Swedish techno producer Rivet has been commissioned to remix Patrick Sjeren. Sjeren has previously released on Omar S's FXHE but this EP is the first release for the Virgo Rising imprint from Sweden. Rivet's remix of 'Work That Body' is a sinewy, metallic re-visioning with myriad squirming synths and sharp percussive edges all writhing about in arresting fashion, the style he is known for. As Hardwax would say... Tip!
It's now illegal not to call Skudge 'The Mighty Skudge' it seems, and given the full-blooded nature of their looped analogue techno that seems more than fair. The duo has been busy releasing music on their own label, signing up acts like Jared Wilson, Rivet and Aardvarck and touring the globe with their full hardware set up. In case you haven't caught them yet, now is the perfect time to see what you are missing by tuning into this DJ mix they did for Resident Advisor... it's a wide ranging affair with dark beats, melancholic trumpets and some rugged minimalism along the way. The accompanying interview also reveals the duo's plans for their label and next studio album. If you want to catch them live somewhere soon, here are the dates:
24-05 Berns, Stockholm, SE
31-05 Inkonst, Malmo, SE
23-06 Space, Ibiza, ES
29-06 Feierwerk, Munich, DE
12-07 Freerotation, UK
20-07 Berghain, Berlin, DE
26-07 Norberg Festival, Norberg, SE
28-07 Space, Ibiza, ES
17-08 OneMore, London, UK
18-08 Space, Ibiza, ES
31-08 Voltt Festival, Amsterdam, NL
05-09 Dimensions Festival, Pula, HR
07-09 Inkonst, Malmo, SE
13-09 Le Zoo, Geneva, CH
22-09 Space, Ibiza, ES
Next to this we're working on some dates in Australia and Japan during fall/winter. Interested? Get in touch. EU promoters: please note the guys prefer to take only on one gig a weekend because of the travelling and bags filled with equipment are no easy companions.
For more info on Skudge check out their full artist profile over here.
Dexter and Steffi have history together in that they ran the Klakson imprint (more exciting news about that soon), and now they have teamed up again. Steffi asked Dexter for an exclusive track to use on her recent and excellent Panorama Bar mix CD and is now releasing a vinyl version of the track on her own Dolly label. Called Jawada it is classic Dexter with a raw and jacking 4/4 kick and frazzled, acid-leaning synths lines squirming about non stop all across its face. It's the first of many new tracks that Dexter is set to release this year and you can hear it right here on the Clone website.
For more info on Dexter check out his full artist profile over here.
It's clear that Conforce is very passionate about what he does, always experimenting in many different genres with his vast array of hardware. Proof of that comes in this new DJ mix live from Maastricht, The Netherlands, which also includes a nice story about the feelings of the DJ as he travelled to and from the gig. Check out the mix and nice words from Conforce here.
For more info on Conforce check out his full artist profile over here.
Sascha Rydell, an important part of the aforementioned Fachwerk label, has also turned in a new podcast, this time for Background Techno Experience. In this mix, the German carefully builds the groove with stripped down techno, weighty analogue house, pounding drums and some pretty deep and melodic offerings. In the meantime, he is also working on contributions for the 30th release from Fachwerk, so stay tuned for more on that.
For more info on Sascha Rydell check out his full artist profile over here.