Monday, June 21, 2021

Kyau & Albert-Outside 21 [Euphonic]



There have been several iconic DJ/Producer duos over the years in the scene. Some have shared in the success and eventually moved on, parting ways in search of other ventures while others have remained firmly together continuing their joined road to success. One of these legendary dance music outfits is most definitely German artists "Kyau & Albert", who have many a time delighted our ears over the years via their eclectic productions or by their exciting performances around the globe. Steven Moebius Albert and Ralph Kyau, show no sign of slowing down as they have been busy throughout our somewhat darker days during the pandemic, forging new material or reviving past gems in their music laboratory. Their latest offering can be found on home label "Euphonic" and it is called "Outside 21". A marvelous revision of their original "Outside" from many years ago.

 Echo infused percussion leads the way towards ethereal melodies, groovy basslines, sunset encapsulated moments and hazy, dreamy soundscapes. Fragments of speech are thrown in quite fittingly amongst the grooves, till the ever distinct voice found in most of their productions that of Steven himself, works its way into the mix. Chills form once the vocals intertwine with the majestic, sunset filled melodies while regal strings add to the lush beauty of this one, guiding us all along emotional, summer drenched paths, inspired by the rare goodness within. 

 Grab yourselves a glass of chilled sangria and enjoy the sun go down, filling the sky with numerous colors, while listening to this tune on one of the many beautiful beaches your summer getaway has to offer. Pure bliss courtesy of the uncanny duo!

Released: 23/4/2021

Label: Euphonic 

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Horizons-Pokhara @ Dawn [Landscapes Music]


If you have been frequently following my reviews then you are certainly aware of the respect I hold for smaller labels and artists who are trying to achieve their well deserved attention. One of the labels that has been making waves of its very own in the dance music scene is "Landscapes Music". I have covered quite a few of their releases as they always find the way to amaze with the sheer quality of their work and artists they showcase. 

 This time I set my sights and ears for that matter on the brand new single by the "Landscapes Music" owner himself, Shyamol Maracci. He frequently demonstrates his production skills under his artist name "Horizons". His new single is called "Pokhara@Dawn" and what a stunner it is!

 The kicks and bassline quickly set the pace of what lies ahead while the rest of the key elements fall into place. An assortment of finely chosen effects add to the heightening of the senses as a unique fusion of mystical, epic yet motivational melodies slide make their appearance. 'Tis without a doubt an aural journey into some of the places less traveled in our miraculous, mystifying world we all inhabit. 

 Visions of hiking through broken down trails come to mind, as we eagerly make our way towards the mountain top. Birds begin their morning songs hidden in their own world, tucked away beyond the dark trees, giving us a serenade of their very own while we inhale the crisp mountain air. Once we reach the summit, the view we witness is incredible. We are quickly filled with a proud sense of accomplishment as we gaze upon the world below. The sun begins to make its appearance shyly in this forgotten corner of the world and an instant flooding of serenity encircles us. 

 This is an artist that has often taken us on a musical journey to places unknown and does so once more, giving us a glimpse into a world very few of us have had the opportunity to lay eyes upon!

Released: 4/6/2021

Label: Landscapes Music