COMING SOON: Benjamin Fröhlich - Club Fantasy EP (Live At Robert Johnson)
At Robert Johnson kicks off 2021 with a new cut above the rest thanks to Benjamin Fröhlich, who dons a cosmic Acid-to-Italo four-track EP. Whether „Club Fantasy“ insinuates the phantasy of clubbing in times of a pandemic shutdown in global club cultures, or a club by the name of it, lies within the ears of the listeners. Either way, Benjamin’s ties with the Robert Johnson club can be heard resonating throughout this fantastic EP.
Club Fantasy (Club Version) introduces a happy 303 reminiscent bouncy bassline, supported by relentless rim shots, fast-forwards the Club Version of the title track directly into the uplifting domains of well-established sounds. Sparse echoing vocal snippets, encouraging us to dance, and by the time the piano stabs finally kick in, it’s all hands up for your very own club phantasies. Club Fantasy (Fantasy Version) boasts a less peaky signature, while working a more playful and driving treatment of the title track, supported by mellow strings, a harder kick and subtle room reverberation. On the flip-side, Escape presents a warm, emotional and cinematic Italo soundscape, featuring floating arpeggios, which flash like coloured strobes in the dark. Benjamin’s final track, Dream Machine, is a beautiful kaleidoscope of sounds, slightly more energetic yet moody, that is sure to catch everyone's ears on the dancefloor.
As a co-founder to Munich based record label Permanent Vacation, but also as a DJ and producer, Benjamin Fröhlich’s musical involvement traces back many years in the Cosmic Disco and Balearic scene, and into the networks of both Robert Johnson club and its label.
„Club Fantasy“ will be out on 5th of March, pre-order via LARJ-Bandcamp-Shop!
OUT NOW: Tobias Schmid - The FU EP (andmusic)
Tobias Schmid produced his latest work, “The FU EP” (AND23), during the first Corona lockdown. When pandemic control measures were announced, half of Audision’s team took it lightly and thought: “It's wonderful that this pandemic falls at a time when I'm settled down enough that I don’t have to worry about the price of a bottle of red wine anymore.” He paid a visit to Jaques’ wine depot and back at home put his feet up, cranked up the Netflix machine and let himself go for a few weeks. Another thought slowly developed, too: The pandemic might also fall at a time when you can buy clones of legendary drum machines and bass sequencers for less cash – a thought that instantly inspired him. He ordered everything he needed and later picked up the Thomann packages from his neighbour. Our hero soon realised, that no viral infection had yet set in, so nothing stood in the way of letting his ideas, beats and basslines flow freely. He disappeared into the studio...
... and this is what he came up with:
A1: Acid 672
This number refers to Studio 672 in Cologne, where the legendary Total Confusion clubnights took place. Hardcore Acid purists will probably shout: “Fake!” but are quickly hooked by the autumnal strings – a Mathew Jonson and Lawrence reference from the early 2000s.
PVSHL-202 – is that a new drum machine’s name or a track from Aphex Twin’s lost hard disk? A Basic Channel-like dub, originally paired with a Hi-NRG bassline. The hihat work is self-quoting (well done, Audision). The track is packed with suspense – ideal for listening to while waiting for your PCR test result.
B1: Acid 672 (Tensnake Quarantine Remix)
It’s nice for Tobias that he isn’t the only one in quarantine. His buddy Marco Niemerski comes round for a glass of Bordeaux and delivers an alarmist-bouncing acid-stomper, where he filters out the bass line with a skill akin to top German virologist Christian Drosten who filters out those false positive results.
B2: Glimmer Schwarzes Kerosin
A sizzling-spherical minimal track with skilful frequency management in the style of GAS’ Zauberberg or Jan Jelinek's loop finding-jazz-records. It’s also a reference to the Augsburg former nightlife and the clubs that died with it.
NEW DJ MIX BY SID LE ROCK
To get the year 2021 off to a good start, at least musically, our canadian bear Sheldon has come up with a really good dj mix - play it loud!
Sid Le Rock - Remote Chaos Experience (DJ MIX -2021)
OUT NOW: Peter Invasion & Gregor Habicht track premiere on Correspondant Records 8th annual compilation
Correspondant Records 8th annual compilation, celebrating the end of a year we're all happy to see the back of. Label boss Jennifer Cardini has enlisted old friends and new faces to provide a sonic silver lining to the craziness of 2020. Coming in at a whopping 18 tracks the compilation is packed with the various strains we've come to associate with the label: driving synth excursions, cosmic funk, slo-mo and sleazy techno.
Our peter invasion, together with his partner gregor habicht, contributed the track 'RaptorX (LEJ Version)'.
OUT NOW: It's A Business Doing Pleasure With You - Remixes
Panthera Krause's latest and divinely titled album "It's a Business Doing Pleasure With You" is now a year old, but nonetheless still blissfully resonating. It is Mr. Krause's most accomplished and versatile work yet. So versatile actually, you'd have to be hella versatile yourself to remix that material. But the Riotvan headquarter still managed to gather a bunch of people with good prospects to live up to the job. And so they did. Find here an utmost pleasure providing remix package courtesy of: Rebolledo directing the arpeggio bliss of "Road To Arcadia" into even more club apt territories. Theo Kottis turning everybody's favorite "Birthday Club" into a more detailed and pad-saturated affair. Shubostar speeding up the rather downbeat Franko-Funk of "J'ai Envie De Toi" to a
bassline-driven groove monster. Fango taking in all the atmospheric quirkiness of "Redo Rdid" and processing it into an odd, yet charming floor-heater. And finally Peter Invasion & Gregor Habicht finding a deeper and more bass dominated interpretation of "Sledge Hammer".
