La Fin De La Funk

In it’s entirety, Pandilla Limited, is the collaboration of friendship. Releasing music, organizing gatherings, and maintaining a solid approach to growing together as friends…


Tell us about the growth, musically and otherwise, over the last year?



Growing as a family, and as friends, we’ve had the chance to learn so much.


That being said, our best answer, would be ‘Time is Experience.’




There’s been a lot of economical change in Portugal recently - Explain the change you’ve seen throughout the culture? Has it had an effect on the music? 


In reality, there hasn’t actually been much growth. Its getting tougher, and tougher to live here. 
There’s a small group of us here with the ‘forward-thinking’ attitude; but the so called “scene” hasn’t show too much light at all. We grow each and every day. 


How were you introduced to Harborage Record Shop? 


It’s a small underground record shop located in ‘Porto’ 
They’ve expanded to lisbon, and there’s a ton of great things ahead. 
Look here: http://www.harborageshop.com/musica/ver-todos



Do you have have other dreams, next to the ones you’ve already accomplished?


What ever comes natural  
We’ve all come together, while still pursuing dreams of our own. We’re here to help each other move forward.

We have some really great stuff ready, and we reeeeeally hope you guys like it. Peace, & Love Pandilla (2014)




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Released by: De La’funkRelease/catalogue number: FDLF06 Release date: 03/02/2014 
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In it’s entirety, Pandilla Limited, is the collaboration of friendship. Releasing music, organizing gatherings, and maintaining a solid approach to growing together as friends…

Tell us about the growth, musically and otherwise, over the last year?

Growing as a family, and as friends, we’ve had the chance to learn so much.
That being said, our best answer, would be ‘Time is Experience.’

There’s been a lot of economical change in Portugal recently - Explain the change you’ve seen throughout the culture? Has it had an effect on the music? 
In reality, there hasn’t actually been much growth. Its getting tougher, and tougher to live here. 

There’s a small group of us here with the ‘forward-thinking’ attitude; but the so called “scene” hasn’t show too much light at all. We grow each and every day. 
How were you introduced to Harborage Record Shop? 

It’s a small underground record shop located in ‘Porto’ 

They’ve expanded to lisbon, and there’s a ton of great things ahead. 

Look here: http://www.harborageshop.com/musica/ver-todos
Do you have have other dreams, next to the ones you’ve already accomplished?

What ever comes natural  

We’ve all come together, while still pursuing dreams of our own. We’re here to help each other move forward.
We have some really great stuff ready, and we reeeeeally hope you guys like it. 

Peace, & Love 

Pandilla (2014)

Released by: De La’funk
Release/catalogue number: FDLF06 
Release date: 03/02/2014 

FDLF05 : Andrey Zots (Nervmusic) →

FDLF05: Andrey Zots (Nervmusic)


For six years Nervmusic has been the instigator of actions that have brought a circle of techno culture fans together to form an independent movement in Moscows nightlife. Along the way, the members of Nervmusic were searching for a unique sound that eventually become a music label.

Core member, Andrey Zots, is the icing on the cake. Episode Five of the FDLF podcast series features the up and coming artists from Moscow in the final episode of Season One! 



Hey, Andrey! We’d love to understand a bit about your heritage; The place where it all began! Where & when were you born?

 

I was born and raised in Sergiev Posad; a city known for it’s many churches. It’s actually the administrative center for the Russian Orthodox Church. 

After living few years in Moscow I found myself back here again. It’s a beautiful, and peaceful place to live. 

Your taste in sound, and music, is extremely unique. Weird abstract rhythms, stringed together with soundscapes and melodies paired with really grooving basslines; Can you describe your musical taste?

 

Im not a big fan of labeling things, you know. Especially when it comes to music.

I feel a real urgent need to create my own little niche sound worlds and Im trying to incorporate being happy with who i am as much as possible in my day-to-day life. :-)

Does your music describe your personality or is the music you create completely different? 

I, personally, think that my music explains everything about me…It’s quite difficult to describe it in words. (hahaha) Expressing one’s personality through creating music could become a very great way to live and Im very happy to be what I am - 

Andrey, you’ve spent quite some time working closely with; Nervmusic. Tell us a little about the label.

For me Nervmusic is my home label. I look at it as a family uniting very very special artists like Akiko Kiyama, Easy Changes, & Laurine Frost; Who are work in close contact with each other. Learning from each other, supporting one another and just really having fun as a big family! So, yes, long live Nervmusic! :-)

How and where was this mix recorded?

