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.

October 2015
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New Release for M|S|M|D – a noise/drone/modular/creep/tech project from Mise_en_scene and Mule Driver is coming soon on Bordille Records. The release will be available on cassette and download.

1.10.2015 The Models live at Anna Loulou bar, Jaffa
8.10.2015 Confused Machines, Uganda and Teder present: Memories of the Future – a night in Tel Aviv Museum with The Models, Acute, Katamine Mule, Spark O and Gal Azur (Facebook)
15.10.2015 M|S|M|D (Mise_en_scene and Mule Driver) will play live at Robocof‘s exhibition opening at Gabirol Gallery, Tel Aviv (more details soon)
22.10.2015 Mule Driver DJ set at Uganda, Tel Aviv

September 2015

[   No Image… a new website is in the making   ]


11.9.2015 
The Models DJ set at Port Said, TLV
16.9.2015 Mule Driver ambient DJ set at Uganda, TLV
17.9.2015 Assid is the new Acid with DJ sets by Oron, Tubi and Mule Driver, Tahat Club, TLV

August 2015

Last month, Spark O and me, have released 2 releases on our new label – Confused Machines. Check our soundcloud and bandcamp pages where you can listen, purchase and support.
13.08.2015 The Teder Freq Show marathon – a whole night dedicated for live electronic sessions with TV.Out, Afik Naim, The Models and more. Tahat Club, TLV (more details soon)
19.08.2015 The Models live at Uganda, Jerusalem, as part of Hazit (Frontline) events (more details)
27.08.2015 Mule Driver Dj set at Uganda, TLV

Confused Machines
For SC-01

Confused Machines is a new label founded by Spark O and Mule Driver for their own musical activity.
The label starts off with 2 vinyl releases; CM01: The Models – Remixes (7″) and CM02: Mafatal – Love Song (Mule Driver Edit) (single side 12″)
Both releases followed by an art work by Sharon Fadida and are hand stamped, hand numbered and limited to 100 copies (they also come with a download code)

Sound clips and purchase links coming really soon

July 2015
CM-Release-01

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

 

June 2015

Mule Driver remix for Tropikal Camel’s (aka Rocky B) Evil Eye, released as part of his new album Eretz on Shouka download

12.06.2015 a special Mujahideen Sound System show (with Piro & Blondie) followed by Mule Driver Live and many more – A benefit for the Zimmer TLV (FB Event)
18.06.2015 Mule Driver (DJ set) at Uganda Tel Aviv
25.06.2015 Mule Driver (live) at Evil Gabirol, Tahat, Tel Aviv

May 2015
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8.05.2015 – Sira Bar 10th birthday – Mule Driver along side many other DJs – Sira, Jerusalem
14.05.2015 – Mule Driver DJ set, Spark O live – Anna Loulou, Jaffa
21.05.2015 – Mujahideen, Lietterschpich – Yitshak Sadeh 23, Tel Aviv
23.05.2015 – Mule Driver live at Disco Zimmer – Zimmer, Tel Aviv
25.05.2015 – Mujahideen, Lietterschpich – Sirup, Haifa
29.05.2015 – Mule Driver live – AlphaBet, Tel Aviv

April 2015
Mule_box

 

9.04.2015 Mule Driver DJ set at Uganda, Tel Aviv
16.04.2015 Mule Driver Dj set at Sira, Jerusalem
22.04.2015 Katmine Mule (Assaf Tager and Mule Driver) at The Zimmer, Tel Aviv

March 2015
Famous Trick Donkeys

12.03.2015 Mule Driver and Apflberg DJ set at the Block’s Cocktail Lounge, Tel Aviv
16.03.2015 Mujahideen’s traditional pre elections show at Uganda , Jerusalem
20.03.2015  Spark O, The Models, Mule Driver – Live at Kuli Alma, Jaffa
24.03.2015 Mujahideen – opening act for Psychic TV at Barby, Tel Aviv

February 2015
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5.2.2015 Mule Driver DJ set at the Sira, Jerusalem
14.2.2015 Mujahideen Live at The Zimmer, Tel Aviv
25.2.2015 Mule Driver DJ set at Uganda, Tel Aviv

January 2015
old miner


Now that 2014 is completely over… what a busy year, as busy as we like it (but we always want some more)
A few things worth mentioning in case you missed something during this Likes race:
Mujahideen‘s album release (we still have some copies)
• Modular Group and Mule Driver tracks on Raash Hour compilation
• A new cooperation with Mise_en_scene/ket3m
• Another round and revival of the Models (me and Spark O, maybe I’ll find a way to tag him in 2015)
• Tons of live gigs and jams and some DJ sets.

