German DJ and producer Klanglos is presenting its second album ‘The Breakdown’ published on his label Error Records.
Mannheim-based Klanglos is well known in Germany and beyond because of his techno track ‘Hard Times’ as well as for his remix of the track ‘Another Love’ from Tom Odell.
Consisting of 24 tracks, ‘The Breakdown’ album is complemented with remixes from Ben Dust, Sound & Temper, Mollycule and Patrick Hero.
Listen to the ‘The Breakdown’ exclusive album mix and read the interview about the idea behind the album’s creation, and Klanglos’ time and thoughts under coronavirus lockdown.
Tell us about yourself? How and when did you get into DJ-ing and producing music?
Hello I’m Klanglos. I’m a German techno producer, DJ and label owner. I started producing my own tracks more than ten years ago when a friend showed me the producing software Fruity Loops. At first I made hip hop Beats and after the first techno parties I went to, I fell in love with this sound. So I tried to produce my own tracks and discovered a new production software which is called Ableton Live. I work with it since then and I have spent years producing tracks and discovering the techno scene here in Germany when a friend asked me to play it at some birthday celebrations. My first gigs in the clubs were at my own parties and my productions helped me a lot reaching more and more listeners over the years.
What’s the idea behind the album’s creation?
The idea behind my new album with the title ‘The Breakdown’ is to have a large collection of different tracks that are mostly atmospheric and let the audience interpret their own story in every single production. It was important for me to express my whole potential in the studio and get everything together in this album, that’s why I decided to put 24 tracks on it. At the beginning the sound is quite soft with a lot of melodic elements and classic instruments. To the end, it gets much harder and faster with some acid, psy-trance elements and vocals.
What is your personal favourite track from the album?
For me it’s the title track ‘After the Breakdown’ I like the most.
How did you mix this exclusive album mix for Klubikon? How is it different from the album itself?
This mix is like a journey through this album and my music. With a smooth beginning and strong ending.
What do you think of the album concept in modern times when people mainly only stream music online?
Streaming is very important nowadays. That’s why the amount of tracks is very good in my opinion. The listener can hear a lot of different tracks in which I express my whole potential in producing.
How do you spend your time during this testing coronavirus lockdown?
I try to spend as much of my time in the studio as possible during the lockdown.
At the moment I am very busy working on some new projects for example my live set up.
What do you miss about performing the most?
I miss partying with the crowd, my Bassgeflüster Crew and getting lost into music a lot.
You performed all over Germany. What is your favourite German club or festival and why?
My favourite festival here in Germany is Nature One. It’s the biggest of electronic music festival here. It’s like a big, familiar party with many friends.
‘The Breakdown’ album is available HERE.