Here In my home studio in Sergiev Posad. I actually have quite alot of fun recording this one, i must admit. The idea was to feel a little bit ”mystic”. :-)

Can you tell us about the idea behind it?

Well, i felt a little bit ”mystic”. :-)

How has partying, and enjoying friends at, ARMA17 been the last few years?

ARMA became a mecca of electronic music in Moscow, and not just with Dance Music. Thanks to its brave promoters, the crowd and community was able to hear lots of “avant-garde” artists and musicians.

Still the best club for me, I’ve experienced ( and going to experience more ;-) ) many unforgettable moments at that place. 

Would you call it, home?

 

The word “home” has a special meaning to me: home is the place where your able rest comfortably.. It’s not like this at Arma! It’s too loud in here! (LOL!)

We each have out own niche; What feeds YOUR appetite for inspiration, and finding new music?

Ideas come from everywhere… There is no need to invent anything new. It’s already here. An artist just needs to learn to catch this moment. At least I feel it this way. 

What have you planned for the future? (hobbies, music, life)

Tons of plans for the next few months; 5 more releases are scheduled for this and the coming year. So I plan to lock myself in the studio for awhile, and crank it out. It’s summertime, so im also going to spend more time outside swimming, riding, skating, and taking really long sunbathes. (haha!)

Released & Published by: De La’funk 
Release/catalogue number: FDLF05 
Release date: 06/24/13


FDLF 04: "Toi Toi Musik" →

Fresh off the launch of there agency launch at London’s “Fabric”, Toi Toi Musik have supplied consistent, and unique house/ techno to London’s underground community.

De La’funk caught up with the talented couple behind the agency, Claus Voigtmann & Isis Salvateera; ahead of there party at Fabric (London) —

*Congrats & Blessings on the Engagement!!*

 

We thought we’d start ahead of the musical aspects…

How did you both meet?!

Isis: Claus came to do an internship as an architect in London, we met and became friends on the first day. It wasn’t until he finished and left back to Germany that we actually realised we were missing each other more than friends would…

How would you describe what Toi Toi is & stands for?

Toi.Toi. stands for a community that share cultural & common interests in a sophisticated way but very human and humble.

"Art, Culture, Music, People.”

We believe that music and the way we exchange it makes us better people, we learn, we grow together, all that in parallel to this deceiving and brainwashing mainstream culture that is put upon us..

We exchange with each other not only at the party but beyond that. With that we create a parallel society, it is about consciousness and not what is being ruled to the masses.

We’ve noticed you have an interesting/signature esthetic to your parties. - What fits that atmosphere well in London?

Toi Toi has been designed to fit warehouse parties. It is important for us that our people feel free to express themselves and absorb the music and interaction with others in a relaxed way without the pressure you normally get at clubs; however, it does not mean ‘freedom’ is turned into ‘chaos’.

We just mentioned consciousness, therefore, we guarantee a safe environment with very careful programming to progress the night where your mind and body are prepared and carried into the musical journey /storytelling of the night. 

Respect, openness…… it goes from the individual to the artist and from the artist back to an unified dance floor, it is the music that brings them together.

London’s underground has birthed some of House & Techno’s most vibrant communities - What do your parties bring to the scene?

 

The sense of community and cultural exchange which goes beyond ‘having a night out’. Our community is made up by people that want to go deeper. We have the most varied people, from scientists to economists to all sorts of artists and so on. If it is keeping the event small that guarantees that cultural exchange via intimacy then small it continues to be. With that said we close our events and do ‘guest list only’ most of the time. The concept is quality over quantity. Everyone is welcome, all they need to do is send their name via email for approval. You would be surprised that for many people that is a huge effort, those are the ones not going deeper or wanting to. Those are the ones going ‘it is stupid you don’t want to grow’. Once the name is sent you then get added to our members’ list and receive party information, news, documentaries, etc once a month. This database grows very organically. We like it slow, just like vinyl travels, when you do things with more time you guarantee information is being processed and exchanged properly, knowledge is king. London is a melting pot of different cultures, there is no better place for this exchange to happen, it is essential for us to understand who we are, where we come from, who are these people that made this music? What are/were their social, economical, political environments which influenced them to make music this way?

Red Dot Relief’ was an amazing effort and we as Toi Toi did the official fundraising event as Isis, together with highly acclaimed artists, was also managing the overall project worldwide. It is exactly that what she mentions above, music can generate change and just seeing RDR coming together proves that it is totally possible.