01. Road To Arcadia (Rebolledo´s Orange 911 Detour)
02. Birthday Club (Theo Kottis Remix)
03. J'ai Envie De Toi (Shubostar Remix)
04. Redo Rdid (Fango Remix)
05. Sledge Hammer (Peter Invasion & Gregor Habicht Remix)
OUT NOW: AMIATA REMIXED - BENJAMIN FRÖHLICH
OUT NOW: Que Sakamoto Debut on Hivern Discs
'Hivernation Vol.4' is out now! The fourth installment closes the 'Hivernation' project, a compilation series from the label Hivern Discs by John Talabot conceived as a way of documenting music created during the lockdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic. For the last issue our Que Sakamoto together with NT Feat. 劇団 歴史新大陸 contributed a nice track with the wonderful title "Maketetamaruka" and it turns out to be a real secret weapon.
One more important thing: 'Hivernation' will remain a project exclusively for Bandcamp, which cannot be heard or acquired on any other platform.
Listen to "Maketetamaruka": https://hiverndiscs.bandcamp.com/track/que-sakamoto-nt-feat-rekishin-maketetamaruka
Get the comp here: https://hiverndiscs.bandcamp.com/album/hivernation-volume-4
OUT NOW: Kasper Bjørke ‘Venetian Blinds (Panthera Krause Remix)’ [hfn music]
Kasper Bjørkes making it a family affair as he invites Riotvan co-label honcho Panthera Krause to take on remix duties for his track Venetian Blinds. After Kaspar remixing Road To Arcadia from the Leipzig creative's latest album "It's A Business Doing Pleasure With You", Robert, Panthera Krause's real name, returns the favor and adds his discoid yet uplifting touch to the initially mentioned tune from his album Nothing Gold Can Stay. Bjørke's been supporting and playing Panthera Krause's music for a long time due to the fact that he “love[s] his playful spirit and anthem melodies in his production work.“ In the end Robert turned the slow burning rave track into “a genuine piece of pure peaktime joy with a sharp arpeggio baseline and fun 80s stabs“, Kasper says and remind him of Pump Up the Volume by M|A|R|R|S.
OUT NOW: Sarah Wild & Kinsuby - Monte Verde (Benjamin Fröhlich Remix)
Sarah Wild launches her own label with the great name Midnight Operators and teams up with Kinsuby for this four-track treat, combing high-energy House as well as dazzling Indie Dance to a well-balanced EP. Permanent Vacations Benjamin Fröhlich shines with a stellar remix: by introducing frenzied percussion, driving arpeggios and a wonky organ he manages to bring the already very stimulationg original up a notch.
PERM VAC COMPLIATION OUT NOW WITH BRAND NEW TRACKS BY SEDEF ADASI AND PANTHERA KRAUSE
The first edition of Permanent Vacation compilation series in 2006 marked the starting point for the label and 200 releases later they have reached the sixth volume of the compilation. Of course the label from Tom Bioly and Benjamin Fröhlich are going to celebrate in style with 17 exclusive new tracks from 20 artists that are mostly new to the family - including two artists from our agency: Sedef Adasï and Panthera Krause! 17 tracks that are carrying the musical essence and the overall spirit of the label from blissful balearica, rhythm driven house and coloful disco to poweful italo and lush electronica.
TORTURE THE ARTIST ART:CAST #85 BY PETER INVASION
The latest art:cast episode is a musical invasion by one of Leipzig's leading musical heads, namely by Peter Invasion. Peter firmly has things under control when it comes to one of Germany's aspiring clubs, the Institut fuer Zukunft, for which he's done the bookings. Besides Markus Krasselt, Peter Invasion's real name, is the co-label head of Riotvan, a label he founded in 2012, the label hosted the first two releases of Here Is Why, before it's become a familiar family affair as Panthera Krause joined Peter. From day one the label has served close artists as a platform to releases their (demanding and ambitious) music. Speaking of the latter for Peter Invasion's art:cast the artist provides his audience with exclusive and eclectic music, the first track for examples comes from Sexxy legs, Peter Invasion's partner, and also underlines his philosophy to keep his loved ones (musically) close.
However, the art:cast is not only a family affair but includes disco-ish, rock-ish and housey takes from producers that have been under Peter's radar for a moment or just popped up in his exclusive promo inbox. The result is a heterogenous homogenous composition: heterogenous because Peter draws on to various electronic sub-genres; homogenous because Peter smoothly mixes them so the musical borders soften – if they have ever existed in his world.
ROUND FOUR OF PERM VAC PODCAST SERIES IS NOW ONLINE
This time our homegirl from Augsburg Sedef Adasi is delivering the goods to guide you safe and gently, yet energized through your week. Sedef is hosting her own party, the HAMAM Nights as well being a resident at BLITZ Music Club and of course we all hope that we can dance to her music together very soon.
For now please check out her great mix and watch out for Sedef's production debut on Permanent Vacation coming later this month!
