Since the release of the critically acclaimed “Brass Wires & Bass” album, DJ Delay has been busy performing around the globe and über productive in the studio. Playing shows from Australia to America, including the Glastonbury, Exit and Fusion festivals has provided plenty of inspiration for his sonic laboratory. In addition he’s remixed over a dozen world wide bass artists . Just in time for the 2012 Summer season, Beaming Productions is totally chuffed to present the MIDI East EP.
To the music – 4 deep and layered tracks, which delve into some of the music of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, disregarding visa controlled borders. Instead of audio tourism and simple phrase looping there’s thoughtful re-treading of solid melody. The focus is also not on homage to icons of the past via sampling, but on building the tracks from the ground up via soft synths and live recording. For this EP, 2 of the tracks have been blessed with the excellent ‘bouzoucaster’ (custom built hybrid fender guitar/bouzouki) & Qarqabeb playing of Berlin musician Shazam (Piranha records).
Tracks in brief:
1. Baga Cumbia is velvety cumbia with a Turkish twist - complete with burning drum and bass.
2. Ustunde mixes Turkish lines with Chinese Zither into an outdoor Berlin tech house track.
3. Xopo mashes an angular 11/16 Tallava bassline with deep house.
4. Maricensko takes Bulgarian flavours headlong into deep, epic, heavy dubstep territory.
Each of the four are brilliantly polished & well tested on the dancefloors of the EU and North America in the early part of 2012.
Mastering magic by Jammin’ Masters and artwork by Metalanguage Design.
>> Norient Sounds (CH)
>> Nu Cumbia Experience (USA)
>> Lapkat (AU)
>> Generation Bass (EU)