Do Or Die
Do Or Die’s second descent onto Jupiter comes aboard MOJ number nine. The number of the dragon is the end of a cycle, and this four-track EP comes full circle since the Madrid-based producer’s last expedition. Dance floor-oriented and featuring the kind of electro and breakbeat steamrollers Fernández does best, this latest addition to the interplanetary catalogue comes just in time for the longest nights of the year.
Draculas Lutz & Omar
Number 8—the infinite loop. This eighth dispatch from Jupiter brings news with little precedent.
Prompted by a hasty goodbye to his home of ten years, Nicolas Lutz has teamed up with lifelong confidante Omar to give us the bittersweetly-titled Auf Wiedersehen.
Anyone paying attention will note this as Lutz’s (long-awaited) production debut. And yet, in keeping with the MOJ modus operandi, it comes without either pomp nor circumstance. Auf Wiedersehen, a goodbye as hello, has slipped quietly into this world.
The EP comes clad in a nod to gentleman and child of the night Bela Lugosi. And its three tracks bear echoes of the laconic, acid-tinged electro that’s become a hallmark of both DJs’ aesthetics—a seamless melding of production and selection.
Will there be more? What else can we expect from the duo? From Omar? From Draculas? Questions without use. Unknowns to which the only answer could be: pay attention to what is here, now and tangible. Everything else is pure illusion.
MOJ07 sees the return of Uruguayan musician and philosopher Digregorius with his sophomore release for the label, Alto Astral.
The four-tracker sees the percussionist and producer take a confident step from the darkness that enshrined his previous album on MOJ towards the light. This sonic homage to one’s connection to a higher self (thus, “Astral Height”) feels like a more literal approach to sound. With less left to the imagination thanks to tracks like the electro-heavy “Program 76” and the thumping “Inner Traveller”, this Jupiter-based nod to the Sun, center of our system and giver of life, is one of his most rave-worthy yet.
Do Or Die
Spanish producer Gito Fernández beams his own Jupiterian messages from Amsterdam, by way of another two-vinyl album. My Own Jupiter’s latest release stays in the dance floor-oriented lane via nine tracks of complex, acid and electro-tinged techno. Inspired by Egyptian priests and their hallowed symbols, Do or Die’s artwork pays homage to the ending of a 26000-year cycle—upon which our original tools are bestowed upon us once again so that we may recover our divine heritage.
Ship Of Imagination[MOJ05]
A longtime friend of the MOJ family is officially inducted into its sonic circle with this double-pack LP, featuring eight tracks that strike a hazy balance between house and techno, with the kind of dry beats characteristic of Binh’s sound and Nico’s taste. The dedication to his son Noah sees Edurne place an ancient Chinese symbol meant to foster protection and a long, healthy life.
Tal Y Tanto Arriba Tal Y Tanto Abajo[MOJ04]
For this most ambitious of releases, Nicolas has tapped the fertile resources of his homeland by way of Di Gregorius, a respected member of Uruguay’s creative and musical scene. This LP is the result of 16 years’ worth of personal, spiritual and musical exploration and experimentation. Each of the four records, designated with a healing symbol that matches the different colours associated with each chakra, showcases Di Gregorius’ musical upbringing and experience with everything from folk to electro. Aross 17 eclectic tracks he calls upon the support of friends and colleagues, with enough time to make mention of his beloved Montevideo and his own spiritual transmutation. It is for this reason that the artwork for MOJ004 portrays the Ouroboros serpent, a symbol of eternal cycles and effort, alongside verses from the Emerald Tablet—Hermetica’s most cryptic piece, meant to contain the secret of the prima materia and its transmutation.
- A1 Dogma Y Ritual
- A2 Pinguinos en Corso-1
- A3 The ultimate trip. (Kino & Digregorius edit)
- B1 Ladyes and Gentelman from Montevideo Underground
- B2 Dame Piedra (Dj friendly rework by F. Licht, Digregorius & Koolt)
- B3 Jesus Is Coming Soon (Extended Version - Kino Di Gregorius Afro Techno Evangelico Totality)
- C1 Dr Doom Y Su Tarta De Formaldehido
- C2 Mind Traveler (Este Es Mi Universo)
- C3 God is in us.A
- D1 Brain Washing
- E1 Joseph Ibrahim (El cuerpo es una nave)
- E2 Este Loco Loco Mundo
- G1 Todo lo q ves es Falzo
- G2 You are dead man
- H1 El Nagual
- H2_7 palos
This Is Tokio[MOJ03]
Characterised by Edurne with a hauntingly beautiful portrayal of the portal of the second order, this album shines a light on the four elements—fire, water, air and earth. The LP within brings back Little Nobody for another 10 tracks of glitch-inflected, electro-tinged techno