LISTEN & BUY
Artist: Various Artists
Title: Anomaly, Part 1
Cat. No: SYYK089
Artwork: Emmanuel Lafont
Digital Release Date: February 8th, 2019
01. Soul Button & Modeplex - Ardor (Original Mix)
02. Ceas - Dome (Original Mix)
03. Clawz SG & Soul Button - Catharsis (Original Mix)
04. Clawz SG - Esperanza (Original Mix)
05. Ceas & Clawz SG - Lost Signal (Original Mix)
‘Anomaly’ is this year’s full-length release by Steyoyoke, presenting familiar roster artists as well as industry newcomers. A close collaboration between some of the most talented producers on the label. Anomaly will be split in two parts with two separate releases. Part one features the label’s lighter, ethereal signature sound and Part two will showcase the darker, more traditional techno.
Kicking off Anomaly (Part 1) are Soul Button & Modeplex with their track, ‘Ardor’. It has a strong beginning that builds steadily to a wide, misty soundscape, feeling both peaceful and motivating.
It then pulls back to a more minimal, rhythm-driven ending that sets the tone for the next track, ‘Dome’ by Ceas. Here Ceas uses a melody to take the listener into a suspended space, caught between tension and release. The track develops with subtle changes in bass and percussion, whilst tying each section together with a consistent theme.
The third track, ‘Catharsis’ by Clawz SG & Soul Button, introduces layers of smoother tones, echoing to give a sense of mystery and wonder. There is a softness to this track combines with hints of darkness to make a compelling number.
Clawz SG continues with ‘Esperanza’, making a statement with a beginning focused on unusual, earthy percussion. Hypnotic synths build steadily before the track erupts into a powerful, stadium-worthy finale.
The final appearance of Clawz SG on the album is ‘Lost Signal’, co-written by Ceas. Layers of syncopation set this track apart as a stand-out with its distinct energy and rhythm, while a delicate transitional section places this in the space between ethereal and traditional techno.
Immerse yourselves and let it take you on a journey of pure aural pleasure. Be on the lookout as Part 2 is just right around the corner to complete this stunning album.
John Digweed (Bedrock)
“Ardor is very cool track”
Hernan Cattaneo (Sudbeat)
“I will try many of them”
Eelke Kleijn (DAYS like NIGHTS)
“Nice EP again guys”
Animal Trainer (Hive Audio)
“Dome sounds excellent. Gonna play this one this weekend!”
Cid Inc (Replug)
“Dome is dope, full support”
Lexer (Katermukke / Einmusika)
“Nice EP. Thanks”
Township Rebellion (Stil vor Talent)
“Thanks we love this release!”
“Nice EP. All tracks are good”
Paco Osuna (Music)
“Will try thanks ;)”
Be Svendsen (Crosstown rebels)
“Soul Button & Modeplex crushing it”
Armen Miran (Hoomidaas)
“Really great Ep! full support:)”
Chicola (Lost & Found)
“Esperanza is cool , thanks !”
Miss Melera (Colourizon)
“Cool! Thank you”
Chris Fortier (Fade)
Nick Devon (Steyoyoke)
“Solid release of amazing tracks”
Jiggler (Stil Vor Talent / Eleatics Records)
“Catharsis I liked very much, wonderful VA in general, Thanks for sending!”
Dale Middleton (Einmusika / Tarnished Tracks)
“Really digging this ep all tracks are working well for me, support”
Graziano Raffa (Sudbeat / Southside)
“Ardor is top notch!!”