Title: Suol Summer Daze 2016
Cat. #: SUOLDAZE004
Release Date: 24-6-2016
Now in its fourth instalment, the “Suol Summer Daze” compilation has firmly established itself as an annual institution for the Berlin based imprint. So once again, adding to the many things to look forward when summer finally rolls around, here is another bespoke collection of soulful, organic house tracks straight outta Kreuzberg!
Well, actually not quite. In addition to artists from the German capital, this edition of “Suol Summer Daze” includes a lot of international talent as well, and this is true not only for the producers but also for the featured vocalists, who always play an important part in the label’s musical output, which goes beyond merely churning out loopy club tracks and focuses strongly on transporting real songs into a club environment.
Amongst the 17 exclusive and previously unreleased tracks, all hand picked by label heads Chopstick & Johnjon, are some perfect examples of this attitude, such as Fritz Kalkbrenner’s “Let Go” and Slow Hands’ remix of Chopstick & Johnjon’s “Catamount”. Spoken word poetry on a house groove is also a Suol specialty, found here in “That Day” by Kyodai, as is breaking away from the straight four-on-the-floor beat like in Till von Sein’s “PCH Jam”. Other highlights include Larse’s “Honey” and the atmospheric “Clockwork Rainforest” by Atjazz. There are some straight up house jams on “Suol Summer Daze” as well, all of them offering something more than just functionality, rounding off a delightfully varied package of special music for a special summer.
If you would like to play the instrumental version of Kyodai’s “That Day” or Nils Penners & HRRSN’s “Drifter” let us know.