On top of contributing a mix to our partner radio show Newtype Rhythms, we asked Species of Fishes to have a chat, talking about how the reissue of their 1996 album 'Trip Trap' came about, the story behind the beginnings of the project and where they see the landscape of electronic music today.
Having recently guested on R&S offshoot Apollo, a home for more esoteric electronic wares than its raw and upfront parent, the label and Sebastian Mullaert decided to pull back the curtain on the creative process behind the final release. What this transpires to is a hidden archive of alternative takes and warm ups, about as far from a laborious mouse click exercise in front of a DAW as you can get.
Today we're glad to unveil a brand new concept and introduce you to a fresh collection of podcasts with the '100%' series. Aimed to feature an array of mixes from labels we support and shed a broader light on the depth of their catalogue, we're glad to kick off the series with a choice mix from our good pals from Dublin's Jheri Tracks, the more club-oriented side of All City.
Already geared towards the beginning of the autumn’s term and the next couple Pinkman releases courtesy of Roberto Auser and Retrograde Youth, scheduled to drop in September, Patrick answered a few of our questions and speaks about his hometown, the roots to the Operator project and further plans for the future.
Behind the mysterious and womanly name of Patricia hides none other than New York-based producer and industrious analogue head Max Ravitz. To celebrate the release of his new album, Max opens up on the conscious and unconscious nature of his music, how modern rap is a breath of fresh air and his here-and-now approach to studio production amongst (many) other things.
Fusing strains of off-kilter tribal percussion and hints of classic Bristol bass through a sultry savanna of organic sounds, Ploy's second offering for Timedance sets even higher standards. We sat down with Sam Smith to discuss his production methods, shifting monikers as well as his unconcealed love for bongos.
A driving force in the Mancunian scene, Sam Coates aka Setaoc Mass teamed up with none other than San Francisco's pounding techno crackerjack Charlie Duff alias Matrixxman for what was certainly one of the most eagerly-awaited and intriguing debuts this year. We caught up with the dynamic duo.
Inaugurating his new DJ Osom alias, which he describes as the epitome of "free" and a way to have "more control over my name", J. Albert delivers a proper mind-altering slice of overboiling electronics, packed to the rim with sweltering extraterrestrial ambiences and sizzling acid chords hunting in packs. Stream the record in full within.