by Aki Bergen

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When the stars align and you bring together one of Italy’s most well-known deep house producers and one of Berlin’s hottest underground record labels, spectacular things happen. The skills of Aki Bergen are warmly welcomed, in putting forth Steyoyoke‘s latest EP and it is without a doubt a joyous occasion. ‘Serpentine‘ is a three track EP that shines plenty of Aki’s illustrious light and flawless ear for quality productions.

Just as the title suggests, ‘Serpentine‘ is an audio crusade of the adventurous kind. Filled with twists, turns, dips and dives, it has a seductive quality that is irresistible to any deep house fan. The bass line is punchy and vigorous, exploiting every opportunity to make you frolic along with every beat. Combine this with an uplifting melody that locks you into cruise control and you have a fine recipe for an enjoyable musical escapade.

Track two is called ‘First Glimpse‘ and it has a more chilled vibe to it. Sitting almost on the edge of a blissful daydream and a moment of fond reminiscence, this track oozes such a glow, that you can’t help but smile when you are graced with its gifts. Melodic by nature, it entwines your senses with smooth percussion and some very unique static sounding elements, which create a beautiful organic atmosphere.

‘Helix‘ is the third and final track and it finishes the EP off with a rapture of down tempo quirkiness and raw minimal techno grooves. Embracing an industrial somewhat mechanical ambience, it niggles at you with a commanding style of energy and invites you in with its rhythmic boldness. Each beat is meticulous and every synth line methodical, steering you towards the dark side and capturing your inner wickedness.


released November 24, 2014

Steyoyoke Recordings


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