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NEW 8​.​0

by Various Artists

MSNTHRPX - BRVND NU (free) 03:59
GameFace - Holy Ghost (free) 04:13
SineWave77 - Knetters (free) 04:20
Yoeri - Relieved (free) 04:38
Julien Mier - Jumbled (free) 02:37


With the software that's available these days you can have a full studio at home. And thanks to social media, your music can be heard all over the world. Ever more often young producers are making a name for themselves internationally before anyone in their own town has ever heard of them. Nieuwe Electronische Waar (N.E.W.) keeps their ears perked to discover and presents a new generation of talented producers from East Netherlands. These names you should definitely remember.

N.E.W. is a platform and network for producers in Gelderland and Overijssel. Every year N.E.W. releases a new album with twelve tracks from producers they will feature prominently for the coming year. Generation NEW 8.0 consists of Alias Lou, Julien Mier, GameFace, Kalima, Knarsetand, Knotted Sheets, MSNTHRPX, Near Earth Object, Raymon Brugman, Sinewave77, Sam A La Bamalot + Asterisms, and Yoeri. In their music you can hear the influence of everything that is happening in electronic music at the moment. The dominance of the four to the floor time is long past, and influences are drawn from ambient, acid, dubstep, future garage, glitch, juke, and trap.

Sam a la Bamalot and Kalima (formerly known as Radion) are represented with a track for the third consecutive year. Knarsetand, Near Earth Object, and Yoeri made their debut last year, and made strong follow ups. With eight new names a lot of new talent from across the eastern Netherlands is discovered. A professional jury made a choice from over a hundred entries to come to this selection of twelve tracks. The jury included amongst others other Erik Delobel, programmer of Hedon in Zwolle, and Harco Rutgers, owner of the record label Esc.rec.

This draft of producers will be promoted by NEW all year long in many different ways. First of all there’s the release of the compilation album NEW 8.0. Free digital copies are available through www.nieuweelectronischewaar.nl and record label Esc.rec. takes care of the online distribution. Foremost, these producers will get the chance to perform at showcases presented by N.E.W. at a number of club nights and festivals.

The album will also be released as a CD, available for free at the release parties. On Saturday, March 2, there is a release party at Het Burgerweeshuis in Deventer, and on Saturday, March 9 at Doornroosje in Nijmegen. The selected producers will perform perform both as dj’s and with live sets.

Next to releasing their work and offer them a stage to perform, N.E.W. also offers these affiliated producers a chance to develop. At the site nieuweelectronischewaar.nl producers in East Netherlands are able to create a profile, share their latest productions with other members and offer each other feedback. All new tracks are considered for the next compilation release, NEW 9.0.

NEW is a platform for producers and electronic music from East Netherlands with the specific goal to discover and develop new talent in this field. There are many talented producers in East Netherlands that otherwise would not be heard. NEW is devoted to the development of these producers, both in the studio and on stage, by offering showcase performances, organizing workshops and releasing a new compilation every year. NEW is a collaboration between productiehuis ON, het Burgerweeshuis and Doornroosje and has been made possible with the help of the municipalities of Nijmegen and Deventer and the province of Overijssel.

NEW Partners: Productiehuis Oost-Nederland, Het Burgerweeshuis, Doornroosje & Merleyn, Esc.rec., Hedon, Atak, Gogbot, KCG, Artez, Eclectro, Cultuurwolven, 3voor12 Overijssel/Gelderland.


Review by Katrien Schuermans in Gonzo (circus):
Voor de achtste keer op rij worden de elektronische producers uit Gelderland & Overijssel gewikt en gewogen. De beste mogen op deze compilatie met het idee ‘er gebeurt veel elektronisch goeds in Oost Nederland’. De skeptische bril wordt nauwkeuriger op de neus geschoven dan anders, omdat het een onmogelijk uitdaging lijkt in één provincie jaarlijks nieuwe producers te vinden. Julien Mier en Sam A La Bamalot bewezen de voorbije jaren al meer dan toevallige geluksknopjesduwers te zijn door releases zowel bij Esc.rec. als Lomechanik. Het zijn ook de twee namen die deze compilatie moeten redden van de ‘net niet’-status. Ook al staan Near Earth Object, Knarsetand en Yoerie voor de tweede keer op post, zij worden door hun jeugdig ongeduld ingehaald. Terwijl Yoerie samen met de nieuwkomers Alias Lou en Raymon Brugman zich in de weinig boeiende etherische lounge-sferen ophoudt knetteren de beats bij Near Earth Object als een smerig acidtechno knipoog naar The Prodigy. Gameface en Sinewave 77 spelen met elementen uit trap. ‘Fire’ van Unannounced Guest & The Planty Herbs is weinig verrukkelijke en aan straatwijsheid ontbrekende hiphop. De hoogtepunten zijn helaas uniek. Sam Al La Bamalot en MSNTHRPX slurpen beiden aan de doorrookte jazz en fragmentarische beats van Flying Lotus en zijn Brainfeeder-kompanen. Het is een sfeervol en verleidend songduo dat enkel door Julien Mier in kwaliteit wordt nagedaan. Het veel te korte ‘Jumbled’ van Julien Mier is speels en fragmentarisch. Het hort en stoot ondergronds, maar swingt heerlijk zwoel. Bij een knullige bandnaam als Knotted Sheets is de verleiding voor de skiptoets onmenselijk groot. Nochtans schuilt er best potentieel in het gedruppel op 'A Little Second Of You'. Met deze ‘Nieuwe Elektronische Waar’ blijkt nog maar eens: waar in Nederland je ook woont, wat je maakt is belangrijker dan wonen in Amsterdam.


released February 18, 2013




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Esc.rec. is a small, critically acclaimed record label for adventurous music, founded in 2004 by Harco Rutgers in Deventer, NL.

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