Bittles‘ Magazine | Interview Dinky, real name Alejandra Iglesias, has over the years, produced some of the most sensual and exciting house music around. Releases on Cocoon, Truam, Crosstown Rebels and Wagon Repair have moved clubbers everywhere with their lush tech-house grooves. Single Acid In My Fridge thrust her into the limelight in 2005, and since then each release has been eagerly anticipated by an ever growing batch of clued-up listeners who have fallen for Dinky‘s versatile and ever-shifting sound. Previous albums May Be Later, Anemik and Black Cabaret were all strong records that somehow managed that tricky task of
Menschen | Max Paul Maria Eine zufällige Begegnung mit dem Musiker Max Paul Maria. Was ist seine Geschichte – und wie inszeniert er seine musikalischen Projekte, die sich zwischen Liebhaberobjekten und professionellem Anspruch bewegen? Da ihr bloße Internetrecherchen nicht ausreichten, hat PATTY SPYCHALSKI ihn befragt und einen Tag lang begleitet.
Bittles‘ Magazine | Interview Formed in the scenic German town of Nuremberg the duo of Peter Heider and Florian Seyberth, otherwise known as Boozoo Bajou first came to prominence in 2001 with the release of their debut album Satta on Stereo Deluxe. Trendsetters and their pets everywhere sat up and took notice of these downbeat dub infused grooves, enthusing over the sublime mixture of trip-hop and jazz which the duo created with a pinch of perfection. Since then the band have devised music in a variety of styles that has always kept the listener intrigued while constantly maintaining an extremely
Bittles‘ Magazine | Interview You know that sense of nervous anticipation you get as you put a new album on and you don’t know what to expect? That shiver of suspense you experience as you put the CD in the stereo, place the record on the turntable, or press play on the file is a pretty beautiful thing indeed. Yet nine times out of ten you end up disappointed by what you hear. Be it landfill indie, or generic tech-house nonsense with the personality of a paving slab, the discovery of new music can be a fraught and terrifying adventure
Bittles‘ Magazine | Interview To say that Tone of Arc have created one of the funkiest records of 2013 is something of an understatement. Said album The Time Was Right contains 11 tracks of fantastically freaky sounds that would make LCD Soundsystem lie down and give up the ghost (oh wait, they already have). Trust me when I tell you that this is music readymade for the shuffling of shoulders, the nodding of heads, the movement of feet, and the eruption of huge face-dominating grins. By JOHN BITTLES
Roman | Luis S. Krausz: Verbannung Um die Lebenswege einer jüdisch-österreichischen Familie geht es in dem im Verlag für jüdische Kultur und Zeitgeschichte Hentrich & Hentrich erschienenen Roman Verbannung des brasilianischen Schriftstellers Luis S. Krausz. BETTINA GUTIÉRREZ hat den Autor hierzu befragt.
Bittles‘ Magazine | Interview You know how every once in a while an album will come along that completely defies all your expectations and quite simply blows you away? You press play, sit down, and give the stereo that certain look which signifies that you are going to be very hard to impress. Within minutes though you’ve climbed up onto the table shaking your skinny little ass while waving your hands in the air with something approaching unbridled joy. By JOHN BITTLES
Bittles‘ Magazine | Interview The Black Dog are one of those rare bands that appear to be doing what they do for a reason, a need, or a compulsion even. While more and more people in the music industry seem to be all about the fame, or the money, it is truly refreshing to meet a band who aren‘t here to play the media game. Their regular forays into the world of music are constantly met with eager anticipation by those intelligent people who treasure techno that is created with depth and lots of soul. By JOHN BITTLES
Interview | Die brasilianische Autorin Carola Saavedra Zu ihren literarischen Vorbildern zählen Roberto Bolańo, Jorge Luis Borges, W.G. Seebald und Thomas Bernhard. Die brasilianische Schriftstellerin Carola Saavedra befindet sich daher in guter Gesellschaft. Mit ihrem federleicht geschriebenen Roman Landschaft mit Dromedar stellt sie sich dem deutschen Lesepublikum vor. BETTINA GUTIÈRREZ hat mit ihr gesprochen.