Jennifer Cardini is a big fan of bass. She actually played in a band for a very short amount of time as a bass player, but let’s be happy that she decided to focus on the DJ’ing a bit more. Tomorrow she’s joining us in the scorching heat in Amsterdam, to turn the temperature up even a bit more.

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Artist: Jennifer Cardini
Title: Venom
Label: Correspondant
Catalog#: CORRESPONDANTCD01
Releasdate: 2013-03-18

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Jennifer Cardini is a big fan of bass. She actually played in a band for a very short amount of time as a bass player, but let’s be happy that she decided to focus on the DJ’ing a bit more. Tomorrow she’s joining us in the scorching heat in Amsterdam, to turn the temperature up even a bit more.
We can definitely hear Jennifer’s love for bass in this track, and the title is spot on. The unbalanced synth melody gets under your skin, it terrifies and paralyzes you. It’s mesmerizing in a toxic way, and incredibly sexy. We’re very much looking forward to our night tomorrow at Closure, hope to see you there!

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Recently we stumbled upon a colorful sleeve in a local record shop where we found a one sided 10” black label record. Intrigued as we were, we decided to give it a go. As the artwork looked appealing, so did the track sound. Since we could find no information about the artist whatsoever, we decided to ask. Finding out the artists names evoked a genuine “aha” moment, so let us present you with the new release of the well known collab-kings Mr. Joy Orbison & Boddika.

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Artist: Boddika & Joy Orbison
Title: TMTT
Label: Unknown
Catalog#: TMTTWUN-1
Releasedate: 26-05-2015

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Boddika: SC | FB
Joy Orbison: SC | FB

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Recently we stumbled upon a colorful sleeve in a local record shop where we found a one sided 10” black label record. Intrigued as we were, we decided to give it a go. As the artwork looked appealing, so did the track sound. Since we could find no information about the artist whatsoever, we decided to ask. Finding out the artists names evoked a genuine “aha” moment, so let us present you with the new release of the well known collab-kings Mr. Joy Orbison & Boddika.
TMTT is a slow paced track that starts quite small and works up to a very contagious melody. We’ve already caught some of us whistling it on their bikes, cycling through the city. If you don’t want to annoy anyone today, you’d better not listen to it. It will get stuck in your head and you will mumble it until the sun goes down. But then again, who cares.

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This weekend we’re hosting our own evening at one of the finest clubs in Amsterdam at the moment: Closure. Our night will showcase the music of Tsepo, Some Chemistry and Florinsz Janvier. Three good friends who are all familiar with the club and know how to throw a party. Next to that, Parisienne, and label chief of one of the more sophisticated labels in our field, Jennifer Cardini is in town. She’s had a hell of a schedule the last week, and is joining us on our evening as well. Yesterday we had a brief talk with her, and she showed us how a typical day in her life would be. Especially now with this beautiful weather.

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Artist: Jennifer Cardini
Represented by: WeAreE


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SEKOIA In Depth
Friday 3rd of July, tickets

This weekend we’re hosting our own evening at one of the finest clubs in Amsterdam at the moment: Closure. Our night will showcase the music of Tsepo, Some Chemistry and Florinsz Janvier. Three good friends who are all familiar with the club and know how to throw a party. Next to that, Parisienne, and label chief of one of the more sophisticated labels in our field, Jennifer Cardini is in town. She’s had a hell of a schedule the last week, and is joining us on our evening as well. Yesterday we had a brief talk with her, and she showed us how a typical day in her life would be. Especially now with this beautiful weather.

08:00 AM Jonathan Fitoussi & Clemens Hourrière – Five Steps

Five Steps is the fruit of a recent collaboration between Jonathan Fitoussi and Clemens Hourrière. They got invited to do a full album using one of the first modular synthesizers dating from the 1970s, The Buchla 200. It’s a beautiful album, perfect for the morning, you can wake up gently to it. I got it a few weeks ago and I’m definitely gonna listen to this way more. It’s this kind of album where you need to give it some time.

