Tekla Vály

Detalji‘s growing reputation as one of the more interesting yet groundbreaking music producers to emerge from Finland’s electronic scene has been refreshing. Last year’s self released Sex EP garnered praise from all quarters leading to major festival appearances, whilst positioning Detalji as one of the only female producers in domestic environs.

Her new EP Ravenous delivers on the promise of earlier releases with a newfound energy and deeper sound. Ravenous is out  now on Paris based Left Bank Recordings.

One Quart is delighted to feature a specially curated Detalji playlist today. Enjoy.

New Order – Blue Monday (Hardfloor Mix)
This is the definitive ”disturb the neighbours” kind of a track. Perfect to light up a house party!

Michael Jackson  Human Nature 
Apparently Steve Porcaro from Toto wrote this song on a piano while ‘Africa’ was being mixed in the next room.  A genius composition and perfect for Michael. Always gives me the chills.

Kate Bush – Rubberband Girl
Genius melodies and crazy sounds combined with Kate’s magical voice. 

Moby – Go 
Some classic old school Moby, with a sample from the Twin Peaks soundtrack. Blew me away when heard it for the first time. The song has an eerie, fascinating feeling mixed with something calming and soothing. 

Lindstrøm – Fāār-i-kāāl
I love the way this track’s melodies proceed and the composition develops constantly, delivering a wonderful feeling of freedom. This song takes me back to a street in Berlin’s Kreuzberg. I felt so free and like everything was possible.

This song takes me back to a street in Berlin’s Kreuzberg. I felt so free and like everything was possible

Betonkust & Palmbomen II – 24×33 
A track with a feeling of nostalgia, happiness and youth. I’ve listened to this on repeat for days. I’m a big fan of these Dutch artists. Apparently Palmbomen means a palm tree in English. There’s also a music video made for this song that’s one of my favourites ever. It was shot with an old video-cam and the people on the video were dressed in an 80’s style and had   an epic house party.

Orbital – Halcyon On and On
My sister played this when I as a kid. Can’t remember the exact time, but it felt like being struck by a wonderful lightning. Apparently the track was dedicated to the Hartnoll brother’s mom, who was addicted to a tranquilliser called Halcion for years.

Amtrac – Never Lost
Listening to this song takes me back to my loved one’s arms when it’s playing. It’s beautiful, soft, calming and sounds like summer.

Caribou – Silver 
Beautiful track from a beautiful album. I could have chosen so many of Caribou’s songs to go on this list, but for some reason I always end up listening to this one. Maybe because sad and beautiful love songs are my thing.

Brian Eno – An Ending (Ascent)
This is the most beautiful song ever and the sense of flying and freedom are strong here. Brian Eno’s pioneer work can not be surpassed. It’s hard to believe this was made in 1983.

Aphex Twin – Xtal
Another ambient favourite. I used to listen to Selected Ambient Works 85-92 while driving my parent’s car when I first got my license. I keep returning to this album again and again. It’s amazing how the sounds that Mr. James created for this piece have not aged at all.

Prodigy – Your Love (Remix) 
Prodigy is the best and most of their early discography rocks hard. But if you have to choose just one, this song is wonderful and appropriately fucked up.

Trentemøller – Take Me Into Your Skin (Original Mix)
The sound design in this song takes the listener in a totally different place. Perfect music for laying in bed in the dark and dreaming of someone you’d like to be with. 

Perfect music for laying in bed in the dark and dreaming of someone you’d like to be with

Telefon Tel Aviv – The Birds
Telefon Tel Aviv is an American duo whose music’s sad but hopeful atmosphere made an instant impact on me. One half of this band died of an overdose in 2009. In 2016 I witnessed Telefon Tel Aviv open up for Moderat at Circus, Helsinki. The other guy performed alone.

Jan Hammer – Crockett’s Theme
Epic instrumental song written for the series Miami Vice.


Detalji performs at the Left Bank & All Day happening at Ääniwalli, Helsinki this coming Saturday (March 2nd) joined by Normal Life, Handshaking, Yöstö + DJ Katerina. Tickets from here.





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