Interview: Hess is More

Interview: Hess is More

Posted in Music by Ole

The Danish, New York based, Mikkel Hess graduated from the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in 2002. He is best known for his leading role in the band Hess Is More, but has contributed to a lot of different music project over the years. At the moment he is a busy guy as he is currently playing the drums in the jazz trio Spacelab, with his brother Nikolaj Hess and Anders Christensen, as well as writing and producing music for different films and shows and playing the drums with Henrik Vibskov in the drum duo, Trommefredag. I met up with him for a coffee and a steak at Christianshavn to talk about his different projects and his thoughts on his approach to creating music.

The Dunkel Radio Collective Reach Their 050 Podcast

The Dunkel Radio Collective Reach Their 050 Podcast

The past year we have presented a horde of interviews and top-notch DJ mixes by the Danish underground and some international high rollers.

Taxi C.A.B. - Chunk-a-Nova (Red Dog Mix)

Taxi C.A.B. - Chunk-a-Nova (Red Dog Mix)

Chi-town’s Chunk-a-bud aka Taxi C.A.B. has been part of my set for the last few months. His classic tune Chunk-a-nova from 1994 is just too good to be true (and the girls dig it). He was a resident DJ at the Red Dog club in Chicago in 1990s and has recently resurfaced with new material..

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New Flavour in Your Ear: Moon B / Album

New Flavour in Your Ear: Moon B / Album

If you are into lo-fi house, the styles of Dam-Funk or just a fan of Miami Vice, I strongly recommend checking out Moon B.

Read Posted in Music by Emil
 Maskinrum - Copenhagen’s new concert series for live electronic music

Maskinrum - Copenhagen’s new concert series for live electronic music

Maskinrum - the new concert series for live electronic music - is opening on the 23rd of February with wonder kid Sekuoia as the header. The people behind, Simon, Daniel and Niels-Christian, gives a walkthrough of their project.

Boy London/New Beat

Boy London/New Beat

A little lesson in popular cultural history from Dark Matters. Take it away, boys.

Electronic Beats Interview Shed

Electronic Beats Interview Shed

Techno-emperor Shed aka. Réne Pawlowitz was recently featured in the acclaimed DVD video-interview series Slices by Electronic Beats and you should check it out.

Club Feature: Get Deep/About Blank

Club Feature: Get Deep/About Blank

The monthly Get Deep party at About/Blank has become a rather legendary night. The line up is always killer (Floating Points, Prins Thomas, and Caribou are previous selectors), the club full euphoric people and the big garden behind the venue is just perfect for warm summer nights. I caught up with the GD crew to ask about the secret behind their success only to find out that Ping-Pong is king…

Read Posted in Music by Emil
Dunkel Radio Interviews Innerspace Halflife

"Three machines, two people, taking you to a pocket galaxy all day." Daniel caught up with Chicagoan duo Hakim Murphy & Ike Release for a talk about their blossoming project Innerspace Halflife ahead of their upcoming first tour of Europe.

Dunkel Radio Interviews FaltyDL

Dunkel Radio’s Najaaraq has an honest talk with FaltyDL about courage, fear and Louis C.K.

January Downloads Compiled by Dunkel Radio

January Downloads Compiled by Dunkel Radio

We've compiled a few of our favorite freebies. Cause you can never really get enough presents, right?

Spleen United Germany Tour 2013

Spleen United Germany Tour 2013

Kasper's band is touring Germany at the moment. Do we really need to state the obvious? Go see the boys tear it up at venue near you!

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Dunkel Radio Interviews Distal

Najaaraq caught the rising, Atlanta-based producer Distal on Skype for a chat about his religious upbringing and falling in love with the rave.

AIAIAI Live: Shabazz Palaces @ Loppen

We went to Loppen to check out Sub Pop artists THEEsatisfaction and the mighty Shabazz Palaces who played at this stellar CPH:DOX Event. Thanks to CPH:DOX for setting us up and letting us in.

Black Magic Boman

Black Magic Boman

Posted in Music by Emil

I got to know Axel Boman a few years ago in Berlin and we have kept contact ever since. Besides being a great producer and DJ, he is a decent guy with a very sympathetic outlook on the world – and he loves eating hotdogs in Christiania. Adorable!

