This wonderful Ostgut Ton release by Barker & Baumecker (the collaboration of Sam Barker & nd_baumecker) is a journey that puts our thoughts on many perspectives of the electronic music scene. For example: the tides of generations.

Clubs, labels and artists come and go, and when they go they leave their trails for others to pick up where they left it. Eventually, people hang their bomber jackets or crop tops in their attic and replace them for a house with kids and a pet. Times change, routes change, things change. It goes back and forth. 

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Artist: Barker & Baumecker
Title: Spur
Label: Ostgut
Catalog#: OSTGUTCD22
Releasedate: 10-09-2012

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This wonderful Ostgut Ton release by Barker & Baumecker (the collaboration of Sam Barker & nd_baumecker) is a journey that puts our thoughts on many perspectives of the electronic music scene. For example: the tides of generations.

Clubs, labels and artists come and go, and when they go they leave their trails for others to pick up where they left it. Eventually, people hang their bomber jackets or crop tops in their attic and replace them for a house with kids and a pet. Times change, routes change, things change. It goes back and forth. 

We love looking at old pictures of parents enjoying disco, cigarettes and cruising their VW vans. Another generation living it to the max, until the max is reached and the only thing left are spurs. Spurs that will be followed by new generations of clubs, labels and artists, picking up at the trail where others left it or discovering new routes for themselves. Every direction you’ll take will take you to new people, new things and new adventures. Take the path you like, maybe many have wandered it before, maybe it’s a blanc page. Picture it in your mind, maybe later your kid will explore the same ways, wander the spurs you’ve once left behind. – TS.

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Out for a few months now but still not any less impressive: king of the groove Mark Henning’s most recent release on Poker Flat Recordings. We’ve wondered what it is with Henning’s productions. Where does this ever present drive come from, even if his tracks are all different? Why can’t we not stop bobbing our heads when one of his tracks is playing, and how is his style so subtle yet so easily recognised?

Triple 13 is a beautiful example. Pumping, driving, accelerating with that ever present single heavy piano note dictating the theme. It’s typically Henning, yet still feels new and fresh. Perfectly tuned to the dancefloor. Just wait to you hear it played out. 

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Artist: Mark Henning
Title: Triple 13
Label: Poker Flat Recordings
Catalog#: PFR158
Releasedate: 23-03-2015

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Pokerflat: WEB | SC | FB

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Out for a few months now but still not any less impressive: king of the groove Mark Henning’s most recent release on Poker Flat Recordings. We’ve wondered what it is with Henning’s productions. Where does this ever present drive come from, even if his tracks are all different? Why can’t we not stop bobbing our heads when one of his tracks is playing, and how is his style so subtle yet so easily recognised?

Triple 13 is a beautiful example. Pumping, driving, accelerating with that ever present single heavy piano note dictating the theme. It’s typically Henning, yet still feels new and fresh. Perfectly tuned to the dancefloor. Just wait to you hear it played out. 

Florinsz Janvier
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Are you listening closely? Are you confused yet? That’s probably because your brain is hardwired to only notice 4/4 structures in electronic music. Yet our perception of rhythm and the structures forming it is something completely meta-physical; our brains are the only reason we experience the repetition of the same frequencies as something pleasant and recognizable.

Every now and then it is good to escape the common structure of 4/4 and take a small excursion to something unexpected. Northern Electronic’s Korridor has given us the perfect opportunity to do so with his latest EP ‘taotast’. This track is without a doubt one of the most experimental ones we’ve heard this year. Try figuring out the structure for yourself, force your brain to listen closely and in the end, everything falls into place! 

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Artist: Korridor
Title: Acolyitt
Label: Northern Electronics
Catalog#: NE22
Releasedate: 16-06-2015

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Korridor: SC | FB
Northern Electronics: SC | FB

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Are you listening closely? Are you confused yet? That’s probably because your brain is hardwired to only notice 4/4 structures in electronic music. Yet our perception of rhythm and the structures forming it is something completely meta-physical; our brains are the only reason we experience the repetition of the same frequencies as something pleasant and recognizable.

Every now and then it is good to escape the common structure of 4/4 and take a small excursion to something unexpected. Northern Electronic’s Korridor has given us the perfect opportunity to do so with his latest EP ‘taotast’. This track is without a doubt one of the most experimental ones we’ve heard this year. Try figuring out the structure for yourself, force your brain to listen closely and in the end, everything falls into place! 

Vela Uniform
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This was Buiten Westen 2015. We had a blast!

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Buiten Westen
18-07-2015
Westerpark, Amsterdam
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This was Buiten Westen 2015. We had a blast!

SEKOIA
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Abstract is a term that can apply for this track. Glimpses and fragments of different atmospheres swirl around each other and create a very versatile groove. The percussion elements and the bass are all quite dark and swooning, but Kate Simko plays with hi hats and vocal shots in a very cleaver way, and creates a very light and breathable atmosphere in her remix.

The bells introduced somewhere before the middle are as illustrious as the rest of the elements. Airy, light, fractioned and very groovy. It is a track that keeps being interesting. There is almost to much input to cope, but never to much. You keep on wondering and ‘looking around’ at all the different layers and small changes that make this remix a very attractive and organic track.

