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Steyoyoke is a new Berin-based house label and itʼs first release is the three track ʻIf I Were Musicʼ EP by Iʼm Fine (Marco Perschon & Alexander Grafenauer) and Antonio Olivieri.
Iʼm Fine are a production outfit who first met at Berlinʼs music engineering school, SAE, and have since gone on to establish a tight working relationship and are currently working on a debut album reflecting their jazz, house and techno influences. Antonio Olivieri is Italian born but now resides in Berlin and has developed a firm reputation via releases for Silicone Soulʼs Darkroom Dubs and LustundFreude, amongst others..
ʻIf I Were Musicʼ centres around a titular vocal refrain, pitched and moulded to sit flush with a chord driven slice of classic, deep house production that employs subtle modulation and side-chaining to give soft, undulating vibe.
ʻYour Ghostʼ is next up and is a cut that creeps towards its many peaks beautifully. Walking bassline and seductive vocal hooks combine with nagging, filtered guitar hits that wrap around the sturdy groove tightly.
Finally, ʻDo Not Careʼ ends the EP with a slightly rougher edge. A bubbling, erratic analogue FM leads and hefty sub-bass make for a strong counterpoint to organic feel of the trackʼs captivating, David Byrne-esque vocals and forays into organic instrumentation.