sinnmusik* presents SSOLSTICE. Exciting French newcomer debuts with the 'Diversion' EP Originating in Brittany, SSOLSTICE embarked on his musical expedition just over a decade ago, initially experimenting with hip hop production. As a child of the 80s, however, a mounting appetite for dance music became increasingly difficult to deny, and his love for synthesized and sequenced sounds drew him away from hip hop and towards a more electronic vibe. Presently based in Bordeaux, he continues to develop and explore these sounds – from classic house to minimal techno – which can be clearly recognized in his new EP.
'Diversion' is sinnmusik*'s 6th release and also includes a B-side original entitled 'Time Out', plus a dancefloor friendly remix by emerging Washington DC house talent, Fasika, in addition to the title track.
The original mix of ‘Diversion’ is sensibly textured with rhythmic synth notes and a dynamic bassline, however, the core element of the track is its uplifting percussion and a buoyant melody, which together offer a fresh and intriguing sound.
Fasika’s take on ‘Diversion’ brings a slightly heavier vibe, with more aggressive synth patterns, dark samples and hard-hitting basslines, yet it also explores delicate string arrangements, resulting a peak-time dancefloor destroyer.
Last but by no means least, ‘Time Out’ balances a gentle set of percussion with a surprisingly driving synth line, offset with some softer, smoother, sometimes hollow sounds to make for an emotive warm-up cut.