Friday, 15 September 2017

Antipodean Chill, Robodop Snei live and Arcane Trickster interviewed





So much to talk about, first up, Mike G, of the well respected Ambient Music Guide has selected his top 10 Australian Ambient releases of the last 30 years, first out of the gate is our very own Robodop Snei with his album "Strange Ongoings" released on Tempest Recordings






While you are at, you might want to give his Antipodean Chill mix a listen.


Made for the Red Bull Music Academy, it features Robodop Snei, as well as Arcane Trickster remixing Not Drowning Waving.

Robodop Snei will be playing at The Workshop, Level 1, 413 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne on Tuesday 19th September.





Tempest label boss, Damiano Verna, is interviewed in the latest edition of Australian Musician Magazine, talking about the past and the future of the label, the music business, and his new album with Arcane Trickster: Far From Here"

Give it a Read here.




Thursday, 10 August 2017

Geotech, Kerensa Stephens live and Stickleback's new film clip




THIS SATURDAY...
Slice RecordsTempest Recordings & Cosmicleaf Records present: Geotech #4 - Chill Downtempo Edition.
Escape the droll and the cold and come chill with some fine downtempo, chill, psybient and psydub in the comfy warm surrounds of Bar 303, featuring very special guest and headlining act Kerensa Stephens - Aviatrix from New Zealand along with a great lineup of quality local producers and musicians.
Entry: FREE!
Date/Time: Saturday August 12th, 7pm - 1am.
Location: Bar 303, 303 High Street, Northcote, VIC, AUS.

While we are on the topic of Geotech, check out the new compilation on our sister label, Slice "Geotech Volume 1".
Compiled by Fate Aeffect & Arcane Trickster, it features unreleased tracks, and some favourites from the back catalogue, and is available for limited time for free (or pay what you want) via Bandcamp, with a wider release next month.
Give it a listen here:


Also, check out the new film clip for Stickleback's track "Experiments" as featured on the new album "Fireworks"



The album is available here:



Still fresh from Tempest:




Monday, 26 June 2017

Geotech #2, Infectious Unease and more.


Coming on the 1st July, at Bar 303, our sub label, Slice Records, will be presenting the next instalment of their monthly Geotech events.
Featured will be LazyboyProactive, Arcane Trickster, Fate Aeffect, Stickleback & more.
Check the video:




Arcane Trickster will be launching their new album " Far From Here"



Stickleback will be launching the new album "Fireworks"


Arcane Trickster were featured on Infectious Unease, on Inner FM, check out the show here:



Tomorrow night's show will feature Fate Aeffect, aka Slice label manager, Cristian Verna.
Check all of the shows here.

Arcane Trickster are also featured on Chill On! on Germany's Hirsch Milch Radio, hosted by Dense.






Friday, 16 June 2017

Arcane Trickster new album, free DJ mixes and Trickbox!

Released today is the new album from Arcane Trickster, "Far From Here"




Coming some 6 years after their debut album "Eidola", Arcane Trickster have been far from idle, releasing on numerous compilations and turning out some fine remixes.
"Far From Here" showcases the chilled, blissed out psy grooves which have been a hallmark of their DJ and live sets, and is their strongest work yet.



Listen on Spotify



Also newly released, through our sister label, Cosmicleaf Records, is Dense & Fourth Dimension's "MindCycles Remixed"


Featuring a remix from Arcane Trickster, along with contributions from Side Liner, Aviron, Kickbong, Jens Buchert and plenty more.

Check it out on Bancamp.



Listen on Spotify.



Coming at the end of this month, is the new release from Stickleback "Fireworks".


We've sneakily snuck it out on Bandcamp a little early.





On Tuesday night, Arcane Trickster & Stickleback will be interviewed on Infectious Unease, on Inner FM, here in Melbourne, hosted by Gordon Taylor, on air from 11 pm, and posted online thereafter.
Here's a recent show, featuring a few goodies from our label:


Also, while we are talking about DJ mixes, check out this mix from Stickleback, showcasing tracks from our new releases:



We will be launching the new albums at Bar 303 on 1st July, in our home town of Melbourne. We'd love to see you there:


Saturday, 6 May 2017

New albums from Arcane Trickster & Stickleback coming soon, Side Liner's top 10, Infectious Unease & more

Its been a little while between posts, as we've given our website a bit of a rejig.
So let's get on to the big news first, our first releases for 2017 on the Tempest label are on their way next month, with new albums from label stalwarts Arcane Trickster & Stickleback.


To get you in the mood, here's a free mix from Arcane Trickster, as featured on the Infectious Unease Radio Show, always a great support of our label.



