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Fremdkunst - The Blue MarbleA new Fremdkunst EP touched down at Kitchen Dip Recordings!

Named ‘The Blue Marble’, this EP is once again an exploration of the outer-limits of the Fremdkunst-universe by DJ Mace (initiator of Fremdkunst and co-owner of Fremdtunes) and friends. Ambientlike soundscapes & robust beats – almost submerging in pools of glitches,  reverb and samples, but always managing to keep floating on strong rhythmtracks and catchy melodies.

Special guests are Wiboud Burkens (on keys) and guitar-hero slash trumpeteer Shycop. Coco Bryce pulls out a set of breakbeats on his off-kilter remix of ‘Das Abendland ft Erwin Vann’ (of the Zauberschwein im krankenhaus album). Inspiration comes from the works of David Toop, Edvard Grieg, Arthur Schnitzler, Paul van Tongeren, Flexus, Lars von Trier, Z-Factor and others.

Produced, composed, written and mixed by DJ Mace
Additional synths on 1 and 4 by Wiboud Burkens
Trumpet & (additional) guitar on 2 and 3 by Tristan Driesenaar (Shycop)
Remix by Coco Bryce
Mastered by Incise
Artwork by Omar Radwan

1. Pictures at an 1889 exhibition ft Wiboud Burkens (EP version)
2. Golden Years ft Shycop
3. Une jeunesse que l’avenir inquiète trop souvent ft Shycop
4. Borne back ceaselessly into the past ft Wiboud Burkens
5. Das Abendland ft Erwin Vann (Melancholera Rewerk by Coco Bryce)

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Zarathustra soundscapes was the first full-length instrumental album produced by DJ Mace. It’s his premier effort of experimenting with unusual song-structures and breaking with his past of mainly producing for mc’s. The songs on this album (CD) were created between 1998 and 2001 and were mainly made with the help of a Technics turntable, an old keyboard, Akai s2800 sampler and Atari st1040. Some of the scratches were recorded on a Roland digital multi-track recorder. Zarathustra finally resulted in the birth of the sonic-adventure called Fremdkunst and subsequently the start of indie-label Fremdtunes… This is the first time you can download the full original album for free: so go ahead!

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It’s been out for a while now, but I didn’t mention it on this website yet, so… The latest tune by Fremdkunst is featured on the Redrum Release, Songs of Charcoal.  From classical music to trip hop, soundtrack, avant-garde electronic experiments and beyond. Artwork is done by visual artist Faranú, inspired by the music: when music becomes visual…Featuring a range of international top producers and musicians including: Florian Magnus Maier, Arts the beatdoctor, The Eerier Child, The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble, DJ Optimus among others! Pick it up here!

I also like to mention the forthcoming release ‘The Blue Marble’ by Fremdkunst. This 5-track EP will be released on US-based label Kitchen Dip Recordings. So stay tuned!

Plus: Fremdkunst is on Facebook now, so for your regular Fremdkunst-updates visit

Till next time!

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A free track by Fremdkunst for you to download! This song will appear on the forthcoming album ‘Melancholia (working title)’ by Fremdkunst…

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Today we release the definitive ‘Zauberschwein im krankenhausalbum by Fremdkunst! Previously released as seperate EP’s, it’s now re-mastered and all loose ends are tied up. With tracks by DJ Mace, Optimus & Vindictiv and guest-appearances by Erwin Vann, Mete Erker, Nicolas Kummert, Rene Everts, Shycop and Freq.

Now available at Amazon, Boomkat, Digital Tunes and many other stores!

Of course, if you’d like to you can still (as far as bandcamp allows us to give away free downloads) download the original EP’s right here:

EP 1: Zauberschwein by candlelight EP 2: O sweet schwein of mine EP 3: Like Zauberhulk

PLUS: to celebrate this release, we’ve uploaded a free Fremdkunst bonus-remix-track called ‘The Fable of the Bees‘!

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On June 4th we’ll put out the complete ‘Zauberschwein im krankenhaus‘ album! Previously released as seperate EP’s, it’s now re-mastered and all loose ends are tied up. Juno has the exclusive: you can already download it on May 28.

The other stores will follow on June 4th.

Of course, if you’d like to you can still download the original EP’s right here:
EP 1: Zauberschwein by candlelight
EP 2: O sweet schwein of mine
EP 3: Like Zauberhulk

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Working on new material and here’s some work-in-progress for you to download for free!

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Work by Delta inspired by DJ MaceJanuary 27nd 2012 the exposition SEE-A-SOUND’ was openend at bkkc, Tilburg. SEE-A-SOUND is an interdisciplinary project in which ten acclaimed autonomous designers and an equal number of talented producers/DJ’s teamed up to produce an exhibition and accompanying vinyl record. The ten serigraphs and musical compositions are on display in the exhibition hall at the bkkc, until April 20, 2012.

DJ’s Mace and Optimus (Fremdkunst/Fremdtunes) will perform for this project at the Paradox(Tilburg, NL) on March 30. They team up with keyplayer Wiboud Burkens and saxophone player Joris Posthumus to do an adventurous impro-show. Designers Boris ‘Delta’ Tellegen and Loulou&Tummie will be showing special work during the performance. Coco Bryce will close the evening with a slamming DJ-set.

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Exactly one year ago we released the free ‘Zauberschwein by candlelight’ EP by Fremdkunst. This was the first in a series called ‘Zauberschwein im krankenhaus’. After the release of part 2 ‘O sweet schwein of mine‘ in June, it’s time to bring the series to a closure with ‘Like Zauberhulk‘‘Like Zauberhulk’ is a 6-track EP and one more time DJ Mace and friends explore the outer-limits of the nihilistic Fremdkunst-universe.

DJ Mace, initiator of Fremdkunst, takes on ‘Like Zauberhulk’ care of most of the productions. Vindictiv produced the bone-shattering ‘Kees de Rauwe Bonk’. DJ Optimus produced the nerve-wrecking remix of ‘Elodie Sanson’. Special guests are saxophone magician Erwin Vann on ‘Das Abendland’ and key-player Freq on ‘Occupy Utopia’. The bonus-track ‘Lab & Live’ includes live-recordings of a performance by Fremdkunst in 2010 with DJ’s Mace, Optimus and Vindictiv, guitar-hero Shycop, Baba Sissoko (percussion, vocals) and trumpeter Eric Vloeimans. As usual, the magnificent Mister Adam created the artwork. Inspiration comes from the works of Charles Taylor (the Canadian), Drive, The Occupy Movement, A. Schopenhauer, D’Angelo, Nelson George, The Snail, Lars Svendsen, Skateboard Kings and Gustave Flaubert.


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Hi again: it’s been a while, so we have some novelties for you!

First of all, OptiMace (DJ’s Mace & Optimus, two main caracters in Fremdkunst) just released ‘This music is not music’ on the great netlabel/community Kitchen Dip Recordings: go download the music for free at!

Second: Fremdkunst released a remix on Black Hole Records for Dunugoz vs Tha Roofas. The orginal track is called ‘Anita’s theme’ and is remix in itself of a tune by Dutch singer Anita Meyer. Really? Yes, really. You stream the track right here:

For more novelties concerning Fremdkunst and related recordlabel Fremdtunes:

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