Drawing on influences from Chicago and Detroit – scenes and sounds formed well before his birth year of 1991, the accomplished 24-year-old crafts classy productions that simultaneously give a nod to the past, while being unmistakably fresh and future-facing. With releases on Noir Music, Get Physical, Mobilee and Truesoul in 2015, the German DJ/producer continues his rich vein of form with ‘Write Your Hits’ on VIVa.
EP opener ‘Walk On By’ mixes up funk-infused vocal samples with a chugging techno beat, which drops down into a flurry of hard-edged drums. Title track is mind-blowing – a synapse searing, Berghain-ready monster that’s his most killer techno cut since last year’s stunning ‘Retrovision’. ‘Zon’ is certified stomper, driven by heavy kicks, hypnotic vox and a dark synth melody reminiscent of the Motor City. Reinforcing his musical dexterity, the closer ‘Physical Thing’ featuring Berlin vocalist Kristina Sheli, drops the tempo for a sumptuously soul-inspired dancefloor exploration.