Track Premiere: Dustmite – ‘The Great Foreverbeam’
Amniote Editions teams up with Mala Junta to release “The Collective Capsule” in celebration of 5th anniversary of Berlin’s favourite queer event. “The Collective Capsule” is a celebration and tribute to the unique Mala Junta and it’s impact on Berlin’s vibrant contemporary queer scene as well as a reflection of the core principles of these two collectives, which serve as a mirror for the society we want to push forward. Taken from the upcoming compilation is Dustmite’s ethereal breakbeat single ‘The Great Foreverbeam’.
This track is an expression of my love for my dear friends in the Mala Junta crew & the queer community — from my heart to yours.
Brooklyn-born and Berlin-based, Dustmite’s artistic output is propelled by cosmic curiosity. Navigating quantum microgroove techno, hypnotic breaks and iatric old school jungle, the DJ is driven by discovery—undergoing an astute excavation of sound and the scenes that surround it. As a drummer, Dustmite internalised the language of rhythm early in life, but his coming-of-age came when mp3 download culture drove him to the depths of the UK underground. Launching his career in Los Angeles, Dustmite honed his expansive sonic intellect through avid immersion in scenes spanning New York, Seattle, and Minneapolis. Since relocating to Berlin, the artist’s bookings have broadened to include renowned institutions like RSO and Tresor. His undulating Eternal Travel EP serves as the ninth genre-defying release on Dustmite’s self-established Supervoid imprint—another case in point of irrevocable versatility. About the two collectives: Amniote Editions, founded in 2019, and run by DJ and music industry creative Tanya Akinola aka T-N and DJ Mama Snake, serves as a platform for different creative content to accompany the music as the main output, always released as capsules. The label challenges ways of presenting sound and serves as an outlet for various creative ideas of the founders, directors, and collaborators. Profoundly rooted within visual arts, thanks to the design and artworks by Rose Marie Johansen and graphic design studio Alexis Mark.
Mala Junta is an intense and intimate underground queer party from Berlin that focuses on old-school, fast, funky, and sassy techno, trance, electro, and breakbeats. Over the years, Mala Junta has become one of the most talked-about and dearest Berlin raves. The party was founded around the idea of “Taking people back to the days where it all began” intending to bring back the feeling of freedom, protest, and celebration of the early 90’s rave era and connect it with the unique energy of the contemporary queer community.
Also marking Amniote Editions’ return to graphic design studio Alexis Mark, who was part of the birthing of the platform and now presents their first cover design as a multilayer 12″ gift. The record is wrapped in a beautiful poster and protected by a limited edition screen-printed PVC sleeve. The capsule will be available for pre-order on Bandcamp and vinyl in selected record stores.
10% of profits will go to African Queer Youth Initative – aqyi.org