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Jj funhouse annual Christmas Compilation is here!
Vol. 2 'I Wonder as I Wander'
With joyful tracks by Roger 3000, a.h.h., L.Lanser, Alpár, Suzanne Kraft, Jan Matthé, Milan W., &Apos, Hiele, TTsjenko!
Frrrrosty, find it here!
Wishing you a joyous holiday season and a very happy new year.
(Please note that we are not shipping between Christmas and New Year, from 23.12 until 3.01)
'Selected Works 1983-1988' IS OUT ON 4.11.2017!
Milan made his long time favorite selection of Dr. C. Stein goodies. Assembled from the ‘Plays for you CD-R’ (Trumpett), the long sold out ‘Echo Trip LP’ (Treue um Treue) and some obscure corners of the Trumpett archive. We couldn’t be more happy with this perfect dream sequence of softspot hitters and 'present' it for a first time at the gathering, here next week, amongst many many other labels.
IS OUT NOW!
Find it here!
We are very happy to announce JJ013, the reissue of 'Casioworks' by Gust De Meyer, originally released as a cassette on Ding Dong Tapes and Records in 1983. This stuff has been making crooked collectors, old and young minimal-wave heads and other music lovers going bonkers for years.
White vinyl out on the 18th of October.
Listen to 'Casiowork 1.2.2' here:
JJ012 is a C-25 tape by Accou, a somewhat mysterious frenchman residing in Brussels with a history of hard-ware jams and spaced out synth-fog, but on 'Serafine', he only used his electronic brainmachine. Ikebana kitsch mixed with tribal flavors and ethereal voices from all the corners of the galaxy: it's all there.
On Friday the 12th of May, he's playing at TRAP.
We're very happy to present JJ011.
(The first annual) Jj funhouse Christmas Compilation Vol. 1 : 'Jjingle Bells'.
Featuring tracks by Milan W., Roger 3000, H. Takahashi, David Edren, MIAUX, Molnbär av John, ssaliva, Jan Matthé, Alpár and Art Interface.
For your Christmas!
We present it this Sunday 18.12 on STROOM, at 20:00 local time.
Milan W.'s 'Intact' is nominated for a Red Bull Elektropedia Award in the category 'Belgium - The Vinyl Frontier', next to Dsr Lines by Ultra Eczema and Exo by Ekster Label, one could vote while there.
There's also a nice Dutch review in 'De Morgen'. Read here.
And one in Gonzo Circus magazine. Read here.
This Saturday we'll be at Schiev Festival, with a small label stand. Milan&Joke will be dj'ing around 14:30.
Very excited to finally present our new release!
Milan W. - Intact (12") (JJ010)
Anthems for misty trottoirs and empty clubs.
Milan W's new lp is here and it sounds like a comedown-classic which is way to funky to be an ambient record and has the power to cut as deep as any decent delta blues album.
OUT : 18.09.2016 (at RotKat Sundays, Bar Paniek)
RELEASEPARTY : 30.09.2016 (at Les Ateliers Claus)
We got invited to co-host a RED LIGHT RADIO NIGHT at Klub Goud next Saturday 16.07. Live broadcasting from the A-Tower's golden 21th floor. With shows by HIELE, Milan W. and DSR Lines, Dj's Daniel de Botanicus and Wimbo, going live from 17:00 to 21:00.
Afterparty with Red Light Radio's very own Suzanne Kraft, Entr'acte driving force Allon Kaye and Mittland och Leo dj'ing.
Thank you everyone for coming out last Fridaynight. After Milan W.'s show, we can't wait to receive his baby 'Intact'. JJ009 was such a lovely series. Thank you Brahmen Raag, Mathieu Serruys, Floris Vanhoof, Milan W. and Extra City!
Thank you all for coming over last Fridaynight.
Floris was amazing as always. A three layered collage live projection accompanied by automatical gongs, hypnotised the whole cinemaspace of Extra City.
Last in this JJ009 series is Milan W., he'll be playing parts of his upcoming album, due in September. YAY!
We've very much enjoyed Mathieu Serruys' set on Friday night, thank you all for coming over.
Floris Vanhoof experiments with various analogue machines such as projectors and homemade synthesizers. High tech from the early days. This enthusiastic wizard is known for his performances where he combines electronic sound with energetic live visuals.
Be very welcome, this Friday night at Extra City.
Mathieu Serruys experiments with tape, old recorders, synthesizers and reel-to-reel to create grainy and dusty minimalistic melodies.
His beautiful debut album ‘On Germaine Dulac’ was released on BAADM last year, a label he runs with Joris Verdoodt.
