Connected to the Upon.You family since his collaborational joint with Samuel Dan released via our Upon.You Sweet & Sour Series back in 2010 Sylvain Soulier, better known as Darlyn Vlys, is now finally back and ready to go solo with The End on Upon.You Digital.
In between then and now a whole lot has happened for the French producer who has amassed a pretty solid catalogue of releases and remixes on labels like Audiomatique Recordings, KD Music, Terminal M, Sincopat, Trapez, Mo's Ferry Productions and many many more and surely will keep dancefloor crowds in constant motion with his forthcoming Upon.You Digital single.
The original version of The End is opening here, perfectly showcasing Mr. Soulier's ultimately refined production skills as well as an undeniable fondness for dark and shady places as we're defo feeling the thrill of something unknown and possibly pretty dangerous lurking somewhere in the shadows. Super tense athmospheres and viscoplastic basslines set the tone for buzzing high frequency works, organic claps and gnarly synths accompanied by seductively remodeled vocal bits announcing that this is The End.
e man they call Maximiljan comes up next here, serving two variations of the title track. His so-called Maximiljan Deeper Mix is dabbling with DeepHouse-related chords fusing an alliance with well-demanding sharp hi-hats and the sensation of a tepid late summer night whilst the characteristic vocal bits and slightly alarming frequency twists still provide the feel of vigilance and strain.
In opposite to his deeper re-fix we see the Maximiljan Stomp Mix being, well..., stompy and built on a quite technoid beat structure that is nicely contrasted by uberly fragile, heart warming strings reminiscing to Trance in its early, non-cheesy stage and ectstatic, Rave-informed stab motifs. Amalgamate these ingredients with some rhythmically pounding, techy, hard-hitting bass tones and you'll find yourself listening to what some might file under the flag of being a timeless future classic.
For the final cut on this single Darlyn Vlys teams up with Alexander Proshkovsky a.k.a. WestBoy for a Cocktail In Kiev which seems to be a lively, red hot city to be. Sporting some tropical percussion elements accompanied by ever morphing bassline structures giving crowds the fever we're even discovering some clicking Minimal Techno-related sounds that have managed to sneak into the sonic spectrum of this percussively building TechHouse-mover. Plus: a careful headphone listening session might even provide a clue what's the secret about the tracks name.... Cheerio!