Atree – Motivational Force EP

 Motivational Force EP


Bundo, Adrenalina and Agent S.Pliff are very different and brave individuals, fighting together as a squad, travelling through the universe and breaking down all the barriers they encounter. How is it possible? What is their secret? The motivational force based on unconditional, mutual love strengthens their bond, allowing them to survive the darkest spheres and fight the most evil enemies. Each of them has a unique talent that makes them a perfect team.

Bundo – Fast and sneaky terrier.
Special Skill: Warms up the heart and body when you are cold or hurt.

Adrenalina – Strategic and funny.
Special Skill: Guides the team through the universe and confuses enemies with jokes.

Agent S.Pliff – Chilled and bright programmer.
Special Skill: Surprises the squad, and the enemies, with unique beats when they don’t expect it.

Thorgerdur – tINI and the Gang

Thorgerdur – tINI and the Gang


The fresh new talent Thorgerdur will be playing with Robin Ordell and Lamache at Sumdayz takeover tomorrow evening @Ibiza Underground. The Icelandic DJ and producer Thorgerdur plays warm personal sets. She takes her time to explore how the music works together, playfully combining genres, confidently leaving the space to each track to enfold itself. Check out her podcast here.

Jana Irmert – Time Piece

Jana Irmert — Time Piece


Perched on volcanic rock that pushes out of the sea, I listen below the water’s surface. It’s the reef talking to me – shrimp and fish clicking, crackling and grunting in an amazing intense cacophony. My ears extend like tendrils down into the moving water through the hydrophones. I sit and listen while the sun goes down. I knew then I wanted to make a piece from these recordings. I started working with the reef sounds, but somehow the composition didn’t develop.

A few months later I was in Stockholm for a residency at the Elektronmusikstudion, and there I could play with these fantastic big old modular synths, the Serge and Buchla 200 systems. Looking for ways to create sounds that appealed to me, I ended up with layers of noise that oscillated on different frequencies. And there it was – this feeling of vastness and infinity, of waves and currents surrounding me. To a 90-minute session in which I had recorded layers and layers of these waves and oscillations, I then added tonal parts with a Halldorophone, a cello-like string instrument that generates and lets you control feedback as the sound source.

Throughout the composition, pulses of different measures and seemingly uncorrelated rhythmic patterns appear, which I treated less as musical elements and more as movements in space – floating things, each with their own drift velocity beyond my control. There is a certain perception of entropy when you are inside a system, unable to zoom out enough to see the bigger structure.

A few months before I made the recordings of the coral reef on the Canary islands, I completed my diving certificate, something I had dreamed of doing since childhood. Diving is one of these things where you are not only confronted with the elements, but you kind of are becoming the element yourself. You need to think how the ocean thinks, to consider the currents, the depth, the drift, the animals, all of that. Experiencing the vastness of the ocean from within the ocean is just so incredibly beautiful. After all, we are creatures of the ocean, descendents of animals that crawled on land and adapted to live on dry land.

And still we are suspended in water in order to be born. Our bodies are made of 74% of water in the first months of life. The ocean covers 72% of Earth’s surface. And of course, as soon as you start looking at the ocean and listening to the ocean, you come across the devastating destruction that takes place. There are dead zones, aquatic deserts of bleached coral reefs, and underwater wastelands. Still, beauty and peacefulness exist in this fragility, and I tried to invite them into my work, probably because I needed that myself. The recordings of the coral reef became islands of sound that appear and disappear throughout the piece.

And in hindsight, that really makes sense to me – these reefs are islands of rock, of land in the water, surrounded and washed over by the sea. And then the currents carry us elsewhere.

Awakenings Podcast S263 – Luna Ludmila

Awakenings Podcast S263



Luna Ludmila


’This set was recorded in my studio in Utrecht after I came back from a gig. The goal was to create a mix that starts with a splash of deepness but builds up to how I would play peak time in a sweaty nightclub. As an artist, It’s all about the groove for me!’’


Noizar for Dimensions Mix Series




Ahead of his Dimensions debut, the festival welcomes Ukrainian supreme selector and Closer resident, Noizar to their mix series.

Here he delivers a stunning mix of breaks, electro and techno, immaculately programmed with records he has lovingly sought out.

Nazar will join Dimensions Festival this summer for the Closer x Trommel takeover on the Olive Grove.

Nitz on Fabric Mix from Saoirse

Nitz — Fabric Mix Saoirse


Saoirse’s fabric presents is a shapeshifting compilation that elevates the experience of her amorphous, renowned DJ sets. She defies time, space, and genre: where deep house morphs into moody techno, trippy grooves effortlessly transition into pumping bass, and unearthed gems are seamlessly stitched with brand new, exclusive tracks from long-time collaborator Shanti Celeste and Galdors imprint founder Junes. An additional track from Robert Livesu & Joe Montana titled “Chemical Voodoo” also appears exclusively on the LP. Saoirse delivers a cohesive and cosmic 70 minutes that envelops listeners into her community, and a looping, trance-like journey to explore all corners of the electronic realm through her own passions and voracious music discovery.