What a great Thursday with Mo´s Ferry Prod. take-over Boiler Room Berlin. Thanks again to Ritter Butzke for hosting this evening. And big hugs to our artists dapayk solo, Micronaut, douglas greed, KleinschmagerAudio, Patrick Vano and The Outernet.
We’re happy to gather for our first BOILER ROOM on Thu, Dec 8 (9pm) at Ritter Butzke, Berlin. Who’s playing? We have LIVE performances by Dapayk solo, The Micronaut, Douglas Greed and The Outernet as well as DJ sets by Patrick Vano and Kleinschmager Audio.
Tune in: BOILER ROOM TV.
Home is where the heart is, party is where your friends are! You’re familiar with each other and already know the evening will be great. Mo’s Ferry’s current mini-compilation, „Taste Buds“, is a ping pong game between accomplished live acts like Dapayk solo, The Micronaut and The Outernet, as well as great DJs like Douglas Greed, Patrick Vano and Kleinschmager Audio. The musical journey goes from groovy Techhouse via functional Minimal to refreshing Electronica. A label showcase that is infectious and fun.
Alexander Lorz mixed the newest Mo’s Ferry Mix. Enjoy his fine selection and remember Berlin summer nights.
Mo’s Ferry is happy to present Dapayk solo’s newest release „Nice n Real“ (MFD27). Successfully prooven throughout the 2016 open air season, these tracks had to be released from his live set.
Dapayk & Padberg talk about the new single „Sink This Ship“ with Ibiza Voice… Read the full interview here on www.ibiza-voice.com
Dapayk & Padberg follow along the path of their 2013 album „Smoke“ with a more listening oriented style. On „Sink This Ship“ they got support from Bebetta and Robot Koch for remixes more suitable for the dance floors…
Dapayk started a Youtube video series called „Nerdsessions“ a few months ago where he jammed with only a few machines. A few of these nerdy jam sessions he polished in his studio and compiled them in a 4-tracker release „Nerdsession Vol.1„. Versatile in style and tool set combined with desire and courage to experiment – this made him one of the most exciting live acts and producers.
It’s been almost a year since we released the latest Mo’s Ferry Mix. So, we’re more than happy to have Mac-Kee on board who mixed and compiled this special 1hr set. Allow us to drop a side link to his most recent EP on RRYGULAR – „That’s Right EP“. Enjoy listening…
Patrick Vano’s „Tape Jam EP“ gets a fresh remix treatment by his friends S.K.A.T.I., Zathura and Benny Grauer.
„Tape Jam EP Remixes“ was released on 01 April 2016th.
1. How did the production process of the remixes go and how long did you work on this EP?
When it became clear that there will be a remix EP, I started thinking about the artists who could do the remixes. I had three old friends in mind and I asked immediately whether they would be in the game. Three months passed until each of them was happy with his final remix. My own version of the remix came to life by accident: I worked on a new project and just for fun I put the tracks from „Rhythm Desease“ over it. And what can I say, it worked out well.
2. Where do you know your remixers from?
The remixers are all old friends of mine, who I have known for years. S.K.A.T.I. is the one I know the longest. We met at a party of mine where I booked him. Since then we are close friends.
I guess I know Martin (Zathura) as long as S.K.A.T.I. He is the younger brother of a friend, who was also involved in the event management of my parties. I remember that I got him his first DJ equipment (laughs).
Last but not least there is Benny: I met him on different parties and the contact became closer when Vladimir Corbin (manager of the event series „Tonsport“) started his events in Tübingen at the club „Blauer Turm“. Benny was in charge of the club’s booking.
3. Where will we see you play next?
There are different gigs coming ahead, but you should definitely keep in mind this date: 16/06/16 – I LOVE VINYL @ Sonar.
Patrick Vano’s „Tape Jam EP“ gets a fresh remix treatment by his friends S.K.A.T.I., Zathura and Benny Grauer.
As of now Dapayk Solo will be represented by our colleagues at Times Artists. Your local contact is Dani & Raik. Dapayk’s sound and his unique live performances, of course, will not change 😉
Dapayk & Padberg will continue to be represented by us at MoBoo.
