Anstam "Dispel Dances" (50WEAPONSCD/LP04) - Out on October 28th by Modeselektor
50 Weapons the second label headed by Berlin-based duo Modeselektor (the other being Monkeytown), is one of the more free-thinking and diverse independant electronic music labels at the moment. The label's roster relies on a techno foundation without adhering to the genre's purist limitations resulting in some interesting genre-defying music. A good example of this is Phon.o's latest release, the massive "Abaw 723", which brings together elements of british bass music and dubstep funelling them through a berlin techno aesthetic. On this double post we will talk about Marcel Dettmann's forthcoming release on the label, as well as Anstam's new record which came out last week.
Marcel Dettmann's "Deluge/Duel" 12" is only the16th release of the 50 Weapons record label and Dettmann's first on the imprint. On "Deluge" the Berlin based Ostgut Ton artist and Berghain resident, offers up something different, obviously inspired by the label's open approach to techno. Preview the track below or pre-order it here:
Marcel Dettmann "Deluge" (50WEAPONS016) OUT DEC 02 by Modeselektor
Next up is Anstam, a duo we know little about but whose recent remix of Radiohead's "Separator" we thoroughly enjoyed. The mysterious Anstam are amassing plenty of hype with their few yet high-quality releases and this intensely varied and bound-to-be-big LP, which draws influences from many genres of electronic music, is no exception. Preview all the tracks from "Dispel Dances" below or order it here: