Feb 28 / Vari

WHAT’S ON OSLO

The Belgian producer Olivier Grégoire aka Kolombo is hitting Norwegian shores this coming friday. He doesn’t really need much of an introduction. His music clearly speaks for itself, he knows his shit inside and out and he’s guaranteed to make you dance. So yeah, head down to Fisk & Vilt this friday, the talented duo No Dial Tone will be warming you up real good from 10pm. But before that, we’ve had a little chat with Olivier so that you can get to know him a little better…

What are you doing right now?
Well, many production projects on the way. My partner Geoffroy and I just finish the “Mugwump” album after 3 years of work. Kolombo; many releases & rmxs coming out soon on Noir, Kompakt, Eskimo & This Is. Loulou Players projects still on our label “LouLou Rec” and a release on Nervous coming out soon and some collaborations with friends such as Djuma Soundsystem, Oliver Klein, DeMarzo & Ante Perry.

Who are your musical heroes?
Syl Johnson, Bob James, Zapp, Funkadelic, Dj Premier, Dj Craze, The Human League, Portished, Todd Terry, Dopplereffekt, Carl Craig, Daft Punk, just to name of few…

Whats on repeat at the moment?
It depends my mood..But I listen to old rare soul funk from the 70s and some underground disco stuff. I also listen to oldschool hiphop mixtapes or trip hop like Ninja tune.

Will this be your first visit to Oslo?
Yes it is. I’m looking forward to the party, happy people, dancing & drinking all night long!

Feb 21 / Vari

HANNES FISCHER

We have had a nice little chat with the talented Berliner Hannes Fischer. His music first got our attention about a year ago with his wonderfully deep house remix of Aaliyah - One in a Million. We have since this been following him closely. His remix productions are nothing less than top notch, Hannes really has his own signature sound. He always gives us a good feeling, deep, happy melodic. Just how we like it. We are really looking forward to hearing more of his own productions which will be out soon, in the mean time you can check out some of his work and remix productions
on Beatport and Soundcloud.

MINI INTERVIEW

Hannes, what are you doing right now? 


Just finished working on a track, now chilling to some good music.

How did this whole music thing start for you?


I guess I got influenced by my stepfather being a musician when I was a child. I played the guitar for some years but some years later I got more and more interested in electronic music. So I started working on tracks on my computer and here we are!

What sound or noise do you love?


It’s cheesy but I really love the sound of trains at night, especially when I’m in bed and hear them
from afar.

What’s been on repeat lately ?

Easy. El_Txef_A, I’m so waiting for his album to come out in march.

Out of your body of work what is your favorite track and why? 


I guess that would be the Souls Of Mischief remix. 93’ til Infinity is one of my all-time favorites. Beside many good memories, this one reminds me especially of my first months in Berlin, good feeling.

What are you currently working on? 


Today I finished a track that will probably be on my first vinyl release. Very excited. Will be a good one for summer, open airs… Can’t wait for that. I have some remixes that need to be finished, too. So yeah… I’m happy there’s always work these days.

Any dream (remixing) collaborations you’d like to take on?


There are so many. Too many. BAT FOR LASHES would be a dream! 


What’s the one thing you can’t live without? 


My family and my friends I guess. And music probably. That’s 3, I know.

What is your vital daily ritual? 


Playing a good track right after getting up, that’s a good way to start the day. I think I don’t have many daily rituals, but that’s one thing I do almost every day.

Feb 19 / Vari

SUNDAY CHILLIN’


Hope you’re having a nice relaxing Sunday, where ever you are. xoxo Shari & Vari

Andri – Big jet plane (Andri Edit)

The Drums – Days (Trentemoller Remix)

  Alcoholic Faith MissionTime (Peter Amster´s I stay another Night Rework)

Feb 17 / Shari

IRREGULAR DISCO WORKERS

Yesterday we were in Russia, today we’re in Italy! Introducing the Irregular Disco Workers. Get ready for a classic Number 20 Mini Interview but with a little twist… The Irregular Disco Workers is a joint venture that was born in 2010 between two Italian producers, Gregorio Assandri (Cloned In Vatican) and Andrea Frittella (Dj Andryu).

