Next up on Asia Music comes the impressive Dusk to Dawn EP, a solid release from Poeni
with remix support from Hive Audio regular, SOAME.
Tunisian Hedi Massaoudi aka Poeni relocated to Switzerland in 2006 during a fertile period
in his music career producing Hip Hop and RnB. His love affair with electronic music began
in 2012, and it was a short 3 years before his first release, the 'Hybrid EP' on iM Electronic. If
that wasn't enough, he launched his own imprint, EchoChamber, around the same time.
Now dedicated to making deep melodic house with blissful rhythms and hypnotic grooves,
Poeni is finding his second wind.
Zürich-based SOAME is known for his groovy, punchy DJ sets and deep techy productions.
A seasoned promoter for more than 18 years, his events resumé is enviable: Arosa
Electronica Festival, Backyard Hype @ Street Parade, Hive Audio Nights, Colour Series
Label Nights and more. Signed to Hive Audio, Toolroom, Milk and Sugar and more. His music
regularly finds its way in the record boxes of tastemakers, club DJs and worldwide radio.
In original form, Dusk to Dawn is a deeply emotive, hip shaking, melodic tech groover with
bags of personality and soul. With a solid low end driving the track forward, the sparse
percussion allows delicate synth layers, airy pads and a sultry vocal in the main break to
weave a beguiling story. On remix duty, Swiss legend SOAME toughens the groove with a
sinewy bassline, detailed FX and haunting arps.
Poeni also drops a second original, Under the Rain, a deeper teutonic cut of nuanced stabs, groovesome bass and rhythmic percussion.