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449 – Komati


We love a good duo here at DT. Batman & Robin, Torvill and Dean, Daft Punk, we could go on all day. A double act you may be currently less familiar at the moment but with plans just as big are London based twosome Komati who, having played together “a million times” under their individual monikers of David AKZ and Symmetry finally decided to hit the studio as a pairing.

From there things have moved quickly with their debut EP having dropped on UK label Bad Life, offering up two melodic analogue machinations that found themselves gaining support from the likes of Laurent Garnier, Dusky and Shadow Child. Having seriously impressed when delivering the debut version of their live show, as they warmed up for Warp Records’ Plaid at Koko, we quickly set about securing their talents for the Data Transmission podcast and we’re pleased to say they haven’t disappointed, journeying through a variety of driving techno numbers. Masterfully maintaining intensity throughout, Komati have us locked in from start to finish. We can’t imagine a better way to start the week although we’ll admit their set of selections have already got us eagerly eyeing up the coming weekend!

Sum up this podcast in 10 words…
Erin: Here are some of our favourite tracks to play out.

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
David: Probably Clark. Or our one, Blurred Vision.
Erin: Cloud Generator by Kink is probably mine although I do like our track Aya!

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?

Erin: It’s just a collection tracks that we really love right now which we think sound great together.

What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
David: Our debut live show at KOKO supporting Plaid was pretty special. We’re massive fans of theirs so to play with them at such a top venue was insane.

What have you got coming up?
David: Our second EP is out in a couple of weeks on Bad Life and we’re in the process of arranging a number of gigs this Autumn as we speak.

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?
Thanks for all your support. We hope you enjoy the mix.

DJ Stingray – Evil Agenda
Model 500 – OFI (Sei A remix)
Tim Green – Eclipse
Komati – Torque
Maceo Plex – Solar Detroit
Komati – Birds
Locked Groove – Enigma (Scuba’s warehouse mix)
Daniel Avery – Naive response (Danny Daze remix)
Daniel Boon, Eric Kanzler – Fallin Skies (Broombeck remix)
Komati – Aya
Dense & Pika – Tex
Twob – Rite
Kink – Cloud Generator
Jay Lumen – Elysium
Komati – Blurred Vision
Bjarki – I wanna go bang
Mark Henning – Joyride
Blawan – Diatonic Valves
Clark – To live and die in Grantham

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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