Thursday, 9 December 2010

Please Turn Over

Hi, I've got a new blog and it has pretty much the same ingredients as this one, except under my real name rather than "Cylob". So I will stop posting here for the time being, and possibly forever. I don't want to make such a division between doing music stuff and visuals or coding any more. I've worked on a couple of arty projects recently, and would like to pursue that as much as anything else. The latest post there is about my performance tonight and tomorrow, which is not what you might expect - check it out!

Chris Jeffs dot com forward slash blog

Saturday, 25 September 2010


(image from

Audio and visuals will be performed at an in-store gig, some time between 7 and 10 on Tuesday 28th September 2010 at Dense Records, Petersburger Str 81, 10247 Berlin. Inverse support will be provided by Moldover.

Monday, 20 September 2010

DJ Cylob @ Berlin Sat 25 Sep - new venue!

Update your brain - the gig on samstag has a neu venue.

Venue: R-20
Adress: Ziegrastrasse 11, 12057 Berlin
Public transport: S-Bahn Sonnennallee
Time - 10PM - 6AM

More info HERE

Monday, 16 August 2010

DJ Cylob @ Berlin, 25 September 2010

This gig is part of the SuperCollider Symposium - I'll be doing the usual thing with my SC system, and hoping my laptop doesn't throw a bad mood like it did the other nacht...



Cylob (London/Berlin, UK) electro, techno, acid, breaks, sometimes with
something a bit jungly at the end

Binray (Bristol, UK) trueschool breakcore

Somtek vs Skylla (Luzern, CH) dub/dark/grindstep

Heinrich At Hart (Frankfurt/Berlin, DE) electro

Dj Poingi (Tel Aviv/Berlin, IL) old school acid set

Curtis McKinney -- When the Snake eats its Tail
Timur Kuyanov -- o.T.
Jonatan Liljedahl, Mattias Petersson and Daniel Karlsson -- World Domination


[EDIT 20 Sep - venue has changed, see the post above this one or click here.]


More info here (scroll down a bit) -

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

DJ Cylob @ Berlin, Thursday Aug 12 2010

Tell your friends...

Date / Thursday, 12 August 2010
Time / 8pm - end
Venue / Jacki Terrasse - Maria/ An Des Schilling Brücke
Cost / 6€

Line-up /
Rudi Zygadlo (UK / Planet Mu)
DJ Cylob (UK / Rephlex / Cylob Industries)
P45 (UK / Oeuvre / LittleBig)
MFO (D / MFOptik)
Disscoxx (D / Dense)
Jade Monkey (D / Contortion / Dense)

8pm // 6€ // open bbq & relaxation outside // music inside!

Don't you love summer-time in Berlin? Yes, we do, too. Especially when we can share a cold one with our friends and listen to great music while sitting by the river-side... And this is what the next DENSEHALL is all about! Early enough to catch some sun, but late enough to have a few tasty drinks and party a bit with our great guests! This time we invited some of UK experimental musicians. Rudi Zygadlo, who is constantly exploring the overlapping borders of pop and dubstep, the legendary Cylob, one of the leading pioneers of post-rave electronica and DJ P45, a fresh young producer and DJ straight from London! But thats not all: MFO, one of Berlin's leading visual artist collectives, will be seducing your eyes throughout the night with their elaborated visual compositions. Supporting are your favourite bassline scoundrels, Disscoxx and Jade Monkey.

More info:
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Thursday, 24 June 2010

Saturday, 19 June 2010


The LoMus is a prize for open-source music software that is awarded every couple of years by the Association Française d’Informatique Musicale. This year I entered a program of mine called Particularity, and am happy to report it has won joint first prize. You can download it from here - a new blog under my actual name for the purposes of dropping bits of code from time to time.

Tuesday, 1 June 2010


This is really sweet, it made me smile anyway.

The original:

Buy this tune if you want!
iTunes / Juno / ... or look it up on your favourite retail website, it might be there, you never know.

