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Session Victim Biography

The late James Brown aside, you won’t find anyone with a more visceral connection with soul than Session Victim in the midst of a DJ set. Their live set pitches the energy levels up even further, the frenzied head banging of two friends jamming like their lives depend on it, now a signature scene.

Since the success of their bedroom-produced debut LP took them a little by surprise back in 2012, Hauke Freer and Matthias Reiling have formalised their ad hoc studio jams and fanatical sampling sessions into something resembling a schedule, But besides that, refreshingly nothing much has changed about their friendship, spanning over twenty years and a regular Hamburg to Berlin studio exchange.

With a record collection covering several decades of hip hop, funk and soul as well as releases on numerous vinyl-only house and techno imprints, it’s their passion for uncovering dusty vinyl treasures and the soul that can be captured on a miniature moment in wax that inspires both their DJ sets and production environment.

Session Victim’s second long player See You When You Get There was featured highly on various ‘Best of 2014’ lists, including XLR8R and DJ History. Respected contemporary and head of Pampa Records DJ Koze, also added his own seal of approval by remixing their track Hyuwee for the DJ Kicks 50th compilation while two of Session Victim’s latest album tracks also made it on to Seth Troxler’s DJ Kicks last year.

2015 also saw celebrated releases from solo endeavours, with Hauke’s EP on new vinyl only imprint XK being repressed several times and Matthias returning to hugely respected label Giegling to release his first solo EP since 2011.

The next Session Victim releases will drop on Frank Musik and Delusions Of Grandeur, followed by a remix of their friend Iron Curtis on Retreat (the vinyl only label Hauke runs with Quarion) and a remix of a classic 1996 Boris Dlugosch track on Peppermint Jam.

Discography

Original Music

Delusions 50: Part 1
Delusions Of Grandeur
2016
See You When You Get There Pt. 3
Delusions Of Grandeur
2015
Hyuwee
K7 recordings
2015
Stick Together
K7 recordings
2015
See You When You Get There Pt. 1
Delusions Of Grandeur
2014
Much Too Strong - Treats Vol. 5
Retreat
2014
See You When You Get There Pt. 2
Delusions Of Grandeur
2014
Random Blues - Wolf EP 18
Wolf Music Recordings
2013
Glow In The Dark
Delusions of Grandeur
2013
Can't Help It
Retreat
2013
Harlequin
Retreat
2012
The Haunted House of House Part 1
Delusions of Grandeur
2012
The Haunted House of House Part 2
Delusions of Grandeur
2012
The Haunted House of House Part 3
Delusions of Grandeur
2012
The Haunted House of House Part 4 Ltd
W/lb
2012
Right from Wrong
air london
2011
Treats Vol. 3
Retreat
2011
Treats Vol. 2
Retreat
2010
Paw To The Floor EP
Wolf Music Recordings
2010
Left the Building EP
Delusions of Grandeur
2010
On the Roll
Retreat
2010
Million Dollar Feeling
Delusions of Grandeur
2010
Treats Vol. 1
Retreat
2009
Out on Love
Retreat
2009
Late Runner EP
Real Soon
2009
The Joy of Painting EP
Hairy Claw
2009
No Friends EP
Real Soon
2008

VA Sampler

Large Processor
Permanent Vacation
2011
Wewanttothankallourfriends
Wolf Music
2010
Memory Lane
Cookies
2010
Swashbuckler
Hairy Claw
2010
Watergate 04 - Contribute
Watergate
2009

Albums

See You When You Get There
Delusions Of Grandeur
2014
The Haunted House of House
Delusions of Grandeur
2012

Remixes

Boris Dlugosch- Keep Pushin
Hafendisko
2016
Jesper Ryom- Deep Blues
Delicieuse Records
2015
Kapote- Fuck Music
Toy Tonics
2015
Wayne Snow - Red Runner (Session Victim Remix)
Tartelet
2014
Brame & Hamo - Clockwerk (Session Victim Remix)
Splendor & Squalor
2014
Egyptian Nipples - L.A. Melody (Session Victim Remix)
Apersonal Music
2014
Dwig - Forget The Pink Elephant (Session Victim Remix)
Giegling
2014
Midnight Magic - Same Way I Feel (Session Victim Remix)
Permanent Vacation
2014
Choklate & Cola Cube- Break My Heart
Z Records
2014
Andre Laos- Detour
Let's Play House
2014
Baio – Modern (Session Victim Remix)
Greco-Roman
2013
Jay Shepheard & Matthew Burton - Liberal Zee (Session Victim Remix)
Retrofit
2013
Volta Cab - Always In The Place (Session Victim Remix)
What's In The Box Records
2013
Rainer Trueby - Welcome To Our World (Session Victim Remix)
Compost Black
2012
Pascal Viscardi - City Chords (Session Victim Remix)
The Exquisite Pain
2012
Duffstep - Your Touch (Session Victim Remix)
Join the Dots
2012
Greymatter - Give It To Me Slow (Session Victim Remix)
Wolf Music
2011
Matt Flores - Water on the Moon (Session Victim Remix)
Farside
2011
Choklate - Break My Heart (Session Victim Remix)
Surround Sounds
2011
Aldo Cadiz & Antonio De Angelis – Thunder (Session Victim Voodoo Workout)
OFF
2010
Sidwho? - I Do The Night (Session Victim Dub)
Future Classic
2010
Agnès - Hi Murda (Session Victim Rmx)
Resopal Red
2008

Music Appears On

Permanent Vacation Safari 3
Permanent Vacation
2015
Defected In The House Ibiza 2015
Defected
2015
Bargrooves Ibiza 2014
Bargrooves
2014
Delusions of Grandeur BeatportDecade Deep House
Delusions Of Grandeur
2014
Schedule
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Friday July 29th
Watergate, Berlin (DJ set)
Friday August 5th
Untold Festival, Cluj-Napoca (Live)
Saturday August 6th
Get Diverted at Prince of Wales, London
Friday August 26th
Concrete, Paris (DJ set)
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Saturday August 27th
Disco Dolly, Amsterdam (DJ set)
Sunday August 28th
Oscillate Weekender at About Blank, Berlin (DJ Set)
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Friday September 2nd
Colore at Hare and Hounds, Birmingham (DJ set)
Saturday September 3rd
Golem, Hamburg
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Saturday September 17th
Z-Bau, Nuernberg (Live)
Friday September 23rd
Good Room, Brooklyn (Live set)
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Saturday September 24th
Newspeak, Montreal (Live set)
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Friday September 30th
Couture, Los Angeles (Live set)
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Saturday October 1st
An Evening with Session Victim at Monarch, San Francisco (DJ + Live)
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Sunday October 2nd
Wherehouse, Tijuana (live)
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Saturday October 15th
Galerie Kurzweil, Darmstadt (DJ set)
Friday December 2nd
Tropico Festival, Acapulco (live set)
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Saturday December 3rd
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Sunday December 4th
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