Ross Dorkin, glowLDB library, Cape Town

An introduction

Back in 2011 I was fortunate enough inherit this spectacular library of vinyl from UCT. I guess I was just in the right place at the right time. Although this collection is predominately comprised of western classical music, there are some un-expected surprises here and there, and many recordings that have not been re-released since being pressed for vinyl. In the same year I took over the bulk of two private collections, from my lecturers at the time, which were a lot more varied and contained some very rare early electronic and experimental music. One of the lecturers was the composer Peter Klatzow, which meant a lot of Stockhausen! We are very thankful for this.

We love Stockhausen here at glowldb. We even have his greatest hits.

I will be posting excerpts, rips, sleeves and album art of the music I listen to, in the coming months. Hopefully this will discipline my listening, and act as a bit of diary of exploration through this collection. There are +-7000 to get through, which can be a bit intimidating.

Please feel free to contact me if you’d like come round for a listening session. I want this collection to be accessible to as many people as possible, it’s an incredible resource that should be available for anyone that is interested. Beat makers/classical music enthusiasts/fusion-heads/jazz-heads/old folks/new folks/70′s rockers/south african bubblegums/people that like green tea/people that like coffee that is too strong and enjoy long listening sessions.

Come listen, come look, come sample, come chat.

A+T001: Zenzanon - Original Highly EP

Zenzanon EP

Not so long ago, Rob finished his first release as “Zenzanon” on our new ‘netlabel’ Art + Techno.

They were fun tracks to mix, but “The Roast Master’s Promise” was quite a challenge… many layers of many things, tough to balance. Damascus gave me some pretty special sounds to work with, and I really hope to be doing more house tracks like “Sparkling Water”.

There’s some new Zenzanon on the way… soon soon…

Hopefully we’ll get to see a full live set of his original material in the not too distant future.

John Wizards - Lusaka By Night

John Wizards

Quite a while back (almost a year ago now), I did a few mixes for the upcoming John Wizards debut album. The first single “Lusaka by night“ has just been released on Planet.Mu.

I’m incredibly proud of these friends of mine, and feel privileged to have been be a part of this process. It was my first real mix, and I couldn’t have asked for a better song.

First mix, first post.

More to come!