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The mix is inspired by Italian horror film soundtracks from the 70s. I included the band Goblin. who made some very interesting dark disco. with trippy and drawn out psychedelic elements. I wanted to create something dark and groovy with a soundtrack feel to it. where sounds emerge and disappear. creating a spooky atmosphere. - Magda
"The mix is inspired by Italian horror film soundtracks from the 70's. I included the band Goblin, who made some very interesting dark disco, with trippy and drawn out psychedelic elements. I wanted to create something dark and groovy with a soundtrack feel to it, where sounds emerge and disappear, creating a spooky atmosphere. I chose tracks which were somewhat experimental along with dance tracks I like. I was very happy to be able to use "Heavy Whispers" by Yello because they are one of the most interesting bands for me. They had the ability to combine very different sounds and make some of my favorite new wave/electro/disco tracks ever. I also used a lot of unreleased tracks from producers whom I?ve met online and received demos from. It's nice to be able to support younger artists and their sound when I can."
Being a key member of the worshipped Minus family, Magda is used to being propelled into the fast moving, cutting whirr of the hype machine, but she doesn't really pay it any mind. "I'm not really into this hype thing, I think it's kind of silly. What really matters is to develop your own ideas and not make any compromises against yourself. Even if there's big hype - or if it isn't cool anymore - as long as I'm happy and stay interested and things inspire me, then it doesn't matter." All overblown hype and needless gender stereotyping aside, she remains one of the most respected artists around the electronic spectrum, and she shrugs it all off with unpretentious charm.
And that same ethos is audible in her latest tour de force, fabric 49, a thumping trip into the otherworldly that breeds a rare feel of mystique and discovery, without ever compromising the groove. Crafted with meticulous detail and loving precision, it carries the weight of any Magda DJ set: intricate 4/4 licks that are bass-laden to devastating effect. Dramatic sounds and eccentric basslines carry the fast-moving, multilayered mix through the rising swells of Circlesquare, the haunting vocals of Luciano, the chilling chords and offbeat pop elements of her kindred spirits at Minus (Gaiser, Marc Houle and Heartthrob), and the funk-filled soundscapes of Magda's own productions. A watertight compilation that brims with lively character, and skitters with Magda's personal touches and effects, fabric 49 is a reminder of how rarely DJs truly break the mould. A mix CD with as much artistry, perfection and vision as an original album.
(added: 2009-11-17 15:28:30 )