German-based label Salin Records is back with a second release on its sub-label Salin Deep. This time it’s Siberian DJ & Producer Eddi Shkiper with a four-track EP. The release, also available on Vinyl, features a beautiful cover designed and manually pressed by Co-founder Daria Salin.
Never or again, the first number in the EP, boasts a steady four on the floor scheme, with well-chosen percussive elements, mellow pads, and a joyful melody reigning over all the track. Le Reveur packs quite a positive vibe to it with its progressive nature, harmoniously-written phrases laying under simple, ear-friendly drum patterns that form a steady groove.
With a remix from Roger Gerressen, Le Reveur takes on a dubby path, with rich pads taking over the field. Through crunchy snares and carefully-written melodies embodied in a beautiful break, the Dutch producer elegantly leaves his imprint.
The fourth and final track “Allure” is on a more bass-driven note. Bright in its essence, the tune is a run of scattered piano chords and dreamy pads that seem to effortlessly fuse with minimalistic drums and percussive components.
In conclusion, it would be very wise to put the words ‘positive’, ‘dreamy’ or ‘bright’ as tags on this release, having very well brought together dub, melodic and minimalistic features. Grab your copy quickly either from the shelves or digitally.
Words by Ramy Ounis