Safe Night

by Mia Grobelny

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After two years of release-abstinence, Sub Static boss M.I.A. is finally back with a 12"-foretaste to her 2nd album, coming up in spring 2007. In the meantime, she was not only busy to get settled in her new hometown Berlin, but also to prepare and perform her live set, which had been a longstanding challenge to Mia, after having become an internationally admired DJ within the past 5 years.
Considering the many reactions and feedbacks to these completely new live pieces, the A-Side track "Safe Night", and the B2-goodie "Leaving Behind" were picked as two of the very special moments of the current set, being obligatory to be brought to the studio and to vinyl at last.
"Safe Night" is one of those epic M.I.A.-masterpieces, enchanting you right from the word go, and in this sense linking to the style that made M.I.A. popular, basically since she first released records - on labels like Traum, Trapez, and of course, Sub Static. Big emotions, riddled with subtle vocal dabs within a straightforward drive, while still keeping the vibe down-to-earth and drawing on moderate means - a unique quality that inheres to her since day one.
The B1-cut "Quirlie" is rather reflecting M.I.A.'s reverse side, taking minimal mindset to a deeper ground like a primevil soup, and sensibly routing it to a creepy target state - in brief, the reflection of a Berlin winter period that feels like it will never end.

Sub Static #57

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released August 28, 2006

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Mia Grobelny Berlin, Germany

co-founded the labels Sub Static and Karloff, which have spawned over 100 vinyl releases since 2001.
Besides releases on Traum, Trapez and Areal, and remixes for Monika Enterprise, Kitty-Yo and Mobilee, Sub Static has always been the main outlet of her production work, with a dozen of EP's and two albums. ... more

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