bit off-piste with some afro-cosmic shenanigans and new-wave rave from Dj Steffan Egger and Dutch Dream Girls with Chris then taking the helm. Darker tones loom with selections from Shitcluster, Savage Grounds and Torrent (another nod to Chris’ town.)

Chris delves into his collection, digging out some gems from his adopted homeland of Spain. Labels like Clasicos Del Ruido feature alongside some greats of Iberian electronics in the form of Aviador Dro. That post-punk wave line is further explored with glowering, growling bangers from Beau Wanzer, Smersh and Bunker Records’ Pantser Fabriek.

To end, with the sun now beginning to shine here in Madrid and the news beginning to slowly improve, a bright and brilliant italo number from Stage; perhaps an indication of more italo to come next month? Who knows? WE FORFEIT do.

In these difficult times, WE FORFEIT wish you well and your loved ones well. If you like any of the music in particular in this month’s show, please do check out the artists and labels involved. Music is a hard number at the best of times, during this period any support for the creators will be much appreciated.

First broadcast on April 2020.

Tracklist ::
Gescom :: Keynell 1 (Skam)
L’usine :: Charydis (Isophlux)
Metal Beast :: Upcgriqr (L’usine remix) (Eat This)
Michael Fakesch :: Sega (Musik Aus Strom)
John Beltran ‎:: Wet With Rain (De:tuned)
Scanner :: Eros (Bitten By The Black Dog) (De:tuned)
Lord Of The Isles ‎:: Galicia (Shevchenko)
The Actors Pedantry ‎:: House (Ampoule)
Boy Robot :: Your Neighbour (City Centre Offices)
DJ Stefan Egger :: Cosmic Esmeralda (Antinote)
Dutch Dream Girls :: TMF 1996 (Mothball)
Shitcluster :: Love Machine (Bio Rhythm)
Frak :: Dimthings (In The Dark Again)
Underground Resistance :: Mercury Bearing
Savage Grounds :: Motoric (Lux Rec)
Torrent :: Order Blacklist No. 17 (Schrodinger’s Box)
Mater Suspiria Vision :: Book Of Eibon (Parasols Remix) (Giallo Disco)
Snuffo :: Body to Body (KSTS Remix) (Clasicos Del Ruido)
Aviador Dro :: Cromosomas Salvajes (Mecanica)
Pantser Fabriek :: Keine Zeit (Bunker)
Beau Wanzer :: He Spilled My Drink (L.I.E.S.)
Smersh :: Hard Wired (Dark Entries)
Stage :: I Can’t Get You Out Of My Mind (Delivery)

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lunes, 1 de junio de 2020

WE FORFEIT (Mix 22.2) w/ Dark Science Electro guest mix

WE FORFEIT (Mix 22.2) w/ Dark Science Electro guest mix


From the bowels of Ireland and the guts of Glasgow, the two-man team met in Madrid and a mutual love of all things electronic forged a DJ partnership. Here’s the guest mix for Dark Science Electro.



We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people.” ~Arthur Schopenhauer
[Press Release] We Forfeit are a DJ team comprised of 35-year-old Rob Geoghegan and 32-year-old Chris Robertson. They joined forces over a meaty mixer in 2017 and haven’t looked back since. From the bowels of Ireland and the guts of Glasgow, the two-man team met in Madrid and a mutual love of all things electronic forged a DJ partnership.

Tracklist ::
Dr Break :: 1983 (Main Dropper) (Doctor Break)
E.V.I.A.N. And The Atlantis Posse ‎:: Techno City (Techno Cut)
Microthol :: Acid Bosons (Marco Passarani Remix) (TRUST)
The Exaltics :: The Hunch (The Exaltics’ Annihilate The Planet) (Last Known Trajectory)
Morphology :: Evaportation Residue (AC)
Der Zyklus :: Formenverwandler (Frustrated Funk, Clone)
The Isolator ‎:: Distance (Lockertmatik)
Junq :: 303 Days On Kepla-47c (Brokntoys)
Spesimen :: Satellite (Frustrated Funk)
Privacy :: The Flow (Klasse Wrecks)
DMX Krew :: Urgent Inquiry (Breakin’ Records)
Detroit’s Filthiest :: Social Engineering (Philphtrax)
Sansibar :. Ghetto of the Mind (FTP)
Dark Vekto :: Es que no lo veis (Util)
Jensen Interceptor :: Aqua Lung (Craigie Knowes)
Arctor :: Soulless (Tremors)
EPY :: Dreierlei (TRUST)

WE FORFEIT (Mix 22.1) :: Synth Vermut en La Matriz Espacio (01.23.20)

WE FORFEIT (Mix 22.1) :: Synth Vermut en La Matriz Espacio (01.23.20)


WE FORFEIT thought folk would appreciate some more music to help them through this trying time. When the lads played alongside Neud Photo and folk in Madrid—only Robbie’s set managed to get recorded.


