Berlin pairing Yeah But No return to Distant Echos with The Shadow Self II. Terr and Echonomist feature as remixers on this installment and the release marks the second addition of The Shadow Self series, fresh from the success of part one in October.
The pair described what each track represents, stating: “Going Down is a political statement towards everybody out there that sees his / her rights of self-determination. We take up the cudgels for all the people fighting for their elementary rights. Veneer symbolises a close friend, who I watched spiral downwards into the dark black. It is incredibly difficult to watch someone slip further and further, until you no longer recognise them.”
Going Down starts with stirringly-beautiful vocals, opening neatly into gentle key chimes that leave us feeling euphoric and pensive in one. Terr soon raises the tempo, curating six minutes of pumping electronica before Veneer takes us to a place of serenity. Chords unfurl into a poignant lyrical offering, as Echonomist’s remix soon arrives with melodic undertones and whirring synth combos.
Originally consisting of Douglas Greed and Fabian Kuss, Yeah But No is now the collaborative project of Fabian Kuss alongside AEON founder Alex Niggemann. Influenced by hypnotic techno and great pop music, the duo are carving out a haunting sound that is perfectly evidenced in their latest production series: The Shadow Self. From their eponymous debut album in 2017, to the success of their second LP two years later, Demons, this new series sets them up for a highlight 2021 that has seen the likes of Dixon, Mind Against and Adriatique support part one already this year.
This is the first split EP on Biologic, welcoming two exciting producers from Greece. Side A comes courtesy of Echonomist who is very creative and active as a producer. This is an important release for Petros Manganaris who has been releasing music since the late 90’s under numerous aliases. His diverse musical styles place him amongst the most prolific producers whether electronic, dance or abstract. His elaborate performances cover the whole dance spectrum gaining him international acclaim and the reception for his dj sets is often welcomed with excitement. It is all about devotion to the sound and a restless quest for the groove that will make you move.
Side B is from London based producer Elijah Simmons, a rare breed of talent that has for years, been working towards perfecting his art, and is now about to enter the limelight. His track “Otavio’s Dream”, has been making waves as one of the biggest underground hits in Ibiza this summer, getting picked up by the international duo Blond:ish to exclusively feature on the first ever compilation of Flying Circus; the lovechild of Audiofly. He released his debut EP “Pisces” on the german label Kompakt.
Resease date: 19 May 2016 / Biologic Records
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Up and coming DJ and producer Du Chatinier brings the sounds of the summer to Layers Label with his latest EP, ‘Tony’s Groove Habit’.
Building from the first beat, Du Chatinier’s ‘Dance P’ gives a latino feel to a classic house groove. The second offering is an energy infused dance floor time bomb ‘Victorious’. With unique warmth in depth comes instead the third original ‘Arizona’.
With an abundance of experience Greek producer/dj Echonomist ensures that flavours of house and breaks are worked into the EP with his remix of ‘Victorious’. Wouter de Moor’s rework of ‘Arizona’ is modern bearing little resemblance to the original but equally as satisfying.
Tony’s Groove Habit embodies the spirit of the sunny season and, with no two tracks the same, Du Chatinier and his remixers have delivered a diverse delight. Layers Label presents Tony’s Groove Habit, an EP of outstanding quality.