Radio On Vacation With Sedef Adasi: https://bit.ly/2SOlxOv
PETER INVASION - LIVE FROM IFZ FOR UNITED WE STREAM/ARTE CONCERTS
01 Hypnofonia - I Feel Love feat. Summer Dee (Acapella Tool)
02 Jennifer Touch - Hollow Flake
03 Fantastic Twins - Shake It
04 Djedjotronic - Are Friends Electric feat. Lokier (Club Mix)
05 Red Axes - Mister Q
06 Damon Jee, Darlyn Vlys - Antiheroe (Rebolledo´s Cuco Heroe For Ever Version)
07 SPIRIT CATCHER - Official Page - Vodoo Knight
08 Red Axes - Voom
09 Reznik & Mikes - The Moonlanding Was A Hoax
10 NOVA MATERIA - Speak In Tongues
11 Vox Low- Something Is Wrong
12 Artist unknown - Control
13 Chinaski / S-F-X - Hellion
14 Blonde Redhead feat. Lele Sacchi - You're Only (Tanner Ross Remix)
15 John Maus - Bennington
16 UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE - Transition (Acapella)
PANTHERA KRAUSE - LIVE RECORDING FROM HÖR BERLIN FOR COPYLEFT BARCELONA
Mixmag Asia Radio 007: There is nothing unoriginal about Que Sakamoto
Que Sakamoto is one of the planet’s most intriguing DJs, who incessantly tours, digs and easily connects himself to purveyors of eclectic and leftfield dance music. Que put together a mix that’s just shy of 60 minutes for Mixmag Asia Radio 007, and it’s got just the right amount of kick and oomph to keep you off your couch during quarantine. Enjoy the music and hit play HERE
Peter Invasion & Kasper Bjørke B2B DJ set - Live recording
Back in February, Danish producer Kasper Bjørke’s has invited Peter Invasion, the head honcho of the German label Riotvan, for the 10th edition of his “All Night Long Session” at the wonderful Jolene in Copenhagen. The pair played a back-to-back DJ set clocking in at seven hours of one record each. Today, we’re excited to share with all of you a live recording of the first three hours of Kasper Bjørke and Peter Invasion’s B2B DJ set, a rich and eclectic mix of good vibes only. What a ride! Enjoy HERE!
OUT NOW: NEW PAN/TONE ALBUM "USED GOODS"
Fresh from his recent Sid Le Rock album (Scenic Route / Hafendisko) released in 2019, Sheldon S. Thompson reunites with his old former familiar self – PAN/TONE, to release this next appropriately entitled album “Used Goods”. As the famous philosopher/rapper LL Cool J once wrote, “It’s a comeback but I’ve been here for years”, Used Goods is a collection of past, recent and new recordings that abides by that proper street wisdom. The carefully selected tracks underwent a series of processes to make the final cut through countless hours of editing, modernizing, integrating/learning German and of course, buttom-botoxing.
As the famous philosopher/rapper LL Cool J once wrote, “It’s a comeback but I’ve been here for years”, Used Goods is a collection of past, recent and new recordings that abides by that proper street wisdom. The carefully selected tracks underwent a series of processes to make the final cut through countless hours of editing, modernizing, integrating/learning German and of course, buttom-botoxing.
We got all your primal human needs covered, from the fast tempo tracks such as Hair Of The Dog, Armed (co-produced with Ryan Davis), the bass heavy debauchery of Chug! and the viewable from far - Smoke Signals, to the hypnotic induced sounds of Booya Boy and the David Lynch-esque thrills of Gui Boratto’s remix of Last Highway. Some of these tracks were never available in digital format until now.
Pan/Tone’s - "Used Goods" album on Beachcoma Recordings is out since March 27th 2020 - Purchase/Stream >> https://li.sten.to/Used-Goods-album
With his brand new album upcoming Pan/tone is available for dj shows - ASK US for your personal tour offer!
LATEST PANTHERA REMIX FOR ENGRAVE LTD
GET IT HERE: https://bit.ly/3bvXudU
QUE SAKAMOTO JOINS NMB FAMILY
Que Sakamoto is a Tokyo DJ/Producer who has become Japan’s newest dj export to the world. From his deep roots in the Tokyo underground, he now finds himself outside Japan spending most of the year on his relentless continental tours of Europe, Asia and the Americas. Fusing Japanese and European folk music with disco, Que has created a unique electronic sound which has spread across the globe. More Infos about him are HERE
Enjoy our latest podcast from him: NMB Podcast #10: Que Sakamoto
OUT TODAY: BENJAMIN FRÖHLICH - AMIATA REMIXES II
Ding Dong! Round two of remixes from Benjamin Fröhlich's "Amiata" album is out. A great bunch of personal favourites, friends and heroes enter the ring and deliver the goods: Chloe, Fort Romeau, Marcus Worgull, Yor Kultura and Tom Bioly aka TB. All of them bring their own touch to Benjamin's originals! They break them down to their molecular structure rearranging them into new aggregate states: From Trance to Acid, lighthearted house to hypnotic trips to keep no eyes dry and no feet on the ground. Amiata Remixes 2 will be out February 21th on Permanent Vacation.
Permanent Vacation on Bandcamp
LATEST PODCAST BY BENJAMIN FRÖHLICH
PANTHERA IS BACK WITH HIS SECOND SINGLE FROM HIS DEBUT ALBUM
Panthera Krause is back with "Road To Arcadia" the second single of his album "It's A Business Doing Pleasure With You". Including a thrilling disco rework by Kasper Bjørke and the "Road To Arcadia Club Version" - an arpeggio riding Moroder-ovation (good moment to mention this album was produced on a console hailing from the inventory of Moroder's Musicland studio). Whoop Whoop!
Out since February 14th, 2020 on Riotvan - Order here:
GUNJAH ON TOUR WITH FRITZ KALKBRENNER
Starting at the end of February FRITZ KALKBRENNER will be taking his impressive live show on the road throughout Europe with his sixth studio album „True Colours“. Official Tour Support is Dresden´s hottest Dj Export: GUNJAH, Click Clack and Showbox Promoter and producer with releases on Kompakt, Stil Vor Talent, Dantze and of course KaterMukke.
Ask us for summer dates with Gunjah!
