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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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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 #18

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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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Legowelt – Scenic Highway System
Label: Nightwind Records

Howling – Phases (Alex.Do Remix)
Label: Innervisions

Ellen Allien – Stormy Memories
Label: BPitch Control

burger/ink – Twelve Miles High
Label: Eat Raw

Bibio – Beyond My Eyes
Label: Warp

Solar – 5 Seconds
Label: Squirrels On Film

Nathan Surreal – Stockholm
Label: Native Response

Roosevelt – Sea (Young Marco remix)
Label: City Slang

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Discovery Blog 2017 Week #17

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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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Zopelar – Névoa (Davis Edit)
Label: Engrave LTD

Portable Sunsets – Millionth
Label: Atomnation

Kiani & His Legion – I Can Take You There (If You Let Me Take You)
Label: Something Happening Somewhere

Daisuke Tanabe – Late Night Fishing
Label: /

Floating Points – Silurian Blue (Reflections – Mojave Desert)
Label: Pluto

Dauwd – Leitmotiv
Label: Technicolour

Beesmunt Soundsystem – Short Swim
Label: Kitjen

Pearson Sound – Robin Chasing Butterflies
Label: Pearson Sound

Hercules & Love Affair – Controller (Mike Simonetti Remix) [feat. Faris Badwan]
Label: mr.intl

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Discovery Blog 2017 Week #16

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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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Christian Löffler – Vind (Max Cooper Remix)
Label: Ki Records

Dark Sky – The Walker
Label: Monkeytown Records

Simple Symmetry – Plane Goes East (DJ Tennis Remix)
Label: Disco Halal

Tissu – Space Loop
Label: Lobster Theremin

Patrice Bäumel – Glutes
Label: Afterlife

ASOK – Planetfall
Label: Mörk

Johannes Regnier – Sundog (OOFT! Remix)
Label: The Healing Company

Tunnelvisions – Tanami
Label: Atomnation

Khotin – Vitebsk
Label: Normals Welcome Records

Kora & Nic Falardeau – Wahiba (Powel Remix)
Label: Sol Selectas

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Atomnation Podcast #006 Koett

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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 sixth podcast we’ve invited our Russian friend Koett. He contributed two amazing albums to the Atomnation discography and is one of the leading figures of Krasnodar’s electronic music scene.

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The beginning
First influenced by the almighty Kraftwerk, Koett really got into music by his bigger brother. He would bring him recordings of party’s on cassette, which motivated Koett to search for ways to create his own music. Ableton and especially analog gear and old Soviet synthesizers made him even more enthusiastic about music production. From there on he started his career as an electronic music producer, as well as participating in side projects as Modul and Köt & Wellbeck.

Alexander Tochilkin (Koett’s real name) first released on Atomnation in November 2013. His ‘Lost Time’ single was an adventurous and Jazzy approach to the electronic field at the time. A month later Alex released his first full-length album ‘Golden Peak’ on the label. Tracks as ‘Blacksad’ and ‘Down’ became instant hits as Dummy Mag, Data Transmission, Truants Blog and many others praised it to the stars.

Releasing music
From that point on Koett has been putting out music on labels as Connaisseur Recordings, Sub Amp and Fuselab. Even his collaboration with long-time friend Wellbeck got revamped with a release on the Argentinean Loob Label, before returning to Atomnation in 2016.

This return didn’t come casually, as he once again came with a full-length LP of unearthly electronics. This time even darker and more vivacious as before. Especially ‘Slow Run’, ‘Night Furia’ and ‘A Walk In The Spring Rain’ were like candy for everyone liking the road in between house, techno and electronica.

Krasnodar, Russia
What most people don’t know is that Koett is one of the key figures behind XOXO, a boundary-pushing club in his hometown Krasnodar. This city is situated in a unique part of Russia, near the black sea towards Georgia. It has a small but very strong electronic music scene and is pioneering in its region. This podcast showcases the Krasnodar techno sound and is a limp of what the future will bring for our Russian friend and father of his newly born son. Congratulations Alex!

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Discovery Blog 2017 Week #14

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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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Lone – From A Past Life
Label: R&S Records

Jimi Jules – Ostkreuz
Label: Innervisions

Nuno Dos Santos – Prosa
Label: Something Happening Somewhere

PAVANE – Percées
Label: Eumolpe

Carsten Jost – Atlantis II
Label: Dial Records

Mount Kimbie – We Go Home Together ft. James Blake
Label: Warp Records

Mala – Alicia
Label: White Label

Tracey – Skyfall
Label: Voyage Direct

Patrick Conway – Sandy Lane
Label: Rekids

Gigi Masin – Maja
Label: Dekmantel