When : 21-25 January 2015
Where : Wolfkop Camping Village, Citrusdal, Western Cape, South Africa
Wolfkop Weekender .. Full line-up announced. You’ve heard about it… so what are you waiting for? My brother in music Ryan Sullivan and I are playing on Saturday night. Feel super blessed to be included for the third time. I’m never really this excited for anything this far in advance…
Catch myself alongside homeslice Ryan Sullivan on Saturday night.
“Don’t be fooled by their infectious attitudes and their genuinely likeable demeanours; here are two of the most reliable reprobates in techno. Each man stands on his own as an unwavering tastemaker. Together they form a duo that simply do as techno does – there’s not a spotlight grabbing bone in their bodies and yet between them they run perhaps SA’s most established techno label TripleFire Music, and father to the dub techno mixtape series Thrum Room that has set precedent for those who take the genre to heart in both in SA and abroad. A frankly rare opportunity to see them in the thick of things, you couldn’t ask for more from a penultimate set on a Saturday night.”
“After teasing our ears with his dj sets and studio productions for a number of years, Helmut J signs his first two records with Triplefire Music. First up is Flexion. We’ve had our eyes and ears on this forward thinking, South African artist for a very long time now and are proud to be able to present his music to the world. Flexion begins with an intruiging and dreamy pad. The rhythm slowly builds as large stabbing synth sounds maintain one’s focus. Once in full swing, a short break-down with containing some spoken voice leads into an early peak. Once back in the groove, the lead melody begins in body of the track , pulsating in a modern techno fashion before opening up into it’s trance inducing melody before the song gently works it’s way to an end.”
In July 2013 I was asked to perform a dj set for the legendary D-Rail brand, in the form of their 10th reunion event. Taking into consideration the gravity of what this event represented to so many people I decided to include some old and some new progressive, tech house and techno. The older progressive tracks are a few of the many that shaped me going forward as a DJ, especially those from Chab, Chris Fortier and MV. I also decided to begin the mix with a more recent breakbeat release, a ritual synonymous with the Global Underground brand in their earlier releases.
Exclusively mixed for Whomp-FM (R.I.P.) in October 2008 …
Included in this mix is a track from one of my favourite industrial bands from back in my Industrial/Goth days (track 11)… I very much suggest educating yourself with this album, if you’re into early dark/ambient/trip-hop/acid/industrial goodness : Haujobb – Solutions for a Small Planet