Swedish house maestro Kornél Kovács celebrated his birthday in style with a trip to New York for a guest appearance on Tim Sweeney’s Beats In Space, taking command of the 860th mix in the series. Fresh from playing at Mister Saturday Night, the head of Studio Barnhus stepped into Sweeney’s studio to lay down house grooves with plenty of melody, showing off disco influences by dealing in dancefloor tracks with a fair bit of eccentricity. Jumping from the slow burning atmospheric opener, “Spon” by Matt Karmil, to jams by V.O., Jichael Mackson and more, KoKo oversaw seventy minutes of music that could easily find itself filed under both ‘fun’ and ‘cerebral’. New material of his own also made an appearance, so it you’re a fan of his previous output then you’ve extra incentive to set aside an hour ten to give this a listen.
Listen to the mix here
Kovacs will be back from the states before long, and has a set at The Warehouse Project’s New Year’s Day closing party to look forward to. He’ll be playing on an unfathomable lineup that manages to squeeze in Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, DJ Koze, Hessle Audio, Bicep and Midland and still have room for Jackmaster b2b Gerd Janson, George Fitzgerald, Mike Servito, Palms Trax and plenty more. The last in another series of the biggest underground music series in the UK, the night will ensure that 2017 gets its first taste of Manchester’s dance music culture.
Words by Andrew Kemp
Photo courtesy of Kornel Kovacs