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Artist: Renato Ratier
Title: Kozaboa (Kate Simko Remix)
Label: D-Edge Records
Catalog#: DEDGEREC019
Releasedate: 17-11-2014

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Kate Simko: WEB | FB

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Superfamous: WEB

Abstract is a term that can apply for this track. Glimpses and fragments of different atmospheres swirl around each other and create a very versatile groove. The percussion elements and the bass are all quite dark and swooning, but Kate Simko plays with hi hats and vocal shots in a very cleaver way, and creates a very light and breathable atmosphere in her remix.

The bells introduced somewhere before the middle are as illustrious as the rest of the elements. Airy, light, fractioned and very groovy. It is a track that keeps being interesting. There is almost to much input to cope, but never to much. You keep on wondering and ‘looking around’ at all the different layers and small changes that make this remix a very attractive and organic track.

Max Ferdinand
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Last Sunday, one of our crew was standing in a parking lot. The sun was bright, the sky was clear – a perfect day to be anywhere else but a parking lot. And yet, he was standing there – waiting. What he was waiting for doesn’t matter, what matters is the occasion and how it matches “Messillusions” by the Bucharest-based producer Arpi Takacs – a.k.a. Atapy. Artists don’t always bother to describe their own music, but Arpi has actually put in effort to describe the ominous vibe set out in this illustrious track. “A life where everything is inverted, colours, tastes, feelings…” – quite an apt & mythical description.

Rumania is 6 times the size of the Netherlands whilst its population is almost of the same size. Now we won’t claim our low lands are scarcely populated. However, if we are able to feel deserted on a summer Sunday, then we can most certainly imagine that Rumanians like Arpi know what it’s like to spend their summer on places humanity doesn’t pay a lot of attention to. Like parking lots. We wonder though; is that the very reason he (and nobody else) was able to produce this mysterious piece of music? Perhaps only a visit to barren lands can answer that question. 

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Artist: Atapy
Title: Messillusion
Label: Unreleased
Catalog#: Unreleased
Releasedate: 01-01-2015

Free download: WEB

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Atapy: WEB | SC | FB

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Last Sunday, one of our crew was standing in a parking lot. The sun was bright, the sky was clear – a perfect day to be anywhere else but a parking lot. And yet, he was standing there – waiting. What he was waiting for doesn’t matter, what matters is the occasion and how it matches “Messillusions” by the Bucharest-based producer Arpi Takacs – a.k.a. Atapy. Artists don’t always bother to describe their own music, but Arpi has actually put in effort to describe the ominous vibe set out in this illustrious track. “A life where everything is inverted, colours, tastes, feelings…” – quite an apt & mythical description.

Rumania is 6 times the size of the Netherlands whilst its population is almost of the same size. Now we won’t claim our low lands are scarcely populated. However, if we are able to feel deserted on a summer Sunday, then we can most certainly imagine that Rumanians like Arpi know what it’s like to spend their summer on places humanity doesn’t pay a lot of attention to. Like parking lots. We wonder though; is that the very reason he (and nobody else) was able to produce this mysterious piece of music? Perhaps only a visit to barren lands can answer that question. 

Romyn
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Scandinavia has always had a certain attracting factor about it. Vibrant cities, beautiful people, loads of freedom in terms of nature and what one can achieve in life. Life seems rather perfect over there, although many foreigners also complain about a stand-off air that people have. You have to really know people there to understand their motives and identity, which is not so easily. But if you get to know their culture in a profound way, you can make friends for life.

Kornél Kovács, a Stockholm based producer, is from a draft of artists that are giving Scandinavia a new sound. Where it used to be all about EDM and progressive house, the north of Europe is now printing a cheerful and self-willed mix of space disco vibes on the house scene. Szikra is a perfect example of the Swedish attitude: cheerful, polished, but not to insisting. We can imagine ourselves dancing on a yaught, while witnessing the sun setting behind one of the many fjords. A cool, yet warm atmosphere, with just the right amount of personality.

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Artist: Kornel Kovacs
Title: Szikra
Label: Studio Barnhus
Catalog#: BARN022
Releasedate: 2014-04-07

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Studio Barnhus: SC | FB

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Scandinavia has always had a certain attracting factor about it. Vibrant cities, beautiful people, loads of freedom in terms of nature and what one can achieve in life. Life seems rather perfect over there, although many foreigners also complain about a stand-off air that people have. You have to really know people there to understand their motives and identity, which is not so easily. But if you get to know their culture in a profound way, you can make friends for life.

Kornél Kovács, a Stockholm based producer, is from a draft of artists that are giving Scandinavia a new sound. Where it used to be all about EDM and progressive house, the north of Europe is now printing a cheerful and self-willed mix of space disco vibes on the house scene. Szikra is a perfect example of the Swedish attitude: cheerful, polished, but not to insisting. We can imagine ourselves dancing on a yaught, while witnessing the sun setting behind one of the many fjords. A cool, yet warm atmosphere, with just the right amount of personality.

