LWE quizzed Benedikt Frey on his approach to music making, if having his own label gives him more freedom in what he releases, and whether we are likely to see a full length album from him soon. He also gave us our 184th exclusive podcast made up of scintillating exclusives and forthcoming tracks that shows his mastery in the studio also extends to the DJ booth.
Like the catalog of Smallville, the label Steinhoff part-owns, the three tracks on You Collect Secrets tracks have an elegant, streamlined beauty to them but rarely slip into feeling stuffy or pretentious.
LWE got in with Oliver Hafenbauer touch to discuss his role within LARJ, his B.H.F.V. project with Beißwenger, and a forthcoming solo imprint. He also mixed together LWE’s 138th podcast, a joyful and varied hour of dance music which embodies the good spirits of Robert Johnson.
LWE reached out Live At Robert Johnson to theirs brain about the label’s aims, its plans for the future, and the importance of record art. Label staple Roman Flügel was also kind enough to provide Talking Shopcast 11, a thrilling hour of bleep-filled techno and electro that reveals the continued relevance of Network and Warp Records.