Welcome to Emerald & Doreen DIY party!
As many of you know, Emerald & Doreen's annual Style of Sound release has always been a highlight of the label's release calendar, and this year was going to be the best one we have ever done.
Due to the current environtment, we're sad that we can't offer you a real life in-person release party. So instead, we offer you a 75-Minute before-Berghain-was-cool throwback version to consume at home.
To prepare, first visit your local shop and purchase enough beer and vodka & coke for yourself and a friend. Allow the coke to go flat and the beer to warm up nicely for the full authentic experience.
Next, put on Volume 5's continuous mega mix which was put together by the Style of Sound's John Noi, and play it as loud as possible.
As you listen to the mix, you'll be taken on a journey which traverses the recent catalogue from Emerald & Doreen.
It features label favourites including go nogo, Haioka, Daytona, and Matteo Veroni, and will introduce you to fresh label newcomers including Rodrigo AM, Poulper, and VOJU, who are defining the future sound of the dance floor.
You're not allowed to spend too much time listening to the mix because you'll want to go outside your house and stand outside your front door - for at least 30 minutes - to replicate the experience of standing in a never-ending club queue.
Next, charge yourself €8 to get back in, making sure to not have the right change on you. If you have a jacket, hand it to your friend, partner, or child, and give them €1 to hang up your coat in your closet / makeshift coat check.
Safety is our priority and we don't want you to infect anyone at your house. So guess what? It's time for a DIY COVID test!
Charge yourself €4 for a vodka and coke and don't be stingy with the vodka. The test results are easy. If you can taste and smell the vodka you don't have COVID. If you can't taste and smell the vodka, well you might be in trouble.
No worries though. Just put on a face mask and channel some Altern 8 vibes.
Now the fun begins. Turn off all the lights in your house, and somehow fill it up with vape smoke, cooking steam, or some other substance that makes it impossible to see properly. Flash the lights on and off occasionally and frequently.
Next you'll want to place obstacles all over the floor like vacuums and chairs in the most awkward of places to mimic piles of coats and drunk people standing in the way.
Before the mix is finished, make sure to lose your wallet, tobacco, sunglasses, and whatever else takes your fancy.
As the last track goes on by Barko (approximately 5 mins before the end) turn all the lights on and stand about glassy-eyed and bewildered, wondering what the hell just happened.
To repeat this experience, make sure to purchase your very own copy Emerld & Doreen's Style of Sound Volume 5 so that you can repeat this special experience any the day of the week.