Monday, 14 April 2014
Originally from Toronto, Canada, Mary Velo got involved in music at an early age. It wasn't till the 80's where she discovered Depeche Mode and got attracted to deep & moody sounds. In 2007, Mary Velo moved to Berlin where she got strongly influenced in the Deep House & Techno scene.
With a creditable discography which includes releases on labels such as Frozen Border, Semantica, Gynoid Audio and Coincidence, Mary has proven that hard work gets you somewhere.
Mary Velo's releases have gotten rave reviews from sites and magazines such as Resident Advisor, Groove, Fabric, FACT, Little White Earbuds, De:Bug, Juno & Boomkat. Her tracks have also been played and charted by Silent Servant, Function, James Ruskin, Ben Sims, Rebekah, Brendon Moeller, Edit Select, Dominik Eulberg, Toby Tobias & ROD, which has brought Mary to the list of new upcoming techno talents. Her track "Detune" (out on Frozen Border Minutes In Ice comp) was also featured in Sandwell District's fabric 69 mix cd.
Mary Velo has played in highly respected events & clubs such as Berghain, Tresor & Tomorrowland 2013 doing both Live sets and DJ sets.
Mary's been on our radar for quite some time now and we're delighted that she wanted to be part of our podcast family. After the alternative home listening of the last podcast from Pär Grindvik, it's back to business as usual as Mary puts together an intense excursion into hypnotic rhythms, hard hitting beats and spacial atmospherics to set the toes tapping, head nodding and heart racing.
You can subscribe to our podcast in iTunes or you can download or stream the mix from the Soundcloud player below
1) Rrose - Ammonia [EAUX]
2) Hector Oaks - The Life I Choose [Sonntag Morgen]
3) Alex Bau - Mechanic (Audio Injection Remix) [Sleaze Records]
4) Dasha Rush - Ocean Sharp [Deep Sound Channel]
5) Setaoc Mass - Latch Machine
6) Answer Code Request - The 4th Verdict [Ostgut Ton]
7) Woo York - Contact Point [Planet Rhythm UK]
8) DJ Sodeyama - Underwater (Jonas Kopp Remix) [ECI Korea]
9) The Plant Worker - Delta Cut 002 [Ressort Imprint]
10) Robert Hood - Alarm [M-Plant]
11) MTD - Basement (Mørbeck Remix) [Sonntag Morgen]
12) Sawlin & Subjected - Texture 1.1 [Electric Deluxe]
13) Lewis Fautzi - Binary (Oscar Mulero Remix) [Soma]
14) Joe Cocherell - Commerce Above All Else [Frozen Border]
15) Aiken - Gathered [Semantica]
16) Rrose - Pentagons [EAUX]
17) Kwartz - Hole [Newrhythmic]
18) Mary Velo - Dynasty [Gynoid Audio]
More info on Mary can be found via her Facebook Fan Page. If you want to catch her live, she'll be in Sweden on Thursday 17th April at Norbergfestival and back in Berlin the following weekend at Tresor on the 25th April. For the rest of the mixes in our series, head over to the Podcast Page on our website
Tuesday, 1 April 2014
Pär Grindvik, or his pseudonym The Hollow, has been a core person of the Swedish electronic scene since the nineties as a record-store owner (Illegal Stockholm), label manager and producer. He is a well established artist and has been touring for many years and releases on big name labels like Drumcode, Spectral Sound, Saved Records and his own label Stockholm Ltd, which he created and founded in 2002.
Stockholm Ltd began as an outlet for singles and Eps from Swedish electronic artists with a focus on releasing timeless electronic music. Nowadays it's much more, as each release tells it's own story. Pär also founded the sub label Islands & Islets in 2008. Every inch of Pär's work, including the labels, artwork, release info and music, is wrapped with heart and emotion, which keeps the sparkle and curiosity alive within the ever changing adaptations of the artists world.
Thus, Pär Grindvik is one of the most promising names around today and one of the most respected producers out there! With this in mind, Pär was an artist that we felt had to be part of the Slash Dot Dash Podcast family. He asked us the brief and we simply told him "do what you feel". And what resulted is a rare downtempo home listening mix from the Swede.
All the heart and emotion, that's the benchmark of everything he does, is present in this glorious 70 minute excursion into landscapes of sound, that touch you on the deepest of levels. So sit back and immerse yourself in this expansive mix that traverses from ambient textures to late night head nodders and bass heavy sonic attacks to raw hip hop beats in the most elegant of fashions.
You can subscribe to our podcast in iTunes or you can download or stream the mix from the Soundcloud Player below
More info on Pär can be found on his Facebook Fan Page. For the rest of our Podcasts please head over to the Podcast Page on our website. If you want to catch Pär live, and happen to be in Berlin, you can see him at the legendary Tresor next weekend (11th April) alongside Svreca and Developer in the legendary basement. Full details can be found on the Resident Advisor Event Page.