Forward-Thinking Songstress



RELEASE DATE: 11th November 2022

LABEL: Reduced To The Root Records

LISTEN: MARIA Die RUHE – ‘D.O.W.A.L (Semodi Remix)’

Stream / Download: ‘DANCE OR WE ARE LOST (Semodi Remix)’

Image credit: Kristina Kast

“With mystical, spooky vocals, she cleverly manoeuvres her way between genres with an experimental style and lets her listeners hold their breath.”


“The avant-garde and the strength that the abstract has in her work are some of the differentiating factors of the artist”

Metal Magazine

“MARIA Die RUHE lends the catchy song her whisper-smooth power vocals and, with its fierce lyrics, turns “Supperare” into a magnificent dance-floor anthem.”


“Bold avant-pop music that twists and turns of its own volition, the energising creativity that drives ‘Skin’ is simply overwhelming.”

CLASH Magazine

“MARIA Die RUHE has quickly staked out a highly distinctive position in the field of pop as an unpredictable, innovative experimenter whose efforts straddle genre and theme. Her songs and music videos are beguiling works of abstract art, defying obvious interpretations and prompting lengthy, considered thought.”

Notion Magazine

“[Sedomi] presents us with a moving and emotional record…”

Chromatic Club

Spirited singer and producer MARIA Die RUHE released a remix of her previously released single, ‘DANCE OR WE ARE LOST’, on the 11th of November via Reduced To The Root Records. Notably, the remix premiered on House Music With Love. The original single was remixed by multi-instrumentalist Techno and House producer Semodi who explores the outer edge of electronic music, composing music rich in analog sound design, adding a touch of spontaneity to his music. In the press, his music has been featured in industry publications such as THE CLUBMAP,, WhiteLight/WhiteHeat, Chromatic Club, and Living Techno and aired on the German radio station Byte FM. The remix offers aspects of Röyksopp, Lykke Li, MØ, Stephan Bodzin, and Eli & Fur.

Born in Thuringia, Germany, but currently residing in Leipzig, Germany, MARIA Die RUHE, and her love of travel, has seen the globe. She has previously lived in Berlin, San Francisco, and London and performed on several stages across Europe, including Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Switzerland, and Turkey. MARIA brings new-found enthusiasm to each and every show. Her work has previously been supported by CLASH Magazine, Notion Magazine, Metal Magazine, Tonspion, Glamglare, trndmsk among others and earned her over 10 million streams on her Spotify top 10 alone.

Berlin-based live performer and Electronic DJ Semodi blends Progressive House and Techno with the catchy hooks of pop and the harmonic depth of classical music. In recent years, Semodi has released tracks with labels like Bonzai Progressive and Heimlich. Last year, his first EP ‘Next Summer’ was released under Thisbe Recordings alongside remixes by Nico Pusch, Melokind, and Theus Mago. Of late, the artist has been touring Germany’s electronic music festivals with his live-act Mojoy, namely Fusion, Katzensprung, Wilde Möhre. as a DJ, he has been playing sets at Berlin’s nightclubs Renate and Ritter Butzke.

Semodi’s remix is an edgy reinterpretation of MARIA Die RUHE’s original record ‘DANCE OR WE ARE LOST’. Having sprinkled techno tropes and layered syncopated hi-hats over a loop of MARIA’s infectious chorus lyric, the producer intensifies the quirky avant-garde undertone, using retro filters to push and pull her vocal across the mix while deep, thumping kicks hammer against crunchy basslines and harmonic plucks.

Semodi tells us how his remix came together: “The original mix of DOWAL already has super nice vocals and very relatable lyrics, so I felt I had to add a kick-ass bass line to really make you want to dance. Also, I wanted to give the vocals a musical context that really embraces the message of the track in the final drop. So I created some epic synth pads that made me feel this yearning for salvation in dancing.”

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