Various ‘In The City Vol.2’

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Artist: Various8336_city-vol-2
Title: In The City Vol.2
Label: Souvenir Music, DE.
Format: Digital / 12″ Sampler
Release Date: 30.07.12
01. Sierra Sam – Meet You There Feat Laila Tov
02. Sierra Sam – Feel It
03. CJ Jeff and Thodoris Triantafillou – Sian
04. Emanuel Satie – No One Like You (Boys Version)
05. Emanuel Satie – Moonbounce
06. Denis Horvat – Fortuna Feat. Quiroz
07. Kasbah Zoo – F.A.M.E.
08. Kasbah Zoo – Make Me Dance
09. Chris Wood – Analog Love
10. Tapesh and Maximiljan – Come On and Shoot

Souvenir is proud to present the follow up to last year’s In The City compilation. This time round, we’re using it as a way of presenting some of the newer talents to have been introduced to the Souvenir stable.

The Belgian producer Sierra Sam provides the opening two, a pair of true vocal groovers. Sammy relocated to Berlin 5 years ago to work as the label manager of Tuning Spork and Contexterior, and has subsuquently continued on his prolific release schedule as well as recently joining the Souvenir family. The track provided by Athenian and Rhythmetic Records label boss CJ Jeff alongside long serving partner Thodoris Triantafillou is rocket propelled, the rolling bassline designed to ratchet up the tension. Emanuel Satie, a young resident of Frankfurt serves up the next two, a bouncy little number with a cheeky refrain about licking lollipops and a peak-time driver called ‘Moonbounce’. Satie cut his chops at Cocoon and then after a time spent in Swabia, is back in his hometown and looks forward to even more releases.

Denmark’s finest Denis Horvat brings a wonkier after hours vibe, an ethereal vocal treatment melds flawlessly with some jazzy chords. The young Dane began his musical career as a drummer, progressing onto a basic DOS drum sequencer and subsequently onto releasing on labels like Berlin’s Upon You, Kling Klong and now Souvenir! Kasbah Zoo is a collaborative project from the Italian duo Alex and Nic as a means of focusing their joint DJ experience into productions. After a few releases, they started Zoo:Technique and later the vinyl only imprint Babaloo Records. Here they dish out a ravey monster and a percussive workout with throbbing bassline. Chris Wood, who along with his usual sparring-partner Meat, is one of Souvenir’s core members. Another Frankfurt resident, he’s held a longtime residency at Monza and recently dropped ‘JR Juniors’ as a follow up to last year’s ‘Triple S’ right here. This track cements his knack for producing incredibly insistent basslines. Lastly, Tapesh, the Variante Music boss and Maximilijan dish out a diamond-tipped tech monster, all ominous keys and marching band drums.


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