contexterrior is pleased to present the debut collaboration from italian producers alessio mereu and andrea ferlin, three immaculately produced techno cuts as slick as melting ice, with eerie voices woven so deep into the mix, you’ll wonder whether you’re actually hallucinating them. mereu is known for his material on labels like cmyk and toys for boys, and is also half the duo bunkers whose “holding back” and “barajas” have made the rounds in the clubs these past several months. ferlin is known for his past releases on freak n’ chic, boxer and mindshake, and is also half of duoteque. his productions have found their way into a number of commercially released mix cds including those by magda, triple r, damian lazarus & matthew styles. from the creepy title track, circling around like a shark that smells blood, to the serene yet bouncy “boxis”, to the tribal touch of “walking on the forest path”, the deep thoughts ep offers a variety of tracks perfect for mediation on the dancefloor.
a side track ‘’1840′,’ (feat. contrapunct) is the result of taking a violin built by jean-baptiste vuillaume in the year 1840, played by our in-house virtuoso now known as contrapunct and making a sample kit / sound kit with it yes, this means all the sounds you hear on this song are sourced from an old and beautiful violin. using original recordings combined with different manipulation techniques, the trio deliver to the plate over 12 minutes of intensity. one can explain it like this perhaps……….. you are high in the blue sky walking a high wire over an ocean of beautiful coral reef, still maintaining balance, but looking down at the view beneath and thinking- “if i got to go- there cannot be much better ways!
from the mouth of lil dirrty we heard yall thought tuningspork was dead? wassup with that? im here to say like a phoenix we rose from the ashes, and heres the reason, lil dirrty and michal ho dont give a what about yo hedonistic freak-ons where you be sniffin whatever you find
contexterrior & tuning spork were launched in the early 2000s by jay haze and soon became critically acclaimed & influential, establishing - along with perlon - the new school minimal house & techno sounds of the 00s.
rmxs by shonky, alex celler, sierra sam !! bloody mary’s black pearl made quite a splash this summer, receiving a storm of praise from djs and critics alike – especially impressive considering it was her debut album, as well as the first full-length record on contexterrior. awarded 4 out of 5 stars from dj mag and resident advisor, and getting play from a wide cast of djs (tiefschwarz, adam beyer, luciano and so on), black pearl has set itself apart as contender for techno album of the year!