There’s a new film about the return of the KLF.
Announcing their return back in 2017, and dropping an eight-track release last Friday dubbed ‘Solid State Logik 1’, KLF have shared more new content with excited fans: a documentary film about their comeback.
Directed by Paul Duane, the film, titled Welcome To The Dark Ages, charts the electronic group’s return after burning their own money, and “signing a contract” agreeing to a two-decade silence. It also documents KLF’s ‘People’s Pyramid‘ – a structure built with bricks forged with the ashes of dead people, for a special event in Liverpool called ‘The Toxteth Day of the Dead’.
The synopsis reads: “Welcome To The Dark Ages begins in the 23rd century, in a post-apocalyptic wasteland which was once the northern English City of Liverpool. In the district once known as Toxteth, a mysterious pyramid stands among demolished buildings.
“Returning to the late 20th century, we revisit the origins of the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, The JAMs – otherwise known as the KLF – who became the top-selling singles act in the world and then left the music business, burned £1 million of their own money and signed a contract agreeing to a 23-year silence.”
The film also features interviews with people who bought a brick for the People’s Pyramid, and is available to rent or purchase for £4.16/£9.99 respectively here.
Reloop Buddy is a new compact two-deck Algoriddim djay controller for iOS, iPadOS, Android, Mac and PC platforms. Reloop and Algoriddim have partnered up to create the Buddy DJ controller designed to offer the tightest integration possible with the Algoriddim djay app.
Small by nature, the controller is still feature-rich and can be used by DJs from beginners to professionals alike. The Reloop Buddy offers DJs full control over their mixes thanks to advanced features including the intuitive pad section consisting of eight performance modes (hot cue, auto loop, touch FX, sampler, slicer, bounce loop, Neural Mix, looper), dedicated loop controls, a flexible effect section with FX paddles (hold and toggle), and responsive jog wheels for precise mixing and scratching.
The new controller is built from quality, durable materials, and its space-saving, highly-portable design makes it perfect for various DJ scenarios including home setup, mobile use or while travelling. The built-in device slot can hold smartphones and tablets up to 12.9-inches, which keeps things all nice and tidy. The Buddy has RCA master out and a 3.5mm headphone port, as well as a USB A input and B output for connecting to computers. The Buddy DJ costs £199 and is available now.
A selection of London pirate radio adverts spanning almost a decade have been compiled into a release.
The first of a two-part series, incoming via Record label and NTS Radio show Death Is Not The End, ‘London Pirate Radio Adverts 1984-1993, Vol. 1′ is an archive of adverts and idents broadcast on the capital’s pirate radio stations, including an introduction featuring Frankie Knuckles’ seminal house hit, ‘Your Love’.
The compilation, which is also available on cassette, features over 40 individual audio clips, ranging from 13 seconds to over two minutes, catalogued with names such as ‘Rare Groove Champagne Party’, ‘Ladies Sunday Night Affair’, ‘Next To Tescos’, and ‘Ravers Dateline’.
You can purchase ‘London Pirate Radio Adverts 1984-1993, Vol. 1’ via <a href="London%20Pirate%20Radio%20Adverts%201984-1993,%20Vol.%201%20by%20Death%20Is%20Not%20The%20End” target=”_blank”>Bandcamp, and check out the compilation below.
Sacred Bones Records shared the official music video for John Carpenter‘s Alive After Death, from the upcoming album of the same name.
Lost Themes III: Alive After Death will be released February 5, 2021 and will be his first album of non-soundtrack music in nearly five years. See the label site for details.