Review: Turkish-born, Tulum-based multi-instrumentalist Bora Uzer is known for his impressive live performances, where he sings over an assortment of electronic and acoustic instruments. Now he arrives on Diynamic with a four track EP titled Birth, which is proof of his accomplishments as a global citizen thus far. From the hypnotic and spellbinding energy of the title track, to the dark and meditative polyrhythms on "Falling" featuring his emotive vocal delivery, to the funked-up tribal ritual of "Sammaye" while the closing track "Rounds" combines pumping tech house energy with exotic arrangements.
Review: Something of a curveball here from Solomun's Diynamic Music, as they take a swerve into Italo-disco territory courtesy of Sicilian producer Mauro Di Martini, who's been turning out this kind of tackle on a regular basis since the late 80s, whether under his own name, as Musumeci or in various other guises. The four tracks featured are all collaborations and between them feature six different co-conspirators, but suffice to say if you're an Italo lover you'll find much to enjoy, while Lehar collab 'Bells Of Freedom' probably has the most non-specialist appeal with its surging, proggy synths and throbbing electronic b-line.
Review: It's been over a year since their Ayu EP on Diynamic and now Catz 'n Dogz return with another infectious release. The title track is available in two versions, and despite its name, the "Existential Mix" is an infectious affair: based on a niggling groove, it features searing acid lines that accompany catchy vocal samples. On the "Reality Mix", the Polish pair opt for a more heads-down approach; utilising dense tribal drums and a pulsating bass, they still include the vocal samples. This combination makes for a tripped out but highly effective track that will rock late night dance floors.
Review: Diynamic Music bring us a split EP from Spanish duo Depaart and Atlanta, Georgia-based Mister Sweatband that's quite aptly titled, because it's very much the proverbial 'game of two halves'. The EP opens with the latter's 'Leotard' and 'Eyes', which have a very commercial, 80s feel - 'Leotard' to an almost comedic extent with its workout tape-style vocal - before Depaart steps up wth two darker and much more experimental/leftfield cuts, 'Take The Love Now' and 'Le Tour'. How well the two halves really 'gel' is debatable but the EP does showcase just how broad a church Solomun's label has become.
Review: Following a progressive house-flavoured debut on Weirdos last October - the quietky confident 'Together We'll Rise' - WAHM transfers to Solomun's celebrated Diynamic Music imprint. There's much to admire across the EP, from the stylish and atmospheric feel of loose-but driving opener 'Ya Layt', where opaque electronic textures, spacey synth solos, clipped guitar motifs and whispered vocal snippets ride a locked-in groove, to the rubbery, Balearic synth pop-goes-deep house excellence of 'Escape' and the tech-tinged tech house/dub disco fusion of 'Undefeated'. Arguably best of all though is 'Oceans', where chanteuse Sophie Louisa goes all Stevie Nicks atop another low-slung bassline and hypnotic drum track.
Review: The ninth edition in Diynamic's Picture series comes from Munich-based producer Innellea, who follows up some impressive releases for Innervisions, TAU and Afterlife. Featuring some fine melodic house incorporating various cinematic and post-apocalyptic soundscapes (with his own voice) as heard on the breathtaking opener "Forced To Bend" and the particular moody "Electricity", to the glassy-eyed and bittersweet breaks of "Sorrow and a moment on the exotic fringes of dark disco as heard on low slung epic "Catanacean". Altogether this is what the label best described themselves as 'an intimate listening experience, that hovers somewhere between isolation and the longing for contact.'
Review: Sicilian high tech soul mechanic Toto Chiavetta makes a surprising addition to Hamburg's Diynamic Records after presenting a fine collection of EPs exclusive to Innervisions in recent times. On his new 'Anti Loudness' EP he's as bold as ever, as heard on opening track "Ocean" (Introverxion edition) which is a mysterious take on deep house, complimented by Gabro Demais sensual vocals. Chiavetta's idiosyncratic take on future aesthetics are on fine display on "Decadi" and finally the darkly introspective mood music of "Heart Has No Time" closes out this terrific EP.
Review: After his debut for the label one year ago, Ukraine-based producer Eduard Angelov returns to Hamburg powerhouse Diynamic, with a riveting four tracker in the form of his new Versaro EP. From the infectious melodicism of the emotive opening track "Bessabia", to the bouncy and uplifting main room action of the title track and the utterly hypnotic acid squeals of "Tentura" - it's a strong effort. Following up some great releases on Monaberry and Atlant recently, 2020 sure looks like it could be Angelov's year to shine.