„Transformation“ was the first single from Dapayk Solo’s last album „#nofilter“.
1. When did you first get into music?
Music was around me since I can remember since I have a music involved family. Started music school and studied piano from 6 years old and spent all my childhood between music study and hanging around with my father (lead tenor) in the backstage of Romania’s national musical theater “Ion Dacian”. I was loving the atmosphere there and being around one of the best performers / orchestra members in Romania.
My very first composition was in the 6th grade when I was about 12 or 13. I was doing my daily piano study and started improvising for the first time for no reason (oh kids… J). I thought it was sounding nice so I took an empty music sheet and started writing what I was playing. I think that is my first ever recording, although it was done the old “old-school” way, with the crayon on a blank music sheet.
After I finished school, I moved to small town to escape the big city agitation that I never liked. Because I’ve always refused to have normal a “9 to 5” job, I composed music for theater plays, small films and other indie projects. Around 2003, I started shifting my interest from classical inclined music to electronic music and making tracks for film / Tv licensing over the internet.
2. How do you produce music in your studio?
I don’t have a complicated setup, just a room transformed in a home studio. The nerve center is Ableton along with a few outboard gear such as Elektron Analog Four and recently the Roland Aira line. I tend to keep things simple as I came to the conclusion that inspiration can be quickly engulfed by too much gear. I think less options gear wise give more room to inspiration and efficiency.
When it comes to original productions, I tend to start the tracks with the main idea (not with the kick / groove as the majority of producers) this either being a chord progression, melody, interesting synth sound or anything that would be the main focus of the track. Just after I record this, I start wrapping it with the kick, groove and the other elements.
3. What’s been the best moment of your career so far?
The most notable moment was the success of “Construkt” in 2009, one of the first tracks of my alias “Ricky Ambilotti”. That track was very different from anything I ever done, an extremely strange one from my point of view. In fact, I didn’t even planned to release it, but my girlfriend (who is a Dj) and my best friend (also musician) have insisted that it needs to be out, so we’ve released it on “3 Liquid Hz Records”, the label we created to get our music out.
I haven’t expected it, but it had tremendous success, being #1 in various electronic music charts, being played all over the world in the summer of 2009, even in BBC’s Radio One essential mix and also being present in Beatport’s “Best of minimal 2009”.
The success of “Construkt” has brought a lot of opportunities from promoters, labels and booking agencies, but because I have never been drawn to Dj’ing and I haven’t been prepared for a live-act since I haven’t expected it, I wasn’t been able to embrace those opportunities that would of most surely propelled my career in early days.
4. What are your favorite records and biggest influences?
There are so many wonderful records and talented people out there… it’s extremely hard to pinpoint.
Not being bias due to the fact that this is a Mo’s Ferry interview, one of the tracks that is close to my heart, has put a hard mark on me and also shifted my attention more and more to electronic music was in fact a remix of Dapayk.
Back in 2006 I think, I’ve heard a promo mix that had “Malou – Wordplay (Dapayk Remix)“ in it. Because the tracklist wasn’t available I had absolutely no idea who made the track, but I’ve cut it from the mix and listened it amazed every time. I have later found out that is in fact a Dapayk remix and I was thrilled, since I was already an admirer of Niklas.
Another record that worth’s mentioning as being close to my heart and having an impact on me as a producer would be “Stimming – November Morning”. I have been hypnotized by its sensibility and when he released the “Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Version” of the same track I was speechless. This is the record that summed up everything I am, loving electronic music coming from a somewhat classical background.
Along Dapayk, as other influences and people I look up to would be Stephan Bodzin, Stimming, Max Cooper, Robert Babicz, but these names are just a few of the many people I am influenced by.
5. How did you get to know about the contest?
Being a follower on Dapayk’s social media, I found out from his announcement. I was very happy to have the opportunity of remixing the track. Being selected as the 5 finalists, I was already a big win for me as I knew that Niklas and the Mo’s Ferry people liked the remix in some degree.
