Gerd Janson last spoke to LWE as part of a Talking Shop interview in 2010, and kindly carved out some time to chat with us again from his home in Lorsch. He offered insights on his soft touch A&R style, how his DJ/critic side influences the music he’s making, and his personal connection with every Running Back reissue. Janson also mixed together LWE’s 199th exclusive podcast, nearly 90 minutes of musical bliss we’ve been looking forward to for a long time.
LWE reached out to find out where Acid Test label owner Oliver Bristow is coming from and where he’s aiming to go. Acid Test’s most frequent artist (and LWE fave) Tin Man returns to add a killer exclusive DJ mix, as well — Talking Shopcast 21.
LWE got in touch with nd_baumecker to find out when we can expect to hear more from Barker & Baumecker, if he plans on releasing any of his own tunes and who else he is working with in the studio. He also mixed our 197th exclusive podcast which shows off his incredible talents as a DJ; an hour of house and techno mixed with a few early influences too.
Over the course of LWE’s chat with Bicep, we discuss media perceptions, their plans for their own label, and why it’s more fun tweaking a knob than clicking a mouse all the time. They also put together our 196th exclusive podcast, which they described as a collection of their latest acquisitions and fancies, and shows off their immaculate taste for house and techno.
Like a true artist, Amir Alexander took my questions and ran with them, giving us a deeper insight in to his music and purpose at the same time. He also put together our 195th exclusive podcast, which is about as good a way to start your week as I could imagine.
LWE reached out to Rocha to find out more about his move to Europe and to ask what it’s like making one of the biggest techno tracks of all time. He treats us to an hour long mix of Detroit classics all put together with that special Motor City flair.
LWE Podcast 158, mixed by Brendon Moeller, was a stunning hour of techno ranging from the ethereal to the menacing, the tripped-out to the industrial. Be sure to add it to your collection before it’s archived this Friday, February 28th.