It depends on the morning what I listen to. Sometimes I listen to the radio or news , which I really like. With records it’s mostly not very violent. I need quite a lot of coffee in the morning, but music wise nothing with a kick. So mostly I listen to a lot of ambient and electronica. I’m also a big fan of Diana Ross, that’s very good for mornings as well.

Here is a link to the full album

12:00 AM Nick Höppner – Come Closer

With the office work regarding the label, and all the things I have to do, this track fits very well. It’s got a good rhythm, good vibe, its perfect for getting into action and start working. I’m lucky, because my work space in my flat has a lot of light, and especially now with the weather its perfect. I have the window open and listen to this. Its a little bit distracting but in a good way.

Nick is also very entangled with Berghain, and you can feel that in the track. I’m so in love with that place, the energy was very sexy last Sunday. It makes me happy every time to play in front of such a mixed crowd. Because that’s what clubbing is about. You feel free.

6:00 PM Optimo – Junto Club EP


It’s difficult to choose between the tracks, let’s take the slowest one. It’s perfect for six o’clock. Drink some Club Mate at the park and think about what you are going to do. I think it fits that very well. This is also the time when I’m done with work. My girlfriend comes home, and we go for a walk or to the lake to go and swim. There is a lake at a 25 minutes bike ride from my home, where we often go and just jump in the water. A lovely thing thing to do after a day of work. Right now its fantastic with this weather, and this track fits the mood.

8:00 PM Roman Flügel – Heartbreak Kids


This is a track from our new Correspondant Compilation. It’s a track you can listen to all the time, and that fits every situation. Whether your out clubbing or at home cooking, it’s just perfect. There is not so many things Roman Flügel doesn’t do perfect. I think he’s probably my favorite producer and one of my favorite persons in the scene. Escapable and versatile, playful and sophisticated. I also know him as a person, probably one of my favorite persons from the scene.

Simplicity is one of the most complex forms of music, because the further you come, and the more you learn, the more you realize how important and beautiful simplicity is. One artist that I loved when I started DJ’ing was Maurizio, and he has this to. He has this simplicity and elegance to his music,that Roman has as well, which creates something timeless.

2:00 AM Fatima Yamaha – Half Moon Rising

I cherish this kind of music, because its the perfect mixture of electronica, such as Boards Of Canada, and techno. Half Moon Rising has a lot of emotions to it, and feels like a statement. It has a firm rhythm, but I also really like the naive melodies in it, which you can also find with Roman Flügel. It has a little dreamy part and the second layer blows it all away, which is good for 2 AM. It has a little bit of nostalgia to it as well, its really good. I also have to say that Dekmantel is probably one of my favorite labels. Its a good mixture of good names, and unknown DJ’s that are sometimes even better than the big names.

6:00 AM Anika – I Go To Sleep

It’s a cover of the Pretenders song. The original is very sexy, but this one is a bit more funny. I often play it at the end of a long set, as a little bit of a joke to remind people to go home. 6 AM is usually the time I go to sleep, at least two or three times a week. It always take me a little bit of time to come down from the adrenaline of the night. The title says it all haha!

Jennifer Cardini is joining us this Friday at our In Depth evening at Closure. Whether you’ve went to Pitch Festival before, or just had a lovely day in the sun: Jennifer is very much looking forward to Friday, so come join us in the evening!

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It doesn’t get more French than this. Staying in theme for this week’s SEKOIA In Depth at Closure, Amsterdam, it’s Jennifer Cardini on music duties again. Taking a look back, we selected this remix of David Shaw & The Beat she did back in 2013. It’s simplicity and elegance above anything else. Showing once more that if every element is right, you don’t need much else to make a tune stick. The right strings, the right drums, the right synthy bits and bobbles and of course those sweet french words layered on top.

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Artist: David Shaw & The Beat
Title: Sentiment Acide (Jennifer Cardini Remix)
Label: Her Majesty’s Ship
Catalog#: HMS010
Releasedate: 03-12-2013

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It doesn’t get more French than this. Staying in theme for this week’s SEKOIA In Depth at Closure, Amsterdam, it’s Jennifer Cardini on music duties again. Taking a look back, we selected this remix of David Shaw & The Beat she did back in 2013. It’s simplicity and elegance above anything else. Showing once more that if every element is right, you don’t need much else to make a tune stick. The right strings, the right drums, the right synthy bits and bobbles and of course those sweet french words layered on top.

