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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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New remixes, events and mixes are up

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From album releases to show premières and remixes, our Atomnation artists have been quite active these past few weeks. We’ve outlined it for you below! 

Olaf Stuut @ Loveland Live 2017
Olaf Stuut is the auditory craftsman producing unclassifiable music, taking you on compelling journeys and tonal adventures. Connecting to many influences, his music reflects his fascination and admiration for instruments of all sorts and kinds. Enjoy his set from Loveland Live!” – Loveland

David Douglas Album Release Show in Paradiso
Two nights before David is releasing his new album ‘Spectators Of The Universe’, he will complement it by performing the album tracks live at Paradiso Amsterdam.

Date: Wednesday March 22nd
Location: Paradiso Amsterdam
Doors: 9.30PM
Entrance: € 8.- excl. membership
More info & tickets:  www.paradi.so/DavidDouglas-tickets


Deltawerk presents: ‘Passages’ at OT301
The duo consisting of Hessel Stuut and Applescal is starting their tour with a full on audiovisual show at OT301. The Amsterdam based artists created an audio/visual live show that takes you on a journey through surreal worlds and sounds, entitled ‘Passages’. Until summer 2017, nine tracks will be released on four different EP’s. This is their debut show as Deltawerk and contains mainly unreleased works.

Date: Wednesday April 19th
Time: 20:00 – 23:00
Entrance: € 7,-
More info & tickets:  bit.ly/DeltaFBevent

Atomnation Night w/ Christian Löffler
A celebration! De Helling in Utrecht invited us to host a label night together with special guest Christian Löffler who will jump aboard for the occasion.

Date: Friday May 5th
Time: 23:00 – 05:00
Entrance: € 12,-
Door: € 15,-
More info & tickets: bit.ly/AtomnationDeHelling

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Some Chemistry’s remix for Olaf Stuut’s ‘Run’.

Whether as a DJ, in the studio, or curating well-respected events in clubs such as Studio 80 and Marktkantine, Some Chemistry’s music switches between a melodramatic kind of indie house and more uncompromising atmospherical sound. Here, Some Chemistry remixes one of Atomnations favourites, Olaf Stuut, a musician who always tells a story, with strong vibes, challenging harmonies and melodic sounds. Download for free at Deep House Amsterdam.

Sekuoia – Beau (Polynation Remix)
The standout track, however, is Polynation’s remix of “Beau”: blending a tribal feel with laid-back production, it drives forward with a cool intensity peppered by bold drums—making for a track that’s trance-like, meditative and uplifting all at once.” – Bitchslap Magazine

Listen to Polynation’s remix via THUMP here:

Applescal @ Fuse, Brussels
Head honcho Applescal visited Belgium’s legendary techno club ‘Fuse’. The live recording of his set is up and is a pleasure to listen to: The Dutch artist, Applescal is back on our list with another powerful mix. Recorded live at the infamous nightclub in Brussels, Fuse, this mix is real peak time mix. Groovy, percussive and dark, it goes from house to techno and everything in between throughout the mix.” –  Fiction Lab

Sau Poler on Dublab
Listen back to Sau Poler’s interview + mix on Pau Roca‘s radio show for dublab.es.

– Slap – Blue Lunch – Pratique (Duotone Records, 1985)
– Edgar Froese – Pinnacles – Pinnacles (Virgin, 1983)
– Meredith Monk – Travelers 1, 2, 3 – Book of Days (ECM Records, 1990)
– Smith & Mighty – Try – Life Is… (Studio !K7, 2002)
– Prince Far I – Final Chapter – Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Chapter 3 (Pressure Sounds, 1996)
– Pelding – One – DJ-Kicks (Studio !K7, 1999)
– Sau Poler – Mitre – Dribble [EP] (Self-released, 2017)
– Pedro Vian & Sau Poler – Untitled
– Defled – Cluster – Hacking the Sun (Modern Obscure Music, 2017)
– David Axelrod – The Human Abstract – Songs of Experience (Capitol Records, 1969)
– Fridge – Anglepoised – Anglepoised (Output, 1997)
– Scan X – Black Moon – Chroma (F Communications, 1996)
– Deltawerk – Kyte – Passages (Atomnation, 2017)