Fast-rising Danish DJ/producer Kölsch, who DJ Mag described as “deep EDM” in a recent feature, is teaming up with BBC Radio 1 don daddy Pete Tong this weekend.
The two will go back-to-back on the Hell Stage in the Shangri-La area of Glastonbury festival for a live Essential Mix between 2am – 3am (Saturday morning).
Kölsch will also play a DJ set (on the Wow Stage, just before Hot Since 82) immediately before the sought-after Tong hook up, and is still reeling from the announcement by the Radio 1 dance pioneer that his new single, 'Cassiopeia', is the Essential New Tune. That feature on Tong's show invariably leads to a track becoming a big hit in club-land.
Kölsch's romantic techno sound has been likened to that of ace Brazilian techno don Gui Boratto, and should complement Pete Tong's current club sound perfectly. The choice of location for the b2b set is unusual – the Hell Stage is situated in the wild and crazy 'village within a village' of Shangri-La on the festival's fringes — but should make for an intriguing encounter, both for those at the festival and listeners at home, whether live or on 'listen again'.
'Cassiopeia' is the other track on Kölsch's new single release for Kompakt, along with 'Papageno' — his first release in a year (out June 30th). It features some rather lush strings from classical composer Gregor Schwellenbach. Hear a clip of it here
Kölsch's last album, '1977' — named after the year of his birth — was awash with his aforementioned 'romantic techno' sound, and all the track titles referenced his childhood growing up in Germany.