- Release Date 2006-12-08
- Label TNT / Four Music
- Catalog 82876870531
to think that a few automated mouse-clicks with some music software are enough to make a so-called
dance-music record: we dont need to repeat this complaint. But then, every once in a while, a new artist comes along, and simply cant help but put his natural instinct for rhythm and melody into everything he does.Last year in Danzig, Warsaw-based disco DJ and promoter Artur K. introduced me to Maximilian Skiba, a 20-year old university student living in Sosnowiec, in the south of Poland.
Max was modest, humorous, and excited about a certain Arp synthesizer which he was about to purchase.
When DJ Fetisch from Berlin handed me his record recently, i got excited too.
This APPLE OF DISCO e.p. sounds like the best of past and present -- clear, warm production; well-defined musical themes; and a strong touch of individuality.
In one phrase, i would call it "bass and guitars by Chic meeting a string section by Beethoven, with a touch of italo-disco and almost flamenco-like soul".
Listen to the details and the basslines with such lovely changes!
Max tells us that he likes to drink beer, likes to sleep in his free time, and was inspired by Tantra, Rinder & Lewis, and Silver Apples when he produced this record. Im playing it in all my DJ sets, and i
cant wait to hear what he does next.
Max Skiba -- a new rising star from the land of Chopin -- why not?
Absolutely, give this EP a listen. You'll love it :-)))