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Todd Terje – London Live Show

Todd Terje does his solo live show in London before Christmas, it will be great!

Tickets on sale right now, go get

Todd Terje Christmas-poster

 

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The Pool Podcast #002

We’re back with the second installment of our Pool Podcast.

Again hosted by Matty & Ben, this outing features an exclusive guest Selection from Nenad Markovic, a chat with Faze Action’s Simon Lee, and new music from Todd Terje, Richard Sen, MMT, Faze Action & more..

Have a listen, and let us know what you think via twitter…  https://twitter.com/thepool_london

 

This Weekend in London

Couple of big shows this weekend…

Greg Wilson appears at Howard Marks & Friends, tonight at Kentish Town Forum:

Howard Marks – Guardian Piece Jan 2015

While tomorrow Todd Terje drops his all conquering live show on Elephant & Castle, for Rinse FM at Ministry of Sound

New Roster Addition – TELEPHONES

Another addition to The Pool family, this time straight out of Norway (via Berlin) the very exciting talents of TELEPHONES

A killer debut release on Full Pupp & more recently 2013’s acclaimed collaboration with DJ Fett Burger on Sex Tags UFO has seen his star very much in the ascendancy..

Again we have an exclusive mix from the man himself, and a quick chat to see where he’s at as of now..

– You are originally from Bergen but now based in Berlin, right?

Correct. Allthough technically I’m from Sotra, at least I grew up there for the most part. It’s an island one hour outside of Bergen. I’ve been based in Berlin since summer 2010.

– Your recent work has featured a healthy amount of collaboration with DJ Fett Burger from Sex Tags. Is collaboration a good way for you to work? Will you look to collaborate with others in the future?

I guess it all depends on chemistry. Earlier I’ve found it hard to work with others as I’m (probably quite annoyingly) picky in the production-phase, but recently I’ve enjoyed it very much. I always have too many ideas and too much recorded raw material, then to have someone help kill your darlings and zoom out can be very productive when you’re on the same page. Had a lot of fun with Fett Burger and we’ve been talking about doing another session soon.

– You recently performed a live show in Norway. How was it? And what can we expect to see when the Telephones live show comes into our discotheque?

The gig was a commissioned hardware-show for EKKO Festival in Bergen, along with my friend Even Brenden aka Chmmr. It was a bit stressy due to the amount of equipment, but much fun. We had about 13 synths, drummachines and boxes running up there. It was all original new material we’d worked on together, stretching from 80s VHS-house and tracky afro/cosmic-stuff to chicago-tingled balearic workouts, ending up at a some sort of pianobar in Detroit. We’re gonna do more shows together, and I’ll probably look into doing some on my own as well.

– You’ve put your hand to some great edits that are up on the web. Any plans for these to be commited to vinyl?

I haven’t been so keen on releasing edits, but a few of them have sneaked their way into the pressing plant. There’s a 12″ EP coming with some edits/reworks, plus a remix I did of Skatebård, on Keyboard Masher’s new label Pleasure Unit any day now. And there’s a polish edit on The Very Polish Cut-Outs vol.2 12″ Sampler that’s also out soon.

– Do you know Pool’s long time Norwegian brother Terje? If so when, where, how, why did you meet?

I am familiar with the Terjebrother yes. I think we first “talked” on the internet in 2006 when I sent him a message on MySpace, asking for a track on a mixtape he did with Dølle Jølle. The track was only released on a danish cd-single, which I went through some hassle to find and order. Then it came out on a 12″ on Eskimo some years later. It was an early dub-version of that “Yes Maam (All Nite Long)”-track by Visti & Meyland, but then from someone called Castor Pollux, I don’t know how that’s all connected. First time we met in person I think was in Berlin 2010 when we both played at Kleine Reise.

– We recently heard that a record label based in the UK, is making a movie about the Norwegian… Cosmic / Balearic / Disco scene. Do you feel that such a scene exists in Norway, if so how do you fit into that jigsaw puzzle? Where there any Norwegian artists that particularly influenced you in the past?

Ooh I don’ know, I’ve never been very good with puzzles.. Maybe I’m this annoying bit you have to bend or break to make fit? Hopefully it’s got a nice motif on it, some fruit or a funny dog at least. In terms of influences I’d definatly have mention Erot and Bjørn “The Codfather” Torske. Those are my long-time heroes since I first accidentally heard Torske’s “Nedi Myra”-album on a borrowed cassette-tape in 98′. Also the crew and local DJ’s around Mikal Tellé’s recordshop in Bergen was a big influence in my formative years.

About the scene, there’s definitely a bunch of talented and devoted DJ’s and producers around but I don’t really know if it’s a scene? If you go to Norway with this vision of the Great Norwegian Disco-scene you might be disappointed. It’s a very small country.. Like two weeks ago playing in Poland a girl told me she was on holiday in Norway and had travelled to Moss, a small city of around 30.000, because her boyfriend told her that’s where Sex Tags Mania are from. So she went there. And slept in a tent outside an abandoned factory, and then went home to Poland.. But there’s a lot of good music and good people around, but it doesn’t really feel like a scene.

– Did you have to twist Prins Thomas’s arm to put your record out? Or was he stalking you for many years?

