The fourth episode of the Glitch.CZ Podcast is here! Now coming to you from Brooklyn, New York. This month we’ve got two sets packed with original productions. First up, it’s skweee with Mesak from Finland, followed by some glitch and dubstep by Citrus from Denver, USA.
Mesak was born in Turku, Finland. His first experiments with music production began with tape loop edits, dubbing with open reel tape recorders and a turntable. Later he used “crappy” PC tracker programs combined with a tascam 4 tracker, roland SH7 and various other equipment. In 1997 Metsätähti and his frind Peltonen form their electro band Mr Velcro Fastener. With their first release recorded on the hot summer of 1997. “Wad EP” oldschool electro gets good reviews all around. Metsätähti keeps on doing his own experiments at the same time. In 1999 Mr Velcro Fastener releases their first album “Lucky Bastards Living Up North” and tours in Germany & Italy. Mr Velcro continues their productions and tour the US. They also work alongside Erlend Øye on his solo album and remixes. Metsätähti continues making remixes for artists such as Machinedrum and Transparent Sound. He releases some more vinyl releases under his Mesak pseudonym, and Plays various solo gigs both in clubs and experimental spaces, in Collaboration with VJ’s and visual projects. Mesak runs Harmönia label together with Randy Barracuda who’s known for his electro act Imatran Voima. Harmönia’s scandinavian funk known as skweee climbs up underground playlists. And the summer of 2008 brings pale producers to present their Skweee showcase at the Sónar festival.
Check out Mesak’s latest album School of Mesak.
Citrus is the musical alias of Gabriel Melchor, a DJ and producer hailing from Denver, CO, with a diverse range encompassing reggae, electro, glitch hop, and everything in-between.
His passion for music started early in life, with Bob Marley becoming a staple in his rotation at the young age of 11. As he grew into teenhood, his tastes changed to encompass the rebellious and frenetic styles of punk and ska, but it was in high school that he was exposed to the mind-bending (and life-changing) sounds of IDM and drum and bass, with artists like Autechre, Aphex Twin, and Roni Size wielding sonic palettes he had never imagined possible. This newly discovered passion for the abstract sounds of electronica in all its forms provided the impetus to create and discover new sonic territory of his own.
Today, Citrus’ musical creations fuse elements from the many styles which have shaped his tastes over the years. The result is a sonic melting pot like life itself, both urban and natural, shifting tempos and textures seamlessly from one minute to the next; the bitcrushed alongside the beautiful, the cold and calculated battling the analog and tribal. The aim is to find musical common ground and a unique sound which inspires people to dance, laugh, cry, and share in the personal freedom that can only be experienced through music.
Citrus – Crashed & Screwed
Citrus – Calabria Dub
Citrus – War Machine [unreleased]
Citrus – Broken Dub
Citrus – Broken Dub (Willy Whompa remix) [unreleased]
Citrus – [unreleased]
Björk – Joga (Citrus remix)
M.I.A. – Sunshowers (Citrus’ mango mix)
Citrus – Stomp [unreleased] / T.I. – You Don’t Know Me
Bassnectar – Kick It Complex (Citrus remix)
Ellen Allien – Trashscapes (Citrus remix) [unreleased]
Citrus – Recoil