Dj Koze ´Pop Up Jungle´ Debut at Sydney Opera House, 12th december 2019
BENJAMIN FROEHLICH REMIXES ANDHIM
DEBUT ALBUM OF PANTHERA KRAUSE OUT NOW
Panthera Krause dropped his first solo full length album „It‘s A Business Doing Pleasure With You“
For starters, don‘t you want to be friends with this piece of work already, just for its brilliant title? Well, wait until you hear the tunes then, and prepare for an everlasting bond of unfettered affection. What Panthera is exercising on here, is an extension of all his previous efforts and yet a demonstration of ability, taken to a whole new level. Meaning, this cycle indulges in the issuing of energized, sanguinely tempered clubtunes as something that comes just natural to this man, while broadening his stylistic spectrum to an unheard and absolutely thrilling variety. He fathoms the potential that both concepts of sonic representation - the ‚track‘ and the ‚song‘ - have to offer, placing this material into an exquisite realm, where both worlds meet. And he exhibits his expertise
and versatility as a songwriter and producer, without ever showing off, but always inviting the listener and dancer into his very own space of lighthearted and wryly, yet passionately grooving understanding of electronic music. Once meeting all requirements of dancefloor-efficiency, another time spaced out into remote reverie, then again dropping lucid Pop-splendour and in the next minute descending into quirky tonal oddness. Plus, he salutes you as a skilled musician as well, playing most of the instruments on here himself. And let us tell you, there are quite a few!
Safe to say, this album ultimately constitutes his signature sound, it is the epitome of Krause-ness. A cliché-free and self determined approach to production- and musicianship that assembles NuDisco-smashers like opener „Birthday Club“, the french kissed Funk of „J-ai Envie De Toi“, an arpeggio riding Moroder-ovation like „Road To Arcadia“ (good moment to mention this album was produced on a console hailing from the inventory of Moroder‘s Musicland studio), the giddy slowed down Soul of „Keep On“, „Das schöne Meer Lied“ - a peculiar, heartfelt and almost delirious tune featuring the recitative of Martina, a blind woman who portraits her inner imagination of the sea, the straightened out IndieDance of „Sledge Hammer“, the slightly stumbling Houseleanings
in „Sunset“ and more to a bright, vibrant and overly catchy manifest of an album that perpetually ensures utmost pleasure, doing business with this fella.
Get your copy while you can. Double Vinyl LP, Download Code and a lil' gift are waiting for you. "It's A Business Doing Pleasure With You"!
ESTHER SILEX IS FINALLY BACK THIS WINTER WITH HER 2ND RELEASE CALLED 'AYNI'
After her eclectic and widely successful first EP 'Pachamama' which she dropped a while ago seemingly out of nowhere on the lovely label 'Studio Barnhus', Esther Silex is finally back this winter with her 2nd release called 'Ayni'. During the process of creating these 2 beautifully powerful tracks she was inspired by the andean term of 'Ayni' which symbolises a form of sacred reciprocity. Ayni is the exchange of energy between humans, nature and the universe. The term represents the idea of giving and receiving and therefore growing together. It is a mirror of her reality. Esther's 2 tracks are supported by special remixes from David Hasert and Francesco Mami. The EP will be released next Friday, 15th of November on LIKE Records from Cologne, and is accompanied by a video which she shot in cooperation with her crew in Berlin. The cover is an artwork by the fantastic twins Gert & Uwe Tobias. Together we grow!
She has an exciting tour ahead. Please contact us if you would like to book her.
FIRST SINGLE OF FIRST FULL LENGTH ALBUM OF PANTHERA KRAUSE
There‘s something about first timers, innit?! A whole new level of excitement and in some cases, pure joy and satisfaction. To not let this intro slide too much into ambiguity, let‘s cut to the chase here... Panthera Krause is dropping his first solo full length, going by the name „It‘s A Business Doing Pleasure With You“ and coming of course on Riotvan. But first we can share with you 'Birthday Club' which is the first single of his upcoming Album - ENJOY!
The Single will be available from october 18th.
Dj Koze makes his Sydney Opera House debut later this year
Following his wildly successful, genre-bending dance opus knock knock, DJ Koze returns to Australia to debut his eccentric, game changing mix of house, soul, hip hop and R&B at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall for an epic night of deep bass accompanied by live visuals. In the tradition of Underworld, Flying Lotus, Four Tet and Bonobo, DJ Koze is set to lift the opera house roof with his music, enveloping a performance that will have you melting into space and time.
More Infos & Tickets are available HERE
NEW MIX: PANTHERA KRAUSE & PETER INVASION TOPAZdeluxe Residentes MIX // 016
OUT ON 23th August: Benjamin Fröhlich - AMIATA REMIXES
Incl. Remixes by Massimiliano Pagliara, Rhode & Brown, Panthera Krause, Cornelius Doctor
After the original comes the remix and after the album the remix ep: 5 producers take on their favorite tracks from Benjamin Fröhlich's debut album "Amiata". First up is Panoramabar resident Massimiliano Pagliara. Fresh off from delivering his latest album for Live at Robert Johnson, Massimilaliano strikes a raving disco remix for "The Big Sun" in the best Metro Aera and Bahlihu tradition and lets no eyes dry and no foot on the ground. Rhode & Brown of Munich turn "Tivoli" into a choral house affair for late nights and early mornings, while Good Timin' Boss Jex Opolis, who just released his extraterrestrial "Earth Boy" EP on Dekmantel, funks and speeds up "Secret Alphabet" for maximum dancefloor pleasure. Next up is Leipzig's Panthera Krause and co-owner of the ever growing Riotvan label, on which he just released the summer anthem "Genki Girl". Panthera Krause comes up with a heart warming electro version of "Memory FM". Last but not least is rising star Cornelius Doctor from Lyon, who is turning heads at the moment with his partner Tushen Rai and the amazing Hard Fist label. The Doctor slices and dices "Secret Alphabet" into a chuggy acid monster.
