A tip for hotel advertising companies: I dislike feeling at home when I'm abroad.George Bernard Shaw
As usual as it can be, staying at a hotel is an all-rewarding, emotional, imaginative trip.
There's something attractive and at the same time deeply discomforting in the act of sharing a temporary home with complete strangers. A diachronic invasion of personal space: after all, you're going to link some pleasant/unpleasant private memories to the same place another person has linked his/hers own.
It's both exciting and unsettling at the same time, don't you think?
Golden Bug - one of our label pillars – he has travelled a lot. I know it for sure: he has been around the world and back again and he has seen a lot of hotels.
But what he told us about the time he stayed at Room 667 (the neighbour of the beast) is something indeed.
The Hotel he was staying at was called El Dorado. Being unable to sleep after a gig, he found himself listening to a series of noises coming from the room next door: Room 666. The shutting of a lock, the calm voice of a man, a woman answering him that she fell in love for that movie. Just like a fairytale. Sound of steps walking towards something through the hotel moquette. A brief silence – and then music.
Room 666 feels like a pièce of disco coming from The Black Lodge.
Dynamic and quick, in a hyperactive slow-mo groove kind of way.
Like Angelo Badalamenti meets New Order. Or Bauhaus if they were born in South Cali.
El Dorado feels like a night car chase from L.A. To Mexico.
A vicious bassline bringing you through the border, a saxophone sound crying at you. Like Steel Going meets Dick Dale.
Tel-Aviv based insanely talented duo Red Axes (from I'm a Cliché Records)' remix of Room 666 goes all '60s on us. Rotary organs, rock guitars, dub-influenced vibes bring you to a higher state of consciousness.
Like DJ Harvey playing a Happy Mondays song.
The morning after, he woke up and went to the reception, asking what «the couple staying at Room 666 looked like». «Couple? Which couple, sir? You were alone in that area of the hotel last night.»