Switzerland is a country that, although it has appeared relatively recently in the European radar, is recovering much its initial disadvantage. Christian Schiemann, Retro Erni and Squep’s imprint Framed Realities is part of this “new wave” of labels and it’s ready to drop it’s the fifth chapter called ‘Transition’, a 4-tracker EP made by one collaboration, two solo originals and a remix by Gran Canaria’s hitmaker Javier Carballo.
The EP opens with the original version of ‘Transition’ by label-head Christian Schiemann (Handcrafted, Get Physical) together with Spashin DJ and Producer Nazt (Serialism, Inwave). The pairs provide a slick minimal jam with deep pads, edgy and resonant synths, within with splashes of acids and female vocal shots make the appearance, making of the A1 a great opening tool.
Up next is the Javier Carballo (Play It Say It, Underyourseat, Vatos Locos) who delivers a hard-hitting and dancefloor reinterpretation of the original. Since the first kick drum, you can immediately feel the wobbling low frequencies trying to dig down in the bottom of the track, without turning the track into a 4/4 aggressive beat thanks to distant pads, acid lines and dreamy atmospheres.
Thus, ‘Kibou’ by Christian Schiemann is a driving, almost progressive-ish, track armed with a sweet balance of subtle keys, old-taped vocals and spiralling synths, confirming his ability on crafting delicious deep house cuts.
Closing is ‘Ng031’ by Nazt who provides a real club stumper with rumbling sub-bass, heavy kicks and essential groove elements. The mindblowing break is filled with acid squeezes, making of this one a real dancefloor rocker that will absolutely melt the crowd.
Words by Francesco Quieti