These guys are eclectics and not lovers of distinction between musical genres, they pride themselves in fusing different styles to make a very unique and funky result. Sooo on the topic of fusion, the I.D.W. boys and myself have joined forces and made an ‘Irregular’ mixtape to accompany their interview…

We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed putting it all together :-)

!! SHARI VS IRREGULAR DISCO WORKERS MIXTAPE !!

SHARI

1. Christine – John Carpenter (Crimea X Reinterpretation)
2. Into A Trap – Pional
3. Go Easy On Me Girl (Original) – Francis Inferno Orchestra
4. Fishbone – Things Happen (Kid Who Remix)
5. Inside & Out – Feist (Hannes Fischer Edit)
6. Dancing In Outer Space – Atmosfear (The Revenge Rework)

IRREGULAR DISCO WORKERS

7. The Dining Rooms – Io Cammino Ma…
8. Cosmic Methal Mother – Italian Cowboy
9. Isoul8 & Mark De Clive Lowe – Stop Bajon
10. Felipe Sa – Party Rock (Markus Vareid Remix)
11. Berlitz – 1982 (Irregular Disco Workers Remix)
12. Soho 808  Feat. Lydia Caesar – Tuning Slow
13. Flatwound  – Kick Junior (Timewarp Inc Remix)
14. Lindstrom – Magik
15. Bocca Grande – Even If (Morning Factory Remix)
16. Whitney Houston  – Million Dollar Bill (Mike Simonetti Re-Edit)
17. The Phenomenal Handclap Band – Following
18. Craxi Disco – La Verità Della Storia
19. Time & Space Machine – Pill Party In India (Psychemagik Remix)
20. Sally Shapiro & Johan Agebjorn – Outer Spacer Woman


MINI INTERVIEW


Who are the IRREGULAR DISCO WORKERS?

G: Well… We are two guys, not  so young, that live in The North and in The South  of Italy, united by music, respect, honesty, and temporary work. We choose the name “Irregular Disco Workers”, because we are temporary workers in music (we don’t do this as first work, we do it for passion, and the results are always temporary, and not sure), because we want to identify all the music we’ve made and played in clubs as “Disco”, that’s not only connected to Disco Music, but to all music we like playing.

How did this whole music thing start for you guys?

G: I am interested to dance music since I was 12  Years old, where I followed releases listening to Italian radio shows of 90’s.  I start spinning records in 2001 at 20 years old, as a passion, with the mission not only to play music, but to grow “culturally” and open myself to music, and also to create my personal sound. In 10 Years a lot of things changed, now I have my label, I started making music in 2008 (I never thought of these things before), my background has grown, but I love and want to  learn something new all the time. I started working with Andrea at the end of 2009. In that period, I was searching for an help to manage my label “Disco Volante”, and I wanted to find the right person to do it: Disco Volante represented also myself so it was not a joke for me. I knew Andrea since middle 2000’s because we met each other online and posted in an Italian Dj forum. He did the remix for my first release “Disco Volante” in 2009, and I think he was perfect to manage a label because we have music vision in common. The label did good, so we start working together, and we did our first remixes in 2010 that was released last year for Italian I-Robots label “Opilec Music”: “The Units – Connections”. The two remixes were tagged as “ Dj Andryu And Cloned In Vatican Remixes”.  So, we’d like to create a shortcut (versions name will be to long every times if we leave our real Dj names) and we choose Irregular Disco Workers. This collaboration started with two remixes, the first is “El  Toro” By Cosmonauts, out on our label in 2010 and charted by important Dj’s, and the second is “We Love Computers” by Salta & Roma, posted in soundcloud in 2010 and out last year. With these two remixes some labels start contacting us to have  our work up until today and we hope also in the future…

A: I started “joking” with records at 18 years old, but I started Djing at 20… after buying my first console (with the first salary as computers programmer). I started make music in 2004… and I released the first vinyl in 2006, with my first project “Relative Depth” (dance/electro trio I founded in 2005). Later, I was not in sync with Relative Depth sounds and I started to collaborate with Greg. I went into Disco Volante officially in 2010 and now…..

