Ahead of HER DAMIT and the debut edition of 7001 Festival this summer in Germany, we caught up with former Ostgut Ton label manager Jenus Baumecker-Kahmke to learn more about his musical heritage, love of vinyl and his involvement with the music and art world in London and Berlin. Jenus' mix is a deep sonic journey into the realms of ambient and electro-acoustic music.
If new album Rausch is music of the forest, it’s a forest existing in the laws of time, physics and narrative found in a Christopher Nolan movie. Where earlier GAS records tethered beats and orchestral samples to a dub techno groove, here the instrumentation often feels like it has been cut away from gravity to orbit erratically through and over the beat.
Following the release of Efdemin's 'Naïf' mix CD on Curle Recordings, our editor-in-chief Tom Durston met up with Phillip Sollmann at his studio in Berlin for a one-on-one discussion about his new mix and the subsequent seven-part series of vinyl that are seeing release through his own imprint Naïf. We also reflect back on his early DJ career, learning the ropes at Pudel Club in Hamburg and his current relationship with Berghain.
With the defunct Boston-based duo's originals trading at indecent prices on the second-hand market, the long-overdue publication of Onyx 'Complete Works 1981-1983' fills a gaping hole as much as it unlatches a comprehensive view into Judd Stone and Beveur's definitely unique mutant punk-wave universe. Stream 'SOS' within.
Ahead of her performance at Orbits festival this summer, London-based deejay re:ni opens up about her musical background and the influence of her fathers musical heritage, plus her time experiencing music at London-based clubs Plastic People and Fabric. She also offers up some advice to aspiring female DJs.