Před páteční Therapy Sessions CZ v pražském klubu Storm jsme vyzpovídali Noëla a Franka aka The Outside Agency. Českou verzi rozhovoru najdete exkluzivně zde na Techno.cz.


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Interview with The Outside Agency for Therapy Sessions CZ Prague 2024, 10 May Storm Club Prague: "Experimenting with sound and looking for extremes is right up our alley."

1) Hi, guys. How would you introduce your project to someone who doesn't have a clue who you are?

We're Frank & Noël, aka The Outside Agency. Since 1996, we've defied genre norms, pioneering industrial hardcore and coining crossbreed. If you look us up, others will claim our music consists of "relentless beats, dark atmospheres, and innovative sound design" which nicely sums up what we do so we will leave it at that.

2) You've been The Outside Agency for 28 years already and your tunes are still ahead of time. Where do you get inspiration?

Inspiration for our tracks can come from anywhere and with each song, it is different. We're inspired by events, persons, things, sensations, music itself and the process of creation and sound design and manipulation. We aim to make the music that we would like to hear and buy ourselves. As we have high standards, this mentality also serves as quality control.

3) Your music remains underground. Is music what you do for living?

Underground music is not exactly a cash cow but we have somehow managed to survive its ever changing climate. And yes: we both do this for a living.

4) Noel, with so many aliases and projects (DJ Hidden, Semiomime, Disistor etc.), what is your main focus at the moment?

Noël: "My main focus is to write music. The projects are ways to get it out in the world and hopefully avoid some of the confusion that would arise if I did it all using just one name."

5) Frank, can we expect some new Eye-D stuff from you? Or any other music activites than TOA?

Frank: This is a fantastic question. I think I love drum & bass more than anything. The hardcore and techno projects eat up most of my time and they're little more successful than Eye-D so I had to prioritize those or get a job. I'm also a slow producer. Counterstrike likes to call me Old Slow Hand. I had to let go of drum & bass as my main focus, but even casual listeners can tell that I put lots of drum & bass elements in all of my music. You know what they say, drum & bass will never die. Love it, and the answer is yes.

6) What kind of gigs do you mostly get? Is it more international events or mostly Netherlands with its great hardcore fanbase?

We have played at events all over the world. During the summer, you can often find us at Dutch hardcore festivals and parties in Europe. During the cold months, we frequently perform in clubs across Europe, the United States, Japan, and wherever else we are booked. Our repertoire is quite dark in nature but is not bound to a specific location and we both like the variety our bookings usually bring.

7) How was it to perform in the Czech Republic in 2019 at Let It Roll? Do you still remember your last Therapy Sessions Budweis with us in 2011?

Playing Let It Roll is always a fantastic experience. It's always great to see our international drum & bass family and it's equally great to feel that we're accepted as "hardcore" artists. We're very excited to return there. We remember our performance in České Budějovice because it was also our debut there. It's been a while but the memory is definitely a good one!

8) Neurofunk is the hot stuff at the moment. Would you say that harder drum & bass like crossbreed or skullstep is also coming back strong?

Usually, genres experience "waves" during which they are more popular. Since there are plenty of drum & bass heads who like their music a bit harder than some neurofunk, we are sure that both crossbreed and skullstep elements will continue to appear. It is even possible that these harder elements will dominate drum & bass again in the future... but we will see what happens. Time will tell.

9) What does the party Therapy Sessions mean to you as an artist?

Therapy Sessions for us are events that focus on the aforementioned. Therapy came into the light, or darkness rather, when hard drum & bass was really having its first prime moment so the events were very, very important for our scene. There seems to be an increase in these types of parties which might mean that people are once again ready to turn things up a notch. We have always liked both the idea of experimenting with sound and looking for extremes so this is right up our alley.

10) What can we expect in your exclusive two hour set as you return to the Czech Republic after five years?