6. You have also won the AIRA MX-1. Has it already become a part of your music production?
After winning the Dapayk remix contest, Roland East Europe kindly sent me the Aira gear (System-1, Tr-8, TB-3 and VT-3) to make some demos along with the MX-1 and after using them for a few weeks I can definitely say that Aira is a powerful production set with endless possibilities.
Besides production, I would recommend the MX-1 to any performer as being a vital piece of gear for a versatile live-act / Dj set. It has everything that an electronic music performer would ever need with a lot of inputs for outboard gear, laptop, dedicated Aira connections and a great set of highly customizable fx that can affect any gear coming trough it being able to spice up everything. Roland definitely set a whole new standard when it comes to mixers.
7. What can we expect from you next? Any surprises?
In the last 5 years I have been heavily involved in sound design and sample pack creation working with the most respected companies around. This is the reason that my attention was turned from my own production. Although I had some releases, I haven’t been too consistent neither from a release schedule point of view or genre wise. I’ve made what I thought people want to hear, not what I wanted to do.
Winning the remix contest was a wakeup call that I should try to focus more of own production and, most importantly, that I should do what I feel.
This being said, I am determined to make time and work on my own productions. I already have some tracks that I am working on, tracks that I intend to send (as my first ever sent demo) to a good label J “wink” and hopefully they would like it and have the first ‘real’ release of my alias “Ambilotti” that would really define the future. Ultimately, as every artist, I would like to make an album to be released and I also start building a long self craved live-act to be able to showcase my music first hand.
We’re happy to announce the first remix release for Dapayk solo’s latest album „#nofilter„. On the A is Ricky Ambilotti, the winner of the remix contest curated by Dapayk and Roland Music last autumn. On the B you can find Marek Bois, the Minimal Techno alter ego of Dapayk. Enjoy!
3.12.2015 @ IPSE, Berlin – Dapayk Solo presents his new album „#nofilter“. He will be supported by Sebastian Russell and From Karaoke To Stardom who just recently released their own albums on Mo’s Ferry’s sublabel fenou. The album release party will be exclusively streamed by BE-AT.TV. Entry is by invitation only. Sign up and win tickets here: http://on.fb.me/1SqjnvU
Dapayk solo – live
From Karaoke To Stardom – live
Sebastian Russell – live
IPSE, Vor dem Schlesischen Tor 2b, 10997 Berlin
We’re more than happy to present Dapayk solo’s new album „#nofilter“ – out in stores today. Eleven new tracks… more straightforward, more reduced, more analog and dirtier than „anything i have done before“, Dapayk says.
Here’s a live recording of Alexander Lorz‘ dj-set from „Tresor presents: From Paris to Berlin – a Mo’s Ferry Labelnight“
We’ve updated Dapayk solo’s Youtube channel with the brand new „Transformation“ video by Patrice Brylla. You’ll also find his previous music videos and nerd session clips… enjoy!
Mo’s Ferry presents Dapayk solo’s new double A-side single „Transformation“. This is not only a two track preview of his upcoming album „#nofilter“, but also a return to his roots of experimental ways and angularity in his production.
The single is available on 12″ vinyl & digital.
Dapayk solo’s new album „#nofilter“ will be released Oct 9th, 2015. >>> iTunes preorder <<<
Dapayk solo presents „FROM PARIS TO BERLIN“
Live: Dapayk Solo (Mo’s Ferry, Fenou/ Berlin)
Chloé (BPitch Control, Kill the DJ/ Paris)
Live: From Karaoke To Stardom (Rrygular/ Paris)
Marcel Knopf (Mo’s Ferry, Clap Your Hands/ Berlin)
Alexander Lorz (Mo’s Ferry, Proud/ Berlin)
Gary Beck (Bek Audio, Soma/ UK)
Dinamite (Catalytic/ Berlin)
Dapayk & Padberg just released there new and dance floor oriented single „Come Out“ (Mo’s Ferry 76) with some long-awaited remixes by Mooryc and Eomac. Here’s a short Q+A we did with Niklas and Eva last week.
1. „Come Out“ is a perfect dance floor track – fresh & present. What was the idea behind this production?
