Ali Berger

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Since completing his two-decade-long hip-hop trilogy as Dabrye in 2018, Ann Arbor-based artist and Bopside label head Tadd Mullinix has engaged his arsenal of aliases with renewed heat. First came the debut of X-Altera, a new project flexing a wildstyle hybrid of drum & bass and deep techno. Now, he returns to James T. Cotton, a moniker which dates back as far as Dabrye and helped define Spectral Sound, the dance imprint of Ghostly International. While historically tagged as Mullinix’s acid house alias, JTC has always expressed with a more pliable sense of genre, freely fusing an eclectic blend of classic electronic sounds; helpings of Chicago acid, Belgian New Beat, and the leftfield techno stylings popularized both in Berlin and Detroit. With Indigo, Flesh and Fire, Mullinix moves closer to the latter city, adopting a bright, optimistic tone informed by minimalism and futurism. "I have been more withdrawn and introspective on a personal level, in a positive sense, and I think that fact has made my creativity reach toward feelings about peace, positivity, fantasy, wonder, and openness,” says Mullinix. The EP is packed, but still playfully ambiguous; a club-ready set built to max out mixing boards with spacious and nuanced melodies and motorized percussion. Five tracks, each with roughly five-minute run-times, offering all but a few breaths in a quest for highly operative dancefloor hypnosis. The record wastes little time locking in; on the first track, “Innerloire Rendezvous,” a dense square kick plows through a brisk four-on-the-floor routine phasing over harmonious synth stacks of rubbery fifths and sevenths. The title track splatters a lenticular static spray between thumping kick, billowy melodic swells, and staticky clicks, snaps, and claps. Mullinix’s distilled musical vocabulary, developed by his many years in the game, gives the set a misty-eyed quality without compromising its contemporary merit. This is music, inspired by history but fiercely forward-thinking, that feels both subterranean and airborne; in the grind on the ground and soaring above in an iridescent super-charged fog. key selling points: - Debut release on Spectral Sound - Past releases on Firm Tracks, Nite Owl Diner, Sweat Equity, FCR, Clave - Limited to 300 copies worldwide.

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Genre

Techno

Release Date

23.08.2019

Cat No

SPC-146

Tracklist

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Track 3
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Track 4
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Track 5
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Acid House
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Ali Berger
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Keys The Door EP2FCR
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House
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Keys The Door EP2FCR
Acid House
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Ali Berger
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Keys The Door EP1FCR
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House
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Ali Berger
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Keys The Door EP1FCR
Broken Beats
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Project Pablo
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Inside UnsolvedSpectral Sound
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House
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Project Pablo
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Inside UnsolvedSpectral Sound
Minimal House
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Daso
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Meine IdeeSpectral Sound
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House
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Daso
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Meine IdeeSpectral Sound
Electro
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SEER
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No ResurrectionSpectral Sound
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Electro
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SEER
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Techno
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JTC
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Indigo, Flesh and FireSpectral Sound
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Techno
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JTC
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Indigo, Flesh and FireSpectral Sound
Breakbeatz
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Ciel
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Why Me?Spectral Sound
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Techno
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Ciel
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House
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Osborne
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FoolsSpectral Sound
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House
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Osborne
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FoolsSpectral Sound