We think it’s pretty well known how much we love Apparat at Electronic Beats. That said, whilst the man known as Sascha Ring keeps making such beautiful and enchanting music we can’t help but take notice. It’s in that vein today that we bring you an EB Exclusive; DJ Koze‘s remix of ‘Black Water’. Taken from Apparat’s Mute released The Devil’s Walk, Koze works his usual Hamburg magic into the ‘Black Water’ taking the original’s heartbreaking melodies to make a slow burning dance-floor jam.
Check it out below and if you are going to be heading over to SXSW, why not come and say hello to both the EB team and Apparat at our showcase event. Also, make sure to get your hands on Sascha’s new 12″ single ‘Candil de la Calle‘ (out on Mute on March 26th) and to catch up with Apparat Band live during their current tour – see all dates below.
Apparat Band Live:
March 12 US-Los Angeles – El Rey Theatre
March 14 US-Austin – Paste / KCRW Stage @ SXSW
April 7 RO-Bucharest – Atelierul De Productie
April 12 DK-Aarhus – Train
April 13 NO-Oslo – Blaa
April 14 DK-Copenhagen – Koncerthuset
April 16 DE-Cologne – Bürgerhaus Stollwerck
April 17 DE-Bremen – Spedition
April 18 DE-Hamburg – Kampnagel
April 19 NL-Amsterdam – Melkweg
April 20 NL-Rotterdam – Hotel Mosaique Festival
April 21 FR-Paris – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
April 22 BE-Gent – Vooruit
April 26 CH-Bern – Dachstock
April 27 CH-Aarau – Kiff
April 28 DE-Erlangen – E-Werk
April 29 DE-Jena – Kassablanca
April 30 DE-Berlin – Berghain
May 27 US-George – Sasquatch! Festival 2012
July 5 PT-Prala Do Meco – SBSR Festival
July 6 UK-London – Bloc Festival
August 8 DE-Kassel – Kulturzelt
August 9 DE-Haldern – Haldern Pop Festival
August 18 CH-Winterthur – Musikwochen
March 13 US-Austin – Element
March 14 US-Austin – Electronic Beats supports DJ-Kicks, Kingdom
April 20 NL-Den Haag – T Paard
May 4 IL-Tel Aviv – The Block
August 11 DE-Saalfeld – Sonne Mond Und Sterne Festival
In March Apparat will release the next single from his critically acclaimed fourth album The Devil’s Walk. Featuring remixes from Fennesz and Apparat himself, who turns in a dub remix, the record will also contain a rework of ‘Black Water’ by DJ Koze. Take a listen below and look out for the single when it is released on March 26th, via Mute.
Good news for Apparat fans – two additional Berlin shows have been organized as part of the Electronic Beats Recommends Apparat Band tour. Taking place at Hebbel Am Ufer on the 19th, 20th and 21st of December, this is an early Christmas present for all of our Berlin fans, but you best be quick as the 19th and 20th have sold out already. Supported by Cubenx and Oval plus some very special guests this is a concert you really don’t want to miss out on.
You can buy tickets here, but in the meantime check out some clips of the man they call Sascha in action.
Apparat will be releasing his sixth studio album this September – the first on his new label – Mute. The Devil’s Walk has been created using a acoustic palette of sounds that are a radical departure from his previous solo material and collaborations with the likes of Modeselektor as Moderat.
As a special treat for our readers, we are more than a little honored to be able to present an exclusive free track from the album for you to download – the divine ‘Black Water’ which you can grab from the SoundCloud player below. The Devil’s Walk is due for release on September the 30th and we will of course be bringing you a full review closer to the time – we will also be presenting video footage of Apparat and his full band performing for the first time at our Electronic Beats Festival in Prague in the next couple of weeks. Watch this space for more info and check out Apparat & Band live dates in the meantime.