Brahmen Raag is the name under which Glen Steenkiste (Hellvete) and David Edren (DSR lines) commit a true symbiosis of their solo works in this partnership, only just recently instigated for a specific concert event in Ghent. Their first music output, using both acoustic and electronic instruments, will be released in april 2016 on the Hare Akedod label.
We made a mix including all the lovely artists whom we had the pleasure to release hitherto and others.
We started an ongoing postcard series.
After working in a museumshop for a couple of months and having seen a kabillion of postcards slide by the counter, we decided to print some of the pictures we took over the years as postcards. And here they are !
If you happen to have read this months The Word Magazine, we sincerely hope to not come across as blunt as we seem to appear in the interview that got featured. The person whom we had a long nice chat with unfortunately didn’t transcript the interview himself. So, words got twisted around a bit and the way the interview is put together could lead to believe that we don't want to be a record label or that we don't care enough about what we do and who we work with. To be clear: we care. A lot. For those who want to read more: we elaborate a bit on specific outtakes because we feel it doesn't come close to what we are or what we think Jj funhouse should or can be.
A new tape is out today ! Tropic Daze by Hungarian Alpár. Slinky themes from an analogue twiddler; bad boy romantics and street wise synth cocktails straight out of Budapest.
We're having some troubles with the 'world' postage costs in our shop, if you'd like to order outside of Europe, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org, we'll manage it manually.
JJ007 is a tape by Alpár from Budapest. A C-50 filled with beautiful random sequences. His 'Tropic daze' cassette is off to the plant and should be out end of September!
You could have a listen to 'Petit Moustique' already, the 4th track on this upcosmic spools:
We've been reprinting the JJ003 T-shirts (for a last time) and totebags (both blue on white and white on black) for the labelmarket that's happening tomorrow, Saturday at Het Bos ( & what's left of them will be available in the shop afterwards).
Floris Van Hoof will present his new dvd, a lot of shows will be happening and there's an extensive dj line up. Mittland och Leo will be dj'ing as well as our favourite DJean Matthew from Für Dich Verlag.
Since we're (unfortunately) both busy with non Jj stuff these days, we still haven't found the time to photograph the Earth.Rope.Pot.Plant. book we designed. The presentation (by Earth.Rope.Pot.Plant.) at Het Bos last weekend was lovely. Mieke Verbijlen, who's photographs are widely spread out in the book, has some pictures on her blog.
Earth.Rope.Pot.Plant. is a collective by Narelle Dore and Sigrid Volders. They've been working on several projects and collaborations since 2013 and decided to document the results in the form of a book. Which we designed. (in co. with E.R.P.P.)
They present it at Het Bos, on Sunday 17-05, from 13 till 16h CET, during Otark Breakfast Club. You can have a delicious breakfast/lunch, while listening to live sounds by David Edren (Dsr Lines). 'The Garden Without Green That No-one Can Enter', is occasionally open to the public.
Mittland och Leo is rather busy this weekend.
They play at Bozar night tonight. Amongst; Lowcommitee, TCF, Holly Herndon, RP GM KRC (DYNOOO + ssaliva), SOPHIE, ... and more. Their show starts at 1.30 AM.
Meanwhile Hiele is also playing a show in Brussels, Dublab is having some pre drinks at Les Ateliers Claus. Because...
tomorrow Hiele & Mittland och de Leo are driving to Amsterdam. Where our buddies from STROOM, Dublab, Berlin Community Radio, NTS London, Red Light radio and Boiler Room are hosting a 30 hours non-stop radio festival at Muziekgebouw aan't IJ. With live concerts, dj-sets and international radio makers discussing the current status of online radio. It starts Friday the first and keeps on streaming all the way up to Saturdaynight. Quite a programme; Dean Blunt, Craig Leon, Laurel Halo, James Pants, Awesome tapes from Africa and more... are playing as well. For those who aren't there, Stroom is going live!
Mittland och Leo's Optimists album repress is here! Right on time for the record store day mass. The only record stores who have some are Music Mania in Ghent and Fat Kat & Wally's Groove World in Antwerp though. And of course there's our own non working online shop. We've noticed some difficulties with orders from abroad. Send an email with your address if you'd like to purchase, and we'll handle it manually in the meantime.
The Mittlands play in the UK, for the very first time. This mondaynight at Cafe Oto in London. An evening hosted by our friend Allon from Entr'acte. His flyer for the event is matching perfectly with the new blue lay out of 'Optimists' JJ002.2 insert and fold. Oh do come over if you happen to be in London town.
