Rita Maia presents ‘Sine Of The Times’ Compilation [Badmood Recordings]

Officially dropping today on digi and physical CD comes a compilation we’re proud to have a small part in. Resonance.fm mainstay Rita Maia is releasing Sine Of The Times, aptly titled after the radio program, released on her own Badmood Recordings label. NKC is featured on the tracklist with ‘Fading Floor‘, taken off the AWK006 12″ which dropped last year.

We first met Rita on a shared night at Notting Hill Arts Club, dropping in on their regular party for a guest take-over of Awkward Movements friends and family headlined by Illum Sphere. Quality night that in turn led to us going down to Resonance.fm to step in on her weekly show, and the first time we met Paris A.M. (Awkward Movements Sessions #42) and Robin The Fog (Ghosts Of Bush), both of whom we’ve featured here before.

As a DJ, radio host and label boss Rita’s consistently pushed things further out, no idea when she gets time to sleep. Her mixes are listen-on-site and by all accounts she’s one of the top DJs for bass music in London, proven by the standout Worldwide Festival sets. The Lisbon born producer has more than earned her reputation as a top selector, and this curation of some of her top releases is a logical next step, and hopefully just the first chapter in a series.

1. Robin The Fog – Intro
2. Amenta / Lost Twin – Sticky
3. Will Ward – Brighter
4. My Panda Shall Fly – Kandy
5. Bongos Ikwue – Love Of My Life (Simbad Lover Mix)
6. dFranklin – Whole
7. VVV – Lost And Found
8. Modo Fractal – Hear Me In The Morning
9. BD1982 – The Wave Chamber
10. NKC – Fading Floor
11. Visionist – In & Out

Press release below, and you can pre-order for Rough Trade at present here: http://www.roughtrade.com/site/shop_detail.lasso?search_type=sku&sku=359363

via Badmood Recordings
On February 4th the Portuguese-born, London-based DJ and broadcaster Rita Maia presents ‘Sine Of The Times’, her personally-curated debut compilation, which features several exclusives from some of the world’s leading electronic and bass music talents.

All artists featured have inspired Rita, with their tracks or remixes gaining heavy rotation on her hugely popular Saturday night Resonance FM show (also called ‘Sine Of The Times’). In addition to the radio, many of the artists being featured came about from connections Rita made whilst DJing in clubs and festivals around the world. This global nature is reflected in the selection, featuring artists from Japan, Canada, Nigeria, France, Iran, Portugal and, of course, London, the epicentre to which all music featured is linked.

A subtly sublime collection, ‘Sine Of The Times’ represents the deeper end of the spectrum; it offers a perfect current snapshot of this creative purple patch for cerebral, timeless, yet forward thinking sounds. The tracks effortlessly merge a wide range of elements into an inspiring whole, and the album’s large family tree has roots in bass, 2 step, house, Detroit techno, grime, electronica, African rhythms and soul.

Proceedings kick off with ‘Intro’, a short ambient collage from Robin The Fog, which segues into the hazily technicolor cosmic soul of Amenta/Lost Twins’s ‘Sticky’.

Lush, gauzy deep electronics meet post 2 step on Will Ward’s shimmering ‘Brighter’, and continuing in a similar vein is My Panda Shall Fly’s ‘Kandy’ (a homage to his Sri Lankan home town), where gently distorted Rhodes-y keys merge with pristine synths and tight drums, making for audio concoction that echoes Board of Canada, Carl Craig and Falty DL.

Simbad takes Bongos Ikwue’s ‘Love Of My Live’ and achieves the hefty task of making his remix sound simultaneously like classic, authentic African music and a bang-up-to-date heavy, tribal deepness.

DFranklin delivers the sonically far out, mind-bendingly beautiful ‘Whole’ and the expansive, dark allure of Modo Fractal’s ‘Hear Me In The Morning’ sounds like a less rigid Murcof, with added funk.

Things step up a gear in the last quarter, with BD1982 delivering percussive, high-tech-low-end monster ‘The Wave Chamber’ and NKC turning in the old school peak time banger ‘Fading Floor’, before the ride finishes on Visionist’s short-but-sweet grime-meets-warerhouse stomper ‘In & Out’.