The Modern Disco scene has its heroes: Musicians, DJs, and producers who have dedicated themselves – especially since the beginning of the 2000s – to keep alive the flame of the original Disco Music through edits, remixes, or original cuts heavily influenced by the 1970s/1980s. Fred Berthet is one of these heroes. His massive output as DJ Steef has placed him amongst the most notable artists of the genre.
Now that the trippiness of the Cosmic Disco got blended with the euphoria of its Italo sister and the crudity of EBM, Industrial, and Post-Punk, Fred has been releasing solid darkness-infused material, having already appeared on vital labels such as Feines Tier, Numoment, Heimlich Musik, La Dame Noir, and Boite Music. He (finally) makes his debut on mighty Nein Records with a, yes, darkness infused single featuring Maria Fernanda on the vocals and remixes by Richard Sen and Tronik Youth (SXDNS050). Premiered here, the outstanding collaboration of the former.
Respected London-based DJ and producer Richard Sen brought “Mixteca” into his own world. He kept the backbone of Fred & Maria’s collaboration but ripped the retro-future aura, infused weirdness and acid instead, and delivered a more intricate and twisted version. What a bad boy!
You can find (and buy) this and other music pearls on the Bandcamp page of the label.