Tour Dates Friday 18th January: Xe54, Melbourne Saturday 19th January: Café De Mar, Sydney Sunday 20th January: Habitat, Perth Saturday 26th January: Bloom, Geelong Sunday 27th January: Rainbow Serpent Festival, Victoria
Feliks Thielemann and Mathias Schwarz aka Super Flu are the creative minds credited for breeding a whole new genre of dance music. Somewhere between the worlds of electronic, experimental, progressive, and deep house, you’ll find this German-based duo who have become synonymous with feel-good dance music that has a strong focus on playful chord progressions and rich melodic phrases. Their early career releases saw them appearing regularly on record labels Herzblut and Traum, before creating their own label in 2009 Monaberry which houses regular works from artists Andhim, Oxia, and the Adana Twins. Whether listening to older productions from the duo with their 2012 track ‘Super Flu Loves Isaac’, or their more recent projects with their latest EP ‘Selee’, Super Flu remains consistently unique, and universally adored by fans. Australian audiences gear up to welcome Super Flu back this summer over 5 headline shows.
Feliks Thielemann & Mathias Schwarz – that´s Super Flu!
Welcome to a world where crispy baked bass drums give the keynote, where Momratzn twitch to tweaking hi-hats and speech bubbles wave engaging basses to you! Do you falter on making a tough decision?
Super Flu recommend you garlic bread rolls and 6-minute-boiled eggs! Is your equipment rubbish? Trust your intuition, tickle the max out of the old stuff and squeeze inspiration out of everything you can lay your hands on! Are you lacking ideas? Take your cockatoo’s advice! Go on vacation and have some beer. Try, (you know, doing something you’d never do otherwise). Listen to Jazz. Tinker whatever comes to your mind using funny snack bar names, exotic instruments and kid’s toys
. Now with your best mate and at least one mutual favourite bakery, lots of Herzblut and a great Traum behind, nothing can harm you anymore…!
The weird and wonderful Super Flu are two of dance musics (and Australias) most loved characters. Whether it’s their ability to write hit records such as ‘Reeves’, uplifting gems like ‘Chee Pso Ng’, or theirpeculiar outlook on self-promotion, these two German gentlemen really are one of a kind.
In May of last year Super Flu released their explorative third studio album ‘Musik 3’. The album was soon accompanied by an outpour of remixes from a number of highly respected artists including Solomun, Deetron, Tim Engelhardt, Oliver Koletzki and more. As well as writing some of their own new music, recent months have seen the bulk of Super Flu’s time go to the build of their record label, where they’ve been busy signing releases from Bebetta, Upercent, Bog & Remcord and more.
Welcome to a world where crispy baked bass drums give the keynote, where Momratzn twitch to tweaking hi-hats and speech bubbles wave engaging basses to you!?Do you falter on making a tough decision? Super Flu recommend you garlic bread rolls and 6-minute-boiled eggs! ?Is your equipment rubbish? Trust your intuition, tickle the max out of the old stuff and squeeze inspiration out of everything you can lay your hands on! ?Are you lacking ideas? Take your cockatoo’s advice! Go on vacation and have some beer. Try (you know, doing something you’d never do otherwise). Listen to Jazz. Tinker whatever..
12 of dance music’s leading lights have been hand-selected by Super Flu to remix ‘Musik 3’ – the German duo’s stand out third album. Each artist has re-imagined varying tracks from ‘Musik 3’ to impressive effect, certain to light up clubs all over the world. Deetron makes ‘Mygut’ a warm and quirky Detroit gem, Mathias Kaden turns ‘2dabeat’ into an atmospheric, acid tinged jam and Ninetoes reinterprets ‘Mine You’ with heady, jittering rhythms. Solomun twists ‘Mygut’ into an eerie cascade of sound and Guy Mantzur weaves dense textures for mid-set energy with his take on ‘Insi’. Each artist adds their own unique take with ‘Musik 3+’, demonstrating Super Flu’s impressive stature as one of electronic music’s most ambitious projects. Hailing from Halle/Saale, Germany, Felix Thielemann and Mathias Schwarz AKA Super Flu are unquestionably one of dance music’s most unique acts. The pair have built up an impressive reputation for their ambitious signature sound which covers everything from classic house to orchestral and has won them respect from music lovers and industry peers alike. A remarkable culmination of productions, ‘Musik 3’ was an exquisite listening experience that wove listeners through infectious vocals and up-tempo dance-floor cuts. Fully immersing themselves in to each project they’ve embarked on, ‘Musik 3’ is still the perfect presentation of their studio work, providing a different shade of electronic sounds to please each and every electronic music lover. ‘Musik 3+’ provides a dazzling selection of remixes that add a new, dance floor focused dimension to Super Flu’s highly successful original album and shows not only how well connected the pair are to dance music’s most prominent luminaries but also how prolific the Super Flu boys are (in 2016 alone, the pair played 120 gigs around the globe).
What was the most challenging part about the making of the new album ‘Musik 3 ‘?
The most important part of the process is to play around and gather ideas, and this needs some time. After that the producing and implementation of these ideas went fairly quickly.
Where did you record and how long did the recording process take?
The first ideas came to us during our holidays in Nepal (January / February 2016) in the Himalayas. In our studio in Halle Saale we then proceeded to fine-tune them.
How would you describe the new album?
Poesy you can dance to!
Who did you work with on this album?
On the album you can find two interludes. One we did together with our sisters Andhim and one with a German composer and pianist named Volker Bertelmann aka Hauschka.
‘Mygut’ when we are lying in the bathtub and ‘K5000’ in the club.
What are your plans for the rest of 2017?
End of July, 21.07 more precisely we will perform our album as a classic composition in a live concert together with the Mannheim Philharmonics. On the side we breed ponies that also need a lot of our attention.
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When are you playing next?
Every Monday we play football with disabled children in the gym close to Owls Mountain in Halle Saale.