THE FIELD’S TOP 5 TRACKS FOR A FOREST RAVE

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This Saturday The Field is playing live at Together at The Threshold ‘Forest Rave’ at South London’s new clubbing mecca Studio 388. The Swedish producer (real name Axel Willner) is known for the sublime feel to his music and we’ve got all of his albums in our collection so, we’re super excited to feature him on TTK. We asked Axel to pick his top 5 tracks for a ‘forest rave'; it’s an ambient, mystical selection…

nightmares on wax | me + you

perfect sampling. i can listen to it on repeat for a day

popol vuh | aguirre

florian fricke was one of the greatest coming out of the german scene back in the day and also quite unique

luciano cilio | primo quadro “della conoscenza”

among the best vocals recorded

gas | zauberberg #3

there is no other music like this!

ashra, ash ra tempel, manuel göttsching | sunrain

another of my favourite german music from back in the day, amongst the best synths and guitar recorded in general and the track itself made me wanna move to berlin (30 years to late)

What a stunning selection. Thanks Axel!

See The Field at Together at the Threshold this Saturday, 25th October at Studio 338 | more info here www.studio338.co.uk and tickets here

ROMAN MUHLSCHEGEL | INTERVIEW

Roman Muhlschegel

Roman Mühlschlegel is a young German producer who makes thoughtful, intricate house music. We like his style so we asked him a few quickies…

Hey Roman. We have been thoroughly enjoying listening through your productions, you’ve got a great sound. How would you describe it for our readers?

I would say I always try and look for sweet and warm jams that encapsulate the soul of House-music.

Your latest release is a track, and remix of said track, on Barcelona-based label sinnmusik*. Can you tell us a bit about it and how the tracks fit together?

Its a split VA EP. One side by the UK duo Kings of Rats and a remix by Baldo (Good Ratio Music), which are more club oriented and bass heavy with strong beats, refined percussion and captivating vocals by Krystal. Whilst the other side, featuring my track, is way more textured and bumpy, such as the corresponding remix with trippy chords and fat bassline.

You’ve released on sinnmusik* before. What makes it a successful pairing?

We really like each other and became friends! Therefore we are doing the best for each other and trying to grow together.

So, what’s next for you in music and life?

I recently started my own record label ‘Soul Estate’ with a very good friend of mine (Suaave). Our first release is dropping soon vinyl only, featuring two tracks from the both of us (preorder and previews here). We are very excited about all this.

You’re based in Karlsruhe, Germany, we can’t say we know it well. Is it a good city to live in and for music?

Its a beautiful and cozy place and quite small, so it ́s failry easy to get in touch with the local music scene and therefore easier to collaborate and create nice things. You do not have the feeling of competition as people stick together.

And finally the one we ask everyone, what would you do as a techno kitten for the day?

Enjoy a intergalactic flight through outer space.

say e-like-u to Roman | facebook | soundcloud

SM020 – VA – Back ‘N’ Front Vol.2 is out now on Sinnsmusik | preview below

DARKO V | METRONOMIC / THE DEVILS IN THE DETAIL (STUDIO 11)

Darko V

Studio 11 is a spanking new London-based imprint which has launched with ‘Metronomic’, a two-track EP from label-founder Darko V. The title track kicks in with crunchy, percussive dub-techno and strong melodic elements; it’s an intricate, captivating production with a melancholic warmth to it. On the flip side is ‘The Devils in the Detail’ which has a dreamier, dub-ier sound and some sweet bubbling arpeggios; the kind of stuff that’s easy to get lost in.

out now | vinyl only (exclusive 400 copies)

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PIEK | INTERVIEW

Piek

Piek is a Spanish producer, DJ and vinyl collector. His latest release is out on Spanish label Sincopat. We asked him a few Qs.

Hola Piek, wow your new EP ‘Lost Treasures’ is going to pack a punch on the dancefloor! Have you been playing it out much? Which tracks have gone down well?

Thank you so much! To be honest I really didn’t have the chance to play it that much because I stopped doing gigs for a while, but other fellow dj’s told me all the tracks work very well on the dancefloor, specially Not Afraid.

Your last EP on Sincopat was a big success – what makes Piek and Sincopat such a successful combo?

Working with Sincopat is always a big pleasure. They pay extra attention to every detail (design, mastering, promotion etc) plus I’m a big fan of AFFKT’s music, so I guess all this makes me work with a higher motivation. On the other hand, I think it’s essential for the health of our scene that Spanish artists focus on releasing music on Spanish labels.

