Was Ist Das? Radio Show for May is here!

Nearly two hours of no talking, non-stop best new music releases and reissues!

Here we have the whole tracklist with timestamps (thank you G-Babbz). What a show! Always a pleasure to be able to play some Coil and Les Rallizes Denudes but what amazing new stuff to pair it with!

0:00:30 – Frankie “Close” from the album “Styx”
0:08:00 – Alabaster DePlume “Don’t Forget Your Precious” from the album “Gold”
0:22:58 – Asher Gamedze & Alan Bishop “Wild Cat Strike” from the album “Out Side Work”
0:28:16 – Lustmord “Er Ev Os (MONO)” from the album “The Others”
0:37:03 – David Colohan “Turnpike Lights” from the album “Night, North Paterson”
0:40:10 – The Order of the 12 “Against The Tide” from the album “Lore of the Land”
0:44:44 – Dogs Versus Shadows “Along The Electric Leys” from the album “The Lull of the Ley”
0:46:04 – Joyful Talk “Take It To The Grave” from the album “Familiar Science”
0:52:52 – Xpedient “E0006” from the album “787B”
0:57:22 – Dȁlek “Decimation (Dis Nation)” from the album “Precipice”
1:00:52 – Dikeman/Gonzalez/Hȧker Flaten “Midnight Photosynthesis” from the album “Texas Butt Biters”
1:09:33 – Reichmann – Weltweit (Bureau B edit)
1:14:13 – Water Damage “Reel 5B” from the album “Repeater”
1:21:18 – Zombie Zombie “12 Consortium” from the album “Vae Vobis”
1:23:56 – Cheb Terro vs DJ Die Soon “We Destroy The Family” from the s/t album
1:27:13 – Les Rallizes Dénudés “White Awakening” from the album “The Oz Tapes”
1:30:54 – Dunza “Disowned” from the album “Star Client”
1:38:12 – Coil “Batwings” from the album “Musick to Play in the Dark Vol 2”
1:55:25 – Murdock & Pat Fulgoni “Come Together” single

14th birthday mixes

Just recently, Was Ist Das? hit the milestone/millstone of 14 years. To celebrate I banged out a mix. It was meant to be all-encompasing but as it was knocked out while buzzed up on stout brewed with strong coffee things got a bit…..banging? So a downbeat sequel had to happen. It’s science, dig? What goes up must come down. So here it is.

And here’s the hyper original:

And the 15th anniversary will have more to offer, I promise.

6th Birthday: The Roots of Was Ist Das?

Well, judging by the greetings on facebook, it is now August 19th in Japan, so that means the 6th birthday of Was Ist Das? has begun. It’s also the second anniversary of when Was Ist Das? 2.0 was born, as that’s when the domain name registration was freed and I could start again with a brand new website with a new host & registrar.

To celebrate, here’s a DJ mix exploring the music that inspired & informed my musical tastes. Included are many old favourites and songs used as nuggets in the podcast/video review intro theme:

Was Ist Das? Soundsystem live in Hebden

My third live mix is now available to listen to on Mixcloud. While the previous two were at ambient gigs and took on a very ambient nature, this one was for a free party, so takes on a more party vibe while staying very Was Ist Das? Sadly the first 15 minutes are missing.

Kraak Habit

I’ve uploaded some of my DJ set from last Saturday in Manchester to Mixcloud. You can listen to it on this player here: