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SEPTEMBER 2010 - STUDENT ISSUE

WORDS OF WISDOM PHOTOGRAPHY ART & DESIGN COUNTER CULTURE STYLE / FASHION ELECTRONIC MUSIC


Af r i c a H itech claim to be much more th a n a n a m e ; they say Afr ica H itech is an ideolo g y o n e t h at embodies its members’ passion s fo r a n e c l e c tic diaspora of elec tronic st yles, f ro m s o u l, d ub and acid to UK garage, gr ime, tec h n o, h o u s e and Jamaican dancehall. M ar k Pr itc h a rd a n d Steve Spacek stand at the interse c t i o n o f a l l t hese st yles and the result is a synt h e s i ze r f uelled syncopated percussion and b a s s m a d n e ss.

AFRICA

SHED, MARCUS IGNORED, CHILLAGE IDIOTS, DAVID O SULLIVAN, BARRY REDSETTA

S H E D i s descr ibed as a B er liner with his hea r t c h a i n e d to D e t ro i t. With a whiff of nostalgia, Shed incor p o rate t h e co nt agi o u s excitement o f old school rave in thei r m u s i c, b r i n gi n g i t u p to date and adapting it to the new ways o f p a r t y i n g a n d d a ncing. Steeped in classic techno, t h e i r p ro d u c t i o n s fo r S o l oac tion (their own label) and Ostgu t To n ex p l o re a ll t h e niches of th e genre’s histor y in ord e r to b re at h e n e w l i fe into it. The authentic sound of D e t ro i t, c re ate d i n t h e hear t of B er lin.

R BE S RO A OM TH INS PR

Pr i n s Th o m a s i s re s p o n s i b l e fo r a s wa g o f t h e e c l e c t i c ‘s p a ce - d i s co’ s o u n d s e ma n at i n g f ro m h o m e l a n d, N o r way. H e i s p ro d u ce r D J a n d re m i x fo r h i m s e l f w i t h h i s ow n re l e a s e s, Way b a c k i n t i m h e s t a r te d p l ay i n g a ro u n d a s a D J at a p u e r i l e a g Vi e w i n g i t a s a n ex te n s i o n o f h i s b re a k- d a n c i n g fo r t s, Th o m a s b e g a n m i x i n g h i p h op, e l e c t ro a n d t l i k e s o f Ar t h u r B a k e r a n d S h e p Pe t t i b o n e. H e t h to o k u p t h e b a s s a n d p l aye d i n m o re b a n d s t h N o r way h a s t re e s.

H e j o i n e d fo rce s w i t h H a n s - Pe te r L i n h ave b a c k gro u n d s i n d i f fe re nt N o r w i n g f ro m p u n k to g o s p e l to h e av y m l i a , b u t t h e y a l s o s h a re d a p a s s i o n r u n t h e i r ow n l a b e l s Fe e d e l i t y, Fu l l

NG RO ST M Z AR IC S B LE A GI T B

Wi t h a m u s i c c a re e r a l re a d c a d e s, co m p r i s i n g s i n g l e s, s o m e co u l wo u l d b e re a d y to s h owe ve r, n o t h i n g t r u t h . Wi t h h i s d ro p i n M a rc h co rd i n g s, to re ve a l o f Eu ro p e p ro d u ce r s


A HITECH

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D i s co te k k e n re t u r n fo r a n o t h e r Tw i s te d Pe p p e r d a n ce f l o o r i n s t a l l m e nt, a n d t h i s t i m e t h e y ce l e b rate t h e i r s e c o n d b i r t h d ay ! Wh e re d i d t h o s e t wo ye a r s g o to ? H e a d l i n e r s t h i s t i m e a re t h e b r i l l i a nt Ti g e r & Wo o d s. Th e i r b o d i e s might be stationed in nor ther n a n d s o u t h e r n Eu ro p e, b u t t h e co l l e c t i ve co n s c i o u s n e s s of Tiger & Woods is more of ten fo u n d l e v i t at i n g i n d e e p a n a l o g s p a ce. Th e re’s b e e n q u i te some hum around this myster ious d u o’s o u t p u t o n t h e Ed i t a i n m e nt l a b e l, a n d t h e i r t ra d e mar k fusion of boogie, house and co m p re s s e d f u n k - w h i l e t h e l i ve Ti g e r & Wo o d s ex p e r ience has already touched down at s o m e o f Eu ro p e’s m o s t d i s ce r n i n g d i s co o u t p o s t s. B oth members have also visited t h e R e d B u l l M u s i c Ac a d e my p l a n e t, and made some intergalac tic con n e c t i o n s t h e re. Th e y ’ l l b e j o i n e d in their per for mance by Lunar D i s k o D J s, Co n o r D u n n e, Th e Candidate s (live), Powder horse (l i ve ) , Tra z ( l i ve ) , H a l c yo n Daze (live ), M ix tapes From The U n d e rgro u n d w/ MCs Ophelia, Jahrome, R aven, Wh i te n o i s e, White Collar B oy (live). G o Discote k k e n !

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n ds t rø m i n 2003. They both wegi a n b a n d projec ts, rangm eta l to fo l k and psychede for co l l e c t ing records and Pu p p a n d I nter nasjonal.

dy s p a n n i n g near ly t wo de fou r a l b u ms and multiple d t h i n k t h at R ober t Babicz set t l e d ow n for a quiet life, cou l d b e f ur ther from the s fo u r t h f u ll length due to h 2 0 1 0 o n Systematic R e R o b e r t B abicz continues his t a l e nt and sk ill as one e’s m o s t e ssential techno s.

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