Dutch powerhouses Parrish Smith and Interstellar Funk team up for their debut collaboration on L.I.E.S. with a new four track EP. Striking up the perfect balance of both their signature styles, this record hits the sweet spot between metallic synthwave, slow beat industrial, and clanging EBM hybrids. The duo effortlessly weave together a sonic narrative with nods to the past but unmistakable emphasis on their ever expanding foward thinking future sound.
This is the second night of Interstellar Funk’s Video Club residency, this time an all nighter B2B with non other than Intergalactic Gary himself.
After a very successful premiere at Drugstore a superbond was made with the Italian-born selector Elena Colombi. For the first night of her residency, Elena Colombi kicks things off with a visage familier: Intestellar Funk. Since a very memorable back to back set at Amsterdam’s De School the pair has shared the decks again at Left Alone party in London and at Dekmantel Sao Paulo, leaving a mark with each and every set.
Private Eyes, a duo made up of Interstellar Funk and Jeroen, two storied members of Amsterdam’s underground electronic music community. Two analogue-heavy electronic workouts that tend towards the atmospheric. A-side “Mirror Image” is spacey and melodious, with an Italo-disco inspired arpeggio bassline underpinning galactic chords and memorable piano lines. It’s a collection of complimentary analogue elements tweaked for maximum late night enjoyment. On the flip you’ll find Interstellar Funk going solo with “Anasazi”, an altogether deeper, more hypnotic affair. Its’ distinctive rhythm comes not from bold drum machine beats, but rather the rising and falling of intricate, micro-house style melodies and looped electronics. It feels like it was influenced by the aural textures of dub techno, the phase-based minimalism of Steve Reich, and the deep space ethos of early ’90s European ambient music.
Ace four-tracker. Caves was created in the aftermath of a devastating set by DJ Stingray, and sounds like it: storming but funky, infused with the spirit of classic Detroit techno. Spacetown marries Arpanet and John Carpenter, with a saturnine melody which sticks in the mind. Flip it for a deadly Caves remix by man-of-the-year Convextion, inimitably sci-fi but banging; and the elemental, ambient accomplishment of The Strips, consolidating the promise on show throughout.
Inter the Dragon: two of Holland’s absolute finest rumbled through 90m of burners for a very rare tag-team at ADE.