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REVIEW: Soukie & Windish - Head up my Dear out on URSL records

Soukie & Windish are true party princes within the Berlin Rave Society. They have gained this royal position by continuously pulling out musical gems and never forgetting what it’s like to be glued to a dance-floor. Growing out of the cities fertile soils since the magical years, they have spun musical webs for the Bachstelzten Collective, Fusion Festival, Kater Holzig and Salon zur Wilden Renate to name a few, while their label ‘URSL Records’ has helped to drive the movement forward with its selection of artists and releases. When not playing live or back to back DJ sets, they go on solo trips as Nayan Soukie & Fritz Windish — working crowds at the peak of the night through to the madness of the after-hour party with deep techno moods to funked-up disco grooves. Soukie & Windish are Right Now and Beyond.

Since establishing their own sound; with its driving deepness and catchy riffs, it didn't take long for their studio efforts to be remixed and supported by artists such as HOSH, Ada and Kalabrese while releasing on labels including Liebe*Detail, Audiomatique and Connaisseur. In 2013, the pairs debut album ‘A Forest’ marked the stylish entry of their young label ‘URSL’ and presented their most mature work to date — encapsulating the duos musical arc and sending them on a triumphant run of gigs everywhere from Scandinavia to the South Pacific. With its atmospheric disco-dub set inside deep house that could make a mover out of anyone, the people were taken — left, right and centre. And this is what they do. Every weekend, somewhere you want to be, you'll find them making musical playgrounds out of nowhere like magic.

We use Traktor and Ableton, taking their own tracks and tracks from other artists, disassembling them and putting them back together in a new way. The results are sets, which are new and dynamic and absolutely danceable – somewhere between the styles techhouse, house and minimal.

LOOM’ - noun: a hand-operated, power-driven apparatus of woven sound. Containing loops, synths and moods.

Head up my Dear!
Life wont last so long,
Soon all sorrow will be gone, yeah!
Single taken from the forthcoming album LOOM!

14.05. Sektor Evolution, Dresden
20.05. Rote Sonne, München
28.05. Kater Blau, Berlin
04.06. KB18, Kopenhagen
10.06. Nobelberget, Stockholm
17.06. Zukunft, Zürich
30.06. Fusion Festival, Lärz
02.07. Midnight Sun Festival, Lofoten
09.07. Rockefeller Music Hall, Oslo
15.07. Dockland, Münster
16.07. Greenwood Festival, Schönefeld
06.08. Garbicz Festival, Garbicz
12.08. 3000 Grad Festival, Feldberg
13.08. Wilde Möhre Festival, Drebkau
19.08. Dockville Festival, Hamburg

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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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"]Vocals and Lyrics[/item]
 [item value="10"]Breakdown[/item]
 [item value="10"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/item]
 [item value="10"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/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"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/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"]Head up my Dear[/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]The top duo Soukie & Windish deliver their new album and the single Head up my dear is such a nice sweet taster. Deep dark melodic progressive techno with weird synths, hypnotic rhythm, spacey effects and the dark vocals that maybe remind us that we should leave every day as the last ever date and make the most out of it. It's perfect for any late night techno set strictly for party animals. #PureGold Love IT.[/content]

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