MINIM Records

A1 - CONVALESCENT

DRAGUTESKU
 

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A2 - WATSONVILLE

RITHMA
 

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B1 - VEIDI

SAKTU
 

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B2 - NEW THINGS

GIASH
 

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DRAGUTESKU

A1 - CONVALESCENT

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Emerging from the underground scene in Romania, Dragutesku - Dragut Adrian by his name, is a man of few words and his music speaks for him.

Releasing two pieces of vinyl, "Retraieste Romaneste Album", having a breakthrough with his releases staying on first place in charts around the world. Labels he work with: Tupiar Records (RO), Body Parts (RU) and many more.

It is with our great pleasure that we welcome Dragutesku to MINIM 004 series with his original work “Convalescent”.

Follow the Artist: http://www.facebook.com/dragutesku

RITHMA

A2 - WATSONVILLE

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Rithma was born Etienne Stehelin, and got his early training in jazz guitar. He names Miles Davis as his single most significant musical influence -- except perhaps his musician mother.

Rithma's star has ascended rather rapidly: it was in 1997 that he produced and self-released his first track, titled "Rithma 001." The record was largely a practice run; it wasn't until the second attempt, "Rithma 002," that he received any real attention from the music community. Follow-up tracks produced in collaboration with Scott Finley, a longtime friend and former bandmate, got released on Fiji Records in 1998 and 2000. The best-known is probably Rithma vs. Scott Finley.

Rithma's solo works got released through several underground dance labels including Tweekin Records in San Francisco and the very special Beau Monde in the U.K. He also contributed to Sounds of Om, Vol. 2 and released two EPs, Caffeine Sunshine and The Escape, on Om Records. Both title tracks received an excellent response from the dance community, inspiring Om to sign him to a multi-album deal.

An ardent world traveler with a quirky sense of humor and plenty of stage presence, Rithma makes waves wherever he goes. As a previous Om artist, he played some of the best venues in San Francisco and Los Angeles. He constantly poped up at smaller venues and underground parties however; he often gave impromptu, unannounced performances that last for hours. This DJ became known for live sets of energized house. He continued to contribute to compilation CDs, including 4 A.M. Sound of Tech House.

We have been fans of Rithma since the late 90's and it's with our great pleasure that we bring you a track from Rithma's vaults. WATSONVILLE a track that showcases how timeless this artist's music really is.

Watsonville was recorded about 17-18 years ago, it was sequenced on a korg trinity, samples on an emu 6400, some dbx compressors that I stole out of somebodys garage at a kegger party in high school, my mom's roland alpha Juno are the synth stabs I think. Yeah it was 100% hardware.

Watsonville is a small beach town just south of Santa Cruz CA. I had just finished high school and I took a road trip that summer up to northern california.

I found some old hippy friends of my moms and camped out at their place for a couple weeks. Bonfires, acid, good music, etc, so eventually when I came home and made some music, I had to call a track Watsonville.

Also, it was made around the same time as the Fiji record, right when I first started to learn what my musical style would be.

SAKTU

B1 - VEIDI

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DJ & Producer from St.Petersburg, Russia.

Over 19 years of experience behind Sasha's shoulders, he plays in the best clubs Worldwide, has vinyl and digital releases on world's leading labels, more than 30 mixed-CDs, his own radio shows, and ranks among the Top 100 Russian DJs.

Sasha was the first Russian DJ invited to make official vinyl podcasts for decks.de & XLR8R magazine.

At the moment, Sasha heads two of the most powerful underground labels in Russia – Heisenberg & iTech Sound System, running lots of events, playing bookings in Berlin, Amsterdam, Barcelona & Zurich not less than in St.Petersburg & Moscow, doing lots of studio work and running his own record store «Squat Music».

In 2016 Sasha also started his new solo-alias SAKTU and together with Dave Vega & Tobi Neumann project OGNI.

Follow the Artist: http://www.facebook.com/sashakaktus.music

GIASH

B2 - NEW THINGS

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Originating from Techno and House, the music gains its glaze from the playful minimalism, the boldly used soundpads and the musical motifs. This could be the shortest description of Giash's music.

The following thought has been the determinative motivation of his musical career since the very beginnings: quality is important because it gives people a legitimate reason to become excited.

He continues to be interested in new things that seem old and old things that seem new. His music goes along the main direction, while receding the old standards and leading towards new destinations.

Follow the Artist: http://www.facebook.com/giashmusic