It has indeed been a bit of a surprise to learn that star DJ Timo Maas is to be releasing a track on Cocoon Recordings. At least, the DJ from Lower Saxony who holds residencies at New York's Twilo and Ministry of Sound in London and has cooperated with or made remixes for Depeche Mode, Madonna, Kelis, Neneh Cherry and Brian Molko of Placebo, has a lot of Pop in his veins. Together with his studio partner Sante Pucello from Italy (productions for Mantra Vibes, Sci + Tec and Hell Yeah Recordings, amongst others), Maas sets new standards in the art of adrenaline release within the clubbing underground. Thus, the twelve-minute-long epic "Subtellite" consequentially shines with a deep hypnotic bass rotor and ample percussions, picking up some small organ and a Flamenco guitar en route, and when the bass drum returns after the breaks, there is no holding back anymore. In all respects is this one of the hottest candidates for THE Techno track of the second half year – and not only on the Cocoon floors.
These experimental electronic songs, half of which stretch past the 10-minute mark, evolve slowly and with purpose, building incrementally to climaxes as intuitive as they are thrilling. Bandcamp Album of the Day Jan 13, 2020
Splitting the difference between mashups and DJ edits, the producer's latest project situates rap and R&B vocals alongside subdued instrumentals that privilege looped melodies and carefully-constructed atmosphere over percussive intensity. Bandcamp Album of the Day Jan 9, 2020