Berlin's Marlon Hoffstadt is A&R of Retrograde and Midnight Themes - the very label this fine release appears for. "Themes For My Future Self" features three lush and neon-lit classic house perspectives by a rising star on the scene. We particularly enjoyed opening track "Der Merowinger", a freeform journey into the exotic with Oriental aesthetics and reaching near tribal moments that could bear comparisons to John Roberts. "Pure Awareness" is probably the most straight up we've ever heard Hoffstadt, on this euphoric old school techno jam. Showing there's certainly diversity in his repertoire is the dynamic closer "Second Track" again showing a more advanced style to the German than we're used to on this emotive hi-tech soul journey that wouldn't have sounded out of place on a label like Transmat or Immigrant.
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Marlon HoffstadtMidnight Themes
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