2018 Rewind: J.Manuel

J.Manuel Werk Music

How was 2018 for you?

J.Manuel: Way better than 2017! Lots of good music came out. Electronic music is on a good path again.

Highlights?

Putting out our second record, which is my first solo EP. This year’s highlight was just the music that came out! SO MUCH GOOD STUFF!

Lowlights?

The costs of running a label as young starters! In general, the politics nowadays…

Song of the year?

Objekt – Secret Snake (PAN)

What’s your New Year’s resolution?

Bring out more releases, co-operate with interesting labels and crews to gain new, exciting experiences!

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Premiere: All Hail The Silence – Daggers (BTS Video)

All-Hail-The-Silence

We couldn’t start off 2019 with a better world premiere.

Famed electronic music pioneer Brian “BT” Transeau and veteran British singer-songwriter Christian Burns, of English pop group BBMAK, joined forces a while back to form All Hail The Silence. The result of their musical union is the duo’s 14-track album, Daggers (KSS3TE Recordings), out on January 18.

What’s notable is that no computers were used during the recording process. Instead, the pair utilized sequencers and modular/analog synthesizers to bring their songs to life.

We’re thrilled to present the behind-the-scenes video for Daggers ahead of the album’s release. In this captivating nine-minute clip, BT and Christian explain how the project came together and the significance of the album’s title — all while playing and fiddling with assorted weapons in their droolworthy synth arsenal.

Hit the play button below and enjoy.

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2018 Rewind: Ziúr

Ziúr Planet Mu

How was 2018 for you?

Ziúr: A gift that keeps on giving, started low-key, ended highly energetic.

Highlights?

I got a cozy light setting in my studio. Apart from that: China, Mexico City and Iceland were well lit! 

Lowlights?

Berlin winter: it’s either grey or greyer.

Song of the year?

Tatiana Heuman – Akane

What’s your New Year’s resolution?  

To take over the world.

@Ziúr

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2018 Rewind: Konx-om-Pax

How was 2018 for you?
Tom Scholefield: It was great fun. I’ve been DJing more this year. Started my Contemporary Hardcore series of events. First one was at Berlin Atonal and another in Milan. We’ve got more lined up for next year. They all been pretty mental so far. I’ve been touring with Kode9 for Nick Dwyer’s Diggin in The Carts AV project over the last 14 months. We’ve been collaborating with Japanese animation director Kōji Morimoto and the composers of the Streets of Rage soundtrack, Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima. I’m responsible for the live visuals. I’m also finishing off my third album due for release next summer on Planet Mu, probably the best thing I’ve made so far.

Highlights?

Atonal, Club to Club and Mira Festival

Lowlights?

Feeling a bit detached from Berlin because I’ve been working so much

Song of the year?

EOD – Dagon

What’s your New Year’s resolution?

To have more friends over to mine for Sunday lunch.

@Konx-om-Pax

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