We love that you post your ‘Wax of the Week’ on your facebook page. What’s you ‘Wax of 2014′ so far?

Well, this is a very difficult question because the music released this year is amazing!! But I will go for C.P.I. ‘El Tunel / Proceso‘ released via Hivern Discs.

We see you also post a ‘Goodnight Track’ is that one to fall to sleep to?

Exactly! That was the idea when I started sharing “the goodnight track”. I love sharing music from artists I like with other people.

What does the rest of the year hold in store for you?

It looks truly amazing. I’m working on some beautiful projects making music for advertising and also finishing my debut album with the collaboration of some incredibly talented singers and musicians.

And finally, the one we ask everyone, what would you do as a techno kitten for the day?

I have to say there aren’t any record shops where I live, so I would love to spend a whole day digging and shopping vinyls at a record store.

follow Piek | facebook | soundcloud 

CLUBBING ROUND-UP

Some exciting dates for your diaries…

Simple Things

SIMPLE THINGS FESTIVAL 2014 | GLASGOW | SATURDAY 01 NOVEMBER

Electronic music for the thinking man. A rare performance from the inimitable Autechre, dark hard techno from Actress and Clark and the eclectic sound of Nightmares on Wax. A forward-thinking event that celebrates innovation and diversity in a city that’s know for a barry night out. Expect lots of experimental stuff and to discover some new sounds. Taking place over 5 stages in 3 venues.

more info and tickets

NYD 2015

NYD 2015 | TOBACCO DOCK, LONDON | 01 JANUARY 2015

We spent last NYD partying at Tobacco Dock at what was its first club event. Roll on 10 months and it’s been London’s party venue of choice this year. So why not do it all over again for 2015! The party hosted by London Warehouse Events is going to feature a whole host of underground house and techno favourites. Art Department, Martinez Brothers, Visionquest, Guti LIVE, Subb-an and more all make up a party loving crew of artists who are going to make this one fun way to start your year. We’ll see you there.

more info and tickets

Gottwood

GOTTWOOD 2015 | WALES | 11-14 JUNE 2015

Gottwood had one of the most thoughtful and well-selected electronic line-ups of this summer’s festivals and we heard nothing but good things. Plus the location looks stunning! Growing on it’s success, it’s back next June with the same crowd of underground party players hosting stages and some new names such as Craig Richard’s Nothing Special too. No DJs have been announced yet but that hasn’t stopped the first three Teirs of early-bird tickets selling out. Our advice – get in there now. It’s bound to be special. Check out the video below of last year’s festival if you need more convincing.

more info and tickets

WATERGATE 17 | PAN-POT

Watergate 17 Pan-Pot

If you like techno buy this album. It’s the best mix album we’ve heard all year and we have been completely rinsing it here at TK HQ. We went to see Pan-Pot play LWE at iCan Studios in Hackney last Friday (amazing as always) and this mix is just like their sets; melodic, energetic, exciting and makes you dance yourself into a crazy sweat-drenched frenzy. It’s number 17 of Watergate’s mix series; the Berlin club where the duo are one of the signature acts. The track selection is superb and it’s packed with exclusives including new tracks from Pan-Pot themselves. The mix keeps the pace up from the beginning and is proper party techno the whole way through. There are loads of fist-pumping-the-air moments and big, big tracks that would more than do justice to any sound system. We will be playing this (especially at pre/after parties) for many years to come – classic mix right here. Pan-Pot we salute you; ain’t no one can do it quite like you.

out now | buy it here

don’t miss anything Pan-Pot | facebook | soundcloud | net

WATERGATE 17  | PAN-POT complete tracklist

1. Pavel Petrov – “Adapt” (Traum Schallplatten)
2. Radio Slave – “Don’t Stop No Sleep” (Nonplus Records)
3. Marco Resmann – “Hello Again” (Watergate Records Exclusive Track)
4. Clint Stewart - “Drenched” (Watergate Records Exclusive Track)
5. Shall Ocin / Paneo – “Lurking Wolves” (Ellum Audio)
6. Whyt Noyze – “Shift” (Sci+Tec)
7. Mark Broom – “Nucleus” (Gynoid Audio)
8. Darlyn Vlys – “Floor 122″ (Santé + Sidney Charles Warehouse Dub) (AVOTRE)
9. Pan-Pot - “Substance” (Second State)
10. Alberto Pascual – “Doer” (CLR)
11. Dario Zenker – “27 Northwest” (Ilian Tape)
12. Maceo Plex – “Conjure Bass” (Ellum Audio)
13. Stephan Hinz – “Hungry” (Watergate Records Exclusive Track)
14. Skober – “Bring It To Me” (Phobiq Recordings)
15. Pan-Pot – “Grey Matter” (Second State)
16. Josh Wink – “Are You There” (Ben Klock Remix) (Ovum Recordings)
17. Martin Eyerer - “Reckless” (Watergate Records Exclusive Track)
18. Pan-Pot & Slam – “Conductor” (Watergate Records Exclusive Track)
19. Pan-Pot & Vincenzo – “Fiction Inc.” (Watergate Records Exclusive Track)

