In the world of electronic music sometimes things can all get a bit serious. Anoraks bang on about the catalogue numbers of the 5 releases on minuscule techno labels long since lost as people over analyze the exact meaning of the smallest of details and the inspirations behind it. It is into this atmosphere that we turn to the lighter side of the scene to break up this seriousness and this weeks exclusive podcast comes from a man of whom his biography lists his achievements as being one of the greatest human beings to have walked the earth, being a member of the inter-galactic council of 9 for a number of years and being recently awarded the prestigious role of Minute taker for Brent council narcoleptic society. We’re of course talking about the electronic production and DJing maverick that is Klute.
Head of his own esteemed label Commercial Suicide Klute has also released on many of the most prestigious labels in the world, such as Metalheadz, R:Soul, Hospital, 31 Records, Shogun Audio and Certificate 18 amongst others whilst collaborating with many studio greats too, such luminaries as Lamb, Mogwai, Bis, Natasha Atlas, Harold Budd, Concord Dawn and John Tejada to name but a few.
So with a performance at Basslaced presents A Bunch Of Cuts alongside Calibre, Dbridge and Doc Scott at London’s Fire scheduled in for the 8th of November we thought it was about time we brought the respected techno and drum and bass producer to the DT podcast for his unique take on all things electronic. Now crank up the volume!
Klute’s 7th album “The Draft” is out now and available everywhere, available as 2 x 12″ 6 track vinyl LP (inc. download), CD & Digital Download – http://www.surus.co.uk/Commercial-Suicide/
Sum up this podcast in 10 words… High intensity klute punk rock fast, actually mixed & amazing. What’s your personal favourite track on it? There are too many Commercial Suicide releases on here to say without upsetting the fragile ego’s of the A-list stars on my label. Therefore I’m going to choose ME. “Turnaround” by myself from my new album “The Draft” Its very different to everything else in this mix. I like that. I enjoy contrasts. What’s the special ingredient in this mix? Energy.What’s the best gig you’ve played recently? 2 different ones come to mind….. Commercial Suicide @ Sun & Bass in Sardinia, just insane. Back 2 back with Dom & Roland. We left the entire venue refusing to leave chanting “one more tune” for 25 minutes with the Police outside ready to storm the place. Seriously amazing. The other was NME Click in Ulm, Germany when i had just come down with a very nasty case of Gastroentrenitis. Determined that the show must go on i turned up with a high fever – delirious and proceeded to smash the place, even though i wasn’t sure i was going to be able to do it 5 mins before i started. The NME boys were so amazing too, i won’t forget that night in a hurry.What have you got coming up? Well my new album ‘The Draft’ just came out a couple of weeks ago for a start but then ore from myself and more from other artists. I’ll probably drop another Klute single or 2 on Suicide in a few months and then i’d quite like to do a couple on other labels for a change. I’ve got a couple of album projects in the pipeline from other artists on Suicide in 2014. and a slew of singles too. Already busy, but theres always space for more. And finally, do you have a special message for our readers? Yes.
TracklistingNick Bee – Third Entity Eastcolors – Crispy – Prog:Ram Mindscape – Space & Time – Eatbrain Dose – What She Wants – Commercial Suicide Nymfo – untitled – Commercial Suicide Seba – Lose Control Klute – Turnaround – Commercial Suicide Addison Groove & Sam Bubinga – Rzor (Friction remix) – Shogun Optiv & BTK – Midnight Nation rmx – Commercial Suicide BSE – Don’t You (State Of Mind dmx) – Blackout Optiv & BTK – Journey from the Light – Redlight MIndscape & Chris SU – Swampster (Nymfo rmx) – Commercial Suicide Detail – Time Stretching – Commercial Suicide Quadrant – Spinout – Commercial Suicide Klute – Song For the Broken Hearted – Commercial Suicide Invaderz – Burning Book Dom & Roland – Outta London – Metalheadz Optiv & BTK – Zero Tolerance – Dispatch Mndscape & BTK – Rat Pack – Eatbrain BSE – Deadhouse (Inside Info & Mefjus rmx) – Blackout