Max Ferdinand
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Culoe De Song has been receiving attention from Europe since around 2009, when his release ‘Bright Forest’ was released on the mighty Innervisions. It was an instant hit, and a destined classic in the eyes of Europe’s developing house scene. Picking up his sound, Culoe has been a welcome guest ever since here in Amsterdam. Last year, we met with him right before a wonderful evening at Trouw, and saw a young, energetic and vibrant young man, with a clear idea of what his part in this life was.

Culoe is, in our eyes, known for his unique way of blending a unique spirit of native sounds, tribal influences and African vibes with a smooth and meditative feel. It is a transcending experience, but not in an extraterrestrial way. Culoe’s roots are heard clearly in his music, which lie in the nocturnal tribal dances performed on the South African savanna.

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Artist: Boddhi Satva ft. Zé Péquénio
Title: Stop Jealousy (Culoe De Song’s Kamnguni Remix)
Label: BBE
Catalog#: BBE161CDG
Releasedate: 2011-05-23

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Culoe De Song has been receiving attention from Europe since around 2009, when his release ‘Bright Forest’ was released on the mighty Innervisions. It was an instant hit, and a destined classic in the eyes of Europe’s developing house scene. Picking up his sound, Culoe has been a welcome guest ever since here in Amsterdam. Last year, we met with him right before a wonderful evening at Trouw, and saw a young, energetic and vibrant young man, with a clear idea of what his part in this life was.

Culoe is, in our eyes, known for his unique way of blending a unique spirit of native sounds, tribal influences and African vibes with a smooth and meditative feel. It is a transcending experience, but not in an extraterrestrial way. Culoe’s roots are heard clearly in his music, which lie in the nocturnal tribal dances performed on the South African savanna.

His remix of Bodhi is everything described above. A delicate, organic and powerful journey, where euphorically vibes alternate with melancholically moods. Culoe De Song plays at the Next Monday’s Hangover stage at Buiten Westen this Saturday, right before Guy Gerber. A man with similar enchanting qualities, so our guessing is that these hours of the day are going to be bliss.

Max Ferdinand
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It’s a good day to shine our light upon Ike Release’s release of last December. The album named ‘Noir’, coming forth on the Dutch label M.O.S Recordings is an uplifting and energetic, but deep record.

‘Solace’ sneaks upon you silently. The track keeps on building, but it doesn’t peak. It’s a story without a striking climax, a stretched-out teaser. We suppose you should see this as our introduction to the album. The subtle way in. Believe us as we say that the rest of the album is as promising as this track. See it as a cliffhanger, and check out the album. It will be worth your while. 

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Artist: Ike Release
Title: Solace
Label: MOS Recordings
Catalog#: MOSLP3
Releasedate: 08-12-2014

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Ike Release: WEB | SC | FB
MOS Recordings: WEB | FB

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Superfamous: WEB

It’s a good day to shine our light upon Ike Release’s release of last December. The album named ‘Noir’, coming forth on the Dutch label M.O.S Recordings is an uplifting and energetic, but deep record.

‘Solace’ sneaks upon you silently. The track keeps on building, but it doesn’t peak. It’s a story without a striking climax, a stretched-out teaser. We suppose you should see this as our introduction to the album. The subtle way in. Believe us as we say that the rest of the album is as promising as this track. See it as a cliffhanger, and check out the album. It will be worth your while. 

Tom Stigter
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We already posted a track from Hunee’s new album, but couldn’t resist with serving you another one. We know Hunee for his disco sets and house sets with vinyl records you probably never would have heard weren’t it for him, but with ‘Hiding The Moon’ he shows a totally different side of himself. At first, the track builds up quite smooth. The percussion is not of a gentle nature, and there is a underlying bass that makes things quite tense. But other then that there are no bleeping dots on the radar.

Even when going into the first break everything seems fine. A delicate Rhodes synthesizers start playing, and the whole mood turns lighter. After that, several things happen. Another synth takes over the room, and the beat kicks back in with a hollow baseline which makes everything feel a bit weird. More and more Japanese elements start to pierce through the set mood, which gives everything context again. It is quite a journey, starting from light, turning to dark and even bitter, but resolving everything in the end again.

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Artist: Hunee
Title: Hiding The Moon
Label: Rush Hour
Catalog#: RHM016
Releasedate: 2015-07-06

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Hunee: WEB | SC | FB
Rush Hour: WEB | FB

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Kuhnmi: WEB

We already posted a track from Hunee’s new album, but couldn’t resist with serving you another one. We know Hunee for his disco sets and house sets with vinyl records you probably never would have heard weren’t it for him, but with ‘Hiding The Moon’ he shows a totally different side of himself. At first, the track builds up quite smooth. The percussion is not of a gentle nature, and there is a underlying bass that makes things quite tense. But other then that there are no bleeping dots on the radar.

Even when going into the first break everything seems fine. A delicate Rhodes synthesizers start playing, and the whole mood turns lighter. After that, several things happen. Another synth takes over the room, and the beat kicks back in with a hollow baseline which makes everything feel a bit weird. More and more Japanese elements start to pierce through the set mood, which gives everything context again. It is quite a journey, starting from light, turning to dark and even bitter, but resolving everything in the end again.

Max Ferdinand
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