TAG | Annie Hall

In the middle of this long pause we’re taking, some recording from our previous sessions came up from the crates, so we decided that it’s time to recap what has been done by JMM crew, till now.

Just Music Makers – Session
#01 (25/11/2009)

For our first event we guested the fascinating modern electro producer Annie Hall from Madrid and the upcoming local talent Vaghe Stelle.

Words: Review (Italian) / Review (English)
Sounds: Annie Hall Live Set / Vaghe Stelle Live Set / passEnger+xluve Live Set

Just Music Makers – Session #
02 (23/06/2010)

Proper second JMM event with two of our London’s favorite producers: Plant43 and Jo Johnson, of Ai, Semantica, Further Records fame.

Words: Review (Italian) / Review (English)
Sounds: Plant43 Live Set / Jo Johnson Live Set / passEnger+xluve Live Set

Just Music Makers – Session #03 (18/12/2010)

A night dedicated to Eclipsemusic record label, featuring live sets from the label’s artists (Decoside, Edanticonf, passEnger+xluve) and to the intersection between contemporary dance and live electronic music thanks to Karma Dance Project.

Words: Article (Italian) / Article (English)
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Just Music Makers – Session #
04 (13/01/2011)

Almost a dream come true, Detroit legendary producer Gerald Mitchell (Underground Resistance, Los Hermanos) finally in town for a dj/live set.

Words: Article (Italian)
Sounds: Gerald Mitchell dj/live set

Just Music Makers – Session #
05 (05/04/2011)

A special session dedicated to the life and music of Sun Ra: we screened the cult movie “Space Is The Place” and hosted a specially dedicated live set from Ra.H / Morphosis.

Words: Article (Italian) / Article (English)
Sounds: Ra.H / Morphosis Live Set

Just Music Makers – Session #
06 (22/04/2011)

Session dedicated to some Italian favorite: the 16 years old vintage prodigy Furtherset and the advanced-idm audio/video group Riga.

Words: Article (Italian) / Article (English)
Sounds: Riga Live Set / Furtherset Live Set

Just Music Makers – Session #
07 (20/07/2011)

A lovely deep Techno night with one of our italian favorite, Edanticonf, and a wonderfully shaped emotional set by one of our heroes, Nick Dunton aka 65d Mavericks.

Words: Article (Italian)
Sounds: 65d Mavericks Live Set / Edanticonf Live Set

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Annie Hall @ Sonar 2010

Previous guest here at the first Just Music Makers night, Annie Hall has just come back from Sonar Festival, where she was invited to dj at the SonarVillage.

She dropped a moody and forward thinking selection, ranging from ambient soundscapes to crunchy beats, from classic hip hop to obscure abstract jams… Check it out!

Download the whole set: Annie Hall | Sonar 2010

01. Shed – Waved Mind
02. 33 A3 – Hverfandi
03. 33 A3 – Paeling
04. Adam Johnson – Trinity
05. Industruct – Autophonic
06. Flying Lotus – Brainfeeder
07. Nobody Present Blank Blue (Flying Lotus Remix)
08. Vesna – Rack Mode
09. Rekordah – Candy Flossin´
10. Paul White – Ge´Em Up
11. Harmonic 313 – Koln
12. Herald Of Change – Alone
13. Shlohmo – Spoons (Shigeto Remix)
14. Waajeed – Make Doe
15. Harmonic 313 – Word Probems
16. J Dilla – Running
17. Flying Lotus – Maybe He Aint Lying
18. Hudson Mohawke – Just Decided (Feat Olivier Daysoul)
19. Starkey – Ok Luv
20. Check One – Random
21. Ikonika – Yoshimitshu
22. Scuba – Three Sided Shape
23. Fuer.Steps – Lunar Dust
24. Breakage Feat Burial – Vial
25. Starkey Feat Anneka – Stars
26. Shed – Ithaw
27. Roof Lights – Radiance

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The first Just Music Makers session (November 25th, @ sPAZIO211, Turin, Italy) went pretty well, thanks to all those who attended and supported our efforts!

The invited artists have largely met expectations, and people really heard something more different and challenging than the usual.
Here are the links to download the recorded sets (right click + save as).

