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Thursday
Jun162011

VIDEO: FRANCOIS K w/ DEEP SPACE on Japan Tour / April 30th

4/30 DEEP SPACE 2011 Japan Tour video recap

Tuesday
May102011

VIDEO:: FRANCOIS K at ELECTRIC FROG

Sunday
Mar132011

INTERVIEW WITH FRANCOIS K on BURLINGTON PROJECT

Burlington Project sat down with François K to talk about new DJ technologies and how he's remained relevant for so many years. Read full interview here.


Thursday
Dec172009

GIG, PRESS & RA Podcast ::: COSMIC TWINS (François K + Derrick May) in New York, 12/26; Pre-Sale Tickets Now Available



Little video has been documented and even less has been recorded, but you can expect a big surprise and unforgettable moments when seeing Cosmic Twins for yourself. If you're in New York for the holiday hangover, this is not an event to miss.

Facebook: event page


*Added Dec 21st: And in additional news, Resident Advisor has just released a very special podcast by Cosmic Twins, featuring an hour of their seven-hour set at AgeHA in Tokyo, which took place this past summer. Click below to access the podcast page.

Wednesday
Dec162009

PRESS :: KRAFTWERK & FRANÇOIS K in the NEW YORK TIMES

In a recent New York Times article, "Who Knew That Robots Were Funky?" François K was asked to reflect on his involvement with Kraftwerk:

"François Kevorkian, a D.J. at underground clubs in the late ’70s and early ’80s, would use Kraftwerk to blend tracks by Fela Kuti and Babatunde Olatunji into his sets. 'What was really remarkable was that their music was getting played just as much at Paradise Garage as it was getting played at the Mudd Club, and there were very, very few records that had that ability to cross over between all the different scenes,' said Mr. Kevorkian, who would later work with the band on its 'Electric Café' album. 'Kraftwerk was, like, universal.'"

Electronic music pioneers and living legends, the members of German avant-garde musical group Kraftwerk have recently released newly remastered editions of their eight classic albums in a deluxe box set to celebrate the 35th anniversary of their landmark 1974 hit 'Autobahn.' Not a lot of people know perhaps that until 2000, the only artists allowed to remix the band's recordings were François Kevorkian and William Orbit. François K has collaborated on several projects with Kraftwerk since the groups' early days. In 1983, François remixed the group's legendary “Tour de France” and three years later he was hired to mix the seminal 'Electric Café'album. His remixes remain to this day some of the most popular versions of the group's biggest hits.

Kraftwerk 12345678: The Catalogue
(CD, CD Box Set, Vinyl, Download)

"KRAFTWERK: Electro Pioneers, living legends and globally revered masters of electronic sound, celebrate the 35th anniversary of their landmark 1974 hit ‘Autobahn’ by releasing digitally remastered versions of eight astounding albums on October 5, 2009. Rolling back musical barriers with every forward-thinking phase of their career, Dusseldorf's Zen masters of electronic minimalism laid the foundations for four decades of computerised pop and dance music. By chain reaction and mutation, they have influenced generations of artists in all genres, mapping musical futures yet to come." Read more on kraftwerk.technopop.com.br

Monday
Nov092009

ADE 2009 Highlights & Press Feature!


Check out the event & conference overview on the ADE site.

This year’s ADE mag has been fully integrated in the well renown Dutch
dance magazine DJBroadcast, revealing everything you need to know
about the upcoming ADE.


You can download the whole ADE magazine here!

Monday
Nov022009

PRESS ::: Reviews of BEAT PHARMACY : Wikkid Times Remixes EP

NEW RELEASE on Wave Music :: BEAT PHARMACY :: Wikkid Times Remixes EP
Beat Pharmacy’s ‘Wikkid Times’ album gets the remix treatment from Appleblim & Komonazmuk, John Daly, Deadbeat and Intrusion on this massive EP.

Moeller, whether as Beat Pharmacy, Echologist or his own name, has spent his career releasing on some of the strongest labels in the world. The likes of Rekids, Third Ear, Connaisseur and Echochord have all called upon Moeller’s prodigious, dub-styled talents which is superb testimony to his abilities. Appleblim & Komonazmuk take on ‘Nuclear Race’ feat. Paul St Hilaire first off and create a slow burning dubstep interpretation which layers up gradually from stripped dub atmospherics to a dense, arpeggio laced crescendo. St Hilaire’s vocals drift in and out of the mix which adds to the layering of sounds and creates a mesmerising listen. Irish producer John Daly continues an amazing 2009 with his remix of ‘Time’ feat. Damon Aaron. A lazy house but powerful house beat underpins Daly’s use of chords and stabs while Aaron’s voice is used as an emotive and memorable counterbalance, making it yet another remix hit for the outstanding producer. One half of Echospace, Stephen Hitchell, dons his Intrusion cap for his remix of ‘Sunshine’ feat. Paul St Hilaire. An alias reserved as an outlet for Hitchell’s combination of his love of traditional dub reggae and his more techno excursions, Intrusion means a skanking, white-noise-washed and blissful trip for ‘Sunshine’.

