Release Date: 26th August 2016
Maya Danon releases her first full E.P. called Mad Hatter on Relish. It includes 3 originals and remixes by Autarkicand Marc Piñol.
After over 10 years in the experimental electronic scene of Tel Aviv, Maya was drawn into the world of dance music and soon enough she released her debut track Dazed on Relish. Dazed and the tracks that followed have a unique and fresh sound that was influenced by the adventurous electronic musicians of the 70’s (Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk, Can and others), new wave of the 80’s, and the electronic pioneers that bended waves for a living.
The E.P. tracks are expressive and yet very club oriented. Mad Hatter, the title track, patiently builds up an anticipation, hi-hats blend with minimal synth motives till the point where they meet the bass and the tension breaks into a groovy discoish vibe. Nina has some reminders of that dream in the shape of a spacey synth motive, but it’s a different place now, a solid one where the bass is warm and the rhythm is cold. Waiting for Simon gives a strong feeling of longing for some unknown Simon, with those airy synths wrapped with dreamy hats and rythmic noises.
The first remix is by Autarkic and he turns it into a twisted funky 808 version, adding plenty of cowbell and vocals. Marc Piñol strips it to the bone adding a murderous kick that drives through his version.
1. Mad Hatter
3. Waiting for Simon
4. Mad Hatter (Autarkic Remix)
5. Mad Hatter (Marc Piñol Remix)