Music Man artists on the road

PETAR DUNDOV
Sat, Aug 31 Zagreb, HR Masters

DEETRON
Aug 24 Zukunft Zurich, Switzerland
Aug 25 Hypercolour Day/Night Showcase London, United Kingdom
Aug 29 Circus @ Booom Ibiza, Spain
Aug 31 Voltt Loves Summer Festival Amsterdam, Netherlands

ROBERT HOOD
24/8 Electric Brixton, London, UK
25/8 We Love, Space, Ibiza, Spain


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Petar Dundov presents Sailing Off The Grid

We're proud to announce Petar Dundov's third studio album, Sailing Off The Grid.



Petar Dundov runs his own ‘Neumatik’ studio in Zagreb where he works as a sound engineer as well as producing his own take on techno, ambient and electronica, much to the liking of respected artists such as Carl Craig, Sven Väth or François K.

The Croatian producer might be best known as a producer of wondrous, melodically complex techno - but as revealed on his first two albums Escapements and Ideas From The Pond, his ambitions and talents as a musician are considerably more expansive than simply servicing the dancefloor.

Dundov’s third LP, Sailing Off The Grid, expands on the lush, intricate synth explorations of his previous two releases, but sees him delve further still into those realms, invoking the spirit of classic ambient and synth-based music of decades gone by. While the album spans just eight tracks, each track clocks in over seven minutes, and some almost double that length. Each is slow-burning, expansive, gradually unfolding to reveal more of itself and to develop its motifs and sentiments without the often hurried constraints of the dancefloor (or even more so, the radio). This is an album to be consumed in its entirety; not for those with short attention spans or iPod playlists on their mind.

Enter The Vortex hypnotically seduces the listener into a hazy sort of submission as the album begins; a beatless exercise in simplicity whose mood swells through a cascade of soaring pads and softly twinkling synths and whose tension never resolves itself. Yesterday Is Tomorrow revolves around an Italo-esque arpeggiated bassline, and is the album’s first track to work around a simple 4/4 beat, a flurry of synths shining brightly and melting into oneness thanks to spacious reverbs and delays. Moving begins from a hushed, delicate melody to unfold into an expansive, rolling progressive number, spilling over with emotive flourishes and freestyles and incessant brooding bass.
A solemn, slow ‘80s stadium rock style drum beat on Spheres brings the tempo down, allowing Dundov to explore more complex and intricate melodic interplay still, the acidic bassline and slowly morphing sorrowful melodies of White Spring making for a stark contrast next. The title track is a throbbing, heady affair, which spares key changes and chord progression in favour of unrelenting, slow-burning arpeggios and tension over the course of a dreamy thirteen minutes. Sur La Mer Avec Mon Ami drops the tempo once again to a sunset slumber, soaring pads and an array of soft keys and guitar licks gently caressing the laconic beat. It’s left to Cradle to round off this engrossing collection with its sweeping soundscapes and almost Oriental undertones; a fittingly unhurried finale for an album that likes to take its time about things.

As well as the glorious aesthetic of this record, it’s clear that this third album is indebted to the greats of the synthesizer world. The album imparts a - whisper it - almost Balearic sensuality, with a real sense of humanity elicited from Dundov’s array of machines by way of ever-changing melodies and patterns, giving the sense of a spontaneous, freestyle approach to synth playing and constructing tracks. If his first two albums unearthed his wider musical talents, Sailing Off The Grid is the one that sees him blossom into an incredibly accomplished and ever-more-intriguing producer.


Out on the 2nd of September on CD and 4LP incl. the CD - stay tuned!


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Music Man artists on the road

PETAR DUNDOV
Wed, Aug 14 Novalja, Zrće Pepermint
Fri, Aug 16 Frankfurt am Main, DE YOU FM
Sat, Aug 17 Stuttgart, DE ROCKER 33
Tue, Aug 20 Balatonaliga, Hungary B.May Lake
Thu, Aug 22 Pag, HR Sonus Festival

DEETRON
Aug 13 Carl Cox @ Space Sant Josep De Sa Talaia, Spain
Aug 16 Watergate Berlin, Germany
Aug 17 Overground Festival Geneva, Switzerland
Aug 24 Zukunft Zurich, Switzerland
Aug 25 Hypercolour Day/Night Showcase London, United Kingdom

ROBERT HOOD
22/8 Parco Gondar, Italy
24/8 Electric Brixton, London, UK
25/8 We Love, Space, Ibiza, Spain


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Fresh Petar Dundov chart & podcast



Next month we'll be releasing Petar's 3rd artist album on Music Man - more about that real soon!
In the meantime, check out his current favorites in this chart, and listen to his latest podcast.

Tracklist:
1. Vester Koza - The Way (of the Dub)
2. SCSI-9 - Had I But Wings Like Thine (Original Mix)
3. Mark Henning - You're Digging Into Me (Original Mix)
4. Deetron - Character
5. Xosar - Elixir Of Dreams
6. Reagenz - Keep Building (feat. Fred P.)
7. Mr Raoul K - Rainforest (Coratouchmix)
8. Footprintz - Uncertain Change (Audion Loves You Mix)
9. Fold - Slime (Ethyl Remix)
10. M>O>S - Belfast (Original Mix)



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Robert Hood Boiler Room set



Here's Robert Hood's Boiler Room set recorded during Mutek in Montreal. Enjoy!


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Music Man artists on the road

PETAR DUNDOV
Sat, Aug 10 Pirovac, HR Barbarellas
Wed, Aug 14 Novalja, Zrće Pepermint
Fri, Aug 16 Frankfurt am Main, DE YOU FM
Sat, Aug 17 Stuttgart, DE ROCKER 33

DEETRON
Aug 10 SonneMondSterne Festival Saalburg, Germany 
Aug 13 Carl Cox @ Space Sant Josep De Sa Talaia, Spain
Aug 16 Watergate Berlin, Germany
Aug 17 Overground Festival Geneva, Switzerland


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New Deetron mixtape



This fragment taken from Deetron's set at Astropolis Festival in Brest a few weeks ago is now Mix Of The Week on Mixmag. Enjoy!



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