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Polynation live at Volkskrant

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Hessel Stuut and Stijn Hosman again surpassed themselves, as they played live at the editorial floor of the Volkskrant. Their set largely existed of unsigned material, but they also found space to premiere their new remix for David Douglas, which will see daylight on Atomnation soon.

Enjoy Polynation’s extraordinary talents and have a great weekend.

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Discovery Blog 2017 Week #25

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The Discovery Blog is a weekly updated selection of music findings by Atomnation curators Applescal, Guido, J.D. Heights and Will Oirson.

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Lapalux – Flickering (feat. JFDR)
Label: Brainfeeder

Bicep – Aura
Label: Ninja Tune

JMII – Pisco Laundromat
Label: Diesel Eyewear

Dark Sky – The Walker (Roman Flügel Remix)
Label: Monkeytown Records

Fort Romeau – Reasons
Label: Fort Romeau

Emiel van den Dungen – Distraction
Label: Gin Fizz Recordings

Auf Der Ufer – Inner Piece
Label: Endless Flight

Interstellar Funk – EFX Harmonix
Label: Dekmantel

Nathan Surreal – Emo Effect
Label: Native Response

Solitary Dancer – At The End Of The Corridor Of Love, A Loss
Label: Graded

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Discovery Blog 2017 Week #24

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The Discovery Blog is a weekly updated selection of music findings by Atomnation curators Applescal, Guido, J.D. Heights and Will Oirson.

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Nuage – Catch Light
Label: Project Mooncircle

Ulrich Schnauss – Illusory Sun (Dave DK Remix)
Label: /

Sau Poler – Questra
Label: /

Cristoph feat. Forrest – The Sign (SBTH Remix)
Label: Suara

Aril Brikha – Eat The Heart
Label: Something Happening Somewhere

FaltyDL – Hardcourage
Label: Ninja Tune

Nick Höppner – From Up And Down
Label: Ostgut Ton

Lifelike – Pacific Palisades
Label: Computer Science

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Atomnation Podcast #008 Tunnelvisions

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The Atomnation Podcast series is a monthly curated mix by friends and like minded artists of the label. Follow us on SoundCloud and Mixcloud for updates.

In podcast 8 we want to grab the opportunity to introduce Atomnation’s latest signing Tunnelvisions. They just released their first single and we are excited to say that something big is coming later this year. Raynor and Emiel from The Netherlands are into slow and grooving world electronics. Time for a chat!

Hello Raynor and Emiel. We’re so happy to have signed Tanami on Atomnation, and are excited to release more Tunnelvisions work this year. When did you guys decide to start working together?
Well, it actually started when Emiel downloaded Tinder around half a year ago and started looking for someone to meet. He then found me (Raynor) and we just hit it off. We started dating and it was obvious right away that we were meant for each other. We we’re both into the same music and were done with the hyped up, testosterone filled music that’s so popular these days. After dating for a couple of weeks we made it official and started Tunnelvisions.

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Your first single ‘Tanami’ received some very exciting feedback and even Anthony Fantano of The Needle Drop is a big fan. What was the process of creating this track?
It is kind of a funny story, really. At the time we already made a couple of tracks together in the studio. But, in every relationship, when you spend too much time together you get kinda fed up with each other, you know? So, we set a challenge that week. We were not to see each other for 7 days. At the end of those 7 days we both had to come up with a new track that we would then give to each other to finish. Ray came up with Tanami and Emiel came up with Acconna (a track you’ll hear more about soon). We decided to finish those tracks as soon as possible, seeing as they both had a lot of potential. For Tanami, Ray already had the basis with the vocal samples and the main synths, but Emiel decided it needed a certain edge. So he started messing around with his new 303 clone. After having spend hours with that thing, Emiel decided it sounded like total crap and couldn’t get anything out of it. But the idea of using a raw, acid like synth in there still was good. So we then started looking for different sounds to make this with. When we had it, it glued the entire track together and soon after we finished the track.

Where does the name Tunnelvisions come from? Has it a relation with the track title Tanami, or is this something completely different?
Have you not heard of the legend “Tunulavisioni”. It’s a legend of 2 young guys rising up against all odds and beating the evil mastermind: “128bpm tech-house”. We sorta based our name on that. No for real, we started Tunnelvisions with the goal of making hypnotic and psychedelic house music with influences from all over the globe. Our DJ-sets really represent what we stand for: a voyage across all nations within the downtempo-house genre. One flow, in styles from Berlin to Brasil. Our name doesn’t have a direct connection to “Tanami”. “Tanami” however, has a huge connection to all the tracks coming out in the near future.

