In the spring of 2018, Dj Detweiler made a piano composition that combined the specific mood enhancing chords of Old School Rave Piano Tunes and the hypnotic loose repetition of minimalist piano songs. The piece encapsulates the fight between euphoria and calm; finding the middle ground between sweaty warehouses and classy concert halls.
The result was a 30-minute composition that was performed live in the following places:
22-05-2018 West-Germany Berlin DE
20-09-2018 The Audacious Art Experiment - Sheffield UK
21-09-2018 Little Buildings - Newcastle upon Tyne UK
30-09-2018 Harry & Mikey presents - Bristol UK
17-11-2018 Mutiny Information Cafe @ Denver USA
15-03-2019 Bangface Weekender Festival UK
Whilst an original concept, the piece references familiar musical structures, and challenges the expectations of the audience. This subversion of musical tropes has been mostly welcomed as a complement to the source material, rather than as an affront.
The last part of Detweiler's original live set is what formed the basis of this release, a set of individual songs extracted from the longer live composition. This 12" vinyl was conceived of as an "anti-dj tool" pack.
The 3 tracks from this EP break the monotony of the dance floor dynamic in 3 different ways, playing with expectation and giving "food for thought" for party goers. In a totally different way the 3 tracks can also be enjoyed outside of the club in a more relaxed way for it's minimalist but intricate nature .
Dj Detweiler has been always interested in studying tracks and artists that break pre-conceptions of how time and patterns should be structured in a performance. and as a DJ he has always challenged these standards. Playing with equipment (CDJS) in ways that they "shouldn't be used" (i.e. pitching, looping, reversing, ect, in chaotic and creative ways) or using unusual out of context/outsider songs or audio files for twisting the moods of the audience.
LOS PIANITOS is dedicated to all the DJs who take risks in their dj sets and step outside of their comfort zone.
01 - A1 - ARP BAFFLE - 6:23
02 - B1 - ECSTASY INTERPOLATION - 6:33
03 - B2 - ANXIOUS RAVE TOOL - 5:41
Chin Stroke Records - Catalog # CHNSTRK007
Artwork By – turbo-island.co.uk
Master & Lacquer Cut By – Schnittstelle