Playing more music in this trying time, in Madrid
WE FORFEIT thought folk would appreciate some more music to help them through this trying time. When the lads played alongside Neud Photo and folk in Madrid—only Robbie’s set managed to get recorded.
 
Tracklist ::
Boytronic :: Bryllyant (33 1/3 Plus 8 Remix) (Dark Entries)
Repeated Viewing :: He’s Here (Antoni Maiovvi’s None More Cosmic Remix) (Disko Obscura)
Jonny 5 :: Bengali Dub (Bahnsteig 23)
Yello ‎:: Desire (Polydor)
Crazy Gang :: Telephone Computer (Edit) (Flexx)
Rimini Rimmers ‎:: Oppio Mane (Nufragio)
Kirlian Camera :: Helden Platz ‎(Dark Entries)
‎Timothy J. Fairplay :: Night Strike On Fish Island (Charlois)
Pakrac :: Breakpoint (Fenix Fire)
Void Vision :: Sour (Vanzetti & Sacco Remix) (Mannequin)

WE FORFEIT (Mix 22) on Radio Relativa :: Show #6

WE FORFEIT (Mix 22) on Radio Relativa :: Show #6

In this edition you’ll find old Rephlex gems, a favourite here at WE FORFEIT, freshly pressed electro slammers, introspective electronics, acid burners, new wave behemoths and even a bit of Bollywood doused EBM.

Staying positive and mentally active

What a difference a month can make. When this session for Radio Relativa was recorded, late February 2020, the world was a very different place. COVID-19 was of course known, yet its potential was not.
Since then this virus has turned the world economy upside down, stretched health care services to their limits and stolen loved ones from their family. None of this was imaginable when we recorded this show and now it all but too real.
As we all know, in these trying times it is important to stay positive and more important to stay mentally active. In this edition you’ll find old Rephlex gems, a favourite here at WE FORFEIT, freshly pressed electro slammers, introspective electronics, acid burners, new wave behemoths and even a bit of Bollywood doused EBM.
In these difficult times, WE FORFEIT wish you well and your loved ones well. If you like any of the music in particular in this month’s show, please do check out the artists and labels involved. Music is a hard number at the best of times, during this period any support for the creators will be much appreciated.
 
Tracklist ::
Cylob :: Flicklife (Rephlex)
Bishop :: From The Same Mould (U-Trax)
Mr. Beef :: Ziel Verfehlt (Clear Memory)
Le Syndicat Electronique ‎:: The Men Who Killed The Beat (Invasion Planète)
Yarn Init :: Blind Step (Clear Memory)
It & My Computer :: The Player (Invasion Planète)
Liðvarð :: Heat Wave (Mystic & Quantum)
Zaphyd :: Milo (030303)
E.R.P. Beacon Monitor System (Forgotten Future)
Erik Van Den Broek :: Primerose (Mix 2) (De:tuned)
The Kosmik Kommando :: Biosurvival (Mike Dred’s Acid Mix) (De:tuned)
DJ Rush :: The Family  (Djax Up Beats)
Brame & Hamo ‎:: Pressure (Brame & Hamo)
Theo Parrish :: Falling Up (Carl Craig Remix) (Synchrophone)
Jonny 5 :: Tum Tum  (Bahnsteig 23)
Experimental Products :: Glowing in the Dark (Gigolo)
Luke’s Anger :: Whipsaw (Bonus Round)
Steve Murphy :: Man In A Box (Hot Haus)
DJ Sugeles :: Saif (Str Mrkd)
IVVVO :: Our Journey (Crème Organization)
TenGrams ‎:: Pop Song (N.O.I.A.)
Betonkust & Palmbomen II :: Nintendo Pantera (Dekmantel)

lunes, 20 de abril de 2020

WE FORFEIT (Mix 21) :: 20 Y(Ae)rs of Electronica 1996-2016

WE FORFEIT (Mix 21) :: 20 Y(Ae)rs of Electronica 1996-2016

There is a hope that such a mix will introduce and reintroduce people to some of these past treasures of electronica (in Robbie’s book this ain’t IDM, but that’s another story), a genre so beautiful, broad and deep that you can simply dive into it.

