22-05-13 // Broda
Montreal's Sean Nicholas Savage will release his seventh full-length, "Other Life", on May 27 via Arbutus. In 2011 he released the albums, "Flamingo", "Won-Ton Jaz" and "Trippple Midnight Karma" with Montreal based Arbutus Records, each a new flavor in the palate of pop, always smooth and practical but with the darkness and depth of real life. Get an impression of his latest record in this little video, where Sean receives testpressings of his new record at the Arbutus Records HQ. Check also the last dates of his ongoing European tour below:
21-05-13 // Broda
Here's a music video for Lars Leonhard's "Long Range Cruise" from his 2011 full-length LP "1549" for BineMusic, released by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The clip features shots of solar flares and prominence eruptions captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. If you missed Leonhard's previous collaboration with NASA, get a look at his "Thunderbolt".
21-05-13 // Broda
Correspondant's Jennifer Cardini puts the needle on the records in a sixty minutes podcast for Spanish El País. Listen to her very own blend of twisted club music and jacking techno. For our Spanish-speaking friends: El País also speaks with Jennifer Cardini about Correspondant, her residency in Paris/Cologne and the music scene in Spain.
18-05-13 // crazy tape
Since their glistening "Lovers In Limbo" EP, Blond:ish have upped their ante with some pretty impressive production work and dj performances, shell-shocking clubbers worldwide with their personal brand of holistic glamour. Now, the duo infernale prepares an upcoming 12" release called "Inward Vision" for Kompakt, featuring two ricocheting tracks firing up the engine and heading for a twilight joyride on Lynch beach. One of these was premiered on Pete Tong's BBC radio 1 show just yesterday, and there's also a high probability of catching Blond:ish dropping some of the new material at their secret beach party on Thames riverbank in London tonight!
18-05-13 // crazy tape
Santiago's ambassador at Cómeme HQ, Alejandro Paz is a man of many talents, but it's especially his musical expertise that cast a spell on us. His curveballsy "Free" EP (including major banger "Duro") caught us nodding for weeks, and "El House", his contribution to Cómeme's "El Untitled" sampler, had us efficiently floored too. The man is coming to Electropicales on Saturday 18th (right, that's tonight, depending on where u at), so if you happen to be in the neighbourhood of Réunion Island you should definitely consider a visit... other artists include Âme and and none other than Jeff Mills himself. Argonauts, prepare for the Golden Fleece!
17-05-13 // crazy tape
Always worth a journey: Amsterdam's highly acclaimed Trouw club... even more so tonight (Friday 17th), as electric troubadour Matias Aguayo and stage hog Philipp Gorbachev will grab everyone's attention for a major musical divertissement in true Cómeme fashion... more info here! Rising to the occasion, both artists happen to have brandnew mixes on offer: check out French radio institution France Inter for a juicy stream from Matias and Dutch pro hub DJbroadcast for a well-delivered interview/mix-combo from Philipp.
17-05-13 // Broda
New York composer Peter Gordon and London industrial act Factory Floor have delivered a clip for their collaborative "Beachcombing EP", out now via Optimo Music. Directed by Kit Fitzgerald, the 8-minute long shot fitting the slowed-down music of the EP's titel track perfectly – have a look below:
17-05-13 // crazy tape
Auch dieses Jahr ruft das Kölner c/o pop-Festival in den Wald hinein und bekommt reichlich Antwort. Besonders vehement antworten wir, mit gleich zwei spannenden Veranstaltungen. So wird es am 19.06. anlässlich 20 Jahre Kompakt erstmalig einen Pop Ambient Live-Abend in Köln geben... an originellem, noch nie bespieltem Ort, dem Cologne Dance Center gegenüber dem allseits bekannten Stadtgarten/Studio 672, geben sich im grossen Ballettsaal vier Liveacts die musikalische Ehre. Kontemplativ und im Dunkeln darf zu den Klängen von Wolfgang Voigt, Jörg Burger, Jens-Uwe Beyer und Marsen Jules abgeflogen werden. Nur zwei Tage später feiert die Mutter aller Kompakt-Parties ihr Jubiläum zuhause: in der guten alten Tradition der legändären Sommer Party Reihe “Total“ geht es am 21.06. mit DJ Koze, Michael Mayer, Matias Aguayo, Pachanga Boys, Coma und Tobias Thomas sozusagen zurück auf geweiten Boden, in den Stadtgarten/Studio 672. 20 Jahre Kompakt - Heimspiel! Der letzte macht die Bassdrum aus! Mehr Infos hier und hier... Tickets ab sofort an allen bekannten Vorverkaufsstellen und in Kürze auch bei Kompakt.
For this year's c/o pop-Festival, Kompakt presents not one, but two exciting events: in celebration of 20 years of Kompakt and for the first time ever, a Pop Ambient live event will be held in Cologne on June 19th. Four live acts are going to do the musical honors and perform at a novel location, the great ballet hall of the Cologne Dance Centre vis-à-vis the well-known Stadtgarten/Studio 672. A contemplative experience in the dark, the sounds of Wolfgang Voigt, Jörg Burger, Jens-Uwe Beyer and Marsen Jules invite you for takeoff. On June 21st, the mother of all Kompakt parties celebrates its anniversary at home. We follow the good old tradition of the legendary Summer party series "Total" and return to the sacred grounds, as it were, of the Stadtgarten/Studio 672. The line-up includes DJ Koze, Michael Mayer, Matias Aguayo, Pachanga Boys, Coma and Tobias Thomas. More info here and here... tickets are now available at all familiar presales counters and soon at Kompakt.
15-05-13 // Broda
Finnish synth pop producers Jori Hulkkonen and Juho Paalosmaa have shared a new video for their Sin Cos Tan single "History", directed by Juho R. A. Lähdesmäki. "History" is available out now on Sugarcane including three new versions of Sin Cos Tan cuts.
14-05-13 // crazy tape
DJ icon Jennifer Cardini got interviewed by Italy's Soundwall, examining her first club experiences (in Italy of all things!), her double pole position at the forefront of the Paris and Cologne scenes, her label Correspondant and more. Check it out here... and don't forget to scroll down for the English translation.