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[En] Quote of the day : Dopplereffekt

September 24th, 2009 by Pierre-Nicolas Mader

dopplereffekt

There is a division between the rich and the poor. And these technologies are usually controlled by the people that have the ressources to fund them. The technologies which become obsolete are no longer useful for this powerful group, and eventually trickle down to what we see today. A lot of outdated military technology is now in use with the common people, the general public. Take a radar, for example, which was invented in the Second World War. Now you can use the same technology in your vehicule to ward off police.

You can find new uses for any kind of technology.

People are still using nets to catch fish, people are still using knives in the kitchen. And those technologies have been around for thousands of years. They don’t become obsolete, they become refined over time.

Gerald Donald,
part of Dopplereffekt with Michaela To Nhan Le Thi,
interviewed in The Wire – October 2009

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[En] Quote of the day

September 13th, 2009 by Pierre-Nicolas Mader

pacman-ghosts

Computer games don’t affect kids. I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids, we’d all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music.

Marcus Brigstocke,
English comedian and satirist.

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[En] Interview : Tin Man

May 5th, 2009 by Pierre-Nicolas Mader

Tin Man

Dark star from the underground, ambiant / acid / delicate techno dreamer (and singer) Tin Man takes time to speak with Boing Poum Tchak! while he’s releasing his last and excellent 12″ : Cool waves EP, including the amazing song Constant confusion. Find out who really is behind the shadow, now. Read the rest of this entry »

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[En] Interview : Vakula (Uzuri / Quintessentials / Meakusma / Firecracker)

March 29th, 2009 by Pierre-Nicolas Mader

vakula

Who could imagine that one of the best innovative house / detroit-house sound of the moment comes from East-Europe ? After Russian Anton Zap, let me introduce you Vakula, Ukrainian electronic artist who has signed some experimental warm & groovy underground-house tracks on Uzuri, then Quintessentials, Meakusma, before releasing a record on Firecracker in 2009. Find out more about him, his thoughts on electronic music in Ukraine while listening the mix he did for Boing Poum Tchak! with only unreleased material from him. Vashe zdo´rovye ! Read the rest of this entry »

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[En] Vakula [bptchk! 011]

March 26th, 2009 by Pierre-Nicolas Mader

vakula

Two years ago, during my trip, I drove into a small place named Putivl, near the town of Konotop. There I realized how much I love Ukraine. Too many things in this land about history, secret past… And I wanted to create national hero Vakula, as in the old Ukrainian fairy tales.

Vakula

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[En] Podcasts Poum Tchak! [001-010] Retrospective

March 21st, 2009 by Pierre-Nicolas Mader

Before uploading the 11th Podcast Poum Tchak! in a few days (which will certainly be considered as one of the most interesting podcast of 2009 – only made with exclusive and unreleased material), it’s time to go back on the first ten mixes taken from the story of Boing Poum Tchak!.

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[En] Interview : Roger23 (Playhouse / 240 volts / Swayzak Soundsystem / Meakusma)

February 19th, 2009 by Pierre-Nicolas Mader

roger23

Pure underground dj, music lover, and vinyl addict, Roger Reuter aka Roger23 is the first guest to play at our Party launched in Paris this month. Close friend of Swayzak (he travel a lot around the world with them), former record-shop co-owner, composer who has released eps for Playhouse, 240 volts, Meakusma, it’s a pleasure to introduce him if you don’t know this artist yet. Read the rest of this entry »

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[En] Playlist Poum Tchak! – Feb. 09

February 17th, 2009 by Pierre-Nicolas Mader

Wake up and check out some of our favorite tracks and ep’s of the moment, playlisted for everybody with love !! By Pierre-Nicolas, Nicolas, and Jean-Baptiste. Read the rest of this entry »

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[En] Fast “dubstep” tracks : 2562 / Silkie and Harry Craze / Stanton Warriors / Foreign Beggars vs. Rouge à Lèvres

February 13th, 2009 by Nicolas

2562…..favela…..Stanton Warriors…..Foreign

After a very short night in London for the definitive closing of The End, I was lost and tired in the middle of Soho. It was a regular Sunday afternoon, rainy, sad, and depressing. I was walking blindly along the streets when I suddenly met the doors of Phonica, one of the best record shop out there. My feet guided me to this place without even noticing it, the call of black gold is nowhere stronger than in the City !

The situation was perfect : a nice and warm place, a gentle staff, no other customers than me, my head fully stashed with the music of the night and a huge vinyl wall. A quick chat later I was able to go behind the desk and pick the records I wanted. At this exact time I decided to focus only on dubstep releases. I’m buying house and techno records everyday but to find interesting dubsteppin’ sounds in Belgium is another story. After all, I was in London and this genre is a speciality here ! You don’t go in a Japanese restaurant to eat some ratatouille… Read the rest of this entry »

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[En] Tactile Soul [bptchk! 008] + Interview

January 30th, 2009 by Pierre-Nicolas Mader

Tactile Soul

After a long time of very little inspiration, I believe that there is some great records being made at the moment, a lot of them are reminiscent of old detroit techno, which is the style that first caught my attention a long time ago. I think it is a very healthy time for techno production, so buying records is getting easier again.

Tactile Soul

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[En] Nicolas / Boing Poum Tchak! [bptchk! 007]

January 16th, 2009 by Nicolas

Nicolas mix

2008 is over and it was time for me to podcast the tracks I liked and played the most during the year. From jazzy house to more techy groove, in no way we can say electronic music was dead. The idea was to sum up a longer gig in a 90 minutes podcast. A deep intro building slowly into peak time house before a kind of breathing (Way Out West – Spaceman), to then going up again on more uplifting sound. In a nutshell, don’t expect a standard boring 4/4 dj mix, life is about vibes and contrasts, so is music !

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[Fr] Boing Poum Tchak! présente Meakusma (label / évènements)

December 9th, 2008 by Pierre-Nicolas Mader

Meakusma

Samedi 13 décembre aura lieu à Bruxelles une énorme soirée organisée par l’association Meakusma qui regroupe passionnés de musiques électroniques, défricheurs de haut-vol et djs. Petite présentation de leur festival, ainsi que de leur jeune label qui vient de sortir trois mini-compilations sur lesquelles on retrouve Roger 23, Even Tuell, Vakula, Terrence Dixon ou encore Move D & Benjamin Brunn. Read the rest of this entry »

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[En] Playlist Poum Tchak! – Nov 08

December 7th, 2008 by Pierre-Nicolas Mader

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From Brussels with love, Nicolas was in charge to pick up some of the most interesting records released in the cold / dark-grey month of November. Here we go ! Read the rest of this entry »

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