Mekas Releases Debut “Entropy” Album on Aula Magna Records

Author : Marco Sgalbazzini
July 09, 2018

Mekas Releases Debut “Entropy” Album on Aula Magna Records

A portrayal of Mekas‘ latest ambient excursions, Entropy is his first solo album, and it marks a highlight in the career of a producer whose artistry continuously reshapes its standing ground. This time in search of more introspective depths of his music, the album released on Mekas’ own Aula Magna Records reflects a side of the producer that he has been keen on exploring for some time now, bringing to light new layers of his sonorous identity.

Slowly evolving atmospheric motifs blended with a subtly designed sound palette have been merged by Mekas into nine carefully composed immersive tracks. A precise balance supports the artist’s musical configuration in this album, a distinct work that has been inspired by the paradoxes of today’s world.

Unsurprisingly, the nine-track LP has received widespread support from Mekas’ peers, including names such as Takaaki Itoh, Angel Molina, Thomas Hessler, Jeroen Search, Jonas Kopp, Juho Kusti, Wrong Assessment, Ness, Nihad Tule, Alfredo Mazzilli, Synthek and Rommek, just to name a few.

 

In December of 2017 we featured Mekas on our weekly Global Vibe Radio series, highlighting his techno sound and work as the head of Aula Magna Records with colleagues Seph and Qik.

Born Juan Rosello, Mekas is an Argentine producer and DJ that has created a name for himself thanks to a stand-alone sound that blurs the soundscapes of IDM, ambient and dub, and combines them with techno and breaks as only a proven artist of his quality

Originally hailing from Buenos Aires, Mekas relocated to Berlin in 2016 following a 12-year career as a producer that saw him release his first record in 2007 and rise up the ranks as one of Argentina’s exciting and talented (Or just ‘exciting’) techno exports to date. In 2012 he joined forces with colleagues Seph and Qik to launch Aula Magna Records, a label that has been churning out releases on 12″, CD and digital formats.

Elsewhere, his own work has found home on respected labels the likes of Woods N Bass, Par Wax, Translucent and ATT Series, with tracks supported and played by some of techno’s biggest heavyweights in Surgeon, Dasha Rush, Rebekah, Chris Liebing, Henning Baer and Inigo Kennedy, just to name a few. Further cementing his quality in the studio, Mekas’ own productions have received the attentions of several high-profile peers in the world of techno, with remixes by acts such as Jeroen Search, Pär Grindvik, Marco Zenker and Jonas Kopp, as well as reviews by and appearances on well recognized platforms like XLR8R, De:Bug, DJ MAG Lat, Faze Magazine, Noisey Thump Colombia and Deep Space Helsinki radio show.

Mekas’ career has seen him bring his performances to cities throughout the world including Razzmatazz Barcelona, Spektrum Gallery Berlin, Uebel & Gefährlich Hamburg, Arma17 Moscow, Klectik showcase Chicago, Twice As Proper New York, CLFT Lyon, Move Medellin, Under Club Buenos Aires, all on top of holding a residency at the respected Crobar in Buenos Aires.

Whether he is playing a Live PA set or a DJ set, Mekas’ sound remains as recognizable and unique as ever, filled with the type of track selection that can only be associated to truly intelligent techno. With over a decade of experience behind him, Mekas continues to do what he does best, showcasing his prowess both in the studio and as a craft selector with a signature sound that gets your body moving and transports your mind to deeper and meaningful dimensions.

Entropy was released July 4th on Aula Magna Records and is available on Bandcamp, Beatport and Juno.