A label made of three key players, Berlin’s SOLIDE recently expanded their family, welcoming fond musical acquaintances into the fold with a various artists compilation; Solid(e) State Vol1. Resuming form, one third of the core, Kalyma, returns for another solo expedition to the club with his ‘Tanger Night Drive ’EP. Berlin-via-GranCanaria, Kalyma’s percussive style of club music wield sa certain charm. Whisking us away on a pacey drive through the Morrocan night, Kaly marolls through the deep mysticism of Tangier in the title track; ‘Tanger Night Drive’. A pulsing kick and punky bass ,meet the melodious tune of steel pan chimes and whispering crickets in the low-line. Tom rhythms and arpeggios intensify, encapsulating the racey, bliss ful energy of a night in Tangier. Making a complete U-turn, synth-led‘ Arlequin’ brings real rave emotion. Vibey percussion under pins the experience, whilst a distinct air of grit comes through in dubbed out, euphoric keys. Heart strings tug, souls stir ,a second mesmeric piano line seals the deal; all elements combine and compliment. Closing out the journey , Ancient Egyptian devotee and Budapest native, So bek comes through on the remix adding his distinguished touch to ‘Tanger Night Drive’; subverting the flow and capitalising on the toms, before adding his own depth with moody, semi-ominous twinges. Unveiling a staunch knowledge and passion for club music, Kalyma’s ‘Tanger Night Drive’ EP promises to steer dancefloors in new, unimagined direction.
Published: 6th August 2019