Archive for Industrial music

Join The Darkside …..

Posted in General Information with tags , , , , , , , on September 26, 2010 by Rnowak

Hey everyone I just wanted to let you guys know that the Msg. boards are open for discussion on DarksideRadio.com So if you haven’t joined the community yet stop by register ( it’s free don’t worry) and introduce yourself.

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Spotlight On Latex Records and The Latex Radio Podcast

Posted in Music Spotlight with tags , , , , , , on August 10, 2010 by Rnowak

Everyone has something their passionate about! It’s one of the reasons why I started this site.  I wanted a place where I could share things I was passionate about and things that interested me with anyone who would listen( or read in this case). It’s by sharing these passions and interests not only do we encounter like minded individuals but we are opening up a whole new world for some people to enjoy what we enjoy on a daily basis.

This brings me to why I’m writing this spotlight on Latex Records and The Latex Radio Podcast. I first encountered Latex Records over the interwebs via Twitter. After talking with  Latex Records owner Edwin Minzenmayer on Twitter ( of which we have had numerous conversations) and scoping out the Latex Records Site it was at that point I could tell Edwin was very passionate and very opinionated about music and the music industry! Of which when one gets very passionate about an  interests of theirs  I feel ( I’m not sure about you guys) very  hyped myself! So I thought I would Share that hype with all of you and give a shout out to Latex Records and The Latex Radio Podacst!

So first off I’m sure most of you are wondering  what exactly is Latex Records? Well I would love to answer that question for you guys but I think it would be best if you guys were to get the lowdown from Edwin himself by visiting the about us page here!  It’s an extremely well written about us section ( Something you don’t see a lot of when you click into an about us section. Most of them sound stiff and wooden with no life at all. However this one was written just full of life!) and  it’s something I don’t think  I would do justice to if I were to just summarize it for you guys.

While your at The Latex Records website do check out the services Latex Records offer,  The Artists that have worked and or still work with the label( such as Container of which I reviewed their Before EP last week and that can be found here), The Latex Records Amazon Store( please support music  and buy don’t download illegally) , A forum  filled with well written reviews , News, Events  and  not to mention the other half to this spotlight The Latex Radio Podcast!

The Latex Radio Podcast is a podcast show that is done up by Edwin Minzenmayer  (now in partnership with  EBM Radio and Dark Horizons Radio) that features music from the Industrial, EBM, Goth, Darkwave, Electronica, Trance and many more genres( of which I’m sure most of my readers musical tastes falls in to at least one of these categories). I had the pleasure of tuning in to the latest episode of the podcast last week and I really enjoyed the hell out of it. It was that enjoyment factor that caused me to go back and tracked down some older episodes to please my ears( and wasn’t let down! I loved the Halloween one)! If you guys are interested in checking it out ( Of which I highly recommend that you do) you can visit the Latex Radio Podcast site here ( Of which will be added to the links section as soon as this spotlight is done) for all the details on how you guys can tune in!

I would like to Thank Edwin for allowing me to do this spotlight up on Latex Records and The Latex Radio Podcast and taking the time to answer any question I had while writing this spotlight!  For all you Twitter users out there you can follow Latex Records @latexrecords of which I highly recommend that you do as Edwin is a very cool dude to follow and it’s truly never a dull twitter moment moment when your following him. If your a Facebook user you also can become a fan of Latex Records here.

Finally A Radio Station I Can Enjoy

Posted in Music Spotlight with tags , , , , , , , on July 12, 2010 by Rnowak

As a DJ I’m always listening to music not just for ideas for new upcoming mixes but as I just love the way music makes me feel. Nothing beats just sitting here with my headphones on and music playing. I feel like I’m in my own little world (not that I’m not already 🙂 ) . I also like to roam the interwebs looking to expand my ever growing music library. Of which I can say is quite hard when you don’t really have a real radio station( local or live streaming) that plays your favorite music genres. So I really rely on places such as Twitter, Facebook, Myspace and word of mouth as my  grounds for finding new artists and new music to enjoy.