What are you listening to now?

A: Now I’m trying to listen all news and all demos we receive at Disco Volante. Often I listen to soundcloud; I think this is the place for listening good tracks, great worldwide artists and also to find good inspirations.

G: Me too, Demos, soundcloud, and also worldwide digital shops with labels that  promote and produces what I like.

What’s the proudest moment you guys have experienced in your careers so far?

A: The first vinyl – The first gig as Irregular Disco Workers and The first I.D.W. EP (maybe in the next months? eheheheh)

G:  The first gig as I.D.W. was very important for us, because  was a confirmation that we were working, we don’t know if well or not, but we  were working. Our works played by important Dj’s was good too because they knew to exist. Also the tracks of Disco Volante played by Pete Tong’s Essential Selection was a big emotion for us.

What sound or noise do you love?

G:  Well I think I like all sounds, it depends from the period,  in some periods I listen to jazz, in other disco, in other techno, in other deep, in other Italo, in other oldies… It depends from the day and what I feel at the moment…  The only thing I can say is that I always listen to music everyday and I can do nothing without background music.

A: I love the noise of Lego bricks when shaking their box, it’s amazing! About music, I listen all kind of sounds, from easy listening to underground. In detail, I like bass and percussion and I fall in love when a track contains funk smell or Brazilian beats… I also love arpeggio, I would put arps in all our tracks and on spaghetti… eheheh…. ;-)

What are your worst addictions?

G: Well, as people in the north of Italy, I’m always in a hurry with deadlines, so I press people, Andrea especially, because all for me is urgent. In Italian we  said that I am “rompicoglioni”.  

A: I’m always late… I always eat like a pig… and I always tell people what I think (sometimes this is a good solution).

Name 3 of your favorite records old or new?

A: Lindstrom – Another Station, Eagles – Hotel California, The Wham – Last Christmas… But these are the first came in my mind.

G: Glenn Miller – In The Mood , Nicola Conte Feat. Lucia Minetti – Kind Of Sunshine , M&G – When I Let You Down… Also for me these are  the first records  I thought of.

What’s your favorite website?

G: The Number 20 obviously  hehhehehe … ;o)… Well to be true I don’t have a favorite website, but I always discover a new interesting blog or websites through my friends and others on the social networks.

A: Easy answer… Google… A door to the universe…

What’s the one thing you can’t live without?

G: Music, my brain, my Ideas, my books, my PC, my Ipod, my vinyls, and all persons who believe in what I do.

A: Definitely music, but I can’t live without my family and… Pizza!

Any dream (remixing) collaborations you’d like to take on?

G:  Erlend Oye of Kings Of Convenience, I like his very particular voice, it would be very interesting remixing one of his song or producing a song with him. 

A: I like to collaborate with any artist that can stimulate my imagination. I’d like to have a chance with Hans Peter Lindstrom, I like his vision and his class. If I could have a voice for my tracks I definitely would like to work with Bjork. Her voice make me horny…. ahahahahah.

Feb 16 / Shari

SPDSC

TODAY is your lucky day, we’ve got some awesome inside information on the very talented and super cool Kirill Sergeev aka The Saint Petersburg Disco Spin Club! For those of you that don’t know SPDSC, he’s one gifted dude among that pack of amazing Russian musicians taking over the electronic music world! And he’s been kind enough to make one of his beautiful tracks AVAILABLE just for us!

But be sure to get in quick, as this Russian bar wont be open forever! ;-) Enjoy.


