In times of DJs surfing underage crowds on inflatable rafts, there are artists that really stand out over the never-ending flood of mediocre dance music for the masses; artists that you can always rely on to keep a constant stream of quality music coming your way. Disco Demons Guest Mix VI is brought to you by one of these artists – as always.
Based out in the UK, JÄGERVERB is without any doubt one of the most interesting artists in underground dance music to keep an eye on right now: game-changing original tracks (Ladybirds, Mozzarella, etc.) and remixes (Mustard Pimp, recently a big one for Roby Howler, etc.) on labels such as Dim Mak, Top Billin and GND – and most importantly, the all amazing Phosphenes EP on Belgian imprint lektroluv, one of the most interesting releases in 2012.
Disco Demons: Sorry for the generic question, but I still have to ask: how did you come up with the name Jägerverb? Does it involve Jägermeister schnapps?
Jägerverb: There was a miniature bottle of Jägermeister on my desk while I was brainstorming ideas for a new alias a few years back, so I took the “Jäger” and stuck different random words on the end. The “verb” comes from “reverb”. The name doesn’t mean anything but it’s phonetically pleasing and I like that it doesn’t sound English. My music feels more compatible with stuff from Belgium, Germany etc. released through labels like Lektroluv and GND, than what you’d expect from someone living in Sheffield in the largely bass-centric UK.
[Continue reading + tracklist after the jump]