The mighty Berlin-based Innervisions label founded in 2005 by Dixon and Âme will descend upon East Williamsburg’s The Brooklyn Mirage on Saturday, August 4 — that’s today! — for a massive party taking place from 6:00pm to 4:30am. The lineup features the aforementioned Dixon and Kristian Beyer of Âme going back-to-back for an extended set, along with sets by fellow Teutonic musical iconoclast DJ Koze.
In addition to a set from San Francisco’s Solar, up-and-coming Portuguese producer Trikk (real name: Bruno Deodato) is slated to grace the decks on what will be his U.S. debut.
A longtime associate of Innervisions, Trikk exudes a deep, emotive house style that eschews pomp and circumstance in favor of vibes straight from the heart and soul. We caught up with Trikk before his set and asked him to share his five biggest tracks of the moment.
1. John T. Gast – Jah Zeus
First things first. This is one of my favorite records from the last five or six years. I bought it in London at Kristina Records when I used to live there, and it immediately made an impact on me (this song in particular). I like the drums because of the rhythm and time signature change — it creates an amazing flow throughout the track.
2. Abrão – Aguas Sagradas Do Ganges
Before the project Abrão he was the lead singer for the underground post-punk band Kafka, which was a legendary São Paulo band during the 1980s. For me, this album is one of the highlights of 2018 so far. It was released on Bigamo, which is the label from Frank Wiedemann. It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I often play something from it, especially as I’m warming up a room and just getting my set started.
3. Joe Claussell – With More Love (Sacred Rhythm Mix)
An instant classic from Joe Claussell. This guy is one of my favorite house producers. I could go on all day talking about his many different projects, aliases and also his amazing label, Sacred Rhythm Music. Instead I will just say that I don’t play this record often, only at a few select places and parties. But when I do, it makes me emotional. It’s a 10-minute trip for the misfits, couples and friends that all party together under one roof.
4. Itsuroh Shimoda – Everybody Anyone
There’s not much info about Itsuroh other than that he’s Japanese and he was born in 1948. He made a couple of songs and this album, Love Songs And Lamentations, is my favorite. I love this song, because even if I don’t understand the lyrics, somehow it touches me emotionally. The sadness in the voice and the loneliness in the guitar are highlights for me. There’s something about emotional vocals from the women singing in the background that just gets me every time.
5. Death In June – Fall Apart
For my last pick, I had to choose the track that is in my all-time top five tunes. I crave depressing music — it’s just appealing to my senses weirdly enough, and this track touches me like no other does.