zondag, april 08, 2007
DIAL Hamburg - Efdemin
I'm quite lucky with being a Hamburg resident now as DIAL seems to go through a creative boost. I could go to Gui Boratto's liveact somewhere else in the city yesterdaynight, but I was hoping I'd be able see him later this year somewhere (10days please!), something which was probably not going to happen with this labelnight in U&G.
Arrived there around 1.30 to see the last half hour of Lawrence. Was not really in the mood for his warm and slow house and was already thinking of going to Boratto, when Pantha Du Prince started his hypnoctic live-act. 'This Bliss' is not a brilliant or surprising record, but it's nonetheless a strong record. Pantha Du Prince proved that by showing the best bits and pieces out of it. Great! Carsten Jost made a very nice Plaid-hommage with the spacey 'Atlantis' 12", and finished the night of with old house. But the highlight of the night was Efdemin, who went for a harder, more minimal set on which I couldn't stop dancing.
With his self-titled debut (check definitely tracks like 'Stately, Yes' or 'Acid bells') Efdemin joins the The Field, Boratto, and Eulberg in making interstellar techno anno 2007. Efdemin is a resident in Panoramamabar in Berlin, but to label him as 'minimal' is way too limited. On 'Efdemin' he goes from minimal to techno to deephouse, but always with the renowned melodic/melancholic DIAL-touch. Efdemin makes basically techno for Twin Peaks. Everything is warm and fluffy on the outside, but inside there's something dirty. Again highly recommended...
Geplaatst door Mathias Vermeulen op 1:20 a.m.