Wellcome to THE WEB's tasty audio electronics!

On this blogspot page you can find all my electronic music tracks from the clips i present on my YouTube channel - or Albums/EPs from single tracks you might have heard on Soundcloud
For every album/EP/single there is a post, with some descriptions of the making of, a track listing and links/infos about download. most of the stuff is free...
contact: gronku(at)hispeed.ch

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THE WEB

Donnerstag, 10. Oktober 2013

STEREOSLUGS & THE WEB

Obey The Robots



After the Sinus Remix Cat (aka CXXXVI) had to rest her voice for a while in March 2013. Instead of writing and singing new CXXXVI Songs she worked on electronic experimental tracks. Under her other alias / project named STEREOSLUGS she did a concept EP about robots, using a variety of electronic sounds and robotic voice samples. The EP comes with a booklet with cool artwork and when she sent me a preview copy of it i enjoyed it a lot, loved the sounds and the voices so much that i asked her if i could use material from it for a track that - if she liked it - could be a bonus track on the EP. She liked the idea so i tried my best to create a track worthy for this cool EP.



For this i used four of the five "Robots" tracks she had done, cut them in several samples and saved them as loops so i could use all on the same tempo, arranged them in one track and added a stomping techno beat plus some synth and fx.

Of course there had to be a videoclip to the track that fits it and so i used industry robot footage, mirrored and treated with effects, and of course the cool robots that Cat had done for the booklet of the EP had to be in the clip too. Cat did an additional robot letter pic corresponding to the track as she had done with the other tracks on the EP and added it to the booklet. It's Marvin, the robot from Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy...




Click to listen Obey The Robots on Soundcloud
Click to download STEREOSLUGS - Robots EP for free (mediafire)


Throatcleaner

In autumn 2013 Cat came over from Australia and visited me in my hometown Winterthur, Switzerland. She had caught a cold and soon i had a runny nose and cough too, there was a little concert going on - that gave us the idea of doing a silly track together with noises like harrumph, cough, sneeze... We called it Throatcleaner, and as it's rather on the experimental side Cat is in under her alias STEREOSLUGS again.





So we sampled the noises - which was a lot of fun already - and arranged them to patterns. We chose a rather high bpm to let the drums have some good speed, i suggested to go with a hardtechno/breakbeat hybrid for the rhythm and added a catchy synth bassline to it. With these elements i arranged the track and put an fx line to it that i built from a cough/sneezing sample by reducing it's tempo more than 90percent so that it 'falls apart' in glitches. You can hear it from the start of the track.

We put a lot of effort in the videoclip here to visualize the track - it's about the World Coughing Championships and it shows how to clean your throat properly, so don't miss it :-)

Click to listen and download Throatcleaner on Soundcloud


Trolls From Hell (Dinosaws You In Half feat. THE WEB)


In december 2013, Cat finished a new series of experimental tracks about trolls that she released under yet another alias, Dinosaws You In Half - what an artist name lol. The EP she did is called "I Troll You So" and can be downloaded for free. As with the Robots EP i thought it would be cool to do a collab track using sounds of tracks from the EP. So i did a mash up of two of the tracks on the EP, called 'Demon Trolls' and 'For Those Who Cross The Trolls (Creepy Kid Vocals)' - the girls voice here is soo cool :-) - and some cuts from two other. From the sounds and issue it was clear from the start that it would be a banging dark hardtechno track ...and it was quite logical to entitle it "Trolls From Hell". When it was finished, Cat added it to her EP as a bonutz and i uploaded it on YT with a video using Resident Evil 4 footage that has some big evil trolls in it. And there is no happy end...

Click to listen Trolls From Hell on Soundcloud
Click to download Dinosaws You In Half - I Troll You So EP for free (mediafire)

 
JEFF


In autumn 2014, Cat sent me a videoclip she had edited from the 1950 original movie "Control Your Emotions"; she found it funny how psychiatrists back then dealt with emotions and personality. As usual she had created a cool soundtrack to it, with samples from the movie and added sounds from FL studio. I got hooked instantly and thought that might be really cool to pimp with some heavy techno rave beats - everything else was there - at 185 bpm - and it wouldn't be necessary to change anything to make it a cool fast hardtechno track. I only added some sounds from Hilti jackhammers that i had sampled as they were renovating my terrace just a few weeks ago. That was it! I used the original clip with the pimped soundtrack to upload on my YT-channel - a perfect fit :-)


Later my friend thadbb from Frankfurt came by and liked the track so much he asked me to do a remix of it - yeah of course! turned out a perfect sick thadbb hardcore remix as expected: Krankfurt rules!!


