Emerging talent Mathis Ruffing first surfaced on Benoît B’s Banlieue Records last year, providing a track to the label’s premier VA release – the excellent ‘Michto EP‘. The young Berlin-based producer is now set for a glorious return with his debut twelve ‘Down To Univearth‘, which shall hit the shelves on September 9th.
At just 21, Ruffing’s solo debut is actually the imprint’s first solo release outside those of label honcho Benoît B himself. Meshing traits from various genres – including lo-fi house, acid, electro, IDM and ambient tropes, it’s a subtle palette of colours and humours that blooms off this apparently monolithic shell.
Our premiere, the lush and sunshiny ‘Celeste Undressed‘ – featuring French producer Strip Steve, works a fine balance between African polyrhythms and a velveteen lo-fi house boogie, exuding its particularly rousing tropical feel throughout the grooves. The sonic equivalent to exploring the vivid aquatic fauna from some mysterious underwater caves. Superb.
Down To Univearth is released via Banlieue Records on September 9th, pre-order a vinyl copy from Juno.
A1. Mathis Ruffing – Basalt
A2. Mathis Ruffing – Celeste Undressed (feat. Strip Steve)
B1. Mathis Ruffing – Auersberger (Jibbit mix)
B2. Mathis Ruffing – Multiplex Motion
B3. Mathis Ruffing – Tetrachord