Episode 23 - Don't Tell Me What You're Made Of
- 01. Jack Colwell - Don't Cry Those Tears (Remake) [feat. HEALTH]
- 02. Library Tapes - Feathers (Solo Piano)
- 03. Alaskan Tapes - Escape (Ft. Nori)
- 04. Solar Bears - Separate From the Arc (Andrew Weatherall Mix 2)
- 05. Emika - Never
- 06. RÜFÜS - Innerbloom
- 07. NUAGE - City Echoes
- 08. Jo Marches - The Night
- 09. Man of Moon - Sign
- 10. Polykite - Bones
- 11. EERA - White Water
- 12. PYN - Your Eyes
- 13. GOSTO - Tell me what you're made of - Radio Edit
Library Tapes was formed in 2004 by David Wenngren and Per Jardsell. They did two albums togheter for the Resonant label before Per quit the band in 2006.
In 2007 David released ”Höstluft”, an album consisting of solo piano and field recordings on Make Mine Music and in the same year he started working togheter with Danny Norbury and Peter Broderick. Danny played cello and saw on ”Sketches” and ”A summer beneath the trees” while Peter played many different instruments on”A summer beneath the trees” and on the ”Fragment” EP that was released in 2008 by Kning Disk.
In 2010 David released his fifth Library Tapes album “Like green grass against a blue sky” on his own label, Auetic. In the same year Auetic also re-released the two first Library Tapes albums. In the summer of 2012 the sixth Library Tapes album was released. It’s called “Sun peeking through” and features Julia Kent and Danny Norbury on cello and Sarah Kemp on violin. Besides Library Tapes David also makes music under his own name as well as Birch & Meadow.
Following on from the critical praise of their second album Supermigration, Solar Bears have joined the ranks of Sunday Best, home to one of their heroes David Lynch. Hailing from the east coast of Ireland the band features two members, John Kowalski and Rian Trench who met at sound engineering college. The acclaimed British label Planet Mu picked up their first three releases which featured everything from krautrock to library music to psychedelic electronica.
The band's love of cinema and experimental film has been cemented due to a long term collaborative relationship with the American director Michael Robinson. Solar Bears return in 2016 with their highly anticipated third LP which is the result of Kowalski's continued crate digging and Trench's extensive production work.
“I hope she becomes very famous” - Thom Yorke
Producer Emika is an Anglo-Czech talent who was classically trained in her youth, later discovering the limitless world of electronic composition that would provide the yin to her formative yang. She launched Emika Records in 2014 in search of freedom and independence, an experience which inspired the imprint's third release: DREI, a full-length album by Emika.
Studying sound design at university, she soaked up the sounds of Bristol’s burgeoning dubstep-era bass culture before migrating to Berlin and immersing herself in the world of techno. Spending four years as a sound designer at Native Instruments’ headquarters in the city, she set up about establishing herself as a multifarious artist - signing to Ninja Tune and delivering two acclaimed albums, DVA and Emika.
Her relationship with Ninja Tune saw her support the legendary Amon Tobin across North America on his ISAM tour, and she has since taken her mesmeric live show and DJ sets across the world - performing throughout Europe and in Russia and China. She also performed a live set for Boiler Room Berlin in 2012.
Emika has worked on many collaborative projects aside from her resolutely personal solo material - including alongside Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble, Marcel Dettmann, Pinch, Jimmy Edgar, Tommy Four Seven and MyMy. She was responsible for gathering the field recordings of the sounds of Berghain for their Fünf compilation and created a track for the collection herself. She has also recorded with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Czech soprano Michaela Soprano, and has been shot by photographers including Bettina Rheims and Madison.
Her music has been used at the London 2012 Olympics, in adverts by Gucci and McLaren, and by NBC - whose use of her Chris Isaak Wicked Game cover saw the track rocket to iTunes’ No. 1 in Canada and No. 2 in the US. She was also sampled by The Weeknd on his track Professional and increasingly contributes music to film soundtracks - including a trailer for Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol.
She launched her own label Emika Records in 2014 in search of “freedom and independence” with the Melancholia Euphoria 12”, following it in quick succession with her lauded piano opus Klavirni and her third full studio album DREI. “I'm a freedom seeker, trying to create and invent new space for myself and my work to exist” she says. “I hope one day this space will be big enough to accommodate other artists and their own ideas and directions.”
With a full orchestral symphony in the works and plenty more album projects to boot, her relentless creative drive shows no signs of letting up.
Words by Ben Gomori
Hailing from St. Petersburg, Russia, Dimitry Kuzmin aka Nuage is no newcomer to the producing world. Kuzmin began producing under the musical alias of Nuage six years ago with his early releases deeply rooted in drum and bass. His first solo release ‘Missing You’ was included in the Medschool ‘New Blood Compilation’.
His more recent productions have shifted in sound to encompass a wider range of influences and styles, in his own words “to express a broader spectrum of emotions”. Nuage’s first full length release, the incredibly vibrant and deep ‘Music Of Branches’ paid homage to the stylings of Garage, Deep House and 170BPM Eletronica, dropping on Dublin-based Absys Records. With a second LP ‘Print Of You’ released on American Translation Records, Nuage saw further records released on labels such as French imprint Roche Musique, Food Music and Blu Mar Ten.
Nuage continues to create emotionally charged, elevating music, channeling his love of various contrasting genres into his compositions, the end result of which is always a mutiformity of sonic brilliance.
Man of Moon
After months of hard work GOSTO will release his much- anticipated debut album ‘Memory Ivy’. After his release of two EP’s in the last two years, Roel Gosto Vermeer has obviously stepped up his game. With ‘Memory Ivy’ he has really put his whole heart into it. And that heart is pomping, breathing, shaking and very much alive. His music is intense and profound, dark and light-hearted. You want to start dancing and close your eyes and lay down in the marram grass at the same time. GOSTO picks you up and let’s you float on a nostalgic, almost psychedelic trip. He unites contradictions to a warm, uplifting mix that leaves nobody unmoved.
Inspired by musicians such as Flying Lotus, James Blake, Thom Yorke and Jeff Buckley, GOSTO succeeds to combine a variety of styles into a whole new authentic sound. Underneath the first introduction you’ll find warm bases, raw beats, deep synths and pure soul, all interconnected by the dark, almost hypotic voice of Roel.
This multi-instrumentalist writes, sings, composes and produces all his songs himself. Supported by his strong lyrics and talented live band, GOSTO guides you through his world: his travels, his chaos and is unconditional love for music. Ever since his debut EP in 2014 GOSTO made a big impression: GOSTO is performs as support act of Oscar & The Wolf, Thomas Azier and How To Dress Well, on Dutch national radio at 3FM, Radio 2 and 3voor12 Radio and he received critical acclaim on 22Tracks, DJ Broadcast, Noisey, The Daily Indie and Mercedez Benz Blog.
The single ‘My Bad’ from the EP ‘Coloured Silhouettes’ gets international airplay on radio’s in Germany, France, Sweden, UK and Japan. Spotify streams of the single already hit the 650.000 streams at the beginning of 2016. A big succes. With his mix of triphop, soul and electronical music GOSTO performed at national TV talkshow ‘De Wereld Draait Door’, Giel on 3FM and Tros Muziekcafé on Radio 2.
GOSTO plays more than 65 shows throughout the Netherlands, Belgium and Italy, with memorable higlights such as 22Tracks Festival, Bevrijdingspop Amsterdam and Haarlem, Fuchsbau (Hannover) and CO Pop (Cologne).