Title: Family Affair Vol. 6 (Part1)
Cat. No: SYYK064
Cover Art: Stella Gelesh
Digital Release: June 12th, 2017
01. Dahu & MPathy – Sonder (Soul Button Remix)
02. Solemn Eye – Vellichor (Rauschhaus Remix)
03. Dahu – Desolate (Clawz SG Remix)
04. Rauschhaus – Queen Of Thorns (MPathy Remix)
Steyoyoke’s Family Affair series returns to mark its 6th release to date. In the first half of this double release, Steyoyoke mainstays Soul Button, Rauschhaus, Clawz SG and MPathy offer up a compelling package of remixes.
Soul Button lends his seasoned touch to Dahu & MPathy’s ‘Sonder’. A picturesque hang-drum sets the scene for a floaty beat suffused with playful percussion. The beat dissolves into a lengthy break featuring a blissfully uplifting melody before returning to the monotonous beauty of the hang.
Rauschhaus’ rendition of Solemn Eye’s ‘Vellichor’ showcases an impressive feat of his productions. Rauschhaus’ reimagination is full to the brim with a multitude of synths and complex melodies invoking all sorts of feelings, but rather than descending into a polyphonic jumble the track exhibits a delicately crafted melodic structure with all sorts of auditory nooks and crannies to explore as it reinvents itself on every listen.
Dahu’s ‘Desolate’ gains one of the most skilled remixers possible in Clawz SG. Building on the lush and esoteric atmosphere of the original, Clawz pushes this deep tribal roller to the dancefloor with a strong bassline that will not take prisoners. Bells and chimes abound in an explosion of power not thought possible considering the originals desolate nature. Clawz has crafted a remix bound to conquer dancefloors across the globe.
MPathy takes on remix duty for Rauschhaus’ ‘Queen of Thorns’. Decidedly the most minimal track of the pack, ‘Queen of Thorns’ staccato percussions and synths generate a smooth groovy flow interspersed with strings and overdriven bells that set the atmosphere. ‘Queen of Thorns’ functional groove is dramatically interlaced with synths that swell and deflate, continuously lulling the listener into a state of blissful trance before returning to the beat with percussive precision.
Steyoyoke’s 6th edition of the Family Affair project is a jack of all trades, boasting melodic soundscapes and explosive floor fillers alike.