Artist: I’m Fine & Antonio Olivieri
Title: If I Were Music
Cat. #: SYYK001
Vinyl Release: 03-02-2012
Digital Release: 17-02-2012
1. If I were music (Original Mix)
2. Your ghost (Original Mix)
3. Do not care (Original Mix)
Steyoyoke is a new Berin-based house label and it’s first release is the three track ‘If I Were Music’ EP by I’m Fine (Marco Perschon & Alexander Grafenauer) and Antonio Olivieri.
I’m Fine are a production outfit who first met at Berlin’s music engineering school, SAE, and have since gone on to establish a tight working relationship and are currently working on a debut album reflecting their jazz, house and techno influences. Antonio Olivieri is Italian born but now resides in Berlin and has developed a firm reputation via releases for Silicone Soul’s Darkroom Dubs and LustundFreude, amongst others..
‘If I Were Music’ centres around a titular vocal refrain, pitched and moulded to sit flush with a chord driven slice of classic, deep house production that employs subtle modulation and side-chaining to give soft, undulating vibe.
‘Your Ghost’ is next up and is a cut that creeps towards its many peaks beautifully. Walking bassline and seductive vocal hooks combine with nagging, filtered guitar hits that wrap around the sturdy groove tightly.
Finally, ‘Do Not Care’ ends the EP with a slightly rougher edge. A bubbling, erratic analogue FM leads and hefty sub-bass make for a strong counterpoint to organic feel of the track’s captivating, David Byrne-esque vocals and forays into organic instrumentation.