Abu Dhabi/True Love Floats EP [My Favorite Robot Records]


Abu Dhabi/True Love Floats EP [My Favorite Robot Records]
Artists Fairmont, Rodion, Moscoman, Los Mekanikos, Local Suicide, Alibey
Genres Indie Dance / Nu Disco
Release Date 2017-09-01
Label My Favorite Robot Records
Catalog # MFR158BP

My Favorite Robot welcome the collaborative outfit of Rodion & Local Suicide for their next EP, which comes boosted by
remixes from Los Mekanikos, Moscoman and Fairmont, as well as artwork that is made up 3D prints of the act.

Rodion is an Italian classical piano player and acclaimed producer whose albums and EPs for the likes of Gomma, Nein
& Nang have helped to reshape modern disco. Also one half of Alien Alien and boss of the Roccodisco label, he is a real
studio visionary who for ten years has mixed up classical, trance and psychedelic sounds. He makes everything from
chamber music to computer game soundtracks, has remixed Giorgio Moroder and counts the likes of Tim Sweeney, Erol
Alkan and DJ Hell as fans. Berlin-based duo/couple Brax Moody and Vamparela aka Local Suicide have been
collaborating together since 2007, either as a DJ duo, in bands, or as remixers and producers. They have played all over
the world and are in favour with the likes of XLR8R, Thump and Mixmag for their fusions of slow techno, post disco and

These original analog tracks were recorded between 2014 and 2016 in Rodion's vintage studio in Berlin. They came about
when they all met following one of his gigs just after he moved there, and after being in touch online for a while. During
one of the nights, Rodion brought friend, producer and singer Ali Bey (part of the Belgrade DJ collective Beyond House
and a famous record digger) to contribute.

Impressive opener 'Abu Dhabi' includes samples from field recordings from all over the world. The most prominent is the
recording from an airport in Bangkok--where Brax Moody and Vamparela were waiting to catch their plane to Saigon--
and it ended up being the main vocal hook. The alluring track is a wonky feeling number with gurgling synth lines and
gentle releases of white noise lulling you into the groove. A searching synth line and distant siren add urgency and the
whole thing feels urban and futuristic.

Comprised of Mexico City producers Max Jones and Eddie Mercury, Los Mekanikos combine raw hypno-rhythm tracks
with pumping grooves that pay homage to Chicago, Detroit and Berlin. Their special remix is another late night and
unhinged number that encourages you to freak out amongst the panning and paranoid synth patterns and robotic grooves.
Then comes the brilliant 'True Love Floats' with Ali Beys singing and Vamparela's vocoded vocals. The interplay between
the two is tense and alien and makes for a perfectly inhuman groove with popping bell sounds, undulating pads and spooky
deep space ambiance.

Remixing this one is Berlin via Tel Aviv artist of the moment and Disco Halal label head Moscoman, whose raw machine
grooves have impressed on labels like ESP Institute, Correspondant and I'm a Cliche. His slow and purposeful version is
deep and psychedelic with disorientating vocals and blistered synths wallowing in a menacing urban landscape. Buy it
digitally and you will also get a fine remix from label regular and Canadian Fairmont. He runs the Beachcoma label, has
worked with cult outlet Border Community over the years and mixes up dark disco and goth into his own fresh sounds. His
remix here is more direct and driven, with powerful drums and well sculpted synths making it another great rework.

This is a unique sounding package featuring plenty of heavyweight names and marks another cultured outing from the
always considered My Favourite Robot label.


Best Best (G) Now Now (G)
Abu Dhabi (Original Version)
Rodion, Local Suicide

Indie Dance / Nu Disco

119 BPM



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Abu Dhabi (Los Mekanikos Remix)
Rodion, Los Mekanikos, Local Suicide

Indie Dance / Nu Disco

120 BPM



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True Love Floats (Original Version)
Rodion, Local Suicide, Alibey

Indie Dance / Nu Disco

112 BPM



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True Love Floats (Moscoman Remix)
Rodion, Moscoman, Local Suicide, Alibey

Indie Dance / Nu Disco

110 BPM



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True Love Floats [BEATPORT EXCLUSIVE] (Fairmont Remix)
Fairmont, Rodion, Local Suicide, Alibey

Indie Dance / Nu Disco

120 BPM



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