Summer is a tricky little bastard at the best of times, but Tomas Barford from Danish synth-pop act WhoMadeWho, seems to have snared it with an exclusive 'Summer Pop' DJ mix for Clash.
Hitting somewhere between the leftfield electronica/pop blend of jazz-techno outfit of Brandt Brauer Frick and the huge, wholly appealing melodies of synth-poppers Hot Chip, WhoMadeWho have come a long way since their self-titled debut album in 2005.
Their rise may have been aided by ‘accidentally’ headlining Benicassim in 2007 (when scheduled headliners Klaxons were delayed on route to the festival), but they capitalised on it perfectly, and have grown into a fully formed songwriting outfit with a lot of crossover appeal and some hefty pop songs in the bank. Latest album ‘Dreams’, released earlier this year, showed the band’s songwriting at its most accessible.
Barford’s Clash mix rolls, bounces, glitches, ebbs and flows on a thoroughly sunny and summery tip, taking in hazy electro, spacey R&B, kaleidoscopic house and much more. We couldn’t tease a tracklist out of Barford, the scamp, so you’ll have to unearth these nuggets yourselves, but we promise it’ll be an enjoyable exercise.
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WhoMadeWho play at Tauron Nowa Muzyka festival in Katowice, Poland, from August 21st - 24th. More info here.
Words: Tristan Parker