Review: Detroit soul, EU-minimalism and UK two-step in the house for Suol. Already responsible for a Tuff City Kids (aka Gerd Janson & Philip Lauer) release this year, the Berlin label ushers in the return of RR (with accomplice Birol) who already made an appearance on the label in 2019 with the Hallo Montag series. With an array of piano keys, chords and improvs that rain down on tunnelling acid lines, strings and synths, RR goes all the way with Birol on "Be Ready" and the vocal-tipped "At Midnight". Find dustier, atmospheric tracks in "Bert Muller" sent through a fatboy filter loop for something cleaner in Jad & The's remix. Problem Suolved.
Review: Last summer, Gerd Janson and Philip Lauer brought their giddily retro-futurist Tuff City Kids project to Suol for the very first time via an acid-fired single-track salvo. Here they continue their relationship with the long-running German house imprint through "Beau Tan", a typically glassy-eyed, colourful and attractive chunk of Balearic house liss full of catchy analogue bass, sustained strings, dreamy chords and jumpy synth stabs. The Ruff Stuff remix brilliantly twists the track into wilder new shapes (check the punchy beats and psychedelic acid lines), while the Intr0beatz rework is a slick chunk of heartwarming deep house haziness.