Monday, June 22, 2009
mnml ssgs mx30: silent servant presents 'la segunda'
without doubt, one of the strongest mixes in the mnml ssgs mx series to date was #11 care of silent servant, who delivered a serious set of straight up, no nonsense techno. it has been one of the best received mixes we've had and rightly so. and just to prove it wasn't a fluke, he has done it again for us... 'la segunda' is quite simply techno at its very, very best: raw, powerful, dynamic, rhythms for your mind and body.
when trying to describe silent servant's sound, both as a dj and a producer, i kept on thinking of marcel dettmann's take on techno:
"happy music is easy to consume, you can just put yourself in the music and see what happens. it's passive, you don't have to do anything for it. with techno, it is not only dark but also very subtle and intense. it can make you lose your mind, make you freak totally out." (from RA)
"there’s no real definition of a good techno track – you just feel it : character, soul and a kind of hypnotic, industrial feeling. ... for me purism means clarity, deepness and simplicity – that’s what techno stands for. " (from boing poum tchak!)
for me, this sums up silent servant perfectly: raw, powerful, genuine. techno. no need to say much more about the mix, it speaks for itself.
mnml ssgs mx30: silent servant presents 'la segunda' (direct dl)
keep an eye out for two new silent servant records coming out, both which build on his strong string of productions from last year. there is the 2nd historia y violencia release, which is again a split ep with one track from mendez and one from salazar. and there is also a new silent servant ep, 'negative fascinations', on sandwell district (#15), which is scheduled for release late july/early august 2009... all i can say is 'watch out'! these are some very high quality cuts that take up from where he left off with 'violencia'. in particular, 'discipline' from the new sandwell is one of the best techno tracks i've heard this year. these remind me a bit of the harder edged basic channel stuff (phylyps trak etc.) combined with post-force inc. sensibilities, all put in a techno blender to create something unique and very powerful...
thanks to silent servant for delivering this killer mix and doing some seriously nice artwork (sure beats my usual efforts). clearly a very creative individual. for more info, check his myspace and the sandwell district blog, where next?. i am guessing some people after hearing this mix will be interested in booking silent servant, if so you can contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
as usual, tracklist to follow. next week the mission continues with giorgio gigli. until then, enjoy some red hot techno care of silent servant.