“You have to imagine mastering as the necessary second pair of ears. If I make a piece of music by myself, and then try to master it myself as well, it’s a bottomless pit. (…) It’s really important that you take your material to someone else and tell them to listen to it.” — Pole Tech Talk feature, taken from Slices Issue 1-08. Order the DVD. Find more Slices videos at our YouTube channel.
At the tail end of their first European tour, which included three Berlin dates, I met up with NYC producer Daniel Fisher at a Neukölln diner, where I prodded the recently-retired chandelier installer on his burgeoning music career. – more
The Mole is just about to release a new EP called ‘Extended Hugs’ through Fur Trade Recordings. For someone who has been at times a prolific producer, this is actually his first release of 2011, barring an appearance on Wagon Repair’s All Star compilation. In typicaly Mole fashion, the press release talks about egg dropping – more
Another year, another list and a chance to share what we thought were some of the highlights of 2011. Here music editor Gareth Owen picks his five moments from a momentous year. In no order whatsoever a strictly personal selection of five things I enjoyed – mostly music. I loved the House of Balloons mix-tapes, – more
Clown & Sunset, the record label of Nicolas Jaar, are preparing a new compilation that does not come on one of the normal vinyl, CD, or digital formats. The compilation, which contains 12 tracks from the likes of Valentin Stip, Pavla & Noura and Jaar himself, is housed in an aluminium box that you connect – more