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Download: Atomar Sense

This track would be a hip-hop classic if it wasn't so obviously from the future. It clearly demonstrates Dunai's ability to create an absolutely organic sound comprised from strictly digital elements.

Download: Clever

Smooth and futuristic track with heavy funk basslines and a fantastic rhythm section.

Download: Ascent

Ascent v3.33 can be considered a present from Dunai to himself for his 33th birthday. The track allows a long and amazingly detailed and creative intro to take you up to a summit filled with amazing drum work and fluid harmonies.

Download: Star Tales (featuring Shangree)

A slow but uptempo dreamy track with heavy IDM elements, and a classical guitar synth touch. This one is a collaboration with Shangree.

Download: Wizards Mask

This is a fucking amazing track. While amazingly modern in sound and quality, the composition feels like something that could have been played by a very exclusive band in the middle ages. Be prepared to freak out.

Download: Atomar Sense remix

When he first heard Atomar Sense, he was immediately struck by the enormous coolness of the melody lines and orchestration. There was basically no way around doing this remix, which features raps by the man himself, and a future funk solo by Michael

Download: Clever remix

Julian completely flipped the vibe of the original Clever, niftily reworking her so that it's future funk elements are absorbed into a cinematic and soothing track, perfect for supporting philosophical sunday afternoon contemplation.

Illdot0 (The album)

Illdot0 is the debut EP of Moscow based producer Alexei Kalinkin, also know as Dunai. The EP features five original tracks ranging from jazzy hip hop to modern day electronica, as well as remixes by Leisure-B and Julian Winter. Artwork by: Uwe Schwe

E-Zine: Dunai - Illdot0

Moscow based producer Alexei Kalinkin debuts on Humanworkshop with a seven track EP featuring remixes by Leisure-B and Julian Winter.

E-Zine: Children Of The Nautilus

After creating the THX Sphere trailer, EQUILOUD and Leisure-B got their heads together to create the next mind blowing audiovisual Humanworkshop demo.

E-Zine: Trigg & Gusset - Adagio for the Blue

Trigg is back and this time he brought Gusset. Together these gentlemen have written and produced an amazing and mature second album filled with the best dutch jazz has to offer.

Download: Intimate

Slow melancholic track with a lazy Bas Clarient solo. Written by Bart Knol & Erik van Geer Bart Knol: Piano, Synths, Beats, Samples Erik van Geer: Bass Clarinet Dominique Bentvelsen: Double Bass Midas Ghijsels: Acoustic Guitar

Download: Cook

Groovy track with a steady groove and a clear coolness multiplier. Written by Bart Knol & Erik van Geer Bart Knol: Fender Rhodes, Synths, Beats, Samples Erik van Geer: Tenor Saxophone Just Lavooij: Double Bass

Download: Vanishing Gold

Short dark dreamy track with soothing saxophone guidance and a regretful aftertaste. Written by Bart Knol Bart Knol: Piano, Synths, Beats, Samples Erik van Geer: Tenor Saxophone

Download: Rhododendron

Strong downtempto track with an afrobeat feel. Written by Bart Knol Bart Knol: Fender Rhodes, Synths, Beats, Samples Erik van Geer: Tenor Saxophone Coen Hamelink: Trumpet Just Lavooij: Double Bass

Download: The Vault

Mysterious jazzy track with a sneaky classical touch. Written by Bart Knol & Erik van Geer Bart Knol: Piano, Synths, Beats, Samples Erik van Geer: Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone Just Lavooij: Double Bass

Download: Promenade

Back alley jazz track with authentic Tenor solo to finish it off. Written by Bart Knol & Erik van Geer Bart Knol: Fender Rhodes, Electric Guitar, Synths, Beats, Samples Erik van Geer: Flute, Tenor Saxophone Dominique Bentvelsen: Double Bass

Download: Primrose Path

Strong progressive jazz-rock track with an amazing build up which keeps its promise. Written by Bart Knol Bart Knol: Synths, Beats, Samples Erik van Geer: Tenor Saxophone, Bass Saxophone Coen Hamelink: Trumpet Matthijs Blom: Electric Guitar

E-Zine: Fire To The Stars - Keep You Safe

Australia and Sweden based Fire To The Stars debuts on Humanworkshop with seven track EP Keep You Safe.

E-Zine: Monolog - Rockstar Heaven EP

After a year of intensive studio sessions, Monolog's "Rockstar Heaven" EP is now going to hit the shelves!

Download: Two Of Us

It happens only a few times in a lifetime. Two people meeting, falling hopelessly in love and spending the rest of their lives reminiscing and getting over it.

Download: Beautifull

A story about a person, motivated by the voices in his/her head, escaping his/her destiny by moving to the big city and make his/her dream come true, simultaneously referring to the great city of NY picking up the pieces after 9/11.