That was until last night.  I came across a retweet from someone that mentioned this online streaming radio station called Darkside Radio was playing on of my favorite bands. Intrigued by it I went to the site to check it out and joined the online streaming fun. With in the first few songs of the wonderfully crafted set by DJ Mirage ( who DJ’s for the station every Sunday night) I was hooked.It’s not everyday (at least for me that is. As I do not claim to know all online radio station ) you can turn on an online radio station( with out typing the bands name or song. Yep take that Pandora 🙂 ) and get one great song then to be hit by some Combichrist and there after that followed by Unter Null . My ears were in a music euphoria last night thanks to Darkside Radio and DJ Mirage!

So now you guys know the experience that I had with it last night only I’ll fill you in on just what Darkside Radio is. Darkside Radio is a free 24/7  online streaming radio station(They have many streaming options on the site so you can pick your favorite) that plays music from the Gothic, Industrial, and EBM genre.  The Darkside Radio site just isn’t a place where they just tell you whats playing now but it is an online community as well. The community consists of things such as forum boards and online groups ( I am a member of the site and you can view my profile here it is free to sign up). In addition to the online community the site also offers an events calendar,  blogs , news,articles, and interviews with bands( yep the site offers quite a bit).  So you guys can head over here and join the community(if you want to) but do enjoy the streaming music because I sure as hell am ( in fact I’m listening to it right now as I type this )and remember it’s on 24/7! Also be sure to check out DJ Mirage’s sets every Sunday night!

Just as a side note if any DJ’s out there read my blog the site is looking for dedicated DJ’s to play sets on the station. If it sounds like something your interested in you can get more information on the site.

Music Spotlight : Psyborg Corp.

Posted in Music Spotlight with tags , , , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2010 by Rnowak

Earlier this week I reviewed Psyborg Corp.’s first full length debut album The Mechanical Renaissance (for those of you that are new to the site/blog and didn’t see it you can find that here.). So as soon as I finished the review I immediately contacted the band to see if they would be cool with having a spotlight done on them as I really enjoyed their music and was sure that some of you would enjoy it as well! Sure enough the band responded and was more than willing to have a spotlight done up on them.

Psyborg Corp. consists of :

p5YbORG – Biomechanical Vox Modulator and Synthetic Multifrequency Generator

Miss Pixel – Fourwired Seismic Shocker

UserX86 – Sixwired Complex Synthechord

Psyborg Corp. is a Colombian based Electro/Industrial and Harsh EBM band. Their unique eye catching Sci-Fi visuals , lyrics, beats, and catchy Sci- Fi/Electro  melodies make them truly stand out in the Electro/Industrial music genre.  In 2009 the band signed with German label NoiTekk. In 2010 the band released not only their first single Technocracy  (it was a wonderful prelude of what was to come off of their first full length debut album. The single is still available as a free download off the bands Myspace.) and their first full length debut album The Mechanical Renaissance( of which I’m still listening to and still enjoying even as I type this) . I for one truly hope there is more to come from this truly amazing and unique band.

For those of you that didn’t get a chance to listen to the song clips I found off of Youtube (posted in the Album review) I’ll re-post them here (with a few more of my favorites) . So you guys can listen to a few songs from The Mechanical Renaissance album:

To listen to a few more tracks off of the album you can check out the bands Myspace page here where they have  a few more on their Myspace music player. If you have a Twitter you also can follow the band on there @ PsyborgCorp. If you like the music you heard and want to buy the album you can do so from a link off the bands Myspace(Just  click  on the album banner) or you can buy the digital download from amazon’s Mp3 store( Trust me it is very worth it).

I would like to thank p5Y and  Psyborg Corp for taking the time to responding to my Email and getting involved with this spotlight and for the amazing HQ pictures that they sent over.

