Release Date: Jul 5, 2011
Record label: Pampa
Genre(s): Electronic, Club/Dance
Ada obviously believes in delayed gratification. Following a string of singles for long-time home Areal, Michaela Dippel released her debut album, Blondie, almost seven years ago now for the imprint. One of that year's most cohesive dance full-lengths, it centered around an often achingly pretty assembly of melodic techno and future songs backed by Ada's soft, blurry voice (which even included a stirring stargazer cover of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' bedroom anthem "Maps").
While Michaela Dippel, aka Ada, isn't quite a household name in the electronic music world, she has two very solid albums under her belt: 2004's beat workout Blondie and 2009's LP-length Kompkat mix Adaptations. The latter was especially appealing for its balance of ambient techno and pop, and it brought together disparate artists like Tracey Thorn and DJ Koze in a way that felt natural and fun. You could recommend it to somebody without much interest in minimal techno and be pretty confident they'd dig it.