Ideal Recordings / ES
Sónar by Night - SonarLab - Resident Advisor
Until recently DJ sets from Silvia Jimenez flew under the radar. She typically chooses to remain on the fringes of what is considered to be conventional dance floor sounds, despite working within a club environment. But since the publication of her recent debut album she has deservedly received increased media attention, and it is no wonder: "Weightless", released on Swedish label Ideal Recordings, is an extraordinary first album. As with her sets, it impresses with its surreptitious textures and its multitude of small but important nuances. It sits perfectly in the experimental electronic realm but also incorporates elements of free jazz, African rhythm, ambient pop and industrial bursts, among other influences. For the Berlin resident, already acclaimed by the specialized media, this is just the first step towards new heights, the next being her date at SonarLab as part of the program curated by Resident Advisor.