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Control Your Mind by Mathias Kaden

Mathias Kaden returns to Rekids with four-track EP Control Your Mind, featuring a remix from Marcel Dettmann.

Control Your Mind by Mathias Kaden. Photo by Rene Buschner Photo by Rene Buschner

Previously appearing on Rekids in 2019 with his "Liberate Drums EP", Mathias Kaden makes his second appearance on Radio Slave aka Matt Edwards' label with four original tracks of razor-sharp material, as well as a remix from Berghain resident Dettmann.

"Control Your Mind" opens with the impeccably produced title track, an electro flecked roller. Featuring hypnotic synth work and subtle automated inflections, the cut effortlessly glides, peppered with the occasional titular vocal refrain from Sven Väth puncturing the groove. Shifting into 4/4 territory is "Conviction", a restrained but stunningly effective track that makes full use of memorable off-beat synth stabs and shimmering 909 percussions to constantly drive the track forward.

On the flip, Berghain resident Marcel Dettmann turns up the heat with his remix of "Control Your Mind". Filtering the vocals, the MDR and BAD MANNERS boss also delivers a resonant bassline that works in tandem with knocking percussion, as creeping pads morph and evolve over the duration of the track, creating a trippy and propulsive banger.

Classic dub techno aesthetics are front and center in "Substance", a track destined for the golden hours between late at night and early in the morning, while finishing the package in fine style, the digital-only "Anticipation" showcases Kaden's skill in crafting a killer peak time track, adding a welcome bonus of yet another weapon for USBs worldwide.

Mathias Kaden - Control Your Mind
Release Date November 2020
Label Rekids

Tracklist
01. Control Your Mind
02. Conviction
03. Control Your Mind (Marcel Dettmann Remix)
04. Substance
05. Anticipation (Digital Only)