Kenton Slash Demon is one of the most promising new talents out of Denmark. The DJ/production duo (also part of the band When Saints Go Machine) have gained great attention, without releasing a lot of material. Their sound is both organic and futuristic, and their obvious skills take their productions further than the typical frame and dramaturgy of a club track. While we wait for their debut album, here is the track, “Matter,” off the second EP from their The Schwarzschild Solution trilogy, which is a couple of years old but still deserves some attention. Malthe Fischer from Danish psych pop outfit “Oh No Ono” features with his mystic vocals and delivers a final signature to this great track. Enjoy!
As our beloved HUGO Artists Nina and Kasper already mentioned in their introductions, we had a fantastic photo shoot with them in Paris a couple of days back. Despite that day’s tight schedule for our 2 busy bees, the mood was joyous throughout the day and we think that the pictures turned out pretty, pretty good! And for all of our dear friends here on the blog who couldn’t be present, we shot a little video recap of the day. But hey, where just getting started here, so make sure to check back frequently for more Nina and Kasper!
Sonar Festival is always in the middle of June. It’s one of the best festivals in the world, and even though I’m not attending this year, I thought it would make sense to present you with a little something from Spain. New York dance rockers, The Rapture, have been one of my favorite bands since James Murphy produced their album, Echoes, and Pional is one of my new favorite rising Spanish producers; so putting the two of them together was destined to turn out great. The fact that Pional has remixed my favorite track from the latest Rapture album just makes it even more obvious to post here on the HUGO Blog.
Have a great day everyone!
Hey, everybody! It’s time for a nice treat! Trentemøller recently released an amazing cover version of a classic Gun Club track with the Danish singer Marie Fisker, who he also had along on his recent worldwide live tour. Along the way on the US part of the tour, they also shot a lot of video, which now has ended up as this epic band on the road movie. Gives me goosebumps every time I see it! Enjoy the video and press download as quick as you can, only the first 100 get it for free! Ciao!
The US production duo Still Going (Eric Duncan of Rub n Tug and Liv Spencer of House of House fame) just started their own label, and this is the debut release. I have been following Still Going’s music since they did the first 12″ on DFA, and their sound is best described as timeless disco with a psychedelic twist of house. “D117″ is just one of those tracks that floats and takes you on a journey… perfect for the summer and those early morning DJ sets…
Greetings from Copenhagen,
Hard to believe it, but this month’s podcast is our fifteenth. We feel like we should be getting birthday cake or something… We’ll happily settle for good music instead, though. This month, we’ve got james from Night Works, Bear In Heaven, Yacht, Ditt Inre, and a whole bunch of other great music makers. You can stream it right here, or you can download the podcast by following this link.
No one knows very much about Night Works, but the mystery is okay with us. Sometimes it’s nice to let the music just speak for itself. And if we’re to imagine what the members of Night Works are all about based on this song, “I Tried So Hard,” we’d guess they’re sensitive, quick witted and stylish. The music is full of grace and beauty, and it says everything it needs to in less than ten words and less than three minutes.
My Name is Nina Kraviz and I am a DJ and Producer from Moscow, aaaand: proud new member of the HUGO Tracks family! Eversince I released my debut Album earlier this year, I have been crazy busy travelling the world. And since I’m pretty interested in details and accessoires, I’ll be taking you guys on the road with me by continually blogging about exciting stuff and places I get to see. To get some rest from all the travelling, I like to indulge in watching good films and enjoying fine food.
As Kasper already informed you guys earlier, we had a great time at the Zoo Magazine shoot in Paris and I hope you’re enjoying the pictures as much as I do. Of course, I couldn’t introduce myself here without a little video greeting. I’ll be getting back to you with more fun things pretty soon, so make sure to stick around!
This is Kasper Bjørke and I am a DJ and Producer from Copenhagen, Denkmark. I’m excited to say that I’ll be doing a collaboration with HUGO Tracks as of this month! My work with HUGO started off with a bang – namely a photo shoot we did in beautiful Paris for Zoo Magazine. Kindly check out the pictures that resulted from this fun time below, as well as the little video greeting we recorded during one of the breaks.
Among many other specials, I’m really looking forward to compiling and curating my personal HUGO Tracks – playlist in the days to come on this very blog. Ok, so I just wanted to say “hi!” without doing too much whistle-blowing…
You’ll be hearing more from me soon!
We looooooove this one from Human Don’t Be Angry. The song is called “1985,” and while it’s certainly got a throwback sound palette worthy of the track title, the Miaoux Miaoux remix is absolutely perfect for today’s dancefloor. Think of the most triumphant, blissed out moment in a three-hour Todd Terje set. And then you’ve got it… We’re happy to be offering it up for free download. Take note, DJs. This one will kill ‘em.