MINI INTERVIEW


Who is SPDSC?

Well SPDSC is actually me, I’m just one fellow from Saint Petersburg. The title, The Saint Petersburg Disco Spin Club was invented when a sound guy, and my friend, from Solo Way Records asked me to name the folder with my material at the studio where my first 2 tracks (‘Marwencol’ and ‘Love Spin’) were recorded.

How did you start getting into producing your own music?

Well, I think I was doing it for ages, like I was in a punk band and in a jazz-fusion band. However in the last year I’ve turned into absolute solo production, due to the fact that I have come to the understanding that it’s easier for me to be sure about my music when I’m taking care of it alone, and when I don’t have enough words I just call my friends, such as Leonid Lipelis, Sasha Pletnev (Ponty Mython) or Eleonora Babaeva and we’ll do something together… I think I’ll have new collaboration on the way with Yana Blinder soon.

How would you describe your sound?

I don’t know, this is the hardest question in all interviews and I can’t find an answer always… But I think this is a sound in which I wanna hear myself and I think the track is ready when I just really enjoy it myself. Plus there’s people getting it too – so I guess that’s the thing!

What are your earliest musical memories?

I was a piano player from 4 to 12, and I really didn’t care about music at all, I was thinking of playmobile and lego (actually thinking of this still, but just 50%), but around 1993/1994 I turned into modern music. I had parties at my parents country house where we were dancing and stuff and you know, I just think everything was coming to our hands… I just remember audio cassettes, Sony 90 – the a-side was Nevermind by Nirvana and the b-side some russian pop by the band Litsey.

What are you currently working on?

Tons of material, I just finished an EP for DBH Music Germany (the company taking care of Housewax Records, Rawwax etc.), also I’m collecting material for the Tusk Wax EP, and some other labels…

What’s on your radar right now?

I’m really looking forward to my collaboration with Lipelis, which is coming out on Teardrop with Lovebirds, Leaves & Iron Curtis, Rocco Raimundo, Arsenii and Vougal, plus remixes, and the What’s in the Box single w/Eleonora Babaeva, with remixes by Vincenzo, Mario Basanov, Krjuk, The Myriads and Ponty Mython… Oh.. ;-) So many names…

Name three of your favorite records old or new?

I can’t really, so much stuff.

What sound or noise do you love?

Sometimes silence, sometimes noise. Sea sounds. Fire sounds. Wind sounds… I think they are so beautiful… TV background sounds, you know when it’s talking talking talking, and you are not focusing at all…

What turns you on?

Many things: My girlfriend, weather, traveling.

What’s at the top of your shit list?

I’m not thinking of this, I’m thinking of good things mostly… Well, I can be a bit disappointed about something, but I don’t think it’s getting to the point of some kind of ‘shit list’…

What advice should you have taken, but did not?

I’m not so good at taking advice, I always stick to my side somehow… ;-) But now I know, sometimes, yes I guess I should have listened to my parents more, but in some things, I’m just very happy I only listened to myself.

How would you describe the electronic music scene in Russia right now?

OH! WE ARE COMING!!!! Ha-ha! There is so much good material from the last year and more to come, it’s a really huge HUGE list! But there are some guys I really admire, such as… Long Arm, Ponty Mython, Lipelis, Raumskaya, Simple Symmetry, Kirill Tipo, On-The-Go, Pompeya, WOLS, Vagina Vangi, Lay-Far, Vakula, Acos Coolkas, D-Pulse SRKP, Monoton. You should check all these guys out on soundcloud or elsewhere…

What is your favorite destination?

Everywhere, I’m so in love with traveling, and also because of my Dj bookings you know. So everywhere I go, I’ve got friends there… :-)

What are you most excited about at the moment?

Oh, I guess I answered that above… ;-)

Favorite website?

Mmm… I have some nice facebook friends, and you can be lead to the right information channels just by looking at your news feed.. So, facebook!

