Title : Underwater
Cat. # : PPP192020
Release Date: 22nd October 2020
VillaHangar announces a new V/A ‘Underwater’, featuring a host of organic and melodic house gems from Double Drop, Deckert, Sound Shapes, Diass, Nina Simmons, Matizze, and Socko.
VillaHangar, founded in 2011 by Andrea Pellizzari and Matt Sawyer with support from Chris Leòn, operates between London and Milan, focusing on the finest in slick, laidback house. Having seen support from the likes of Solomun and Kollektiv Turmstrasse, VillaHangar’s music continues to conjure images of long journeys through breathtaking landscapes in the minds of listeners worldwide.
For ‘Underwater’, VillaHangar recruit a selection of artists for their debuts on the label. Aiming to give visibility and exposure to those involved, the release also nurtures the individual creativity of the artists, forming a supportive environment for full freedom of expression to flourish.
Kicking off the compilation is Double Drop’s ‘Nguvu’, a beautiful slice of tender house, before moving into Deckert’s emotive ‘Imposter the Syndrome’ with its reverberated vocals samples taking centre stage. Following on is the synth and string tinged ‘Tembour’ by Sound Shapes and the floaty, expressive ‘Mount Athos’ by Diass.
Nina Simmons slows down the pace with ‘Raksat’, with its exotic percussion and melodies carrying the track thematically into Matizze’s ‘Siddhartha’. Rounding off the release is Socko’s ‘Gamma’, a decidedly synthetic yet refined and delicate track.
Perfectly cementing its already established sound, ‘Underwater’ is a landmark release for VillaHangar. Offering a glimpse into the future of the label, the compilation stands as an exciting sign of things to come.
01 Double Drop – Nguvu
02 Deckert – Imposter the Syndrome
03 Sound Shapes – Tembour
04 Diass – Mount Athos
05 Nina Simmons – Raksat
06 Matizze – Siddhartha
07 Socko – Gamma