The week’s best new electronic music, plus an interview with Lena Willikens about her unique approach and love of leftfield sounds.
With First Floor quickly coming to an end, host Shawn Reynaldo has been bringing in some of his favorite artists for the show’s final episodes. This week, he speaks with German selector Lena Willikens, an artist who’s made a career of whipping out-of-the-ordinary sounds into an immersive, hypnotic dancefloor experience. Here she talks about her time as a resident at the famed Salon des Amateurs and how it shaped her DJing, along with how her move to larger rooms and stages has affected her approach. The conversation also touches on her love of radio, her forays into production and the intricacies of her experimental Phantom Kino Ballett project. Elsewhere, we highlight all of the week’s best new electronic music offerings, and also premiere something off the forthcoming new release on Livity Sound, which finds French producer Toma Kami at the helm.