Timo Maas is a busy man with a hectic tour schedule and a new album to promote so, of course, he’s pretty pushed for time at the moment. However, I managed to grab a few minutes with him for a quickfire interview.
It feels good to know that as an independent artist I’ve managed to achieve on my own; what some artists with a whole label and team of people aspire to do.
Less than a year ago, I interviewed Israeli DJ Guy Gerber, one of my first points of call when I really started immersing myself in contemporary house and techno. In the time since that first chat, we’ve met a couple of times and, more importantly, he’s produced one of his biggest achievements to date, a full length album that has been created as one 70-minute long composition as Fabric 64.
Soul Clap are one of my favourite DJ duos on the circuit, and it’s not just me who loves them – they have a huge following around the world and their parties are always an essential destination for anyone in search of a good time.
A few months ago I downloaded a mix by German house and techno wiz Alex Niggemann – typically when I enjoy a mix by someone I investigate their background and discover more of their music and other mixes… which is exactly what happened with Alex.I then saw him DJing at a party held during the Amsterdam Dance Event back in October and subsequently heard he was working on album. I asked Alex for a little progress report on what will be his first attempt at a Long Player – he also kindly donated an exclusive hour segment from his set at the infamous Watergate club in Berlin, recorded just a few weeks ago at the Clubmotoren event.
We’re loving Younger Brother here at the Barometer – which is why we’re particularly pleased to be kicking off The Independent’s brand new music blog by exclusively hosting their third album ‘Vaccine’ for a full week before its official release.
Stream UK trio Esben and the Witch’s debut album ‘Violet Cries’.
The latest War Child charity record is an epic David Bowie tribute album featuring Vivian Girls, Warpaint and Carla Bruni.
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