Last but not least, check out the Top 10 from Side Liner, from our sister label, Cosmicleaf, as featured in Mushroom Magazine, which features our very own Garagee, with his track "Lava" taken from his latest release "Sojourn".



Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Lonely Faces - "Silver Moon"

"Silver Moon" is the debut album from Lonely Faces, the alter ego of Melbourne based producer Michael Baum.

"Silver Moon" spans a variety of influences. Diverse in stylistic breadth, the album was created as an aural experiment on classic analogue synthesizers, heavily influenced by classic techno and electro sounds.

Michael made his debut on Tempest Recordings as one half of liquid drum and bass outfit Guilty Hero, on their debut album "Sweethearts", before debuting Lonely Faces on our landmark 50th release.

New video from Garagee, Numatica Digipack & GeoRhythm

Garagee has a new album on the way, and has been busy producing video clips.

Here's the video for Gentle.

You can catch Garagee live this Friday night at the Purple Emerald, 349 High St Northcote, alonside Tempest label mates, Stickleback, Arcane Trickster, Guilty Hero and our buddies, The Med School


Also, we've just got in some lush digipack CDs for the new album from Numatica 1 X 1 =3, for those of you who know there's nothing quite like Physical product.

You can get yours from our Bandcamp store right here: tempestrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/1-x-1-3

Also, for those budding producers out there, you should check out the new mixing school for Aria award winning producer, Simon Polinski.

Simon may be better known to you as Hesius Dome, his ambient project released on Tempest, PsyHarmonics, Cosmicleaf and many other fine labels, and also for his production work for the likes of Red Eye Express, Arcane Trickster & more on our label, not to mention worldwide stars like The Church & Ollie Olsen.






Thursday, 1 October 2015

Brand new releases

We've set up a new website for the label at www.tempestrecordings.com. Although still very much under construction, we are keen to get started as we've two brand new releases to tell you about!



Pan Electric & Alexander Daf: All Around The World (TEMPEST29)
A collaboration in cyberspace from Russian DJ/producer Alexander Daf and UK Chill & ambient artist Pan Electric (Matt Coldrick). The project began after Matt heard an ambient mix of Alex's on internet radio woke up on Neptune 3 days later. A few myspace messages later and the project began. Files began whizzing backwards and forwards about a year ago -

Alex's IDM abstract, Russian style being complimented by the textural Chill ambiences of Pan Electric.
The language barrier became a surreal inspiration after Matt misunderstood a suggestion of Alex's and re-wrote the entire rhythm section of one tune when Alex just wanted him to turn up the bass a bit!
Both of them had been using on line auto -translators which have the same affect as GPS in-car systems on roads often taking you miles out of your way or delivering you where you least expected!
Enjoy the journey.

01 Unseen But Not Unheard
02 Eastern Approaches
03 Birthright
04 Affinity Plus One Birthright
05 At The Edge Of The World
06 So Long As There Is Faith
07 Ghosts Laid To Rest



Numatica: Sonic Circus (TEMPEST30) 

Numatica is the down tempo project from Melbourne based producer Andrew Hunt. Sonic Circus features remixes from Deep Fried Dub (Iboga), Stickleback (Tempest/ Synchronos) & Arcane Trickster (Tempest/ Cosmicleaf) in addition to a remix from Numatica"s new side project Macuanti.

01 Sonic Circus (Radio Mix)
02 Sonic Circus (Stickleback Remix)
03 Sonic Circus (Deep Fried Dub Remix)
04 Sonic Circus (Macuanti Remix)
05 Sonic Circus (Arcane Trickster Remix)

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Garagee launches his new album, and on air on PBS tomorrow



This Friday Garagee will be launching his new album, Garagee II, at Long Play. With support from labelmates Lonely Faces, Stickleback and Arcane Trickster.
See Garagee in an intimate, cinema setting!
This venue has strictly limited seating, so pre-booking is a must!
$25 ticket gets you:
* Entry to the launch gig
*12" Vinyl copy of 'Garagee II' (which comes WITH CD copy + sticker!)
* An additional disc from Garagee's back catalogue (of your choice - providing stocks last!)
*First 20 orders will also receive a limited edition Launch Poster.
Tickets are available here

The album is available on Bandcamp, iTunes and pretty much everywhere else and you can stream it on Spotify

Garagee will be interviewed tomorrow morning on Melbourne radio 3PBS' Breakfast spread from 8 am. Those of you who aren't locals can stream it here



Also available is the single from the album "LDHB" featuring remixes from Hesius Dome, Arcane Trickster, Lonely Faces & Stickleback.

