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Robag Wruhme’s Donnerkuppel

Robag Wruhme has just released an incredible EP on Kompakt. I’ve been hearing “Donnerkuppel” for quite some time in his live sets, and am relieved to finally know what it is! It’s tech-house at its best: melodic, upbeat and grooving. Can’t wait to see him and Koze in two weeks.

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Robag Wruhme’s “Wuppdeckmischmampflow”

I can’t say there are many released mixes that compete with those of Kompakt (Fabric is the only other that comes to mind). When I saw that Robag Wruhme was releasing one (a name I’m still not attempting to pronounce), I was ecstatic! Well, I’ve just got my ears on it and I’m loving it as I type. Just looking at the awesome tracklist of mashups tingles my head. Oh yes. Read RA’s review if you like. Only previews for now…

01. Danny Norbury – Speak, Memory
02. Guillaume & the Coutu Dumonts – Odyssee / Trentemoller – Chameleon (Robag Smapelschatull)
03. Ricardo Villalobos – Dexter / Robag Wruhme – Freggelswuff (Robag Smapelschatull)
04. Tiefschwarz feat. Seth Troxler – Trust (Audion Remix) / Ricardo Villalobos – Dexter
05. Kollektiv Turmstrasse – Dead Room / Tiefschwarz feat. Seth Troxler – Trust (Audion RMX) / Ricardo Villalobos – Dexter (Robag Smapelschatull)
06. Chateau Flight – Cosmic Race (Robag Smapelschatull)
07. Moderat – Rusty Nails (Robag Smapelschatull)
08. Claro Intelecto – Hunt You Down / MRI : Acid
09. WhoMadeWho – Keep Me In My Plane (DJ Koze Hudson River Dub) / Claro Intelecto – Hunt You Down (Robag Smapelschatull)
10. Four Tet – Angel Echoes (Robag Smapelschatull)
11. Voom Voom – Best Friend (Henrik Schwarz Mix) (Robag Smapelschatull)
12. Robag Wruhme – Robellada
13. Ian Simmonds – Kon1 (Krause Duo RMX)
14. Zwanie Jonson – Sweater Day / Shelter (Robag Smapelschatull)

Best New Music: Jatoma

I’ve been really getting into “enchanting electronica” lately (term from Ari Stein discussing Walls and Caribou in his review). We all love Caribou, and while Walls’ Walls didn’t get rave reviews, I’ve fallen in love with their ambient pop sound. Nearly psychedelic but with just enough beat to want to get me dancing.

Well Kompakt’s just had another great release: Jatoma’s self-titled debut full length album. While not much is known about the mysterious producers from Copenhagen (read their “bio” here), the album is astoundingly beautiful. It’s almost like Walls meets Pantha Du Prince. Listen to the album, it’s different, but oh so good. Read more

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