The producer and DJ otherwise known as Maetrik rocks Musika’s fourth birthday in Edinburgh, and gives us the lowdown on his amazing debut album Life Index, for Damian Lazarus’ Crosstown Rebels…
If you haven’t listened to Life Index yet, do so right now. The debut album from Maceo Plex is, in EQTV’s humble opinion, one of the best albums of the year so far. We wouldn’t have expected anything less though. As Maceo Plex – and his other alter egos Matrik and Mariel Ito – Eric Estornel has always made and played excellent music. He’s dropped bombs on Cocoon, Audiomatique, Mothership and Dumb Unit among others, but this album, for Damian Lazarus’s Crosstown Rebels, is his opus. Of course, that might change when he drops his long-awaited Maetrik album but for now, Life Index is hard to stop listening to.
So when Eric rolled into Edinburgh to play at Musika’s fourth birthday, we were there. And here we get the story of Life Index and a hint of how the forthcoming Maetrik artist album for Sven Vath’s Cocoon is shaping up – before Eric launches a blistering attack on producers who don’t make their own music…
Life Index is out on Crosstown Rebels. Eric’s new mix album as Maetrik, Galaktika 5 Years is out on May 9. The Maetrik artist album follows on Cocoon later this year. Visit www.myspace.com/matrikmusic, www.crosstownrebels.com and www.galaktikarecords.com
For more on the excellent Musika, visit www.musikanights.com