MUTEK MX Recommends – October 1-6
John Talabot’s New Label, Ten Years of Dub with Deadbeat and a surprise in collaboration with Sónar Mexico.
In MUTEK MX Recommends, you’ll find all the news, up-and-coming activities and pieces from the artistic community that make our festival one of the most exciting experiences of the year.
This is what’s happening between October 1-6 on the road to MUTEK MX Edition 16:
> John Talabot and Axel Boman Start a New Label
The long-awaited return of John Talabot in 2019 has been filled with long dj sets behind the decks, including a couple of all-nighters (here, you can listen to his live session at Moog en Barcelona) and his mixtape for Dekmantel 2019, as existing proof of his current sound. But this has also been a year for new music: this summer we had the release of “Immediate crash alert” and this week, through Instagram, John announced the debut of The Night Land, his new label along Axel Boman, and the release of “Discodrums”, a new single by Talaboman, a track filled with hypnotic groove and cosmic sounds that you can listen to now:
> Enjoy Deadbeat’s Deepest Dub Sounds in this New Compilation
The prolific Scott Monteith, who is focused on training new digital artists and software development, just released a very special compilation on BLKRTZ, the label that has released all his productions and collaborations as Deadbeat. The Echocord Sessions 2019-2019, published at the end of this summer, puts together eleven tracks released by the iconic Echocord label throughout the last decade, transforming in a radiography of time and showing us the full plasticity that Deadbeat is capable of achieving, inspired by Dub from ‘traditional’ moments, such as “Vampire Dub”, to the acid frenzy of “For Whom The Bell Tolls”.
Echocord operates in Copenhagen since 2002 with Kompakt as their distributor, focused on dub and its most experimental variations, being their signature sound. Their catalogue preserves in physical formant the deepest Dub sounds of artists such as Vladislav Delay, Mikkel Metal and Fluxion.
> Watch the new Boiler Room by Deena Abdelwahed
Deena Abdelwahed returned to Tunis, her place of birth, in an intense journey that included sets by Crossend, Da Che and Dasha Redkina, among many other Tunisian talents, which you need to follow up close. Deena’s set for the first Boiler Room in this city is a powerful combination of representative sounds from the Middle East along with some other Leftfield Club gems, a perfect introduction before her performance at Edition 16, in which she will interpret the full live version of her magnificent album Khonnar.
> New remix by Sebastian Mullaert to John Metcalfe
John Metcalfe is one of the low-key cutting-edge cult figures from the past century. He’s the co-founder of The Durutti Column, contributing to the release of the sub-label Factory Classical, and his connection to the Manchester scene has led him to making arrangements for artists like Peter Gabriel, Pretenders and Graham Coxon, by playing the viola, his main instrument, in albums by artists like Max Richter, Goldfrapp, Blur and even Coldplay. What’s more, he’s part of the credits of the iconic album Hex by Bark Psychosis. In between all of this, Metcalfe has his own career as a composer and he’s about to release a new anthology with remixes, commissioned by five electronic music artists, including our dear Sebastian Mullaert. His remix to “So Clear” has been debuted via Beatburger and you can listen to it here. Along with the premiere of this remix, Sabastian has announced the release of his new record, A Place Called • Inkost (Kontra Music, 2019) for November 4th, and the first single is out now:
Sebastian Mullaert will come to Edition 16 with Circle of Live, a six-hour long set, along Dorisburg, Frank Wiedermann (Âme Live) and Mathew Jonson. Get your ticket here.
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01-04/10 – This week only: Nocturne Pass + Sónar México Ticket
Nocturne Pass MUTEK MX + Sónar México General Ticket: $2199.
Nocturne Pass MUTEK MX + Sónar México Plus Ticket: $2999.
Important: The Nocturne Pass, like all MUTEK MX tickets, is for general admission. Tickets fee of additional charges. Purchase with cash or card.
Available in Casa MUTEK. Fraternidad de la UC.
Tuesday October 1 through Friday October 4, 16:00 to 18:00 h.
18+, must show valid ID
03/10 – Dave Quam @ POV Magazine 5th Anniversary in Terminal
With Phaedra, Dj Chedraui, Eustela and Ga.
Thursday, October 3, 21:00 h.
Simón Bolívar esq. 5 de Mayo, Centro Histórico.
Tickets: $100 <00:00 h.>$150
05/10 – Electroacoustic sounds from around the World: Korea @ Casa del Lago
Curated and interpreted by Pedro Castillo. Composers: Young-Shin Choi, Chloe Yoon and more.
Saturday, October 5, 13:00 h.
Bosque de Chapultepec Primera Sección.
05/10 – Sónar México @ Parque Bicentenario
With Richie Hawtin, Skepta, Charlotte De Witte and more.
Saturday, October 5, 14:00 h.
Av. 5 de Mayo 290.