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Sabo’s label Sol Selectas starts 2021 with a welcome return of Zuma Dionys whose blend of mystic atmosphere and enchanted melodies has already proven popular with fans of the imprint.
Zuma Dionys has previously contributed to Sol Selectas mammoth Summer Sol compilations, but this time is back with a solo EP featuring two originals alongside remixes by German Brigante and KEENE.
Influenced by ancient history and ethnic instruments, Russian based Zuma Dionys has also featured on Pipe & Pochet, Cosmic Awakenings, Bar 25 Music and Souq Records.
Spanish artist German Brigante features his eclectic style on Sol Selectas for the first time following his many tracks and remixes for the likes of Saved Records, Sincopat, Get Physical and Diynamic.
KEENE are a talented duo of Berlin based brothers who in addition to releases on their own Cacao Records have also been a feature of other noteworthy imprints such as Culprit and Exploited.
Shamanistic vocals combine with earthy percussion and tribal rhythms and this charismatic EP ranges from downtempo to deep house with accordions, strings and other instruments all adding organic textures to the sequenced grooves that are expertly composed.
“Busurman” opens the release with Zuma Dionys trademark chugging groove and makes use of a distinctive accordion combined with a medley of tribal percussion. Based on a time travel concept, the synthesiser parts represent the visitor from the future talking with an indigenous tribe represented by the accordion and organic percussion.
“Through the Valley” has shamanistic vocal chants and throbbing synths layered over a down tempo groove filled with wonder. It paints sonic pictures of an epic journey passage through mountains and desert dunes on an adventure of discovery that allows time to soak in the beautiful landscape scenes.
German Brigante’s remix of “Busurman” focuses on streamlined use of the percussion and poignant pads from the original and restructures them into a refined version with a stripped back aesthetic. Giving the parts space to breath adds new depth to this expertly crafted version.
KEENE’s chunky tribal house remix of “Through the Valley” lifts the tempo that pays homage to the original. Creating an energetic percussion loop that moves like determined footsteps through the desert, their version hits a peak in the breakdown that lifts the mood with an invigorated energy perfect for any dance floor.
Artist: Zuma Dionys, KEENE
Title: Through The Valley EP
Label: Sol Selectas
Release Date: 2021-02-05