Uone – Rainbow Serpent 2016 DJ set

What Uone delivered at this year’s Rainbow Serpent Festival is so deep, trippy and melodic that it almost qualifies as some kind of Trance music. However, it’s something different, something very streamlined and clubby. The Australian artist describes his outstanding DJ set as ‘the debut of my new Serpent Charmer show’ – definitely something to…

Sebastian Mullaert – XLR8R Podcast 413

I said it before, and I’ll say it again: When it comes to deep, hypnotic Techno music for modern trance dance rituals – this is it. For the latest XLR8R podcast, Sebastian Mullaert presents a 90-minute segment of a liveset he played in Israel. The Swedish producer remains a class of his own.  

Hidden Orchestra – Reorchestrations Live Mixtape

Outstanding mixtape by the Hidden Orchestra. Well, it’s actually not a mixtape in the classical sense of this term, but rather a live recording of a performance at Berlin’s Radialsystem V. Joe Acheson improvises live remixes of his Hidden Orchestra material, alongside versions of tracks by Floex, Piano Interrupted, Macmaster/Hay, Long Arm, and Clarinet Factory…

Seth Schwarz – Milan / Hidden Mirror

  Often the evolution of music is taken to the next level by those who enter the scene from a different background. Instead of suffering from tunnel vision they are full of open-minded curiosity and fresh energy. Seth Schwarz is one of them. His powerful House grooves meet the expectations of the dance floor, but…

Jon Hopkins & King Creosote In Concert

It was the epic bounce of Open Eye Signal that first drew my attention to the work of Jon Hopkins.  Ever since this artist has been a cornucopia of great sound for me. Just recently he dropped a magnificent BBC Essential Mix, a two hour journey consisting of some of the tracks that have influenced…

Grouch – Live at Boom Festival 2014

For me, this was the musical highlight at Boom Festival‘s Chill Out Gardens this year: Grouch. His dance floor stuff is excellent, but this incredibly deep and dope take on Glitch Hop and Dub music took me by surprise. Seismic bass lines, trippy samples, ethnic sounds, even cokehead Charlie Sheen… it’s all in here, merged…

Den Sorte Skole – Lektion III

One of the great musical discoveries I made at last weekend’s 3000° Festival: Den Sorte Skole are 2 Danish guys who use 4 turntables plus trigger pads to mix all sorts of rhythms and melodies from 50 years of music history and from more than 50 different countries. The result of this multi-dimensional sound collage…

Minilogue – As Human As Possible

Ableton sponsored a beautiful little documentation about Minilogue, one of my favourite electronic music projects ever. The two guys tell about their workflow, what inspires them, and how they manage to get that huge load of feeling into their music. At the end of the video you will find two links, leading to a 23-minute…