Jan 2013
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Hangover Sessions #24


Aka Tell´s “Hangover Sessions” podcast has now moved to a new spot – it´s now presented every first Thursday of the month. Check out this months episode for tracks by Vakkuum, Sharooz, Brodinski, Dubfire, Truncate and many more!

[find the whole article and the tracklist after the jump]

I am always fasciniated how some producers make the perfect dance track out of very few elements. The art of reduction has not been so popular over the past years. maximal electro on the one side and so called minimal tracks, that are merely a percussion overkill, on the other side did not care so much about an oldschool minimal approach. But it is not only minimal techno tracks I am talking about. To reduce and concentrate on the groove is an art that is back on the dancefloors for quite some time now – though still not as popular again as other styles. What I really admire is making a bombastic track with only a few effective elements. For me a master of this arts is – besides others – Gesaffelstein. And though Gesaffelstein´s buddy Brodinski usually is into more funky stuff, with the track “Hyptnotize”, from his latest EP on his label Bromance, he also takes a great approach on reduction. It seems like spending so much time with Gesaffelstein on tour had its impact.

I was recently searching through my vinyl collection listening to some older tunes and I found my collection of Sleeparchive records I was spinning in nearly every set some years ago (actually: 6 years ago). It turned out, that some of the tracks would fit into my latest sets pretty well. While I turned to completely different sounds in the meantime I am back now about where I was. Though I have to admit that a lot of other tracks from that time would not fit anywhere close around my current recordcase/sd-card. So I decided to include a classic Sleeparchive track in this mix. By the way: they have been re-released digitally, so you can check out all of them, if you want.

Other tracks this months are by Vakkuum, who became one of the hottest producers right now, Eats Everything, GSUS!, Dubfire, who reworked – for me surprisingly – Harvard Bass, Truncate, who is a regular guest in my mixes at the moment, and of course many more.

I wish you all the best for the upcoming year 2013 and hope you will remain a part of the steadily growing community of listeners I am so happy to serve every month!

Aka Tell´s Hangover Sessions is a monthly DJ-podcast. For one hour Aka spins the tracks that he loved most, that influenced him or about that he really had to say some words during the last few weeks. Every episode is accompanied by an article on discodemons.net in which he is disclosing thoughts, stories and anecdotes about that mix, the last month and DJing in general.
Aka Tell is a member of the electro house act A.G.Trio. Together with Andy Korg he heads the austrian electro house label Etage Noir Special. He has been active as a DJ for more than 10 years. Aka Tell lives in Vienna, Austria.


Justin Martin – Ruff Stuff (Eats Everything Reruff)
Glimpse – Hubris
Sound Of Stereo – TFA (Vakkuum Remix)
GSUS! – Aurora
Sharooz – Hyph
Brodinski – Hypnotize
ill Life – Ever Decreasing Circles
Harvard Bass – Plex (Dubfire Rework)
Eddie Niguel – Solitude
Truncate – Modify
Alan Fitzpatrick – 9 Hours Later (Markus Suckut Redefinition 1)
Pilo – Trippin
Masa Ueda – Sprecher Verdammteres (Truncate Remix)
Sleeparchive – Bleep 01
Swick – Bubbles
The Rox – Dope
Vuiton – Rivalry (Volta Remix)
Jackin With The Drums – Enormous

contact Aka Tell: 4k4t3ll@gmail.com
Hangover Sessions on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/at/podcast//id448165251
cover-pic by mnd_ – backlab.at