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Kiasmos is the brainchild of Icelandic modern classical composer Ólafur Arnalds and Bloodgroup mastermind Janus Rasmussen from the Faroe Islands.
Based in Reykjavík, Arnalds used to work as a sound engineer – often for Rasmussen’s main project Bloodgroup – where the two musicians discovered their common love for minimal, experimental techno music. They eventually became best friends, and Janus now often accompanies Ólafur’s solo shows with his electronics. ‘I am really enthusiastic about this project. Finally, I can make music that people can dance to.
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Contemporary classical music melts with house and techno
Three young musicians have recently joined together for this exciting acoustic techno project. On the one hand Daniel Brandt and Jan Brauer, who as a duo named Scott produce club music with a jazz attitude (EPs on My Best Friend, Fluid Ounce, THE GYM and more).
On the other hand Paul Frick, who has studied classical and modern composition with Friedrich Goldmann at Universität der Künste Berlin. Besides experimental pieces for orchestral instruments he also releases house music (EPs on Kalk Pets, THE GYM, 30porumalinha and more).
Recondite has a strong sensitivity for the deeper and melancholic side of electronic (club) music. His tracks are dark, mystic and deliver a tranquil and intimate atmosphere.
Since 2005 Dr.Nojoke has been working on technoid sound-sculptures based on his archive of self-made noise-recordings he collected over the years. He defines a deep, funky, minimal, quirky, clicky micro-cut-up-music, he calls Clikno.
Always with an experimental approach in production Dr.Nojoke relinquishes the conventional rave-signals and typical techno sounds (as the TB303 or 808/909 drum machines). He prefers to play with his own sounds.
The de-composition of usual harmony- and melody-schemes is also important for him; He dislikes typical or popular sounds and hooklines. Although his sounds come to 95% from the acoustic, real world, he forms highly technological Clikno-music, which may not carry emotions in itself, but triggers and unleashes them.
Sox is a grime emcee from Birmingham B6. He is an upcoming emcee heading to be one of the best in Birmingham. His clashes have included, Dat Chucky Boi, Subzero and Dapz1. He has also made tunes with emcees such as Deadly, Dat Chucky Boi, Phatul and Spyder.
Hamburg-based DJ/producer’s woozy sounds were weaving their melancholy magic for such keenly-followed local publishing houses as Smallville and Laid. Working alone or, as on this year’s “Cloverleaf Days,” with Jacques Bon, Rau’s staked out an affecting sound that marries cotton-packed miniature melodies to gently determined rhythms