As stated previously, Hamburg house hero Matthias Meyer presented the 20th edition of Berlin super club Watergate's acclaimed mix series and several exclusive tracks he premiered for the mix are now finally available individually. On the second volume he serves up "Turgoyakk" by Russian up and comer Gorje Hewek; a stunningly gorgeous deep house excursion with dark elements that has just the right amounts of suspense and drama to captivate the world's dancefloors at present. Next up Frenchman via Sydney via Berlin YokoO teams up with Retza on "Satori", which has a bit more energy and bump in its groove but still focuses on dreamy and mesmerising elements. That string section that comes in around the two minute mark is just brilliant.
Lee Burridge and Matthew Dekay's All Day I Dream started off as a party concept, then a music label of the same name which captured the sound of their decadent daytime rooftop parties around the world: their Stateside ones being the most raved about. Since then, they have defined their own aesthetic and you just know what one of their new records will entail: sun-kissed tech house on the deeper tip with evocative orchestral arrangements and blissed out vibes. Their new one comes from Frenchman in Berlin (by way of Sydney) Yokoo, who teams up with Retza on "Euneirophrenia" a slinky and sexy groove with the mandatory symphonies and some hypnotic bongos. On the flip, there's something a bit more upbeat and certainly more immersive on the dubby house of "Tarantism" while the rolling and bass driven "Yugen" proves the EP's finest moment.
Musik Gewinnt Freunde offer a sneak peak at the international future of the label with four tracks from new acts that span the continents. Australian based French producer Yokoo is first up with "Spirituality", where a monologue on the spirituality of house music is submerged beneath simple pads and woozy key melodies that rise through the ether to dramatic effect. Warm abstractisms abound on "Cubic" where Georgian producer Tornike floods the ever present piano in snapping jazz-tinged snares as snatches of harmonious vocals and revolving chord progressions fight for attention. Greek duo 9West snaps you out of your daydream with the jungle techno pound of "Hidden Energy" which sees intermittent flourishes of dubbed keys, tribal chants and unidentifiable animal noises shoot out from beneath a relentless groove and grumbling bass. Finally Ocar Barila teams up with Flavio Lodetta for the cosmic greatness of "Odyssey" where punchy beats are overwhelmed by layers of Motor City atmospherics before re-emerging from the darkness.
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