Born and bought up on Hip Hop and taking his name from the eponymous Charlie Ahearn b-boy flick Wild Style, DJ W!LD has grown from hero of the Parisian underground to resident at some of the world’s most acclaimed clubs, including Circoloco at DC10 in Ibiza.
As well as landmark Parisian clubs Rex, Palace and Queen, W!LD has also played Twilo, toured Brazil and bagged a residency at Brussels’ legendary techno haven Fuse. As his stock in the production world rose, so too did his status as a DJ, with Circoloco snapping him up as DC10 resident in 2009 and Sven Väth inviting him to join the Cocoon family not long after. Today’s mix, exclusively for i-D, is truly a wild ride through the greatest times of the 80s and beyond…
“I continue to create because it’s my way to communicate with the world, my way to live. Love and music are two big parts of my continued motivation, in driving me to create. The love I receive when I play, or when people talk about the music I make, are what stimulate me every day. This mix is a quick resumé of my roots in different styles: Disco, Hip Hop, Pre-Funk and also my French roots! I hope that when listening to this mix, people will dance, explore, and make love. I want to elicit those unique memories people have when hearing tracks they love, or discovering new tracks that will become special to them.”
Funkadelic – Eulogy and Light
The Cure – Lullaby
Serge Gainsbourg – Love on the Beat
Gina X – No GDM Conejito
Premini Fantasy – It’s Your Rock
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five – The Message
Eric B & Rakim – Paid in Full
Boule Noire – Aimer d’Amour
Nu Shooz – I Can’t Wait
DJ W!ld is pleased to announce 2 instalment of remixes from his well received album When You Feel Me in May 2015. Part 1 is coming on strong with remixes by US legend Jus-Ed and and Parisian Chris Carrier.Part 2 is featuring remixes by Miss Honey Dijon, Peacefrog regular Dan Curtain and the one and only Detroit talent that is Andrés.
A small potent collection of music affiliated avant-garde objects
Along with industrial and instrument designer Yuri Suzuki, Jeff Mills introduces a custom percussion machine based on the infamous UFO sighting in Los Angeles, California in 1942. WEAPONS is a small, but potent collection of Music oriented art and artefacts. Recently debuting at Terrada Warehouse in Tokyo 3/23/15. For more information about this instrument and the future WEAPONS exhibition dates, please watch this page www.facebook.com/jeffmills and www.axisrecords.com
Classical pianist Mikhaïl Rudy and techno originator Jeff Mills will release When Time Splits – Live At Auditorium Du Louvre, Paris through Mills’ Axis Records imprint next month.
Is Laurent Garnier’s Fcommunications Label Coming Back?
Laurent Garnier explains his Home Box and considers the future of his label.
It’s been six years since the release of Laurent Garnier’s last album, Tales Of A Kleptomaniac. Like his past LPs, it was quite an eclectic affair that covered considerable musical ground. In hindsight, Garnier decided the diversity did a disservice to some of the tracks on the record, so he headed back to the studio last year with a new vision: to release a series of stylistically varied EPs, each on a different label, and then to combine them into a special set called the Home Box. On a cold February evening, Sven von Thülen met the prolific producer and talked to him about the box, the re-release of his autobiography Electrochoc and the return of hislabel F Communications. Full story.
“A teacher will tell the kids to shut up and will do his lesson, and that’s it. My job as a dj is to move the crowd, and try to read them, understand them and go with them!” — LAURENT GARNIER feature, taken from Slices Issue 2-11.
Token has become one of the most important techno control centers in recent years. The Belgian label founded by Kr!z in 2007 has built extremely talented producers such as Ø [phase] and Inigo Kennedyand still pushing its contemporary and timeless sound forward. The label has recently animated their compilation Aphelion with seasoned warriors such as Surgeon and Lucy to peak the performance. In the recent Berghain label night a large part of the Token crew was performing alongside a couple of Aphelion combatants including Rødhåd, Lucy, and former drum’n’bass producer CTRLS, covering the more experimental part of the label.
DJ Hell (or simply Hell) has balanced Detroit minimalism and Chicago acid-house as well as more spacious German trance and hardcore. Beginning his mixing career while still a teenager, Hell moved through punk and new wave to electro, house and hip-hop by the mid-’80s. His DJing gradually led to the start of his production career, and one of his first singles “My Definition of House Music” became a large club hit when reissued by Belgium’s R&S Records in 1992. He moved to Berlin to work with Hardwax Records during 1993-94, and also spent time in New York before moving back to his native Munich. Besides releasing his album debut Geteert und Gefedert on Disko B in 1994, DJ Hell recorded a volume in the Studio !K7 mix series X-Mix. His second full-length, Munich Machine, also appeared on Disko B — though credited simply to Hell. Besides continuing to DJ around the world, he also ran the International Deejay Gigolos label, which released tracks by Jeff Mills, Christopher Just and David Carretta, among others.
Hell’s been given free reign to turn the Neon Judgement‘s “TV Treated” into a dangerously corrosive churner. Lektroluv release “TV Treated” remixes in March.