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439 – Kamikaze Space Programme


What happens when you take grimy electro, squelching acid and haunting vocals, and drag them through a hedge backwards? Well you either end up with a few severely scratched records, or the latest cut from Kamikaze Space Programme ‘Choke’ sees the seasoned Bristol producer take a weird and wonderful ride through the melancholic underworld of bass music. Punchy percussion and swathes of prickly noise are countered by the fluttering voice of DT favourite, Emika, and washed out pads from the vast, empty depths of the galaxy.

The track features on KSP’s new Stokes Croft EP, his debut effort for Austrian label, Trust and we enjoyed the release so much that we quickly set about securing the inimitable jungalist come techno don’s talents for our podcast series. Mixed ahead of a busy summer that sees him touch down at Berlin’s Krake Festival, deliver remixes Emika, He/aT and Adrian Adonis and drop EPs on the Mindcut and (hopefully) Luke Slater’s Mote Evolver imprint we fully expect 2015 to be the year that KSP leaps into the limelight. Exploring a wide range of four-to-the-floor beats in his podcast, the mix journey through a variety of driving techno numbers before venturing into slightly more abstract soundscapes. Masterfully maintaining intensity throughout, KSP has us locked in from start to finish. We can’t imagine a better way to start the week although we’ll admit his selections have already got us eagerly eyeing up the coming weekend!

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
Dystopian, brutalist, concrete and rusty textures with bags of funk.

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
Stave – Hardened Chord (Regis remix), That beat halfway through, BOSH!

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
A journey through textures and everyday sounds removed from their context.

What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
KilleKill in Berlin, such an opened minded crowd and aesthetic, it was a bit of a baptism of fire!

What have you got coming up?
I’ve just released an EP on Trust called Stokes Croft which is my more electro side. In the next month or 2 I have an EP on Mindcut which is a more straight up foley Techno and hopefully another EP on Mote Evolver by the end of the year. Look out for remixes that I’ve done for Emika, He/aT and Adrian Adonis. I will also be playing at the Krake festival, Berlin in August.

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Chrome don’t get you home

01. Dot Product – Sentience
02. Lairas – Them Bones
03. Stevie P – Subduction
04. Kamikaze Space Programme – Cel
05. He/aT – WIWOWHSWF (Kamikaze Space Programme Remix)
06. Jonas Kopp- Shibu
07. Emika – Battles (Kamikaze Space Programme Remix)
08. Eletric Indigo – Zero
09. Kamikaze Space Programme – the Bailiff
10. Stave – Hardened Chord (Regis Remix)
11. Cheval – Alicia
12. Kamikaze Space Programme – Parmakit 177
13. Kamikaze Space Programme – Death To The Valley
14. Radial – Storm Tide
15. Lee Holman – Kepler 10
16. Kamikaze Space Programme (feat. Emika) – Choke
17. Qatja S – Tereo
18. Kamikaze Space Programme – Didspeed
19. Kamikaze Space Programme – Clapper
20. Mickey Nox – Quiet Hijacking (Kamikaze Space Programme Remix)
21. Kamikaze Space Programme – LDR
22. Raiz (feat. Permanent Heartbreak) – Won’t Change Me
23. Kerridge – Chew

Grahame Farmer

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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