Mikael Stavoestrand & apendics Shuffle
MIDNIGHT MACHINES EP
12" Vinyl D
Simon Garcia Rmx! Alessio Mereu Rmx!
Los Angeles-based producers Mikael Stavöstrand and [a]pendics.shuffle are no strangers to followers of cutting-edge dance music from the past decade or so. They first teamed up back in 2006 for a pair of releases on [a]pendics.shuffle's own Adjunct, and individually they've worked with a plethora of other respected labels including Mo's Ferry, Leftroom and Clink. Now, their first collaborative release for AMAM comes in the form of the Midnight Machines EP, including remixes by Alessio Mereu and Simon Garcia. "The Other One" is based on a propulsive shuffle of percussion that's contrasted by lingering atmospheric flourishes that David Lynch would approve of - this one pairs well with the fog machine! The atonal bursts of brass come without warning, suggesting a Loch Ness monster rearing its head from the shadowy waters, giving the track an element of suspense. Then, Simon Garcia, also known as Kornelius and Larakki, adds a bright sheen to the track, taking into dubby house territory that provides the aural equivalent of tunnel vision as its subtitle suggests. [txt from ]