Michael Rutten is a jack of all trades. Not only is he a full-time DJ, journalist, and radio host, he's most recently ventured into the world of production, with partner Max Schneider. Rutten gained much of his recognition through his eclectic Tribes compilations for Germany's
Infracom! Records, which has been highly successful in highlighting the cream of the freestyle jazz scene, which encompasses everything from Detroit techno to '70s soul. Here, Rutten and Schneider represent with "Theme (Future Sound Version)," a melodic journey that begins more like the score to American Beauty than the latest dance trend, later gently moving into more percussive rhythms and cut-up vocals. Look for more stunning sounds from this duo on Compost in the near future.
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