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Wednesday
Sep162009

シャトルバスに関して

会場である苗場グリーンランドと
ペンションや温泉のある街を結ぶバスに関する情報です。

時刻表にある通り、バスは基本1時間に1本、
音楽が終わる時間は2本に増やしたり、
深夜は2時間に1本にしたり、調整しつつ、ですが
基本的には時刻表のような本数で運行します。

バス停は、
【グリーンランド】※会場内のエントランス前
ペンション街の【スプリングスホテル前】
一番奥にある【雪ささの湯前】
の3カ所を行き来します。

~時0分のタイミングで、会場を出発し、
バス往復して戻ってきます。
だいたいの目安ですが、
スプリングスホテル前には10分後
雪ささの湯前には更に5分後
に到着し、スプリングスホテル前に再度停車し、
同じルートで戻ります。

運行は状況を見ながら、
人数が多ければ台数を増やし、
少ない場合は減らしたりしながらの運行ですので
時刻表はあくまで目安として下さい。

宜しく御願いします。



Wednesday
Sep162009

Sets and Sets and Sets

Chris, our good friend over at mnmlssgs kindly helped us put together the following list of sets available online from the Labyrinth artists. Thanks Chris!

So here you go...

PETER VAN HOESEN

LWE podcast25 (livepa): http://www.littlewhiteearbuds.com/tracks/2009/LWEPodcast25PeterVanHoesen.mp3

DJ Set for Ensoniq.fm: http://fairtilizer.com/tracks/37145/download

RA podcast168: http://depositfiles.com/en/files/nuxt2k5h6

MARCEL FENGLER

mnml ssgs mx14: http://fairtilizer.com/tracks/16689/download

Planet Rose - Doornroosje - Nijmegen 31-01-2009: http://rapidshare.com/files/205201002/Marcel_Fengler___Planet_Rose_-_Doornroosje_-_Nijmegen__31-01-2009_.mp3

ERIC CLOUTIER

mnml ssgs mx22: http://fairtilizer.com/tracks/26266/download

projektion07 mix: http://www.projektmke.com/podcast/projektion007_eric_cloutier.mp3

NATURAL/ELECTRONIC.SYSTEM

mnml ssgs mx23:
pt 1: http://fairtilizer.com/tracks/26938/download
pt 2: http://fairtilizer.com/tracks/26943/download

hypnos mix: http://fairtilizer.com/tracks/18802/download

DONNACHA COSTELLO

private party, january 2009: http://www.geist-agency.com/public/donnachacostello/music/AUDIO_DC_PrivateLiveBerlin0209.mp3

live @ rts.fm: http://rapidshare.com/files/242294095/donnacha_costello_-_livepa_at_rts.fm_studio_moscow-22-05-2009-k.mp3

EAVESDROPPER

timecast01: http://fairtilizer.com/track/32580

process part 161: http://soundcloud.com/modyfier/eavesdropper-yves-de-mey-process-part-161/download

THREE

moogcast, live in san francisco 14.2.2009: http://www.atnarko.com/moogcast020.mp3

VINCE WATSON

live @ shanghai 27.6.09: http://rapidshare.com/files/260877887/Vince_Watson_-_Live___VOID_Shanghai_27-05-2009.mp3

Live @ Planet Rose 26-01-2008: http://www.mediafire.com/?ovxgnccntzj

DANIEL BELL

bunker podcast12: http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheBunkerPodcast/~5/276577577/20080423-DanielBell.mp3

FUNCTION

bunker podcast07: http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheBunkerPodcast/~5/300053730/20080319-Function.mp3

DONATO DOZZY

labyrinth 2008:
part 1: http://fairtilizer.com/tracks/15214/download
part 2: http://fairtilizer.com/tracks/15218/download
part 3: http://fairtilizer.com/tracks/15220/download

DAVE MOTHERSOLE

http://www.audiobeats.net/liveset/show.php?id=6544

http://www.audiobeats.net/liveset/show.php?id=6840

http://www.audiobeats.net/liveset/show.php?id=7185

http://www.audiobeats.net/liveset/show.php?id=7597

all Mothersole Proton New Groove sets: http://www.audiobeats.net/search.php?qt=livesets&q=mothersole

