Johan Ess
The new Johan Ess album, vltrahex.
VLTRAHEX

Merging the whomp dimension with
industrial-strength electro cannons,
making way for glitchy brainwashed
celebrities, queer spastick magick,
and the occasional drop of pure evil,
these elements are fused into what
could be best described as Cvltstep.

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2010
05.18

This spring has found me enmeshed in a variety of tasks, deeds, and travels. The hyperdimensional realms have been readily opening themselves to me in ways that I’ve never seen before. That probably sounds really dorky, but that just means you’re more of a nihilist than me and I could give a shit. I’m not a conspiracy theorist, I just grok a lot. There is just a much more positive, encouraging spirit to the lands I now occupy which has saved me from the existential abyss that was the 2000′s. Reborn into new aeon’s and wave structures!

So I’ve got a few things to mention at the moment. First is this brand new remix by my friend [tlr] which is actually a mega-mashup of the tracks “Teh 8-Bit Standard” and “Real Gib”:

Not to mention that I appear on another compilation for RoboRobotica:
RoboRobotica Spring Cleaning Compilation 2010 - Cover Art
An amazing intense compilation for the springtime digigrind mutants with contributions from superstars such as A Beautiful Lotus, The Tleilaxu Music Machine, Bubblegum Octopus, Xrin Arms, and [tlr]! . More info can be found here and also the free download.

Other than all that, I’ve been learning some new tricks in the studio and getting my various projects/ideas in order. Expect to hear more about all that soon! Here’s a clue:

As far as live shows go, the last three performances since I started up again have all been amazing! My next performance will be at r3mix3d on Friday June 4th. After that I will be playing Orlando for Friday Ferox on July 2nd.

Flyer for r3mix3d Show on Friday June 4th 2010

Then there is my return to Nophest in Atlanta at the Eyedrum on Saturday July 24th! For up to date detailed information on all my upcoming shows go to this page.
2010
03.23

After much anticipation, I will be returning to the stage throughout the South East USA starting this weekend. My first demonstration of audio fetish powers will be at Feathers Music Conference on Saturday March 27th around 9pm or later at The Laboratory in Gainesville, FL. This performance ritual will be the first time I’ve played in that city for almost four years. You can bet that it will be something worth witnessing.

Also coming up the following weekends are shows in Clemson, SC and Johnson City, TN. The show on Saturday April 3rd will be at The Hideaway with some excellent mountaincorepeacetronika. Here is the eFlyer for that show:

The show on Friday April 16th will be at r3mix3d for 33 hours of noize. Here is the flyer:

This is my comeback mini-tour of the southeast.. Not to be missed. I am going to shock these shows with audio-psychic meta-powers. Check my show listings for date/times/address/cost/details. Hope to see you all there!!!

Alien Vibrationzz,
Johan Ess

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2010
02.14

Calling all enthusiasts of experimental metal, dubstep, and industrial electronic music!!!

YOU MUST download and listen to this free new compilation of heavy glitchy noise beats of happy doom! It is brought to us by my friends over at Insidious Clothing who were so kind to put this tight album of underground artists together. It also has a pdf booklet with best-of photos for Insidious Clothing! The very first track on it is by me, Real Gib!

Cybernetic Netherworld | Experimental Metal, Dubstep, and Industrial Electronic Music Compilation
[ Download Here ]

Track Listing:
_1 Johan EssReal Gib
_2 WhourkrFreugz
_3 DeemsterFry
_4 TTMMDevil Fodder (Metalstep Mix)
_5 BaseckMuck
_6 2HCvsUOCoricidin Driveby Dialogue
_7 Disfiguring the GoddessTeeth of Emulation
_8 ToykultAutomatic Addict
_9 DJ Skull VomitTales of Grugela
10 CindergardenPlaythings
11 Rabbit JunkFrom the Stars
12 Bubblegum OctopusDigidock
13 [tlr]Be Who You Are (Bauhaus Mix)
14 The IlluministThe Arsonist

2010
01.16

Wanted to announce that the first show since the release of my album will be at the experimental music festival, Feathers Music Conference, on Saturday, March 27th 2010 at The Laboratory in Gainesville, Florida.

This is a massive three day event being thrown by Mr Feathers! I will have copies of Synergy Latte on CD. Looking forward to performing some heavy transhuman electronic music for familiar faces at this event. Hope to see you all there!

FMC | Experimental Electronic Music Festival | March 25th-28th 2010

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2009
11.24

I have made four remix kits available from songs on my latest goth electro record Synergy Latte!

Included in each zip file are the individual tracks, rendered from the master song project. They will all align with 0:00 in the time clock of your Digital Audio Workstation, other than the included source and drum samples. To save space, some audio files include more than one track or type of sound. Edit Accordingly.

For your convenience, the BPM of each song has been included, as well as an Acid 6.0 project file as a reference point. You may notice that these electronic music sounds have been DE-mixed a bit, which is to offer you more options in your RE-mix! Vocals especially have had all their processing removed. If you require more specific source files, please let me know and I will try my best to accomodate you.

Download:
  • Turn Off – 133 BPM – Bouncy dance pop for mutants.
  • Young Life – 137 BPM w/ change (begins/ends @ 101 BPM) – Hypnotic ultra mind rave.
  • Financial Assassins – 198 BPM – Industrial breakcore from a bad fiscal nightmare.
  • Teh 8-Bit Standard – 180 BPM – Sardonic bitpop freestyle foolery.

You can email MP3′s to

To send the final wav file, upload to my dropbox…

Send me your remix

Hoping to get enough material for a release. At the very least, I will make the best ones available for listening.

Happy Remixing!

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