Also available on Bandcamp, iTunes and streaming on Spotify

Friday, 23 January 2015

Tempest artists at Rainbow Serpent Festival this weekend and a free DJ mix from Numatica



This weekend sees Hesius Dome & Robodop Snei playing at one of Australia's premier outdoor music festivals, Rainbow Serpent Festival.
Tempest artists have played at every edition for the last 10 years, and we are thrilled to continue the association.
Missed out on Tickets? All sold out, we're afraid.

For those of you who can't make it, or even if you can, we're presentlng an exclusive DJ Mix from Numatica, featuring tracks from our latest compilation "Tempest In Dub Volume 2" and the latest album from Numatica "1X1=3".

Numatica In Dub by Tempestrecordings on Mixcloud

Friday, 26 December 2014

New website and video for Garagee, Summer gigs a plenty and Tempest In Dub 2 released


Summer is upon us, at least here in the Southern Hemisphere, and that brings with it a host of shows.

Fresh from the Summer Renaissance Festival, Arcane Trickster and Stickleback will be appearing at French Fest, on idyllic French Island over New Years.

The festival will also feature Tempest's Sunsaria, along with Tøn, Ear Mind Eye, Stepping Inwards, PZP and The Scullamooks from our sister label, Slice Records.
More info is here: www.frenchfest.com.au


On New Year's day you can catch Robodop Snei, playing at New Years Day By The Bay, at Spirit Station Pier, 6 Waterfront Place, Port Melbourne.
It's on New Year's day of course, tickets are here: www.ticketor.com/daybythebay

On the 2nd January, Garagee will be supporting art rockers Fierce Mild at Long Play, 318 St George's Road, North Fitzroy. (A venue well known to us here at Tempest, as we had a long running residency there, when it was known as Glitch Bar!)

While we are on the subject of Garagee, check out their new website here: garagee.wix.com/garagee and the new film clip for Part II (Dippin) taken from the ElDorado album.


Last but certainly not least, our latest compilation, Tempest In Dub Volume 2 is now out everywhere, and can be found at Bandcamp(our favourite store), iTunes, Beatport, Amazon, and pretty much everywhere, and you can stream it on Spotify and Rdio.

If you haven't given it a listen yet, you're missing out. It features new, exclusive tracks from Numatica, Red Eye Express, Garagee, Stickleback, Modified, Sunsaria, The Omm Squad, Deep Fred Dub & more.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Tempest In Dub Volume 2 ready for release, and summer Festivals


The long awaited follow up in our Tempest In Dub series is finally ready.
Tempest In Dub Volume 2 featuring the talents of Deep Fried Dub (Dubmission Records/ Iboga), Andy Rantzen (Itch-E & Scatch-E) and the debut solo track from vocalist Kerensa Stephens, best know for her work with Zero Cult, Side Liner and Terra Nine, along with contributions from Tempest regulars Numatica, Stickleback, Red Eye Express, Garagee, The Omm Squad, Sunsaria, Modified and more.

You can find it at our Bamdcamp store here, on pre-release. Next week, it should be available everywhere.

The Summer Festival season is upon us, and Tempest artists are well represented. Following on from a lively start at Earthcore, next up is the Renaissance Festival at Camp Eureka, Yarra Junction between 26th to 28th December, which will feature sets from Tempest's Arcane Trickster and Stickleback, along with PZP from our sister label, Slice Records.


Soon to be followed by French Fest, over New Years, on French Island, which will feature our artists, Sunsaria, Stickleback, Lonely Facesand Arcane Trickster, along with Ear Mind Eye, Tøn, Sikander, Stepping Inwards and The ScullaMooks from our new sister label, Slice Records.

Last but not least, is the Rainbow Serpent Festival, 23rd to 26th January at Lexton Victoria, which is set to feature our artists Robodop Snei & Hesius Dome.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Earthcore this Weekend, Metaphoenix released, and festivals galore


This weekend is Earthcore 2014 with a strong representation from Tempest Recordings, featuring Numatica, Arcane Trickster, Robodop Snei, Hesius Dome, Sunsaria & D-Rektional.

Set times are below:


Whilst we are on the topic of festivals, December will be jammed packed, first with the Renaissance Festival, at Camp Eureka, Yarra Junction between 26th to 28th December, which will feature sets from Arcane Trickster and Stickleback.


Then there's French Fest, over New Years, on French Island, which will feature our artists, Sunsaria, Stickleback, Lonely Faces and Arcane Trickster, along with Ear Mind Eye, Tøn, Sikander, Stepping Inwards and The ScullaMooks from our new sister label, Slice Records.