Which brings us to the next thing… 2015

1.
the future, the final frontier, auto correction, corruptions, occupation…
Well, you know where it’s going. Let’s hope that 2015 will bring to end at least one of the above

2. [back to our little pond]
2015 is rushing in with the surprising arrival of Intergalactic Gary
for whom i will open with a mule driver live session at the Alphabet

3.
Seems like 2015 holds some more surprises, stay tuned and be blessed

9.1.2015 Mule Driver DJ set at the Sira, Jerusalem
10.1.2015 Mule Driver LIVE, Intergalactic Gary (Viewlexx, NL) at AlphaBet, TLV
22.1.2015 Mule Driver DJ set at Uganda, TLV

December 2014

8.12.2014 Mule Driver DJ set at Anna Loulou bar, Jaffa

27.12.2014 Mise En Scene & Mule Driver live (closing event of Jerusalem Design Week) at Hansen, Jerusalem

More dates will follow…

November 2014


8.11.2014
 Mule Driver Besheket (quiet set, ambient, soundtracks, etc.) at Uganda, Tel Aviv

19.11.2014 Blondie, Citizen K, Mule Driver – Jam at The Zimmer, Tel Aviv

20.11.2014
Mule Driver Live at Tahat Club, Tal Aviv

27.11.2014 Mule Driver Live at Under Construction, Tel Aviv

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

October 2014


It’s been a while since our last update. Meanwhile Mule Driver was busy riding mules, growing some food and playing with synthesizers or what can also be called – life… In the future we’ll try to update at least once a month, but don’t bet on it. First, October, which is gonna be a busy month.

30.9.2014 Schematica at Teder.FM, Tel Aviv – M/E/S/M/D live (Mise_En_Scene and Mule Driver’s new collaboration), Drool and Spark O
2.10.2014 Mujahideen at Pit Kit, Tel Aviv
8.10.2014 Mule Driver live at Teder.FM, Tel Aviv
18.10.2014 Mule Driver Besheket (quiet set, ambient, soundtracks, etc.) at Uganda, Tel Aviv (Canceled, new date soon)

Mujahideen last 3 shows for the next few months:
23.10.2014 Straus, Jerusalem
24.10.2014 IndieNegev Festival
28.10.2014 Sirup, Haifa

Mujahideen – Dead Language

Debut album for the post-punk-industrial trio – Mujahideen.
Will be available from May 1st on vinyl and digital at mujahideen.bandcamp.com

The release will be followed by 3 live shows:
29.4.2014 Uganda, Jerusalem. Opening DJ set: Blondi
1.5.2014 Levontin 7, Tel Aviv. Opening: Hayehudonim
10.5.2014 Sirup, Haifa. Opening: Katamine

Listen to the first 2 singles:
Greed (בצע כסף)

Culture Slaves

Wasteland – Video
Wasteland by Foma♥


“Wasteland”, a video / music cooperation between Mule Driver and street artist Foma♥
pursuits the widely spread concept of apocalypse, and creates an imaginary post apocalyptic
world, in which new tribes are formed and new rituals can be created.

Art by Foma♥ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Foma/227811910577699
Music by Mule Driver
Edited by Eli Troinin
Dancers: Bobbi and Masha

November 2013

1.11.2013 Mujahideen, The Zimmer, Tel Aviv

7.11.2013 Mule Driver, Dina, DJ sets at Anna Loulou, Jaffa

15.11.2013 Disco Zimmer with Mule Driver, Dina and Haim Vitali at The Zimmer, Tel Aviv

Mind Over Matter + 2 remixes

2 Mule Driver’s unreleased (yet) tracks featured in Cliff Lothar’s Mix for Mind Over Matter

Here you can listen to Mule Driver’s remix for Ringleader by Cliff Lothar

Last one for now is Unrest Dub 4 [the Models ‘Only Darkness’ Remix]

October 2013

9.10.2013 PRIMATE ARENA analogue systems /w Alex Drool, Zax, mise_en_scene , Spark o, Mule Driver @ Uganda,Jerusalem

21.10.2013 Mujahideen live @ Uganda, Jeruslem

24.10.2013 Mule Driver on Katamine – analogue jam with Asaf Tager @ The Zimmer, Tel Aviv.