Review: With summer fast approaching, Suol has decided to get ahead of the game with an EP chock full of sweltering, sun-kissed deep house treats. Atjazz kicks things off with the rich chord progressions, lilting synthesizer melodies and bouncy drums of sunset-friendly shuffler "Programme Sunlight", before label regulars Chopstick and Johnjon serve up the similarly positive and breezy "Last Night". Elsewhere, Matthias Vogt cranks out the languid, life-affirming pianos and blissful electronics on Balearic house gem "Chanterelle", M.Ono delivers a loved-up twist on loopy disco house, and Carlo drops a chunk of bumpin', bass-heavy goodness blessed with sun-bright guitar flourishes. Best of all, though, is Meggy and Tigerskin's "Bygone Eras", a slick and sultry chunk of sun-bright modern soul.
Review: Berliners Meggy and Till Von Sein have already appeared a few times as a powerful force committed to pushing house music forwards. But now, with their latest joint EP, this duo's sonic language has reached a new level of effortless ease. The title track is an excellent example of this development. "Haza" builds on a beat, which gives the impression of having been assembled with velvet gloves on. The cool spirit of electro hisses through the treble, while heavy droning spaces ooze from the low end. "Ricky On Charlie" adds some more weight to the beat. Snares and claps wrestle stoically for supremacy with old-school house chords and commits itself entirely to the essentials. This direct approach is continued in the final track "Drei", with small swing concessions and warming harmonies. The diversely filtered synth basses wind their way through the final third of the track and underline the overall impression of the sound.