Brand new gear from Germany’s one-and-only Don’t DJ on Japan’s excellent EM Records –

After stellar successions of poly-rhythmic workouts for Berceuse Heroique and Diskant, Don’t DJ has landed on the well-versatile EM imprint, with what could perhaps be his most succinct work to date –
four cuts of concise percussion, incorporating the (head)spaces in between the obvious tact and melodic place, these works manage to keep the core driving element of the percussive grid at the forefront (perhaps aptly inspired by ancient Japanese drumming tradition) whilst still rolling on that out-of-the-box ‘Don’t DJ tempo and structure’.
A very sturdy, wholly intriguing concoction. We could see this one doing equal good on the home stereo or in a dancefloor setting – no doubt.

Well, that’s our 2 pence… Here’s what the label want you to know:

As some of you may have guessed this brand-new mini album has its title inspired by “Space Is the Place”, one of Sun Ra’s most thematically outbound releases.
Sun Ra’s rocket-propelled vision is electronically diverted and re-channeled to unknowable and unnameable destinations in these 2016 recordings by German electronic/experimental producer Florian Meyer, aka Don’t DJ, a member of the Durian Brothers and co-runner of the Diskant and SEXES labels. Channeling the Sun Ra Orchestra’s sprawling Afro-futurist vitality, concentrating that energy through his own focus on evolving repetition, alien intervals and subtle variations of rhythm and timbre, Don’t DJ heads for (no)places unknown.”

Very solid!

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