To initiate this musical journey Nicola Cruz, one of the protagonists of the thriving Ecuadoran dance music scene, drops some Acid. He then takes us on a trip through the tropical pastures of House, Disco and Funk. A mix very different from his magnificient Prender El Alma album on ZZK Records, obviously paying tribute to his…
Street artist HRVB presents a fine collection of his stunning work.
An ode to gluten-free diets, transformational retreats and what else is commonly referred to as alternative culture these days.
Instead of reading the newspaper, sleeping or staring into the screen of a smart phone, Ben Rubin started drawing his fellow New Yorkers doing these things in the subway – and added some imaginery monsters.
What is Nu LatAm Sound? ZZK Records, the Argentinian label that coined this term, takes us to the Ecuadorian Amazonia to provide one possible answer. A 20-minute documentary about the sounds of the jungle, quichua chants, indigenous instruments, electronic grooves and how all of this comes together.
Merging the trashy freestyle attitude of a DJ Koze with the clubby hypnotism of a D-Nox, the sets of Uone are truly next level shit – and that’s precisely what the Aussie delivered at Boom’s Alchemy Circle this year.
Rampue fires at only around 110 beats per minute, but what he creates is perfidiously energetic and driving – it really feels much faster once you get into the groove. Slow-motion House rhythms provide the bass-heavy backbone for etheral chants and ethnic instrumentations from all around the world.
Italian graffiti artist Peeta plays some damn good tricks on our spatial perception. All pictures © Peeta.
National Geographics meets downhill longboarding. No big surprise, this encounter results in some pretty awesome images.
“Cerebral, hallucinogenic, abrasive, and woven together with a decidedly punk ethos.” Now that sounds like my thing. A beautiful reminder of the original idea of Techno.
The fluffy chord sounds at the very beginning are somewhat reminescent of Peter Gun’s sunshine sound from around 2004. Then there’s passionate and rejoicing vocals. And at the very end, Dr. Hofmann drives by on his bicycle. During his set at Fusion Festival’s Tanzwüste, Stephan Zovsky delivered a really fresh, energetic and multi-facetted take on…
Absolutely stunning live session by Floating Points and his 10-person ensemble.
Reverberating in the delirious space between Techno and Trance, this hypnotic DJ mix sends the mind wandering.
A talk on the global phenomen of Thought Leadership…
Glitch Hop? Nu-Funk? Bass Music? It’s impossible to put a single label on the style of Opiuo. However, one thing is certain: The sound of the Aussie is perfidiously rocking. During the last year he gained quite a reputation for the ridiculous spectacle of his live show which is more the gig of a band…
Dope beats for sophisticated music lovers: Two years after the release of his outstanding Through Hills album, Oldtwig is back and presents the exquisite first part of his Seaside series. The rich, emotional sounds of a piano and a trombone lead the listeners through deep, slightly melancholic senarios with a very cinematic vibe. Great to…
Djrum works his way through an intoxicating cocktail of genres and rhythm structures. Nineties rave vibes and happy sunshine melodies collide with heady Techno and Bass Music. Although performed with surgical precision, Djrum’s mixing still has the somewhat raw energy that is missing in the overly sleek transitions of many USB DJs.
Strictly quality stuff: Addision Groove delivers 36 minutes of uplifiting Footwork, Bass and Jungle goodness.
Big fish, asthmatic sea lions, funky birds, and primates poking selfie sticks into reptile’s faces: Snapshots from a journey to the Enchanted Islands.
Prior to his gig at this year’s Sónar Festival in beautiful Barcelona, Nicola Cruz delivers an excellent DJ Mix full of what the Ecuadoran producer calls ‘current planetary influences’.