AMP LOST & FOUND MAGAZINE EDITION 002
WELCOME TO THE AMP LOST & FOUND MAGAZINE ISSUE 2 It’s now less than THREE MONTHS to go until the festival and we have plenty of surprises in store for you. This edition is jam packed full of exclusive artist interviews and the latest tunes on rotation in the office. Keep on reading to access TWO artist features, and a festival playlist that will have you dreaming of Malta… Welcome to the second edition!
CONTENTS Page 2-4... 5 Minutes with HAAi Page 5...... Artist news Page 6-7... Get to know NOT3S Page 8...... Top 5 office picks
5 MINUTES WITH...HAAi Hello HAAi! How are you? I’m good, I’m good, I’m in Berlin at the moment.
So, first question… Describe your sound in three words… Psychedelic, percussive, melon twisting but that’s four words isn’t it...
You started off in psych-rock, when did you first become interested in electronic music, was there a catalyst? It was actually when i came to Berlin two years ago after my band split up, I went to Berghain for the first time and that was when it all changed. It was the first time I’d heard dance music properly. In the main room is was Ben Klock, weirdly I went back the other night for the first time since then. Sola was playing in Panorama Bar, that was great. But yeah, that was when the electronic music penny dropped for me.
And when you were in Berghain, what about it made you realise that DJ’ing was something you wanted to do? Music sounds different in that place, like it’s so special. I’d never heard techno sound like that, it sounded so much more interesting than I ever thought it was, then after that I got the bug! It was also down to timing also, because it was after my band had split up, I think I was sonically more open minded.
Who are your biggest musical influences?
I definitely have people who I look up to DJ wise, Andrew Weatherall is the number 1 for me in terms of mind-expanding DJ’s. He’s amazing, the sets of his I’ve seen have really blown my mind and I’ve been totally sober. He’s one of those DJ’s who really pushes it and keeps it so interesting in his sets.
You’ve done B2B sets with Daniel Avery, The Black Madonna and Midland to name a couple, if you could go B2B with ANYONE (dead or alive) who would it be? Not really, I am always up for a B2B with anyone. Having played with those three was amazing, that’s probably the three people I’d have wanted to play with. I did a bunch of B2B’s last year that came about sponteaneously.
I think that’s nice when it’s spontaneous.. Yeah, I did one with Anthony Parasole really really spontaneously, we ended up playing for 3 hours together in Sheffield. I think it’s more about that than having one particular person you really think about going B2B with all the time.
What was the first record you ever bought? The first record ever or the first dance record I bought?- The first record I bought when I moved to London was a Kenyan compilation, or actually it might have been The Funkees actually, they’re like a Kenyan 70’s funk band. I actually still really love that record.
5 MINUTES WITH... HAAi
5 MINUTES WITH...HAAi CONTINUED... So are you based in Berlin? No no, I’m based in London, I’ve been there for 6-8 years now. I’ve just come to Berlin for a dance and a good time.
Do you have any new EP’s/tracks upcoming? I have a couple that are being mixed at the moment, that will probably come out within the next three months that will come out on vinyl on Coconut Beats. I just had one that came out in December, just a single track called Feels. I didn’t put out much last year, I think only about 4 tunes, but this year there will be a lot more. There will be an EP in summer.
So you started Coconut Beats because you wanted to release on your own ground, do you have any plans to release on other labels or are you going to keep it on Coconut Beats? I kind of like keeping it in house for now, it’s nice taking a little bit of control. It’s nice for me have another element to my parties, you have much more control. Having total ownership of something is a really nice thing to do, I certainly wouldn’t rule out releasing other people’s music on the label down the track. But as for my stuff, just Coconut beats.. I think!
It’s 4am, the club is flagging a little bit… What’s your track to bring the dancefloor back to life? It depends on what club it is really… It really varies, sometimes it might be a big, sunny ‘Strings of Life’ kinda track. Other times it might be a big, heavy techno track. Sometimes you can tell if people want to throw their hands in the air or if they want to get deeper in the groove. But I’d say, there is a Danny Krivit edit of ‘Strings of Life’ which has been a biggie for Phonox. It’s quite an obvious classic, but if it works, it works!
What was your favourite moment of 2017? Playing with The Black Madonna at Sunfall festival, that was so good. Just because it’s her and I love her and she’s great. It was also the biggest crowd I’ve played to but the least nervous. That definitely would have been my favourite moment.
We look forward to seeing you at AMP Lost & Found! Yeah I’m really looking forward to it, I want to get out there a bit earlier and just soak the festival up. I’ll be out there for as long possible. I’ll see you in a few months!
ARTIST NEWS Annie has been busy, her AMP Sounds show have been taking over various venues in London, she’s had incredible special guests joining her including AMP Lost & Found attendees Mella Dee, The Black Madonna, William Djoko, HAAi and many more!
AMP Lost & Found headliner Diplo dropped his latest tune with MØ and it’s bringing us ALL the summer vibes, he also dressed like Kim Kardashian (and did a pretty good job!)
Camelphat got all suited and booted for the Grammy Awards as they were nominated for ‘Best Dance Recording’!
GET TO KNOW NOT3Sâ€¦
GET TO KNOW NOT3S… We’re super excited to have you playing at AMP Lost & Found this summer, for people who may not know, what can we expect from a Not3s set? Energy! Loads of it
At what age did you realise music was something you wanted to get into? From a very young age, I can’t remember the age exactly, but I remember my mum telling me how I used to rap DMX word for word from like age three.
You’ve recently collaborated with fellow Lost & Found guest Mabel, how did the collab come about? Mabel’s manager reached out to my manager for the ‘Fine Line’ collab early on, we originally shot the video to it in the summer. But as ‘Finders Keepers’ was doing so well, they decided to hold onto the track. I dropped my EP with ‘My Lover’ on and decided that it needed a female touch, reached out to Mabel and she worked her magic.
If you could collaborate with anyone, who would it be? Drake or Tory Lanez
What are the top five tracks on your summer playlist? SL – ‘Tropical’ Mahalia – ‘Sober’ Bruno Mars x Cardi B – ‘Finesse’ Niniola – ‘Maradona' Wstrn – ‘Ben Ova'
If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take 3 things with you, what would they be? Water filter, Lighter, Remedee (my producer)
OUR TOP 5 OFFICE PICKS
Peggy Gou It Makes You Forget
Mabel ft Not3s Fine Line
Novelist No Weapons/ See Me
Artwork Let Go of This Acid
Patrick Topping Be Sharp Say Nowt
Drawing on African, 90’s house and electro, Peggy’s latest release on Ninja Tune has us dreaming of summer in Malta.
Full of energy and attitude, this track displays the innate chemistry between two AMP Lost & Found attendees.
After taking some time away to work on his music, Novelist is BACK with a bang!
First heard in The Black Madonna’s Boiler Room set, this has been on repeat in our office ever since it’s release.
It’s heavy bassline and periodic groove are the perfect combination for a summer slammer!
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