OUT NOW: NMB PODCAST #9 - Benjamin Fröhlich
Enjoy our latest podcast from Benjamin Fröhlich (Permanent Vacation) - exceptional and bouncy: https://soundcloud.com/neve…/nmb-podcast-9-benjamin-frohlich
ESTHER SILEX JOINS KATER BLAU RESIDENT TEAM
Our lovely Esther Silex is since a few days officially KaterBlau-Resident. We are proud and happy she is now official part of this crazy family. To celebrate this Esther prepared this hot summer nights disco podcast!
Esther Silex - Fusion Set Opening Bachstelzen 2019
In Addition to the stunning disco nights podcast from Esther Silex, here is the LINK to her Fusion set! Esther played the opening of the Bachstelzen floor at the infamous Fusion Festival this year. Playing tribute to legendary german punkrockers `Rio Reiser‘ and `Ton Steine Scherben‘ with her edit of ‚Rauch-Haus-Song‘ she made the audience dance with her hommage to the freedom of speech, culture and love.
KEINE MUSIK RADIO SHOW BY PANTHERA KRAUSE
Listen to the latest Panthera Krause Podcast on Keinemusik Radio Show - HERE
NEW ARTIST ON OUR ROSTER: Benjamin Fröhlich (Permanent Vacation Records)
Our Roster is still growing, we are happy to announce Permanent Vacation Records Head Benjamin Fröhlich is joining our lovely NMB-family. His first album is "Amiata" is out NOW - Listen & buy here:
OUT NOW: Gerry Read - It'll All Be Over (DJ Koze remix)
Pampa’s figurehead takes an expert turn at the controls of “It’ll All Be Over (DJ Koze remix).” The original’s jagged edges are buffed out, and shined up into a gleaming disco house anthem. With its artfully timed strumming breakdowns and cowbell accents, it is an appetising teaser of the forthcoming summer.
NEW PANTHERA KRAUSE EP´GENKI GIRL´ON RIOTVAN
Sid Le Rock - Beatport Mix 105
In celebrating the recent album release, Sid Le Rock made this special mix for Beatport podcast series: https://soundcloud.com/beatport/bpm105-sid-le-rock
New album ´Scenic Route´out now - preview/stream/purchase: https://hafendisko.lnk.to/ScenicRoute
OUT NOW: NEW SID LE ROCK ALBUM´SCENIC ROUTE`ON HAFENDISCO
The 11-track LP, which will come out on April 26 via tastemaking label Hafendisko, is the result of a year-long production process, marked by total creative freedom in the studio.
With a total of eight LPs, four of which were released under his Sid Le Rock moniker, it’s clear that albums are the Berlin-based producer, live act, DJ and vocalist’s preferred form of expression.
“I’m an album artist. I prefer the concept of an album, because it’s more intertwined with all your influences, your musical goals and directions, and you can get away with a lot more experimenting, expression and explorations than you can with an EP. EPs for me are foreplay,” he explains.
With a total running time of 60 minutes, Scenic Route is a musical journey through a wide palette of sounds, ranging from dancefloor tracks ‘Kismet’ and ‘Morgenfrisk’, electro masterpieces ‘Speak Sweetly’ and ‘Hiraeth’, vocal-heavy indie electronica gems ‘Slowpoke’ and ‘First Kiss’, and cinematic beauties like ‘Waldeinsamkeit’.
With a brand new album, a new live show and a tour on the horizon, it’s clear we’re yet to see what Sid Le Rock is truly capable of.
ASK US for your personal tour offer!
Welcome @ NMB: Peter Invasion & Panthera Krause (Riotvan)
A refreshing combination of undeniable quality and wide-ranging music policy. The Leipzig-based Riotvan record label is a wonderful place of genre-altering diversity, tied together with an unmistakable string of easy-going family vibes - and those are the kind of vibes we can appreciate most in a record label! With an emphasis on quality outings, Riotvan carries all the hall marks of an outside the box institution, featuring forward-thinking music by Llewellyn, Jennifer Touch and Chinaski.
PETER INVASION - The Leipzig-based DJ is one of the seminal figures behind both the scenes and decks in the burgeoning East German city. Alongside his brilliant label Riotvan, Peter Invasion is a booker at Institut fuer Zukunft, Nº9 radio show host and curator and manager of Leipzig-based recors label DISTILLERY.
PANTHERA KRAUSE - Panthera is a four armed music producer, DJ, illustrator and grafic designer from Leipzig. His sound flows easily between uplifting-chords, meandering arpeggiators and melancholic scapes all framed in housy, MPC-ruled beats, cut-throat samples and a fresh breeze of dirt.
Drop us a line when your interested to book Peter or Panthera, and of course we can offer you also a riotvan label showcase.
Peter Invasion joins our agency
We are excited to announce a new artist on our roster: Peter Invasion - The Leipzig-based DJ is one of the seminal figures behind both the scenes and decks in the burgeoning East German city. Alongside his brilliant label Riotvan, Peter Invasion is a booker at Institut für Zukunft, Nº9 radio show host and curator and manager of Leipzig-based record label Club Distillery.
Drop us a line to discuss a show with Peter in your city.
More infos and a brandnew podcast coming soon!
Out now: Moonbootica - Lost & Found (Gunjah's Fundbureau Remix).
RaySoo joins NEVERMINDBOOKING
We are happy to announce our roster is still growing with RaySoo - one of asia’s leading djs is joining our agency. His unique and quirky sense of electronic house music has taken him the world over. Enjoy his latest exceptional and bouncy NEVERMINDBOOKING Podcast:
Drop us a line to discuss a show with RaySoo in your city.
