Monday, 2 December 2013
Slash Dot Dash Podcast 026: Felix K
After the huge success of our celebratory 25th edition, we're not ones to rest on our laurels. So naturally following 25 comes 26. We stay in the same city as we move from a British ex-pat now living in Berlin to a Berlin native in the shape of Felix K.
Felix K is a DJ and Producer from Berlin and the visionary behind the labels '0000', 'Hidden Hawaii', 'Gilga', 'QNS', 'Sub' and 'Solaris Series'. His DJ career goes all the way back to 1997, when he started as a DnB DJ. 2007 turned out to be the year he stopped collecting DnB records in favour of Techno and House.
Although you can certainly recognise an immense inter text of inspirations that spans from music and movies to art and architecture, Felix's production output is hard to pinpoint to any specific musical genre. When listening to his music, out's hard not to appreciate the way he filters his inspirational input into unique moody and dubby music.
In 2012 he joined of the most exciting collectives of recent times, as he became part of the now infamous Dystopian booking agency. He's since performed at the likes of Berghain and Corsica Studios as well as a small tour of Japan last month. In 2013 his debut album, 'Flowers Of Destruction' was released though his Hidden Hawaii label and met with worldwide critical acclaim. Spanning the realms of techno, DnB and ambient experimentalism, the whole piece was a homage to Felix's wealth of highly varied inspiration.
Felix's abilities as a producer, and the aspects that make his music of such interest, transpose directly into his DJ sets. All the subtle intricacies, the attention to detail and the full force of deep hypnotic techno are there to be absorbed and admired, as he transports you into an intense world of encapsulating rhythms, removing you from a place of cease and comfort and dropping you into a sparse slowly evolving landscape. Unable to break the lock it has over your attention, you have no choice but to allow it to consume you and, come the end, you feel nothing but reward for doing so.
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