It’s the kind of purity that flows straight out of experience, which is only accumulated through years and years of being on the road, listening intently and letting the music do the talking. Sometimes we forget that those filled dance floors in those dark clubs really are a thing of magic, and a scene that can’t be experienced anywhere else. We’re part of a dancing movement and if you happen to find the right spot during the right night with the right music, that’s a pure transcendental experience waiting to be lived right there. – FJ

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As the years on the dance floor and behind the decks fly by, we pass the occasional mirror in the stripped club-toilet. It seems like yesterday that we made our first steps into the world of electronic music. Yet every time, the moment you splash two hands full of water in your face and look at your reflection some thoughts cross our mind.

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Artist: Nick Höppner
Title: Mirror Image
Label: Ostgut Ton
Catalog#: ostgutlp19
Releasedate: 30-02-2015

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Ostgut: SC | FB | WEB

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Pixabay: WEB

As the years on the dance floor and behind the decks fly by, we pass the occasional mirror in the stripped club-toilet. It seems like yesterday that we made our first steps into the world of electronic music. Yet every time, the moment you splash two hands full of water in your face and look at your reflection some thoughts cross our mind.
It’s a small moment of reality, but realize that you’re in control. The watery face won’t talk back unless you do. We’re changing along with the blurry mirror image that follows us everywhere we go. Don’t get out of the way of confrontations, and look yourself in the eye when you stare into that mirror. Take a moment, and a few seconds later you’ll be dancing the night away again.

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Beautiful aftermovie of Polynations show during the ‘SEKOIA showcase‘ on the first night of the Best Kept Secret Festival in Hilvarenbeek, The Netherlands.

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Best Kept Secret Festival
Beekse Bergen, Hilvarenbeek (NL)

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Polynation: FB | SC

Beautiful aftermovie of Polynations show during the ‘SEKOIA showcase‘ on the first night of the Best Kept Secret Festival in Hilvarenbeek, The Netherlands.

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Club Rivièra maakt je zomer pas echt zinderend. Onze bikinivriendelijke clubavond brengt de playa naar de party, en aan de Costa del Pandora is het altijd heet, heet, heet! Van juni tot en met augustus zet Club Rivièra vrijdagnacht het parapluutje dansend in je mojito met tintelfrisse disco en house rond een wekelijks wisselend tropenrooster aan grote namen, opkomende dj-talenten en de coolste lokale hosts.

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Info:
Club Riviéra X SEKOIA
24-07-2015
TivoliVredenburg (Utrecht)
Netherlands

Tickets:
Free before 00:00
After 00:00: €5,-
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Club Rivièra maakt je zomer pas echt zinderend. Onze bikinivriendelijke clubavond brengt de playa naar de party, en aan de Costa del Pandora is het altijd heet, heet, heet! Van juni tot en met augustus zet Club Rivièra vrijdagnacht het parapluutje dansend in je mojito met tintelfrisse disco en house rond een wekelijks wisselend tropenrooster aan grote namen, opkomende dj-talenten en de coolste lokale hosts.


☼ vrijdag 24 Juli 2015 ☼
Hosted by SEKOIA
▸ Malawi (Amsterdam)
▸ Jorn Liefdeshuis
▸ SEKOIA Family

Het Utrechtse SEKOIA geeft een tropische draai aan de editie van 24 Juli met het Amsterdamse collectief Malawi aan het roer! Bestaande uit o.a. Job Jobse, Luc Mastenbroek, Job Oberman en Arif Malawi, fijnproevers uit de scene met een onorthodoxe smaak, beschikt Malawi over een indrukwekkende hoeveelheid muzikale kennis. Stuwende kracht achter Tom Trago’s Voyage Select, maar ook begenadigd DJ Jorn Liefdeshuis maakt ook zijn opwachting op deze avond, aangevuld door de trouwe leden van de SEKOIA Family.