Pixelife on Post-minimalism

Pixelife on Post-minimalism

Throne of Blood's Pixelife muses on the genre that shaped his formative years from Steve Reich to William Basinski, resulting in a choice little read and an excellent introduction to post-minimalist music.

Dunkel Radio's Guide to Paris

Dunkel Radio's Guide to Paris

As an electronic music lover visiting Paris, these are the 3 must-go-to places in town.

Brandt Brauer Frick's New Album, 'Miami'

Brandt Brauer Frick's New Album, 'Miami'

Brandt Brauer Frick's forthcoming album should not be slept on says Emil.

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Friday ACID Post # 18

Friday ACID Post # 18

It’s been a good long while hasn’t it, acid fiends? This Friday in December it’s time to get down on a full-on educational tip as we give you an old, acid house mini-documentary that provides you with a good indication of just how befuddled grown ups were by this whole acid house malarchy.

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Dunkel Radio's Mini-guide to Hamburg

Dunkel Radio's Mini-guide to Hamburg

As an electronic music lover passing through Hamburg, there are at least 2 places you must check out.

Dunkel Radio's Track of the Week

Dunkel Radio's Track of the Week

In which Andreas reps a deep winter banger from Smallville records' Julius Steinhoff.

Interview: MØ

Interview: MØ

Posted in Music by Ulrik

We had a chat with the Copenhagen-based, fine art student/chanteuse of the moment in her favorite Copenhagen coffee hang-out.

New Flavour in Your Ear: Jean Nipon – ‘Put it in the Trunk/Black Things On Desk/35 Thieves’

New Flavour in Your Ear: Jean Nipon – ‘Put it in the Trunk/Black Things On Desk/35 Thieves’

Our Parisian homies from ClekClekBoom sent us a preview of their 8th label release, which are three dark and dangerous bangers from enigmatic Institubes regular, Jean Nipon. It’s basically the next level dance floor jams you never knew you needed in your life.

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Dunkel Radio Interviews Lucy

Dunkel Radio Interviews Lucy

Listen to Dunkel Radio's interview with Sicilian techno connaisseur Lucy, who Najaaraq caught up with prior to his gig at Culture Box earlier this year.

Francesco Tristano in Berlin

Francesco Tristano in Berlin

Our old Friend and partner, Emil from Tartelet Records, just started blogging for us and in this, his virgin post, he'd like to tell you about a gig he recently went to featuring pianist and Carl Craig collaborator Franscesco Tristano. Let it rip, Emil.

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AIAIAI Australia Mix from Häzel

AIAIAI Australia Mix from Häzel

Our down-under division enlisted Melbourne-based producer Häzel on mix duties. Check out his hazy, J Dilla-influenced, instrumental hip hop steez after the jump.

AIAIAI x Stones Throw Present: Chrome Canyon at Mount Analog

In October 2012, AIAIAI partnered up with the great Stones Throw Records at local record shop Mount Analog to support the newest addition to their roster, the synth-freakery knowns as Chrome Canyon

Interview: Rangleklods

Interview: Rangleklods

Posted in Music by Ole

During the past couple of years the Copenhagen-based Dane, Rangleklods, has created a following in the underground scenes of Berlin and Denmark through original and ambitious tracks paired with intense and ever-changing live performances. We met up with Rangleklods for a chat about sound, production techniques and the genre-relativity within Berlin's music scene.

Dunkel Radio Interviews Ben UFO

Listen to Dunkel Radio's interview with Hessle Audio boss, Ben UFO, who Najaaraq caught up with prior to his gig at Culture Box earlier this year.

Dunkel Radio Loves Deso Records

Dunkel Radio Loves Deso Records

The classic sound of soulful New Jersey house music has seen a revival over the last few years with labels like My Love Is Underground, Slow To Speak, Madhouse, and producers like Brawther and Bicep. Deso records, one of the strongest new house labels in Denmark, is revitalizing this sound with a twist of modern deep and tech house.