MUSIC: Xilent - Boss Wave (8-bit dubstep)

Kristofer has now stepped up to CGI for his latest wubwub video extravaganza, for upcoming dubstep producer Xilent’s Boss Wave. In fact, with the help of CG animation experts Erik Buchholtz and Mikael Pettersén, he’s created a high octane action thriller combining live action and slick CG – and taken that trademark Ström taste for blood and gore to a new level. (more at


HARDSTYLE: Official Q-dance 2012 Year Movie

The year 2012 has been a fierce one! We've shared beautiful and magical moments with you. To relive all those moments to the fullest, gather your party friends and pour yourselves a drink. Because this is the Q-dance 2012 Year Movie!


LINKBOX 2013 Week 3


GAMA-GO Skull Ice Cube, definitely loving its sharp geometries, Tumblr- and hipster-compatible, wonder when the ice skull shooter nerf gun comes with it. (via

  • When the Internet Is Your Hometown: For post-Internet people, the digital natives, the Internet has the potential to become a hometown that you can never leave.
  • Pacer - Sound Making Suit: The “pacer“ suit receives electro impulses which appear when the muscles are activated, (movement), amplifies them and turns them into sound with the help of the sensors attached to the muscles. it is possible to produce harmonious rhythm and melody by dancing i.e. moving certain muscles (activating the sensors).
  • Dead Girls #5: Like A Bad Girl Should: What’s five-feet-four-inches tall, has a bottle-blonde mane, luminous green eyes, and a body that – if superficially that of a human girl’s – has been infected, and robotically enhanced, by a nano-tech virus, so that its humanity is compromised by the superhuman?
  • Elder Scrolls Bundle - Oblivion GOTY, Morrowind GOTY, Skyrim, Hearthfire and Dawnguard

  • A rather graphic look at the smog in Beijing, China.

  • MUSIC: Aaron Potter of Empty launches EP for new project `SLEEPLESS`

    Sleepless began in late 2011 as an experimental sound outlet for Australian producer Aaron Potter. Combining layered electronics fused with raw human emotion, the music can be described as a hybrid of Electro-Industrial with elements of IDM and Drum and Bass.


    Australian electro-industrial could never go wrong (Angelspit, New Project, Tankt, The Crystalline Effect, just to name a few projects of ROCK) - this time it's Aaron Potter to show some light in the darkness with his new EP Decision. (If you don't know who he is, I'll tell you. He's the guy who put cyberpunk back on the maps with Empty and his track Centre is just MAD MASSIVE INSANE FUN.)


    MUSIC VIDEO: Angelspit - Defibrillator

    Directed by The Liar & Angelspit
    Footage Provided by
    Luke Haughwout @Regen Magazine (Allentown, PA)
    Tommy Wilde @The Rave (Milwaukee, WI)
    Aaron Saye (Denver, CA)
    Katherine Vega @Kataklizmic Design (Tucson AZ, Phoenix AZ)
    Graphics by
    Chris McCard (Noblerot)
    Walt Watts (Creative Distortion)
    Bunny Design by Jessii Addiction
    Japanese translation by Briony Mamo
    Shot live during the ALL THE RAGE North America Tour, 2011.

    ROBOTROCK: Compressorhead - Ace of Spades

    I have no words for this. Maybe it's because I am seriously lacking coffee and/or Rockstar Recovery but I seriously feel and look like a Winamp visualization now.

    ONE TRACK A WEEK #02: Skinny Puppy - Cullorblind (Necro Facility remix)

    One track a week to sum up the track that defined the past seven days. Second badge definitely goes out to an old lover, Skinny Puppy, remixed by a new lover, Necro Facility and in all honesty I couldn't really decide which one's the better - the remix that's been spinned at Tokyo Decadance by cEvin kEy or the original one.


    MUSIC VIDEO: Charli XCX - You (Ha Ha Ha)

    Got half an eye on Charli XCX via following up on a few witch house acts, never got disappointed by her constantly changing stuff, not even with her Brooke Candy collab. Notice the Cyberdog top!


    We'd been heavily influenced by the world of Tumblr superstars and the quick click, pop-tastic world of the internet in my previous videos, so this time we decided to look elsewhere," she writes. "We'd been watching a lot of grindhouse movies, mostly with strong female leads like The Pom Pom Girls and Coffy, and there seemed to be a bizarre cross over from that genre of cinema and today's world of pop. Shooting the video in a gun factory seemed like the perfect grindhouse setting for a kick ass, girl power story, with super pretty girls swapping the bullets for lipstick. Cute!"" (more on pitchfork)

    ONE TRACK A WEEK #01: Destroid - Lucretia My Reflection

    One track a week to sum up the track that defined the past seven days. First badge goes out to a Sisters of Mercy cover by Destroid, this song taking New Year's Eve & Day with it. And lots of memories about how I got into the goth scene. And because it's a great track. Check the studio version here - the original's this way.


