Souvenir podcast #13 by Sonodab.
1. Cristi Cons / Get Together -Vlad caia Dub (Optimal Records)
2. Anthea / Numb (1Trax)
3. Le Loup/Seuil / Mamite (Hold Youth)
4. Monday Night / A1 (Monday Night)
5. Ivano Tetelepta & Roger Gerressen / For what it’s worth – Ion Ludwigs’s sun remix (Fasten Musique)
6. Voigtmann / 5000 shades of grey – SIT remix (Do Easy Records)
7. Nyra / Dres done (Elastic Dreams)
8. Romansoff / All this mess (Raw Tools)
9. Pi Ensemble / Mirror Light (Yojik ConCon)
10. S.A.M / Playful Silence (Fathers And Sons)
11. Sonodab / Bon Voyage (Supplement Facts)
12. Marcman / Dici (Paragram)
13. Sonodab / Less is more (Souvenir music)
Sonodab tells us a little behind the scenes story about his last Souvenir PLUS ‘Dose Rythms’ EP..
Hello Sonodab. The title track runs through seven minutes of moody pads with funky hi-hat patterns and weird, psychedelic underpinnings. ‘Dose Rythms’ builds to minor and subtle climaxes throughout, never boiling over, but never letting up either. How did you get that?
I liked the idea of doing a track using acid and deep bass rhythms with classical elements mixed with a base with a lot of groove. For example, for acid sounds and low parts, use xoxbox, Doepfer MS404, SH101É and for pads and atmospheres, use microwave XT, Tetra…
Could you tell us a bit about your studio set-up?
My studio set-up is mainly composed of hardware, from the classics like Juno 106, SH101, Moog Voyager, Doepfer … to the most recent Nord Rack 2X, Microwave XT, Mopho, Tetra, Elektron Machinedrum, Monomachine ….. supplemented with effects such as filters Schippman Ebbe und Flut and Sherman Filterbank 2, in fact it’s what I enjoy the most …. changing the sounds, giving me opportunities to experiment with different ideas. I mix in Ableton Live, I love it and every day surprises me more!
‘Back to the Nut’ comes out swinging, instantly hitting you with dub chords and a driving kick that definitely means business. A way to catch a club?
Yes I think that is a track with a lot of groove, with force, but without being aggressive, with a steady rhythm and many details and sounds that change without making it too heavy.
You close things with ‘Less is More’ which reminds us that minimal wave’s motto. But pretty soon an small acid line emerges out of panning tones and stays locked for the duration, while various effects drift in the background. Looks like Barcelona’s influences?
As you can hear in the EP, the three tracks share acid elements , but with different styles. Unfortunately, Barcelona not influenced me musically, because although it is gradually noticing an improvement, the fact is that it has lost a lot of electronic music culture, but that’s a long story… but like I said, thanks to groups, collectives and independent people, are contributing to enhance the scene of the city, so I hope that recovers soon! ;)
As a ninth edition of our “In The City: Focus on”, we have Luca Saporito and Anthony Middleton well known as Audiofly.
Hi guys, could you tell us a little behind the scene story about your track with Uner..?
Well we have been trying to get in studio for some time, and we finally had a chance earlier this year…first we sat and ate and corrected all the troubles of the world…then put it down (all our angst) in a song lol.
What is the meaning behind the title ‘No More Philosophy’?
Something to do with stopping talking about the state of things and actually doing something…lol
Favorite city you’ve visited?
Ooh that’s hard. So many beautiful places with such different characters.
I guess we a big fans in Tokyo…but also Hong Kong. That’s not a fair question! Lol …next
What’s your typical ‘Audiofly’ food on tour?
Anything healthy….fish, sushi, not much meat, veggies…the occasional emergency club sandwich…and quite a lot of Jack Daniels…which totally counts as a food source, I swear!
Read more about Audiofly here.
As an eighth edition of our “In The City: Focus on”, we are introducing you to a unique trio comprised of accomplished producers and djs hailing from Russia: Special Case. The trio is made of Arram Mantana, Tripmastaz and Roustam — three different creative individuals whose tastes range from abstract minimal to classic house, who share a common vision and have their own distinct take on modern electronic music. So now it is time to ‘Focus’ on Special Case, and to grab 2 free tracks!
Hi Special Case. First of all, after listening to your track we would like to ask if you sometimes feel like an “owl”?
Well, we think that we all should feel like an owl if you live in such a big city as Moscow or Saint Petersburg full of traffics and people. Feeling like an owl concept of life means that you can survive in all this mess finding holes in people’s real live. If we are owls then we are owls from the other part of the matrix.
Tell us a little behind the scenes story about this track..
We had a draft of this track done a couple of years ago. Sometimes you just feel that it’s not a perfect time to release one and it has to wait a bit. So we did. The feeling of Summer open airs and Ibiza vibe with landing plane sound effects, that’s what we feel about this track.
Where is your favorite place in Moscow / St. Petersburg?
There are lots of interesting places in Moscow cause Moscow is well known as a city that never sleeps and it’s true. The best spots to visit are Gipsy and Arma 17. These are the places where dreams become true. If you take Saint Petersburg then better is to attend some special parties and off course our well known Special Case daytime rooftops.
