sábado, 20 de febrero de 2021

[MAD] Arch & Juanpablo & WE FORFEIT @ Femur & Friends (28/02/21)

 

Yup, a gig. Here in Madrid. 28th of the month. Ya gotta ring up and reserve but promises to be a bitta craic in an otherwise craicless world. Distance, masks and music.

Proximo Domingo 28 Febrero desde 4 pm hasta cierre
Specka Calle de Orense, 26, 28020 Madrid
Reservas por mensaje privado o al telefono 671785873

miércoles, 10 de febrero de 2021

WE FORFEIT (Mix 28) :: Radio Relativa #11

 

WE FORFEIT (Mix 28) :: Radio Relativa #11

After a veritable banquet of wall to wall specials, WE FORFEIT are returning to their roots of pulling out records and seeing what happens.

Forgotten gems of house, synth wave and more

The Summer of 2020 might not have been a great time for travelling, but it was fairly decent when it comes to stocking the control station with new records. For this latest edition, as the warmth subsides to the welcome cool of Winter, Robbie delves into some of the new deliveries, from golden italo to modern day synth sunbeams.

Flying solo for this one—Chris has recently moved to Valencia and should be back on the airwaves soon—Robbie steers, while the cat co-pilots, a course through recent releases by Blanco Y Negro, Bordello A Parigi, Gated Recordings, Ice Machine and Schrodinger’s Box. With holidays meaning stay home, an attempt was made to bring order to WE FORFEIT central during the long hot Summer days of Madrid. Sleeves were rolled up and (record) sleeves rearranged as Robbie went elbow deep into the records to try and organise ’em. Forgotten gems of house, synth wave and more were rediscovered and revived for October’s show including pieces from A Shortwave Mystery, Oppenheimer Analysis and Vangelis.

The world is toured without ever leaving the sitting room in this episode. Tourist Kid from Australia, Cute Heals from Colombia, Dead Husband from the US and more. Our advice, get the headphones on, sit back, relax and let WE FORFEIT take you on that journey you thought you’d missed.

  

Tension :: My Dream (Blanco Y Negro)
Cute Heels :: Beyond The War (Original Mix) (Schrödinger’s Box)
Snuff Crew :: Friendship (Schrödinger’s Box)
Victor M Lenis R :: Breath Of Freedom (Original Mix) (Schrödinger’s Box)
Cetu Javu :: Situations (Razormaid Edit) Dream (Blanco Y Negro)
Dead Husband :: Lake (Bordello A Parigi)
Adrian Marth :: Circle Of Fifths (Italo Moderni)
Tourist Kid :: Under Armour Suite ‎(Good Company)
Vangelis :: Albedo 0.39 (RCA Victor)
Deca :: Alpheratz (Bordello A Parigi / Mothball)
Heinrich Dressel :: (Bordello A Parigi)
Analytica :: Submission (Ice Machine)
The Short Wave Mystery :: Still Laughs ((W|S) World Service Collective)
Bonjour Tristesse :: Partner In Crime (La Forme Lente)
Sternrekorder :: On My Roof (Hertz-Schrittmacher‎)
Risk Risk :: Modern Times (Hertz-Schrittmacher‎)
Oppenheimer Analysis :: Cold War (Minimal Wave)
Sound Synthesis :: Traveller (Gated)
Joel Brittain :: (Gated)
The Jaffa Kid :: Forestry (Acid Mix) (Gated)
Jamie Principle  :: Waiting On My Angel (Ron Hardy Re-Edit)
Gwendolyn :: Come To Me (Long Mix) (Trax / Rush Hour)
Z-Factor :: I’m The Dj (Booton)
Aphex Twin :: Flim (Warp)

domingo, 15 de noviembre de 2020

WE FORFEIT (Mix 27) :: Radio Relativa #10 Septiembre — Sellos De España (Spanish Labels)

WE FORFEIT (Mix 27) :: Radio Relativa #10 Septiembre — Sellos De España (Spanish Labels)

WE FORFEIT return to the interwaves, after the Summer break, with a very specific focus, the lads’ adopted home of Spain and the labels that hail from there. The Seat Ibiza is packed as Robbie and Chris explore the Iberian peninsula across twenty five tracks.

Exploring the Iberian peninsula across twenty five tracks

WE FORFEIT return to the interwaves, after the Summer break, with a very specific focus, the lads’ adopted home of Spain and the labels that hail from there. The Seat Ibiza is packed as Robbie and Chris explore the Iberian peninsula across twenty five tracks.

The northern coast is taken in. Galicia with Vagon Brei and Massage Brain Cult, from Lugo and A Coruña, as the lads make their way down the highways and byways towards the capital. Being Madrid based, the lads make a leisurely pitstop in their hometown with a wide selection coming from Frigio and Femur while sampling the likes of Negocius man and Arcanoid with pit-stops made at labels like Analogical Force Noise, Barro, Caustica Waveform, Eleve and Noise to Meet You. The rented motor is put through its paces, heading northwest for Cataluña to take in a tour of Camp Nou as well as visiting Aspecto Humano, Hooded, Polybius Trax, Spaecial and Útil before hitting the coast with Oráculo.