After our last album „Smoke“ which was very deep, calm and listening oriented, we felt that it was time to actually come out with something that is more fresh and funky. We have been touring with club versions of the latest album tracks for a year and a half now and seeing people on the dancelfloor, having a good time to our music, makes us want to please them even more. So we wanted to add a new track to the repertoire, something that would make people want to „come out“ and just enjoy themselves. The message is pretty clear.
2. On the flip are two amazing remixes by Mooryc and Eomac. Why did you choose them?
We have been admiring both of these guys for quiet some time now. Their work is just always flawless and they each have their own very unique style. We always try to find remixers that will add something new to the mix and this time we got really lucky.
3. Are there any surprises we can expect from Dapayk & Padberg in 2015?
They wouldn’t be surprises anymore if we told you! …No, seriously… right now we are wrapping up the last leg of the „Smoke“ tour. Which is kind of strange, since this album has been the most personal for us and we feel like we are closing this chapter now. But that’s always part of the deal. Niklas has been working on several new projects of his own and has been keeping busy. We will probably start working on the next album in the second half of 2015. But that won’t be out for a while. There might be another single release or a little secret project we have been working on, coming out before the next album, to make the wait less long. But we can’t give anything away yet. Sorry, guys!
We’re happy to present the new Dapayk & Padberg 12″ vinyl with a brandnew masterpiece called „Come Out“ and two long-awaited remixes by Mooryc and Eomac.
Dapayk always delivers. With “Over The Top” and “Orwo” the Mo’s Ferry label boss polished the prettiest grapes taken from his current liveset. He comes up with four version, each of them with a special focus on the vinyl or digital format. Thumbs up by Troy Pierce, Pheek, Kaiserdisco, Mihalis Safras, Oliver Schories, An On Bast, ….
Greeko’s „Without You“ – his third release on Mo’s Ferry – is out now! Here’s a short interview we our Italian youngster…
Why did you first get into music?
I got into music at an really early age. I grew up on the Greek islands of Santorini & Mykonos, where my father was working in 2 summer clubs. I was just 6 years old when I had the chance to get into a club and see what happens there. I remember that I was wearing a pair of earplugs to protect my ears, but I was feeling the vibe in my body cause of the loudness of the music. It was definitely a crazy and sublime feeling. I fell in love at first sight. Later when I moved to Italy (I was 14-15 years old) I saw the underground clubbing scene was on another level. So I found my way.
How do you produce music in your studio?
I produce music in a lot of different ways and as you can see my tracks are completely different to each other. I consider myself a “modern nerd“. I guess that is because I really spend all my time with experimenting new stuff like Vst’s or sometimes by just sampling every kind of thing that surrounds me. But anyway, today you don’t need big things to do music. The technology gives a lot of chances to everybody and I have also a really simple studio. If the technology was a bit like in the early 90s, I for sure wouldn’t be able to buy all that analogic expensive machines. Today we need ideas. Everything about the music has changed. What we need are good ideas to produce good music.
What’s been the best moment of your young career so far?
Until now there are 2: The first one was in 2011 when (after my first productions) at the age of 18 I got the chance to catch the attention of Richie Hawtin and his label M_nus. He was an idol for me. I had the chance to talk personally to him. It really helps to believe in yourself and your music, when you get this kind of support after only just a few months of music productions. This was an insane experience for me. And the second one was in Berlin in 2014. I had the chance to perform @ an Mo’s Ferry Label Night @ the legendary Tresor Club at the age of 21. I think this is the dream of every dj/producer my age around the world!!! I feel lucky.
What are your favourite records and biggest influences?
I’ve been influenced a lot by Detroit Techno but also by Hip Hop to Jazz and to every kind of music genre. I love music in general and I listen to music at least 3-4 hours each day. If the sound captures me then this is the right music for me. And the influences change constantly. I guess, it’s my characteristics. I think it helps me to stay close with the latest music.
