Awakening Of The Birds (feat Karmon) - (8:34) 125 BPM
Meeting Mia Lee (feat Mia Lee) - (6:26) 120 BPM
Review: Fresh off the first two parts of HOSH's Stories From Sa Talaia series, the next volume takes tracks from his recently released album of the same name and releases them on his new fryhide imprint. First up are two collaborations with power duo Pig & Dan. "Atlantis Is Not A Fairy Tale" sees the Drumcode duo team up with the Diynamic affiliated artist for a dark and tunnelling techno slow burner. "Awakening Of The Birds" features Karmon and is a brooding journey track that you'd more typically expect of the man from Hamburg. Finally "Meeting Mia Lee" ends things on a deep and minimalistic note and features the heartbeat of HOSH's unborn daughter. Once again then, this is another richly rewarding EP from the German artist.
Review: From his recent Stories From Sa Talaia, Diynamic main man HOSH is busy releasing the tracks from it on separate EPs. They come on his own fryhide label, and here is part two with four more essential tracks. The first is a collaboration with fellow countryman Tim Englehardt and is a subtle track laden with emotive synth patterns. Then, "Ocean Data" is an eight-minute deep techno opus with watery pads, a spacious atmosphere and icy hi-hats driving things along as you get swept up in the groove. HOSH then links with Lehar and they come up with the brilliant "O Fratello Mio", a driving track with physical drums and warped synth sounds. It is filled with subtle effects that add dynamics to the moody groove and again features some magical melodic sequences. Last of all, "Fighting the Daemons" is a dark, late night track sprinkled with cow bells. It's for heads down dancing on intense floors and closes out a perfect second EP.
Review: Hamburg hero H.O.S.H. serves up the next edition of his new Fryhide label and it is by somebody other than himself this time: Cologne's Tim Engelhardt. The up and coming producer has had releases thus far on a who's who of labels such as Poker Flat, Innervisions, Green and Cityfox. His new single "Reality" is exactly the kind of evocative dancefloor drama you've come to expect from the man in recent times; with its warm atmosphere, inventive melodies and well executed energy. Second offering "Heart Resonance" goes down a darker route for this slinky, futurist, tech-house groove full of fuzzy hypnotic pads, sleek arpeggios and texturised rhythm patterns.