Solomun - Zora
"Not knowing when the dawn will come I open every door."
- Emily Dickinson
The time has come for Diynamic label boss Solomun to serve up another of his trend setting, season defining EPs.
This latest one is called Zora, features three new tracks (which are all titled with Serbo-Croat words) and is sure to become another massive hit for him, and many other DJs, this summer. Of course, the Croatian tastemaker has recently set out for another busy schedule of his own headline events at Pacha and Destino as well as many other places around Europe during the hottest months of the year.
Things kick off with title track Zora, which means dawn of the day and is deliciously deep and sensuously slow burning track with lots of trademark melodies and colourful synths as well as a huge, sweeping bassline that will really get floors moving.
Then comes Fantazija which means fantasy, with its big rubbery kick drums and jittery percussive patterns. Its full of slow release tension, skewed bass and trippy synths that all work to hypnotise listeners as they ride up and down the scale.
Last but not least, Nada means hope and features a gritty guitar riff riding above rolling drums and is the sort of string house anthem that will sound perfect on the White Isle this season. Tender little synth motifs dance around the edges of the track adding a real sense of emotion, and once it drops you glide along on the sunset groove without a care in the world.
Right now Solomun and his label are on top of the world, and this release, which is full of new ideas at the same time as remaining true to the label’s singular sound, just confirms that once more.