Haha, he contacted me actually. I had some early demo-stuff up on MySpace, and he somehow heard it and got in touch. I had looked up to him for many years, so I was definitely stoked about that. I was just in the start of developing my music, so it was really a good push which I’m very thankful for.

– Is it right your next release is on Gerd Janson’s Running Forward records? Tell us about how you guys connected? We do love Gerd here.

Forward we go yes! It’s a four track EP due in a couple of months, which I’m super excited about. I had some tracks that I wasn’t sure where to put and Fett Burger gave me Gerd’s email, so I sent him some stuff which luckily he was very into. I still haven’t met him in person actually, but he’s very nice on the email.

– Your favourite local dish from Bergen?

The west-coast classic christmas dish “Pinnekjøtt”. The meat is salted, dried and cured lamb ribs, sometimes also smoked. This is then soaked in water for at least 24 hours, then steamed for about 3 hours. Then you pop it in the oven for them to crisp up and caramelize slightly. Served with good potatoes, a mash of kohlrabi, or swedes I think you call it, and then you do a sauce from the fat/stock left in the steaming-pot. It’s very simple and classic, but there’s all kinds of delicious touches you can do. Give the mash a subtle touch of vanilla, throw in a star-anis or two, some carrot, cream and butter and so on. All served with a mandatory good aquavit and some decent beer on the side.

– Can you tell us a bit about the mix you recorded for us?

It’s a selection of old and new stuff I like and enjoy playing. I like playing somewhat eclectic, so I tried to do this like a compact snapshot of the vibe I’m into, perhaps more about that rather than genres or floor-mindedness.

– Ideal pool party line up? (Dj, Grill Chef, Cocktail Waiter)

DJ: Beppe Loda 7″ bonanza

Grill Chef: Heston Blumenthal

Cocktail Waiter: Peter Sellers

Telephones is available for bookings now.

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We Love, Future Disco, ADE

A meeting of minds from ADE a few weeks back. Props to We Love, Future Disco, ADE, AIR club, PBR Streetgang and Greg Wilson for this reminder of how it all went down…

Also check out Greg’s personal account of his time at ADE over on his blog – Amsterdam Dance Event

 

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Todd Terje – Spiral

Terje is back with his latest release on his own Olsen label. Watch this one go….

Check out the teaser clips at the link below… and look for it to drop in the coming days at stores everywhere.

Todd Terje – Spiral

Four is the magic number: Todd Terje’s next 12” super sound single on Olsen Records finds him going back to his roots with two extended and sparkling synthesizer adventures for club use. “Spiral” and “Q” are preceding the mastermind’s up-and-coming debut album (where both tracks won’t appear) and are the elaborated results from a commissioned concert for Bergen’s 2012 Ekko Festival.

The title track is exactly that type of percussive-driven crescendo cut that would have had discerning discos of yesterday hitting their roofs – luckily, the dance floors of today are none the wiser while spiralling into bliss. “Q” on the other side is a twelve minute long trance-not-trance epic that makes use of cowbells, fosters distortion as a stylistic device and features a prominent melody that won’t leave your brain too soon and makes it impossible to hit the stop button.

Housed in tremendous and theme-fitting sleeves conceived by Oslo’s top illustrator Bendik Kaltenborn.

more words on the release from our in house scribe Mr Govan…

‘Like any memorable volcano Mount Olsen has made sure the eruption following a period of dormancy is unrelenting and powerful. Spewing out with no less energy than the last is the latest offering on Todd’s own label Olsen.

A-side ‘Spiral’ is a lush tapered number that shimmers with Brontosaurus style 80s indebted nostalgia as it takes you from the pre-disco nerves; dousing you a splash of Brut & gearing up with ethereal Enya vox pads before diving headlong into a big snog at your local dance hall, with Blue Monday soundtracking your conquest.

On the flip ‘Q’ has a more modern glacial palette with its muscular 126 bpm framework carving through the ice, & taking you to McMurdo to bask in the warmth of a vodka soaked polar party’

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New Todd Terje

You might want to have a listen to these…. Todd Terje new remixes  – the Scottish/Norwegian connection as premiered by Tim Sweeney on BIS Radio this week…

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Sonar 2013 Picks

Sonar is fast approaching, so here’s a little round up of the off Sonar parties we suggest you check out if you’re in town…  Young Marco, PBR Streetgang, Bonar Bradberry all representing.

Also the Todd Terje x Lindstrom all conquering live show rolls into Barcelona –  so don’t miss that at Sonar by Day. Closing set on the Thursday night.

Distortion Festival – Copenhagen

Harvey & Todd Terje were causing maxmium Distortion in Copenhagen this Saturday night, check out some shots from the show..

For The Love Of Lyon

Lyon’s Nuit Sonores festival played host to a couple of firsts this weekend, Todd Terje & Lindstrom debuted their full live show, while Harvey kicked off his European tour with a DJ appearance.

Shouts: Pierre, Julien and the full Nuits team. Mr Bassett, Terje ‘Birthday Boy’ Olsen, Hans Peter & Prins Thomas, Dan (Caribou) and friends, Sofa Records.