K / D Keep It Deep are proud to announce our 8th podcast from Berlin based busy guy, Finn Johannsen who originally was born in Kiel a small town just outside of Hamburg. A very commonly known saying ‘love what you do and do what you love’ is a statement we feel Finn truly bestows quite simply from his actions, and also his words, but that’s because Finn also scribes for De:bug, Sounds Like Me, Groove Magazine and of course not forgetting Resident Advisor. Finn is also a highly regarding and in demand DJ (a true purist that respects the acetate) playing internationally at various underground spots worldwide & finally is a buyer at internationally acclaimed record store Hard Wax check link here. Check the mix for an unfiltered 2hr house exploration into a dedicated and inspiring mind with ounces of swag. Check Finn’s website for more links on mixes, interesting features on vinyl culture, sharing track names, djing and also club culture in Germany here & here.
Finn also co-runs the Macro Recordings label with Stefan Goldmann which is run very democratically as both minds have very differing tastes and ideas which is unusual and quite unique for label heads, the usual idea is that both parters have this 6th sense to agree on and have exactly the same taste in music. these two cats run things a big different and have released material from artists including Stefan Goldmann himself, Raudive, Santiago Salazar, Peter Kruder & next up a Kink longplayer in May full Juno link here.
Finn has worked at Hard Wax record shop in Berlin for a number of years and continues to as one of the main buyers. Hardwax has been open well over 20 years and going very strong, the modest Berlin record store is owned by Mark Ernestus of Basic Channel, Maurizio & Rhythm & Sound fame.A few noted staff members to have put in a few hours working at Hard Wax include Dj Hell Modeselektor, Marcel Dettman, Sleeparchive, Prosumer & Cassy to name a few. This record still carry’s huge cache and with the city enriched with an overwhelming amount of artists and producers the buyers at Hard Wax are most certainly influential in music exploration from Detroit, Chicago, New York, London and of course a heavy selection of dub reggae. Hard Wax link here and here.
Finn has a very well reasoned and researched opinion or observation on music consumption the club scene in Germany since the 80s and also all the other in between facets and veins that make up the underground dance community which you can check for yourself in his feature pieces you can find on his own web site here.
Finn started his record collection and voyage into something special begin at the youthful age of 6 in the 70s and Finn sneakily tasted his first clubbing experience in the 80s. Since then there has been a fair bit of time for music to grow and express the social and political times of many different faces, feelings and emotions across the globe. Finn still buys records and frequents clubs so naturally patterns, repetition or seasonality in music and record buying can be observed and noted which Finn has expressed in interview or through his own published work. Enjoy the music as it stretches out so eloquently over 2 hours exploring the finest deep house.
Travis Nelson ñ Travis’ Theme (Attitude Mix)
Freedom Authority ñ Expressions (Rub-A-Groove)
Foremost Poets ñ Reasons To Be Dismal? (City College Mixes)
Paris Grey ñ Don’t Lead Me (2001 Version)
Robot D.J.’s ñ Remote Control
Lovechild ñ Sweet Ambience (Club Mix)
Mystique ñ Passion (Extended Instrumental)
The Sound Vandals ñ On Your Way (Deep Mix)
Doctor Mixx ñ The Spirit In Me
Incog-Needle ñ Can U Feel It (DJ Bonus Beats Mix)
Matt Warren ñ Bang The Box (Bang The House Mix)
New-Ro ñ Music Trance
Keith, Kat & Blondie ñ Gotta Get Some Money (Eerie Instrumental)
Vincent Floyd ñ I’m So Deep
Infra-Red ñ The Verge
4th Measure Men ñ The Need (Henry Street Dreams Mix)
Johnick – Tales Of Jerry Morbid
Unknown Artist ñ Untitled
North Avenue ñ Solutions (Instrumental)
Tommye – I Need To Go Away (Principle Theory Version)
Dark Side Rhythm Tracks Vol. 1 ñ The Real Garage
Voices ñ You And Me
MondeÈ Oliver ñ Make Me Want You (Club Mix)
GallifrÈ ñ House Rhythm
Mark rogers ñ Twilight For Some