Few artists manage to make music as dreamy as Session Victim do let alone so damn regularly. With a sound as distinctive as a hot, sunny day, Hauke Freer and Matthias Reiling have been channeling an unparalleled energy through their productions and DJ sets for nearly a decade.
The German duo officially opened their account back in 2008 with the ‘No Friends’ EP which dropped via Real Soon and although it showcased a glitchy, deeper style than we’re used to now, there are still hints of the melancholy and beauty that the pair are known for today.
One look across their bulging discography reveals some absolute classics as well. Via Jimpster's Delusions Of Grandeur label, the duo have built an empire based on luscious house, disco, funk and soul with 'The Haunted House of House' album acting as a Mixmag favourite for years to come. There was the bouncy, care-free 'Dark Sienna', the mischievous yet jubilant 'Good Intentions' and of course there's 'The Haunted House', the ethereal, hands-in-the-air classic.
Live, the pair are a different story. Take the floaty, tenderness of their tracks that seduce and subdue and contrast it with an energy only comparable to that of an over-excited pair of best friends in the playground. The two often jump around and flail with glee behind the decks while they DJ, giving you a spectacle that's hard not to try and replicate from the dancefloor.
Cover Star Selects: Claude VonStroke
Our December cover star takes us through his top tracks at the moment
In Session: Robag Wruhme
The East German legend demonstrates the symbiosis of sounds and moments