Mixtape #4 is brought to us by Marvin Uhde, the Bremen-based DJ and producer who is better known as Qnete.
Whilst still studying, Qnete is ‘laying low’ and not revealing too much on social media, or anywhere actually, yet he’s still fitting in gigs alongside the likes of Helena Hauff and releasing tracks on Lobster Theremin — the prolific electronic music label, curated and managed by the visionist, Jimmy Asquith.
But not stopping there, Qnete also runs a club night called Tipp in Bremen; a project you can tell he’s very passionate about — booking artists, working with friends and intertwining into exciting pockets of Germany’s electronic music scene. He also reveals, with excitement and joy, that Helena has been playing the test press of his upcoming ZCKR release.
His debut EP, “Lessons in Finding,” carries a mixture of heavy percussions, dreamy synthesizers, and hazy house beats; while his needling techno track “The Point” is an excellent representation of his foray into heavier, darker sounds. And it’s variations like that perfectly represent Qnete. He shows true indulgence into the varying layers of the modern electronic music — relaxed, chilled out styles and raw, intense and industrial perforations into a unique area of boutique techno.
That, coupled with some upcoming releases on ZCKR Records and Drowned Records — another project he’s working on with friends — are setting up an exciting musical exploration for Qnete and his fans. But for now, let’s indulge in this mixtape.
Earthen Sea – days are getting shorter (lovers rock)
U – our place (technicolor)
Lubin – forever it was (kimochi)
Orson Wells – a connection (777)
RVDS – winter moonness (smallville)
Mosey – tuff times (future times)
Chez & Ron – warfare (atal)
Secret Lover – jus’ jack girl (christopher rau rework) (heart to heart)
Qnete – dresden (lobster theremin)
Luis CL – inner city (superconscious)
kinetic electronix – astral kin (future times)
Galcher Lustwerk – parlay (dub (lustwerk music)
Buttechno – untitled h
Cale Sexton – everybody hz (butter sessions)
Words: Paris Bielby | Image: Cathy Stewart