Kölsch exudes sheer cerebral bliss on WhoMadeWho ‘Dynasty’ rework

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Copenhagen’s enticing, experimental pop trio, WhoMadeWho, is fresh off the release of their latest studio album, Through the Walls.

As much as their new LP plunges into experimental pop, it’s also an equally beguiling take on acid house. It’s brimming with stylistic changes, and as it twists and turns in wondrous lyrical opacity, it becomes clear that Through the Walls is a deeply distinct take on a genre that can often be all too pastiche.

Now, it seems the Kompakt affiliates are kindred spirits with another idiosyncratic labelmate, as the trio found their way into the heart of Kölsch, who’s put his emotive spin on “Dynasty” from their new LP.

Kölsch’s “Dynasty” remix is an over four-minute extension of the number, and a significantly altered rework. Considering that much of Kölsch’s very reputation has been built on an astonishing arsenal of remixes, it’s unsurprising that “Dynasty,” too, proves to be a solid addition to the wheelhouse.

Kölsch announces first US residency at Miami’s Heart Nightclub

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Kölsch announced that he has landed his first full US residency, which will begin March 17 at Heart Nightclub in Miami. This news comes fresh off of the heels of his January announcement that he will be playing the Tomorrowland main stage in the summer of 2018, proving that this year is off to a very hot start for the Danish producer.

Kölsch originally announced his residency on Instagram, and tickets for Heart Nightclub are available here.

Awakenings announces monstrous two-day 2018 lineup

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Awakenings Festival has announced its glorious 2018 lineup, which will descend upon the grounds of Spaarnwoude on June 30 and July 1.

Over 100 artists will perform over the two days with some of techno’s heaviest acts fronting the bill. Artists like Carl Cox, Adam Beyer, Nina Kraviz, Sven Väth, and more, are some of the prime stalwarts on the bill. Awakenings will also see an equal dosage of techno’s ever-rising stalwarts like Job Jobse, Amelie Lens, Charlotte de Witte, and Dax J making their Awakening debuts.

Richie Hawtin will also be in attendance, bringing his special CLOSE concept to The Netherlands for the first time ever. Other notable acts include Marcel Dettmann, Joseph Capriati, Kölsch, Maceo Plex — who will be bringing his Mosaic concept to Awakenings for the first time ever — Ben Klock, Jamie Jones, Ricardo Villalobos, and Seth Troxler.

As expected, Awakenings Festival will be going above and beyond in their groundbreaking production. Attendees can expect top-of-the-line stage design, particularly in the open air areas of the festival.

 

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WATCH: Kölsch performs a grandiose sunset set atop the Eiffel Tower

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DJ Snake just might have started a trend amongst DJs, as Danish house and techno producer Kölsch is the latest electronic artist to perform atop a Parisian landmark. Rather than performing on the Arc de Triomphe, as DJ Snake did early in September, Kölsch took his music to new heights with a set on the Eiffel Tower.

Fresh off the release of his eerily evocative, autobiographical album 1989, the artist delved into his brand new and incredibly spectacular emotive tunes only to be rightfully met with a stunning sunset. The view of the city was streamed live courtesy of Cercle, a platform that curates magnificent sets in peculiar places.

The legendary performance also kicks off Kölsch’s tour. If this show serves as any indication, it’s one not to be missed.
Kölsch Tour Dates:

Oct 20 Awakenings ADE, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oct 21 ADE Audio Obscura x Spectrum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oct 27 Miami, USA Heart
Oct 28 Montreal, Canada La Bacchanale
Oct 31 San Francisco, USA Audio
Nov 3 Cordoba, Argentina BNP Club
Nov 4 Valinhos, S.P, Brasil Laroc – Sunset Club
Nov 5 Buenos Aires, Argentina Oasis
Nov 9 London, UK Fabric (Live Show)
Nov 10 Paris, France Faust
Nov 11 Berlin, Germany Panoramabar
Nov 16 Dublin, Ireland District 8
Nov 17 Cologne, Germany Gewölbe
Nov 18 Hasselt, Belgium Labyrinth
Nov 24 Milan, Italy Volt
Nov 26 Glasgow, UK Sub Club
Dec 8 Melbourne, Australia Forum Theatre (Live show)
Dec 9 Sydney, Australia Greenwood (Live show)
Dec 15 New York, USA TBA
Dec 16 Los Angeles, USA Sound

