NUBREED #11: THEO KOTTIS – GLOBAL UNDERGROUND
RELEASED 29 JUNE – PRE-ORDER: http://www.globalunderground.co.uk/product-category/nubreed/
UK’s Theo Kottis to helm the new edition of Global Underground’s ‘Nubreed’ album series with ‘Nubreed #11: Theo Kottis’.
Released on Friday 29th June as a double CD, and in digital and streaming formats, ‘Nubreed #11: Theo Kottis will see one of the UK’s hottest new stars become part of a benchmark album series that’s counted Steve Lawler, Sander Kleinenberg, Lee Burridge, and Satoshi Tomiie, amongst its ranks. #11 follows instalments from Habischman (#9), and Oliver Schories (#10).
In keeping with GU’s reputation for delivering timeless DJ mix albums, ‘Nubreed #11: Theo Kottis’ explores the deeper, more expansive side of Kottis’ sound, and features a 30-strong tracklist including cuts and remixes from Henrik Schwarz, Agoria, Mathew Jonson, KiNK, Kiasmos, Ian Pooley, Mr G, Kornel Kovacs, Space Dimension Controller and The Horn. In a world where everyone and their dog is dropping livestreams, this mix is the antithesis of disposable DJ sets – expertly selected, beautifully mixed, and mastered to perfection, it’s an entirely different listening experience.
With his own artist album, ‘Beautiful Strangers’, due out soon, Kottis is one of the UK’s most promising next generation artists and DJs for good reason. Since first gaining recognition as a resident of Edinburgh’s Fly Club and Glasgow’s Sub Club, he can count the likes of Joris Voorn and Kerri Chandler as fans. And, with tracks signed to a myriad of high-quality imprints such as Get Physical, Moda Black, and Sasha’s Last Night on Earth, he’s built up an impeccable discography, charting at the top end of Beatport’s charts and enjoying regular from the likes of Pete Tong, B-Traits, Monki, and Danny Howard on Radio 1.
Theo Kottis said:
“All the tracks chosen have played a part in my journey as a DJ in the last 2 years. With each track I can recall a specific memory where I’ve played or danced to the track. I could have approached the mix by trying to select the newest music but I felt the best representation of myself is to look back into my music collection.”
Nubreed #11: Theo Kottis – Tracklist
1. Gigi Masin – Maja
2. Supreems – Us Together
3. The Mountain People – La Onda
4. Afriqua – Aleph
5. Henrik Schwarz – Take Words In Return (Jimi Jules Remix)
6. Habischman – Hoodoo (Theo Kottis Remix)
7. Denis Ferrer – The Red Room (Obj Vocal Mix)
8. Agoria – Scala
9. 2000 and One – Spanish Fly
10. Sascha Funke – MZ
11. KiNK – Perth (Chord Mix)
12. DJ Assasin – Face In The Crowd (Intellidread Mix)
13. Mathew Jonson – Thieves In Digital Land
14. Mateo Murphy – Apex
15. Skatebård – Sgnelkab (Mental Overdrive Remix)
16. Theo Kottis – Ciro
17. Nitin – Dubbed Out (Steve Rachmad Remix)
1. Mr. G – Stolen Moments
2. Jordan GCZ – Crybaby J
3. Kasper Bjørke – Heaven (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)
4. Christopher Ledger – Lost With K
5. Kiasmos – Blurred
6. Ian Pooley – I Got You (Matthias Vogt Remix)
7. Space Dimension Controller – Exostack (Kornel Kovacs Remix)
8. Justus Köhncke – Timecode (Maxi Version)
9. Beacon – Fault Lines (Dauwd Remix)
10. Efdemin – Parallaxis (Traumprinz’ Over 2 The End Version)
11. Telefon Tel Aviv – Sound In A Dark Room
12. Theo Kottis – Moonlight
13. The Horn – Villager
Online rumours among the faithful have been growing for months, building to a fever point of anticipation. Now it can be revealed at last, these two outstanding names of the electronic music scene are to finally combine forces with Sasha’s fabric 99 mix. The producer, DJ, live artist and label head has had a long and close relationship with the iconic club, and his mix compilation, including two unreleased Sasha cuts, marks the penultimate issue of the fabric hundred.
