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INTERVIEWS

The second guest on Unmasked Theoria, our new interview series focused on vinyl labels, is Lee Adams, founder of Khemia Records and a long-time friend of ours at Unmasked.

2021 marks five years since Khemia Records came to life and the 18th anniversary of the infamous party series Kaos: two important milestones happened in quite complex times for music. "Staying busy in order to keep sane”, Lee has spent these times researching, making music and helping others.

We chatted with him about the early days of Khemia, the idea behind the label and how the project has evolved through the years, building its very distinctive identity across music and artworks. We talked about spending over a year without parties and how the change of pace has benefited him in some ways.

Talking about music in the current situation feels difficult and strange at times, but it´s after an interview like this one that one realises how resourceful music people are, and how life inspires creativity in our world, no matter what. Enjoy the read!

UNMASKED THEORIA 2: KHEMIA RECORDS

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Unmasked launches Theoria, a new interview series focusing on vinyl labels. As first guest, we are pleased to present you Fleisch Records.

We had the pleasure of speaking with Alison Lewis, who is running the Berlin-based label since 2017, after having founded it in 2016 with Jesse Box (LGHTWGHT).

In the past seven years, Fleisch has become synonymous with raw body music, since its

infamous debut with the release of Schwefelgelb's Wie Die Finger Durch Den Nebel. From then on, they have released the likes of Forces, Fractions, Kontravoid, RENDERED and many more. We chatted with Alison about the current lockdown times, trying to imagine the future of parties and music-making after the pandemic.

As a collective, Fleisch originated in 2014 as “a group of friends just landed in Berlin and looking to dance to EBM in a grimy basement”. This spirit has somehow remained throughout the years and is reflected in Fleisch’s very own identity, as well as in the process for selecting artists when it comes to releases.

Discover this and a lot more in this interview!

UNMASKED THEORIA 1: FLEISCH RECORDS

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The Dancefloor has spoken is back and for the third episode of our newest series, we had the pleasure of chatting with Larry Jordan.

The face behind the camera at many London parties, Larry told us about the scene in his home country, Greece, the reasons that brought him to London and how he fell in love with nightlife photography. Larry is not only a great photographer, but also a keen party-goer and his work is deeply influenced by his love for music and the scene.

We asked him what makes a great picture at a party and here´s what he answered. Enjoy the interview!

THE DANCEFLOOR HAS SPOKEN: Episode 3 - LARRY

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The second episode of The Dancefloor Has Spoken, the new series of interviews with London clubbers launched by Unmasked in March, is here. 

We are beyond excited to announce that our second guest for this project is Luke Anderson-Loran, with whom we chatted about the best parties in town, how his work is inspired by the scene, and his fantastic wedding with Fran that many of us witnessed last year. Enjoy the interview!

THE DANCEFLOOR HAS SPOKEN: Episode 2 - LUKE

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Unmasked is launching a new project, The dancefloor has spoken, a series of interviews
to London clubbers, people you might have danced with or chatted to in the smoking
area of our clubs.
The project celebrates the authenticity and uniqueness of our beloved community,
sharing the best stories and memories.
We start with a super interview to Lulu, but keep your eyes peeled on this project. The
next one might be you!

THE DANCEFLOOR HAS SPOKEN: Episode 1 - LULU 

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Unmasked opens its 2020 season with a much awaited party on the 8th February, inviting Mannequin Records boss Alessandro Adriani alongside a great roster of residents. One of them is Sharplines, whom we had the pleasure of hosting in our first interview of the year.

SHARPLINES

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Autumns is the name of the solo project of Christian Donaghey, hailing from Northern Ireland and making music since 2013 under an alias that’s been defined “electronic post-punk with a lethal pulse”.

Ahead of his performance for Unmasked next Saturday 9th November, we had the pleasure of catching up with the artist and discover a little more about him.

AUTUMNS

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Debuting in the UK for Unmasked 4th anniversary party next 7th September, we invited Acid Vatican to contribute to our podcast series and had an interesting chat with them.

ACID VATICAN

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Ahead of his much awaited return to Electrowerkz for Unmasked 4thAnniversary, we had the honour of catching up with The Horrorist, who told us about his upcoming projects as musician and restaurant owner (yes, you read it right!), the scene in New York and Berlin and his biggest achievements to date.

THE HORRORIST

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NX1 is the project by Surit and Samot, duo that came in with strength into the global techno scene with the release of their first record on their label in 2011. Unmasked had the pleasure of interviewing them.

NX1

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Anatolian Weapons is one of the three aliases used by Athenian Aggelos Baltas, who has been playing and producing music for almost ten years now. 

We had the pleasure of catching up with him and here's what he told us. 

ANATOLIAN WEAPONS

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Ahead of his first All Night Long, hosted by Unmasked next Saturday 22nd June, we had the pleasure of catching up with Phase Fatale. Defying genres and blurring borders, going from Industrial to EBM, from Techno to Synthwave or Italo is part of Phase Fatale’s very own signature, something that’s even more evident when he plays longer sets, be it for his residence at Khidi or his 10h closings at Berghain. That’s just one of the reason why we can’t wait to have him at Electrowerkz very soon.

PHASE FATALE

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The latest episode of Unmasked Discussion is a vinyl-only podcast coming from Dzuma, Polish artist and promoter.

 

We had the pleasure of chatting with him about the newly born and vibrant scene in Poland, his inspirations and upcoming plans for his party series Syntetyk, a project focusing“on dirty sounds, analog gear and visuals.”

Read the interview and enjoy the podcast on Unmasked Magazine!

DZUMA

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For the second episode of our interview series on Unmasked Magazine, we are happy to have End Train, DJ, producer and label owner based in London.  We had the pleasure of chatting with him about the sound of our beloved city and its ever-growing party scene, an “incredibly supportive network” not easy to find elsewhere.

END TRAIN

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For the first episode of our new interview series, we have invited Aleksa Alaska, Bucharest-born and based artist, whose rise to international DJ status has been incredibly rapid. It was 2016 when she started recording mixes, following requests from online radio stations and websites that had followed her on Soundcloud and Youtube. 

ALEKSA ALASKA

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