WILL SAUL

Live at The End, August 2008: http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?wa3bqnmuydj

MARCUS

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=ec201b456e19096d61d4646c62b381cbe04e75f6e8ebb871

KOSS

mnml ssgs mx27: http://fairtilizer.com/tracks/39597/download

mixmag.info podcast34: http://www.mixmag.info/?action=PodcastDownload&num=34

MAXXRELAX

"something is missing" ambient mix: feed://www.betamaxwins.com/maxpodcast/podcast.xml

 

Sunday
Sep132009

Midnight Loungeのアーティスト! 

KZA aka Force of Nature [ mule musiq , japan ]
Maxxrelax [ black maps / tripster / real grooves , uk / japan ]
Sendai Dj Set: Eavesdropper & Peter Van Hoesen [ time to express , belgium ]
natural/electronic.system [ stomafunk , italy ]
Eric Cloutier [ the bunker / down , us ]


さて、満を持してMidnight Loungeのラインナップを下記の通り発表致します。
昼間にダンスを十分楽しんだ後、眠れない夜を満喫するべくラインナップです。どうぞお楽しみに!

We're excited to announce the above artists as our midnight controllers. They've been carefully selected to bring us maximum nighttime pleasure.

Force of Natureとしてもその名は十分知れ渡ってるKZA。Mule MusiqからリリースされているMix CDに表現されているとおり、ハウス、ブレイクス、ディスコ、テクノそしてダブといったあらゆるテイストをブレンドしたスタイルが特徴。特に最新のリリースである"Starting to Feel OK"は秀作である。

KZA, aka Force of Nature, is the man with one of the most ridiculous vinyl collections in Japan. He's the master of blending house, breaks, cosmic disco, techno, and dub, and has released numerous cd's as Force of Nature (with Dj Kent), as well as several mix cd's with Mule Musiq (check out his latest, "Starting to Feel OK").

幅広いジャンルに渡る音楽の膨大なコレクションを持ち、またそれらに精通しているMaxxrelax。最近では音楽だけでなく、映像、本、デザイン、と他分野に渡る音楽レーベル"Black Maps"を展開中。 

Maxxrelax is a face familiar to backrooms in Tokyo. A long-time resident of Japan, Max has a serious collection of music that spans all genres, and he's happy to share it with music lovers of open minds. Max's latest project is "Black Maps", a label that is music-driven but which will extend to film shorts, books, design commissions and photography.

Sendaiは Peter Van HoesenとEavesdropperによる最新のプロジェクト。カッティングエッジなテクノのプロデューサーであると同時に、クラブミュージックに関わらず、音楽に対して広く興味を持つふたりは、普段インスタレーションやコンテンポラリーアートの演劇音楽の作成にも携わっている。そんなふたりが展開するMidnight Loungeのセットは非常に興味深い。

Sendai is the latest project from Peter Van Hoesen & Eavesdropper. Both Peter and Yves (Eavesdropper) have musical interests that extend far beyond the typical club. In addition to producing cutting-edge techno, they're both involved in sound design and compositions for installations and contemporary dance and theatre performances. A midnight lounge set from these two with deep record bags is something to get excited about.

真夜中の星空の下、Funktion-Oneで聴くnatural/electroni.systemほどディープなサウンドはないだろう。月曜のメインフロアのトリを務めるDonato Dozzyのアンビエント・セットからシームレスに続くN/E.S.のアンビエント&エクスペリメンタルなダウンビート・サウンドが、どこまでも深い音の迷宮へと誘ってくれることだろう。

natural/electronic.system at midnight. Yes. It doesn't get much deeper than N/E.S. on a Funktion-One system under the stars. These two friends from Italy are going to follow Donato Dozzy's closing ambient dj set on Monday night with their special blend of ambient/experimental downbeat music.