PMR LAUNCHES NEW SUB LABEL | PMR BEAT CLUB

Klaves - People

No set genres. Just good music.

That’s the vision of PMR’s brank spankin’ new sub label PMR Beat Club. Seeking to cherry pick fresh sounds from up and coming talent, the label is launching with a release from Polish producer Klaves, an artist that we fell in love with after a listen to one of his very early tracks ‘Hope It Gets To Love‘. With a fresh sound and oodles of talent, the 21 year old producer has turned a lot of heads and gained some much deserved attention over the past 12 months, and his latest release was even premiered by Annie Mac. ‘People’ is a jumpy, feel good house cut with a latin twist – we simply can’t get enough (stream below).

In case you needed reminding of the talent that PMR has signed in the past, it’s home to the likes of Disclosure, Jessie Ware and Julio Bashmore. Klaves will certainly be in good company – let’s see who else PMR picks to join its Beat Club!

Klaves ‘People / Oh No’ is released 12.10 (digital) & 27.10 (vinyl)

show some facebook love –  klaves | pmr records

 

 

TRACKS WE’RE DIGGIN’ 2DAY | 14.10.14

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You want something fresh? Something new to delight your earbuds? Something to make you dance with your eyes closed in pure undulated delight? Then look no further than our lovingly compiled playlist of tracks we’re diggin’ this day. Press play and we’ll give you your money back if you don’t have at least one eargasm!

1. Pete Oak | Tranquila - an epic tune from Steyoyoke, the label that keep impressing | buy
2. Dylan Moran | Ourside - super dark and atmospheric | buy
3. Multiple Mono | When It Rains It Pours (Butane Remix) - stripped back, raw and tribal
4. Soulcheeba | Time To Fly - full of sounds that work together a real treat, lovely production
5. Seba Harper | Mandala - tight tech house with some buddhist quotage to inspire your soul
6. STAL | Gone (Aashton Remix) - irresistibly bouncy and upbeat
7. Claptone | 100.000 (Ladies & Gentlemen) - a party-tastic free-for-all from the man in the mask | free download
8. PARKX | You Are - an emotive track with a nice use of vocals | free download
9. Fernan Dust | What You’ve Got - funk-infused and packed with spacey sounds
10. Thom Yorke | Interference (Deepdrive Remix) - Thom Yorke taken deep, ooh er
11. Goldroom | Till Sunrise (Bear Tooth Remix) - let the soft euphoric warmth of this track take you on a little trip
12. Sebastian Russell | Silent Laugh - eery, pretty, twinkling sounds, sigh, so nice | free download
13. Submotion Orchestra | Trust/Lust - girly soul music laced with searing electronic beats
14. Speelburg | Aubrey - lurverly jazz influenced soulful sounds (ooh take us to bed right now!)

BOOKA SHADE TO PLAY FIRST UK CLUB SHOW IN 18 MONTHS

Booka Shade Brixton

Earlier this year as part of the Convergence Series of events taking part across London town, Booka Shade performed live to a sell out crowd at Shoreditch’s Village Underground. We were lucky enough to nab ourselves a ticket and bopped out to their amazing performance, leaving in awe and marking it as one of the best performances we’ve been to (read the review here). Now the boys are back in London, but this time they’re going all out with a performance combining elements of their live show for their first club night appearance in 18 months at Electric Brixton on Friday 24th October.

The duo are one third of the brains behind one of our favourite labels Get Physical (having co-founded with M.A.N.D.Y and DJ T back in 2002) and have continued to demonstrate their ability to produce forward thinking electronic music with an impressive catalogue of albums and single releases including their most recent, critically acclaimed album, ‘Eve’. If you are a fan of their music then you can not miss this opportunity to catch them play live.

In case you needed convincing further, supporting them are Boris Brejcha, Krankbrother and the Entail Records family….

tickets are still on sale priced at £15 early bird / £20+ booking fee| get your tickets here