Download: Wrong

Everybody makes choices, these can turn out right or wrong, however don’t give up taking risks cause otherwise how will you get in the place you wanted to be in the first place?

Download: Another Day

Humanity is prone to make the same mistakes over and over again, but as and if it happens its just another day.

Download: Rockstar Heaven

The innate human desire and ability to kill can be found in each individual. In the countless wars where fellow mammals where battering each other with sticks and stones, one war stands above all in gruesomeness: WWI. Young European men, were lured i

Download: Wait For You

In a life there are always periods that you long back for and persons that you miss not being there now. But some friendships formed in certain times will never die.

Download: Another Day (Tonfilm remix)

Tonfilm is a video artist who likes to spend his spare time making downtempo, organic and beatdriven music. He often collaborates with musicians to create his particular brand of live sounding electronica. Tonfilm made a remix of Another Day, taking

Download: Another Day (Fire To The Stars remix)

Fire to the Stars is an Australian band, with roots in Australia and Sweden. As the EP from this band appears on the same label as Monolog, the label thought it would be a good idea if the both bands would make a remix of each others songs, as the st

Download: Stay Down

A light but dramatic tack with acoustic guitars and dark vocalism.

Download: Wholesale Slaughter

A slow and melancholic song about the dark side of love.

Download: Keep You Safe

A dark and noisy track featuring melancholic vocals.

Download: Sunday

Sweet and lonely track.

Download: Deluxer

A dark but somehow uplifting noisy track accompanied by electric guitars.

Download: Starting With M

A classic evergreen telling the endless tale of the difficulties of loving another human being.

Download: Keep You Safe (Monolog remix)

A dramatic remix of the EP title track with large orchestration done by Humanworkshop's very own Monolog.

Download: The Country Of Flowers (part 2)

Part 2 of Mentz' amazing travels through the music of the USSR label Melodiya. A must hear for any real fan of decent music.

E-Zine: Way To The Nautilus in print

This month’s edition of designer magazine Page features a 2 page story featuring our very own Way To The Nautilus.

E-Zine: New release: Julian Winter - Eldrich

Julian is back in the workshop with this brand new EP Eldrich, featuring 4 laidback dreamy tracks. Available for download now, coming on iTunes soon!

Download: Broad Boardwalk

Slow and dreamy track filled with sweet nostaliga, combined with old school vocal samples and Julian's signature guitar sound.

Download: Dipsy Drips

Cinematic track with cool water effects and dreamy synths, combined with Julian's signature guitar sound.

Download: Random Radio

Short interlude with nice guitarwork and radio tuning.

Download: Highty Hangtime

Sweet and dreamy track with cool e-guitar work and vocal samples.

Eldrich (The album)

After his first Humanworkshop release “Slow Movement”, Julian returns to the scene with his brand new EP “Eldrich”. The EP consists of 4 dreamy laid back tracks which are perfect for releasing tension and having one’s brain returning to an acceptable

E-Zine: Way To The Nautilus

EQUILOUD and Leisure-B have been at it again. In this brand new animation they explore the audiovisual way to the nautilus.

Download: The Country Of Flowers (part 1)

An mp3 version of Mentz' excellent mix of his exquisite selection of selected beauties from the infamous ex-sovjet Melodiya label.

Download: Till we meet again

A short, dark and dreamy composition with some unexpected elements. Nicely orchestrated by the man himself.

Download: Herr Obersturmbahnführer

A dark and dreamy composition with some unexpected elements. Nicely orchestrated by the man himself.

Download: The brothel, you don't understand

A short and dark composition with some unexpected elements. Nicely orchestrated by the man himself.

Download: Fabelhaft!

Medium length dreamy track with some funky flute and triangle work.

E-Zine: VERZET - Soundtrack by Remus

Rob Lücker managed to direct the first watchable Dutch movie EVER (!!!), and Remus did the score ;)

Download: Rachel's theme

A dark and dreamy composition with some unexpected elements. Nicely orchestrated by the man himself.

Download: Fons will fix it...

A smooth and dreamy composition with unexpected elements and some nice brass work.

Download: Resistance main theme

A slow and dreamy composition with some unexpected elements and nce background harmonies.

Download: Do you have a light

A slow and dreamy composition with some unexpected elements.

VERZET OST (The album)

Remus' brilliant soundtrack for the first enjoyable Dutch movie EVER!!! A smooth combination of traditional classical music and eastern influences, fitting the screenplay like a glove.

E-Zine: Building the Ton-Kraft Studio

After all the time we spent making music and doing sound design, we got to learn a little this and that about creating an optimal audio space. In this tutorial series we’ll share the knowledge.

E-Zine: WALZER

Remus and Rob Lücker joined forces once again. "WALZER" tells the tale of men drawn together by faith and greed, the oldschool way.

E-Zine: 2 Cool new controllers

I guess you realise how old really are when you look at nowadays prototype midi controllers. I sure envy you youngsters out there!

