One of Europe’s best and most consistent club nights, disko404, celebrates its 10th birthday! Over the past decade, the Graz-based collective has established an exellent international reputation as one of the most forward-thinking promotors of bass music.
Starting off in Graz’ lively Breakcore/Jungle scene of the early 2000s, the club has never been shy of experiments since its early days. Hence, international labels such as Planet Mu, Hyperdub, Hessle Audio or Night Slugs were featured from the very beginning, alongside local talent from Graz, Zagreb and other parts of central Europe. For the anniversary night, previous guests, fellows and friends will join in to celebrate the night, with artists such as Kode9 or Ben UFO among them.
Kode9 (Hyperdub, London)
Ben UFO (Hessle Audio, London)
Funk Guru & Phillipe (cfsn, Zagreb)
El Rakkas (Offseason)
disko404 DJs (B.L.O., doze, feelipa, finna, franjazzco, jabok aka any maniac, mike fidel, simon/off, SlickDevlan, zvonko)
On 24th November, a large group of refugees marched for 8 hours from Traiskirchen to Vienna to make their political demands heard. They’ve set up a protest camp at Sigmund Freud Park on the same Saturday, so as to raise their voices at the heart of the Austrian capital and finally speak for themselves.
Their initiative draws our attention to the fact that there are rampant deficiencies to the legal proceedings as well as basic provisions for people seeking Asylum in Austria. Despite their precarious status and the looming threat of deportation, the protesting refugees are fighting for their human rights – they’re standing up against intransparent legal proceedings and restrictive laws. So they put forth the following demands for dignified living conditions:
As concerning the juridicial procedure of seeking asylum, they request better qualified translators; more access to information and judicial advice in their own language; a quicker handling of their cases; the recognition of their refugee status; and the right to family reunion. They oppose transfers to remote and isolated dwellings and reject deportations generally.
Moreover, they are demanding to have access to the labour market while their court cases are ongoing.
As concerns the improvement of their basic provisions and services, they demand better access to health care; the accompanimient of translators when going to the doctor; that there be sufficient and healthy food at the camp; that there be better working conditions in Traiskirchen; that their children be allowed to visit regular Austrian schools; that they have access to modern communication technologies (Internet, international TV channels) at the camp; and that there be more opportunities for them to learn german and get professional training there.
On 5 December 2012, around 150 activist tried to prevent the deportation of at least five people from Vienna to Nigeria. The same day an attempt to deport 24 people to the Democratic Republic of Kongo was met with protests in Brussels.
label: Dubsquare Records
catalogue number: DSQ-006
title: Tacky’s Revolt EP
side A: Tacky’s Revolt (4:31), Red String Conspiracy (3:43)
side B: Ginger Sample (5:57), Say It (3:52)
mastering: Transition London
release date: 10 Dec 2012
format: 12″ vinyl at 33rpm (limited to 150 copies, no digital formats)
Morphosis – Androids Among Us/Just For One Day Remix (Delsin)
A.O.S. – It Can Be Done, But Only I Can Do It (FXHE)
Der Zyklus – Krypton 84 (Wémè)
Raime – You Will Lift Your Frame Clear (Blackest Ever Black)
Ø – Tasanko – (Sähkö)
Andy Stott – We Stay Together/Part One (Modern Love)
Jeff Mills – Tomorrow (Axis)
Rhythm & Sound – Distance (Rhythm & Sound)
Hadamard – Untitled (Bunker)
Tim Harper – Ozone/Brian Wesley Mix (Dance Mania)
Geeeman – Rubberband2 (Clone)
Omar S – J-A-i-P-U-R (FXHE)
Echo 106 – Copy Ins Del (Mathematics)
Lok44 – Rotten Roll (Trust)
Omar S – Churchill (FXHE)
A Made Up Sound – Demons/Reprise (Clone)
Drexciya – Bang Bang (Clone)
Leron Carson – Mechanism (Sound Signature)
Kowton – More Games (Livity Sound)
El Rakkas – Extremely Cheap And Effective (Dubsquare)
Alex Smith – Stop Running Aroud (FXHE)
X-103 – Tephra/Under (Axis)
Runtime 1:00:38, mp3 w/ 320kbps
Recorded in Oct 2012 on two decks and a mixer in one take.
More black plastic is coming from Graz this month as Offseason are kicking off their 7″ vinyl series. The first release features two ultra-dark killers by Re-lay. 002 brings two versions of ’5am’ by IZC, the original and a beatless ‘devil mix’. Both releases are stricktly limited to 111 records. Offseason 001 and 002 are vailable at Hardwax Distribution and at your favorite recordshop.
Disko 404 have finally launched their very own record-label. Over the past years, the Graz-based collective has earned a reputation as one of the most forward-thinking promoters in the region, amongst artists and their crowd alike. The first release features five Juke/Footwork-tracks by Sun People and Franjazzco. Whereas Sun People’s side is reminiscent of early 90s Jungle, Franjazzco reworked several gems from his record collection, turning them into 160bpm monsters. The release is available as 12″ vinyl and digital.
The idea to form a label developed in end of 2011, when Franjazzco and Simon/off – the person behind Sun People and also part of the Disko 404 collective – met for the first time while guesting the very last Dubsquare Radioshow on Sub.FM. With this release finally materializing, you could claim that in a way the end of the radio-show gave birth to something new. So there are quite a few reasons why this is a very special one!