My favourite records:
1) Stimming – November Morning (Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Version)
2) Anthony Collins – Don’t Look Down Now (Roman Flugel Remix)
3) Dapayk & Padberg feat. Caro – Island (Noze Remix)
4) Ellen Allien – Need
5) Mari Kvien Brunvoll – Everywhere You Go (Villalobos Celestial Voice Amnesia Resurrection Mix)
What can we expect from you next? Any surprises?
For now I’m working on a lot of projects. I am also collaborating with a pop band and a few amazing voices but for now this is only exclusive in my dj sets. In the forthcoming months there will be some brand new surprises. Just keep your ears open during my gigs. The first surprise will come out in January 2015 on Mo’s Ferry and I can’t wait to share this one. It is my forthcoming ep. called “Without You“ including a second track and also an amazing remix from the label boss Dapayk!
Greeko is full of passion for the music. He tries to live and enjoy each moment and you can feel this vibe on “Without You”, the 3rd release by the young Italian on Mo’s Ferry.
… and the lineup looks pretty nice
MAREK BOIS AKA DAPAYK – LIVE (Rrygular, Berlin)
FROM KARAOKE TO STARDOM – LIVE (Rrygular, Apnea, Paris)
DISTALE (Rrygular, Berlin)
KLEINSCHMAGER AUDIO (Rrygular, Mo’s Ferry)
Dapayk & Padberg welcomes the autumn season with „Layers“. The original version on their 2013 longplayer „Smoke“ got a nice treatment by Rampa and Chloe. But also Dapayk couldn’t resist to do two more clubby versions of the track.
Mo’s Ferry presents „Gravity Drive“ by Patrick Vano. The 12inch contains three fantastic dj tools beyond any question. Take a listen…
This year we will attend Amsterdam Dance Event for the first time with a Mo’s Ferry / I Love Vinyl showcase. Therefore, all laptops and CD player remain at home. All artists play vinyl only, and even live acts do without any computer.
Dapayk, captain of the Mo’s Ferry label ship, brings two floor burning tracks taken from his current live set.
The new Mo’s Ferry 12inch “Beat Hit Repeat” is release no. 2 by Italian youngster Greeko and comes with some nice feedback from:
DJ Sneak: „Fav: Beat Hit Repeat. Cool stuff.“
Rampa: „Beat Hit and My Best are two dope tracks!!! Thanks.“
Affkt: „Superb tracks here! Thanks for sharing buddy.“
Someone Else: „Fav: Beat Hit Repeat. bit hiti fr me.“
Milos Fedor (Radio FM Bratislava): „Fav: Less Is More. Mo’s Ferry’s kept its sound till now… great ep!!!“
After the release of his album “Angular” half a year ago Mathias Schaffhauser and Mo’s Ferry invite to discover the new remixes. The Frenchman Nicolas Masseyeff and Jorge Ciccioli from Argentina ensure international scope as well as musical variation.
In April 2014 Mo’s Ferry presents Interelektrika. Their groovy dj mix between deephouse and techno is as inspiring as the sunny spring season. A warm and positive feeling reminds us of the upcoming daytime parties. Enjoy the set and if you like check their latest release „Tage Wie Dieser“ on fenou #20.
We’re going to celebrate the next Mo’s Ferry labelnight on Sat, 26.04.14 at Tresor, Berlin together with Dapayk solo (LIVE), Mr. Statik, Greeko & Kleinschmager Audio.
Last fall, Dapayk & Padberg released „Smoke“, their most sinister, most atmospheric and most peculiar album to date. Just in time for the upcoming summer season the Berlin-based electronica duo and notable artists from the Mo’s Ferry label ask for the dance floor again playing their „Smoke Family Remixes“. The result is an airy, chilly, highly danceable club makeover.
In March 2014 Mo’s Ferry presents Piotr Bejnar with an exclusive dj mix. Piotr became a close family member over the last years with a number of great releases and remixes. Not to forget his eccentric live performances on our label nights. He’ll be part of Dapayk & Padberg’s upcoming „Smoke Family Remixes“ album. And we’re happy to have him live at this years I Love Vinyl Open Air.
Since the release of the album their track “Silent Fireworks” has been a candidate for a 12” single. And a remix by Marek Hemmann and another edit by Dapayk complete this vinyl perfectly.
