Artist: Darius Syrossian
Title: 10 Miles from Lima
Label: Klangkultur Schallplatten
Cat. #: KKS 002
Distribution: Straight Distribution
Format: 12″ Vinyl + Digital
Release Date: 07.09.2012
A1 – 10 Miles from Lima
B1 – Return of the Favela People
Following a superb debut from DJ W!ld, Cologne’s Klangkultur Schallplatten delivers another weighty 12″ – ’10 Miles From Lima’ by Darius Syrossian.
Comprising two tracks of house music which balances pin sharp production with forward thinking musical content, ’10 Miles From Lima’ sees Darius in fine form.
The title track is muscular affair, with a thunderous skipping kick punching through the mix from the get-go. Angry synths and bulbous bass stabs steadily add to the body of throughout while subtle string builds and shimmering synth leads flatter the moodier elements.
B-Side, ‘Return of The Favela People’, treads a lighter path in terms of mood but continues to throw some production weight down. Betraying Syrossian’s near-pathalogical love of classic house tropes, ‘Return of The Favela People’ a track that evokes DJ Sneak, Kerri Chandler, Cajual, Henry Street and countless other luminaries while providing a respectful, modern spin.
Unafraid of rousing house music that is crafted purely for the purpose of losing yourself on the dancefloor, Syrossian is a producer doing things just as he wants and if ’10 Miles of Lima’ is anything to go on, that’s no bad thing.