Fiedel & Erik Errorsmith prod. perfect rave disco - TIP!
As i'm sure you'll all know Erik & Fiedel records are few and far between, this is only their fourth ever twelve and the first came in 1997! Still it's quality not quantity we're dealing with here and this is certainly the case on this record. Each new record from these guys is like a reference point in electronic music. This one is no different. It's f*cking amazing actually. Don't even bother asking us to describe this one just check out the clips and buy on sight.
The return of two of the most elusive and influential dancefloor technicians anywhere in the world - NOT TO BE MISSED!!!* YES.YES.YES! It's a new MMM 12", only their fourth in well over a decade and as usual, it's 100% dynamite. As fans of quality dance music from Detroit to Djibouti well know, MMM records are the definitive article, reflecting the last 30 years of electronic discotech music with the ultimate efficiency and guaranteed play-anywhere appeal. 'Nous Somme MMM' is their sophisticated take on rave techno with a scorching lead line and peakin' vibes primed for the most discerning dancers. 'Let's Git It On' follows with a proper house-charged killer, lacing a jacked-off box-beat with noisy warning-system synthlines and the sort of shoulder shimmying tweaks that only come with an innate understanding of how to manipulate bodies on the floor. Erik & Fiedel are completely in control, yet again. Buy 2 copies, you'll thank yourself later.
The return of Berlin’s legendary MMM
There have only ever been four records released bearing the MMM insignia, but that hasn’t stopped this 12" series become one of the most respected in Europe’s electronic music underground.
The two producers responsible for the MMM releases are Erik Wiegand and Berghain regular Fiedel. Wiegand is best known for his work as Errorsmith and for his collaborations with Frank ‘Sound Stream’ Timm, and certainly MMM in the main shares a similar aesthetic with those projects, favouring bold, bright disco samples clipped, looped and jacked almost to the point of abstraction. The most well-received MMM track to date, 1997’s classic ‘Donna’, might be better described as pummelling, acid-flecked electro-techno, and if you don’t own it, you should.
Well, two years after its last release, the 10th Anniversary E.P. (a split with Soundhack), MMM is back with a brand new two-sided 12" from Erik & Fiedel. On first listen, ‘Nous Sommes MMM’ and ‘Let’s Get It On’ sound almost too full-on to take seriously, but like all the best tunes from the MMM-Smith-N-Hack-Soundstream axis, there’s a terrific dryness and austerity to the production that becomes more obvious with repeated listening. Though the tropes of to-the-hilt disco-rave are all present and correct, the way that Fiedel and Wiegand stack ‘em up and knock ‘em down is utterly unique.