Tag: &ME

Labelshowcase: Keinemusik

The dream of each individual. When friends turn into colleagues, and tough lengthened working days, into enjoyable creative working sessions. Entirely keeping with this motto, Keinemusik came to life in 2009. It’s been naming an existing friendship and linked interests of six members – five DJs and one graphic designer and painter. Five releases per year have been released ever since, solely laid down by members of the crew. “If there’s a credo, it would be: you don’t necessarily need to be overly serious to be taken seriously” We were able to get an insight of what it means to ... Read more

Premiere: Tunnelvisions - Bayuda (Original Mix)

Tunnelvisions (Raynor de Groot and Emiel van den Dungen) originated from a shared vision of contemporary club music. They believe that the club scene that is often focusing on a colder, abstract high-tempo sound needs to go back to a more organic approach. It’s one of the goals of their newly created Tunnelvisions project: “We aim to bring back the fun to the dance floor again”. This vision brought the two musicians together. Through hypnotic, exotic and grooving productions they tend to offer something new. In the studio, Tunnelvisions combines elements from South American, Caribbean and African sounds. With a ... Read more

Premiere: Theo Kottis - I'll Figure It Out (Original Mix)

Emerging talent Theo Kottis has already chalked up an impressive following from an array of the world’s finest selectors. His take on the cinematic sound of electronic techno is in the boxes and labels of Sasha, John Digweed, Skream, Âme, Guy Gerber, Lee Burridge, &Me, Agoria, George FitzGerald, Jonas Rathsman, Marcus Worgull, Matthias Meyer, Gardens of God, Dubfire, Dusky, and many more. Here, Theo arrives on Carioca with two elegant & emotive cuts that make up the “Drift” EP. His mature musical development seems years above a man at the beginning of what is set to be an accomplished career ... Read more

Festival Bucket List: Paradise City Festival

When it comes to large scale events, the “best of” conversation tends to swing itself towards areas of high subjectivity…how we define what we “like”? How our personal finances affect our decisions? What kind of core values do we look for? Many questions, none of which with easy answers. Well, with that in mind, we’re hoping to put a few events on your radar that are (admittedly) subjective to our writer’s tastes, but with a focus on all of its aspects. Hopefully it will make your decisions easier, highlight some interesting festivals you may not yet be familiar with, highlight ... Read more

DHA Mix #289 By Rampa

Making a name for himself with Keinemusik since 2009, the diy label/like minded DJ crew, Rampa is a name synonymous with quality over quantity. Besides his prominent collaborations with fellow Keinemusik cohorts &ME, Adam Port, Reznik and Monja, Rampa has released his own work on a slew of the world’s best labels like Cocoon, Innervisions, Strictly Rhythm, Kompakt, 2020 Vision, Freerange, Bpitch Control, Diynamic and Crosstown Rebels. Now, with a refocused approach to production and technology, Rampa has upped his time in the studio, as well as working on a tech-based TEILE project – his own company to produce and ... Read more

Paradise City Is The (Sustainable) Glastonbury Alternative We All Need

With over 60 live acts and DJs announced, Belgium’s Paradise City Festival preps for a sustainable 9and affordable) 3 day early summer event. Held at the stunning Castle Ribaucourt (with its moats and private island setting) in Perk, Belgium, Paradise City Festival was the winner of 2016’s prestigious OVAM Green Event Award, with an initiative and dedication to the environment that includes a 100% recycled landscape, solar powered camp sites, free cardboard tents, and more. Of course, the main attraction of the event is the music, of which there is no shortage of quality acts. On the live side of ... Read more

Sacha Robotti’s Minimal Effort New Year’s Eve Playlist

Since his January 2016 relocation to Los Angeles, Sacha Robotti has released a slew of material on the likes of Snatch Records, This Ain’t Bristol, Dirtybird Records, Insomniac Records, Lost Records, and a #1 Beatport single on Suara Music. Although Sacha’s sound has evolved from his early Berlin roots, one can always recognize his signature: music that lives somewhere between the dirty bass-heavy “booty” plains of electronic dance music and its’ futuristic shores. It is a sound that can be experienced at the likes of CRSSD Festival, Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, Lightning In A Bottle Festival, Electric Daisy ... Read more

Top 10 Release Of August 2016

August was another stacked month for quality releases – with new peak-time, EP and LP style, by artists like Josh Wink, &ME, Enrico Sangiuliano and many more. All ten of these releases have proven to be nightclub and festival bangers around the world, but we’ll just let the music speak for itself. Brian Cid – Hidden – Manjumasi [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/deep-house-london/premiere-brian-cid-hidden-jon-charnis-remix” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”166″] Josh Wink – Shoelaces – BoysNoize Records [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/mixmag-1/premiere-josh-wink-shoelaces-vocal-mix” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”166″] Benedikt Frey – Out Of Here (Remixes) – Hivern Discs [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/hivern_disc/a-out-of-here-roman-flugels-cosmic-disco-drama-rework” comments=”true” auto_play=”false” color=”E40045″ width=”100%” height=”166″] Benjamin Frohlich – Rude ... Read more

