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...

4 opmerkingen:

filip zei

Esco, eens te meer overschot van gelijk!

Boratto is een must-see & hear. Vorig weekend gecheckt in Recyclart. Geleden van de eerste shows van Kalkbrenner en Booka Shade dat ik nog zo de poten van m'n lijf gedanst heb.

Esco zei

Ha de Filip! Heb jij mijn email wel gekregen over VICE + de Duitsland trip? Zit de laatste dagen van de maand in Berlijn voor een weekend met Carl Craig en James Holden :).

Alleen nog maar goede dingen gehoord van Boratto zijn live-act. Hoop op een Kompakt labelnight op 10days met The Field en Boratto :)

OMC zei

Goedgekeurd. :)

marie-julie zei

Efdemin heeft me ook zwaar impressed in Watergate ergens in december vorig jaar. Het was putje winter, maar een clubnacht had nog nooit zo warm aangevoeld! Die Lohn und Brot song heeft wekenlang als mijn myspace track gestaan toen. En die release op Curle , waah, das ook weer eentje voor in de bak!