Posts Tagged ‘jazz’

I’ve never thought I would make beats of my own, but here we are… a couple of days ago I heard a song on a series I’m watching and the piano just stuck. I’m proud to present you my very first own track, titled A Man of Dreams. I’ve received very nice compliments on it but I know it could have been better. Nonetheless I took my first baby steps and the second track is in the works. Enjoy.

Something great began on 7/7/7, exactly five years ago. Dimitar Kalinov aka Violent Public Disorderaz gave birth to an independent netlabel that has given home to more than a hundred talented artists since. The label is looking mainly for the oldschool sound of the 90s, original sampling, dusted vinyl-like tracks and jazz influenced instrumental hip hop. The artitsts (including VPD himself) make up a really close family of international producers who collaborate, communicate, share, respect and inspire. Everything they release is legally free to download and is licensed under Creative Commons because everybody at DWK understands that music should be free and they made it their mission to spread quality music throughout the world. And their quest is going very well. Here is a short interview I did with Dimitar, basically random questions that popped into my mind about music, netlabels, artists and such.

When did the idea of starting a netlabel first come to mind?

– I dropped my debut EP for a netlabel (Lo-Kiwi now fused with Cat Nap) and I saw it’s good. Then I decided to unite artists I knew and to build our own place on the web.

How many of the artists did you know that ended up at DWK before it was born?

– 2 Bone Giants, Bradata, Mr. Moods, Lost Soul Refuge, Merlune, Daakoon, Nora Naughty, Citizen Crane.

Since when have you been involved in music? Any relatives that did it or was it self taught?

– Hip-Hop music. I grew up with the hip-hop culture. Listening carefully how beats are made I decided to make own stuff. I started in 1997, using analog equipment: a turntable and 2 tape recorders. I was in electronics and I added some very useful options – pitch controller, turning on/off erasing during the record; I built analog sound oscillators and filters. It was huge fun, I experimented a lot. Even now (when I’m in digital sound processing) I still use some of the methods I discovered in that time.

Do you play any musical instruments?

– I used to play accordion, then started playing keyboards. After all I was clarinet player in a brass band 7 years. And now I use more frequencies than notes. 🙂

What is the mission of Dusted Wax Kingdom?

– To unite, to develop, to build quality and to make things happen for the artist.

If you had to choose, who would you say is your favourite artist at the netlabel?  (we won’t tell) 😀

– Neither will I ! 😀

Who influenced you the most in your quest as a knight of the kingdom? Who should we think of when we listen to VPD?

– In the first place: The KLF – I was impressed how they use elements from some of their previous tracks in new ones. Then I heard the same way of sampling in Cypress Hill’s music. DJ Muggs was probably the biggest influence of mine. I learned a lot listening carefully to his production. And here is a funny story. I resemble DJ Muggs. Once I was in an internet cafe, browsing his forums, a kid came and said “Nice pictures! Is that your website?”.

Which moment were you most proud of since 7/7/2007 (the birth of DWK)?

– I’m proud and happy everyday of what we do! I’m sure the greatest moment is yet to come!

How would you try to convince and artists you would genuinely love to have on the netlabel to publish a release with you (is there anyone you would really like to sign at this time)?

– I’m absolutely honest with them. I just say something like this “I love your stuff, this is what we do, do you want in?” 🙂 We are a real family, no matter of distance and time zones 🙂 I think artists feel themselves at home. They know that they create Dusted Wax Kingdom and they make it an unique place on the internet. The key is to feel involved in something good, something you love; to share with people who understand you. I’d really love to sign Raycord. He is from Canada, a very talented artist and his works fit perfectly to the mood of DWK.

The artists who DWK supports are spread all over the world. How many did you meet in person?

– Unfortunately I met personally only the DWK artists from Bulgaria so far.

Tell us a funny story in connection with the label that happened during these 5 years.

– The communication with DWK artists is the biggest fun you could have! All the cats are amazing, funny, open-minded. Once I had huge laugh when Anitek told me he played some DWK stuff and his neighbours called the police 6 times that week to turn the loud music down.

MP3 or vinyl?

– Both! In this digital era, it’s a challenge to make organic vinylistic music released on mp3. It’s really rare.

How do you see netlabels in general in the future?

– Netlabels will give a new business model and will change the industry 🙂

What is exactly does it mean to be a knight of the Kingdom?

– Yeah, I call our artists knights 🙂 It’s a very interesting association 🙂 A knight has gallantry, honour, purpose and cause to fight. So do we 🙂 We love old traditions, old music, oldschool hip-hop, that’s why I decided to use the word “kingdom”, but not the famous word “records”. And I don’t like when people say “Dusted Wax Records”. Records are what you buy and collect in your music library.

Choose a track which you would want to get up to every morning for the rest of your life. (Like in Groundhog Day)

– Haha, I’d love to turn on the radio every morning when I get up and to hear a DWK track! Amin! 😀

Which commercial label would you say is your favourite?

– Hmmm. Maybe Anticon. They are underground, funny, eccentric cats and big source of inspiration 😉 Some old stuff from Ninja Tune catalog, some music from Project:Mooncircle, Content (L)abel.

What do you think the artists at DWK think of you?

– Dunno. Maybe sometimes they are thankful (for I’m the engine of DWK) and sometimes they are angry (because I’m lazy ass) 🙂

What would you name your club / bar if you opened one?

– Oh, I’ll tell later after I came out of the bathroom 😉 The idea for Dusted Wax Kingdom came in the bathroom 🙂

It took years to get everything done for your latest album ‘Whiskey Sessions’ but like a fine single malt it needed 4 years to be perfect. When do you think the next VPD EP or LP is going to be out?