‘Getting the chance to do this fabric CD was an honour’ Sasha says. ‘Some of my fondest moments playing in London have been at that club. I really wanted to capture what I do there as I feel it’s somewhere I play differently to anywhere else in the world.’
‘Playing differently’ is Sasha’s trademark approach to his craft. He always seeks new challenges and worlds to conquer, from his seminal ‘Scene Delete’ album to his darkly melodic DJ sets,alone or with John Digweed, at worldwide gigs and residencies, to his recent triumphant, swiftly sold-out ‘REFRACTED:LIVE’ shows at prestigious music venues in major UK cities.
With his customary inimitable mixing, Sasha transforms 20 tracks into a seamlessly crafted whole. His transitions are legendary among devotees, who will find what they’re looking for in fabric 99. Broken beats and ambient note progressions combine with melodic techno and uplifting house, stealthily building an expansive soundscape that blends futurism and nostalgia. Disparate aesthetics and varying percussive structures grow together into a cohesive and haunting experience. Ranging from timeless tracks by Carl Craig, Exercise One & Mathew Jonson to recent gems from Objekt, Kora, Jus-ed and DJ Hell, and two unreleased works from Sasha himself, one a rework of BAILE.
The mix was recorded in fabric’s Room 1 booth, using a combination of hardware and software from Eventide, Model 1, Allen & Heath and MOOG, as well as a variety of other equipment incorporated into the overall production of the release.
22 June 2018 / fabric Records
A1 Agnes Obel – Stretch Your Eyes (Quiet Village Remix)
A2 Marbert Rocel – I Wanna (Heitzberg Theorem Club Edit)
B1 Kora (CA) – Ovo
B2 Tom Flynn – Cup Of Joe
B3 Indigo – Sunrise
C1 DJ Hell – Guede (Joyce Muniz Terror + Natur Remix)
C2 Ghosts On Tape – Nature’s Law (Jus-Ed Remix)
D1 Whitesquare – Abraxas
D2 Crowdpleaser – After Rhône 2013
E1 Exercise One & Mathew Jonson – Lost Forever In A Happy Crowd
E2 Sasha – Smoke Monk (fabric Mix)
F1 Jono Ma & Dreems – A Love Trance Mission From Nk To 7s
G1 Javier Logares & Kaarel – La Cuarta Galaxia (Tiefschwarz Remix)
G2 George Fitzgerald – Echo Forgets (Sasha’s Moog-apella)
H1 Carl Craig – At Les (Feat. Francesco Tristano, Les Siècles & François-Xavier Roth) (Antigone Remix)
H2 BAILE – Amae feat. Felicia Douglass (Sasha fabric1999 Mix)
Trendsetting German label Get Physical is back with another essential compilation. Entitled Amsterdam Gets Physical, it is mixed by Paris Green and features plenty of tunes that are likely to soundtrack the annual ADE in October.
Paris Green are a duo who have released and remixed on this label before now, as well as being Rebellion associates. They have a fresh sound in the studio and the DJ booth, as this compilation proves. It also features an exclusive new tune from the pair which will be out one week ahead of the compilation release on its own EP.
Eagles & Butterflies kick things off with a remix of Aero Manyelo’s ‘Mooki’ which is a deep and moody number with quirky organic percussion and bird calls. From there the dance floor comes into focus with shapeshifting house from MCDE, moody grooves from Tale of Us and a tripped out offering from DJ T. who flips the classic ‘I Get Deep’ into something late night and freaky.
Paris Green then mix in their own remix of Hot Since 82, which is a gently percolating deep house tune that sucks you into the groove before Kollektiv Turmstrasse get melancholic and minimal master Ricardo Villalobos serves up a freaky and hi fidelity remix of Reboot that is intricate and impossibly groovy.
Paris Green’s own exclusive ’Aero’ is a pulsating number with majestic melodies and elastic drums that picks things up before a brace of Eagles & Butterflies tunes and a second remix from Ricardo Villalobos closes things down in high tempo, brain frying fashion.
Paris Green do a fine job here of summing up the current state of underground dance music and, as ever, it has Get Physical right at its core.
