Kölsch: “Arthur Russell, the music should be part of the curriculum’

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The song that will be my next opening DJ set with Jóhann Jóhannsson ft Paul Hillier Theatre of Voices: Hymn Orphic

I like to start my set with something completely different to help set the mood. I have fallen in love with this piece; there is something powerful about a choir. Giving me the chills.
The track I always play to rescue a dance floor Loose Joints: Is it All over My Face

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A disc classic, this track always turns people around. A lot of techno heads would give me the stink eye when I play, but the choir are all singing.
The track I’d play to show off my eclectic taste Arthur Russell: This Is How we Walk on the Moon

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Lately I’ve been crate digging for Arthur Russell records. He is an absolute genius. His music should be part of the curriculum.
The track that pulled me out of bed this morning Bon Iver: Re: Stacks

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I need something soft for my ears. Monday, after a long week-end around the world, I need to relieve the beaten ears back in music. Bon Iver is perfect for this.
The track that should be a crossover hit Gus Gus: Within You

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How did everyone sleep on this beautiful song? Is the best techno song of this decade. The string productions are just out of this world. I can’t stop playing.
The track I’d play at the wedding of his aunt, Talking Heads: This Must Be the Place

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It is the perfect drive for my aunt. She is a fool, after all. I’m not sure I would stay too long, though.
The song that’s been unfairly slept on this year Andhim: German Winter

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This is so different from all the loopy tech house overlooking the club this year. The Andhim guys have made the perfect sunrise track here. This is as good as it gets.
The track I’d play at my funeralMonty Python: always Look on the Bright Side of Life

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My funeral should not be sad. Should be a party.

Kölsch’s new album, 1989, is available now on Kompakt