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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.

Subscribe to the Discovery Blog on Spotify for weekly updates.

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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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)

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Atomnation Podcast #004 LOR

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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 fourth podcast we’ve invited Gregory Ferguson a.k.a. LOR. He recently remixed Sau Poler’s Esperits on Atomnation, which slipped into sets by Dixon and Joris Voorn amongst others. We thought it was time for a little chat.

Hi Gregory, after releasing your remix for Sau Poler here on Atomnation, EP’s on both Cin Cin and Exit Strategy got praised by the scene. How was 2016 for you?
Hi! 2016 was great thank you. It was a journey that started with me just sending some music out to people and ended with the wider world reacting to it in a really positive way. It’s been very, very rewarding so far, and to work with the labels you have just mentioned has been a great privilege.

The retakes (Versions) on classic Arthur Russell, Kraftwerk and Derrick Carter tracks are now mentioned as the beginning of a great career. Why did you choose these tracks to edit?
They were all just tracks that I loved and that I felt an instinctive urge to re-work… with Kraftwerk, it was a more practical matter than the other two – the original is an amazing piece of music, and the only thing I wanted to change was the sequence of it a little and the mix, so it would work on a dancefloor but in a transparent way where it still really very much feels like the original. The other two are a lot more like remixes, more creative. I remember hearing in my head the basics of what it would sound like, and then just going with the flow from there.

Your Soundcloud says that LOR is an abbreviation of Lunar Orbit Rendezvous. Can you explain?
I am a keen stargazer and I’m drawn to anything related to space or astronomy. Lunar Orbit Rendezvous was the technique used for all missions in the Apollo space program. A spacecraft releases the lander craft to touch down on the moon, enters a lunar orbit and they “rendezvous” again later, the astronauts then returning to earth on the spacecraft.

Obviously we are big fans, and we’ve read that new “Versions” material is coming. Which classics are you reworking this time?
I’ve done some reworks of tracks by the great Larry Heard this time. Like the previous Versions EP, these just came really naturally. When I listened to these Larry Heard tracks I immediately heard ideas in my head and it just flowed. It’s not always like that with these things… it’s nice when it works. When it’s working it flows like water. When it’s not it feels like a fight and it never works out! I’m playing them in my sets and the reactions have been good, plus I have given them to some of my favourite DJs, like Kristian Âme and Roman Flügel, who I’m happy to say are playing them too.

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Tracklist:

01. LOR – Sound (Intro)
02. Auntie Flo ft Anbuley – Waiting For A Woman (Revenge Rework Dixon Beat Edit) – Philomena
03. Sau Poler – Esperits (LOR Remix) – Atomnation
04. Isolée – Pisco – Maeve
05. Love Over Entropy – Forty Four – Lossless
06. Aera – Bibimbap – Hivern Discs
07. Leif Müller – Holidays Everywhere – Mule Musiq
08. Shaded & Harvard Bass – Mental Fade – Twin Turbo
09. Soukie & Windish – No One – Igloo
10. Seth Troxler – CZ – Tuskegee
11. Daniel Bortz & Marcus Worgull – Skinner Box – Exit Strategy
12. Aera – Lumen – Hivern Discs’

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Atomnation Label Night at De Marktkantine

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Friday December 2 we’re back at De Marktkantine with a full-fledged label night. For this event mainstays Sau Poler, Polynation, Olaf Stuut & Applescal are on the bill. Sau Poler is coming over from Barcelona to play one of his beloved house / disco influenced DJ sets. Polynation & Olaf Stuut perform their ever spectacular live sets and Applescal will do what he does best: closing the night.

Line up: Applescal, Sau Poler, Polynation (live) & Olaf Stuut (live).

Info & Tickets: https://goo.gl/xAUz1U