Kloves (FLASH/OBSKUR MUSIC/ARTS)
"Hey this is Kloves. I was born and raised in Calgary, AB. I’m an Ableton Live Instructor, Techno aficionado, DJ and Producer. I also do a little audio engineering on the side with my side company called KLVS Audio. I co-own and run a techno label called OBSKUR MUSIC with my best mate Nomad Black where we focus on darker, deep European style techno. I also am proud to be a part of the FLASH Recordings family which is Florian Meindl’s label."
"My intention for this mix was to play music I really like that is sort of out of the norm of what I would usually play live. If you’ve seen me play live you’d know I play pretty hard techno tunes. But I have a soft spot for those deep stripped down super dark tracks as well. That’s actually what OBSKUR MUSIC is all about… the deeper, darker dimensions of techno. So with this mix, I focused on that a lot more and I actually may be doing that for a little bit in the future."
When was the last show you saw?
I actually saw a couple over in London and in Berlin on my Europe trip recently. In London, we saw Len Faki put on a great show at the Village Underground and that was one of my favorite parties to date. The other show was at Tresor in Berlin… we caught a friend of mine play, Mor Elian, and that was really awesome. Sigha was playing that night as well. I unfortunately got sick that night and had to leave early but it was amazing from what we saw. Definitely visit Tresor if you’re in Berlin.
Who, or what, inspires you today?
I have mad respect for Richie Hawtin and my label boss Florian Meindl. Both of these two artists produce and play techno on different ends of the techno spectrum. But both have a lot in common. Both of these artists are respected and master their art, they are pioneers and business people. I look up to both as artists, as entrepreneur’s and I strive to be as busy and successful as they are.
What are you working on now? What’s next?
I have a few more releases to start off 2018… they are forthcoming. A remix on Spiros Kaloumenos’ label called Focus Records, I’m working on my 3rd EP for FLASH, I have a single coming out on Justin James’ label – Refused. As well as a single on my own label OBSKUR MUSIC. I will also be heading to Vancouver to play alongside FLASH label mate Noncompliant at the end of January. On top of all this madness, I am actually in the works of putting together a monthly residency focused on the deep dark dimensions of Techno… that’s all I can say about that right now though. And lastly! I will be teaching at Beat Drop and doing some audio engineering for my “side company” KLVS Audio. So it’s a crazy 2018 already but I’m really excited for it.
Pfirter - You (Original Mix) [MindTrip]
N.O.B.A, Greg Denbosa - Reflections (Original Mix) [Mind Games Recordings]
Mendy - Bleu (Original Mix) [ARTS]
Nicolas Pravel & Eric Lemuet – Glay (Original Mix) [ARTS]
Patrik Skoog - Frontiers (Original Mix) [Parabel]
Svarog - Way Under The Sun (Original Mix) [Nachtstrom Schallplatten]
Setaoc Mass - Vanishing Point (Original Mix) [SK Eleven]
Sigha - Scene Couple (Original Mix) [Hotflush Recordings]
Skaliger - Rebellious Son (Original Mix) [ARTS]
Tensal - Proton 1 (Original Mix) [Soma Records]
Nicolas Pravel & Eric Lemuet – Prune (Original Mix) [ARTS]
Gemini Voice Archive - Interaction Of A Parallel Universe (Original Mix) [Soma Records]
Luca Maniaci - Insomnia (Original Mix) [Mind Games Recordings]
Kloves - Missing (Original Mix) [Unreleased]