We went to Frankfurt's Musikmesse last week to set up a stand, show our latest products - and take a few pics of it.
Friday ACID post suddenly got real on your asses. We're giving away this limited edition 'Acid Rock' poster to celebrate that our graphic designer, Kasper, just released an acid-influenced album with his band Spleen United. And because, you know, we like acid more than most people. All you have to do is answer two questions.
It took a little while, but after a good deal of preparation, deliberation and strategizing, we’re finally ready to lift the curtain on our brand new headphones! If you live in the city and like music on the move, please allow us to introduce you to your new best friend: his name is Capital, he’s a flexible yet rugged sort of character - and he comes in striking, new colours.
In which AIAIAI Australia help put on a great party in Melbourne. 'Espionage' is arranged by local cats The Operatives and it looks set to be pretty righteous.
Here's the first full-length interview in our Fragments series. First up is Dan Snaith AKA Caribou talking about music, mathematics, intuitivity and DJing.
We are proud to present Justin Townes Earle this Saturday the 19th at Pumpehuset
Get ready to get down with AIAIAI Australia and the Roof to Reel parties at the Rooftop bar.
Storm, Copenhagen’s renowned fashion and lifestyle boutique, will be selling the Fool’s Gold edition TMA-1. Get yourself down to Store Regnegade 1 where you can touch, test and try on the limited edition headphones.
The AIAIAI crew went to Amsterdam for the launch of the new Fool’s Gold limited edition TMA-1. We talked to Red Light Radio, held a launch party with the beautiful people at Precinct 5, drank ourselves silly, got down like funky robots on the floor of the Melkweg club and took pictures of it.
We like to talk to people who know what they’re talking about.
We’re pleased, proud and ever so slightly peppy. And the reason for this is that we’re just about to launch our latest headphone, the Fool’s Gold limited edition TMA-1!
Quite frankly, they should've hired us for soundtrack duties.
If we were filthy rich, the first thing we would do would be to get our butts on the first plane to Melbourne where AIAIAI Australia are hosting what looks set to be a grade-A get-down.
Design geeks probably won’t be majorly surprised that we’re into design history, more specifically the design philosophy of the German design maverick, Dieter Rams.
We know it, our fans know it, and now Detroit techno legend Carl Craig knows it too: using the TMA-1 will, in any given context, fill you with so much love and unbridled affection, that you will feel compelled to share it with your immediate surroundings. As a deterrent of negative impulses and increaser of sweaty hugs, the TMA-1 stands unrivaled.
Is there anyone in the Western hemisphere who hasn’t heard of Erol Alkan, the leather-clad DJ maverick of Cypriot-Turkish descent who’s had a hand in the development of almost every current, identifiable dance floor direction?
Tiga James Sontag accomplishments have been documented a 100 times over. He’s a skilled DJ, a savvy label head of Turbo Recordings and a flamboyant, charismatic entertainer. What most people don’t know, however, is that Tiga’s dad is a legendary Goa-trance DJ and that the young Tiga would travel back and forth between the hippie-infested beaches of Goa and snowy Montreal.
Labeling Mathew Dear’s talent is not the easiest of tasks. First of all, he works in a wealth of different guises such as Audion, Jabberjaw and False that showcase the diversity in his musical ability.
Like many other bass music aficionados, Steve Goodman AKA Kode9’s first encounter with the lower end of the electronic register was jungle and drum ‘n’ bass. The Glasgow native went to a local club where he discovered the music that changed his life. Today, he has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the university of Warwick, he’s written a book on ‘ Sonic Warfare’, he keeps releasing his own eagerly anticipated productions and he runs Hyperdub, the bass music label of the moment.
Naysayers and haters will tell you that DJs are just random guys who play other peoples records for a living. If you’re ever confronted with this cynicism, you should hand them two mixes: Michael Mayer’s legendary ‘Immer’ from 2000 and his crucial Fabric mix from 2003
Swiss-based Lucien Nicolet, or Luciano as most of the world knows him, has been active on the global techno scene for quite a while. He started DJing in the early to mid 90s in his native Chile alongside Latin American contemporaries such as Dandy Jack, and he has since then gone on to produce landmark albums and singles that have stood the test of time
Pilooski maintains an unwavering dedication in his DJing and re-editing and in his own productions that are always placed somewhere out in leftfield. Moreover, his output is getting recognition from production heavyweights such as James Murphy, so it’s pretty safe to say that Pilooski is on the rise.
Philipp Jung is one half of M.A.N.D.Y. , the Berlin-based duo who have kept the world’s more discerning dance floors moving since they started their first Frankfurt club night in the mid 90s. And the pair hasn’t rested on its laurels. Philipp Jung and Patrick Bodmer are presently the heads of the world-conquering Get Physical label, they’ve played to around 500.000 people at the Love Parade and they’ve recorded a significant number of exceptional mixes.
If someone had told us 11 years ago that Norway was well on its way to becoming an epicentre of krautrock-influenced space-disco we would have laughed our asses off. Sorry, Norway, but that just wasn’t in the cards for us. Nevertheless, here we are in 2011 and Norwegian Thomas Moen Hermansen AKA Prins Thomas is one the prime exponents of a trippy genre that shows no signs of dying out. The worldwide disco mafia is still in full effect and the psychedelic Prins Thomas DJ set is one of their most frequent places of worship.
If you had to sum up the last decade in one name, you could do worse than offering up James Murphy. The producer of The Rapture’s first album, lead singer of LCD Soundsystem and co-founder of era-defining DFA records was none other than the guy who got the po-faced indie kids dancing.
Crunch, swish, bleep, Ross Birchard AKA Hudson Mohawke’s cominatcha with tumultuous technicolour beats and 8-bit, neon-tinted melodies.
Berlin-based Seth Troxler is the exact opposite of the anonymous, graphic design T-shirt-wearing DJ. He brings personality, wit and a healthy dose of depravity to the table, and his productions and mixes on labels such as Spectral Sound, M_nus, and Bpitch Control are warped, sex-filled takes on the sound of the ‘motor city’ that has given us so many deliciouslydark machine anthems.