2015-06-30 12:57:23 // crazy tape
We're halfway through 2015 - time to look at what happened in the first half of the year. Outstanding albums and splendid singles have been played and reviewed, among them the much-acclaimed full-lengths from The Orb, Terranova, Kölsch, John Tejada and Dave DK. Other highlights include the latest material from acts like Saschienne, Re.You, Hunter/Game, Vermont, Rex The Dog, Dauwd or Agoria. The second half of 2015 shapes up to be just as action-packed, with our Total and Pop Ambient compilations returning, as well as new albums and EPs by Blond:ish, COMA, Jens-Uwe Beyer, Weval and more being readied as we speak. Let's summer up!
2015-06-10 10:12:04 // crazy tape
2015-05-28 15:10:25 // crazy tape
A new podcast from synth wizz John Tejada is always a good reason to start drooling, especially as this one's a vinyl-only mixdown - a thing of utter beauty and the perfect primer for his appearance at Mutek Montreal on Friday, May 29th. Check the mix here and get more intel about Tejada's Mutek gig here!
2015-03-24 15:00:49 // crazy tape
March 28th will find Kompakt head honcho Michael Mayer returning to one of his favorite clubs, London's Fabric. Joining him in Room One will be none other than synth wizard John Tejada, one of our most cherished label artists that recently turned heads with his stellar new full-length "Signs Under Test". Leading up to the fest, Fabric's website also hosts an extensive and highly informative interview session between the two luminaries, chaired by Kompakt label manager Jon Berry - read it here! Furthermore, we'd like to celebrate the occasion with a nice little contest: just send your name and mailing address to email@example.com and win two tickets and a copy of Michael's much-loved Fabric mix CD! May the beat be with you.
2015-02-13 14:15:50 // crazy tape
Get a good preview of the new issue of Future Music Magazine including an exhaustive studio photo shoot and interview with synth mastermind John Tejada - whose new full-length "Signs Under Test" has just been released and is already hailed as one of his best works to date!
2015-01-12 11:29:42 // crazy tape
XLR8R's monthly "Ask The Experts" column is back on track for 2015, enlisting the services of veteran artist John Tejada to help enlighten us ordinary mortals dabbling in our little project studios. A producer with a real wealth of experience, Tejada is also under way finalizing his new album "Signs Under Test" (available for pre-order here), but will stand ready for your questions in the next instalment of "Ask The Experts" - feel free to ask about whatever you like: it can also be something specific about his career, or something more general about his influences or artistic approach. All questions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org; they'll be passed along to Tejada, and at the end of the month, XLR8R will publish his answers!
2015-01-09 17:18:35 // crazy tape
Following his much-acclaimed full-length „The Predicting Machine“ and a slew of pop-infused 12“ singles - „We Can Pretend“ and „Somewhere“ -, LA-based synth mastermind John Tejada returns with new album "Signs Under Test": comprised of all-new material, this latest effort sees the studio wizard digging deeper into his modules, unearthing particularly dreamy tracks that rank among his most accomplished work to date. „There's a bit more dreamy tape wobble going on throughout“, says the producer about his latest effort, „as I’ve gone quite analog tape with my delays and patches - on the verge of actually being broken, which gives them a nice character.“ It also might explain the air of intimacy surrounding the album - a quite personal listening experience taking the listener up close with its details and idiosyncracies, „maybe even more than before, as I’ve tried to cut out distractions and really focus on the production.“ The result is a particularly excellent album that we can't wait sharing with you - which is why we invite you to check out this audio stream of album highlight "Y 0 Why" ahead of the release in February 2015, a perfect storm made of cosy melancholy and celestial bliss, all wrapped up in some of the most exquisite sonics you'll hear this winter. "Signs Under Test" is now available for pre-order here!
2014-11-19 11:54:17 // crazy tape
Expert music hub Electronic Groove is celebrating its 500th podcast - and our main man from Los Angeles John Tejada dropped a mighty fine mixtape to congratulate them. Check it out here! Fittingly, John is also hard at work readying his upcoming new album "Signs Under Test" - will hit dem shelves on February 2nd, 2015!
2014-10-15 06:40:20 // crazy tape
Mixmag caught up with Kölsch for a new mix - you'll find lots to love in here with bleeding edge cuts from the likes of John Tejada, Vermont, Gui Boratto and more, including a few bangers from the man himself. Check out the tracklist here and get the mix at iTunes!
2014-05-14 12:09:57 // crazy tape