Franz Matthews, Local Suicide – Meditation / Tutan Jamon EP

Artists: Franz MatthewsLocal Suicide
Title: Meditation / Tutan Jamon EP
Label: Eskimo Recordings
Distribution: N.E.W.S.
Format: Digital / 12″
Release Date: March 15, 2019

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01. Meditation (Edit)
02. Meditation
03. Tutan Jamon
04. Tutan Jamon (1001 Nights Vocal Version)
05. Meditation (Instrumental Mix)
06. Tutan Jamon (Instrumental Mix)
07. Tutan Jamon (1001 Nights Intrumental Version)

EP Info:
Having previously featured on Eskimo Recordings‘ 2018 compilation ‚The Purple Collection’ as one half of Languages, Franz Matthews returns to the label alongside fellow Berliners Local Suicide with the ‚Meditation / Tutan Jamon‘, 2 tracks of heady disco that join the dots between the German capital and the sun soaked souks of North Africa.

Despite living on the same street for 4 years Franz Matthews and Vamparela & Brax Moody from Local Suicide only recently met through their common friend Sam Berdah (Days of Being Wild, Club Bizarre). Making up for lost time, the trio soon found themselves bonding in the studio, digging into their love of both the esoteric and travelling, and together channelled those passions into 2 spiritually infused numbers.

‚Meditation‘ was the first result of this inspired partnership, appropriately recorded at the same time that Matthews was also recording music for a meditation app, and features a freeform stream of consciousness from Vamparela over a suitably hypnotic backing of wistful guitars and breezy rhythms. ‚Tutan Jamon‚ meanwhile shares its DNA with recent Eskimo releases by the likes of Simple Symmetry and SHMLSS, the track built around a couple of very Egyptian influenced riffs and comes in two distinct versions.

Between his production studio MOWD, his duo Languages, and his solo electronic project, Franz Matthews keeps himself busy. Making Berlin his hometown for the past 5 years, the Franco-German producer and DJ has always kept one hand in the Indie Dance world, while the other wanders in more Psychedelic Pop realms, a winning combination that’s seen him release music on imprints such as Eskimo Recordings, Days of Being Wild, Rockets & Ponies.

Local Suicide, aka DJs and producers Brax Moody and Vamparela, meanwhile have made a name for themselves putting on some of the most infamous underground parties Berlin has to offer, running their acclaimed blog and still finding time to make waves with their productions, a wild fusion of new wave, acid, slow techno and post-disco that has seen them work with the likes of Rodion, Mijo and Curses in recent years.

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Radio Airplay:
WDR 1Live, Agora FM, P3 Sveriges Radio, Deutschlandradio Kultur, CHUO 89.1 FM & CKCU 93.1 FM, Mutant Disco Radio Show, Piooner DJ Radio, Space RadioFM, MixpeopleFM, DinamoFM,, Tsugi Radio, Rinse FM, Test FM, QMLS, ZIP FM, Soulplay Radio, Radio Volna, Pihkal, Rinse France, SRF CH, Chilltrax US, Soulplay Radio, XRAY FM

Spotify Playlists:
Welcome To Eskimo, Tomorrowland Selections, P3 med Samir Yosufi, Mixmag Turkey, Convenanza 2019, Disco Suicide, Reeperbahnfestival 2019, Super Loungey, Classy Deep House, 5 In The Morning, Deephouse Germany 2019, Beatport Best New Indie Dance, Yoga Electronica, Cool Guitars In House Music, Oriental Deep House + Organica, Headphone Selection by RÜFÜS DU SOL

Apple Music Playlists:
Café del Mar: Chillhouse, Café del Mar Ibiza

Press Quotes:

„Acid-flecked, desert rock-informed nu disco, „Meditation“ is both propulsive and zen.“RA

„From Berlin to the Sahara, Franz Matthews and Local Suicide have created a truly exotic piece of music…the sound of a desert oasis techno-disco“ Magnetic Mag

Berlin-based trio blend post-punk intentions with a techno aesthetic on this pulsing new release.“ – Mystic Sons

Meditation has an incredible loose hypnotic groove, this is music for those messier moments, it’s the perfect track for the sun rising after a perfect night’s clubbing with friends.We fully expect to hear this emanating from beach bar speakers across the Mediterranean through-out summer 2019. „– Le Visiteur

„Franz Matthews and Brax Moody and Vamparela make life better. Seriously, when Franz does his music the world sings. When Brax and Vamparela do their thing, the concrete sidewalks churn and wave like the world is going to melt between their musical shimmer.“ – comeherefloyd

„Un muy buen single que incluye riffs de guitarra, la voz de Vamparela y un excelente groove en el bajo. Algo que fácilmente podría caer en la categoría de deep disco.“ nonacienmanchester

Selected Quotes:
„I like!“ Perel
„Cool Stuff“ My Favorite Robot
„This is great“ RSS Disco
„Nice“ Dada Disco
„Freshy release, support“ Damon Jee
„Killer EP“ Tronik Youth

Supported By:
Gabriel Ferreira, Red Axes, Carl Craig, Slam, John Digweed, My Favorite Robot, Tronik Youth, Horse Meat Disco, SMHLSS, Satin Jackets, Ilya Santana, Simonlebon, Andrew Till, Teknobrat, Leri Ahel, Laurent Diouf, DJ T, Patrick Selzer, Raphael Dincsoy, Ilario Alicante, ROTCIV, Perel, Marc O’Neil, Martin Saupe, Joseph Capriati, Markantonio, Dodi Palese, I-Robots, Gai Barone, Mystery Affair, Sammy W, Anton Banks, Rigopolar, Moderna, RSS Disco, Acid Washed, Alexi Delano, Dada Disco, Damon Jee, Kiara Scuro, Sexy Lazer, Sam Berdah, Tronik Youth, Stinky Grooves, Roe Deers, Anton Berezin, Ixpe, Oxymore, Jeff Hickmott, As Smooth As, John Buergin, Fernando Miranda, David Phillips

DSP Coverage & Charts:
Spotify Playlists: Afterhours, New Music Friday Belgium, Yoga Electronica, Café del mar I Ibiza Chill Out, Balearic Beat,
Apple Music Playlists: Acid Stag
Beatport: Featured Release
Deezer Playlists: Bedroom Electronic
Juno Download Genre Charts: #9 (Peak), Facebook Post
Beatport Release Charts: #54 (Peak)
iTunes Electronic Single Charts (India): #6 Meditation (Original Version)
iTunes Electronic Single Charts (Germany): #37 Meditation (Original Version)
iTunes All Genres Single Charts (India): #169 Meditation (Original Version)
iTunes Electronic Single Charts (France): #127 Meditation (Edit)
iTunes Electronic Single Charts (Australia): #149 Meditation (Edit)
iTunes Electronic Single Charts (Hungary): #116 Tutan Jamon (Original Version)
iTunes Electronic Single Charts (Switzerland): #59 Tutan Jamon (Original Version)

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