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REVIEW: Ryan Davis - From Within EP out on Anjunadeep

Berlin’s Ryan Davis has carved out a niche all of his own over the past 10 years, releasing exquisite melodic techno and electronica on revered labels Bedrock, Traum, and his own Klangwelt label. Along the way he’s been championed by Sasha, Stephan Bodzin, Hernan Cattaneo and John Digweed, and collaborated with Max Cooper and Applescal. The ‘From Within EP’ marks his first original release on Anjunadeep following memorable remixes of Andrew Bayer and Olafur Arnalds.

The cinematic ‘Paper Rockets’ begins the EP in subtle fashion, showcasing Ryan’s talent for intricate production and mellow moods. ‘Brun’ a stand-out from last year’s ‘Anjunadeep 07’ compilation has the hallmarks of an Anjunadeep classic, combining club-ready sounds with emotional melodies that tug at the heart-strings.

‘Crawne’ takes things deeper and darker, blending a chugging slo-mo groove with spacey atmospherics. Ryan takes things full techno on ‘Undine’ a peak-time cut laced with dystopian soundscape and driving drums. We return to cinematic ambience on EP closer ‘Beyar’, a stunning slice of deft melodies and vivid celestial samples.

Check his February16cast including many of the tracks from this EP

Tracklist of his podcast
01: Ryan Davis - Beyar (Out Soon on Anjunadeep)
02: Revell - Absurdum (Ryan Davis Subconscious Mind Rework)
03: Andre Lodemann - Going To The Core (Dave DK Remix)
04: Cubicolor - Falling(Robag's Uppa Baash Remix/RD Recut)
05: 1979 - Sail (Out 29.02 on Klangwelt)
06: The Sight Below & Chaos - Conversazioni Stellari (Kyoto Mix)
07: Ryan Davis - Undine (Out Soon on Anjunadeep)
08: Ryan Davis l Microtrauma - Calendula (Ryan Davis Live Version)
09: Ryan Davis - Unsigned Unfinished Draft
10: Stephan Bodzin - Sputnik(Dominik Eulberg Remix / RD Edit)
11: Someone Outside - Underworld
12: Howes - Overveen (RD Edit)
13: We Are All Astronauts - This Too Shall Pass

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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="10"]Basslines and Groove[/item]
 [item value="10"] Melody [/item]
 [item value="10"] Synths [/item]
 [item value="10"]Breakdown[/item]
 [item value="10"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
 [item value="10"]Overall Atmosphere[/item]
 [item value="10"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Superb tunes for deep house festival tents[/item]
 [item value="10"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="10"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="10"]Paper Rockets [/item]
 [item value="10"]Brun[/item]
 [item value="10"]Crawne[/item]
[item value="10"]Undine[/item]
[item value="10"]Beyar[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Anjunadeep adores to break the boundaries and bring the mass in audience in contact with underground electronica artists who deserve to reach a wider audience. Ryan Davis is one of them and his introduction to the Anjunadeep family is a very impressive one with his 5 tracks EP that will please your ears, relax your senses, challenge your perceptions, awaken your senses and keep you dancing in the dark while the ambient electronica tracks will be the perfect material for after party blissful moments of love. Great melodies, minimal beats, cinematic atmosphere and arrangement that  wraps the listener to Ryan artistic  vision and doesn't let them go until to surrender to his beauties. So divine and so eternally unique. #PureGold Love It[/content]

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