Never ones to shy away from overly long car journeys in searing heat with no aircon, WE FORFEIT plunge toward the southern coast for a two track stay with Waste Editions in Almería. A two hour audio excursion across a country, taking in electro, house, techno, synth, wave and much much more. Un abrazo!

  
 

Anbau :: LSD (Aspecto Humano)
Synth Alien :: Bailarina Automática (Aspecto Humano)
Dead Husband :: Luxe Kondo (Waste Editions)
Mynationshit :: Marmo (Waste Editions)
Orlok101 :: Alone (Barro)
ArD2 :: Utopia (Frigio / Seti)
Juanpablo :: Shadow´s Color (Frigio)
Juanpablo :: There Is A Silence (Feat Susan Lemon) (Frigio / Seti)
Negocius Man :: (Microm)
Savage Grounds :: Golpe De Calor (Femur)
Julio Tornero :: El Perdedor Radical (Femur)
Kord :: Gräns (Femur)
Shinra :: Plannt (Analogical Force)
Arcanoid :: Force Of Gravity (Semantica)
Module 3F :: Jump Into The Void (Noise to Meet You)
Reedale Rise :: Hiccups (Spaecial)
D’Arcangelo :: 1112 (Massage Brain Cult)
The Bandit :: Drifting in the sewers (Utíl)
Cold Colors & Xiu ‎:: Love Fades Away (Oráculo)
F. Vinuesa :: Smoke Milezzz (Hooded)
Diffuse Arc :: Devenir (Caustica Waveform)
Avalux :: Migrations (Underground Music Xperience)
Sistema :: Neon Acid (Polybius Trax)
Vagon Brei :: Insult Sword Fighting (Mystic & Quantum)

Leonid :: Púca (Eleve) 

domingo, 27 de septiembre de 2020

WE FORFEIT (Mix 26) :: Radio Relativa #9 — Interview with Cignol

 

WE FORFEIT (Mix 26) :: Radio Relativa #9 — Interview with Cignol


Cignol has been on the WE FORFEIT radar, as well as many other folks, for quite some time now. The Ireland based artist has been consistently delivering superb music, from acid tinged techno, braindance infused electronica to sky gazing electro. Chris and Robbie managed to track Paul Cignol down for a chat.

Braindance infused electronica to sky gazing electro

The WE FORFEIT lads have their beady eyes on many things. Cinnamon rolls. Loose change. Decent priced white wine. Their ears are tuned to something altogether better.

Cignol has been on the WE FORFEIT radar, as well as many other folks, for quite some time now. The Ireland based artist has been consistently delivering superb music, from acid tinged techno, braindance infused electronica to sky gazing electro. Chris and Robbie managed to track Paul Cignol down for a chat. From his first influences in electronic music right up to his most recent works, all is laid bare in this tell-all interview that’s worthy of the very best of what The News of the World would have to offer. Sit back, relax and enjoy two hours of insight and music from a superb musician.

  
 

The Parallel :: Sentinel (Signal Code)
Mark Du Mosch :: Nexus5 (Signal Code)
Costelloe :: Moon Transmission (Signal Code)
Cignol :: Quest (Analogical Force)
Cignol :: Galway Acid (Computer Controlled)
Who is Cignol? Where are you from? What is your musical aim?
Cignol :: Role Player (Alphabet Set)
How did you first become interested in electronic music? Who were the first artists who grabbed your attention?
Man Parrish :: Hip Hop Bebop (Polydor)
AFX :: .215061 (Rephlex)
Reload :: Peschi (Evolution)
When did you decide to start making music? Have you always wanted to make music?
Cignol :: Unkey (Alphabet Set)
The trademark sound of the TB303, its melting acid tones, is one of the central tenets Cignol’s style. Why do you think that specific sound still resonates with you and other artists?
Luke Slater :: I Love Acid (Warp)
You are based in Dublin. What is the music scene like there? Club nights? Records shops? Labels of note?
Anno Stamm :: Das ANNO STAMM Theme (All City)
Anno Stamm :: The Cities I Waltzed Through (All City)
Sias ‎:: Milk Harbour (Jheri Tracks)
GB (Gifted & Blessed) :: Dogon (All City)
You’ve worked a lot with Lunar Disko from Dublin, how did that relationship start?
Cignol :: Teatoaster (Lunar Disko)
Cignol :: Subprimes (Lunar Disko)
You’ve worked with a number of other labels as well. How are you connecting with imprints? Or is it them connecting with you?
Cignol :: Near Earth Objects (Distant Worlds)
How are you making your music? Are you a hardware man or kore software or a mix of both?
Cignol :: Chorus Envy (Seagrave/Libertine/Furthur Electronix)
You played here in Madrid about a year or so ago. Are you doing many live shows these days? How do you feel about them? Any plans to come back here?
Cignol :: The Observable Universe (Furthur Electronix)
What are the plans for the future? A busier release schedule? Other projects?
Cignol :: Modularity (Distant Worlds)
A guilty pleasure number to end on?
Desireless :: Voyage Voyage (RMA)

Visit WE FORFEIT at weforfeit.blogspot.com.

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)

Visit WE FORFEIT at weforfeit.blogspot.com.

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)

Visit WE FORFEIT at weforfeit.blogspot.com.

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)