“It’s a mad experiment that finds Objekt sounding both more abstract and thrilling than ever before.”Pitchfork
“TJ Hertz, AKA Objekt, has carved out a new space for techno. The result is a dizzying, intelligent but rambunctious kind of dance music.” The Guardian
“The LP marks a bold step forward for Hertz. The results on Cocoon Crush are incredible.” 4.6/5 Resident Advisor
“Objekt— whether artist, producer or mad professor—is on top of his game, and his latest creation is as beautiful as it is powerful.” 9/10 Xlr8r
“Cocoon Crush demands to be listened to intently and completely. Superlatives can often be tossed around carelessly when describing music, but in TJ Hertz' case, they are wholly and utterly deserved.”9/10 Exclaim
“On Cocoon Crush, Objekt has crafted a defining statement, once more shifting the goalposts that have eluded penning him in at each stage of his career” Hyponik
Objekt took part in an insightful lecture at Red Bull Music Academy into the intricacies of his sound design and his meticulous approach to making music.
Check out the lecture here.
Red Axes have announced a new series called Trips featuring new records and documentaries.
The series will follow the Israeli duo, Niv Arzi and Dori Sadovnik, on their travels around the world as they seek "to record local musicians, indigenous instruments and present workshops for youth music schools." The first volume of Trips focuses on a 2017 excursion to Ethiopia and Ivory Coast, in the form of a documentary and a three-track EP called In Africa. It's due out on !K7 in August.
Japanese, acclaimed reality TV show 'Terrace House: Opening New Doors' is a new Netflix Original series which features music from Minds on Fire writers Red Axes and Ridney.
Minor Science track 'Volumes' featured in what feels like every end of year poll for 'Track of the Year' including Pitchfork, Crack, FACT and Mixmag.
Or:la has had an epic year; living up to her title as one of the UK's top upcoming producers with a fantastic release on Hotflush Recordings (Farewell 24) and recently featuring in Mixmag's Breakthrough DJ's and winning DJ Mag's prestigious 'Breakthrough DJ' award.
Palms Trax has built on last year's success with more great releases including 'Outfight' and 'Honey Lemongina'. Mixmag featured the producer in their 'Top 20 DJ's of 2017'.
Red Axes album 'The Beach Goths' was also one of the standout albums of 2017. The album received rave reviews from a number of publications and has been synced for brands such as Dior.
Finally, Tom Demac has also had a prolific year with his XII Series and also a DJ Mag 'Track of the Year' nomination for 'Sink or Swim'.
Seth Troxler and Martinez Brothers track 'Space and Time' released on Tuskagee have been used as the headline track for the new Louis Vuitton and Supreme collaboration campaign.
The hype around the potential collaboration between the luxury french brand and the cult New York skate label has been immense and, now that the full collection has been released, it’s looking like it may well be one of the biggest partnerships in fashion history.
Elrow has teamed up with Desperados to present a new 'festival in the sky' called Desperados SkyFest.
'The Withywood Walk' by Eats Everything is the headline track for the promtion of the festival.
The event, scheduled for September outside Barcelona, will feature a fleet of hot-air balloons hovering above an urban decay-themed site produced by Elrow. Jackmaster and Honey Dijon will headline, with support from Elrow's residents.
Sony Playstation game WipEout Omega Collection has gone straight in at No.1 in the UK games chart. The soundtrack features a host of dance music including Deadmau5's remix of James Talk 'Remote', which is published by Minds on Fire.
Electronic dance music has always been a part of the DNA of WipEout. What better accompaniment could there be to the high speed anti-gravity racing game?
This edition of the game also features tracks from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Boys Noize and The Prodigy.
The EP 'Ascension' is the first of a 4-part concept series to be released by Ben Pearce. Each EP will tie together yet have its own meaning, with conceptual visuals dropping throughout the year to accompany the musical journey.
The first single from the EP is a vocal version of finishing track 'Crescent' which features up-and-coming Swedish singer Elias which brings an exciting new element to the production.
The track has already had huge support from Radio 1's Pete Tong and Danny Howard as well as featuring for a number of weeks in the Cool Cuts Chart.