B12 – Electro Soma

A glimmer of a future-past reaches us this week through the music of B12, as the classic 1993 album “Electro Soma” is re-issued for the first time via Warp Records. Obscure characters in the first UK wave of Techno, B12 like LFO and Aphex Twin sought to uphold the legacy of Detroit’s futurist music, although […]

Download Mr. Scruff live at Jæger

Mr Scruff ‘s show in our basement lives on… The UK DJ/producer graced us with his presence and felt particularly magnanimous after  he show, releasing the recorded mix via his facebook page. All four hours of the mix from Frædag are available as a download here (password jaeger).  You can read an interview with Mr. Scruff here and […]

A Magnificent Seven from Marcel Dettmann

Marcel Dettmann has been a selfless facilitator of Techno since his teens. When his hometown, the former GDR, a small suburb outside of Berlin, lacked the facilities to buy and sell records, he took it upon himself to distribute his favourite records from the likes of Depeche Mode, The Cure, Front 242 and a wave […]

JM#063 – Fardin

Delicate soulful vocals lure this mix out of his slumber. Bucie’s “Get Over It” sets a tone for a seductive tone from Fardin in this week’s edition of the Æmix. Built on a foundation of House, Fardin’s mix lends from Jazz, R&B, Soul and Latin influences to make for a rousing selection. Melodic and imbibed […]

Raw Sole with Mr. Scruff

In 1999 an album hit the shelves that would etch a name in the electronic music history books eternally. The album was called “Keep it Unreal”, an album that became revered for it’s quirky idiosyncrasies, but also for its incredible level of artistry. As musical genres converged and common tropes exorcised from their banality through […]

Album of the week: Maceo Plex – Solar

In Maceo Plex, Eric Estornel has been moving  something of his headier Techno alias Maetrik into a more accessible realm. Born on the dance floor but not entirely dependent on it, Maceo Plex is project that can go from introspective sorrowful electronica to big-room pleasures, while retaining some of that depth that he requires to remain […]

On my own Time – An Interview with Whodat

Cologne: the leading automotive centre in Europe; birth place of Nico, Can and Wolfgang Voigt; and home to clubs like Gewölbe and Heinz Gaul and the Kompakt label. Detroit: USA’s leading automotive centre; birthplace of Motown and Techno; and home to Moodymann, Theo Parrish, Jeff Mills, Derrick May and Juan Atkins. Two cities, stretched halfway […]

JM#062 – Mudman

Mudman is a DJ, remixer and producer who can often be found playing alongside the brokesteady crew any given Monday for Mandagsklubben. His remixes and productions have found love on labels from Beatservice in the far north to Small records on Berlin both as Mudman and as the more heavy-handed Apodyopsis alias. Blending samples with […]

What’s in a name – A Q&A with Central

A distant memory circles back now. It’s a whisper from the not-so-distant past rather than a memory; a break-beat arrangement with imposing sub-bass swells surging through Jæger’s basement and three young individuals that through the course of a day and night have left an impressionable mark on Oslo. The boys from Regelbau, No Hands and […]

Album of the Week: Red Axes – The Beach Goths

Like tumultuous waves pounding an invisible shore obscured by the dead of night, Red Axes come crashing in on “The Beach Goths” with great temerity as keys crunch under foot and irreverent percussive parts clash in harmonious counterpoint. Jangly rhythms and dissonant atmospheres set the tone for this sophomore LP from this idiosyncratic two-piece band. […]

Energy, Space and More with Roi Perez

Rising to prominence through the queer scene in Tel Aviv, Roi Perez had found a nurturing environment to establish a career as a prodigious talent. A precocious youth that had found an early skill in the booth Roi Perez would cement his career when moved to Berlin. Catching the ear of Berghain / Panorama Bar […]

Karl Fraunhofer on Outrun to Santa Cruz

Coming via Sprechen records soon, “Synth Wizard” and Gode Selskab affiliate, Karl Fraunhofer  presents “Santa Cruz”. Channeling an eighties sound palette through his immense collection of drool-worthy synths the Dortmund man goes solo on this two EP outing, noodling his way through cocktail-hour synth lines and broad-shouldered pads. “Santa Cruz” precedes “Tone” which will both be […]