The spread is wide and varied, with juggernauts of electronica
The recent reissue of Michael Fakesch’s Marion (Bit-Phalanx, 2019) reminded Robbie of something. Not just the quality of the cracking album from the Funkstörung man, but of the WE FOREIT mix he did in the Summer heat of Madrid. Now with this prolonged time we are spending in our homes with COVID-19, Robbie is several weeks under lock and key in the badly hit Spain, it seemed like a good idea to release this mix of tracks spanning a twenty year period.
This is a real trip down memory lane for our contributing editor, with most of the vinyl records used for this mix being bought as a teenager. The spread is wide and varied, with juggernauts of electronica like Autechre, Funckarma, and Phonem sitting across lesser known entities like Protocol and Swap.
A glut of labels, pillars of the sound, are represented. Yes, Skam (arguably the most important) is not on here; but its sublabel 30mil Recordings is. We’ve also tracks from the US to Europe with imprints like Chocolate Industries and Schematic sharing space with Germany’s Morr Music and Ireland’s own Ultramack. You’d be forgiven for pointing out that the bulk of these tracks are from a certain time frame, roughly a five year span. Nevertheless, hopefully the quality of the tracks will make up for the lack of material from the late 2000s.
Likewise, there is a hope that such a mix will introduce and reintroduce people to some of these past treasures of electronica (in Robbie’s book this ain’t IDM, but that’s another story), a genre so beautiful, broad and deep that you can simply dive into it.
  
Tracklist ::
Aesthete :: Plus One (Computer Club) (2016)
Phonem :: Untitled (Morr Music) (2002)
Dual Purpose :: Rubbaband (30mil Recordings) (2003)
Push Button Objects :: Non-Existant (Chocolate Industries) (1998)
Protocol :: Ndc (Boomchain Mix By Shad T. Scott) (Isophlux) (1999)
Takeshi Muto :: Ntak (Schematic) (1999)
Funckarma :: Lellectr (Djak-Up-Bitch: DUB) (2001)
Phonem :: Bliphop (Jetlag) (1999)
Swap :: Untitled (A2) (Musik Aus Strom) (1999)
L’usine ‎– Coded (Isophlux) (1998)
Kettel :: I Live You (Djak-Up-Bitch: DUB) (2002)
Ambulance :: Redudents (Ultramack) (2000)
Solenoid :: N120d (Outward Music Company) (1998)
Phonem :: Phonetik (Morr Music) (1999)
Gescom :: Keynell (Autechre Rmx) (Warp) (1996)
Best wishes to all and their loved ones during this challenging period. WE FORFEIT.

domingo, 29 de marzo de 2020

WE FORFEIT (Mix 20) on Radio Relativa :: Show #5 Top Tracks of 2019

WE FORFEIT (Mix 20) on Radio Relativa :: Show #5 Top Tracks of 2019

The WE FORFEIT lads might be a wee bit behind on the whole Best of 2019, Unmissable from 2019, Why I Loved 2019 shenanigans, but they are firmly on the bandwagon and rolling down that hill and off that cliff.





Unmissable from 2019
That time of year, when lists are made and passed around and folk summarise the previous twelve months; February. Right, the WE FORFEIT lads might be a wee bit behind on the whole Best of 2019Unmissable from 2019Why I Loved 2019 shenanigans, but they are firmly on the bandwagon and rolling down that hill and off that cliff.
Sarcastic witticisms aside, 2019 was a cracking year for music with some seriously savage stuff released by established talent, fresh faced newcomers and labels from far and wide. Mixed live, and lovingly, from the new Radio Relativa studio near Marques de Vadillo in Madrid, Robbie and Chris make their way through wave bangers, techno smoothness, fragile electro and even a bit of italo inspiration. Thanks to the gang, all three hundred of ’em, who came down, especially Dani (Clase Media), Juanpablo (Frigo), and Guillermo (ArD2, SETI), to Radio Relativa and all the music that made 2019! ¡Muchísimas gracias a todo y sigamos con el año nuevo!
Tracklist ::
Todo Todo :: Digital Dancer (Juanpablo’s Edit) (Frigio)
Kord :: Vilse (Femur)
Fimmaker :: Extinction Wave (HC)
Assembler Code & Jensen Interceptor :: Rotorwerks (Rattleznake)
The Sun Corporation :: Te Suena (Primitive Version)
Tonovelle :: Event Horizon (Where We Met)
Tagwell Woods :: Bench on the Hill (Distant Worlds)
BOA Featuring Mathieu Deranlot :: Lumière Électronique (FireScope)
Russ Gabriel ‎:: Planet Discovery (Exalt)
John Shima :: Empires (FireScope)
Ziggy :: Trance Gigolo (Bahnsteig 23)
Electro Force :: Getting High (303)
Younger Than Me :: Dirty Sex Ft Justine (Bar Rotterdam)
Exhausted Modern :: Cima Da Lägh (Electronic Leatherette)
Junq ‎:: Altered State (Furthur Electronix)
E.R.P. :: Spurned (Forgotten Future)
Negocius Man :: Meditation (Microm)
Versalife :: Clandestine Development (20:20 Vision)
Vangelis Katsoulis :: Earth Beat (Edited By – Bartoszek)
WLDV :: Inner Communications (Waste Editions)
Simona Sierra ‎:: Muchacho (I.D. Limited)
Antoni Maiovvi :: The Wolf Void (Artificial Horizon)
First broadcast Feb 10, 2020. Blogspot | Facebook
Muchas gracias a Dani (La Clase Media) por la imagen!