Kisk’ Friends on DE:BUG (Bleed) Podcast
Es ist Zeit sich gehen zu lassen. Das Wochenende. Unser Mix dreht sich um das. Vertrauen. Fallen lassen. Nicht wissen wo man ankommt. Wozu? Aber doch. Immer wieder. Wir danken allen für die magischen Tracks. Und was soll die Katze da? Edward? Der saß die ganze Zeit vor der Box und wollte mit. Da war nichts zu machen.
Kisk – Friends (Apparel Music)
Special Case – Cali4 (Culprit)
Light Year – Hours (Convex Industries)
D5 – Stem Cell (Delsin)
Alex W – Summer Sunset (Detroit Techno Archive)
Redshape – 100 (Delsin)
Ivan Iacobucci – FuQ (Vierzehnnullvier)
DeeKay Jones – New York New York (Shaddock Records)
Nehuen & Nick Hook – How Y’all Feelin (Cardopusher E Rave 93 Mix)(Classicworks)
Chevel – Nightbus (Non Series)
Pink Skull – Perfect Suites (My Favorite Robot Records)
Pittsburgh Track Authority – Treated (Work Them Records)
Downtown Party Network – Space Me Out (Mario Basanov Remix)(Silence Music)
Quenum – 5AM (Serialism)
Mia Dora – You In The Future (Mad Tech Records)
Simoncino – Tape III (Crème)
Cass. – Jet Stream (feat. Anna Marjamäki) (Project Mooncircle)
Jonsson & Alter – En Melodi (Kontra)
Mr. Beatnick – Shifting Sands (Don’t Be Afraid)
Raw M.T. – Sara (Wicked Bass)
The Range – Loftmane (Donky Pitch)
Arts The Beatdoctor – IL404 (Lowriders Recordings)
Fulgeance – Nightwalker (Musique Large)
Apparel Radio show #106: Yapacc
Apparel Music Radio show Episode106: Sarp Yilmaz
“Electronic Music Artist From Istanbul… I like to do stuff like doing records and spinnin them. Some people take interest in what I do, This is what this is all about.” So self-describes Sarp Yilmaz ,apparently not being fond of talking in big letters about himself. We on the Apparel team however are aware that Osunlade talks of him as the best new Artist on his Guardian interview, that Maya Jane Coles drops his tunes on Pete Tongs Essential Selection, that he’s been charted by many top Djs and Artists (Stacey Pullen, Osunlade, Bill Patrick, Dapayk, Marco Resmann, Niederflur to name a few) across the globe, that his tracks are chosen Track of the day on Beatportal, his stuff is 2 times bestseller on Whatpeopleplay charts and his tracks pops on every important podcast lately, be it a Cadenza podcast or Compost Black sessions.
Recently released his debut album on Apparel music that climbed the charts on all major stores, reaching pole position on WPP charts again, he’s been praised now for his unique take on House music by many, and now is at service to everyone who likes his, her House with a little bit odd Flavour and open mind. New album for Apparel in 2014 out on 2x12.
Grodikov LP in Bandcamp Weekly
Our artist of the week is Milosh, and album of the week is the new Cosmic Compositions Sun Ra-influenced comp. We air tunes from around the world including the freaky soul of LA-based Seven Davis Jr., plus CV313’s Detroit dub, psyche garage from San Francisco, and robotic beats from London.
Gift on Bandcamp!
The Bandcamp’ fans can now also send any album or track on the store as a gift! http://blog.bandcamp.com/2013/11/26/thank-you-its-a-gift/
APL ADE 2013 featured on Bandcamp
buy on Bandcamp: https://apparelmusic.bandcamp.com/album/apl-ade-2013
Apparel Radio show #105: Kisk
Kisk go back in Apparel Music Radio show! West London, Deep House, Jazzy and all the eclectic vibe selected by Kisk.
With Lady Alma, The Politik, Kisk, E-dward!, Studio Bruno, Steffen Bennemann, Johannes Beck, Nachtbraker, Kerem Akdag, Dam Paul, Accatone, Zoobof, George G and Oneboy.
Giuseppe D’Alessandro – aka Kisk – is the owner of Apparel Music, a label based in London but with multi-cultural roots. He explored a variety of genres, from trip hop to swing, passing through jungle, West London and Detroit, to Deep House, while never abandoning Jazz – the wildest and most impeccable of all – progressively building a digital project. Out of this came the concept of Jazzy, the ability to make jazz and electronic music communicate. This passion is also manifest in the Oneboy project – musical instruments played live to a DJ set. Giuseppe put this project together with writer Tatiana Carelli under the name Taji bpm. Oneboy performed at the 2007/13 Fashion Week furniture show, at various national festivals and events and on an Italian tour in 2008. In 2009, Giuseppe creates Apparel Music – a ʻkitchenʼ of artists from all over the planet. The first 12′ on Apparel is Jazzy Tourism EP of Kisk with SCSI-9, Lopazz & Zarook and Yapacc remixes immediately first place on buzz Decks.de, Whatpeopleplay, Zero-Inch, Junodownload bestsellers chart’s. The last years Kisk has perfomed in special parties like Wetyourself, Privat, Doc Show, Maximal, EDIT Fesival and legendary clubs like Fabric, Tresor, Amnesia, Fluid, Peter Pan, Bitte, Pergola Tribe, Link and many less known but equally important parties. Currently Kisk is teacher and education manager in Re.Creative 12.0 Dj School, Milano.