That same day you can also buy them at Het Bos, (Ankerrui 5-7, 2000 Antwerp) where David (DSR Lines) himself is the owner of a tiny shop; a closet which he filled with beautiful releases. The shop is open every sunday during Otark Breakfast Club from 12h till 16h.
It's rather a pure coincidence that our 6th release is a tape by the man in question. David Edren aka DSR Lines has been flexing his modular muscles in the Swedish institute of analog fun, called EMS. The result is 'Analogie van de dageraad', a C-45 tape.
Deep cuts of knitted sound (like macrame gone wrong, but just right), will drone you out straight to Walhalla. We release it on 100 pcs somewhere mid March. You can already have a listen to 'Dauwdaling', first track on the B side.
Another review from Byron Coley and Thurston Moore for Bull Tongue :
Wow, Jj full house! Thank you everyone for coming over yesterdaynight. Both Roger 3000 (with Dj New Smile) & Milan W. played beautiful shows. Dj Allon Kaye rocked the rest of the night and Dennis & Vaast won the award for best bartenders. All tapes are sold out now. But Roger 3000 put his a and b on soundcloud, have a listen here. Merci à tous !
Next week at Stadslimiet.
Roger 3000 & Milan W. will be presenting their new tapes.
Merry Christmas and happy holidays buddies !
We had a great first Jj year and like to thank everyone involved.
Especially; Sander, Wim, Milan, Julien, Allon & Jan.
P.s.: shirts in the shop.
Two new tapes are out today and they sound just perfect !
♩♩004 is Roger 3000 - UFO love letters
A mix between electronic swirl and fingerpicking bliss. A soundtrack for the strangest parts of your every day.
♩♩005 is Milan W. - Slo Mo
Ancient machinerhythms whisper with the speed of falling snowflakes, knitting a perfect pattern for this guy’s endless book of gripping synth melodies.
They are out already but both will play and present their tapes at Stadslimiet on 10.01.2015, write this event down in your new agenda.
Since it's getting cold outside the funhouse, and some people mentioned they would like a Jj sweater, we decided to 'go for it'! You can pre-order until 10.12.2014.
and here's a video of Mittland och Leo's version of 'Ghostriders in the sky':
And here's the second one :
JJ005 is an upcoming cassette by Milan W., called 'Slo Mo'. Containing 12 truly amazing tracks, pretty hard to pick just one for soundcloud. You can already listen to 'Fortuna', whilst we wait impatiently for the tapes to arrive.
Busy agenda this weekend:
on friday (28/11) the 'Ghostriders in the sky' night by Ultra Eczema is on at Het Bos. Mittland och Leo is playing a version amongst many many other boys and girls. It's the 7th part of Ultra Eczema's 'Toekomstmuziek festival'.
And on sunday (30/11) Ultra Eczema is presenting a book 'Dennis Tyfus: Verleden tijdsbesteding' at 'de Bosbar' at daytime. Later that night Mittland och Leo is playing a show at Stadslimiet with HamaYôko. For this occasion Entr'acte will publish an event-only cassette in an edition of 50 numbered. It features new and previously-unreleased tracks by both artists. Only 40 copies will be for sale, and not available elsewhere subsequently.
So, make sure to come over!
Two new releases are off to the duplicate plant.
We are very happy to announce JJ004, a wonderful cassette by Roger 3000 called 'UFO love letters'.
You can already listen to 'Tooville' here:
Thank you all for coming down to the funhouse on friday!
Maan for playing, Jaja Mattjé and Nosedrip for dj'ing amazing sets, our friends for helping out, fans for buying, those who sticked it out to the bitter end to help us clean,...
Mittland och Leo's LP is officially out ! You can find it at Music Mania, Vynilla & Wool-E Shop in Ghent. Fat Kat, Tune Up, Me and my Monkey, Wally's Groove World and Coffee & vinyl in Antwerp and for those in Brussels, find it at 72 records and Veals 'n geeks. Or online in our shop.
or get one at the next Mittland och Leo shows:
10/10 at Les Ateliers Claus, w/ Lawrence Le Doux & Habergeon, BXL
15/10 at De Kreun, w/ Lust For Youth, Kortrijk
13/11 at MiMa - Roodkapje, Rotterdam
14/11 at Gouvernement, Expo Eva Vermeiren, Ghent
15/11 at DansDans release, Vrijstaat-O, Oostende
Only one week left until JJ002 is out. Mittland och Leo's 'Optimists' release party on friday the 3rd with MAAN, Mittland och leo and funfun dj's Wim Lots, Jaja Mattjé and Nosedrip! Oh y'all, come down to the funhouse! Exciting times ahead...
P.S: We also have Instagram these days.
We got ourselves a website, thanks to the wonderful Sander Van De Vijver!