Tag: Chopstick & Johnjon

Full Premiere: Chopstick & Johnjon – Track Of Time (Original Mix)

Suol’s head honchos Chopstick & Johnjon are back with a brand new EP, continuing to blaze a trail through the international House and Techno scene. Both as joint label managers and as a production team, Chopstick & Johnjon have come a long way in their tens years in the game. During their early years in particular the duo set about exploring electronic music like kids in a sweet shop. Fearless and bold, they surrendered themselves to the moment, but with the Suol label they seem to have found their spiritual home for the time being. With Suol, the successor label ... Read more

Full Premiere: Tender Games – Notion (Original Mix)

Chopstick & Johnjon’s Berlin based Suol label follow up their balmy Summer Daze collection with an equally warming EP from label stalwarts Ulrich Harrison and Marlon Hoffstadt a.k.a Tender Games. Having had a busy summer including live shows at a slew of international festivals the artful pair offer up their ‘Notion’ EP: a 4 track collection of gently ambling rhythms and heart-rending melodicism. Relating to themes of love, selfishness and disconnection – the title track, of which we premiere exclusively today, kicks things off. A cyclical guitar motif paves the way for a buoyant thud and syncopated shuffles before a ... Read more

Full Premiere: Tuff City Kids – Murphy’s Lawyer (Original Mix)

Todays premiere comes from German duo Tuff City Kids, which consists of Phillip Lauer and Gerd Janson. Their track ‘Murphy’s Lawyer’ is part of Berlin based imprint Suol’s annual “Summer Daze” compilation series, which we have the honour of exclusively premiering today. For the third time, the Berlin based imprint is collecting shimmering melodies, lucent pads and sunlight grooves primed for the changing of seasons, and all curated by Suol heads Chopstick & Johnjon. “Summer Daze” is a compilation of 17 exclusive and unreleased tracks from many members of the label’s family, such as Larse, Jimpster, PBR Streetgang, Smash TV, Tender Games, Fritz Kalkbrenner, ... Read more

Pleinvrees Podcast #002 By Daniel Bortz

After an insane (and sold out) inaugural event last year, Pleinvrees returns to the Amsterdam sporting green space Riekerhaven on Saturday, September 5th, for a festival experience containing much more than just music. Expect familiar names, but also many new heroes, and also featuring an absurdist Andhim-stage, the pub, and a new cabinet of curiosities. To set the tone for Pleinvrees Heroes, here’s Daniel Bortz’ mix, with a rather unusual and harder sound than you might expect from him, but it will get you in weekend mode for sure. Berlin-resident Bortz, born in Augsburn, has been brought up on a range ... Read more

Top 10 Upcoming Releases In July/August

What musical goodies can be expected in the next few weeks? Well, a lot. We’ve had to make some tough choices in this selection but eventually we ended up with these favourites, coming from the hands of artists like Solomun, Seb Wildblood, Stefan Z, Gui Boratto and M.in. Here’s our top 10 upcoming releases in July/August. #10. M.in – To The M.ax LP | Zoo:Technique | 28-07-2014 | When global house player M.in takes things to the max, fans of his energetic trademark style know what time it is: the lowest bass lines, quirky synth sounds, jackin’ rhythms and heavy ... Read more

Full Premiere: Chopstick & Johnjon – Run Slowly (Andre Lodemann Remix)

From Chopstick & Johnjon’s LP ‘Twelve’ comes a new single, ‘Run Slowly’. Next to a strong original cut, the remix work on this one aren’t without merit either. Next to Few Nolder and Quarion, Andre Lodemann also had the honours of reworking the title track. Listen to the full premiere of Lodemann’s work right here. Suol label bosses Chopstick & Johnjon return with the second single from their recent LP “Twelve”. The album’s opener, “Run Slowly” is an intensely soulful track which bridges the gap between electronic and acoustic instrumentation. Densely layered guitar and string harmonics dovetail alongside Chris James’ ... Read more

Exclusive Interview With Chopstick & Johnjon

A decade has passed since the masterminds behind the Suol label, Chi-Thien Nguyen and John B. Muder, set out as Chopstick & Johnjon (Mix) with a clear mission: to blaze a trail through the international House and Techno scene. Those ten years seem to have passed in the twinkling of an eye. This Friday Chopstick & Johnjon will bring themselves and Daniel Bortz to Amsterdam for a Suol showcase at their favorite spot in Amsterdam: Studio 80. The second area that night will be hosted by ourselves, featuring Kevin Duane and Kimou on the line-up. Hey guys! How has 2014 ... Read more

Hard work pays off for Straf Werk

Author: Safia Hamidat It’s been an amazing two years for Straf_werk and with parties such as a sold out Deep House Closing in 2012, ‘DGTL’, the successful new collaboration with Pleinvrees and a massive stage at Amsterdam Open Air; it is time to host their own very first festival. On the 11th of August this house oriented festival will offer a nice mix of local and international names such as MANIK, David August, PillowTalk, Amine Edge, NOIR, Detroit Swindle, Prunk and PONY. British duo Dusky will also be making an appearance; their successes include releases on Will Saul’s Aus and ... Read more