Detroit , United States
Magda's Upcoming Gigs
Thursday 17 April, 2014
Solar East: Trinity, Inter Expo Center, Sofia, Bulgaria
Friday 18 April, 2014
Reperkusound Festival, Lyon, France
Saturday 19 April, 2014
Blank Utopia, Aeroport Du Bouget, Paris, France
Sunday 20 April, 2014
20 Years Of Fusion, Old Casino, Brussels, Belgium
Thursday 24 April, 2014
Apex Tour with Magda & James Holden, The Hoxton, Toronto, Canada
Friday 25 April, 2014
Apex Tour with Magda, Maya Jane Coles and James Holden, Stereo, Montreal, Canada
Saturday 26 April, 2014
Apex Tour with Magda and Maya Jane Coles , The Gothic Theater, Englewood, United States
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Items & Things
Magda is an artist who can never be pinned down, no matter the timeframe or time signature. Any one of the Detroit-raised artist's DJ sets or productions breeds a rare feel of mystique and discovery. "I'm really obsessed with finding a line between things - between sounds and between genres. My influences come from a life spent in very different environments, which plays a huge role in the way I connect with music."
Dramatic sounds and eccentric basslines carry her multilayered sound, which veers everywhere from funked-out space disco to the intricately-programmed, metallic feel of Detroit to stripped down techno, all the way to Italian horror film soundtracks. The only thing that remains consistent is the element of surprise.
Her accidental entry into Detroit's underground party scene as a teenager was the kick-start she needed for a lifelong love affair. Soon all became a blur of "cities, record stores, and parties." In 1998, she joined Minus and began touring the world as Richie Hawtin's sole opener. From there, her distinctive sound began to develop and the rest is history.
Stylistically, Magda grooves through opposition - creating sets that are emotion-led yet clinical, having profound expertise with analog and digital technology. Her sound is otherworldly but visceral; dark with a warm sense of beauty and grace; sparse yet wondrously full-bodied with density and bass-swathed extremes. Magda's DJing style has been encapsulated on her mixed CDs 'She's A Dancing Machine,' and her mix for London club Fabric 'Fabric 49' (a mix CD with as much artistry and vision as an original album).
In the fall of 2010, Magda revealed her debut, 'From The Fallen Page,' a darkly- tinged, transportive album that curiously combines natural, organic sounds, and modern electronic grace. Similar to her unpredictable DJ sets, 'From The Fallen Page' took listeners from one end of the spectrum to the other, treading the fine lines of extremities along the way.
These days Magda isn't home very often. In-between touring, she's fully focused on her recently resurrected label 'Items & Things.' The label's vision always pinpoints the off-kilter and the uncommon, seeking out new artists and sounds that push boundaries. "Items and things are bits and pieces of uniqueness we come across. The label is a platform to launch the music that we love. There are no rules, just sounds we like and artists we believe in."
Items & Things releases and merchandise now available at http://itemsandthings.spinshop.com
Connect with Magda:
CAB Clonk Artist Booking GmbH
Katrin Schlotfeldt | General Manager
Phone: +49 30 40 50 40 347
General Contact: Items & Things