Sedef Adasi joins Blitz Club Crew
We are happy to announce that no one else then our dearest Sedef Adasi joins the BLITZ Music Club crew and become a resident in one of the best clubs in germany. In the past months the young girl from Augsburg convinced with her diverse and captivating sets. Sedef bounces in between euphoric Techno, ruff House classics, space Disco and tough electro with elegance and ease. Her crowding reading is top notch, no wonder, as you can really feel how she interacts with the people in the club out of pure love.
The new resident of the famous club in munich also has lots of experience as promoter. With Hamam Nights, a monthly club night taking place at City Club in Augsburg, she has fostered a welcoming home for the likes of DJ Stingray, Tama Sumo or Boris, thereby taking the nightlifes’ choices’ of the city to a whole new level. In May, Sedef played for Amsterdam’s top radio choice Red Light. The next chapter is given with the next instalment for our Blitzcast series, she especially curated for her resident announcement. Watch out for her playing Panorama Bar on September 29th as well as her next gig at Blitz Club (w/Kink Live!) on October 26th.
Enjoy also her atmospheric and bouncy Blitzcast!
Nice feature with Sedef Adasi on Electronic Beats
Nothing more to say, only thanks Telekom Electronic Beats for this nice read!
When you are interested to bring Sedef to your town, drop a line for available dates
LATEST NMB PODCAST #5: TOBIAS SCHMID
NEW PODCAST FROM ESTHER FOR KATER BLAU
SID LE ROCK WITH "OCEAN ABOVE" ON ZEITGEIST VOL.2 (Bar 25)
DJ KOZE DROPS HIS NEW SINGLE "PICK UP" WITH OFFICIAL VIDEO
Pick Up the second single from knock knock is 100% pure groove, doubly so in the extended 12” version. In a sense it's incredibly familiar – it is essentially a filter disco record, very close to something you could imagine coming out of Paris around the turn of the millennium. But of course, this is Koze.
Check out the video from new Dj Koze single „PICK UP“. A video with space for own imagination. Single is out today!
Get the single HERE.
FIRST TRAILER OF NEW DJ KOZE ALBUM "KNOCK KNOCK"
NEW PODCAST FROM GUNJAH FOR EGG CLUB (LONDON)
THE HYDRA ANNOUNCE DJ KOZE ’KNOCK KNOCK’ ALBUM LAUNCH
One of Europe’s most potent club brands team up with Dj Koze for a huge celebration at Printworks this May. The Hydra announce they will present DJ Koze at Printworks London marking the release of his new LP ‘Knock Knock’. The album launch party on Saturday 5th May will see the likes of Motor City Drum Ensemble and Mano Le Tough join the Pampa Records boss on a programme which spans twenty hours of music. Also on the billing comes Nathan Fake, Chloe, Auntie Flo, Lawrence and more.
The news comes fresh from DJ Koze releasing new single ‘Illumination’ starring Róisín Murphy. A record which will sit on the new LP alongside a tracklist which also features Bon Iver, José Gonzales, Lambchop’s Kurt Wagner, and others. The ticket link here: http://bit.ly/KnockKnock_0505
LATEST NMB PODCAST #4: GUNJAH (Katermukke)
Serious in having fun. Diffident in moving forward. Precise in going over the top. Gunjah has got older now – not in years but in talent. His ability is what it always was, a dedication to music. There’s been no shift in his priorities. With his rejection of rigid ideas about electronic effects he has set his target at producing something sustainable, something that’s truly authentic. Solid work, in other words, rather than something that’s motivated by a quick fix. Gunjah sees more than this. He sees that pleasure can only result when there’s passion mixed in with it from the start. Rejecting rigid ideas about dance music, Gunjah’s sets are authentic and unpredictable, churning out a mix of experimental and durable creations that have graced the back catalogues of Katermukke, Dantze and Kompakt Records.
GO for it here!
DJ KOZE SHARES NEW SINGLE “ILLUMINATION” FEAT. RÓISÍN MURPHY
DJ Koze returns with his second track from "knock knock", his forthcoming album on Pampa Records. “Illumination” follows the previously released “Seeing Aliens” and is the first "knock knock" track Koze has shared featuring vocals. The ever-unique Róisín Murphy becomes a cyborg funk diva on “Illumination.” "Working on a song together with Roísín is even better than not working at all,” says Koze.
Buy it here: djkoze.lnk.to/KnockKnock
Here you can pre order your Limited Vinyl Box, 2xLP or CD - Orders at the Pampa Onlineshop will be shipped one week prior to Release Date.
DJ KOZE ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM "KNOCK KNOCK"
Like all DJ Koze records, Knock Knock exists outside of trend and influence. In fact, it's a step further beyond: absolutely every single thing here, from grooves to voices to handclaps, is otherworldly and unique. Which is not to say it is utterly alien abstraction, mind. There is still disco, there is still soul, there is still techno, there is still hip hop, there is still psychedelia – there are even wafts of easy listening, lost crackly thriftstore record memories and... sort of... indie rock – but though it may sound familiar, it never does what your brain thinks it's going to do.
Likewise with the voices. More than ever before on Koze's records, there are fascinating, individualist – and well-known – voices through out Knock Knock but again, each of them is rendered strange, drawn into a different reality Bon Iver's ghostly hymnals on “Bonfire” are very recognisably Bon Iver, but the way they twist and merge with synthetic sounds until choir and computer are writhing around one another in bliss are something else. The ever-unique Róisín Murphy, on two stunning tracks, becomes a cyborg funk diva. Speech from Arrested Development delivers luscious and lazy R&B-funk on “Colors of Autumn”, but Koze's warping bass, dubwise echo and alien nature sounds take it to an alternate dimension tropical landscape. Kurt Wagner of Lambchop is a vocoder bohemian, Sophia Kennedy is a sci-fi Weimar cabaret star, José Gonzalez a holographic projection from an old film of South Sea Islands... on it goes, nothing is real, everyone is an inhabitant of Koze-world.
