Session Victim love what they do. The pure joy they get from writing, producing and performing their unique blend of underground dance music oozes from their very pores, translating into pure good vibes for anyone witnessing the duo in action. As a label, we couldn’t be more proud to see their growth and development from a couple of self confessed semi-reclusive studio geeks into the globe-trotting DJ’s and headlining live-act they’ve now become. With their second LP for Delusions Of Grandeur about to drop it’s easy to hear their constant drive to push themselves emanating from their new material. Never ones to stand still, the victims choose to draw influence and inspiration from their travels and the new surroundings they constantly find themselves in which, in the case of See You When You Get There, happens to be the beautiful city of San Francisco.
The new album marks a conscious progression in Freer & Relling's approach, evolving the sample-based production style that's won them plenty of fans since their emergence in 2008. Whereas their debut album was recorded in the duo's bedrooms, the new LP instead sees them embracing a full studio set-up, split between their own Hamburg-based studio and the fully-kitted out Room G studio in San Francisco. Despite being situated in one of the USA's most beautiful locations, the duo found little time for anything outside the work at hand. Time not spent in the studio saw them raiding the two-dollar bins of Amoeba Music for interesting records to sample. "Having access to a fully-equipped studio was like hitting the jackpot. It was a bit intimidating too - we thought 'if we cannot write the LP here, it’s not in us'. A few days later we already forgot about this and were immersed in jamming and exploring," says Hauke.
Here we present the first part in a trilogy of LP samplers containing the piano- driven, percussion-heavy monster that is Never Forget, the uptempo psychadelic- tinged party funk of Stick Together, and finally the blissed-out West Coast beauty Hyuwee.
Published: 25th September 2014