Speaking of Slice, their first compilation album, Metaphoenix, is now available through iTunes, Spotify, and pretty much everywhere else.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Halloween Special at Purple Emeralds featuring Andy Rantzen, The coming of Slice Records, and a launch for French Fest

Halloween Special at Purple Emeralds featuring Andy Rantzen, The coming of Slice Records, and a launch for French Fest


Halloween special at The Purple Emerald, 349 Hight St Northcote..

Co-presented by Slice Events, we will have our old mate Andy Rantzen, of Itch-E & Scratch-E fame, making a rare Melbourne appearance, and will aided on the night by our own Arcane Trickster, alongside Mr Bronson, Verde & Squiddly Fiddler.

It's on 31st October, of course, and entry is free.

Speaking of our buddies, Slice, they will be launching their brand new label, Slice Records.

Set to join Tempest Recordings as part of the CUT Music Label Group.

Slice kick it off with their first release, Metaphoenix, available now through Slice's Bandcamp, and soon to be released everywhere.


This Saturday, French Fest gets underway with an old fashioned Warehouse Party!


Featuring Tempest own Stickleback and Rip Van Hippy, with many more... co-presented by Slice Records & Events.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Stickleback and Arcane Trickster live at Fine Malt Beats tomorrow night , and Andy Rantzen at Purple Emerald for Halloween


Tomorrow night will see Tempest artists Stickleback & Arcane Trickster appearing at Melbourne Music Boutique's monthly event:

Fine Malt Beats,
Kooinda Boutique Brewery
28 Culverlands St, Heidelberg West 3081
Free Entry
5pm – 1am
5-8 Happy Hour
$5 pints/$10 jugs
melbournemusicboutique.com

Be great to see you there!

While we are talking about gigs, get ready for our Halloween special at The Purple Emerald, 349 Hight St Northcote..

Co-presented by Slice Events, we will have our old mate Andy Rantzen, of Itch-E & Scratch-E fame, making a rare Melbourne appearance, and will aided on the night by our own Arcane Trickster, alongside Mr Bronson, Verde & Squiddly Fiddler.

It's on 31st October, of course, and entry is free

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Ecstatic Dance, San Francisco, Cosmicleaf 9th Anniversary, Athens


Stickleback will be playing his first ever gig in the USA, to start off the Lupin Ecstatic series, a new series hosted by our good buddy, Chlorophil, courtesy of Synchronos Recordings and all the lovely people at Lupin!

Playing on Thursday, October 3rd at a truly unique location - nestled within the los gatos foothills Lupin is the longest running Naturist resort in America for 78 years!
www.lupinlodge.org/

The night will be only $10 and the music will end at 2am.
18+ w/ID
All ticket sales benefit the Lupin Water System Fund. Lupin has had to build a new sand filtration water system so that there can be plenty of drinking water for the resort for years to come.


A continent away, and a day later,
COSMICLEAF RECORDS www.cosmicleaf.com
in collaboration with
TEMPEST RECORDINGS www.tempestrecordings.com
presents:
Cosmicleaf Record's 9th Anniversary Celebration!
Date? ►Friday 04 October 2013
Time? ►Starts 22:00
Where? ►Loukoumi Bar (Avissinnias Square 3, Monastiraki)
Ticket? ►ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΗ ΕΙΣΟΔΟΣ -- FREE ENTRANCE
Style? ►Ambient,Chill Out,Downtempo,Electronica,Techno

Join us in celebrating this milestone, with our sister label, Cosmicleaf.

Featuring Tempest's own Arcane Trickster, in his first Greek appearance, alongside Side Liner, Zero Cult, Dedast (formerly Will O' The Wisp) and Cydelix from the Cosmicleaf Label, and https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tim-Vekka/236903223005744" target="_blank">Tim Vekka, from AnarchyTechTone.

Friday, 29 August 2014

GeoRhythm at the Purple Emerald, plus Earthcore


Tempest Recordings & Slice Events have teamed up once more to present a very special event at our newest, most favourite Melbourne venue, The Purple Emerald.

"Georythm" will feature Tempest artists Guilty Hero, Garagee, Stickleback & Arcane Trickster, along with our good mates, The Med School.
Visuals will be provided by Slice's Tøn & Ear Mind Eye (the new alias for Fate Aeffect).
Entry is free.
Friday 19th September at The Purple Emerald, 349 High St Northcote.

Here is a taste of the stunning visuals:

While we are on the topic of gigs, Tempest Recordings is set to be well represented at Earthcore, with Hesius Dome, Robodop Snei, Numatica & Arcane Trickster all appearing, alongside such luminaries as Tripswitch, Hallucinogen, Shpongle, Gus Till, John 00 Fleming and heaps more!

