I first heard Jamie Smith aka Jamie XX remix Gil Scott Heron's New York is Killin' Me in 2010, and loved what he had done. But it was his Rework 3 of Radiohead's Bloom the really got my attention (so much so that i heard only that for a whole month) :
I first heard Stefan Kozalla aka DJ Koze aka Kosi Kos in 2013. His album Amygdala is as accomplished and trippy a techno record you could wish to hear. It was an instant favorite of mine:
So when i heard these two had come together for a track in a compilation on Stefan's record label Pampas Records, i was sure it was gonna be pretty sweet. Released a week ago Come We Go is just as brilliant as one would expect from 2 kings of the mix:
For someone who doesn’t play any musical instrument my relationship with music has been fairly stable and long lived. Starting with the LP records that my father played on an old turntable, to the cassette tapes that most of my school pocket money was spent on, to CD’s that one thought would last forever, and now to mp3/flac files on my computer. There was a brief period (three days actually) when i ran away from high school to pursue a life in music. However, like most dreams, it ran into common sense, parents and older brothers. I am fond of various types of music and can listen to a record continuously for months (and sometimes never listen to it again). It still is amazing to discover, enjoy, and share new sounds and voices from all over the world; a pleasure made easier by the all pervasive power of the internet. Harnessing this same power to get to the two or three people who are even vaguely interested in what i share is the reason behind this waste of bandwidth.