The seminal and much reveared Global Underground returns in August with its 40th release, mixed by Diynamic label boss Solomun
A well-respected underground producer for a number of years, he regularly hits the top spot of readers’ polls in music industry magazines – confirming his measure in every important category. His stratospheric rise in popularity kicked off in 2012, after a legendary first season on Ibiza with his own label-inspired Diynamic Neon Nights at Sankeys.
Here, he and his crew took up the challenge and initiated a take-over of what was becoming a clichéd scene. This first assault on the White Island brought Solomun his just-rewards in the shape of Best Producer title at the DJ Awards Ibiza and DJ of the Year from Mixmag Magazine.
Solomun loves the studio, this is clear from his output: always emotive, visceral, authentic and always promoting his reasoning that “Music is Moments”. That said, his passion for DJing can never be questioned by anyone who’s seen him in-action, all over the world. As head of Diynamic Music, he’s a consistent but still he’s not afraid to take the audience on a journey. It’s a sensual style where deepness, funkiness and human vocals go hand in hand. Running two successful labels (Diynamic and 2DIY4), one of the most respected underground Clubs in Germany (EGO) and the Diynamic Radio Show (broadcast in over 30 countries), is a true indicator of Solomun’s deep love of music and of his people. His work ethic is managed in much the same way that he brings a variety of influences into his music: a little soft touch here, a cool dance move over there and a real, honest commitment to “Doing It Yourself”.
The GU ‘city series’ first kicked off in 1996 and went on to become one of the most successful mix CD series ever, helmed by many of the ‘superstar DJs’ of the 90s such as Sasha, John Digweed and Paul Oakenfold, as well as helping to break the careers of Steve Lawler and Danny Howells. The last compilation released was from Dave Seaman in 2010, ‘GU39: Lithuania’. For his GU debut, Solomun’s 2-disc mix is a refelction of the sounds of his home city of Hamburg and features tracks from Daniel Avery, Jai Paul, Superpitcher, Oliver Huntemann, Audiojack and more.
‘GU40: Solomun, Hamburg’ will be released on August 24th.
1. Christian Loffler – Blind
2 . Mooryc – Simply
3. Sevensol & Bender – Captain Trollig
4. Avatism – Different Spaces
5. Lake People – Point in Time
6. Jonas Mantey – Sie Ist Schoen
7. Bonobo – Cirrus
8. The Elite DJ Phono – New Years Eve
9. Animal Trainer – Dragon Games
10. Superpitcher – Heroin
11. Broken Bells – Holding On For Life (Solomun rmx)
12. PLANNINGTOROCK – Let’s Talk About Gender
13. Jai Paul – Jasmine
14. SOHN – The Wheel
1. Margot – Voice Chord
2. Oliver Huntemann – Schatten
3. Solomun – Medea
4. Sossa – Moog
5. Manuelle Musik & Steffen Sonnenschein – Adonis
6. Daniel Avery – Naive Response
7. Oliver Giacomotto – Lovin Berlin
8. Karl Friedrich – Claps
9. Audiojack – Machine Code
10. Fango – Wek (Despejado Mix)
11. Radio Slave – My Bleep (Roman Fluegel Mix)
12. Voiski – Ad Infinitum
13. The Rice Twins – For Penny & Alexis
14. Alter Ego – Gary (Boys Club Mix)
15. Ada – BUM BUM