( http://reddotrelief.org/)

What do you feel is “essential” in a proper underground party?

Claus: “rough elegance”.

Any hobbies? (favorite sport, book, food, movie, etc)

Claus: Sushi, writing music

Isis: Books.

Toi Toi has hosted amazing musicians an artists from around the globe - Claus, How has meeting and playing alongside these guys help shape you as a Dj?

It’s always an extreme pleasure to play alongside such respectful and amazing artists. Each one of them surprises me in a different way, that being said, it pushes me to continually grow at each step

What news, music, and artists are you looking forward to seeing more in 2013?

There is a whole list of artists I am looking forward to in 2013, too long to mention them all. It may sound slightly crazy but for me it’s a highlight when our residents (every three months) Jan Krueger, Daze Maxim and Nicolas Lutz come back - As we believe they are some of the finest out there.

How and where was this mix recorded?

It was recorded on a wednesday evening on my turntables in my living room. They are sat on an old red leather bar from the 70’s. A bag of wax and a few digi tracks, as there are a few unreleased ones in there. -

There is not a specific Idea behind the mix, just good music - if so then i think to combine old stuff with newer tracks.

What can we expect to see from Toi Toi?

We are constantly working on improving our setups and our locations and will have a few VERY big surprises for our followers this summer, as our research for artists went a lot deeper this year. Keep your eyes peeled. ;)

Released & Published by: De La’funk 
Release/catalogue number: FDLF04 
Release date: 03/04/2013

(Source: facebook.com)


FDLF: “BRAIN PULSE MUSIC”

Developed by Tokyo experimental frontman, Masaki Batoh “BRAIN PULSE MUSIC” is an experimental bioelectric procedure that uses electronic and musical processes developed by reconcile the spirit and the body. This could prove to be an effective way of treating depression and anxiety disorder, but most importantly interface with brain waves in a therapeutic way to normalize brain wave levels. 


FDLF: “Beatz” - Eduardo De La Calle

Spending the first 15 years of his career touring, creating, and playing music. Equipped with camera and persistence; He’s set way to embark on an educational endeavor to finally put myths and legend to rest. Inform an entire community on the true ethics of House & Techno music. Featuring past and present artists in the industry. Derrick May, Loco Dice, Minka Kruse, Technasia, Kenny Larkin, Nicolas Jaar, Seth Troxler, Apparat, Craig Richards, Ben Klock.

Were not quite sure when the Full Documentary will be available. Nonetheless, our minds are eager after watching the Teaser on vimeo



Links:

www.eduardodelacalle.com
http://www.indiegogo.com/beatz
https://twitter.com/AnalogSol
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Suprawax-Records/415087341845068
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Analog-Solutions-Records/257240737648112


FDLF03 - Diogo/Ficcao →

 

Music surrounded you early on. How does it affect the music education that you received on the music you produce?

The music i heard when i was a kid was mostly my dads. He worked in germany at that time and was always excited when he came home with all the cd’s with variated stuff but the thing i remember was these mix cd’s with some techno/dance music inside. I let those cd’s a bit aside when i was growing up, but now that i think back…thanks dad!

I guess we are influenced by these early on experiences at some point. of course we develop a taste and individuality but the root is still there. I can’t say the music i heard early on is directly influencing what i do now, but it certainly helped me crossing the path to where i am now.
 
Tell us about your involvement with Pluie/Noir?
 
Pluie/Noir has been doing a great job, just look at the great records it is putting out and also the podcast’s which i think it’s a great thing. i am happy to be part of it, there are many good people in this project and talented artist’s. it also doesn’t focus only in music but also the whole package with amazing artwork’s! i think that’s important when two different areas come together and make one thing out of the same idea, the outcome is always interesting.
 
Your “ficcao” alias is a beautiful blend between an eclectic wind choir and galactic drum demigods. How did the inspiration for the project come about?
 
Well it started when i felt i wanted to step out a bit of the 4/4 beat and be a bit more free. That’s the thing with ficção, the inspiration comes with experimenting with sounds and not go on a specific direction..just experiment and if it sounds good…OK! Now that i’ve been using the modular it makes for me even more sense to have this alias where i can go completely free and not focus only with the dancefloor. 
 
What stimulates your appetite for more music?
 
Making sound that i like and makes people dance! that’s why i do it. this appetite is also driven by trying to do every time something the people will understand, of course i must like the music first, if not i don’t even keep the idea or go on with it..for me it is important that the listener get’s something out of it.
the inspiration i guess is listening to a lot of music! sometimes i find myself just discovering older or new interesting sounds and not doing so much music, i think that’s an important part of the so called “creation”.
 