What are you guys working on at the moment and what can we expect in the near future?
We’re planning world domination within 10 years, but people already told us it’s kinda hard to do. So in the mean time, we just try to have fun and also try to work on that monitor-tan we got from working in the studio the last half year. So expect lots of new music from us coming out on Atomnation. Also, we are getting more bookings each month. July is filled with some really nice gigs. Ray wanted to tell what the gigs were, but Emiel doesn’t approve. Is this our first band-fight? Anyway, thanks for this interview Atomnation folks and if you read this expect a big announcement soon!

Tracklist podcast:
Idjut Boys – Kenny Dub Headband
Xique-Xique – Xaxoeira (Nicola Cruz Remix)
Carrot Green & Salvagem
Matthew Dear – Her Fantasy (Tornado Wallace Remix)
Sano – Undelo
Tunnelvisions – Gobi
Kora Adrien – Nuit d’Afrique
DJ Champion – Tawoumga
Jimi Bazzouka – So So Ye
Dynamic Africana – Igbehin Lalayo Nta (Tunnelvisions Edit)
Tunnelvisions – Guava
Nu – Endup
Todd Terje – Alfonso Muskedunder (Mungolian Jetset Remix)


 

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Discovery Blog 2017 Week #23

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The Discovery Blog is a weekly updated selection of music findings by Atomnation curators Applescal, Guido, J.D. Heights and Will Oirson.

Subscribe to the Discovery Blog on Spotify for weekly updates.

Dauwd – Murmure
Label: Technicolour

Bonobo – Bambro Koyo Ganda (feat. Innov Gnawa)
Label: Ninja Tune

Cosime – Fyr (Maarten Mittendorff Auro Mix)
Label: Nous’klaer Audio

Gacha Bakradze – Through The Glass
Label: Transfigured Time

LOR & Vails – Lustral
Label: L’Enfant Terrible

Pablo Bolivar – Seconds of light (Simon Garcia poltergeist dub)
Label: Seven Villas

Future Sound of Antwerp – Volium
Label: DeeWee

Marvin & Guy – Superior Conjunction
Label: Life and Death

Sebastopol – Manethon
Label: Correspondant

Actress – Falling Rizlas
Label: Ninja Tune

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Discovery Blog 2017 Week #22

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The Discovery Blog is a weekly updated selection of music findings by Atomnation curators Applescal, Guido, J.D. Heights and Will Oirson.

Subscribe to the Discovery Blog on Spotify for weekly updates.

Gacha Bakradze – Eyespace
Label: Cin Cin

Nadia Struiwigh – Scope
Label: Pax Aurora

Baltra – ISO (DJ Seinfeld Remix)
Label: Lost Palms

Endian – XS-10
Label: Secretsundaze

Lapalux – Rotted Arp feat. Louisahhh
Label: Brainfeeder

New Jackson – Blaze All Day
Label: All City Records

Geotic – Sunspell
Label: Ghostly

Michele Mininni – Rave Oscillations
Label: R&S Records

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Atomnation Podcast #007 Olde Gods

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The Atomnation Podcast series is a monthly curated mix by friends and like minded artists of the label. Follow us on SoundCloud and Mixcloud for updates.

For our 7th podcast we’ve invited our Barcelonean friends Olde Gods. They contributed two amazing tracks to the Atomnation discography and are working on an EP for the label. In the meantime they loosely crafted a mix for our podcast series. Time for a little chat:

Hi Pau and Jami, between EP’s on your own Minor Planets label and tracks for two Atomnation compilations, you guys are quite busy with all sorts of projects. Can you tell us what’s keeping you from the streets these days?
As a duo we just released Tapes (Tapas), you know appetizers that come together with some cervezas. It’s an underground edits tape with five tracks. We decided to wrap it up in a beautiful package just if you would buy a gourmet sardine can. Artwork was taken care by La Mandanga, one of the top satirical instagram outposts in Spain. We’ve been getting quite a bunch of Cha-Ching’s and Bada-boo’s at our bandcamp and feeling quite happy about the sales. We recommend both things, going to our bandcamp and having a laugh or two at the La Mandanga IG account.

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As a duo you are called ‘Olde Gods’. Where did the name come from?
We’re both quite old… have kids already and have been around for a quite a while now, ha ha.. We thought these name would never feel old or worn out, it’s eternal…Well all in all it was a joke,  like super pretentious stuff but also quite ridiculous too. Besides that, and musically speaking we are really into oldies house stuff and the sound you get in those productions.

In the coldness of The Netherlands we get a really Balearic and sunny vibe of your music. how much is the southern climate influencing you?
We really couldn’t tell. As Catalans we have this other specific feeling of being in the “north of the south” (northern Spain), and there’s this cliche in Spain where Catalans are the cold-tempered European northern dudes. And, in fact we do stay at home a lot…too hot to go out…So you see our dilemma here, but yeah we appreciate the balearic sunny vibe thing, could eventually be a fact. ; ))

As noticed, we really enjoy your music, both solo and as a duo. Can we expect more music in the near future?
We are working on a new EP which is 75% completed, you might know something about it…as soon as the tracklist is completed we will hopefully sort out the release plan. As to our solo projects, JMII is always on the move with a remix for DC Salas last record and another solo EP on the making, and Braqueberry just happily released a footwork EP that got some attention even on Pitchfork! We’ll keep grinding!

