Tag: life and death

DHA Mix #261 By Kiwi

London based DJ and producer Kiwi stepped back into the spotlight in 2017 with the release of his ‘Orca’ EP on Futureboogie. This was followed this up with releases on 17 Steps, a vinyl only 12” alongside Joakim on Life and Death, as well as the “Mountains of Dew” EP on Moscoman’s Disco Halal, while having already released on the likes of Blasé Boys Club, Correspondant, Optimo Music, and more. Having earned a reputation for his long winding, all night long DJ sets that hop from Balearic, Disco, House to Detroit-Techno and everything in between, which recently have been felt ... Read more

DHA Mix #347 By Vaal

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

Berlin’s The/Das Announce New Life And Death LP With Exclusive Stream

Berlin’s The/Das are set to release their sophomore album on 8 September coming by way of Life and Death. The duo of Fabian Fenk and Philipp Koller combine multiple ideas, layers, fragments, and sounds to refine their distinct idea of tender techno into a perfect blend of the pair’s Berlin techno roots with a devotion to organic sounds and cinematic details that makes it a real trip for the head, heart and heel from start to finish. Check out the album’s track ‘Ischias’ below, and look out for the its first EP ‘Drug Dilling,’ which is OUT NOW “Exit Strategies” ... Read more

Interview: Mano Le Tough

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

Life And Death Announces Full ADE 2017 Showcase Lineup

The Internationally influential Life and Death imprint, once again returns to ADE in 2017 for a night of key artists and close friends. Going down at the massive Thuishaven, label founder DJ Tennis will be joined by Awanto 3, Gerd Janson, Honey Soundsystem, Jackmaster, Jennifer Cardini, Lucy, Leon Vynehall, Marin & Guy, Margot, Red Axes and The Das amongst many more. Focussing on mature, melodic sound, Life and Death is a label that has put out a number of trendsetting hits since its inception, as well as having some of the most talked about showcase events around. This one will ... Read more

DHA Off Week 2017 Guide: 10 Must See Events

Not sure what happened to time, but OFF Week 2017 goes down this week in Barcelona. With so may events to choose from, and new lengthy destination event series, conference, and hybrid events popping up around the world, we thought we’d sift through the crowd and see what OFF Week events we’re most looking forward to. Obviously, there is so much more to choose from in the awesome city that is Barcelona, and many of the names may be go to, but hey…they’re “go to” for a reason. Sorry that so many events are sold out, but I’m sure there ... Read more

DJ Tennis Announces New DJ-Kicks Multi Disc Mix

Life and Death label founder DJ Tennis has been tapped for the latest edition of DJ-Kicks. This edition of the long running series is due out on 14 July and comes in the form of a very special 2xCD or 3x vinyl, featuring four exclusive tracks – a brand new DJ Tennis original featuring Fink and called ‘Certain Angles,’ plus new Tennis versions of tunes by Pole and Frank Bretschneider, and an unreleased track, ‘Paratrooper,’ from acclaimed duo Red Axes. On the release, Disc 1 is an eclectic slow burner that mixes paino, synths, broken beats and textured sounds with ... Read more

Marvin & Guy Man Next Life And Death Release With Galaxy Exploring EP

Marvin & Guy, the Italian cosmonauts themselves, jump on board the Life and Death train with their latest release – “Super Conjunction”. The guys otherwise known as Alessandro Parlatore and Marcello Giordani’s four track EP explores parallel worlds through synthesizer sequence, vocal features, celestial melodies, and stream of consciousness creating a release ready for pure dancefloor devastation. Just check out the title track below “Superior Conjunction” is available 16 June on Life and Death Tracklist A1 ​Superior Conjunction A2​ Arpadia B1​ The Train Of Fantastic feat. Fantastic Twins nk=”https://soundcloud.com/marvin-and-guy” target=”_new”] Soundcloud Artist Page

Premiere: Simple Symmetry – Plane Goes East (DJ Tennis Remix)