01. Aero Manyelo – Mooki (Eagles & Butterflies Remix)
02. DJ T. – Shine on (Motor City Drum Ensemble Warehouse Dub)
03. DJ T. feat. James Teej – Sense (Tale of Us Remix)
04. DJ Le Roi feat. Roland Clark – I Get Deep (DJ T. Remix)
05. Hot Since 82 – Like You (Paris Green Remix)
06. M.A.N.D.Y. vs. Booka Shade – Home (Kollektiv Turmstrasse – Interstellar Mix)
07. Reboot- Are You Loosing My Mind (Ricardo Villalobos Hauswiedermischung)
08. DJ T. – Dis
09. Paris Green – Aero
10. Eagles & Butterflies feat. Richard Judge – We Get High
11. Eagles & Butterflies feat. Richard Judge – We Get High (Eagles & Butterflies Remix)
12. DJ Pierre – What Is House Muzik (Ricardo Villalobos What Is Remix)
Instrumentals 4 by Clams Casino. Out Monday June 26. Featuring remixes of Sia and DJ Shadow, along with instrumental versions of tracks by Danny Brown, Vince Staples and A$AP Ferg. Download for free here: WeTransfer
In 1990, Bogus Order released Zen Brakes Vol. 1, the first ever Ninja Tune release. Last year saw the reemergence of Bogus Order with The Bullnose Step EP, released via Ahead Of Our Time, and this year they unveil Zen Brakes Vol. 2, the sequel to a historic debut some 27 years ago.
The artwork for Zen Brakes Vol. 2 was made using ‘Pixi’. A collaboration between Coldcut and Paul Miller,Pixi is a type of visual synthesiser using a new process we term ‘granular visual synthesis’.
The Bogus Order (Pixi version) app is a Pixi Player which uses music from this Zen Brakes Vol. 2 album, each track having a Pixi preset so the user can play tracks and generate visuals to go with them. Pictures can be saved and shared. The source pictures are from Coldcut’s travels e.g. Burning Man, and public domain images. The app also allows the user to take a photo and use this as the source image, so users can remix their own photos.
As the summer season approaches, Get Physical looks to some of the key residents on the White Isle to contribute exclusive new tracks to Get Physical Presents Ibiza 2017, which is all mixed and compiled by Ben Hoo.
UK born DJ, composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Hoo is an Ibiza resident with a weekly radio show on Ibiza Sonica that shows off his eclectic style and finds him providing chilled out soundtracks as much as club pumping sets. He is a part of the Get Physical family and is a Kindisch staple artist who has released many EPs and an album, Collected, on the label.
Here he reaches for a fresh mix of contemporary producers including the likes of Nima Gorji, System of Survival, Audiohell, Tania Vulcano & Jose de Divinia and a few of his own great beats.
It all kicks off with Hoo’s stripped back, ambient rework of Tantsui’s ‘Planet of the Apes’, a blissful slice of electronica that sets a laidback scene before a second remix of his, this time of System Of Survival feat. Vhelade, brings some lush vocal deep house grooves to the fore. As the sun sets on the White Isle, Clara Brea, the Acid Sundays & Heart Ibiza regular, gets called upon for her corrugated and bumpy cut ‘707minor7’.
A sleek and slick passage of minimal house follows thanks to cuts from talented newcomer Peter W and Eder Alvarez & Joey Daniel, then a brace of brilliant cuts—collaborative gems from Hoo and Enzo Leep—mark a cerebral and intimate mid section with wandering piano chords and late night drum shuffles all making for a woozy feel. The arrival of tracks from long time Ibiza staple Nima Gorji, Insane and Mosaic resident Alex Kennon and Audiohell in cahoots with Circo Loco’s Tania Vulcano and Jose de Divinia then make for some more bumping grooves and textured tech cuts, but never are there any sharp turns or awkward segues.
The final third of this super smooth and seductive mix finds Peter W, Gorji and Ben Hoo all make more contributions, and the resulting sounds are nicely coloured with distant vocal sounds, jazzy percussive patterns and a certain late night darkness and naughtiness.
Overall this is a fantastic mix of modern house music that shows great balance, selection and sequencing from start to finish.
