Resident Advisor has provided an exclusive insight into the world of Circle Of Live with a mini documentary and hour long video recording taken from their inaugural six hour set. Both videos document their first foray into the unknown; showing Sebastian Mullaert, Mathew Jonson, Steevio, Suzybee, Dorisburg & Johanna Knutsson performing at Freerotation 2018 in Wales. As well as this, December will see the arrival of COL002; a five track 2×12” featuring selected cuts from that show, offering a snapshot into the charm, energy and imperfection of that first truly improvised live performance – a refreshing notion in today’s overproduced musical climate.
The video, directed by Sam Bell, centres around the hypnotic performance of Invisible Mind’s long-time friend and professional dancer Nikita Goile as she moves delicately through a cavernous warehouse space at night.
‘Take Them All’ is the fourth single to be revealed from ‘Make Up Your Own Stories’, the debut album out 5th October via Moshi Moshi Records.
The latest Fact Magazine ‘Against The Clock’ feature sees Amirali engage in 10 minutes of sombre sonic exploration from the comfort of his North London studio. He circulates his room improvising on his prophet synthesizer and drum machine, providing the viewer with a crash course in free-flowing creativity. As the timer counts down from five minutes he starts recording his own voice, drenched in reverb and dub echo, injecting us with the signature style of melancholy that he is able to conjure up so easily.
Sebastian Mullaert has launched a brand new, live acts only, event series concept and record label entitled Circle Of Live; bringing together elite artists for free-flowing collaborative jam sessions in clubs around the world. Launched at Free RotationFestival in Wales earlier this year, Circle of Live is touring through some of the most highly regarded venues in the underground dance music scene and has a myriad of club heavyweights involved, including Âme, Aurora Halal, Dorisburg, Eitan Reiter, Johanna Knutsson, Leafar Legov, Ljudbilden & Piloten, Mathew Jonson, Neel, Steevio & Suszybee, The Mole and Tobias. The record label begins with Loop For Today a collaborative EP from Eitan Reiter and Sebastian Mullaert to mark the inception of the project. Below you can watch Mullaert performing the track live next to the Dead Sea.
When debut single ‘Yo Mae Leh’ rocketed to half a million streams in late 2017 and gained support from BBC 6 Music no one knew the enigma behind Invisible Minds was esteemed DJ, Tim Green. Now, with the announcement of the stunning ‘905 Users!’ video, premiered by Notion last week, the mysterious mastermind has revealed a debut album set to grace us on 5th October via Moshi Moshi Records.
Make Up Your Own Stories, feels a felicitous title. Less a departure and more a new chapter in Tim Green’s adventure; the 11-track debut is a melding pot of musical inspiration that has been ruminating for over a decade, and crafted between studios, tours and rare quiet-moments. Revealing a more melodic side to Green’s musical personality, the vivacious debut is “honest and innocent and kinda searching for a feeling” as Green himself puts it. Inspired by everyone from Peter Gabriel to Icelandic icon Bjork, the album boasts an impressive array of musical exploration, with ghostly vocals, guitars soaked in nostalgia, “a chinese toy piano, an mbira from Tanzania and a kora from Africa”.
Amirali returns with the striking ‘Odyssey’ EP release on his own Dark Matters Label. He employs his vital understanding of space and texture to construct a highly emotive release featuring a remix from Fort Romeau.
Leading on from his critically acclaimed discography and curatorial work with the inimitable Dark Matters imprint, Amirali enters 2018 with grand plans for the future. He is currently conceptualising a live stage show whilst continuing to provide a platform for all manner of weird and wonderful music.
Amiralii’s ‘Odyssey’ is a testament to his sonic identity, merging memorable harmonies with heartfelt vocals and complex soundscapes. ‘Hidden Past’ targets the dance floor, boasting vast sonic explorations and levitating pads amongst detailed drum patterns. For the ‘Hidden Past’ remix, Fort Romeau mutates the delicacy of the original into a spaced out dose of peak time house, gradually building rich harmonies around a fierce rhythmic motif.
