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Global Underground Solomun – ‘#GU40 Hamburg’ (Global Underground)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 6, 2014 by dk

GU-Solomun Hamburg Extra Music new
Global Underground proudly present their celebratory eighteenth year and landmark #GU40 City Series release with none other than Solomun at the helm devoting the episode to his hometown, Hamburg.

Crowned ‘DJ of the Year’ by Mixmag, and ‘Best Producer’ at the DJ Awards Ibiza in 2012, responsible for not one, but two of the largest events during the Ibiza summer season of recent years and running the seminal DIYnamic record label imprint, Solomun has become one of the most infamous DJs in the world of late.

Solomun’s GU mix is very much a game of two halves. The two disc compendium features the likes of the soulful new glitch­house burner from Christian Loffler, through to cuts from Oliver Huntemann, Karl Friedrich, Fango, Alter Ego, a timeless classic from Ada, Boris Werner, Audiojack, Broken Bells, Sevensol & Bender, Avatism, Mooryc, and The Rice Twins. CD1 is a mix that takes its cues from the epic electronic output of forward­facing labels like Kompakt and Krakatau while CD 2 takes things towards a more peak­time vibe but crucially, the emotional resonance remains.

The album launch party coincided with the closing of Solomun’s infamous club in Hamburg, Ego, so the mix also closed a chapter of his life. Like fellow Hamburg house hero Tensnake, Mladen has been very loyal to the German city where the Beatles cut their live chops and where clubs like Front gave the city its beating house music heart in the early 1990s.

I grew up in Hamburg and until recently, lived there all my life. There are 2 million people in the city but where I lived it was like a village, you know where to hang out and where to grab a coffee. My sister and my mother and my best friends all live there… Hamburg will be always home.Solomun

Label: Global Underground
Cat no: GU040CD
Released: Monday September 1st, 2014


1 Christian Loffler – Blind (KI Records)
2 Mooryc – Simply (Mo´s Ferry Productions)
3 Sevensol & Bender – Captain Trollig (Kann Records)
4 Avatism – Different Spaces (Vakant)
5 Lake People – Point in Time (Krakatau Records)6 Pional – It´s All Over (Hivem Discs)
7 Jonas Mantey – Sie Ist Schoen (Stil Vor Talent)
8 Bonobo – Cirrus (Ninja Tune)
9 DJ Phono – New Year Eve (Diynamic)
10 Animal Trainer – Dragon Games (Katermukke)
11 Superpitcher – Heroin (Kompakt)
12 Broken Bells – Holding On For Life – Solomun Remix (Sony UK)
13 PLANNINGTOROCK – Let´s Talk About Gender (PlanningToRock)
14 Jai Paul – Jasmine
15 SOHN – The Wheel


1 Margot – Voice Chord (Kill The DJ)
2 Oliver Huntemann – Schatten (Ideal Audio)
3 Solomun – Medea (Diynamic)
4 Sossa – Moog (Chronovision Ibiza)
5 Manuelle Musik & Steffen Sonnenschein – Adonis (Miteinander Musik)
6 Daniel Avery – Naive Response (Because Music)
7 Oliver Giacomotto – Lovin Berlin (Definitive Recordings)
8 Karl Friedrich – Claps (Hommage)
9 Audiojack – Machine Code (Gruuv)
10 Fango – Wek (Despejado Mix) Degustibus
11 Radio Slave – My Bleep (Roman Fluegel Mix) (Rekids)
12 Voiski – Ad Infinitum (Construct Reform Records)
13 The Rice Twins – For Penny & Alexis (Kompakt)
14 Alter Ego – Gary (Boys Club Mix) (Alter Ego)
15 Ada – BUM BUM


Ada – Every Dog Has Its Night

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on February 28, 2012 by dk

LABEL Areal Records
TITLE Every Dog Has Its Night
RELEASE 7th March 2012

Only the Techno Siren, with her Pandora box of wonky keys, could rouse the dormant AR creature. Every Dog Has Its Night is her groggy sonnet, to unclog the crust of a three-year slumber from bleary bloodshot eyes. Fashioned from transitory bed times between sleep and awake, it’s the hazy candied daydream awash with choral watercolours before monkey chattering memories usher in consciousness. I don’t want to get up. I don’t want to work. I want to stay right here, in blissful limbo, with Ada, with you.

Metope on the other hand has been dancing all night. The sun is rising, but he is sinking into a 4/4 reverie, remembering the time when you swayed just so. The floor was one, but now I am alone. I’ll ride out the day with your voice tickling my soul, until the night returns and I can find you once more.

Every Dog Has Its Night paves the way for 100 Jahre Areal —a compiled homage to AR’s older, wiser parent label, set to release next month. Calling upon its roster family—including Basteroid, PascalFEOS, Hrdvsion, The Cheapers, Falko Brocksieper and many more—100 Jahre Areal presents fresh works, using samples from its back catalogue. From Basteroid’s Areal-founding Automatique / Drehoment release up to Metope’s Betaowl / The Quiek EP—a total of 57 records spanning nine years have been transformed into specimens. Turned on by their own creators and spliced into even more fantastical reinventions. But first there is Ada.