Click to listen and download JEFF on Soundcloud






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Mittwoch, 9. Oktober 2013

Remixes 2013 - Miss Kiss, Yoshiyuki Ota, Ultrahigh

Miss Kiss - Sinus (THE WEB & CXXXVI Remix)

In February 2013 Leslie Von Dees told me he joined two of his friends to run a new recordlabel, a netlabel called CroRoom Recordings, based in Hungary. He sent me the Soundcloud link for two tracks from a young Hungarian artist named Miss Kiss, and asked if i could do a remix together with Cat (aka CXXXVI) on one, and maybe a solo remix on the other track. I suggested that "Sinus" would be the track i do with Cat. This track got a quite unusual if not to say weird bassline going through and i knew this going to be a challenge to do a proper remix of it.
It took a while until he could send me the sound material. Beginning of March 2013 i started the work. Unlike other times i didn't put lots of new or different drums to it but instead used her drum sounds and rearranged them to a breakbeat that is typical for electro tracks. I put more emphasis on added synth lines, as my intention was to go with this hallmark bassline, leave it unchanged (only with a slight effect on it), and put it into a new context, so that it would form new harmonies with the added synths/chords/guitarsounds. This way i wanted to provide a solid ground for Cat's vocals. As usual she did a great job on the lyrics for the track. My guess was that the title Sinus referred to the sinus curve, but Cat sticked to the other meaning of sinus, the anatomical one, and created a song about being allergic to this world, and thus having sinus congestion and difficulties to breathe. And so we did a video to it that matched the issue.
When we had sent the track to Leslie he wrote us back that Miss Kiss and also his colleagues at CroRoom recordings were quite confused with our remix, as they were not familiar with live sung vocals. In the usual deep house tracks the vocals are samples that are played like a synth, where as Cat does a rather free interpretation in her live singing to the track, inspired by blues, sometimes going off beat, stretching words etc. If you have listened to our tracks you will know what i mean. Leslie is a real musician (he had played the trumpet for quite some time) and appreciates and loves our work, including this remix, but the decision on whether the remix would be accepted for Miss Kiss' release was on her in the first place. Well, no matter, we put the music clip on my Youtube channel and got good feedback for it. Check it out below and if you like you can download it using the link.





Click to download Miss Kiss - Sinus (THE WEB & CXXXVI Remix) VIDEO
(mp4, H.264 - 720p HD, 257 MB) (mediafire)


Yoshiyuki Ota - Feel The Sun (THE WEB Remix)

Since beginning of 2013 Yoshiyuki Ota had a real boost in producing tracks, he got involved with different net labels (CroRoom, Ambber, Mystic Carousel, Emerald & Doreen). Late March 2013 he asked me if i would do a remix of the title track for his new release "Feel The Sun" on the German label Emerald & Doreen Recordings. I had listened to the original and didn't hesitate a second to say yes of course - the track was perfect for doing a WEB remix on it, i could expand it adding my drumwork while keeping the original sound and mood. Yoshi was very happy with the result too and so the remix was included in the release. The release was featured on itunes Japan in the House genre.
Of course i also wanted to do a nice videoclip for my remix. Watch, listen and Feel The Sun!

Click for listen/preview Yoshiyuki Ota - Feel The Sun EP (EDR013) on Emerald & Doreen Recordings






Ultrahigh - In My Heart (THE WEB Remix)

Ultrahigh are Cem Oral - better known as Jammin' Unit (or together with Dr.Walker as Air Liquide) and Roger Cobernuss - known as Kerosene. In the early 90ies, the golden age of Techno, they were well known in Germany and beyond. Their 1994 Ultrahigh album "The view of Ultrahigh" was and still is one of my fav album. For my YouTube channel i wanted to use a track from Jammin' Unit (called "Superflyer") for a videoclip and asked Cem for permission. He replied to my email and said he would be glad if i uploaded the track with a nice clip. Later i also used some Ultrahigh tracks that i love ("Killerbees Of Guatemala", "Cemetry Bells") and got into contact with Roger as well. I then also did videoclips for their older band project "Zulutronic" as they re-released a "best of" in 2012 and for artists on Roger's label Athletikk Berlin (Minimal Widget, Lars Sommerfeld).

When i had uploaded a nice videoclip to Ultrahigh's ambient experimental track "In My Heart" (the starter of the "View Of..." album), using footage that i filmed out of the Tower Eye in Sydney during my holidays 2012, my friend TruthseekerUK commented on the clip that this would be a nice track to do a Drum'n'Bass remix of. I thought he was right and that it was a good idea. Next day i saw that Roger had answered the comments and said "a remix would be great - but i am afraid that the files are no more available". I had done remixes of tracks using the whole track before so i said i will try and see if it worked out. It did. And when i sent the final remix to Cem and Roger they said it was great and could be on a release together with the original. I just thought wow that would be so cool. Roger said he'd ask some guys for another remix on it and then release it, but he was quite busy at that time so they decided to go with my remix only. That was another wow! It doesn't mean i will make money with it but it's such a great honour and appreciation of my work. Awesome :-)

Of course i did my best on the videoclip for the remix. As with the original i chose footage from Sydney and treated it with effects so it's in 'Ultrahigh colour'. You can watch and listen below.