“Deg sings the blues”
Following their first dive into the archives of Earguard studio which led to BM02, Basic Moves have tapped the source again and selected two raw,previously unreleased productions from 1996.
For dj Deg,this was a transitional period: a moment to look back on the genesis of Circadian Rhythms and a time to look forward to both personal and artistic evolution. On the A-side of BM06 lies a track where house and techno come together to shape a mysterious, hypnotic atmosphere. “Sinh Session” is coloured with the warmth and passion that Deg absorbed from his musical influences of the time and it reflects an era of great emotional importance: for him,each track holds a story.
The second track “There is no hope?” was co-created in 1996 with long-term associate, Mike D.M.A. (they’d been producing together since 1989). Its title resonates with the impression of decline and saturation felt in the m id-nineties, as if everything has been seen and done.There seemed to be a loss of energy and appetite, which foretold a decline of the Belgian underground techno scene to come in the following years.
Most of the Circadian Rhythms output,either made alone or as a pair,was created during one-shot live sessions that also spawned parallel projects in other styles.Deg and Mike were in a phase of c o n s t a n t s e l f – a s s e s s m e n t, a l w a y s e x p e r i m e n t i n g a n d r e s e a r c h i n g . You could say a wind of change was blowing,a shift could be felt: in fact,what they were making was completely out of phase with their audience’s expectations. They took the time to explore other musical territories, deconstructing and rebuilding new foundations in order to create a very personal identity. As we can conclude today: time was,and still is,their ally.
In their own words: “we’re not stuck in the past, we’re always thirsty for the future.”