And that's what is crucial here. Koze is a world-maker. You don't get to chose how you hear his music – you enter his world or you don't, that's it. And that's why individual influences, whether it's the trippy German techno that's always rippled through is albums or the beat-scene abstract hip hop that he incorporated into his DJ-Kicks mix in 2015, are all but irrelevant. Though he'd never compare himself to anyone else, Koze only makes sense in the way that other world-builders do, from Bowie to Sun Ra, Outkast to Kate Bush. And Knock Knock is far and away his greatest statement of that. It's an album that came together slowly and steadily, his working processes arcane and mysterious in their steady accumulation of sound and inspiration. It's so complete and bursting with detail and consistency from every micro-second that you'd swear it was meticulously planned – but there was no masterplan, do desire to create a definitive artefact: the record itself decided when it was ready. And now it is ready, the most perfectly constructed portal into that other world, you had better be ready too!
Dj Koze's new album can be pre-ordered on the new Pampa Records homepage as a Limited Box, LP (2x 12" Album + 7" inch + download voucher) and CD. Orders at the Pampa online store will be shipped one week prior to release date! All Infos: https://pamparecords.com/
NMB PODCAST #3: Sedef Adasi (Hamam Nights/Augsburg)
With another charming fresh face on the court our Nevermindbooking Artist Agency Podcasts series continues again: Sedef Adasi - in her sessions she shows us her passion for music, while picking up tracks from most current House to Techno. This unique sound and her charismatic attitude makes everyone doubtless willing to dance!
Trust your own ears, listen here to her latest podcast: https://soundcloud.com/nevermindbookingartistagency/nmb-podcast-3-sedef-adasi
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NMB PODCAST #2: SEKITOVA (Tokyo)
With SEKITOVA a charming rising techno star from the japanese club culture our exclusive Nevermindbooking Artist Agency Podcasts series continues.
Ryusei Sekitova Matsushita is one of the key players in the fast growing scene in the land of the rising sun. In Autumn he performed at Ultra Music Japan, Japan’s biggest electronic music festival and he heated up the floor for Carl Cox, Joseph Capriati, Jon Rundell and Ken Ishii.
Listen to his latest dj-mix - exclusive on our soundcloud-account: www.soundcloud.com/nevermindbookingartistagency/nmb-podcast-2-sekitova
OUT NOW: HAFENDISKO BEST OF 2017
Hamburg's hafendisko presents this year's highlights, featuring Sid Le Rock, MANOID, Black Light Smoke and containing fresh tracks from Russian Girls and Sexy Lazer. Also on board are Bryan Kessler and Whatever/Whatever out of the new Sisters and Brothers series, which is curated by Kasper Bjørke and Sexy Lazer. A successful round-up for 2017!
More Infos & Snippets: www.hfn-music.com/hafendisko/music/hafendisko-best-of-2017
NEXT UP: "KISMET" EP ON TENAMPA REC.
Next up: Canadian native Sid Le Rock who has had a prolific career throughout the course of his musical endeavors. His previous work has graced: Katermukke, Parquet Recordings and Suruba Records to name a few.
His latest release "Kismet e.p." on Tenampa Recordings with first track "Kismet", a chunky, tasty work-out, with horn-like drops that spice the track, while a subtle lead grooves along into a trippy soundscape that is layered nicely and that is perfect to set the mood of the night. Next up is "Estoy Crudo". A stripped back techster, deep and effective. With a driving feel and sinister stabs that power along nicely.
Over a decade worth of electrifying audiences worldwide, compiled with his signature sound is what solidified Sid Le Rock as a reputable musician into this present day.
Get it here: https://www.beatport.com/release/kismet-ep/2155779
NEW RELEASE ON DANTZE FROM GUNJAH
THE NMB PODCAST SERIES HAS ARRIVED
The Nevermindbooking Artist Agency Podcast Series has arrived!
Periodically we bring you the a new, exclusive mix from one of our artists and we want to start with now berlin-based Esther Silex. Her debut EP “Pachamama” was releast on Axel Boman’s finest free spirited electronic music label Studio Barnhus. Make sure to pay your attention to her latest dj-set, exclusive on our soundcloud account: https://soundcloud.com/nevermindbookingartistagency.
NEW GUNJAH RELEASE ON DANTZE
Click & listen also to the new track "room boy 3" from our good pal GUNJAH for the Dantze compilation. He serves some pumping bass lines, hypnotic bleeps and a strong and quickly running house sound which brings the sun: http://bit.ly/2zqtW1A.
Get the track & compliation here:
NEW PODCAST FROM SEDEF ADASI FOR GROOVE MAGAZIN
Finally the brandnew GROOVE-Magazin podcast from our new Talent Sedef Adasi is out today - listen to her lovely house set on www.soundcloud.com/groove-magazin/am-deck-35-sedef-adasi.
She also got a nice feature including an interview about her history in the brandnew GROOVE-Magazin (sorry only in german available!) - you can find it here: www.groove.de/2017/11/01/sedef-adasi-am-deck-35
NEW SONG FROM DJ KOZE
NEW RELEASE FROM GUNJAH ON KATERMUKKE
Some brand new music: "House of Lords" - the latest release from our boy Gunjah on Katermukke 150. A collection of endless and unique sounds, colourful and wide open like Katermukke presented it's sound from the beginning.