    MUSIC VIDEO TUESDAY: The Good Natured - 5-HT

    Pop noir threesome THE GOOD NATURED just released their new music video '5-HT' - that's also the first single off their debut album we've been waiting so eagerly for during the past year (hopefully including all of the Skeleton EP, 'Lovers' and other brilliant tracks, not that they wouldn't be having any other kind of release, ever). This is an early morning without proper coffee, so while I'm going to get some, you go and read the Popjustice write-up. ROCK! (Pre-order the whole single here with mixes from GHOSTWERK and Kat Krazy!)

    AFTERPARTY VIDEO: Qlimax 2012

    Just as one of the YouTube commenters say, this whole video starts to get interesting around the 5:00 mark. Yes, it's around six minutes long. Yes, we're mildly aggravated.

    MUSIC VIDEO: Metroland launch tribute video to London underground tube mapping engineer Harry Beck

    Out now is a brand new video from the Kraftwerkian Belgian electronica duo Metroland. The video "Harry Beck" (in a remix by Növö) is dedicated to Harry Beck, an English engineering draftsman best known for creating the present London Underground Tube map in 1931. The remixed version is taken from the Metroland CD-only release "Mixing The Gap" which can be purchased from the Alfa Matrix webshop.

    The video itself includes the first drafts Beck drew up of the diagram in his spare time while working as an engineering draftsman at the London Underground Signals Office. The London Underground was initially very sceptical of Beck's radical proposal, but it was tentatively introduced to the public in a small pamphlet in 1933. It immediately became popular, and the Underground (in the Uk and abroad) has used topological maps to illustrate the network ever since.

    Metroland was started as a musical concept around the whole metro system. Less known is that the band recorded a soundtrack for some of the biggest metro stations worldwide, including London, Moscow and New York. Each unique track was handed over to the marketing department of said stations to use it. So if you hear Metroland through the boxes in New York, Moswcow, London, etc. You now know why.

    This just came with the Alfa Matrix newsletter. Lodged somewhere between Kraftwerk's pre-90s technopop and bubbly Detroit mindneedles like AUX88, this is a taker.

    GIG NEWS: Kraftwerk to perform back catalogue in Tate Modern (2013 February)

    German electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk play eight live performances in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in their first London dates since 2004.

    KRAFTWERK - THE CATALOGUE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 is a chronological exploration of the group’s sonic and visual experiments and presents eight classic master works from across their celebrated repertoire with spectacular 3D visualisations and effects.

    Combining sound and images, the performances showcase nearly 40 years of musical and technical innovation, including new improvisations, 3D projections and animation. Commencing with Autobahn, each night covers one of Kraftwerk’s groundbreaking studio albums in full and appear in order of their release — Autobahn (1974), Radio-Activity (1975), Trans Europe Express (1977), The Man-Machine (1978), Computer World (1981), Techno Pop (1986), The Mix (1991) and Tour de France (2003) — alongside additional compositions from their back-catalogue.

    Tate Modern, Turbine Hall
    Wednesday 6 February – Thursday 14 February 2013 (except Sunday 10 February)
    Tickets go on sale Wednesday 12 December 2012 at 07:30 GMT
    We expect these events to be extremely popular, so there is a four ticket limit per person for a single show and it is not possible to buy tickets for the whole series. This is to ensure a greater number of people get to experience Kraftwerk at Tate Modern.
    (more at

    ♫ MUSIC: British Murder Boys - All the Saints Have Been Hung

    Regis/Surgeon slowly preparing you for another mixtape on London and cyberpunk. Watch this space for more soundy bits.

    WTF: The Gangnam mutations (Whitby and Bass Blaster)

    Speechless. One of the more unique mutations of PSY's sonic honeypot of a track is now irreversibly linked to Whitby Gothic Weekend. They might never need to spend another penny on marketing ever again.

    And even hardstyle was inevitable, the Defqon.1 footage obvious and the whole thing makes me cringe about not listening to enough Hard with Style podcasts.