More details as they come.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Rainbow Serpent Fesitval, New album from Numatica, and a DJ mix from LazyboyProactive


This weekend sees the return of the Rainbow Serpent Festival, at Lexington in North east Victoria. Nearly every year has seen our label involved, and this year is no exception, with Numatica previewing tracks from his forthcoming album 1 X 1 =3, and Tempest alumni Terra Nine and Aslan appearing in the chill space.


Speaking of gigs, Fate Aeffect will be be playing our very first show in Canada at Duffy's Tavern, Toronto on 15th Feburary, in a fine night of freaky electronica.

You can check our Fate Aeffect's latest offering on our new free compilation A Tempest Sampler Download it for free!


Speaking of freebies, have a listen to a free DJ mix from LazyboyProactive showcasing their latest single Substrata on Mixcloud here.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Arcane Trickster at Art Nite this Wednesday and a free DJ Mix



Melbourne comes alive for NiteArt, at art sites across the city – commercial galleries, artist–run spaces, museums and unexpected architectural spaces for mini-events, off-site exhibitions, artist talks and installations
It all finishes at the Ian Potter Gallery, 800 Swanston Street, Melbourne and it's soundtracked by Tempest's very own DJ Arcane Trickster, open until 12.00 midnight. Entry is Free.

Speaking of free, to get in the mood, Arcane Trickster presents an excerpt from his DJ set last weekend at the Purple Emerald, featuring some brand new unreleased, tracks, recent releases and some classics.

Listen to it here on Mixcloud.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

New video from Numatica, and Art Nite featuring Arcane Trickster

Numatica has completed his first film clip, to celebrate the launch of his new album "1 X 1 =3".


We are proud to present "Evolver Dub" we think its pretty cool.

The launch for the album is this Saturday, a matinee show at the Purple Emerald, 349 High Street, Northcote, with supports from Deep Fried Dub, Invader Tron, Arcane Trickster, Garagee, Robodop Snei & Stickleback. Visual by Clouds Above Chaos.



On July 23rd Melbourne comes alive for NiteArt at art sites across the city – commercial galleries, artist–run spaces, museums and unexpected architectural spaces for mini-events, off-site exhibitions, artist talks and installations

It all finishes at the Ian Potter Gallery, 800 Swanston Street, Melbourne with the Basil Sellers Art Prize 4 soundtracked by Tempest's very own DJ Arcane Trickster, open until 12.00 midnight. Entry is Free.

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Numatica: 1 X 1 = 3 Album Launch at Purple Emerald, plus a new video from Garagee


Tempest Recordings and Slice Records & Events present the launch of Numatica's new album "1 X1 =3" in a special matinee show with supports from Deep Fried Dub, Invader Tron, Robodop Snei, Garagee, Stickleback & Arcane Trickster with visuals from CLOUDS ABOVE CHAOS.

Come along nice and early, it all starts at 2pm, at The Purple Emerald, 349 High Street Northcote, July 12th.

The album is availabe from all the best online retailers, including our personal favourite, Bandcamp, as well as iTunes, Beatport, Amazon, Spotify, and pretty much everywhere else.

Also, one of the supports for the launch, Tempest mainstay Garagee, has just completed a new video for his track, "To The Dark", as featured on "A Tempest Sampler".

We think its great!

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Veranda Vibes III featuring Numatica, and a free podcast


In the wake of the release of Numatica's band new album "1 X 1 = 3", he will be playing live at Veranda Vibes III at The Purple Emerald, 349 High Street Northcote, Victoria.

To get you into the mood take a listen to this free podcast from Numatica, featuring tracks from the new album, some of his other recent gems and his remixes for Side Liner, Red Eye Express & Robodop Snei.

1X1=3 is available now through Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, Beatport, Spotify, Rdio & pretty much everywhere else.

New Release: Robodop Snei: Strange Ongoings In Other Dimensions, plus a free DJ Mix


Strange Ongoings In Other Dimensions, a collection of exclusive remixes of Robodop Snei's critically acclaimed Strange Ongoings album, featuring the talents of Deep Fried Dub, Numatica, Garagee, Arcane Trickster & more.

You can find it on iTunes, Bandcamp, Amazon, and every other quality retailer, and is available for streaming on Spotify.

Robodop Snei has put together a funky exclusive DJ mix of tracks taken from the labum for you to enjoy for free on Mixcloud.

While we think of it, Robodop Snei is also featured on Mike G's Cosmic Lounge volume 41. For those of you who haven't come across these mixes yet, they are essential listening for lovers of downtempo and ambient grooves.