DJ Koze featuring Appart – Nices Wölkchen

Slow moving scenes of inflated black plastic bag characters in the snow covered German forest as DJ Koze wears a baboon mask and strokes a cat!


DJ Koze featuring Apparat – Nices Wölkchen

DJ Koze does it again with his album Amygdala, so good to hear DJ Koze break the sonic mold in electronic music. What a lovely track!

Jonas Mantey and Sailor & I

Jonas Mantey is only 16 years old.  Watch out world.

Sailor & I: “Sailor & I appear to be tearing both the blogosphere and interweb a new A-hole by virtue of their orchestrally-epic track Tough Love, which in fact received a first play on BBC Radio 1 just the other day. So generally, these guys have got it going on. Further word on the street is that they’re in the process of recording a follow-up EP which should be surfacing rather soon.


Max Cooper – Meadows (Microtrauma remix)

We had the great opportunity of teaming up with Traum Schallplatten to create this video!  We shot it in San José de Galipán, Vargas, Venezuela

Max Cooper is now on his 12th release with Traum and if that wasn’t already a magic number, he has teamed up with Nicolas Bougaïeff, co-founder and Creative Director of Liine in Berlin. Bougaïeff, in collaboration with Richie Hawtin and other Liine partners, built the controllers for the Plastikman Live 2010 show. The company provides the Lemur App, Remiix Apps and Griid, amongst others. Nicolas Bougaïeff has recently completed his PhD on minimal techno.

“Meadows” is the most electronic-ambientish of all the tracks on the EP, somehow painted in golden colours with shades of Joy Division melancholy at the beginning, then diving into a much sweeter sea of sounds, bathing, relaxing, breathing, collecting energy… making use then of a repetition in sound that reminds us of Steve Reich’s methods.

Boiler Room

Remember the days of pirate radio, secret underground parties and DJing in your bedroom fantasizing about millions of people watching you? Well that’s what the Boiler Room is all about! The Boiler Room in our opinion is the leader in global underground electronic music broadcasting. In just over a year the Boiler Room has become the go to place to hear and see EDM heavyweights as well as newcomers. The Boiler began in London and today it offers live music broadcasts from Berlin, Los Angeles and New York.

What makes the Boiler Room unique is the no frills and thrills approach. The concept couldn’t be simpler; a dark, small and sweaty boiler room featuring the finest EDM artists. The Boiler Room is by invitation only, there are no lazer/light shows, no go-go dancers and you don’t get to choose your own camera angle. The Boiler Room is dance music at its purest form.

Crate2play attended Boiler Room Berlin 009 Cómeme vs Kompakt: Sascha Funke, Matias Aguayo, Michael Mayer and Rebolledo and Boiler Room Berlin 012 Âme, Joakim, Eli from Soul Clap, no regular play and DJ QU. Both sessions were incredible! Go check out now!

Blood Orange

I had the privilege and pleasure to hear Blood Orange for the very first time live one Friday night in Brooklyn back in 2010! The line up: Blondes, Blood Orange and The Hundred in the Hands. Memorable sounds for a perfect late summer eve.

Early Prince meets the 21st century!