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NUDE055: Kaiser Souzai

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Kaiser Souzai has written and produced way over 400 songs, including platinum and gold awarded a million sellers. Having travelled to 40 countries to perform and DJ, Markus has defined his own niche of driving techno. The Ballroom Records boss is available for DJ Sets and his much sought after Live show!

Constantly travelling the globe and also boasting an impressive back catalogue Kaiser Souzai’s tracks can be found on a wide selection of labels including the likes of Christian Smith’s Tronic and Spartaque’s Codex.

Today, he joins the NUDE Techno podcast, with an hour of Techno. Listen to it below on SoundCloud & Mixcloud. If you are feeling this series, then please consider supporting it on Mixcloud Select.

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
This is a showcase of my new and unreleased tracks 

What’s your personal favourite track on it? 
It’s hard to pick a favourite because all the tracks in the mix are my own productions except for the one by Dennis Siemion that’s forthcoming on my label Ballroom Black. I do like the old school tribal tech vibe of “In The Cage”, as it’s a little different from my usual style of techno, so I guess that might be a good one for me to pick… it’s soon getting released on ICONYC. 

What’s the special ingredient in this mix? 
The track from my buddy Dennis Siemion is the only one not by me, so I think that would definitely have to be the secret sauce in this DJ set. The track is forthcoming on my label Ballroom Black, and I really like the remix by Rob Acid, so I couldn’t resist playing it.

Tell us about your next EP? 
That will be my Magma EP that’s planned for February, and I put an edited version of a track from that release in this mix. I made the track while playing around with some vocals by Rosetta that are taken from a classic house track. It’s a track I remember from my youth and have a lot of good memories of hearing it at parties, so it’s nice to have made use of it in my own music.

What have you got coming up?
Recently I put out my Purple Kaiser album “Entangled” which features a more melodic and progressive style, I’ve had a couple of people compare it to Artbat, but I don’t really know much about those guys, so hopefully that’s a good thing lol. I made the album during lockdown without listening to the music of others, so the tracks are what came naturally to me and I’m really proud of how the album turned out. 

I also wrote two albums of film trailer music inspired by some of my favourite movies, which obviously is not stuff to dance to, but gave me an opportunity to explore my love of film and soundtrack music. 

But as for Kaiser Souzai, I have many tracks finished and I’m in the process of writing more, so expect a lot of fresh music throughout 2021. 

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers? 
Try to stay positive in these hard times, don’t waste your time by waiting for better times to get creative as this extra time spent at home is perfect for making music or learning new skills. 

I really hope you enjoy the techno podcast I have made for NUDE and if you would like to learn more about my deeper, more melodic alias Purple Kaiser, then please check out my new album “Entangled”.

Tracklist

Kaiser Souzai – Bantei [CODEX]
Kaiser Souzai – I Am The Voice (Unreleased Version)
Kaiser Souzai – The Storm And The Rainbow 14(CODEX)
Kaiser Souzai – Into Space (Unreleased)
Kaiser Souzai – Addicted [CODEX]
Kaiser Souzai – Magma Underground Feat Rowetta (Unreleased Ballroom Black TBA)
Dennis Siemion – My Music (Rob Acid Remix) (Ballroom Black)
Kaiser Souzai – Fanfaris_Kaiser_Souzai_s_Super_Du (Ballroom Black)
Kaiser Souzai – Adella (Ballroom Black)
Kaiser Souzai – Magma Love (Unreleased)
Kaiser Souzai – In The Cage (ICONYC TBA)
Kaiser Souzai – Glazer (1ICONYC TBA)

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Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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