メインフロアのみならず、セカンドフロア・セットも得意とするEric Cloutier。NYのブルックリンで彼がオーガナイズするフリーパーティー"Down"では、普段テクノパーティーで掛けることのない曲にスポットライトを当て、通常とはまた違ったクラブが楽しめる一夜となっている。Midnight Loungeでもlow keyなセットを展開する。

Eric Cloutier specializes in both the main room and the back room. He puts on special free nights in Brooklyn called "Down", which he describes as an event "basically created out of my own personal desire to hear something outside of the normal dancefloor affair, as well finally use some music that i've owned and adored for years that i never get to play." This will be a set of low-slung dance music for those with funk in their hips.

Saturday
Sep122009

Interview with Three

In addition to Marcus, Three also did an interview with Higher Frequency. The Japanese translation (thanks Terumi!!) is here at Higher Frequency, while the original English is below:

 

Higher Frequency: At first, Could you tell why you choose “Three” for your DJ name? not Two , nor Four... (it’s a bit ridiculous question, sorry!)

Three: as i grew up looking at names of producers, remixers, djs as well as musicians (flood, mantronix, derrick "mayday" may, baby ford and The Edge for example)...and even actual instruments (like the Sisters of Mercy naming their drum machine Dr. Avalanche) i decided wanted to create my own alias to separate me the person from me the DJ or whatever else i was trying to do.

how i actually came to use the number and name Three is sort of a long and kind of boring story, though! over time, i discovered how special of a number it is for many reasons to many people. while none of those thing went into why i chose it it has made it a little more special to me, but at the end of the day... what's in a name? i leave it up to you.   =)
 
Higher Frequency: Could you tell your musical background, and how did you started your DJ career?

Three: i grew up around a lot of home stereo equipment, a large collection of music and a baby grand piano. so music was big part of my childhood in many ways. i played the clarinet until the 8th grade and took piano lessons for a short while. i cannot read music and do not play anything instrument as one would be taught, but i can play what's in my head and have an ear for the key of music.

my interest in djing was both from a combination of early hip hop culture and wondering how the dj was doing things as well as going to the roller skating rink and being able to see the dj play my first exposure to early electronic dance music. those days at the roller skating rink were huge in the growth of my curiosity.

as i got older i found i was more and more interested everywhere i saw a dj and it just pushed me more and more to discover how to give it a shot myself. eventually this would lead to obsessive things in the early 90's like traveling to NYC to go to the Sound Factory and flying back home to florida the next morning. its always been something i was drawn to.
 
Higher Frequency: I really got “psychedelic”, “hypnotic” feeling from your Djing and it makes yourself outstanding. Is it just my imagination?

Three: even if it is your imagination, i've always bought into the idea that a great experience in all of the arts (music, film etc) very much is heightened by the participant having the "willing suspension of disbelief". meaning letting your mind go where the music or imagery takes you.   believing in the feeling or message regardless of the reality. i take it as a great compliment! thank you very much.
 
Higher Frequency: Compared to other DJ’s , We don’t find your online DJmix (promo) much. Don’t you like to do That? Your big fans around me asked me to tell you “could you please provide more of your awesome mixes online?”

Three: over the years i've found a great night doesn't always sound great when one listens to the recording. it's the total sum of the parts that make an amazing night --- the people, the sound, the atmosphere and so on. over time i have heard sets of mine where i perhaps did not enjoy myself at the time, but i love listening to the recording. so i've let more things come out cause i know its probably just me being silly.

even so, i love the mindset of "what we do is secret"! i like the mystery. i like the word on the street to be "you had to be there" if i'm lucky enough to have people say that. in this decade with the internet i've seen too many people decide a DJ is of interest or not by just hearing any random mix on the internet.

all these ideas aside i know i have put out even fewer mixes than normal this year and its something. i'll get a few out between now and Christmas. i really do want people to hear more! perhaps i can supply you with downloads to what mixes i do have as an bonus to this interview??
 
Higher Frequency: Could you tell what kind of music do you listen at your day-off ? also, what is your interest these days, except music ?

