House of Numbers: Panthera Krause

Panthera Krause

Panthera Krause is a “four-armed” music producer, DJ and illustrator from Leipzig, Germany. His productions flowing easily between uplifting-chords, meandering arpeggiators and melancholic scapes all framed in housy, MPC-ruled beats, cut-throat samples and a fresh breeze of dirt. Panthera grew up in the late 90s in the eastern part of Germany, where he spent his days between saxophone lessons and hanging out in record stores, se-lecting music for his radio shows on local radio stations. Socialized by the eclectic sound of Kassablanca, Jena he started his musical career with his band Marbert Rocel in 2007 on Compost records.

t was in 2012 when Panthera released his first solo productions on Lobster Theremin. He recorded DJ sets for NTS Radio, Groove Magazin and Gilles Peterson and played his live shows and DJ sets from Panoramabar, Berlin to Corsica Stu-dios, London and from Le Batofar, Paris to IFZ, Leipzig. This experinces of travelling at the weekend, getting in touch with a lot of different people and ideas and producing over the week is still culminating in Pantheras unique eclectic-house-epic-flute-abstract-beat-moment-productions released on labels like Uncanny Valley, Riotvan and Lobster Theremin to name just a few. Together with Peter Invasion he runs the Leipzig based label Riotvan.

Fresh off the release of his new two-tracker “Como Dada”, our beloved Robert Krause makes a pit stop at LAGASTA and enters its series of mini-interviews “House of Numbers”, counting down all his favourite things. Let’s go! 

ONE song you were whistling lately…

Actually, it’s “War (What it is good for?)” from Edwin Star

TWO times you had wish you were living somewhere else…

January, Febuary…

THREE TV series you love…

1.  Star Trek: Voyager
2.  Fargo
3. The Maid

FOUR places you want to visit again…

A tiny Island on the coast of Mozambique, Tiflis, Madrid, the couch of my grandparents

FIVE people you are influenced by…

1. Matthew Herbert
2. Tamara Danz
3. Jean-Luc Picard
4. Melbeatz, Christa Wolf


SIX words to describe yourself…

Empathic, humorous, comfortable, not-that-tall…


SEVEN things you love in your city

1. My family
2. My friends
3. The lakes around
4. The underdog mentality,
5. he Panthera-Pizz (a Pizza named after me at „Pekar“, a Pizzeria round my corner)
6. The Space
7. The East German vibe

EIGHT o’clock in the morning, your day starts with…

One coffee, two cigarettes and 30 minutes just for me.

NINE minute track (or more) that you wish it was even longer…

The Necks – Sex

TEN years later, how do you imagine yourself…

Sitting on a piano in a room flooded by sunlight. The smoke of a cigarette is gently weeping through the air. It’s quiet.


ELEVEN minutes to draw something for LAGASTA…

TWELVE inches version of a track you adore…

The Clash – Rock The Casbah (12” Version)

THIRTEEN-year-old Robert is dreaming to be…

…a show with his garage band consisting of 3 guys with a toy keyboard, two broken bongos and an unplugged mic.

A killer two-tracker from Panthera Krause

Here with the second installment of the ongoing Riotvan Edition, Panthera Krause, as in one of the label’s most beloved mainstays, hands in his first two original productions after his 2019 full length offering “It’s a Business Doing Pleasure with You“.

This two-tracker showcases everything we love about Krause, the tongue-in-cheek attitude, the anything goes approach in conjunction with anyone dances arrangements. Yet, on “Como Dada” and “All I Want To Do” we find him focus particularly on groove and rhythmic patterns.


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