Music | posted 05.08.2011
74 Miles Away
About finding and growing
The Belgian band 74 Miles Away is fusing classical Jazz elements with electronic, MPC-generated beats. Valentin Menedetter had the pleasure of talking to them.
Music | posted 30.07.2011
Beautiul Swimmers
Get symbolized, yo!
Auf ihrer Deutschlandvisite schnappten wir uns Ari und Andrew (alias Maxmillion Dunbar), die als Beautiful Swimmers eklektische Tanzmusik produzieren, sperrten sie zwei Stunden weg und spielten ihnen Platten vor. Get symbolized, yo!
Music | posted 28.07.2011
Eskmo
The Noise in the Woods
Nature is a big influence for Eskmo, known for his complex sound structure of slowness. We met the musician from San Francisco to talk about the sounds, big cities and the sampling of shrubs.
Music | posted 25.07.2011
Saul Williams
The mixing of ideas
Saul Williams is the intellectual counterpart, the poetic visionary, enthusiastic globetrotter of Hip hop. A conversation about feelings and music and how it come together…
Music | posted 15.07.2011
Lone
»Like a second pair of ears«
Matt Cutler from Nottingham fell in love with Jungle, Detroit Techno, Chicago House and Hip Hop. Under the name Lone he has been putting out albums and singles since 2007. Paying homage to his musical roots with his Echolations EP. He is currently working on a new album. Valentin Menedetter sat down with him before a show.
Music | posted 09.07.2011
Shigeto
A blessing in disguise
Early on it was already clear that the drums would be Zach Saginaw’s instrument. Shigeto now stands for his fragile sound which he pairs with his live drumming, creating clouds of sound, which are beautifully produced. Valentin Menedetter met him in Vienna.
Music | posted 03.07.2011
Dustin O'Halloran
»I really love to sculpt the notes«
The pianist and film composer Dustin O’Halloran just released Lumiere, a soundtrack without a film. We’ve talked to him about the power of the piano, the magic of improvisation and his colleague Hauschka.
Music | posted 02.07.2011
Gold Panda
Just to make it better
Last year’s Lucky Shiner was one of the records, where the Beat-enthusiasts, the Caribou-listener and the electronic nerd come together sharing the headphones. Valentin Menedetter met Gold Panda for an interview and explains the basics.
Music | posted 30.06.2011
Bright Eyes
The things you wouldn't have known
Since the release of his first studio album in 1998, Conor Oberst and his label Saddle Creek, founded by his brother and his producer, left there imprint of an entire generation. The folk-based introverted music of Bright Eyes that is influenced by many different styles from electro to post-punk also stands for the return of authentic lo-fi-productions in the Noughties. Before the release of his latest record, Conor Oberst announced it to be the last Bright Eyes album.
Music | posted 27.06.2011
Mount Kimbie
Unobtrusive to the front
Mount Kimbie have revolutionized Dubstep, given it a different spin and have set a milestone with their first album. Valentin Menedetter sat down with them after a show, rethinking the last couple of years.
Music | posted 15.06.2011
Gonjasufi
Word, Sound, Power
Gonjasufi is one of the less originals in music biz and has his won history with music. So here he is talking with Valentin Menedetter about music, friendship and the letting-go.
Music | posted 09.06.2011
Chilly Gonzales
»Hip-hop's piano player«
The piano might be the greatest of all instruments, one which is able to contain all voices like no other, an instrument which leads us to the very core of music and its composition. That this also counts in the world of pop music is going to be shown in a series of interviews. This time: Gonzales.
Music | posted 07.06.2011
Hudson Mohawke
In the beginning was the playstation
Hudson Mohawke caters to the taste of many crowds. Heavy beats and dope production have become a constant part of his signature sound. Valentin Menedetter seized the opportunity to talk to him.
Music | posted 27.05.2011
Jeremiah Jay
Beyond the beats
Jeremiah Jae is the one of the youngest artists under the wings of Flying Lotus and his Brainfeeder label. After a couple of tracks you realize that this cat follows a different track.
Music | posted 17.05.2011
Koreless
In a nutshell
19 years old, a student of naval architecture, living in Glasgow. This is Koreless in a nutshell. You really have to listen to this young guy. Valerie Menedetter met him for talks.
Music | posted 10.05.2011
Pariah
To Put the Test to the Rule
Arthur Cayzer just started messing around with his computer 2 years ago. Even with his first single Detroit Falls he got massive attention and Pariah became another wunderkind in the electronic music scene, only being 20 years old.
Music | posted 05.05.2011
Young Montana?
DJ Charts
Mary Anne Hobbs, the popular DJ of BBC Radio 1, has anointed Young Montana? as her »Favourite Unsigned Artist of 2010«. For us the 20 years-old has picked out ten of his current favorite records and comments.
Music | posted 03.05.2011
Machine Drum
Virtuoso in many areas
Machine Drum is no stranger to the profession of electronic beat makers. Since 1999, he released music. Least his collaboration with Praveen Sharma has caused a stir as Sepalcure. We met him for an interview.
Music | posted 26.04.2011
Teebs
Back and Fourth
Teebs is someone not to be left out. After releasing his first album on Brainfeeder he has been traveling the world, playing shows, making music and painting. The Californian has his own place in the beat scene….
Music | posted 26.04.2011
Atmosphere
Chose to get real
Atmosphere are more serious and less playful than ever. With The Family Sign the band from Minneapolis wrote a kind of concept album about family issues.
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Guest Mix
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Dais Records
Sound as a collection
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DJ Shadow – Endtroducing (1996)
25 years ago, »Endtroducing« was released, a hip-hop album that brought Björk together with Metallica and Finnish fusion. DJ Shadow was digging in the cellar for it. And found gold. He covered what he found with a touch of melancholy and created an album that seems to have fallen out of time.
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A Tribe Called Quest – Low End Theory (1991)
It doesn’t get much better than that. At the beginning of the 1990s, A Tribe Called Quest brought the flow to the point with their second album »The Low End Theory«. Without aggressive male poses, but with jazz, breaks and vibe.
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Primal Scream – Screamadelica (1991)
1991 – what a year for rock music. The albums by Nirvana, Soundgarden and Red Hot Chili Peppers released September 24, 1991 made rock become popular again. But »Screamadelica« by Primal Scream changed the whole genre.