SID LE ROCK TO RELEASE NEW 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.
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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.
Exclusive MIXMAG "In Session" Mix from Robag Wruhme
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
OUT NOW: Robag Wruhme – Wuzzelbud FF (Hart & Tief 04)
External assessment vs. self-conception by Robag Wruhme: "People always think, I'm that serene and quiet guy, but actually I'm quite a noisemaker." Could be that the majority of the material he put out in recent years, most notably the "Thora Vukk" album, led to the overall apprehension of Robag being the virtuoso of everything subtle, enigmatic and tenderly melodic. Well, that's far from being a misconception, but still just one side of the coin. The other side is embossed with his most current productions, consolidated to a double EP, captioned with the enchanting name "Wuzzelbud FF".
Wait a second ... "Wuzzelbud"? Devoted fans will instantly prick up their ears. We've heard that before. Back in 2004 Robag Wruhme released his first longplayer named "Wuzzelbud 'KK'". As there's no such scenario Robag might be running out of stream-of-consciousness turned nonsense titles for his music, this must be a vocabulary intersection linking the early days of his career with its status quo. And it is. Wruhme presents "Wuzzelbud FF" as the stylistic follow-up to his debut album, showcasing a sound he commits has been neglected for too long. Wruhme cuts to the chase: "I wanted to put out some straightforward music for the dancefloor, something for the primetime. Well, for the primetime of my sets, at least."
More Infos & order the latest Double EP HERE - Releasedate: September 7th, 2018
Exclusive DHA Mix from Robag Wruhme
LATEST NMB PODCAST #5: TOBIAS SCHMID
NOW ONLINE: DJ SET ROBAG WRUHME @ BAHIDORA FESTIVAL 2018
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
ROOSEVELT - Heart (Cleveland) - City Slang
Forum - Yucatan - Aiwo rec.
Nightlife - Cold Sweat (Original) - @Cin Cin
Argoman - Chimicalissimo - Permanent Vacation
The Carry Nation - As if (Justin Cudmore Remix) - BATTY BASS RECORDS
Dominik Marz - Tears (Aera Remix) - AndMusic
Geddes - Baby Feat. Josh Caffe (Alexkid Remix) - Nofitstate
Lando - Ritual Track - Hotflush Recordings
Reset Robot - Ibsen Producer - mobilee records
Shlomi Aber - Under two worlds - FIGURE •
Hugo Barritt - Alea (Original Mix) - Nofitstate
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.