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Tracklist:
1. Donnacha Costello – Blue A
2. Sebastopol – Manethon
3. Portable Sunsets – Trust Fall
4. Olde Gods – El Javu
5. Samo DJ – Tirad Board Meeting
6. Solar – 5 Seconds
7. Betonkust & Palmbomen – BN401
8. Scrappy – Freeze (unreleased mix)
9. Khidja – Haetrin (JMII’s Dearppegiated edit)
10. Soylent Green – Pass the Coke
11. Top secret stuff
12. Margot – Moderno (Marc Piñol Acid Mix)
13. Prins Thomas – D (Hieroglyphic Being Beat Rework)
14. Lauer – E10
15. Harmony Funk – Can’t Let You Go

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Discovery Blog 2017 Week #21

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The Discovery Blog is a weekly updated selection of music findings by Atomnation curators Applescal, Guido, J.D. Heights and Will Oirson.

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Leifur James – Time
Label: Leifur James

Indian Wells – Cascades
Label: Friends Of Friends

Chloé – The Dawn (Dixon Remix)
Label: Lumière Noire

MONOMOTION – Reflects
Label: fake music

Almeeva – 4 Bells
Label: InFiné

Tuff City Kids w/ Joe Goddard – Tell Me (Benjamin Fröhlich Long Journey Remix)
Label: Permanent Vacation

Talamanca System – Tres Secadas
Label: International Feel

Mano Le Tough – Arganol
Label: Maeve

Mount Kimbie feat. Micachu – Marilyn
Label: Warp Records

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Discovery Blog 2017 Week #20

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The Discovery Blog is a weekly updated selection of music findings by Atomnation curators Applescal, Guido, J.D. Heights and Will Oirson.

Subscribe to the Discovery Blog on Spotify for weekly updates.

T & P – Hail Falls (Dark Sky Remix)
Label: Feel My Bicep

Fort Romeau – Lost, Again
Label: Live At Robert Johnson

Dopplereffekt – Exponential Decay
Label: Leisure System

Space Dimension Controller – Exostack (Kornél Kovács Remix)
Label: R&S Records

Christian Löffler – Haul (Superpoze Remix)
Label: Ki Records

Kyson – A Song About The Future (Dave DK Remix)
Label: Anjunadeep

Road Hog – Wash
Label: Galcher Lustwerk

Denis Horvat – Axle
Label: Exit Strategy

Norken – Shifting Towards
Label: Delsin Records

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Applescal & Hessel Stuut release debut album as Deltawerk

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Deltawerk is the newly Amsterdam based project of Pascal Terstappen aka Applescal and Polynation member Hessel Stuut. Together they are releasing their debut full length LP, entitled “Passages”, June 16th through Atomnation on a 4-vinyl.

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Applescal has to date released on labels including Ghostly International and Traum Schallplatten, while the efforts for his own label Atomnation have seen him welcome music from the likes of Gidge, Weval, David Douglas and Sau Poler, amongst others. Voted at a very respectable #03 for XLR8R’s coveted ‘Best New Act’ in 2015, Hessel Stuut is a member of Polynation and has significant experience not only playing live music, but as a producer, visual artist and designer too.

Together, they form Deltawerk, a dynamically electronic duo whom when united create human and lucid music, which feels as much at home in an underground rave as it does in an open-air live performance. While there is a faint echo of artistic collision, the album undoubtedly provides an eerie sense of unity for both Pascal and Hessel’s own discography, conserving the warm subculture of analog and modular instrumentation.

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Sitting shoulder to shoulder with the full-length LP is Deltawerks’ live performance which comes complete with a visual show. The concept is based on a fly-by where you enter new worlds as the music progresses. With the use of a 270 degree screen setup, the show can be a truly immersive experience: the audience travels past unearthly landscapes through “passages”. The 4LP cover art is inspired on this visual concept and are both created and designed by Hessel Stuut.

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The album seamlessly works its way into the listener’s psyche and is certain to achieve decorated underground status. Whether it’s the ethereal choral textures of “Sample”, the fiery and propulsive percussion of “Departer” or the ecstatic atmosphere’s of “Kyte”, Passages is an album that is both dynamic and emotive with crushing poignancy. The vinyl comes with two remixes (by Marvin & Guy / Audiojack) on the D side for album track “Corridor”, which released digitally earlier this year.

“Deltawerk – Passages” is out June 16th, pre-orders are available now.

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