Spencer Parker Recalls Last DJ Gig Before COVID-19 Lockdown

Spencer Parker

Next up in our Last DJ Set series, where we’re talking to a wide range of artists about their final gig before government-ordered lockdowns and travel bans went into effect in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is London-born, Berlin-based Spencer Parker.

Ahead of the release of the disco-charged “Youreoneofakind”/”Somebody Scream” on July 24 on Patrick Topping’s Trick, Parker recounts his last set and fills us in on his eclectic weekly podcast, Playing Records, and more. Continue Reading

Willaris. K 5 Tracks of the Moment

Willaris. K

Rising Australian DJ/producer Jack McAllister — who is more widely known as Willaris. K — continues to come into his own and mature as an artist. A former electrician, his compelling, often emotional sound runs the gamut from low-slung house to undulating electronica. And let’s not forget his interest in techno and field recordings.

After exploring ambient music on his LUSTRE EP, McAllister continues his artistic evolution with his uptempo new jam, “Chapel” featuring rapper WaveIQ.

The energetic, fist-pumping track is featured on the four-track Full Noise EP out July 17 featuring collabs with Paul Mac and George Nicholas (of Seekae).

Fresh from dropping a remix of Flume featuring Toro y Moi, McAllister shares his five tracks of the moment with us.

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Mux Mool Recalls Last Gig Before COVID-19 Lockdown

Mux Mool live

Next up in our Last Set series, where we’re talking to a wide range of artists about their final gig before government-ordered lockdowns and travel bans went into effect in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is Denver-based electronic music producer Brian Lindgren (a.k.a Mux Mool).

On July 10 the wildly talented Lindgren will release his fourth full-length album, Skulltaste II, on Detroit’s Young Heavy Souls. August 14 will see the release of his latest and greatest on glorious vinyl edition.

We connected with Lindgren to find out about his last set. His message to his fans? “Feel free to @ me anytime, any platform and tell me you’re excited. I def do wanna hear from you.” Continue Reading

Berlin’s Watergate Launches Virtual Club

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After closing its doors in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, famed Berlin nightspot Watergate is going digital by hosting a virtual party on July 10.

The online, two-floor plus terrace experience features a bill stacked with DJ talent, including Pan-Pot, Adana Twins, WhoMadeWho (live), Anja Schneider B2B Kristin Velvet, Biesmans (live), Yulia Niko, JAMIIE and MINCO.

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The event will take place on YWO (Yes, We’re Open), a “new online platform which is being introduced with this first virtual event.”

The one-off party will not be made available for replay.

Like a real-life club, YMO offers the chance for clubbers to socialize. Bouncers will step in if there’s any trouble.

Admission to the party is a minimum of €1. Drinks are on you. More info here.

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