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IN THE BAG
OUR FAVOURITE RELEASES OF THE MOMENT


CEDRIC VERMUE
[MYLJA RECORDS]
DREAMY TECHNO

MONOBASS
[WILD DRONE MUSIC]
DRONE-ISH TECHNO

JULIA GOVOR
[SEMANTICA RECORDS]
DEEP INDUSTRIAL

ELEMENTAL
[RUNTIME RECORDS]
DRUMSTEP

SOLMA
[CRESCENT LONDON]
DNB / TURBO TECHNO

ALPAK
[MELIFERA RECORDS]
DNB / TRIBAL TECHNO

A FOREST
IMMERSIVE TRIBAL, ORGANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC MUSIC FROM THE WOODS


OKGWA
[SELF-RELEASED]
ATMOSPHERIC TECHNO

VARIOUS ARTISTS
[DEFLECTION MUSIC]
TRIBAL TECHNO

ADHÉMAR
[HUINALI RECORDINGS]
TRIBAL TECHNO

GOLDEN RELEASE
A SPECIAL MENTION


In this video, he plays guitar (and bass which he pre-recorded):

At times, he also brings guitar into his electronic music work, such as in the album’s outro and more obviously in this track:

HEDON [N F E R E E]

During a live mix with vinyl records, it is possible to notice the DJ making manual adjustments to the tempo during the transitions. It usually doesn’t ruin the journey, but rather brings an instant connection with the artist. This is called “the human touch”, often considered a valuable asset in music productions.

Meet Hedon based in Canada, a high representative of intuitive music. His sound may exhibit certain “human” imperfections, yet like Droneghost and Presha, he has a background in metal and guitar music. His “mistakes” have therefore more to do with the punk approach towards art, embracing chaos and darkness.

Regarding “the dark side”, he confessed to having a very catholic way of seeing it: his music is dark to value the light within, to create a contrast, allowing “a cathartic, purgative-type of liberation”, to use his own words.

The album is the result of a one-hour jam session, cut into “parts” and prepared in only 20 hours as “a challenge”. Yet it contains many more stems than some albums prepared in months, mixing field recordings from a parc nearby and synth melodies, tainted with his sub-Saharan roots. 

From its pure and beautiful expression, this is Art with a capital “A”…

FROM THE VAULT
RESURRECTING A DOPE RELEASE FROM THE PAST


Alias on two other tracks from Murcof’s 2007 “Cosmos“:

Fifteen years earlier in Montreux…

MURCOF [THE LEAF LABEL]

In a jazz festival in Switzerland, a trio of talented musicians appears on stage under the blue light of an intimate ambience. The virtuous trumpeter, Erik Truffaz, starts his sonic painting, soon joined by Murcof in the background, who fades in string sounds and a barely perceptible four-to-the-floor rhythm. Then, vibrant Indian percussions add grooves to the subtle musical ensemble, brought by tabla legend Talvin Singh, well-known in our community for his work with Massive Attack…

We are in the 2006 edition of the Montreux Jazz Festival, in our country. Murcof knew way before the emergence of the Italian saga how to set the drums in the background to value the other musical layers, and by that the performance of his mates. Call it “respect”, yet this is also the result of a sharp critical ear, which makes sense: his fascination for sound design started from his early youth, while he also learned to play countless instruments.

Fifteen years later, “The Alias Sessions”, deep and impactful, on a fence between dark and light waves in constant movement, served as a score for Brazilian-Swiss choreographer Guilherme Botelho and his dance crew “Alias”. The album, out in 2021, is a masterpiece, crafted like the precision of a Swiss timepiece…

* Page’s cover picture: Oye Kreuzkoelln in Berlin, a record shop from a member of our community.

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