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FACT Mix 275: Maria Minerva

FACT Mix 275: Maria Minerva

Playing tracks by

Ricky rouge, Part Time, Summer Junkies, Mi Ami, Psychic Dancehall and more.

FACT mix 275 is by Maria Minerva.

The London-based singer/producer, real name Maria Juur, has just released her first “proper” album, Cabaret Cixous, on Britt and Amanda Brown’s irrepressible Not Not Fun label. It’s the usual jumble of signifiers we’ve come to expect from Minerva, and NNF in general, its valium-hazed, lo-fi house grooves and over-sexed Euro-pop mannerisms gathered under a title invokes both post-punk visionaries Cabaret Voltaire and French reminist playwright Hélène Cixous.

FACT mix 275, subtitled Living In Ecstasy, is an intoxicating brew that operates very much “on the level of sensations” – taking in the skippy house of Ricky Rouge (another alter ego of A Guy Called Gerald), the priapic boogie of Mexican Summer’s Part Time, the ‘Moments In Love’-sampling rollage of Summer Junkies ‘I’m Gonna Love You’, the dreamy Fonda Rae cut that gives the mix its subtitle, Juan Atkins‘ prismatic techno, and the queazy synthetic textures of Carter Tutti.