Daniel Steinberg ‘Salamander EP’

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Artist: Daniel Steinberg
Title: Salamander’ EP
Release Date: 22 July, 2013
Label: Arms & Legs
Distribution: Word & Sound
Cat. #: A&L012
Format: digital + vinyl
A-1. Salamander
A-2. Moon Ride
B-1. Beautiful
B-2. Lazy Bones
Continuing an extraordinarily productive 2013, the industrious Daniel Steinberg returns once again, still riding high off of the success of his critically acclaimed sophomore album ‘Treptow’ which was released mere months ago. Despite being profiled on Pete Tong’s show as one to watch in early May, he’s certainly not been resting on his laurels…

Never one to opt for the easy route, Steinberg’s ‘Salamander’ EP showcases four brand new cuts rather than falling back on existing album material. But don’t go mistaking these for B-sides, however; each track oozes class and attention to detail, the level of which you’ve come to expect from a perfectionist like Steinberg.

Title track ‘Salamander’ carries itself with all the assured swagger of an international spy, with majestic strings and grandiose piano sections waltzing across a clipped tech-house drum groove. ‘Moon Ride’ is a joyous latticework of quirky percussion, horn stabs and snatched soul acapellas, boasting shamelessly exuberant dancefloor charm.

Things take a darker turn on the flip, ‘Beautiful’, with dense slabs of warm analogue bass and mournful, scattered vocal snippets. On ‘Lazy Bones’ the vibe switches down a notch, and the track rolls along with a languid euphoria to end the EP on a blissfully high note.


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