Starter For Five: WhoMadeWho

Tomas Barfod on the best ways to open out a DJ set...

Denmark's three-pronged electronic juggernaut WhoMadeWho draw from club culture to excavate their own realm.

A partnership that utilises three distinctive production talents, the trio recently took charge of a full mix for the Watergate series.

Containing deep cuts, exclusives, and absolute system burners, it's a fantastic mix, so creative it could almost count as an album in its own right.

Out now, it's set to be accompanied by a flurry of WhoMadeWho live shows and DJ sets, running across Europe and beyond.

Clash tracked down the group's Tomas Barfod to explore the best ways to open a DJ set in Starter For Five.

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Phillipi-Rodrigo 'Barbarella'

This track pretty much sums up a WhoMadeWho DJ set; melodic synths and a disco oriented bass. The epic synth intro is perfect for a good start.

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Andre Bratten – 'Aegis' (Original Mix)

This synth work from the fellow Scandinavian is pretty amazing. This one is also a good ice breaker, with the certain shift in the middle of the track. 

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John Roberts – 'Ausio'

This one is on the more spacy side. We love the trippy – yet happy universe John Roberts created here. it’s great for re-setting the scene, when taking over from another DJ.   

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Gunjah – '24 Hours'

This track perfectly hits the spot between epic and mellow. Beautiful harmonies and synth themes. It usually slowly takes the crowd into a very nice place.

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Lele Sacchi – 'Kosmiquest' (Prins Thomas Versione Lunga Strada)

This one is actually not just a good starter. It’s perfect for all transitions during a set. The fun disco vibes combined with a kinda ravey bassline makes it perfect to change the mood from one vibe to another.

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Watergate 26 mixed by WhoMadeWho is out now. Order Watergate 26 on CD and digitally.

WhoMadeWho & Artbat – 'Montserrat / Closer’ is out through Watergate Records on April 19th. Pre-order here:

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