The Diynamic star has delivered something simply beautiful
It's a big year for Solomun's Diynamic imprint. The label will celebrate it's tenth anniversary this year and we've followed it since its humble beginnings all that time ago. Now the label has one of the richest back-catalogues in dance music and the best bit? They're still churning out absolute gold.
What with sub-labels 2Diy4, Diynamic Revisited and Four To The Floor all firing, the German label are sending out bangers at an alarming rate but the main imprint is now gearing up for a very special album.
Stimming has been a core member of the stable since the early days, with his first musical offerings dropping over nine years ago. A whole load of EPs and three albums later, he's ready to release his fourth LP via the label.
'Alpe Lusia' is named after a ski-resort in the Italian Alps where Stimming recorded the album. He spent a month in a remote hut, locking out the rest of the world to create perhaps his most heartfelt and accomplished work to date. Talking about the experience he said:
“When I reduce the outer impulses, I create a sort of artificial under-stimulation, which in turn makes all my gear and equipment appear incredibly attractive again – in the way it actually deserves to be”.
We've got the premiere of 'Symphorine' and it's one of the most dancefloor-friendly tracks on the album but having said that, It's also one of the trippiest. The melodies start soft and delicate before voodoo screeches rear their head alongside thick, bellowing bass strikes.
If this is what locking yourself away in a hut produces then we're off to the Italian Alps now.
'Alpe Lusia' will be released on April 29 via Diynamic
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