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€uro€y€z — I C U (In My Dreams)

If you cross your index finger and your thumb lightly, it creates a tiny little heart. “I C U (In My Dreams)” is the debut single of €uro€y€z produced by her brother Noah Jinu. Longing, dreams, and crushes haunting in a pink cloud of bling bling, in between white sheets and shimmering night sequences. let me see

SAV Navarone —
Whatever-You-Call-It-Tape

A truthful drifter who rolls back into town carrying an ASR-10, stacks of cracked beat tapes, and an angry old man’s record collection is the perfect way to describe the SAV Navarone. An army brat born in DC but with a gravitational pull to Tucson throughout most of his formative years. He had started making tapes in high school. After his 21st birthday his output increased and tapes began to pile up as music took over his life. 1998 was the year he bought his first sampler at a thrift store. The kitchen became the studio, because the need to create surpassed the need for a stove. Hungry?

Mixtape 86 by LAZERCAT

Cats, Violins, Bass

INTERVIEW: NADJA PREYER

Covid-19 has many downsides, but also some good ones: it makes people pick up new or forgotten hobbies. Same applies to Lazercat. The Berlin-based, Canada raised DJ and producer used to play the violin for more than 15 years. After a long break, she recently picked it up again. Describing herself in three simple words, Lazercat would go by crazy cat lady. And as her full bio says: producer, DJ, outsider. let me know more

Soft Around the Edges:
Leo Luchini & Nasty King Kurl

WORDS: KEVIN JUNK

On “This Far Thru” Leo Luchini invited Nasty King Kurl to collaborate on an EP that breathes the current stream of internet aesthetics with catchy rap and club reminiscent beats. Within the work of Luchini, whose output has been highly collaborative through and through and Nasty King Kurl’s brand of snotty but sexy feel for rhythm and beat, what would happen if the collaboration went further? please tell me

Mixtape 85 by DJ Kobex

Le Freak

INTERVIEW: NADJA PREYER
ARTWORK: JÜRGEN KLAUKE

The power of music compilations has been underrated ever since. No matter if CD or vinyl, digging out the right one at the right time can make for a game-changing momentum in potentially every DJ’s path. That case also applies to DJ Kobex, who dug out “Egypt, Egypt” by Egyptian Lover on a comp. The track, that first came out on Freak Beat Records in 1984, is one of these key tunes that shaped the style DJ Kobex adores more than every other genre: 80s electro funk. really?!

Uncommon Nasa:
The Dimension, Uncommon

At the same time label boss, progressive lyricist and sound producer, Uncommon Nasa (and by extension Uncommon Records) is the name, by which experimental rap innovates, transmits and connects the message, the form. Since Definitive Jux and with 17 years of presence as a label, Uncommon Nasa shares his vision with us – alive and direct from Staten Island in the year 2021. let me know

Mixtape 84 by Stevie Whisper

Pills and X’s

INTERVIEW: NADJA PREYER
PORTRAITS: BOOGIE
MIXTAPE ARTWORK: LOVE CURLY

„We got shittons of vaccines from China before everybody else.” Now add a big LOL to Stevie Whisper’s statement to the question, what the authorities in his hometown do to help creatives in pandemic times, and you’ll have a clue about his snotty attitude. Born, raised and staying in Belgrade ever since, the DJ and label head of YES started his musical path in the hardcore scene back in the early zero-zero’s. let me know more

Mixtape 83 by Tim Toh

Tzz tzz tzz and beyond —

Imagine yourself somewhere in the middle of Germany, precisely: the Rhein-Main area. It’s the year 2000 and Chris Liebing is spreading some wisdom: “It’s techno music, anyone can do it. So do I. It’s just the same tzz tzz tzz thing going on and on, right?” When you ask Tim Toh about when and how he got into electronic music, it’s this quote he’s digging out of the depths of his subconscious. let’s go beyond