After three years of releasing several EPs and a few longplayers it’s been time for Mo’s Ferry Prod. to present a new selection of the label catalogue. New faces joint the artist pool, respected remixers were found and not to forget the ongoing musical development of long time fellows.
After three years of releasing several EPs and a few longplayers it’s been time for us to present a new label compilation. Here’s a first preview. Official release is on Friday… February 28th, 2014.
Mo’s Ferry presents Mathias Schaffhauser who performed this liveset at Suicide Circus, Berlin on January 4th. Besides brand new tracks taken from his album „Angular“ he also played some remixes and edits. Compared to a studio dj mix this recording is definitely a rough one. But it reflects the situation in the club very well. Enjoy listening to his set…
Any plans for tomorrow… Mathias Schaffhauser LIVE at SuicideCircus, Berlin. He’s going to present his new album „ANGULAR„. Support from Marcel Knopf and more…
Mo’s Ferry kicks off the new year with a dj mix by Patrick Vano. He released his debut album „The Other Side Of Me“ last year and proofed his dj skills on various events such as the I Love Vinyl Open Air and the Mo’s Ferry NYE bash in Berlin just a few days ago. We’re already excited about his upcoming releases on the label. In the meantime… enjoy listening to his mix…
Let’s ring in the New Year @ Weekend Club in Berlin on December 31st starring Dapayk & Padberg live, From Karaoke to Stardom live, Patrick Vano, Marcel Knopf and Kleinschmager Audio.
36 hours to go… I Love Vinyl Wintersession! Enjoy partying with Ian Pooley, Dapayk solo, Marcel Knopf, Kleinschmager Audio and many more tomorrow at Wolke!
Jedi Jet bring three funky Frickelsound treasures and spice up their first 12″ with a remix by Tom Ellis.
Marcel Knopf is going to play Knatter Techno tonight.
I Love Vinyl goes east and is very happy to meet all vinyl lovers in beautiful St. Petersburg on November 29th!
We’re proud to present Mathias Schaffhauser’s new album „Angular“ on Mo’s Ferry. Following his single „Brummer & Hammill“ a few months ago, the longplayer shows a spontaneous and unconventional producer in his best shape.
Mo’s Ferry presents the new album „ANGULAR“ by Mathias Schaffhauser. Official release is Nov 22nd, 2013. But check out the competion at Thenoisegate.com to win a physical copy of the album.
Have yourself a merry I Love Vinyl Wintersession @ Wolke! Join us on December, 21st.
Join Dapayk @ Klub Rura on November 16th!
Don’t miss Dapayk @ Klangkino on November 15th!
Stop by at Zooma, Plauen for Dapayk’s live gig on Nov. 9th, 2013.
Greeko is one of the new undisputed talents of the Italian scene. His latest colaboration with Darlyn Vlys made huge waves. So, welcome aboard!
BERMUDA / Mo’s Ferry night…
Join us on Nov. 8th, 2013 at Weekend club, Berlin.
Dapayk solo – live
Mo’s Ferry welcomes Greeko – a young artist from Italy. Along with his upcoming „Kill EP“ he brought a fresh and driving dj set for our label mix series.
Mr.Statik’s second EP on Mo’s Ferry is out on digital today… featured by Sasha Perera with incredibly laid-backvocals and with remixes by Daze Maxim and Dapayk.
Today we have received the new I Love Vinyl slipmats! If you are a vinyl lover and want to purchase one please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Old school mailorder 😉
1 slipmat = 9 Euro
2 slipmats = 17 Euro
(Germany 2,50 Euro / international on request)
Mo’s Ferry presents Dapayk & Padberg „Smoke“. After a private showcase of their new video to a selected audience the doors will be open to the public. The suitable bass support comes from DJs Marcel Knopf, Kleinschmager Audio and Malte Seddig.
Dapayk & Padberg’s „Some Air“ is taken from their 4th album „Smoke“. Inspired by the relaxed atmosphere of Southern France both musicians put some of this easiness in a song full of longing for some air.
Patrick Vano „The Other Side Of Me“ out in stores!