Turning up in our podcast series at the 266th position, Cleveland lays down a fitting hour-long skein of photosensitive music, neatly fusing his love for dreamy soundscapes and further daring exploratory sonics. In the interview below, Andrea goes into his collaboration with John Talabot’s label, the cathartic side of music production and Berghain memories.
With the shadow of 2018 looming upon us and lots to celebrate after another busy year at the office, we had to put the IA mix series in the hands of someone with a broad enough scope of skills and true balls of steel! We’re proud to present Tzusing as the man in charge of our epic last-ditch stand before we attack the new year, pedal to the metal.
A mesmeric trip down memory lane, this one will immerse you in a world of stunning textural pieces, extended dub stretches and further leftfield tribal-like oddities; the ideal fit to the strange atmosphere of wintery days in the countryside. We sat back with Marionette label boss Ali Safi aka Grimwig to discuss his journey, from the imprints first steps through his teamwork with visual artist Jake Fried, onto his plans for the future.
Fresh off her recent performance at Kepler 452b in Berlin we reached out to Shanghai-based producer MIIIA to contribute a podcast to our mix series. The result is an eerie techno through ambient mix featuring Asian artists as well as a handful of personal unreleased tracks. In the interview we discuss her musical path, the electronic music culture in Shanghai and how it differs from the European scene.
It is with the greatest pleasure that we welcome Ozel AB for one of his rare podcast appearances. As expected the vibe is polyamorous and boundless, deftly threading its way across house, hip-hop, breakbeat, disco, techno, acid and much more than that. We also caught up to find out more about his wide scope of influences, studio stuff and the roots of his love for music in general.
We invited Stefan Schmidt-Dichte aka Perm for a bit of DJ action, and he came up with a killer mix interlacing straight out pulsating techno cuts with polyrhythmic detours and further minimalist, off-kilter grooves. We also had a chat with the man to discuss studio methods, living in Leipzig and his beginnings in music production.
Berceuse Heroique label boss KEMAA serves up an addictive two-hour mix that spans ambient, techno, electro, house and obviously much more than any regular club mix could encompass. No interview supplied this time – sometimes it’s better to live by the word of Proust, “Real art doesn’t require proclamations, it is accomplished in silence”. We hope you’ll enjoy this variegated floor-oriented mix as much as we do.
Dial back to earlier in the year and you’ll see that our long running appreciation of DVS1’s Mistress Recordings imprint hit a fresh high with an entry from Zurich’s Club Zunkunft resident Look Like. After exchanging a few appreciative words since Mistress 09, we managed to lock down the normally low-key producer for a mix session and quick-fire interview for Inverted Audio.