01 Tantsui – Planet Of The Apes (Ben Hoo’s Full Circle Mix)
02 System Of Survival feat. Vhelade – Kutting (Ben Hoo Remix)
03 Clara Brea – 707minor7
04 Peter W – Movement Control
05 Eder Alvarez & Joey Daniel – I Wanna
06 Ben Hoo & Enzo Leep – Cosmos Excerpt
07 Ben Hoo – Reaching (Enzo Leep Remix)
08 Nima Gorji – Look Back
09 Alex Kennon – Doctor Beat
10 Audiohell, Tania Vulcano, Jose De Divina – Acid
11 Peter W – Lost In Paradise
12 Frank Storm, Nici – A Man Dressed Like A Child
13 Nima Gorji – Delusions
14 Ben Hoo – Reaching (Dub Mix)
15 Ben Hoo – Ibiza 2017 (Continuous Mix)
DJ-Kicks has tapped up Life And Death label founder DJ Tennis for the next instalment in its long running and landmark series, which is due for release on 14th July. The Italian is the first artist to ever be granted not one but two discs across which to showcases his style, and he doesn’t disappoint.
DJ Tennis is Manfredi Romano, a life long music fanatic who has 20 years experience in music and started out managing punk bands, progressed to putting on leftfield events, started one of the most important Italian rock and electronic booking agencies, then started the Life And Death label. Since then it has slowly but surely carved out its own musical niche and has made stars of a number of acts. Tennis’s own recorded output is selective and stylish indeed, often featuring real melodies and a musicality that is frequently lacking in dance music, and includes releases like Make It Good, The Outcast with PillowTalk on Kompakt and EPs with Martin Buttrich on Rhythm Assault and an EP on Omnidisc last year. That knack for the musical and emotive side of things characterizes both cerebral mixes he has put together here.
The mix comes as a double CD and triple vinyl release and features four exclusive tracks. These include a brand new original from DJ Tennis featuring Fink and called ‘Certain Angles,’ plus new Tennis versions of tunes by Pole and Frank Bretschneider, and finally an unreleased track, ‘Paratrooper,’ from acclaimed Tel Aviv duo Red Axes.
Disc 1 is a slow burning seventy minute electronic trip that mixes plaintive piano with suspensory synths, gentle broken beats and textured sound sources with subtle and supple minimal grooves. Never hurried and always thoughtfully composed, the likes of Rephlex’s Bochum Welt, Jon Hopkins, Mouse and Mars, Isolee and Four Tet all get called upon along the way. The result is an expertly sequenced and perfectly balanced selection that is deep and insular and, as such, it will work as well for post cub comedowns as it will for lazy and sombre Sunday mornings.
Disc 2 is more energetic but just as considered, so is perfect for sunny afternoons or long drives. Here, dubbed out atmospheres percolate round house and techno grooves of increasing intensities. Big names like Traumprinz and Robert Hood build the tempo, Kenny Dixon Jr provides soulful party moment and classic electro slickness from The Other People Place help oil things along. Later on, icy ambiance from Biosphere stops the mix from ever getting too hot and sweaty before Tennis zones us out with the blissful final section, including his own excellent and piano laced new cut ‘Certain Angles’.
In programming these two diverse, eclectic and yet coherent rides, DJ Tennis shows off his singular knack for nailing an aesthetic that is subversive yet seductive in equal measure.
