When it comes to remixes, DJ Koze (a.k.a. Stefan Kozalla) doesn't follow a strict formula. In fact, the only sure thing about his reworks is that they will always be of a certain quality, because the German dance music curio is not someone who simply loads up a trademark Koze synth and lackadaisically layers it in before firing the results back to whoever commissioned his services. On the contrary, Kozalla's remixes run the gamut: some are subtle reworkings, some tease out only the slightest elements of an original, and some are wholly unrecognizable, but that's what makes him great. Read more »
When it comes to techno, Anthony Child commands a level of respect that few artists can match. Since moving to Birmingham in the late '80s, he's released records as Surgeon via esteemed labels like Downwards, Tresor, and Blueprint, though he most recently issued his first solo record in over three years through Belgian imprint Token. This, coupled with the announcement of a six-part reissue series compiling some of his early material from old DAT tapes, got us thinking about the time in between and how Child has managed to keep his studio an exciting place throughout a 20-year career. Having recently been experimenting with a new modular set-up, the UK producer was more than happy to share some of the ups and downs he's experienced along the way, and during the course of our conversation, he also touched upon the art of live performance and the importance of taking on new challenges. Read more »
Berlin-based producer Youandewan has tried his hand at reshaping a hip-hop classic with "93." A house edit of Bay Area rap crew Souls of Mischief's essential "93 'til Infinity," Youandewan's take on the track lifts the original production's liquid chord progression and muffled bassline, reshaping them to fit within a deep, slightly shuffled house rhythm, on top of which he adds a single layer of airy keys. Smartly not overthought, the former Bubblin Up artist's edit simply locks into the same groove that made Souls of Mischief's original track such a memorable one. Coming with word that the producer will have a new EP ready for the Aus label early next year, Youandewan's "93" edit can be grabbed below.
Marking the arrival of his latest effort, the six-track Beloved EP (artwork above), P. Morris has launched an interactive website which pairs users "with a friend, enabling their cameras and offering a chat client to experience Beloved together." Read more »
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