Monday, 31 May 2010

Friday, 21 May 2010

DJ Cylob @ Marseille & Lyon (update - cancelled!)

These possible gigs have been pulled, c'est la vie!


@ Red Square, Moscow.
(Thanks to Nikita and his friend for putting me on last September and taking this pic.)

Thursday, 20 May 2010

This year's must-have rave accessory

I've got mine on order, how about you?
(regurgitated from Engadget)

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Things to see in Berlin

The Eiffel Tower

The Deutschmark's final resting place

A bike with mirrors instead of wheels, with attached toilet cistern.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Boy Yet Ape

Purchase 37 minutes worth of catastrophic at

EDIT 11 May 2010
I got my pack of tapes last week and they look nice, as in the picture above, although due to a mix-up at the plant, they are coloured "opaque gold" instead of the originally intended "gold." Also, when I tried to play one, my tape player took that very moment to break down! Catastrophic indeed.

Friday, 16 April 2010

Ready to rock Liege

Hey, just in case you are coming to the party tonight in Liege and were wondering if I'd make it over, what with all the volcano chaos, which is probably decimating the European party scene this weekend... yes I am here! I had to take the bus instead of the plane. See you tonight!

Monday, 12 April 2010

Pepper Spray is out!

Find it at Boomkat or Juno or iTunes to name but three. Quickly, before it sells out!

(edited 13 Apr)

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

DJ Cylob @ Liege, Belgium 16 April 2010

Here's the boat party...

Epic Blastware:

Cylob (it says "DJ Live Set" which you should understand as me performing a DJ set whilst being alive. AOK? Good, thanks.)
Ucture / Bioxyo / Shuge / Bishop Dust / Antilux / DJ Bill Doris / Axhan

Friday 16 April 2010 @ Inside Out Boat, Liege

Monday, 22 March 2010

DJ Cylob @ Berlin 26 March 2010

This just in: continuing my world tour of Berlin,
Bass Contortion & The Centrifuge present WISP / DJ Cylob / Hecq / Puzzle / Ziggy / missaw / Jade Monkey
@ Tacheles, Oranienburgerstrasse, Berlin-Mitte, Deutschland.
Friday 26 March 2010 / 22:00 / €7

More info:

Friday, 5 March 2010

Video for Pepper Spray

James Cameron directing a spectacular one-shot 3D video, featuring a cast of hundreds of amazing dancers busting crazy moves on an alien planet in low gravity in time to my track, is something you won't see at the following link:

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Cylob - Pepper Spray - Cylob Industries CSR 006

At last this will shortly hit the information superbahn: a radio mix, the extended vocal mix and a nice long dub mix called "Maced In The Face." 20 minutes in total so you can truly overdose on that bassline.

I tried to make the artwork colours so that your eyes really hurt when you stare at it, and then it might kind of feel like being maced, although not quite as bad obviously. I placed the 6 by eye as I couldn't be bothered to measure it and it looked alright to me. Would any graphic designers care to chime in before I send it off?

DJ Cylob @ Liège, Belgium 16 April 2010

I said yes to a party on a boat on this date, sounds good! More info will appear here when I receive it.

DJ Cylob @ Berlin, Friday 12 March 2010 (for sure)

Hi, Here is the info for the party I'm DJing at next friday the 12th here in Berlin! The event is called "Overnosed," at the RAW Tempel, Revaler Strasse 99. Others playing are Society Suckers (Mental Ind/Lux Nigra) live, DJ Flush (KilleKill/Shitkatapult), Adam Weishaupt (Salon du Katz´) and K.on.sequenz (Stereo Berlin).
Just to make clear, I am DJing at this event, whatever you may read elsewhere, thanks.
(edited 5 / 3)

Monday, 1 February 2010

DJ Cylob @ Berlin 19 Feb 2010

Serotonin meets Killekill

DJ Cylob / Bill Youngman (live) / DJs Frank Bean & That F__king Sara
Friday 19.02.2010 @ Berghain Kantine, Berlin

Enough said, see you there!