Out on July 14th! Pre-order here: https://K7.lnk.to/DJTennisDJKicks
01. K. Leimer – Acquiescence
02. Bochum Welt – La Nuit
03. Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto – Aurora
04. Jon Hopkins – Vessel
05. Adam Johnson – Anex
06. Pole – Raum 2 (DJ Tennis Technoid Version)
07. Monolake – Pio
08. Byetone – Neuschnee
09. Mouse on Mars & Atom TM – Key My Brain
10. Bauri – Twinkle Stars
11. Rival Consoles – Recovery
12. Oval – Textuell
13. Isolée – Allowance
14. Caribou – Melody Day (Four Tet Remix Featuring Luke Lalonde, Adem And One Little Plane)
15. D’Arcangelo – N-Tower
01. Basic Channel – Q Loop
02. Frank Bretschneider – Go! Said The Bird (Tennis Version)
03. Red Axes – Paratrooper
04. Traumprinz – Intrinity
05. Robert Hood – Escapes (6:47)
06. Kenny Dixon Jr. – Soul Sounds
07. Rhythm & Sound – Mango Drive
08. Marcello Giordani – Perché non Vuoi Ballare?
09. The Other People Place – Let Me Be Me
10. Biosphere – Ikata-1
11. Roby J – Crossed Movements (LOM Extended Version)
12. MBG – Jumping Trip
13. Loscil – Sickbay
14. Maribou State – The Clown Feat. Pedestrian (Axel Boman Remix)
15. DJ Tennis feat. Fink – Certain Angles (DJ-Kicks)
16. Kona Triangle – Astorias Ascent
A1. Traumprinz – Intrinity
A2. Basic Channel – Q Loop
B1. D’Arcangelo – N-Tower
B2. Loscil – Sickbay
C1. Frank Bretschneider – Go! Said The Bird (Tennis Version)
C2 The Other People Place – Let Me Be Me
D1. Bochum Welt – La Nuit
D2. Kenny Dixon Jr. – Soul Sounds
E1. MBG – Jumping Trip
E2. Monolake – Pio
F1. Pole – Raum 2 (DJ Tennis Technoid Version)
F2. Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto – Aurora
Canadian quartet BadBadNotGood take on creating the ultimate “late night” selection of tracks from their record collections, set for release on 28th July 2017.
The original trio of Matthew Tavares, Alex Sowinski and Chester Hansen formed while studying music at Toronto’s Humber College (they’ve recently added Leland Whitty to the line-up). A shared appreciation of hip hop and instrumental covers of Gucci Mane and Earl Sweatshirt suggested a worldly outlook and reciprocated love from Tyler The Creator and Ghostface Killah, which whom they made 2015’s Sour Soul.
Their last album, the critically-acclaimed IV, turned heads and their collaborators continue to multiply: Snoop Dogg, Kaytranada and Kendrick Lamar among them. You can even hear little bits of BadBadNotGood through this mix, as though they are transmitting parts of themselves through the music they select. Perhaps the keys on Admas’ hilariously expensive ‘Anchi Bale Game’, maybe, or the arrangements on Delegation’s mighty Britsoul tune ‘Oh Honey’ or the groove from ‘Vida Antiga’, Erasmo Carlos’ Brazilian classic. As Janis almost sang, take another little piece of my art.
This is an international effort: Velly Joonas’ Estonian version of ‘Feel Like Makin’ Love’, Kiki Gyan, Admas and Francis Bebey representing Africa (Ghana, Ethiopia and Cameroon respectively), Les Prospection from France, Scots’ Boards Of Canada and fellow Canucks River Tiber and Charlotte Day Wilson.
Finally, there’s the no-small- matter of the Late Night Tales cover version, in which BadBadNotGood take on Andy Shauf’s ‘To You’ is turned into a mournful delight. while the Queen Of Siam herself, Lydia Lunch, delivers a sexual sermon involving only you, her and Jim Beam.
Badbad, indeed: so good they said it twice.
Release Date: 28/07/2017, Label: Late Night Tales
Boards Of Canada, “Olson”
Erasmo Carlos, “Vida Antiga”
Gene Williams, “Don’t Let Your Love Fade Away”
The Chosen Few, “People Make The World Go Round”
Esther Phillips, “Home Is Where the Hatred Is”
Delegation, “Oh Honey”
Velly Joonas, “Käes on aeg”
Stereolab, “The Flower Called Nowhere”
Kiki Gyan, “Disco Dancer”
Admas, “Anchi Bale Game”
Francis Bebey, “Sanza Nocturne”
Thundercat, “For Love I Come”
River Tiber, “West” [ft. Daniel Caesar]
Charlotte Day Wilson, “Work”
The Beach Boys, “Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)”
Donnie & Joe Emerson, “Baby”
Les Prospection, “Lido”
Grady Tate, “And I Love Her”
BadBadNotGood, “To You” (Andy Shauf cover)
Steve Kuhn, “The Meaning Of Love”
Lydia Lunch: “You, Me and Jim Beam”
”Pill Sessions” is a Various Artists compilation, the first on NW records. One might rephrase it as ”encapsulated diversity”. This easily digestive format includes tracks from different styles/artists/people of club/electronic culture.
A pill for the mind and body.
Released May 25, 2017. All tracks mastered by Nikolas The Mute (Nikos Haldoupis).