SEDEF ADASI JOINS NEVERMIND AGENCY
Sedef is in her mid 20s and she has been a resident DJ of Schwarzes Schaf (RIP). In her sessions she shows us her passion for music, while picking up tracks from most current House to Techno. This unique sound and her charismatic attitude makes everyone doubtless willing to dance! Hear some Music & Dj-Sets from her @ www.soundcloud.com/sedefadasi
NEW DJ-SET FROM GUNJAH
NEW RELEASE FROM SID LE ROCK ON HAFENDISKO & NEW MIXTAPE
The latest release from Sheldon S. Thompson aka Sid Le Rock on hafendisko - “Sink or Swim” - is available now and provides another three reasons this Canadian is such a hot ticket these days! "Sink or Swim” is NOW available on hafendisko! BUY it here: https://hafendisko.lnk.to/hfndisk41
Now, with the new EP out Sid Le Rock provide us also with this exclusive mixtape on Deep House Amsterdam: www.deephouseamsterdam.com/london/dhl-mix-167-sid-le-rock
OUT NOW: ELEKFANTZ - "BLUSH" INCLUDING GUI BORATTO REMIX
After their stunning 2016 release "Blush" (D.O.C. 017) the incredibly gifted Brazilian duo ELEKFANTZ return with this beautiful 180g limited edition “translucid clear vinyl” including an extended version and a massive remix by label boss Gui Boratto. "Blush" is pure ELEKFANTZ beats, pushing its melodic DNA with beautiful vocals and synths at its best. While Gui Boratto gives his well-known techno punch and unique touch to it, "Blush" is a dancefloor jewel in any town and club. If the forecast is anything to go by, so is ELEKFANTZ, the indie heroes who joined D.O.C. Records to spread their music and explosive energy to four corners of the globe. A perfect collectable limited edition vinyl for worldwide fans to love and appreciate.
Engineered to perfection by label head GUI BORATTO, it's an exciting step for the imprint and the project alike - we can't wait to hear where they'll go next.
LOVELY INTERVIEW WITH ROBAG WRUHME
NEW RELEASE FROM SID LE ROCK ON DANTZE
Sid Le Rock, the Canadian with his stunningly handsom & charming persona - he'll be releasing today another fine record for the much adored Dantze Records. Sid Le Rock's nature inspired - 'Ear Falls On Lac Seul EP' gets its name from an actually place in the Northern Canadian landscapes - the land of a thousand lakes & lonely French people. Oh what a beauty - get it HERE!
ELEKFANTZ LIVE @ MIXMAG LIVE SERIES/SÃO PAULO
WIGHNOMY BROTHERS ANNOUCE FIVE FESTIVAL SHOWS IN 2017
25 june - Awakenings / Amsterdam
02 july - CLICK CLACK 2017 / Dresden
16 july - deep with you festival jena / 2017 / Jena
06. august - Nachtdigital / Olganitz
12. august - SonneMondSterne.XXI / Saalburg
Be sure to grab your pre sale tickets!
ROBAG WRUHME @ NIGHT & DAY SERIES BY THE XX IN JULY
The xx are set to bring the latest in their highly acclaimed Night + Day series to Iceland this July. This time they are taking it to Skógafoss, a waterfall 2 hours East of Reykjavik, a breathtakingly beautiful location where guests can stay for three days. The line up showcases a diverse mix of Icelandic and International artists: The xx, Jamie xx, Kamasi Washington, Warpaint, Earl Sweatshirt, Sampha, Robyn & Mr. Tophat, Jagwar Ma, Floating Points (dj set,) Högni, Bjarki, Gilles Peterson and many more! There will also be a Pampa Records showcase featuring Robag Wruhme and Axel Boman.
All Infos on: http://thexxnightandday.com
BRANDNEW TRACK FROM SID LE ROCK
Full Premiere of the title track "HIGH & LOW", from the upcoming record of Sid Le Rock on hafendisko. There's weird vocals, distorted synths, spaced-out feedback and big bottom bass. Yes, all the disturbing sounds your neighbours will be thrilled about. Play it loud!
SID LE ROCK INTERVIEW & GUEST MIX ON FLUX-FM TONIGHT
FAZE MAGAZIN DJ-MIX FROM GUNJAH
Gunjah´s brandnew dj mix for the monthly compilation series from Faze Magazin! Including Tracks from Stimming, The Orb, John Acquaviva, Ricardo Tobar, Animal Trainer, NICONÉ, Mia Lucci and many more is aout now - click & listen: http://apple.co/2oc9JGU
NEW GUNJAH RELEASE
THE SUMMER TALES ARE COMING...
The summer tales are coming... Second chapter from the Video Diary of the allmighty Elekfantz out now!
NEW VIDEO FROM SID LE ROCK
NEW DJ KOZE REMIX
NEW SID LE ROCK EP "Elasticity EP"
Canadian techno maestro Sid Le Rock is one of a kind and he's back on My Favorite Robot with his brandnew release "Elasticity EP" - Listen to it exclusive on beatport: https://www.beatport.com/release/elasticity-ep/1953122
NEW EP FROM DJ KOZE ON !K7
Our close friend DJ Koze has done three amazing remixes of Michael Mayer and Joe Goddard's beautiful track "For You." - EP is available now on 12” & digital via !K7 Records - Enjoy: https://k7.lnk.to/ForYouKozeRMXFP
NEVERMINDBOOKING ARTIST AGENCY is a world wide operating agency for artist booking/management & consulting. Based somewhere between Tokyo/Innsbruck/Berlin (coming next) and built around a small, but very selective roster of incredible dj`s and live acts. Nevermindbooking artist agency provides 360°degree service for both artist and customers.