One-half of the DJ duo "Kassette Boys", Ferri Borbás aka SUPERLOVER is widely known as M_Ferri. Based in Berlin, he is co-founder and –manager of the Kassette label and founder and manager of Autist records as well as a passionate mastering engineer who has made his aesthetic mark on numerous productions.
Raised in Berlin and formed by the burgeoning post-Wall techno culture of the mid-1990s, his early productions revealed the influences of the rough, industrial and dark sounding techno sound brought to Berlin by artists like Jeff Mills, Laurent Garnier and Joey Beltram. Simple, radical sounding and functional: tracks like his "Tanzgenerator" or "Open the Watergate" shaped this aesthetic into a trademark.
His latest SUPERLOVER project makes a slight stylistic shift: instead of a reduced and purely functional sound characteristic of his releases under the moniker “M_Ferri,” Superlover presents a more emotional, energetic mix of warm Rhodes piano samples and string synths. In the EP’s three tracks these sounds connect to create unforgettable melody riffs as the metamorphosis into the new disco-pop Superlover sound.
In the opening track "Romance" an army of bass lines and kick drums herald its feel-good message across the dance floor. While clubbers are treated with warm pianos and harmonies in "Romance," the second track "Naked" is thoroughly euphoric with its idiosyncratic breaks and upbeat vocals. Its transparent 8th note base line and its disco-shuffled hi-hats recall a seventies disco sound. The final track "Oh Ho," with its old-school chords mixed with spooky effects, emphasizes early Chicago House music. The mix of super dry drum sounds and groovy vocal and piano samples makes it a perfect party track sure to win fans beyond the tech-house crowds.
released December 22, 2010
mixed & mastered by M_Ferri @ Lovehouse, Berlin
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