So here come WET & DRY, two Style Of Eye club smashers stripped down to their bare essentials but not devoid of melody, structure and charisma. Big room sensuality is back in the most subtle and fragile way. Sweden y’all.
WET is a symphony of exotic percussions and digital bird noises not so far away from Style Oo Eye’s early productions. The track starts with a bouncy baltimore-ish marching rhythm then some sort of synthetic sax comes in and turns it into a California Raisins party in your fridge with dancing ice cream toucans and pineapple congo players. Heart-melting melodies is Style Of Eye’s “chamber” (in the Wu-Tang sense of the term) and when executed in his trademark cold pop synths over a thomping beat, there’s really nothing else to do but dance with tears in your eyes, hence the title of the track.
DRY has the functionalities of a techno tool without sounding anonymous and interchangeable but rather like the musical equivalent of a hammer precisely hitting a nail, and I’m refraining myself from embarking in a long extended metaphor on DIY equipment here. Based on a simple super-effective melody, DRY’s build up is infectious, elegant, clean, and when the beat gets back on his feet ninja-style, it’s with a certain sense of classy-cold Swedish flegm.
It’s not an easy task to remix such gimmick-less tech house numbers but Zombie Disco Squad, Darabi and Darling Farah pulled it off beautifully, each of them in a different direction but with a common will to take it to a deeper end of the house spectrum.
Released by: Sound Pellegrino
Release date: May 30th (Beatport)