Artist: Marc Miroir
Title: Hitting Home
Label: Paso Music
Cat. #: PASOCD002
Release Date: 7/05/2012
Format: CD, Digital
Some things just get better and better with time. Like your favorite old leather jacket, and sex; feeling comfortable in your own skin or even just life itself. With this philosophy in mind, prominent DJ and PASO MUSIC founder MARC MIROIR has thoughtfully crafted his very first album HITTING HOME. Miroir’s unforgettable all-vinyl sets in the world’s renowned clubs, and sought after 12″ releases for well-established labels have vested him the reputation as one of the hottest names in the underground.
Hitting Home is a career zenith; a mature, full-bodied voyage across the mesmerizing, diversified landscape of electronic music. Joining Marc on these eleven new tracks are a colorful host of collaborations from Chicks On Speed founder Kiki Moorse, the XXL Italian disco diva Hard Ton, and Berlin up-and-comer Integer. Long-time co-producers Asem Shama, Ronald Christoph and Andreas Henneberg all lend their skills to the album as well. Hitting Home is Marc’s piéce de résistance – unfolding as one majestic body of work, connected cleverly by intermezzi from start to finish.
Displaying the full breadth of his artistic reach for the first time, the album is an amalgamate of straight-up peak time techno, tech house and minimal grooves, deep and acid house numbers and pure electronica with plenty of surprise twists and turns. While it’s hard to pick a favorite among these gems, the club anthem “Fire” featuring Hard Ton is a pure acid house inferno with huge hit potential! On “Faces” Marc and Andreas Henneberg create a brilliantly groovy tech house bomb with powerful bass, bouncing rhythms, elasticized melodies and throbbing synths that work with bubbling fluidity. Displaying the quirky brilliance that established her as a prominent indie art figure, Kiki Moorse lays down some wonderfully weird vocals on “The Train”. Weaving together fun and freaky elements, the track develops confidently into a playful and fluid exploration of sound and melody with undeniable boogie. On “Sounds of the Barn”, Marc fascinatingly constructs catchy minimal house almost entirely from sample recordings of random paraphernalia in his parent’s garage. Finishing with the surreal album closer “Coming Home” Marc pairs up with close friend and Berlin newcomer Integer, lifting the track up to another sphere with his smooth, dreamy vocals that bring the end of the record to a state of pure bliss. Hitting Home is a proudly handcrafted debut album from a techno veteran, not to be missed, and one that will surely launch Miroir into a new league of talent and bright lights.
Founded in 2004 by Marc together with Sebrok and Jo Spallek, Paso Music is a perfect example of the innovation of the underground, and enjoys a respected reputation around the world for its cutting edge minimal and techno. Artists such as Steve Lawler, Christian Smith, Adam Port, Gregor Tresher and &Me have all contributed huge remixes to Paso, and the label has helped foster the budding careers of artists like Martin Woerner, David Mayer and Safeword. Representing a huge milestone for Marc and the Paso Music label, Hitting Home will be released on May 7, 2012.