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by Alex Kralikas
Sean Pineiro just recently released his debut album, Saved Once Twice, on Cologne-based record label Ki Records. Sean’s music is down-tempo, sample-based electronic music, which Ki Records praised for its complexity. In fact, it’s the complexity of Sean’s music that eventually led Ki Records to release his debut album.
Saved Once Twice is a layered, moody catalogue of tracks with a vast palette of sounds, ranging in harmonies and piano chords, with lush vocals and read more >

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written & photographed by Philipp Vogt.

The red wine blends with the Camembert in my mouth as I get carried away to another place. Julien’s voice lies in the air like a whisper while Fabien is supporting his partner on a mandoline. In this very moment the two musicians are IN the music, totally spaced out. I can feel the non-verbal connection between them, something like a sixth sense of understanding each other without speaking, just through the read more >

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Mario Baumspringer and Diego Martinson are Casi Baile which is Spanish for ‘Almost Dance’.
The duo met in Barcelona, both obsessed with electronic music, and everytime they would meet they spent their time showing one another the latest tunes they had discovered. This accelerated more and more over the years, and became a DJ/blog project pushing the boundaries far beyond electronic music.
On their blog Mario and Diego publish DJ sets that are of an extraordinary intelligence, and that demonstrate a read more >

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Time for some vintage music collection.
I found my all time favorite Hip-Hop mixtape in the misty haze of the Soundcloud, and want to share it with you for a belated Music Monday.
Witness DJ Vadim‘s and Primecuts‘ masterpiece ‘Architects Of The Great’ – a rarity pearl of UK’s experimental Hip-Hop history. The mix was distributed on tape in 1998 in a limited edition, only comprising some hundred copies.
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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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 >

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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!

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