Part Sixty-Five. In Flagranti is the duo of Sasha Crnobrnja and Alex Gloor. They both have been in and around various scenes on opposite sites of the globe between New York and Europe. What they share is the simultaneous discovery of the italian cosmic scene from the late 70′s early 80′s. Both were hooked after hearing some of the mixed tapes in the early 80′s, which had this hypnotic blend of electro-disco-afro-rock-funk-dub.
In the search of like minded people and the music they loved, Sasha and Alex meet in Basel/Switzerland. It didn’t take long for Sasha to join Alex who moved to New York in the early 80′s, and also make the move to the big apple, in 1993. The musical bond had become so strong that they decide to start their own record label Codek Records, which will mark the 10th anniversary in 2006. Since the beginning of Codek Records, Alex and Sasha aim to explore the cosmic background in every possible way by creating and putting together different elements of art/graphic design and styles of music in to a seamless flow, which ultimately leeds them to create In Flagranti, an act that would reflect all that, and continue to explore the endless possibilities of a ‘cut and paste’ esthetic. Their DIY attitude, which came in many forms like “Organic Grooves” Sasha’s long running weekly party and “SMYLONYLON” tapes, Alex’s by now legendary mix tapes, gained them a lot of street credibility in New York and abroad. In addition the CODEK sleeve design is a big part of the whole esthetics, especially some of the early hand silk screened sleeves, which the Wire magazine calls “the best in the business”. In Flagranti pushes the envelope further by adding video clips that accompanies each song which are displayed on their website www.codek.com and shows the visual influence. Woman-Glamour-Trash-Chic is the identity which brings out the new punk attitude.
They are now back with a brand new ‘Interdisciplinary’ EP – crafted around vocal harmonies reminiscent of The Housemartins and disco doo-wop, the track was first released exclusively on Junodownload in 2011 when it made it into the clubs and onto the Gildas Kitsune Club Mix (with a Jerry Bouthier edit). Due to the fantastic response Codek Records have decided to re-release it worldwide with a fresh set of remixes coming from MODE, Marius, Renkas, Bear Damen and Jaguar Trax.
In Flagranti – Interdisciplinary EP – Released 25th June 2012 on Codek Records
FIVE TRACKS YOU MUST HEAR THIS WEEK #65: IN FLAGRANTI
MUSICCARGO-ICH GEH DEN WEG MIT DIR
Sounds like early 80s Mark Eins/Din A Testbild babbling, but it’s from 2006.
DIE DOMINAS-I BIN A DOMINA
Produced by Manuel Göttsching with cover art by Kraftwerk (Karl Bartos & Ralf Hutter).
MAGGI PAYNE-FLIGHTS OF FANCY
80s electronic track from Maggi Paynemid with a great Ed Tannenbaum video.
Most of Frank Duval’s music was to cheese but this B side has a nice hard beat and driving synth bass. It needs an extended version…
It’s amazing what you find on youtube!!