On the creation of the Odyssey EP, Amirali states:
“Nothing is more important than my craft which is the main reason I’m here. There’s no better satisfaction than to create an amazing piece of music, that’s my happiest point in life. I don’t want my work to just be good or ok and that takes a lot of effort and sacrifice in life. I got to a point where I said to myself I have to go and disappear for a while, go be normal and do normal things. Instead of being on the road all the time, stay home, create an environment I like to write music. There have been many experimentations involved in my upcoming material. I wanted to try and push myself to the limit and I believe I’ve succeeded. For me, it’s all about evolving and exploring areas I haven’t touched. That’s why sometimes it takes a bit longer than expected, I don’t just want to meet people’s expectations, sometimes I want to blow them away. There is so much music coming out week in and week out, the music is evidently becoming more disposable and I would like to stay out of that chaos. When you stay true to your heart and try to do something different you put yourself in an uncomfortable situation, that’s when you grow as an artist and also as a person, but the satisfaction you get when you finish a work cannot be put into words.”
Tim Green returns to Cocoon with his atmospheric and emotive LP titled ‘Her Future Ghost’. Surprisingly, after more than a decade’s successful career, this is his first album.
Dual single ‘Echo / They Want Us To Fall Down’ dropped on 27th April and was the gripping first taste of the eleven-track LP. ‘Her Future Ghost’ plays as a cinematic & emotive production led by deep chords and rattling percussive sweeps adorned with loop pedals and menacing synths. Making full use of the LP format’s potential, Tim composed ‘Her Future Ghost’ like an electronic soundtrack to a romantic film:
‘My concept and direction for ‘Her Future Ghost’ was to write a film score for a film that doesn’t actually exist,’ says Tim. ‘As an avid film score fan, I wanted to create a body of work that took certain typical soundtrack traits.
The album concept was further influenced by the work of Ahmed Emad Eldin, an Egyptian digital artist best known for his design on Pink Floyd’s 2014 album ‘The Endless River’. Tim reached out personally to the artist, and the two collaborated on the cover art for ‘Her Future Ghost’ – making this an even more cohesively creative, fully crafted release. Whilst Tim Green’s prowess at electrifying dancefloors was never in question, the release of ‘Her Future Ghost’ shows the talented producer spreading his wings and pushing himself to fulfill his creative potential – this is just the beginning of a new and exciting chapter of Green’s career.
Radio 1’s Pete Tong has selected ‘We Were Riding High’ from the masterful trio of Timo Mass, Basti Grub and Eric Volta as his Essential New Tune just ahead of its release 18th May on the Berlin based label, Mobilee Records.
The initial release delivers two variations of the title track. Opening with the original mixdown, We Were Riding High is a sublime summer anthem. Over two years in the making, it’s a lucid after-hours track with an uplifting and catchy vocal hook that unfolds and develops fluidly. The alternative edit utilises darker synths and drums, whilst still retaining the positivity that make this track perfect for the coming summer months. The record is the result of Eric Volta making the demo at an after-party at his studio. He then showed this to Timo Mass who in turn showed it to Basti Grub who loved the track so much, they were inspired to develop it.
“What started as a night out in Berlin visiting Club Der Visionaire, Chalet and ending in Watergate continued into my studio on Reichenbergerstrasse at about 9am. One of those fun afters which result in me grabbing whoever is near me, a little drunk and a little high and just wanting to play instruments, synths – and JAM. As the lyric goes – We were riding high, writing through the night” Eric Volta
“A few days later I heard that demo and immediately ask Eric to finish it as it’s so unique and, as it sometimes goes, he didn’t finish it. I asked him many times, roughly over a period of 2 and a half years until i sat with Basti in the studio, played it to him and we immediately made a new version, Eric loved it. And here’s the result! We are all super proud of this.” Timo Mass
We are proud to announce that Invisible Minds has been signed to the legendary Moshi Moshi Records.
The London based songwriter, musician and producer, whose identity is yet to be revealed, has been making major waves in recent months. His late 2017 release ‘Yo Mae Leh’ and his early 2018 release ’The Cut Girl’ have both received radio recognition from BBC Radio 6, both getting playlisted across their daytime shows.
Moshi Moshi Records has released many talented artists over the years, including the likes of; Hot Chip, Florence + Machine, Friendly Fires, Hercules & Love Affair, Au Revoir Simone and now they have Invisible Minds to add to the list!
Neue Grafik, a long-term friend of Rhythm Section, has returned to the label and this time is providing his most fully realised offering.
The record begins with the lysergic ebbs and flows of “Innvervision” where our own Wayne Snow has graced the track with sublime and sultry vocals, marking it as a great collaboration. The tracks take cues from the broken beat sound of London while paying homage to the Parisian house dance scene.
Largely sample based, but also employing much more live instrumentation than ever before, Neue Grafik’s music is informed by movement and in turn offers so much for Dancers to respond to.