Magda's a dancing machine

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  • Magda's long-awaited debut mix CD 'She's a Dancing Machine' will finally hit the shelves in August. But at 71 tracks, just how much was her licensing bill?
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  • The long-awaited mix CD from minimal queen Magda will finally hit the shelves in August. But at 71 tracks, just how much was her licensing bill? Magda was born in Poland, grew up in America and now resides in Berlin. Since the turn of the millennium she’s been building a steady fan base throughout Europe, North America and Japan with a few residencies in Europe squeezed in along the way. Recently she’s also turned to producing with cuts on M_nus and Mobilee. “She’s A Dancing Machine” is built out of micro-edits, custom loops and effects arranged and processed in Final Scratch. Squeezing 71 tracks into CD length, don’t expect to more than a snippet of each cut but do expect a seamless blend integrating various records into a unique whole, a la Richie Hawtin’s ‘Transitions.’ The CD loops in Madga’s own productions, the usual dollop of M_nus stalwarts such as Hearthrob, Troy Pierce and Ryan Crosson, and cuts from Magda’s new Run Stop Restore label Items & Things. But it’s not all the latest minimal techno. Look carefully at the tracklist and you’ll spot records from the likes of Metro Area, Robert Babicz, Larry Heard and Portion Control. Here’s the War and Peace-length tracklist. This RA staffer demands overtime pay just for typing it in. Tracklist 1. Duoteque - Lola 2. Magda - Black Leather Wonder 3. Ricardo Villalobos - Adgam 4. JPLS - Twilite 4 5. Ivo Deutschmann - Spectrometer 6. Vivianne projects - Strangers with Canada 7. Bruno pronsato - Wuorinen 8. Lordy - The Watchtower (Stevie Kotey Kosmik Dub) 9. Tractile - The Lost Beach 10. Marc Houle - Chuck Gaydicaca 11. Louderbach - Grace (Anxiety) 12. Robert Babicz - Battlestar 13. Niederflur - Drehbrücke 14. Matt John – I.O. 15. Marc Houle - Suces Mes Graines 16. Tractile - Time Vandal 17. Metro Area - Honey Circuit 18. Troy Pierce - Dark Pearl 19. Ryan Crosson - Artists Have Bad Haircuts 20. Magda - Oblivicleas 21. The Persuader - Central Bron 22. Marc Houle - Analog Road 23. Run Stop Restore - Speeder 64 24. JPLS - Z Program (Mark Henning remix) 25. Louderbach - Reflected 26. Marc Houle - Boat 27. Marc Houle - Black Jack 13 28. Konrad Black - Coma Couch Surfing 29. JPLS - Red 20 30. Plastikman - Slow Poke (Twilight Zone edit) 31. Magda - Doctor Secret Tooth 32. Larry Heard - Amnesia 33. Troy Pierce - 25 Bitches (Berg Nixon’s Zig Zag Mix) 34. Donnacha Costello - Rusty Sticks 35. Glimpse - Bodyslip Julia 36. Marc Houle - Stacks and Stacks 37. Marc Houle - Edamame 38. Slacknoise - Discover the Active Crash Hiss 39. Niederflur - Kalk-Kapelle 40. Marc Houle - Drumathon 41. Tractile - Poisoned with Words 42. Pantytec - Maybe 43. Niederflur - Porz-Wahn 44. Bruno Pronsato - Open Your Eyes 45. Gaiser - Breathe Here 46. Vivianne Projects - Chicken Bone Charm Bracelet 47. Der Dritte Raum - Krank 48. Bruno Pronsato - My Little Pony 49. Marc Houle - Thirds in Trees 50. Dinky - Home on a Sunday 51. Marc Houle - Raking It 52. Portion Control - Elektrotechnik 53. I.A. Bericochea - R2 54. Ryan Crosson - Gotham Road 55. Onur Ozer - Lotus 56. From Within - Lost 57. Phage and Daniel Dreier - Beeswax 58. Plastikman - Ekko 59. Tractile - Warning Light 60. Plastikman - 72 61. Tractile - Ardorant 62. Slacknoise - She's a Dancing Machine 63. Tractile - Paper Tiger 64. Magda - Staring Contest (unreleased version) 65. Damian Schwarz - RyF2 66. Marc Houle - Avon 67. From Within - Snake Charmer 68. Heartthrob - Lunar Park 69. Bruno Pronsato - The River 70. DJ Koze - Dangernugget 71. Disco D - Beat It ‘She’s a Dancing Machine’ by Magda will be released on M_nus August 4, 2006.