Monday, November 7, 2011

Ssg special - Jonsson/Alter live from Sonnenallee


We like Kontra-Musik. Ulf, who runs the label, is a nice guy. He is pretty good behind the decks too, as we found out earlier this year with his excellent ssg special (he also played a great set at TodaysArt). When something comes out on Kontra, you can be pretty sure it'll sound good. High quality techno and house is what Kontra does well. And the latest example of this is a series of releases, culminating in an album, from the duo Jonsson/Alter. This music doesn't rewrite any templates, it is essentially analog deep house. Think Reagenz and you have a pretty decent idea of what it might sound like, and how you might react. And as with Reagenz, it doesn't matter that it has been done before, not when it is done this well. Operating within a deep house framework, Jonsson/Alter execute their vision with great aplomb. The music lures you in: it is warm, seductive, charming, just like good deep house should be. And this is why we love their album "Mod". It is the way we like our house music: warm, grooving and executed right. It makes you smile. It makes you tap your feet. It makes you want to move. And their sound is on display for us this week in a recent live session they've kindly provided for all the ssgs:

Ssg special - Jonsson/Alter live from Sonnenallee

The debut album by Jonsson/Alter "Mod" on Kontra-Musik is available now and comes with a big ssg stamp of approval. We'd also recommend you getting their "Olidan" EP from earlier this year, which features one of your favourite tracks of 2011 - "J├Ątten". And if you happen to be in Berlin on Saturday 19 November, we would strongly advise heading to Panorama Bar to catch Jonsson/Alter playing live. For more info, check the Kontra-Musik website. Thanks to Ulf for sorting this for us, and to Jonsson/Alter for the lovely sounds. Enjoy!

3 comments:

  1. Great stuff, really digging this, many thanks!

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  2. Very nice mix, loving how it builds - soft and deep. Merci!

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  3. fantastic! i'm loving these tunes, groovy and sexy. Thank you!!

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