How and where was this mix recorded?
 
I did not used the “classic” way of mixing a podcast with turntables or cd’s, i just arranged in a session some tracks of mine and modular recordings at some parts. when i got everything recorded i arranged the recordings and played with some older and recent tracks i had.

What have you been up to recently?

Music of course, Trying to relax and enjoy Lisbon; I moved here not long ago?

What are you up to planning for the future?
 
Keep working on music, explore, experiment, and step into new territories…expand the modular!! ^^
 
Im working on new projects with Padilla and just enjoy my time with family, and friends (:
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Released & Published by: De La’funk 
Release/catalogue number: FDLF03
Release date: 01/20/2013

(Source: facebook.com)


FDLF02 - Faster →

What have you been up to recently?

- I`ve been doing a lot of music , making plans for the next year!

How/ When were you introduced to Electronic Music?

- I think i loved the electronic sound as soon as i had discovered Depeche Mode and Kraftwerk. Aftwards, i was reallly into techno music, drum and bass, starting with Prodigy, and many other bands.

How/Where was this mix recorded?

- The mix was recorded at the home, with the help of Traktor for some audio insertions. 

Can you tell us about the idea behind your mix?

- I am always making my mixes starting from a small idea. The story behind it is more based on my inner vision from the jam recordings.

You have an abstract/modern minimal techno style of music. What is the philosophy/idea behind the music you release and dj with?

- The whole idea is to put out a feeling into a set, from heads to tails, so that you can combine your own sound perhaps with others. Usually i play the music that i make, because it represents me, and so i can create a groove dancefloor mood )

Tell us something most listeners do not know…

- I ‘ve played ice-hockey when i was young, so i guess it’s safe to say that ice-hockey is my favourite sport. im always digging into science –fiction books, poetry, even abstract texts. My true love is composers, i love the german, the russian, polish, and of course romanian artists. Can`t say names, i`ll blow my cover. :)

Aside from music, do you have any other life goals you wish to acheive?

- Yes, every man`s dream.. a family

What’s coming up next?

- Next i`m going to do a few remixes for some very special friends of mine. I just pulled out an ep on Soundcrossing and i`m waiting for my touch in Crazyjack Records to finish up in stores

Released by: De La’funk 
Release/catalogue number: FDLF02 
Release date: 11/21/2013

DYSKOGRAF: CREATING MUSIC FROM DRAWINGS

Created by a company dubbed, Avoka. (production and distribution of entertainment and new media installations.) Dyskograf is no ordinary e-reader. Instead of the needle, Dyskograf relies on the camera position above, to decode the images into audio sounds. Spock would be proud.

(Source: avoka.fr)


FDLF01 - Roraprod →

What have you been up to recently?

Hey, we’ve been working on our first release on RORA003, which came out about a week ago now. We’re really happy about this one and we keep on working on several projects to be released in the next months. We are preparing RORA004 now, and will keep you updated within the next weeks!

How and where was this mix recorded?

Well we gathered this weekend, grabbed some beers and started to spin some vinyls! We don’t like to select the tracks we’re going to play but just play what we feel like in the moment!

Can you tell us about the idea behind it?

It’s always difficult to record a 1 hour podcast as there are many tracks we would like to play. In this mix as we said, we just played what corresponded to our mood at the time and we hope that people will enjoy it as much as we did when we recorded it.

Launch of your “strictly vinyl” label “Rora” brought huge feedback from the community; What more can we expect in the future?

Yes we really appreciate all the feedback we received and keep on working to maintain the standards we want to propose. We will introduce several new artists on the upcoming RORA releases and will keep on releasing our tracks as well, both individually (Romar/Ravzan) and under Roraprod. 

When getting ready for a dj gig, how do you prepare yourself for the weekend?

 For now the concrete RORA-minded crowd doesn’t exist yet so let’s just say its again a matter of imagination, we try to feel what mood we want to share and then pick some plates and cd’s with new track we want to experience in a set as well.

What are you up to next?

As we’ve said before we would like to start planning label event ‘’RORA Nights’’, build relationships with bookers, we have a lot of work to do about this but as we answer, our mind is focused on the next release so maybe time will bring us what we need !

Thanks for your support, and to all the guys that support RORA around the globe!

Released by: De La’funk 
Release/catalogue number: FDLF01 
Release date: 10/21/2012