The final Pieces of 2013 is almost upon us and we’re finishing the year with a bang. First upward, check out the cover star. Jon Hopkins emerges as one of its brightest superstars of the year thanks to his excellent fourth album Immunity. Laden with critical praise—and a Mercury Prize nomination—the record represents Hopkins’ techno renaissance. What better time for the Slices team in order to land the inside story. Alongside Hopkins, Slices gets face time with three other protagonists leading the way in their respective areas of electronic music: the melodic techno producer and Pampa affiliate Ada, London-based masters of doleful, folk-flavored striper music Cloud Boat and Berlin’s producer FNM, better known as Filippo Moscatello.
This issue’s In The Car feature sees Slices riding shotgun with house producer, in-demand DJ and current Watergate 14 compiler Mathias Kaden. We’ll also be getting to know the new celebrity of luxe house and techno La Fleur, a Swedish maker whose sets at Panorama Pub and Watergate have won the girl lots of fans. Back down on earth we will be chatting vintage synths using the aptly named PhilSynth in Tech Talk.
All this plus the usual bundle of Live & Rare content, this time featuring Mount Kimbie, Disclosure, and Washed Out.
Slices 4-13 hits the shelves on December 5th. Head here to subscribe to the full DVD collection, or pick up your free of charge copy from one of these areas. You can also find even more Slices features on our YouTube Channel. At the same time, watch our latest Slices interview, featuring Andre Bratten and taken from issue 3-13, beneath.