✔ GRATIS toegang tot 0:00 uur, na middernacht vijf euro!

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Jungle is one of the most exciting new-age bands that have a way with combining old hip-hop with classic instruments like guitar, and a unique high voiced lead singer. The results are very infectious rhythms that have an edgy unbalanced feel to them. This is their trademark, and makes their songs powerful and danceable, yet intimate and fragile at the same time.

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Artist: Jungle
Title: The Heat (Joy Orbison Remix)
Label: XL Recordings
Catalog#: XLDS635RMXBEA
Releasedate: 2014-09-15

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Joy Orbison: FB | SC
XL Recordings: FB | WEB

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Jungle is one of the most exciting new-age bands that have a way with combining old hip-hop with classic instruments like guitar, and a unique high voiced lead singer. The results are very infectious rhythms that have an edgy unbalanced feel to them. This is their trademark, and makes their songs powerful and danceable, yet intimate and fragile at the same time.
Like Jungle, Joy Orbison isn’t afraid to go medieval on conventional genres, and created a very unique remix of their song The Heat. The remix feels like an entire club night squeezed into five minutes, and has all kinds of mind screws in it. For instance, the ambiance reminds of a waving packed dance floor in some (preferably) dark club, yet the tempo doesn’t even come close to tracks you associate with those moments. Next to that, the build up of the track is very minimal, yet the whole songs seems to be in an ever intensifying slipstream from zero to end.

Joy Orbison carefully works his way towards a point where he receives help from the scarce vocals, which allow the bass to kick in and release the tention. After the peak, the song comes down, but keeps on to be very moody. There is no dj certified outro, and he ends with a proper bang. Time to go home. – MF

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There is not much information to be found on the internet about Etapp Kyle. Still, the Ukrainian techno dj is turning heads everywhere, and has an already impressive discography to account for. It took Etapp Kyle just a short amount of time to become the in demand dj that he is today. This year he is playing at the Dutch Buiten Westen festival in Amsterdam, and we though it would be nice to get to know a bit more about this Eastern European prince.

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Artist: Etapp Kyle
Label: Klockworks
Based: Ukrain

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Buiten Westen
18-07-2015
Westerpark, Amsterdam
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There is not much information to be found on the internet about Etapp Kyle. Still, the Ukrainian techno dj is turning heads everywhere, and has an already impressive discography to account for. It took Etapp Kyle just a short amount of time to become the in demand dj that he is today. This year he is playing at the Dutch Buiten Westen festival in Amsterdam, and we though it would be nice to get to know a bit more about this Eastern European prince.

Etapp Kyle doesn’t dislike interviews, yet there is not much to find about him on the internet. “I can’t say that I intentionally avoid interviews. I’ve rejected some requests in the past because of a simple reason – I didn’t feel them. I think it doesn’t make any sense to do an interview when I feel that eventually there will be nothing delivered. Most times it’s the same questions which I find boring to answer. I do have some proper interviews though.”

Ukraine is quite a long way from the heart of our perceptions, yet there are a lot of movements there of which we know nothing. Currently the scene seems to be experiencing some sort of a revolution, and names like Etapp Kyle, Stanislav Tolkachev and Vakula are penetrating the Western Europe scene. Etapp Kyle has good experiences here in the west.

“It’s simply pure euphoria for me where I am now. To be honest I’m not sure if I’ve ever been that happy. Nowadays the European scene is experiencing probably its best period of development in years, at least in my opinion, and it’s just an indescribable feeling to be part of this, to share the stage with all those amazing old school and new generation artists, also to communicate with some of them.”

Next to that, Etapp Kyle joined the Ostgut Booking agency, and is represented by them.

“It all started about seven months ago. At some point my booking manager Alexandra said that we need to talk and when we finally got on Skype she revealed that her booking agency Prologue was closing. I didn’t have a lot of time to get upset because she immediately told me about the opportunity to join Ostgut’s booking agency roster, where she was working too at that time. So that’s how it happened. I’m pretty grateful to Alexandra and the rest of the team for their faith in me and my music and also the incredible friendly welcoming onboard. The same goes for the Klockworks family where I’ve been releasing since 2013. There’s more to come.”

