Kommune1 – Kronos EP
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Release Date: December 2nd, 2013
After releases on Lone’s Magic Wire imprint and the digital-only label GND, Kommune1 cements his reputation for electric eclecticism with Kronos, coming out on Leisure System December 2nd, 2013.
UK native Daniel Martin takes inspiration from an amalgamation of genres past and present, with a particular debt to psychedelic techno, acid, and garage. The three tracks on Kronos are his most belligerent productions to date, and an ideal match for the diverse musical aesthetic of the Leisure System label and party series. Only 25, Martin has managed to create an EP that is disorientation incarnate, full of engorged tones, aggressive vocal samples, and thwacking percussion. Kommune1 productions have been previously championed by the likes of Ben UFO and Blawan, and Kronos should similarly thrill fans of adventurous, throbbing techno.
“Kronos,” “Mesonoxian,” and “Ls6″ are all ambient-tinged bangers, and have been secret weapons for Leisure System’s resident DJs for almost a year. We’re proud to offer everyone else the chance to add this stunning EP from Kommune1 to their bag.
Hubie Davison – I Won’t Be There
2. I Won’t Be There
3. Mannequin Move
4. Yeh Sai
5. No Shirt, No Shoes
6. I Won’t Be There (Dayvision Rework)
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Release Date: November 4th, 2013
Hubie Davison makes his artist debut on Leisure System with the I Won’t Be There EP, an expansive collection of lush, interplanetary house that is at once vaguely exotic and completely entrancing.
Hailing from Ireland and previously studying music composition in London, Davison synthesizes the emotive melodicism of artists like John Talabot and Caribou with the bare grooviness of Nicolas Jaar, incorporating phantasmagorical vocal samples into a refined instrumental palette. I Won’t Be There is an ethereal listening experience, with tracks developing from calm restraint to exhilarating peaks. Whether it’s the gentle rainstorm that introduces “Mannequin Move,” the gauzy hollers of “Yeh Sai,” or the pulsing piano chords and swollen bass of standout opener “I Won’t Be There,” Davison has a fully-formed feel for mellow grooves, while the thumping, floor-ready Dayvision Rework of “I Won’t Be There” should be getting played out at Panorama Bar for months to come.
Whether soundtracking end-of-summer romance or warming a winter chill, moving dance floors or soothing after-hour comedowns, I Won’t Be There is a thrilling debut from an exciting young artist we’re proud to have join the Leisure System family.
B1) Gene Silencing
Available as double-sided 12″ vinyl and high quality download in all popular physical and digital stores.
Release date: September 30th, 2013
Detroit enigma Dopplereffekt has been resurrected, emerging from a grave of jagged detritus and technotrash for their first release since 2007. Dopplereffekt has always preferred mystery and myth, and the Tetrahymena EP on Leisure System is a scorching assertion of their capacity for hallucinogenic abrasion. Tetrahymena wanders through decommissioned factories and an omnipresent chemical haze, evasive and contemplative like the last man alive in a crumbling steel city. Whether in the ethereal voices and plunging bass of title track “Tetrahymena,” the unidentified flying objects droning maliciously in the thunderous weapon “Gene Silencing,” or the retch and hiss of arpeggiated bad trip “Zygote,” it’s a transportive journey of dread as only Dopplereffekt can create. Leisure System is proud to release the Tetrahymena EP, an essential vision of dance floor dystopia from one of the most consistently compelling artists in electronic music.
LEISURE SYSTEM.20 / FINEST FRIDAY | Berghain / Panorama Bar | December 13, 2013 | Doors / Start: midnight | Box office only | x-rated
After our 5th anniversary in August, Leisure System are back and celebrating our 20th party at Berghain/Panorama Bar. Topping the list of names is Paul Woolford, who will be making his German debut as Special Request. Following a series of incendiary 12″ singles, Woolford released the Soul Music LP as Special Request, inspired by the golden age of UK pirate radio and the hardcore continuum from jungle to rave to techno.
Also on the bill is Tim Exile, who earlier this year released the Harmuni EP on the Leisure System record label. A friend of Leisure System since the early days, Tim will be celebrating his first release in over four years with this live gig in celebration of reaching the 20th party milestone
Another member of the Leisure System family will play in the form of Visionist, the South London grime producer whose dirty, broken rhythms will be an ideal match for the Funktion One system. In addition, Leeds native Kommune1 will be delivering gargantuan techno ahead of the release of his Kronos EP on Leisure System on December 2nd, following records on GnD and Lone’s Magic Wire imprint.
Your favorite Leisure System residents N>E>D and Barker round up up another electric LS bash.
»Finest Friday« in Panorama Bar will play host to SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO, KASSEM MOSSE, DJ SPIDER and DAKINI9.
LEISURE SYSTEM.20 / BERGHAIN: SPECIAL REQUEST (dj) | TIM EXILE (live) | VISIONIST (dj) | KOMMUNE1 (live) | BARKER (dj) | N>E>D (dj)
FINEST FRIDAY / PANORAMA BAR: SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO (dj) | KASSEM MOSSE (live) | DJ SPIDER (dj) | DAKINI9 (dj)
Fresh off of celebrating the 5th anniversary of our residency at Berghain and hosting a stage at the renowned Dimensions Festival, Leisure System returns to La Machine for our second Leisure System party in Paris this year.
