LWE Podcast 18: Patrice Bäumel

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Patrice Bäumel often cuts close to the bone when crafting his floor-ready productions, leaving only the leanest wiry bits to rile dancers. Yet the Dutch producer’s singles for Get Physical and Trapez, remixes for MBF and Systematic, make a big impact with bare essentials. If his exclusive podcast mix is any indication, his DJing style offers a considerably fuller sound built on blends. After a successful residency at Club 11, Amsterdam’s (if not one of the world’s) finest and dearly departed, Bäumel has moved on to helm its successor, Trouw. Get a taste of the club’s go-to guy in this stirring new podcast.

  1. Masomenos, “Love” [Welcome to Masomenos]
  2. Anders Ilar, “Path To The Sky” [Level Records]
  3. Circlesquare, “Dancers” (Konrad Black remix) [Studio !K7]
  4. Nathan Fake vs. M83, Mashup [unreleased]
  5. Ripperton, “Leonor’s Lanugo” (Leonid dub by Anders Ilar) [Perspectiv]
  6. Reference vs. Seth Troxler, “The Fade” [Beretta Grey]
  7. Bomb The Bass, “Black River” (Patrice Bäumel remix) [Studio !K7]
  8. Terrence Dixon, Change (Arnaud Le Texier remix) [Children Of Tomorrow]
  9. 360, “Tenderness” [unreleased]
  10. Ewan Pearson vs. John Tejada, Mashup [unreleased]
  11. James Mowbray & Leiam Sullivan, “Tell Me I Can” [Four:Twenty]
  12. François K, “Vortex” [Wave Music]
  13. Sound Stream, “‘Live’ Goes On” [Sound Stream]

When and where was the mix recorded?

Patrice Bäumel: The mix was recorded at the end of January 2009 in my home studio in Amsterdam.

What was the concept behind the mix?

To create interesting contrasts between tracks — combine warm with cold, human with abstract etc. — and to use sounds that are sonically interesting. Some of the tracks you hear on the mix are pretty heavily edited or unreleased and do not exist in that form anywhere else. That way people get to hear something fresh.

Who are a few of your favorite DJs past and present? Why?

A standout has to be Laurent Garnier, who created the blueprint of a great techno set in the 90’s. When he’s at his best, his mixing, selection and the emotion he puts into his sets have always boggled my mind. I really enjoy listening to DJs who play with a lot of balls and who don’t shy away to experiment on the dance floor, like Villalobos, Andy Weatherall or Aphex Twin. Autechre and Henrik Schwarz are also amazing live.

What can we expect from you in 2009?

I finished a remix for Bomb The Bass on Studio !K7 [that came] out in February, there are also tracks on MBF in the pipeline. For the rest I am dedicating most of my studio time working on my first album and getting a live act going. I will also take up a residency at Amsterdam’s new club Trouw, which has the potential to become an amazing venue, similar to Berghain in Berlin.

www.myspace.com/patricebaumel

(From Little White Earbuds)

Rating 4.00 out of 5

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