This blog is about *Proper Electro music related in some way with the Barcelona based record label, Beathazard Recordings and everything else that can support or make grow this genre.
(*Proper: not electro house or any techno music, is about the one that comes from Afrika Bambaataa and Kraftwerk)
(There is not illegal downloads here, but some legal ones)

miércoles, 16 de enero de 2013

The Egyptian Lover - Making Off "Egypt Egypt"

"Egypt Egypt" is not the first song made by The Egyptian Lover, that, we know, but probably was the first real hit from him. One of the songs that make the west coast electro scene explote, and starts the new style of Electro music that became something from its own after been just part of the way that music for Mcees was done during few years, since Afrika Bambaataa's Planet Rock was released in 1982.
With the support of the Redbull Music Academy, here we have an amazing 5 minutes video documentary, were the current Egyptian Lover, remembers and describes how he thought about that song back in 1984.
It is really a nice document, specially for those which produce Electro music.


Key Tracks: Egyptian Lover "Egypt, Egypt" from Red Bull Music Academy on Vimeo.

"Egypt, Egypt" no fue la primera canción hecha por The Egyptian Lover , eso ya lo sabemos. Pero fue probablemente su primer éxito. Fue una de las canciones que hizo que el Electro de la costa oeste explotase y se transformase en algo por si mismo, tras  haber sido simplemente el estilo con el que se hacía la música de los Mcees desde la publicación del Planet Rock de Afrika Bambaataa, en 1982.
Con el apoyo de Redbull Music Academy, aquí tenemos un documento en video de 5 minutos increíbles, dónde el Egyptian Lover actual recuerda y describe como se le ocurrió crear aquella canción en 1984.
Es un documento muy interesante, sobre todo para aquellos que producen música Electro.

domingo, 13 de enero de 2013

Kraftwerk - Radioaktivität (William Orbit Remix) 1991

Few days ago I did a DJ Session in MOOG Club in Barcelona, Pure electro.
One of the records I selected was this one, the Kraftwerk's Radioactivity remixed by this grammy multi-awared musician, William Orbit, a real freak with the electronic instruments.
One of the things that amaze me more of this version (a part of that he just put the Electro-Funk feeling to this great old song from the masters) is the date and the technics he used with the sampler, you know, this stuff with the voices like Daft Punk or later groups make very popular, changing pitches and repeating wovels. I don't really remember a single other song before 1991 that used this technic like that.
Anyway, this is a dedication to pioneers, and lucky me, I have this vinyl in my power!

Kapi (Downrocks).

Hace unos días hice una sesión de electro en la sala MOOG de Barcelona y uno de los discos que seleccioné, fue éste, el Radioactivity de Kraftwerk remezclado por el multi-premiado con grammys William Orbit, un auténtico fanático de los instrumentos electrónicos.
Una de las cosas que más me sorprenden de esta versión (a parte de que le puso el rollo Electro-Funk a este clásico de los maestros) es la fecha y la técnica que utilizó con el sampler, el rollo de "pitchear" las vocales arriba y abajo, cosa que se ha hecho muy popular desde que Daft Punk y otros grupos posteriores lo hacen. No recuerdo nadie que usase esta técnica antes de 1991, la verdad.
Bueno, aquí dejo una dedicatoria a los pioneros y suerte la mía que tengo este vinilo en mi mueble!

Kapi (Downrocks).

martes, 8 de enero de 2013

CS1 Vinyl - Contacto Sintetico Workshop Vol.1

Contacto Sintetico Workshop Vol.1 was a vinyl pressing done after some experiment drop from the Contacto Sintetico Forum begining in 2011 and ended in 2012. It was some kind of multi-artist production done in distance were some producers from Spanish Electro scene kept sending each other tracks and parts through internet, building step by step super-nice songs.
Best stuff was compiled in this very very very limited vinyl edition. Only 50 copies were for sale.
Line up was:
Proto 70
Replicante Norman
Criticon (Dark Vektor)
Split DJ
Transistor 808 (Uni-Mate)
Eleztrik Body

lunes, 7 de enero de 2013

Beathazard catalog mailing updated - 01 - 2013

Are you interested in purchase some ELECTRO records from Beathzard Recordings?
Write an email with your request here:


We will send you 2 small catalogs with everything is on stock currently.

We are carrying some other stuff from friend labels too.

Mr Velcro Fastener, dope 90's band.

This Electro band is really dope.

I own almost all the 12" they published in the 90's.
This was the first LP they release including most of the stuff already published in maxi-singles.
Still today top level productions and electro feeling.

Hope to see them again in Barcelona soon. (They play in 2008).

Enjoy this style-masters!

Facebook Mr Velcro Fastener

sábado, 5 de enero de 2013

Contacto Sintético Night at Moog Barcelona 2013 January

First electro gathering of 2013 in Barcelona will be at Moog as usual lately. This time:
- Downrocks (Dj Set)
- Gigi D'Amico Live
- Awco (Special MPC Dj set)
Visuals by Altered Loopz

Its easy to get free tickets before 02:00 am.

Primer encuentro electro del 2013 en Barcelona, una vez más en Moog. Esta vez:
- Downrocks (Dj Set)
- Gigi D'Amico en vivo
- Awco (Special MPC Dj set)
Visuales por Altered Loopz

Es fácil encontrar entradas gratuitas para antes de las 02:00 am.

viernes, 4 de enero de 2013

Contacto Sintético Radio is OVER

Last program of this great 3 years old radio show is now over.
DJ Awco decide to leave this project now that we have in Spain about 5 other radio programs, to put energy in new things.

Watch live streaming video from contactosintetico at

Important to say that when this began 1rs January 2010 it was the one an only electro radio show in spanish and did help to promote the local scene like anything else. Also mention that this program was back up with the forum Contacto Sintético and this one will remain active and continue working fully.

Sad moment for all of us but hopping to see what's next!