A resident at the now infamous Janus party in Berlin, M.E.S.H. follows up releases with kindred labels Dyssembler and Black Ocean with his debut PAN EP, ’Scythians’.
In addition to his club experience, M.E.S.H’s work is equally well contextualized by his community of peers – he is a frequent collaborator with contemporary artist Aleksandra Domanović, has exchanged remixes with Arca and Fatima Al Qadiri, and is a formative figure in an ascendent community of net aware underground club artists in Berlin including Lotic, Renaissance Man and TCF.
Opener ‘Scythians’ introduces the textural depth of foley blades and draining sewers to his distinctive combination of synthetic sheen and abstract breaks. ‘Interdictor’ is a high drama production, combining staggered sub kicks and crunching metallic textures with wavering chords over a staggered rhythm. In ‘Captivated’ – 808 kicks and an ominous voice punctuate hypnotic washes of noise and hi-hats. ‘Imperial Sewers’ frames synthetic voices and growling pads within a majestic up-tempo hip hop track. In the beatless ‘Glassel Finisher’, metallic, resonant scratches cut through air above the sounds of fabric dragging.
Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, with artwork by M.E.S.H. Bill Kouligas.
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