AMOK, Sian and Will Clarke

https://mixmag.net/feature/in-session-amok

IN SESSION: AMOK

Sian and Will Clarke team up for a massive new project

VALERIE LEE 30 JANUARY 2019

You might not be familiar with the name AMOK… yet.

But certainly, you know the dynamic duo behind the name on an individual basis: Octopus Recordings chief Sian has teamed up with Bristol spark Will Clarke to create AMOK.

Born in Ireland and raised in Spain, Sian has been a staple of modern techno. From the get go, he found his own cavern of undeniably mesmerizing, dark techno and established a home for similar sounds and artists in 2008, when Octopus Recordings was born.

Bristol native Will Clarke burst onto the scene in the early 2010’s. With a tagline like “doing it for the cuddles”, it’s no surprise that he was quickly noticed by and embraced by the Dirtybird flock, where he’s continued to hone in on his happy-go-lucky, booty-bouncing sound

After meeting at an edition of CRSSD Festival in San Diego and chopping it up over a bowl of ramen, they uncovered a kinship in their shared desires to break out of their respective comfort zones. A studio session later uncovered their workflow synergy, and thus, AMOK was born.

“Myself and Will have unusually parallel influences and trajectories,” Sian says. “Both of us are determined to keep pushing and redefining our individual sounds.”

Their mix arrives following the release of their first three-track ‘You Only Want Me’ EP, out now on Octopus Recordings. Check it below.

Tracklist:

Fjaak – Version 1.3.3.1

Miss Kitten – 1993 EACID (truncate remix)

P.leone – My Lita (Mark Broom Remix)

I AM BAM – Obey

The Chemical Brothers – MAH

TWR72 – Glossy Indigo

Marsian – Dont Stop

Avision – Get It Right

Blacktik – Drumtik

Jensen Interceptor – Collect Those Ends

Jensen Interceptor – Mactavis

Andre Crom – Elevation

AMOK – You Only Want Me

AMOK – It Is Nothing

Roland DJ505

More gear porn… I want one!!!

Two channels and Deck Select for up to four decks
Large, low-latency platters optimized for scratching
Eight dedicated pad controls for Serato DJ with Hot Cue, Roll, Slicer, TR, Pattern, and Sampler modes
Built-in, fully editable drum kits from Roland’s legendary TR-808, TR-909, and TR-606*, realized with advanced ACB (Analog Circuit Behavior) technology
TR kits contain eight sounds–Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Closed Hat, Open Hat, Tom, Rim, Clap, and Ride–that can be played on the performance pads and triggered from the sequencer
Shape TR drum sounds and Serato samples in real time with Level, Attack, Decay, and Tune knobs
Classic 16-step sequencer that can trigger either TR drum sounds or the Serato Sampler; new features include nudge (TR-S), step-roll, and instrument/sample mute
Unlocks Serato DJ and comes with a Serato Tool Kit license (includes Serato Pitch ‘n Time DJ, Serato Flip, and all Serato DJ FX packs)
Mixer can be used standalone via connection of multi-players or turntables to the line and phono inputs; Serato DVS Upgrade Ready
Balanced XLR outputs let you connect to a professional PA system; Booth Out plus separate 1/4-inch and 1/8-inch Phones outputs allow you to monitor your mixes
Mic input with gate, hi-pass, reverb, and echo FX
MIDI output to sync external devices with Serato DJ and the TR-S sequencer