– I have lots of unfinished stuff. Hope I’ll find some spare time to complete and release it soon 🙂

DWK has just had its 150th release. Which was your busiest year of the 5?  Are things picking up with more an more artists becoming “knighted”?

– I could say it was 2012 🙂 We have so much releases to come. I started publishing 2 releases per week. Really busy times!

And I hope the label is going to be even busier in years to come. I myself am very glad to know Dimitar personally and I very much doubt that you can find another netlabel in the world that have so many talented artists who actually do act like a real family. I could shower you with stories of how helpful and honest everybody at DWK is, but let’s leave that for another time. I have compiled a 2-part selection of my favourites of the 1420 tracks released by Dusted Wax Kingdom up to this day. These selections are my birthday present to the family and to all the artists who fight for free quality music. Long live the Kingdom and thank you Dimitar for all you do and also for this little interview.

Ladies and gents the time has finally come! Kovacs put up his remix collection to soundcloud. We have been waiting for this release for months now. The original Piszkos Jazz is one of the best contemporary jazz influenced release and now such acclaimed producers remixed the tracks as Hugo Kant, Suhov, Renegades Of Jazz and Kisszántó. You have to check this out as soon as you can. If you haven’t heard the originals, give your ears a treat with them also. We are genuinely proud to have such a great producer emerge from our country. Keep on doing what you do Nándor!

…is the title of my latest mix that got very nice compliments from my present heroes in music. I am very grateful for all the listeners and feedback, hopefully I can become even better. This mix is full of classic trip hop / abstract hip hop tracks and artists but you can also hear tunes from producers who quickly became favourites in my book even though I’ve only heard them first this year. The basic idea came when a friend of mine asked if I can recommend tracks or artists that sound like Dig This Vibe by Dj Krush. My first idea for him was Dj Cam‘s Mad Blunted Jazz and then mononome, The Blue Squares and off I went on one of the finest digging trips of my life so far. I had about 1100 tracks to check and you will certainly enjoy the 23 tracks that made it into the mix. Their atmosphere and chilled vibes will probably be a trip for you just like making the mix was for me. Feed your ears!

…I woke up and realized that the first EP of mononome was not enough. And I think all music addicts felt the same way. Now you can rest a bit easier as the sampling master dropped his second EP at Dusted Wax Kingdom, titled “The Secret Melody”. All the great favourites from his souncloud page are included. He keeps amazing us with dirty lo-fi sounds nobody else can create. Hope he will stay this way Forever… and will not be Wasted.

Here’s this guy whose name speaks well of himself. And here’s his 7-track Neckbreakers beat tape, which is also kind of a fitting title. He’s bringing beats to a level, where you can not stop nodding, probably will break your neck if you get addicted to this release. Have a listen and try not to break your neck so you can listen to more fine beats from The Expert in the future. Free download behind the pic, as always!

We want Time Travel! When do we want it? It’s irrelevant… Well in this case it’s not. Cause if you want to time travel, today is the day. Jenova 7 and Mr. Moods teamed up for a new release, titled Time Travelers. We have been waiting patiently and the time has come… Check the DWK site today for the ultimate chillout. Free download.

by Mindtouchbeats. This producer is from Seoul, South Korea. His sampling is so clean and sometimes so simple that the tunes are just burnt into your mind. Hence the name, good one Sir! Here’s a free album for download at bandcamp for you as well. Looking forward to more beats for sure!

The King of Collabs

Posted: April 21, 2012 by rbbnmthrbbt in info
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You might now the guilty parties present in this trio from older posts, but it’s well worth checking them out one by one as for sure. Thing is, these three awesome producers have recently announced that they will join forces in order to create something that will shake your world. And so they did.  MononomeMr. Moods és Jenova 7 together known as Wax Triptych has released its 1st track. Eargasm!
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Az előző posztokból ismerhetitek már az alábbi trió tagjait, de ha mégsem, akkor egyenként is érdemes utánuk nézni. Tehát az a helyzet, hogy nem rég bejelentette ez a három zseni, hogy közösen megpróbálnak valami újat alkotni. Sikerült. Mononome, Mr. Moods és Jenova 7 létrehozta a Wax Triptych nevezetű kollaborációt, aminek első trackje már hallgatható és kőkemény.


Some months ago I had the luck to find a label, all thanks to Kovacs. Hiperbole Records has great producers, such as Savages (Kovacs’ alter ego), Madball Scientists and Triberg, of whom I’ll introduce to you. Their EP, Himmelberg and Höllental is interesting because of the fact that they mixed German folk music (kraut) with jazzy elements which gives you a combination of magical elements that will blow your mind. This already great EP just got even better with the remixes made by producers from all over the world, so this is totally two birds with one stone. Join me on a trip through the German landscapes (btw the tracks’ names are really the names of famous German places).
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Pár hónappal ezelőtt figyelmesek lettünk Kovacs révén egy kiadóra. Nagyobb szerencsénk nem is lehetett volna, ugyanis a Hiperbole ontja magából a jobbnál jobb lemezeket, olyan előadóktól, mint a Savages (Kovacs alteregoja), a Madball Scientists vagy épp a Triberg, amiről jelen esetben szó lesz. Azért nagyon érdekes próbálkozás ez a lemez, mert a tipikus német kraut hangzást keverik jazz elemekkel, ami olyan varázslatos kombináció, hogy kár lenne kihagyni. Azóta, hogy felfedeztük őket, kijött az EP remix lemeze is, úgyhogy most két legyet csapunk le egyszerre. Gyertek velünk németország legszebb tájaira egyszerre két utazás erejéig (mellesleg a trackek tényleg német tájak neveit kapták).