it’s been a while, but the latest episode of our podcast series is finally up:
It’s thick and sweaty in the humid, rainy Berlin July weather, so we’re ready to hit you with a greezy downpour here.
First up is a remix from TB6 birthmother Miguel De Pedro. On the event of going back to his Teen606 years with a digital reissue of Don’t Sweat The Technics, the regressively-aging Kid606 slaps some breaks and wobbles on a remix of Soundpool’s disco dream pop, “But It’s So”.
Next up is a very exciting newcomer to the TB6 roster, Magic Panda. With popular music constantly focused on teenage talents, there’s something to be said for letting things brew until just the right moment. As Magic Panda, 29-year-old Jamie Robson presents the cream of 7 years of studio noodling, forged into an ironclad setup for live performance and improvisation. “Beyond The Burning Horizon” puts these bits-and-pieces origins on display with meticulous percussion and an affecting bleep melody. Look out for Magic Panda’s Days Are Numbered EP, coming soon on Tigerbeat6.
In describing “A Hammond and an Impala”, Belgian producer Ninjato posits, “who hears the sound of a grass eating Impala?” Who indeed? What we do know is this: Like his namesake Ninja sword, Ninjato’s glitch-step beat slices through with professional swagger.
We saved the wet towel-slap for last, of course. Joel Aimé being a drill n’ bass veteran, you know things are about to get serious when he titles a track “Sex”. The surprise happens a little after two minutes in, when the beatflexing gives way to symphonic melodies that are alternately gorgeous and mysterious.
We’re very excited to say that this release features the artwork (“Totem”) of Dutch illustrator Raymond Lemstra, whose work is inspired by the illustrative nature of primitive drawings and sculptures. View more at www.raymondlemstra.nl