discobar re-launches in search of other galaxies with its second outing from toulouse-based duo zendid. they take us on three voyages through the electro-infused house grooves they made their name with, while still finding time to bring in mayaan nidaam for a remix. space has us seeing stars right from the start, with an alien menagerie conversing over a strict-form beat. the bassline on virgin virgin is big enough to give you butterflies, tempered by stellar synths and wordless vocal clips. berlin 6 takes the bass for a lighter walk and finally, mayaan nidam remixes space into a nebulous and reflective place, pads breaking through the thick atmosphere mid-track for a moment of zero gravity meditation.
some people are just not destined to have enough sleep. when you don’t sleep enough the world appears to be a different place, compared to the way it is when the mind is fully rested. in such cases very different scenarios may occur.
the vinyl arm of the lessizmore family makes a welcome return with this very special release that draws on close friends of the label for an adventure deep into the heady fringes of the house and techno world. our invited guest san proper is a powerhouse of the amsterdam music scene, operating in his own idiosyncratic sound world while maintaining connections with such esteemed operations as rush hour and perlon.
easy changes supposed dolls ep is a welcome slice of audio that remains in the sweet spot between clubby-booty-shake and avant-garde-sound-grenade. theres more emphasis on acoustic tones as the sound sources for their audio bending activities. the added acoustic richness is in the service of easy changes love of abstract texture, and heightens a sense of almost tribal funk. will mix in and blow minds.
>greatest tits< is the tenth record from the wolf + lamb camp and maayan nidam makes sure its one to remember. maayan nidam is part of a fresh team of strong and exciting female producers that are shaking the foundations of the underground house circuit. previously known as miss fitz, maayans recent work on perlon and freak n chic has found a new depth and highly accomplished air. >greatest tits< brings together 4 original cuts - from the funk-inspired layered grooves of >isitin<, to the erotically charged well known sample of >merry go round<, each track itching with feeling and infused with passion. stepping away from the dancefloor, >na und< unravels atonal and ambiguous sounds and takes the listener to special and unexpected places. last but not least, >better stop< leans on maayans bubbling sense of funk and creates the final stop on this mystical sensory journey
miss fitz, laverne radix, spunky brewster, mara trax, uli künkel….thats all maayan nidam, who already released on various labels like contexterrior, raum…musik or sushitec…(to name only a few). earlier this year, maayan presented her first full lenght album through the japanese label power shovel audio. …..and the music? ….deep!!
he making of this record inadvertently began in cuba in january 2008. powershovelaudio was recording in la havana some of the best contemporary cuban singers and musicians. the resulting recordings were of an inspiring beauty. the situation was that powershovelaudio had this outstanding collection of voices, woods and brass, all infused by the tropical warmth. it was first-class material that should be put in the best hands possible, then maayan came to mind. ônight longö is a synthetic work. maayan has inexplicably, quickly and with incredible precision captured the essence and the expressivity of the cuban musicians and taken it to a hitherto unknown place. maayan is of course well-known for her diligent talent in inserting voices of quality in her mixes, but in this occasion the result is more than surprising. instead of concentrating in her signature minimal beats, maayan has experimented with different cadences, depths and moods, leaving behind her swirl a disconcerting record of inspired beauty. this art in this record is graced with photography by one of the best and most influential photographers in the world: moriyama daido. maayan asked moriyama san for permission to use the cover image, a request which moriyama san, after listening to the record, gladly accepted
maayan nidams second album new moon has many different levels. stylistically, the berlin-based producer has created an 11 track collection of alternative electronic rhythms that combines everything from blissful broken beat, to surrealist electro, jazzinfluenced moments, acidic house, exploratory techno, and piano interludes.
after strong releases by jerome sydenham, guti, martin buttrich and the esteemed label leaders the martinez brothers, here we have remixes of stec and chris martinez own out put by first team players. mathew johnson gives us an energetic analogue workout. peggy gou gives us a wistful version of ‘h2 da izzo’ with retro drums, lush strings to give us a straight up, classic house cut. this is also tackled by mayaan nidim who gives us a stripped back, refined take as you would expect from a perlon artist. dj deeon takes on the buoyant ‘stuff in the trunk’ with miss kittin’s playful vocals.
the 21st release on serialism records comes from the founder of the label himself, cesare marchese aka cesare vs disorder. wide close up is a 4 tracker ep of trippy spaced out – crossover-tech-funk, driven by a vibrant range of clubby grooves. it includes a collaboration with cadenza co-founder quenum as a prelude of the forthcoming album on serialism in november and a mystical remix by perlons favourite maayan nidam
lisbons vinyl-only assemble music isnt messing around. though the three tracks on this debut release from dorian paic each take aim at strikingly distinct dancefloors (london–frankfurt–berlin), they are unified by a credo of fine production values, functional savvy and a no-nonsense imperative to move.
huge rmxs by reboot and maayan nidam!! this project is a new collaboration between mathias kaden and the tokyo based dj pi-ge aka yasuo takata. the track has been produced in japan and the vocals are sung by pi-ges girlfriend shoco. remix support is coming from reboot and maayan nidam and actually there are no more words necessary. welcome 2011 !
only 9 years after its official opening, watergate has become one of the worlds most prominent underground electronic music institutions. in no small part due to its picturesque location running directly alongside the river spree, its wall to wall led dance floor installation and most of all, its consistent flow of first-rate international talent performing every week. watergates presence and influence has spawned many side projects including a boutique-style mix cd series now in its 8th volume. a who’s who of the clubs regular talent and resident artists such as sascha funke, sebo k, dop, ellen allien and others have all contributed to the aesthetically pleasing series, now regarded as collectors items. for the eight installment in our mix series, we bridge the gap between two global capitals of techno: berlin, and detroit, home of lee curtiss who delivers a forward-thinking mix, inspired by time spent living in both cities. lee is one of a new generation of techno visionaries from the motor city, that includes his visionquest collaborators ryan crosson, shaun reeves and seth troxler, who are putting their own unique spin on their citys most famous underground musical export. based between detroit and berlin for the last four years, lee has a fundamental grasp of what makes both dancefloors at watergate tick, and this enduring love and understanding of the space clearly shines through in his mix. building on the raw soul and funk of those who have blazed a trail before him, on both sides of the atlantic, lee brings his own subtle melodies and keen sense of dramatic tension to the fore in a mix that encompasses all that is vibrant and exciting about underground techno in 2011