Year: 2016

Side-Line introduces Electrogenic – listen now to ‘Game Over’ (Face The Beat profile series)

The 24th track on our free download compilation “Face The Beat: Session 4” (featuring 92 tracks) is by the Italian female fronted electropop act Electrogenic. Electrogenic was formed in the beginning of 2014 in Milan,Italy. The duo is composed of Stefan (Stefano Lugo) and LaCrisi (Cristina Corti). Working together on every aspect of the production of the songs, from writing to arrangements to melodies and singing, they create a sound that lands across the borders of electropop and synthpop. The ingredients: evocative lyrics, catchy melodies, sparkling synths and a dancefloor-attitude drumming. The result has a DNA with firm roots based in new wave, eighties pop and electronica. Since forming they released the album “Double Exposure” and four videos. The track “Game Over” is taken from their debut album. You can check them out on Bandcamp, Facebook and YouTube. Listen to “Game Over” below and download it right here. Face The Beat: Session 4 by Electrogenic Check our “Face The Beat: Session 4” page on Bandcamp to discover the other 91 bands. All donations will go to charity.

‘Click Interview’ with Phonothek: ‘Listen To Phonothek Before Sleep Or Just To Make Yourself Feeling Sad’

I recently discovered the debut album “Lost In Fog” from the Georgian male-female duo Phonothek. The dark-ambient style of the band is totally appropriated to the Cryo Chamber roster although it clearly sounds different. There’s an original approach in sound mixing electronic- and acoustic instruments. (by Inferno Sound Diaries) Q: Phonothek is a rather new name at the wider fields of dark-ambient music. How did you get in touch with this kind of music and how would you define your own sound? Phonothek: I like it so much to mix genres and emotions together during composing process. Sometimes I even step in chaos and I don’t really care about what causes it. For me personally music is more important than the effectiveness of effects. Phonothek is not a typical dark-ambient project as there is more freedom so the listener can choose the mood himself. In my music the major mood is already stated by trumpet or strings while a typical dark-ambient space holds the sadness in it. I think it would be good to listen to Phonothek before sleep or just to make yourself feeling sad. Q: What have been the main sources of inspiration to compose “Lost In Fog” […]

Final days: Storming The Base launches vinyl sale action – discounts from 15 to 65%

After the Boxing Week sale at Storming The Base for CDs and T-shirts, the industrial mail order also launched a vinyl sale today giving discounts ranging between 15 to 65%. Yup, that’s quite a lot indeed. The huge list includes hundreds of releases from Blutengel, John Foxx, Rammstein, Wumpscut, Front 242, etc.. You can check the complete list right here! Make sure to combine your orders, it will save you lots of money on shipping, and for the USA readers, all shipping is free starting from 100 US dollars.

Side-Line introduces Electro Fear – listen now to ‘House On Haunted Hill’ (Face The Beat profile series)

The 23rd track on our free download compilation “Face The Beat: Session 4” (featuring 92 tracks) is by the Polish hard electro act Electro Fear. The electro/horror/gothic act is the solo project of Marcin ‘Kozio’ Klimek and was formed in April 2012. The main theme of the songs are old horror movies mixed with the band’s signature harsh electronic sound. The debut album “The Little Shop Of Horrors” will be released later in 2017 and listening to the track Marcin offered here, expect some real clubfood! You can connect with the band right here on Facebook. Listen to “House On Haunted Hill” below and download it right here. Face The Beat: Session 4 by Electro Fear Check our “Face The Beat: Session 4” page on Bandcamp to discover the other 91 bands. All donations will go to charity.

Siva Six launches official video ‘Apocalypsis’ – watch it here

Out now is the official video for the Siva Six track “Apocalypsis”, taken from their recently released “Dawn Of Days” – available here on CD, and right here as download. The video was edited by Die Industrie and directed by Diana Rachmanina assisted by Evi Christopoulou. “Apocalypsis” (in Greek “Αποκάλυψις”) is one of several tracks which have hit the best club nights and is of course also featured on our Spotify playlist. You can watch the video right below:

End.user premieres new music video

Experimental drum & bass/breakcore artist End.user has unveiled a music video for the track “Resist” off of his latest album, Enter to Exit. The video was edited and directed by DFM (Dominic F. Marceau) of F Squared Media, whose credits include videos for Orphx, Essaie Pas, Iugula-Thor, and Synapscape; “Resist” marks his first video for […]

Cryo Chamber – Dark Ambient of 2016


Continuing Cryo Chamber’s yearly tradition, we picked some interesting releases this year. Some that fall well within our dark ambient borders, and some that scratch at the surface extending it’s inky tendrils all over neighbouring genres.
On this 1+ hour album we get to explore God Body Disconnect, Apocryphos, Sabled Sun and much more.

00:00 God Body Disconnect – Rise of the Dormant Host
06:53 Hoshin – Souvenir from the Sacred
13:14 Keosz – Low Down
18:49 Sabled Sun – Overgrown
22:55 Metatron Omega – Transductio
31:40 Apocryphos – Consanguineous Spirit
39:44 ProtoU – Unreal Symbols
50:20 Cities Last Broadcast – Glossolalia
57:02 Enmarta – Apokatástasis II

Side-Line introduces DJ Zevzek – listen now to ‘Like To Make Music’ (Face The Beat profile series)

The 22nd track on our free download compilation “Face The Beat: Session 4” (featuring 92 tracks) is by the new/deep house act DJ Zevzek. As the loyal downloaders of our Face The Beat compilations know, we always select on a very eclectic basis, and the Romania based DJ Zevzek fits this perfectly. The track he offers here is a good example of what deep/new house sounds like and it also clearly demonstrates it’s a perfect fit for the darker scene. The track was taken from the album “Dis Duzzit” released last year. You can find out more about this great act on the official Facebook page. Listen to “Like To Make Music” below and download it right here. Face The Beat: Session 4 by DJ Zevzek Check our “Face The Beat: Session 4” page on Bandcamp to discover the other 91 bands. All donations will go to charity.

Storming The Base launches Boxing Week sale – CDs, T-shirts, … at US$ 5 !

The fine industrial mail order Storming The Base has launched its annual Boxing Week sale during which they offer CDs, T-shirts etc at only US$ 5! You can check here what material you can get but it surely offers a lot of gems to complete your collection at (let’s be honest) ridiculously low prices. Check this secret link to get hold of the total list of items included!

Star Wars’ Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) has died, aged only 60

“It is with a very deep sadness that Billie Lourd confirms that her beloved mother Carrie Fisher passed away at 8.55 this morning. She was loved by the world and she will be missed profoundly. Our entire family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers.” One of the worst nightmares of the Star Wars fans materialised when the death of actress Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) was announced today, at 8.55 this morning. Fisher died just 4 days after suffering a massive heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles after having visited the Flemish town of Bruges. She received emergency treatment on the plane before she was rushed to hospital where she remained in a critical condition. Fisher didn’t have an easy life after her Star Wars fame, her diagnosis of bipolar disorder and her addictions to cocaine and prescription medication turned her life into a living hell. But by the late eighties she had overcome her problems and was steadily working on getting back into shape. She went on to perform in several movies including “When Harry Met Sally…” and of course “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. She will also posthumously appear in “Star Wars: Episode VIII”. Rest […]

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