Review: Rising Russian duo Far&High are seeing their first ever EP released on Hanseatic powerhouse Diynamic entitled 'Not Alone'. Features the slinky and hypnotic mood music of "Alone" which is perfect to build up the vibe in the early evening, not to mention its very cynical monologue condemning the perils of modern technology. They then bring the power on the female vocal-led dark disco epic "All I Say" (feat. Annett) that will surely appeal to fans of Damon Jee or Terr, and finally the massive drop on the strobe-lit euphoria of closing track "I've Got The Powder". A very impressive debut by the St. Petersburger's - certainly ones to watch in 2020.
Review: Rain Before Sunset is a brilliant two track EP by ascendant Italian producer Matteo Bruscagin, for the ever reliable Hanseatic powerhouse: Diynamic. "Rain" is a collaboration with his fellow countrymen Angelmoon, Visnadi and Danny Losito - the latter providing the captivating vocals which remain at the forefront of an evocative and immersive journey through dancefloor drama. Second offering "Sunset" is a more uplifting and optimistic affair, this one is exactly the kind of evocative and dreamy deep house that you could imagine the likes of Lee Burrdige playing on a downtown rooftop this season - and it's melody is irresistible.
Review: Catz 'n' Dogz are one of Poland's most prominent electronic music exports. Comprised of Grzegorz 'Greg' Demianczuk and Wojciech 'Voitek' Taranczuk, the now Berlin-based pair head up the esteemed PETS Recordings label, in addition to recent appearances for Poker Flat, Dirtybird and Superfriends. They present their first EP on Hamburg powerhouse Diynamic Music with two energetic tracks. "Ayu" is a bouncy, bass-driven and uplifting groove that's as tongue-in-cheek as you'd expect by the boys from Szczecin. This is followed by the entrancing and mysterious atmosphere of "Sunset" which just likes its namesake is a perfect soundtrack to a balmy and blissed-out summer evening.
Review: The second EP from RDNK sees the mysterious producer tease out more next-level techno. "5" resounds to a hail of acid lines and is underpinned by a powerful, resonating bass. In contrast, "Guess The Number" is a stripped back affair: led by white noise percussive bursts and doubled up micro beats, it climaxes thanks to RDNK's effective but understated use of rolling snares. Last but by no means least is "6": once again it sees RDNK favour a minimal rhythm, but this time the enigmatic artist uses it as a backdrop for frosty synth lines that swirl through the ether.
Review: The latest instalment of the Picture series comes from Sasha Carassi, who has previously released on labels such as Drumcode and Harthouse. Drawing on dreamy synths and airy melodies, both "The Crow's Battle" and "Elethnic" are reflective but also clubby, with the latter in particular resounding to a powerful bass and ponderous vocal samples. Elsewhere, Carassi combines disco house and Italo influences for the clubby "Spaceballad", while on "Neurotic Saturday", the Italian producer fuses warbling acid with insistent brass samples for an infectious house track. Clearly, Carassi is a talented, versatile producer and the spacious production and tripped out samples of "Vega" prove that he can turn his hand to a variety of styles.
Review: Each edition of the Four To The Floor series always presents four tracks that are some of the strongest secret weapons from the sets of label co-head Solomun. Now in its 16th installment, be captivated by Lone Romantic Maceo Plex on the epic dancefloor drama of "Mutant Magic" and its killer vocal, Canadian veteran Fairmont is in fine form and serves up the moody tunnel vision of "Plastic Head TV" while Nico Garreaud's "Louisville Lip" (Abaze edit) is aimed squarely at the main room at peak time and The Vinyl Depreciation Society provide more sonic narratives - best heard under the strobelight - on "Princept".
Review: Already supported by label owner Solomun, the latest release on Diynamic is a truly epic affair. It starts with the throbbing bass of "2"; swathed in walls of white noise percussion, it also features operatic chants and a spine-tingling trance builds. "No Number Yet" isn't quite as dramatic, but it does see RDNK deploy a system-levelling bass and a swung rhythm, before the arrangement descends into swooping air raid sirens and doubled up percussion. "4" also favours an off-centre rhythm, this time with a squelchy sub-bass underpinning filtered drums and big drops. Last but not least is the 90s trance-inspired "1".