Sometimes it's best to not expect anything and just let it all happen. When we perform, this is our modus operandi as well: we do not prepare our sets and simply play what feels good at that particular moment. Our set will be filled with new music and we are going to play and mix this music using the available equipment to the fullest!

11) Why should everyone be at Storm Club Prague on 10 May, 2024?

This Friday Storm Club will be the best place to experience everything we have talked about in this interview. This will be a diverse, fun night with an excellent line-up... and if you decide to show up, we are going to do our best to make sure you will not regret it! So, ultimately, deep regret is the main reason you should absolutely go.

Thank you, we're looking forward to ripping it up with The Outside Agency!

Listen to the exclusive mix by The Outside Agency for Therapy Sessions CZ on YouTube or Soundcloud.

↓ENG↓ Therapy freaks, máme tu čest vám naservírovat další z exkluzivních mixů! Zhostilo se jej nizozemské duo The Outside Agency (DJ Hidden & Eye-D), jedni z headlinerů pražské Therapy Sessions CZ, která proběhne v pátek 10. května 2024 v pražském klubu Storm. Dejte si ultimátní jízdu za hranice stylů, od industriálního techna přes drum and bass a jungle až po uptempo hardcore – old school, new school i totálně nadčasové tracky. TOA se 5 let po vystoupení na festivalu Let It Roll vracejí do ČR a po 13 letech se objeví na Therapy Sessions Czech Republic. Nenechte si ujít jejich dvouhodinový set v Praze a dejte si hodinovou ochutnávku toho, co vás čeká. Na tohle nejste připraveni! Potřebujete terapii!!! / Therapy freaks, we are proud to serve you another exclusive mix! It was made by Dutch duo The Outside Agency (DJ Hidden & Eye-D), one of the headliners of Therapy Sessions CZ, which will take place on Friday 10th May 2024 at Storm Club Prague. Give yourself the ultimate ride beyond styles, from industrial techno to drum and bass and jungle to uptempo hardcore – old school, new school and totally timeless tracks. TOA returns to the Czech Republic 5 years after their appearance at Let It Roll festival and after 13 years they will perform at Therapy Sessions Czech Republic. Don't miss their two-hour set in Prague and get a taste of what's to come. You are not prepared for this! You need therapy!!!


01. The Outside Agency - The Apostate

02. Ophidian - Stalker

03. The Outside Agency - Resist

04. Promo - Represent by Example (The Outside Agency Remix)

05. Hellsystem - Blood Eagle

06. Miyuki Omura - Awkward

07. Vizzen & MIDNIGHT CVLT - (not) Friends

08. Detest - London

09. Burr Oak - J'laisse Des Traces (J'Pars En Vrille)

10. DNGN DRGNS - Through The Prism

11. 3RDKND - Fix

12. DJ Hidden - The Nightmare Connector VIP

13. Skitzaph0nic - Chaos Theorem (The Outside Agency Remix)

14. Blockdata - The Host

15. Deathmachine - Graphene

16. The Outside Agency - The Malorian Candidate

17. Wreck Reality - HWFG (Extended Mix)

18. System Info - Get It

19. Irontype - Hugo

20. DJIPE - God Meltdown

21. Transforma - Ghouls

22. Nagazaki - Perfect Angle

23. The Satan - All The Memories

24. The Outside Agency - Rage

25. Trespassed - Xaeros Box

26. Raxyor & Khaoz Engine - Steez Knowledge


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Po vyprodání early-birds na Therapy Sessions 2024 – Prague – Hard Drum and Bass Carnival jsme uvolnili do prodeje další vstupenky za zvýhodněnou cenu. Pospěšte si a kupte je právě teď za 390 Kč + poplatek, přes 50 % této vlny je již vyprodáno a rychle mizí: bit.ly/TS_CZ_Prague_2024_tickets. / After the Therapy Sessions 2024 – Prague – Hard Drum and Bass Carnival early-birds sold out, we have released another set of tickets for sale at a discounted price. Hurry and buy them now for 390 CZK + fee, over 50% of this wave is already sold out and going fast: bit.ly/TS_CZ_Prague_2024_tickets.

