Monthly Archives: December 2013

2013 RVNG + BIS Holiday Sale


While describing the unfolding narrative of RVNG’s 2013, there was a tendency to pull the “cerebral dance music” card. This catch all descriptor isn’t inaccurate, but it doesn’t evolve music away from genre stratification to a more assured and unquestionable place of artistry.

Without a doubt, the RVNG class of 2013 represents one of the most assured – and adventurous – groups of artists we’ve worked with. As each artist tweaked and trickled in new work that would represent their respective album, there was an overwhelming sense of certainty in the submissions.

Sculpting a solid foundation into presentable form is like working with good clay in place of mud. RVNG could and should never spark that creative fire, but we are hands on tending to the flame. Blistered fingers be damned.

While distinctively its own from one to the next, the music offered by our artists this year maintains improvised consistency at its core. In this type of improvisation, the beat remains seemingly open to the infinite, the melody an abstraction of the soul and the compositional immediacy the identifiable trigger in place of vocal intimacy.

A musically instrumental year became an instrumental opportunity for us – and for you – to get lost in our heads, no matter where the listening environment. A huge salute to Maxmillion Dunbar, Stellar OM Source, Blondes and Gardland for guiding that voyage. Likewise, much respect to the time and effort David Van Tieghem and the contributing artists of FRKWYS Vol. 10 devoted to making Fits & Starts one of the series’ most shredded.

Salute to all of the Beats In Space artists – Secret Circuit, Jee Day, Tornado Wallace, Gonno, Crystal & S. Koshi, Dukes of Chutney – that helped defined our sister label’s most productive and prolific year yet.

Finally, thank you to everyone that supported this fine cast of artists through the year buy purchasing music, attending a show, sharing your thoughts through various means and mediums and participating with the greater creative community and consciousness.

Now we are here. Be here now.

we’re offering bundle packs of each release (LP, CD, and BIS 12″) of 2013 and a storewide 20% off sale on all non-bundle items to celebrate the close of 2013.

enjoy the rest of this year to the fullest.
<3 RVNG Intl.

December 17, 2013

RVNG Intl. Showcase At Moogfest 2014


honored to be invited to such an important musical institution – RVNG Intl. will host a showcase at Moogfest 2014. Full info here, and tickets available here.

Line up will be revealed in due time. ’til then, get moog’d:

December 11, 2013

Listen to the archive of the December edition of Making Time RADio with Dave P. on WXPN


The archive of last Friday’s December edition of Making Time RADio with Dave P. on WXPN is up FOR YOUR EARS.
Listen to the archive here via the Making Time RADio player:

or Listen via XPN here

you can also listen to the archive of the December edition of Making Time RADio on the Making Time iPhone app.
Download the app FREE here

Part 1.

1. Angel Olsen – Unfucktheworld (Jagjaguwar Records)
2. David Bowie – Love is Lost (Hello Steve Reich remix by James Murphy) (Columbia Records)
3. Raudive – Slowing Time (Marco Recordings)
4. Clark Sawkill – Prototype (Bokhari)
5. Blamma! Blamma! feat. feat. Kristina Train – Zsa Zsa (Eskimo)
6. Emile Strunz – Voyetra Technique (Join Our Club Records)
7. Dreems & Jagma – We Shall Be Found (Turbo Recordings)
8. Holden – Circle of Fifths (Dub) (Border Community)
9. Blood Orange – Uncle Ace (Domino Recording Co)
10. Crazy P – Clouds (Future Boogie Records)
11. Todd Terje – Sprial (Olsen Records)
12. Luma- John Broadwood (Optimo Trax / Optimo Music)
13. Discodeine – Liquid Sky (Pshent)
14. KINK – Bitter Sweet Special Dub (Liebe Detail)
15. Bicep – Satisfy (Feel My Bicep)
16. Disclosure – Apollo (White Label)

Part 2.

17. Dimitri Veimar – Somo’s Tales (Jokers Of The Scene Remix) (Deep Shit)
18. Jägerverb – Brocken Spectre (Lektroluv)
19. Paul Woolford – Untitled (Scuba remix) (Ultra)
20. George Fitzgerald – Magnetic (Double Six Records)
21. Nina Kraviz – Desire (Rekids)
22. Ame – Den Rtta feat Vulkano (Innervisions)
23. Tiga & Audion – Let’s Go Dancing (Breach remix) (Turbo Recordings)
24. Royksopp – Running to the Sea feat. Susanne Sundfor (Pachanga Boys remix) (Wall of Sound)
25. Chymera – Under the Slip (Kompakt)
26. Audion – Sky (Ghostly International)
27. Heretic – Geodesic (unreleased)
28. Erol Alkan – Check Out Your Mind (Phantasy)
29. Simian Mobile Disco & Comsin TRG – Sannakji (Delicacies)
30. Tame Impala – Be Above It (Erol Alkan rework) (Modular Record)

Listen to all the past Making Time RADio archives here

see you on the other side in 2K14 for the January 2K14 edition of Making Time RADio on Friday January 3rd, 2K14 from 7-9pm EST !!!

Dave P.

December 10, 2013

Listen to the December edition of Making Time RADio with Dave P. on WXPN this Friday December 6th 7-9pm EST


Dear Everybody…

Well…the Thanksgiving feasting has passed but….this Friday December 6th from 7-9pm EST we have yet another FEAST to attend….a futuristic sound FEAST FOR YOUR EARS on the December edition of Making Time RADio with me, Dave P, on WXPN !!!

Listen to the futuristic sounds of the December edition of Making Time RADio on WXPN next Friday December 6th from 7-9pm EST on……

88.5 XPN in Philadelphia / EVERYWHERE or on the Making Time iPhone app ANYWHERE !!!

Until then experience the futuristic sounds of the archive of November’s show and see the playlist here or on the Making Time iPhone app.

Don’t forget to follow me on twitter at @davidpianka during the show for a track by track playlist as the futuristic sounds hit the airwaves !!!

see you on the other side.

Dave P.

December 3, 2013