V.A. - APL ADE 2013 is out now!
Apparel Music is happy to present his team at Amsterdam Dance Event - Official Page 2013.
Image courtesy of Andrea Contin, CD Promo powered by RE.CREATIVE 12.0, grafic and project curated by Giuseppe D’Alessandro.
01. Sarp Yilmaz – No Country For Freeman
02. Kerem Akdag – The Boy
03. Noah Pred & Pablo Bolivar – Questing
04. Accatone - When (String Version)
05. Moony Me – Say It Again
06. Kisk – Phus1ony feat. Oneboy (Lopazz & Zarook Remix)
07. Maxim Buldakov – 2517 (Yapacc Remix)
08. Ivano Tetelepta & Roger Gerressen – Time
09. Undeep – Philosophy
10. Jacky 0 - Deprived Of The Power To Speak Normally
Supported by Osunlade, Shur-I-Kan, Timo Maas, M.A.N.D.Y., Valentino Kanzyani, Mihai Popoviciu, Magit Cacoon, Magda, Alessio Mereu and many others
Kisk’ EP Review on Bass Explorer
Giuseppe D’Alessandro, more widely known as Kisk, is poised to release his new EP “Friends” on his very own label Apparel Music on the 25th of this month, with more than a few “friends” helping lend their sound to this new 4 track release.
The EP and title track opens with some lovely atmospheric organ loops that set the desperately happy yet laid back tone of the song. Dropping a nice bass that is accompanied by interchanging yet flattering rhythm section, that sounds as if it is coming from the ride hand of a jazz drummer, pointing directly to Kisk’s own labels jazzy tendencies. The song progresses slowly, and any change in the percussion is smooth and just enough to slightly alter the dynamic of the rhythm without affecting the core groove, just as both good Jazz and good Deep House should. This paced build up allows Kisk to extract the full potential from every element that he intertwines, just as the repetition becomes noticeable the song will glide into a break down or a alteration in structure, bringing the smile back to your face and the shake back in your booty.
…This EP could have easily fallen into the trap of being 4 tracks of the same minimal down tempo house…
The next track pits Kisk with Undeep for another slow paced groove that begins with a deep, funky, booming bass beat that at its core is enough to satisfy a packed dance-floor. These 2 experienced producers clearly recognise this and use it to its full potential, only ever hinting at bringing another element to the spotlight with soft synth stabs and various chopped pads providing the backdrop for the infectious boom that begins and remains in the forefront of the song for its duration.
“2 Freinds” features Accatone alongside Kisk, letting go of the sample heavy Jazz vibes of the first half, swapping it for a more club orientated techno sound. As the track begins to grow however this pounding club beat gets lost in a sea of ethereal pads and bell chimes, although these elements add a strong and somewhat uplifting atmosphere to the song the extended chimes and pad notes take away all sense of rhythm to the song as they are put at the forefront. With the addition of some form of bassline or some advancement of the drums these would serve an an effective and pretty high end to the track, however these elements are lacking and the song becomes a slightly whiny track that doesn’t make you want to dance as much as it does cry.
Last but definitely not least comes Anton Kubikov’s Closer Friends Remix of the title track which brings an instantly more techy bassline, contrasting with the originals organic sounds. As the heavily affected organ loop begins to fade in this theme continues, with an eery digital voice over and the addition of noticeably digital percussion. The song then drops into a original piano riff, simple and melancholic, but creating a sharply contrasting vibe to its predecessor. After the initial introduction of this new element, it drops back into the familiar section only to amalgamate the 2 sections and apply the more minor, moodier expression to the original elements.
This EP could have easily fallen into the trap of being 4 tracks of the same minimal down tempo house that radiates from art colleges around the country, however the contrasting halves of the record effectively explore a more eclectic palette of dance music and eradicate any risk of Kisk appearing to be a one trick pony. The first 2 tracks stand out from the rest of the EP, showing Kisk flex his well toned jazzy deep house muscle, yet the second half show an ambition beyond the safety of what he knows he good at.
Words by Ben Stevens
Review on Bizaarbazaar
Kisk, Dj/Producer from Italy aka Giuseppe D’Alessandro, just released a preview of his new four track single EP entitled” Friends”. (via his own label Apparel Music)
Our favorite is the deep track “2Friends”, in which he teamed up with the portugese producer Accatone. This track is roughly RAW.
We liked how the dusty drum samples are in perfect coordination with the persistent bass lines. Along with the murmuring vocal lines, they create an incessant abyssal “symphony”..
Review on Knights of The Turnable
Italian producer Kisk aka Giuseppe D’Alessandro has dropped a 4 track E.P on his Apparel Music label and to be honest it’s pretty damn good! Our pick is the original mix of “Friends” not a all in your face dancefloor destroyer but a jazzy little number with a serious groove, add some piano undertones, a melody of ethereal pads that is reminiscent of mid ninety producers such as Ralph Lawson or Ashley Beedle and you are left with a kind of experimental jazz fused house track that with the right crowd would be very pleasing to the ear.