Produced at different stages over the course of an entire year, the Conscious EP is the sound of two producers at the peak of their powers. In one corner is Rossko, the London-born, Berlin-based longstanding FUSE resident, best known for his knack for unearthing cutting-edge house and techno sounds— and a man who values a quality-over-quantity approach to production. In the other is Per Hammar, the Sweden-born, Berlin-based resident of Malmo’s much-respected Kiloton party and the owner of the Dirty Hands and 10YEARS labels. Introduced to one another in Berlin, the release marks Rossko’s second release on Fuse-affiliated labels and is the first collaboration between the pair. A stifling hot three-tracker, the EP has already won support from label boss Fuse founder Enzo Siragusa and long-time Fuse member Seb Zito, with both DJs using the record to great effect in recent sets for Mixmag at Fuse’s recent 10 Year birthday celebration.
The EP kick off with the brilliantly trippy and relentless strands of ‘Unconscious’. A hypnotic cut that’s hypnotic, playful and thoroughly unpredictable, it showcases both producers’ knack for high class tech-house with some panache. A fascinating sign of things to come, it gets us underway in seriously auspicious fashion.
Middle track ‘Subbconscious’ is one that’s been lighting up dancefloors for a while now, and it’s this one that both Enzo and Seb Zito used to great effect at Fuse’s recent 10 year celebrations. A perc-heavy track that’s imbued with some wonderful tribal samples, the atmosphere is duly brought up a notch here by the time the track heads for deeper pastures. A thoroughly engaging and unique proposition, ‘Subbconscious’ is very much the sound of an impressive and reciprocal collaborative effort.
Rounding off the release is the suitably-named ‘Dubbsconcious’. A nimble, quick-footed gem that again showcases the pair’s understanding (as well as their love for off-kilter motifs), this one is all about the relentlessness of the groove. A canny DJ tool that should keep the night ticking over at a consistent pace, it closes an eclectic release in impressive fashion.
“This release is the result of 1 year in my (Per Hammar’s) studio, jamming and recording with Rossko. After countless hours of sweating and editing and long a period of road testing on our tours, we’re finalare dropping our first collaboration on the London label Infuse”. – Per Hammar
For the occasion, Per Hammar gives us a little insight of what a day in his life looks like with some cool picture. Read it while you listen to the full exclusive premiere of ‘Subbconscious’ on When We Dip. Enjoy !
I wake up and immediately hit the coffee grinder and load the mocca master. I make 3 cups and just smash them in a row while breakfasting and doing the office stuff. I love the office stuff.
While I’m in the middle of the coffee streak, I’ll hit the studio and hopefully have a track that’s already started so I just can jump straight into the flow.
I love starting on new tracks too, but it’s always a bit nervous. It’s with high stakes I do that, because if it goes alright and my jam session works, it gives me great energy and the best mood during the rest of day, or even the week. So it’s with great caution I start on something new. Also. I love the mix part of the process.
I’ll do a second breakfast or a lunch and hit the gym. I bike real fast down Sonnenallee as a warm up, dodging car doors and drivers that don’t care too much for red lights.
I’m back home and packing my bags, about to hit Tegel for my flight to Copenhagen. I love the feeling of flying over Öresund, the water between Sweden and Denmark. I can see Helsingborg (the city where I’m from) and Malmö (the city I lived in the last 10 years) on one side, and Copenhagen on the other. I drink a coffee and enjoy the view while I’m getting into the weekend mood.
Right now I’m on the bridge over to Malmö. Listening to podcasts.
I’m in Valvet Studio’s, which I share with my BFF Patrick Siech. I either continue on a project or prepare for tonight’s Kiloton party. This is also where I live when I’m in Malmö, so I make the bed in ”The Tropical Cough”, which is the cough in the room between our the two studio spaces. The studio is in a basement, and our only ventilation is an open window placed on the sidewalk where the neighbourhood bar has their outdoor seating. I’m chilling horizontal style in the Tropical Cough, overhearing to the gossip from the outdoor seating and fall into a disco nap.
Tonight, Kajsa Lindström and I will throw one of our Kiloton parties, which I’ve run since 2011 in Malmö. We’re starting with an artist dinner to greet our booking and to get the mood right. Food and beer!
We’re hitting Inkonst, the venue. Atcthis stage we’re usually helping the technicians with the change-over, if they had a concert before. And making sure that everything in the booth is working good. I’m preparing the backstage, and touching base with the night manager, who’s also a bit grumpy about the amount of guests on our guest list. But we sorted it out real nice in alphabetic order, so we’re forgiven.
The doors open and Kajsa and I do a 3 hour back2back set, showing each other which tracks we’ve found since the last time we played. The party’s getting started and we’re cheering and waving our arms.
Our booking goes on stage, and the dance floor is packed. I can finally relax, and I’m just enjoying it. Dancing and talking to friends.
We’re shutting down and I’m grabbing a falafel on my way back to the studio. While walking over Möllevångstorget I’m high-fiving some friends walking home from other parties. Eventually, The Tropical Cough embraces me and I fall into a deep sleep.
Release date : March 29th, 2019. Buy Here