Introduced in 2017, Aether has proven an exciting new presence in Techno. Through the Mind Against collaboration ‘Solaris‘, Aether’s fruitful relationship with Afterlifebegan, leading to a solo contribution on a Realm Of Consciousness compilation, a Voyage podcast, and sets at the Afterlife’s Ibiza – sets that are journies for body and mind, expressed through a diverse selection of experimental-leaning Techno, House and Ambient. With plans for a live set in the works, and an Afterlife appearance at Hï Ibiza on 30 August, Aether anticipates the event with this exclusive mixtape for us and goes in depth into his history, relationship ... Read more
Italian duo Fideles have released a substantial body of music across a number of leading imprints including Innervisions & Afterlife. Their rounded production approach combines melodic and mesmerising layers, with this year seeing them continue their upwards trajectory, having already kick started the year with releases on Exit Strategy and the aforementioned Afterlife’s, Voyage Mix. Fast becoming an well rounded electronic music act, here Fideles gives us a taste of the Afterlife aesthetic with this very special mix. Having already performed at the Hï Ibiza Thursday soiree in July, they will be back on 30 August for another go around.
The third Realm Of Consciousness compilation on Tale Of Us’ Afterlife Recordings is a four-vinyl opus and perhaps the label’s most complete statement so far. Featuring tracks from Recondite & Henrik Schwarz, Mind Against, Sterac, SCB, Fideles, Tone Depth, Hunter/Game, and more, it is Konstantin Sibold & Kosme’s ‘Cyclone’ that lifts its tone while opening the fourth disc. “Realm Of Consciousness Pt. III” is available 29 June on Afterlife
Afterlife will return to Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) in 2018 and present its first ever 24-hour party! From 2pm on Saturday, 20 October through the next afternoon, Tale Of Us will curate two rooms encompassing everything the Afterlife brand is about, all set within the cavernous halls of the raw and striking Elementenstraat Warehouse. Expect a spectacle when adorned with the signature Afterlife production and featuring the likes of Adriatique, Mind Against, Vaal, Kobosil, and many more. 20 October | Afterlife ADE 2018 | Tickets | Warehouse Elementenstraat
Audio Obscura latest plans in the realm of unique events at iconic locations will be held in Amsterdam on April 14th. On this date, Swiss DJ duo Adriatique will become the first electronic music act to perform at Amsterdam’s Central Station, continuing Audio Obscura’s trend of scouting out Amsterdam’s best locations for unparalleled live musical experiences. From Joris Voorn’s Het Concertgebouw nights to Maceo Plex and Underworld underneath the Rijksmuseum, Audio Obscura now adds the Lil’ Club at the Amstelpassage – a creative meeting point in the city centre for local initiatives, contemporary artists and entrepreneurship – and Central Station ... Read more
Over the past handful of years, VAAL has established a sterling rep as one of the key members of the Afterlife family. Her stirring productions deliver spine-tingling melodies full of depth and raw emotion released via her own Baastard Records, Life And Death and Afterlife. Now spending more time in the club environment, VAAL’s appreciation for the ‘social experiment’ that is club culture is beginning to filter into her studio sessions, while gigs around the globe have given her a more critical understanding of her music’s impact. A truly unique talent, VAAL occupies a strange middle ground between solitude and ... Read more
The Copenhagen-based Denis Horvat debuts on Afterlife Recordings with “Modelo”, a three-track EP charged with spritely synth lines and charisma. Here, and ending the record, is ‘Natural Causes’, an entrancing trip through dreamy arpeggios that grooves up-and-down, taking the dancers with it proving vital in the sets of label owners Tale Of Us and and now see the light of day to continue the theme. “Modelo” is available 9 February on Afterlife Recordings
Tlak is the alter ego of Croatian-born and Danish-based Denis Horvat, who comes with the fourth release on André Hommen’s These Eyes imprint. Horvat has made a lot noise lately with releases on labels such as Innervisions, Afterlife, Exit Strategy, Sum Over Histories and more. His studio is one stacked with analogue gear, resulting in what he describes as, the “synthesizer techno”. But – you will hear a difference between ‘Denis Horvat’ and ‘Tlak’ productions – as that’s why he created his second alias. Here, the EP’s title track ‘Dispossessed’ has received a received a massive “Track ID?”-explosion on social ... Read more