The scene is developing in Ukraine, and were wondering how that is. Where does it come from?

“Honestly it’s hard to figure out where it comes from. As I said, I think currently the scene is experiencing very good times and obviously that surge reached the eastern parts of Europe as much as elsewhere in the world. I’m writing these lines on my way back from Vietnam where I’ve just played two shows. Could we have even imagined something like this a few years ago? It probably would have never happened to my home country if there wasn’t a proper base. For instance Stanislav has been dj’ing and producing music for more than 15 years if I’m not mistaken, and he is not the only one. The scene just started developing at some point I guess.

I’m still surprised by the pace of development within the Ukrainian Techno scene. During the last year I had three incredible shows there and one of them ended up with an almost 10 hours long set. Every now and then I think about it and realize that even a while back it would have been absolutely impossible. Time will tell, but I’m feeling very optimistic regarding the current state of the scene. I think local promoters are experiencing a lack of places that focus on Techno music, however there is a movement and it gives me hope that in the end it will turn into something nice.”

Etapp Kyle has done a lot in a very short amount of time. Releasing on Klockworks and travelling the world are things many techno oriented djs focus on for a whole career, and see as a crown on their work. Having accomplished this, what is left?

“It’s a bit of an embarrassing subject for me to talk about my personal goals. Without any doubt there should be something – an aim, a feeling or a dream, something what motivates you. But it would be absolutely wrong to chase a dream of releasing something on a specific label. It would have probably never worked out if I had chosen such an approach. Sometimes it works, but not in my case. My biggest goal is to keep the joy and getting energy from music, spending time in the studio and doing what I’m in love with.

I’m absolutely thrilled about some future plans, but still can’t reveal reveal all the details. At this point I can only say that two solo EP’s of mine are coming up. Also I’m going to take part in a very exciting project on Ostgut Ton and – slightly later – there will be remixes I did for Slam.”

We’re looking forward on his future endeavors, and are excited to see what he is talking about. For now, Etapp Kyle is playing at Buiten Westen in Amsterdam, the 18th of July.

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Last year, Inspector Norse by Todd Terje made its way to public radio. We have to admit that we frowned upon it at first. What was this song doing in playlists along with Katty Perry, Hardwell and Taylor Swift? Later we started asking us why we disapproved. Just because the song seemed out of context it doesn’t make it wrong. Todd Terje’s intentions to make Inspector Norse hadn’t suddenly changed, the content is still the same, the only difference is maybe that we weren’t ready to see an underground hit go “public”. This says more about us, then about Inspector Norse, and if you think about it, it is only beautiful to see someone’s music reach so many people.

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Artist: Todd Terje
Title: Inspector Norse (Deepdrive Cover)
Label: Deepdrive Music
Catalog#: Unknown
Releasdate: 2014-08-03

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Last year, Inspector Norse by Todd Terje made its way to public radio. We have to admit that we frowned upon it at first. What was this song doing in playlists along with Katty Perry, Hardwell and Taylor Swift? Later we started asking us why we disapproved. Just because the song seemed out of context it doesn’t make it wrong. Todd Terje’s intentions to make Inspector Norse hadn’t suddenly changed, the content is still the same, the only difference is maybe that we weren’t ready to see an underground hit go “public”. This says more about us, then about Inspector Norse, and if you think about it, it is only beautiful to see someone’s music reach so many people.

It is exactly what we strive to achieve, and it falls in line perfectly with our vision of sharing the best of electronic music with the world. At the beginning of this year there has been a Justin Van Der Volgen remix, and last week a Pépé Bradock remix appeared on a remix package, but we are particularly in love with this unofficial cover by Deepdrive. It is a total remake. Stripped and slowed down to an incredible 95 BPM, filled with distanced synth pads, that transform the euphoric original track into an almost meditative and firm slow burner. – MF

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