Chasing Kurt is a new deep house project from Gießen, Germany, collaboration between long-term friends and producers Pascal Blanché and Wojtek Kutschke and singer Lukas Poloczek after a chance meeting in a bar brought them together.
Their debut album From The Inside was released earlier this year on Chopstick & Johnjon’s Suol and their extended 2 hour mix is a snapshot of why much has been made of the trio of late, with Wojtek digging deep into his vinyl collection.
Thanks for talking to us … how are you doing today?
Fine, fine … hope you too?! :)
Your debut album was recently released on Suol… was that a label you had in mind when you were making the LP?
No, this was more a coincidence. We had no label in mind while starting our work but then the connection between us and the label started and we thought that this would fit well.
How has the reaction been so far?
We had very good feedback for the album so far - a lot of good reviews and press interviews - also a lot of people writing us how much they like the album. We are very happy about all that.
Tell us about the mix… how and where was it put together?
We wanted to mix some classic house tunes with good new tracks. Wojtek is always doing the DJ sets for Chasing Kurt and found some classic vinyl stuff in his cellar.
Are there any tracks in particular you’d like to highlight?
The second song in the set is from Romanthony. He died some weeks ago. R.I.P man - I played it for you. And there are more classic tracks which had a profound impact on all of us.
Where can we catch you performing over the summer?
We´ll play some Festivals in Germany and one in Bukarest/Romania and also over in Ibiza.
Anything else you’d like to tell us about…?
We hope you´ll enjoy our podcast for Defected.
1.Chasing Kurt – It Shines On Me
2.Romanthony – The Wanderer
3.Chymera - An Island In Space (Jacob Korn Remix)
4.Michael Cleis – Hey Lady Luck (Jimpster remix)
5.Ben Westbeech – Hang Around (Wahoo Main Mix)
6.Mario Basanov – Slip Away feat. Rahjwanti
7.Bicep – Vision Of Love (C2 edit)
8.Darryl Pandy - Love Can´t turn Around (Lazy Boys Edit)
9.C-Rock – Lovefreak
10.Doctor Dru – U Don´t Dance
11.Will Saul feat. Joe Dukie – My Way (Dusky Remix)
12.Moodtrap – Out Of Time (Moodtrap Reshape)
13.Joshua Iz feat Diz – It Iz What It Iz (Russ Gabriel Stripped Down 80´s Mix)
14.Roots + Wings – Come Over 2My Place
15.Josh One – Contemplation (King Britt Funke Remix)
16.Pepe Bradock – Deep Burnt
17.Mario Basanov – We Are Cild (Album Vinyl Dub)
18. Mario Basanov – Under Your Feet feat. Jazzu
19.Chasing Kurt – Running Searching