MONDAY MIXTAPE: KRIS BAHA
"thru the passage"
Not sure if Kris Baha still needs an introduction. The DJ, producer, sound engineer and label owner from Melbourne, now residing in the world’s nicest shithole, Berlin, put himself on the international map within just a few years. His releases on Bahnsteig 23, Pinkman, Kinfolk, Cocktail d’Amore Music and his very own Power Station as well as his remixes for Die Wilde Jagd, Red Axes, CCat Trance, Bell Towers etcetera swerve between the boundaries of dark disco, industrial dance, wavy synth and curbed narcotic techno. So are his eclectic sets as a DJ, which might be just the right stuff to set a cellar-cool counterpoint to our sweltering summer (here, in that aforementioned shithole).
As one part of the infamous Die Orangen he and Dreems (the other half) probably delivered the best album of the last year, Zest (on Malka Tuti) - a sound and mind collage that can’t even approximately be described in words or genres. A live version of the album’s track Yaranabe just came out with remixes by Tapan and Musiccargo’s Gordon Pohl, called Saft. We absolutely have no idea when Kris is doing all of this inbetween DJ and live gigs, but his new remix for Jack Pattern and a new Jensen Intercepter just came out on his Power Station and he’s having remixes for Boys Noize, Joakim, Inhalt, Djedjotronic, Blind Delon, Juan Ramos, a new track for the upcoming Pinkman compilation in the pipeline and a collab LP and EP with Niklas Wandt (who, together with Wolf Müller was responsible for this year’s best album). Phew! As if this is not frightening enough: he’s already working madly on another Die Orangen LP in collaboration with Jono Ma of Jagwa Ma.
Catch him on tour in August and September in Europe and the States in October.
Hey, don’t forget to relax, Kris!
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