From curating their own label to touring the globe, German duo Andhim have been lighting up dancefloors with their eclectic and charming take on electronic music The pair now release Donner EP, their latest outing on Superfriends. It hits first and fuses soft ambient textures with intoxicating low-end arrangements with dynamic percussion. Each finely tuned element of the track slowly melds together, building into a synth-heavy arrangement that shimmers and is sure to ignite any space its played in. Concluding EP is "Ebertplatz", which perfectly showcases the duo's penchant for forward thinking house. This marks the Cologne pair's ever rising ascent as one of the bestloved names at the top of the international electronic music circuit.
As the label's name might imply, German duo Andhim have some truly valuable mates. Some of them have come together to remix Tosch - and the package gets off to an impressive start with Roman Flugel's take on the title track. Fusing melodic synth twists with a pulsating bass and Piper Davis' deadpan vocals, the veteran producer turns in a spellbinding version. It means that Clavis has a hard act to follow as he is also tasked with reworking "Tosch", but he rises to the occasion thanks to a bleep-heavy, electronic disco version. Acid Pauli's take on "Horse Society" is in a similar vein, albeit with a greater focus on cowbells and niggling acid, while on Jimi Jules take on "Mond", a sleazy, slightly tongue in cheek vocal unravels over a brooding, bass-heavy techno groove.
Andhim aka Simon Haehnel and Tobias Muller have been releasing their heady mixture of house and techno for the past seven years, but Huso is one of their most original records yet. The title track is an expansive affair, built on loose drums and rolling percussion, and also featuring vocodered vocals and Middle Eastern motifs. It's one of 2017's most distinctive and strangely infectious house tracks. "Amene" is another unusual affair; while it draws on a familiar-sounding chord build, it features a strangely hypnotic vocal sample - possibly from North Africa - playing out and building over an out-of-kilter rhythm. It makes for an unusual, exotic release.
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