E-Zine: Leisure-B - Live In Space

Leisure-B reports back to mission control with a hybrid video / mp3 release, supported by an extensive tutorial on the recording process.

E-Zine: 3D Video Projection - Maartez vs Chris Staring

In part two of our "3D Video Projection" series, this brilliant feature by Skare Media's Chris Staring shows projecting motion graphics on instruments.

E-Zine: fret_1 extras: Cinema 4D & After FX tutorial

In this final fret_1 extra's series, motion grapher Uwe Schweer-Lambers explains some techniques he used for the fret_1 video.

E-Zine: Ableton Live with Video - fret_1 continues

In this tutorial the fret_1 arrangement gets taken apart, and we show you how to create music and sound effects for video in Ableton Live.

E-Zine: Youtube + HWS = Full length Live Videos

Youtube sent us a note saying they lifted our upload limit. This means full length live sets from now on!

E-Zine: Some real McFreaky $hit

Want to see some real ''2.0'' Freddy Krüger arse stuff? This documentary takes you through the rabbit hole of the Apple, and beyond...

E-Zine: fret_1 extras: VJ clips & bass programming tut

Discover how the bass-line programming was done for the soundtrack of the fret_1 video, and download a couple of exclusive VJ clips while you're at it.

E-Zine: Cinema 4D meets Ableton Live: fret_1

Cinema 4D Specialist Usselino and Leisure-B got together and combined their talents to create a little nugget of video Joy. Free presets included!

Download: fret_1

A music track for short video by Usselino, which was originally based on Autechre's "Vose In". Sweet and epic... More info and Massive presets available here.

E-Zine: The Shuffled LFO tut

Like any ol' dubstepper, we were wondering what might be the next step up the ladder of funkiness. As an answer this tutorial won't suffice, but it might just point you in the right direction.

E-Zine: Why Frogs Fly

Anti gravity might not matter as much to you as it does to me, but still, you've got to see this frog maintain it's composure in a non dimensional state.

Download: Aitken Basin

Damscray opens up the "Shikunizue" EP in a grand manner with this strangely bizarre, but overwhelmingly loving track. It'll sooth your basswanting receptors while remaining your moral integrity. Be damned if you don't.

E-Zine: You've gotta love Seltzer

In this short interview, Kool Keith breaks the basics of good taste down in a curious analogy containing Seltzer water and a 98 year old refrigerator. Smart man!

E-Zine: Sweet videos from N.A.S.A.

Have you got the feeling there aren't very much music videos out there worth watching? Well guess what! N.A.S.A. has been outputting quality video material over the last couple of years to make up for all the crap!

E-Zine: Rock The Biz - Music Industry Documentary

This brand new German documentary (subbed in English) tries to shed some light on the new media way of distributing your music. Though covering very few new issues, it explains the current situation in an interesting way.

E-Zine: Mike Patton scored Crank 2

For people who think composing soundtracks is all fun and games, they seem to be absolutely right! Mike shows you how to keep your working conditions playful.

E-Zine: How to: Prodigy - Smack My Bitch Up PART2

You've seen the original Prodigy - Smack My Bitch Up how to. Now feast you're eyes on this in depth Ableton tut which takes it even one step further.

E-Zine: Good Copy Bad Copy

As we all know by know, copyright is dying a slow and painful death. This 2007 documentary takes an in depth look at how things could have gotten so out of hand.

E-Zine: Harmonic quantizing: The Schwarzonator for Live

Some people just don't seem able to understand harmonic structure. Now these people can play the piano and no one will ever notice their complete lack of insight!

E-Zine: Fast HD access with Samsung SSD

Is it possible to rip a DVD faster than it would take to toss it out of a first floor window? It seems so!

E-Zine: How music makes you happy

These guys have found the ultimate combination between fun and fitness.

E-Zine: Big Brother WE are watching you

Henry Jenkins is the Director of the MIT Comparative Media Studies Program, with a good insight in new media. Watch a short docu about some of his thoughts.

E-Zine: Pirateparty makes it to the EU

Filesharing just entered politics with more than 200,000 votes in the 2009 European Parliament elections.

E-Zine: Virtual sound is on its way

An article in New Scientist describes how two scientists use 20 quad-core Xeon processors for around four hours to simulate nine seconds of babbling water sound.

E-Zine: PhotoSynth

The Notre Dame in 3d, made out out of photos taken by random people who uploaded them to Flickr. See a nice video about this amazing piece of software.

E-Zine: New Copyright Law

There is a new law being formed by the beloved US Congress and lobby groups that represent the big companies. It basically comes down to a total ban of even attempting to download artistic and intellectual copyrighted material.

Download: Live at My House

In a joint effort to accomplish a new degree in funky experimental music, Humanworkshop artists B-Film (Leisure-B and Tonfilm) and ThorLtd teamed up. As B-Film Ltd they present a combination of their feel for electronic music, as well as indulging in