- Release Date 2017-05-26
- Label Rockets & Ponies
- Catalog ROCKD025
Timo Maas is the long-time techno titan behind this label, and has partnered up with Canadian artist James Teej to great effect over recent years with a string of collaborations including the Grammy nominated reworking of Paul McCartney. Now the duo hook up again to serve up a Broken China Dub of Moby's 'Porcelain'. Moby needs little introduction, as one of the figureheads for global dance music he has been pivotal in its development over the years and his seminal 1999 album 'Play', from which 'Porcelain' is taken, is an undeniable classic.
Maas & Teej's vital new version is a trippy nine minute symphony of rubbery drums and synthetic synth sounds all run through with the smeared and heartbroken chords of the iconic original. The vocal cries and one finger piano notes also bring real emotion to the supple, rubbery groove and, as a result, this one is sure to make for plenty of teary-eyed moments on dancefloors, beaches, boat parties and terraces this summer.
Then comes Swedish artist Sebastian Mullaert, who has been turning out quality techno, minimal and IDM since the 90s both solo and as one half of Minilogue. From Mule to Hypercolour, Cocoon to Drumcode, he has recorded for the scene's leading labels, never failing to deliver with each release. Mullaert is also a renowned vintage hardware junkie & sound engineer, who works from an incredible studio space on the edge of a nature reserve in Southern Sweden.
His masterful Transformation Mix is a fourteen minute opus that takes the listener on a trip through organic sound design, summery grooves and loose rhythms. It's airy and feel good, dubby and infectious, and takes you ever higher with sumptuous strings and synths all oozing warmth and feel good vibes.
These two tracks are special indeed, and are sure to cause plenty of excitement come Record Store Day.