DJ Tennis really needs no introduction at this point. Aside from being one of the world’s best DJs, as well as the founder of the seminal Life And Death imprint, one of the scene’s most revered labels, the Italian is also a gifted producer and remixer. This week, DJ Tennis brings his own interpretations of two new tracks from Russian duo Simple Symmetry, of which we exclusively premiere his rework of ‘Plane Goes East’ here today. Coming off Moscoman‘s Disco Halal label, DJ Tennis reworking of ‘Plane Goes East’ is a disco winner, that just bangs with percussive bravado. The ... Read more

The Social Festival Podcast By Sailor & I

For his upcoming performance at Social Festival – Sailor & I provides an exclusive podcast of sorts to showcase his eclectic style across the electronica spectrum. Based in Stockholm, Alexander Sjodin aka Sailor & I has moved full speed ahead ever since his breakthrough single “Tough Love”. Three years since the low-key SoundCloud leak, Sjodin landed a spot on labels such as Life and Death and Black Butter Records. He’s a producer originating from a hefty background of jazz, rock, classical, and punk – picking up most of his skill via his family’s piano or picking up a guitar. In terms of performances, you can catch him ... Read more

New Double LP ‘The Music Of David Lynch’ Drops This April

Twin Peaks fans and David Lynch disciples are in for a treat next month as the Twin Peaks Archive Twitter account just announced the release of a double vinyl compilation called The Music Of David Lynch. The compilation album features original work by Lynch’s longtime soundtrack producer Angelo Badalementi and re-renditions by guest artists like Donovan, Duran Duran, Karen O, Lykke Li and Life And Death’s DJ Tennis.  Lynch’s surrealistic master pieces have been known not just for their cinematography and storylines, but also for consistently providing skin-creeping soundtracks, like the main theme of his cult hit series Twin Peaks. ‘The Music of David Lynch’ drops ... Read more

Full Premiere: HVOB – Azrael (Pillow Talk Remix)

The release date of HVOB’s next album ‘Trialog’ is moving closer, now the electronica duo shortens the wait with a new double A-side: ‘Azrael/Ghost’, dropping on March 20. Check out Wolf + Lamb’s Pillow Talk remix of Azrael here. ‘Azrael’ and ‘Ghost’ form the two original tracks on HVOB’s sixth EP. Not only do they offer an acoustic and conceptual taste of this spring’s HVOB album, they are, moreover, accompanied by two remixes by Pillow Talk from San Francisco (Wolf + Lamb, Life And Death) apply their sound to the pulsating and percussive arc of suspense that is album-opener ‘Azrael’, ... Read more

BPM Festival 2015 Report – Part 1

Last week the 8th edition of the BPM Festival was held in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Originally conceived as an event for people in the hospitality industry – BPM stood for Bartenders, Promoters, Managers – over the years the festival has grown to a gathering of DJ’s, producers and electronic dance music fans. With ten days filled with 80 events, 350 artists and over 50,000 enthusiastic party people, it has become the official dance music kick off of the year. BPM consists of daytime and nighttime events hosted by record labels and promoters. The parties take place at seven venues, ... Read more

Life And Death BPM Showcase Preview

Berlin based label Life And Death kicks off the brand new year with a showcase at the BPM Festival in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The versatile imprint is known for bringing along DJ’s who are not signed to the label and give the line-up a surprising twist. At the latest Amsterdam Dance Event for example, DJ Harvey was the eye catcher in a disco oriented room hosted by DJ Tennis. At BPM it’s Ben UFO and Joy Orbison. Ben UFO is one of the last remaining DJ’s whose popularity is mostly based on his sets and less on his productions. ... Read more

Mix #131 By Clarian

Born into the mid 80s, Clarian grew up in Montreal and began recording and composing as a teenager when suburban kids were falling asleep to bands like Radiohead. Influenced by the 80’s film, New Wave, and the sublime of the late 90’s indie, he shaped his production style and has been released on various esteemed  labels, from Visionquest and Supplement Facts to Life And Death. Clarian first appeared on the dance music map with the release of Footprintz’ Utopia EP (2011), which brought him endless critical acclaim, and culminated in appearances on year-end music mag charts such as DJ Mag. ... Read more