Free label sampler showcasing WTII Records current roster of artists and upcoming release schedule. The sampler includes exclusive tracks and remixes from Klutae, Die Sektor, Stromkern, Blume, Mechanical Cabaret, Deviant UK, Method Cell, Trigger 10d, The Gothsicles, Prometheus Burning, The Qualia, The Thought Criminals, Dead on TV, Stiff Valentine, SMP, Lowe, Am.Psych and Rein[Forced].
DJ Neska is also not one to use a lot of unneeded words and she dives right into her list today. (more…)
Stromkern â€“ Dead Letters
Release Date: March 13, 2012
Label: WTII Records
Review by: DeVico
It has been a long seven years since we last heard an album from Stromkern but finally we have a new EP out with the promise of a second new EP to be put out by mid-Summer. When it comes to hip hop vocals and Post Industrial Rock compositions, there is a bit in me that would normally shudder. Granted, that is due to seeing hip hop mixed into Metal many years ago and especially in certain main stream movie soundtracks. Stromkern though, hits the pavement and leaves a pretty damn good mark on the burning asphalt. If you look back to their first single you even find that it peaked at #4 in the German Alternative Charts, which pisses me off to no end that I have just now run into their music (and to rub the sore spot on me, this act is from the US Mid West and I have not seen them on any charts here). Okay, sorry for the tad banter, let’s talk about Dead Letters. (more…)
Digital Glitch #36
Aired: March 20, 2012
Here we are with Digital Glitch: Episode 36! Let me tell you this mix had a great selection of new tracks and artists in it. Considering the last couple weeks have been tame to none with the releases and new tracks, this week finally picked up where the last couple have been weak! Releasing some new flavor into the world by Stromkern, Die Sektor and Wumpscut. Introducing some new acts to the scene or maybe at least to your ears with new music from Of These Hope, Cliff Lin and Cuttoff:Sky. And have you heard now that employers are asking new employees for facebook paswords? If you haven’t, let me tell you I have something to say about it!
This mix was a ton of fun, and so much new music for you to experience and piss off the neighbors! So Grab this episode, crank the speakers and get ready to have the cops be called to your house. This is not music you can listen to at a low level, so there will definitely be some noise pollution! Oh yes!
Have a request for next weeks show? Email digitalglitch[at]coma-online.com
Let me kow what you guys are liking and what I need to do more of? Requests made to me, make sure to give me your name and where you are from and I will totally pimp you out!Â I want to know where my listeners are from and what you like so hit me up!
MARDI GRAS! Itâ€™s all about BOOBS, BASS & BOOZE, Industrial and Noize style! This mix was entirely mixed from three great compilations. The compilations are Death Watch Asiaâ€™s â€“ Redacted (2011), WTII Spring Sampler and Engraved Rituals â€“ Synthetic Rage. So get ready to get some serious body moving, because there is a lot of mixed goodies in here for you! Find some girls to yell at and tell them to shake their boobies, but remember NO BEADS! NO BOOBS! So get some damn beads! Or just go rip the clothes off your partner! LETS GET READY TO PARTY!
On the 20th installment of Altered Beats Radio DJ 5arah brings you both hot new tracks from the likes of Stromkern & Underwater Pilots, remastered classics from Lights Of Euphoria & C-Drone-Defect, and much, much more! (more…)
The Chicago based label that has risen like aÂ phoenixÂ from the ashes of theÂ defunct Wax Trax Records, has announced the release of a free Spring sampler. Â The sampler contains twelve tracks, all of which areÂ exclusive remixes, unreleased demo versions or new tracks from an upcoming album.
The comp provides the first glimpse at the upcoming releases from: Stromkern, Dead on TV, Rein[Forced], Am.Psych and SMP due out this spring. The remixes from Trigger 10d, Method Cell, Stiff Valentine, The Gothsicles, Lowe, Klutae and The Qualia are all new as well. Â This is the first free digital compilation WTII has release and it is explosive. (more…)
Chicago based independent record label WTII, set up in 2001 by former WaxTrax! General Manager Bart Pfanenstiel, has been gracious enough to let COMA Music Magazine get a peek at their schedule of upcoming releases.
In addition to the KlutÃ¦ Electro Punks Unite CD released July 12, upcoming releases include a new album from The Gothsicles entitledÂ Industrialites & Magic on August 9th, a digital single, “Breathe In Breathe Out”, from Lowe on July 19th followed by a full album,Â Evolver, on September 13th as well as a new album from Rein[Forced],Â X Amount of Stabwounds in the Back, later this year.
WTII Minifest 2
June 9, 2011 – June 12, 2011
Chicago, Illinois, United States @ The Abbey Pub
Review By: Eric Gottesman
So in the Summer of 1999, I went to work for 21st Circuitry Records. I had just finished my freshman year of college, and a friend gave me the companyâ€™s email address, so I wrote and asked if they could use a volunteer. It turned out that the label was in the process of shutting down, and shipping what remained of their stock to Metropolis- a difficult and depressing task. I came in for a week or two to assist, and Don Blanchard, the labelâ€™s owner, gave me one copy of every disc he had, in lieu of payment. Meanwhile, I was busy being an angst-ridden teenager, pursuing some ridiculous Goth girl who had no interest in me and bemoaning my wretched, solitary fate while plowing through this huge new collection of music Iâ€™d suddenly come upon.
Much of that music went on to define not only this late period of my youth, but also my musical trajectory for the next decade. Bands like Hate Dept. and Steril are still on my playlist every week. One band, however, stood out as defining music of that summer and the year that followed, perfectly expressing all of my anger and frustration and feelings of futility about that Goth girl and my parents complaining about my hair and my piercings and whatever other crap seemed important at the time. That band was Unit:187. â€œLoadedâ€ got me through that summer. I probably would have
jumped plummeted off a bridge by September without it. So at the beginning of this June, just after six weeks on the road with my own band, when I re-read the WTII Minifest lineup that last time, trying to decide whether I could really justify flying back across the country with a weekâ€™s notice, Unit:187 was the band that pushed me over. Iâ€™d waited 12 years to see them. It was time. (more…)
Krischan Jan-Eric Wesenberg of Rotersand is bringing you another installment of his weekly podcast, Electronic World Transmission. This week, episode, #63.