AEON label founder Alex Niggemann closes the year in style with the remarkable Electric Mariachi. Unique remixes are delivered from cosmic disco inspired Rigopolar and Spanish talent Pional.
“Throughout my career, I’ve always been focused on diversity in both my DJ sets and productions, trends come and go and therefore my productions aligned to these popular sounds become most prominent. I’ve always been heavily influenced by house and italo genres featuring classic drums, synth and melancholic melodies, this release sees me revisiting those influences that I still love equally as much today. The track got its name from the trumpets that sound like those played by Mariachis.” Alex Niggemann
Electric Mariachi opens with vocoded robotic words, a heavy snare combines with electro zap before Alex introduces horn, adding a human element into an intergalactic journey bursting with energy and emotion. Pional is first up on remix duty with an acid interpretation, a loopy, hypnotic bassline wraps around the original melody and showcases his deeply compulsive electronics that can be found on the likes of Young Turks, Phonica Records and Permanent Vacation. Mexican-born, L.A. based, Rigopolar then turns his hand to two remixes. The stripped down remix is a colourful synth-wave piece where arpeggiating tones move like liquid over reverbed percussion. His second sees him up the ante, in a space influenced extended version that ebbs and flows throughout with his psychedelic glowing keys. The word visionary is often overused in electronic music, but it’s the perfect description for Alex Niggemann. His ethos is to embrace the new and push the boundaries of the genre he loves so much. Since breaking through in 2006 with his remix of Booka Shade’s Darko, Alex Niggemann has continuously impressed with a slew of hits on seminal labels including Crosstown Rebels and Mule Musiq, as well as his own AEON imprint.