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Mijo & Local Suicide – Edo Kai Tora / Ganz Falsch EP

Mexican Dj & producer Mijo and Berlin duo Local Suicide collide in a wonderfully fresh and inventive collaboration on their latest EP ‘Edo Kai Tora/Ganz Falsch‘. Local Suicide, comprised of couple Brax Moody (Munich) and Vamparela (Thessaloniki), weaves in their signature blend of Post-Disco, New Wave, Jacking Acid, and Slow Dark Techno while Mijo injects his own stylings of the Latin Techno that he helped to define and create.

The result is a spacious, energetic, and stunning product from start to finish. As the latest installment from San Francisco-based label Roam Recordings, which specializes in Dark Disco, Post Techno, EBM, and Acid, ‘Edo Kai Tora/Ganz Falsch‘ is an impressive sonic feat that will leave you dancing all night.The EP opens with the original ‘Edo Kai Tora‘, an infectious uptempo track with hypnotic, oscillating synths and an undeniable groove. Greek Vamparela of Local Suicide brings her voice to the track. The result is a sultry, spoken vocal that repeats the resounding phrase ‘Edo Kai Tora‘, which in Greek translates into ‘Here And Now’. The words themselves couldn’t be more fitting to the overall feel of the project, which has an extremely ‘in the moment’ sensibility to it.

In ‘Ganz Falsch‘, Mijo and Local Suicide revitalize the electronic boogie, keeping things light and fun with a warbling bass hook juxtaposed with a playful, spitting rhythmic vocal.Supporting the EP, Berlin-based DJ/Producer Sascha Funke along with Moscow Duo Simple Symmetry lend their talents to create standout reinterpretations of both title tracks. Where Sascha Funke fleshes out the darker, cosmic undertones of ‘Edo Kai Tora‘, Simple Symmetry mix in an extra kick of pop and funk sensibilities to the project by layering rhythmic, post-punk garage style guitars into ‘Ganz Falsch‘, bringing to mind the underground indie rock scene of Southern California. The project comes to a delightful close with an additional digital bonus track – an energetic dance version of ‘Ganz Falsch‘.

As a whole, the EP is an electric, collaborative accomplishment of unique sonic character, versatile and exemplifying the best of each producers creative talents. ‘Edo Kai Tora/Ganz Falsch‘ is out now under Roam Recordings.

Mijo – Los Niños También Pagan EP

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After releasing remix projects, music from emerging new talents and soon to be superstars alike, the always-interesting Her Majesty’s Ship label turns to Mijo for its next EP.

Mijo is the latest, more techno orientated, alias from 90s born Mexican multi-instrumentalist and producer Alec Sander known for his work as La Royale and as label boss of Electrique Music, Disque Discos and Exxxtra Picante. He is one of the driving forces of the Mexican scene that here offers five more exciting tracks in his own ‘Mex-tech’ style.

‘Burundanga’ ft. Macaulay is a lively bit of mid tempo house shot through with sci-fi synths that wilt and shimmer, acid twitches and a taught bassline. Ghoulish sounds also bleed in and out and add to the overall trippiness of the tune, as do filtered vocals and raw drum fills.

‘Precisamente’ is another outer space experience where bleeps and squeaks bring character to a nervy late night drum track. A looped bassline rides up and down and plenty of dusty textures breath extra life into the whole curious affair.

‘Paz y Amor’ then picks up the pace as a more direct house cut. The nimble, stabbed bassline drives things along with plenty of warped synth patterns and rough hi hats all adding to the mix before final track ‘Para Pura’ is a slow burning thing that grows ever more dominant thanks to its droning electro lines and frazzled synths. It’s a perfect mid set stomper that will get people marching to the same space age beat.

Buy the EP digitally and it will also include the woozy space-tech of ‘Ahi Viene’, a mysterious and curious house cut with as much feeling and colour as all the other great tracks that make up this excellent new EP from the ever rising Mijo.