If you’re a fan of the more trippy, hypnotic side of house and techno, then chances are you’ll enjoy Mar Io’s latest, ‘Through The Night’. Following a production hiatus of a few years, the sometime Terminal M producer jumped back in the hot-seat recently,
turning his attention to his own productions rather than remixes. Released via the burgeoning Form & Terra imprint, it sees the German producer summon up two originals, one by Max Cavalerra and the other from Patrick Lindsey. We checked in with him recently as he told his 10 favourite Back 2 Mine weapons…
1. Der Dritte Raum – Hale Bopp (Original Mix)
One of the most classic electronic tracks of the 90s. With the nice arp tone it still sounds up to date, and some productions of today could find inspiration in it. This track must be played at any classic techno party!
2. Morcheeba – Trigger Hippie
A very smooth and attractive track which works for long nights and early mornings. Not much more I can say here because it would be X-rated 😉
3. The Chemical Brothers – Star Guitar
Also a classic tune with excellent drive and a straight-forward mood. It also works for the younger generation. If the vocals come in, most people are excited.
4. Moby – Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?
Actually, this is a typical radio song. It has entered into the collective consciousness of our time and still gives comfort and strength today. Thank you Moby!
5. Massive Attack – Karmacoma
And another classic that had an extreme impact on me… the Massive Attack Sound is mixed with hypnotic chanting and a voice that is unparalleled. Again, I have more personal experiences with the song than I could write down. I am sure that many readers feel so as well.
6. Fever Ray – Keep The Streets Empty For Me
When I first heard the music of Karin Dreijer’s solo project, I could hardly classify what came to my ears. Very detail-loving, with their own but strongly modulated vocals. It was a revelation and once again a proof that a long winter could boost one’s creativity. Fever Ray should not be an insider tip after the second album any more.
7. Stromae – Papaoutai
In the last ten years, not many good artists have been flushed into the mainstream, but Stromae is one of them. With his first hit, which was still produced at home, he was noticed all over Europe. But the really strong songs were released later. Papaoutai impresses with his intensity and also the strong video, similar to Tous le meme.
8. Paul Kalkbrenner – Altes Kamuffel
Yeah … here you could enumerate all tracks of the album Berlin Calling. Representing the track “Altes Kamuffel” here. One of the best films relating on the clubbing subject and an album that fulfills everything one can expect. From enthusiastic dancerfloor killers to commercial radio hits and deep tracks for after hours. It represents everything and is well produced so that I still have all songs of this album always with me.
9. Nils Frahm – Says
Not much to say about Nils Frahm: just dive in the deep sounds which never stop evolving.
10. Morgen Wurde – Beendete Es (Cie Remix)
A song like a dream – the instrumentation could come from the collective memory of the world. The original is already impressive and captivates by the singing of Maria Estrella Aggabao and the virtuoso trumpet play by Tetsuroh Konishi. The interpretation of Cie from the label Form & Terra Records transforms the title into completely new spheres and thus establishes itself in the ear, be sure to try!
Mar lo’s ‘Through The Night’ is out soon via Form & Terra