Leifur James' debut album 'A Louder Silence' is both spacious and thought-provoking, energetic yet restrained, brimming with nuanced electronic instrumentals, dubby synths, and jazz breaks — creating an array of rich textures, complemented occasionally by James’ own soulful vocals.
When „Kalif Storch” was released back in May, the first original Modeselektor track since 2015, you could feel the duo’s urge for immediate, crafty techno. This is where they came from. "Wealth" on the other hand is a reminder of how many other things they are made of - it is at once an epitome of Modeselektor’s past ventures in genre-crossing sound as well as their reboot as a duo with fresh ideas and big appetite for bass. The track builds on Modeselektor’s characteristically bold collaborative spirit, reviving the Berlin/London axis with a bass-heavy, synth-led tune featuring Flohio. Hailing from South London, Flohio is one of UK’s uprising artists, having already worked with the likes of L-Vis 1990 or Gaika.
Floating through moments of silence and tranquility, Julien Marchal offers timeless compositions on his Dim Mak debut, "Observations." Approaching each note with beauty and grace, Marchal transports listeners through a series of post-modern classical piano pieces, played with an immaculate touch.
"While the universe expands, our human’s world is contracting to itself. We are going faster, further, acting like if our environment was unlimited.
In a sense we are like a black hole devouring everything in our path, fully confident to be timeless.
That’s why I chose to shoot this music video in a location like Bombay Beach in California. This former prosperous seaside resort who quickly became a cluster of fish skeleton and half abandoned houses represents how things can quickly change. After all, we already have some memories of the future.”
Video Directed by David Bross.
The award-winning producer and composer known as Robot Koch has been exploring relationships between space and sound his whole life. Koch’s compositions seamlessly integrate electronic and organic textures, incorporating immediate, dry sounds as well as large, reverberant spaces, a collaboration with filmmaker Mickael Le Goff . The project has resulted in an immersive show premiering in Berlin’s planetarium.