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Session Victim Biography 2015

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 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 the friendship spanning two decades and a regular Hamburg to Berlin studio exchange.

With their record collections spanning several decades of hip hop, funk and soul as well as frequently vinyl-only house and techno selections, 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’ released at the end of last year 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.

The last six months have also seen 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 EP will drop on the newly resurrected Retreat (the vinyl only label Hauke runs with Quarion) this summer and forthcoming Session Victim remixes include a seminal 1996 Boris Dlugosch track on Peppermint Jam and a remix on Gomma.

As we roll into festival season, June will see Session Victim make their Glastonbury debut, adding to their global roll call of the best underground parties and festivals in the world and their conversion of new fans dance floor by dance floor.

Discography

Original Music

See You When You Get There Pt. 1
Delusions Of Grandeur
2014
Much Too Strong - Treats Vol. 5
Retreat
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

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
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
Schedule
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Friday September 4th
Air London presents Session Victim - Basing House, London (DJ set)
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Saturday September 5th
Electrosanne Festival, Lausanne (live)
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Thursday September 10th
Boiler Room, Hamburg (live)
Saturday September 19th
Echo Park, Shanghai (live)
Sunday September 20th
Salon Zur Wilden Renate, Berlin (DJ set)
Saturday September 26th
Uferlos, Lucerne (live)
Saturday September 26th
TodaysArt.NL Festival, The Hague (live) - daytime
Friday October 2nd
Groove Theory, Cardiff (DJ set)
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Saturday October 3rd
Constellations, Liverpool (DJ set)
Friday October 9th
Studio 94, Bristol (DJ set)
Thursday October 15th
Delusions of Grandeur ADE at Canvas, Amsterdam (DJ set)
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Thursday October 22nd
Insomnia Festival, Tromso (live)
Friday October 23rd
Badaboum, Paris (DJ set)
Friday October 30th
Heavy Lifting at PAL, Hamburg
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Friday November 6th
Toldi, Budapest (DJ set)
Friday November 13th
Corsica Studios, London (live)
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Saturday November 28th
Mint Club, Leeds (DJ set)
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Friday September 18th
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