/// Annie Hall
Download: Annie Hall | Live @ JMM
From Madrid, Annie Hall demonstrated to have a sound ready for the forefront of electronic music. Precise, elegant, melodic, but with uncompromising beats and basslines. Worthy heir of Detroit electro, she showed also innovative and forward thinking soundscapes.
A new EP is just out on Semantica, and she’s currently working on new projects.
You can find her discography here: Annie Hall | Discogs
and her myspace here: Annie Hall | Myspace

Annie Hall

/// Vaghe Stelle
Download: Vaghe Stelle | Live @ JMM
A deep, personal and uncompromising live set. Surely a sound that looks to the future, able to shape alien atmospheres, but with human presence. Vaghe Stelle is another one to look for, in the future.
In the meantime his first digital release “Cicli 1 EP” has just come out on Margot Records. Look for it on the best online stores (Beatport, Junodownload, etc.).
Vaghe Stelle | Myspace

Vaghe Stelle

/// passEnger+xluve
Download: passEnger+xluve | Live in the Mix @ JMM
Our set was a hybrid between a dj set and a live one, we have included tracks that inspire us and played synth and drum machine on them, creating a multilayer flow of sound.
passEnger | Myspace
xluve | Myspace


…have nice time listening, let’s comment here for any info request, feedbacks, and so on. Thanks!

/// JMM

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Wednesday, November 25th Annie Hall performed on our Just Music Makers stage, for its Italian debut. 
We’ve asked her to reply to a few questions.. enjoy.


Your sound has clear references to the original Detroit electro sound, with its strong devotion to analogue equipment and its imaginary of technology, machines, space and future. Can you tell us how your interest in this kind of music was born? And which are the artists / records that influenced you most?
My work as a dj begins with the most purist electro, Miami Sound, robotic sounds, etc.. When I discovered the sound of Detroit it was like coming back home, because I found in it all the elements that I love in electronic music, a soul and a great flow. Everything very musical and melodic, with space and futuristic influences. All things that I love, being a lover of astronomy, physics and science since my early age. Then I started to buy Detroit techno and electro records, and they become an essential part of my sound and my luggage. These same things inspire me when I produce my music.
For what concerns my influences, it is very difficult for me to drop a few names only, because my influences are very varied and not only about Detroit. Certainly the labels that never leave my bag are Underground Resistance, Warp, Skam, Clone, Frustated Funk, Detroit Underground … As for the artists, certainly they are more diverse,since I’m not only influenced by electronic artists; to name a few, developing different styles, I would say James Stinson, Gerald Donald, Autechre, Convextion, Aphex Twin, J Dilla, Carl Finlow, Funckarma, Roy Ayers…

Going deeper into technology can you tell us some words about how you make music in your studio? How do you start a song? Which machines or software do you like to use and why?
In the moment I start composing everything depends from my state of mind: in the beginning I never know which path the composition will take.
The point is to find the sound that brings a feeling with it, and from there, in one way or another, begin to work.
At first I used only real machines (synths, drum machines, etc..), all hardware, that’s how I learned. Later I began to incorporate software and work with both at once, because I also like some digital sounds. For example, I really like using Reaktor, a software that allows you to create your own synth sounds and to build more elaborate, more digital sounds, with great strength and great opportunities for experimentation.

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What about your real-life, what are you doing daily? During the day, which role does the music play for you?
Music plays a major role in my life, in every sense, even in everyday life … I listen to music at all times while working, when I drive, or simply when I lay down on the couch. I listen to all styles of music, not always electronic. My iTunes has so many different styles!
As a matter of fact at home I’m listening to everything and I can get ideas from anything, I think this is something that adds a lot to me as a producer, and helps me to overcome many limitations during the time of creation.


Annie has also given us a recording of a dj sets to download, enjoy!

Download the dj set here.

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The November issue of our Just Music Makers night will take place on Wednesday the 25th, at this nice club in Turin which is sPAZIO 211.

Line up will include a favorite artist of us: Annie Hall, straight from Madrid, will headline the night with her deep melodic electro. Vaghe Stelle, from our city, will showcase his moody, alien brand of oblique techno, while xluve and me will complete the line up playing some deep detroitish stuff.

All act will perform live sets, expect a journey into the sound you usually don’t hear around.

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