‘Tantra’ is the new single from Germany’s Timo Maas, taken from his latest artist album, ‘Lifer’. As expected with a Rockets & Ponies release, the label has assembled a squad of remixers including Tom Demac, James Teej, Atelier Francesco and Wolfgang Haffner. Timo’s first new artist album for several years, ‘Lifer’, included guest spots from Mikill Pane, Placebo’s Brian Molko, U.N.K.L.E’s James Lavelle, Katie Cruel and more.
The album arrived on the cusp of a summer season that saw him celebrate 10 years as a resident at DC10 in Ibiza, alongside shows at Used & Abused with Loco Dice, and the ANTS opening and closing events at Ushuaia.
Farther afield, Timo played parties for My Favorite Robot at Sonar, plus US gigs at New York’s Cielo club and at Wavefront. Outside of ‘Lifer’, this year Timo produced, ‘Pop A Bubble’, his own original contribution to Cocoon’s 100th release compilation, and remixes for James Teej on Sasha’s Last Night On Earth label and Johnny Mikes on Lower East Records; reworkings that added to a remix pedigree that includes Madonna, Depeche Mode, Muse, Fatboy Slim and more. Timo’s remix for Hackman is due in late January 2014 on LA's HaloCyan Records. The next remix EP from ‘Lifer’ comes complete with remixes from The Martinez Brothers, Maetrik (Maceo Plex), Addison Groove, Fur Coat, Livio & Roby, and Luca Lozano, and is due in December.
Timo and his production partner, Santos, created Rockets & Ponies for both their own productions, and outings from the likes of Maetrik, Tobi Neumann, Riva Starr, Giorgio Roma and more, and they continue to welcome new talent to the imprint. The next single is from Wolfgang Haffner, backed by remixes from Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer, Nightmares on Wax, Timo Maas & Acid Mondays. The ‘Tantra’ EP is out now.