Three: taking pictures has been more of a thing for me lately. i had a camera put in my hand at a very early age so it's always been interesting to me. as for music i listen to a lot of classic rock (Rolling Stones, The Beatles) and a lot of old alternative music like Tones On Tail, Killing Joke, The Clash and The Modern Lovers. also a lot of early electronic stuff of all sorts from Kraftwerk to Skinny Puppy and Coil. the 4AD label. i go through phases where i listen to the same stuff for a good while. for example almost anything produced by Brian Eno... Talking Heads especially... i'll listen to their album Fear of Music for weeks and then move on.

i get most of my inspiration for ideas with electronic music from how older things like that were mixed or how instruments were used.
 
Higher Frequency: Could you suggest the name of some artists/DJs who you feel sympathy for?

Three: off the top of my head i'm very excited about the music of Gadi Mizrahi of Wolf & Lamb, Reverse Commuter and Seth Troxler. also, DJs Doc Martin and Derrick May have continued to evolve being an ongoing inspiration for me. Lee Burridge is someone i must say is a refreshing person to hear and be near, as well.  there is so much i'm inspired by right now, but these are the very first people who come to mind and i don't want to ramble on!
 
Higher Frequency: You’ve just re-launched your Label, Hallucination Limited on April as Digital Label. Could you tell how you decided to re-launch? What was the trigger for that?

Three: i simply wanted to finish what i started. i'm looking forward to the next 12 months. i'm very proud of what we have to release.

Higher Frequency: Is there any newly, interesting schedule from Hallucination Limited ?

Three: along with select titles from our previous releases before we became available digitally... we have new music and / or remixes from Gadi Mizrahi of Wolf & Lamb, Seth Troxler & Inexec as Business Class, Crazy Larry, Pier Bucci, Grumptronix, Terry Francis, Sycophant Slags (Mr C and Adultnapper) and more plus an entire album from the new project by Kenneth James Gibson (of Apendics Shuffle fame) under the name Reverse Commuter. also, many of the early catalog will have new exclusive-to-digital release mixes.   
 
Higher Frequency: About your gigs in Japan, so far, ware all organized by Labyrinth crew. Could you tell your impression for them? Also, if other promoters in other area of Japan offers you to invite for their local party, will you join them as well?

Three: my first experience at Labyrinth was something i will never forget. the Labyrinth crew, the crowd they attract and the excitement and unique nature of my first trip to japan were a validating experience for me as a DJ. i can't say enough positive things about them and their party.

having gone from my first time to being asked to play the closing party at Unit (a club i absolutely love)... then closing the festival my second Labyrinth and being asked to play the closing party at Unit again.......i was surprised to be asked back for a third time and even more surprised to be asked back for a forth. i'm very happy this time around to be branching out and playing in okinawa the week after. i'm interested in any opportunities to play in japan so other promoters should not be afraid to reach out. that said, of course i will always be in contact with russ and the Labyrinth crew about whatever i'm offered! they have been such a big part of my life the past several years!

Higher Frequency: You had so many gigs in so many plase around the world, Could you suggest the name of the most interesting parties for the last few years ?

Three: Labyrinth and Unit in tokyo.... no kidding. Panorama Bar in berlin lived up to its reputation this summer, as did Club Dervisionaire in berlin. san francisco is at the peak of its powers the second half of this decade. it's such a special place and i highly recommend any event at The Compound or anything thrown by the Pacific Sound / Sunset crew there. the Snatch night i do in florida is a personal favorite. Fabric and T Bar in london never disappoint. australia is also very special to me... the Rainbow Serpent Festival in particular.
 
Higher Frequency: From your point of view, how is the dance music scene in New York (is your base, Is it right?) these days?

Three: very healthy. although there has been a bit of a backlash to proper clubs and people are more into the warehouse one-offs these days. over time i don't think its healthy to have such a divide, but i can't deny NYC is vibrant right now. DFA, Rub N Tug ... they are the most developed in this decade here i think. but, the techno one-offs like ReSolute and Black Market are strong and more specifically there is the Wolf & Lamb collective who are some fresh, up and coming artists that have been at it for a good while and are really contributing to the city as artists and label heads, as well as party throwers.
 