Headlining the night will be a special live performance from Machinedrum aka Travis Stewart. Machinedrum’s Vapor City 2xLP drops September 30th on Ninja Tune, inspired by a recurring dream of an imaginary city, and the full live performance will further explore that concept. Also featured are The Field, whose keen eye for melodic detail is on full display in his transportive new LP for Kompakt, and a rare DJ set from lush Warp beatfreak Bibio
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Leisure System is happy to announce a collaboration with the good people at HOAX, bringing a lineup of our heavy hitters to Melkweg, Amsterdam.
British producer Jon Hopkins headlines the night, coming off the success of his fourth album Immunity, which Pitchfork called “a confident electronic record that stays absorbing from beginning to end, and should finally catapult Hopkins to stardom in his own story.” We couldn’t agree more: Jon Hopkins is a star, and we’re proud to have him at Leisure System // HOAX.
Also appearing for a rare live set is Dopplereffekt, legendary for their bizarre electro futurism full of political, scientific, and explicit vocals. Dopplereffekt’s first release in over five years comes out on Leisure System Records in October.
From Dutch soil comes 2562 (a.k.a A Made Up Sound) who debuted in 2008 with a special blend of house and dubstep. As A Made Up Sound, his releases have been featured on Modeselektor’s 50 Weapons label. Leisure System resident Discipline will bless the dance floor with his flawless selections, along with HOAX residents Know V.A. and DJ + playing their infamous selections of future bass music.
Get ready for a night full of artists that will turn the dance floor upside down and blow your minds with electronic music that is as forward-thinking as it is danceable.
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Leisure System is coming to the United States for a special after-hours party at the renowned Decibel Festival in Seattle, Washington. The party includes both a Jimmy Edgar solo DJ set and a performance from JETS, the live collaboration between Edgar and Machinedrum aka Travis Stewart. Joining Leisure System as a special guest will be Chicago ghetto house pioneer DJ Funk.
Advance tickets for the night are available with a Decibel festival pass or for individual advance purchase here
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Check out the teaser video for Tim Exile’s “Harmuni,” featuring reactive visuals by Adam Roche.
The Harmuni EP is available now on all popular digital stores
Celebrating the 5th anniversary of our residency at Berghain/Panorama Bar, Leisure System will return to Dimensions Festival in Pula, Croatia with our very own stage and boat party.
Our stage takeover brings together some of the most exciting names in modern electronic music, with a rare live appearance from Detroit electro enigma Dopplereffekt. Truss will deliver punishing techno while the sun rises over the beach in Croatia, while both Jimmy Edgar and Machinedrum will take a break from their critically acclaimed JETS collaboration for a pair of solo sets. Hype Williams kicks off the proceedings with narcotized downtempo voyages, Dawn Day Night adds a dose of booty-shaking bass music and our Leisure System residents N>E>D, Barker, and Discipline will show the Dimensions crowd just what’s made Leisure System one of Berlin’s best parties for five years running.
Fancy a boat party with future beats for your Friday afternoon leisure time? We’ll have Demdike Stare DJing alongside Machinedrum, Dawn Day Night, and Leisure System resident Puzzle.
Tickets for the Leisure System boat party are available here: http://www.dimensionsfestival.com/2013-boat-11/
Tickets for Dimensions Festival are available here: http://www.leedstickets.com/eventinfo/3559/Dimensions-Festival-2013-5th-8th-September
Facebook event for the Leisure System boat party: https://www.facebook.com/events/498981800171622/
Three Olympic games, the rise of Wikileaks, Curiosity landing on Mars, the first iPad, dodging the Mayan apocalypse: quite a bit has happened since we launched LEISURE SYSTEM back in 2008. From its home at Berghain, the rave spread to Moscow, London, Paris, Vienna and Barcelona, taking with it a spirit of musical mischief grown through London-via-Berlin roots. Leisure System returns to Berlin on August 16 for an enormous 5th anniversary bash, a selection of our all-time favorites alongside fresh faces guaranteed to make your asses bounce.
The lineup includes Warp mainstay CLARK, debuting a new set of fire-and-brimstone electro and tasteful abrasion. Joining him is ›Eno of the 2000s‹ JON HOPKINS, whose stunningly beautiful new album Immunity should take on extraterrestrial depth and propulsion on the Funktion-One system. JIMMY EDGAR takes a break from touring with Machinedrum as JETS to play a solo set of his rollicking sex-funk, while newest Leisure System Records signee HUBIE DAVISON will showcase his lush, interplanetary house ahead of the release of his debut EP later this year. Numbers boss JACKMASTER will dj his blend of low-key R&B rerubs and massive crowd-pleasers, New York City duo BLONDES will be spreading an aural sunshine that’s perfect for picnics and Panorama Bar alike, and LETHERETTE provide the unrestrained exuberance they’ve become known for after releases on Ninja Tune and Ho Tep. Rounding up the lineup are IKONIKA, whose stunning dj set at her last Leisure System appearance is still burned into our minds, and Panorama Bar resident ND_BAUMECKER, whose all-vinyl sets can be contemplative and incendiary in equal measure.
It wouldn’t be a 5th anniversary without our Leisure System residents. BARKER, N>E>D, Discipline, and PUZZLE will all be DJing with the singular sounds that have made them Leisure System favorites over the years, honed by years of experience moving dance floors and melting minds.
Dance, smile, sweat, and venture into sonic realms unknown as we celebrate five years of Leisure System.
LEISURE SYSTEM.19 | Berghain / Panorama Bar | 16.08.2013 | Einlass: Mitternacht / Doors: midnight | Nur Abendkasse / box office only | Eintritt ab 18 Jahre / x-rated