Mixtape: Robot Koch – Wild City #100
Das Qualitätsmerkmal “NilsFrahminderTracklist” mag nicht von jedem so hoch bewertet werden, wie von mir. Mag auch ein Trugschluss sein. Denn die Musik von Nils, kann in einem schäbigen Umfeld auch kaputt gehen. Robot Koch ist als DJ kein Risikofaktor für die Musik von Nils Frahm.
Im November, dem Monat, in dem die Hypermoment LP von Robot Koch bei Monkeytown Records erschien, durfte der Berliner Producer und Musiker die 100ste Ausgabe der Wild City Mixtape-Serie kuratieren und mixen. Nosaj Thing, Braille, ein Synkro-Remix und Nils Frahm haben es in das 45 minütige Set geschafft. Hörenswert.
Wild City’s mix series turns 100 and we’re celebrating with a very special selection of tunes from Los Angeles based German producer Robot Koch, who’s all set release his new album ‘Hypermoment’ via MONKEYTOWN Records on 25 November.
The mix coincides with Koch’s second tour of the country later this month which will mark the launch of VOI Nights – a new music property initiated by British apparel company Voi Jeans and Wild City that aims to introduce fresh Indian and international acts across the country.
Robert Koch has visited to country once before in 2013 for the Border Movement SoundLab in Chennai and as the headliner for the flagship edition of Magnetic Fields Festival at Alsisar Mahal in Rajasthan, where he played an unforgettable set.
‘Hypermoment’ will be the first full-length release from the producer since his relocation to Los Angeles from Berlin. Koch tells us it’s his most personal release yet and was created after seismic shifts in his personal and professional life in Berlin. From what we’ve heard so far, ‘Hypermoment’ might see the musician’s best work to date, diving into deeper and more intimate territory with its warm analog sounds, lush piano soundscaped and haunting melodies.
Koch begins his mix with ‘Let Me’ from his excellent ‘Tsuki’ EP, featuring Born In Flamez and one of Delhi’s most forward thinking young producers, Curtain Blue, who appears twice more in ‘Erase’ and ‘Circles’. From then on the mix hops between Robot Koch’s own pristinely produced tunes (including a few gems from ‘Hypermoment’) and a jumble of songs that he’s listening to at the moment.
He mixes in some hip-hop with ‘Throw Dem Bands’ from ‘Cuts Vol. 1’ EP by BRAINFEEDER’s Lapalux and UK based Hyperdub signee LV’s addictive ‘Work’, along with Nosaj Thing’s ‘Don’t Mind Me’ and German composer and musician Nils Frahm’s beautiful, stripped down piano notes in ‘Re’. The mix ends with an emotive new track from Koch’s upcoming album called ‘Care, which also marks the artists’ vocal debut.
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