Find your dancing shoes – Apparat, Discodromo, Jori and Tiga comes to town

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If you are in Helsinki and have hung up your dancing shoes for good, you better take them down and give them a polish! Why? March is going to be sweaty, loads of good dj gigs coming up!

First of all, Im not sponsored by Adams! Its just that they are putting together an impressive program for their first anniversary celebration, which is kicked off by…

Apparat tomorrow (March 1st)! Seen him + band live, listened to some of his dj mixes and really looking forward to the new Moderat album later this year. So this is just a no-brainer, do not miss the chance to experience Sascha Ring spinning records for you!

 

On March 15th Discodromo will probably get most of the city’s bears to come out of their hibernation. Anyhow it should be a good one by a duo that has collaborated with Hard Ton and done a really nice edit of a Ilona Staller (better known as la Cicciolina) song.

 

And finally on Thursday 28th of March Tiga will play along with Jori Hulkkonen. The grapevine is that the gig will also be a release party for their new 12″. Friday is bank holiday so no need to take it easy…

 

Other notable dj gigs and concerts in March:

 

Sin Cos Stan @ Kuudeslinja

Calyx & Teebee @ Venue

Fatboy Slim @ Wonder Festival

 

So give those dancing shoes a shine and enjoy a great month of music!

 

 

From the Vault:

mix: Apparat “Summer ’87” (podcast for Resident Advisor)

Discodromo feat. Hard Ton “Build a House” (Tensnake Remix)

Jori Hulkkonen as Third Culture “Negative Time”

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mp3: Apparat “A Violent Sky” from Krieg und Frieden

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Some artist understands the potential of social media and its power better than others. Sascha Ring is one of them. He has made a new album under his moniker Apparat, and has chosen the fans to be the promo machine for it. Here is part of the statement to the fans:

“I decided to not do a single interview, skip the promo marathon and make it available for you asap. This time YOU are the promo machine. Please share if you want to support what i’m doing.”

I guess it worked! In less than 20 hours “A Violent Sky” has got over 40 000 plays and 4000 downloads on SoundCloud. Apparat also did a hugely successful Q&A just before he revealed the news on Facebook, in less than 5 minutes there was over 200 questions for him to answer.

The new album “Krieg und Frieden – Music for Theatre” will be out via MUTE on the 15th of February. It is originally a soundtrack to a theatre play of Tolstoy’s “War and Peace”, tweaked into an album format. Sounds good!

 

Enjoy!

 

 

 

From the Vault:

Apparat + Band live @ Hebbel Theatre, Berlin

mix: Apparat “Summer ’87” (podcast for Resident Advisor)

mix: Apparat “Summer ’87” (podcast for Resident Advisor)

For the second time in a few days I had to clean the windscreens for ice this morning, so the summer is definitely over! Apparat did recently a podcast for Resident Advisor (number 326 to be specific) and that let us dream about a warmer time, not this summer but more exactly the summer of 1987!

Anyhow, this is as good as it gets – until we get some more Moderat next year! Tracklist can be found after the jump.

Enjoy!

 

Apparat “Summer ’87” (podcast for Resident Advisor):

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From the Vault: Apparat + Band live @ Hebbel Theatre, Berlin

mix: A night with Marius Våreid (in 30 minutes)

 

 

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Apparat + Band live @ Hebbel Theatre, Berlin

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Sascha Ring (aka Apparat) started out as a techno producer, but has now on his 6th album, “The Devil’s Walk”, found a more vocal based ambient sound. The album was released on the English label Mute Records in September 2011, and is named after a political poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley.

For “the Devil’s Walk” tour he teamed up with Electronic Beats, an international music program, and have been playing on their festivals accross Europe. The tour ended with 3 sold out concert at the Hebble Theatre in Berlin, and MToK was lucky enough to get hold of tickets!

Im not so familiar with Apparat’s earlier works but have listened quite a lot his latest album, so it was with great anticipation that I went to the Hebbel Theatre 2. The warm up band, Shrubbn!!, was good, maybe just a bit too much “we have these cool sounds” than melody for my liking. Funny enough almost all the audience was sitting on the floor while they played…

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…but everyone jumped on their feet when Apparat came in! I probably could have written a much more detailed concert review, but hey! Sometimes you just have to enjoy what you see and hear… After what I could figure out the whole album was played, and it was a pleasure to experience. The band consisted of Mr. Ring that played guitar and sung, a drummer, keyboard player and on guy that was running back and forth to play bass, keyboard and guitar. During the gig there also came a violin and a cello player to add a different sound some of the songs.  As the last song they played “Good Bye” together with Soap&Skin, and that was a very beautiful end to a great concert!

 

Apparat + Band Live @ Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin


 

Apparat Live @ Hebbel Theater

 

   Apparat live at Hebbel Theater – HAU2 by jkleske

 

From the Vault: Kvelertak Live @ Tavastia, Helsinki