While other kids were playing at the pool on their summer vacation, 16-year-old Simon of andhim was scratching with jazz musicians throughout Europe. Tobias stared in the late ’90s as part of the turntablist group Noisy-Stylus and became a multiple ITF and DMC champion. The pair met at a Bavarian sausage-eating contest, facing each other in the final round.
However, it wasn’t until Spring 2010 when Cologne, Germany duo andhim decided to get out of the studio and bring their beats to the world. Less than 12 months later, andhim were voted in the top 10 German newcomers by Groove and Raveline Magazine.
With roots in hip hop, the boys work mainly with samples for their self-described “Super House” sound, giving their tracks an organic spin unmatched in electronic music. This individuality has earned them a home with labels such as Monaberry, Get Physical, Terminal M, and Black Butter.
We were lucky enough to have andhim pick some of their favorite tracks of the moment for our Dive Into The Deep series ahead of their appearance at Mysteryland USA in May. Tune in above, and read their words below.
Dektro – Langhors (Original Mix) [We Play House]
Released on a great label from Belgium called We Play House Recordings. This is perfect around 4 a.m. on Saturday morning
andhim – Domplatte (Original Mix) [Get Physical]
Part of our latest EP, Spayce, on Get Physical.
WhoMadeWho – Heads Above (Kollektiv Turmstrasse Remix) [Shanti Radio Moscow]
Kollektiv Turmstrasse are remixing geniuses!
Green Velvet & Carl Craig – Party (Original Mix) [Relief]
We love the collaboration of two greats here and we love to party.
Jimpster – Porchlight & Rocking Chairs (KiNK Remix) [Freerange]
Released last year, We enjoy playing this during special extended sets.
MIX OF THE WEEK: andhim – Exclusive Mix For Timewarp
Playing Time Warp in Germany earlier this month was incredible. Here is a mix we did in preparation for the festival.