Artist: Da Mike
Title: East To West
Label: Sol Selectas
Cat. #: SOL098
Release Date: November 25th 2022
01. East of the Sun
02. West of the Moon
Sabo’s record label, Sol Selectas drops a new EP from Greek artist Da Mike who has been making waves with his mystifying style of Afro house.
Da Mike’s style blends dramatic synths with Afro rhythms and organic textures to create captivating tracks that have been a feature of other record labels such as Hyenah’s Rise Music, MoBlack Records and Nic Fanciulli’s Saved Records.
He is also a talented DJ who is well-known for being a resident at the Global Fantasy events in Greece and he has shared the decks with people such as Black Coffee, Tale Of Us, DJ Tennis and Guy Gerber.
This two-track release opens with rhythmic synth stabs and shuffling high-end percussion of “East of the Sun” that lays a foundation for ceremonial chants and suspense-building strings. Augmented with an array of atmospheric organic textures, the track makes use of sounds ranging from sitar strings to fluttering synths and it reaches a crescendo in the tantalising tension of the main breakdown.
“West of the Moon” is a slow-burning track that unfolds with purposeful precision like the weary footsteps of someone crossing a desert in the heat of the afternoon sun. Steadily building momentum, the track’s thrilling stabs and Arabic vocals layer with bursts of percussion creating a mesmerising atmosphere filled with anticipation.
The artwork by Helia Jamali showcases our multidimensional universe from East to West, full of magic and mystery.