Over the last 14 years Kompakt has carved out a brand of electronic music that embraces electronica, minimal techno and pop. The label has helped shape the future of world techno with its own distinctive style, and the name has become synonymous with adventurous, forward thinking electronic music. With that in mind Corsica Studios is delighted to welcome the Cologne based imprint for a new series of label showcases starting this spring.
Room 1: Robag Wruhme, Sascha Funke, Terranova, Visuals by Okinawa 69 & Matt Sawyer
Room 2: hosted by H&P: Matias Aguayo, Alejandro Paz & Auntie Flo
Corsica Studios is extremely proud to announce the first edition in a new series of Kompakt label showcases. Label stalwarts Robag Wruhme and Sascha Funke will be playing extended sets and they’ll be joined by Terranova, who’ll be airing tracks from his new album, and Matt Sawyer from the notorious Acid Casuals / Brand New Fiction. We’re also delighted to announce that Huntleys and Palmers are taking over room 2 to celebrate the new release by Alejandro Paz.
Chilean Alejandro Paz first came to our attention via a track which was included in a mix from his schoolfriend, Diegors of Cómeme fame. That track was ‘Callejero’ and we still can’t get it out our head. Billed as the ‘Latin Township Funk’ it will be released in March and what better way to celebrate than with a launch party starring two of our favourite artists / producers / collaborators; Matias Aguayo and Auntie Flo.
One-man-hit-machine Matias Aguayo is one of the the most talented, exciting and unique producers in electronic music right now. Responsible for our favourite label, Cómeme and introducing the world to the likes of Rebolledo, Daniel Maloso, Diegors, DJs Pareja and Ana Helder. His own productions on Kompakt and Soul Jazz span a host of genres and influences and permeates a healthy doze of fun which is lacking in many of his peers. His live DJ set is one of the best we’ve ever seen and takes in live vocals, percussion and great deal of groove.
With two sell out releases in 2011 under his belt, a growing fan base which counts Ricardo Villalobos, Andrew Weatherall, Gilles Peterson. Caribou and Jackmaster amongst its members, topping the end of year charts, a smashing live show and an RA championed mix; Auntie Flo’s arrival has been triumphant! This year will see the release of mini-album, Future Rhythm Machine, a slew of top remixes for the likes of Photonz, festival appearances residencies at Glasgow’s Sub Club and Plastic People. 2012 is sure to be his year.
With remixes and releases for H&P, History Clock, Cómeme on the way, Ale is tipped for big things. A classically trained musician, his productions owe as much to House music from the streets of Chicago and South Africa’s townships as it does his Latin roots and his DJ sets take in a mixture of boogie, Chicago house, Italo, combined with the unique latin twist from his Cómeme amigos.
Room 1: Kompakt presents
Room 2: Huntleys and Palmers