'MONDLICHT' LIVE STREAM #002: KRTS LIVE FROM PANKOW, BERLIN - DECEMBER 15TH - 7PM CET
On December 15th, we will broadcasting the second live show this month, joined by a passionate beast on the live-controllers, KRTS from Berlin via Brooklyn via Pittsburgh. Tune in every second Sunday from 7PM (CET) on our Youtube channel, we will have guests, live shows but also regular DJ sets, directly from grey old Pankow, Berlin ➲ DIRECT LINK / YOUTUBE CHANNEL
OUT NOW: PMC123 - KRTS 'THE FOREIGNER' 12"/DIGITAL EP
After KRTS toured his successful LP The Dread of an Unknown Evil, left with only one pair of boots and a few spare clothes of baggage, KRTS obtained his visa and began a new life as The Foreigner in Germany.
The Foreigner is looking through an alien’s eyes from the first step of landing on new soil. The outsider position – Not knowing the language, direction, new set of rules, personalities, and learning how to become a part of a new society.
KRTS’s often approach to music creation normally follows zero rules and boundaries of genres. This time, KRTS welds together influences of genres but, places them in a bubble of hard hitting Boom-Bap HipHop percussions, thumping bass-lines, and combines a melodramatic set of layered vocals sung by KRTS with rows of melodies that weave in and out creating various atmospheres within one song. As if creating different cities inside one country.
Beautiful ‘Berlin Girls’ (B. Traits BBC Radio 1, UK)
Big fan of KRTS’s work n this might be his best yet, really great! (kidkanevil UK)
The Foreigner is perhaps his best work yet as he settles in to his new life in Berlin he’s no stranger
to where the PMC sound & vision is headed as he fits right into that family more & more with each release! (Kerem Gokmen Dubmission, WYEP, US)
Cool EP! (Dj Shadow Mo Wax, US)
Excerpts of press or air play outcomes:
RBMA RADIO September 13th, 2013 interview + live performance – LISTEN. BBC Radio 1 November 19th, 2013 feature with the song Berlin Girls – LISTEN. EARMILK November 26th, 2013 exclusive premiere with the song Nothing Grows in Red Soil – LISTEN. 1LIVE November 13th, 2013 feature with the song Berlin Girls, Sunrise Over Warschauer (Sieren Remix) – LISTEN. Audio Texture November 11th, 2013 feature with the song Nothing Grows In Red Soil – LISTEN. Label Love Vol. 6 November 14th, 2013 feature with the song Berlin Girls – LISTEN. KEXP 90.3FM November 20th, 2013 feature with the song Berlin Girls – LISTEN. Sound Colour Vibration November 23rd, 2013 news feature – READ. De:Bug Magazine December 9th, 2013 review – READ.
'MONDLICHT' LIVE STREAM #001: SIEREN LIVE FROM PANKOW, BERLIN - DECEMBER 8TH - 7PM CET
Starting on December 8th, we will start broadcasting 2 live shows every month. Every second Sunday from 7PM (CET) on our Youtube channel, we will have guests, live shows but also regular DJ sets, directly from grey old Pankow, Berlin.
OUT NOW: PMC122 - ROBOT KOCH 'UNPAVED' GATEFOLD 12"/DIGITAL EP + SHORT FILM
Robot Koch and director Lukas Feigelfeld have teamed up to create a special collaboration project. After Lukas directed the video “Autodreams“ (“The Other Side“, Project: Mooncircle) in 2011, they wanted to go a step further. The idea behind the release “Unpaved“ was to create a short film in which the music and the images are equally important.
Imagine the old mystic character “Pan”, which represents nature, animalism and freedom, in a contemporary and realistic setting; becoming a modern vagabond, a drifter, living in the woods and roaming the lands, always accompanied by his friend, the dog. As his path leads him into the city of modern society, he is quickly confronted with its harsh reality – The conflict between living in an urban space and wanting to be at piece in a remote place in nature. Can we consider ourselves animals or have we already evolved into something too distanced from its natural enviroment and essence?
“When I write music it’s always very visual. I have images in my mind that put me in certain moods while I produce – oftentimes I make music to a film that hasn’t been shot yet. This has been something I wanted to do for a long time: compose music for a film.“ – Koch
„As a film director, the great aim of this project was to create a symbiotic piece of work that allows the musician and the director to work on an equal level. By bouncing back and forth ideas, images, sounds and moods, we were finally able to combine these elements and establish a harmonious piece that reflects both his and my creative expression.“ – Feigelfeld
“Unpaved“ will be released on 12“ vinyl including a download code for the film.
Lovely textures, organic sounds, like it a lot (Jonny Dub Hoya Hoya, UK)
This is a bit deeper than some of the other Robot Koch music I’ve heard. I really like it (Dj Still Life East Village Radio, US)
Excerpts of press or air play outcomes:
Boiler Room October 23rd, 2013 live performance – LISTEN/WATCH. RBMA RADIO September 13th, 2013 interview – LISTEN. Flux.FM September 13th, 2013 interview – LISTEN. RadioEins September 11th, 2013 interview – LISTEN. VICE / THUMP October 8th, 2013 mix feature with the song Calle Tierra – LISTEN. The Fader October 16th, 2013 mix feature with the song Poder Del Perro – LISTEN. BBC 6 Music November 1st, 2013 feature with the song Poder Del Perro – LISTEN. XLR8R November 7th, 2013 first listen with the song Jupiter – LISTEN. Deftune November 12th, 2013 feature – READ. Okayfuture November 23rd, 2013 feature – LISTEN. XLR8R November 25th, 2013 exclusive short film premiere – LISTEN.
OUT NOW: LABEL LOVE VOL. 6 COMPILATION (FREE DШПLD)
Label Love is an eclectic yet unified bundle of unique sounds compiled simply for the love of sharing them with the universe – each track plucked and presented by label heads from Friends Of Friends, Ghostly International, Innovative Leisure, Pilot Records, Project: Mooncircle, Soulection, Stones Throw, Tru Thoughts and Waxpoetics.