Boomkat Product Review:
Fresh from opening Berlin Atonal 2018 and delivering the latest XLR8R mix, Barcelona’s Gemma Planell a.k.a. Tutu yields a recording of her warped and knotted DJ set at Atonal 2017
A peer of Diagonal pals EVOL and Lag OS in her home city, Tutu has risen thru word of mouth to become a fêted DJ, beloved for 3 deck sets that traverse the gamut of contemporary electronica, rave and harder-to-pigeonhole styles.
On ‘Senzu Beans’ Gemma pushes deep into abstract tonal scapes and arrhythmic patterning with an abstract, alien appeal, convulsing in jagged asymmetric structures between ecstatic trance rushes and pranging, sawn-off dance musics with masterful sleight-of-hand.
If you’ve never heard of Tutu before, or even if you’ve heard murmurs of appreciation for her sets, we’re sure this tape will convince listeners of her prowess and chess-playing DJ style.