alex ferrazzi and matteo keemani a.k.a. blue mondays. longtime laterra friends and collaborators (with releases on sonar kollektiv. rebirth. snatch!. memento. manocalda as well). strike again. they do it. as usual. their very own way: shades of balearic flavours in there. but with a very dark and malicious twist. marvin & guy add some disco nuances (keeping it raw and obscure. though). while nick anthony simoncino delivers a solid. strict. gloomy dancefloor affair. no frills. mad quality.
forriner is lee forster and oli worriner.
i made music together with lee for years (alongside mick rolfe) as last waltz. he also worked as lizards with james hadfield (james released solo for me me me 02). oli worriner. is a talented young northerner who’s already making a great name for his solo output. both under his own name and his traela alias. as well his label “tunnyl recordings”.
i’m really flattered that they’ve let me release their first full solo release. and i love how they’ve brought out each others deeper and more emotive sides in these 2 tracks. shit robot is a hero of mine. i basically wore out the grooves on a bunch of his dfa stuff from just over 10 years ago. and i’ve avidly bought everything he’s released since. i met him this summer for the first time when we shared the bill at a festival. and was so happy to find that he’s also lovely guy in real life. they say you should never meet your heroes. but i don’t subscribe to that as this meeting led to not one. but two fantastic remixes for me me me 08. the originals are a bright mix of melodically analogue left leaning house. while the remixes zero-in on a punchier dancefloor vibe. with an epic version goodnight. as well a more heads down disco dub.
so yeah. links within links. and keeping it northeastern again i guess.
the next bedrock release is the result of a collaborative project of the highest order from three of the scene s most respected creative mavericks - gabriel ananda. john digweed and nick muir. their collective concept of electronic music ventures into a vast. unexplored field of endless possibilities and is the futuristic two-part tachyon dream. a year in the making. the project started with john (who is a massive fan) reaching out to gabriel to see if he would be interested in working on a project together with nick. gabriel already had a demo in mind that he had started and the project was soon up and running.