The project Shahrokh SoundofK was formed in 2006 by Shahrokh Dini and Andreas Köhler. While Shahrokh started his DJ career in the early 90s, releasing tracks on Stricktly Rhythm and Cause’n’Effect, his fellow Andreas studied classical music and works as professional piano and cello player in the SWR symphony orchestra. Nevertheless he also has a serious affection to electronic beats. In his own studio he already produced tracks for labels like Hardhouse, F-Communication and Glasgow Underground.
Although coming from different musical backgrounds the two complement each other perfectly, as proven by the success of their first release “Owlfight”. The EP created some buzz around DJs and press: “A simple groove – but what a monster!” (De:Bug) or “I only heard 20 seconds of Owlflight to know I needed it!” (Andrew Jervis / Ubiquity Records). But now time has come for a mighty follow up. The new Black Label is gonna boost it a little bit further!
Three brand new tracks - deeply inspired by the Chicago house sound of the 80s – are taking you back to the days of Frankie Knuckles, Marshall Jefferson, Finger Inc… Doing the splits between electronics, old school house, synthesizer, e-cello and having an enthusiastically preference for melodies and harmonies Shahrokh SoundofK are going against the general minimal house trend. Shahrokh Dini feels confident: “The people want melodies!” And he knows what he is talking about. In his own club “Mood Lounge” situated in Karlsruhe he can witness the changes in taste first hand and react in form of funk infected stompers like “Chicago”. But make sure to check out the brilliant b-side too, the somewhat less intrusive “Squeezer”. A close encounter of the Âme kind: deep, dark and intensive – goose bumps!