About the concept:
Here is the seventeenth instalment of our series “abc plays xyz”.
The idea behind it is to ask some DJs/mixing artists if they have an artist or label in mind that they love and would like to use for a mix.
So the approach of each mix is clear: the choosen DJ/mixing artist makes a selection of tracks produced by one artist (and her/his monikers) or released on a label (and its sublabels) and creates a nice mix from it.
Find links to all instalments at our overview. Today we present you Tham’s mix of tracks from Klockworks.
Tham, 24, is one half of the SYNOID crew and resident DJ of Griessmühle, Berlin. As he got to know this music through the dancefloors in a lot of different clubs, his style of DJing is about the dancefloor with driving industrial & acid soundscapes with many layers, loops & long transitions.
Klockworks is a German techno label, founded by Berghain resident Ben Klock in 2006. On his own label Ben releases under the moniker Klockworks but also signed artists like DVS1, Etapp Kyle, ROD, Trevino and other. He just celebrated the 20th catalogue number with the release of a compilation containing 3 separate double 12 inch.
Listen & Download:
“Tham plays Klockworks” (download coming soon)
Tham About His Choice:
Klockworks is one of my favourite record labels as its releases leap from raw and minimalistic up to banging acid sound textures. As the styles of the tracks are very different at least also housy. The similiarity is more about the way it’s made. Everything about it seems nearly unfinished and raw, which is giving the label a completely own character. This also made it a task to play only Klockworks stuff – especially in the way I usually mix. I tried to keep it simple and just used my personally favourites of the whole discography.
01. Trevino – Sombre Tones
02. Jon Hester – Let’s Go
03. Ben Klock – Pulse
04. Newa – Dance Of The Warrior
05. ROD – Dubix
06. Ben Klock – Twenty
07. ROD – Screw Democracy
08. ROD w/ Christina – Pull
09. DVS1 – Break Away
10. ROD – Distance
11. Trevino – Upright
12. ROD – Hor
13. Sterac – Lately
14. Sterac – Track 2
15. Heiko Laux – Dry Me
16. Dax J – Late Night Mistress
17. DVS1 – Black Russian