It’s not all black T-shirts and tasteful techno in Cologne.
Damiano von Erckert may hail from the metronomic city that gave us Can and Kompakt, but his taste for soulful, sample-heavy, loose-jointed house aligns him more closely with fusionists like Floating Points and the dusty vinyl warriors of South London’s Rhythm Section and 22a.
After founding his label ava. in 2011 to put out his own productions and local talent like Murat Tepelo and Hodini, this year he launched a new imprint, DVE Records. Kicking off with one of his own releases – and bringing in LA electro legend Egyptian Lover on the remix – the label’s got music from Mall Grab and Ron Trent waiting in the wings later in 2016.
Von Erckert’s FACT mix is an eclectic trip with a bit of a journey vibe to it, opening with Motown’s ‘70s fusionists Puzzle and passing through shimmering deep moods, shuffling house and all-out sweat-wringers. Look out for a couple of productions from DVE himself alongside heat from Gemini, Legowelt, Mall Grab and – oh, hello, some vintage Basement Jaxx? Don’t mind if we do.
01. Puzzle – Haiku
02. Mo Kolours – Will Be
03. Los Hermanos – Galaxy Traveller
04. Wamdue Kids – Whirlwind
05. The Godson – Analog Love
06. Mr Scruff – Get On Down
07. Basement Jaxx – Get Down Get Horny
08. Claude Young – Mind Dance Themo
09. AM KINEM – Madwiehlleeers
10. No Smoke – Koro Koro
11. 9 Days Wonder – Farside
12. Boytronic – Bryllyant (U.S Remix)
13. Legowelt – Elements of Houz Music
14. Paul Johnson – The Love That We Share
15. DVE – Bob Turner (Original Mix)
16. DVE – [FACT Synthesizer thing]
17. Gemini – Memory
18. Hodini – Shamading (Glenn Astro Remix)
19. Mall Grab – Out Of Time (Warehouse Mix)
20. Retrogott – Like This