Timo Maas & Aidan Lavelle - Body Language
Fresh from their recent nomination for DJ Mag’s top North American label, My Favorite Robot is delighted to welcome an exciting partnership for its next EP: Body Language is the work of German techno titan Timo Maas and acclaimed UK producer, composer and sometime UNKLE associate Aidan Lavelle. In addition, Re.You comes correct with a remix that seals this fine deal.
Maas’s longstanding involvement in the scene sees him still at the top of his game in 2017. His own Rockets & Ponies label continues to set the techno agenda whilst he has seen multiple Grammy nominations and has collaborated with musical legends such as of Paul McCartney, Brian Molko (Placebo) & Kelis. His partner here, Aidan Lavelle, is a UK composer and producer who has worked with the Crosstown’s Rebellion label and Get Physical, has done many film scores and has also collaborated with Gorillaz, Ian Brown, Queens Of The Stone Age and many others.
Over the course of seven minutes, the essential ‘Body Language’ is an all consuming deep techno cut with absorbing atmospheres from the off. It is characterised by spine-tingling melodies that rise up the scale with real poise and serve to take you higher. The drums are warm and underlapping and the whole thing really sweeps you off your feet as grinding bass, crisp hits and sci-fi pads add colour in subtle but effective ways.
Berlin based Re.You from labels like Cocoon and Connected then steps up to add his own spin. The live show specialist flips the track into something more freaky and subversive, with eerie synths and stretched vocals filled with suspense and tension. It’s a sparse track underpinned by broad bass and languid synths and is one to really get in your head.
This is a stellar new single which is sure to prove a huge release for all concerned.
1. Body Language (Original Mix)
2. Body Language (Re.You Remix)