With less than 50 days left until the commencement of the 4th edition of the Festival, we look at the various Junction 2 artists’ new releases and sets.
In this installment of the new music roundup, and representing the Friday leg of festivities, we have Carista’s huge b2b set at DGTL, DJ Koze’s new sensational remix, Gilles Peterson’s Record Store Day special, and Umfang’s Sydney takeover.
Repping the heavy hitting vibes of the Saturday, we here present Dax J’s latest EP, Imogen’s new NTS Radio show, Maceo Plex’s special gift to Time Warp, and a brand new release by Voigtmann.
Scroll below to delve into Junction 2’s musical dots.
Carista & Elias Mazian @ DGTL
Carista’s and Elias Mazian’s set was possibly one of the main occurrences at this year’s edition of DGTL, as the two residents of Amsterdam’s world-renowned De School battled it out over the course of 90 minutes. Weaving together afrobeats, classic house, broken beats, and more, the set is evidence of Carista’s grandeur as an upcoming talent that should definitely not be slept on.
Gerry Read – It’ll All Be Over ( DJ Koze Radio Edit Remix) (PAMPA033)
Part of Gerry Read’s new EP It’ll All Be Over, DJ Koze’s remix centres its attention on the refrain of Read’s track, masterfully bringing in and out of focus the various details, oddities and twists, such as the lush Rhodes synth chords, the memorable jazz-influenced guitar strums, and the catchy, and at parts quirky, vocals. Much like last summer’s feel-good sensation “Pick Up”, DJ Koze’s latest remix is bound to be this summer’s Nu Disco/House anthem.
Record Store Day and Edition Label Focus on BBC Radio 6 Music
Gilles Peterson has long been celebrated as one of the most influential tastemakers of our day and age. In this edition of his highly respected BBC Radio 6 show, Gilles delves into the rarities, re-issues, and exclusives of this year’s Record Store Day, while also introducing Edition Records in the label focus.
Umfang | Boiler Room Sydney | DJ Set
Umfang and her imprint Discwoman took over Sydney last weekend with an incredible hour-long set that got us longing for more. Converging acidic tectures with irregular beats, classic house, and rolling techno, the set is a concise, yet coherent summary of the full spectrum of underground music. Her set at Friday’s The Warehouse alongside Volvox will be a sight to behold.
Chaos Comes to Conquer EP [MONNOM018]
Renowned for his dark and heavy take on techno, Dax J’s latest EP goes beyond what the London born producer has accustomed us to. In the EP stripped back, industrial, percussion-based techno, and Dax’s more idiosyncratic and acid-tinged sound, are merged to provide one of the more complete EP’s of recent years – a celebration of Techno’s infinite ways, Saturday’s The Warehouse is surely in good hands.
NTS Radio live 17th April
Selector on the rise Imogen takes on the NTS airwaves with a blistering set that bounces between fuzzy electro, punishing techno, and many more peculiar and thumping sounds. Including tracks by Tommy Four Seven, Radioactive Man, and ending on Nite Fleit’s Borderline, Imogen surely knows her way around the DJ booth.
Maetrik – Time Warp 25 Years Tool – Free Download
Maceo Plex (aka Maetrik), using the in-built microphone in his Macbook, prepared this eccentric, yet catchy track to celebrate 25 years of the iconic Time Warp festival. Even with limited resources, the track displays Maceo Plex’s music production proficiency and out-of-the ordinary creativity that separate him from the rest. He’s surely deserving of Junction 2’s Saturday Main Stage.
Voigtmann – Empire State of Mind [UNDF009]
Voigtmann’s latest release on Undefined Tales is a straight-out gem that we cannot stop listening to. Fusing a catchy and groovy bassline with verdant and prolonged synth chords, along with Acid-influenced textures, it seems that Voigtmann has found the perfect recipe for this summer’s dancefloor bombs.