Can you define your lifestyle? I mean, what is a typical Special Case week about?
We spend most of our time in the studio, also promoting our parties, running labels and doing gigs. Nothing unusual, just living our lives to the fullest?
In the inside..
01. Special Case – Case of Bass
02. Tiefschwarz feat. Jaw – Hurricane (Special Case Remix)
Welcome to the seventh edition of our “In The City: Focus on” series. This time round we would like to introduce Philip Bader, who also appears on our In The City compilation. Philip Bader started producing his own music with Perry Roden on Monika Kruse’s Label Electric Avenue, and followed that up with successful releases on Kindisch, Saved, Stil vor Talent amongst others. Philip’s productions are characterized by his deep minimalistic Berlin style techno and his signature creative, and smartly placed, vocals. Put your headphones on and turn up the volume now:
first tell us how did you get in contact with ‘In The City #3’?
I am a friend of Tiefschwarz and I like the music they present on Souvenir. They ask me for a track and they felt in love with “Ready”. Also a lot of my friends are on the ‘In The City #3’. I am really happy to be a part of this cool project.
Favorite city you’ve visited?
There is not only one. I like Paris. Also I fell in love with Rome and Mexico City is awesome. But the best food I ate in Bologna.
Where is your favorite place in Berlin?
Haha. I love the Kater Holzig. Also I really like the Sisyphos and the Wilde Renate and of course the Berghain club. But my really favorite place is my balcoy.
How could you define you track “Ready”? What is it about?
It’s a hypnotic techhouse track. I play with the vocals. I think its a bomb for the dancfloor. Haha
In the inside..
01. Philip Bader – Change You
02. Philip Bader – Red Leaf
It’s time for the fifth instalment of our “In The City: Focus on” series! This time round we welcome our very good friend Marius Maier, better known simply as Re.You. His success in the global electronic music scene has continued to gather pace as his prolific release schedule, live show and DJ sets at clubs across the world, go from strength to strength. Ever since his first release with us in 2010, Re.You has continued to impress us and with this ‘Focus On’, we ask you to come in closer and check out Re.You for yourself…
First tell us the behind story about your featuring with Forrest..
Forrest. contacted me via email and told me that he was a big fan of mine and asked for a collaboration. I checked his stuff online and I was feeling his voice immediately – so catchy and unique. So I sent him a layout of “Are you For Real”. He recorded this brilliant vocal lines in his studio and sent those back. So actually we didn’t meet yet. I’m very happy about this collaboration – music production 2.0.
What’s your favorite city that you have visited?
There are so many stunning places and it’s hard to choose between them but the best city I’ve visited is Cape Town. I was staying there for 5 weeks in 2011. I fell in love with the city. And of course south african wine tastes amazing. I already planned my next stay for 2014, escaping the german winter.
What’s your typical Re.You food on tour?
I always try to eat local food and try new things where ever I might be. My favorite food I tried abroad was on my trip to South Korea. During the trip I only ate korean barbecue and bibimbap. I became a big fan of korean food.
What is the funniest thing ever happened while touring?
I was traveling with my tourmanager Torsten to play at a festival in Georgia. After flying for 8 hours we landed in Batumi. The promoter of the event told us that it takes about one hour from the airport to get to the location. Actually it took us three hours. And why? Because we couldn’t drive, every 100 meter all kinds of animals blocked the road – pigs, cows, chicken. The most funniest thing was that there were a cow and a bull on the street having sex and we had to wait for a while until they were done. They didn’t even care about us or the car horn. It was really funny … Crazy trip! I need to go back to Georgia soon.
In the inside..
01. Re.You – Leaving Me
02. Re.You – Lonely
03. Tiefschwarz feat. Jaw – Hurricane (Re.You Remix)
Souvenir podcast #12 by Marco Freivogel.
1. Shrubbn!! / Echos (The Orb Remix) (Shitkatapult)
2. Marcos Cabral / Tio Rico (L.I.E.S.)
3. Mikkel Metal / Parre Work (Echocord)
4. Joey Anderson / Hydrine (Deconstruct Music)
5. BMM 000 / Three Days Late (BirdsMakingMachine)
6. Deadbeat / ID1 (BLKRTZ)
7. Graze / The Sust (New Kanada)
8. Marco M. Bernd / Horizon (Ehrenfels)
9. Isolée / Wobble (Pampa)
10. The Black Dog / Cult Mentality (Dust Science)
11. Skudge / Ontic (Skudge Records)
12. Marco Freivogel / 11 am feat. Elif Bicer (Hreno & The Mole’s MHMD Remix) (Souvenir)
13. Tevo Howard / Everyday House Music (Tevo Howard Recordings)
More important than the parties, the plane rides, the magazine covers or the money, every great DJ is first and foremost, a collector. A discoverer of music. A traveller weaving through a sea of new sounds and honing down the multitude of records to those that matter most. It’s this drive for sonic exploration that’s responsible for Souvenir, the Berlin label spearheaded by Tiefschwarz and their french partner Arthur Vélasquez. In little over a year the label has...