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Mechatok

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60 minsFirst aired 30 May 2017Next Headphone Highlights Tomorrow at 11:00pm EDT
Niclas Hille

The Berlin-based producer and DJ selects tracks from the experimental club world he inhabits, from YMO and Lorenzo Senni to Palmistry.

Munich-born, Berlin-based producer and DJ Mechatok is connected with more than a couple forward-facing club music collectives. He released EPs in 2015 and 2016 on the Public Possession and Staycore labels respectively, and produced beats for vocalists Uli-K, Yung Lean, Killavessi and Rules for tracks featured on the crew’s 2016 debut compilation, Bala Club Vol. 1. Tapping into what he calls “melancholic euphoria,” Mechatok’s beats draw from chart pop and R&B harmonies and experimental electronic melodies found in dance genres like trance and happy hardcore, to meld them together into electronic compositions that antagonise long-held notions of what club music should sound like.

Credits:

Interview by Henning Lahmann
Produced and engineered by Samuel Reinhard

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