Ewan Pearson has been making records since 1995. He has recorded as Maas for Soma, releasing six singles and an album, ʻLatitudeʼ, and under a number of other guises including World of Apples and, currently, Partial Arts for Cologne’s legendary Kompakt label. His remixes for the likes of Depeche Mode, Chemical Brothers, Seelenluft, Cortney Tidwell, Foals and Junior Boys are considered classics of the form and have been compiled on ‘Small Change’ (Soma, 2001) and 2007’s !K7 2CD retrospective ‘Piece Work’. His production credits include Delphic’s ‘Acolyte’, Tracey Thorn’s solo albums ‘Out Of The Woods’ and ‘Love And Its Opposite’, The Rapture’s ‘Pieces of the People We Love’ and M83’s ‘Saturdays=Youth’.
A published academic and lecturer at the tender age of 27 (‘Discographies: dance music, culture and the politics of sound’ (Routledge, 1999) with Jeremy Gilbert), Ewan is a frequent speaker at festivals and conferences around Europe, he writes a column for Germany’s ‘Groove’ magazine and his ‘Enthusiasm’ blogs send readers hot-footed to record stores in their droves. As a DJ Ewan’s no slouch either. He has been responsible for three acclaimed mix CDs – SciFiHiFi Vol.1 for Soma, fabric 35 and last year’s ‘We Are Proud Of Our Choices’ for Kompakt. A regular at clubs from We Love Space to Panoramabar and a resident at Robert Johnson and The Loft, his sets – like the rest of his career – defy easy categorisation, marrying the independent and the underground with a pop sensibility that’s all his own.
In the last twelve months Ewan has returned to remixing with a vengeance, completing work for Chapel Club, Crosstown Rebels, Visionquest, Eskimo, Erol Alkan & Boyz Noize and Metronomy. The first track from a new project ‘Bhutan Tiger Rescue’ (with Julian ‘October’ Smith) was featured on the new Kompakt Pop Ambient 2011 compilation. He has produced and mixed most of Flowers and Sea Creatures’ debut album for Ben Watt’s Buzzin’ Fly, a single for Oxford’s Trophy Wife and is currently working on Footprintz’ debut album for Visionquest.