Let her dog have your night.

Ada – At The Gate (Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 14, 2011 by dk

More on ADAs Album Meine Zarten Pfoten HERE

Ada -Meine Zarten Pfoten

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 6, 2011 by dk

Meine zarten Pfoten (“My Tender Paws”) is the eagerly-awaited album by Lady Ada that everybody’s been longing to get a hold of for so long. Her second album after debut Blondie truly is a revelation. Ada has successfully cast off that four-to-the-floor yoke and has recorded songs that go way beyond all our well-known categories, hovering above everything in a state of serene disengagement. It’s certainly Pop in its broadest sense, but ultimately it’s a work of music that radiates such an amazing warmth and tranquility that it will even sedate the biggest nervous wreck into a state of subtle receptiveness.

This record is your friend. It’s a shining light of beauty, glowing from the inside.


01 Faith
02 On the Mend
03 Likely
04 The Jazz Singer (Re-imagined by Ada)
05 Intro
06 At the Gate
07 Interlude
08 Happy Birthday
09 2 Likely

The Green Children- Dragons (Part 2 of ‘Encounter’) Video

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 6, 2010 by dk

The band is giving fans the chance to stream “Dragons” off of their forthcoming release, Encounter, available online and in-stores October 12th. Encounter will feature 12 original tracks ranging from dance-driven to acoustic ballads including “Tell Me,” “Black Magic,” and the album version of the new single “Dragons.”

Milla Sunde and Marlow Bevan are The Green Children, a musical duo whose songs blend ethereal pop with post-modern dance beats. The two European-born artists and songwriters met while attending the Liverpool Institute of the Performing Arts, an English university co-founded by Sir Paul McCartney. Their first album, Encounter, is set for worldwide release on Los Angeles-based Spinside Records in October 2010, and distributed by ADA and ADA Global.

The Green Children’s music reflects their (self-described) nomadic lifestyles and influences ranging from underground trip hop and electronica to alt-rock and classic pop. “We have both traveled quite a lot since we were very young, and are fans of many different kinds of music,” says Marlow. “Our songs come from the heart and the spirit. Sometimes it feels like we almost channel things that have happened along the way. We don’t have any rules about making music.”

The Green Children’s debut release is the DJ Paul Oakenfold remix of the new song “Dragons.” The digital single also marks the inaugural release from Spinside Records, the artist-centric imprint that’s a new division of Inside Recordings, the independent label formed by Jackson Browne and his management company. Three other remixes of “Dragons,” by Digital Dog, will hit clubs in September 2010.

Their debut full-length, Encounter—to be released in association with Knightingale Entertainment—will follow the remixes. It features 12 original tracks ranging from dance-driven to acoustic ballads including “Tell Me,” “Black Magic,” and the album version of “Dragons.”

Milla and Marlow each grew up against a backdrop of enchanting legends and natural wonders, and take artistic inspiration from their charmed birthplaces. The duo’s name comes from the medieval British tale of the green children, a mysterious story from the village of Woolpit in South East England. Marlow’s home town is Warwick in Central England (close to where Shakespeare lived), and Milla hails from the seaport village of Alesund on the west coast of Norway, a spectacular locale surrounded by breathtaking fjords. Their music, which has been called “cinematic fantasy pop,” is naturally infused with folklore and magic, lyrically and through its euphoric sounds.

“Since as early as I could speak, I remember walking around, making up songs all the time. I wanted to create things that reflected the beauty I saw,” says Milla. “Even today, when I get excited about a song, I think about keeping that childlike energy alive, and to make music that has romance and spirit.”

The Green Children are also dedicated to channeling their creative energies to positively influence the planet via The Green Children Foundation, established in 2005. “We want to use our voice for a bigger purpose. Having our music help others is a natural progression,” says Milla.

In 2005, Milla and Marlow visited Bangladesh and India to explore the practice of micro-credit in the developing world. They were inspired by the pioneering Bangladeshi Grameen Bank, founded by economist and Professor Muhammad Yunus. On their second trip to Bangladesh, they shot a music video celebrating the bank’s largely rural women borrowers. When Yunus won a 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, The Green Children released a commemorative CD/DVD throughout Norway. The promotion raised funds for The Grameen Green Children Eye Hospital in Bangladesh, which opened in 2008.

In addition to finding financial opportunities and sustainable solutions to aid the poor, The Green Children Foundation supports causes including empowering women in the developing world, environmental initiatives, and fostering ideas to make the world a better place.

That same positive spirit colors their beat- and beauty-filled music. “We want our songs to bring people to that magical place that we’re trying to get to ourselves,” says Milla. “We don’t want our minds get in the way of the messages our hearts want to send out.”

Preview The Green Children Release Paul Oakenfold Remix for Dragons(preview)’Encounter’ album October 12