Thursday, 28 January 2010


(pic from here.)

Apple have released a revolutionary new product.
It contains a microprocessor.
It can run one pre-approved application at the same time.
It lets you browse some of the web.
And it comes with the ability for you to send money to Apple right out of the box.

Jonathan Ive may be a genius, but isn't it a bit weird to make a video eulogising about your own product design as if it dropped from the sky? If I started doing that, I would be regarded as the biggest coq who ever lived.

"The thing about Cylob tracks is the way you have this incredible friction between the dissonant and the harmonius, and yet these seamless transitions from one section to the next. The way they are constructed is flawless. What you have in the end is something where the effect is just... magical."

(edit @ 29-1)

Wednesday, 27 January 2010


We are already 16 years after The Day Today comprehensively demolished television news, and while it surely isn't much of a secret how this weird made-up world operates any more, especially since Brass Eye mopped up the gravy, this clip is still very enjoyable and so it goes into the scrapbook. See you for my super-secret live set tomorrow!

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Got To Dance

I got a tip-off about this today from a Mr. M.S. of North London (thanx): There's a dance talent competition on Sky One (UK) at the moment, and one of the groups, called "Beyond Repair" (!) used my track. I feel a bit spun out to watch it, since it's an X-Factor type production... you can see it here (beware they make you watch an advert before the clip.)

[edit 31 Jan: as now parodied on Harry Hill's TV Burp - as can be seen here @ 3:40]

So, would you like to read some blah about this track? It's my "remix" of The Ampex Twins track "Vimto". I made it one early afternoon in 1994 when I was living in Bounds Green. I was in a really bad mood at the time, which coloured my perception somewhat, in fact I marked it on the DAT inlay as "shit track." When I was lucky enough to have the opportunity of having a remix out on the aforementioned release, I gave the choice of this track or the track called "Sixed" and this one was chosen, much to my surprise. I subsequently liked it more, once my memory of having made it, along with whatever mood I was in, faded. It seems to be held in high regard by mid-90's electronic music affectionados, and I won't argue with that... the strings buildup is totally nicked from Trans Europe Express and the tunes and beat are pretty simplistic, maybe that's the secret of its appeal.
I won't make any broadcast royalties from this, as it's technically written and produced by someone else, but that cuts both ways as I get the mechanicals from the remix of my track that appears on 27 Mixes For Cash, and that sold quite a lot!
I think remixes are generally a bad deal for the artist, as it means letting go of a piece of music forever in return for a flat fee. It's only good if there is a significant amount of money or recognition to be had, or both (see above.) But even when it does, it makes me sad. It's like selling a baby for adoption. You lose control of things like the way it is mastered. It's frustrating to sweat over a track and be really happy with the result, only to listen back to the finished copy and realise that they have simply put it through some kind of poor quality VST compression plugin that has mangled the transients and turned it into a gloopy mess, which has then been pressed as the second track on that side of the 12 inch, thereby reducing the quality even more.
Also, if you are a big name artist and have done enough remixes that could be put together as an album, you may find yourself in the position of having a shady music business operator quietly going around and licensing all of those tracks in order to make a "new" album "by" you on the sly, from which you will earn not a penny (thus forcing you and your record company to squash this attempt by licensing the tracks for an "official" version, for which your fans accuse you of being a rip-off merchant!) It's one of those things which is technically absolutely above board but morally stinks. Which is a pretty good description of the music business overall. The music business is like the porn business - it's not the people who are actually doing the f***ing who are making the money! And as this post threatens to turn into a rant, I will finish it here!

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Net Radio 2200 GMT Tonight Thursday 7 Jan

Not much notice about this I know, but I only just found out! The set I played in Berlin a couple of months ago is being aired on tonight sometime after 10PM GMT, more info here.