For their second release, German-based outfit Gjidoda Music brings together a VA record from the man behind the label, Gjidoda – and some of his closest collaborators. Following the excellent first release, ‘Mute City’ is a collection of understated, moody minimal tracks that are both very listenable and functional at the same time.
Produced by Yoske, the second song on the record – ‘Port Town’, is a standout track. Originally from Nagoya in Japan, the producer has been a veteran on the Berlin scene over the last decade, having played at Club der Visionaere and Hoppetosse. The track gently layers a repetitive, polyrhythmic kick with shuffling hi-hats, hazy vocals, and mysteriously haunting pads – reminiscent of some of Baby Ford’s best work.
The record opener is a joint effort from Gjidoda and Iljir. Called ‘Downtown’, its persistent, dubby groove is partnered with subtle squelches and a reverbed-out vocal that is perfect for both the dancefloor and your living room. On the flip, the B-side verges more towards the emotional end of the spectrum. Lonrgread aka Kirill Matveev’s ‘Epigraph’ is a paddy affair, with gentle, close-your-eyes synths and a catchy melody that builds and builds. Gjidoda Jr closes the record in much the same vein, with the aptly-titled track ‘Airport Terminal’. Its dubby synths and relaxed energy bring to mind long corridors, gentle strolls and check-in desks.
GMV02 is now available via deejay.de.