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NEW SIGNING & DK TOUR
It's a great honor to welcome Danish producer and modular synth freak Mikkel Meyer to Rump Recordings!
After his acclaimed collaboration with NON from Shadow Huntaz on his debut album ‘BACON’, Mikkel Meyer steps into a new territory of electronic music on his forthcoming "Jolly EP" - out in April, 2014.
Meyer has been inspired by folk artists like Bonnie 'Prince' Billie and uses chord progressions from these styles to shape his music; the chords though are played on classic music machines like the Roland 808 and 303. The result is newfound melodies combined with the low-key use of vocals, which gives ‘Jolly’ a very personal, outward and nostalgic fingerprint, inviting you to dance and reflect.
Mikkel Meyer will be joining Rumpistol on tour in Denmark in March along with UNKWON and visual artist Obscura.
01/3 - Haderslev, Sonic College
07/3 - Lyngby, Templet
08/3 - Køge, Tapperiet
14/3 - Horsens, Kulisselageret
15/3 - Aarhus, Radar
20/3 - Engelsholm Højskole, Bredsten
21/3 - Viborg, Paletten
22/3 - Kolding, Pitstop
29/3 - Copenhagen, Beta
Read more about the tour here: https://www.facebook.com/events/597595596961528
Rumpistol Album Available For Pre-Order
Rumpistol's new album "Away" is now available for pre order.
The title "Away" was chosen because all the tracks on the album obviously deals with absence and the many ways to get lost or to disappear into something else. Whether existentially or in the escapist sense - to be on the run from something or to be heading somewhere unknown – a driving force that Rumpistol has often mentioned in relation to his creative process.
"Everyone knows what it means to be absent, or the unpleasant and almost humiliating feeling it can be to be around absent minded people. Paradoxically, absence usually springs from a total presence. So when you're 100% absorbed in one thing then you tend to forget everything else around you. This is the zone I enter when I work alone with my music " Rumpistol explains.
The 3LP version of Rumpistol's album has been pressed at Optimal in Germany - renowned for their high quality pressings.
The 3LP will only be available in 300 copies.
Pre-order your own signed copy through the Rump BANDCAMP.
Rumpistol announces new album
Rumpistol announces his new album, "Away" - to be released on Rump Recordings in February 2014.
The first single from the album is called "Asleep" and opens the door to the subconscious mind – a place populated by African thumb pianos, ancient Nordic lullabies and tech beats in odd meters.
After his latest collaborations with Red Baron and John LaMonica, Rumpistol now returns with a sound that has a more clubby feel, while giving a nod to his earlier instrumental efforts.
Active for over a decade, Rumpistol’s forthcoming album is the embodiment of his ability to produce highly elaborate and genre crossing electronic music that still maintains both sharp focus and a strong human touch.
There are 3 remixes of "Asleep" included on this release: the UK's Kelpe delivers an aquatic moog-fest of a remix, Danish newcomer Bwoy De Bhajan adds Amon Tobin-esque snares to his “dreamtech” version while Poland’s Bueno Bros takes the track into tech-house territories.
Buy on Bandcamp: http://rumprecordings.bandcamp.com/album/asleep
More info: http://www.rump-recordings.dk/releases/28/
Rump & Komponent launches "KILE"
When the legendary venue LAB shut it's doors for the last time back in 2008 the city of Copenhagen lost it's only dedicated venue for experimental electronic music.
Over a span of 6 years the organization behind LAB - "Komponent" - had been the first to introduce the Danish audience to ”upcoming” acts like Apparat (DE), The Books (US), Dntel (US), Monolake (DE), The Gaslamp Killer (US) & VEX'D (UK) among many others.
Due to a growing frustration over the loss of this venue Rump has now joined forces with the people behind Komponent and a couple of other experienced promoters and music lovers in a new non-profit event organization called KILE (translated to English: ”WEDGE”).
KILE aims to promote artists that wouldn't normally come to Copenhagen and strives to create synergy between music and other art forms by introducing the audience to experimental artists from different spheres of the electronic music scene combined with workshops and artist talks.
KILE launches it's first event on the 7th of December at Prags Boulevard 43 with a night that focus on the forgotten ghosts of the past.
Dedicated to cratediggers around the world we've invited one of the most enthusiastic cratediggers out there: Andy Votel - the founder of Finders Keepers Records plus we have his Danish counterpart in the shape of Simon Dokkedal & Martin Højland of Den Sorte Skole fame.
The first KILE night is based on crowd funding and tickets can be found here.
There will only be 130 tickets sold so don't wait too long!
KILE 01: Cratediggers Rowenta
Andy Votel [UK, Finders Keepers Records] – dj-set
Jane Weaver [UK, Finders Keepers Records] – live
+ Simon Dokkedal & Martin Højland [DK, Den Sorte Skole] – dj-set
Date: 7th of December. 2013, Time: 21-02
Place: PB43, Prags Boulevard 43, Bygning 5.
Price: 100 DKK until the 29th of October, after that 130 DKK.
Join KILE on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kile/409649882470269
New EP from Rumpistol & John LaMonica!
Copenhagen based producer Jens B. Christiansen aka Rumpistol and John LaMonica - American vocalist living in Berlin - met in London in 2012 after both having performed at Project Mooncircle's Boiler Room showcase.
"It's Everywhere" is their first collaboration and brings forth a uniqe blend of John LaMonica's strong songwriting and vocal performance and Rumpistol's crisp production.
On the EP the original track is joined by 4 remixes from Brooklyn's own KRTS, Denmarks rising star UNKWON, ex-Various Production member EAN (UK), and German producer Sieren (Project:Mooncircle).
THE EP WILL BE OUT EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH OUR BANDCAMP PAGE THE 15TH OF JULY.
Pre-order the EP and receive one track immediately at RUMP BANDCAMP.
Fans of iTunes, Spotify etc will have to wait until the 15th of August.
"This is one of the best electronic releases this year!" - T.O.M/Lulu Rouge (DK).
"Nothing short of amazing. And if you don't have good bass headphones or your sub tuned on then you won't get the full impact." - The Waxhole (UK).
"Such a great and deep release, as usual by Rumpistol. One of Denmarks most original and interesting electronic producers." - 2000F/OHOI!/STRØM (DK).
"I've always been a huge fan of Rumpistol and this EP is just another fantastic addition to his already spotless catalogue. Perfect combo of John's voice and Rumpistol's electronics. 4 really dope remixes, my favourite being UNKWONs which takes us into acidtrip hip hop territories" - ELOQ (DK).
August 18th, 2013 Radio RoxyFM (PL) by Novika playing original, July 27th, 2013 Polskie Radio Czworka/4 by Luk Napora (PL) playing the Sieren remix, July 25th, 2013 DANMARKS RADIO P6 BEAT (DK) playing original, July 17th, 2013 Nordic By Nature (DE) playing Unkwon's remix, July 9th, 2013 Nordic By Nature playing original, June, 2013 CHROME KIDS by Kaptin is Dead (UK) playing original, June 12th, 2013 PART TIME HEROES (UK) playing original, May 26th, 2013 FINEST EGO (DE) playing original, May 27th, 2013 BASIC SOUL SHOW (UK) playing original, June 3rd, 2013 BASIC SOUL SHOW by Simon Harrison (UK) playing original, May 13th, 2013 AUDIO TEXTURE by James Barrie (ES/UK) playing original, June 14th, 2013 FLO MOTION RADIO by Nick Luscombe (UK) playing original, June 12th, 2013 FINEST EGO playing EAN Remix, June 4th, 2013 UNUSUALLY FINE (US) using original in documentary on manga legend Gengoroh Tagame.