Limited Edition 16 Gb USB Drive includes WAV, FLAC, mp3 (320 kbps), artists’ bio / HD photos and comes with Nutty Wombat Records logo sticker in black and white.
Following last year’s full-length LP, ‘&’, which saw him extensively collaborate with an impressive host of contemporaries and friends, including Joe Goddard, Prins Thomas and Agoria, Michael Mayer is set to contribute to the legendary DJ Kicks series. Spanning sixteen tracks, the mix finds Mayer is just as generous of a mood, composing a musical journey that spans his ever-expanding record collection, and above all, his defining instinct to share the beauty of music with others.
“On an abstract level, the approach was basically the same for both projects”, observes Mayer. “For & I put together a group of people that are close to my heart. For Kicks it was a group of records that are like friends to me. All of the tracks I used went through heaven and hell with me. They’ve become true companions. Circling in on and bringing together these friends was the only criterion for the making of this mix. I wanted it to be as personal as possible.”
Perhaps unnervingly to some, fifteen years have passed since the debut edition to Mayer’s breathtaking, scene defining mix trilogy, Immer. Not that it’s legacy – Resident Advisor’s #1 Mix of the 00s, one of Rolling Stone’s 30 Greatest EDM Albums Of All Time – has disturbed Mayer’s formidable workload. A catalogue of no less than 23 EPs, 4 albums and 170 remixes informs a near constant level of international touring. Exhausting as this can be, even after all these years, it’s a ritual that informs the delicate construction of Mayer’s contribution to the DJ Kicks series.
“Kicks has turned out to be a pretty international affair, especially if you compare it with Immer 1 or Fabric 13, which consisted almost 100% of German productions”, highlights Mayer. “At that time, there were such incredible things happening in my direct neighborhood and all over Germany. In the meantime, that spark has traveled a lot since then. The sound I’ve been pushing is often falsely described as “minimal”. Minimal used to be a thing in the pre-Kompakt days, mid 90s. After that I took much more interest in an eclectic way of playing music.”
Alongside this consistent, all-embracing attitude to music, ‘Emotive’ is still perhaps the term best associated with Mayer’s leanings as a DJ, and as the man himself once observed, “there is room on the dancefloor for emotions other than euphoria.” Certainly, DJ Kicks delivers on this expectation, balancing wistful passages with frequent bursts of high energy aimed squarely at the dancefloor.
Mayer’s own reliable talent and golden touch for remixing the likes of Kasper Bjørke, Dreems and CSS provides much of the mix’s atmospheric backbone, supported by dispatches from the contemporary underground from the likes of Jon Hopkins, SAVE! and Boreal. Resolutely a forward thinking affair, the Cologne master nonetheless takes a trip to revisit his timeless love of Throbbing Gristle, slides back over a decade for the electro euphoria of Mekon and Royksopp, as well as his good friend Roman Flugel’s Alter Ego persona.
“I’m constantly scanning my record collection for older tracks that could make new sense in a contemporary context”, reveals Mayer. “There’s no system behind it. My record collection is too chaotic for a systematic approach. As much as it annoys me having to search for a particular record and often not finding it – during the search I’d always find 10 other records that deserve to be revisited.”
19 May 2017 / !K7
01. Peter Zummo – The Tape Is Chill
02. Michael Mayer – The Horn Conspiracy (DJ-Kicks)
03. Bvoice,Anrilov, Danilov – Papas Groove (dOP & Masomenos Remix)
04. SAVE! – The Darkness (I:Cube Remix)
05. Justus Köhncke – Feuerland
06. CSS – Honey (Michael Mayer Remix)
07. Alter Ego – Gary
08. Kasper Bjørke – Apart feat. Sísý Ey (Michael Mayer Remix)
09. Lionheart Brothers – The Drift (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)
10. Mekon feat. Marc Almond – Please Stay (Röyksopp Remix)
11. Dreems – Mirages (Michael Mayer Remix)
12. Boreal – Canopy Target
13. Throbbing Gristle – Hot On The Heels Of Love (Ratcliffe Remix)
14. Death In Vegas – Consequences Of Love (Chris & Cosey Remix)
15. Idioma – Landscapes
16. Jon Hopkins – Abandon Window (Moderat Remix)