It's been 6 whole months since the last Tieffrequent release and I know that many of you have been extremely anxious for any news. It so happens that last week we had a chat with Siggatunez and he gladly confirmed the rumours around the label's upcoming release. The fourth Tieffrequent record focuses around a very special part of Berlin's underground scene. Roskow Kretschmann and Tom Sky are two good friends that share the same love for obscure disco music and a strong passion for vinyl. After 20 laborious years of searching, digging and collecting some of the rarest records from Germany and Europe in general, they finally fulfilled their dream of launching their own imprint Black Pearl Records last year.
Aside from the label work, Roskow and Tom have also joined forces in the studio and released some of the most original house and disco edits on Amplified, Enzino's and Retrospective under their Mudegg project. One such fine example of their outstanding work is their forthcoming release on Tieffrequent. 'At Light' introduces us to a groovy deep disco vibe that steadily develops gaining more elements on the way until it reaches an unexpected turning point. The warm kick and slapped snares perfectly complement the wide synthed bass-line and bubbly stabs, but it's the uplifting piano line that add a heavy dose of summery refreshment to the mix. The heavily funked breakdown grabs you by surprise and throws you into a swirling ocean of emotion where waves upon waves of blissful spacey sounds will drunken your senses.
Things suddenly change on the B-Side as Sello distorts things up with his raw, dirty and powerful rework of the original track. The talented Düsseldorf-based producer cuts up the main elements and re-arranges them in a very simple yet effective way while adding his trademark sensible touch to the mix. He starts by distorting the percussions and losing the synth line in favour of a much deeper bass sound. Although the key line is gone, the main driving force comes from a heavenly looped string line and added guitar-like cuts and stabs. Last but not least, Tieffrequent head honcho Siggatunez delivers his slo-mo vision of the duo's stunning creation. The pace is significantly slowed down and the low-end emphasis is felt with every single pore thanks to a really fat kick drum and the distinct Mophat-trademark bass-line. The dreamy layer is also present via a lovely cosmic pluck arp, but the true star of the show is the renewed piano line beautifully resonating in the space between the high and low.
It's amazing to see this young label maturing under our ears with each new release and we have to appreciate the stunningly unique artwork delivered but our own Romanian artist Vanessa Vadineanu, Hermann's (Siggatunez) other half. Vinyl only, out on July the 17th!