May 12, 2009

Mishka presents: Music Without Tears by Passions



"For the past 8 months, the Keep Watch Series delivered some of the best mixes from the best artists in the world. But long before Keep Watch, Dubstep or Grime there were the artists that influenced generations of the darker side of dance music, and carved out the path that the contemporary darkwave scene is currently taking. Our longtime friend Passions created our first ever mixes (I Like Your Poems But I Hate Your Poetry Vol.1 & 2) under his old moniker “Math Head” and we’re stoked that he’s been able to come through with his newest mix… Music Without Tears!

Passions was formed in the summer of 2006 by Brooklyner Ben Deitz, originally incorporating influences as disparate as early 80’s punk and industrial to the dance music culture from which Deitz made his name (as former Trouble & Bass wunderkind Math Head). Passions’ explosive debut single “Emergency”, for French tastemaker label Kitsune, swept the dance charts instantly, gaining acclaim from artists, magazines and blogs worldwide, and earning praise from Girl Talk, MSTRKRFT, Simian Mobile Disco, Fischerspooner and more. After perfecting a riotous style of Electro Punk with a multitude of remixes and chaotic live shows, the sound of Passions has evolved into an outlet for hauntingly bleak post punk explorations that evoke Cabaret Voltaire and Joy Division."



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