July 2015
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2.07.2015 Confused Machines – double release party with Yogg, Kalbata and The Models (live) at Tahat club, Tel Aviv (facebook)
2.07.2015 | The Crystal Palace & the Temple of Doom – A group exhibition opening – Mule Driver’s music is included in Alona Rodeh’s space/video project
7.07.2015 Mujahideen opens for The Swans, Reding 3, Tel Aviv (facebook)
16.07.2015 The Models live at Anna Loulou, Jaffa
17.07.2015 Mule Driver hosts Ryskinder in a new 6 part radio show at Teder.FM, (more details later… maybe)
23.07.2015 Mule Driver DJ set at Uganda Tel Aviv
30.07.2015 Mule Driver and Markey Funk b2b DJ set at The Block’s lounge

 

Fifth Quarter


Fifth Quarter is the first release from Jerusalem’s RaasHHour new label. RaasHHour (Raash it’s the hebrew word for noise) started as an online radio station which hosted, among others, the ‘Sounds from Los Jubilee’ show. The compilations, available as 8 track vinyl and 19(!) track digital edition, holds a new track by Group Modular (Markey Funk, Sagi Zax and Mule Driver) called Acid Wheels as well as Wasteland – a post apocalyptic tribal jam from Mule Driver. check out Acid Wheels video:
watch?v=mHT_qh9ab1k

August 2013

4.8.2013 Ak-Duck records on 106FM – Spark O and Mule Driver will talk about the Ak-Duck label days, followed by a short live session by Mule Driver

5.8.2013 Group Modular – LIVE at The Frontline week in Jerusalem, more details here and here.

7.8.2013 Ak-Duck records on Teder / Frontline pop-up radio. Spark O and Mule Driver will play music from the Ak-Duck Label, followed by Mule Driver live session. Listen here

7.8.2013 Spark O and Mule Driver open DJ set for DMX Krew at Uganda, Jerusalem. Closing set by Kalbata. More details here

16.8.2013 Disco Zimmer with Dina, Haim Vitali and Mule Driver at the Zimmer, Tel-Aviv

23.8.2013 PRIMATE ARENA analogue systems /w Alex Drool, Zax, mise_en_scene , Spark o, Mule Driver, Hanut (The Shop), Haaliya 31, Tel-Aviv

Group Modular’s mix on Solid Steel

Special mix from Group Modular (Markey Funk and Mule Driver) on Ninja tune’s Solid Steel radio show.

The Mystery of Mordy Laye and the Group Modular on DJ’s Food favorites list

The Mystery of Mordy Laye and the Group Modular on DJ’s Food favorites list

here it is: http://www.djfood.org/djfood/2012-food-favourite-lists

Mordy Laye’s tracks in DJ Food’s mix on Solid Steel

Out now: The Mystery of Mordy Laye and the Group Modular
Mordy Laye

A joint production of Mule Driver and Markey Funk, based on mysterious recordings from the late 70′s.
Released on October 2012 by Audio Montage, available on vinyl via Kudos, Juno and many other shops, as well as digital.

From the cover:
It was late May 2009 when I was awakened by a phone call from an unidentified number. A man, who didn’t introduce himself, said that he has some rare music material that may interest me. An hour later, he picked me up from home and took me to what seemed to be his house in Tzur Hadassah, a small town near Jerusalem.

On the way he told me a story about a band that used to practice at his neighbour’s house back in the late 1970′s. They rehearsed almost every day for nearly two years, but they had never performed on stage. A few years later, when the house had been sold to someone else, a box of magnetic tapes was found in the basement. My mysterious stranger (who still refused to reveal his identity) had taken these tapes to his place, where he discovered that these were raw unfinished 8-track recordings of some rather extraordinary music, inspired by European library and electronic composers of its time.

When we arrived at his house, he took me to the cabinet and showed me the box with the name “Mordy Laye” written on it. I asked if he was going to give me the tapes. “No,” he replied, “I’ll give you these recordings in digital format. I’ve made a copy of each channel separately. And you will make an album out of all this material. I like your style and your dedication to the 60′s and 70′s sound and I think I’m putting Mordy’s music in the right hands”. When I pressed him for more details on the band and the recordings, he only said, “Give me your flash drive – I’ll make a copy for you”. In 7 minutes we were already on our way back.

Back home I realized that I had forgotten to get his phone number. I had no pictures of either him or the box of tapes; I didn’t even know his name. I knew how his house looked like, but later, when I tried to find him in Tzur Hadassah, my friend and I spent 3 hours searching across the entire area to no avail. Curiously, nothing looked familiar. All I had now were Mordy’s raw recordings from 30-odd years ago- and a mission.

What you’re now holding is a result of collaboration between Mule
Driver and me. We fell in love with Mordy’s music from the first hearing and did our best to fulfill his vision. We couldn’t find any information about him, so this record is probably our last chance. We hope that the man, who once called himself Mordy Laye, will hear this record, based on his music, and reach out to us.