On his iD.EOLOGY debut, the "Durban Chamber" LP, Dubsalon pays his very own tribute to the echo and infuses his rich and juicy  psy-dub beats with elements from dubstep, funk, electronica, hiphop,  downbeat and lounge. Shimmering with slick production, his tracks  oscillate inbetween full-on and far-out, turning an abundance of musical  detail into an equally relaxed, rousing and reality-bending overall  listening experience.
DJ Saetchmo, bass-loving resident of the Berlin #tassebier posse and host of his very own weekly Echochamber show, has put his mixing-mind and -digits to Dubsalon’s tracks and has  tweaked them into a mindboggling 30 minutes of trippy dubby goodness.  And that mix is of course also part of the package which we have  prepared for you this time.

On his iD.EOLOGY debut, the "Durban Chamber" LP, Dubsalon pays his very own tribute to the echo and infuses his rich and juicy psy-dub beats with elements from dubstep, funk, electronica, hiphop, downbeat and lounge. Shimmering with slick production, his tracks oscillate inbetween full-on and far-out, turning an abundance of musical detail into an equally relaxed, rousing and reality-bending overall listening experience.

DJ Saetchmo, bass-loving resident of the Berlin #tassebier posse and host of his very own weekly Echochamber show, has put his mixing-mind and -digits to Dubsalon’s tracks and has tweaked them into a mindboggling 30 minutes of trippy dubby goodness. And that mix is of course also part of the package which we have prepared for you this time.

Our fabulous new addition Strobotone combines futuristic electronic  dance-sound with a truckload of references from 35 years of musical  history on his one-hour debut-album entitled Flashback Forward.  Skillfully he amalgamates bits and pieces from funk, disco, electric  boogie, house, electronica, ambient and many more into a crisp and  detailed mixture of perfect pop. And since this is such damn good fun  even for those who are not highbrow academic eclectics, these tracks  sound like tomorrow’s classics already today.

Our fabulous new addition Strobotone combines futuristic electronic dance-sound with a truckload of references from 35 years of musical history on his one-hour debut-album entitled Flashback Forward. Skillfully he amalgamates bits and pieces from funk, disco, electric boogie, house, electronica, ambient and many more into a crisp and detailed mixture of perfect pop. And since this is such damn good fun even for those who are not highbrow academic eclectics, these tracks sound like tomorrow’s classics already today.

For those of you interested in an in-depth look at the artists behind this month’s iD.EOLOGY releases, we highly recommend the latest edition of the great "To4ka" slidecast. The German-Russian format sheds some light on Berlin’s netaudio-scene, featuring interviews with and photos of Dub One! and Kosmonaut. Big ups and big thanks!

Kosmonaut turns to the philosophical side of things on his already third offering on iD.EOLOGY entitled Utopia EP.  In the ideal sonic society he sketches out in lively colours, space-age  drum’n’bass, downbeat electronica, lush slow-house and subtle  chillout-ambient co-exist in peace at even volumes, tearing down the  stylistic walls between them.

Kosmonaut turns to the philosophical side of things on his already third offering on iD.EOLOGY entitled Utopia EP. In the ideal sonic society he sketches out in lively colours, space-age drum’n’bass, downbeat electronica, lush slow-house and subtle chillout-ambient co-exist in peace at even volumes, tearing down the stylistic walls between them.

On his long-awaited second solo-release on iD.EOLOGY, the Blow Dubs EP,  Berlin-based producer-whizz Dub One! gets all physical with tracks full  of pure aural sex. Wild space-funk, sensual reggae, tingly salsa and  explosive bigbeat get together for an alluring menage-a-dub that will  seduce you and leave you satisfied with a wide, pleasant smile.

On his long-awaited second solo-release on iD.EOLOGY, the Blow Dubs EP, Berlin-based producer-whizz Dub One! gets all physical with tracks full of pure aural sex. Wild space-funk, sensual reggae, tingly salsa and explosive bigbeat get together for an alluring menage-a-dub that will seduce you and leave you satisfied with a wide, pleasant smile.

While our christmas pressies - Tracing Arcs’ Eye See You EP and Bit Spencer’s Beats and Bytes mix - are both still sizzlingly popular with you folks, we already  throw in the another package no less rich and lush. Number three in our  series “iD.EOLOGY - because best things are free”, the edition electro/techno,  comes with one good hour worth of the finest danceable tracks far  beyond worn-out clichés and boring conventions. The individual mixtures  of our iD. allstars - from cuddly synthpop-electro to sweaty  bigbeat-techno - will most certainly not leave you cold, even at subzero  temperatures.

