Berlin-based DJ duo & couple known globally for their energetic fusion of new wave, slow techno, EBM, post disco and acid house that they themselves like to call ‘technodisco’.
The history of the DJ duo and couple Local Suicide stretches back over a decade to the year 2008. Since meeting, Munich-born Brax Moody and Thessaloniki native Vamparela have collaborated together on projects ranging from DJ sets and bands to remixes and music production, all culminating in the conception of Local Suicide in Berlin. The rhythm and dynamism of Munich’s burgeoning hip-hop scene is merged with the grit of the back-alley indie clubs lining the streets of Vamparela’s hometown to give birth to the distinctive Local Suicide sound, an energetic fusion of new wave, slow techno, post disco and acid house that they themselves like to call ‘technodisco’.
You can rest assured that this pair are at the very peak of their game when it comes to the music industry. Their DJ career has carried them to all four corners of the world, whipping crowds into a frenzy at Lollapalooza, Melt!, Amsterdam Dance Event, Off Sonar, Festival Forte, Berlin Festival and almost every club the German capital has to offer. Their live cuts have been honed to perfection with years of shows alongside the very best in the scene, even being invited by New Order to warm up for their live performance. This hectic schedule has taken them across Europe, Asia, North Africa, South America and the United States, all whilst holding down their day jobs in the music industry and running a successful music blog with over 20 international editors which is well-respected internationally. Leaving the DJ booth, however, does not mean they are leaving their comfort zone. As the faces behind some of the most prolific parties Berlin has to offer, these two were the driving forces of the now infamous T.O.F.U (Too Old For Understatement) parties for example, which are just one of the many marks that they have left on the Berlin underground scene.
June of 2014 saw them release their debut single ‘We Can Go Everywhere’ on the Bordello a Parigi label, accompanied by a remix package from InFlagranti, Richard Rossa and Iñigo Vontier, “the perfect cabrio song” according to NOISEY. ‘We Can Go Everywhere’ is a major feather in the cap of this duo and represented the first and largest stepping stone to Local Suicide’s current takeover of the worldwide disco scene. Two years later on Multi Culti’s first compilation release, we first encountered ‘Owl and Wizzle’ featuring the vocals of the esteemed Mz Sunday Luv and co-produced on the vintage synths of the boutique Berlin studio of modern disco trendsetter Rodion. This landmark track quickly attained cult status, not only riding high on Beatport’s Indie and Nu-Disco charts but also spending a month at pole position in Juno’s balearic and downtempo charts. Further co-productions with Rodion quickly followed in the form of a remix for Digitalism which was released via PIAS and a later remix of one of their own tracks by My Favorite Robot. During August 2017, this was followed up with a full 12” joint EP release on My Favorite Robot Records which made use of rumbling analogue synth lines, field recordings and floating vocal hooks in a disco-infused powerhouse of a release, described by Mixmag as a “trudging acid cut that proves three minds are better than one”. The ‘Abu Dhabi / True Love Floats‘ EP was rounded off with remixes from some true heavy hitters of the scene, including Fairmont, Los Mekanikos and Moscoman, which has resulted in one of their biggest hits to date, spending time in Beatport’s Top 30 sales chart, achieving glowing reviews across the board from Mixmag UK, Groove, FAZE & DJ Mag UK and reaching scores of new audiences across the globe on Spotify’s ‘Fresh Finds’ playlist.
2018 has in no way marked a fall off the bandwagon for Local Suicide: this past year has been one of their most productive yet, marking a new high in their collaborative efforts with a grand total of three releases across various labels this year alone. Their joint EP on Roam Recordings with Mexican producer Mijo, ‘Edo Kai Tora / Ganz Falsch’, garnered huge support from the press thanks to its delightful reimagining of infectious electronic disco, as well as its genre-bending, sonically unique remixes from legendary Sascha Funke and Disco Halal’s Simple Symmetry. 44,100 Hz Social Club perhaps summed its infectious sound up best, praising the release as a “hypodermic needle fresh from the bag, it’s going to tattoo your eardrums and make your soul dance until its feet bleed or fall off – in a good way of course.” In May we saw their track ‘Le Nez d’une Generation’, again co-produced with Rodion, feature prominently on ‘Sisters & Brothers: Second Gathering’, the compilation series from Kasper Bjorke and Sexy Lazer out via hfn music. The duo closed out the year in style with the inclusion of ‘Vespertines Unite’ on the Nothing Is Real Vol. 1 compilation, curated by Modular Project. A collaboration with Low Manuel, described by Resident Advisor “cut of caustic but cautious EBM-influenced techno”.
Never ones to rest on previous success, Local Suicide have kicked 2019 off with a bang. In January, Duro released ‘Komm Ins Loch’, a jacking deep-space disco cut produced in collaboration with Theus Mago that came complete with two massive and highly sought after remixes, courtesy of Aera and Colossio. The hot energy of Aera’s foreboding edit provided fuel for many of the previous summer’s biggest festival moments, featuring prominently during Âme‘s back to back set with Dixon at the Innervisions Off Sonar Open Air event, and during Solomun’s set at Tomorrowland. Looking towards the future, the duo has a stacked release schedule for the remainder of 2019. In March alone we can look forward to the “Meditation / Tutan Jamon” EP with Franz Matthews on Eskimo Recordings, an EP with Curses on Tusk Wax, and the inclusion of another collaborative cut with Curses on the next Ombra International vinyl compilation. In April the duo will release the Leopard Gum EP feat. Nicki Fair on Chloè’s Lumière Noire, as well as a remix EP on Eskimo Recordings, and in the summer a collaboration with Skelesys will see the light of day thanks to London label Snap, Crackle & Pop. With all of that and more coming up in 2019, it seems that there is nothing in this world that could slow this insurmountable powerhouse down. The future is Local Suicide.
選択されたディスコグラフィ Local Suicide
Leopard Gum EP feat. Nicki Fehr w/ remixes by Smagghe & Cross, Lauer & Niv Ast (Lumière Noire)
Magia EP /w Curses (Tusk Wax)
Who Cares /w Curses on compilation (Ombra International)
Meditation / Tutan Jamon EP /w Franz Matthews (Eskimo Recordings)
Komm Ins Loch EP w/ Theus Mago and remixes by Aera, Colossio (Duro)
Edo Kai Tora / Ganz Falsch EP w/ Mijo and remixes by Sascha Funke & Simple Symmetry (Roam Recordings)
True Love Floats (Fairmont Remix) /w Rodion included in ‘Best Of Year Nine Compilation’ (My Favorite Robot Records)
Le Nez D’une Generation /w Rodion on The Second Gathering Compilation (Sisters & Brothers / hfn Music)
Vespertines Unite w/ Low Manuel on Nothing is Real Vol. 1 Compilation (Nothing is Real)
Abu Dhabi / True Love Floats EP w/ Rodion and remixes by Moscoman, Fairmont & Los Mekanikos (My Favorite Robot Records)
Owl & Wizzle w/ Rodion on Moon Faze Compilation (Multi Culti)
Digitalism - Destination: Breakdown (Rodion & Local Suicide Remix) (PIAS)
We Can Go Everywhere EP w/ remixes by In Flagranti, Iñigo Vontier & Richard Rossa (Bordello A Parigi)
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