Feb 14 / Shari

<3

Happy Love Day

Feb 9 / Vari

DYNAMICRON

The talented spanish producer Dynamicron, has made us a very tasty and funky (slo-mo) disco mix. Now all you have to do is sit back, listen and enjoy!

 
DYNAMICRON - THE NUMBER 20 GUEST MIX

 01. Gorka – Normalizo (edit)
02. Musica Hermosa – Westway (Dark Skies edit)
03. Soft Rocks – Slowdown
04. John Gazoo – Next One In The Dark
05. Heion – Big Fever
06. 40 Thieves – Backward Love
07. LTJ – Turn Me On
10. Dynamicron – Much More Than A Woman (rework)

Feb 7 / Shari

FROM THE NORTH

Mr Martin Broszeit is a very talented producer/Dj from Hamburg, Germany. He’s also a good friend of The 20, and it’s our absolute pleasure to share this delicious, perfectly executed and not to mention exclusive 20 mixtape with you all. We can honestly say we love it as much as we love Hamburg (HH)…! Well done Martin and a very BIIIG DANKE…!!! <3 Enjoy everyone! xx

1 Nico Purman__It’s all about
2 Kolombo__Shape your Life (Daniel Bortz Mix)
3 DJ Nibc__Call me (Lost Soul Mix)
4 Monkey Safari__Son
5 Bearight__Miss You
6 Larse__You broke my Heart
7 No Regular Play__Lookin
8 Mario & Vidis__Changed
9 Maceo Plex__Under the Sheets
10 Daniel Bortz__Leaving Me
11 Kellerkind__Backflash
12 Good Guy Mikesh__Ours (Marius Vareid Mix)
13 Jay West__Smile

Feb 7 / Vari

WHAT’S ON OSLO

 
Lots of good shit happening in Oslo these days. This coming Friday (10/2), Fisk & Vilt will be hosting the very first Oslo edition of the super cool Disco Deviant Party. Pablo Contraband is the founder of the party and the blog and will be headlining this exciting night. We have had a small chat with Pablo, so that you can get to know him a little better… Also be sure to check out his tunes and head down to Fisk & Vilt this Friday, expect nothing less than quality sounds from Pablo with good support from hWah.
++ Grab his brand new edit here. 

 

What are you doing right now?

I’m multi-tasking, trying to reach Jon Dasilva on Skype, sending Zoo Look their fee for next weekend online, listening to the Midnight Riot LP out soon on ISM and trying to get the motivation to draft and issue the paperwork for Rayko’s US tour. All in a days work at The Unity Agency.

Whats on repeat at the moment?

Jon Dasilvarecently sent us a new mix which is outstanding so that’s been on a lot, a guy called Second Guesser in Paris his new mix is tight, Shackles edit by Drop Out Orchestra, Blondes – Water (Bicep remix) and Chamboche has some excellent new stuff, Anodyne and Mello (BLM remix) all on a lot and I play them both everywhere right now too. Just got a Maetrik vinyl through so that’s due on shortly, bit tough for the daytime though I think.

Who are your musical heroes?

My musical heroes are varied, I would say Andrew Weatherall is the big one for me as a DJ and I respect his maverick approach to music, fashion and life in general. I also loved The Cure and Robert Smith was a teen idol for me. Both very influential in my taste in music. In more recent times Greg Wilson has been a massive influence and a great help in establishing Disco Deviant and inspiring lots of DJ’s and clubbers to give disco, soul and electrofunk a try as well as bringing the edit style of production into this millennium for a lot more of us to pick up upon.

Will this be your first visit to Oslo?

First time to Oslo for me, so I’m excited. Really looking forward to seeing it briefly and of course meeting hWah and playing on Friday night. It’s his birthday you know… I have a lot of music to go through and decide upon and maybe a couple of edits to put together especially if I get the time to finish them.