Interview: &ME

Coming from Hamburg to Berlin in 2004, &ME was soon recognized for his talents in the studio. Flash forward 10+ years and now &ME can boast releases and remixes on the likes of Front Room, Souvenir, Rebirth, Liebe*Detail, and Saved, solidifying his reputation as a gifted producer and DJ extraordinaire. His blend of Techno and soulful House has taken an incredible shape, also in no small part to his own Keinemusik imprint. No stranger to DHA, &ME now prepares for his 3 September performance at Pleinvrees Festival, where he will bring his electric touch to Amsterdam once again. He’s also ... Read more

Pleinvrees Festival Podcast By David Mayer

For his upcoming performance at Pleinvrees Festival, David Mayer crafts an exclusive podcast full of his trademark funked up, heavy pounding beats. As a part of the Keinemusik family from day one, David’s like-mindedness with fellow crew members Rampa, &ME, Adam Port and Reznik has shown in his DJ-sets and productions. Both, when DJing and producing, David consistently presents his own interpretation of catchiness, mixing up Techno and House, adding a bit of deepness, but always keeping an eye on making his audience shake some. Coming in September, David Mayer will be taking his craft to the wildly colorful Pleinvrees Festival – a ... Read more

Mix #191 By Terranova

Sprouting from the heydays of the early 90s rave scene, Terranova is an electronic dance music duo comprised of Berlin and Paris based artists Fetisch and &ME. In the words of Terranova: “We grew up and got our education in clubs and will produce and play music until we drop.” Fetisch was born in Berlin and grew up between Brussels, London and New York. His boundary-spanning influence and distinctive personality have trademarked his position as a mover and a shaker in the underground scene. Spending his teenage nights at New York’s legendary Mudd Club, Roxy, and Paradise Garage – Fetisch ... Read more

Preview: STRAF_WERK Warehouse Closing feat. Martinez Brothers, Joris Voorn

Straf_Werk decided to firmly disregard New Year’s Eve again, by hosting a cheeky banger of a party the previous day, promising visitors to be slightly hung-over even before New Year’s has set in. For their biggest closing party yet, Straf_werk moves to a new venue, the great Scheepsbouwloods, with a line up worth the counterweight of the New Year hype, including Joris Voorn, Martinez Brothers, Tensnake, Huxley, Richy Ahmed and more.  The decision to celebrate the year with a Closing party on December 30th was made by the Straf_Werk team consciously three years ago, since they found New Year’s Eve “the most over-hyped, expensive, anti-climactic wash out of ... Read more

Festival Report: Dekmantel

Friday & Saturday by Steve Rickinson Sunday by Soren Schmidt Over the past weekend, it was time once again for one of the continent’s finest underground House and Techno festivals, Dekmantel. In its third year, the intimate festival held at the beautiful Amsterdamse Bos, did not disappoint with an absolutely stacked lineup of some of our favourite artists from across the globe. At first glance, the lineup featuring the likes of Four Tet, Jeff Mills, Dixon, Ricardo Villalobos & Zip, Robert Hood, Jackmaster, Tale of Us, and the rest of the who’s who of underground beats, was salivating, rightfully selling out its ... Read more

Amsterdam Open Air Podcast #002 By &ME

One could assume, &ME entered the world of House and Techno somewhat out of the blue, but unsurprisingly it is truly due to a sublime modesty prominently captured in his alias.  &ME’s way of becoming one of today’s most praised and sought after DJ/producers is based on a solid foundation of respect, talent, and hard work across the spectrum of contemporary dance music platforms. Delivering beats for Terranova (alongside Fetisch), releasing material on Kompakt and Saved Records, his project NR& with fellow producer Rampa and singer Nomi (Hercules & Love Affair, Jessica 6) are just a few milestones of the past, with recent studio work coming by way of remixing the likes ... Read more

Mix #151 by Till von Sein

Berlins Till von Sein grew up in the 90s with skateboarding and hip hop. In 2006, after running his own street wear shop for seven years von Sein decided to focus solely on his music career.  Now, 10 years on, he has provided us a special mix, revealing the very core of house, soul and techno. For the last 10 years, together with Claudia Marquardt, von Sein run Clique Bookings with artists such as Trentemøller, Soul Clap and &ME. As a producer, he has compiled a broad selection of releases on labels like Suol, Dirt Crew and Supplement Facts, as well as having had numerous collaborations with ... Read more