For those who don’t know you already, briefly introduce yourself & tell us where you are from..
Sure, my name is Cord Labuhn, representing Robosonic. A duo found in Berlin years ago. Since my partner Sacha Robotti moved to LA some time ago, mostly I took care of the projects appearance like by playing a ton of shows and keep in touch with the people. We’ve been releasing club music over the last ten years through label structures like Defected, Diynamic, Toolroom, Stil vor Talent, Nervous, Yoshitoshi and some of our most hiphop infused house records on Simma Black and OFF Recordings in their heyday. So that’s where we’re coming from.
Tell us a little about what to expect to hear in this mix, who are some of the featured artists that are you are excited about right now?
This mix begins with ‘Nuts’ our collaboration with Klangkuenstler, which is brand new and just got released on Mother Recordings. That sets the tone right away, it’s a club set, recorded in a Berlin club though late at night. Playful, spontaneous, evolving. Traumer is a french guy I really like for his crisp sound & groove aesthetics. „This ain’t Bristol“ is just the hottest label from the least popular city called Hannover, Dirtybird’s Ardalan is one of Sachas affiliates on his Westcoast mission, I haven’t met him so far, but I’m a big fan of his music. Andhim is just the sausage love affair everyone seems to agree on, and as i’m sitting in the German Winter right now i have to say they nailed that mood with their track on their new Superfriends label.
What advice would you give to aspiring DJs & producers?
Be brave. Mostly: be creative and real. Produce things that work in your set, but do something different, this is what I personally find exciting. A surprise and unique element. DJing means freedom to me, not so much genre barriers and clichés. Once you stand for a certain sound and you are popular for a very particular type of music, you may reconsider and ask for further advice. But in fact I never stopped learning and experimenting, so also I take advice from others all the time.
What do you have coming up over the next few months? (gigs, releases etc)
Now after ‘Nuts’ on Mother Recordings and my hiphop-house-hybrid ‘With Nuts’ featuring the legendary NYC rap crew The Beatnuts, there is a remix coming. Milk & Sugar celebrate their classic house hit ‘Higher and Higher’ with a Robosonic version, which was actually the first transatlantic production Sacha and me managed to finish together between LA and Berlin. Crew Love will release remixes for Soul Clap’s ‘Timespent’. In both a Robosonic Dub and a Cord Labuhn version…
There is a video of ‘Drowning’ feat. Son Little on Get Physical, which will come as a whole remix EP with a wonderful set of new interpretations…
Sacha has a dope remix on Nervous coming and is touring the US. And besides all that I’m excited to release a mixtape with only sleep music (‘Sleep Out’), and a series of hiphop-inspired stoner beats, a few rap tunes and some more ‘Outtakes’…
Where can people find out more about you and your music?
Well, there are plenty of ways..you’ll find your gateway: