MIRWAIS - PRODUCTION, album released May 29th 2000.
Encoded 192Kbps [Lame] mp3. Covers included.
Mirwais Ahmadzai, more commonly known simply as Mirwais, is a Paris-based record producer and songwriter. He was born in Switzerland to an Afghan father and an Italian mother. Mirwais is a leader in the French style of progressive electronic dance music / progressive electronica. A former member of the defunct 1980's group Taxi Girl, he was re-discovered by Madonna in the late 1990s when he submitted a demo to her then-record label Maverick Records. He signed to Sony for his U.S. album release Production which spawned two club hits, 'Disco Science' and 'Naïve Song'. 'Disco Science' appeared in the Guy Ritchie film Snatch.
'Disco Science', his toweringly provocative debut single, demonstrated that Parisian producer, Mirwais' disco roots are evident but also distorted and twisted out of all recognition by wild pitch-shifting and taste for acid bassline. Production only emphasises this by taking some of the most popular sounds from late Seventies and early 80's dance floors [Moroder beats, vocoders, analogue synth sounds] and wilfully hammering them into fresh shapes on numbers such as 'Naive Song' and 'Junkie's Prayer'. Mirwais' skills brought him to the attention of Madonna who sequestered them for her album, and returns the favour with this album's centrepiece number, 'Paradise Not For Me'. This exquisite blend of French monologue and treated English vocal married to swelling synths indicates why Mirwais was seen as the hottest, most chic French electronic producer from an apparently endless line of talent that continues to emanate from the city. Elsewhere Mirwais offers a nod to his compatriots on 'I Can't Wait' which matches a pulverising stop start Daft Punk rhythm to buzz saw bleeps and also New York on 'Definitive Beat', a juddering breakbeat layered with skidding turntable scratches. A devastatingly original album from a true pioneer.
01 Disco Science
02 Naive Song
03 V.I. [The Last Words She Said Before Leaving]
04 I Can't Wait
05 Junkie's Prayer
06 Definitive Beat
07 Paradise [Not For Me]
08 Never Young Again
THE VIDEO [mpeg SkidVid]
Ripped from TV, edited, no logos and encoded 352 x 288 MPEG-1
Mirwais - Naive Song 
The video simulates a homemade movie, complete with sticking and jumping frames. [Nothing to do with me!] The video is also being run in reverse so it gives the illusion that the clown, instead of removing his make-up with the cloth, he is actually applying it.