In the last 3 years, Amiram Kadosh has stood out as one of the top names breaking out of Tel Aviv onto the global stage. From playing at the best venues in Israel, straight to the best clubs in the world. Kadosh has cemented his global reputation as a gifted producer with massive releases on a range of highly respected labels such as Innervisions, Watergate Records, Aeon and more.
His productions are regularly played by the most renowned DJs on Earth, from Dixon to Tale of Us while carefully curating his very own fast-spreading Frau Blau label, which is constantly gaining lots of respect.
WWD: Hi Kadosh, welcome to When We Dip, a pleasure to have you here. Where do we find you today on planet earth?
Thanks for having me, great to be here. I’m just chilling in my apartment in Tel Aviv, playing with my cat, Luna 🙂
WWD: Lovely name. So basically we have been following you for quite some time and we must say that we enjoyed some massive releases of yours during this 2020 as well for your own record label – Frau Blau. What’s the story behind your imprint’s name?
The concept emerged about two years ago when I released my track Frau Blau on Innervisions ‘Secret Weapons 11’. I felt like that’s the perfect prototype and vision for my label, so shortly after, I launched Frau Blau alongside my dear partner Omri Guetta.
WWD: Nice. Frau Blau is considered nowadays as one of the young promising labels in the market, and for a label that exists only 2 years, that’s pretty impressive. Which artists are we going to witness in Frau Blau’s releases this year? Could you give a little peek?
Thanks a lot. Yeah what can I say, we’re just at the beginning of our journey and we are very hungry and passionate. Time is short and there’s so much to do. In 2021 we’re going to release singles, remixes, EP’s & VA’s featuring beautiful artists that we have huge respect for their music, such as Man Power, Chaim, Floyd Lavine, YouAndMe, Stereo Mc’s, Marc Pinol, Zombies in Miami, Re.You, Johannes Albert, Alinka, Kiki, New Jackson and many more. Stay tuned 🙂
WWD: That’s great news Kadosh, beautiful plans ahead for Frau Blau. You had a massive beginning to 2021 with your compilation on Frau Blau and two powerful remixes, one on John Digweed’s iconic label, Bedrock and another on Moscoman’s Disco Halal. Musical edges are completely different but in both, we can hear your sound stamp. Tell us about how you choose your remixes.
Indeed different edges, I totally agree. Well, it’s pretty simple: in order for me to do a remix, I need to identify at least 2-3 parts that I like so I can really commit to it. It can be anything. A melody, a bass-line or a vocal that I really dig. If I like the artist it’s a great bonus of course, but for me, the process always starts with choosing the parts of the tune I have the deepest bond with.
WWD: Nice one. How did you cope with 2020 and the fact that most clubs are closed?
I must admit that it has been a tough year and a real struggle for me, due to that I make a living only from music. I pay my rent and bills through performances, something that happened very rarely during 2020. The DJ booth is my gateway and my happiness. I’m addicted to my gigs. yeah, I think it’s fair to say that. From the biggest Open Air to the tiniest and sweatiest basement, I just miss playing so much. Despite all that, I couldn’t just sink in sorrow, so I had to adapt to this crazy reality and learned to reinvent myself.
WWD: Yeah, we feel you. The only and tiny comfort is that we are going to witness a big wave of amazing tunes during 2021.What are your plans for 2021? Could you share some of your upcoming collaborations / Remixes?
Hmmm, yeah, there’s a lot of things going on and very thrilling projects ahead.
For now, I can tell you that this year I’ll have some great collabs and remixes with Moscoman, Andhim, Britta Arnold, David Mayer, Amine K and additional projects that I can’t disclose at the moment. Definitely an exciting year ahead.
WWD: How would you describe your music using three words?
House-ish, Romantic, Melodic.
WWD: What do you think the electronic scene in 2021 will look like if we can go back to dancing together without any social distancing?
I’m confident that the Electronic global scene will overcome these challenging times eventually, but lots of changes will take place, mostly for the good. I believe that we’ll experience a more connected community that will go back to its roots – Underground.
WWD: Amen for that Kadosh! Now, we have a final question and we’ll be happy for you to answer as intuitively as possible. Name 3 groundbreaking artists we will hear a lot about them in the near future – GO!
Avidus, Faide, Wahm.
WWD: Thank you Kadosh for this great chat, it was a pleasure to host you.