1/4 w/ Matt Flores, Ada, Glagla
"A time to make friends". This statement really makes you mad. Less than half a year before the apparently biggest media event in human history, nobody here in Germany can escape the universal power of the FIFA World Cup 2006 and its huge importance. Of course, we are looking forward to it. But how come that you have the feeling that this motto is more some kind of indirect request? A request to behave like "friends" while people from all over the world are visiting Germany for four weeks - Even if it is difficult?
In the electronic music scene it goes absolutely without saying that you make friends and that the world, at least a small elitist part of it, is your guest. This sound storage medium is no exception. It`s the first of the four parts of our new compilation Traffic III.
From the beginning, the denomination Traffic was meant to be an expression of the awareness that movement and change always were, still are and always will be an essential part of it. And that you can join in. The records are documents of this changes that occur step by step. Whether the emphasis lies on the music in terms of time (future music, retro, music of this time...) or in terms of style (breakbeat, minimal, detroit, whatever...), Traffic III is the product of the encounter between musicians, DJs, (graphic) artists, bookers, clubs and all the other "crazy" folks that can`t stop meeting us. Or that we can`t leave alone. Musically or personally. And the music can speak for itself. It`s strong enough. And beautiful. It seems that the music is developing more and more in an emotional direction. Detroit-techno and breakbeats were the coordinates of Traffic II, the last compilation which was published 3 years ago. On the first 10" with Matt Flores, Ada and Glagla the sound clearly moves in direction 4/4. As always, the musical language is more melodic than straight. It speaks about the charming Ada who impersonates the story of guests and friends and creates an almost Cristmassy atmosphere with Sternhagel. And about Glagla and Matt Flores who are friends from the neighborhood. Nightlife is (Christian) Glagla`s debut on Combination. With its melodies and its brilliant end that is pointing at dancefloor, it`s a track that really calls for remixes. We are looking forward to many of his tracks. A 12" will be the next one. Matt Flores is the man with the not-completely-straight bassdrum who single-handedly works on his kicking sketches of garage and minimal. The title Autorock is self-explanatory - dry as if it comes right out of the fog machine. Pay also regard to his 12" "Wookie Disco" arriving in march.
The music on Traffic III lives in different cities and countries and none of the tracks has been published before! That`s the way it is. See you!