We’ve Moved

We’ve got a new website.

On 17 April 2011 we moved over permanently to www.deepabsurdum.com and launched our ‘TV show’ called Basic TV.  It’s a live broadcast across the internet to the whole wide world of some fabulous DJs.  

If you want to be the first to know about what’s happening click here to be added to our email database, you can also get updates from the Basic TV twitter here.


Video: Move D with Juju and Jordash

We thought these videos of Move D and Juju & Jordash performing live are quite cool.

This second one has San Soda putting in his 2 pennies worth (in the form of an accapella).

It’s great to see such a massive move away from laptop DJing and so many artists taking up proper live performances.

Disney Remix by Pogo

Good morning folks,

Our good friend Erhan Sengenc from Turkey was over visiting this weekend and turned us onto this.  Pogo has had over 5 million views just on this one clip so there will be very few of you who haven’t seen it.  But for those who haven’t:

His name is Nick Bertke, better known as Pogo and has remixed movies such as Alice, Up and Terminator.  Which has led to him working for studios including Disney Pixar and Showtime, appearing in the Wall Street Journal, performing for YouTube Play at the Guggenheim Museum, and has had over 12 million people view his videos on YouTube.

He’s currently busy with the World remix series where he gets society to donate money for him to travel to different places in the world to film which he then remixes from his studio in Australia.  The first in his world remix series was of our home country South Africa, which isn’t as good in our opinion – not like his Disney series anyway.

Yes Yes Y’all

If you have some spare time on your hands, or just need something fresh to listen to, Yes Yes Y’all offers a platform for music videos to be viewed in a never-ending playlist of awesomness. Tune in.

We found this artist on there called Tyler The Creator… he blew our minds, can’t even find the words to describe it, we are just plain stunned by his flow.  If you like Hip Hop, click play.

At the time of posting this the video had been up for 13 hours and had 25,000 views, just over 24 hours later and he has 300,000 views.

Matthew Dear – Little People (Black City) – Sascha Dive Remix

Sascha Dive, the German producer/DJ and proprietor of the Deep Vibes label, takes on one of the top songs from Matthew’s Black City album in proper stretched out, hypnotic fashion.

Dear and Dive had been running into each other on the road and in 2008 Dear included a remix by Dive on his Body Language compilation on Get Physical. The Sascha Dive remix is a 20+ minute piece of deep house, trading in coherency for black hole groove and using vocals as rhythmic engines of disorientation.

For the DJs who don’t have an 8 hour set, you can opt for the dub version which shortens the mix by half, but doesn’t forsake it’s propulsive energy.

Release date: 18 January 2011

20 minute version:

Dub version:

There’s A New Club in (London) Town

… and it looks set to be a biggie.  Following all the venue closures over the last little while this comes as an appreciated turn of events.

THE STAR OF KINGS, as the new venue is called, will be kicking off its launch night on 10 December with the new house and techno night – Junkette.

Hosting room one for this special launch night is Berlin-based record label Suol, with the astounding line up of Fritz Kalkbrenner, Trickski, Chopstick & Johnjon, and Zander VT.
It is extremely rare for these guys to play in the UK or London.

Headlining room 2 is the inimitable Bill Brewster. Director of the ‘DJ History’ website and a notable author, Brewster is most renowned for his ‘Low Life’ parties and is one of the music industry’s most influential figures.  Also on Junkette’s line up for room 2 is jozif, Reductio Ad Absurdum podcaster and one of London’s busiest DJs with releases for Wolf & Lamb and Infine.

THE STAR OF KINGS – 126 York Way, Kings Cross, London

Having taken a failing East End gig venue and made it one of London’s essential whatever-the-occasion venues (The Star of Bethnal Green), Rob Star – whose decade of club and venue promoting experience has made him a well-respected creative genius – has set himself a new challenge. The mulletover man is driving ahead of the King’s Cross Central pack, and opening a venue that will be the pride of the new city.

London’s King’s Cross has a rich heritage of music and entertainment. Minus the pretensions of the West End, King’s Cross has always been a can’t-fail destination for a good night out. And now The Star of Kings looks set to continue that legacy, presenting bands and DJs on a packed programme and a massive Funktion-One sound system, as well as providing the atmosphere of a good ol’ fashioned pub – with good food, a comfy ambiance and classic décor.

The regeneration of King’s Cross Central has been described as the biggest urban redevelopment ever undertaken in Europe. Creating a new epicentre for creativity and the arts, and injecting new life into a whole new social and entertainment hub for London King’s Cross Central – London’s new ‘Gateway to Europe’ is breathing new life into a previously forgotten area of the capital.

South African Music Awards

I love this video of South African legends Liquideep, Culoe De Song, Oskido & DJ Cleo performing at the South African Music Awards.  It makes me warm and fuzzy, I love South Africa.  They’re not doing much but I think I feel this way because I’m not there and am just so darn proud of people achieving things back home.

Update: I just came to a realisation, the SA Music Awards is made up mainly of house music … I bet there’s no other country in the world that can say the same.  Perhaps somewhere else in Africa, if they have Awards shows elsewhere in Africa?!

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Aaron-Carl Discusses his Recent Cancer Diagnosis

Hello everyone:

I’m sure by now you’ve heard the news, but I wanted to make sure you heard it from me.  After having to cancel my European tour and going in and out of the hospital for the past couple weeks, we now know why.  Thursday, September 23, 2010, I was officially diagnosed with cancer.

They found the cancer cells in the fluid they drew from around my lung, which is consistent with lymphoma.  In the next few days, I’ll return to the hospital to get a bone marrow biopsy to determine exactly which type of lymphoma I have, what stage, etc, so we can figure out how to best treat it.

I convinced them to let me come home from the hospital.  I wanted to spend time with my family and friends, in my own territory.  I’m not gonna overwork myself — I will focus on getting better, but I just couldn’t stand laying up in that hospital bed.  Mentally, it only made things worse for me.  People came to see me, yes.  But when everyone was gone, and it was just me — I was terrified.  So terrified, I now have to take blood pressure medication.

For those who know me, you know I’m a fighter.  I’ve fought all of my life, for everything.  I’m not gonna stop now.  I admit, this is one of the scariest things to admit or to even face.  Me.  Cancer.  Wow…

I’ve tried my best to keep you updated via my facebook page, Twitter, etc.  And I must thank you ALL for all of your words of encouragement and support.  For years, I’ve noticed I was “hated.”  Now at this time in my life, I realize that I’m actually loved.

We’ll talk more, as I know more.  Thanks, and much love…

This was taken from his website here

update:  Aaron-Carl passed away at 7am this morning Detroit time after suffering 6 heart attacks.  R.I.P. Aaron-Carl you will live on through your music.

Theo Parrish 3 Hour DJ Set and Interview

This is a recording of one of Benji B’s last shows on BBC 1Xtra before he took over Mary Anne Hobbs’ famous BBC Radio 1 Experimental Show.  It is a 3 hour interview with Theo Parrish and includes him taking over the turntables for a 2 hour set of some of his favourite tunes.

Thanks to James Vorres for sending us this.

Listen above or Download Here

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