Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Juno Plus Podcast 102



"Our final podcast of 2014 features two hours of dubby, half-time and deep techno sounds from Hidden Hawaii boss Felix K. 

 Felix K is someone we’ve hoped to have on the Juno Plus podcast series for longer than we can remember. It’s been some 12 months since we first put the call out to Berlin where he and his Hidden Hawaii compound reside and after a long wait, to the point where we weren’t sure a mix from the reclusive producer would ever arrive, two emails one morning landed in our inbox. The first was a WeTransfer link with a file called “Zusammenstellung von Musikwerken In Zwei Teilen – by Felix K.mp3”, while the other was a direct message from him reading, “What do you think about this mix for Juno Plus? I had a day off.”

Safe to say receiving a two-hour podcast of dubby, half-time and deep 4/4 sounds from Felix K was a ‘feeling happy’ moment for our editorial and we couldn’t be more pleased with what we were served. Felix K is the owner and operator of Hidden Hawaii, a label affiliated with a spectral non-scene of German drum and bass cross-pollinating its way into techno. Hidden Hawaii has released the majority of Felix K’s music to that of The Weevil Neighbourhood’s Martin Heinze, aka Martsman, to other illusory artists like DB1, Double O, and in 2012, an experimentally inclined AnD. Attached to Felix K’s Hidden Hawaii HQ is a soft-peddled network of subsidiary labels secreted by the smokescreen nature of limited pressing, white label vinyl culture. Across these undercover operations you’ll find artists like Legowelt putting out records next to covert aliases like SKV18, Late Echo Express and //no, to Subminimal, Scale and Arrrgh° ..." (Read More)