Album Review – Psyborg Corp : The Mechanical Renaissance

Posted in Album Reviews with tags , , , , , , , on July 6, 2010 by Rnowak

Again here’s yet another band that caught my attention via the internet(this time off of Myspace. Yes guys I’m still a proud Myspace user and always will be). So anyways after listening to a few of the tracks off of their Myspace music player and downloading their debut single Technocracy. I wanted to hear more from them so I immediately headed over to Amazon.com’s MP3 store to see if I could purchase the bands first full length album The Mechanical Renaissance and I was In luck.

The Electro/Industrial sound in all of their tracks is something that should be heard by all as it truly is amazing! The vocals of all the tacks go very well with the sound the band emulates. As you can tell It’s another album I really am hooked on (to tell you guys the truth this album has been my weekend listening selection). I’m really enjoying every single track off this album and again it’s another  CD that I just chomping at the bit to start using in some of my DJ mixes. I really want to hear more from the band because if this debut full length album is any indication of what’s to come then consider me sold if they come out with a second album.

But just don’t take my word on it listen for yourselves. Check out a few tracks off the album from these clips I found on Youtube:

So like what you hear? Want to know more about the band? Well you can head over to the bands Myspace page here to listen to a few more tracks on their Myspace music player. You also you can download the bands debut single as well. If your still interested in getting the album you guys  can purchase The Mechanical Renaissance from Amazon.com’s Mp3 store.

On a side note here I’m really hoping I can get to do up a spotlight on the band just so you guys can know more about this band!

Album Review : Front Line Assembly Improved Electronic Device

Posted in Album Reviews with tags , , , , , , on June 30, 2010 by Rnowak

Well I really wanted to have this done up last week but things come up and life happens. Anyways last week Tuesday the new Front Line Assembly album Improved Electronic Device was released. Now I really wanted to buy this in CD format as I  enjoyed  the single Shifting Through The Lens that was released two weeks prior to this which helped build the excitement for me wanting to get this album. The only music store that I used to get my CD’s from is now closed for good (RIP FYE). Not that there isn’t a CD store around me it’s just that the stores around me have the “If it isn’t on MTV or on popular radio stations in the area it’s not in our store policy” (or at least this is the case in my neck of the woods and yes Bust Buy and Borders I’m talking about you).Which let me just say is a bullshit policy  as there is a TON of  amazing music and artists/bands out there that don’t fall into that category.

So having said that I immediately upon waking up (and I mean as soon as I woke up)  downloaded the album deluxe album from the Amazon online digital music store(which actually ended up working out real well because the deluxe album is only available as a digital download so while I still hate the fact that I couldn’t go out and buy the CD I think in this case I’ll let it slide).  I plugged in my headphones and cranked up the volume and I was not disappointed in anyway shape or form. The album was AMAZING and well worth my purchase! I’m actually looking forward to working Shifting Though The Lens in one of my mixes soon. All the tracks on this album are great I’m especially enjoying Shifting Through The Lens (like I just stated above), Angriff, Hostage, Afterlife and Laws of Deception just to name a few other wise I actually would probably list the whole album.

Don’t just take my word for it listen for your self over at the clips on Amazon.com. If you like what you hear you can buy the deluxe album from  Amazon.com or Metropolis-Records.com as a digital download (remember how well the artist does is based off of sales so please pay the money instead of free downloading the album). Metropolis also has the regular CD for purchase as well. If you want to know more on Front Line Assembly you can visit the bands Mysapce page here.

Miss Fd’s New Music Video : Enter The Void

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , on June 14, 2010 by Rnowak

Ok guys Miss FD’s new music video Enter The Void is finally up on Youtube! So let me just say it was well worth the wait. The song Enter The Void can be found on  her first full album Monsters In The Industry.

This video is amazing!( hold on a minute that didn’t sound right…. This video is AMAZING! There much better). The way the whole music video is shot just looks F’N awesome! Miss FD looks truly amazing in this video.

Now for those of you who are new to my blog and are new to Miss FD I did a music spotlight on her last week. So if you didn’t get a chance to see the  music spotlight on Miss FD  you can view it here.

Love the song? Well support the artist and buy the full album Monsters In The Industry off of Itunes or Amazon.com where you can find it as a digital download or regular CD.