Sammy Dee

Type of Performance
Perlon, Ultrastretch
Related Projects
Half Hawaii, Pantytec, Pony Slaystation
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"Do what thy manhood bids thee to,
 From none but self expect applause:
He noblest lives and noblest dies
Who makes and keeps his self-made laws." 
[Richard Francis Burton]

Revelation instead of obviousness, radical reduction versus reckless verve, ecstatic eternalness, anti-elastic dictatorship of utilization.

In the course of an existence amidst the international Techno circus manège that has been running for (in nearly correct mathematical terms) 20 years, Mario Radecki alias Sammy Dee was able to earn an irrevocable aura as an innovator of electronic music workmanship, far away from beaten mass consumption paths and neoteric-commercial validity.

As a (former) resident of Berlin based genesis time venues Tresor and Ostgut, the name Sammy Dee has already been notorious for a passionate manifestation of systematic, personality changing mixing skills back in the 90s. Defining an unparalleled audio-arty range, the vinyl fanatic likes to disperse his beliefs and visions eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth to the skilled and listening audience. Through Sammy's audiophile and distinctive presence, subtle bass-lines are consistently oscillating alongside psychotic tunes, chopped and edgy explorations float through intangibly grotesque layers - all flawlessly sailing around a mediocre moment of time with a trademark, mischievious Perlon smile.

The monthly club night hosted and curated by Sammy, "...GET PERLONIZED!", at infamous Panorama Bar, is anno 2011 one of the most prestigious club events Europe-wide. It has a certain illuminating power up it's sleeve, that can not be gained by promotional exuberance or by worshipping at the alter of capital return; but with musical consistency - keywords that encompass and define everything the Berlin born artist does.

Various releases, inter alia in cooperation with Guido Schneider and Heiko Laux for Poker Flat and Kanzleramt respectively, are defining the German maestro's vita. Together with his "confederate in crime" and Perlon co-founder, Zip, Sammy created Pantytec in 1998 – eight letters that stand for an infinite flow of emotions, minimal perfection and properly arranged timelessness. Six publications followed, including one album full of all-pervading anti-labelling named Pony Slaystation.

Working together with Bruno Pronsato, the man being described in this biographical text gave birth to Half Hawaii in 2006. To date, three physical liaison results have been manifctured on Perlon, hello?repeat and Diamonds & Pearls.

Sammy Dee's youngest child is named Ultrastretch. Titled after the PERLON68-B-side and not to be confused with his regular party series at Berlin based Weekend club, Sammy founded Ultrastretch at the end of 2010 with a collective of like-minded musicians and cultivated artists who were ready to walk with him on his underground community based path into a non-genre-focussed and cross-benched/forthright future. Release #1 was realized in January 2011 with Matthew Burton's 'Who Loves You/Small Winner', a Half Hawaii EP is on it's way.

"One man with a dream, at pleasure,
Shall go forth and conquer a crown;
And three with a new song's measure
Can trample an empire down."
[Arthur O’Shaughnessy

Sammy Dee: get perlonized at Panoramabar, Berlin every first Friday of the month
Sammy Dee: get perlonized at Panoramabar, Berlin every first Friday of the month

Perlon Superlongevity Six compilation...
Perlon Superlongevity Six compilation...
...features many of the Berlin label's core artists: Ricardo Villalobos, Fumiya Tanaka, Margaret Dygas, Binh, Melchior Productions Ltd, Spacetravel and Maayan Nidam all appear, plus there's a rare solo track from Sammy Dee. There's also a tune from Pile, a project of Zip, Markus Nikolai and Perlon's designer Chris Rehberger that was last spotted in 2002.
Perlon, an influential label now in its 20th year, started the Superlongevity series back in 1999. The fifth installment came out in 2010. Superlongevity Six will be released on double-CD and quadruple-vinyl formats.

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