SQL is Amsterdam based prodcuer Pim Van Horssen who has previously released on Trapez LTD, Respekt and Chameleon. On the Dimebag Jams EP (for Secret Cinema's GEM Records) he procures three fine examples of sleek and slinky tech house that will appeal to a large cross section of DJs. First track "Dimebag" is definitely intense, with tripped out and adrenalised synth leads that resonate and modulate all over the place leading to one massive crescendo. "Ruby" delves a lot deeper featuring dreamy and euphoric pads and uplifting chords backed by a deep bass and sturdy rhythm. Chameleon's Steve Ward gets onboard to provide a remix for "Dimebag Jams" giving it a stadium sized prog house remix which will totally tear the roof of the place!
Secret Cinema founded Gem Records in 2009 after 15 years in the business. This decision was based on the desire to not only broaden his horizons but also those of people all over the world through quality releases. This long awaited debut album from Pim Van Horssen takes the young Dutch artist in a new musical direction. The Prophet 5 synth takes centre stage on this lush double long player. The album is said to be about rebirth and the culmination of everything he has loved, lost, learned and experienced in the last 10 years as a musician. Embracing a fresh approach that combines the use of numerous pieces of analogue gear and recording his own recordings, the album represents the new sound of SQL in its purest form.