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Listen to Kölsch’s emotive ,autobiographical new album ‘1989′

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Danish native and highly-revered producer Rune Reilly, better known as Kölsch, delivered the final installment in his autobiographical album trilogy for Kompact Records, 1989.

In the record, Reilly’s finely tuned techno craftsmanship is met with a newfound emotive elevation of his artistic output into a deeply impassioned epic.

Kölsch began the Kompact series with early childhood memories and influences on 1977—his birth year–and delivered the second installment, 1983 as a vibrant and picturesque journey sound tracking the year he traveled through Europe as a child. 

Now, on 1989, Kölsch delves into his early teens. Years he’s described publicly as quite difficult, explaining: “…I mostly just remember the greyness of it all – grey feelings, grey weather and my own grey face.”

Outside of navigating the trials and tribulations that come with teenage years, Reily’s parents also divorced that year. 

“I would escape that grey world on my skateboard, listen to my Walkman as I explored the city around me. Music became my savior – the only way to overcome my family’s hard times. I found a soundtrack to my grey life, and suddenly there was color.”

Reilly’s affinity towards grey feelings in this time may also offer an explanation as to why several of the tracks on the album are named “grey,” albeit in a hand full of different languages.

1989 is truly an ascension in the techno reigns for Reilly. Within its sonic landscape is an intensified deployment of real-life orchestral sounds and the continuation of a longtime collaboration with composer Gregor Schwellenbach. Considering Kölsch’s propensity for vivacious vocalist cameos on his albums, it’s hardly a surprise to find that the hauntingly beautiful track “In Bottles” features Norwegian singer-songwriter Aurora Aksnes.

With as timeless an output as Reilly has had, expectations were high for 1989. Keeping the iconic tracks like “Loreley”, “Der Alte”, “DerDieDas” or “Cassiopeia” in mind, it’s a wonder how on 1989, he occupies a sonic space that’s somehow even more beautiful. But it is with this sonic marriage in mind, of both classical and contemporary techno elements, that Reilly has achieved the record’s greatest impact.

He’s mastered the old, so it’s only right that he dominate the new, too.  

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deadmau5 just earned a BBC Radio 1 residency for 2017

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Wary of getting out-competed by Apple Music‘s Beats 1 Radio, which has been pulling in influential artists left and right, BBC has announced a new group of artists to grace the airwaves in 2017 via the BBC Radio 1 Residency radio show, including none other than deadmau5.

The Residency show features a rotating lineup of “the biggest names in dance music from the underground to the arena,” who take turns mixing for a few hours on Thursday nights playing whatever music they fancy. The 2016 roster included the likes of George Fitzgerald, Louisahhh, Oliver Heldens, and Steve Angello.

Also on the 2017 roster are fellow new members to the team Metrik, Eats Everything, Jessy Lanza, and Helena Hauff, who join veterans of the show Kölsch, Logan Sama, and Will Atkinson.

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Teksupport to make NY debut with Luciano and Kölsch

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Teksupport, a new underground music event series, is gearing up for its NY debut on November 19. Luciano, Kölsch, Kenny Glasgow and one more unidentified artist will help launch the series’ inaugural celebration, which will take place at a secret warehouse in Brooklyn.

Rob Toma, revered Brooklyn-based promoter best known for bringing Time Warp to NYC in 2014 and 2015, in addition to Circoloco over Halloween weekend, is the founder of the new creative collective and musical curator.

Come December 10, Teksupport will continue its course with ’10 Years of Diynamic’ featuring Solomun, Adriatique, Stimming, Magdalena and more.

Learn more about Teksupport here.

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