Germany, late 1980s….. home computers, sampling, MIDI and a whole new era of bedroom production. It was about that about that time that a young Justus Köhncke moves himself to Düsseldorf, the city of Kraftwerk. Finding himself in the Ata tak studios (home of German electronic pioneers Der plan and Pyrolator) our young hero perfects his craft and purchases his first gear… the die is cast.
Fast forward to 1992 Cologne and JKs first release "fly high" on the fictional NY underground label "Fifth & Madison". More releases follow, theatre scores and a debut LP on JKs own "iCi records" labels. In 2001 JK signs to Colonge friends Kompakt, a fruitful partnership producing great releases such as "Was Ist Musik" and vinyl classic "2 after 909", "Timecode" and the album "Doppelleben". Jump to present day…. and when JK is not touring you can find him enjoying his day job working on film scores (in the south of France) with composer Irmin Schmidt (from CAN).
Along the JK has remixed some amazing artists (Depeche Mode, Erasure, Space, Human League, Hot Chip, Friendly Fires, Hybrid, Andreas Dorau to name but a few). Here at Nang we only thought it fitting to compile these masterworks into one handy CD. Step forward DJ Jennifer Cardini whole ably assists in creating a compelling and seamless mix expedition.
The source material is varied and wide; 70's and 80's classics & tints from Human League, Rusty Egan and Space. Cutting edge indy from Hot Chip, Moshi Moshis James Yuill. Underground house, disco and techno from Baxendale, Hiem, Arj Snoek and Chelonis R Jones. Not forgetting JKs take on some great songs by Pocket and Bozzwell. All threaded together in perfect tapestry. Yes Justus, you certainly are a master.
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01. Written by David Boswell. Published by Copyright Control. Licensed from Firm Recordings. 02. Written by James Yuill. Published by Copyright Control. Licensed from Moshi Moshi. 03. Written by Albert S Gabriel. Published by Angora 2000/Hanseatic Musikverlag. Licensed by Ladomat 2000, A label of Gold Musikverlag Ltd & CoKG. 04. Written by Owen Clarke,Al Doyle,Joe Goddard,Felix Martin,Alexis Taylor. Produced by Hot Chip. Published by Warner Chappell Music Ltd. Licensed From EMI Records Ltd. 05. Written by Didier Marouani. Publsihed by Bastien Music. 06. Written by Philip Oakey & Philip Adrian Wright. Produced by Martin Rushent. Published by EMI Music Publising. Licensed From Virgin Records Ltd. 07. Written by Richard Jankovich & Steve Kilby. Produced by Pocket. Published by Dharma Songs / Copyright Control. Licensed from Tirk Records. 08. Written by David Boswell & Nick Eastwood. Published by Eskimo Publishing. Licensed from Eskimo Records / NEWS. 09. Written and Produced by Chelonis R Jones. Published by Copyright Control. Licensed from Get Physical Music. 10. Written by James, Truman, Healings and Hutton. Produced by Mike Truman. Published by Copyright Control and Perfect Songs. Licensed from Distinctive Records. 11. Written and Produced by Rusty Egan, Bottin & Justus Köhncke. Published by Dharma Songs & Copyright Control. (P) and (C) Blitz Club Records 2010. 12. Written by Alexander Mayor & Tim Benton. Produced by Baxendale. Published by Kompakt Musikverlag. Licensed from Kompakt GBR. 13. Written by Justus Köhncke. Produced by Justus Köhncke. Published by Copyright Control
All tracks remixed & prodded by Justus Köhncke. DJ Mix by Jennifer Cardini & Justus Köhncke.
(P) &(C) 2011 Nang Records