Review – Stimming & Johannes Brecht offer something different on Diynamic

Artist: Stimming & Johannes Brecht
Title: Stekker EP
Label: Diynamic Music
Release: 3rd October 2015
Genre: House

Sometimes all one needs is a simple construction of music work that appeals without trying too hard and incessantly rolls around your head and then you know immediately that it’s a winner. Exactly like the newest offering on Diynamic Music that sees collaboration between Stimming and Johannes Brecht titled – Stekker.

Breathe as a startup track is as good as they come. Rounded beats and a love for melody, with a wet repeating synth punctuates and lifts this track higher and higher. There’s a nice amount of open space yet in that vastness, a smoldering bass only compliments that aforementioned melody pad, screaming to be loved. A track such as this is hard to ignore. Label head Solomun gives the tune an edit and there’s not much histrionics in the rework, or noticeable play except that it rolls smoother, shinier and unguarded.

On the flip the title track Stekker, starts innocently enough, and for the most part sounds sweet and Housey, brimming with energy, hand held by a drummy bass and kinda goofy tribal element within. Clattering away with well-placed percussion and swagger, this one looks the one that will go the distance.

Quecksilber slows things down a bit, with some digitally altered electronics melting inside the left channel and one could question the floor functionality of this track, but then one hits 3 minutes and a mean swagger and sway takes over to make it urgent, longing to dance fare. Bassy thwacks chase one round the bends and gaspy wispy House grooves take you to a warped finality. Moody melodics and pulsing chord play stretch those nerves for good measure and then you know this is that track that makes an EP special.


About the Author

Priya is based out of Mumbai and is a DJ/Producer plus contributor to Decoded Magazine, plus hosts her own monthly radio shows in multiple music channels internationally.