It's Amsterdam Dance Event this week, and on Thursday we'll be showcasing the sounds of the Ideal Audio label with Oliver Huntemann and Joran van Pol – who also releases on Richie Hawtin's Minus label.
First up on the bill is Hamburg's techno master and label boss Oliver Huntemann. With a stripped back, mechanical, yet inherently soulful sound, Huntemann has steadily become one of the most respected producers in techno. Over the years Oliver has collaborated extensively with Dubfire, in particuarly as part of their Elements series; the tracks 'Dios', 'Terra' and 'Fuego' are big club jams and part III of the series is out now. With his mad scientist appearance and gentlemanly charm, Oliver's charisma shines though in his work – no nonsense, gritty tracks that he creates to provide an insight to his personality, as well as pummelling a dancefloor.
Joining him will be Joran van Pol. One of the breakthrough talents of 2013, Joran's first EPs were signed to Richie Hawtin's Minus and Dubfire’s SCI+TEC. This all happened shortly after Joran’s track ‘Untitled 2’ was featured on Richie's Mixmag cover CD. There's a lot of hype around this kid, come see what all the fuss is about.
Ideal Audio has released records by the likes of Extrawelt and Pan Pot, as well as Huntemann's own critically acclaimed albums 'H-3' and 'Paranoia'. They celebrate their fifth birthday this year with the release of the 5ünf compilation.
Our venue for the stream is right in the heart of the Red Light district: AGWA's Coca Leaf Experience museum. The Coca Leaf Experience documents the history of the coca leaf, including how it came it be used for the illegal production of cocaine. Everyone attending The Lab on location will get to enjoy a Bolivian Kiss (frozen AGWA & lime) as well as unlimited shots of the AGWA DE BOLIVIA coca leaf liqueur to get them ready for their Thursday night at ADE. The drink is exclusively made in Amsterdam by master blender Wim Koolhaas.
Ideal Audio's 5ünf compilation is out end of November
His new EP 'Licht & Schatten' is out now