Feb 5 / Shari

POPULAR COMPUTER

It’s Mini Interview time again and it seems the theme of late has been Attack of the Frenchies’…! ;-) Well, what can I say..?! I’m just very lucky to live here in Paris, surrounded by so many cool and super talented people. Vari and I have been fans of Sylvain Dalido aka PC since way back when, and we absolutely kaned ‘Darling‘, track 4 on his album ‘Senso Data’ (2009). I mean, to say it was ON REPEAT is an understatement, it’s 2012 and we’re still listening to it…! ;-) But hey, when we love something we REALLY LOVE SOMETHING! :-)))

Since then PC has been busy making heaps more rad music, ‘Lointain is another absolute killer and on the 20th of February the album “LiTE” will be out via Schmooze. We hope you enjoy the interview and don’t forget to buy the album! :-)

MINI INTERVIEW


Who is Popular Computer?

My name is Sylvain Dalido, I’m living in Paris.

How would you describe your sound?

Romanticism, nostalgia, melancholy and love seems represent my work. The sound is digital, quite pop and without too many words.

Who has been the biggest musical influence in your life?

I guess «PRINCE» !!!

What’s the story behind Darling (fucking masterpiece)..?

When I made this song I thought it was impossible to be on time for the train of love… That was the main idea. I gave it to Kitsuné to have a listen, but no reaction came from them… Another day I worked again on it again and I found the track was much betterat 124 bpm. Originally it was at 120 bpm. I sent it back to Kitsuné and two days later they gave me a contract.

Name three of your favorite records old or new?

Boys and Girls – Bryan Ferry
Love on the Beat – Serge Gainsbourg
Feline – Stranglers

What is your second favorite thing after music?

Holidays.

Whats on your radar right now?

The new album by Leonard Cohen.

What’s on the agenda for 2012?

We just released a single called «Lointain» with some fresh remixes. To me «Lointain» is the best song I have done in a long time.  The album “LiTE” will be out the 20th of February via Schmooze. On «Computer Science» with Lifelike an EP with remixes should be released around April this year… I’m also working on a new Popular Computer EP too.

What’s the one thing you can’t live without?

I can’t live without my green bike… It has changed my life. It’s my way in feeling like I’m sixteen years old again.

What turns you on?

To share an Indonesian meal with a girl I don’t know.

What’s at the top of your killer shit list?

Just right now? Hmmmm… An Italian Dj / Producer called «Bottin» Excellent!

What do you think about all this SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) stuff…?

It’s a little bit like in China, no? Internet blacklist, no access to Wikileaks etc. So it’s strange in a way for democracy… But maybe there is some hope because lots of honest people don’t want this. We will never be able to actually stop people from stealing things because it’s just too easy to copy digital information. But copyright infringement is real so we need some rules or another way of consuming the music. Actually music is the only art which is becoming totally free?? I’m still perplexed about this. When I like records, I buy records… However, sometimes I think that music is an hostage to give more power to people who want to rule the world. Complicated!


++
Popular Computer Juno ++ Popular Computer Soundcloud ++ Popular Computer Discogs ++

Feb 2 / Vari

WHAT’S ON OSLO

This is the first post in a series we have decided to call What’s On and these posts will serve a dual purpose. One: Helping promote club nights and artists that come to town to gig. Two: Letting you know where to go, and hopefully enlightening you on some new talent (if you haven’t already heard of them)… ;-)

Saturday 04/02 – Introducing: Tboy! This talented up and coming producer is arriving in Oslo and will be playing at Bollywood Dancing. Antonio Colantuoni aka Tboy is Italian born but now living in London pursuing his music career as a producer and DJ. His time in the studio has lead him to consistent growth, both as a solo artist with releases on Hourglass Records and Neim Records, and collaboration work with WildKats. So if this is a sound you like, we recommend that you head on down to Bollywood this Saturday. In the meantime check out Tboys releases on Beatport.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...