Paula Temple is a name to pay close attention to if you haven't been keen on doing so already. After resurfacing as a producer via R&S Records in 2013 with Colonized, which marked the end of a six year hiatus , it was in 2014 that her name came back with a sort of revitalization that saw her on bills for elite events like I Love Techno. The charm in Temple's often abrasive sounds never fail to captivate audiences and take sound design to the next level. The textures and coarse demeanor in her style really feel like there's some sort of indignation and outrage narrated, but even so you can't help to simultaneously get feelings of grace and refinement.
Complexities run deep through her tracks, and now Temple publicly announces her newest brainchild and outlet for her music, Noise Manifesto. As a gift to her fans, she has also made available for free download her track "Gegen". Her words regarding it are so powerful I want to show exactly what she had to say about the word, the track, and how it all came together:
'Gegen’ is a very powerful word here in Berlin. It is a word of Tension. It is the word you see on all the protest posters on the streets, and when I first moved here, this instantly made me feel I have come to the right place. Residents standing up and AGAINST what is hurting people, and residents are active every week to be against (gegen) oppression. At the time I was making this track, I was invited to a club night called ‘Gegen’ and the atmosphere was something that left a mark on me. It’s a party environment that smashes up the idea of ‘normal’ and you are against yourself, your own fears and pleasures. This is why I’ve heard people either say it is the best night of my life or the worst night of my life. So I had to dedicate the track title to this night and to Berlin. In the same month I tested my new track when I played at Berghain for a benefit party – the reaction was over the edge! So for the past year this has been my ‘secret weapon’ in all my festival sets. I apologise to many people asking for the track for not releasing it sooner, it is a rave track and it really stands out on its own. So now I have decided to release it on its own. As a way to say thank you for giving me the most amazing year I’ve decided to make this a free download in the last two weeks of 2014.
The time is now and the wait is over, get your download of "Gegen" via the link below.