Review: For those inspired by Diynamic Music's trademark brand of European tech-house/deep house fusion, the label's semi-regular "Four To The Floor" EPs are essential listening. Predictably, the latest volume - the 15th in total - is packed to the rafters with high-grade fare. Veteran producer Dino Lenny kicks things off with the arpeggio-driven dark room thrills of "I Lost Appetite" - all electronic bleeps, doom-laden chords and rolling drums - before Doctor Dru offers up the similarly pulsating, trance-inducing heaviness of "Kloeppel". The Organism's "Roast" is a fuzzy and forthright chunk of vaguely panicked electro-house, while Budakid's "1991" wraps moody chords and rushing lead lines around a snappy but tactile rhythm track.
Review: Elax is a new alter ego of Hamburg's Alexander Ridha - better known as Boys Noize. Following up his debut EP for local powerhouse Diynamic earlier this year, here is the Bescio EP - which sounds like the favourite summer festival weekend you wished for. The title track is a groovy and low slung affair, full of raw synth energy, exciting percussive solos, a hypnotic bassline and disco drums. Next up is "With Lou" where you see the last rays of sunshine on the orange horizon on this bittersweet and glassy eyed number. This is perfect to play on the drive home from the festival, down the autobahn with your sunroof down - of course!
Review: Hanseatic heroes Diynamic present the next installment in their Picture series, with the local duo Adana Twins showcasing their rich palette of styles - on six productions ranging from laid-back house vibes to vibrant techno. From the emotive pop inflections of "My Computer" featuring Glowal's moving vocal performance, to the majestically hypnotic "Maoa", the epic dancefloor drama of "C3Po" and the moody neon-lit nu disco vibe of "Little Karlo" - this release sees the pair at their very best. Breaking through in 2012, with first-class releases on Exploited and Watergate - where they hold a residency and released their much lauded edition of the in-house mix CD-series, Benjamin Busse & Friso Traas have remixed for big names such as Fritz Kalkbrenner, WhoMadeWho, Kaiserdisco and Nic Fanciulli along the way.
Review: Simon Schmidt, also known as Blindsmyth, is a musical globetrotter and in various bands he explored the sound spectrum - from metal and post-rock to techno. His live sets are a voyage of discovery between deep electronic soundscapes and experimental pop music. He makes his debut here for Hanseatic powerhouse Diynamic. Here he serves up the mesmering dancefloor drama of "Longing", followed by the breathtaking title track full of captivating melodies throught its gripping narrative and the evocative dancefloor journey of "A New Dawn".
Review: The idea behind Diynamic's long-running "Four To The Floor" series has always been deliciously simple, with each successive EP offering up another collection of club cuts that have been extensively road-tested by boss man Solomun. This 14th edition is naturally up to the same high standard of its predecessors. Bruce Loko kicks things off with the dusty house grooves, chiming melodies and evocative strings of "Dimension (featuring Sebee)", before Laroz charges into sweatier peak-time territory via the bassline-driven, cowbell-sporting warehouse sleaze of "Under Your Skin". Super Flu opts for a druggy, slightly paranoid tech-house flavour on future big room favourite "Acumulee" while Matt Sawyer's self-titled contribution wraps jangling Jew's harp and twinkling piano loops over a heady and exotic, Innervisions style groove.
Review: With releases on flagship labels like Innervisions, Kompakt and Drum-poet Community to their credit, Frankey & Sandrino are among modern house music's most respected acts. It's no surprise that they have been snapped up by Diynamic to put out a record. "Sirius" is a gloriously un-derstated affair, using a prowling bass as a basis for tripped out synths that shimmer and soar effortlessly. While it is also based on a powerful low end, "Lambda" is more dance-floor focused, with the pair firing off bleeps and tranced out melodies into the arrangement. It makes for an-other effortless EP from this high-flying pair.
Review: Italian DJ and producer Malandra Jr., who has already released a track on the fourth edition of Diynamic's Four To The Floor series returns with his first full EP. Features the doom laden minimal tech house haunter that is the title track - that the label best described as a dark and hot-blooded late-night vocal anthem. This is followed the majestic sci-fi romanticism of "Venezia" and the melodic hi-tech dancefloor drama of "Legend Star". One to definitely watch in 2019 and beyond!
Review: Caserta's Andy Bros is back on Hanseatic powerhouse Diynamic for the third time, following up some top releases of late for the likes of Chapter 24, FFRR and Redlight Music. On his terrific new Dreams EP, he serves up the slinky and hypnotic title track which is awash in layers of shimmering melodies and sounds incredibly majestic. This is followed by the emotive dancefloor drama of "The Crane" which is sure to get a major headrush or two in the main room, and ending with the moody futurist chugger "Diamante Blu" which is optimised for proper tunnel vision when the strobe comes on - this one will appeal to fans of the Innervisions and Exit Strategy sound.