Premiere: A1 – Dubfound – Ghandi’s Nightingale [MAYAK014]


Devine, intricate minimal from the Swoon boss Dubfound.

The Moldova based producer hosts a vast catalogue of mood-setting minimal dating back to 2012, working closely with the likes of Cadenza, Sleep Is Commercial, and his own Swoon imprint.

‘Ghandi’s Nightingale’ narrates a deep head trip in this premiere for Moscow label Mayak. Delicate percussion tiptoes around a plethora of peculiar thought-provoking samples throughout its extended nine-minute duration.

A memorable feeling of contrast builds throughout the track, as dissonant, scratchy textures bind with stunning piano sections touching on jazz and classical motives. Rhythms are gentle and inoffensive, caressing deep, simplistic sub-bass that would come alive through a sound system.

The Russian imprint Mayak has been a frequent feature across the minimal circuit. Regularly inviting the likes of Christopher Ledger and the previously premiered Denis Kaznacheev, the label has formed an identity within the realms of glitchy, audiophile minimal that works just as comfortably at home as in the club.

Two of dance music’s healthiest scenes sit either side of Dubfound, with Moldova’s close connections to Romania and Ukraine, as well as influence from Russia and Berlin’s rosters.

This inspired nature heard in much of Eastern Europe’s output seeps through his music. Taking unique ideas from a vast pool of genres and shaping them into slick, dance floor formulas, like the gorgeous jazz-routed chord progressions heard in ‘Flows Into Jazz’.

Dewalta completes the EP with another extended, near nine-minute remix. Bringing new life to the original with a fresh, quirky bassline accompanied by snappy snare drums and eerie pads, perfect for precious, after-hour moments.

Buy the 180g vinyl at Juno.

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