afterlife keeps on going strong! earlier this month they brought us tale of us & vaals monument and that just got a proper remix treatment. no others than stephan bodzin and barnt, two artists, who stand out notably for their unique sound took turns on the original lead track and put their very personal touch on it.
statue is a live percussion based dance project, the brainchild of melbourne drummer tom gould. over the past five years he has honed his craft in cult melbourne bands no zu and worlds end press but now greets the dance world under the moniker statue. after featuring in last years beats in space - best of the year list with his debut 12-, his second ep ‘monument is a reflection of the human and a testament to dance floors both indoor and out. monument further establishes statue as a fixture in melbourne’s dance music culture, constructed for both warm afternoons and the sweaty early hours of australian summer. the ep traverses multiple tempos, between techno, house and tribal percussion, creating a world of warm percussive dance floor odysseys arriving parched and thirsty for more at it’s aural peak, monument. the expedition ends with an expansive remix by disco halal king pin and recent esp institute alumni, moscoman
steve bug - innovator, minimal dance connoisseur, tech house master - though he s been given many prestigious titles, if theres one quality that can be best attributed to steve bug, it would be modesty. its a trait that has followed him throughout his illustrious career, from his early days as a child building guitars out of cardboard, to his early lessons in percussion at school to his beginnings as a mixtape dj to his first productions. despite the fact that hes now largely regarded as one of the founding fathers of minimal - creating his >da minimal funk< compilation over 10 years ago - and one of the most sought-after 4/4 djs booked today, bug remains truly humble when reflecting on the majestic rise from his beginnings as a dancefloor-dwelling clubber in bremen, germany to ruling his renowned dessous/poker flat empire in berlin.