Reza Athar serves up a polyamorous blender of styles and tempo, steering far, far away from the no-nonsense 4/4 galaxy to settle halfway guitar-strewn psychedelia, kosmische-informed keyboard motifs, tribal jams and cross-pollinated ’80s synth-pop and exotica hybrids.
Chafik Chennouf heads up the uncompromising Leyla Records and straddles the increasingly familiar verticals of DJ, producer and label owner. An approach that we could all learn from in 2019. Of course, music paints a million words, so we took the opportunity to draft in Chafik to provide a mix to showcase his sound and share a rare selection of words.
Since surfacing two years ago on Molten Moods Jonas Friedlich has been championing a sound that wholeheartedly crosses segments of stomping techno, old-school junglism, pot-fuelled Bristolian riddims and post-industrial atmospherics to design a uniquely trenchant arsenal of dancefloor-dedicated weapons. We caught up with the German producer to find out more about his origins.
We had the rare opportunity to catch up with Italian artist and label boss Alessandro Adriani and delve further into his aims and aspirations for Mannequin Records. His mix delivery is unlike anything we’ve heard from him before and is comprised of edits from his collection of 7”s, resurfaced Italo and minimal synth sounds from the 1980’s.