‘Things You Know’ by SHMN is a poignant impassioned summer, vocal deep-house cut, teeming with mild suspenseful melodic, and delicate progressions. Released July 2017 on Ukrainian based Dear Deer Records sub-imprint -Dear Deer White.
Forget all the things, you think you know’, whispers the ephemeral Parisian vocalist John M, above the drifting, emotive, subtle melodies courtesy of SHMN. ‘Things you Know’ is one of those summertime deep house tracks that befits the mood of a sundrenched party of lovers, and dreamers, or a fantastical late-night of mood-driven, and enlightened house. It is music to dream to, all day -and night. It is the sound of 2017 deep house, with reverbed synthesis, a chorus of symphonies, and epic qualities hugging the gentle, percussive kicks. ‘Welcome to my dreams, now don’t let go’. The digital B-side comes courtesy of Th Moy offering a yet-more atmospheric, and more somber take on the wondrous, house composition. Laden with piano stabs, with Vangelis-like haunting synth melodies, the Dear Deer regular Th Moy delivers a more progressive, and somber cuts that leaves plenty of space for moments to breathe between the track’s fragments of splendor. Space being the track’s most defining characteristic.
‘Things You Know’ is the construct of the London-based, 23-year old SHMN, aka. Anatolii Yevdokymenko. Originally from Kiev, Ukraine, SHMN has been making music since 2009. Gravitating towards differing fields within electronic music, SHMN’s earlier inspirations came from seeing such prestigious acts as Carl Cox, in addition to meeting Juan Atkins at The Best Track in Ukraine Awards in 2011. 2016 single, the deeply expressive, vocal-track on Indiana Tones, ‘Running Over’ was supported by Nora En Pure, Judge Jules and Matt Darey. While SHMN’s debut release, the dark and techier, ‘Awe & Dread’, was featured in Hidden Empire’s guest mix for the German imprint Stil Vor Talent. By encompassing a variety of styles within the underground house scene, the Ukrainian manages to bind everything together through his melodic, and obscure palleted deep textures. Here is an artist that paints with granular atmospherics, moods and cinematic synthesis. With just a few releases under his belt, SHMN has built for himself a world of deep, textural house, full of grand vocals, and delicate yet impassioned moments.