    FREE MUSIC MONDAY: Shiny Toy Guns, The Good Natured, VoxxoV Records

    This is FREE MUSIC MONDAY. (Something to look forward to after losing half a gig of project photo material and getting shocked by voltage, but hey, it was me who sigilized for a more interesting life.) Shiny Toy Guns released the first video Somewhere to Hide off their latest album III and there's a new lyric video out for 5-HT by UK pop noir outfit The Good Natured.

    One surprisingly good news was the appearance of a new label late last week - VoxxoV is poised on the top floor of the ambient-glitch-drone-noise-electronica lounge and they just released two free compilation albums, one with IDM/electronica entitled Fall is a House of Gold and Rain and the other is mostly drone/noise entitled Faith in a Wet Season. The IDM compilation actually features a few Tympanik artists like Access to Arasaka, r.roo, Normotone or Tapage - this one was tested for a fair amount of existential crisis in London and Reykjavík, so feel free to proceed without caution!

    MIXTAPE: The Grant Morrison DisinfoCon Mixtape

    Just put together a new mixtape, haven't done that for a long time since the Razor Coated Candies series at Dragontape. This one is a mixture of chaos magician/comics writer Grant Morrison's famous DisinfoCon 2000 speech and a good load of ambient, glitch and electronica - loving narratives over electro and that just works as an amazing ward on the TFL. London is a vampire and any good mixtape is an amazing protective metal neckstrap, so here's one and expect more mixtapes in the upcoming weeks. Here's the MixCloud page for the mix, find Grant Morrison's DisinfoCon speech in its full 45-minute length here or go browsing on Dangerous Minds, one of the greatest counterculture sites around.

    Artists/projects included in this mix are: Access to Arasaka, Brian Eno, Forma Tadre, Grant Morrison, Gravious, Harry Gregson-Williams, Hecq, Kryptic Minds, Mentallo & The Fixer, Michael McCann, Peter van Hoesen, Psychick Warriors Ov Gaia, Sandwell District, Scanner & Tonne, The Black Dog.

    (Image courtesy Patrick Meaney/Respect Films, Wired link)

    MUSIC VIDEO: How to Destroy Angels - Ice Age

    How to Destroy Angels is back with a more ominous and disturbing EP entitled Omen, first video Ice Age directed by John Hillcoat (the guy who was working on Digital Hardcore Videos? Yep, him). (Read this review at entertainment.time, too.)

    MUSIC: Headphone Commute releases benefit compilation [...and darkness came] in December

    Headphone Commute, Tympanik, Futuresequence, Boing Boing Music, Bandcamp(fans), Synthtopia, Side-Line, Auxiliary... the list of worthy info hubs just keeps getting bigger and even better.

    A few days ago I wrote about Tympanik's new 42-track fifth-anniversary compilation and now here's another in a similar vein which is a must: [...and darkness came] (although it sounds like a decent V/A on Cold Meat Industry) is a massive benefit compilation, "with 100% of the proceeds being donated towards two charitable organizations, Doctors Without Borders and The Humane Society, to help all those affected by Hurricane Sandy".

    Seeing the list of contributors below and the reason above, definitely something to donate the $10USD+ for. For more details, go visit Headphone Commute.

    Clint Mansell • Max Richter • Nils Frahm • Hauschka • Machinefabriek • Valgeir Sigurðsson • Dustin O’Halloran • Christoph Berg • Hummingbird • Simon Scott • Marcus Fischer • Peter Broderick • Black Swan • Rival Consoles • Lawrence English • Kate Carr • Ólafur Arnalds • Waves On Canvas • Maps And Diagrams • Dalot • Good Weather For An Airstrike • Leah Kardos • Ezekiel Honig • Mark Templeton • Radere • Fabrizio Paterlini • Netherworld • Stephan Mathieu • Talvihorros • Pleq • Antonymes • Brambles • Clem Leek • Minus Pilots • Olan Mill • Ian Hawgood • loscil • Bersarin Quartett • Hammock • M.Cadoo • Jóhann Jóhannsson • Rafael Anton Irisarri • Helios • Mike Jedlicka • Christopher Willits • Celer • :papercutz • Dakota Suite • Kreng • Annoice • Takahiro Kido • Yuki Murata • Aria Rostami • Peter Prautzch • The Frozen Vaults • riverrun • pinkcourtesyphone • David Wenngren • offthesky • Autistici • Strië • A Bleeding Star • Kane Ikin • Sun Hammer • Roel Funcken • Wabi Experience • Another Electronic Musician • Scanner • Erik K Skodvin • Julien Neto • Absent Without Leave • Last Days • Stray Ghost • Trifonic • Marcus Fjellström • Gen Ken Montgomery • David Newlyn • Boy Is Fiction • SaffronKeira • Ben Lukas Boysen • Somatic Responses • Évo Lüthi with Monolyth and Cobalt • Ex Confusion • Seth Chrisman • wndfrm • Infinite Scale • Floods
    and even more

