Multitalented musicians Johannes Brecht and Christian Prommer have collaborated on a release with a difference for respected Hamburg label Diynamic. 'Voix Grave' consists of an atmospheric classical composition from the pair, with an electronic version from each producer. The original composition features echoing drums, plucked
violins and an emotive cello.
Whilst it may surprise those who associate Diynamic with its more dancefloor-ready releases, the classical inclusion is a testimony to the label's forward-thinking approach.
Berlin-based Christian Prommer has a long history of fusing his jazz and classical roots with his love of techno and electronica, with a career spanning over two decades and taking in boundary-pushing projects like Drumlesson. As a producer, he's previously released on the likes of !K7, Life and Death, Sonar Kollektiv and Buzzing Fly. Here, he makes his Diynamic debut with a version that perfectly fits within the label's sound; a fast-paced beat underpins the plucked strings of the original, utilised like synths.
Featuring the original's mournful violin in the breakdown, the track builds to a dramatic peak. Meanwhile, Diynamic member Johannes Brecht, and his version has already proved to be a standout moment in label boss Solomun's recent sets. Running at a full 10 minutes in length, Brecht utilises this time to build up to waves of climactic moments whilst peeling back layers to reveal the original composition's melodies.
‘Voix Grave' as a package is an innovative project, with both versions accentuating the qualities of the original whilst providing genuinely clubappropriate takes on the record. It's further evidence ofDiynamic's commitment to their creative vision, even as the label continues to expand to global proportions.
a1. Voix Grave
a2. Voix Grave (Christian Prommer Version)
b1. Voix Grave (Johannes Brecht Version)
Venice-native Lehar, who is the latest addition to the Diynamic artist roster, serves his first full EP on his new home stable. The three tracker is called Magical Realism EP and its name gives you a pretty exact outlook on what to expect sound wise.
Up first is the title track Magical Realism, a spherical hybrid between house and electronica, which sets the groundwork for the mood of the EP. A rich and organic sound composition, which builds up naturally on its way, without amassing any unnecessary razzle-dazzle. Otherworldly vocal details wrap the track in a mystical fog.
Track two is called Fantasia and its analogue touch reminds you of a Jean Michelle Jarre piece. The hypnotizing sound lingers and slowly drags you deeper and deeper under its spell.
And just before your mind drifts into oblivion, cue Bianca Dreams - the final track. A fierce piece of deep house music with hard claps and a driving bass line, that picks up where tracks one and two started, combines those emotions and drags them onto a peak time dancefloor
a1. Magical Realism
b1. Bianca Dreams