After a longer pause we welcome back Juli Holz with her rather nautical Rundfunksender EP. Since her breakthrough with Tränen auf dem Dancefloor and the Oliver Koletzki feature Zuckerwatte, Juli has been convincing listeners with an enchanting mix of poetic, often melancholic vocals and poppy melodies, without her losing sight of the dance floor. In a Juli Holz DJ Set one will encounter a broad range of styles, spanning from classic Chicago house to modern Bass influences that Juli also incorporates here.
On the opener Boot in die Nacht crisp claps flirt with a laid back grumbling 303 bass-line, while a hypnotic synth-motif and maritime samples support Julis singing. Rundfunksender plays with similar old-school sounds, but ups the tempo aided by impelling hi-hats especially convincing are the vocal melodies, however, that operate within a classic song structure. Dirk Leyers and Mike Wolf present two Rundfunksender remixes alongside the original, on which Leyers focuses on synths and Wolf preaches reduction. Lastly, the creaky bass-line of Schiffbruch animates, once again accentuated by crystal-clear percussion, bouncy pads and Julis heart breaking voice, of course.
Rundfunksender establishes just how much Juli has grown recently, both as a songwriter and as a producer. We say: Ahoy!