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Never heard of Chi-Thien Nguyen and John Muder? Well, you probably might know the two fellow Berlin-based house dj’s and producers better by their stage moniker Chopstick & Johnjon – and if not, you definitely should check out their music now. After countless singles, EP’s and remixes, the two founder of German electronic label Suol Music are putting forward their very own full-length debut.
Twelve dropped in Germany/Europe on April 04, 2014 via Suol. The album is released as download (mp3/flac/aiff), CD and 2×12″ Gatefold Vinyl LP. You can buy Twelve digitally from Beatport or order you physical copy from Decks.
Eleven of the twelve album songs were created in collaboration with English vocalist and musican Chris James. Additionally, two of the songs (Twisted and Nothing Yet) feature the boston e-funk musician Tanner Ross. In an interview with Pulse, John Muder commented on the production process of Twelve:
“We had a vision of the album’s production but we weren’t sure of what the outcome would be. Normally, we finish one track after the other after the other. Here, we wanted to play around, capture ideas and record a lot of instruments. Here, the vision came during all the recording sessions; while we were recording we got an idea of what it was beginning to sound like. At the beginning of last year we recorded lots of material, left it alone for two months, then listened back to all of it and finished the tracks in one go.”
A preview of all tracks is streaming above (via the Suol Soundcloud). Pining Moon is the current single off Twelve. The songs comes with an official video directed by Kaspar Lerch and produced by Caroline Bruchmann, watch it below. Chopstick & Johnjon have lots of dj live dates coming up, check out the dates below.
01. Run Slowly
03. Twisted (feat. Tanner Ross)
04. Silent Sea
05. Dissolving Spaces
06. Erase These Images
07. I Will Follow
08. Pining Moon
09. Nothing Yet (feat. Tanner Ross)
11. Dreading The Light
12. Pining Moon (acoustic version)
Upcoming Live Dates:
Fri 18 Apr 2014 // Istanbul, Turkey // Indigo
Sun 20 Apr 2014 // Magdeburg, Germany // Kunstkantine
Fri 25 Apr 2014 // Dubai, United Arab Emirates // 360 Grad
Mon 05 May 2014 // Athens, Greece // Warehouse
Wed 07 May 2014 // Paris, France // Marvellous Festival
Fri 09 May 2014 // Amsterdam, Netherlands // Studio80
>> The full touring schedule is available here.
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Pulse − Chopstick & Johnjon: ‘It had to come naturally.’ [Interview]