MIX: DOLE & KOM | CRIMECAST #039

Dole & Kom Crimecast

Dole & Kom (Berlin, Germany)

[Formatik, 3000Grad]

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We are back in the mix with a duo from Berlin which catched our attention at the Bordel des Arts Event @ Salon zur wilden Renate. They played a serious set packed with basslines and sub-frequencies and we could not resist to ask them for a featured mix. We are also super-proud they will be on our upcoming Criminal Bassline VA with their attitude spreading track “Top Of The Snare”.

Their vibe is exactly what we love so much and we are almost sure you will like it too.

Please welcome these two talents to our close family & enjoy the music!

Dole & Kom in detail

Dole and Kom first met in 1993 while working as vinyl dealers at Berlin’s Delirium Record Store. Complimentary tastes in music and an evolving friendship led them to play numerous DJ gigs together at the city’s major clubs – including Tresor, E-Werk and WMF. Producing under the moniker Club Heroes, their first single “Dum Dum” was released by the Chicago-based Relief Records in 1996, around the same time that the pair joined the roster at the legendary Formaldehyde Records in Germany.

Dole & Kom’s next step was the creation of their own labels: BCC Music and Death by Disco. The project for which the duo are perhaps best known is Studio 45, the alias under which they released tracks through Azuli, Nervous Records and David Morales’s Definity Records. As Studio 45, Dole & Kom played DJ and live sets all over the world. Their track “Freak It” even charted in the UK Top 40.

Dole & Kom’s unique, independent approach made them an ideal match for Acker Records, with whom they released their Trompetenkrähe EP. In 2012 they became a key part of the 3000° collective, performing at the legendary Wanderzirkus, Fusion, the 3000° Festival, and on the 3000° Club Tour. In the years that followed they released the European club hits “Quetschkommode” on Acker Records, “Phara – Oh” and “Fly Bar” on 3000° Records, and numerous EPs on Voltage Musique, Bondage Music, Force Tracks and Ostwind, along with their project New Jack Nation feat. Tyree Cooper on Superfancy Recordings.
Dole & Kom are also popular remixers: highlights include their mixes for Seth Schwarz on Acker Records and for Monolink & Acid Pauli on 3000° Records.
In “real life” Dole & Kom are music coaches at the Noisy Academy in Berlin. They also work for Mixmag Germany writing tech tutorials and reviews.

With “A Thousand Dances” on 3000 Grad Records, D&K ́ already put out some quality release right at the beginning of 2017. Their current productions are based on their unique sound we love, but this time more straight forward and less melodic with focus on the rhythm. In this context, it ́s no surprise that D&K are releasing their newest EP on Format B ́s label Formatik. Their track “All That Scratchin ́” is featured on Safe Music Records Old Vibe series as well as their track “Top of the Snare” popped up on the first compilation of the Berliner Criminal Bassline Crew. 2 EP’s on Safe LTD and Voltage Musique Records a scheduled for this Summer. Last but not least you can find recent DJ sets, podcasts on the SC site.

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