Rising Berlin duo The/Das submerge us deep in lo-fi but sunny sounds for the latest Clash DJ Mix.
The/Das is Anton Feist and Fabian Fenk, two members of indie-electro act Bodi Bill, who have taken the downtempo tendencies of their band and worked them into a purer electronic form that flirts tentatively with the dancefloor, via melodic, minimal and electro.
The duo’s Clash mix is a laid-back, inviting selection, with some heavier moments to stir things up a little, featuring tracks from Sei A, Darling Farah, Kenny Larkin and Alex Smoke’s Wraetlic alias. Fabian from The/Das gave us the low-down on the mix:
“Since the windows were wide open, as it almost felt like summer outside, the track selection turned out to be quite sunny. I remember that at one point even 125bpm felt way too slow, so towards the end I just had to speed it up a bit. I guess things got a little out of hand at times, but in the end I really liked all these nervous percussions flying around. Initially the idea was to span the mix from (very) old to very new (unreleased) tracks, but it was also nice to feature our label-mates Mind Against and to show how skilful a producer our buddy Thomalla is. So his new track literally became the centre of the mix. Furthermore, I tried to include some of my favourite producers, like Vaal, Recondite and ND Baumecker. Have a nice summer everybody!”
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1. Recondite – Dawn (Original Mix)
2. Darling Farah – Aaangel (Live Edit)
3. Sei A – Who Dares Wins (Adam Marshall Stripped Dub Mix)
4. Mind Against – Ceremonial (Pre-Master)
5. Sinkane – Warm Spell (Barker & Baumecker Remix)
6. Iron Curtis – Horses (Move D Remix)
7. Thomalla – Tidal (Rough Mix)
8. Raz Ohara – See It Coming (Nu Remix)
9. Vaal – Cine (Original Mix)
10. Wraetlic – Rats (Original Mix)
11. SCB – FutureUnknown (Original Mix)
12. The/Das – Miami Waters (First Draft)
13. Round Two – New Day (Dub Mix)
14. Kenny Larkin – You Are (Dark Mix)
‘Outfashioned’, the latest EP by The/Das, is out now on Life and Death. The duo’s ‘Speak Your Mind’ Remixes EP, featuring Benjamin Damage, Uffe and Vaal, is released on August 5th on Sinnbus.
Words by Tristan Parker