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Above The Absolute (SG1882)

by The Panacea

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Prolific producer Mathis Mootz is very well known within the Drum/Bass and Hardcore Techno arenas as being one of the innovative pioneers to merge both genres with an unique approach. His contribution to the electronic music community is not limited to his explorations within only the Drum and Bass and Hardcore genres,
Mathis also has various experimental projects, most noteworthy being his m² ( Squaremeter ) project with releases on Mille Pleateux, Ant-Zen and Hands Productions. The sound of m² is defined as a combination of micro sound and Industrial soundscapes.
The Panacea is no stranger to the world of Techno as some may suspect, his command of the Position Chrome record label came from his close relationship with Force Inc. Music Works which was one of the earliest German record labels to fuel the underground techno/rave scenes in the early 90’s. Since Position Chrome came under his guidance in 1997 it has become one of the most important labels in electronic music due to it’s integrity and an impressive release of quality music for it’s genre. More recently, he has been investigating the techno landscape with David Frisch together known as New Frames, their latest release on Hands Productions is essential for those interested in contemporary electronic music of the dark techno/industrial kind.

"When I released my first record in 1997, after having listened to electronic music since '91, I was in no way prepared for the journey I embarked on. I have been able to perform to audiences that love what I do for 20 years now and my label positionchrome is being supported by devoted fans up to this day.

Electronic music in the early nineties was to me, like many others of my generation, a way of living, more than just a sub-genre or trend. Naturally, I tried to take in as much of it as possible. I went to raves where House DJs did the warm up, followed by a dutch or german Gabber live-show, and Jeff Mills, Lenny Dee or international talent of the same status. A UK-based or homegrown breakbeat hardcore DJ like Mickey Finn or DJ Tanith could conclude the night. There was no such thing as sub-genre separation. I went on to listen and buy techno records until the rise of so-called „minimal techno“ in the mid 2000’s.

When I started to go record shopping at NYC’s Sonic Groove Records, the last thing I imagined, was one day working with owner and prominent techno-pioneer Adam X.

This January sees the release of my „Above The Absolute EP“ on Sonic Groove, my first solo techno record, on vinyl and digital, to be distributed by ready made Distribution.

I feel blessed being able to work for a label of such high historical relevance to the entire techno movement and home to many artists I admire and been given the chance to express myself artistically in a new environment.

2018 is set to be a very exciting year"

The Panacea, January 2018


released January 24, 2018


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Sonic Groove Berlin, Germany

A Berlin based techno/industrial record label owned by Adam X. With over eighty releases dating back to 1995. Sonic Groove is one of the longest active running vinyl labels in techno music. It has released music from some of the most legendary names in techno. The label is also known for breaking newer artists in the scene. Currently the label is in it's most active period since it's inception. ... more

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