As explained in an Amsterdam Dance Event-produced mini documentary, DJ Marcelle/Another Nice Mess “stands for freedom and she does what she wants.” Every set played is testament to this and the same goes for her own productions.
The singular producer and DJ from Amsterdam is that rare combination of things: innovative, playful, independent, unpredictable and funny, very funny. She lives in a league of artists who are out there, doing their own thing, continually pushing the boundaries of electronic music and having a great time in doing so.
Marcelle's third album in just over two years is as versatile as ever and full of bleeding-edge dancefloor cuts displaying an irreverence to genre convention. Steelpan (!) dancehall goes hand in hand with off the wall techno and weird avant garde. In 'The Orphan Serenade' she uses piano samples from NYC composer Michael Vincent Waller, helping to make it Marcelle's most personal, sensitive track to date.
As always, her track titles are a joy in themselves ('The Vegans Are Backstage', 'Arthritis I', 'Hum Hum Hum', Technicians Leaving The Club'). The latter – a bouncy technoid track with lots of slamming door sounds – is the latest episode in her ongoing tale of the sometimes unhappy encounters with technicians in clubs and at festivals. (On previous albums we had 'Technicians And Their Lights Effects' and 'Technicians And Their Smoke Machines').
Words like fearless, adventurous, bold and unapologetic are probably overused in the context of Marcelle, but it doesn’t stop them being accurate.
Join Marcelle in her unique musical universe; the musical equivalent of scribbling outside the lines. And try to explain to her the food, bitte.