Artist: Juli Lee
Cat. #: MYR19
Release Date: 5th June 2020
05 As if
06 Deepest Fear
Switzerland’s Juli Lee returns to the MYR label with a new 6 track EP / mini-LP that explores the boundaries of her deep house sound.
Juli Lee has had a passion for electronic music coursing through her veins for as long as she can remember. Growing up in Berne, Switzerland she found her way into the studio, and later the DJ booth, at a young age and ended up a protege of award winning composer and producer Ben Mühlethaler. She has been refining her own take on house music for the last 5 years, releasing music on New York’s legendary King Street label as well as dropping sounds on Symmetric Records, Caballero Records and of course MYR.
Juli’s 2019 ‘Rolling By’ EP, and the ‘Breaking Clouds’ release that proceeded it, were high points for Göran Meyer’s MYR label and garnered support from the likes of Alexi Delano, Nick Warren and Robert Owens. Now she returns with her most expansive release to date, a six-track offering that gives a broad view of her musical palette.
The record opens with the delightfully deep ‘Daybreak’, marrying light piano flourishes with rolling drums and subtle melodic touches to great effect. Next up ‘Polisix’ provides a locked in and understated groove with ethereal spoken word vocals thread through the mix. Title track ‘Overrated’ takes a dubbed out and down low tack, with layers of keys and FX set perfectly against another spoken word offering.
The second half of the EP opens with the interestly titled, ‘Flibbertigibbet’, an old English word for a whimsical or flighty young woman. The track itself is something of a delight, with a slow building groove that weaves an array of synth lines and stabs to deliver a mesmerising listening experience. Penultimate cut, ‘As If’ is a more stripped back and direct affair with a percussive bounce that is hugely engaging. Finally, we have ‘Deepest Fear’, a perfectly balanced and hypnotic closer with a powerful spoken message which brings this most excellent EP to a finish.
In ‘Overrated’ Juli Lee has delivered what is, without a doubt, her most accomplished work to date.