Happy to announce my new release with Marianne Potje! This is our first release as Movable.
Tarantic Records is back with a whopping five-track release from Movable (Marianne Potje a.k.a. Marianimal and Brad Eller a.k.a. BradElectro). Originally from Chicago and St. Louis, Marianne and Brad draw upon the black urban sounds of their hometowns, while mixing in the pop sensibilities that come naturally to them. The ex-lovers-turned-friends first worked together as Duo Electro, an all-hardware live PA that helped rock the San Franscisco underground dance scene in the early-00s. Get Next To You is a flirtatious cut about the kind of person you’re drawn to over and over, every time you see them or talk to them, even when they’re with someone else. We understand, some obsessions are hard to give up. Thankfully, our love affair with Movable has only just begun. The first remix is by Temple SF resident jAswhO?, who delivers a trademark energetic bassline, addictive synth riffs and a screaming lead masterfully played alongside the vocals of the original. Alsoul lends his native Chicago sensibility to the mix with seductive pads, funky sequences and snappy percussion. BradElectros dub is quite faithful to the original- only stripping the vocal and adding reverb because as he states: a dub is a dub, it aint a remix. Finally, Los Angeles-based musician burntSpaghetti brings us home with a pleasantly unexpected dark, cinematic downtempo mix that features his masterful Spanish guitar work.
CUBEREC label head Casta recently published an excellent article on the development of the electronic music scene here in Central America. I’ve reprinted an excerpt, below. You can read the entire article on Beatportal.
Central America is often dwarfed by Mexico or mistaken for an extension of South America. However, this distinct region is in fact an isthmus formed by Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. Central America is frequently associated with its Mayan heritage, Caribbean coastline, and the political upheaval of the past several decades, yet in truth the region has much more to offer. Its spectacular mountains, small islands, and warm local people have welcomed DJs from around the globe. As the mid-1990s saw the end of repressive regimes in several Central American nations, youth culture has experienced a renewed interest in creative expression, setting the stage for the rise of electronic music. This often overlooked region has thus become home to a thriving electronic music scene.
Although the scene actually started over a decade ago with small underground raves and private parties, the world of electronic music has diversified immeasurably: not only have venues expanded from exclusive events to include bars and festivals, but the audience has grown from an elite few to a passionate and widespread public. In this sense, despite its marginal beginnings, electronic music has slowly yet undeniably evolved to become a popular genre [...]