A Swiss duo whose music is a clever and brilliantly executed fusion of electronic dance music and vintage Krautrock (authentically sung in German), Klaus Johann Grobe is the brainchild of Sevi Landolt on keyboards and Daniel Bachmann on percussion. Seemingly uninterested in making lots of noise about themselves, Klaus Johann Grobe made an inconspicuous debut in 2011 with some self-produced singles, and just barely expanded their profile with a 10″ vinyl EP released by the U.K. label Sound of Salvation. The EP appeared in an edition of only a few hundred copies, but it left a positive impression on critics and DJs, and the eclectic American indie label Trouble in Mind reissued the Traumhaft b/w Nicht Zu Stoppen single in the United States after its original pressing on the U.K. label Sunstone Records sold out. Before long, Klaus Johann Grobe became the talk of the blogosphere, and their first full-length album, „Im Sinne Der Zeit“, was scheduled for release in April 2014. Quelle: www.rotondes.lu
Clap! Clap! is a new project by the italian producer C. Crisci, focused on research and sampling of tribes, bands and singers originating from the African continent. Its strong personality is characterised by the work on the used samples, extremely eclectic and as percussive as possible. His distinguishing technique is to reproduce classic African rhythms in a contemporary way, through the use of drum machines and synths. The keywords of this experience are ‘future roots’ and ‘future rhythm’. Clap! Clap! is trying to convey a continuous dance that is febrile, tribal and hyperkinetic, but always balanced by the elegance and the essentiality of the elements used.