Finally, Wagon Repair artist and engineering wizard Deadbeat carefully twists ‘Ghostship’ and its post apocalyptic lyrics from Spaceape around a low slung house groove. Clattering, loose percussion adds a swagger to cut while subtle, filtered stabs hint at buried melodies throughout. This is a stunning package and features some of the leading lights of dub infused sounds – unmissable.
VISIT WAVE MUSIC to listen and purchase the EP here.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY...
Laurent Garnier
Brilliant remixes . Perfect for the radio and for early dancefloor sessions. Another perfect release on Wave.

Darren House - Diesel / Xpress 2
Excellent. Love Appleblim rmx and John Daly. Good to see Wave doing it.

Josh Wink - Ovum
Deadbeat rmx is the one for me. Builds nicely for a lil' dub groover.

DJ Hell
Killer as always from Wave!

Yannick Labbé - Trickski / Innervisions
Totally lost in dub. Deadbeat mix is my fave.

Luke Solomon
A very "Wave" sounding record... Deadbeat mix grabbed me... will give it a whirl

Ashley Beedle
Love this. The Appleblim and Deadbeat remixes are the killers for me. Big support.

Trevor Jackson
Wave Music is an outstanding label & John Daly made some of the finest releases of 2009, this remix goes to show what an expert he is in atmosphere and solid sublime grooves.

CHECK OUT SOME OF THE REVIEWS (click on tiles to visit site)



Wednesday
Oct072009

ADE 2009 :: 365!LIVE MASTERCLASS & WORKSHOP featuring Francois K & Ben Liebrand


On Thursday, October 22nd, Francois will be the featured guest at 365Live's in-depth workshop on music production along with renowned mixmeister Ben Liebrand. Francois will discuss and display will demonstrate how to make a DJ mix for a compilation, with all the bells & whistles, live effects, etc. - not to be missed!

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP [source : 365mag.com] "The workshop program will start in the afternoon with SHARE: Audio Visual Playground: a concept in which many creative artists join forces for a real live jam-session. SHARE offers creative audiovisual minds the opportunity to show everyone with equal interests their raw sketches or complete audio and/or video projects. New ideas and collabs will be formed and eventually everyone will come together to put up a utterly innovating show. These amazing results will be shown in the 365LIVE! masterclass early in the evening. Wanna join and share your creations? Sign up for free at shareamsterdam.com!

After this SHARE workshop, exclusively to these masterclasses, developers of Ableton's new MAX For LIFE software will give a presentation about their new product. MAX For LIFE is the talk of the town in producer land as it allows you to build your own plug-ins (which are used to add extra effects or add digital instruments for example). They even say, a good dance producer is as good as his best plug-in. And now it's possible to create your own! This workshop is a must for the advanced dance producer who works with Ableton Live 8." READ the full article here.

365Live! Workshops // 22 October // Time table

15:00 - 19:00: SHARE - Audio Visual Playground
Sign-up artists: SHARE: www.shareamsterdam.com
Tickets 5 euro + free UDG DJ BAG : www.beatfreax.nl

19:00 - 00.00: 365LIVE! Masterclass with ABLETON, BEN LIEBRAND AND FRANÇOIS K
Tickets 8 euro + free UDG DJ Bag: www.beatfreax.nl
Door-sale: 10 euro

00.00 - 05.00: MIKO Loves WAVE MUSIC & FORWARD WITH FRANÇOIS K
Tickets: 10 euro: www.beatfreax.nl
Door-sale: 14 euro

ORGANISATIONAL PARTNERS

Wave Music www.wavemusic.com ///// Media Satellite www.media-satellite.nl ///// Ableton www.ableton.com ///// SAE www.sae.nl

Tuesday
Sep152009

GIG & INTERVIEW :: BRENDON MOELLER live set at FABRIC, LONDON September 26, 2009

http://www.fabriclondon.com

also check out the new interview with Brendon on FABRIC here.

Tuesday
Mar242009

FRANÇOIS K. on rhythmism.com


Portraits: François K @ NYC Deep Space Mondays & Miami March 26th

Big shout out to Rhythmism.com for the feature on François K. Read the interview to find out about François's personal hero, his most frequently listened song on his iPod, or the fictional character he identifies with, among others. Follow the link to read more.