One of the most celebrated names in House & Techno is Maeve‘s Mano Le Tough. The Dublin born, Switzerland based, artist approaches DJing as seriously as one can, looking at the craft as a legitimate art form. This philosophy allows for a diverse smattering of influences including assorted strains of house, techno, disco, and new wave, coming together to make a sound distinctly individual. A sound which can be heard on releases for the likes of Permanent Vacation, Buzzin’ Fly, Internasjonal, Life and Death, and more esteemed imprints. As a studio force, Mano Le Tough is one of the minds ... Read more
Taking over three room’s at Amsterdam’s massive Mediahaven for Amsterdam Dance Event 2017, once again, comes Tale of us and Afterlife. Along for the unforgettable odyssey will be a huge lineup featuring Amandra (Live), Antigone, Barnt, Keith Carnal, Kiasmos (Dj set), Konstantin, Mathew Jonson (Live), Mind Against, Patrice Bäumel, Recondite (Live), SHDW & Obscure Shape, Stephan Bodzin (Live) and Vaal. Afterlife Page Tickets
No strangers to DHA, the Milan based duo of Hunter/Game have provided Afterlife’s “Realm of Consciousness II” compilation with a stunning selection. Aside from Afterlife, Hunter/Game have released on the likes of Innervisions, Rumours, Last Night on Earth, My Favourite Robot, Hot Creations, Kompakt and Dynamic, as well as having their own Just This imprint. On “Realm of Consciousness II”, Hunter/Game join the likes of Mathew Jonson, Recondite, Aether, and many more. Check out their track off the compilation “Illusion” below. “We just throw out every single positive vibe we have… for sure a recipe of a good night.” This ... Read more
In perhaps the most comprehensive display of their sound yet, Tale of Us bring 12 of their most successfully tried tracks of the past few months with their “Realm of Consciousness Pt. II” compilation. Amongst the names on the compilation are the likes of Recondite, Hunter/Game, and Aether, but today we focus on the revered hardware master that is Mathew Jonson. Mathew is one of the most distinctive voices in modern electronic music. The classically trained musician with a keen understanding for the needs of the dance floor and the universal laws of house and techno, has thrown out the ... Read more
The day you start appreciating and anticipating autumn, is the day you move to Amsterdam. Because as soon as the first bunch of events start filling up on the Facebook timelines, you know the best is about to come… Amsterdam Dance Event. A week of the electronic dance music family, old legends, new-comers, the outcasts (subgenres) – all coming together to showcase the state-of-art electronic dance music. It’s easy to lose track (or even head) with well over 450 events already scheduled, in around 100 clubs and venues all over Amsterdam welcoming over 2000 performers (no, really)! Thus as every ... Read more
June was a rather heavy month for releases – with new peak-time releases by artists such as Recondite, Sasse, Marc Romboy, Stephan Bodzin, Tale of Us and many more. All ten releases chosen have a quality that represents the true essence of power – or at least the journey of grasping it. For this edition, we’ll let the music speak for itself. #10. Clavis – Alcine (Freerange Recordings) [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/freerangerecords/sets/clavis-alcine-ep-freerange” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”166″] #9. Sasse – Ani (My Favorite Robot) [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/sasse/sasse-ani-original-mix-my-favorite-robot-out-june-24th-preview” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”166″] #8. Stimming – Alpe Lusia Remixes (Diynamic) [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/solomun/stimming-alpe-luise-solomuns-ring-the-bell-remix” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”166″] #7. ... Read more
Now on Youtube, Tale os Us new ‘Afterlife’ compilation and label AL001 is streaming in full. See also: Tale Of Us Launch Afterlife Label With New Compilation Check out the 10 tracks below from the likes of Recondite, Monoloc, Mind Against, Locked Groove, and, of course, Tale of Us themselves.