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Two impeccable mixes from the revered selector

  • Funster
  • 27 May 2015

There are plenty of DJs who find their way after a run-in with an influential DJ but if it's Richie Hawtin who's shown you the light then you've clearly been going to the right places. In the case of Polish-born Magda, her early encounter with the techno titan has helped shape a career that's been thriving for nearly 20 years. In 1998 she joined the M_nus family and began warming up for Hawtin on a regular basis. From then on it's been full steam ahead.

Her musical education began in the underground clubs of Detroit after she moved there when she was younger. Stumbling across steely parties in darkened rooms and dingy warehouse raves, her tastes swiftly changed from indie rock to electronic music.

In the time that's passed from becoming Hawtin's right-hand lady, she's gone on to tick as many boxes as possible and is now a world-renowned artist in her own right.

In 2005 she released her first EP via M_nus and after a stellar Fabric 49 mix dropped in 2009, Magda was was ready to unleash her unnerving debut album a year later. Once again coming via M_nus, 'From The Fallen Page' was a dark and testing endeavour into Magda's production psyche and acted as another feather to her bow.

Although her output of original material isn't as free-flowing as an avid-fan would like, her remix credits are large and in 2011 she revived her much-lauded Items & Things label with Marc Houle and Troy Pierce. Her most recent release came in the form of the 'Balance 27' 12" vinyl, a heavy-hitting record that showcased the exclusive tracks from her recent Balance comp.

Her mixing style is heavily-praised across the board and you only need to experience her once to realise that there's a lot of talent behind those decks. Whether she's laying down fidgety minimal-techno, swampy tech bangers or face-screwing rollers, there's an element of class in both her selection and her execution.

Unless it's pressed to CD, mixes from Magda come few and far between so we're thrilled to have the Detroit selector go In Session for us. She's crammed 21 tracks into an hour-long set that includes cuts from Roman Flugel, Model 500, Voight & Voight and Mike Shannon. It's another great indication of the heat that Magda brings so hit play and let her take you away.

Magda and NYMA's Define The Relationship project recently reworked Joy Division's iconic 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' with French singer Miss Kittin supplying a haunting and euphoric vocal melody paying homage to Ian Curtis': Listen here

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