DJ Lion – Mightery (Harthouse)
If it comes to an unique sound signature, then you can definitely tell without reading but listening to this massive 3 tracker, it’s a DJ Lion style. Stomping beats, wobbling basslines, catchy lead sounds. Yes! This is what makes a club track so catchy and markable. Mightery, Minimum Maximum and 1234554321 are tracks which will join a lot of dj cases during this hot summer and we are very happy to welcome again our new family member back on Harthouse. Welcome DJ Lion.
Theydream – Rocket Man (Fckng Serious)
The two brothers from beaituful Switzerland have formed an unbreakable bond based on both brother’s love of electronic music which they emphasize with their new “Rocket Man” EP yet again. With the title giving A-side track ”Rocket Man” the guys stay true to their name by inviting you, into their world of deep, melancholic and gloomy sound spheres which absorb you completely and leave you behind stunned and thrilled. The B-Side “Pi Persei” connects seamlessly and keeps your journey running through the next level of zero gravity and hypnosis. Integrated into a perfectly aligned beat structure, all three tracks are bursting with self-confidence and sophistication, certainly nothing you would be taking for granted when being confronted with these two humble and withdrawn young gentlemen. Theydream suceed in surprising us, also with their third track “Inertia”: an elaborate and gloriously, puristic piece of music which rounds of this impressive 3-track EP. Well-deserved.
Max Essa – Han Zon Roc EP (Hell Yeah)
A year after his debut outing on the label, Max Essa makes a welcome return to Hell Yeah with the Han Zon Roc EP, which is another of his impossibly laidback offerings. Essa is of course the long time UK talent who has become a part of the Balearic mafia thanks to releases on labels like Aficionado, Music for Dreams, and his own Jansen Jardin. This is the second coming together of artist and label and is another timeless excursion far out to sea.
With the title track of this EP, Mirco Niemeier knows how to fuse a gloomy kicking bassdrum with percussions and a discreet minimalist melody, so that he creates a track defining his life and culture excellently. Together with an oldschool like remix of the DJ and producer duo Raumakustik (known for their remix of globetrotter Claptone’s “In The Beginning” and releases on Jamie Jones’ label Hottrax as well as on Toolroom together with Terry Lynn), both titles represent a harmonious ensemble. As technoid as “My Culture” is, Mirco proves his complexity and facet richness with the second track “My House”, which comes around even more playful, but with the same tone color. And here, he also got some strong remix support: DJ Lion, wo released a successful remix of Metodi Hristov’s “Flip Trip” on Set About” at the beginning of this year, is responsible for a deep and simultaneously driving version of the original and completes the EP.