Podcast Flashback: Solomun

Words by: Ben Raven
Posted: 13/9/17 16:14

For the next instalment in our Podcast Flashback series, we revisit this episode from Solomun that captures the German artist’s sound before he blew up

Solomun may be dance music marmite. But love him or hate him, it’s undeniable that the Hamburg DJ is one of the biggest forces in Ibiza.

His connection with the island began in 2011 after discovering the venue that would later become known as Sankeys. A year on, and his label night Diynamic Neon Nights, at the newly opened Sankeys, would become one of the great success stories of the year.

At the time, ‘Deep House’ and ‘Indie/Nu Disco’ were the two buzz genres on Beatport and BPMs were slowing down to create room for a new disco influenced approach to production. While Jamie Jones’ Hot Creations label and DC10 party, Paradise, polarised the island on one side of this area of music, Solomun ruled the other.

In 2017 his Solomun +1 party at Pacha has invited some of the biggest players in dance music like Sven Väth or Âme, to go head to head with him for one of the island’s most popular nights.

Before any of his domination of the island began however, back in 2008, we presented you with a podcast by Solomun that would become one of our most downloaded episodes yet.

Mixed years before his sound was to become truly successful, it demonstrates the foundations to his musical identity and closes with an edit of Sébastien Tellier’s ‘La Ritournelle’ that sums up his melodic and emotional twist on dance music.


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