While our christmas pressies - Tracing Arcs’ Eye See You EP and Bit Spencer’s Beats and Bytes mix - are both still sizzlingly popular with you folks, we already throw in the another package no less rich and lush. Number three in our series “iD.EOLOGY - because best things are free”, the edition electro/techno, comes with one good hour worth of the finest danceable tracks far beyond worn-out clichés and boring conventions. The individual mixtures of our iD. allstars - from cuddly synthpop-electro to sweaty bigbeat-techno - will most certainly not leave you cold, even at subzero temperatures.

Tras un tiempo sin sacar a la luz nuevos trabajos, Tracing Arcs comienzan 2011 lanzando álbum: Eye See You. Por supuesto, se mantienen fieles a la música libre y ha salido publicado a través del netlabel iD.EOLOGY, disponible para su libre descarga.

Creando de principio a fin una atmósfera oscura e intrigante y manteniendo sus señas de identidad, Tracing Arcs nos regalan siete nuevos temas para disfrutar relajadamente y darle un gustazo a nuestros oídos.
La seductiva voz de Fran Kapelle y el magnífico trabajo con los teclados de Paul Addie es acompañado en este álbum por Terry Pack al bajo y Violet M. Williams como segunda vocalista.

Qué mejor forma de empezar el año que con buena música recién salida del horno.

Lehnt euch zurück und genießt! Das erste Album der Tracing Arcs auf iD.EOLOGY kann sich wirklich hören lassen. Wunderbar jazzige und entspannende Trip-Hop-Beats gepaart mit der Stimme von Fran Kapelle, die einen in ihren Bann zieht – einfach fantastisch!
When we say ‘rich sound’ it obviously doesn’t have anything to do with wealth. Yet while listening to the new release by UK’s Tracing Arcs I kept getting this strange feeling that this music is literally rich, as in ‘you have to be filthy rich to be listening to this lush sound’. Not true, naturally, especially considering that Eye See You is available for free download at iD.EOLOGY. But it just has that feel of music that being played personally for you, that you somehow could control if you wanted to, but you don’t want to, because you’re a lazy rich pig and because the music is so good anyway. The album has only 7 tracks, but each song is its own little world and is long enough to provide you with a nice fulfilling trip into this world. Here lies the vulnerability of Tracing Arcs’ music - it isn’t something you just put on while folding your laundry or painting kitchen cabinets. It isn’t suitable for background noise at a party. This is music you actually have to listen to. Otherwise you will probably miss the harmony entirely. And harmony is the most important part here. There are no supporting roles here, only leading ones. Vocals by Fran Kapelle (who also writes the lyrics) and Paul H. Addie’s layered soundscapes are inseparable and irreplaceable. Whether it’s the mellow psychedelic “Deep Breath”, the gorgeous “Consequence Of Love”, fulled with clear sadness “Sheep & Tides (for Big Al)” or the unusually intense (but still gentle) “So Beautiful”, - they work together creating these slowly progressing mini-trip-hop-jazz-operas that have to be thoroughly listened to in order to be heard. It doesn’t seem effortless, because it isn’t. It took a lot of effort to create and it requires some effort to appreciate. And this is why I cannot accept Tracing Arcs music 100% and it’s entirely my fault - I just cannot put enough effort into listening to music. I hope that some of you do.

Im Jahresendspurt wir gerade ein beeindruckendes Feuerwerk an Netaudio-Releases höchster Güte abgebrannt. Zwischen den Jahren ist zum Glück etwas Zeit für musikalische Heavy Rotation.

Tracing Arcs sind eine weitere Leuchtrakete der iD.EOLOGY-Pyromanen. Deren Debütalbum “Eye See You” klingt aber so reif, als hätten die zwei plus zwei Musiker schon zwanzig Jahre steile Karriere hinter sich. Haben sie ja mehr oder weniger auch. Trip Hop, Downbeat, Nujazz waren schon lange nicht mehr so lebendig, wie auf den sieben nicht eben kurzen Tracks dieser Scheibe. Von der musikalischen Qualität her braucht sich “Eye See You” vor niemandem zu verstecken, vor allem der Gesang von Fran Kapelle beeindruckt.

Hier wird einmal mehr deutlich, dass in 2010 in Sachen Netaudio noch einmal eine Schippe draufgelegt wurde. Ich freue mich deshalb schon auf 2011 und erwarte eigentlich einen semi-großen Durchbruch von Netaudio in den so-called Mainstream. Verdient wäre es wirklich.