The Contexterrior debut of Berlin-based Maayan Nidam AKA Miss Fitz.
Follows her past work with Raum Musik, Freak N Chic, Circus Company, and Kalamari Musique.
Includes a self-remix in addition to the original 14-minute version.
Miss Fitz (who is indeed unmarried, although not of Anglo-Norman heritage as the surname might suggest) has made quite an impressive mark in the world of minimal techno since 2006. With EPs and tracks for a number of respected labels, plus appearances on mix CDs by Loco Dice and Jeremy Caulfield, Miss Fitz's profile is steadily on the rise (oh, and the Villalobos remix on her last single probably didn't hurt, either). Now, she joins the Contexterrior crew for the release of "Drifting On", a track often heard in her DJ sets, as well as label boss Jay Haze's, since late 2007. This is undoubtedly the most requested track to be released on Contexterrior in recent memory, with fans sending endless emails and MySpace messages longing to find out when it will be released on wax.
With "Drifting On", Miss Fitz holds a séance for the high priestess of soul, crafting a seemingly pure and simple (but deceptively so) slow-burner. The carefree lyrics are delivered by a comforting alto voice, repeated in contrast with the looming synth pads that form a somber, meditative tremolo. She tastefully processes the vocals while gradually introducing more percussive elements, resulting in a powerfully soothing groove that manages to capture a multitude of moods within its extended duration. On the flipside, Fitz takes a more playful approach with "Drifting Edit", splicing up the vocals and effortlessly integrating them with the housier beats. It's still smooth and mellow like the original, but with a sunnier vibe and a more assertive flair, geared toward the feet rather than the head.