Ve sbírce exkluzivních mixů vítáme italský projekt SHADOW SECT, jednoho z headlinerů Therapy Sessions CZ XVI v MC Fabrika České Budějovice. Užijte si s námi divokou jízdu plnou vokálů, kytarových riffů a ostrých beatů. / In the collection of exclusive mixes we welcome the Italian project SHADOW SECT, one of the headliners of Therapy Sessions CZ XVI in MC Fabrika České Budějovice. Enjoy with us a wild ride full of vocals, guitar riffs and sharp beats.



1 - Shadow Sect & Loopstepwalker - RVLTN

2 - Shadow Sect & Dropset Drums of war

3 - Cyntax - Laser Beam

4 - Hocico - Damaged (Hallucinator Rmx)

5 - Shadow Sect & Mizo - Genesis

6 - Gydra- Hangjaw

7 - Shadow Sect - Nameless Ghouls

8 - State of Mind - Foul Play

9 - Teddy Killerz - Night Train

10 - Pythius - Burn 'em Down

11 - Shadow Sect & Hallucinator - Goin On

12 - Shadow Sect & Dope D.O.D. - STFU (Shadow Sect & Hallucinator Vip Rmx)

13 - The Prodigy Breath (C&K & Mefjus Rmx)

14 - Ray Volpe - Laserbeam (Aeon Edit)

15 - Gancher & Ruin - 5G

16 - Teddy Killerz - Riders in the Sky

17 - Burr Oak - No one is Innocent

18 - ID-ID

19 - The Prototypes - Killer (Gydra Rmx)

20 - High Rankin - Horrorcane

21 - Gancher & Ruin - Meds

22 - Shadow Sect & The Clamps - Eternal Return

23 - BSE & State of Mind - On a Mission

24 - Mizo - Dust Devil

25 - Shadow Sect & IHR - FCKNGJMP

26 - Shadow Sect & Delimit - Jailbreaker





Limewax - Agent Orange (Pythius Remix)
The Outside Agency & Cooh - Soul Keepers (East Kingdom Edit)
Freqax - Political Crime (Razat Remix)
Merikan - Phase Lock
Forbidden Society - Cobra (Katharsys Remix)
The Audio Killers - Hatred and Despair
Teddy Killerz - Final Boss
Merikan - One Man's Hell Is Another Man's Paradise
IHR - Skorpio (Merikan Remix)
The Martens - Bombs
Nagato & Circular D - Jump MF
QO, Trilo - Push it to the Limit (Shmidoo Remix)
Stonerice - OMG Skrillbreed!
eDUB ft. QKhack, Pezutek, eRRe - Temita
Darren Styles x Dougal & Gammer - Party Don't Stop (Shaymi Bootleg)
Tantrum Today - Amateur (Hated Bootleg)
Current Value - Therapist VIP (Hated Bootleg)
ID & ID - ID (BigRiddim Recordings Forthcoming)
BSA - Clubwalker (Hated Bootleg)
V O E - Take What You Want
PRDK - Disappear
IHR & Merikan - Giant Growth
Sub Focus - X-Ray (Metrik Remix)
Endymion & the Viper Ft. FERAL is KINKY - Raging in the Dancehall (the Outside Agency Remix)
Donny - Your World (VIP)
B Soul - Pressure
3RDKND - Kill
eRRE, QKHack & Infamous - Something Scary
Black Sun Empire & Mefjus - Something Bad
Current Value - Running (Cooh Remix)
Spor, Ewun & Evol Intent - Levitate
Receptor - Rhyno
Audio - Error
Hated - The Last Rave Before Extinction
Hated - Daydreamer
Dub Elements - Like This (Smooth Remix)
eDUB - L2P
Proket - Norilsk
Contrage - This is Rotterdam (Shaymi Bootleg)
Sinister Souls - Kick Snare
Blaster & eDUB - Die



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