Q&A: Jonas Kopp & Pfirter Release ‘Seek’ EP on PoleGroup

Jonas Kopp and Pfirter at  Dockyard Festival. Photography courtesy Fotograafniels.nl

Jonas Kopp and Pfirter at Dockyard Festival. Photography courtesy Fotograafniels.nl

During Amsterdam Dance Event we took the time to make it to Dockyard, a one-day festival complete with five massive stages housed in tents that sits somewhere between land and water, surrounded by shipping containers and cranes.

One of the stages was being hosted by Spanish techno record label PoleGroup, featuring some of the most exciting raw techno talent that could be found at ADE this year. Artists the caliber of Reeko, Oscar Mulero, Lewis Fautzi as well as Jonas Kopp and Pfirter all put on an impressive display that day, providing festival goers with a slice of hard-hitting techno that was mostly absent elsewhere at Dockyard with the exception of Surgeon and Lady Starlight at the Terminal One stage.

Jonas Kopp and Pfirter are an Argentinian duo that have been around for the better part of two decades now, finding their home in the dark cavern of broody, powerfully-driven techno that has made PoleGroup such a respected label worldwide. Today they are releasing a brand-new split EP entitled Seek, a six track musical journey that begins in space and travels to the dance floor, taking the listener on a trip filled with heavy kicks, profound ambient soundscapes and aggressive 909 sequences. You can stream the release below and find it for purchase via Bandcamp. We briefly caught up with the duo ahead of the release to discuss their work together and the collaborative elements that make them such a successful studio and DJ project.

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Q&A: Detlef on his Do Not Sleep ADE Gig, Playing Paradise and Warriors in Ibiza and more

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If you’ve been to Ibiza this summer it’s highly likely that you’ve seen Detlef at work at either Sankeys or DC-10. The Greek producer and DJ has built himself a career that now sees him deeply entrenched in the underground dance music scene, with a catalogue of releases and remixes on some of the globe’s most respected labels such as Knee Deep In Sound, VIVa Music, Hot Creations, Moon Harbour, and Defected.

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Interview with Markus Schulz: History with Ministry of Sound and Trance Nation

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In an interview with Stark Profiles, Markus Schulz unveiled his history with Ministry of Sound, from his influence in Arizona’s mid-to-late 90s rave scene to taking charge in composing his recent compilation for the exclusive Trance Nation mix series. At the start of the current millennium he made the transatlantic move to London as an avid clubber at Ministry of Sound before planting himself at the center of Miami, where he is considered to be among the most successful electronic music producers in pioneering the scene.

Markus Schulz has made great strides in establishing his presence at the forefront of the electronic music scene. In the following Q&A, Stark Profiles delves into the mind of the man himself regarding his latest excursions and a taste of an intriguing past. Read more

Watch the Video Recap of Sublevel and Subtract’s Golf Course Party

As the summer in California came to a close, we ventured out to an isolated golf course in Malibu for an open air event hosted by Sublevel and Subtract. Guided by musical curators Anton Tumas, Matt Xavier, Tara Brooks, and Doc Martin, the property transformed into a musical oasis in the hills of Malibu, and set a perfect tone for the weeks to follow. We were on the scene capturing the moments and catching up with all the DJ’s in light of the event

Artist Spotlight and Q&A: Louie Fresco

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“At the beginning it was just an excuse to stop traveling alone and bring some of my closest friends with me, but seeing the talent on the roster it had to be bigger than something I did just a whim, so I started to get really involved into developing the concept” – Louie Fresco

Over the years Louie Fresco has found his sound in the deep and tech house world. As an integral member of the No. 19 family, he’s had the opportunity to sculpt and adapt his sound as well as pursue concepts such as his recent ++ party series. It comes as a surprise that he hasn’t made an appearance in Los Angeles since 2008, and back then he wasn’t necessarily playing the deep hypnotic textures we’re familiar with today. However, the lack of Los Angeles tour dates since 2008 isn’t his fault. Like many artists throughout their careers, sometimes acquiring an artist visa is a difficult task. Luckily for Louie Fresco, and for fans in LA, he’ll be making his return this Sunday May 10th with an extended set at the Standard Rooftop Downtown LA.

We recently caught up with Louie Fresco via e-mail to talk about his upcoming LA visit, the recent + + events, and his experiences in 2008 amongst many other things. Here’s what he had to say! For more information on Louie Fresco and his set at the standard see the links below.

Louie Fresco: Facebook | Resident Advisor | Beatport
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KiNK Interview – Live in the Roland Booth at NAMM 2015

The Roland booth at NAMM was full of great gear and music this year. One of the people responsible for supplying some great live sets during the show was non-other than Bulgarian electronic artist, KiNK. We had the opportunity to catch up with him after his set, and talk about his recent show in LA amongst other things. Here’s what KiNK had to say.

KiNK on Facebook | Soundcloud | Resident Advisor