Bittles‘ Magazine | Interview: Pink Skull It is not often that a dance album makes me sit up and take notice on the very first play. But that is exactly the effect that Huitlacoche by the band Pink Skull had on me. Coming out on My Favorite Robot Records on the 10th of February the record, the band’s fourth in total, is a raw, dirty, funk-filled delight that is perfect for headphones and dance-floors everywhere. An Interview with Pink Skull by JOHN BITTLES.
Interview | Medea Benjamin im Gespräch mit Wolf Senff Sie ist Mitbegründerin der Friedensorganisation Codepink und hat im November die internationale »Drone Summit«-Konferenz in Washington sowie eine Anhörung im US-Kongress mit Drohnenopfern aus dem Jemen organisiert: MEDEA BENJAMIN zählt in den USA zu den prominentesten Aktivisten. Für TITEL-Kulturmagazin führte WOLF SENFF ein Interview mit ihr.
Bittles‘ Magazine Like any right-minded music lover I fell a little bit in love with Mod, the debut album by Jonsson/Alter upon its release in the cold autumn months of last year. It was the type of record that drifted into your consciousness and resided there unobserved until you came to realise how completely empty your life would be without it. So when news emerged of a follow-up I have to admit that I punched the air in delight (for me as a typical working-class male that is one huge display of emotion. Seriously!). By JOHN BITTLES
Bittles‘ Magazine | Interview with Screamin’ Rachael Rachael Cain, or Screamin’ Rachael as she is better known, is a bit of a legend in the house music scene. Labelled the »Queen of House« by those illustrious people at Billboard magazine, the name has stuck since it seems quite apt. Over the years Rachael has had a string of releases and been heavily involved with the legendary Trax Records. She has also invented her own musical genre (hip-house) together with Africa Bambaataa, and released some of the most sleazy, euphoric and downright funky music to be found. By JOHN BITTLES
Bittles‘ Magazine xAs you know we quite like to champion exciting new talent here at Titel-Magazine! And as Bluredism is relatively new to these ears, and extremely talented we thought it was about time we got him in for an interview. The lavish praise he has received from Panorama Bar regulars Ryan Elliot and Martyn shows just how well-respected Bristol-based sonic adventurer Bradley Albertides is. Having previously treated us to some rather funky beat-based 12 inches under various guises he has just sneaked out his very first artist album. By JOHN BITTLES
Bittles‘ Magazine | Interview As future music historians will no doubt agree, there is a lot of derivative and unimaginative MOR-type music in the world right now. From the pop-dance of Avicii to the wet indie of Bastille there is enough rubbish around to make the average music purist’s ears bleed. What we really need is a record that hits the listener hard, like a well needed slap to the face. That not only alienates your ›nice‹ friends but makes your parents scream »What the fuck is that crap you’re playing? It’s not even music, you know!«
Menschen | Lesja Ukrajinka Eine Tuberkulosekranke. Eine ukrainische Nationalistin zur Zeit der Russifizierung. Eine der ersten ukrainischen Feministinnen. Eine Lesbe?
Bittles‘ Magazine To end our epic trilogy of interviews we have the extremely talented and funky Ikonika. Now, you know when lazy journalists are writing about female producers they always point out their gender and how hard it is for a woman to succeed in a male-dominated industry? Then when you’ve finished reading the article you find out they haven’t once bothered to mention the actual music? Luckily Ikonika has never had this problem for one simple reason, which is that her music is so good that you simply have to talk about it, discuss it, and show it off
Bittles‘ Magazine | Interview I first stumbled upon the twisted world of Mike Paradinas in 1994 through his remix EP of indie heroes The Auteurs. Across forty odd minutes of sonic experimentation he chewed up the original tracks and added huge layers of distortion until what remained was something of a truly mind-expanding listen. Yet just when it would seem that the tracks were too fucked up for comfort and your ears would start to complain, the music would suddenly break into a heartbreaking melody, or a moment of magnificent beauty that lifted the entire project to epic heights. By