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This shit sounds like rammstein, fuck off

Written by: 24 February 2016 3 Comments

This week’s mix pick by me is probably better suited for colder times, or at least the wee small hours when you find yourself restless and sleepless and just a little frightened. Ideal for my office listening post it is not, yet I can’t stop playing it.

I try not to keep adding mixes and podcasts from those I’ve featured before… but when they’re this bloody awesome how can one not?

German Daniel Ansorge, aka Barnt, is a DJ and producer who, in his own way, sticks to the Bauhaus principle: he makes music that has nothing in it that isn’t totally necessary or functional. With this rough blueprint, he has conjured up some unsettling techno on his own Magazine label as well as Matias Aguayo’s Cómeme. Mule and Hinge Finger have also come calling for his works, and despite their minimalist approach, they are textured and hypnotic, strange and subversive. Last year he toured the US for the first time, and he’s already a very welcome guest at Europe’s forward thinking clubs. So after years of quiet toil, he is now getting the recognition he deserves around the world.

The fascinating mix he serves up is suitably spooky and chilling to start, with ambient drones, soft drums and haunting pads all operating on a bleak horizontal plane. Later on some sleek metal grooves and post apocalyptic techno gets you on your toes before everything decays back to a dystopian nothingness. It makes for quite the trip and offers a snapshot of the sort of thing you can expect from the man when working in either the DJ booth or home studio.

 

Here’s one of their own thingies for the curious

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