DEEP ARCTIC

2009/12/15

Finally i had my first DJ gig under the name of DEEP ARCTIC and what a success, the music i play is deep electronic music, everything from dubstep via techno via electro to funky stuff. I try to give the people a musical experience with music that´s not commercial, one thing is for sure people gonna dance! Made that pretty clear the other day i had my gig.

For bookings othersidedmusic@gmail.com.

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Alif Tree

2009/02/21

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This French music alchemist is a self-pronounced DJ and cook, who sings, writes, plays guitars, pianos, percs and scratch samples, then records, mixes, remixes again and again and often speaks to himself as a fervent defender of acoustic sounds, from philharmonic music to pop via smoky nu-jazz, blues, melancholy emotions, that combine simple acoustic jazz elements with spacious, multi-dimensional, synthesized ambience and very mellow beats to world music. 

Alif Tree has navigated through the universe or recording-studios, sound-stages and television, as much as record-labels, for the past fifteen years. Sailing the seven seas of space in zero gravity, between trip-hop under classical influence, instrumental hip-hop and jazzy electronica.

Alif is today signed to the Munich based record label Compost, established by Michael Reinboth in 1994. In the words of the inimitable Gilles Peterson Compost is “the most consistent and forward thinking record label of continental Europe.

Alif Tree – Aurevoir from the album “Clockwork”

Alif Tree – Mai  from the album “Clockwork”

Alif Tree – Forgotten Places from the album “French Cuisine”

Alif Tree – Deadly Species from the album “French Cuisine”

Alif Tree – Duo Impropable from the album “Spaced”

Alif Tree – Hold Me Down from the album “Spaced”

Black Grass

2009/02/19

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So listen up all dancefreaks, let me introduce you for Black Grass who is giving us a tight and eclectic blend of sounds, ranging through broken beat, ragga to hip-hop to ska to funk to latin and back again via soulful grooves that will make those dancing feets move for sure, spanning multiple genres and styles, whilst maintaining a consistent vibe with a groovy feel. The hip-hop stylings are present and combine seamlessly with the apparent influences that make Black Grass an absolute class act.

Signed to Catskills Records, this label was formed 1997 by a London/Brighton collective to release underground talent from their home turf. The label represents the best that both scenes has to offer, and has since spread it’s wings to Europe and the rest of the world with the signing of many international artists. Unlike other record labels there is no formula, no particular style and no particular genre of music that represents Catskills. They’ve said it before and they’ll say it again loudly for the people in the cheap seats; “it’s all about the headnod Factor, if it’s got it then we’ll spin it ’til it breaks our necks”.

Black Grass – Bless from the album “Three”

Black Grass – Bass Man from the album “Three”

Black Grass – This & That from the album “Three”

Black Grass – Nice Up from the selftitled album

Black Grass – Ain´t The Man from the selftitled album

Black Grass – Passion from the selftitled album

Indigo Jam Unit

2009/02/06

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It´s getting really hot and jazzy in here at Othersided, BUT in recent times so much good music in this genre has appeared! Let me introduce you all to Indigo Jam Unit wich easily is one of the hardest hitting combos on the Japanese scene in recent years! Their last album “Pirates” is a complete killer, the tunes are really heavy on acoustic bass played in loud, bold lines alongside piano, bass, drums, and added percussion. All recorded with a really full sort of feel, in joyously searching grooves that owe a lot to soul and modal jazz of the 60s and 70s! There’s a stripped-down quality to the album that’s really appealing, a focus on the core elements and rhythmic moments, making this record a delight for groovehounds, although it’s also got a strong jazz component too. Check out recordlabel Basis where this album is released on and go out and buy the record NOW!!

Indigo Jam Unit – Trailer from the album “Pirates”

Indigo Jam Unit – Pirates from the album “Pirates”

Indigo Jam Unit – Arctic Circle from the album “Pirates”

Indigo Jam Unit – Raindrop from the album “Pirates”

Two Banks Of Four

2009/02/05

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Two Banks Of Four actually only consist of two people; producers Robert Gallagher a.k.a Early Zinger and Dilip Harris a.k.a Demus, one thing you can say about Two Banks of Four is that these are some old school cats, fo’sho’. Jazzin’ out of London, UK, Two Banks of Four capture the nu-jazz sound to a perfection, making it easy for groups like Four Tet and Herbert to remix their songs. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if these guys’ samples blew up in the jazzy hip-hop scene. Beautiful backing vocals and flowin’ piano make their new LP, “Junkyard Gods”, definitely something to pick up. Take a walk with their basslines down to the record store and check ’em out.

Releasing their music on the Berlin based independent record label Sonar Kollektiv that was founded by Berlin’s DJ and producer team Jazzanova in 1998.   

Two Banks Of Four – Queen Of Crows from the album “Junkyard Gods”

Two Banks Of Four – Dead Afternoon from the album “Junkyard Gods”

Two Banks Of Four – Wake Me 5:30 from the album “Junkyard Gods”

Two Banks Of Four – Ballad For Oliver Law from the album “Junkyard Gods”