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Up close and personal with Dj Balduin

Ahead of his performance in Amsterdam at This I s Not…A Party with Iron Curtis, Sevensol and Antepop on Saturday 19 October – guest writer Theresa Baumel caught up with DJ Balduin to learn more about his musical upbringing and how his connection to the Leipzig community helped shape and influence his musical career.

Thomas Fehlmann: Los Lagos

It’s been a while since we’ve heard a solo project from the electronic music legend, and the wait has been well worth it. ‘Los Lagos’ is a testament to Fehlmann’s longevity as an artist and a peak at what he’s capable of as a songwriter and producer.

GAS: Rausch

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.

Vision & Sound: Kenneth James Gibson talks up ‘In The Fields Of Nothing’ on Kompakt

Two years after his first incursion on Kompakt, Kenneth James Gibson returns with ‘In The Fields Of Nothing’ LP that shines a particularly bright light on the Californian musician’s arresting melange of minutely-crafted instrumentals, lucid vision and deeply immersive electronics, bearing in them both the solar radiance and crucial minerality of his Idyllwild home.

GAS & Huerco S. live at the Barbican

Huerco S. and GAS are both expert purveyors of seriously deep electronic music, of excavating sounds that envelope and surround the listener…Armed with the power of the Barbican’s soundsystem, both were given the freedom to build their own vivid universes, ones totally removed from the dark city that surrounds.

GAS: Narkopop

Narkopop captures the juxtaposition of the forest, the infinitely complex eco-system which when looked at from a far seems awe-inspiringly uniform.

Music Video: The Orb – Wireless (Leandro Fresco Mix)

Fresco’s music video for The Orb literally transports the viewer above and below the clouds, submerging you deep into an otherworldly scenario of mundane reality juxtaposed with sub-aquatic crustaceans, jelly fish and the majesty of a hungry Hippopotamus. Take a moment to switch off from whatever you are doing and let the music take hold of you.