‘Berlin, Berlin‘, curated by Highsnobiety, is a weekend-long virtual celebration of the city taking place January 22 to 24. We’ve teamed up with Highsnobiety for a litte special: Watch (or dance to) the ‚Beach Mix“ by Keinemusik – available for the first time outside of the GTA 5 Online update – in HD, full-length as of now exclusively via:
Sofie’s foundations in DJing began at a Stones Throw hosted night called 56, which took place at the now defunct Mr T’s Bowl in Highland Park. From thereon she connected with Boiler Room, when they booked their first West Coast broadcast, and she was booked to open for Dam-Funk, J Rocc and Peanut Butter Wolf. Sofie also hosts her own radio show on NTS, SOS Radio. Make sure to give her debut album a spin, Cult Survivor, which has been released on Stone Throw Records last year.
You know it, we know it, we are closing a year that was not that packed with euphoria (to put it mildly). One of the few upsides though: more time to work in the studio and also more time to do mixes. And to look back on our recent radio shows proves, it’s been a good year for DJ-mixes at least. We never had so many great guest contributions as in 2020. So thank you to Eli Escobar, Thandi Draai, UNKLE, Busy P, Katimi Ai, Joe Goddard, Lauren Faith, Dino Lenny, André Hommen, Öona Dahl, Jennifer Cardini, Enzo Elia, Jonathan Kaspar, Skinny Macho, La La, DJ Gigola, WhoMadeWho, Bell Towers, Nandu, Anton Klint and Curses for hosting shows and you for tuning in. Be sure to revisit this years batch of mixes whenever you feel the need shake some in those still clubless times….
NYC’s very own Eli Escobar, who just released his ‘There Are Ghosts Everywhere in New York City’ album (available via Bandcamp), is delivering the last KM radio show of 2020, an exclusive mix filled with hot and juicy peak time prime proto house disco cuts.
Thandi Draai is our special guest this week. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, she’s a DJ, radio host and producer. Thandi Draai delivers an exclusive mix jam-packed with new music and the right amount of energy – tune in via link below.
Chances are, you’ve heard this new offering by &ME before. He installed it within his last touring months as one of his most sought after and unsuccessfully shazamed set-highlights. And then again, you know the source material, he is taking on, Westbam’s 2013 classic “You Need The Drugs” featuring Psychedelic Fur’s own Richard Butler.
Finally available for download and listening HERE.
Our friend Johannes, who did several merchandise designs for us, has a new project out. Here’s his introduction to it:
“My new reality reader “MATRIX FIVE – TWENTYSIX DIGITIAL BILLBOARDS” is a homage to 2020; a tribute to a digital billboard I came across this summer in Saskatchewan, Canada, and a visual commentary decontextualizing Marshall McLuhan’s “The Medium is the Massage – An Inventory of Effects“ (1967) and Jean Baudrillard’s “Simulacra and Simulation“ (1981). Both authors – from Canadian and French backgrounds respectively – discuss the manifestation and symbolism of modern media and culture, their shared existence, as well as their effects on reality, society, and consumerism. 2020 is underlining the relevance of their perspectives once again. Through repetition, seriality, indexicality, and referentiality, influenced by the ideas and creations of Edward Ruscha, MATRIX FIVE explores and challenges conceptual ideas of the photo series and artist book itself.”
52 pages, 7.5×9.5’’, 1-color risograph, edition of 50. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to NIA Centre for the Arts, a Toronto-based charitable organization that supports, showcases, and promotes an appreciation of arts from across the Afro-Diaspora.
We’re more than happy to host a brand new mix by James Lavelle aka UNKLE (James is the founder of iconic Mo Wax label).
“I wanted to do something that felt like a whole eclectic club night with the hour, I haven’t done a club mix for a while, so wanted to take it in that direction with a mixture of new and old cuts and a brand new UNKLE remix.”
– James Lavelle
Special delivery all the way from Paris – right in time for the weekend by Pedro ‚Busy P‘ Winter. The DJ, producer, art director, cool kid, and founder of Ed Banger, compiled a fine and exclusive mix filled with House classics. 💣
Here’s a fine item to store all the newly copped records and similar essentials you’d like to carry around. Stone-washed black cotton with white logo stitching. Measurements 38 x 33 x 18 cm. Includes a button up pouch at the upper seam for coins, keys etc. 100% cotton, washable up to 40°. Handmade in Portugal.
This fine bag as well as a limited repress of the Peace Sign Cap are available now via the KM Shop (HERE).
Joe Goddard is a member of Hot Chip, songwriter, producer, DJ and remixer (he recently remixed Dua Lipa, Becker & Mukai and Groove Armada) and co-founder of the Greco-Roman label. Joe combines a thirst for experimentation, an instinctive understanding of the dancefloor and a love of left-of-centre pop music. In other words: we’re stoked to have him as a guest for the Keinemusik Radio.