The Swiss producer has crafted with devotion a collection of charming and seductive dance oriented tunes, proudly featuring collaborations with Detroit Techno legend, Derrick May, Philadelphia singer, Ursula Rucker, and the French/Italian duo, Moody Preachers.
“This album is the first release of my new label, which is a platform to express myself and other friendly artists. I try to make all my influences inside and open a new chapter on my music process.” – Mirko Loko
The opening track ‘Desurection’ (feat. Moody Preachers) is a slow and trippy rhythmic exploration of the spectral envelopes, featuring a pitched down haunting voice from the outer realms. ‘Mind Over Matter’ is a faster elegant dancefloor track devised on a rich harmonics stab, while ‘Mentors Heritage’ is an ethereal, romantic, space trip guided by the abysmally sexy voice of Derrick May, one of Loko’s strongest influences.
A classic 707 Chicago influenced drum programming gives swing to ‘Pylus Pylons System’ and its vintage computer sequences and bleeps, just before moving into the stripped-down synth progression on the touching and mystical spoken word of Ursula Rucker on ‘It’s Like”. The dramatic tension of the album then reaches a climax with the long building ‘Astral Travelers’, and as the beats get tight, ‘Les Champ des Possibles’ maintains a hypnotic state with an acidic arpeggio. Finally, ‘Les Beaux Jours’ discharges serenity and composure over delightful melodies and laid back whispers.
Twin Bang Tracklist:
Desurection feat. Moody Preachers
Mind Over Matter
Mentors Heritage feat. Derrick May
Pylus Pylons System
It’s Like feat. Ursula Rucker
Le Champ des Possibles
Les Beaux Jours
A journey through the musical cosmos, Mirko Loko proudly presents, ‘Twin Bang’. Loko debuted his live show of the album at the well-respected Montreux Jazz festival in Switzerland to great success. More live dates are to be announced, including a special Live at the Swiss mountain-top festival, Polaris, between December 7-10.