Bloody Mary’s Black Pearl made quite a splash this summer, receiving a storm of praise from DJs and critics alike – especially impressive considering it was her debut album, as well as the first full-length record on Contexterrior. Awarded 4 out of 5 stars from DJ Mag and Resident Advisor, and getting play from a wide cast of DJs (Tiefschwarz, Adam Beyer, Luciano and so on), Black Pearl has set itself apart as contender for techno album of the year!
One of the standout tracks was “Sed non Satiata”, marked by its latino flair and gritty spoken word from Argenis Brito (vocalist for Señor Coconut’s touring band as well as a producer in his own right with releases on Cadenza). We invited three of our favorite producers to put their own touch on Mary’s original, with three drastically different results: Shonky (Freak n’ Chic) adds a smooth, poppy melody contrasted with disorienting hypnotic effects as he chops up Brito’s voice with the “Papreek Lost Miniok” mix. London’s Alex Celler (TuningSpork, Cécille) builds up from mellow to menacing, layering different dub elements and pitching down the vocals for his “Twisted Revamp”. Finally, Sierra Sam (Toys For Boys) experiences “Déjà Vu” with his remix, using the same galloping percussion as in the original he co-produced with Mary, but juxtaposing it over a new ominous, funereal fog of synthesizers.