What do Arnold Schwarzenegger, Miley Cyrus and Rufus Wainwright have in common? Not a whole lot per se….other than their love for American summers and a feature on this mixtape! This compilation is an adult capri sun on a hot summers day. Pure auditory confetti. So while the days are still long and the nights even longer, cap off the rest of your summer with some made to order sounds from Room Service. Knock knock, your order is read more >
Words & interview by Tori White
In a wonderful stroke of creative umami, it’s no surprise that ‘Gomorrah’, one of the most gritty and frighteningly authentic, dramatic TV series to come out of Italy would be set to the score of the most hauntingly mellifluous bands in Italy, Mokadelic.
Mokadelic started as ‘Moka’ back in 2000, before changing their name in 2008 to Mokadelic when their notoriety as a band began to shift it’s focus to composing emotional musical read more >
Have you ever found yourself standing in line at the bank, enjoying watching people going about their day around you? You’re able to stand patiently, watch the world pass you by, content and calm. You may wait 2 minutes or maybe it’s 15. You’re fine. And then there are the days you shift from side to side, you can’t stop checking your phone, you find yourself using that tone of voice with the teller that you’re read more >
by Ken Wallraven.
A quote from the movie Memento gave inspiration to this mix:
‘Just because there are things I can’t remember, doesn’t mean my actions are meaningless. The world doesn’t just disappear when you close your eyes.’
Well, the world doesn’t disappear, but it may become clearer. It’s about those special moments. When you listen to a track – and maybe even dance to it. And you don’t just lose yourself to it, you see some sort read more >
Inspired by a book with the same title our dear Hamburg-based witness Larissa Sophie Spengler graces us today with ‘Pretty Ugly’, a carefully curated selection of music that pays tribute to that very feeling that something is so beautiful that it almost hurts – yes, we’re talking about our good ol’ friend cheesiness!
Porcellain elephants are winding their trunkets, the sun’s rising above Chernobyl in a snow dome, and cowboy garden gnomes are playing the violin while Kevin is read more >
Slower Expectations doesn’t lower expectations by any means. Christoph Woerner, responsible for one of my favorite sets of the year has just released a follow up set that is a little more down-tempo yet doesn’t lack detail and keeps you engaged all the way through.
I asked Christoph where the inspiration for his sets comes from, what would he say his influences are and where he seeks out his music.
“I try to play friends, artists that I read more >
We were among the lucky few who were granted exclusive access to the monster set that our friends from tanz+klangkombinat played at this year’s Fusion festival in Lärz, Germany. Witness This proudly shares this set today, taking you on a musical journey from the dark into the light that will keep you entertained for a while.
Over five hours of music to take you on a beautiful ride, tune in and space out. Safe travels!
Sebastian Porter is yet another DJ from Berlin who has put together a set to kick off the week just right. Porter’s background was finance, but upon discovering his musical genius, he found himself in Berlin producing and playing at local clubs. At 27 years old, he has a long life ahead of him, and we’ll follow his every musical move in hope of the continued release of sets like this one.
Please enjoy this special hour + read more >
John Jagos, aka Brothertiger, has been working super hard the past few years – moving from Ohio to New York and working his way up in the music scene. From the release of Future Splendors, strong collaborations, and extensive touring, Brothertiger has been gaining much deserved momentum.
Jagos pays hommage to Talking Heads’ classic This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) which he calls his “favorite song in my life.” It’s gotta be difficult and exciting to read more >
photocred: anitta boa vida, demian jacob, album cover art by sliks
KINKID is Jose Hesse from Rio de Janeiro.
His album ‘Colorine’ is the second installment of Rio-de-Janeiro-based newcomer electronic label DOMINA, following up on the debut of Manara that Witness This reported on a couple of weeks ago.
Other than Manara who gets a little more techy and dancy, KINKID is the slow ambient extension of DOMINA’s experimental electronica with almost every track containing vocals by read more >
This set is fucking incredible. I can’t thank Kassel, Germany born Christoph Woerner enough for mixing one of the most brilliant sets I’ve heard. Mixed for Klangextase, this set manages to dance amongst the heavy hitting minimal house that we love, and the heartfelt melodies that elevate the genre. “This is so Berlin.” I say to myself, closing my eyes for a moment and I am transported to the floors of Zur wilden Renate, read more >