Higher Frequency: Please give a message to your fans here in Japan.

Three: i am very grateful for your love and interest in me. i cannot say enough nice things about the people and culture of japan. most of all i cannot wait to share more dance floor experiences with you!! keep the faith!!!!

Higher Frequency: Your set at Labyrinth 2008 was totally amazing experience! I realized the simple joy of the dancing at that moment : ) Looking forward to seeing you at Labyrinth 2009 with my party-loving friends!
Thank you so much.

Three: thank you so very much. and thank you for the interest in interviewing me.

 

--September 9, 2009

Saturday
Sep122009

Interview with Marcus

Marcus from Minilogue did an interview with Higher Frequency. You can find the Japanese version kindly translated by Terumi here at Higher Frequency.

Here is the English original:

 

Higher Frequency: You just arrived in Japan on May as Minilogue, you are going to play by yourself this time. what kind of sound do you play recently?

Marcus: Yes we played in Japan not so long time ago. Played on the GroundBeat festival as Son Kite and Minilogue... great festival!! This time it's just me coming and doing a dj set. When I dj i try not to get into any specific "sounds", I like playing the music that I think fit into the vibe.

Higher Frequency: Over the years ,you have came on stage with some project name like Sonkite, Minilogue.
I think there is no such wonderful party as Labyrinth. How is your impression to this party? Is there something different from other party?

Marcus: I haven't tryed parties on other planets so I have to say... It's my favourite party on this planet!!! I'm sure there are other great parties on other planets... can't wait to go to those places ;)

You should not listen to music you should experience it... what better way to experience the music is there if you have a 3 day festival up in the japanese mountains toghether with friendly people and a ENORMOUS soundsystem and a fantastic line-up... it will for sure be a psychedelic experience... can't get any better than this :)

Higher Frequency: I remember your DJ set was the last of our journey in Labyrinth 2006 and it was very amazing...I was moved when you played 'Kirsty Hawkshaw - Fine Day (James Holden Mix)' as an encore.
Do you have any special memory you've ever played in the past?

Marcus: I must say that the 2006 dj gig on the Labyrinth was one of those moments that will be hard to forget... one of my best memories in my dj career!!! It will be hard to beat that gig but you should not compare feelings/parties because every place and party is unique in it's own way... Everything have something to give! Same goes with people actually... never compare yourself with other people... it will just make you insecure!

Higher Frequency: I heard you will quit DJ after this party. Is it true? Can I ask what has happened on your mind if you ‘re alright?

Marcus: Yes, you heard right... I will stop the dj thing for a while... don't know if I ever will start again but you should never say never ;)
I feel that it's hard for me to focus on two things... dj'ng and producing. I feel that the producing part makes me happier and the meaning of life is to get happy so it was time to make a choice...


Higher Frequency: Will you continue to play live as Minilogue ? Could you tell what you want to express through your music life to the future?

Marcus: Of course! Minilogue and Son Kite is my life!! I'm trying to live my life in the NOW and not in the future so I can't tell you anything about the future...

Higher Frequency: Are you plannning to release an album with Minilogue or IMPS?

Marcus: Ok... I can talk a little bit about the future ;) We're working on a new Minilogue album at the moment but when it's going to be released... I don't know... I just know that it's going to be great... and when I say great I don't mean that the music is great I mean that it's great that I don't know when it's going to be released :) Like I said before, I'm trying to live in the NOW!

Higher Frequency: Do you have any special interest besides music?

Marcus: Life! What a wonderful illusion!!!

Higher Frequency: All of The Labyrinth freak loves you !!
Please send some messages to your fan!!

Marcus: All happiness that exist in this world comes from wishing other happiness. All suffering in this world comes from wishing yourself happiness!!!
Think about it and start living it and you shall find something special :)
With love from Marcus

 

--September 1, 2009