Till Von Sein – Sundowna review

Artist: Till Von Sein
Title: Sundowna
Label: Supplement Facts
Genre: Minimal/Tech House
Format: 12″, Digital
Buy From: Juno Records, Juno Download

Guy Gerber’s Supplement Facts imprint reaches it twentieth release by welcoming the fast rising Till Von Sein into the family. The German producer has made a string of impressive releases over the last few years but the warm and summery, groove based “Sundowna” looks set to finally demand the attention that his productions deserve.

The release opens with the playful, yet deep and groovy original version by Von Sein himself. An array of drums, shuffling chords and sweeping pads join the child-like vocals to add the fun whereas the deep rumbling bass and warm synth parts bring the sexier element to the track. Supplement Facts combine the old and the new for the first of three remixes by asking label hero Dyed Soundorom to join label newcomer Shonky to rework the track. The result is a more club orientated version which immediately finds the swing of Shonky’s signature sound but merges it with the rumbling basslines of Dyed Soundorom. The remix continues to builds throughout the constant groove until chords and filtered pads crash into the mix at once, creating the perfect club moment.

New York legend Joeski is up next, assuming a classic NYC house groove by stripping down the percussion and stepping up the 4/4s. Enchanting key motifs complete the cultured and easy feel of the excellent remix. Londoners Layo & Bushwacka! draw the package to an end with a looptastic stomper. A simple and driving relentless bassline rumbles below tribal percussion and high end wild sounding effects, adding another dimension to the EP.

Review: Tom Jones