Siggatunez is from Frankfurt and Oliver Bernstein is from Dessau. They met in Berlin and instantly felt a strong musical connection which quickly led to the release of their first joint record earlier this year, marking the very debut of Oliver's Laubenpiepers Finest. This month, Siggi repays the favour by having Oli over at Tieffrequent for the release of their second collab EP, a well rounded vinyl only pressing, complete with Vanessa Vadineanu's excellent traditional artwork and design. The two German deep house heads produce 2 tracks together and each of them also has its own jam on the release, making 'When Mia Meets Rosi' a complete package that showcases both producers individually and also their chemistry as a duo.
First up is 'No Life Without Hustle', Siggi and Oliver's first joint effort of the release that materialises into an light, easy-going funk piece complete with clean acoustic drums, strutting guitar riffs, short electric chords, a couple piano notes and a few melodic fillers to give it some substance and character. Siggatunez's solo piece 'Dreamcatcher' follows up next in a deeply mesmerising tone, where melancholic piano chords, psychedelic strings and a mellow organ, loop relentlessly over a deep fat kick, chunky bass stabs and distant fading percussion shots, inducing a strong mix of emotions and cinematic imagery into our heart and soul, descending deeper into our very being with each and every beat.
On the flip-side, Oliver Bernstein's turn to show what he's made of comes next with the strangely titled 'Gotzkovsky'. Starting with a resonating synth pad that feedbacks beautifully on itself and slowly working its way through minimalistic percussions and undemanding kicks, the track then slides through a layer of wistful piano chords and rumbling sub bass-line that ultimately give it a deeply meditative tone. In a proper circular fashion, Siggi and Oliver conclude their release together with 'Chill My Hand Like That', their most sample-friendly track of the EP. It all starts with a highly inspirational B.B. King interview sampling that flows over a heavy kick-drum-driven steady groove, lazy bass synth stabs, bluesy guitar chords and a sustained synth pad, ending poetically with a sparkling bell melody fading away into the void.
Out on Monday, the 19th of October at your favourite record store.