Latest Interviews

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    Rejoicer

    Rejoicer, aka Yuvi Havkin, is a musician and producer who splices together funk, hip-hop, breakbeats and jazz rhythms. He’s known for helping cultivate Israel’s modern beat movement, and for fostering a community of international artists who contribute to his label Raw Tapes. With more than 20 releases to his name under several aliases, Havkin also plays in the band Buttering Trio, and ...

    On 12. Oktober 2018 / By
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    Vítor Rua of Telectu

    Vítor Rua (Telectu) is one of the key figures of Portuguese creative music, with a career covering a multitude of idioms and styles, from rock (he was the founder of the very popular band GNR) to minimalism, concrete music, electronic music, mimetic jazz, folk, punk, thrash metal, country music, and to free improvisation (with Telectu, his duo with pianist and musicologist Jorge ...

    On 12. Oktober 2018 / By
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    Lambert & Dekker

    A connection sparked 10 years ago in a tiny Utrecht club has flickered into a cross-country collaboration and a disarming debut from Lambert And Dekker. That the pair never set foot in the same studio but wrote ‚We Share Phenomena‘ via iPhone messages belies the beguiling atmospherics and bold tones that drift from the speakers. Berlin-based Lambert, a mask-wearing pianist at the ...

    On 12. Oktober 2018 / By
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    Matthias Puech

    Matthias Puech is a composer, designer, programmer, researcher and teacher born in Paris. From a scientific background, he nourishes a dual fascination for natural phenomena and mathematical concepts. His compositions, contemplative stills of imaginary landscapes, intend to blur the distinction between sound synthesis and field recording, transporting the listener amidst invented ecosystems. Puech designs and programs his own digital electronic instruments with ...

    On 2. Oktober 2018 / By
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    Kajsa Lindgren

    Kajsa Lindgren (born in 1990) is a composer and sound-artist mainly working with field recordings and different ways to perform them, often through spatial, multichannel distribution. Her work includes electroacoustic compositions and sound installations, as well as compositions for acoustic traditional instruments. By using interviews as a method when composing and field recordings as the material, she has found a way to ...

    On 29. September 2018 / By
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    Negative Gemini

    Negative Gemini is American songwriter, singer, and producer Lindsey French known for her contemporary take on electronic indie and her experimentation between genres. After moving to Brooklyn in 2014, the Virginia native released her self-produced album Body Work via her own record label (100% Electronica) earning early comparisons to the likes of Hope Sandoval and Gwen Stefani. With its unique blend of ...

    On 29. September 2018 / By
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    Ben Vince

    Ben Vince is a prolific saxophonist and composer who radically redefines the possibilities of the saxophone. Through extended technique, electronic processing and an open-eared approach to collaboration, Ben’s work spans free improvisation, DIY and dancefloor scenes in strikingly original style. He is building a reputation as a one of a kind live force who can veer from propulsive, full blast skronk outs ...

    On 21. September 2018 / By
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    Asa-Chang & Junray

    Asa-Chang commenced activities as a solo unit in 1997. Tabla wizard U-zhaan joined in 2000, and the group began staging live performances with Junray Tronics. Its music is imbued with a distinctive vibe produced by the combination of tribal and abstract sounds. Beginning in 2000, the group appeared at Fuji Rock for five consecutive years, a feat unmatched by any other acts. ...

    On 14. September 2018 / By
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    STUFF.

    STUFF. is a 5 piece live band that brings a cross genre groove, spanning from broken hip-hop to more electronic and jazz influenced future funk. They defy easy categorisation. Writing for Jazz Standard, Tina Edward said ‚If an energy drink could make music, it would sound like STUFF.‘, a description that does more to describe their sound than established genre tags. Utilising ...

    On 7. September 2018 / By
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    Mammal Hands

    Captivating, ethereal and majestic, Mammal Hands (saxophonist Jordan Smart, pianist Nick Smart and drummer and percussionist Jesse Barrett) has carved out a refreshingly original sound from a disparate array of influences: drawing on spiritual jazz, north Indian, folk and classical music to create something inimitably their own. Hailing from Norwich, one of Britain’s most isolated and most easterly cities, they have forged ...

    On 31. August 2018 / By
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    Kaan Bulak

    Composer and pianist Kaan Bulak works between cultures and explores diverse musical approaches. Bulak is currently artist in residence at ZKM Karlsruhe as a fellow of #bebeethoven, composing and recording new works, mostly for Augmented Piano. FACTS: 1: You don’t do anything, you let it evolve. 2: I don’t know why people expect art to make sense, when they accept the fact ...

    On 24. August 2018 / By
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    Marco Stroppa

    Composer, researcher and teacher Marco Stroppa was born in Verona and studied music in Italy (piano, choral music and conducting, composition and electronic music) before pursuing further studies at the MIT’s Media Laboratory in computer science, cognitive psychology and artificial intelligence. Between 1980 and 1984 he worked at the Centre for Computational Sonology at Padova University. In 1982 he was invited by ...

    On 24. August 2018 / By
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    Matthew Halsall

    Manchester based composer, producer, trumpeter, DJ and founder of Gondwana Records, Matthew Halsall is one of UK’s most creative talents. A gifted trumpeter with a beautiful, expressive tone, his music has explored his love of the transcendental spiritual and modal jazz of Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders, as well as more contemporary dance music and electronica. Matthew Halsall plays Gondwana Records‘ 10th ...

    On 24. August 2018 / By
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    LOTTO

    LOTTO are an instrumental trio, blending the outer borders of jazz, country, noise, and minimal electronica, through repetitive structures and improvisation, creating a music that is both hypnotising and moving. Based between Warsaw and Berlin, they have been developing a cult-like following since forming. LOTTO have released three albums to date: Ask The Dust (2014), Elite Feline (2016) and VV (2017). The ...

    On 6. August 2018 / By
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    Laura Cannell

    Laura Cannell draws on the emotional influences of the landscape and the sometimes dissonant chords of early and medieval music. With deconstructed bow and double recorders, Laura performs semi-composed, semi-improvised pieces which explore the spaces between ancient and experimental music creating music that is rooted in but not tethered to the past. Next to having performed with Michael Gira, Thurston Moore, André ...

    On 6. August 2018 / By