Nakadia kicked bottom in 2016: she signed with Cocoon and was named one of the six people that changed dance music in 2016. Impressive, kudos! She caught my attention years because of a shared (adopted) hometown in Isaan and kept lingering on with her great sets, that I’ve been featuring for a long time. A 2011 documentary about her impressive track record is available here. Full set recorded at Green Love in Serbia if you continue reading.
Up until recently Kaytranada only popped up in my vocabulary as the name of one of my favorite tunes in my record bin: the Kaytranada remix of If by Janet Jackson. I only realized Kaytranada is actually a highly talented Haitian-Canadian musician upon the release of his album 99.9% earlier this year, featuring Craig David and AlunaGeorge. As a deejay, his sets are a reminder that mixing does not have to be about 4/4 beats and the latest Beatport tracks, but about passion and fun. Lovely, mate … can’t wait to hear more. The Boiler Room set below is extra amusing because of the colorful characters in the background 🙂
Our trippy friend’s got a new mix, straight from the steel wheels: all vinyl, all melodic Techno. Evocative yet edgy, crafty yet a lot of fun. Don’t you agree he is entitled to a larger audience? Rhetorical question: of course he does. If you like what you hear, please pay your respect in his Facebook group.
This week’s Sunday Techno mix is Nakadia‘s July set, as broadcasted by Ibiza Global Radio. From a country girl in my Thai hometown of Nakhon Ratchasima to a rising star jetsetting around the world, she has my deepest respect. I am going to keep her to her promise of an interview, the first time we are in the Land of Smiles at the same time. Enjoy!
Tassilo Ippenberger and Thomas Benedix … Pan-Pot, right! Sunday is Techno time at Glitterati blog, and this week’s set is a doozy by the German duo. Underground-oriented and not focused on a particular (sub)genre, their sets don’t shy away from vocals and prove mastery of their trade in small details and accents. But enough text, time for Techno. Enjoy! Just one last thing: do check out their slammin’ website.
My personal word of the day is Serendipity, which can be translated to ‘pleasant surprise’ or ‘finding something out, without searching for it’. On the lookout for some tunes to listen to, I entered one of my old-time turntable heroes into the Soundcloud search box: Maxim Lany. One of the results was a very recent set of his at Club Sondag (below), a non-adult event at private club Acanthus that caught my eye with their visual aesthetic and interesting line-up. Lany and the club’s management apparently teamed up to relaunch my favorite nightclub of all time: Culture Club. That’s an interesting chain of chance discoveries 🙂 Enjoy his mix!