    MUSIC: Tympanik to release new exclusive compilation ACCRETION

    I can't recall exactly how I came across Tympanik Audio but I know how I can't get away from them. There are a number of huge impulses that keep me locked in ambient/glitch/soundtrack electronica and Tympanik is one of them, the label with a repertoire of consistently high quality releases, listing names like Access to Arasaka, Displacer, Stendeck, ESA or Tineidae. (They've also been keeping me in cognitive dissonance for some time now, I've been wanting to release a futurepresent mixtape for such a long time, but then again I play AtA's seminal visionary album Oppidan from 2009 or Tineidae's Lights and I stop right there, saying "this is post-war Narita capsule hotels with vat-grown 15-min rent-o-vagina bacteriae fantasies in a capsule I paid for, no need for mixtapes".)

    So, Tympanik has a birthday, a fifth one, making them a powerful force amongst the likes of Hymen, Enig'Matik or Mille Plateaux and they're releasing an exclusive compilation called ACCRETION with 42 songs by Stendeck, Fractional, Autoclav1.1, Displacer, Haujobb, Anklebiter, Candle Nine, r.roo, Dirk Geiger, Lucidstatic, Erode,, Aphorism, SE, Flint Glass, Endif, Flaque, Worms of the Earth, Tapage, Known Rebel, Normotone, Comaduster, Undermathic, Tineidae, Disharmony, ESA, Zentriert ins Antlitz, Unterm Rad, Integral, Totakeke, Meander, [Haven], C.H. District, Ex_Tension, Geomatic, Access To Arasaka, Famine, Black Lung, Opposite Exhale, Zeller, Ad·ver·sary, and Subheim.

    Pre-order ACCRETION here for 15USD - the compilation is released on December 4th, 2012. And if you don't know what you're up for, here's a selection of their 2011-2012 materials.

    MUSIC VIDEO: Punks Jump Up X Dubka - Feels Good feat. Saint Saviour

    Indie/thrash 80s pop meets werewolves in this brand new music video by Punk Jumps Up and it was quite fun to realize it is really @blippchen as lead WEREWOLF ROCK GODDESS! Go Babsi go!

    LOOK WHAT THE CAT DRAGGED IN: 2012 October's bookmarked music finds

    With tracks by Nina Hagen & Adamski, Atari Teenage Riot feat. Iggy Pop, Hurts, Cylob, Teddy Sambuki, Kúra, Bahlzack, Manicanparty, Swedish House Mafia, Telepheriq Chamberlain, Coconaut, Charli XCX, Autonervous, MS MR, KAS Product, Cruel Machine, New Years Day, Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio, Port-Royal, Geomatic, Sabbath Assembly, 156.

    MUSIC: The Birthday Massacre - Leaving Tonight (2012)

    Easily the best track off the new album of Canadian goth/80s/noir rock band The Birthday Massacre entitled Hide and Seek. Which is actually out TODAY. Buy it now from Metropolis Records or out of sheer curiosity, stream it via

    MUSIC: "Keep it Together" - new track by Trent Reznor/How To Destroy Angels

    Trent Reznor's How To Destroy Angels project has released its first new song since covering Bryan Ferry's "Is Your Love Strong Enough?" for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. "Keep It Together" is an understated electronic burbler featuring the vocals of husband-and-wife team Mariqueen Maandig and Reznor. The song hails from the recently announced An Omen EP, out November 13 via Columbia, and suggests that the Amazon-leaked track listing for the new set may be correct after all. As Stereogum points out, the Reznor-scored Call of Duty: Black Ops II video game is out the same day. (via spin)

    MUSIC MAKING: AudioGL Beta - creating music in the 80s cyberspace

    Here in flatland, ideas for musical interfaces may have become largely well-trodden. Not so in the third dimension. And so, one of the most unusual audiovisual interfaces has now hit beta, ready for you to explore. And that does mean “explore”: think navigation through spinning, animated galaxies of musical objects in this spatial modular sound environment. With the beta available, you can determine whether that´s a bold, new final frontier, or just the wheel, reinvented.
    The work of Toronto-based artist and engineer Jonathan Heppner, AudioGL is a stunning vision of music creation in 3D space, with modular synths, advanced user-editable modulation, and a freely-navigable, open-ended spatial workspace.
    (via, sent by @dismay22, thx!)