- Release Date 2014-10-20
- Label Kompakt
- Catalog KOMPAKT317
As with DAUWD's previous offerings, the new material on SALEH sits comfortably between techno, house and UK bass styles, albeit with a seemingly growing flair for the straighter blends within the groove spectrum. This allows for an intensified focus on the various wondrous landmarks found in DAUWD's soundscapes, a highly imaginative and masterfully crafted exploration of undulating synth textures, soaring melodies and gripping percussion. The title track is a premium example for the producer's sonic wanderlust, breeding all sorts of immensely playful intricacies in the back alleys near those heavily trafficked main roads.
In MOIETY- the release's equally catchy flipside offering -, the synth molecules start to swirl with the first sign of a needle being dropped, but are soon reeled in by the highly conductive beat and some truly vaso-dilating bassline. Whilst the lead melody gently weeps, the cut's rock-solid chassis keeps on pushing it forward, marrying remarkably powerful momentum with the laid-back chills of nostalgia. It's the kind of track that leaves you in a meditative mood without toning down the stoke factor, a multi-faceted and engaging listening experience for both sofa surfers and floor fiends.