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M.F.S: Observatory aka Mattia Turchetti is a name you might be familiar with due to the prolific output in recent years on a host of integral labels such as Skint, Relief Records, Maya Jane Coles’ label I/AM/ME, Food Music, My Techno Weighs A Ton, Hydrozoa, and Dense & Pika’s enormous, Kneaded Pains, a label of which Mattia will return to in the months to come. Whilst pouring out an established and polished sound on these heavy-hitting imprints Mattia continues to grow the Observatory Music label, varying between productions from himself and fellow producers he follows closely.

Moving forward Mattia has turned a new corner in his career, after years of development and honing his essential and original sound he explores new territory, leaning towards the darker techno end of the spectrum, maintaining the same animated energy he is already known for. His prominent atmospheres are carefully crafted in the studio, and this reflects into his storytelling DJ sets which flicker between different moods that the talented Italian has collected over the years in his home country and his current home of, London. The natural knack in the booth has seen Mattia take his sound to several hotspots including Barcelona, Helsinki, London and Italy.

A prime example of raw technique combined with passion is what we have here, a never-ending story of evolution with his sound constantly changing, finding new leases of life, and pockets of creativity from different aspects of his path so far. M.F.S:Observatory may be receiving a curious and gritty new chapter of his journey, but the key elements and beliefs stay the same, and long may that continue.

Today, he joins the NUDE Techno podcast, with an hour of Techno. Listen to it below on SoundCloud & Mixcloud. If you are feeling this series, then please consider supporting it on Mixcloud Select.

Sum up this podcast in 10 words..
This podcast includes a lot of my productions and also tracks that I love.

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
My favourite track is my unreleased track “Floating Acid” I particularly love this because it is some of my latest work, and represents where I am at at the moment as a producer. But to be honest, most of them are my recent favourites.

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
I think as an artist playing your productions mixed with some well-researched music is the key. Showcasing your craft in the studio and in the booth as one body of work.

Tell us about your next EP.
My next EP will be out on my own label Observatory music, and is titled “W”. It is definitely something different from me in terms of sound, a three track EP that combines my new techno sound with breaks and UK garage influences.

What have you got coming up?
I already have a lot planned for 2023, and I can’t wait. I have music signed with Kneaded Pains and I have two EPs with Alexander Tequinique’s label – Techno Rebels Only. Two labels that I admire a lot.

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers
I hope you all enjoy the mix I have prepared, and I would like to wish everyone a happy and positive 2023!

Tracklist:

Boxia – Sounds Of The Subway [Kneaded Pains]
The Holy ‘Plantera’ (Extended Mix) [KOOKOO Records]
M.F.S: Observatory – Glitch Arpeggio [Unreleased]
M.F.S: Observatory – Rombo [Unreleased]
M.F.S: Observatory – Floating Acid [Unreleased]
Spektre – Leviathan (Extended Mix) [Factory 93 Records]
Juliet Fox – Vibrational Frequency [Kneaded Pains]
M.F.S: Observatory – Making Voltage [Hydrozoa]
M.F.S: Observatory & Lazy Ants – Disturb [Hydrozoa]
S-File – Ornaments of Gold [GND Records]
Risa Taniguchi – Eustress [Kneaded Pains]
Ryogo Yamamori – Sugar Fairy – [Mind Medizin]
Anja Schneider ‘Tijuana’ Mella Dee Keep It Rolling Mix) [Sous Music]
CAYAM – Chaos in the Distance [We Are The Brave]
Overmono – Gunk [XL Recording]
O’Flynn x Frazer Ray ‘Kolfax’ (Original Mix) [Technicolour]
Dani Siciliano – I’m The Question (Ben Vedren Remix)

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Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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